Our Team

Founder

Inna believes that the English language is a tool one can use to get a job, build friendships, travel, and feel comfortable in any country that destiny might bring them to. She also believes that people should have equal opportunities no matter where they live: a big city or a small village. 

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INNA

Moderators

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IRA

Ira is interested in languages and enjoys understanding the meanings of words, and their translations. She believes that English offers many opportunities to make life more interesting, and that it breaks down barriers between people from different countries.

Ihor lives and works in Radovel. He learned English on his own and by speaking with native English speakers. He now wants to help others accomplish what he has - to feel comfortable speaking English.

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IHOR

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OKSANA

Oksana has worked as a teacher at different schools in three countries with both children and adults, using various methods. She's certain English opens many doors in our lives, lets us experience other countries and cultures, and makes it easier to see the world.

Yuliia is from Kyiv, Ukraine. She has been an English teacher for half of her life. Her strength as a teacher is her ability to teach people of any age. She's proud to be a mother to two sons, a daughter, and a stepson. She knows the important role that English plays in a successful life, and wants to help deliver it to those who need it.

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YULIIA

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MARYNA

Maryna has a Ph.D. in Pedagogical Sciences and works at the university as a lecturer. She is also an English teacher, who enjoys speaking with native English speakers and learning new things. 

Volunteers

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THOMAS

Thomas is a lifelong educator with over 30 years of teaching experience. In the classroom, as a school principal, providing training for new teachers, and curriculum development.

He has worked in the US, Russia, and China. 

Jacob is a professional American ESL teacher with experience teaching English in different countries, including 3 years in Ukraine. He knows the challenges of living in a small Ukrainian village from an inside perspective, because for two years he lived and worked in Radovel in the Zhytomir region

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JENNY

Jenny loves traveling and making memorable moments. Her philosophy is that life is too short not to have fun.

Rebecca has lived in Arlington, Virginia since 1999. She grew up in Central Virginia, having moved from Los Angeles, California where she lived as a child.

Rebecca is married with two sons and a pet dog. She taught conversational English in Slovakia in 1991.

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REBECCA

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MIKE

Mike is a traveler and adventurer who loves to cook, drink coffee, and travel by bus.

Will is a musician and economics student at a university in the US.

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BLAKE

Blake is from Kentucky, USA. He is a student studying Political Science and wants to be a lawyer one day. He like traveling, volunteering, and music. He taught English in Ukraine in 2020 and is excited to be teaching again!

Kayla is passionate about meeting others where they are and helping them grow.

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KAYLA

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BIRGIT

Birgit loves walking, swimming, hiking, eating, and having a good time with friends and family.

Deanna has lived in six countries, having just settled in Victoria, British Columbia, where she plans to get into the wine industry, and eventually launch two teenagers out into the world!

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DEANNA

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LINDA

Linda is an artist and founder of the non-profit Peace Dragon Inc. She is a supporter of art, diversity, creativity, and believer in the good in this world. She loves to help kids and people around the world.

Emily has experience teaching and training educators, including in Ukraine where she spent two years volunteering in different communities. She still thinks of Zakarpattia as her second home, but also loves to travel whenever she gets a chance. She sees each new language and culture learned as a new life that can be lived.

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EMILY

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HOLLY

Holly is a retired dog trainer and business owner. She currently lives in Houston with her husband, but has lived in Kryvyi Rih for two years as volunteers for the Peace Corps. She loves to cook and garden.

Marjorie started out in Journalism and then community service. Allen started in the Navy and then international work. They both have been avocational archaeologists for the US Forest Service for the last 20 years. They live in a small town with store and post office in the mountains of Virginia.

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MARJORIE AND ALLEN

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              JOHN

John is a 67 year old retired Army officer.  He has a Master's of Business Administration degree and taught Leadership and budgeting for the Army. He also worked for a Midwestern city specializing in performance measures and budgeting.