Tatiana Barankova

- Director and founder of the Russian Center for Languages and Arts

- Russian, Musical Theatre, Chorus, and Piano

Tatiana Barankova has a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Boston University; Bachelor of Music degree in Choral Conducting and Music Education from State Musical College named after the Gnessins (Moscow, Russia), Diploma with honors; and Certificate in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia). Tatiana is a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and ACTR (American Council of Teachers of Russian). Tatiana also teaches piano at the Newton Music Academy

Tatiana has 15+ years of teaching experience with variety of students from children to adults.

Personal website: www.twinklebee.net

Valeriya Kozlovskaya

  1. -Director of the Ancient Studies Program

  2. -Archaeology, Ancient Civilizations, Latin/Greek, and German

Valeriya Kozlovskaya has an MA in Foreign Languages and Education from the Pedagogical State University in St. Petersburg (Russia) and a PhD in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College (USA). Valeriya is a professional archaeologist with many years of excavation experience in Greece, Turkey, and Russia. She has taught courses in mythology, ancient civilizations, and archaeology at university level in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Anastasia Semash

- Arts, Crafts & Sculpture

Anastasia studied painting, drawing, book design, fine arts history and illustration at the Northwest Institute of Printing Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. Before that, she took painting lessons at a private studio in Switzerland, and received a doctoral degree in Philosophy from the St. Petersburg State University. She’s got a professional certificate in publishing.

She has over 10 years’ experience with digital design technologies, having worked as designer for Coca-Cola Co. and several advertising agencies, developing promotional materials for print media. She also worked with multiple publishing houses, as an illustrator and designer for over 15 books.

Anastasia has 8 years of college level teaching experience (computer graphics, typography, print materials design), and 5 years experience in teaching at middle and high school.  

Her current interests include decorative and figurative sculpture (e.g., dolls) and fiber arts (needle-felted figures). Her works were exhibited in Russia, Switzerland, and the US.

Dilya Shorfova

  1. -Russian Language, English as a Second Language

Dilya Shorfova is an enthusiastic and dedicated Russian speaking US licensed teacher with excellent communication skills, an outgoing personality, who genuinely enjoys teaching and educating about Russian language and culture. Dilya holds BA in Secondary Education with a teaching major in Foreign Language Instruction and MA in Linguistics and worked with wide range of age groups both in US and Russia.

Dilya offers dynamic, intensive classes in relaxed and encouraging environment; builds lessons according to students’ purpose of learning the language providing great amount of practice and instructional support.

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