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 and Russian 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 department (TOEFL, IELTS, FCE, GRE, GMAT) 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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