Aleksandr Pronin
Tbilisi, Georgia


  • 20+ years experience in adult and teenager teaching including instructional design, learner experience design and curriculum development.
  • Video-editing skills (Sony Vegas), image-editing skills (Photoshop), Articulate Storyline.
  • 7+ years experience of as self-employed/freelance, strong self-management skills, able to work independantly and in a team.


  • 1994-1999 – State Pedagogical University, St-Petersburg, Russia. University diploma “Teacher of Physics and English.”
  • 2022 – Coursera, Google UX Design Professional Certificate.
  • 2015 – Iova University, Creative Writing.

Key skills:

  • Teaching, learning design, knowledge sharing.
  • UX Design.
  • Storytelling and creative writing.
  • Articulate Storyline, video-editing, image-editing with Photoshop.
  • Public speaking.


2022 Senior ESP trainer at ‘English by Yandex.Practicum’ (English for software developers).

  • Selected and modified the suggested instructional materials for more effective skill-gap closure.
  • Aligned the suggested instructional practices with the needs and expectations of particular students for higher customer satisfaction.
  • Delivered feedback to the course developers’ team on the usability and effectiveness of the course materials and procedures.

2018-2022 Instructional designer, learning experience designer, teacher of English; self-employed.

  • Created meaningful educational experiences based on authentic media content for ILT.

2017-2018 Designed and created a multy-level online English language course; freelance.

  • Selected input material for the course and designed tasks and activities.
  • Conducted competitors’ audit, created user journey maps, designed functional features of the future product.
  • Compiled lists of requirements for the developers to implement in the form of interactive activity templates; checked the templates for functionality.
  • Uploaded the content to the web platform using the tools and mark-ups created by the developers.

2014-2017 Instructional designer, teacher of English; self-employed.

  • Organised and led public workshops dedicated to promoting more flexible approaches to learning English.
  • Invented an educational board game and participated with it in a contest of innovations in education, Moscow, 2016.

2007-2014 Director of studies, teacher of English; a private language school.

  • Built a strong team of teachers with shared attitudes and values.
  • Ran teacher-training workshops on approaches to teaching, use of media and storytelling in teaching, etc.
  • Helped teachers adjust to the students’ individual learning styles/preferences.

2002-2007 Teacher of English; a private language school.

  • Achieved the highest client retention rate among the staff in both adult and teenager groups.

Additional information.

  • 2021 – GMAT, overal score – 690; 94 percentile in the Verbal Section.