My main aim is for my students to feel relaxed and comfortable during my lessons and become actively involved in their learning. It is important to feel that after each lesson you have learnt something new, after all! The reason I love teaching is simply because monotony never sets into this profession. Not only is each learner an individual who needs to be dealt in a way which is never the same, but also each day unfolds a new learning experience for me as a teacher.
Classes are conducted EXCLUSIVELY online via Skype or Zoom.
Types of classes:
- Business English classes
- Academic English classes (oral and written communication skills)
- Pronunciation correction / improvement
- ESP (English for Special Purposes)
- General English classes
- Vocabulary / grammar development classes
- Conversation classes
Exam preparations: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, TRINITY, City & Guilds, PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH, LRN, MSU
Cambridge exams: KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE.
I have a BA in English Language and Literature. I am a certified EFL Teacher with CELTA, TEFL and TEYLT Certificates. I've been teaching English for the past 8 years. I've taught a wide range of levels and ages; from total beginners to advanced, from very young learners, aged 3 to mature adults. I've taught in Greece, Italy and the UK, General and Business English, ESP, Conversation and Grammar courses. I specialize in Exam Preparation Classes and I have been a Cambridge Oral Examiner for the past 2 years.
Professional Post-Graduate Certiﬁcation of Certiﬁed Systemic Analyst Project Management Professional (CSAPMP) - September 2019 - on going
Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies (HSSS) and University of Piraeus
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, 2.2 – September 2017
The Open University, UK
Cambridge CELTA Course, Pass B – March 2016
Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, A distinction – September 2011
London Teacher Training College
Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers, A distinction – September 2011
London Teacher Training College
Campus Experience Executive | PLUS Ltd; London, UK | January 2019 - Present
Senior Teacher | EF London; London, UK | September 2018 – December 2018
EFL Teacher, Speak Up London (August 2018 – September 2018)
Course Director, Plus Educational, Effingham – Chester, UK (July 2018 – August 2018)
EFL Programme Coordinator and EFL Trainer, Eurognosi; Ilioupoli, Athens, Greece | August 2017 – June 2018
EFL Teacher, Regent, Stowe, Buckingham, UK (July 2017 – August 2017)
Assistant Director of Studies, The British School Group, Somma Vesuviana, Italy (November 2016 – June 2017)
EFL Teacher, Plus Educational, Crowthorne, UK (July 2016 – August 2016
EFL Trainer, Eurognosi; Ilioupoli, Athens, Greece, August 2015 – June 2016
School Director | Eurognosi; Lavrio, Greece | July 2013 – August 2015
Director of Studies | Eurognosi; Lavrio, Greece | September 2012 – August 2013
Assistant Director of Studies | Eurognosi; Lavrio, Greece | July 2010 – August 2012
EFL Teacher, State Nursery School, Lavrio (September 2010 – May 2012)
Front Desk Manager and EFL Tutor| Eurognosi; Lavrio, Greece | July 2008-2010
Ioanna is an excellent professional with a wide array of teaching methodologies at her disposal which enable her to give students personalised help in order for them to achieve their academic goals. She has years of experience teaching general English and exam preparation classes of all popular exams. Having been her Assistant Director of Studies in a large language school in London, I know firsthand that she has been exposed to multicultural student bodies, a fact that makes her aware of cultural and linguistic differences so as to pitch her lessons accordingly.
I would highly recommend her.
Rea - English Language Teacher/Ados
I worked with Ioanna last year in London. She was my teacher mentor who I worked really closely with and she helped me a lot to improve as a teacher. Not only is she an organised and punctual professional, but she is also a very passionate teacher. I saw first hand how she created strong bonds with all her students but catered for each and every one of them.
If you take lessons with Ioanna, you won't regret it. The lessons will be fun, engaging and professional - you will learn a lot!
I highly recommend Ioanna as an English tutor.
I am a Greek teacher of English and I teach English in summer schools in the U.K.
I have had the luck of having Ioanna as my Senior teacher one summer and my Course Director the next one.
As a Senior teacher, her expertise helped me develop lesson plans with many motivating activities,mainly speaking and listening ones.It also enabled me to find out about my students' strengths and weaknesses.She made me realise that it's important to take into account the students' learning speed,their age as well as their educational and/or cultural background.
I asked Ioanna once if I could sit in and observe her lesson as a means of my own reflective practice.When I did,I was amazed at the topics she had chosen in order to cater to her students' needs and interests in order to help them develop the skills they needed.All her students were involved and this is the definition of a successful lesson.
The next summer Ioanna was my Course Director.As a Course Director she established a wonderful rapport with her teachers as well as all the students at our center.She gave us teachers developmental sessions to help us develop a good classroom atmosphere.She reminded us to use both verbal and non-verbal means of communication such as using our students' names,nods,smiles eye-contact,encouraging words.
Ioanna has a BA (hons) in English language and literature and she is a Celta Cambridge certified tutor.Her qualifications and even more importantly the two professional experiences I have had with her verify that Ioanna as a teacher is a role model for me.
Therefore,I recommend Ioanna without reservation to learners who are seeking an inspiring teacher and a competent professional.
Ioanna is extremely knowledgable not only in terms of the English language, but also in terms of scaffolding learning. She is a highly proficient tutor with many years of experience of teaching a wide variety of students from all different backgrounds and levels. I have worked with Ioanna in a professional context for the past few years. In my experience she is dedicated, hard-working, and extremely conscientious. I have seen Ioanna produce some fantastic, original work for students to help them improve their English. Some of which was even complemented on by the British Council earning our company an area of strength in a full inspection. As a tutor, she has my highest recommendation.
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