Our team


  • Alfia Yarkina - Russian

    Alfia Yarkina - Russian

    Alfia graduated from Tambov State Pedagogic Institute in 1990. After graduating Alfia attended professional training in 1996.

    She has 25 years of qualified work experience in both private and public schools. Alfia has worked at P'tit CREF since 2012.

    She enjoys reading, travelling and she is in the process of updating her qualifications.

  • Wilfrid Dumontier - French

    Wilfrid Dumontier - French

    Wilfrid Dumontier is from Rouen, Normandy.

    He graduated from Rouen International School of Management. He has a lot of experience working with international students and enjoys helping people to engage with the French language.He is very patient and enjoys learning about cultural differences.

    He came to P’tit Cref1905 because he wanted to use his skills to work with children and help them discover the fascinating world of the French language and French culture.

  • Salamatu Abbas - English

    Salamatu Abbas - English

    Salamatu has been working for P’titCREF1905 since 2015, in Toddlers group. She is from Ghana, West Africa and graduated from the University of Ghana with Bachelor of Arts in political science and Theatre Arts. She completed her TESOL training in May, 2015 from Canada. She is very passionate about teaching young learners and she is very experienced in enlightening early learners. She has been working with the toddler groups at P’titCREF1905, Moscow since September, 2015. As a creative teacher, she prepared summer camp programs, extracurricular in English and Language courses for the little ones. Salamatu intends to introduce the children to the fascinating world of English language and the English culture. Salamatu loves cooking, reading, music and singing.

  • Zakaria HUSEINI - English, Languages4kids

    Zakaria HUSEINI - English, Languages4kids

    Zak has over three years’ experience in teaching English as a foreign language to young learners, as a tutor and EFL teacher using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; Learning, Teaching and Assessments abbreviated in English as CEFR. As a multilingual person Zak is flexible and a creative English tutor who adjusts his teaching methods to suit every English learner making use of several teaching methods.

    Zak graduated from the University of Ghana in 2012. He successfully completed his Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign language (TEFL) from United Kingdom in August 2015. He joined P’titCREF1905 to enlighten the kids on different cultures, languages and science. Zak is a sports fan, loves travelling, swimming, reading and theatre. 

  • Natalia PUNIGOVA - Russian, speech therapist

    Natalia PUNIGOVA - Russian, speech therapist

    Natalia graduated from the M.E. Evseev Mordovian State Pedagogical University with a specialisation in correctional pedagogy. She has a secondary medical education. Natalia regularly improves upon her qualifications.

    Natalia is specialised in giving knowledge of the world around and developing good speech skills, correction of any problems in speech or written skills and development of higher psychological functions - perception, memory, reason and fine motor skills.

    Natalia has successful experience of working in kindergartens, a rehabilitation institution for disabled children, as well as private practices.

    She approaches any work with responsibility. She loves good movies, theatre and music. Natalia is keen on psychology and she is studying English.

  • Claire WArhurst - English

    Claire WArhurst - English

    Claire Warhurst comes from the United Kingdom. She has graduated from Chester University College (University of Liverpool) where she studied History and Archaeology.  

    Claire has been teaching English as a Foreign language for over five years.  Before coming to Russia she lived in Inner Mongolia in China for four years, teaching a variety of ages from 3+  Claire enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures.  And especially enjoys the cold weather and snow! 

  • Sheryl Fritz - English

    Sheryl Fritz - English

    Sheryl Fritz was born in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Her love for children started from the age of twelve when her first nephew arrived.

    Sheryl left her country, South Africa in 2004 and since then she has been living in many countries. Her teaching experience stems from South Africa, Indonesia and now Russia. She has over ten years’ experience teaching English as a foreign/second language. She loves to engage in arts and crafts as this type of way truly expresses the meaning of the child’s creativity.  Her teaching method is love what you do and you will do it well!

  • Galina Sherbakova - russian, psychologist

    Galina Sherbakova - russian, psychologist

    Galina graduated from the Psychology and Sociology Institute MGPU in 2008. She has as well got a diploma as a clinical psychologist. She is upgrading her qualifications at workshops, webinars and courses. She has been working for state educaional institutions in Moscow for over 10 years. Galina loves theatre, music, travelling and reading.

