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.

Alla Koriavets

Alla Koriavets

Core Teacher

Hi, I’m Alla. Since I have always considered teaching to be my cup of tea, I became one, although this achievement did not prevent me from finishing my professional development. Thus, I completed CELTA course as well as got a Cambridge Proficiency in English Certificate (CPE). I’ve taught adults as well as children, in addition, I have become keen on teaching online. Learning a language might be not a piece of cake, although the key to success is to set and achieve small goals regularly.

 

Alyona Glushkova

Alyona Glushkova

Higher teacher

I wanted to be a teacher since my childhood. Though to be honest, the most challenging subject at school for me was English. Therefore, when I became a teacher of English, I knew exactly how NOT to teach. Being a teacher is not something that you get with your diploma. To teach others you need to always educate yourself. I got CELTA, TYLEC, DELTA certificates that gave me knowledge and made me feel confident and professional. I love what I am doing and happy to be a part of this amazing team.  

Alyona Skalka

Alyona Skalka

Core Teacher

Hi, my name is Alyona. I am Ukrainian. I have a language degree from Shevchenko university. In August 2018 I completed my CELTA course and in October started working for BC Ukraine. One year earlier I took part in an international exchange programme and spent a wonderful year in the Netherlands. In March 2020 I completed my TYLEC course. I am an owner of a great dog so most of my free time I am spending with her. Make learning a new language an end in itself and you will definitely succeed!

 

Andrew Weston

Andrew Weston

Core Teacher

I’m Andrew and I’m from England, where I worked previously as a teacher in state schools. I have been teaching for over a decade and experienced many places around the world, teaching in the UK, Russia and Ukraine. I have a BA Hons in History, PGCE, TESOL Cert, and an MSc from Oxford University. I’ve lived in Ukraine since 2015 and in 2017 I began working at the British Council, Kyiv. I enjoy teaching all groups and specialise in teaching Young Learners.

Ania Kornetska

Ania Kornetska

Higher teacher

I started teaching English 14 years ago and I can’t believe the numbers myself! I am CELTA, TYLEC and Delta-qualified. I hold a BSc and a MSc in Statistics from Kyiv National Shevchenko University and a BA in Translation from KNLU. What I most like about my job is being able to have a positive impact on someone’s life: helping them enter university, pass a test, get a promotion or just feel better about themselves. When I’m not teaching, I read books, write, learn languages and watch movies.

Anna Fomenko

Anna Fomenko

Core Teacher

Hi! I’m Anna, and I’m from Dnipro. Like most teachers, I am passionate about lifelong learning. My qualifications include 2 degrees (MA in English and Ukrainian and BA in Translation and Interpreting), CELTA, TYLEC, and Delta (M 1 and M 3). I started teaching English in 2007. I turned this hobby into a career in 2016, when I took CELTA and joined British Council. I’ve been teaching students of all age groups and levels since then. I love reading, learning languages and hiking in the mountains.

Daniel Puzzo

Daniel Puzzo

Higher teacher

Hi, I’m Daniel. I grew up in the UK, US and Europe, trying out various other fields before getting my CELTA in Prague in 2005. After stints around Europe and Central Asia, I got my secondary social studies certification and then came to the British Council Kyiv in 2010. Since then, I’ve become a CELTA and local DELTA tutor. I love philosophical, thought-provoking and highly controversial topics and developing critical thinking skills. I partake in reading, writing, watching sport, and coffee.

Fredrik Henriksson

Fredrik Henriksson

Core Teacher

Hi, I’m Fred. I’m from Sweden, and I’ve been teaching since 2004! I started teaching in China after getting my degree in history and came to Ukraine in 2010. I have a CELTA and a YL extension from International House. I enjoy teaching in general, especially productive skills (writing and speaking). I find online teaching (blended learning and flipped classrooms) fascinating and enjoy trying to incorporate the latest techniques into my teaching, having taken several courses on the topic. 

Galyna Usova

Galyna Usova

Core Teacher

I never planned to be a teacher, but it was probably written in the stars, and here I am, teaching English and loving it! There are two major reasons why I like my job: Firstly, it provides great scope for creativity and is rewarding in many ways. Secondly, it gives me a strong incentive to learn and improve, which made me get my CELTA (1996), IHBET (2008), IHCTYL (2010), and CAM (Advanced Methodology, 2011), and which has inspired me to learn on a daily basis ever since.

Hanna Shahina

Hanna Shahina

Senior Teacher

I got my Master’s degree in English and German in 2004, CELTA in 2009, and Level 7 Trinity Diploma in TESOL in 2017. While working for the British Council in Hong Kong from 2014 to 2018 I gained international experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, mentor and material developer. I joined BC Ukraine in 2018 and soon became Academic Coordinator and teacher trainer. Since December 2020 I have been working as a Senior Teacher for Adult and Corporate Courses.