Marina Freidina graduated from the Maimonides State Jewish Academy in Moscow with a specialization in teaching Russian and Hebrew languages. She also completed further education in cultural studies at the centre for tourist personnel training as a Moscow city guide. She has worked as a Russian language teacher and a seminar coordinator at Davidson College (US). While teaching, she also completed a course in written and spoken English. For the last few years she has taught at Language Link, working with students from all over the world, successfully combining language courses with cultural aspects in her classes.