Andrii is from Ukraine where he was educated, earning a BA and MA in Ukrainian Language and Literature, with specialisation in teaching Ukrainian as a foreign language from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.  His education was funded by a full scholarship provided by Ukrainian government.  In 2020 Andrii was a recipient of the Theodosius and Iren Senkowsky Prize for Achievement in Ukrainian Studies as a student at the Harvard University Ukrainian Summer Institute in the USA.

Though he grew up in Ukraine, Andrii’s international experience includes teaching languages on four different continents.  He has taught Ukrainian in Poland, in Ukraine at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Liv, UK, and the USA where he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania; English in Ukraine and Vietnam; and English and French in Morocco. He was also a part of the Reform Support Team of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and was consulting the Ukrainian government on questions of education reform and on the development of teaching standards, specifically in the area of ​​language instruction.  He has a strong interest in modern Ukrainian poetry.

Andrii is currently now in the UK where he serves as a Language Teaching Officer in Ukrainian and Russian at the University of Cambridge and is pursuing a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at this institution. He has a particular interest in the use of technology in teaching Ukrainian which should serve him well as a teacher of our IB students of Ukrainian Literature!