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Rania Efthymiadou-Linsdell - Modern Greek Tutor in Coulsdon

Rania Efthymiadou-Linsdell Modern Greek Tutor (Croydon)

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  • Professional Qualification I am qualified through the British Council as a language teacher and hold the Certificate of Proficiency in English from Cambridge University
  • References References are available upon request

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Personal Message
I am a native Greek speaker, born and bred in Athens. I am also fluent in English and have lived in England since 2000.

I have successfully taught adults & children since 1986.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Modern Greek from beginner to intermediate level including GCSE.

My lessons are tailored to you so whether you want to learn conversational Greek for holidays or if you would like to gain a qualification, my lessons are perfect for you.
Tell me about your qualifications.
British Council in Athens (1986) – Teacher Training Certificate

Cambridge University (1985) – Proficiency Certificate of English
What kind of experience do you have?
I taught English in Greek language schools from 1986-2000 and also held private tuition classes whilst living in Athens. Since coming to England I have taught many students from the Croydon, Surrey and South London areas.

All of my students in Greece attained good examination results in English and every student that I have taught in England has progressed very well in line with their goals.
How much do you charge?
I charge £29 per hour and recommend lessons last 90 minutes to 2 hours to gain the most of our time together.
Where do you teach?
Lessons are held in my office in Coulsdon town centre. Coulsdon is part of the London Borough of Croydon and is easily accessible by train/bus or car from South London & Surrey.

I also give lessons on-line using Skype, Messenger or Face Time.

Past and present students have come from Croydon, Purley, Reigate, Banstead, Caterham, Dorking, Sutton, Wimbledon, Kingston, Surbiton, Clapham, Streatham, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Westerham, West Wickham, Sanderstead, Kenley, Whyteleafe, Redhill, Bletchley, Warlingham & Wallington.

On-Line students have come from Essex, Sussex, London, Kent, Dorset & Cambridgeshire.
When are you available?
I am available weekday daytime or evening. I can also accommodate some weekends by arrangement.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Beginners up to intermediate of any age.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 & C2
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Not any more.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
On-line tutoring is available via Skype, Messenger & Face Time with all lesson materials e-mailed beforehand.
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained as an English teacher in Athens and attained the Cambridge Certificate in English and the British Council teaching qualification. I then taught pupils from the age of 5-18 to enable them to gain their own English certificates.
Tell me about some of your current students.
Since coming to England, I have taught Greek privately to English speakers who were interested in acquiring knowledge of the Greek language for various purposes such as:

- Visiting Greece on holidays
- Purchasing property in Greece
- Those with Greek family & friends
- Working in Greece or with Greek people
- Entering themselves into Modern Greek Language exams
Do you have a personal message for students?
First of all, I am a sensitive listener. I am patient with excellent skills in conveying my knowledge to my students.

I focus on helping students to feel confident with the various aspects of the language without judging them, which helps people to learn in an encouraging environment.

I believe it is important that lessons are interactive and fun.

The lessons are customised to you the student according to your personal needs, so whether you are a complete beginner or already have a good understanding of the Modern Greek language, my Greek Lessons should be perfect for you.