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Graduate Assistants

Alex Lu

ITC Graduate Assistant


Irina Tarabrina



Irina Tarabrina


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  • Pursuing PhD in Curriculum & Instruction, Kansas State University
  • MA in English-TESL, St. Cloud State University
  • BA in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Tomsk State University

She has taught Grammar/Structure, Listening & Speaking, Reading, Integrated skills Upper-level Writing Course, and she also Tutors and Substitutes.

Irina has been teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language since 1999.  Taught English to people of different ages and different nationalities in Russia, Ukraine, and USA.  Fluent in English and Russian, proficient in German and French.

Xinran Wang



Xinran Wang


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  • Master of Fine Arts in Modern Languages, Kansas State University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in English, Guangzhou University

She is a GTA instructor, and has taught 140 Reading in Summer 2015.

She is a first year Ph.D. student in Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education. Her research interest is multicultural education. She got her Master degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) of Modern Languages Department at Kansas State University. Right now, she is working as a substituted GTA and a tutor in the Testing and Tutoring Center in ELP. She really enjoys learning and teaching here! Her hobbies include cooking, traveling, playing Chinese Pipa and meeting with new friends.