Hello, I am Razvan, from Romania. I started my career in 1997 as a high school English teacher. I changed to university teaching a year later; I was a junior lecturer for about 8 years, teaching grammar and literature to students from Romania, Ukraine, Syria and Jordan.
As I was always looking for challenges, I quit teaching in 2006 to become a credit analyst with Hewlett Packard, assistant manager with a local company and, finally, a professional freelance translator and interpreter.
However in 2010 I returned to my first love: teaching. Since then, I’ve had many years of extraordinary experiences as an ESL teacher. I worked for the British Council in Saudi Arabia for four years, in Oman for two years, and then for one year in the United Arab Emirates.
What have I learned from all my experiences? Passion is everything. I treat all my students as my friends, irrespective of their age, nationality, religion, social status or gender. I strongly believe teaching English is a vocation, not a job. My students share my feelings and they become passionate learners themselves.