Tanya SK

Profession: Linguist

Teaching Experience: I've been tutoring since I was in school myself, but my experience of teaching English started three years ago. I moved to Russia, and since then, I've taught English to both children and adults of all levels in language centers and via Skype.

Interests: Theatre, music, dance, travel, cooking, animals.

Education: I'm a senior at Don State Technical University in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, and I'm studying linguistics.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Russian (Native)


Peter X

Profession: Journalist, ESL Teacher

Teaching Experience: Four years ESL experience

Interests: politics, international affairs, business

Education: Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Native), Russian (Conversational), German (Basic), French (Basic)


Zelda K

Profession: Museum Administrator

Teaching Experience: Two years of teaching English to teenagers and adults in Eastern Europe. Tutored LatinX immigrants in writing and English grammar.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), German (Fluent), Russian (Conversational), Ukrainian (Conversational)


Nik English

Profession: English Language Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have taught English in Kazakhstan, Russia, Spain and the UK and have over 10 years of experience. I have taught students with all different levels of English and enjoying helping students to achieve their English language goals!

Education: I studied politics and history and the University of East Anglia in the UK. I did my Trinity TESOL Certificate in London.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Russian (Conversational), Spanish (Basic), Kazakh (Basic)


Danni S

Profession: English Teacher, Social Worker

Teaching Experience: My first teaching experience with teaching English was in South Korea for two and a half years. Over that time, I taught in Seoul, Suwon, and Sokcho over that time. I also spent two years teaching English, as well as debate and Junior Achievement while as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland. And currently I am volunteer teaching English to refugee youth on the island of Chios in Greece.

Education: I studied Applied Community and Economic Development with a focus in Political Science at Illinois State University.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Russian (Native), Korean (Conversational), Spanish (Conversational), Arabic (Basic), Japanese (Conversational)


Hilary FL

Profession: English Educator and Content Writer

Teaching Experience: 2010-2011 English Camp Volunteer- Russia,
2015-2017 English Teacher- China,
2017-Present Virtual English Teacher- VIPKID

Interests: I like running, hiking, scuba diving, and riding my bike. I love to travel and learn new languages. I make art, specifically sculpture. I enjoy reading and am currently reading Neil Degrasse Tyson's book, "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry." I also enjoy watching movies and television.

Education: New College of Florida, International Studies

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Russian (Conversational), Chinese (Conversational)


Aaron Tupaz

Profession: Social Media Marketor / English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching languages online to people all over the world for 5 years and have over 1000 teaching hours. I speak a little of over 10 languages so I understand how students feel when learning a new language. I'm very fun, patient and easy going

Interests: Psychology, philosophy, break dancing, sports, programming, reading, languages, meditation, science, cultures and much much more.

Education: I have a double major in computer science and psychology from University of Toronto

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Tagalog (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic), Russian (Conversational), Polish (Basic), Chinese (Basic)


Robinson Andrew

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I completed an internship as an assistant English teacher at the International School of Bremen (Germany) in 2016. I volunteered as a Teaching Coordinator at a summer school program in Brașov, Romania in 2015, and I taught an intermediate-level ESL course for several months in Oakland California during the spring of 2015. I have also volunteered as a tutor for high school students.

Interests: Languages, culture, literature, history, politics, music, writing, TV, movies, travel

Education: I received my Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs with a minor in Russian Language from Northeastern University in December 2017. I studied abroad in Russia, and completed education-based internships in Romania and Germany. After completing my degree, I got my TEFL/TESOL Certificate from the International TEFL Academy, based in Chicago, IL.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), German (Conversational), Russian (Conversational), Romanian (Conversational), Spanish (Basic), Hungarian (Basic)


John Kivinen

Profession: Former hotel and casino executive, recently semi-retired and teaching English

Teaching Experience: I taught a few courses in a hotel management school when I got my vocational teacher's degree in 1996. I now teach English part-time in my current home city Kiev, Ukraine.

Interests: Literature, travel, contemporary music, football, basketball... Travel is my passion - I have been to over 150 countries.

Education: I started my school in England, and finished it in Finland. I further studied hotel management in a college and then, ten years later, acquired a vocational teacher's degree.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Russian (Fluent), Spanish (Basic), Finnish (Fluent)


Martine Andersen

Profession: ESL Teacher

Teaching Experience: I currently teach ESL (English as a Second Language) to people aged 16-65 at Education First in San Francisco. Before my current profession, I tutored English for Academic Purposes and Kindergarten Phonics.

Interests: Traveling, Reading, Writing, Singing

Education: California State University, Monterey Bay: Bachelor of Arts in Collaborative Health & Human Services, Concentration in Public Administration
International TEFL Academy: Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)/ Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Dutch (Native), German (Fluent), Russian (Fluent), Ukrainian (Basic), French (Basic), Spanish (Basic), Japanese (Basic)