Special Educational Needs/dyslexia Consultant
Ioanna K. Tsiriotakis, BA (Honors), MA, Ph.D.
Ioanna K. Tsiriotakis is a native English Language (EL) speaker, born, raised and schooled in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA (Honors) in English Literature. She then pursued a Master’s in Education from the University of Birmingham in England, specializing in Special Educational Needs/dyslexia. She is a Doctor of Philosophy, at the University of Crete, Greece. Her specialization involves Students with Special Educational Needs and learning English as a second or foreign language. Specifically, her research involves Students with writing difficulties and feelings of anxiety during the acquisition of English as a Second Language.
Her interest and knowledge in education is further enhanced through her participation in international conferences and scholarly publications in the area of teaching, methodology and language learning. She has been a member of various scientific programs at the University of Crete and a Laboratory Assistant Instructor in the Second Circle of Teacher Training on the usage of technology at the University of Crete.
Since 2008, she has been training English Language Educators, from the Ministry of Education, in regards to the support of special needs English foreign language learners in a mainstream classroom setting. She is certified from TESOL ONTARIO and has N. American teaching experience.
Vlahakis Andreas-Nikolaos is a Psychologist specialized in developmental psychology. He was born and raised in Chania, Crete. He graduated from Pandio University in Athens, with a degree in social sciences. He then pursued a Master’s degree at the University of Sussex, England, specializing in childhood phobias. He works privately and can be reached at: 6944277179, 2821028362.