Helen is an internationally recognized authority in the art and science of teaching Greek as a second language. She served as the Director of Greek Education and Culture for the Western United States for 25 years.
Helen, a Greek native, came to the United States as a child, so she understands the challenge of learning a new language first hand. She has been recognized and honored by the Government of Greece three individual times for her 30 years of invaluable contributions toward the preservation and perpetuation of the Greek language, heritage and the Hellenic ideals in the United States of America. She was specially cited as a premier Greek educator in the United States- having mastered the art of teaching Greek as a second language most effectively - and in the shortest period of time!
In addition, Helen was awarded the Medal of St. Paul - the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a lay member of the Greek Orthodox Church - for her contributions to Greek language education in the United States for 30 years. She was the Director of Greek Language and Education for children and adults for St. Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles for fifteen years.
Helen is a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Speech, and, she is a UCLA-credentialed teacher. She was nationally awarded “Teacher of the Year ” by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge twice – for teaching English Literature and World History in the most unique and original way, at both the high school and junior college levels.
Helen's unique teaching method gets students maximum results in the shortest period of time is the result of 30 years of research, field-testing, and curriculum development.
Message to my future students:
I have devoted my entire career to making learning Conversational Greek both easy and fun. I love my students, and they love me too! I am patient, creative, kind, and I customize each lesson to the wishes and needs of my students - and they always look forward to our next lesson. I am well-organized and well-prepared and, I will always send along an outline of your personalized lesson plan for you to review in advance of our lesson. I teach adults and children alike but with my internationally recognized curriculum, I make learning Greek as effortless for an adult as it would be for a child, immersed in a Greek environment!
As you learn the language, I will also introduce fascinating insights into Greek culture and tradition and how they relate to the Greek language. Mastering a new language can transform your life, and I love watching the new opportunities that manifest for my students in their personal and professional lives as we work together.
I am looking forward to meeting you and having our first lesson together. Get ready for your own journey of discovery and adventure!
Speaks Greek, English
Teaches students 5 and up
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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