Aysel Mammadova

Principal of Landau Secondary School

A passionate historian, whose love for her subject drives and ignites the passion of all of her students, Ms. Aysel Mammadova brings more than a 12-year experience of teaching the British curriculum to school. As the Principal of LANDAU Secondary School, she ensures that our school has the highest quality of teaching and learning. Ms. Aysel holds BA and MA degrees in International Relations and Political Studies and a Qualified Teacher Status issued by the Teacher Regulation Agency, England. Ms. Aysel is a strong advocate of a growth mindset in education and in life.

Konul Huseynova

PRINCIPAL OF SEA BREEZE CAMPUS

Ms Konul Huseynova is the LANDAU Secondary School Principal of “Sea Breeze” campus in charge of KS3 and KS4. Ms Konul’s main task is to make sure that students of “Sea Breeze” campus learn and thrive in the quiet and fresh atmosphere of the Sea Breeze resort. Ms. Konul is a graduate of Azerbaijani University of Languages with the BA and MA degrees in German philology. Ms. Konul has 15 years of experience in teaching German and teacher training. She is a proud holder of the Grunes Diploma– German Teacher’s Training Program of Goethe Institute. Ms. Konul believes that kindness and empathy among students are essential for making the world a better place. 

Sabina Farajova

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
HEAD OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Ms Sabina Farajova graduated from Azerbaijan State University of Languages with a bachelor’s degree in Romano-Germanic Philology and a master’s degree in General Linguistics with honors; CELTA Bournemouth, UK. Her work history in international education is over 20 years. Sabina Farajova worked as a lecturer and instructor at Azerbaijan University of Languages as well as performed at teaching and leadership positions in various international schools in Baku. Sabina Farajova is LANDAU Secondary School Deputy Principal in charge of KS3, Head of English Department, and Head of school preparatory program— PreLANDAU International. Ms Sabina believes in the family and school fostering multicultural, environmental, and humanist values together for a better tomorrow. 

Zahira Mammadova

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
HEAD OF MATHS DEPARTMENT
IGCSE AND A LEVEL MATHS TEACHER

As the Head of Mathematics Department in LANDAU School, Ms. Zahira Mammadova tries to make all Mathematics classes the place where students want to be. As a successful teacher, Ms. Zahira has extensive knowledge of mathematics. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Baku State University and a PGCE from The University of Buckingham, UK. With 12 years of teaching experience in international schools, she prepares students for IGCSE Mathematics, AS/A-Level Mathematics, and Statistics. Ms. Mammadova is a trained Cambridge A-Level Mathematics Assessor and UAE certification holder of Middle School Leaders. Zahira Mammadova is LANDAU Secondary School Deputy Principal in charge of Y9-11. 

Kushvar Hajiyeva

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
IGCSE AND A LEVEL CHEMISTRY TEACHER
PEARSON IPLS EXAM OFFICER

Ms. Kushvar Hajiyeva graduated from Baku State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry. Her Ph.D. research was in the “Fine Organic Synthesis” Research Center at Baku State University. During her Ph.D. study she won a scholarship, and within the program of Erasmus Mundus “Electra Project”, had a six-month internship as a Ph.D. student in Prof. Dr. Jürgen Marten’s research group at Oldenburg University, Germany. She has publications in several local and foreign scientific journals. She has started her career as a Chemistry teacher in 2015, preparing students for IGCSE, Foundation, and A-level examinations according to the Cambridge and Edexcel syllabi. Moreover, since 2018 Ms. Kushvar has taken over the role of Pearson IPLS and Cambridge Checkpoint Exam Officer. Ms. Kushvar speaks fluently in English, Russian, German, and Turkish. Kushvar Hajiyeva is LANDAU Secondary School Deputy Principal in charge of Year 8. 

Parvin Zeynalova

EDUCATION ABROAD COORDINATOR

Ms Parvin Zeynalova is a graduate of History Faculty from Baku State University. A teacher at heart, she has joined LANDAU School as a PA to Principal from the very first day. She is a caring and passionate lady who is equally loved and respected by colleagues, students and parents. She has had several years of experience in the Customer Service field and can easily handle any stressful situation with her natural calmness and professionalism. She will be assisting senior students in their application to universities.

Sona Niyazova

Principal’s PA of Secondary School

She is actually a French teacher but is assisting the Principal of Landau School. Sona has graduated Baku Slavic University in 2017. She is very enthusiastic and passionate about her work. In a very short period of time she got loved by everyone, including our students. 

Gunay Huseynova

PRINCIPAL’S PA OF SECONDARY SCHOOL

Ms. Gunay is LANDAU Secondary Office PA. Gunay is a cheerful, light-hearted young lady who is very enthusiastic about her job. Gunay speaks Azerbaijani, English and Russian. She graduated from Azerbaijan State Economic University2015, Bachelor of Economics and Industry. Gunay worked as an observer marshal at Formula 1 races and Baku City Circuit as well as a medal awards ceremony team member at the first European Games. Moreover, Gunay participated in a summer volunteers programme in Germany. Gunay’s previous professional experience was in the accounting department in SOCAR.

Natavan Miriyeva

Head of Science Department Biology and Science Teacher

As a head of Science department, Ms.Natavan brings more than 10 years of teaching experience in Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Ms.Natavan spreads positive energy to whichever class she teaches.

Mehriban Mikayilova

HEAD OF AZERBAIJANI LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DEPARTMENT

As an experienced teacher and a professional speechwriter, Ms.Mehriban is well known in Azerbaijan for her innovative methods of teaching that she brings to the students of LANDAU school.    

Gular Hasanova

Head of Modern Foreign Languages Department and Pearson Exam Coordinator, French Language Teacher

With many years of teaching experience in international schools, PhD in Multimedia Language Learning Technologies, Ms.Gular proves how much fun learning French can be. Ms Gular is the Head of Modern Foreign Languages Department. She is also Edexcel and Cambridge Exam Officer responsible for IGCSE and A level exams.

Gulshan Mammadzade

Maths Teacher

Ms.Gulshan holds a bachelor’s degree from Baku Engineering University and is doing her master degree at Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University. She has been experiencing  SAT Math since 2019. Her hard work, persistence, motivation, and diligence is obvious from the first impression.She has been able to differentiate herself from her peers with the above-mentioned characteristics and intention to catch up everything going on around her. She is instrumental in keeping the overall dynamics of the class quite active. Her advanced skills and passion for the subject make her an ideal  as a professional educator. She is exceptionally creative in his teaching approach setting high standards for students and motivating them to, not only meet, but to exceed those standards. Gulshan will continue her educational path and planning to receive PHD degree.

Ayvaz Huseynov

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER AND SAT/ACT/IELTS/TOEFL ENGLISH COORDINATOR

Mr Ayvaz is a linguist by education and passion with over ten years of experience in translation work and teaching. He has done translations of a number of books related to economic, business, historical and other topics.  Over the course of teaching practice, he has taught General English, Business English, English for Specific Purposes, IGCSE English as Second Language and IGCSE English as a First Language, IELTS, TOEFL, SAT and GMAT. Apart from his university diploma in teaching English and German languages, he has got CELTA certificate from International House World Organization and Teaching English for Specific Purposes from Oregon University (USA). Mr Ayvaz is a great advocate of the communicative language learning and student-centered teaching approach and is a strong believer in lifelong learning.

Elchin Mammadov

Azerbaijani History Teacher

With a degree in History and years of experience in teaching Azerbaijani History, Mr.Elchin joins LANDAU High School Team to ensure students have comprehensive knowledge of Azerbaijani history.

Rufat Khairbayov

PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Rufat Khairbekov has 15 years of experience in fitness training, with a specialization in boxing. He graduated from Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport. He is a proficient boxer and kickboxer, multiple championships winner. Rufat is passionate about sport and training, and he hopes the children will share this passion with him.

Rahimakhanim Murvatova

AZERBAIJANI LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER

Ms Rahimakhanim Murvatova is a graduate from Baku State University, Faculty of Azerbaijani Philology. Currently, she is doing her master’s degree in Azerbaijan University of Languages. Ms Rahima started her teaching career in one of the city language schools as a second language instructor. Ms Murvatova actively participates in various local and international philological workshops, seminars and conferences. Ms Rahima teaches in an interactive way always looking for innovation. Life-long learning is her main motivation. In her free time, Rahimakhanim Murvatova posts educational videos on her YoutTube channel.

