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TEACHING and LEARNING

My degree is in the field of Education (M.Ed.). My areas of expertise are physics, mathematics, English as a Second language, dance and drama. I am also highly skilled in photography, advertising design, costume design and sewing.
I am a trained and experienced instructor with passion for teaching and learning. I have worked with all ages and ability levels, in groups and individually in a variety of educational settings. I truly enjoy the discovery process that both the learner and a teacher go through and build my teaching technique on that. I hold TESOL Advanced certificate.

Teaching History

subject

description

years

Math SAT

Grade 10

  • Worked with small groups of young students for 2 weeks of Boot camp
  • Taught methods and techniques required to succeed in the SAT test
  • Established effective communication, engaged in problem solving & brainstorming
Winter Boot Camp 2009
Elite Educational, Coquitlam, BC
 Physics

Grade

10-11

  • Taught theory and practice questions needed to succeed in entrance examinations to BMSTU for Gr. 10-11
  • Used Department approved assessment papers to stage mock up examinations
  • Established an open communication with audience, parents, and officials
  • Promoted high efficiency learning, offered memorizing techniques
  • Assisted in student orientation and career development
 Training Center at Bauman Moscow State University,

2000-2002

ESL

Age 17+

  • Worked with young adult students of all abilities and levels of English proficiency
  • Taught courses in English phonetics, reading, writing, listening comprehension, grammar & spelling, translation & interpreting
  • Developed mid-term and year end assessment tests based on the existing curriculum later used across all groups within the same area of studies
  • Was appointed to create a program and teach students of upper intermediate and advanced levels with the emphasis on Science and Business English
  • Took specific interest in computer aided education, attended related conferences, actively used and promoted the use of audio/video resources
  • Presented reports at regular Board meetings
 Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia                          2000 – 2006
Faculty of Linguistics, ESL Instructor/ Translator/ Interpreter
(letter of recommendation, proof of employment)
  Dance

 

age 3

to 60+

  • Instructed the following programs at the city of Coquitlam:  Ballet 3-5yrs, Creative Dance 3-5 yrs, Hip Hop 6-9 yrs, Ballroom and Latin 7-11 yrs. Video Sample 1, Video Sample 2
  • As the founder and instructor of Inlet Dance Academy I offered Semi/Private Ballroom and Latin training for kids 9-13 yrs with the focus on personal growth as a dancer. I have also worked with kids who have special needs exploring their development and self perception through movement and music. I tape videos to document progress and further use them in teaching. I take a creative approach to routines as we build stories: Sample Video.
  • Offered two dance fundraisers for Traditional Learning Academy, Coquitlam – 8 weeks in Fall 2015 and 10 weeks in Fall 2016; building the program around school values and policies. Unlisted Video.
  • Offered a session of 8 classes of Zumba® for Kids during Fall 2014 at Porter Street Elementary, upon completion we taped a video.
  • Dec 2013 – May 2015 I partnered with Lions Park Montessori where I taught little preschoolers creative and developmental dances once a week. Each lesson was also a discovery for myself as I observed how 3-4 year olds perceived dancing as a guided activity, and other “untaught things” they learn. Sample video (Unlisted)
  • My overall dance teaching experience dates back to 1997, Moscow, Russia. Read more…

 City of

Coquitlam

2014-2016

 

 

 

Inlet Dance Academy

2012-2016

 Other
  • DIGITAL MEDIA: Designed a course (currently in progress) where students (Grade 7 +) learn Photoshop software and combine digital and real artwork. Webpage for this Project is HERE.
  • CRAFTS: Designed and implemented a sewing project  for students of Grade 7 Maillard Middle, Winter 2016. Instructed how to work with fur, practiced main stitching technique, pattern usage, safety technique; each student created a fur ball by the end of the program.
  • DRAMA: Organize New Year concerts for Russian kids within a circle of closed friends and their kids on a yearly basis. Coordinate production of short plays in Russian, preceded by a few rehearsals, costumes and decorations, space rental, set up and take down.
  • Instructor for Young Carpenters 6-9 yrs, Simple Stitching 6-9 yrs programs at the City of Coquitlam
  • TUTOR: ESL for Essay writing Grade 8, ESL for Canadian citizenship Adult, homeschooling my Grade 6 daughter during BC Teacher’s strike 2016

 

Relevant Education & Certifications

TESOL Advanced, Certificate (photo coming soon)

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
2008, 2015
Faculty of Education, Master’s Degree in Education,
courses in Mathematics and Educational Technology & Learning Design
unofficial transcript

homework sample MATH 604 (Geometry course)

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
2014 – 2015
Instructional Skill Workshop (Certificate of Completion)
University Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Certificate)

UBC, Vancouver, BC
2009, 2013
Multimedia Design and Web Development, selected courses

Moscow Pedagogical State University,
Moscow, Russia
1995 – 2000
Diploma “Teacher of Physics and English”
coursework included Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Calculus & Analysis, Linear Algebra, Analytical Geometry,
as well as General and  Developmental Psychology, Methodology of teaching,

Sociology, Philosophy, Occupational safety, and First aid
transcripts

Other Training

Zumbatomic® Fitness Instructor Training,
Burnaby, BC
2013

Zumba® Fitness Instructor Training,
Burlington, WA
2012

St. Johns Ambulance, New Westminster, BC,
Standard First Aid with CPR – HCP           2012

Nikon School of Photography, Seattle, WA
Digital SLR Photography, Colour, Light, Technology
2009

Concord Security, Vancouver, BC,
Basic Security Training 1, 2
2006

ICC Europe, Athens, Greece
2004
Participant of the Conference
“Language Testing and Assessment”

European Center for Modern Languages, Moscow, Russia
2001
Certificate of Participant “Vocationally Oriented Language Learning”