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Sofia Ioannidou Mason : Greek
Sofia Ioannidou Mason
Greek Native
Sessions: 74
Last class: 5+ days
 31 Reviews: 100% Positive
     
£25.99 / €29.87 / $33.72
Trial: 50% Off
  Hello, my name is Sofia Ioannidou Mason and I'm 44 years old and currently living in the United Kingdom. I am a native Greek speaker and teach English, Greek. I have been an online Greek teacher with Verbalplanet since July 2013. I can speak the following languages fluently: Greek, English. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students. 
My Latest Feedback
01 Aug 2019
 
BigRonO
 Difficult lesson today with the listening exercise. Need to find time to work on vocabulary. Realising more than ever extra work is required other than the lesson. Sofia is very encouraging and works with us at our slow pace. Have book the next lesson. 
22 Jul 2019
 
BigRonO
 Completed section 4. Steady and solid progress. Sofia is a patient with us and understands the need for us to learn at our pace. 
08 Jul 2019
 
BigRonO
 Always very keen to learn more after holiday in Greece. The lessons are tough but Sofia is always gentle but firm with us.  
13 Jun 2019
 
BigRonO
 Working hard to get some new bits to say on holiday. 
06 Jun 2019
 
BigRonO
 It's tough to learn Greek and work, but determined to do it. Good lesson and slowly getting it. 
30 May 2019
 
BigRonO
 Our holiday is ever closer and we are starting to remember the important bits. A long way to go but we really are determined to conquer this and have a second language. Sofia is so patient and always encourages us to do better. 
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About me - English

My name is Sofia and I am a qualified teacher from Thessaloniki, Greece. I am a graduate of the Hellenic American Union (Department of Translation and Linguistics). After many years of studying and attaining professional and academic qualifications, I commenced my professional teaching career in my home country. For 18 years I worked as a full time teacher of English and Greek, tutoring both children and adults, providing both online and face-to-face classes according to the needs of my students. Now, based in the UK, I continue to provide the same educational services to children and adults within my city and the surrounding area as well as farther afield by special arrangement. I also continue to teach online.

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications:

1. Diploma in Translation - Hellenic American Union (Dpt of Translation and Linguistics)

2. Certificate of Attendance in Translation - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Translation and Intercultural Studies

3. Teaching Licence - Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs

4. Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)

Experience:

1. Freelance Contractor Greek Language Tutor at Defence Centre for Languages and Culture, Defence Academy of the UK (MOD)

2. Modern Greek and English Tutor (Online Classes)

Teach Modern Greek and English as foreign languages

I teach the following levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced, Proficient, Business / Professional. I also support students in their attainment of the following qualifications: GCSE Modern Greek, A Level Modern Greek / English, ΕΛΛΗΝΟΜΑΘΕΙΑ (ELLINOMATHEIA - Certificate of Attainment in Greek).

3. Modern Greek and English Tutor (Face-to-Face Classes)

Teach Modern Greek and English as foreign languages

I teach both Modern Greek and English at all levels.

I teach the following subjects: Speaking, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Modern Greek Literature, Modern Greek Texts, Greek History and Culture, Listening Comprehension.

4. Freelance Translator: (Modern Greek / English)

Teaching Approach

As a teacher with 18 years professional experience I continuously strive to build rapport with my students, creating a trusting atmosphere and paying constant attention to individual strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. I offer a tailored learning experience in which the lesson is a dynamic and interactive process. I am very proud of my students and I adore my job. It always makes me very happy to see them making progress, constantly advancing in their understanding of the language and attaining further self-confidence in its application, and I never cease to be amazed by how much one's life changes when one masters a new language. Equally exciting for me is the way in which new opportunities open up for my students both in their personal and professional lives.

In my current teaching role, I am often asked to provide teaching programmes focused on Greece's culture, civilization, Ancient and Modern History, geography, customs, societal values and traditions.

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