Help Ukrainian refugees be productive in the world economy, stand firmly on their own two feet, and support themselves - and Ukraine
We are connecting Ukrainian refugees with volunteer language tutors for free 1 on 1 online lessons
We have weekly English Speaking Club group sessions for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
We have IELTS/TOEFL general information sessions as well as preparation sessions weekly
We’re happy to offer free 1:1 expert consultations for our students to:
- set goals in learning English
- recommend resources for different purposes
- tailor the most suitable strategy for the language learning process
Our mission is to help Ukrainian refugees adapt to the new environment abroad, become productive, and be able to support themselves and Ukraine. We strongly believe that the world will benefit from Ukrainians being well-educated and well-integrated in the countries that welcomed them and in the world economy overall.
To achieve this goal we start with the very basics - teaching Ukrainian refugees the world languages by connecting them with volunteer language tutors.
Tutors from all over the world are signing up and already offering to teach 10+ different languages
Ukrainian refugees aged from 18 to 68 from 12 different host countries signed up to receive help in learning foreign languages
Our team is working hard to create the best matches and ensure both tutor and student are happy and are working towards their common goal
We'll explore strategies to make tutoring conversation more engaging and productive.
During this webinar, we will explore different tips and tricks for effectively teaching on Zoom
Speaking Club, IELTS/TOEFL Coordinator
Asya Gorlova is a PhD student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona. She specializes in foreign language instructional practices, educational technology, and language program administration. She has been a language teacher for over 10 years. She has experience in teaching English and Russian in language schools, universities, intensive programs, and high schools. In her free time, she likes reading, biking, and playing musical instruments.
Social media/Newsletter Coordinator
I am Olesia. I am the person who has experienced being a refugee and who managed to overcome both inner psychological and language barriers. I am a future student who is interested in marketing, management and creativity. I am fond of social geography and design as well. So, first of all, when I saw an opportunity to join Tutors4Ukraine team, I thought that it would be a great platform for both supporting my fellow citizens and implementation my theoretical knowledge in practice. Through my work I hope to become a successful content producer and imagemaker for lots of Ukrainians as I have dreamt of that in my childhood.
Tutor Support & Training Expert
I have two decades of experience teaching English in the USA and overseas, in person and online, to students ages 2 through adults, at entering through commanding language levels. Based in New York City, I’m a Field Supervisor at CUNY Hunter College, where I mentor and evaluate new English Language teachers in schools throughout New York City, and I teach College Writing, Intercultural Skills, and ESL at Fordham University’s Institute of American Language and Culture. During the summer, I teach English at an international language camp in Croatia.
Hello, my name is Marina and I'm from Kharkiv. As many other people I was forced to leave my hometown and go to another country. But there is one thing which is common in all of us - the wish to help each other. That's why I'm happy to be a part of this great organisation. In my usual time I study law, foreign languages and play some musical instruments. I wish peace to everyone on the Earth.
My name is Alicia Ward and I am a graduate student in the Department of Germanic and SlavicStudies at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently I amworking on a research project about Politics of Memory in Ukraine. When I am not at school youcan often find me outside with my dog Louis or reading a book in bed with my cat Snickers!Joining the Tutors4Ukraine has been an amazing experience and I am looking forward togrowing with the organization.
Website & Database Support
Hi, my name is Xhoel Bano. I just graduated with a bachelor's in Computer Engineering. I love technology, especially dealing with data. I have always been active and contributed as a volunteer in different activities. For two years I was a volunteer serving as a teaching assistant at a program called Code for Albania. I assisted and helped +200 kids and teenagers to learn to program. Now I have some months joined as a volunteer with Tutors4Ukraine amazing team. Very proud that joined the team and am eager to overcome challenges by helping Ukrainian refugees connect with volunteer tutors so they can learn new languages and make their integration into their new environment and society abroad smoother and more productive.
Speaking Club Leader
Michelle Kotko is a senior instructor in the LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) program at Vancouver Community College. She was the program resource coordinator from 2012-2019. She has mentored many new instructors to the field of English as an Additional Language. She is a member of BC TEAL and contributor to Tutela-Canada’s national resource for newcomers hub. Her expertise is in educational technology, and Intercultural communication. She has taught English as an additional language in the settlement sector for over 20 years.
Language Learning Expert
Evgeniia Dudnikova, a teacher of English as a foreign language who is passionate about instilling the love for the language into the curious minds of her students and promotes total language immersion in and outside of the classroom. Have extensive experience in teaching students of various ages and levels, training teachers, giving lectures and seminars at universities, preparing candidates for international exams (a keen testee myself ;) ). Based in Ireland, my new home, I love walking a lot, savoring local goodies and baking.
Tutor Support & Training Expert
My name is Leah Kelly and I have been an online ESL teacher for eight years. I’m married and have three kids. I am from Alabama in the USA but I would love to travel to as many other countries as I can, learn all about the different cultures, and especially try all of the amazing food! I have a Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness but I also have a big sweet tooth. I am an amateur cake decorator and I love to cook and bake for my family. I am so excited to be a part of this amazing community!