1. How did you end up teaching at EBS?
I was invited by Jaanika Sarv (Head of the Second Foreign Language Department) to work in EBS. She found me on the internet for which I am very grateful for.
2. Please give us an overview of your career.
At the very beginning of my career, I worked in several Estonian schools. At this time, I received a second higher education and graduated from university and received a Masters degree in foreign languages.
I have worked in the largest companies in Estonia. I was also a translator and teacher in the Government Office, in The Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia, Estonian-Europe Commission, Ministry of Defence, different Embassies and Luminor Bank.
Also, my private students have been famous international businessmen, politicians and employees of the Finnish parliament.
3. Tell us something about yourself that your students might not know.
I have a great love for each of my students. During the lectures I always develop my students and when they finish their studies I am very sad to part with them. After all, we have become one friendly and cheerful team, we are a family.
But then a new group comes and it all starts over again.
4. What is your greatest dream?
A human is arranged so that they never stop to dream, as long as they have a dream, they have an incentive to move forward.
My dream is very closely related to my work. I want to build the best international school, which has no analogues in the world, both in appearance and content.
I want that this school to be incredibly popular even after 100 years.
In this school I will collect the most modern and effective teaching methods that are known today.
The study will be the same as at a classical school and I will also arrange distance learning, to where I will invite the most professional teachers.
To fulfill my dreams, I study through online courses from USA and there is no doubt that such school will be able to prepare a man of the 22. century.
5. Which have been the greatest lessons throughout your career?
Each experience of my work both in the office of the president and the EBS is invaluable as are the results that I see in the process.
The work in the Government Office, The Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia, and Ministry of Defence has taught me high professionalism, accuracy, responsibility and has allowed me to become an expert in my field. I am very grateful to fate for this invaluable experience.
6. You have worked at the Government Office, Tallink and many other places – which of them has been the most memorable experience and why?
I’ve had most memorable experience at The Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia, Government Office and Parliament of Estonia.
For me, EBS remains my favorite place to work at during my entire career.
At EBS, I have fantastic motivating colleagues and the best students in the world.
7. How would you describe yourself as a person and as a lecturer?
I decided to become a teacher in my early childhood. And I have never regretted my choice. For me, a positive psychological attitude in the lecture hall is very important.
Indeed, over the course of a year, students become part of your family.
In my lessons, everyone is important. And for me it is very important to give time to each student during the lecture.
I adhere to such principles: teach in such a way as you would like to be taught. Give yourself all the best. Try your best at every lesson 100%. That is my motto.
Editor: Tea Teesalu
Translator: Marlen Kuusk