- Hourly rate $25
- Response Time 3h
- Number of students 27
1st lesson free!
Greek Language Instructor, living in Greece for over 20 years. Experienced in teaching privately, adults and children, and taught for 6 years at a Greek School in California.
Jaime is one of our best tutors Greek. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!
About the lesson
I approach lessons with my students according to what their desires and needs are. Some students want to start simple conversation immediately, while others want to be methodical and go by the book. Some want a bit of both. As long as there is a desire for learning the language, and the student is clear as to why they want to learn the language, the lessons will flow.
Here are some common reasons that students have come to me:
A Greek School student (usually elementary school age) needs some tutoring on their homework so that they don't get behind in class!
I have fallen in love with a Greek and want to be able to impress them with my desire to speak to them in their language.
My parents are Greek, but they never spoke to me in Greek, and now I regret this and I want to learn.
I have family in Greece and I want to be able to communicate with them in Greek.
I am obsessed with Greece, and I want to travel there and be able to be independent.
I married a Greek and we are moving there, so please help me to get started learning the language!
- All Levels
I fell in love with Greece through its music. I was finishing up my degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston as a Violin Performance major when I came across old recordings of Greek music. After graduation, I won a Fulbright scholarship to go to Athens to study the music. I wanted to learn the language as well for many reasons. It was important to me to understand the lyrics of the songs that I was learning, and also I felt that the only way that I could truly understand the Greek people was by learning their language. I started taking classes and within about 5 years I was fluent. It has been the single most important thing that I did, because now I feel that I am one of them. I have also enjoyed an exciting career as a violinist playing with some of the best singers and artist. I now lead a life in both countries. I bring Greek musicians to the States to perform Greek music, and I continue to perform all around Greece.
My daughter is bilingual, and this is one of the biggest gifts, I think, that we have given her.
I was invited to teach at the Annunciation Greek School in Sacramento, Ca, and was there for 6 years as a Greek Language Instructor. I love teaching this language to all ages.
Perfect! I have been working with Jaime for almost 2 months now and I have to say that my Greek has already improved! Jaime is flexible with her schedule and her teaching. She really makes sure to individualize the material we are learning so that it meets my needs and what I am looking for out of our lessons. We not only do book work, but also engage in conversational dialogue, grammar, sentence structure, verb conjugation and more! I enjoy my weekly lessons with Jaime and am looking forward to continue learning .
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Jaime is a fantstic Greek tutor. She really helped my vocabulary and confidence, and I really enjoyed her teaching style.
Jaime Smith is a fabulous Greek Language Instructor!
I am a parent of an exuberant 3rd grade child that has had the privilege of being taught Greek as a foreign language by Jaime. My husband is of Greek heritage, but until we enrolled her in classes with Jaime, we struggled to get our child interested in learning her dad’s first language. With only one class a week, both in-classroom early on, and online more recently, my daughter has increased her proficiency greatly. More importantly she’s become very excited to learn and practice the language.
Jaime is very attentive to her student's needs and manages to make a difficult subject fun and interactive, even in the remote-learning environment. When classes were in- person, she managed a full classroom of K-1 students and kept them engaged and learning for 2 hours at a time. Jaime’s love for the kids is palpable, and her ability to impart information in a manner that their developing minds can easily grasp is a talent indeed.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Jaime for any teaching position, as I believe she brings passion and joy to everything she does.
Jaime was my violin teacher for so many years...I met her as a child and we had courses until after I was an adult, and a teacher myself. She is the greatest violin teacher I could ever ask for! Extremely talented, patient, kind has everything needed and much more to guide you throughout your music trip! I am so glad I had her as my teacher and I would have recommended her without second thought! She made my love for violin an unbreakable bond. Jaime, thank you for everything you taught me!
I took violin lessons with Jaime for a little over three years. She was incredibly encouraging, supportive, and funny, while simultaneously pushing me to improve. With her wide array of hilarious musical analogies and remarkable talent, Jaime was able to explain complicated techniques in a way that was easy to understand and apply. This makes her an excellent teacher for beginners and advanced violinists. Our lessons were often a highlight of my week!
I've been taking violin lessons with Jaime for a little over two years. I was nervous about being an adult student, but Jaime has been incredible at patiently instructing me without making me feel like a child or "behind." I've had the pleasure of watching her perform, and have heard other students play as well, so I can say with confidence that she is knowledgeable and skilled not only as a violinist, but also as a teacher. Since we switched to an online format, I was worried I'd struggle more, but the transition was quite natural. She is able identify mistakes or areas that require improvement and can tell me, with just her words, how to fix/adjust. Though I'm actively being guided through a lesson plan, I still feel like Jaime respects my capabilities/needs and allows me to go at a comfortable pace. I really can't recommend her enough. She's a phenomenal teacher.
Jaime is an excellent teacher. I've had her for many years and she is very kind, as well as being very flexible and able to help you improve with constructive advice. I would recommend her to anyone.
Best violin teacher… ever! I had let my fiddle languish in its case for a few months, and was pretty rusty when we met. But after only a couple months, not only have I been able to regain my skill and confidence, she’s brought my playing to a whole new level.
10/10 would recommend!
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- 5h: $125
- 10h: $250