What do they do?

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 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.


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 (^.^)

Anita + Moderators
meet-ups schedule

Moscow time (GMT+3)

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).

Olga Yolgina
Year 1 Wednesday 11:00 Advanced C2

Contacts: https://www.facebook.com/olgayolgina/
Hello TTT world!

I live in Ryazan with my two boys (3 and 6), a cat and a turtle. Currently, I work as a Language Trainer in an international IT company and I’m convinced that my company is the best in the world. 

Even though I knew that I would be a teacher since 7th grade, my professional journey has been far from straight. In the past 15 years, I worked in golf, oil & gas, wholesale, PR and programming (to name a few) and all that time I was teaching English as a private tutor and learning other languages (Italian, French, German, Spanish). 

At the moment I’m getting ready to pass CAE (in August, if everything goes according to the plan) and have a huge list of other exams and certifications that I want to get. This exam preparation was how I got into TTT and after Exam Track was over I just couldn’t stop myself and joined Year 1. 

Every free minute I have I spend on learning languages (no surprise there), devouring books (in English and Italian mostly) and playing with kids (even though I’m not very good at it). In my previous life (before getting married and having kids), I danced the tango and I hope to get back to it one day.

Alina Semerikova
Year 1 Tuesday 11:00 Advanced C2

Contacts: Semeralina2012@gmail.com
My name is Alina Semerikova. Teaching English has always been my area of genuine interest and a source of inspiration. For the last 10 years I’ve been specialising in teaching for both Cambridge and Russian state exams, mainly FCE, CAE and EGE.

Having done Celta and Delta Modules 1 and 2, I’m happy to be a part of a wonderful TTT community of like-minded enthusiastic teachers. I feel that not only do we enhance our teaching expertise here, but also share the most fascinating time together!

Besides, I’m not new here - in 2020 I did the CPE exam track which I enjoyed greatly and due to which I’ve made some good friends whom we’re in touch with on a regular basis.

My leisure pursuits include exploring places of natural beauty with my family, reading books, and cooking healthy dishes.

Darya Zhukova
Year 1 Thursday 7:00 p.m. B2

Contacts: @teach_me_daria
Hello! My name is Darya Zhukova.

I’m from Vladimir. This is a small ancient city somewhere between Moscow and Nizhniy Novgorod. I’ve been teaching English for about 3 years in Vladimir and Moscow region to kids, teens and adults. In the end of 2019 I passed my first international exam TKT.

I first heard about TTT in February 2020 from Anita and was so inspired by her idea that I decided to join the project right away. It was a great challenge for me because I wasn’t as experienced as I thought a TTT teacher is supposed to be. But the team appeared to be so warm, supportive and ready to give a hand!

Now I am a moderator of the 7 p.m. Thursday group (Upper-Intermediate) and I’m totally proud to be a part of such an amazing team!

Elena Kamenskaia
Year 1 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Advanced C1

Contacts: @lena_pro_english
Hi everyone! I’m Elena Kamenskaia. I’m a moderator of the Thursday 2 p.m. group in the General English Track Year 1.
I’m from Krasnodar through and through, which is in the South of Russia.
I’m a freelancer and teach teens and adults mostly. Since last year I’ve been teaching groups and individuals online.

I am an avid learner. When I learn new things I feel motivated, inspired and way more confident in myself and my abilities, so this is exactly why I’ve joined TTT project!

I share some tips and activities on how to develop listening skills and boost vocabulary on my Instagram @lena_pro_english

Alena Kabuzenko
Year 1 Thursday 9:00 a.m. B2

Contacts: @moscow_english_teacher
I’m a graduate of Moscow Pedagogical State University. To be honest, after getting higher education, I used not to teach for a while. I worked in a plastic surgery clinic for 6 years. I returned to teach being pregnant. Thanks to my children, they recalled me to English)

It took me almost 1 year to repeat everything I’d forgotten. My thirst for knowledge is evident in my book-filled house. And I’m not the only bookworm in our group.

Nowadays, my students are so different. They are from 5 to 35 years old. I love teaching adults, but I can’t stop working with children because of the emotions they give me.

I’m really happy to be a part of a great TTT community! I don’t know how, but Anita joins the best teachers in the world together) Our group is really supportive and like-minded, though we all are with different backgrounds.

Don’t miss the boat! Join TTT!)

Yelena Tsimbalyuk
Year 2 Saturday 12:00 p.m. Advanced

Contacts: slenglish@yandex.ru
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.

Nadezhda Manokhina
Year 2 Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Advanced

Contacts: nadezhda-yur@mail.ru
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.

Maria Burmistrova
Year 2 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!

Polina Evdokimova
Year 2 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.

Olga Belyakova
Year 3 Tuesday 11:00 a.m. Advanced

Contacts: o.belyakova18@gmail.com
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.

Ekaterina Matvienko
Year 3 Sunday 10.00 a.m. Advanced

Contacts: gev07@mail.ru
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.

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