Our Teachers

Our tutors are  dedicated professionals with a  creative approach and, of course, huge desire to impart  love to Russian language and culture to our children, help them to reach high  educational  results.

Russian and literature Teacher
Nikishina Maia


Graduated from the Azerbaydzhan Pedagogical University  as a teacher of English and Russian. After her graduation Maia moved to live in Tallin, Estonia where she taught English at a secondary school level. Maia  is a professional, with teaching experience of more than 30 years.

In 2007-2015 she was a Director of the  Holborn branch at the Russian school “Znaniye” in London. She worked to develop the speaking ability of Russian children, aged 8-12. She took part as one of the founders of “Kaleidoscope” in Crawley, where she conducts Russian language and Literature  and also is responsible for the  planning of lessons and fulfills the control of the quality in training. She runs multiple groups with the purpose of preparing children for their Russian GCSE and A-Level exams. What she values most is helping young children learn to love Russian culture through the history, traditions, music, fairy tales and stories.

Speech and Language Specialist in Russian
Mamatniyazova Gulmira –


Gulmira graduated from University as a speech therapist. In the Children’s Center of Education and Arts “Kaleidoscope”,  Gulmira works with the youngest pupils. Gulmira has a way of creating a special atmosphere and relation with her pupils that is what enables them to do their best in her classes. Lessons of reading and development of speech alternate with exercises on correcting pronunciation and mastering particular sounds. Children are able to grasp by the first few words how to continue the rhythm of the language and she takes advantage of that.
Gulmira would like to bring the new author Technics into the speech development program alongside musical classes in logopedics.

 Drama and Performing Arts

Milham Victoria

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A Teacher,  actress and  the director of the Bilingual Children`s Theatre Group
Graduated from  the Belarus State Arts Academy.
Worked as a professional actress in Belarus State Theatre for the Young Spectators.

In Belarus had her own children`s theatre school.

Credits in the UK
Victoria moved to the UK in 1998 and played various roles, including Witch in Macbeth, Anne-Maria in A Doll’s House at The Cockpit and Isadora Duncan at Et Cetera Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe and Avignon festivals.
Drama teacher at the “Footlights Drama Academy”, Crawley, W. Sussex
Victoria also continues to work as a voice-over actor, with credits including several promos for BBC World Service and Channel 4.


Teacher of Russian language and Reading

Tulubjeva Anastasia


Originally from Riga, Latvia. She climbed her way up into Human resource management where she was involved in the translation of documents from Latvian into Russian, duties reports and many other similar tasks.
In ” Kaleidoscope” Anastasia teaches the youngest group. Shes also  involved in additional teaching activities: preparation of  teaching materials and safeguarding children during breaks.  Anastasias lessons are lively and interactive. Children can dance, sing and express themselves during her reading classes. She makes sure to build a strong rapport with the young students she teaches.