Привет, меня зовут Анна, и я администратор школы на Бессарабке. Я веду рубрику "12 фактов", в которой расскажу вам о нашей команде. Каждый выпуск посвящен 12 интересным фактам об одном из наших преподавателей.
Гавриил – преподаватель в школе на Подоле. Закончил КНЛУ и магистратуру в КНУ им. Тараса Шевченка, Modern English communication and 2 West-European Languages. 8 лет прожил на Кипре.
Преподаёт английский, прекрасно поёт и играет на гитаре; понимает что такое профессионализм и правильная атмосфера в аудитории; разрушит все языковые барьеры, да так, что на English начнете разговаривать даже во сне.
— If you could have tea with one fictional character, who would it be?
— Winston Smith from Orwell's "1984". He is kind of like an icon for me.
— What is the most beautiful place you have ever been to?
— I'd have to say Israel. The nature, the wildlife – just magnificent, and not just on the outside.
— Top-7 booksthat expend mind and change the way of thinking (in your opinion)?
— Well, as I mentioned before, "1984" by G. Orwell. Others… So many that are just so great. 2. "Crime and Punishment." 3. "The Quiet Don." 4. "Master and Margarita"5. "The Night Watch" (trilogy) by Lukyanenko. 6."The Process" (by F. Kafka. This one I can reread all. The. Time.) aaaand 7." Fahrenheit 451" by Bradbury (hardcore phantasy is the best type).
— What makes a person beautiful to you?And what is the most beautiful thing in your life?
— What makes a person beautiful?))) Well, the person of course! The mind! The understanding of the fact that beauty comes only from within reaches one with age. I try to look beyond physical appearance. The Mind can be beautiful. The most beautiful thing in my life is the fact that I'm still alive with my way of living!).
— Do you have any habits you wish you could erase?
— I love myself too much for that. To me every bit of me is just fine.
— What is the biggest challenge you are facing right now?
— Deadlines. Scratch that. Time management. I need to organize my time properly.
— If you were heading out on a road trip right this minute, what would you pack?
— I have a pragmatic approach: a knife, warm clothes, a watch, my guitar, a rope, my toothbrush and some cigarettes. I never travel without them).
— Have you ever received a strange gift? What was it?
— Sure, I have. Unfortunately, this information is classified. Let's just say it was a certain event at a certain place including certain people.
— What personality trait do you wish you had?
— More persuasiveness. I'd like to manipulate as many people as possible.
— Do you have any personal rituals for the end of the year?
— Naturally. Aside from going to sauna with friends and waking up in St. Petersburg, I write New Year's resolutions and promises to myself for the upcoming year. Promises I don't keep but nevertheless…)
— Have you ever dreamed about starting a business? What would it be?
— Definitely! I hope I don't get fired for this but I would like to run my own language school someday. No jokes.
— If you could choose your own life obstacles, would you keep the ones you have?
— I would intensify them! "Too much is never enough". I want to push myself to the limit to find out that no limits exist. Obstacles are in our minds.