Director of the Center for Academic Writing "Impulse" (University of Tyumen), Russia, Tyumen.
Member of the Association of Academic Writing Experts "National Writing Centers Consortium"
TESOL Member
Member of Russian National Association of Teachers of English
(NATE Russia)
Head of Tyumen English Language Teachers' Association (TumELTA)
British Council teacher-trainer
U.S. government-sponsored exchange program alumnus

Work experience: 26 years.
Professional development:

  • Clarivate Analytics Workshops "How to choose the best journal for publication using Clarivate Analytics resources?" & "How to prepare an article for publication in an international journal using Clarivate Analytics resources", Moscow, October 19-20, 2018.
  • The British Council Workshop "Researcher Connect", Tyumen State University February 26-28, 2018
  • Professional Development for Teacher Trainers: an 8-week online teacher-training course delivered by Arizona State University, September 26 – November 21, 2017
  • Academic Editing Academy by Springer Nature, Moscow, October 18-20, 2017
  • Teacher training course "Communicative Language Teaching for the 21st century: computer-assisted and project-based approaches" (24ac/h), Tyumen State University, June 21-23, 2017
  • The British Council Workshop "Researcher Connect", Tyumen State University, March 13-16, 2017
  • Publishing Academies Course in scientific writing and publishing by Springer Nature, Ural Federal University, February 6-9, 2017
  • NATE Pre-Conference Institute in Writing, Smolensk, April 20, 2016
  • Tutor training for academic writing centers, the English Language Office of the USA Embassy in Moscow, Tyumen State University, April 11-13, 2016
  • Teacher training courses, Freiburg University of Education, June 27 – July 8, 2016
  • British Council seminar for regional trainers (16 ac/h), Moscow, October 8-9, 2015
  • Training course "Moodle-training on creating a virtual classroom", Tyumen State University, September 23 – October 9, 2015
  • Teacher training courses, Freiburg University of Education, January 12 -24, 2015
  • Teacher training courses, Aston University, UK, October 19 – November 1, 2014
  • Trainer development course, Norwich Institute for Language Education, UK, April 14– July 20, 2014
  • Training course "The Implementation of Moodle e-learning platform", Voronezh State University, December 15-17, 2014
  • Regional British Council trainers network workshop (24 ac/h), Moscow, January 15-17, 2015
  • Teacher training course "Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web", University of Oregon, USA, June 24 – August 3, 2013
  • International Visitor Leadership Program "Social media in Education", USA, 2012
Professional interests:
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • English language acquisition & methodology
  • Academic writing
  • Using ICT in language teaching
Valeria will hold a workshop on: "Brainstorming Aloud on Paper".

The workshop focuses on the importance of brainstorming on the way to a final product in academic writing. The participants will try some brainstorming techniques such as freewriting, looping, cubing, which enable them to practice writing in a stress-free and efficient manner. Familiarization with these techniques can be helpful to choose the ones that contribute to developing a writing habit and to avoiding getting bogged down in the writing process.

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