Gunay Naghiyeva

ENGLISH TEACHER

Ms Gunay Naghiyeva holds a bachelor’s degree in Philology and master’s degree with honors in Methodology of English Language Teaching from Azerbaijan University of Languages. With more than 10 year-experience as an ESL instructor, Ms Gunay performed as the resource teacher at Azerbaijan University of Languages. Ms Gunay has taught in a variety of schools ranging from private and state schools to language schools. Gunay Naghiyeva is one of the brightest graduates of LANDAU Academy’21. She is an accomplished educator with demonstrated ability to teach, motivate and direct students while maintaining high interest and achievement.

Firuza Khurshudlu

ENGLISH TEACHER

Firuza Khurshudlu is a bachelor graduate from Azerbaijani University of Languages and holds Master of Arts degree In Education Management, ADA University. Ms Firuza has started her teaching career at London School of Azerbaijan (LLC) which was serving English classes to corporate clients. Meanwhile, she was participating at different state forums and conferences as an interpreter as well. Later, she continued teaching Academic English at higher education organizations such as Khazar University and Baku Higher Oil School. Ms Khurshudlu is LANDAU KS3 & 4 English teacher, PreLANDAU instructor and LANDAU academic support tutor. She is an imminently dedicated teacher who educates her learners with compassion and high enthusiasm to shape responsible and literate youth.

Shabnam Vahabzada

ENGLISH TEACHER

Shabnam Vahabzada holds a bachelor’s degree of English Language Teaching from Azerbaijan University of Languages. Ms Shabnam has a more than 6-year teaching experience for different age groups in various urban secondary and language schools. She is a qualified language instructor who is good at enriching academic performance of the students as well as teaching the practical skills for their future professional and social life. Ms Vahabzade is a graduate of Landau Academy 2020-2021.

Zarnura Hajiyeva

ENGLISH TEACHER

Ms Zarnura Hajiyeva studied at the faculty of English Language Teaching in Azerbaijan University of Languages. She later pursued her education on master’s in Management, a joint degree from Azerbaijan University of Languages and Koblenz University, Germany. She has an eight-year experience of teaching English to different age groups, as well as conducting exam prep classes. Ms Zarnura is an internationally certified English teacher, holding TESOL from Arizona State University and CELTA, Georgia. Ms Zarnura Hajiyeva is LANDAU Academy graduate and a much-loved PreLANDAU teacher. Ms Zarnura is currently studying educational management in Poland.

Zeynab Bakhshaliyeva

ENGLISH TEACHER

Ms Zeynab is a graduate of Azerbaijan University of Languages. She majored in Teaching of English in the faculty of Education in Sabah Groups. Ms Zeynab has an experience of teaching at different language schools. Working as a volunteer interpreter in the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Committee, Formula 1 and the other companies had a great deal of importance in terms of improving her communication and team-work skills. Ms Bakshaliyeva has a huge interest and intense curiosity about vital issues occurring in the field of globalizing education and believes pedagogical advancements affect society and the international development process.

Fakhriya Galandarova

ENGLISH TEACHER

Fakhriia Galandarova holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Volgograd State University while being qualified as an interpreter in the field of Professional Communications. She also has retrained for an English Teacher in Surgut Pedagogical University. Apart from her university diplomas, she has proved her knowledge of methodology by passing Cambridge ESOL exams, TKT CLIL (Content and Language Integrated learning) and TKT YL (young Learners). Being a high-qualified teacher, she has done a lot to prepare students for the international Cambridge ESOL examinations. Ms Fakhriya is one of the most successful LANDAU Academy graduates’21. Furthermore, she collaborates actively with PreLANDAU. This year Ms FAkhriya teaches English in Lower Secondary. Ms Fakhriya strongly believes that knowledge is the key to success.

Zahra Abdullayeva

ENGLISH TEACHER

Zahra Abdullayeva graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages, Faculty of English language teaching. She also holds a master’s degree from Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University, Preschool Education. Ms Zahra has taught both general English and PRE-IELTS classes in a variety of educational centers. While working at Azerbaijan University of Languages, Ms Abdullayeva conducted many workshops in different remote regions of Azerbaijan for school teachers under the organization of the LTC language department. Previously, Ms Zahra performed as an interpreter in the presidential and parliamentary elections. Zahra Abdullayeva’s lessons are targeted to the student’s immediate needs, and she is eager to share her love of language.

Narmina Aliyeva

ENGLISH TEACHER

Ms Narmina Aliyeva is a graduate of the Khujand State University, Tajikistan, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney, USA majoring in English Philology and Education. Ms. Narmina is a CELTA-certified English teacher with more than ten years of classroom experience. She taught for several years in Tajikistan and was qualified in the United States where she mastered her pedagogical skills teaching English Grammar and Expository Writing classes to the primary and undergraduate students in Nebraska, USA. Upon her arrival in Baku, Ms Narmina had been working as an English teacher in the corporate sector providing Business English, IELTS and TOEFL lessons for various banking, oil and gas, construction and insurance companies. Narmina Aliyeva has a true passion for teaching and strives to create a community of learners that nurture this growth in a positive, fun environment.

Nurlan Hasanli

GERMAN teacherr

Nurlan Hasanli holds a bachelor’s degree in teaching German from Baku State University. He also has a Master’s degree in Methods and methodology of German language from Azerbaijan University of Languages. He attended a Methodology course at University of Münster. Mr Nurlan values working hard more than ability.

Jala Karimova

GERMAN TEACHER

Zhala is a graduate of Azerbaijan University of Languages. After graduating, she worked for 2 years as a German-English teacher in International School in Jena, Germany. She also had the opportunity to get acquainted with the interests of children in their leisure time, during working in the “MAG” Youth program in Azerbaijan International Tv and Youth and Sport Ministry of Azerbaijan. Thus, she is able to organize lessons according to the interest of the students. She also has 2 years of IB and IBDP experience as German teacher.

Elnara Mekhtiyeva

FRENCH TEACHER

Ms Elnara graduated from Ganja State University Bachelors’ degree in French Language with honors. She received a scholarship from French Government and studied Master’s degree of French as Foreign Language in Strasbourg March-Bloch University, afterwards, she moved to Paris and studied in Sorbonne Paris IV University of French Applied Language. During 5 years in France, Ms Elnara has had a chance to teach English, Russian, French and Music to French students and foreigners. She has also translated also for the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy during his state visit to Azerbaijan.

Ms Elnara loves travelling and experiencing different cultures. She approaches life experiences through the prism of philosophy and psychology. Ms Elnara enjoy listening to music and plays the piano. Her life motto is: “Whatever happens in your life, never give up”.

Daniel Williams Ruiz

PHYSICS TEACHER

Mr Daniel Williams is a graduate of the University of Cambridge with a BA and MSci in Natural Sciences, specialising in Physics. With over 5 years of experience, he enjoys breaking down concepts in the physical sciences so that every student has an appreciation for how these subjects are connected. Mr Daniel believes that having a constant curiosity for learning is useful in all areas of life and he hopes that his passion for problem-solving can carry over to everyone he teaches.

Aydan Khaligzade

PHYSICS TEACHER

Ms Aydan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Matter structure from Baku State University. Since 2015 she has been working at the Institute of Radiation Problems of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences as a researcher. She is working with many experimental methods, including photoelectric and spectroscopy methods. Ms Aydan is currently pursuing an academic career as a PhD student. Her PhD research is in “Radiation Physics of Semiconductors”. She has also participated in training, seminars, local and international conferences. Ms Aydan successfully completed LANDAU Academy teacher training in 2020-2021. She is certified with high results in IGCSE-Physics and General science. Her dream is to be a teacher. The main goal in this way is to ensure the development of future generations to become active and engaged participants in society and that is what she intends to do.

