Julia Kerr (MAT, BA)

A Kherson State University of Education graduate with a Masters Degree in Teaching English, German and World Literature.  A Bachelor graduate in Psychology. Worked as a teacher of English language and World literature at school. Provided interpreting services whilst being employed by the local Council in the UK.

Julia has been with the Russian School since 2014 teaching children Russian Reading and Writing.

" At my lessons I like to use different materials that could help children in understanding and memorizing a new topic: alphabet blocks, alphabet in pictures, drawing tables, sticks and buttons, colouring paper, soft toys, youtube videos. Being competitive by nature children, love participating in games we have in a class, and thus learning is always a fun and interesting process! I find teaching very rewarding, and am glad that I can apply myself as a teacher once again, now in the UK! There is nothing better than seeing you're making a positive difference to a child's life!

Very excited to be running our two new courses from September 2015 - Adults Beginners Course "Russian in an Easy Way", and preparation course for the Russian GCSE exam (2016/17)."

Anna Large (MAT)

With a Degree in Teaching English and French from the Adyghean State University, a certificate of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language from Moscow State University, Certificate and Diploma of English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA and DELTA, Anna has worked as an English and Russian teacher from 1996 in major educational institutions and companies in Russia and the U.K, such as BKC-International House,  the University of Hertfordshire, North London Grammar School, Unilever, Moulinex, BNP-Dresdner Bank, the U.S. and British Embassy and many others. Anna has also worked as an interpreter, translator and researcher for various organisations both in the UK and Russia which include companies such as Steer Davies Gleave, Hogarth Worldwide, InfoTech, NTV (Russian TV channel) and others.

With the focus on students’ learning goals and objectives, Anna has a keen interest in creating interactive lessons which places her students at the centre of the lesson allowing them sufficient space to develop their vocabulary and speaking skills. Students are encouraged to work in pairs and groups to promote collaborative learning. This idea also expands outside the lessons where students can use the technology to collaborate on various projects. Anna promotes the Russian language and culture through the use of illustrations, stories, puppets, flashcards, Russian cartoons, songs and fun games and activities. Her energy as a teacher is endless and allows her to maintain interest in her lessons with the children and adults of all ages.

An overseas qualified teacher with fluency in three languages: English, Romanian and Russian.  Possesses a diverse range of teaching experience and wealth of international life experience.

Graduated as a Teacher of English Language and Literature, State Pedagogical University, Republic of Moldova, Diploma of Higher University Studies. NARIC accredited.

Worked as a school teacher of English (age 8 to 11). Successfully maintained discipline, interest and motivation in the class studying a new language.

In the UK has worked as a Language Assistant supporting students studying English as an Additional Language both in class and on a one-to-one basis in the school’s Diversity Centre; motivating students and teaching them reading, writing and grammar of the new language. Utilizes considerable personal knowledge of different cultures and languages to encourage acceptance and inclusion of students from around the world.

Has also worked as an interpreter and teacher for the USA Peace Corps and the USA Embassy in Moldova and has an international outlook and experience having lived and/or worked in various countries including Moldova, Russia, UAE, Ukraine and the UK.

Has a caring approach and enjoys working closely in a team environment. Also possesses excellent communication skills and works well with people of all ages with patience and diplomacy.

Ludmila Stephens (B.Ed)

Oksana Power (BA)

Graduated from the Belarus State University, Faculty of Modern Languages, in Minsk. Has a bachelor degree in Modern Languages (English and German) and completed a special course to specifically teach children Russian as a foreign language in London. With additional courses completed in: Business English at Manchester Academy, and Special German Course at Goethe Institute in Manchester. Has many years of experience of teaching both children and adults Russian and English as a foreign language at school and privately. Worked for 3 years as a Russian language teacher at Russian School “Teremok” in Hitchin, UK. Qualified professional Russian/English Interpreter/translator. Has provided interpreting work for various organizations such as, banks, companies, British embassy in Minsk and hospitals.

“I enjoy the challenge of working with children and helping their progression and learning. I like to plan my lessons using wide range of materials in order to make my lessons interesting, useful and understandable. While teaching I like to involve all the children of all abilities in learning the Russian language and helping them achieving progress.”


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