Bio

A bit about me........
I grew up in Sydney, Australia and moved to Greece when I was 13.  I love teaching and learning and do not really have that much free time. When I do have time off I like to read, watch movies and go out with my friends. I also love travelling but then again who doesn't?
My work experience:
09/9 to present    Online Business English tutor (Wefit solutions)
Duties: I deliver mostly one to one internet based Business English. I am also interested in developing materials and have just designed my first lesson for my company (grammar session).
Teaching experience in the UK-EAP courses
07/14-09/14   6 week Pre-sessional EAP tutor  Sheffield University
06/13-09/13    10 week Pre-sessional EAP tutor University of Bristol
06/12-09/12    10 week Pre-sessional EAP Tutor Newcastle University &
06/11-09/11    10 week Pre-sessional English Teacher Newcastle University
Duties:
·       Teaching of academic English (listening/speaking/reading/writing).
·       Delivering lectures (weekly) on topics related to British and academic culture.
·       Weekly one to one tutorials providing feedback on weekly assignments/students’ journals as well as pastoral advice regarding studies and assignments.
·       Instruction and guidance on PPT presentations.
·       Assessor of end of course written assignments, reading/listening exams and presentation skills exam.
·       Attending in house staff development programs
2007-now      Co-owner and Director of English Studies Malefaki Language School
Duties:
·     Teaching of all four skills so as to improve English language proficiency and prepare students or language exams (Ielts,FCE,CPE,TOEFL,GMAT).
·       Organising syllabus and selecting/designing material for various classes.
·       Managing staff/ administrative work/record keeping/parent-teacher meetings.
·       Conducting formative and summative assessment.
·       Offering pastoral advice and guidance to sts throughout their studies.
2005-2007            Assessor and Examiner of the speaking part of the EDEXCEL language exam Edexcel Hellas (now known as Pearson Test English exams)  
2001-2007    Substitute EFL Teacher in various Greek public schools Primary and Secondary Department of Education 

My Presentations and interviews

35ft Tesol Greece International Convention    14-15 March 2014     Athens, Greece
Principles and practices of teaching Business English online: The do’s and don’ts of teaching business English online.
Video interview:
video
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO-t48W9AAw

2nd Annual Belta Day            22nd March 2014                      Brussels, Belgium
Principles and practices of teaching Business English online: The do’s and don’ts of teaching business English online.

Interview to Martina Beliate Bednarikova for the Eltforum in Bratislava, Slovakia.

1st TOBELTA Online Reading and Writing Conference 9th August 2014
Academic writing: plagiarism

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Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jUT2llyn2o&index=4&list=PLmTUVaQyhSoYF_qCHw2i6Tj9G_r82CfkR
Qualifications
2012-2014  Cambridge Delta
2004-2009    M.Ed in TESOL Hellenic Open University (Greece) 
Modules: Language learning skills reading, writing, speaking, listening and materials /Educational technology for ELT/Teaching English for Specific purposes/Course design and evaluation.  Dissertation title: Discussing how Hannah Montana can boost the listening and speaking skill of a group of young teenagers in the context of a private language institute in Greece.
1995-2000   B.A. in the English language   National Kodistrian University (Athens, Greece)
Major in Literature/Minor in Linguistics.
Summer 1998  EFL Teachers’ Workshop Certificate Lancaster University



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