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I have had an excellent experience with Valentinos and his staff at The Online Greek Tutor. I have taken both individual and group lessons over the past year, and have become much more fluent and accurate in my expression. The teachers (currently Dafni) have been unfailingly talented, caring, and hardworking. In addition to the regular classes (and correcting our written work after class), they frequently think about my particular situation and suggest additional, level-appropriate exercises and sources for practicing my reading and listening (e.g. online Greek newspapers, TV shows, and movies). They have been a great internet discovery.
Ioanna started to teach me Greek and her approach was done in such a way to make the lessons fun and enjoyable, which made the learning process that much easier. I was only able to complete a certain number of lessons but these helped me a great amount of understanding and speaking Greek. I was very pleased the speed I was able to grasp the basics of Greek and this was because of the way Ioanna had constructed the course.
Valentinos is an excellent, patient teacher who gives interesting and varied lessons tailored to suit your needs. His teaching style is relaxed and yet he continually uses new ways to help you learn, including using videos and recordings, conversation, quizzes, reading and role-play- whatever he thinks will best help you learn. He is flexible with arranging times for your lessons and I highly recommend him.
I’ve been learning Greek with Valentinos via Skype since October 2014. Valentinos is always very well prepared and his teaching materials are excellent. He is flexible, spending more time or skipping forward as needed, selecting appropriate homework to reinforce the material covered in lessons, as well as willing to discuss aspects of Greek language and grammar of interest to student. He is friendly, enthusiastic and always ready with praise and encouragement. I’m learning Greek for fun, but it is also possible to prepare for formal tests, for example I started at level A2 and I’m now progressing through level B1. As an experienced academic teacher I recommend Valentinos very highly to any prospective student.
DR EWA Z HUEBNER
Arriving in Cyprus I had no knowledge of the Greek language what so ever, I attended an English speaking school in Limassol where I was taught to read / write and speak Greek. Unfortunately I began to struggle and found it difficult to keep up with my other class mates due to lack of confidence. My parents decided it was best I started extra Greek lessons. Ioanna was an amazing help, her patience and knowledge in both Greek and English language made it so much easier for me to catch up with school work. The extra revision classes definitely increased my confidence in speaking the language. I soon noticed my grades in school improve also.
BROOKE DIANE IOANNOU
I study Greek with Valentinos 1,5 years and I am very satisfied with the lessons. From the very beginning almost all the lesson we spoke only in Greek, using his own program which was very active and not boring at all. I succeeded in learning Greek with Valentinos, now I can discuss different topics in it, know almost all the grammar and can read different texts using dictionary.Valentinos himself is very positive and easy-going man. I strongly advise everyone who wants to study Greek via skype to do it with him!
Ioanna is an excellent preparatory teacher for Greek. She really goes above and beyond for her students and her thorough grammatical approach has given me a really solid foundation as we now move into more lessons. Thanks to Ioanna’s great help, now I can speak freely Greek language.
I study the Greek language with Joanna for second year. She is wonderful and experienced teacher! Joanna loves her work very much, which also affects the method of teaching, During the class she uses: audio materials, tests, texts, well explained unfamiliar vocabulary. n In the classroom, Joanna is well-motivated and explains incomprehensible grammatical moments, so the lessons are fun, interesting and very informative. In addition, she studies Russian, which plays a significant role in teaching the Greek language to all ages.
Γεια σε όλους. Mr Phillip (Valentinos) is an excellent teacher. The fact that he is Cypriot is a huge asset. I’ve been with Phillip for 2 years and have progressed at a steady pace. Phillip understands that we all have different lifestyles and skills and adjusts the lessons to an individuals speed. A huge plus is his rates as they are lower than most if not all teachers with free video lessons as another plus. After 2 years we have become more than teacher/student. We have become friends who can chat (in greet about the news of ours) λέμε τα νέα μας. Mr Phillip has a good attitude and really enjoys teaching students and I am sure that you will find him a fine teacher.
ΧΑΡΑΛΑΜΠΟΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ HAROLD NICHOLOS
New York, USA
Maria was my son’s Greek teacher. He was very shy at first and didn’t have any Greek language skills. She connected with him and made him feel relaxed and comfortable with learning from her. She taught him to read, write and speak in Greek, giving him the foundation skills, he needed for our family to move to Greece. We were very pleased with Maria and her commitment to teaching our son. She was punctual and when necessary flexible. We would highly recommend her as a teacher.
Maria Christoforou taught my son Achilles the Greek language for over a year. She was really a good teacher and he always looked forward to his lessons every week. She involved him in the learning process in a variety of ways, using songs and books, games and videos and he still sings some of the song he learnt from her today! She is very up to date in e-teaching, something Achilles really loved. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Widnes, Merseyside, UK
Maria taught our eldest daughter the Greek language for 2 years in Liverpool. She was always on time and was a very caring and efficient teacher. She prepared our daughter successfully for the Ellinomathia 8-12y exams, which she passed with distinction in May of 2018. I recommend her without reservation for Greek language lessons. The Greek language has been the highest point in our great Hellenic civilisation throughout the centuries, and it is of the greatest importance, especially to children of the Hellenic diaspora.
DR. CHRISTOS TZIVINIKOS
It’s been 2 years now since I’ve been studying with Sophia. Without reservation, I recommend her as highly as possible. She is very professional, savvy, astute, and insightful into students’ strengths and needs. She has the utmost of patience and flexibility, and a buoyant sense of humor. Sophia is dedicated to her students’ success and truly wants them to excel to the best of their ability. She is a joy to study with.
San Francisco, USA
Sophia is an excellent teacher. She was flexible and was able to tailor a learning plan for me ahead of my trip to Greece. Sophia is very professional, always prepared with materials appropriate for my level and interest. She has the necessary teaching and linguistics skills and is very encouraging toward her students. I advanced my understanding of Greek and had fun too.