Inna Minuk

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Inna Minuk is Founder and Principal of Matrix Academy with a Ph.D. in linguistics and a master’s in education. From 1999 to 2001, she was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, USA) at the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. Inna has publications in various journals, including First Language and UConn/MIT Working Papers, among others. She has been a speaker at various conferences and workshops held by world-leading universities: MIT, Harvard University, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts, and University of Ottawa, among others. She has over 15 years of teaching experience and has taught a variety of subjects to students at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels of education. She has a strong passion for both humanities and science and she strongly believes that both STEM and humanities are mutually informing disciplines that are crucial to students’ creativity and imagination.

 

Birgit Moenke

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I hold a B.A degree in English and drama from the University of Western Ontario and have over 20 years of experience in teaching English to students from preschool to university level. I have been working with a wide variety of learners from gifted and ESL students, as well as those who need a bit more guidance. I am passionate about English classics, especially Shakespeare, and it has been an exciting experience to organize Poetry Days and Shakespeare Days at Matrix Academy.

Ella Esfahani

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I have Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Physics and Astronomy and Bachelor of Education in experimental science with strong math and physics background, problem solving skills, hands on laboratory experience. I am passionate about physics, math, and astronomy. My priority is helping students reach their highest learning potential when introducing them to the world of science and technology. I have been teaching for more than 10 years in subjects of mathematics, physics, science, and technology. My strategy is based on problem solving and 'learning-by-doing'. I really enjoy engaging with my class to empower and enrich their learning experiences and I often encourage them to look for ways how mathematics and physics could apply to real life.

Mariya Vinnitskaya

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Mariya Vinnitskaya is a math curriculum consultant at Matrix Academy. She holds a Ph.D. in technical sciences and is an active member of the International Informatization Academy, Kazakhstan, and the Project Management Institute, USA. Mariya has over 30 years of teaching experience. She is the author of over 150 publications, including 17 textbooks and teaching guides. She developed information technology courses for the UN chapter in Kazakhstan. She has been a guest speaker at numerous prestigious conferences held in Europe and Asia.