Personal experience to a bad start , but with the trade all changed
My name is Anthi Tourmousoglou and I am a graduate of Aristoteleio University of Thessaloniki of English Literature and since then I have been teaching English for more than 30 years to both children and adults. I have been in the private sector for 30 years in Ioannina. Innovative ways of teachings have always lured me as I believe that all people have talents and skills and it is up to us (teachers) to find them out and flourish. Students must be given chances and time to develop skills and improve. The qualities of a teacher include patience and kindness for me. A successful teacher must be eager to get to know the personalities of students , their learning styles, their backgrounds and motivate them according to what they are like.
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