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Ms Valeria Nikonova

Ms Valeria Nikonova

Year 6 Assistant Teacher

BA European Studies (Spanish); Royal Holloway, University of London MA International Political Economy; King’s College London TEFL/TESOL Master Course

I have been fortunate to have lived in diverse multi-national environments over the past decade, which has taught me that student-centred learning is the key to raising globally-aware, all-rounded individuals. These beliefs also translate to teaching, where I strive to provide a stimulating environment and instil curiosity in my students so that they approach life with an inquisitive eye.

As an educator, my main aim is to establish a safe environment in the classroom and bolster the necessary confidence in each individual to be able to express their ideas freely. I always encourage my students to become comfortable with new challenges and uncertainties so that they can build up an unwavering strength to tackle difficulties and remain resilient in the face of setbacks.

I am really eager to meet students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and to work with a brilliant team of skilled professionals at ISM.