Nargiz Askarova

SCIENCE TEACHER

Ms Nargiz Askarova graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry Education from Baku Engineering University. During her student years she took an active part in various social programs and was a member of “Green Chemists’’ club at the university. Her excellent language skills let her to work for Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society as assistant International Relations Department and after that she worked as a Technical Specialist of chemical raw materials at Chemical Solutions Company over 2 years. Currently, she is doing Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry at Baku State University. Ms Nargiz doing her scientific research on “Spectrophotometric identification of iron 3+ ions in some complex compounds”. She has successfully completed IGSCE Chemistry and KS3 Science programs according to Cambridge and Edexcel syllabus at Landau Academy and received Landau Academy Certificate. She is successful in teaching students to employ critical thinking when comprehending scientific information and skillful in increasing students’ attention and involvement with though-provoking questions and memorable lessons.

Nigar Karimova

COMBINED SCIENCE TEACHER

Ms Nigar graduated from Baku Engineering University with distinction in Chemistry. She completed her Master’s degree in Chemical Kinetic and Catalyst at the Institute of Catalyst and Inorganic Chemistry of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. She has previous teaching experience in IGCSE Chemistry, and has done research at the Institute of Catalyst and Inorganic Chemistry of ANAS. Nigar is a passionate Chemist who encourages her students to be curious scientists.

Shahla Almammadova

SCIENCE TEACHER

Ms Shahla graduated from Baku Engineering University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry Education and has completed her Master’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry at Baku State University with a diploma of Honor. As a graduate student, she had an internship in other international schools. She has completed the course of “Active Inspire” the software of Promethean board and attended the course at the State Examination Center of the Republic of Azerbaijan and got a certificate of Preparation of Assessment tools based on the new curriculum in chemistry. She has also attended “LANDAU Academy Teacher Training Course” and successfully completed the programs of Science, ACT, IGCSE, and A-level Chemistry and got a certificate. She loves to teach and gets a great sense of accomplishment from seeing her students develop.

Sevina Khanizade

SCIENCE TEACHER

Ms Sevina graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology teaching and Master’s degree in Biology from Baku State University. She has also worked as a doctor assistant in the hospital. Ms Sevina has successfully completed a teacher training program at LANDAU Academy in June 2021 and has received LANDAU Academy Certificates with high results in ACT, General science, IGCSE-biology and A-level biology. Ms Sevina continues her education career to receive her PHD degree in Azerbaijan National Academy of Science.

Aytan Osmanova

BIOLOGY TEACHER

Ms Ayten is a graduate of Baku State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She completed her Master’s degree in Molecular Biology at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences with an honorary diploma, and worked with many experimental methods in biology, including DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, electrophoresis and spectroscopic methods. In addition, she has published several scientific publications in a number of journals. She has also worked as a virologist at State Phytosanitary Control Service at the Ministry of Agriculture Republic of Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan Food Safety Institute and completed the Training program, “Identification of virology and mycology diseases of plants” in the National Phytosanitary Laboratory of State Plant Protection Service of Latvia in Riga in 2018. In 2020-2021, she successfully completed LANDAU academy international school teacher training and was certified with high results in General science, IGCSE-biology, A-level biology. She is passionate about learning new scientific skills and teaching them to future generations. She continues to improve her teaching experience at LANDAU academy.

Arzu Alizada

CHEMISTRY TEACHER

Ms Arzu graduated from Baku State University with Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Master’s degree in Teaching and Methods of Chemistry. In addition, last year she attended Cambridge IGCSE and Edexcel A level chemistry courses at LANDAUAcademy.

 

Laman Valiyeva

MATHS TEACHER

Ms Laman graduated from Baku Engineering University with a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Informatics Education. She has been working as a Math teacher since graduation. In 2020-2021 she attended LANDAU Academy and finished IGCSE, A level and SAT programmes successfully.  Ms Laman’s teaching philosophy is based around the idea of providing a well-balanced, supportive, and engaging learning environment enabling students to reach their highest potential. She has a belief that a classroom should be a safe, caring community, where children are free to take risks and share their ideas.

Gular Huseynzade

MATHS TEACHER

Ms Gular holds a bachelor degree in Mathematics and Informatics Education from Baku Engineering University, graduating with an Honour diploma. During her university years she was one of the students who won “Future’s Teacher” scholarship by Ministry of Education. Due to her enthusiasm toward Math, she was the vice-president of Pi Math Club that organized activities and events related to Math and logic. Additionally, she was the part of the international project based on Sustainable Development Goals #4 ‘Education and Quality’ in Slovakia as a Teacher Assistant in 2019. Ms Gular believes that each student has his own world and that is why individual approach is as important as conducting productive lessons. She will make sure to bring an open mind and a positive attitude to the classroom.

Kanara Maharramova

MATHS TEACHER

Ms Kanara has graduated from Baku State University, Mathematics faculty in 2012. Later she continued her education and, in the year of 2015, she got her MBA degree in Information Technologies from Azerbaijan State Oil Academy (Dual program with US Georgia University). Ms Kanar has always had a great passion for Math and a desire to work with children. She is a proud graduate of LANDAU Academy program of 2020-2021. Within the program, she successfully completed IGSCE and A level math courses. Ms Kanara will put all her effort to contribute to the development of our children and will be happy to share her knowledge with the future generation and create the atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. 

 

Sama Mammadova

MATHS TEACHER

Ms Sama is a graduate of Baku Engineering University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education. Her teaching career started by tutoring students for IB MYP (International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme) and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Education) Maths. She also gained an experience as an intern in Mathematics Department of one of international schools in her last year of Bachelor education. Owing to achieving successful completion of LANDAU Academy Teacher Training Program, she is honoured to join LANDAU team this academic year.

Ayan Aliyeva

MATHS TEACHER

Ms Ayan is a graduate of Baku State University with a Bachelor Degree from the faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics. She has started her teaching experience by volunteering in International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) and Middle Year Programme (MYP) while studying at the University. In the last year of the University, she has attended LANDAU Academy trainings and finished IGCSE, A level and SAT programmes successfully. Ms. Ayan is a highly motivated and caring teacher who enjoys working with learners and wants all children to be successful. She works hard to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive to the meet all students’ needs.

Konul Bayramova

MATHS TEACHER

Ms Konul is a graduate of Baku Engineering University with a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Informatics. She was one of the students who won “Future’s Teacher” scholarship by Ministry of Education and because of her successful results, she was awarded with an Honour diploma. During her bachelor years she used to work as SAT and YOS instructor. In addition to excellent math skills, she has special interest in child psychology and development which in turn motivates her to improve her knowledge and abilities in this field. Ms Konul believes that each student deserves a personal approach and care in the classroom environment. She is planning to continue her education abroad to become even more professional in the field of teaching.

Nurlan Iskandarli

HISTORY TEACHER

Nurlan Iskandarli graduated from Baku State University from the major of American Studies, history faculty. He did his M.A degree in the field of East European Studies at University of Bologna. During his master program, he has worked as Assistant Editor in Cold War History Research Center in Budapest. He also has experience as a General English and IELTS Instructor in Celt Colleges. He strongly believes to be significant guide to his students in terms of teaching every aspect of history.

Murad Guliyev

MY AZERBAIJAN AND HISTORY TEACHER

Mr Murad is a graduate of International Relations with a B.A degree at Azerbaijan University of Languages. His first M.A degree is in European Studies at Flensburg University and second M.A degree is in Nationalism Studies at Central European University. Mr Murad worked as a Research Intern at European Centre for Minority Issues in Flensburg. He also carried out his internship at Centropa (Jewish historical institute), where he translated different interviews, publications, biographies of Holocaust survivors. He also carried out journalist internship at CEE Legal Matters while studying in Budapest. He is a highly motivated, enthusiastic person who is eager to spread interest and love of My Azerbaijan and Azerbaijani History subjects amongst his students.

Asya Huseynli

ECONOMICS TEACHER

Asya Huseynli graduated with honors from ADA University with a bachelor degree in Business Administration and is currently doing her master degree at Azerbaijan State University of Economics. She has more than three years of teaching experience. Asya worked for two years as a writing tutor in ADA Writing Center helping bachelor and graduate students with writing their academic papers, including but not limited to research papers and theses. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject makes her the suitable candidate for teaching economics. She has a true passion for working with young learners who will shape the country’s future, helping each child to progress in all areas of their development – academic, social and language – is a challenge that she is honored to accept daily.

