When Eleonora came to the UK at the age of 13 she did not speak much English. After enrolling at a local school, in which she was the only international pupil, she set about devouring everything from Thomas Hardy to Sherlock Holmes novels, quickly improving her English and subsequently passing all of her state exams. Eleonora became only the second Ukrainian to read for an undergraduate degree at Oxford University, and went on to co-found the Oxford University Ukrainian Society. The experience of relocation and education in a new and unfamiliar environment brought with it many challenges, but every challenge came with a lesson.
Now Eleonora seeks to share those lessons with fellow international students and to effect the kind of change that she believes is needed within the education system. Crucially, Eleonora knows what works, and what doesn’t, and through Suhoviy, she has been able to pass these lessons on to children, and parents, who are trying to navigate a system which, at times, can feel like it’s working against them.
In 2006, Eleonora was appointed as the head of a global educational consultancy where she led a team of experts specialising in a wide range of educational services. Her team focused on everything from entry requirements for top rated private schools, to admissions processes for the UK’s most distinguished universities. During her time with the company Eleonora’s role also required that she deliver regular lectures, workshops and training seminars at schools all over the world.
Under Eleonora’s guidance countless students have gone on to not only fulfil what they thought was their potential, but far surpass what they believed was within their capabilities. Suhoviy’s alumni have gone on to forge successful careers in the arts, medicine, engineering, computing, and law to name but a few. Some have founded their own companies, while others have progressed on to Masters and Doctoral courses. This is why Suhoviy’s clients are so happy to recommend Eleonora as a trusted adviser and invaluable asset to international students
Eleonora is driven by her passion to change the lives of every student who comes to her. She possesses a wealth of experience in mentoring students throughout the application process, as they mature intellectually and go on to achieve things they previously thought to be impossible. By encouraging students to direct their aspirations towards the very best institutions she helps to broaden the horizons of everyone who comes to Suhoviy. Seeing her students reach these heights is the most rewarding part of her job.
Every pupil is unique and so is their educational pathway. There is no educational template; by exploring student’s interests, strengths and dreams Eleonora is able to help them find the perfect school, degree or career paths. Some know the route they want to take, while others benefit from exciting options that they had never considered.
Putting together a plan of action and mapping each stage to run parallel with the application process requires a creative approach. The real skill is the ability to adapt these approaches to individual circumstances. That is why Eleonora is so adept at helping with and adjusting to all of the unexpected issues from exam cancellations to changing courses.
Admissions to leading institutions are extremely competitive, so as ever, preparation is the key. Each position will receive a huge number of applications, so it is vital that applicants excel in their assessments and secure their spot. To prepare candidates for entrance exams, Eleonora’s experienced tutors provide tuition intended to deepen student’s subject knowledge, as well as running practice tests, and mock interviews.