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I'm a native Russian speaker. I have tutored for over 20 years in my native Georgia and in the British Isles. I completed my Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) PGCE qualification as a teacher at Liverpool John Moore University in 2016. I am also qualified as a teacher of Russian as a Foreign Language (Moscow Lomonsov University, 2012). I have taught Russian to a wide variety of professional people including police officers, lawyers, engineers and business people.
Curriculum Vitæ – Elena Sinclair - Russian teacher
Teacher Reference Number (TRN) = 3574291
Relevant Experience and Qualifications
Certificate in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language (Moscow Lomonsov University) - 2012
Scottish Higher in Russian (Grade A) - 2014
QTS awarded 23rd June 2016 (Grade 2 achieved) (also awarded QTLS in 2013)
Qualified Level 2 Teaching Assistant (NCFE ETAP (Essential Teaching Assistant Programme) – Sept. 2014
Graduate in French (1st) – Ilia State University, Georgia (Verified by UK NARIC)
Qualified teacher of adults (Level 6 teaching qualification (leading to QTLS) – University of Bolton
Extensive experience of teaching Russian to private and corporate clients
I have been teaching for around 20 years but completed my UK qualification in 2016 (a PGCE (MFL).
I hold both QTS and QTLS. I have around 20 years’ experience in teaching Russian - both in my native Georgia and in the UK. I first qualified as a languages teacher in my home country Tskhinval, South Ossetia in 1998 (this qualification has been verified by NARIC as equivalent to UK degree standard).
I am able to offer outstanding lessons in Russian.
On my PGCE course I taught French (KS3 and KS4), Spanish (KS3).
I pride myself on my ability to find teaching approaches that work with pupils with low motivation and/or behavioral difficulties.
Key Achievements/Unique Qualities
The international nature of my training and education has given me a unique perspective on the learning needs of pupils from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. For example, I have taught French to English speakers, Russian to English speakers and French to Russian speakers and have also taught English (ESOL) to learners from South Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.
01/2012 – 06/2012 Moscow Lomonsov University
Certificate in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language
09/2015 – 06/2016 Liverpool John Moore University, PGCE (MFL) – QTS (Grade 2) awarded June 2016
09/2015 - 03/2016 Up Holland High School (Associate teacher) - teaching placement
09/2010 - 06/2012 University of Bolton
Post 16 PGDE ESOL (Level 6 teaching qualification) – QTLS status 2013
09/2001 – 06/2003 Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
BA (Hons) in French language and literature – 1st
09/1996 – 06/1998 State University of South Ossetia (SOSU), Tskhinval, South Ossetia, Russia, B Ed (Hons) Teaching English as a foreign language
09/2016 – 12/2016 Part time languages teacher (Key Teacher Supply agency on placement at Albany Sports Academy)
01/2012 – 01/2015 Lancashire College (Lancashire Adult Learning) Teacher of adults Hourly paid tutor of Russian at adult education college.
March 2011 - Oct. 2012 Asylum and Refugee Centre, Blackburn, Senior tutor
Aug 2007 – Nov. 2015 Freelance languages tutor
Educational INSET and Training
March 2012 Induction day for adult tutors (training run by Lancashire County Council)
May 2012 Safeguarding adults (training run by Lancashire County Council)
Other Qualifications, Skills and Interests
The essential knowledge of key stage teaching - a 9 week course delivered by Developing Your
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GCSE English language (A)
GCSE mathematics (C)
Level 2 AAT certificate in accountancy
Level 2 adult literacy
Level 2 numeracy
Level 2 Essential IT skills
Level 2 Equality and diversity
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