Zoia Eliseyeva (Eliseyeva Zoia Vladimirovna) is a native Russian. She was born in Riga (Latvia) during Soviet Union, although her parents are originally from central Russia. She got a Bachelor's Degree in English and Literature from Latvia State University in 1989, and a Master's Degree in Education (Counseling Option for Community Colleges) from California State University in San Bernardino in 2002. After her Master's Degree Zoia studied Spanish for 9 years in colleges, an at CalState Fullerton. In the summer 2014 Zoia was teaching English and Russian in Oaxaca, Mexico, for 2 months being completely emerged in Spanish-speaking environment of southern Mexico. Now Zoia is teaching Spanish at her community, continuing tutoring the three languages.
Zoia is an author of an autobiographical-immigrant book, the chapters of which were being published for a few years in the magazine "Nataly" in St.Petersburg (Russia), a newspaper in Riga (Latvia), and in Russian newspapers in California (West Hollywood) and Colorado, USA, starting from 1996. Zoia's stories are published in the online Russianwomen.com magazine, Prose.ru, Ridero, and on other sites. On Amazon.com, in 2010, Zoia republished her first book "The Girl from California", and she has published over fifteen more books since then, most of them being dual-language Russian-English world classics, trilingual English-Russian-Spanish, or multilingual books based on classics.
For a number of years Zoia was doing evaluation and translation of Russian/Soviet educational transcripts and diplomas, providing professional language services to American Educational Research Corporation (AERC) and other business and legal organizations in the USA.
Having a warm and dynamic personality, being an optimist who walks through life with a smile, a highly experienced and devoted language teacher, Zoia has always been appreciated and highly valued by her students and readers of Russian, English, and Spanish languages in Riga (Latvia), California, USA, and Oaxaca, Mexico.
Zoia's last names by marriages in the USA were Burkhart and Sproesser. Since December 2014 Zoia has had back her maiden last name Eliseyeva. Zoia Eliseyeva's profile is on all public platforms, such as Twitter, FB, LdIn, Google, etc. Please note, that all video posts made before December 2014 may have incorrect email address.