Saadet Vakiloglu

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST / SEA BREEZE CAMPUS

Ms Saadat is a graduate of Psychology with B.A degree at Moscow State University. Her M.A degree is in Clinical-psychological rehabilitation cognitive and emotional sphere at Moscow State University. Ms Saadat worked as psychologist in research laboratory at Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport. She investigated “The aesthetic needs of students of the gymnasium of arts”, “The features of sympathy, aggression, hatred and attachment among people of the post-Soviet space in comparison with youth”, “The internal picture of the disease in patients with multiple sclerosis”. She is eager to be involved in child psychology and ensure that student mental health comes first.

Farid Rustamzade

ECONOMICS TEACHER

Farid Rustamzada started his undergraduate education at ADA University and graduated from Corvinus University of Budapest with a bachelor degree in Applied Economics. He is also a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder. His teaching experience began as a teaching assistant at Corvinus University of Budapest and continued as a private Economics tutor. He is passionate about psychology of economic behavior and teaching. As a secondary education teacher, He strongly believes that fostering critical thinking skills is at the heart of what we do in education. He is committed to giving students the tools they need to see their own value, analyse information and situations, and effectively solve problems. 

Nigar Seyidzada

PRINCIPAL’S PA OF SECONDARY SCHOOL

Ms Nigar Seyidzada holds a bachelor’s degree in English Translation from the Baku Slavic University and a master’ s degree in Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Azerbaijani State University of Economics. She has 2 years of work experience in international school and 6 years of private English language tutoring experience. She is able to speak in 4 languages. Ms Nigar has participated in various conferences and trainings and has got certificates

Nigar Kazimova

PRINCIPAL’S PA OF SECONDARY SCHOOL

Ms Nigar is a graduate of speech therapist faculty from Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University. She has an excellent rapport with students of different age groups. She has been a member of LANDAU family since day one. Ms Nigar enjoys the art of photography in her free time.

Sevda Aliyeva

KS3 and IGCSE Maths Teacher

Ms Sevda started working at Leznik&Co, where she found her passion for teaching children. Having worked with Mr Emil Leznik, she was inspired and joined Landau School Maths team soon afterwards. She works hard and pays attention to the details. She makes the complicated world of Mathematics seem simple and achievable.

Elnur Asgerov

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHER AND GERMAN COORDINATOR

Beloved by all of his students, Mr.Elnur ensures our students speak proper German and are ready to step into a world of modern foreign languages.

Abuhayat Guliyeva

English Language Teacher

Ms Abuhayat is a graduate of Azerbaijani University of Languages, the school of English language Teaching. Currently, she is doing her MA on Education Management at the ADA University. Ms Abuhayat is an IELTS and ESL instructor with a teaching and leadership development background in Educational field. She loves the idea of nurturing good citizens with quality education and, consequently, leading to positive changes in society. 

Sabina Alandarova

KS3 Maths Teacher

Ms.Sabina is our beloved Maths teacher at Landau School and Pre LANDAU courses. She has a degree from the National Aviation Academy. She is one of the former students of Emil Leznik and is proud to be a part of the “Dream Team”.  

Sabina Ibrahimli

A LEVEL RUSSIAN TEACHER

Ms Sabina is a teacher of Russian Language and Literature. She has received Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the Baku Slavic University. Pursuing further educational goals, she studied full-time doctoral studies for 3 years at the Baku Slavic University, defended her thesis and received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Philology. Ms Sabina has 13 years of teaching experience; 6 years at the local school, 3 years at the university and 4 years at an international school, teaching IGCSE and A-level. Often takes part in various conferences, including international ones, speaks with her articles and scientific works. She has mastered the teaching techniques, uses modern and classical pedagogical techniques in her work, taking into account the psychological aspects of teaching. Ms Sabina’s enthusiasm and passion brings magic world of Russian literature alive.

Tofiq Rzayev

History Teacher

Mr Tofiq is a graduate of Baku Oxford School. He did his Bachelor studies and Masters Degree on International Relations & Political Science at Cyprus International University. His main aim as a teacher is to inspire students to learn and most importantly understand World History and it’s importance in today’s society

Kamran Mammadli

IGCSE, SAT and A Level Chemistry Teacher

Mr Kamran is a graduate of Canakkale 18 March University in Turkey. In the early years of his career he worked as a Chemist in Port of Canakkale – Waste reception facility. He has also worked as an IT Manager and website developer and was distinguished with a bronze medal in website design competition. He has a professional knowledge of computer programming. He has attended and successfully completed seminars on child psychology and development. His students took part in International Chemistry Olympiad and made their teacher and school proud by getting gold medals and different achievements. Mr Kamran is also an official ambassador of OWLYPIA Global Competition in Azerbaijan and a number of students under her guidance achieved high grades in the exam. With eight years of experience in teaching Chemistry, his only aim is to make his students love Chemistry. He believes that if someone hates Chemistry then he has probably learnt it from a wrong teacher.

Hajibala Khasiyev

KS3 Science, IGCSE Chemistry Teacher

With a BS in Chemistry and MA in Engineering Mr. Hajibala brings energy to the classroom and helps cultivate new ideas among his students. He has experience in teaching Science, IGCSE, SAT Chemistry Subject Test, and University program lessons. Mr Hajibala has successfully completed an online A-Level Chemistry program and ready to prepare students for multilevel tests according to Cambridge and Edexcel syllabus.

Venera Mukhtarzade

ENGLISH TEACHER

Ms Venera is a certified tutor with pluriannual experience of teaching foreign languages and cultures to people of different age groups. She has a double-degree in Italian and Arabic/English studies – both completed in Italy (University of Pisa, University of Macerata) – which assists her today in pursuing her career goal as a school teacher. She is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge with students by implementing innovative didactic strategies, whilist falicitating their deeper understanding of the subject. Outside the professional environment she is a passionate cook, avid reader and an animal activist. 

Ulviya Gadzhieva

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER AND KS4 ENGLISH COORDINATOR

Ms Ulviya graduated from the Azerbaijan University of Foreign Languages in 2011. She lived and studied in Moscow for a few years. She brings in years of experience and is a CELTA qualified teacher. She successfuly completed her CELTA course in Prague, Czech Republic.  

Gunay Mammadova

English teacher

Ms. Gunay is a graduate of the faculty of English Language Teaching from Azerbaijan University of Languages. She also holds a Master degree in English Literatures and Cultures from Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. Ms. Gunay got her CELTA certificate from International House Frankfurt in 2020. She has actively been engaged in teaching IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, GMAT and other standardized tests of English since 2016. She is a bilingual teacher who is also fluent in German. Along with her passion for teaching and learning languages, Ms. Gunay is an avid reader who is in love with cultural studies, film and literary analysis.

Khanim Tapdigova

German teacher

Ms. Khanim graduated from the Azerbaijan Art Academy. She worked in various educational centers with children. Her teaching career began with teaching art and conducting art workshops. But having a great love for the German language and also wanting to develop in foreign languages directions, she decided to study German. She currently holds an international language certificate from Goethe and teaches German in LANDAU School. Ms. Khanim creates a pleasant atmosphere with her students by combining her German knowledge, love for children and art.

Nubar Gasimzade

BIOLOGY TEACHER AND SCIENCE COORDINATOR

Ms.Nubar received her Bachelor degree in teaching Biology and Chemistry in 2014. She has over seven years of teaching experience in international curriculum. During her teaching career she has created engaging learning experiences through an environment that fosters creativity, curiosity, and kindness. Ms.Nubar strongly believes that learning takes place when students are fully engaged in the process.  Students love her biology lessons, where they learn by doing group projects,laboratory investigations and playing scientific games.  After holding years of experience in education, Ms.Nubar was passionate to expand her existing knowledge and to gain new experience in Education Management field, so she has earned Master Of Art Degree in Education Management from ADA University in 2020. Committed to sharing her passion for teaching and learning, she also provides trainings to young future teachers in Landau Academy.
Ms.Nubar believes that every child matters and deserves quality education through which they will acquire vital skills to build successful life.

Khatira Shiraliyeva

IGCSE Physics Teacher

Ms Khatira is a graduate of the faculty of Physics at Baku State University. She has Master Degree in Quantum Electronics from Azerbaijan National Academy of Science. She started working as a laboratory assistant and researcher from 2016. She adores children and is eager to spread the love of Physics. She has experience in teaching KS3 and IGCSE Physics.

