Our Faculty

Founder and Lead Instructor

Natalia Black.

My name is Natalia. I am a philologist, a teacher, and a translator. I work for a charity, and also teach at Middlebury College, Princeton Adult School and The Learning Cohort.
I love teaching and learning..

Executive Director

Jolie Black a student at Brandeis University, has been working as a ELA teacher, writing tutor, coach, interpreter, researcher and teaching assistant for four years. Former homeschooler and early high school graduate, now she is a student at Brandeis University, conducting research and taking graduate level classes. Native English speaker, fluent in Russian.

Lead Instructor

Elena Volkova graduated from the State Pedagogical University in Moscow with double major (Biology and English). Talented and creative educator, she has been teaching students to read and write without pain and tears for forty years. She was the first teacher in Russia who implemented US-Russian educational learning exchange and communication programs. Native Russian speaker, fluent in English.

Lead Instructor

Dina Black is an English Language and Literature teacher and curriculum developer. Сurrently, she is teaching our World Literature Class. She is an avid reader and a talented writer. Dina is a Native English speaker and fluent in Russian.