I was born in Russia, where I've still be living, not far from Moscow. I'am married and have two children. I have a pedagogical degree .
But there were times I didn't work as a teacher. In 1997 I attended and successfully completed Kashpirovsky course in Moscow. That's the very famous Russian Hypnotherapist. So that's how my hypnotherapist career started. I work in a mental hospital for a while, but that was a really heavy duty. I couldn't work and share time with the family as well. I felt like I was living not my life but my patients lifes. I felt like I wasn't strong enough to carry all my patients problems. So I decided to give up being hypnotherapist.
It probably sounds strange, but I decided to change my profession into teacher. Well I was raised in appreciation to teachers. Acctually, my childhood dream was to become a teacher. That used to be my parent's expectation as well. So I thought it was never late to start a new carrer. That was the time I attended Arizona State University TESOL (Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages) .
In 2019 I got the TESOL certificate from ASU, having successefuly completed an online course. The course helped me to gain a lot of knowledge in teaching. The course changed my life. I became a school teacher .
But now I decided to combine both these fields cause I feel that I can!
I created Russian course using practical neuroscince technique in my speech. It helps students to aquire language automatically like children do. Students just put a little effort in memorizing structures which is going to be much more easier than if they study all these stuff traditionally.
Inspite of my neuroscince thechnique I build my lesson according to common rules of lesson planning. I start with warm-up activity and discussing objectives, then my instructions and model, guided practise, less guided practise, independent practise and finally assessment. It’s very important to move forward step by step not to overwhelm students with brand new topic. New knowledge is best applied when the existing learning base is strong. That’s why elaboration is very important. Elaboration means linking previous knowledge to new ones. If a new concept is only connected to one other thing then the overall structure of what has been learn is fragile and provides a poor foundation for later learning. Psychologists call a structure of interconnected knowledge a schema. I never forget about spacing effect in my teaching. Learning is more effective when it takes place at widely spaced intervals rather than being massed into a short space of time. This applies both to a single lesson and to a course. For example, it would usually be better to practice a set of verbs for 10 minutes per week over three consecutive weeks than to do so for 30-minute session in a single week.
Teaching makes me feel satisefied that's why I'm here to share my knowledge worldwide. That's what I'm passioned about.