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Meet Oleh

Oleh Ovchynnikov

With a passion for mentoring and helping people with personal and professional growth, I have been dedicated to supporting students at St. Andrews College Cambridge. I make sure they always have someone to talk to about their achievements or challenges.  Having lived in different countries, I have learned to adapt to new surroundings quick and this has equipped me to offer valuable advice and supportort.

Before joining St. Andrews College, my career spanned several industries, including retail, service engineering, and eventually I became a frontend developer and head of technical support. These roles have equipped me with a broad set of skills and a deep understanding of different professional fields. Now, I enjoy developing websites as a hobby in my spare time, which allows me to share my diverse professional experiences with students and demonstrate the possibilities within various career paths. By combining my professional expertise and international background, I aim to provide students with the support and guidance they need to thrive both academically and personally.

I believe that students benefit greatly from having a confident and knowledgeable mentor, and I strive to be that person for them in this new environment. Leading an active and healthy lifestyle is important to me, and I love to inspire those around me to do the same. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring world history, British culture, hiking and working out. Therefore, I look forward to sharing my experiences and discoveries with the students.