I lived in London for 13 years. I graduated from the University of Medicine, and worked as a physician in Emergency Department at St. George Hospital in London. In 2014 my family and I returned to Ukraine. Since then I have been volunteering by conducting English classes for children and adults at a local library, was one of organizers of GoCamp at my children’s school, organized scout camps for girls. It has become clear to me that my passion is to guide and teach young people. What really inspires me is when it becomes easy for a child to learn and when they develop “I can and I enjoy” attitude. I am well acquainted with the problems of outdated Ukrainian education, hence decided to come up with an alternative, which is met with high demand not only by children and parents, but teachers alike. Therefore it was easy to gather a team of single-minded people. I am very much looking forward to launching the camps, to explore, learn and develop together with the children.
Ostap Dzondza Camp Teacher Drohobych native by birth, English linguist by choice, theatrical actor by chance, translator and interpreter by profession. I have spent over 20 years working as a translator and now I would like to give some of my knowledge and experience in the realm of languages back to young Ukrainians who wish to improve their English skills.
I am Senior Operating Dept practitioner in Anaesthesia at the West Middlesex University Hospital part of the Chelsea and Westminster NHS trust London. I retired from full time clinical work in 2018 to devote more time to my various medical and music projects in Ukraine. I first came to Ukraine in May 2002 , and since then have held small group masterclasses in airway management mainly in Ivano Frankivsk and Ternopil regions.In doing so , I have had the opportunity to write several feature articles in the UK based medical press on anaesthesia in Ukraine , and with my close contacts with industry, have been able to donate in excess of £1.5 million of anaesthesia/surgical equipment to various hospitals throughout Ukraine. From 2004 I have run a successful exchange project for Ukrainian anaesthetists to visit my hospital in London. I am an active member of UMAUK , the Ukrainian medical association of the UK , and have recently contributed to the annual British-Ukraine Symposium in anaesthesia. I live in west London , am married with 2 daughters and enjoy anything to do with guitars.
I have been wanting to get involved in teaching English to Ukrainian children and gladly agreed to take part in TutorCamp.
Darka Soloducha was born into the active community of the London Ukrainian diaspora where she studied and taught. She travels and works in the fields of education (training/tutoring), media (monitoring) and electoral canvassing and observing within the UK and Europe – including many years in Ukraine. Darka has linguistic experience with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and NATO (translating/interpreting) as well as with charities.
Our volunteer team member Matvi has a dynamic & entrepreneurial personality and brings to the camp a wide range of global experience, outdoor sportsmanship and training, and management. He has participated in expeditions in New Zealand and Alaska, and has led many kayaking tours on the Atlantic Ocean and the largest lakes in North America. Matvi has traveled in 16 countries and participated in a range of business and research planning discussions in countries ranging from China to Italy and has managed business in the customer service industry. Matvi has a special love for Ukraine since his father’s family emigrated from the Carpathian Mountains to America around 1905, and he has family living near Mukachevo. He has a heart for helping children and has volunteered with disabled and orphaned children in Ukraine. He looks forward to sharing his experience, knowledge, and English with a warm heart.
I’m 20 years old and studying mechanical engineering in Ankara, Turkey/ I like outdoor activities, swimming. I like to help people learn new things and learn myself at the same time.
I am currently studying mechanical engineering at Kingston university, in the process of a 3 month placement in Lviv at Electrontrans and various other factories. I was born in London and therefore English is my native language. I am fond of music, reading, sports, culture and travelling. I have visited Ukraine many times since 2003 and been all over the country.
An intellectual game, which you can go through with maximum care, logic and cleverness. The main difficulty is limited time. After all, who does not dare to feel like Sherlock?