Helen Mitrofanenko

Helen M.

Denver, CO
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am Russian native speaker. While working at Alliance Française I was tutoring French people in Russian language. I can help students to understand this subject deeper and to concentrate more on speaking practice which is very important in learning language.
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Helen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6 to 70

Teaching since:
September 2009

Hi, there! My name is Helen and I can't wait to meet you!
I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students to speak a new language, to successfully pass their exams, and to increase their language confidence.
I went to National University of Donetsk (Ukraine) and earned a Master’s degree in French language and literature in 2010. I'm a patient and easy going person and my teaching methods always depend on student’s age and language needs. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!


Private language instructor
Apr 2014 - Present

Work as a French and Russian tutor, one-on-one classes in person and online. Students of all ages and all language levels. Help students to pass exams, to get ready for traveling abroad, to learn language for themselves.

French teacher's assistant
Aug 2014 - Oct 2015
International School of Denver

Worked with 3-5 year old kids (full language emersion) in a group (20 people), helped the lead teacher in the classroom, was responsible for lessons in small groups (5 people).

French teacher
Feb 2011 - Nov 2013
Alliance Française de Donetsk (Ukraine)

Worked with students of all ages (9-60), taught students in groups (8-10 people) as well as one-on-one. Prepared students for traveling abroad, passing language exams (DELF A1-B1), passing language interview.

French teacher
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
Bilingual school 92 (Ukraine)

Worked with children from 10 to 18 years old, developed French lesson plans, organized group work, maintained discipline in the classroom, evaluated the students’ classwork and assignments.


Master's degree in French language and literature
Aug 2005 - Jul 2010
Donetsk National University
Secondary education
Sep 1995 - May 2005
Bilingual School 92 (Ukraine)


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Examiner, corrector for DELF / DALF
Oct 2013
CIEP (Centre international d'études pédagogiques)

Successfully passed training and then the exam and became an examiner and corrector for all levels of DELF / DALF (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).

Photos & Videos

Photo by Helen M.

Getting ready for the class at the Alliance Française (Ukraine).

Me and my adult students at the Alliance Française.

Always having too many books :)

Giving a short presentation at teacher's workshop.

Preparing something interesting for the students.

The end of teacher's workshop 'Comics as a tool to learn a foreign language'.

First work day at public school, Ukraine.

My 5th grade students.
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10 Reviews

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Sixue Apr 16, 2019
Russian · Online

She has good teaching skill and personality. I'm a level 0 beginner. With her help, I feel no problem starting learning Russian.

Whitney D. Dec 13, 2018
Russian · In home

Helen is an excellent teacher!

Chloe & Aiden G. Aug 9, 2018
French · In studio

Helen is so patient with our kids. They love her and she makes learning fun! They are working on their numbers in French so she had them play go fish to help keep the kids entertained. Highly recommend her!

Natalie Dec 30, 2017
Russian · Online

Richard Nov 14, 2017
Russian · Online

Very good teacher !

Richard Oct 31, 2017
Russian · Online

Mana Mar 22, 2016
French · In home

She is very sweet and fantastic with kids. Very patient! The lessons are easy to follow and she has games and fun learning stuffs for kids. We are very happy with her! Highly recommended!

Courtney B. Sep 30, 2015
Russian · In home

Helen is an exemplary Russian teacher. She is on-time, always prepared, patient and her lessons well thought out. I'm making excellent progress and highly recommend her.

Stephen S. Aug 23, 2015
Russian · In home

Great teacher.

Stephen S. Jun 6, 2015
Russian · In home

Excellent teacher!. Thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.

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