Hello, my name is Hayk. I graduated from the State Engineering University of Armenia. I then studied theology for one year in Sweden. I also received a bachelor degree from Kiev Theological Seminary. From my childhood, I started to learn and play chess. It quickly became something I enjoyed a lot! I also like to work with children, teenagers and young adults. I have many years of experience working with them. I look forward to teaching chess to you as well! Chess helps develop problem-solving skills. In the game of chess, you are faced with challenges and problems that you have to solve in order to play your best game. Chess teaches children from an early age that their choices have both good and bad consequences. Thinking about your moves ahead and trying to play the best move that you can is rewarding, while also playing too quickly, and rushing your decisions can bring negative results. Chess can help a person develop discipline and focus. This intense focus is useful in everyday life when confronted with school assignments and other daily tasks.
When you play chess, your brain will be challenged to exercise logic, develop pattern-recognition, make decisions both visually and analytically, and test your memory. These brain exercises can be part of the health of your brain for your entire life. An active brain is a healthy brain. Chess is a very rich sport and you may experience more benefits than those mentioned above.
I’m glad that I can be a part of this exciting learning journey of the game of chess for anyone who would like to take on the challenging task!
Hello! My name is Greta. I am an artist who has been working with paint and drawing since I was very young. It is both my passion and it is a privilege and pleasure to be a part of someone’s journey in unlocking their potential for art. I have many unique and cultural designs. I love to work with those who aspire to be the best at what they do and to spark the creativity and inspiration in a given technique, medium, and concept. Creating art takes time, patience, and forgiveness, and as we go through the process together, we’ll be sure to learn to grow in this process! I am looking forward to being on the journey of creating art together in our classroom!
Hello, I'm Nana. I was born and live in Yerevan. I have been very active and curious since childhood. Since I was just a one year old, I have participated in various TV projects. I have been attending dances since I was 5 years old. When I was 8, I performed on dozens of stages and participated in a number of competitions. I attended broadcasting and acting studios and played sports such as swimming, athletics, gymnastics, even chess, etc. I graduated from H. 132 primary school named after Isakov with excellent progress. During the 9 years of education, I was elected president of the student council twice, leading an active student life. Then, I entered the French College, where I am currently studying marketing, but I am sure that it will not be my only profession. I graduated from Barsegh Kanachyan art school with excellent results. Within 7 years, I mastered a conservatory level program, participated in competitions and became an international laureate, while also playing dozens of concerts. I had a solo concert in 2021, which was a great experience for my professional and artistic skills. I have been teaching guitar for 3 years, I have also taught Armenian language and chemistry. I speak 5 languages: Armenian, English, Russian, French, and some Polish. I enjoy visiting children in the orphanages and needy areas, especially during the holidays to cheer them up, often dressed as a character. I enjoy my job teaching here at Book N' Learn and I do my job with great love, developing and moving forward every day.
Hello! My name is Astgh! I have always been in love with the Armenian language and I am excited to have this opportunity to teach you. I am personally fascinated by stories, books, poetry and overall Armenian literature. I find it fascinating how words of a given language can take you places. I hope to help you open a door where you can go to new places with the Armenian language. I am a mother of 3 and love to see people grow, whether that is in the learning setting of class or life. Looking forward to the opportunity to teach you the beautiful language of Armenian!
Hello. My name is Armine Stepanyan. I live in Armenia, one of the most picturesque countries in the world. I live, work and create here.
I am a social pedagogue by my first profession and I worked in this profession in the "World Vision" international organization. I love to work with children.
Currently I am working as a chess teacher which is my second profession. I enjoy the process of teaching my students to play chess, to improve their playing skills and their thinking abilities in order to become a better chess player. I like to motivate and to encourage my students during chess tournaments so that they can use their knowledge, have a fighting spirit and to try to achieve their goals in chess. Furthermore, I strive to teach them to apply the same concepts in life, too.
As for my hobbies, I have many hobbies in almost any sport, any type of learning and education, and culture, including dance, music, and art.
I have a small family of three: my husband, my son, and myself. My son, Artyom, is 10 and he is also a chess player. We are a sports family and we like to spend time together, play different games and have fun. I am also a Christian and I believe in unity with God we can do anything.
Hello. My name is Lusine Zakaryan. I was born and raised in Armenia in a Christian family. I grew up in Yerevan and during my teens I have participated in many volunteering programs which helped improve my English. After school, I entered YSU in the department of History. History is my favorite subject to talk about. I received both my Bachelor`s and Master`s degrees of History (with honors) and I am currently working on my PHD. My favorite job is teaching and I started my teaching career when I was 16. I speak Armenian, English, Russian and French. I always do my best to improve my teaching skills. It is very enjoyable for me to teach my native language. Working with children gives me more joy and energy.
The structure of my lesson is - reading, listening, speaking and writing.
Hello! My name is Maria. I was born in Yerevan, Armenia, in a Christian family. By profession, I am a translator, a tour guide, and a linguist. I studied at Brusov State University. Armenia is one of the ancient countries and has a rich culture and heritage. I love Armenia and the Armenian language, and that is why I want to share our culture with foreigners and fellow Armenians alike. I love children very much and enjoy working with them. It is a great opportunity for me to communicate with them, share ideas, and teach them while also learning from them as well.
Hello! I’m Susanna. I was born in Yerevan, and I’m proud to say that I am Armenian. I graduated from No. 8 High school, and went to Yerevan’s Komitas State Conservatory where I received my Master’s degree. I then continued to study child development at the Yerevan University of Abovyan.
Since early childhood, I have enjoyed music, traveled and explored many European countries, and worked to spend time doing humanitarian and volunteer work locally, here in Armenia. I have had benefit concerts in almost every city of Armenia and have received accolades, certificates and additional recognition. I currently teach at Alexey Hemikyan Music school, and also teach online with Book N’ Learn. I feel that the success of my students both in person and those online, are my successes as well. I am proud of each step and each new concept that they grasp, learn, and apply. Teaching my students has taught me that celebrating progress will lead to more progress and confidence!
Additionally, I specialize in teaching Armenian history and music. In my free time, I enjoy reading, participating in different types of hikes, and spending time with my friends.
Hi my name is Tatevik. I’ve finished physical-mathematical school named after Artashes Shahinyan and I am currently studying at Yerevan State University faculty of informatics and applied mathematics. I love math, that’s why I’ve worked as a math tutor for an online school in Kazakhstan as well. I also see the connection of math and chess!
I have a first degree in chess. When I was 8 years old I was a co-champion in the following section: “girls up to 10 years of age” of Armenia. Also, I’ve played in Georgia and received 4th place. I have a chess teaching license. One of my goals is to motivate children to learn this beautiful game of minds, chess.
Hello! My name is Zhanna. I was born in Yerevan, Armenia. I have studied different languages: Armenian, Russian, English, and Arabic. I enjoy both learning and teaching. I have taught Armenian in several different groups. I especially enjoy working with children. I recently graduated from Yerevan State University and pursued a degree in international relations. I have been working with children and make it a fun learning experience, while focusing on precision in pronunciation as well.