Stella Papastamati : Greek

Stella Papastamati
Subject : Greek Native
Greece
(480) Lessons
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(122) Reviews
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Hello, my name is Stella Papastamati and I'm 34 years old and currently living in Greece. I am a native Greek speaker and teach Ancient Greek, Greek, Latin. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since September 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: Greek, English. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hi! I am Stella and I am Greek.

After my undergraduate studies in Thessaloniki, I moved to London for my master's and doctoral studies. After I returned to my homeland, I have been teaching Ancient and Modern Greek, and Latin to adults and children. At the same time and particularly from September 2016 to August 2018, I taught Ancient and Modern Greek Language and Literature as a Greek Language and Literature teacher at a private Junior High School in Greece.

I love teaching very much and most of my time is devoted to it. In Verbal Planet I have been teaching ancient and Modern Greek and Latin, and I am absolutely fascinated by the experience of meeting so many people from all over the world, and communicating the beauty of the Greek language to them!

In my free time I enjoy cooking, playing the piano, reading Greek and English literature and watching English high quality TV series. I am also a passionate fan of Classical Music.

I learned German and French to an intermediate level some years ago. I am currently learning Italian and I am absolutely fascinated by this wonderful language!

Qualifications & Experience

I have a very strong academic background in Greek Language and Literature, and I hold degrees both from Greece and the United Kingdom: a BA in Greek Language and Literature and Classics (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), an MA in Classics (King's College - University of London), and finally a PhD in Classics (University College London). This background enables me to reduce memorisation, since I employ it whenever the learner needs it to give him/her a solid and thorough understanding of Greek Language.

Moreover, I have solid teaching experience both in the United Kingdom and Greece, as I have professionally taught (Modern and Ancient) Greek at various levels, mostly to English speakers (but also to native Greeks). In particular, I taught Ancient Greek Language and Literature in London for four years (University College London, London Summer School in Classics). I also worked as a teacher of Modern Greek for young British native speakers (Cyprus Educational Mission, London). After I moved back to my homeland, I have been teaching Ancient and Modern Greek, and Latin to adults and children, both face-to-face and online. Teaching at a private Junior High School for two years was a substantial part of my teaching experience, but I have now decided to return to online teaching for good.

MY PROFILE IN DETAIL:

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2016-2018: Teacher of Ancient and Modern Greek Language and Literature at all levels at a private Junior High School in Greece.

2014-present: Greek, Latin, Ancient Greek (online), Verbal Planet

2011: Advanced (Ancient) Greek, London Summer School in Classics

2011: Greek for English Speakers, Cyprus Educational Mission (London)

2008-2012: Ancient Greek Language and Literature (Department of Greek and Latin, University College London)

STUDIES:

2007-2012: PhD in Classics (University College London)

2006-2007: MA in Classics (King's College London)

2001-2005: 4-year BA in Greek Language and Literature with a focus on Classics (University of Thessaloniki).

Teaching Approach

My teaching approach is essentially communicative. The peculiarity of Greek language, though, also requires good grammatical skills. For this reason, my communicative approach is also as grammar- and text-based as needed so that we can achieve good and effective communication. Nevertheless, I am flexible. In the first lesson I discuss with the student and I also see whether this approach works for him/her or not. If not, I always adjust the lesson to the learner’s desires and needs. My students are always my priority and it is according to their enjoyment, desires and needs that I shape my teaching each time.

I am patient, meticulous and committed to high quality teaching.

My last class was :
2 days ago.
 
17 Sep 2018
By : Tony6247
Subject : Greek 
Stella is patient, understanding and very professional in the way she conducts her lessons. Communication is second to none. I really do enjoy my lessons. If you have any doubts! Don’t! Believe me! Stella is the teacher for you.
 
28 Aug 2018
By : Gillianleigh
Subject : Greek 
That was such a great lesson! Stella is patient, thorough and knowledgeable which really helps me to understand, particularly as she will explain the history and meaning of words and grammar etc. I can’t wait for next week!
 
06 Dec 2017
By : Jackie P
Subject : Greek 
Enjoyed the lesson
 
29 Nov 2017
By : Jackie P
Subject : Greek 
Very good trial lesson. I enjoyed meeting Stella and look forward to speaking to her again.

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