I am an English language teacher in Georgia.
I have been working as an invited lecturer and team leader at Ilia State University and as a teacher trainer at National Center for Teacher Professional Development. I also work as an English language expert for the implementation of the National Curriculum at the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. Most recently, I started to work for British Council in Georgia as an online teacher community facilitator. I also have been a teacher trainer at PH International, Tbilisi, Georgia
As a teacher, I am enthralled and challenged by how my students develop, learn, and interact. I always try to help my students become independent and encourage them to take more responsibility for their learning. I am interested in creating a democratic environment in the classroom and using democratic principles and ideas in the teaching process. I think that the learning process should be active when students are engaged with the learning materials through discussions, problem-solving, case studies, role plays, and other real-life tasks. The most valuable thing about teaching and learning is to place a greater degree of responsibility on the learners and to provide meaningful guidance and feedback. I do believe that it is active learning that enables my students to apply and transfer knowledge. Moreover, I always keep in mind to treat my students as individuals, respect them, and feel a responsibility towards them. Teaching is difficult but I do believe that teachers can make a difference.