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Mrs Arina Zinoveva


Experienced English teacher

Sydney tutor in ESL, Essay Writing, English, IELTS, TOEFL, EAL, PTE, Creative Writing, English Literature, Reading, Special Needs, Teacher

Hello, my name is Arina and I've been teaching English since 2005. Teaching English is not only my passion, but also a constant subject of my curiosity. I explore English together with my students, we help each other understand its structure and cultural peculiarities. My other passion is Fine Arts, and it blends with languages really well! I like incorporating creative techniques into my teaching methodology; it makes lessons fun and information easy to understand and memorise.

I have flexible working hours but prefer a responsible learner who can arrange lessons in advance. It is preferable to meet for a lesson every week, as it helps to make a steady progress. Our main goal is to achieve strong and long-lasting results in a minimal period of time.

The structure of my lesson is well balanced. I include grammar and pronunciation techniques, also tips for better and quicker memorisation. I gather information for lessons from different sources, which makes my class interactive, vibrant and effective. I use audio-visual aids and have an extensive database of audios, videos, movies and presentations to help you succeed.

I have been traveling to UK, US, China, Indonesia, Europe and New Zealand and have a good understanding of different cultures. It enables me to explain the English culture and immerse you into English traditions. It helps to learn the language when you are familiar with the particularities of a thinking process of a person from a different country.



- Teaching English as a foreign language to students aged 6-60 years old: 2005 - current
- Taught international students aged 10-17 years old at International House Ellesmere, UK: July-August 2019
- Teaching academic writing to tertiary students in Australia and the UK: 2017 - current
- Taught art, ESL and ICT at Chatswood Intensive English Centre: October - December 2017
- Preparing students for IELTS, TOEFL and PTE: 2010 - current
- Teaching Russian as a second language: 2011 - current
- Teaching Fine Arts: 2015 - current


CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) 2019
International House London

Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), 2015
Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Distinction), 2014
University of New South Wales

Diploma of Fine Arts, 2012
TAFE St George


The rate is $50 per 60 minutes for a one-on-one session. If you are a group, we can arrange it by having a Zoom conference. The rate for a group lesson will depend on a number of students. As an estimate, $15-$25 per person in a group lesson.

My ABN is 77 832 034 423

Student Discount

Mention that you found this advertisement on Tutor Finder and you will receive your first lesson for half the normal hourly rate ($25 instead of $50).

Working With Children Check

Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in New South Wales until 24-Feb-2021 (details available on request)




Joined Tutor Finder on 13-Mar-2018 (updated profile on 15-Oct-2020)
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Creative Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
EAL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English Literature (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
ESL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
IELTS (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
PTE (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Special Needs (Primary, Secondary)
TOEFL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)


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