George P - tutor
 

George P
Tutor in Lower Clapton, East London

£35.00 / hour

Experienced tutor, specialised in adult learners.

-Free trial lesson (refund of fees paid to website for booking your first lesson),
-1.5h lessons at £50, proven to be more productive and cost-effective,
-Arranging lessons' time & place after getting in touch.

Hi there! I am a native Greek speaker and I have been teaching Greek full time over the last three years. My approach is designed for adult learners who aim to communicate in real life settings. My students include people of all ages learning Greek for:

-holiday trips
-communicating with family and friends from Greece or Cyprus
-communicating with the local community after purchasing property
-business purposes
-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 the students’ private study and lessons follow standardised textbooks with unnecessary details and irrelevant dialogues. Thereby, the syllabus is many times sterile, childish or even misleading for real-life encounters 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.

I look forward to meeting you!

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I am flexible to do lessons at all times and days. Please contact me to arrange a lesson at a time fitting our mutual schedules.

Please keep in mind that usually 1.5-hour lessons are more productive and cost effective for you, at £50 including travel fees. If you would prefer to do 1.5 lessons please let me know. For students doing lessons on a steady basis, I offer an extra free lesson after 10 lessons.

Our lessons can take place to any space suitable and convenient for you. So far, I`ve had lessons at my students’ workspaces or home, at my home, at suitable spaces such as libraries or quiet cafés and on Skype. In case you’d like to have lessons at home, we could have our first meeting in a public space if you’d prefer to do so. I’m open to any suggestion that would work for you.

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University

Institution
London School of Economics & Political Science
Degree
MSc Culture & Society
Grade
Merit
Institution
Aristotle University
Degree
MA Political Theory & Philosophy
Grade
Distinction
Institution
Aristotle University
Degree
BA Political Theory & Philosophy
Grade
High Merit

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