Valentina Melnikova is an English as a second language teacher with 10 years of experience. She has taught English, Russian as a foreign language, and art in the Swedish school system. She also taught Swedish at the university level, and now teaches English in a private school in Moscow. As a student, she spent a year at an American high school in Russell, Kentucky. In addition to her specialist diploma, she received the Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Trinity CertTESOL) from Trinity College London.