Founder of Versatility Education
Versatility Education was founded in 2018 by Valentyna Zolotarova
Valentyna Zolotarova has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia. She has over 10 years of experience teaching in face to face, blended and fully online classes in both private and public schools. Valentyna’s teaching experience has enabled her to gain knowledge and understanding of some of the most renowned methodologies in the world such as the International Baccalaureate Program, Montessori, Accelerated Integrated Method of Language Learning as well as the world’s top training methodologies for high performance in sports. Her passion for education has motivated her to continue her professional development and current research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience as they relate to education and she is continually developing new ways to improve student learning.
Her teaching experience involves group and individualized work and planning for students of both elementary and secondary school age. She has worked for the Vancouver School Board, the West Vancouver Schoolboard, the Abu Dhabi Education Council, the Ministry of Education of United Arab Emirates and The Westside Schools. She was also an Olympic prospect in the sport of Karate for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which have now been postponed to 2021. She has worked with various sport federations to facilitate the design of high performance programs and seminars for athletes of Mexico and Jamaica in preparation for the 2019 Pan-american Games. She has taught live online courses to elementary school students in China and has also designed and taught cross-curricular karate programs in Canada which incorporated the study of academic subjects such as mathematics, social studies and foreign languages in combination with karate for preschoolers, elementary and high school students.
Throughout her career Valentyna has been mentored by successful leaders in education such as Graham Baldwin, the creator of The Key Program, The Miniversity, The CAIS Diploma in Indy School Leadership and the former head of some of Vancouver’s top private schools. She has also been mentored by world renowned coaches of Olympic athletes and world champions which has expanded her understanding of the qualities needed for success and teaching methodology applied to train elite level athletes which is relevant and transferable from sport to academics.
Versatility Education works with a limited number of students and parents to provide individualized academic counseling, guidance and planning. We also assist classes, schools and organizations transitioning to online education.