My name’s Vicky Margari and I’m a teacher of Business English.
I specialize in English for the Hospitality and Customer Service sectors.
I give online lessons, one-to-one, or in small groups of up to 4 people.
Also, I offer tailor-made, in-company lessons for all industries and sectors in the provinces of Vicenza, Padova, and Treviso, Italy.
In addition, I prepare students for the Cambridge examinations: B2 First, C1 Advanced, and C2 Proficiency.
During my career so far, I’ve taught and tutored in Greece and Italy.
I’ve also taught online students from all around the world.
I have a BA in Language and Literature from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and hold a DELTA Mod 1.
I speak 4 languages fluently and can communicate sufficiently in 2 more.
I believe in continual professional development, and, for that reason, I am always studying and preparing for a new certification. Currently, I am preparing for the Delta specialization in Teaching Online.
Before relocating to Italy, I worked for 12 years in hotels and resorts in Greece and France.
I trained and mentored hotel staff in English for hospitality, as well as in delivering consistently excellent customer service.
Before that, I had worked for 8 years as an insurance agent and broker.
I have always enjoyed working with people and helping them improve their lives and experiences.
Whether selling them an insurance policy, advancing their insurance claim, recommending places to visit and things to do, optimizing their holidays, or helping them get a language certificate, I have always been in the trenches, giving my all.
Currently, I volunteer hosting and facilitating 2 online events: Diversophy® cultural competence games and ELT Lesson Jams.
Diversophy® is a powerful game that helps you interact with people from other backgrounds and cultures while exploring your own. Join us every Thursday to play with us and be part of this wonderful growing community of diverse people. Attendance is open and free to all. Follow this link to register for the following sessions.
The ELT Lesson Jams is a virtual CPD, where teachers come together, share their lesson ideas and activities, and learn from each other. Click here to find out more and join us.
It is this combination of academic background and hands-on experience that has influenced my teaching methods and approaches.
I believe, above all, that language is communication. Therefore, my lessons place a priority on communicative achievement.
At the same time, I make sure my lessons are engaging and practical, aiming for students to be able to apply what is learned immediately in real life.
I use a variety of materials, printed and digital, authentic listening and video samples of spoken English, roleplays, simulations, games, and more.
I offer extended support for extra writing and reading activities in my Virtual Classroom, freely accessible to all my students, at their own time and pace.
Go ahead and book your first lesson with me, completely free, and find out for yourself how I can help you with your English.