Our Russian teachers - Izbushka Team

Russian Teacher Olia

Olia Buehler

Olia Buehler, the founder of this workshop of Russian language and culture, was born in Moscow. Having completed her studies in Russian literature and linguistics, in 2007 she moved to Switzerland and studied Sinology, Psychology and Professional Education at the University of Zurich. Early on, she discovered her interest in languages. Her students not only learn the Russian language but also get to know the Russian culture and way of life. She draws on her teaching experience in Moscow (Russian) and in Shanghai (English). Through her presence she manages to capture the students' love for continuous learning. Besides her profession as a teacher she is interested in music, art, sport and dance.
 
Russian Teacher Tatiana

Tatiana Filonenko

Tatiana was born in Samara, on the Volga. Besides being an enthusiastic teacher she has a degree in linguistics. In Samara she worked as associated professor in different higher educational institutions and language courses teaching English and Russian as a foreign language. Furthermore she is the author of creative course books and she knows the magic ways of turning boring lessons into fun. Her job is her hobby as she really enjoys working with her international students, teaching them and all the while learning from them.
 
Russian Teacher Katja

Ekaterina Novacac

Katja (Ekaterina) grew up in Moscow where she studied English at the pedagogical state university and Russian at the Moscow State University.
Before moving to Switzerland in 2012 Katja taught Russian and English at various language schools. Despite being a very patient teacher, Katja masters the art of pushing her students to make fast progress while keeping cool all along; because their progress is her satisfaction.
 
Russian staff member Romina

Romina Plesca

Romina Plesca grew up in an International background in Chisinau, Moldavia. Russian and Romanian are her mother tongues. In Chisinau she worked as a journalist for a TV program and gained experience with people and media. In 2008 Romina moved to Switzerland to study Psychology at the University of Zurich. Her great passion is the cinema, classic and modern. She knows a lot about classic films, likes to discuss their contents and motives and can go into remarkable details. In our school she leads exciting film based classes.