I’m Kate Surkova, a teacher, and a learner. I’m sure that these two things go hand in hand. I teach both English and French, as well as help those who love learning languages independently. I do believe that effective learning requires a friendly and safe environment. Being the head of our Methodology SIG, I’m trying to turn reading books on teaching into pleasure and fun. I’m also keen on psychology, LARP, music, and history.
Nataliya Ivleva is an English teacher (CAE, CPE, CELTA) and linguist who, alongside teaching the language to adults, dedicates a lot of her time to popularizing linguistic knowledge. She is interested in how human language works and how our brain processes it. She also explores the etymology of the English lexis by tracking down its roots and sometimes surprising connections with Russian or other languages.
I have been the head of TTT bookclub since October 2019. I graduated from Saint-Petersburg University with flying colors. I've been teaching English for 9 years and working as a senior teacher for the last 2. I adore this language and I think there's always room for perfection.
Alyona Shvets is currently an English teacher at the Intellectual school in Moscow. She is a CELTA and Delta M1 holder and has been running a game club in English in Ziferblat Tverskaya since 2014.As much as she's enjoying teaching English, playing games in English is her true passion! Her first degree is in psychology, and she believes that people really relax and open up when they play, they synch and build a strong connection with their playmates - in other words, this is where the magic happens.
Has been in US as an exchange student, in MS, and ever since then English has been guiding her career into becoming a translator and eventually a teacher. What she loves most about teaching is that you get to work with people who choose you and are on the same wave as you!
Anastasia is also an avid film buff who finds the most interesting films to watch and discuss.