London School of Economics and Political Science (Unive...
Culture and Society
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Political Theory and Philosophy
Aristotle University of Thessloniki
Information about George
I am a native Greek speaker and I teach Greek full-time to adult learners who aim to communicate in real-life settings. My students so far include people from 20 to 70+ years old, learning Greek for:
- holiday trips,
- communicating with family and friends from Greece or Cyprus,
- communicating with the local community after purchasing property,
- business purposes,
- learning as a hobby or out of personal interest.
My method is not that of traditional language schools;
I believe that standardised textbooks with unnecessary details and childish dialogues are not useful and even misleading for communicating in real-life scenarios. Grammar exercises and drills are not the way to learn a language for adults who wish to communicate effectively with native speakers as soon as possible.
My students learn during the lesson, not necessarily through their private study. It`s a fun and relaxed lesson with a focus on developing strong speaking and listening skills.
Our lessons are adapted to your personal learning style and the material will be tailored to your interests and goals, creating an engaging learning process.
Regarding learning material, I will provide everything you need, including the vocabulary, the basic grammar and the most important features of the language in a straightforward and accessible manner. We will also use listening and reading material from diverse resources including articles, books, music lyrics, interviews, social media, online apps and more.
You will find yourself speaking from the first lesson and see your communication skills developing every time. The free trial Skype lesson I offer gives you the opportunity to see that for yourself.
(please read below about Skype lessons with me)
Availability: I am generally flexible to do lessons at all times and days. We can discuss the most suitable time and dates for you at our free trial lesson.
I offer an extra free lesson after 10 lessons or two free lessons that will fit in the 10-weeks schedule as double lessons. Happy to discuss these or other arrangments that may work better for you.
Willing to travel: 30 miles
Experience: After few years of diverse working experience (working at the biggest Human Rights organisation, Equitas, in Montreal, Canada and in music marketing at an independent record label in London) while teaching Greek part-time, I started teaching Greek full-time, which became my passion.
I also speak Spanish, having lived in Buenos Aires where I taught Greek and English for one year.
I have been tutoring Greek full-time for many years now and I am the founder and director of the only London language school designed exclusively for adult learners and businesses in London.
MSc in Sociology of Culture - London School of Economics (UK)
MA in Political Theory & Philosophy - Aristotle University (Greece)
BA in Political Sciences - Aristotle University (Greece)
Feedback For George (2)
George has a unique teaching method which is far more enjoyable and beneficial than simply learning out of a textbook. Myself and my sister haven`t learned Greek since we were little and we`ve been amazed at how many conversations we`re already having - we`ve only had three lessons so far. Thoroughly recommend George as a teacher!
George is a first class tutor. We have made far more progress than I ever thought possible. I highly recommend him.