Want to connect with people and achieve your goals,
be it advancing your career or
fitting into an English-speaking community?
Then you’re in the right place.
My name’s Anastasia and I help professionals
express themselves with confidence,
improve their social skills and
have life-changing conversations.
As a non-native speaker and a lifelong language learner, I know exactly what difficulties you’re facing.
I’m myself no stranger to getting tongued-tied and finding native speakers impossible to understand.
I’ve been there, I’ve learned a lot from the experience and I’d love to help you communicate in English with confidence, ease and joy.
As a person whose mother tongue is Russian and who holds a Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English),
I have the best of what a native and a non-native teacher can offer: an expert knowledge of English as well as an understanding of how it works.
Living in the UK, I’m immersed in the language 24/7 and teach my students real-life English as it is spoken by Britons.
When not teaching, you can find me out and about exploring London or blogging about its history, reading, or on my yoga mat trying to get into a headstand :)
I go way beyond vocabulary and grammar and help my students become aware of the rarely taught conventions of real-life English allowing them to really speak the same language natives do.
Follow the less travelled path of language exploration. It’s paved with trial and error, but instead of shying away from trying things out for fear of getting it wrong, my students come to see mistakes as learning opportunities and embrace them as such.
Great results require great effort, patience and, above all, consistency. That's why most learners never get beyond the intermediate level at best.
I'll help you form good learning habits and equip you with the skills that will free you from the need to rely on tutors. It's not easy but is 100% worth doing.
Before I started taking lessons with Anastasia, I made quite a few attempts to self-study English. What I learned that way together with an online translator is just about enough to survive a holiday abroad. However, English wasn’t part of my daily life.
Anastasia’s classes and the learning techniques she’s taught me are gradually changing that. It’s a long journey but I’m really enjoying it and feeling more and more confident.
In Anastasia’s classes you get immersed in the language, the real English natives speak. You learn English as you speak it, just like you learn your native language as a child.
Anastasia also creates a very supportive and friendly atmosphere in class, so you feel encouraged to express yourself without worrying about mistakes (which she corrects in a very delicate manner). It’s amazing!
Thank you so much, Anastasia, for this opportunity to study with you.
I’m looking forward to more classes with you!
Anastasia's teaching style creates a safe and relaxed atmosphere in class, which is particularly important to me in these crazy times we're living in.
She's helped me overcome my fear of making mistakes. There's now her voice in my head constantly reminding me that mistakes are ok and not to be scared of, that the more you practise the better you get, and that when you're learning a language it's as unrealistic to expect immediate perfection from yourself as from a child that's learning to walk.
Each time I wish the class would last forever.