I am a lifelong teacher, and I love what I do. Over the past 15 years I have taught and tutored over 3000 thousand students abroad and I have had the satisfaction of seeing objective results in my student’s successful entrance into academic programs.
My areas of expertise are international exams, business
. I have over 14 years of teaching experience overseas in ESL (business, academic, general and children ages 4-16). I have been tutoring students and adults for various European MBA programs, more than 400 students and professionals who have successfully passed SAT
, IELTS, GMAT
and entered their desired programs, in addition to hundreds of others I have prepared for Cambridge exams (BEC, CPE, CAE, FCE, PET and KET). I have TKT Cambridge certification as a teacher of English
as a second language
, plus an overall 16 years’ experience in teaching ESL and international exams for all age groups and individuals and groups of any level. If necessary, I have my resume on hand listing the international schools which I have worked with over the past 15 years, which includes foreign universities (Novosibirsk Technical University and Novosibirsk Architectural and Art
Academy), international linguistic schools (Lingua Service Centre and EF English First) and other training establishments.
I take my teaching methods very seriously in that if my students don't get their necessary scores in exams and thus fail, then I have also failed. I don't want that to happen, therefore, my task as I see it is to pre-test, identify and focus on weak areas, give a clear direction of how to reach the goal, monitor and continue to do follow-up testing until we are both convinced that you are ready. The lessons generally consist of refining skill in the necessary spheres and practice, although the bulk of the practice is generally given as homework, with the exception of children, in which case some coordination with the parents for an efficient study program will be necessary. I customize every study program to the specific needs of the student, although I do have a fixed program for groups if necessary. My student's international exam success rates are impressive and 95% of my current clients come by way of word-of-mouth. I do have recommendations upon request.
I can and will help you to do what is necessary in order to achieve your academic goals and aspirations in an efficient, timely and no nonsense manner. I do offer consultation and pretesting in order to ascertain what key areas we will need to focus our attention on.
I mostly work online because of scheduling challenges and I do have a 24 hour cancelation policy although rescheduling is always and option.
If you have any questions, please feel to contact me and I would love the opportunity to help you reach your goals!