Maria Theodorou Applied Linguistics and TESOL
29 Oceanidon st. Syros, Greece, 84100 - -
Dedicated professional with very good educational background and a solid foundation in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. 10 years of experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages in Greece and in the UK. Strong work values (dependable, excellent interpersonal skills , self-motivated, project management skills, highly adaptable, analytical, critical, and lateral thinking skills). Proven record of high performance in liaising with parents, and teachers, as DOS. Skilled in intercultural communication. Adept in working under pressure and meeting deadlines.
Areas of Expertise include:
Applied and Cognitive Linguistics
University of Cambridge Exams
University of Michigan Exams
Working in Online mode
Experience & Notable Contributions
Eurognosi Syros, Greece -, 2017- to date
Director of Studies
Act on the philosophy that a language school creates the conditions through which learners become autonomous and self-confident to use the language in and out of the classroom.
Developed an academic syllabus.
Observed teachers and provided feedback.
Provided guidance to teachers in preparing lesson plans throughout the academic year.
Supervised and designed progress tests throughout the academic year and at the end of the year.
Monitored the progress of students of the language centre.
Liaising with parents.
Increase exams’ rates of success, establishing at the same time a better reputation for the business.
Achieved target by analyzing my plans and the forthcoming benefits in terms of success rates and promotion.
Moreton Hall International Summer School Shropshire, UK 2015, 2016, 2017
Teach Intensive Academic and ESP classes to Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate level students from China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Russia.
Facilitated communicative group activities emphasizing critical thinking.
Contributed constructive feedback to the intensive academic course.
Administered tests and completed evaluations.
Escorted field trips with educational value.
Established good relationships with students, colleagues, and school administrators.
Developed intercultural skills.
Developed ability to adapt and solve problems.
Developed planning and organization skills.
Increased my interpersonal skills.
So Easy Syros, Greece -
Teach Pre-Intermediate classes to Proficiency level, Adult classes, IELTS classes, Cambridge exam classes.
Implemented Communicative English Language Teaching.
Developed reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in students aged 14-42.
Prepared students for Cambridge and IELTS exams.
Successful candidates and examination results.
Successful implementation of the school’s language program.
Freelance EFL Coach Syros, Greece 2007 - to date
Teach one-to-one Junior to Proficiency level, Adults and learners with learning difficulties (Dyslexia- ADHD). Prepare candidates for IELTS, Cambridge (FCE, CAE, CPE) and Michigan (ECCE, ALCE, ECPE) exams.
Focused lessons based on the learner’s style and needs.
Learners contributed to their learning process.
Learners showed positive affect.
Opportunities to engage in real communication
Adopted a student-centered teaching methodology
Promoted inquiry-based learning
Facilitated cooperative learning
Newspaper ‘’O Logos ’’ Syros, Greece 8/2007 – 7/2010
Press coverage of local events
Developed my writing skills
Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL
university OF PORTSMOUTH | Portsmouth, UK
Advanced Diploma in TESOL Level 7
HELLENIC AMERICAN UNION | Athens, Greece
The Communicative English Teaching Test Level 7 (CETT)
HELLENIC AMERICAN UNIVERSITY | Athens, Greece
English Composition I: Achieving Expertise
Duke University | Coursera (DL)
Certificate, Learning Difficulties and Dyslexia
UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS | Athens, Greece
CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
STANTON SCHOOL OF ENGLISH| London, UK
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
HELLENIC AMERICAN UNION | Athens, Greece
Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
Cambridge University ESOL examinations/ Syross, Greece
ECDL Core Certificate Syllabus Version 4.0
Concepts of IT, Using the computer and managing files, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Presentation, Information & Communication