Freelance English Language Teacher, Maxim Achkasov

Преподаватель общего и делового английского языка в Киеве.Private tutor of English, Maxim Achkasov, has been actively involved in teaching since 2002. He has two degrees (B.A., M.A.) from the University of Manchester, Great Britain. He is also awarded with the Certificate of Educational Studies in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages, INTESOL WORLDWIDE LTD, Great Britain, and several other certificates, related to the field of teaching. He is a member of the International and Ukrainian Associations of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, of the Association of Freelance English Language Teachers and the author of a number of articles.

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Education

29 November 2010 – 26 February 2011, Certificate with Distinction, Primary English Teacher Training Online (Primary ETTO); British Council Ukraine;

October - till present, Certificate, International Business English Training (Cert IBET); by BESIG, Trinity College London, English UK and The Consultants-E;

March 2010 - till present, Diploma in TESOL, INTESOL WORLDWIDE LTD, 4 Higher Downs, Knouts, Cheshire WA 16 8AW, England;

13th July 2009, Business English Certificate: Higher, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations;

26rd December 2008, Russian as a Foreign Language, Moscow State University courses;

26th July 2008, Teaching Knowledge Test, Language and background to language learning and teaching, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations;

26th July 2008, Teaching Knowledge Test, Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations;

26th July 2008, Teaching Knowledge Test, Managing the teaching and learning process, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations;

July 2001 to January 2005, INTESOL Certificate, INTESOL WORLDWIDE LTD
4 Higher Downs, Knouts, Cheshire WA 16 8AW, England;

July 2001 to October 2005, Master of Arts in the Issues of Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, The University of Manchester, Regents Theological College, London Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6LW, England (regents-tc.ac.uk);

August 2001 to June 2001, Bachelor of Arts in Applied Theology (degree with honors),    The University of Manchester, Regents Theological College, London Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6LW, England (regents-tc.ac.uk);

August 1998 to July 2000, First year of studies is finished with distinction, was awarded with scholarship for the following year; Second year was completed with the distinction in academic and practical spheres, was offered to continue studies in Regents Theological College, Great Britain, Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, Gamarnika St., 57, Kiev, Ukraine;

September 1996 to December 1999, Diploma, Accounting Specialist, The Kharkov Institute of Economics and Finances, Ukraine.

Experience

From April 2007 till now, Language Courses "ENGLISH4REAL", Private Teacher / Tutor of General and Business English;

From July 2005 to April 2007, A number of Private Language Coursess and Business Entities in Kiev, Freelance / Part-time teacher of English SL;

September 2002 to August 2005, Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, Gamarnika St., 57, Kiev, Teacher of Systematic Theology, Apologetics, Hebrew; Academic Dean of Bible and Theology Department.

Has taught:

  • intensive and extensive courses;
  • middle and top level managers;
  • in one to one, small groups and large classes;
  • with the use of technology like PowerPoint presentations, audio and video recording in class;
  • different levels, including Starter and Advanced;
  • using various Business English textbooks (Market Leader, Intelligent Business, ProFile, The Business, Business Basics, Global Links, Business Result, Business Opportunities, Business: one to one, and some other);
  • specific skills like Presentation Skills, Emailing, Dealing with Customer Complaints, Cultural Awareness, how to write a CV, job interview, etc.;
  • with the use of finding and writing materials for students with very specific
  • needs (in this case largely in PowerPoint presentations);
  • mixed level and mixed needs classes;

Has taught at:

He also has experience in:

  • level checking and needs analysis;
  • writing syllabuses and other course design;
  • working under difficult schedules, such as early morning or late evening in company classes;

His specific interests in Business English classes are: marketing, HR/time/knowledge management, providing presentations, negotiations, telephoning, customer care, information technology, and other).

His teaching style

He thinks that his teacher style firstly is more like a performer. If his class is interesting and exciting, he feels satisfied and more than happy. He likes seeing people talk and enjoy their time when we are together. He wants each student to experience and feel every lesson as an event.

Secondly, he considers himself as a teacher with good organizing skills. He tries all students to be clear about the educational process. He helps them to understand their purposes in their studies, where they are now and how they can together reach the main aims by the means of correct and suitable educational strategy. They are regularly checked with variable appropriate tests and provided with clear feedback.

Thirdly, though not lastly, he is 'a partaker‘. He likes taking part in the educational process himself from time to time. He believes this is something what helps to relaxen the atmosphere in the class and to make students feel at easy, and with doing this to apply all their communicative skills with one another.

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His mission purposes are:

- To create the best possible atmosphere and learning environment for the students to reach their highest goal in educational process;
- To use his creative skills, particularly in the fields of discussions and analytical thinking, to enhance and inspire the lives of his students;
- To dedicate his heart of compassion to the teaching profession, always nurturing and encouraging his students;
- To create a classroom with a challenging environment so that every student will reach his or her maximum potential intellectually and socially;
- To share his optimism and generally sunny disposition with everyone he meets, especially his students;
- To continue to grow as a teacher and as a person, taking advantage of professional classes and seminars, eventually earning his administrative credential;

- To value his students, to show them respect, and to build their self-esteem in some way every day.

He believes that:

- Every student, regardless of socioeconomic or ethnic background, deserves the same quality instruction and challenging learning experiences;
- Every teacher should be a role model;
- Modern technology is one of the most useful ways to teach English;
- Each student should be challenged to develop critical-thinking skills and become a lifelong learner;
- Students should be stimulated and motivated so that they’ll want to stay longer;

- Students should be treasured, respected, nurtured, praised, and encouraged.

Memberships

 

The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

 

The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Ukraine

 

Diplomas and Certificates

Primary Teacher Training Online

With Distinction

British Council Ukraine

Primary ETTO Certificate: Maxim Achkasov

Business English Certificate

Higher

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

BEC

Teaching Knowledge Test

Language and background to language learning and teaching.

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

certificate

Teaching Knowledge Test

Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching.

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

certificate

Teaching Knowledge Test

Managing the teaching and learning process.

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

certificate

INTESOL Certificate

Certificate of Educational Studies in
The Teaching of English to
Speakers of Other Languages

certificate

Bachelor's degree

The University of Manchester (Great Britain), Bachelor of Arts in Applied Theology (degree with honors).

bachelor

Master's degree

The University of Manchester (Great Britain), Master of Arts in the Issues of Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies.

master

Diploma, Accounting Specialist

The Kharkov Institute of Economics and Finances, Ukraine.

Accountant

Letter of Introduction

The Kharkov Institute of Economics and Finances, Ukraine.

accounting certificate

Certificate of Completion

U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Enterpreneurial Development.

Methods of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language,

Moscow M.V. Lomonosov State University
Russian Language Centre

RAFL

RAFL