Experienced tutor for adult learners. Free trial lesson.
I am a native Greek speaker and I teach Greek full-time to adult learners who aim to communicate in real-life settings. My students so far include people from 25 to 75 years old learning Greek for,
-communicating with family and friends from Greece or Cyprus,
-communicating with the local community after purchasing property,
-learning as a hobby or out of personal interest.
Traditional language schools train students for exams and certificates. Instead of practising your speaking, you practice your skills for passing tests. Their methods are based on your private study and lessons follow standardised textbooks with unnecessary details and irrelevant dialogues. Thereby, their syllabus is many times sterile, childish or even misleading for real-life situations and neglects core elements of everyday language. I consider this conventional framework of learning counterproductive and quite obsolete for adults who wish to communicate effectively with native speakers.
I regard the lesson, not your private study, the time for learning. My students have a demanding schedule and limited time. I therefore offer a lesson that is not a transfer of dry knowledge but rather enhances the very process of learning.
My lessons are adapted to your natural learning style and are tailored to your interests and goals. I always teach the elements of the language within contexts that are drawn from real-life situations and my aim is a stress-free, creative and engaging learning process.
Our lessons will not be based on exercises and textbooks but will target primarily the development of your speaking and listening skills. Regarding learning material, I will provide everything you need, including the vocabulary, the basic grammar and the most important features of the language in a straightforward and accessible manner. We will also use listening and reading material from diverse sources – including articles, books, songs’ lyrics, interviews, social media, online apps and more.
Based on my experience, I can guarantee that you will find yourself speaking from the first lesson and that you will see your communication ability developing every time. The free trial Skype lesson I offer gives you the opportunity to see that for yourself.
I look forward to hearing from you!
After few years of working in Human Rights in Montreal, Canada and in Music Marketing in London while teaching Greek part-time, I started teaching Greek full-time and this is now my passion!
I also speak Spanish, having lived in Buenos Aires where I taught Greek and English for one year.
MSc in Sociology of Culture - London School of Economics (UK)
MA in Political Theory & Philosophy - Aristotle University (Greece)
BA in Political Sciences - Aristotle University (Greece)
Doing Skype lessons while my students were away on business or on long holidays helped me realise the great tools that Skype offers. When I share my screen, for example, you can read directly what I`m writing for you or what we might be reading, while we can look at each other at the same time. Being on your computer helps you concentrate more and it`s proven to me that the lesson is more productive. Another plus is that you can do 1h lessons, something I don`t do for lessons that require me to travel. Finally, it allows for more flexibility if you need to change a lesson and helps you keep a steady plan when you`re away.
These are the reasons I now do mostly Skype lessons and I always recommend it even to students that live close to me.
For students doing lessons on a steady basis, I offer an extra free lesson after 10 lessons or two free lessons that will fit in the 10-weeks schedule as double lessons. Happy to discuss further in person these or other arrangments that may work better for you.