• None of us is

  • AS SMART AS ALL OF US

  • -Ken Blanchard

Meet Our team

Alexey Kovalenko

CEO

Artem Usik

Project Coordinator

Valeriya Sarakhman

English teacher

Anna Krasilnik

Chief Talent Development Officer

Alexey Kovalenko

Working with other language instructors as a mentor and a materials developer is a great chance to deliver value. It presents with an opportunity to cultivate more and more knowledge. I believe, being a teacher is continuous process learning; this way Savvy team and myself develop new approaches for useful and vocational English to help our clients broaden the exact skills using the very language they need for day-to-day communication.

Artem Usik

English teacher: Marzek, WorkRocks, WebiNerds, LevelUp
Education: Cambridge English Teacher Member;
Grammar for Teachers: Language Awareness;
Teaching with Technology: Internet and Tools.
During my career I have gained vast experience of using interactive teaching methods and now able to activate students' basic language skills quickly and effectively. Successful teaching experience in corporate groups, as well as individual trainings have helped me tomaster the ability to adapt to a variety of teaching styles as well as to any situations and this way to guide our students to the outmost of their potential.

Valeriya Sarakhman

English teacher: Disc Soft, Noosphere
Education: Technical translation, Dnipropetrovsk metallurgical academy of Ukraine
I’ve been teaching English since the first years of studies in university, and still helping my students acquiring skills at the first steps of their language perfection. Having my job as a hobby find it easy to come up with many ways to make my lessons easy-going, and efficient for any learners with the best approach suitable for them.

Anna Krasilnik

Business English Coach since 2008
Soft Skills Trainer since 2014
Certificates:
• Cambridge English TKT (Band 4),
• International Coaching Academy Maximum (ICF-certified Coach);
• London Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Business English Trainer - passed with merit);
• ToP-facilitator;
• Member of European Association of Transactional Analysis.
Everything I do is based on 2 fundamental beliefs.
#1 - Every person has unlimited potential.
#2 - Working in synergy people can achieve unimagined results.
My role as a trainer and coach I see in assisting people to find the way to unleash their talents, to learn to effectively communicate their ideas to others and to be ready to really listen and understand those around them.

Viacheslav Rudnytskyi

Chief Learning Experience Officer

Lena Bondar

Senior teacher,
Learning Manager

Elena Tokovaya

Project Coordinator

Evgeniya Slobodian

Senior teacher,
Learning Manager

Viacheslav Rudnytskyi

English language instructor since 2007
International debate coach since 2008
Soft skills trainer since 2010
Educating people is the greatest responsibility and the most important chance a person can ever get. The talent of a good teacher or trainer is to see, understand and grow learner’s potential. I believe in the benefits of learner centered approach, steady and systematic improvement, motivation as one of the key factors in learning.

Lena Bondar

Experience: English language instructor, American English Center, Oles Honchar’s Dnipropetrovsk National University
Education: Dnipropetrovsk National University Pedagogical school (Primary school English teacher, Junior specialist), Oles Honchar’s National University, Department of English philology (English language and literature, Specialist), Certificate of Advanced English, Cambridge university Teacher training course by CELTA instructors, Dnipropetrovsk.
“Teaching is hard work because it’s heart work”. You share everything you have – knowledge, inspiration and kindness. That’s exactly what I feel being a teacher. The best compliment for me is my students’ results: good grades, university admissions, tests passed and their comfort while doing business, studying or travelling abroad.

Elena Tokovaya

Education: Dnipropetrovsk National University, English and Psychology Department, Master of psychology.
Experience: 2007-2008 - English teacher at American English Center, 2008-2014 - school director at American English Center.
“Running teaches me that I am capable of so much more than I ever imagine”. And I’m positive that we can improve ourselves every day. I enjoy organizing working process, love communication and feeling responsibility for every step that I need to make to do my job in a perfect way.

