Being Greek and having never lived in Greece I always found it frustrating to be able to communicate more fluently in English than what should be my mother tongue. My tutor at Hellenic Hub provided me with intense, high quality Greek lessons during my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and allowed me to make a lot of progress quickly in speaking, reading and writing in a couple of years. These skills came of great use during a three month internship in Athens and still do to this day in my professional career. I strongly recommend Hellenic Hub to anyone serious about learning Greek.
I started at Greek School when I was 3 years old, and at about 11, due to an overload of schoolwork, I had to stop. However, that didn’t stop me learning Greek! For more than 4 years of having face to face lessons in Greek, this has now come to an end and I never expected I would be so sad! From doing vocabulary tests and GCSE past papers, to listening and analysing Greek music, it was a great experience. In every lesson there were new recourses, new worksheets, more confidence! My tutor always strived further and stretched past GCSE material, helping me feel more confident. Using her flair and capability, she managed each lesson to be fun, enjoyable, exciting and educational. I couldn’t thank her more and I’ll miss every Saturday afternoon!
Ektor K., City of London School student, June 2020
My tutor is such an amazing and intelligent person and has helped me so much over this past year. There is no way I could’ve done my modern Greek GCSE last year but with her help I felt so confident this year. The lessons are enjoyable and very useful and I was never short of material, always updating me and giving work that would prepare me well. She is never unprepared and always goes the extra mile to help out. Our Skype lessons have been great and it is so much easier doing everything online, a much nicer contrast to normal teaching. Olga, really, is one of the best tutors I’ve ever had and I couldn’t ask for more. Not only have I learnt so much but I’ve also had such a great time, I’ll even miss the lessons!
Philip Grammatikopoulos, Dulwich College student, September 2019
My tutor really is an incredible teacher. She has been my teacher since I was 5 years old (10 years now) and I could not ask for a better tutor. With her never ending help and support, she guided me to the highest grade at GCSE Modern Greek, A* (97%). Furthermore, she helped me achieve 100% at the extremely competitive Westminster Challenge scholarship exams in Ancient Greek. Olga comes to every lesson prepared with both worksheets and passion for the subject. She stretches me beyond the course material, helping me widen my sights for the future. Using her talent, she manages to make each lesson fun and enjoyable but at the same time educational and relevant. Over the years, we have built a special relationship which facilitates my understanding of the language and (just as importantly) of the Greek culture. Over the course of the last year, our lessons have been held successfully over Skype due to my busy timetable. I look forward to continuing to work with my tutor to attain excellent marks in my A level Modern Greek and GCSE Ancient Greek.
Petros I., Westminster School Student, November 2018
“With lessons over the course of four years, my tutor would provide challenging material that would stretch me each and every week. Thanks to her I was able to achieve all my goals with flying colours. Olga steered me to an A* in both Modern Greek and Ancient Greek GCSE. The following year I achieved an A-Level in AS Modern Greek with a score of 96%. Such results were better than I could have ever hoped and certainly not achievable without the stellar material and teaching. I am forever indebted to her and her unwavering enthusiastic teaching and support. I cannot recommend Hellenic Hub highly enough.”
Andreas I., Cambridge University Student, September 2018
“Moving around the world, due to my British husband’s job, made it hard for our boys to learn and understand their mother’s Greek culture. The Hellenic Hub solved this problem satisfyingly and permanently. Our tutor is most efficient and knowledgeable and her material appropriate and inexhaustible. Our weekly Skype sessions, perfectly organised, have proved more engaging with my children’s tech-savvy generation than the traditional around-a-table sessions. I would wholeheartedly recommend The Hellenic Hub!”
Angeliki Messaris, Saudi Arabia, January 2018
“I used the opportunity of my recent gardening leave to start studying Greek in a systemic fashion – long overdue given I’ve been married to a Greek for more than a decade! The regular learning experience with my Hellenic Hub Tutor has been very enriching, and has filled time that was at risk of being squandered in front of the TV or on Facebook, with a meaningful and rewarding activity. Five short months of relaxed learning have generated a remarkable outcome: I feel confident conversing with Greek friends and relatives, making fullest use of what has by now become a broad and treasured vocabulary. As I continue my learning I hope that I may soon be able to use my new skills in a business context in the future! I have no hesitation in recommending The Hellenic Hub.”
Roland Nicklaus, Kent, UK, October 2017
“I am an English-Greek mother of two, aiming to improve my Greek vocabulary and grammar, as well as introduce my children to the Greek language. The lessons I’ve had with my Hellenic Hub tutor have not only been very beneficial in advancing my level, but also thoroughly enjoyable: using a variety of sources (copies from textbooks, texts found on line and in newspapers), my teacher keeps me informed on current events both in Cyprus and in Greece, while helping me expand my vocabulary and keep my grammar in check. My two young children on the other hand, are very happy with the various activities they take part in during the lesson, such as singing, story reading and computer learning games. They are now much more confident when speaking and most importantly, we can have brief conversations in Greek between us!
I would definitely recommend the Hellenic Hub to other adults, as well as to expat moms- I think they would both benefit from the structured yet fun and interesting lessons offered.”
Maria P., London, UK, March 2017