Aleksandr Pronin, trainer, learning designer, curriculum designer.

Aleksandr Pronin, Teacher, Teacher trainer, Learning Designer

Tbilisi, Georgia


  • 20+ years of experience in adult education, teacher development, learner experience design and curriculum design.
  • 7+  years of experience as self-employed/freelance;  good self-leadership skills; can work independently and in a team.
Key skills:
  • Teaching, teacher-training, learning design, knowledge sharing, curriculum design.
  • Public speaking, storytelling and creative writing, narrative analysis.
  • Video-editing, image-editing (Photoshop, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, Sony Vegas); UX Design, Figma, Adobe XD.
Education, training, certifications:
  • 1999 – State Pedagogical University, St-Petersburg, Russia (Teacher of Physics and English)
  • 2008 – Cambridge TKT, Band 4.
  • 2011 – Teaching Writing, online, US Dept. of State
  • 2015 – Creative Writing, online, University of Iowa
  • 2021 – GMAT, overall score – 690; 94 percentile in the Verbal Section
  • 2022 – Google UX Design Professional Certificate, Google on Coursera
  • 2023 – Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop – Adobe Certified Professional
  • 2023 – Google Project Management Professional Certificate, Google on Coursera
  • 2023 – Python Core by JetBrains Academy

2022 – 2023 Senior ESP trainer at ‘English by Yandex.Practicum’ (English for software developers). 

  • Took part in launching the pilot project in English for IT specialists.
  • Selected and modified suggested instructional materials for more effective skill gap closure with respect to the needs of IT practitioners in an international working environment.
  • Conducted classes and provided feedback on the usability and effectiveness of the course materials and procedures.

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

  • Developed and implemented curricula for groups and individuals aimed at boosting communication skills in English.
  • Designed meaningful learner experiences built around authentic video narratives.

2017 – 2018 Designed a multi-level online English language course; freelance.

  • Conducted competitors’ audit, created user journey maps, designed functional features of the future product, selected the input material.
  • Compiled lists of requirements for the IT 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.


  • Translated a collection of scientific (Physics, Chemistry, Measurements) reports from laboratories and subsidiaries of the Research Institute of Metrology.

2014 – 2017 Curriculum designer, learner experience designer, trainer; self-employed. 

  • Designed and delivered group-set educational experiences for raising self-awareness through narrative practices.
  • Designed and delivered public workshops dedicated to more satisfying and productive approaches to learning English.

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

  • Built a strong team of teachers with shared attitudes and values.
  • Designed and facilitated teacher-training workshops on implementing modern educational approaches to teaching.

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

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