Being inspired by her favorite motto ‘Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle’, Alina recently completed an MA in ‘Pedagogy – English Subject Teaching’ at Capital Normal University, Beijing, and has held a Professional Teaching Certificate since 2005. Alina has been using this motto to motivate herself and her students to move forward in life and study. She graduated from Hunan Normal University in 2005, majoring in English Education and started her English teaching career in Zhongshan, Guangdong. She has over 12 year’ s experience teaching English as a Second Language, both in International and Chinese Schools, co-ordinating Language programs, and preparing students for mainstream English classes, IELTS exams and High School Entrance Exams. During these years, she has helped numerous students substantially improve their English level, in preparing them for later studying overseas.
Outside school, she enjoys time with her little son and playing badminton, which she leads a CCA here at Dulwich.