This blog is primarily about mathematics education but it may touch some broader topics. The views expressed are based on my extensive experience of learning and teaching in a variety of environments.

I have taught in Russia and in the UK as a school teacher and a private tutor, working one-to-one and with small groups, meeting students of all ages and interests.

My own learning experience is also broad-ranging. As a child, I took correspondence courses in mathematics, physics and programming. I then went to a boarding school for gifted children known as a Kolmogorov school and continued my studies at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Years later, I completed a few Open University courses in Statistics and in Mathematics Education, and a dozen online courses known as MOOC.

Along with a decent knowledge of mathematics, this personal experience gives me a better understanding of both the cognitive aspects and the emotional context of learning, and allows me to adjust my teaching to the personal needs of my students.