As a teacher and Head of English Department with 10 years’ experience (in the UK and International Schools), Afrodite aims to empower children to be autonomous, independent and take pride in their learning and work. She aspires and, hopefully, inspires them to set high standards and expectations and to be better every day. Afrodite believes that every child is unique and so is their learning journey.
Afrodite has taught English, Mathematics, History, Social Studies and Humanities to students aged 7-15 and she is confident handling different age groups. She has mentored and coached students with their work on various school projects and has participated with them in Maths competitions as well as English poetry and literature or essay writing ones.
Afrodite always strives to make the most of every learning opportunity that might come up; so far, her pupils have been on numerous educational trips and have had many interactive workshops (E-safety, Recycled Paper making, Pedestrian Training, museums, 3D movies, outdoor learning opportunities, interactive workshops and discussions with visitors and many more). They have also taken part and have received awards for 2 Literacy and Poetry Competitions and have taken part in the BBC Maths live lesson (during which, the school’s name was mentioned on TV). Following a brief interview with BBC radio, Afrodite was selected to be one of this year’s “500 word” competition judges representing the school in the Final in Hampton Court Palace.
Afrodite values the importance of first-hand experiences in providing appropriate differentiated activities, to develop an enquiring mind and pursue investigation and problem solving as learning experiences. She ensures all pupils relish the opportunities to create, learn, use reasoning skills, problem solve and socialise through engaging with a broad range of subjects.
Afrodite believes that self-esteem, emotional stability, social adjustment and positive attitudes share an equal standing with the acquisition of knowledge and skills and is an active member of the Stanford University Venture Labs (mentor), British Council, STEM, Pearson Edexcel, Hellenic American Union and City and Guilds Education Group.