Alexia Kompothekra : Greek

Alexia Kompothekra
Subject : Greek Native
Greece
(981) Lessons
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(308) Reviews
Last class : 2 days
Yesterday
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45 Min : $42.88 / £32.60 / €36.46
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Hello, my name is Alexia Kompothekra and I'm 32 years old and currently living in Greece. I am a native Greek speaker and teach Ancient Greek, Greek. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since January 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: Greek, English, French. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hello :)

My name is Alexia and I am a 32 year-old greek language teacher. I work as a school counselor in the morning and as a greek language tutor in the afternoon. I am an experienced, friendly and patient teacher with a strong academic background. My students' age varies and I know very well how to adjust the lesson according to my student's needs and expectations. I LOVE my students and they love me too!

Ι am committed in teaching! This is why I created a youtube channel where you can find online videos for all levels: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuMCo2rEu-9B_9__YkCUxQQ Moreover I have a Blog and two Facebook pages where I write articles about teaching methods, pedagogics, educational and school psychology. Here you can find the links: http://sxolikospsyxologos.blogspot.gr , https://www.facebook.com/SxolikiPsyxologia , https://www.facebook.com/HellenicLanguageEdu

In my free time I enjoy anything that has to do with art, crafts and photography. I like traveling and being creative. So far I have travelled in many different countries in Europe, Balkans, Africa and Asia. My travelings made me wiser and respectful to different cultures!

Now you will have already a brief idea about who I am!! I would love to meet you, learn new things from you, teach you the Greek language and share my culture!

Qualifications & Experience

I hold a BA in Greek Language and History from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. After graduating I realized that for someone to teach a language, being fluent at it is not enough. I, therefore, obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education & Child's Psychology from the University of Thessaly and a Master's degree in Educational/ School Psychology at the Nicosia University.

My studies helped me identify improved ways of teaching for different backgrounds depending on the age, the emotional intelligence and the knowledge level of each student. I have been teaching modern and ancient greek since 2007 to greek students of all ages including children, teenagers and adults - with or without learning disabilities.

When I decided at 2012 to teach foreign students I knew that I needed a different way, a more sufficient methodology! This is why I attended an intensive course in Teaching Modern Greek as a Foreign/Second Language at the Greek Language Centre in Thessaloniki. This particular training helped me establish different techniques and methods of teaching the greek language to non-native speakers either face-to-face or through online classes. I teach in verbal planet since 2014 and I must admit that the experience is more than rewarding!! I highly regard the opportunity to transfer my knowledge to people all around the world, through cognitive and emotional interaction!

Teaching Approach

My teaching approach is student centered. The class is built according to my students' needs and expectations, though I prefer an interactive methodology. I am flexible, highly professional and well organized. We will start with the phonology and then we will build vocabulary, grammar and syntax. You will learn the mechanisms of the language, recruitment and processing of demanding texts (oral and written), vocabulary but also the grammatical and syntactical structures. By considering as the most important task the speaking I emphasize at it.

I have patience, understanding, perseverance and thoroughness and I try at all times to give clear explanations, using concrete examples and situations. I’m good at encouraging the self-confidence which enables students to feel linguistically secure enough to make the leap into fluid communication.

I know from my own experience that learning a foreign language should be both a pleasure and an enjoyable adventure. It’s also a great opportunity to share culture, customs and traditions. So, in our class you will not only learn the Greek language, but you'll also taste the Greek culture through the language!

My last class was :
2 days ago.
 
04 Sep 2018
By : helennetos
Subject : Greek 
Excellent lesson after 7 weeks away! I never feel pressured with Alexia, and though some words were hard to access, there is much I remembered also! Thanks.
 
31 Jul 2018
By : Gilles
Subject : Greek 
Well i can see the moment next year when i shall start being able to have a natural dialogue with my teacher...at last ! I hope when you develop your interest for India i' ll be able to speak greek in the village and in my family i
 
17 Jul 2018
By : Gilles
Subject : Greek 
Many thanks for your patience i feel my understanding so slow ...i need to relearn constantly the same words they escape my brain like flying birds, i hope gGreece will help me to fix them...!
 
10 Jul 2018
By : Gilles
Subject : Greek 
I think we found a good way altogether to fight my weaknesses ,and think for your open patience...

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