Center for Academic Writing “Impulse”

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.
Jules Renard

Writing is thinking on paper.
William Zinsser

When writing about science, don't simplify the science; simplify the writing.
Julie Ann Miller, former editor of ‘Science News’

Writing is a lot easier if you have something to say.
Sholem Asch
The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Good writing is clear thinking made visible.
Bill Wheeler

A man who is ignorant of foreign languages is also ignorant of his own language.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Only the educated are free.

One`s work may be finished someday, but one`s education never.
Alexandre Dumas

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
Joseph Addison

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Valeria Evdash
Valeria Evdash
Position: Director

Education: Tyumen State University: Romano-Germanic philology. 

Work experience: 26 years 

Member of the Association of Academic Writing Experts “National Writing Centers Consortium“
TESOL member 
Member of Russian National Association of Teachers of English (NATE Russia)
Head of Tyumen English Language Teachers' Association (TumELTA)
British Council teacher-trainer 
U.S. government-sponsored exchange program alumnus

Professional development:

  • Clarivate Analytics Workshops “How to choose the best journal for publication using Clarivate Analytics resources?” & “How to prepare an article for publication in an international journal using Clarivate Analytics resources”, Moscow, October 19-20, 2018.
  • The British Council Workshop “Researcher Connect”, Tyumen State University February 26-28, 2018
  • Professional Development for Teacher Trainers: an 8-week online teacher-training course delivered by Arizona State University, September 26 – November 21, 2017
  • Academic Editing Academy by Springer Nature, Moscow, October 18-20, 2017
  • Teacher training course “Communicative Language Teaching for the 21st century: computer-assisted and project-based approaches” (24ac/h), Tyumen State University, June 21-23, 2017
  • The British Council Workshop “Researcher Connect”, Tyumen State University, March 13-16, 2017
  • Publishing Academies Course in scientific writing and publishing by Springer Nature, Ural Federal University, February 6-9, 2017
  • NATE Pre-Conference Institute in Writing, Smolensk, April 20, 2016
  • Tutor training for academic writing centers, the English Language Office of the USA Embassy in Moscow, Tyumen State University, April 11-13, 2016 
  • Teacher training courses, Freiburg University of Education, June 27 – July 8, 2016
  • British Council seminar for regional trainers (16 ac/h), Moscow, October 8-9, 2015
  • Training course “Moodle-training on creating a virtual classroom”, Tyumen State University, September 23 – October 9, 2015
  • Teacher training courses, Freiburg University of Education, January 12 -24, 2015 
  • Teacher training courses, Aston University, UK, October 19 – November 1, 2014
  • Trainer development course, Norwich Institute for Language Education, UK, April 14– July 20, 2014
  • Training course “The Implementation of Moodle e-learning platform”, Voronezh State University, December 15-17, 2014
  • Regional British Council trainers network workshop (24 ac/h), Moscow, January 15-17, 2015
  • Teacher training course “Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web”, University of Oregon, USA, June 24 – August 3, 2013
  • International Visitor Leadership Program “Social media in Education”, USA, 2012

Professional interests:

  • Continuing Professional Development
  • English language acquisition & methodology
  • Academic writing
  • Using ICT in language teaching