"There’s an eternal child in each of us, no matter what our age. I enjoy seeing it come alive during the family tours I lead. For example, a 45-year-old dad will start solving our Louvre treasure hunt with as much enthusiasm as his kids! I’m grateful to my own dad for sharing his love for non-stop learning, which is the core of my teaching. I try to bring history and art alive through active play, so that we can learn by doing, by being engaged both mentally and physically. Kids and teens have this remarkable ability to sense a person’s sincerity. They rarely just pretend to be interested, so when you can get them involved in an adventure—a hunt for a detail in a painting, or an ancient mystery to be solved—you know you’ve won the guiding jackpot! Whether it’s a Renaissance painting, a mystical African mask, or jewelry from South America, each object has an exciting life story before it arrived at the museum. Bringing these thousands-year-old inhabitants of the Louvre alive makes my job especially fun."
Tetiana’s guiding builds on her extensive experience with teaching, child psychology, and foreign languages. Born in Ukraine, she has worked and studied in Sardinia, Italy, Rhodes, Greece, and Warsaw, Poland, where she earned a Master’s Degree in 2017. Before arriving in Paris in 2017, she was a certified teacher of both English and literature, and previously taught primary school in the Ukraine, working with children aged 6-11. Today, when she’s not leading tours, Tetiana continues her studies in psychology through an online program with the University of Aix-en-Provence, France.