Having received his master’s degree in history, Shamil started teaching English part-time at university during his PhD studies. When he realized that history as a profession had lost its appeal, he decided to focus on teaching and got CELTA certified. He then started working for an IH member school in Moscow. After a while he decided that he needed to keep bettering himself in his chosen field and decided to do the DELTA in Prague. Upon finishing the course in 2014, he worked for IH Prague for some time until he found TTA and TEFL training where he’s been working for 2 years now. When not teaching Shamil enjoys attending metal music festivals and fishing holidays in Finland.