With a CELTA (the universal qualification for English-as-a-foreign-language teaching) I'm trained in education to the extent that I understand how to communicate effectively, structure lessons and deliver content. That said, if a more casual approach is what you're looking for, then I'll happily revert back to my usual self when teaching you. I'll work with whatever camera you have; if you don't have any then I can also recommend some as bring my own.
I've recently graduated from St Andrews in Russian and Philosophy. Had a great time at uni and got up to all sorts. Electronic music and photography are my two main interests other than my degree. They've had a constant presence in my life in Scotland and in St Petersburg where I spent a year.
I’m a current postgraduate student in Cultural Studies at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) and graduate in Russian & Philosophy from the University of St Andrews. I have high hopes that my background in social philosophy, Eastern European culture, photography and electronic music will lead to a career in Cultural Policy or Research.
SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES (SOAS), London, UK
Cultural Studies (MA) 2020-2021
Relevant Areas of Study: Marxism, Post-Marxism, Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, Feminism
UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS, Scotland, UK
Philosophy & Russian with Integrated Year Abroad (MA) 2015-2020
Second Class (Division I), GPA: 16.2
Relevant Areas of Study: Social Epistemology, Paradoxes, Language / Cultural Memory, Modernism, Utopia
CROSSROADS EURASIA, London, UK
Recruitment Advisor, 2017 - Present
Interview and assess the eligibility of applicants to Russian language internships.
Produce written summaries advising on acceptability of applicants and the suitability of particular internships.
Liaise with local internship coordinators to arrange and manage all organisational aspect of the internships.
IZOLYATSIA, Foundation for Cultural Initiatives, Kyiv, Ukraine
Cultural Theorist, Field Worker, Photographer, June - July 2019
Researched the socio-cultural situation in post-industrial regions of Eastern Ukraine. Studied the tensions surrounding local cultural identity and theorised about the role and potential of cultural policy in the region.
Performed and presented field work with the aim of designing a community project to stimulate cultural regeneration.
Designed a successful project - a centralised platform and organisational program to facilitate local photography.
Curated a selection of my own photographs for exhibition.
WAX COLLECTIVE, Scotland, UK
Electronic Music Event Promotor, Artistic Director, Photographer, 2016-2020
Organised electronic music events on a regular basis, coordinating sound hire, artists and venues.
Photographed all events and created artwork to cultivate an online profile. Skilled in camera work, editing and post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop, painting and most social media operations.
Fluent in Russian, French and English (C1-C2)
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)
Adventure First Aid Qualification (Level 1)
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