I'm sorry for dumping out this overly lengthy post, but I didn't want to waste anybody's time being too ambiguous or generic about the sort of "help" that I need.
So I'm looking for a person (preferably, somebody from GTA) to help me with my speaking and provide me with some context and insights into a life of a typical canadian.
I desperately need someone who could put their manners aside and ruthlessly criticize/correct my every word. That I have to admit would require a great deal of patience and hard work, but I believe that it's also the only sort of treatment that could help me a lot.
In return, I could help you with Russian (speaking/writing/listening).
Hopefully, I'm educated enough to help you with your reading list as well
I would hope that we could set up some sessions over skype (even if those would be very infrequent ones) or meet up in person. E-mails are okay to co-ordinate and discuss lesson plans, but I don't think they will do very well for speaking, though.
The last bit...
My name is Nikolay. I'm 24, male, professional and I live in Toronto
If you are interested to any bit, please feel free to drop me a line or two at nikolayk (at) uvic (dot) ca or PM me/reply to this thread.
I'm really looking forward to hear from you.
Thank you very much for your time,
and have a nice day!