Sophia Tsiknia : English

Sophia Tsiknia
Subject : English
Native : Greek
Greece
(134) Lessons
95%      
(16) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
Yesterday
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45 Min : $16.33 / £12.71 / €14.58
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Sophia Tsiknia and I'm 32 years old and currently living in Greece. I am a native Greek speaker and teach English, Greek. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since May 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: Greek, English, French, German, Italian. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I am bilingual (English and Greek) and I am a professional translator and proofreader and a teacher of English and Greek as a foreign language. I have been a teacher of English for 12 years and a translator/proofreader for 8 years.

I hold a BA (Hons) in English and Greek Language and Literature majoring in English and Greek language teaching as a second language.

As a teacher of English and Greek, I teach classes and I also give private lessons and online lessons via Skype. I have taught students of all ages (kids, teenagers and adults) and I have successfully prepared students to sit English certification exams such as ECCE, ECPE, FCE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, etc. I have also taught English and Greek for specific purposes (Business English, Financial English, Law, Music, Academic English, Medicine, Arts) and my students are of various backgrounds and nationalities. Some of my clients are companies like Boston Consulting, Eurobank, Pierre Fabre, Royal Canin and construction companies.

All my lessons are tailored to each student's needs and the material is also carefully prepared to meet each individual's needs.

Recommendations are available upon request.

Qualifications & Experience

Education:

2002-2006 - BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Seminars / Workshops

14-25/10/2013 - Learning Difficulties Seminar, KEK Ergoway

2/2007- 6/2007 - Theater Translation seminar, Μετάφραση School of Translation Studies, Athens

2006-2007 - Music Therapy seminar conducted by music therapist Maria Froudaki, Athens

3/9/2006 - Teacher Development Workshop conducted by Carolyn Graham: The Creative Classroom: Jazz Chants, Music and Poetry in the Language Classroom, Athens

Languages:

Greek - Fluent (Native)

English - Fluent (Native), Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Cambridge

German - Upper-intermediate level, Mittelstufe Sprachdiplom, Goethe Institut

Italian - Upper-intermediate level, Diploma di Celi 3

Work Experience:

2010 - Online English and Greek lessons via Skype

2010 - English teacher (preparation for the IELTS, TOEFL, FCE, CPE, ECCE, ECPE exams, Business English for companies), Another Langue, Syntagma, Athens

2010 - English teacher, Syghrono, Glyfada (preparation for the university Entrance Examinations)

2008 - Translator, European Translation Centre/ TRANSLATED

2004-2008 - English teacher, language school The Scholars Kanakari

Teaching Approach

All my lessons are tailored to each student's needs and the material is also carefully prepared to meet each individual's needs.

I usually design all the material for the lesson as well as the study material. There is feedback via email after each lesson.

My teaching approach is a communicative one and I focus a lot on speaking skills since the lessons are via Skype. However, I believe that no skill should be ignored while studying a foreign language. I always try so that the students learn and absorb as much information as possible during the lesson in order for them not to spend hours studying on their own.


My last class was :
8+ days ago.

 
29 Mar 2017
By : yifric
Subject : English 

I really enjoy the lesson!

 
30 Jan 2017
By : yifric
Subject : English 

another successful lesson that touched and improved my weak points..

 
27 Jan 2017
By : yifric
Subject : English 

So friendly teacher.. It was one of my best lessons so far

 
25 Jan 2017
By : Maxamedwali
Subject : English 

Thank so much it's really helpful and improved my English week points, although I'm not a native in this language but Sophia encouraged me and made me able to understand clearly thank you so much and God bless you.

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