  • Anna Ivanova - Mental arithmetic

    Anna Ivanova - Mental arithmetic

    Anna has graduated from MPGU with the qualification in Philology - Teaching Russian as a foreign language.

    She has taught Russian as a foreign language both to kids and adults.

    It is important for Anna to encourage in kids their curiousity and eagerness to discover something new. It is important for her to see her little students enjoy the intellectual work.

    Anna is a qualified mental arithmetic teacher. At her lessons kids quickly learn to calculate mentally, to solve puzzles, play games developing memory and concentration.

    Anna is always working on improving her skills and at the moment is acquiring a qualification of a psychologist.

    She has a son and a daughter. With them Anna loves reading, playing games, or doing crafts and play music. 

  • Madhu Agarwal - english language

    Madhu Agarwal - english language

    Madhu Agarwal is from India and has been living in Moscow, Russia  for 16 years.

    She is a Commerce graduate and holds a TEFL degree from University of Canada.

    She is working with the toddler groups at P’titCREF1905, Moscow since November, 2017.

    She loves children and her work. She believes that all children are talented from birth and unique individually as a person. She tries not only to teach children skills but to find an approach and comprehensively develop each child.

    She loves dancing, cooking and travelling.

  • Natasha Picasso - ENGLISH

    Natasha Picasso - ENGLISH


    Natasha comes from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. She studied Philology at UCL (University College London) and has a TEFL certificate. She has been teaching English for the past couple of years in London and Moscow, and has experience teaching children and adults. She enjoys music, drama, travelling and discovering new cultures. 


  • Quentin Gastaldi - French

    Quentin Gastaldi - French

    Quentin comes from Nice, Côte d’Azur. He is a French teacher for all the levels, specialized in phonetics and orthography.

    He has graduated from the University Nice Sophia Antipolis with his master’s degree in French as a Foreign Language. Being fond of languages, he enjoys both in teaching and in learning them. His main objective is to introduce the kids French culture as well as other cultures. He is inspired by kids’ ingenuity to develop his personal educational methods.

    Quentin has many hobbies such as sport, cinema or nutrition. He is a French native-speaker, speaks fluent English and is familiar with lots of oriental languages.

  • Jean Baptiste - teaching coordinator, french

    Jean Baptiste - teaching coordinator, french

    Jean Baptiste was born and raised in the department of Aude, in the south of France.

    He first studied Sociology and Ethnology, while working as a monitor in a High School.

    He coached American football to kids and teenagers.

    After his Masters degree in French as foreign language, he was in charge of the Sohar’s Branch of the French Omani Centre, where he taught students aged 5 to 60.


    While working for the Ptit Cref 1905, he is also training to be an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, aiming to adapt the techniques to teaching. At the moment Jean-Baptiste is a teaching coordinator.


  • Marion Boiville - french

    Marion is French and lives in Moscow already 4 years. After studying  in Sofia, Bulgarie she fell in love with Slavic countries and decided to go further. 


    She came for the first time in Russia in the city of Tsars. The cold did not stop her and she came back in Moscow to write her diploma about Chostakovitch. Then she works as a journalist and teach in trilingual Montessori school for 2 year in Moscow. 


    Marion works at P’tit Cref as a French teacher in Middles and FLE teacher.


    She likes cinema and littérature .

  • William Courmaceul - French

    William comes from France. He has been teaching French more than 20 years.

    He has been working for P'titCREF for more than 8 years and 4 years coordinating Languages4kids.

    He has a license in languages and communication, he has as well a masters degree in teaching French as a foreign language. 


    He has arrived to Moscow in 2007 and decided to concentrate on pre-school education, thus working with kids and babies.

    It is an exciting eperience - to observe the discovery of a French language by the kids. He enjoys seeing kids getting making their progress and learning in French.


    William is an author of FLE and EFL books for preschool learners, he enjoys developping pedagogical materials for very young learners.



  • Gulcin Bektas- Principal

  • Oleg Pozdnyakov - Director

  • Volodina Eugenia - Deputy Head