Kelly Nikolaidou : English

Kelly Nikolaidou
Subject : English
Native : Greek
Greece
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Hello, my name is Kelly Nikolaidou and I'm 40 years old and currently living in Greece. I am a native Greek speaker and teach English. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since January 2018. I can speak the following languages fluently: Greek, English, German. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hello, dear student,

My name is Kelly and I work as an English language tutor. I grew up and I live in Athens. I am experienced, friendly and patient. My students' age varies and I know very well how to adjust the lesson according to my student's needs and expectations.

In my free time I enjoy anything that has to do with culture and trips! What I enjoy more is meeting people from all over the world! Now you have already a brief idea about who I am I would love to meet you, learn new things from you, teach you and share my culture!

Qualifications & Experience

English Tutor: 2006 - now in privale lessons at any level and age with individuals, groups of students and in online courses via Skype.

English Teacher in a private language school: 2012 - now.

Instuctor of the English language 2007-2010: at the headquarters of a multinational company (Vodafone Group), in week-long courses (8 hours per day, every day)

I hold a BA degree from the University of Athens and I am certified with the official teaching license.After graduating I realized that in order to teach a language it is not enough just to be fluent. Therefore I still attend academic sessions in organisations like the Hellenic American Union and the British Council. In this way I stay informed about the exams, the syllabus and new methodology that has to do with exam preparation. Besides that I completed a postgraduate program by acquiring a MASTER IN TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE from the University of Cyprus in 2016.This particular training helped me establish different techniques and methods of teaching.

Over the years, I have taught English vocabulary in various specific domains, including finance, tourism and business. I am also certified in the Hellenic American Union organisation member of CaMLA (Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments) and have my own codes so as to register the students myself and learn the exams’ results first of all. Therefore the success rate of my work can be demonstrated through the same site.

I have a great deal of experience in preparing students for the certificates of ECCE & ECPE (University of Michigan), FCE & CPE (University of Cambridge) and for TOEIC exams with a 100% success rate.

Teaching Approach

My teaching approach is to build the lesson according to my students' needs. I am flexible, well organized and my methodology is to incorporate the four basic language skills - speaking, writing, listening, and reading - into every lesson along with vocabulary, grammar and syntax.

I am a patient, gentle teacher, who is always ready to listen and help you with any difficulties and problems you may face. 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 secure enough in order to start speaking fluently. I have developed some tips and useful techniques to help my students in all sections of the exam. I have a multitude of exercises and grammar information that I can share with you via Skype or email.

My experience helps me identify improved ways of teaching for different backgrounds depending on the age, the emotional intelligence and the knowledge level of each student because I realize every student is different and learns in a different way. Creativity is important, so I use a variety of ways to incorporate new vocabulary through conversation opportunities.

I will try to make your classes fun and interesting because I believe that gaining new skills and being able to communicate is a remarkable thing!

     

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