About me

Alex Vlasov

Exam Trainer, EFL Specialist

Alex Vlasov - BEC Preparation

“Teaching is my occupation, my career and my passion. I always wanted to be a teacher, even when I was a small kid, and I’ve never thought of doing anything else for a living.”

Experience

2019 - Present

GMAT Consulting

GMAT Trainer (individual lessons) and Academic advisor, GMAT Verbal Reasoning expert

2016 - 2020

MasterIELTS - St. Petersburg

Senior IELTS Trainer & Course Developer at MasterIELTS – leading education centre in St. Petersburg (Russia)

EGO-Round Centre - St. Petersburg

2017-2018

Corporate course creator; EFL Teacher (Native Speaker), Business English expert

ABC English - Moscow

2015 - 2017

EFL Instructor to all levels (Elementary – Advanced); IELTS team manager & IELTS Trainer

Speak UP Language Centre

2014 - 2016

Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (Native Speaker); Senior EFL Teacher

Freelance

2009 - Present

EFL Teacher, Exam Trainer (GMAT, IELTS, CELPIP & BEC Preparation)

“Professional IELTS and GMAT trainer, native English speaker who does not stand still. Alex is constantly improving his skills, taking trainings and master classes on the exam structure and innovations. Alex’ classes are always dynamic and interesting, because he responsibly approaches the planning of each lesson in order to make them as productive as possible. Students appreciate Alex’s sociability and openness, qualities which allow the learners to quickly overcome the language barrier and speak English.”

– MasterIELTS

 

Education

TEFL

  • TEFL Certification – Leeds, UK – 120-hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language course – 2012
  • TEFL Certification (CALL specialist) – LoveTEFL, UK – 2016

Exam Preparation

  • IELTS Teacher Training Program – 2021, IDP Australia
  • Teaching IELTS – advanced 120-hour course, Cambridge, UK
  • IELTS Train the Trainer 60-hour course – British Council , Glasgow
  • IELTS Certificate (2011) – Overall score – 8.5 (L ‑ 9; R ‑ 8; S ‑ 9; W ‑ 8.5)
  • GMAT Certificate (2015) – 720/800; 750/800 (2017)

Business English

  • Teaching Business English – 60-hour course, ITTO – 2016
  • Business English Teaching Course – 120 hours, TEFL Academy – 2019
  • KPMG K ‑ Foundation Certificate of completion – KPMG Training program

Higher Education

“You have prepared a great lesson plan, which is well staged and well suited to teaching the second conditional to a group of intermediate adults. You have prepared a good variety of tasks to challenge the students and to provide them with practise of all four skills. Your essay strongly supports your plan, and you have demonstrated that you know how to prepare and deliver a suitable and enjoyable grammar lesson to a group of adult learners. Congratulations!”

LoveTEFL Team