Ayshan Safarli

KS3 Maths Teacher

Ms Ayshan has been involved in a number of experience programs organised by Maths faculty. This young and energetic maths teacher contributes greatly to teaching with new and motivating educational methods.

Valida Mammadova

MATHS TEACHER AND KS4 MATHS COORDINATOR

Ms. Valida has been teaching at LANDAU School since its beginning. She gained much of her experience as Emil Leznik’s assistant after receiving a Bachelor degree from Azerbaijani State Oil and Industry University. She is a member of the Leznik & Co. family. Ms.Valida considers herself extremely fortunate to be a teacher and to work with the students at LANDAU School. Ms. Valida has every reason to be proud of her students’ accomplishments because the results speak for themselves.

Gunel Aslanova

KS3 SCIENCE TEACHER

Ms Gunel is a graduate of Baku Engineering University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She has completed University with a distinction. Currently, is doing a Master of Science in Industrial Microbiology at Baku State University. She has successfully completed an online Microbiology program at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Throughout her studies, she has proactively participated in many research projects and has worked with many experimental methods in biology including PCR, ion chromatography, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and electrophoresis. Through applying this knowledge, she has published several publications on different branches of biology in a number of peer-reviewed journals. During her undergraduate study she won a scholarship in the grant competition funded by the Youth Foundation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Presently, she is doing a research project on the “Microorganisms involved in treatment of wastewater obtained during production of soft drinks” at Coca-Cola Azerbaijan. She has several international certificates in the area of teaching and biology. Ms Gunel has started her teaching experience while she was studying at the university. She will teach students how to love science, understand its importance, and gain excellent laboratory skills.

Husniya Gasimova

German Language Teacher

Ms Husniya is a graduate of the University of Foreign Languages. She holds BA and MA degrees in German language and Philology. Language is a form of art for her. She loves creativity and encourages her students to be pro-active.

Madina Huseynova

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHER AND FRENCH COORDINATOR

Ms. Madina holds a bachelor’s degree in French-Russian translation from Azerbaijan University of Languages. She also has a Master’s degree in teaching French as a second language in schools and businesses in France from the University of Artois. She won a competition and attended French teacher training in Nice, France.

Ms. Madina is open to new ideas, enjoys creating a positive environment in class, and strives to assist her pupils to get the highest possible marks.

Sevana Rahimli

Maths Teacher

Ms Sevana is a graduate of Baku Engineering
University with a Bachelor Degree in Mathematical Analysis and doing a master degree in Optimization methods at Baku State University. She has been teaching SAT Math since 2018. She is young, pro-active, enthusiastic, talented, yet experienced and energetic teacher of Maths at LANDAU School and Pre-LANDAU courses. Great Maths teachers know that they are not perfect. That is why they constantly read new materials to update their knowledge base. Ms Sevana tries to encourage active participation from your children. Ms Sevana continues her education career to receive her PHD degree

Aygun Bayramova

German Language Teacher

Ms Aygun is a graduate of the Azerbaijan University of Languages. She has 15 years of experience in teaching German. Although her career started with teaching she also worked as a translator. She has improved her teaching methodology knowledge by attending difference conferences in and out of Azerbaijan. She loves music, art and history along with her passion for German.

Aytaj Ibrahimli

GEOGRAPHY AND MY AZERBAIJAN TEACHER, SEA BREEZE CAMPUS COORDINATOR

Ms Aytaj is our Geography teacher.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Art in American Studies degree from Baku State University in 2014 and a Master of Art in International Relations degree from Eastern Mediterranean University (Famagusta, Cyprus) in 2017. She is also CELTA certificate holder which is the most highly recognized qualification regarded English language teaching. Her passion for education dates far back from running summer schools to assisting students in MA years. She began her teaching career as an assistant of Prof.Dr.Wojciech Forysinski at EMU in 2016. Teaching tutorial classes of Theories and Practice of International Relations let her understand –“she was basically born into it”. She strongly believes that each child is a unique one who needs a secure and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow emotionally, intellectually, and socially.

Seljan Gaffarli

Azerbaijani Langauge and Literature Teacher

Ms Seljan joined our team to deliver Azerbaijani Language and Literature lessons. She is passionate about her subject. She promotes the love of native language not only to local but also our expat students. Currently, she is working on her PhD research.

Ahiyaddin Chobanzada

MATHS TEACHER AND KS3/IGCSE MATHS COORDINATOR

Mr Ahiyaddin graduated from Baku Engineering University and is currently pursuing a Masters degree at the Baku State University. He is one of our young teachers who enjoys teaching math. He has also been a member of the Young Teachers Club throughout the university and has helped organize many seminars on how to become a good teacher . He is currently engaged in both SAT and IGCSE Maths. Ahiyaddin is insistent on continuing his education and obtaining his PHD.

Elnara Sardarli

KS3 Maths Teacher

With a bachelor degree in Mathematics and Informatics Ms Elnara is a valuable member of our team, who loves students and teaching Math.She explains with patience. Her love for students and Maths makes her lessons enjoyable. After graduating from Baku Engineering University, she is currently doing her master degree in Khazar University.

Sara Kouchehbagh

ENGLISH TEACHER

Sara has a drive to improve access to international educational and professional resources in Azerbaijan through her experiences in the United States and Europe. She taught English and professional development courses and seminars as a Fulbright Scholar in Baku, Azerbaijan at the University of Languages, and she was previously a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Arkansas in the United States. Sara has worked for international institutions including the United Nations and Al Jazeera English and conducted her MS thesis research on an American fellowship at the University of London SOAS. She is dedicated to supporting women’s empowerment, international education and public diplomacy, and is currently leading a US Department of State grant to provide more educational opportunities in Azerbaijan for students. Sara teaches English in Year 7 in LANDAU International as well as collaborates with LANDAU App international team.

Fikrat Mammadov

Physical Education Teacher

Mr Fikrat graduated from the University of Physical Education. He has been working as a swimming coach for 15 years. Most of his former students are the members of Azerbaijan National Team. Mr Fikrat loves children and is eager to teach them self-defense tenchniques such as Judo. His goal is to take Landau students to local and international competitions both in Baku and abroad.

Tebriz Idrisov

Chess Teacher

FIDE Master, 3 times in a row he was Baku champion, medalist of European and World Championships prepares LANDAU students to participate in various tournaments. Mr.Tebriz graduated Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport and has great experience in the teaching field.    

Marina Tankaskaya

PE teacher in Secondary School

Marina is a PE teacher in LANDAU School. Having graduated from Baku Slavic University Regional Studies and Translation, Marina became known as a prominent female handball player. She has been a multiple champion of Azerbaijan, Turkey and internationally. Marina Tankaskaya, a master of sports in handball, has been the Azerbaijan National Handball Team Captain for 15 years. She has played in various handball clubs in Turkey for 10 years. Marina is fluent in Russian, English, Turkish, Macedonian and Serbian. There are Wikipedia articles about Marina Tankaskaya in three languages.

Anna Gamidova

PE teacher in Secondary School

She is a PE teacher in LANDAU School. Anna graduated from Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport with the specialization of PE teaching and sport training at school. She is a master of sports in handball. Anna has played in the National Female Handball team for 20 years with previous 10 years in the National Junior Team. Anna has played for Azerbaijani and Romanian female handball clubs. Anna has been a volleyball trainer in the Youth Sports School for 5 years. Anna is the second coach in Qarabag Handball Club. She is fluent is Azerbaijani and Russian.

Bilgeyis Tahmasib

MATHS TEACHER AND SAT/ACT MATHS COORDINATOR

Ms Bella began her career in education in 2007 and has worn many hats since then serving students of all ages. She has graduated from Olympic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina and attended Baku State University for her bachelors, majoring in Mathematics and Mechanics. Ms Bella is a proud holder of a CELTA certificate. She pursued her master’s degree in Data Science through University of Warsaw, writing her thesis on “Predicting credit card fraudulent transactions on unbalanced data using machine learning”. Ms Bella comes with over ten years of professional teaching experience and is very excited to bring her passion for education to the Landau students.

