Преподаватели 2016 — 2017 года

Занятия в группах 2 — 11 уровней проводят американские преподаватели — носители языка, прошедшие соответствующую подготовку и имеющие сертификаты TEFL на право преподавания английского языка как иностранного. В группах первого уровня занятия проводит квалифицированные русские преподаватели, имеющие квалификацию «учитель иностранного языка» и международный сертификат TEFL/TESOL.


Преподаватели 2016 - 2017

Amelia MacDonald, преподаватель английского языка

MacDonald, Amelia Hartranft, University of Pennsylvania

Amelia grew up in New Jersey, spending a lot of her time on the beach at the Jersey Shore with her large extended family. She recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied literature, Russian, and marketing. In her free time, she enjoys weight-lifting, and reading everything from comics to business journals. After returning to the States, she plans to pursue an MBA.

Michael Cole, преподаватель английского языка

Коул, Майкл Джон Эли, University of Montana, сертификат на право преподавания иностранных языков CELTA

I grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the only rectangular state, then got a degree in classics in Montana. Since then, I’ve been working odd jobs and traveling. I don’t remember the last time I stayed in one place for two years, which means that Vladimir must have something special about it. I love music, from Katy Perry to Gorgoroth, and spend my free time walking, biking, reading, and thinking about dictators.

Tyson Trotz, преподаватель английского языка

Тротз, Тайсон Джаред, Sewanee, the University of the South

Здравствуйте! My name is Tyson Trotz and I am proud to be an English teacher at the American Home. I grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, but both my parents come from Manitoba, Canada. As a child, my two greatest passions were history and nature and not much has changed since then. My interest in Russian was first sparked by my family’s Slavic heritage, leading me to the beautiful rural campus of Sewanee, the University of the South where I double majored in History and Russian. In the summer of 2011 I did a summer study abroad in St. Petersburg and have returned several times since then. I moved to Vladimir and began teaching English at the American Home in August of 2015 and am now returning for my second year. I enjoy spending time with my friends, going to the dacha, reading, and physical activity.

Andrew Morse, преподаватель английского языка

Морс, Эндрю Кэллахан, Wesleyan University

Howdy y’all! My name is Andrew Morse and I’m from Houston, Texas. I graduated from Wesleyan University in 2015 with a major in Economics. I love learning new languages, and I knew that I wanted to continue studying Russian after I graduated from university, so I decided to come to Russia. I’ve been in Vladimir for one year and I must say, it has been an incredible and amazing experience––every day is an adventure! In my free time, I like to read about philosophy, sit in nature, and I LOVE to cook! I’m thrilled to be teaching at the American Home again and I’m looking forward to the upcoming year with our students and new teachers!

Aaron Kennet, преподаватель английского языка

Kennet, Aaron Moshe, University of Maryland

Hello! My name is Aaron Kennet. I was born in Washington D.C., but raised in Lima, Peru and Kiryat Tiv’on, Israel. I graduated University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a double degree in Russian and Political Science and a minor in International Politics. In my spare time, I like to read, travel and support Arsenal FC!


Luke Jeske, преподаватель английского языка

Jeske, Luke Brian, University of Florida

Luke was born and raised in Boca Raton, FL, a growing city in an increasingly diverse corner of the Sunshine State. At the University of Florida, he majored in history and minored in Russian as well as Central and Eastern European Studies. Luke enjoys being active, exploring and exercising; he participates in triathlon and is on track to win the individual title for the Florida Collegiate Triathlon Conference this year. He is very excited to teach English with the American home, improve his Russian language skills and learn more about the locals in Vladimir, Russia. He plans to pursue a PhD in Russian history so that he can continue his involvement in Russian-American cultural exchanges.


