Γεια σας! My name is Iro. I’m a journalist, TV producer, Greek teacher and recently a mother!
I was born and raised in Greece, studied in Italy and now live in the UK -and no, I don’t mind the weather:)
I worked as a journalist/TV producer in Greece for 15 years and in 2015 I decided to follow my husband in the UK.
People always ask me if I left Greece because of the economic crisis and the answer is ‘no’, I’m a ‘love immigrant’!
Languages and linguistics have always been a passion of mine; I speak three languages fluently (Greek, English and Italian and 2 badly (some Spanish and French) and as a journalist I learnt to use correctly -and not abuse- the language, because that is my job’s tool.
When I moved in the UK, I had a lot of free time for the first time in my life and I decided to volunteer in a local library.
Trying to save the library from closing down and to raise some funds, I organized a bookshop as well as several events (pub quizzes, poetry nights, farmer’s markets etc) and then people from the library asked me to teach Greek and hence a new passion began!
I am looking forward to working with you and teaching you my mother tongue, sharing my culture and all the perks of the big authentic Greek lifestyle :)