Native speaker of Greek with 15 years teaching experience. I am enthousiastic and passionate about offering my students the opportunity to explore the maximum of their potential and achieve success.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Â¬ Greek for adults
Â¬ GCSE Greek exams
Â¬ AS Greek exams
Â¬ A level Greek exams
Modern Greek across all ages and levels!
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Â¬ Current PhD Student, Music Department of Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
Â¬ QTS (Qualified Teaching Qualification) accredited by the General Teachers' Council in England
Â¬ MA in Music Education, Institute of Education, University of London
Â¬ BA's Degree in English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Â¬ Violin Diploma (highest teaching qualification), State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece
- How much do you charge?
25-45/h for online lessons (Skype/FaceTime).
- Where do you teach?
Online lessons take place at the comfort of your house via Skype/FaceTime. You would only need good internet connection!
- When are you available?
I am quite flexible at the moment. Please contact me for more details.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach across all ages and levels.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Greek State Certificate, GCSE, AS Greek Exam, A level Modern Greek and any other qualifications my students are interested in undertaking.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online tutoring available via Skype/Facetime.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Learning languages opens up exciting opportunities. Speaking Greek is a challenging, but incredibly rewarding, experience!
- What kind of experience do you have?
Native speaker of Greek and qualified teacher, I have worked as a Greek tutor and GCSE examiner in the UK and Greece. My additional experience as a Violin and EFL teacher in both countries at various language schools and summer schools has given me valuable insight on students' needs and interests.
My lessons are communicative and include all skills, with emphasis on building up students` confidence in speaking. Due to my vast experience in the education sector, I have the ability to address my students` interests and adapt to their needs from the very first lesson. As I teach all sorts of nationalities, cultural references is one of the most important components of my lessons as it is proven to be an enjoyable and most effective learning strategy. I have a wide range of material to choose from, including video, audio, flashcards and other games. I always try to incorporate music in my lessons, as it has been proven to be a major facilitator of the language learning process.
My students benefit from my knowledge of music and experience as music educator as I can easily connect learning language to Greek fun songs. This helps them learn and memorise specific language areas, such as vocabulary, phrases, numbers, or idioms. I believe the use of music in language learning is an invaluable tool for all ages.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I have a clear up-to-date DBS (formerly CRB).
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Currently I am preparing students for GCSE and A-level exams and am delivering lessons to adults who want to start learning or improve their Greek.
I have short-term students, who afterwards were able to use their Greek on their very first visit to Greece or Cyprus, as well as long-term students whose progress and enjoyment I am excited to witness in our lessons. They are all passionate about learning the language and in our lessons they are encouraged to use it from the very beginning.
I have also been a GCSE examiner.
I have many students who take up short or longer courses before they visit Greece or Cyprus so that they establish a level of communication with the locals. The online lessons are the most appropriate way to carry out these courses are they are time and cost effective. A variety of online tools and interactive material makes the sessions fun and productive. On top of speaking practice, I provide audio and video material for further practice later in all skills.
I am tutoring students in intensive courses preparing them for different types of GCSE exams (Edexcel, GCE AS etc).
I have British adult students who have been visiting Greece for a number of years and wish to learn/develop their Greek in order to improve their communication with the locals.
One of my students is married to a Greek person and is learning Greek so that she can communicate better with her husband, his family and friends.
With an Italian student who visits Greece regularly for holidays, I have completed most of the chapters from a series of books available for adults and am now planning my own lessons using mainly the internet as a resource. Cultural references, idioms and sayings constitute an essential and fun element in our sessions!
With a boy aged 5, born and raised in London, second generation Greek, I work on building their confidence in speaking mainly through a variety of fun activities, such as games, songs, role-playing, flash-cards, story-telling.
With a boy (Primary) and his sister (Secondary), second generation, I follow the Greek Curriculum and the books provided by the Greek Ministry of Education supplementing with extra material when necessary. All skills implemented.
With an adult of Cypriot origin, I construct my lessons in a way so that speaking covers around 90% of the session. The material we use include everyday prompts, magazines, online websites, videos and we also follow a coursebook especially designed for adults learning Greek as a foreign language.
• QTS - Qualified Teachers Status in the UK
• BA in English Language and Literature - MA in Music Education - PhD Candidate
• I hold a clear up to date CRB
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