Irina has been teaching our son maths for the last two years – in person and online. We hugely recommend her. Irina’s style is warm and inventive – it’s no surprise that she is so qualified and it is also obvious she is a Mother herself. Our son really enjoys and looks forward to his lessons. The teaching materials Irina uses are often very creative and a few times after his lesson my son has been inspired to use them to make his own art work. At a time when school curriculums are becoming more constrained it’s such a joy to see this kind of fusion of art and maths. Yet Irina also gently challenges – pushing our son to stretch himself. He now sees himself as “good” at Maths and that’s had a knock on effect on how he has approached his number work at school. More than that though I feel Irina’s lessons and homework have grown a love of puzzles and creative thinking which will put him in good stead whatever he decides to do. Thank you Irina! (12 December 2020)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin, North London
We met Irina two years ago when she was one of the teachers in a local Russian class for 3-4 year olds. My daughter absolutely loved the class and could not wait to see Irina each week. Now Irina runs a weekly morning Russian club at my children’s school, and my two boys, ages 10 and 8, and my daughter, who is now 5, are greatly enjoying the club. Irina has an amazing talent for teaching children with different abilities and different levels of knowledge. She keeps the lessons fun, incorporates popular songs, poetry and cultural concepts, and the children learn so much along the way. They don’t mind getting up extra early to make it to Irina’s club! (1┬áDecember 2017)
Oksana Lekarev