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Sofia Ioannidou Mason : Greek

Sofia Ioannidou Mason
Subject : Greek Native
United Kingdom
(47) Lessons
100%      
(13) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
4 days ago
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45 Min : $27.84 / £21.99 / €24.37
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 I. Ioannidou 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 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 :
8+ days ago.
 
22 Oct 2018
By : mrmac117
Subject : Greek 
Very good first lesson, easy to talk too and gave good feedback correcting errors that were made.
 
24 Jun 2015
By : Atgemis
Subject : Greek 
Very nice and helpful. Sofia quickly assessed my level and responded
 
17 Jul 2014
By : steven_manos
Subject : Greek 
Sofia is an excellent tutor. Her unique approach to teaching works very well for students at all levels. Sofia was able to assess my positives and negatives extremely quickly and tailor the lesson plan to suit. I would recommend Sofia to anyone!
 
10 Jul 2014
By : TaniaM
Subject : Greek 
This was my second lesson; we did a lot of reading, which is something I have not focused on to-date. Sofia is very patient but persistent, which is great! Even gave me homework.

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