Our teachers are certified professionals. They are fully qualified and experienced in teaching English as a foreign language and use progressive methods of teaching to help you communicate and enjoy the experience of learning English.

Natalia Bets

Natalia Bets is from Kyiv, Ukraine and has an MA in English and French philology and interpreting from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.Natalia has been teaching English for more than 5 years. She completed her CELTA in 2014 and joined the British Council Kyiv in July 2014. Natalia is very passionate about teaching and enjoys sharing her positive attitude with her students, creating a relaxed atmosphere in the class and trying out new approaches to teaching.

Natalia Kazmina

Natalia graduated from Dnipropetrovsk National University where she studied Ukrainian and English Philology. She got her CELTA in 2013 and her IHCYLT in 2014 at “International House”. She started her teaching career in 2008 and worked for “Oxford Klass” and “International House” for several years. She joined the British Council in 2014. Natalia constantly works on her professional development, loves teaching kids and is very keen on using various modern techniques and activities on her lessons.

Natalia Oliinyk

Natalia is from Zhytomyr and has a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Zhytomyr State University. She moved to Kyiv in 2011 and started her teaching career in a state school.  Natalia took part in the project “English Teachers as Change Agents” and did her CELTA in 2016 and has been working as a teacher trainer conducting workshops for Ukrainian teachers within the Ministry of Education and the British Council Ukraine programmes.

Natalie Martens

Natalie was born in western Ukraine. She has lived in Canada, the US, Poland, Germany, South Korea and China. She studied Education and Languages in Colorado. She taught English in Asia for many years before returning to Ukraine. She has been teaching at the British Council since winter 2012. Natalie has a CELTA and a TYLEC and loves teaching younger learners.

Nicholas Sarabin

Nicholas is from Edmonton, Canada, but his grandparents were Ukrainian. He first travelled to Ukraine in 2017 where he worked in villages around Kyiv as a volunteer. There he found a love for teaching English as well as Ukraine. He returned in 2018 to complete Cambridge CELTA with the British Council and joined their team of teachers soon after.

Nicholas has taught in Ukraine, Switzerland and Canada and is excited to teach and live in Kyiv.

Olena Nesterenko

Olenagraduated from the Dnipropetrovsk National University with two majors in psychology and TEFL. She worked in the university as a teacher of English for several years.  Olena holds an IH Cert.in TEFL, an IH Certificate in Business English, an IHCYLT, an IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology.Prior to joining the British Council Ukraine in 2012, Olena worked for International House Dnipro and Kyiv. Olena is keen on making her lessons as communicative as possible.

Olga Fionik

Olga is from Kyiv and got her Bachelor’s and her Specialist’s degrees in Translation and Teaching English and German from the National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”, Faculty of Linguistics. She has a 15-year experience in translation and interpretation related to business and printing industry. She got her CELTA in 2017 with British Council Kyiv, and her IH CYLT with International House in 2018. Olga joined the British Council teaching team in May 2017.

Rhonda Pritchard

Rhonda is from Wales and has a degree in Modern Languages (Russian, French and Spanish). Her teaching qualifications include a Trinity TESOL certificate, the DELTA and the CELTYL. She has taught in Russia, Portugal and Lithuania and started working for the British Council in Kyiv in 2003.

Sevinch Ismailova

Sevinch is from Kharkov and has a degree in English and Turkish languages. Her teaching qualifications include CELTA, CAE, IELTS, TEFL, IHCTYL Kharkiv, IHCTL Kharkiv and TOEFL IBT. She has been working as a teacher since 2002. Before coming to the British Council, Sevinch worked for D’elite School, Yappi Corporate and other language schools in Ukraine.

Viktoriia Voronko

Viktoriia is from Ukraine and has a BA (hons) in Applied Linguistics from the Ukrainian Institute of Linguistics and Management and an MA (hons) in History of International Relations from the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. She completed her CELTA in 2009 and her DELTA in 2013. Viktoriia started her teaching career in 1998 and has been working at the British Council Kyiv since July 2014.