Our Russian teachers - Izbushka Team
Olia BuehlerOlia 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.
Tatiana FilonenkoTatiana 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.
Ekaterina NovacacKatja (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.