TTT moderators

TTT moderators

Each TTT group has a moderator. Moderators are the participants who volunteered to help their colleagues with all the problems that might arise and be intermediaries between their groupmates and the organising team. Their role is absolutely vital for TTT, that's why we consider them part of our extended TTT organising team, and provide them with some special perks.

What do they do?


fill in the attendance sheets
fill in the attendance sheets
help the group to choose the teacher of the month
help the group to choose the teacher of the month
help us to keep the group informed
help us to keep the group informed
provide virtual hugs if necessary (^.^)
provide virtual hugs if necessary (^.^)

What do they get?

more power
Anita Modestova meets with moderators once a month for a mastermind where they share their thoughts on what should be added/changed at TTT and learn all the news firsthand.
extra CPD
A special webinar or a training session every 6 months only for the moderators (something about the business side of the events).
As you probably know, TTT participants have discounts to some events organised by our partners. Moderators get the biggest discounts.

If you are a moderator, study this module

Anita + Moderators
meet-ups schedule

Moscow time (GMT+3)

April 9 at 3 p.m.

May 7 at 1 p.m.

June 4 at 3 p.m.

July 2 at 1 p.m.

August 6 at 3 p.m.

September 3 at 1 p.m.

October 1 at 3 p.m.

November 5 at 1 p.m.

December 3 at 3 p.m.

Meet our moderators

Find your moderator
(if you don't know who they are).

Armando Peña
CPE Sunday 12:00 p.m. Advanced

Hello, my name is Armando. I am from Spain. I am a CELTA certified Teacher of English and I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. I have been teaching for over 18 years to students of different age ranges (young learners and adults) at universities, middle and high school and academies.

What I love most about teaching is that I get to help students and make them see how beautiful this language is and how they can make it useful for their academic and professional lives. Also, because teaching is a process of learning. It requires time to update with the changing syllabus, increasing the scope of the subject. It keeps you busy reading books and creating new materials for your students.

Long story short, it makes you a long-life student, hence I have joined Teachers Teach Teachers, a way of sharing knowledge and interact with a fresh group of talented teachers.

It is a new beginning in my journey but I’m sure it will encourage me to work as long as I can. It will keep me lively.

Nadezhda Manokhina
Year 1 Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Advanced

Nadezhda Manokhina is a teacher, an entrepreneur, and an English nerd. She got her first teaching job in 2010, started teaching online in 2016, and since 2018 she’s been an ELT entrepreneur working fully online and enjoying every minute of it.

Nadezhda is currently into teaching adults and international exams preparation (IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE). She’s also running an online speaking club.

Nadezhda shares lifehacks on how to tame English and fall in love with it in her Instagram blog @nadezhda_manokhina.

Yelena Tsimbalyuk
Year 1 Saturday 12:00 p.m. Advanced

My name is Yelena Tsimbalyuk and I've been teaching General and Business English to adults for about 20 years. I specialize in teaching English to HR, Talent Development, Marketing and Sales personnel in leading international companies in Russia and abroad.

I am an ACTR ACCELS Ugrad alumnus, which means that I won a year of studies in the US sponsored by the Department of State. I've got a TESOL certificate from Mississippi State University (US). I am also an MA in French: I taught French in an American university for 2 years.

For about 15 years I was a co-founder and a leading Business English translator in a translation agency working closely with such companies as Adidas, the Tretyakov gallery, Costa Cruises, and Scania. Last year I passed CAE with the C2 grade getting 205 out of 210 points.

Olga Belyakova
Year 2 Tuesday 11:00 a.m. Advanced

Hi everyone! I’m Olga Belyakova. I’m a moderator of the Tuesdays 11 a.m.
group in General English Track Year 2.
I’m from Cherepovets which is somewhere in between Moscow and St.-Petersburg.

I’m immensely enjoying being a part of TTT project. Though, it took me about half a year to decide whether I should go for it and join the community of like-minded colleagues or not.
To tell you the truth, it was my fear which made me have second thoughts about me being able to make any kind of contribution to this community.

