Marissa is both bilingual (English – Greek) and bicultural (Australian – Greek) and so is fully aware of the challenges facing those wanting to master both languages. Her teaching philosophy is that in order for kids (and adults) to learn they have to enjoy what they are doing, and so she aims to make her classes as fun and as creative as possible.
She graduated from the American Community Schools in Athens with a bilingual IB Diploma, and then went on to complete her higher education in Australia, as well as, at The American College of Greece, Deree. She has spent most of her professional life in a teaching environment as she was the owner of an English language kindergarten in Athens for many years. She has also taught ESL, both in language centers and privately, for many years.