Hello! My name is Anastasia Traynin and I go by my abbreviated first name, Ana (pronounced like Anna).
I am a native English speaker, born in Russian, raised in the United States and currently based in Seoul, South Korea. I have been teaching English as a foreign language to middle, high school and adult students in French and Korean classrooms since 2011.
I am bilingual in English and Russian, proficient in French and high intermediate level in Korean. My passion for languages and writing comes from my immigrant family that taught me the true importance of communication with different people. I am currently researching education reform at the Master's level in a Korean university.
Education and Qualifications:
MA - Korean Studies, Education, Academy of Korean Studies (in progress)
BS - Film & Television, College of Communication, Boston University (2009)
TEFL.com 100+ hours certificate
English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Work Experience:
2018 - Present: one-on-one tutoring, online teaching, Korean-English translation
2016 - 2018: Korean adult and high school conversation
2012 - 2016: Korean public high school
2010 - 2011: French middle school
Coming from a bilingual English-Russian environment, learning French in school and Korean as a working adult, I can understand the challenges and complexities of second-language acquisition. I am happy to share my diverse knowledge of language and culture with students from all around the world. I specialize in intermediate level conversation, reading and writing for building global understanding.