Maria Theodorou

Applied Linguistics and TESOL
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Part-time (20 hrs/wk)
45 years old
Syros, Cyclades, Greece
10 years
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 TESOL IELTS Academic ECDL Research University of Cambridge Exams PTE Exams Native Greek Academic Writing University of Michigan Exams Working in Online mode Native-like English Editing Proofreading Referencing styles Grammar 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. Key Accomplishment: 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 EAL Teacher 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. Key Accomplishment: 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 - efl teacher 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. Key Accomplishment: 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 Personalized feedback. Key Accomplishment: Adopted a student-centered teaching methodology Implemented flipped-learning Differentiated instruction Promoted inquiry-based learning Facilitated cooperative learning Newspaper ‘’O Logos ’’  Syros, Greece  8/2007 – 7/2010 Journalist Press coverage of local events Key Accomplishment: Developed my writing skills Education 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
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