Natalia was born in Moscow, Russia, where at the age of 8 she started to learn intensively foreign languages in a specialized languages school. Her passion for languages led her to continue studying English, Spanish and Russian at the Translation and Interpretation Faculty of the Moscow State Linguistics University where she achieved a 1st class Honours degree with specialization in Linguistics and Intercultural Communications. After her graduation she was offered the position of interpreter at the Moscow branch of Revlon Professional corporation. Due to her job, she travelled a lot and eventually settled in the UK in 2004 where she was hired to teach languages at a 6th form college. Looking for further challenge in 2012 Natalia obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Gloucestershire after which she worked as an English and Spanish lecturer in Cirencester College. Love for adventure and new horizons took her and her family to Shanghai in August 2017.
Through her lessons Natalia strives to share her passion for the language. She prides herself on her ability to coach her pupils to achieve their highest level, her personalized approach to teaching and her capacity to create well-structured, engaging and challenging lessons, which is supported by her excellent subject knowledge as a result of her specialized linguistic background.
In her free time Natalia enjoys spending time with her family and loves Latin American dancing, which has been her main hobby for many years. Do not be surprised to see her on a dance floor in a Latino club in Shanghai!