About Victoria K.

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Victoria teaches: Ages 10 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2006
Last sign in: 4 days ago

Overview

Hi there!
Growing up in California I fell in love with language (although my penmanship was really awful until the 9th grade...). Over the years I have enjoyed helping people achieve their academic and professional goals through cultivating strong communication skills. To attain understanding is the first step, then we need the skills to express that understanding. I love to help people set realistic goals for themselves and then watch them surpass those goals.

Effective learning starts with a "WHY". Why learn this? If we have a clear reason for doing something, then we will make time to work at it. The first key is working together to find the ways that you or your child learn best. I could have a Nobel Prize, but if I haven't understood how you learn I am not going to be able to pass on my knowledge effectively. The second key is to acknowledge that you can do it. We all get discouraged sometimes, when something is difficult that means it's time to look at it in a different way.

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Join me for entertaining yet effective learning!

Experience

Private Tutor for Individuals with Special Educational Needs

Sep 2013 - Present
T.L.C. Special Education Services

I founded this business with a view to helping individuals who for whatever reason were not finding results within the framework of typical classroom learning. Whether busy professionals with specific needs for advancement or children suffering form PTSD, individuals in the Autism Spectrum or with physical or behavioral disabilities anyone who wants to learn can be assisted to find the method that works best for them.

ESL Teacher

Oct 2009 - Jun 2013
Liana Vasila's Easy Learning Center

Here I taught multiple age and skill levels with extra attention to students preparing for certificate exams.

ESL Teacher and A/V activities coordinator

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
Myrsini International Education Center

Myrsini's International School on the Cycladic Island of Paros in Greece was a wonderful place to work and I am really pleased to still be in touch with many of my former students and proud of how they have developed into wonderful young men and women.

Education

Psychology

Nov 1994 - Jun 1996
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Film & Television Acting Technique

Aug 1987 - Jan 1989
Kimberly Jentzen's Living the Art Institute

Radio and TV Broadcast Production

Oct 1986 - May 1988
Columbia School of Broadcasting

Scene Study and Voice for Theatre

Nov 1986 - Jun 1987
Tracy Roberts Actor's Studio

Liberal Arts

Jan 1982 - Jun 1985
Allan Hancock College

High School Diploma

Sep 1981 - Jun 1984
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Greek

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certification of Professional Training in Special Education for Individuals with Disabilities and Specific Educational Needs.

Jul 2016
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

This training course was comprised three classes:
Special Educational Needs: a contemporary evaluation. 96%
Specialized Pedagogics and Dedactics. 99%
Special Education: Practical Applications. 100%
The program duration was 65 hours over three academic months.

Awards

Media Development Grant SIngle Writer's Funding

Aug 1995
EEU MEDIA II
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Aristophanes Jul 25, 2016
ESL · In studio
I had 5 months to hit band 7 on the IELTS test in order to participate in an MA program through Florida Institute of Technology. I was really worried because I hadn't had an English class since before graduating from my Greek high school back in 1988! Victoria was able to pinpoint my weaknesses right away without making me self-conscious and helped me build confidence while getting rid of bad "tourist" English habits I had picked up over the years. I beat the deadline and will begin my MABA in October! Thanks Victoria :D
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