Stella Ν : Greek

Stella Ν
Subject : Greek
Native : Greek
Greece
(388) Lessons
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(113) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $20.98 / £16.82 / €19.42
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Stella Ν and I'm 33 years old and currently living in Greece. I am a native Greek speaker and teach Greek. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since September 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: Greek, English. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hi! I am Stella and I am Greek.

After my undergraduate studies in Thessaloniki, I moved to London for my master's and doctoral studies. Apart from studying and teaching (ancient and modern) Greek there, I had the chance to enjoy and love a city rich in cultural events and activities!

I love teaching very much and most of my time is devoted to it. In Verbal Planet I have been teaching modern Greek, and I am absolutely fascinated by the experience of meeting so many people from all over the world, and communicating the beauty of the Greek language to them!

When not teaching I continue my research on Greek literature, both ancient and modern. I believe that my research has a meaning only if this is communicated to other people and this makes me love teaching even more!

In my free time I enjoy cooking, playing the piano and reading Greek and English literature. I am also a passionate fan of Classical Music.

I learned German and French to an intermediate level some years ago. I am currently learning Italian and I am absolutely fascinated by this wonderful language!

Qualifications & Experience

I have a very strong academic background in Greek Language and Literature, and I hold degrees both from Greece (BA in Greek and Classical Philology, University of Thessaloniki) and the United Kingdom (MA in Classics and PhD in Classics, University of London).

Moreover, I have substantial teaching experience, both face-to-face and online. In the United Kingdom I taught ancient Greek Language and Literature to undergraduate students, but also to adult learners on intensive summer school courses. I also taught modern Greek as a second language at the local Greek community school. In Verbal Planet I have been teaching modern Greek to adult learners of all levels and background since October 2014.

Teaching Approach

My students are always my priority! My teaching approach is student-centred and communicative. Although I focus on cultivating the communicative skills, I also systematically work on grammar and vocabulary because these are the cornerstones of building strong communicative skills. I always aim to make knowledge relevant to the students' everyday experience. At the same time, I strongly believe that in order for teaching to be effective, it must also make learning a truly enjoyable experience.

To this end I build my teaching approach on my students' desires, needs and enjoyment! This is also my criterion for choosing methods, texts and / or subjects. I am flexible with my methods and if the students' needs or wishes are different I am always happy to adjust the lesson and the syllabus to them. During the first lesson, I discuss with them, listen to their aims, desires and thoughts, and we plan the lesson on this basis together.

I am patient, meticulous and committed to high quality teaching.


My last class was :
8+ days ago.

 
27 Aug 2016
By : Audiboy
Subject : Greek 

Another great lesson today really feeling positive, thank you

 
03 Aug 2016
By : LeeJennings
Subject : Greek 

Another very helpful lesson ... thank you Stella

 
30 Jul 2016
By : katharinehanso
Subject : Greek 

Stella always makes sure I am comfortable and learning at a pace that suits me. Great lesson as always.

 
27 Jul 2016
By : Audiboy
Subject : Greek 

Great lesson really feel like I'm making progress, thanks for keeping me motivated

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