INSTRUCTOR

INSTRUCTOR

ANDREI FIODOROV
DIRECTOR / TOEFL INSTRUCTOR


EDUCATION:
Master of Science in Forestry and Natural Resource Management
(May 1998; GPA: Major 3.85 of 4.0)
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR)
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Other Degrees:
Master of Arts in English Language Philology
(June 1996; GPA: Major 3.81 of 4.0)

Bachelor of Science in Biogeography
(July 1993; GPA: Major 3.93 of 4.0)

EXPERIENCE:
Research Fellow / Tour Guide / Translator (September 1999 - present)
National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, Chișinău, Moldova
Have been doing research on natural resource management, policy conservation, and institutions in the Republic of Moldova and other European countries. Particular attention is given to forest, wildlife, water, and mineral resources. Developed an array of guided city and country tours and their detailed descriptions with comprehensive hour-by-hour itineraries. Have been guiding museum, city, and country tours in English for visitors from foreign countries.

Director / TOEFL Instructor (September 1998 - present)
Terra Nova English Language Center, Chișinău, Moldova
Have been supervising the activities of the center. Have been teaching TOEFL Preparation. Have designed a unique syllabus and prepared teaching materials and visual aids for the course.

Translator / Reviewer (August 2005 - October 2008)
Tides Foundation, New York, New York, USA
Have been translating and reviewing various documents (project proposals, reports, articles, etc.) of the organization.

Translator / Reviewer (July 2005 - May 2006)
LTG Associates, Turlock, California, USA
Translated and reviewed various documents of the organization.

Consultant (April 2004 - November 2004)
Natural Heritage and Biological Diversity Division, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France
Conducted research on forest management practices leading to the enhancement of biological diversity in European forests.

English Instructor (February 2003 - June 2004)
International Language Training Center, Chișinău, Moldova
Taught TOEFL Preparation, Written Communication, and Advanced Conversation. Designed special syllabi, prepared teaching materials and visual aids for the courses.

Human Impact Teacher (August 2000 - June 2002)
Mihai Koţiubinschi Ukrainian Lyceum, Chișinău, Moldova
Taught Human Impact (in English) to the 11th and 12th graders. Designed a unique syllabus, prepared teaching materials and visual aids for the course.

Visiting Scholar (August 2001 - December 2001)
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, College of Natural Resources
University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Conducted research on various natural and forest resource management and policy issues including GIS and remote sensing, modeling techniques, assessment methods, arboricultural practices, environmental ethics and decision making. Delivered lectures on natural resource management, policy, and conservation in the Republic of Moldova and the whole Black Sea region. Volunteered and underwent training at several local environmental nongovernmental organizations. Conducted research trips to Colorado, Hawaii, Ohio.

Researcher (July 1999 - December 2000)
Research Support Scheme, Open Society Support Foundation, Prague, Czech Republic
Conducted individual research on natural resource management, policy, and conservation in the countries of the Black Sea region. Collected and analyzed statistical data and analytical information on forest, mineral, and water resources in the Black Sea region. Participated in various workshops, seminars, and conferences organized in the region.

English Instructor (August 1998 - June 1999)
Educational Center, Gaudeamus Theoretical Lyceum, Chișinău, Moldova
Taught English as a Second Language and TOEFL Preparation. Designed unique syllabi, prepared teaching materials and visual aids for the courses.

Research Fellow and Assistant Professor (August 1998 - June 1999)
Department of Economics
International Independent University of Moldova (ULIM), Chișinău, Moldova
Taught World Geography (in English) and Economic Geography (in English). Designed unique syllabi, prepared teaching materials and visual aids for the courses.

Research Assistant (August 1996 - May 1998)
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Conducted a research project on social and environmental factors influencing the composition and distribution of the Black Sea region forests. Compiled the existing information on natural resource management in the Black Sea region. Analyzed the historical and geological development of the region. Developed a multimedia presentation for the World Forests and Society course.

Geography and Astronomy Tutor (January 1997 - May 1998)
Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Tutored Physical Geography, Economic Geography, and Astronomy to Purdue University's football and basketball players. Designed special syllabi, prepared teaching materials and visual aids for the classes.

US Forest Service Intern / Field Crew Member (May 1997 - August 1997)
US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, Oregon, USA
Worked within the Pacific Resource Inventory, Monitoring, and Evaluation Program (PRIME) as a field crew member taking measurements on trees, understory vegetation, coarse woody debris, stand history, soils, aspect, slope, and land forms.

English and Geography Teacher (July 1994 - August 1996)
Alecu Russo Specialized Language Lyceum, Chișinău, Moldova
Taught English as a Foreign Language and World Geography. Created and taught a new school subject entitled Geography of English-Speaking Countries / Regional Geography (in English). Designed unique syllabi, prepared teaching materials and visual aids for the courses.

English Teacher (December 1991 - July 1994)
Alexandr Pushkin Secondary School, Tiraspol, Moldova
Taught English as a Foreign Language. Designed a unique syllabus, prepared teaching materials and visual aids for the course.

VOLUNTEERING:
Interpreter / Tour Guide (June - July 2012)
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, HNP, HI, USA

Elected Member (October 2003 - October 2004)
US Alumni Council in the Republic of Moldova, Chișinău, Moldova

Children's Summer Camp Counselor (June 1998 - August 2001)
Clipa Siderală / Charitable NGO, Chișinău, Moldova

Debate Club Coach (October 1995 - September 2004)
Golden Mean Debate Club, Chișinău, Moldova

MILITARY SERVICE:
In 1988, summoned into military service. First, trained at the Military Training Center in Sverdlovsk (now - Ekaterinburg) for six months. Then, served in the Railroad Engineering Corps (the Soviet Army Corps of Engineers) building several segments of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (Baikal-Amur Magistral, or BAM) in southern Siberia, Russia. Discharged from military service in 1989 with the military rank of a sergeant and the Distinguished Service Medal.

