Do you need my personal help to improve your Russian skills?

I only have capacity for 5 sessions a week right now. So if you're interested, I strongly recommend you book a call soon.

As a Russian learner, there’s nothing worse than feeling stuck, spending countless hours on your Russian and still NOT seeing any results.

That’s why I offer 50-minute video coaching sessions to help you get unstuck. These sessions are great if you feel stuck with learning Russian, and need an outside perspective to solve your specific problem. That’s where I come in.

We’ll get straight down to talking about your issues and what you need to do to start getting results.

The call is designed to help you get unstuck. I can see where you are currently at with your Russian skills. And you will learn exactly what you need to do to get to the next level.

You can ask any questions you want during the call.

So book your 50-minute coaching call and see what you need to do to level up your Russian. 

How exactly can I help you during the call?

Identify mistakes

Identify mistakes you're currently making that stop you from speaking Russian well.

Gain clarity

Gain clarity where you need to spend your effort for maximum progress.

Developed a personal strategy

Develop a personalized strategy that sets you up on the road to Russian fluency.

Get resources

Get free resources you can use to break through the language barrier.

Do you need my Russian coaching service?

You are ready to work with me if…

  • You are already learning Russian for at least a couple of months, and want to maximize the results for time spent.
  • You’re struggling with where to spend your limited time and effort and want to optimize your day-to-day learning Russian practice.
  • You’re prepared to commit and do the work necessary to learn Russian.

We are not a great fit if…

  • You’ve just started learning Russian (less than 3 months).
  • You are looking for a “magic solution” that will get you fluent in 30 days.
  • You are not willing to practice and consistently spend time working on your Russian skills.

If the first list sounds like you, I am excited to work with you! If you resonate more with the second list, now might not be the right time to work together.

Are you frustrated with your Russian skills?

Take a moment to think about your current Russian skills:

  • Do you struggle speaking Russian with your Russian partner, friends, or family?
  • Are you frustrated with Russian grammar and your lack of vocabulary?
  • Do you lack clarity on what you need to work on to improve your Russian skills?

If you answered yes to any of these 3 questions, you need to take a good look at your current Russian learning regime.

Because if you don’t change anything, you will still be struggling with the same problems in a couple of months from now. 

  • You will spend more money on courses and tutors that don’t fix your core problems.
  • You will spend countless hours working on things that are not relevant to your speaking skills.
  • And with each week where you don’t see progress, your motivation will get lower and lower…

… until you feel that you’ll never be able to speak Russian well, and that continuing is pointless.

And at that point you’ll quit. And your dreams of speaking Russian well will never come true.

But that doesn’t have to be your future.

Learning Russian is a skill.

It’s nothing personal. There's nothing wrong with you.

With the right approach, methods and strategies, you WILL be able to speak Russian well.

It’s not a matter of if, but when.

And if you struggle with something, the best way to overcome that is to get an outside perspective on what you are currently doing.

I’ve learned Russian the hard way, so I know what you're going through right now. 

I know what it feels like to be frustrated with Russian cases.

How demotivating it can be when you try to speak with native speaker, but you just can’t find the right words.

I know what it’s like to question yourself whether you should continue learning - or just quit and go do something else.

That’s why I want to help you overcome these obstacles and get a headstart on the road to Russian fluency.

I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Ari Helderman

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your timezone/availability?

I'm based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (GMT +1). I'm available for coaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM. If for some reason, these times do not work for you, you can send me an email at ari@learntherussianlanguage, and we will find a time that works for you.

How do we schedule the meeting?

You can sign up using the yellow buttons on this page. After payment, you will receive an email from me with a link to my schedule, where you can schedule a meeting. My schedule will be shown in your timezone, so you don't need to calculate time differences.

Then you can reply to the email with your preferred method of video calling (Whatsapp, Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, or Skype) and contact details. On the day of our meeting, I will contact you at the scheduled time, and we will get started.

Do I need to prepare for the meeting?

It's not necessary, but I'd appreciate it if you could answer a couple of questions before the meeting. That will give me more background information, so I can prepare better for the meeting. And we can spend more time discussing solutions instead of your current situation.

After signing up, you will receive the preparation questions in the email with the scheduling link. You can just reply to that email with your answers.

What are your rates?

I charge $75 per 50 minutes of video consultation. 

What if I need to reschedule?

No problem. Just send me an email, and we'll work out a time that suits you better.

Can I cancel an appointment?

Yes, you can schedule free of charge more than 24 hours before the meeting.

Do you offer packages?

Yes, but only to people who are in my main program the Russian Conversational Blueprint.

Do I need to sign up for your Russian Conversational Blueprint in order to work with you?

That's not necessary. If you have one or two specific questions, and just need my input on those, just coaching is usually enough. However, if you have more questions, or lack a general learn Russian strategy, I recommend you sign up first for my Russian Conversational Blueprint.