Information About Sofia - Leicester teacher
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Hello, my name is Sofia. I am a native Greek with a PhD in Museum and Heritage Studies, at the University of Leicester (United Kingdom), and have both experience and an academic background, in museums, heritage, and education. I am living and working in the UK for the last five years. I have two years’ worth of experience teaching Greek as a second and foreign language, at varying educational levels as a private tutor both in Greece and in the UK. For adults, I have experience teaching at an A1 Level (beginners) and A2 (post beginners) and for children, primary school to GCSE. I am a strong advocate and adopter of interactive teaching approaches. My aim is to promote learning as a fun and enjoyable process, but to also effectively motivate, encourage and engage individuals with the learning materials. I enjoy teaching people from different backgrounds, ages and cultures and have a passion for teaching, but learning too. Over the last three years, I have been learning Spanish. Finally, I am also an art and history lover.
I believe that the best way to learn a language is to SPEAK that language. Hence, our lessons will mostly be based on conversations through which you will get a better understanding of Greek grammar rules. I don't want to be the classic teacher; I consider myself a facilitator, and I can tell you that no language is difficult - what you need is the right method!
I have five years’ worth of experience teaching students Greek as a second and foreign language, at varying educational levels as a private tutor both in Greece and in the UK. For adults, I have experience teaching at an A1 Level (beginners) to C1 Level (advanced), and for children, primary school to GCSE.
I understand that every person is different, therefore, I organize and structure my lessons based on students’ needs, interest, age and level, respecting their rhythm to learn and offering relaxing, comfortable and engaging environment to practice the language. In our first lesson, I would love to find out more about your interests, your goals, and your motivation to learn Greek. Likewise, the first lesson presents a valuable opportunity for me to consider your needs and feelings, and allows me devise a learning plan that is suitable and enjoybale for you.
I like to start my lessons by encouraging student to talk about what they have done in the last few days, or during the weekend. We will also review the vocabulary or grammar learnt in the previous lesson. I always create exercises that are useful for students to practice different skills. For example, I will share videos for listening and understanding or we would start a conversation after reading a text. I will also introduce a topic in each lesson, so my students can learn new vocabulary and grammar through different activities. Such activities could be reading, listening, role-playing and other visual games. My teaching materials are:
Test templates and examples
Audio files (such as Music)
Articles and news
I would love to help you speak Greek, learn grammar, vocabulary, and idioms, whilst giving you an insight into Greek culture, history, music, and food, even recommendations for your holidays.
It is important to remember that whatever your goal is, we will accomplish it together.
I look forward to meeting you, and helping you in becoming confident with the Greek language.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Leicester (2020) - Museum and Heritage Studies (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
- University of Leicester (2016) - Art Museum and Galleries Studies (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University of Aegean (Greece) (2006) - Cultural Technology and Communication (Bachelors) (✔ On File)