Aleksandr Pronin, trainer, learning designer, curriculum designer.

Tbilisi, Georgia +995595474469 Summary:

  • 20+ years of experience in adult education, learner experience design and curriculum development.
  • 7+ years of experience as self-employed/freelance, good self-leadership skills; can work independently or in a team.

Key skills:

  • Teaching, learning design, knowledge sharing, skill training, curriculum design.
  • Public speaking, storytelling and creative writing, narrative analysis.
  • Video-editing, image-editing (Photoshop, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, Sony Vegas), UX Design, Figma.

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

Education and training:

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

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

  • Selected and modified suggested instructional materials for more effective skill gap closure.
  • Aligned suggested instructional practices with the needs and expectations of particular students for higher customer satisfaction.
  • 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 developing their ability to communicate in English.

  • Designed meaningful learner experiences built around authentic video-mediated narratives.

2017-2018 Designed and created 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 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 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 flexible, satisfying and productive approaches to learning English.
  • Invented an educational boardgame and presented 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.
  • Designed and facilitated teacher-training workshops on implementing modern educational approaches to teaching, use of media and storytelling in teaching, etc.
  • Helped teachers adjust to the students’ individual learning styles or 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.
  • Inspired two students to choose a career in teaching English.