I was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and have always had an immense love for languages and cultures of the world. I found that diving into a new language and culture is one of the most incredible, joyful, compassionate and meaningful paths to discovering the world. All the while, rediscovering one's own unique interests and curiosities. It's always surprising, always rewarding in ways we can't foresee.
As a longtime, professional independent instructor, I never imagined where my languages and creative work would lead me and the wonderful folks I encountered along the way.
I had the amazing opportunity to create and teach the first Russian, French and Italian classes to children in public elementary schools all around Oxnard. I was invited to teach French and Italian classes in the Ventura College Community Education, Russian immersion program for the U.S. Government and English to a team of international entrepreneurs and their families.
This work and my students inspired a joyful dedication to creating live video classes. I discovered that it's a special, interactive and awesome platform into the world and I love seeing it grow.
I look forward to working with you and supporting you on your language journey.
Next to languages, my passions and joys are books, running and flamenco dance.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Bachelor in Arts, French - Minor in Italian
Graduate Degree: Mount Saint Mary College - Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Flamenco dance and running