Master of Arts in Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages (honorary), Moscow City University, Russia, 1972—1978. MSED, Baruch College, City University of New York, 2000—2003. Doctor of Philosophy candidate, Union Institute, since 2001.
Director of foreign language school Canadian-Russian Joint Venture, Moscow, 1989—1992. Professor Yeshiva University, New York City, 1994—1996, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York City, 1994—1998, Fordham University, New York City, 1997—1999. Instructional support specialist for english language learners New York City Department of Education, since 1997.
Course developer Taylor Business Institute, New Age Corporation, Inc, New York City, since 1999. Professor Hunter College, New York City, since 1993, LIU, Bklyn, since 1996.
Member of New York Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages.
Daughter of Svetlana Maksimova and Mikhail Freinkel, Igor Maksimov (Stepfather). Married Gregory Vinitskiy, June 24, 1977. Children: Mikhail Vinitskiy, Yelena.