Born and raised in the former Soviet Union, I received my education in New York. Although I made my career in Art Direction and Graphic Design, I have always been interested in languages. Having moved to the Netherlands for a short time, I had an opportunity to learn a new foreign language from scratch. That experience helped me develop a first-hand understanding and appreciation of learning a language as a more mature adult. I would love to help YOU learn Russian, English as a Second Language or Knitting!