George

Born in Athens, George grew up partly in Sydney and Chania. Doctor of Philosophy with specialization in Bioethics, he has been teaching English for the last five years. He has attended a number of conferences in Greece and abroad and has taken part in international summer schools and training courses as a participant, coordinator or organizer. George has submitted articles in academic journals and newspapers. He has participated as a researcher in European-funded research programs and has also been Editorial Assistant of an international academic journal (“Review of Bioethics”).  

As an educator his love for teaching English has played a pivotal role in his life decision-making. His motivation for teaching springs form his inmost belief that, with the right support, everyone can learn. Aiming at actively involving students in the process of learning English he sees teaching as a lifelong learning practice.

Currently, George is a research associate of the Center of Bioethics at the University of Crete and lives with his wife and daughter in Heraklion. 

“Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.”

«Ο ιδανικός δάσκαλος είναι εκείνος που γίνεται γέφυρα για να περάσει αντίπερα ο μαθητής του. Κι όταν πια του διευκολύνει το πέρασμα, αφήνεται χαρούμενα να γκρεμιστεί, ενθαρρύνοντας τον μαθητή του να φτιάξει δικές του γέφυρες.»

Νίκος Καζαντζάκης