HONORS:
Silver Medal (graduation with highest distinction), Alecu Russo Specialized Language School, Chișinău, Moldova, 1987.
1st Prize, International (All-Union) Scientific Research Student Conference, Department of Geography, Perm, Russia, 1987.
1st Prize, Scientific Research Student Conference, Tiraspol State University, Tiraspol, Moldova, 1992.
Drama Plus Summer School Participation Grant Award, Oxford University, Soros Foundation, Budapest, Hungary, 1995.
Environmental Fellowship Program Award, Consortium for Academic Partnership, Soros Foundation, New York, USA, 1996.
Individual Research Support Scheme Grant Award, Research Support Scheme, Prague, Czech Republic, 1999.
Summer University Grant Award, Central European University, Open Society Foundation, Budapest, Hungary, 2000.
FY 2001 Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program Award, ECA, US Department of State, IREX, Washington DC, USA, 2001.
Curriculum Resource Center Grant Award, Central European University, Open Society Foundation, Budapest, Hungary, 2002.
ECA Alumni Small Grants Program Award, ECA, US Department of State, IREX, Washington DC, USA, 2002.
IDEA Summer Debate Forum Participation Grant Award, International Debate Education Association, Podbanske, Slovakia, 2002.
International Summer School in European Studies Grant Award, Institute for European Studies in Belgrade, HESP / Soros Foundation, Belgrade, FR Yugoslavia, 2002.
Elected Member of the US Alumni Council in the Republic of Moldova, Chișinău, Moldova, 2003.
FY 2006 Project Smile Grant Award, ECA, US Department of State, IREX, Washington DC, USA, 2006.
FY 2007 Project Smile Grant Award, ECA, US Department of State, IREX, Washington DC, USA, 2007.
FY 2008 Project Smile Grant Award, ECA, US Department of State, IREX, Washington DC, USA, 2008.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Experience with Microsoft's Office software package, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Experience with the statistical software Minitab and SAS.
Experience with the GIS and mapping software ArcView, ArcInfo, ArcGIS, MapPoint, MapInfo.

LANGUAGES:
English (fluent), Russian (fluent), Ukrainian (good), Romanian (good).

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE:
Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, USA, Uzbekistan.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
Fiodorov, A. 1996. Environmental Education or How to Teach Environmental Issues (in English). State University of Moldova, Chișinău, Moldova (MA thesis).
Fiodorov, A. and Chaney, W.R. 1997. Forest Resources of the Black Sea Region (in English). In: Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters Annual Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Fiodorov, A. and Chaney, W.R. 1998. Natural Resources of the Black Sea Region (in English). Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (MS thesis).
Fiodorov, A. 1998. The Beauty of Our Nature. (in English). In: Welcome (biweekly journal), Chișinău, Moldova (# 15-16). Fiodorov, A. 1999. Tree Topping Hurts (in English). In: Welcome (biweekly journal), Chișinău, Moldova (# 3).
Fiodorov, A. 1999. The Black Sea Environment (in English). In: Welcome (biweekly journal), Chișinău, Moldova (series of articles in #13, #14, #16, #20).
Fiodorov, A. 2001. Urban Forestry in the Northern Black Sea Region (in English). In: Geoecological and Bioecological Problems of the Northern Black Sea Region: Collected Papers / Tiraspol State University, Tiraspol, Moldova.
Fiodorov, A. 2001. The State of Ukrainian Forestry (in English). In: Geoecological and Bioecological Problems of the Northern Black Sea Region: Collected Papers / Tiraspol State University, Tiraspol, Moldova.
Fiodorov, A. 2001. Moldova's International Cooperation for Environmental Protection (in English). In: Moldova between East and West: Collected Papers / Invisible College, Civic Education Project, Center for European Formation, Chișinău, Moldova.
Fiodorov, A. 2001. Analysis of Natural Resource Management in the Black Sea Region (in English). Research Support Scheme, Prague, Czech Republic.
Fiodorov, A. 2002. GIS Applications in Natural Resource Management (in English). Collected Papers / Conference on GIS and Environmental Management, Chișinău, Moldova.
Fiodorov, A. 2003. Moldovan Nature on My Mind (in English). Book. Tipografia Centrală, Chișinău, Moldova. ISBN: 9975-78-216-7. 224 pages.
Fiodorov, A. 2003. Facing Environmental Problems: the Case of the Republic of Moldova (in English). In: Journal of Eurasian Research, Moscow, Russia.
Fiodorov, A. 2004. Managing Forest for Enhancement of Biological Diversity (in English). Introductory Report at the 5th International Symposium of the Pan-European Ecological Network "Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Management of Forests", 7-9 October 2004, Krakow, Poland.
Fiodorov, A. 2013. Debating (in English). A PowerPoint presentation. Terra Nova ELC, Chișinău, Moldova.
Fiodorov, A. 2014. TOEFL vs. IELTS (in English). A PowerPoint presentation. Terra Nova ELC, Chișinău, Moldova.
Fiodorov, A. 2015. Common Mistakes Made by Advanced Students of English (in English). A series of PowerPoint presentations. Terra Nova ELC, Chișinău, Moldova.
Fiodorov, A. 2005-2017. TOEFL iBT Review (in English). Textbook. Terra Nova ELC, Chișinău, Moldova.
Fiodorov, A. 2005-2017. Grammar, Style, and Vocabulary Review (in English). Textbook. Terra Nova ELC, Chișinău, Moldova.