Steve, suggestions from you on looking for an in country language school

or how to find a capable tutor.

I will be heading to Russia, (St. Petersburg to be exact) and am in need of finding a Russian tutor to work with me daily on speech as well as medical terminology.

Suggestions on how to find one? (The online schools that are advertised via google are not really what I"m looking for).

Are there students on here who would be willing to help in person when I get there?

I’m sure it’s nicer to speak face to face with someone but why wouldn’t you try speaking with Anna here on LingQ? Buy some points and try it out. It’s a great way to practice speaking without the pressure of being face to face while, at the same time, you’ll be receiving instant feedback which you can integrate back into the LingQ System.