Hi! Meet our TTT Team!

TTT is a project for English teachers created by English teachers. The programme is for those who are ready to teach and learn from each other.

Here we will tell you a little about us, so that you know who to contact in case you need something.
We will start with Anita Modestova – the founder.

Anita Modestova

I'm Anita. I'm an English teacher. I got my CELTA in 2013 I used to be a business trainer before that, as I'm a psychologist by education. I got my CPE in 2014. I'm a freelancer, I teach only adults, love teaching low levels and I'm a big fan of the Lexical approach.
I started TTT because I needed a place to speak English, to have those conversations I teach my students to have, to learn from other teachers and enjoy the whole process together.
I've been teaching Russian lexically to Andrew Walkley, the co-author of Outcomes. I consider it fun. as I'm not a real Russian teacher🙂
I love reading, play football a little, and I recently got a cat, he's only 7 weeks old and it's my first pet ever!

Elizaveta Kostikova

I’m Elizaveta, most participants know me as Lizzie, which is my favourite nickname.
I’ve been with TTT from the very beginning, the idea of sharing is so appealing to me that I couldn’t help joining when it just started. Basically, I’m responsible for keeping everything organised, clear and easy to use. I deal with incoming messages, Zoom links, payments, speakers, partners and whatnot. First I joined TTT as a participant, but soon it was clear that it was not enough, I wanted more involvement and responsibility. Have never regretted my decision to become part of the TTT organising team. Apart from TTT I entertain myself with reading thick books, watching thought-provoking movies and travel.

Natalia Ladygina

I'm Natalia Ladygina and I've been with TTT since February 2020. I'm the team member who believes in the virtue of high-stake exams for language teachers - I know it first hand that they can open a lot of doors for you, depending on your circumstances and aspirations. Therefore, currently I'm investing my time, energy and expertise into planning, designing, running and facilitating the TTT Exams Track. I don't teach there, but I do a lot of backstage work: designing and marking placement tests, coming up with monthly guides, inviting expert-speakers, preparing and running mock tests, helping people to learn to set their weekly goals and to track their progress and to learn about nuances of each exam paper.

Outside TTT I'm an English Teacher, a CELTA and CELT-P tutor, a teacher trainer, a conference speaker, a happy woman, a wife and a mom, a loyal friend, an avid reader, a keen traveller, a used-to-be dancer, and a person who is in love with her life.

Contacts: nuvdovenko@mail.ru

Marina Dolgacheva

Hey! I'm Marina and I can confess that CPD is my religion. I've been with TTT for almost a year as a participant and have just become a member of the TTT team, who is in charge of the General English track and everything related to it.
I'm a practicing school teacher, a methodologist, a teacher trainer, a keen cinema-goer, a glass-half-full person who adores detective stories and cats. Deductive logic can help you figure out my cat's name. It's Sherlock of course.

Contacts: info@teachers-teach-teachers.com

Heather Belgorodtseva

Heather Belgorodtseva is a Teacher Trainer on CELTA and post-CELTA courses based in Moscow. She is mostly found hanging out in the WhatsApp Chat for Teachers of the Month trying to lure people into talking about teaching, which is exactly the sort of behaviour that got her into teacher training in the first place. Everything about teaching and learning languages and language itself is fascinating!

Contacts: info@teachers-teach-teachers.com

Yulia Efremova

I’ve been studying with TTT since February 2020 and joined the team at the end of 2020. I mainly write different texts about the project, its programme, about past and upcoming events as well as about TTT people: our participants, speakers and team. Most of all, though, I enjoy writing about questions related to teaching English and preparing for exams.
Outside TTT I’m a teacher in a Moscow state school (a very good one!), but am currently on maternity leave, spending most of my time with my two children. My favourite pastime is reading coming-of-age novels and creating children’s books with my daughter.
Contacts: info@teachers-teach-teachers.com

Amalia Nazaretyan

Meet Amalia @amalianaz, the person in charge of promoting our social media. She’s extremely happy about TTT reaching 6K followers :)

“Hi, everyone! My name is Amalia. I’m a digital manager in TTT. Guys, thank you so much, this number is very important for us. And I really believe: everyone of you can find something interesting, helpful and maybe funny in our Instagram account.

Thank you for your support and bye!"

Anastasia Gorokhova

Hello! I'm Anastasia!
I’ve joined the TTT team quite recently and I am not an English teacher, but I have already managed to imbue others with its spirit and values. I help people on social networks to better understand our project and answer their questions.
I spend my free time with my son and two daughters, rollerblading, cycling and horse riding. I dream of passing the IELTS exam and leaving for Australia.

Contacts: admin@modestova.pro

Sergei Ataiants

Hi there! I am IT support in TTT.

More about Sergei here
Contacts: info@teachers-teach-teachers.com