I have 6 years of international experience in teaching English as a Foreign Language. So far, I have delivered language classes in Greece, Spain, Romania and Scotland.
I have taught both young learners and adults in all levels, as well as prepared my students for IELTS, TOEIC, FCE, CAE, CPE exams.
I have used interactive tools, delivering effective methods and immediate results that employ you with the necessary skills in English. I find it most rewarding to customise my lessons to each student's needs and allow them to become enthusiastic about learning.
2012-2014: EFL Teacher in Athens, Greece, both in private language schools and home tuition, freelance: teaching young learners (ages 5-15) and adults via an interactive board, levels Junior Α&B, Β senior, FCE, IELTS (adults), TOEIC (adults), Beginners (adults), successful preparation for international exams
2014: EFL, ESL Teacher, non-formal educational training sessions in Cluj-Napoca, Romania: delivering training sessions to high-schoolers (aged 17-18), Scoala de Valori and AIESEC Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 6-week internship on developing soft and hard skills and Project Management, GROW trainer and facilitator, member of an international team, providing training sessions on entrepreneurship
2015- EFL Teacher in Glasgow, Scotland, home tuition, academic content, IELTS, English to Students of Other Languages, Distance Learning via Skype
2017- Learning Inclusion Tutor, learning difficulties, dyslexia, one-to-one tutoring, academic level, removing barriers to learning, essay writing, referencing, structuring, mind mapping, revising techniques
2018- CELTA, Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Cambridge, teaching adult learners, Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, built up through teaching experience, essays,
presentations and coursework during my studies (BA, MLitt), English-Greek, Greek-English translation,
typing, editing, transcribing, copywriting
Blogging, typing, editing, QA and data verification for quality content, SEO, analytics
I.T. skills, including experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), good command of Linux
Ubuntu operating system, good Photoshop CS5, Pixlr skills
Education and training
Sept. 2015 – Nov. 2016 Masters of Letters (MLitt) Modernities: Literature, Theory & Culture, University of Glasgow, Merit, Seminars: Research training, Virginia Woolf Writes Modernity, The Novel Now, The Modern Everyday
Sept. 2008 – Feb. 2013 BA English Language and Literature, Faculty of English Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hons 2:1
Sept. 2011 – June 2012 BA English Language and Literature, Faculty of English Studies, Erasmus exchange programme, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Sept. 2005 – June 2015 Diploma in Classical Piano studies and compulsory diploma courses, Excellent (10), National Conservatoire of Athens, branch of Ag. Paraskevi
Sept. 2013 – Present Qualified Teacher Status, UK, and English Language Teaching License, Ministry of Education, General Secretariat of Lifelong Learning, License No. 30277, Greece
Mar. 2012 – English Language Teacher, language schools, home tuition, at ‘Grapsa School of European Languages’, Athens: teaching young learners (ages 5-12) and adults via an interactive board, levels Junior Α&B, Β senior, FCE, IELTS, TOEIC, Beginners, and at ‘Varvara Varthaliti’, Foreign Language Schools, Athens: teaching young learners via an interactive board (aged 5-12), home tuition, freelance
Sept. 2014 – Piano Teacher, home tuition, freelance, delivering piano courses customised to the students' needs in their preparation for their exams
Nov. 2016 – Invigilators’ Team, University Invigilator, University of Glasgow
Feb. – May 2016 P2 Teaching Assistant, Classroom Support Placement, GUSRC, Merrylee Primary School, Glasgow, responsibilities: classroom assistant, learning support assistant, behaviour support assistant/coordinator, supervising arts and crafts activities, helping with outings, reading to the class
June – July 2014 (6 weeks) GROW non-formal educational project, delivering training sessions to high-schoolers (aged 17-18), Scoala de Valori and AIESEC Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 6-week internship on developing soft and hard skills and Project Management, GROW trainer and facilitator, member of an international team, providing training sessions on entrepreneurship, time management, personal values, vocational path, how to make a CV, etc.
Perfect! I truly recommend Liz! She has a person-cantered approach. She addressed my main problem ares and focused my attention on what I need to improve. Thank you Liz
Magda is a very motivated student, asking for feedback and able to focus on specific issues that needed improvement, while also taking on board comments and implementing them in her writing. I thoroughly enjoyed discussing ideas with her that helped her improve her writing. Well done, Magda!
Perfect! I applied to receive tuition for academic IELTS (to achieve a certain band), Liz made sure to balance the modules based on our priority, gave sufficient homework for upcoming lessons and thoroughly assessed all work using the IELTS scoring system. The lessons definitely had a significant impact on my English and I look forward to sitting my upcoming IELTS exam with greater confidence.
Liz is a fantastic tutor and also went out of her way to meet up at a location convenient to us, definitely recommended for anyone looking to improve their English regardless of their experience!
Perfect! Liza is a very charming, smiling and at the same time serious teacher. I was always looking forward to our sessions.
She always corrected my grammar and vocabulary mistakes in a smooth way. Moreover, I very much appreciated her productive and recurring feedbackd after each session by sending me a word document containing explanations/expressions etc.
I vividly recommend her.
Noha is an enthusiastic student always paying attention to detail, frequently requesting feedback and striving for the best. As a speaker of other languages, her understanding of English is well-informed and she diligently puts into use new knowledge. It has been a great pleasure working with her.
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