Khanim Gahramanova

KS3 and IGCSE Maths Teacher

Being a graduate of Baku Engineering University as a Math teacher, Ms Khanim was awarded with “Honor Diploma” and has been teaching Math since graduation. During her Bachelor years, she has been involved in teaching Calculus in university because of being an exceptional student. For the past two years, she has been providing Math classes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) students and Middle Year Programme (MYP) students in international schools. At the same time, Ms Khanim has been teaching Maths courses according to different international programs such as IGCSE, IB, PreSAT and SAT.

Aynura Nasibova

Maths Teacher

Ms Aynura holds a Bachelor Degree from Baku Engineering University and is doing her Master Degree at Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University. She is engaged in SAT Maths from 2019. She is enthusiastic about teaching and guidance, using her emotional intelligence skills to effectively manage classroom behavior. Ms Aynura plans to continue her education and receive her PHD degree.

Pari Mirzayeva

Maths Teacher

Ms Mirzayeva has graduated from Baku Engineering University, faculty of Mathematics and Informatics. During her Bachelor years, she worked as a Maths teacher and YOS teacher assistant. She also participated in a number of trainings, focusing on Math teaching methodology, as well as building positive relationship with the students. Her main aim as a teacher is to explain Math in more clear and simple way and make it more entertaining for students.

Nurana Abbasova

Maths Teacher

Ms Nurana earned her Bachelor Degree in Mathematics from Baku State University. After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree, she took part in some Mathematics and Informatics courses at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany. She has been teaching Mathematics according to local and different international programs. Ms Nurana has dedicated herself to becoming a life-long educator and learner, and she strives to instill a similar desire in all of the students with whom she works. She has a lot of patience to work with slow learners and ability to engage class and create a learning environment.

Telli Bayramova

Maths Teacher

Ms Telli is a graduate of Baku Engineering University. She made her major in Mathematics and she has been working at LANDAU School and Pre-LANDAU for more than a year. In such a brief period, she has proven herself as a favorite teacher of her students. Teaching is not only a profession but also a life passion for her. She is mastering herself in student psychology by attending several indoor and out of school conferences and activities.

Shovket Aslanova

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST / BAYIL CAMPUS

Graduated from faculty of general psychology of Moscow State University in 2016. Right after graduation started working at the Logos Children’s Psychological Center as a child psychologist and teacher with 3-14 year old children. Have experience working as a trainter with teachers, parents in various projects of the ministry of education as well as for skills development of psychologists in Baku and different regions of Azerbaijan. Additionally, have been a staff member in an international project TIMSS.

Sevil Ramazanova

Maths Teacher

Ms Sevil is a graduate of Baku State University majoring in Mathematics. She completed her Master’s Degree in Differential equations at Baku Engineering University with an Honour diploma. Working as a volunteer at Azerbaijan Student Youth Organizations’ Union on the Department of Science and Education she developed and implemented activities and special educational events. Ms Sevil focuses on building connections with students to strengthen their engagement and help each student reach full potential through skill-building.

Chichak Aliyeva

Maths Teacher

Ms Chichak Aliyeva graduated from Baku Engineering University, faculty of Mathematics and Informatics.  She worked as a Maths teacher in Pythagorean Academy as well as she gained pedagogical experience  in her last year in Azerbaijan British Collage. Besides , she successfully passed her exams and is pursuing Master Degree in Mathematics currently. Her essential goal as a teacher is to make a difference in the lives  of students as many as she can.

Khayala Shikhaliyeva

Maths Teacher

Ms.Khayala graduated from Baku Engineering University.Her faculty is a mathematics teacher.While studying at the university, she worked as a mathematics teacher.In the following years she worked as an Ales and YOS teacher. She has been working as a mathematics teacher for 3 years. First of all, she prefers to make children love mathematics and explain more difficult topics in such fun ways

Kamran Mahmudov

HISTORY TEACHER

Kamran Mahmudov is a graduate of Baku State University with Honors Bachelor Degree in History. He is highly motivated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable historian. During his Bachelor’s Degree, he became a winner of XVI Republican History Olympiad. As well as, Kamran was awarded with the Scholarship Program of Eurasia Research Institute (named after D. I. Mendeleev) because of his academic qualifications. After graduating and getting his BA, he began his teaching career in one of national Educational Company.  He has been working as a history teacher more than three years. He is also author of World History textbook which is authentic material for preparation to State Examination Board exams. Currently, he is doing his Master’s Degree on International Affairs and Diplomacy at the ADA university. He has also been selected to receive Graduate Assistantship – prestigious scholarship of ADA university.  So, he is working at ADA university as a research assistant as well. As a history teacher, Kamran’s main ambition is to support his students to apply critical thinking and understand historical processes rather than just memorizing them. He believes that, it will make history classes more engaging and entertaining.

Mirkamran Huseynli

MODERN WORLD HISTORY TEACHER

Mr. Mirkamran is a graduate of American Studies with a B.A degree at Baku State University. His first (joint) M.A degree is in East European Studies at University of Bologna and International Relations at Corvinus University of Budapest. His second M.A degree is in Nationalism Studies at Central European University. Mr. Mirkamran worked as a Research Assistant at “Cold War History Research Center” in Budapest. He has academic publications in various edited volumes at “CEU press” and “CWHRC press”. He is currently an author at Caucasus Edition Journal of Conflict Transformation. Besides Landau School, He is also an Adjunct Lecturer of Political Science and Modern World History courses at ADA University. Apart from academic experience, he has conducted language instruction (American English and Spanish) as a leisure interest. He is also an advanced musician where he co-founded and played in “Old Baku” rock band which was active between 2012-2016. Having such a diverse academic background with interdisciplinary research capabilities, Mr. Mirkamran will guide our students to the true meaning of history as a study.

Gunel Taghizade

HISTORY TEACHER

Gunel Taghizade graduated from Baku State University, faculty of history. She has a BA and MA in History. She has also graduated from the institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (doctoral student). Currently, she is writing her dissertation and scientific research to get a PhD in History. She is an author of a number of scientific articles in Azerbaijan and abroad.

Leyla Mammadyarova

GEOGRAPHY TEACHER AND HUMANITIES COORDINATOR

Ms Leyla, a certified IGCSE Geography tutor, is a graduate of the Faculty of Geography, Baku State University. She holds a Master’s Degree in “Teaching methods and methodology of Geography”. Her previous professional experience was in Baku State University as a lecturer at American Studies and Tourism and Hospitality Departments for English division students. She also taught Geography at secondary school for two years. She has worked at Baku 2015 First European Olympic Games, Baku 2017 Fourth Islamic Games, ASAN service, and many other events as a volunteer because she loves to contribute to Community Building. Currently, she follows her education in Educational Management at ADA University. She has also been selected to receive Graduate Assistantship – a prestigious scholarship from ADA University.

 

Sevinj Karimova

Azerbaijani Language and Literature Teacher

Ms Sevinj holds BA from Baku Slavic University in Azerbaijan Language and Literature. In addition to this, she also holds her second BA from Baku Slavic University in Russian Language and Literature with distinction. Ms Sevinj has been teaching language and literature in various educational institutions, including universities, college and schools since 1995 incessantly. She tries to prefer innovative methods in the course of teaching. She is keen on her subject and enjoys teaching it.

Narmina Safarli

Azerbaijani Language and Literature Teacher

Ms Narmina is professional and friendly Azerbaijani language teacher with positive attitude and strong work ethic. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Baku State University and did her Master’s degree at Baku Slavic University. Ms Narmina started her teaching career at Baku Girls University. She is the part of LANDAU school family since 2020 and as Azerbaijani language teacher her main goal is to create innovative teaching atmosphere for students.

Ilaha Gasimzade

Azerbaijani Language and Literature Teacher

Ms Ilaha is a devoted Azerbaijani Language and Literature teacher with an outgoing, dynamic, and fun personality and teaching style. Pursuing her passion for linguistics and teaching she gained her Bachelor`s Degree at Khazar University majoring in Azerbaijani Language and Literature (with honored diploma)  and her Master`s degree at ASPU in Education Management. Ms Ilaha  can speak Turkish and English very well and knows Arabic, Persian for doing her researches. With her extensive teaching experience in different well-known private schools in Azerbaijan she knows how to provide an environment full of love, trust and creativity in her classes which is the key to effective learning.  She continuously researches and develops  modern techniques and methods of teaching Azerbaijani as a second language.