Jennifer Helinek, преподаватель английского языка

Helinek, Jennifer Joan, Williams College, Massachusetts

My name is Jennifer Helinek, and I was born and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.  I studied Comparative Literature at Williams College, and last year I worked as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in the Czech Republic.  Falling in love with one Slavic language (Czech) led me to fall for another (Russian).  After my time in Vladimir, I’d like to pursue some combination of Slavic Studies and International Relations.  In my free time I love reading, watching sports, and singing.  I can’t wait to join the team in Vladimir this fall!



Scott Buchcholtz, преподаватель английского языка

Buchholtz, Scott Burnette, University of Richmond, Virginia

Hello! My name is Scott Buchholtz. I was born and raised in Fullerton, California, where I still live with my parents and our two dogs. I attended the University of Richmond and double majored in Russian Studies and History. I participated in a semester abroad in Saint Petersburg in the spring of 2014, and I have looked forward to returning to Russia ever since. I enjoy reading, playing sports, and spending time with my friends. I am extremely excited to go to Vladimir to teach English!


Sierra Brimhall, преподаватель английского языка

Brimhall, Sierra Ann, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

Sierra grew up in Salt Lake City Utah, an area of America known for being the center of the Mormon religion and for its northern mountain ranges and southern desert landscapes. She attended Smith College in Northampton Massachusetts, where she studied Russian Literature and History. During the 2013-2014 academic year, she studied at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Saint Petersburg State University, where she taught conversational English to Russian adults and university students. Since graduating from Smith, she has worked with Russian language periodicals at the Library of Congress in the nation’s capital of Washington DC. When not working you can usually find her reading with a large cup of coffee nearby. In addition to being a lover of coffee and books, she is also an avid collector of hats. Sierra enjoys both listening to and playing music; she has played jazz trumpet for 12 years and can play the French horn as well. She looks forward to returning to Russia and is excited to meet her fellow teachers and students!


Елена Белова, учитель-методист

Елена Белова. Учитель-методист. в 2001 г. окончила Владимирский государственный педагогический университет им. Лебедева-Полянского по специальности учитель английского и немецкого языков. В 2005 г. прошла курсы повышения квалификации и получила Сертификат международного образца на право преподавания английского языка ICAL TESL/TEFL Certificate. Работает в Американском Доме с 2001 г. Разрабатывает авторские образовательные программы для курсов английского языка Американского Дома, оказывает методическое сопровождение преподавателям английского языка, кроме того преподает английским начинающим на 1-ом подуровне наших курсов.

Ольга Соловкина, учитель-методист

Ольга Соловкина. Учитель-методист. в 2000 г. окончила Рязанский государственный педагогический университет им. С.А. Есенина по специальности учитель информатики, ВТ и английского языка. В 2008 г. прошла курсы повышения квалификации и получила Сертификат международного образца на право преподавания английского языка ICAL TESL/TEFL Certificate. Работает в Американском Доме с 2003 г. Разрабатывает авторские образовательные программы для курсов английского языка Американского Дома, оказывает методическое сопровождение преподавателям английского языка, кроме того преподает английским начинающим на 1-ом подуровне наших курсов.

Галина Чибышева, педагог дополнительного образования по английскому языку

Галина Чибышева, педагог дополнительного образования по английскому языку. С сентября 2015 года работает с нашими младшими группами — детьми 7-11 лет. В 2001 году закончила Владимирский государственный педагогический университет и получила квалификацию учитель истории и английского языка. Прошла курсы повышения квалификации при МГПУ, курс обучения в EF International Language Centers (Лондон), имеет сертификат международного экзамена TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) Кембриджского университета. Имеет большой опыт работы с детьми младшего школьного возраста.

Анна Полякова, педагог дополнительного образования (детская программа)

Анна Полякова, педагог дополнительного образования. С августа 2016 г. работает со студентами нашими младшими студентами детской программы (7-11 лет). В 2016 году окончила Владимирский государственный университет по направлению подготовки «Педагогическое образование», направленность «Английский и немецкий языки». Имеет большой опыт работы в волонтерских программах  за рубежом, работала в летних лагерях в Германии.