Ambitious, detail-oriented educator with a proven track record of teaching ESOL students both domestically and internationally. Committed to leveraging subject matter expertise to assist students with meeting or exceeding educational objectives and personal learning goals. Adept at designing comprehensive curricula, preparing and presenting engaging lessons and lectures, utilizing various teaching platforms, and providing detailed feedback to students. Equipped with exceptional leadership, relationship-building, and verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to manage fast-moving, data-driven projects under pressure. Able to speak Greek (native) and English at a professional level.
Areas of Expertise
|Academic Advising & Counseling||Grading & Evaluation||Student Records Management|
|Classroom Management||Integrity, Care, & Diligence||Assessment Methods|
|Behaviour Interventions||IB Training||Interactive Learning Platforms|
|Differentiated Instruction||Student Information Systems||Solution Focused Brief Therapy|
Private Tutor, October 2009 to Present
Enrich the formal learning experiences of students of all ages ranging from the age of 6 to adulthood and offer academic support. Teach various subjects, including Creative Writing, Academic English, English A, and English B. Prepare students for Language Competency Exams. Utilize various instructional methodologies and other manipulatives to adapt to each student’s individual learning styles.
- Helped students gain admission to universities and assisted adult learners with fulfilling their career goals.
- Implemented efforts to transform students from hesitant to confident English speakers.
1st Kindergarten of Palaio Psichiko, Athens, GR
Substitute Teacher, January 2019 to June 2019
Filled in for the regular teacher and continued with providing English instruction to students aged 5 to 6 years old. Enriched each students’ experience by utilizing effective methodologies, involving art, technology, and play. Managed behavior using effective disciplinary tactics.
- Used an artistic approach to help students learn to examine their surrounding community.
- Fostered a nurturing, inclusive environment for students of different regional, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Hamilton Academy, Leicester, UK
Secondary School English & ESOL Teacher, August 2017 to August 2018
Taught English to ESOL students in years 7 to 11 and provided instruction to international students to help them study and prepare for Entry Level 1-2-3 EDEXCEL exams. Instructed the Ruth Miskin Phonics program to Year 8 students and served as a personal tutor to Year 11 students.
- Promoted an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding between both British and international students in order to help non-native English speakers integrate and meet or exceed their learning goals.
- Aided students experiencing various issues, ranging from parental addiction to abuse, overcome challenges by helping them locate the appropriate resources to meet their needs.
- Assisted students with identifying their strengths and aided them with improving their areas of opportunity.
- Increased students’ chances of being admitted to college by composing highly effective reference letters.
Foundation College Athens Campus, Athens, GR
English Lecturer, July 2015 to August 2017
Leveraged subject matter expertise while instructing courses on Academic English and Research Methods. Prepared learners for English-based, international IGCSE exams by designing and implementing exam materials, planning lessons, researching sources, developing educational resources, and guiding students through their mandatory research projects.
- Instilled a love of literature within students.
- Boosted students’ prospects of being accepted into universities of their choice.
ACMI Metropolitan University
English Language Lecturer, October 2014 to December 2016
Provided highly informative lectures to students to teach them Business English, Academic English, and English for specific purposes, including tourism and occupational purposes. Implemented measures to ensure that students were adequately prepared for IELTS language examinations.
- Empowered students to become confident and effective communicators.
- Assisted students in their studies by helping them gain access to an English bibliography.
So Easy Institute of Foreign Languages
ESOL Teacher, September 2012 to January 2017
Instructed ESOL (B1-C2), IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL courses, as well as Business English to adolescents and international adults. Gained a thorough understanding of all language competency examinations and acquired a strong foundation in different teaching methodologies for different age groups and abilities.
Hellenic American Union
English Teacher, October 2012 to February 2013
Taught English to student pilots and engineers in the United Arabic Emirates Presidential Guard while actively participating in an intensive English Language TEFL Course offered by the Hellenic Aerospace Industry. Differentiated instruction by using virtual teaching aids and technological resources, including electronic whiteboards, learning platforms, and online games, such as Second Life.
International School of Athens-IB school PYP
English Teacher, October 2007 to July 2009
Taught intensive English to international, primary school children ages 6 and above.
Additional Work Experience
Municipality of Aniksi | Municipal Police Officer & Administrator, September 2009 to August 2012
Evrognosi Language School | English Teacher, January 2004 to January 2007
Greenwich Community College | ESOL/English Teacher, January 2003 to January 2004
World’s End Primary School | Teaching Assistant, January 2001 to December 2002
P.G.C.E. in Further and Higher Education, FENTO Standards, 2005 | University of Greenwich
Master of Arts, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, TEFL/TESL, 2004 | University of Birmingham
Master of Arts, Education, Special Needs, 2003 | University of Birmingham
Bachelor of Arts, English Language & Literature, 2002 | UCE University Birmingham
Official IB PYP Training
Teaching Phonics Course, CPD Accredited
Special Educational Needs (SEN Teacher), CPD Certified
International Teaching Qualifications
United Kingdom | PGCE Further and Higher Education (16+) eligible to work in Secondary Schools (Academies)
Greece | Fully qualified and recognized by the Ministry of Education. Eligible to work in both Primary and Secondary Education as an English teacher.
The Netherlands | Fully qualified and recognised by DUO as a Secondary School English teacher (International schools), as Primary School English teacher, as both Primary and Secondary Special education English teacher, Adult education English, Teacher and College (vocational) education English teacher.