My job is to make learning engaging and fun. I love kids, I love China and I love the English language!
My name is Alena and I am from Russia; I am 25 years old. I am reliable, well organized and a strong classroom performer. My goal is to create such a school climate where pupils can reach their full potential. I always set up a goal to help my students reach the highest possible level. I love my job and I am fully committed to it.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
I have graduated from top 15 universities in Russia – Tomsk State University. I hold Bachelor’s Degrees in the English Language (Translator / Interpreter in the Field of Professional Communication) and International Relations.
I was studying the Chinese Language in Shenyang Ligong University, Liaoning Normal University and Dalian University of Technology, and hold an HSK Level 5 Certificate. I also have an experience of 1 year of master’s degree from Dalian University of Technology.
I have 2 years’ experience of teaching English as a foreign language in both Russia and China; I have worked for “Joy English” (China).
I have been working for a private training-center “British House” In Russia. Moreover, I gave a series of open lesson-tours in English for different groups of pupils in Seversk Museum, Russia.
I was also working as a private tutor for children and teens at the age of 5-17 years old in China and Russia.
METHODS and CLASSROOM TECHNIQUES
First of all, teaching methods depend on age of students and their level. I am sure that the best lessons combine the right mix of teaching strategies. For younger pupils I prefer to switch between quite task, like reading or writing to those that require some movement and action, like playing games, singing and dancing. Working with teenagers and adults my goal is to teach them how to really use the language, make them be able to communicate, express themselves and share their thoughts and opinions on different topics.
As a private tutor, I test my student before to choose any strategy, and according to the results of the test, I decide which exercises and learning techniques would be better.
I like to use different materials such as flashcards, presentations, and short videos for my classes. In addition, I always remember that preparation is essential for teaching job.
All the certificates and the copies of my diplomas can be also provided upon the request.
- English Teaching
- ESL Teaching