My name is Anastassia. I was born and lived for 22 years in the very western part of the Russian Federation – the city of Kaliningrad. After completing a 5 year university course in English Language and Literature in 1996, I came to the University of York to do an MA in Linguistics and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). A year later I moved to Bradford for yet another PG degree in Interpreting and Translating for International Business.
I also have a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages (Russian) and in 2017 I completed a course at Moscow State University in the Methods of Teaching Russian to Bilingual Children.
I have been working part-time in the UK higher education sector since 2003 as an Events Coordinator and a Project Officer. At the same time, I worked across community and secondary level education since 2000 teaching both English and Russian as a foreign language: English to those for whom it is their second language, and Russian at independent and language schools, community programmes and of course privately to my many students of various backgrounds and walks of life.
In the recent years I expanded my pool of students internationally through teaching Russian language lessons online and providing conversational practice.