Two priorities are conversation and grammar. I focus on fun scenarios, an evening at the cinema for example, lunch at a Greek restaurant, visiting a museum or catching up with Greek family in the summer. I try to explain Greek Grammar and Syntax in the simplest way possible, offering many examples.
I have been offering private lessons of Greek, Latin and Ancient Greek for the last 6 years. I have classroom experience, having worked at the Greek School of Ayia Triada in Birmingham for two years. Both my degree and MSc focused on Greek language and literature.
MSc in Classics (University of Edinburgh)
BA in Classical Philology (University of Cyprus)
Erasmus Year in Rome (Roma Tre University)
2013 - Present Greek Private Tutor
2016 - 2018 Teacher at the Greek School of Ayia Triada Birmingham
2014 - 2016 Greek Tutor at Yakety Yak Language School in Edinburgh
I was tutored by Stefanos for over a year, when I didn’t only learn the most useful conversational Greek, but also understood the importance or argument, discussion and idea sharing. In Greece, language and culture go hand to hand. Stefanos was great at explaining the most complex grammatical concepts with really life relatable examples that made every lesson enjoyable and unique. I thoroughly recommend him as a tutor!
I have known Stefanos since 2014 when he became my Greek tutor. We had individual sessions for a couple of hours once a week. We did this for around a year and a half. Stefanos then moved away for employment elsewhere in the UK at which point he put me in touch with another Greek tutor. When this tutor moved away Stefanos and I agreed we would try online tutoring as we were now living geographically distant from each other.
These sessions started early last year, using video calling through Skype or Messenger for one hour per week. I’ve supplemented my learning with annual visits to Greece or Cyprus and with every visit I’ve been aware of significant improvement in my ability and confidence with the language.
Stefanos is an intelligent, thoughtful and methodical tutor. It really should go without saying that I’ve found him to be trustworthy and reliable. From my first contact with him we have focussed on a strong grammatical base, quickly giving me confidence in use of the Greek alphabet, the basics of grammar and use of contemporary Greek in conversation. At the end of every session we identify tasks for the next session as well as answering any questions which have arisen in the session.
I feel I now have a sound basis in Greek grammar and conversation. Stefanos’ easy but rigorous style has suited me. As I’ve said above we’ve met in person and online and both formats have been excellent for me. His enthusiasm and optimism have been invaluable to me in my travails with the language. At times I have felt daunted by aspects of the process of learning Greek. Stefanos has been a great source of encouragement at these points. From our conversations it's clear that Stefanos loves teaching, irrespective of the age of his students (I'm significantly older than Stefanos and it has worked very well!) and he clearly gains satisfaction from seeing improvement..
I see Stefanos as a flexible and enthusiastic ‘teacher’ and I have no hesitation in recommending him as a tutor.
Stefanos is a the best language tutor I've had and I couldn't recommend him enough. He listened to what I wanted to get out of our lessons and adjusted them accordingly. He is always well-prepared and enthusiastic. His knowledge of grammar translates into one of the clearest explanations I've ever heard.
Stefanos is a great teacher and a really nice guy. I have been taking Greek lessons for about two years with Stefanos and he was always very well prepared, patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Greek lessons with Stefanos!
And it's five stars from me!
I have been learning Greek with Stefanos for over three years and have no problem at all recommending him to you. I see that others have said that he is a great teacher (true) and that he has particular skills with young people. Well I can add that he is extremely competent with older adult learners too. He is knowledgeable, patient and persistent and also fun! I have struggled to remember things, as my memory is certainly not what it used to be but my confidence is building lesson by lesson and I do believe that learning a language is a fantastic activity for the brain.
I feel that Stefanos's style offers just the right balance between friendly and relaxed, yet not ignoring mistakes and encouraging the best efforts in speaking and written work. He puts in the work and all you need to do is sign up and fully commit to a positive learning experience.
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