Upon graduating from Saint-Petersburg State University in 2008 with a major in linguistics and simultaneous translation, I co-founded a private language
school in Saint-Petersburg, Russia for students of all age groups and learning levels. The school also provided interpreting services.
While still in school I got a position as a teacher of English
as a second language at the Institute of Foreign Languages in Saint-Petersburg where I had an opportunity to work with groups of students of various levels of English and Russian (beginner-advanced), develop intensive course of Business
English for executives and business professionals, spearhead an international test preparation
, IELTS, FCE, GRE
) and co-write several Institute's textbooks and articles.
I'm also a licensed Russian State Exam Expert in English and have been working as a private tutor of English and Russian as a second language since 2004.
Before starting a class I always study my client's requirements (purpose, time criteria, level already achieved and level desired) and learning style (auditory, visual or kinesthetic learner) thoroughly and considering all those factors, I develop and present a detailed learning plan that fits each client individually. I'm a strong believer in communicative approach and always try to make the studying process fascinating by using audio and video materials, textbooks that touch upon the most interesting up-to-date subjects and innovative teaching techniques.
I am very result oriented, energetic and outgoing. I am passionate about what I do and I like to pass on this passion to my students.
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Hello everyone, and especially those not so adventurous who have always dreamed of taking up Russian but been scared off by such popular opinion as: «Russian is one of the most difficult languages in the world to learn». Today I've prepared for you a set
of general facts about Russian language, which will show you that it is not at all as complicated as it seems and there is absolutely no reason...
Today is officially my first time blogging, and is there really a better subject to write about than something you love the most? Learning languages is one of my biggest passions and pleasures in life. But the start was quite rough. My first English teacher
at school used to call me a “slabenkaya” which means ‘weak, not bright’. The grades I would get were not so bright...