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Member since: Nov 01, 2009
on: Sep 01, 2014 at 10:07 AM (EST)
I am a professional English Language teacher, with a Degree in English literature, a higher Diploma in Education, and T.E.F.L qualifications.I've been teaching English for eighteen years . My teaching experience has been in Ireland, Greece , and online. I ran my own offline tutoring business for seven years before moving online to expand my horizons. I’ve been teaching English online for the past three years.I specialise in exam preparation, and have had great success with students in Cambridge proficiency, Cambridge first certificate, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, MICHIGAN, etc. I also teach business English online and have developed many creative ways to engage learners and prepare them for real life business situations.My brain-friendly approach to teaching means that I employ a diversity of creative techniques to make learning fun and effective. Creative thinking is something I foster in all students, whether it’s for exams, business or general English. From the backdrop of creative thinking and confidence –building, I get students to express themselves in highly-focused yetpersonalized ways, so as to achieve specific linguistic goals within a humanistic framework.Becoming fluent and articulate in a foreign language involves engaging the whole person, heart and mind. The psychology of learning is one of my pedagogical passions, and I use my knowledge in this area to develop memorization techniques and social and emotional learning experiences, to further the intellectual prowess of my students. I am also moving slowly into teacher-training as I get many requests from teachers in my personal learning network and hope to develop this side of my business through future courses in WizIQ. Apart from all that, I blog about education on a number of websites, including, of course, WizIQ. I design and develop brain-friendly learning materials, and am writing my first ELT books.As I live in Greece with my Greek husband and four bilingual children, I also teach my own kids English and have a great interest in bilingualism. I still teach some local young learners, so this keeps me in touch with the creativity of children. Much of what works with children helps my online adults too.As you can see, teaching is not just a job for me, it's a way of life
Effective Business Communication in English
Take your career a level up. Gain Proficiency in Business English.
IELTS Preparation for the 8 Band Score
Dream high and score *really* high on IELTS General Studies
Film & News Advanced English featuring English Addicts.
Improve your fluency in the English language for TOEFL, TOIEC, IELTS and advanced exams
English for Upper Intermediate learners. Powered by English Out There
Prepare for English for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge & Michigan exams with an experienced teacher.
Develop Advanced Fluency in English for International Exams
Ideal to crack any of TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, Cambridge and MichiganExams !
IELTS Preparation for Greek Speakers
Dream high and score high in IELTS for immigration & study abroad
One-on-One at $20-30 per hour
Group Teaching at $10-20 per hour
In Person Teaching
One-on-One at $10-20 per hour
Group Teaching at $20-30 per hour
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English Language Teacher
Freelance tutoring business, Greece
Jan 2003 - Present
Extremely high success rate in exams,Satisfied students, growing business.
I edited academic papers for university professors in the field of electrical engineering, as well as helping PhD students with their research papers.These academics subjects covered various branches of engineering, computing and forestry.
Higher Diploma in Education
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Oct 1992 - Jun 1993
Degree in English Literature
Oct 1989 - Jun 1993
I have taught successfully at primary, secondary and adult levels. I have excelled in teaching with drama and staging plays.I have excelled in creative curriculum development.I've done courses in dyslexia, and am sensitive to special learning needs.
Higher Diploma in Education
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A wonderfully done course
Sylvia has the talent of teaching.
everyone can be a poet following the instruction
Hi , sylviaI liked thia classThanks
A good Approach
thank you so much.
Hello!Does 10am mean 10 am in Thassos/Greece (which would be the same time for me in Finland)regards, Päivi
Great teaching ideas! I no this style of class will catch on!
This could be scary I may actually be able to attend this little get together!
Very interesting,a Really Interacting Vitual Class!!