Katerina Prozorova

English teacher

Khatia Mekhatishvili

English teacher

Sofia Lichman

English teacher

Lada Seredina

English teacher

Katerina Prozorova

English teacher: Oracle, WebiNerds, Noosphere, Apriorit
Experience: Started career as an English language instructor in 2010, giving both one-to-one and group lessons. Besides, she has tried her hand at writing, oral and written translation.
Teaching has truly become my lifetime project and love. Making difference to learners' progress and seeing people improve their skills and gain confidence when speaking English is so inspiring. I believe learning can and must be enjoyable. What you should know is "Never give up on pushing for what you want!". Just do it!:)

Khatia Mekhatishvili

Education: Dnipropetrovsk National University, Faculty of Ukrainian and Foreign Philology and Study of Art,
Department of Comparative Philology of Eastern and English Speaking Countries
Experience: English teacher at SAM, English teacher at American English Center, private tutor
Language is part of culture, therefore studying the culture is integral to learning its language. I approach both hands-on and I teach my students to do the same. To me, teaching is every bit as challenging as it is rewarding, and there is no better reward than seeing my students develop a love of their own for the language and culture that are so dear to me, and then succeed because of it.

Sofia Lichman

Education: Oles Honchar Dnipro National University. Japanese language and literature department
I started learning English at the age of seven and realized I wanted to make it my future job at the age of sixteen. Knowing grammar rules almost perfectly and not being able to apply them in real life, especially when it came to speaking, I tried different schools, private tutors, and many approaches to find what was good for me! And finally after five years of intense practice I felt confident enough to start teaching English! Since then I've had more than two hundred students in groups and individual lessons. Looking at how different people, their needs and abilities can be made me learn to be more flexible and creative in the methods I use at my lessons! So here I am a member of Savvy Team, trying to be helpful every day, saving the world with the power of knowledge!

Lada Seredina

Experienced English Teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the IT industry. Skilled in Microsoft Excel, Linguistics, Translation, Foreign Languages, and Adobe Illustrator. Strong education professional with a Bachelor focused in Translation and Philology from National Mining University, Dnipropetrovsk.

Zhenya Pereverzeva

English teacher

Anhelina Petrova

English teacher

Alexandra Kyrhyz

English teacher

Yaroslav Kernitskiy

English teacher

Yuliya Shevchenko

English teacher

Zhenya Pereverzeva

English teacher: Noosphere, Kultprosvet
Education: Technical translation, Dnipropetrovsk mining university
Experience: Studying in Dnipropetrovsk music academy had an opportunity to interpret musical master-classes. Gradually started to give one-to-one lessons.
All my working experience I'm trying to find the best ways of individual approach and work with psychological aspects of language perceiving.

Anhelina Petrova

Education: Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University – Department of Interpretation & Translation (Translator, Bachelor), Department of English Philology (English language and literature, Specialist), Kyiv National Linguistic University –Department of English Philology & Translation, a PhD in Germanic Languages.
Experience: an English, German language teacher – International Language School “Globus”, an Assistant professor, a PhD (for Engineering & IT specialities) – Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, a Private and Corporate English teacher for more than 9 years now.
Successful teaching for me is about shaping the information flow so that my students experience it, moment by moment, at the right level of difficulty.

Valeriya Starovoida

Education: National Mining University, marketing, 2009-­2014
Experience: 2011­2016 ECC event manager.
What is it really like to be an event planner? Why am I doing this?
My answer is pretty simple.
More or less most of us want to be happy or/and satisfied, and my job it to make them feel these emotions. I always want to see the smiles on the faces, that is a real inspiration for me to set new goals and to conquer new peaks. I always want to make the next event better than the previous one. I cannot express my feelings when everybody says “thank you” for the organising of a wonderful and successful event!
I do what I wanna to do cause I only want to make people happy!

Alexandra Kyrhyz

Education: Dnipropetrovsk National University, English philology & Literature Department, Master’s Degree.
Experience: 2016-2019 -English tutor and teacher at American English Center, Volunteer translator in TED