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Arina offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!


Price Guide
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00
Advanced £45.00
Expert £45.00


Price Guide
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00
Advanced £45.00
Expert £45.00

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Personal Description:

Dedicated teacher qualified in the UK and Australia. Strong commitment to individual development of each student through fostering positive learning experiences. Effective communicator across cultures and age groups. Taught in Sydney, Australia; Krakow, Poland; London, UK; and Far Eastern Russia.

Thank you so much for visiting my page. It's a great pleasure to share a little bit about myself.

My name is Arina and I am a native Russian speaker with years of experience teaching Russian and English. Teaching languages is not only my passion, but also a constant subject of my curiosity. I explore these languages every day with my students. My other passion is Fine Arts and it blends together with languages very well! I like incorporating creative techniques into my teaching methodology; it makes the lessons fun and information easy to understand and memorise.

I am CELTA and DELTA Module 2 qualified; I also hold a Bachelor degree in Fine Art and Graduate Diploma in Education.

I have flexible working hours but prefer a responsible learner who can arrange lessons in advance. It is preferable to meet for a lesson every week, as it helps to make a steady progress. Our main goal is to achieve strong and long-lasting results in a minimal period of time.

Teaching Experience:

English as a Foreign Language (EFL) tutor:

• Teaching pronunciation to adults according to either Australian or British pronunciation conventions, which develops their confidence at work or at a place of study and accelerates their integration into the culture.
• Teaching English grammar to beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, and tailoring lessons to the individual needs of students and their current level of writing, speaking, reading and listening.
• Promoting situation-based speaking practice that is directly relevant to students and their professional or academic environment.
• Teaching General English and Business English using the integrative approach.
• Teaching IELTS Academic and General, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, B2 First, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency for the purposes of studying or working abroad and immigrating to an English-speaking country.
• Consistently providing students with homework and extensive feedback on their speaking and writing skills.
• Teaching English to primary school students using the Total Physical Response approach in combination with art and craft techniques.
• Teaching English writing, literary and poetry analysis to secondary school students who study in an Australian or British school and whose mother tongue is not English.

Russian as a Foreign Language tutor:

• Teaching students aged 5 - 70 years old.
• Using visual and audio material to accelera**Contact Detail Removed**arning and to create an experience of linguistic immersion.
• Catering for a diverse range of learning needs in an interactive way that promotes students’ engagement.
• Creating online educational quizzes and videos to encourage students to study independently and in groups.
• Assisting students with their careers by developing lessons that enable understanding of Russian society, politics, religion, and economics.
• Preparing students to take the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL).

EFL Teacher
International House London, Ellesmere, UK (July - August 2019)
• Taught EFL to 8 - 9 and 14 - 15 years old; taught art to 13 - 17 years old
• In collaboration with colleagues, developed learning resources based on a communicative approach
• Incorporated game-based learning strategies to engage students of all levels of English
• Created highly immersive environment where students worked in small teams, pairs and individually
• Using the theory of multiple intelligences, organised project-based learning

Casual Teacher
NSW Department of Education, Sydney, Australia (July 2017 - July 2018)
• Taught Levels 1- 3 (Intensive English Centre) and Year 7-12 (High School), and Special Education classes
• Taught English, history, art and drama classes

Classroom Teacher
Chatswood Intensive English Centre, Sydney, Australia (October - December 2017)
• Designed learning programs suitable for students aged 12 - 18
• Taught art, ESL, ICT and music
• Elaborated schemes for formative and summative assessments based on the Intensive English Program Curriculum Framework (Secondary) that balanced structure and flexibility to ensure every student could succeed

Russian Language Teacher
BigWorld Pty Ltd (August 2013 - September 2017)
• Developed a program for beginners and intermedia**Contact Detail Removed**vel learners
• Used audio-visual material to accelera**Contact Detail Removed**arning and to create the experience of cultural and linguistic immersion
• Created online quizzes, videos and presentations to encourage students to study independently
• Organised cultural events

Teaching Approach:

The structure of my lesson is well balanced. I include grammar and pronunciation techniques, also tips for better and quicker memorisation. I gather information for lessons from different sources, which makes my class interactive, vibrant and effective. I use audio-visual aids and have an extensive database of audios, videos, movies and presentations to help you succeed.

I have been traveling to Australia, US, China, Indonesia, Europe and New Zealand and have a good understanding of different cultures.


30 minutes (under 8 y.o.): £25 | 5 lessons: £115 | 10 lessons: £225
45 minutes: £35 | 5 lessons: £165 | 10 lessons £315
60 minutes: £45 | 5 lessons: £210 | 10 lessons: £400
90 minutes: £60 | 5 lessons: £285 | 10 lessons: £540
120 minutes: £80 | 5 lessons: £380 | 10 lessons: £720

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Native Language: Russian
Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • International House London (2019) - Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Australian Catholic University (2015) - Graduate Diploma in Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of New South Wales (2014) - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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