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TLG Staff Spotlight: Nino Metreveli, Special Projects Coordinator

November 19, 2012 by


Nino Metreveli joined TLG back in May 2012.  She started out as the Special Projects Assistant, but recently moved up to take on responsibility for the whole department as the Special Projects Coordinator.  With a BA in Diplomacy and International Relations and an MA in Contemporary Modern History of America, Nino has a varied and […]


August 28, 2011 by


I come from New York City – a place widely renowned for having delicious, clean, healthy tap water. I remember visiting relatives in New Jersey, Florida, and even Long Island, and having them tell me that we couldn’t drink the tap water, because it was brown, or disgusting, or just unsafe. I was astonished that […]

Lesson Plan: Word Origins

August 25, 2011 by


I’ve been giving the same lesson on Word Origins to Buckswood Summer School classes since the first stream. I’ve been improving upon it and generally the kids love it. I try to cover the same topics, but it’s organic and so sometimes I spend more time on one point or another. I also feed off […]

Bee Girl

August 19, 2011 by


The day of our first spelling bee at Buckswood Summer School was as busy as usual. I was running around all day, until our activity manager came to me and told me that I had five minutes to select one boy and one girl from my house who would compete in the spelling bee. I […]

Buckswood Summer School – First Days

August 7, 2011 by


On Saturday my duties at the Buckswood Summer School began. We spent most of the day cleaning up from the previous stream, preparing for the next, and talking about what to expect and what the previous streams have been like. On Sunday the students arrived. With the help of the experienced staff, intake went very […]

Buckswood Summer School – Activity Leader Orientation

June 20, 2011 by


On Tuesday we met at Republic Square – the area right in front of the Radisson Blu Iveria – at 13:00. With fourteen of us and all of our luggage, the minibus that came to take us to Tskneti was crowded. The driver took backstreets through Vake – past the school where President Saakashvili sends […]

Buckswood Summer School

June 18, 2011 by


This summer, I’ll be working at the Buckswood School as an Activity Leader for Georgian students. Buckswood will have about 600 students this summer coming in four waves – each wave lasting three weeks and consisting of about 150 students. Each student at Buckswood won their spot through participating in Georgia’s academic Olympiad program. We […]