Lala Pashayeva

KS3 Science Teacher

Ms Lala is a graduate of Baku State University with a Bachelor degree in Biology. She then has pursued her Master degree in Botany from Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University.  Ms Lala has worked as a Scientists in ANAS Microbiology Institute and AzerKimya Institute. Her love and passion for science brought her to the world of education. She is happy to teach KS3 Science and spread the love of Science.

 

 

Farid Javadov

KS3 Science and IGCSE Physics Teacher

Mr Farid Javadov is a graduate of Baku Engineering University with a degree in Physics.  He then pursued his Master’s in Science from Kaunas Technology University. Has was a participant of Mevlana student Exchange program by Uludag University in Turkey. Mr Farid loves researching challenging Physics topics.  His love and passion for physics lured him to pursue the teaching career and inspire young future scientists. He has worked as a teacher in a number of international schools and has got experience in teaching KS3 Science, IGCSE Physics, National Curriculum Physics and IBDP. Mr Farid can’t wait to teach Physics to his new students at LANDAU Secondary School

Lala Isgandarova

KS3 Science Teacher

Lala Isgandarova graduated from Baku Engineering University. Her specialty is Biology teaching (EN). After graduation, she pursued Master Degree in Science at the Institute of Botany of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. She specialized in Botany, Plant Systematics. She gained teaching experience while she was studying at the University. Besides teaching experience, she also participated in local and international conferences. In addition, she took part in the course of “Introduction into Molecular Phylogenetics” that was organized by The Faculty of Freie University Berlin. Since 2017 she has been working at the Institute of Botany as a research assistant. She is now pursuing an academic career as a Ph.D. student.

Parviz Ismayilov

IGCSE, A Level, SAT Biology Teacher

Mr Parviz graduated from Baku State University in 2005 with a degree in Biology. He has been teaching for 15 years in different private and international schools. Mr Parviz has also pursued his Master degree in Genetics. He has been marking official State Biology Exams. He is experienced in teaching IB Biology, A level Biology, AP and SAT programs. In his free time, Mr Parviz play football and travels a lot. He is keen to meet Biology lovers at LANDAU School.

Aytaj Ahmadzade

KS3 Science Teacher

After graduating from Baku Engineering University with a degree in Biology,

Ms. Aytaj got International TESOL and SAT certificates. Ms Aytaj loves exploring different Science programs and teaching young scientists. She acted asna jury in 30th International Biology Olympiad in Hungary, worked under professional staff, and lead participants who came from all around the world. She believes that each student brings different experiences and strengths to the classroom and she hopes is that she can support and appropriately challenge students to help them reach their full potential.

Aygun Amirbayova

MATHS TEACHER

Ms Aygun is a Baku Engineering University graduate. Azerbaijan Technical University awarded her a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering. She is enthusiastic about learning and expanding her horizons, and she is passionate about teaching. She enjoys working with students and strives to maintain positive, friendly relationships with them. 

Leyla Namazova

MATHS TEACHER

Ms Leyla is a graduate of Baku Engineering University’s Faculty of Mathematics Teaching. She was a member of the Pi Club and attended numerous seminars on how to become a good teacher. She worked as a Math and Logic teacher during her undergraduate studies. She also has a master’s degree from Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University in Methods and Methodologies of Teaching Mathematics. Additionally, she attended a number of training sessions focusing on Math teaching methodology as well as developing positive relationships with students. She is eager to implement modern teaching standards and methodologies, to deliver engaging and effective lessons, and to ensure students’ rapid and consistent development.

Aisha Huseynova

MATHS TEACHER

Ms. Aisha holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Baku State University. She also took part in many trainings focusing on Math teaching methodology. She has also taught mathematics in accordance with the National Azerbaijani Maths Curriculum. She enjoys teaching and is eager to instill a love of mathematics in children by explaining difficult concepts in simple terms.

Bilal Nurmammadov

MATHS TEACHER

Mr.Bilal has a Bachelor’s degree from Baku Engineering University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University. Since 2019, he has been teaching PreSat Math and individual or group math. Mr.Bilal considers himself fortunate to be a teacher. As the best educators continue to learn, one should constantly strive to improve. Mr. Bilal intends to continue his education and earn a PhD.

Sevinj Rajabova

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHER

Ms Sevinj holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign languages from the Azerbaijan University of Foreign Languages. She has 25 years of teaching experience in public and private schools and universities, and she speaks Azerbaijani, Russian, and German fluently. She has a number of accomplishments in her work with the IGCSE German program. She took part in teacher training programs in Germany and attended numerous conferences. She values innovative approaches to teaching methodologies in her work.

Gulgaz Iskandarova

ECONOMICS TEACHER

Gulgaz Iskandarova began her career at SOCAR-AQS after receiving a degree in Business Administration from ADA University and Kiel University in Germany. She is also a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship holder. Ms Gulgaz is currently employed as a Business Advisory Associate at Baker Tilly Azerbaijan. Her teaching experience began as a teaching assistant at ADA University and continued for three years as a tutor at the ADA Academic Success Centre. Her main goal in teaching is to emphasize the importance of practical knowledge over theoretical knowledge.

Afag Rahimli

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHER

Ms Afag is a graduate of Nakhchivan State University’s French language teaching faculty. She is passionate about language learning and teaching. During her university years, she won the “Translator of French Culture” competition and had the opportunity to participate in multiple French trainings in Châteauroux, Paris (France). She has four years of teaching experience and international certificates from the French Embassy in Azerbaijan. She adores children and enjoys teaching them.

Ramal Khosrovzade

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHER

Mr. Ramal Khosrovzada holds degrees from both Azerbaijan University of Languages and the University of Angers in France. Ramal Khosrovzada, who specializes in translation and interpretation as well as management, had the opportunity to expand his experience by working with various local and foreign establishments such as the French Embassy in Baku. Mr. Ramal has 9 years of experience and is truly motivated to share his knowledge not only with his students, but with anyone who wishes to broaden their horizons by learning new languages.

Vagif Hamzayev

ICT TEACHER

Vagif Hamzayev received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and information technology from ADA University. He is the team’s lead programmer and a regular competitor in Google’s international competitions. His team was ranked 250th out of 130.000 in the world programmers rating. Mr. Vagif is a young professional specializing in artificial intelligence and machine learning. He started at our school in 2020 and has always strived to provide students with not only knowledge but also practical application of that knowledge.

Malaka Yusifli

ENGLISH TEACHER

Malaka graduated from Baku Engineering University/English Language and Literature Teaching with honors. As a scholarship-student, Ms Yusifli studied in Düsseldorf, Germany. Malaka Yusifli works in LANDAU School as a KS3 English teacher. Ms Maleyka is very good at pastoral performing enthusiastically as 6J form tutor and true mentor. She collaborates actively with PreLANDAU Secondary and LANDAU Tutoring Centre. This year, Ms Maleyka has been appointed Y5,6 English Language subject leader. She believes that education is not an advantage but is a right of everyone.

Fatima Alizade

ENGLISH TEACHER

Ms Fatima Alizada completed her BA in Translation at Azerbaijan University of Languages and earned her Master’s Degree in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism implemented by three universities: Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania and University of Tartu, Estonia. Fatima had worked as an interpreter and taught English to various age groups before she joined LANDAU School as a KS3 English teacher and form tutor. Ms Alizade has been collaborating actively with PreLANDAU for two years. Ms Fatima has been appointed Year 7 English Language subject leader. This summer, Fatima Alizade did her challenging Cambridge CELTA course in Izmir, Turkey. Fatima believes that every learner is a capable learner if he puts effort and learns from his mistakes. 

Leyla Rahimova

ENGLISH TEACHER

Ms Leyla Rahimova is a LANDAU KS3 English teacher who is passionate about motivating her students to find their English-language personality. Having received her first bachelor degree in Law and following her dream of teaching English, she graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages with a bachelor degree in English Philology and a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature from Khazar University. Leyla Rahimova has got almost 10 years of teaching experience. She is patient, clear, and empowers her students to speak English confidently and fluently. Ms Leyla is well-respected by her collages for dignity and integrity. She is fond of travelling, exploring new cultures and enhancing her knowledge. 

