- English (mother tongue)
- Bachelor’s degree in “Russian Language and Literature”, University of Washington.
- Certificate to teach English from the University of Seattle
- Certificate of Specialization in Bi-lingual Education, Central University of Washington.
Steve has been teaching English in schools in Seattle for the past 12 years, so he has a great deal of experience teaching Russian-speaking students of all ages: children, adolescents, and adults. He understands Russian culture, history, and literature very well, and he travels to Russia and the countries of the CIS every year. As well as writing fascinating books about his travels, Steve teaches English via Skype. He really enjoys teaching students American slang and colloquial expressions. Steve also prepares students to sit and pass the TOEFL exam.