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Stergos

Stergos

Geography and Greek (Ancient) Tuition in Canonbury

Head of Geography in Yesodey Hatorah School

10 years of experience

Achievements:

2018: Edexcel Geography B - 100% of my students got grades between 8-9

2017: AQA iGSCE Geography - 90% A*-B

2018: Edexcel Modern Greek - 100% A*-C

M.Ed & M.Sc. Qualified Teacher in the UK ( QTS - British Department for Education )

Qualified Teacher in Greece

Bachelor of Science: Geology, Environment & Sciences (2:1)

Master of Education : Environmental Education 7 Sustainable Development (1st)

Master of Science: Geological Project Management (1st)

Currently working as Geography and Science Teacher, Head of Geography Department

Fluent in: English, Greek, Italian, German

Tutoring Experience

Teaching & Tutoring experience : 2009 - 2019

Subjects:

  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Science ( Chemistry, Physics, Biology )
  • Mathematics
  • Greek Language Achievements:

2018: Edexcel Geography B - 100% of my students got grades between 8-9

2017: AQA iGSCE Geography - 90% A*-B

2018: Edexcel Modern Greek - 100% A*-C

Tutoring Approach

My humanist theory takes into account the way that, in our society, previously polarised views of right and wrong have dissolved into a variety of potentially equally valuable truths, i.e., a pluralistic approach. The stress on valuing diversity in many organisations and in society generally is a reflection of this ideology.

An emphasis on active learning is at the core of these humanistic approaches to learning. The terms 'andragogy' and 'pedagogy' highlight the difference between earlier models of training and the more usual approach nowadays.

As I am a Greek, I will use the following terms:
Pedagogy and andragogy are terms derived from the Greek words meaning 'child' and 'man' respectively.

Pedagogy is essentially based on instruction; knowledge is transmitted formally from one who knows to one who does not know. This type of model has often been used in institutional settings, where it can be administratively easier to assume control of the learning experience, while ignoring the ability or needs of the person to engage in self-directed learning – for example in schools and other educational establishments.

Andragogy, however, provides us with a process model in which the learner discovers knowledge at a pace to suit him/herself, supported by a facilitator, perhaps a coach or mentor.

Andragogical theory is based on four assumptions that define its unique position, as against pedagogy or traditional learning methods:

The learner needs freedom to develop his/her own learning.
The existing experiences of the learner are fundamental for understanding and new learning to take place effectively.
The person needs to be ready to learn, as opposed to being motivated by fear or coercion.
The orientation to learning is paramount: in other words, it is not subject-orientated but learner centred.
Informal individual support is important in andragogy theory, as is the development of a group environment that is both positive and accepting. Sharing experiences can deepen individual learning, not only for cognitive (intellectual) processes, but also affective (emotional) processes. Participative methods build on both individual and group experiences, aiding reflection, lengthening the span of attention and increasing self-awareness. Learning in this way is often referred to as 'experiential learning'.

LanguagesGreek
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National Capodistrian University of Athens2009BachelorsB.Sc. Geology and Geoenvironemnt
University of the Aegean2012MastersM.Ed. Environmental Education and Sustainable Development
Hellenic Ministry of Development, Infrastructure, Transports and Networks2013ProfessionalGeological
British Department forEducation2014QTSQTS
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