Before moving to the USA, I was the owner, director, and head teacher at Novye Teknologii, Ltd., a language school located in Alchevsk, Ukraine. I taught English to students from grade school through adult professionals. From 2004 until 2010 my school had a contract with OJSC Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works to teach English to engineers. My school also had a contract to teach English to university teachers in 2005 and to civil servants of the Alchevsk Executive Committee in 2007.
I've always been interested in language acquisition, especially concerning new methods of teaching, because I feel there are certain gaps in traditional education practices. This is what mainly spurred me on to obtain an internationally recognized TEFL certificate through the Cambridge University CELTA program in 2007 for teaching English as a foreign language.
With over fifteen years of teaching, testing, and business expertise, I believe that my qualifications and experience will match your tutoring requirements. I recently concluded a summer position as a Custom Language Service (CLS) Russian Instructor with Monterey Institute of International Studies and currently work as a TOEFL iBT Rater with ETS online. Since 2008, I've also been reaching out globally to students interested in learning Russian. I created beginner Russian language educational videos in Youtube. At present, I teach Russian online to English-speaking students in many countries, including Spain, France, UK, Australia, USA, and even Afghanistan.
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