2000 – 2005 Degree in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication at Moscow State Pedagogical University; graduated with Honors.
2010-2 011MSc FT Marketing at Queen Mary, University of London; graduated with Merit.
I have been studying English since I was 10. I started at school with a regular help of a private tutor and have been only progressing since then. I got my first tutoring job at the age of 16. I entered Moscow State Pedagogical University in 2000. My specialty was English Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, which allowed me to profoundly study all aspects of English language. I kept tutoring students of different ages and levels through my University years. I got my first job with an American technology company, which gave me a great experience in business English and pushed my English to the next level. In 2009 I moved to London and completed a degree in International Marketing. I graduated with Merit and got Distinction for my Thesis. That was a great experience in written and oral English as well as learning about International Marketing! In 2014 I moved to New York, where I currently live.
Experience: 15 years
I firmly believe that pronunciation is one of the most important and unfortunately overlooked aspects of a language. A professor of mine used to say that pronunciation is as important as appearance to a woman. First people hear how you pronounce words and only after they try and make sense of those words. Beautiful and accent-less speech guarantees you a positive first impression and attention of the person you are talking to. In the course of my English studies I have noticed and highlighted the most common pronunciation mistakes Russian speakers make. That led me to creating a course which I named Pronunciation Clinic. This course is meant for at least Intermediate level of English users and implies regular Practice exercises; however, the result is well worth it!
The intensity of the course can be tailored to your time availability and the goal you want to achieve. Whether you just want to slightly polish your pronunciation or go in-depth of English Phonetics, I will be happy to help you!
Having worked and lived in Moscow, I remember hours spent in traffic jams on my way to the office and back. That got me thinking: this time can and must be used more creatively; say for your English pronunciation lesson. All you need is a skype account on your phone, a head set and a stable internet connection.
We will start with a FREE trial lesson, for me to assess your level and collect your requirements. Once we agree to continue our classes, I will be sending you files to watch or listen to and may be even to learn by heart (ouch! :) Every lesson we will be checking your homework, learning something new and practice your conversational skills.
Hope to hear from you soon!