I’ve managed to overcome my fear and joined in last December. As it turned out, I shouldn’t have hesitated. It was totally worth it.
If you are reading this now and you feel scared to join in, just know that you’re not alone and that being a part of TTT definitely pays off.

Natalia Grechikha
Thursday 9.00 a.m. Advanced
Hi everyone! My name is Natalia and I'm from Siberia, Novosibirsk. At the current point I'm a freelance English teacher and translator, teaching both kids and adults in my cozy little English studio and translating some scientific articles and business projects in my free from teaching time.

I got addicted to teaching after my daughter was born, when I realized what effect teachers produce on people's lives and how important our mission is.

I'm a FSA FLEX alumnus, which means I won a competition among high school students for one year of studies at the US high school financed by the Department of State. I was lucky to spend it in Hawaii, an impressive contrast to my former life in cold Siberia and unforgettable experience that has changed my life.

Participation in the TTT project enriched my professional life with regular fruitful meetups with like-minded colleagues and useful webinars from top ESL specialists, boosted my English, inspired with new ideas and much more - all that we freelancers lack and desperately seek.

Being part of such an outstanding community brings me pure joy. One of my best decisions ever.

Maria Burmistrova
Friday 11.00 a.m. Advanced

Hi everyone!

I’m Maria Burmistrova, a moderator of Friday 11am Advanced group. I’m a freelancer and teach teens and adults mostly as well as share some practical teaching tips, lesson plans, activities and online tools reviews on my Instagram @merry.english.

I also try to persuade colleagues to become
self-employed as it’s the best way to improve work-life balance. To be on track I highly recommend to join TTT for real professional development and finding a group of like-minded teachers from all-over the world. BTW,

I’m from Nizhny Novgorod which is located at the confluence of the Oka and the Volga rivers. So it’s famous for its beautiful sunsets and really lacks offline ELT community. If you’re from Nizhny or its region, please contact me!

Irina Fomenko
Sunday 12.00 p.m. Upper
Hi, I am Irina Fomenko, a free-lance English teacher from Moscow.

I work mostly with group of kids and can sing and recite nursery rhymes in English even woken in the morning.

Love watching the kids grow and making their first steps in English. (I hope to resume my summer UK programmes for teenagers when travelling is possible again).

Meanwhile, I enjoy being a part of TTT team, meeting brilliant and ADULT colleagues from different places.

Polina Evdokimova
Wednesday 11.00 a.m. Upper

Hello! My name is Polina Evdokimova and I am from Krasnoyarsk.

I teach English to children and adults and I find my job really fulfilling.
I am keen on learning English and developing my teaching skills. That is why I decided to join TTT as soon as I knew about it.

I believe that both as teachers and as learners we can benefit and achieve more if a respectful, supportive and uplifting atmosphere is created. And this is exactly what we have in TTT.

Ekaterina Matvienko
Year 2 Sunday 10.00 a.m. Advanced

Hi there!

My name is Ekaterina Matvienko, and I am from Essentuki, which is a famous resort town in Russia.
I used to work in a higher school, but now I am a freelance English teacher of young learners and teenagers. I am proud of being a member of TTT and a moderator of the Sunday 10.00 group right from the very start of the project.

Our group is a wonderful company of highly professional, experienced, and like-minded teachers. You can imagine how motivated we are if instead of sleeping or having rest on Sunday mornings, we choose to teach and learn from each other.

Apart from being a teacher, I am also a mum of two girls to whom I speak English from their early childhood. That’s when I first used the lexical approach (I just didn’t know it was called this way). Now I am really happy to enjoy all the perks of being a part of TTT and learn in more detail what the lexical approach is and how to use it in the classroom from the authors of Outcomes and other great professionals.

I share my teaching tips and some of the activities I do with my daughters on my Instagram @katrin_elt_mum.