Maxim Achkasov, Teacher of English and Russian Languages

Maxim Achkasov

Teacher

Introduction

Professional & Personal Information

Hi! My name is Maxim Achkasov. I am a teacher of business and general English. I also teach Russian as a foreign language. I offer both face-to-face and online courses for adult and young learners. I obtained two degrees (B.A., M.A.) from the University of Manchester. Besides that I earned the Certificate of Educational Studies in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages, INTESOL WORLDWIDE LTD (Great Britain), and completed the course of International Business English Training (Cert IBET). I successfully passed three modules of Teacher Knowledge Test and Business English Certificate: Higher (Cambridge ESOL Examinations), and am the author of various video courses (English Grammar for Russian-speaking learners, Russian Grammar for English-speaking learners, Effective Presentations and Negotiating in English and other).

My interests lie in the development of blended learning programs, setting and adjusting Learning Management Systems (Moodle, Schoology, Edmodo, etc.), improving school managerial processes with the help of innovative digital technologies, and enhancing online testing / assessment procedures.

Besides that, I pretty much enjoy thought-provoking cinema, fine art, realistic and non-photoshopped photography, honest music and, most especially, words (see blog).

Study

Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees

Becoming a Confident Trainer (ConfTrnr)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Karen Turnbull and Peter Green with Open2Study

10.2016 - 11.2016

Early Childhood Education (EChldEdu)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Caitlin O’Connell and Helen Lawrence Gowrie Victoria courses and instructors with Open2Study

9.2016 - 10.2016

User Experience for the Web (WebUX)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Amir Ansari with Open2Study

8.2016 - 9.2016

Grammar for Teachers: Language Awareness

Cambridge English Teacher

Cambridge English Language Assessment

8.2016 - 9.2016

Management for a Competitive Edge (MgtEdge)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Open2Study from International College of Management Sydney (ICMS) and Open Universities Australia (OUA)

7.2016 - 8.2016

Education in a Changing World (EduChnge)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Dr. Ross Boyd with Open2Study

9.2016 - 10.2016

Early Childhood Education (EChldEdu)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Caitlin O’Connell and Helen Lawrence Gowrie Victoria courses and instructors with Open2Study

11.2015 - 12.2015

Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators

Online course

by ALISON, Ireland

10.2015 - 11.2015

Teaching Adult Learners (WPTrain)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Debra Lunt with Open2Study

9.2015 - 10.2015

Primary English Teacher Training Online (Primary ETTO)

Online and onsite course

by British Council, Ukraine

11.2010 - 2.2011

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Counseling

Institute of Positive Technologies and Consulting

Moscow

9.2011 - 3.2012

Diploma in TESOL

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

INTESOL WORLDWIDE LTD, England (not completed)

3.2010 - 1.2012

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Listening 7.0, Reading 7.5, Writing 6.5, Speaking 8.0, Overall Band Score 7.5

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

3.2011

International Business English Training (Cert IBET)

English UK and The Consultants-E

by BESIG, Trinity College London

10.2010 - 4.2011

Business English Certificate

BEC Higher

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

7.2009

Teaching Knowledge Test

Language and background to language learning and teaching

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

7.2009

Teaching Knowledge Test

Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

7.2009

Teaching Knowledge Test

Managing the teaching and learning process

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

7.2009

Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language

Diploma

Moscow M.V. Lomonosov State University

6.2008 - 12.2008

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Issues of Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies

The University of Manchester, Regents Theological College

7.2001 - 10.2005

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

INTESOL Certificate

INTESOL WORLDWIDE LTD, England

7.2001 - 1.2005

Bachelor of Arts (B.A. with honors)

Applied Theology

The University of Manchester, Regents Theological College

8.2000 - 6.2001

Accounting Specialist

Diploma

The Kharkov Institute of Economics and Finances

9.1996 - 12.1999

Testimonials

Students' responses

Maxim Achkosov has been tutoring me in Russian via Skype. I selected Maxim because I enjoyed studying his UTube videos about the declinations of nouns, pronouns and adjectives where he gives examples for each case. He responded promptly when I inquired and worked patiently with me to make the arrangements to get started. Maxim provided a placement test which I enjoyed and further convinced me that I had found the right person for directing my studies. He has a balanced approach of using a text book, personalized translations, conversational dialog and covering other material. Maxim has created personized audio files and google share files online for me in addition to the hour lessons we have scheduled. Maxim has a positive disposition such that I have felt uplifted by every session and most importantly he has helped me to progress in business language skills.

- Thomas W.

Work

Position, Institution, Time

Teacher of English and Russian as Foreign Languages

Entrepreneur

Private foreign languages courses online and face-to-face in Kiev

7.2005 - Now

Co-ordinator

Business English Special Interest group

Co-ordniator and teacher trainer at BESIG (IATEFL Ukraine)

1.2012 - 1.2013

Director

INTESOL WORLDWIDE LTD, England

Director and teacher trainer at INTESOL Ukraine (franchise)

7.2007 - 7.2010

Theology Teacher

UETS, Ukraine

Teacher of Systematic Theology, Apologetics and Ancient Hebrew at Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, Ukraine

9.2002 - 8.2005

Projects

English4real Proceed »

Glagoll Proceed »

LMSUp Proceed »

EnglishMinglish Proceed »

Here is the list of projects I have been working on. The progress bars indicate an approximate degree of time and effort being put into them. Although there is an obvious difference, all of them are constantly (with temporary breaks) being developed and enhanced. The links to the websites are next to the titles on the right.

Contact

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me

E-mail: info@maximachkasov.com
Tel.: +38 (044) 229-0096
Mob.: +38 (067) 602-1169
Mob.: +38 (063) 482-3300 (Viber, Whatsapp, Telegram)
Skype: m.achkasov