Profile of teacher Kathrin Demchishina

Kathrin Demchishina

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Hi there! I am an experienced ESL teacher and my main goal is to help you speak English confidently!:)

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Vocabulary Vocabulary
Pronunciation Pronunciation
Complete beginners Complete beginners
I teach using the Communicative approach and adapt the lessons to my learners' needs. My main goal is to make sure my learners can actually speak English and be comfortable while doing so. :) We can focus more on grammar, speaking or any other type of exercise/activity as needed, but usually we hit all the skills needed to be able to speak/communicate in English in a balanced way.
what should you expect from my classes:
Since I teach with the Communicative Approach in mind, I have very flexible lesson plans. My specialty and main focus is working with adults and helping them discover and enjoy "real life" English. In order to do that I make sure that we have a balanced approach and do a little bit of everything during our lessons: grammar, vocabulary, speaking, pronunciation, etc.
my teaching background:
I have been an ESL teacher for the past 7 years and I started out teaching at a language school, so I have experience working with groups of adults and one-on-one lessons, too. For the past couple of years I have been working as a private tutor and, more recently, an online private tutor.
my background outside of teaching:
I studied Literature in London, so I have a certain love for the language.:) Aside from teaching English, I also do translations, proofreading and a bit of copywriting.
native languages:
Russian, English
other languages spoken:
Spanish, French
Teaching Experience Certificate
TESOL Foundational Principles
TESOL Lesson Design and Assessment
TESOL Theories of Second Language Acquisition

price per lesson

30-minute trial lesson: $1.50

1 lesson 5 lessons 10 lessons
$19.00 $18.00 $17.00
$21.50 $21.00 $20.50

3 unique facts about me

  • I love animals and have two kitties (Mr. Jacob and Dr. Watson) and a dog (Marley) :)
  • As an extension of the first fact, since I love all living creatures, I am also an avid indoor gardener!
  • The last book I read was Stephen King's 'The Outsider'. I'm on a bit of a King's-books-binge, so I am currently reading his 'Bag of Bones'. XD


  • Maja Przedcieczyńska's profile picture

    Kathrin is not only a professional teacher, but also a wonderful person. Lessons with her are a real pleasure and give you a chance to learn many interesting things (Kathrin often adapts them to your interests and needs). I can honestly say that thanks to her I overcame my biggest fear of speaking, which was the thing I cared most about. Our meetings were always a very pleasant start of the day and although I was very stressed at the beginning, it didn't last long. A HUGE THANK YOU!

  • Dominika Bryła's profile picture

    Great flow with Kate! I truly reccomend!

  • Camilla Troiani's profile picture

    she's friendly and you immediately understand that she has a structure and a program as a teacher.

  • Dominika Bryła's profile picture

    Great conversation lesson! It was pure pleasure :)

  • Marta Sawicka's profile picture

    It was a good first lesson. Can't wait for more. Thank you Kathrin :)

  • Isabel GP's profile picture

    Kathrin es una profesora muy simpática, maneja y explica con claridad todos los contenidos, responde a todas las preguntas y tiene mucha paciencia con sus estudiantes. La recomiendo ! :)

  • Dominika Bryła's profile picture

    Kate make You to speak! Great and diverse lesson! Full of talking, vocabulary and even grammar review.

  • Dominika Bryła's profile picture

    Great communication with Kathrin :)