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Sofia Ioannidou Mason : Greek

Sofia Ioannidou Mason
Subject : Greek Native
United Kingdom
(57) Lessons
100%      
(17) Total Reviews
17 Positive Reviews
Last class : 4 days
2 days ago
Offline
45 Min : $33.73 / £25.99 / €29.78
Trial: 50% OFF
Hello, my name is Sofia Ioannidou Mason and I'm 42 years old and currently living in United Kingdom. I am a native Greek speaker and teach English, Greek. I have been an online Greek teacher with Verbalplanet.com 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.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

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.

My last class was :
4 days ago.
 
13 Feb 2019
By : BigRonO
Subject : Greek 
Sofia was very accommodating adding an extra time slot to her busy schedule as I was only free this evening. We continue to build an understanding of the verbs, which is slowly sinking in. Can't recommend Sofia highly enough. We are continuing to use Sofia on a weekly basis.
 
04 Feb 2019
By : BigRonO
Subject : Greek 
Sofia continues to provide excellent instruction providing extra notes and learning materials. We are continuing to use Sofia on a weekly basis.
 
21 Jan 2019
By : BigRonO
Subject : Greek 
Although we are a little slow at learning the verbs, Sofia is very patient and takes the time to explain everything. We are continuing to use Sofia on a weekly basis.
 
14 Jan 2019
By : BigRonO
Subject : Greek 
Perfectly patient and listens well to my needs. This is the best way to learn a new language. One on one, and well structured. We are continuing to use Sofia on a weekly basis.

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