Maryam Mammadzade

MATHS TEACHER

Ms. Maryam graduated from Baku Engineering University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. She is gaining three years of teaching experience while leveraging expertise in lesson planning, curriculum development, and classroom management to meet the needs of individual students. She is an excellent facilitator who is skilled at developing and implementing special instrumental maths teaching strategies to assist students in developing their mathematical concepts. She is genuinely enthusiastic and passionate about teaching math. Her understanding of online learning platforms enables her to help students learn outside of the classroom. Ms. Maryam is passionate about programming, management, and start-up projects.

Nigar Abdulkarimova

ENGLISH TEACHER

A fanatical anglophile, Nigar Abdulkarimova, is an internationally certified teacher with a degree in English Language Teaching from University of Languages. She completed head teacher/manager training in Prague, Czech Republic after which she was chosen to found a preschool franchise in Baku with the head office situated in London, UK. Nigar Abdulkarimova has got almost 10 years of teaching experience with General and Academic English as well as English for Specific Purposes to individuals and corporate clients. After successful completion of the LANDAU Academy Teacher Training course, Nigar joined LANDAU International as a KS3 English teacher. This year, Ms Nigar teachers IGCSE First Language English. Her hobbies include theatre, historical novels, period dramas and Latin dances. 

Nazrin Vahidova

GEOGRAPHY TEACHER

Nazrin Vahidova attended Baku State University and holds a degree in Geography. Having graduated from university, she started to teach English as a second language leading up to getting an IELTS certificate. For the last 2 years, she’s practiced both local and IB curriculum in different schools and across various age groups. She is now pursuing her career as a Humanities teacher being part of the Landau staff.

Gunel Orujova

HISTORY TEACHER

Gunel Orujova graduated from Baku State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Caucasian studies and a Master’s degree in History with honors. She obtained a Master’s degree in Public diplomacy from the Siena University (Italy), and a Ph.D. in History from the Institute of History named after Abbasgulu Agha Bakikhanov of ANAS.
She has five-year teaching experience in History at the Western Caspian University.
As a teacher, she tries to develop critical thinking in students, which helps them analyze the passage of Historical events.

Emil Zadayev

HISTORY TEACHER

Emil Zadayev holds a Bachelor degree in International Relations and Economics from Baku State University. During his university years, Mr Emil studied for a year at Masaryk University in Czech Republic as an exchange student. Mr Emil received his Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from ADA University, and was workied as an assistant professor. He is currently pursuing PhD and works as an adjunct professor at Baku State University. 

Femida Muzaffarli

PRINCIPAL's PA OF SECONDARY

Femida Muzaffarli is a KS3 PA coordinating Year 5 in Secondary School. Ms Femida is a graduate of Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, the faculty of Petrochemistry. In her teens, Ms Femida used to be a professional volleyball player. She won medal positions at various home and regional championships. Before joining LANDAU family, Ms Femida had performed as a purchasing and sales director in the brand children’s wear company. She has a vast administrative and customer service experience. Ms Femida speaks Azerbaijani and Russian as a first language, English and Turkish as a second language. Ms Femida’s passion is floral design and handcraft. Ms Femida chose to continue her career at school as it is the most inspiring environment for continuous personal and professional growth: self-education is lifelong curiosity.She has five-year teaching experience in History at the Western Caspian University.
As a teacher, she tries to develop critical thinking in students, which helps them analyze the passage of Historical events.

Leyla Mammadova

ENGLISH TEACHER

Ms. Leyla graduated from Baku Slavic University with a bachelor’s degree in English Philology. Currently, she is studying for a master’s degree in English Methodology at Azerbaijan State University of Languages. She has experience in teaching several age groups and programs, such as IELTS, TOEFL, and SAT Verbal. Moreover, she is very enthusiastic about helping students to gain more knowledge about English, and she considers herself lucky to be given such an opportunity. Ms. Leyla is interested in studying languages and wants to be a polyglot.

Khadija Gasimaliyeva

ACT SCIENCE TEACHER

Femida Muzaffarli is a KS3 PA coordinating Year 5 in Secondary School. Ms Femida is a graduate of Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, the faculty of Petrochemistry. In her teens, Ms Femida used to be a professional volleyball player. She won medal positions at various home and regional championships. Before joining LANDAU family, Ms Femida had performed as a purchasing and sales director in the brand children’s wear company. She has a vast administrative and customer service experience. Ms Femida speaks Azerbaijani and Russian as a first language, English and Turkish as a second language. Ms Femida’s passion is floral design and handcraft. Ms Femida chose to continue her career at school as it is the most inspiring environment for continuous personal and professional growth: self-education is lifelong curiosity.She has five-year teaching experience in History at the Western Caspian University.
As a teacher, she tries to develop critical thinking in students, which helps them analyze the passage of Historical events.

Nazanin Ismayilova

ENGLISH TEACHER

Ms. Nazanin  Ismayilova holds  a bachelor degree in English Philology.  She has 14  years experience of teaching at state college and 6 years experience of teaching various aged students  in one of the International Schools of Baku. Ms. Nazanin has experience in teaching SEN students.   She has attended various primary school training programs organized by Dragonfly, ECIS, Educare  and OPTIMUS. She has also got Health and Safety certification.

Khadija Gasimaliyeva

ACT SCIENCE TEACHER

Femida Muzaffarli is a KS3 PA coordinating Year 5 in Secondary School. Ms Femida is a graduate of Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, the faculty of Petrochemistry. In her teens, Ms Femida used to be a professional volleyball player. She won medal positions at various home and regional championships. Before joining LANDAU family, Ms Femida had performed as a purchasing and sales director in the brand children’s wear company. She has a vast administrative and customer service experience. Ms Femida speaks Azerbaijani and Russian as a first language, English and Turkish as a second language. Ms Femida’s passion is floral design and handcraft. Ms Femida chose to continue her career at school as it is the most inspiring environment for continuous personal and professional growth: self-education is lifelong curiosity.She has five-year teaching experience in History at the Western Caspian University.
As a teacher, she tries to develop critical thinking in students, which helps them analyze the passage of Historical events.

Nazanin Ismayilova

ENGLISH TEACHER

Ms. Nazanin  Ismayilova holds  a bachelor degree in English Philology.  She has 14  years experience of teaching at state college and 6 years experience of teaching various aged students  in one of the International Schools of Baku. Ms. Nazanin has experience in teaching SEN students.   She has attended various primary school training programs organized by Dragonfly, ECIS, Educare  and OPTIMUS. She has also got Health and Safety certification.

Mahsati Guliyeva

ACT SCIENCE TEACHER

Mahsati Guliyeva has graduated from the Azerbaijan University of Languages with a bachelor’s degree in teaching English. After graduation, she has worked at international schools in Baku. She has international certificates such as Teaching English to speakers of other Language (TESOL) from Arizona State University, Certificate in English Language Teaching-Primary (CELT-P), and TKT-Young Learners. She has been working at LANDAU school for three months.As a teacher, she tries to develop critical thinking in students, which helps them analyze the passage of Historical events.

Vafa Musayeva

ENGLISH TEACHER

Vafa Musayeva holds an MA (honors) in English and American Literature from Azerbaijan University of Languages.

She has worked for different international schools both in her hometown as well as abroad. Vafa has participated in

many different youth and educational trainings. She successfully completed International Teacher Certificate which is

certificated by the European Council of International Schools. She is ICF and Adler Certified professional coach.

Vafa is passionate about mountaineering and rock climbing and believes that they renew her energy.

Mahsati Guliyeva

ACT SCIENCE TEACHER

Mahsati Guliyeva has graduated from the Azerbaijan University of Languages with a bachelor’s degree in teaching English. After graduation, she has worked at international schools in Baku. She has international certificates such as Teaching English to speakers of other Language (TESOL) from Arizona State University, Certificate in English Language Teaching-Primary (CELT-P), and TKT-Young Learners. She has been working at LANDAU school for three months.As a teacher, she tries to develop critical thinking in students, which helps them analyze the passage of Historical events.

Nigar Akhmadova

SCIENCE TEACHER