Melissa

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  • Travel information

    I am currently

    At home

    My next destination:

    Greece - from May 2022 until Jun 2022
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  • Description

    I recently retired from a career as a Waldorf elementary school teacher. For the past 25 years I taught academic subjects to children in grades 1 - 5, and Eurythmy, a movement art, to everyone from preschoolers to adult learners. In addition, I directed an after-school children's performance group. I was a long-time member of a professional performing group that specializes in presenting multicultural folk and fairy tales in Eurythmy.
    In my spare time, I like to engage in Balkan and Near Eastern folk dance, language study, gardening, and reading. I am a member of a Turkish folk dance group and study traditional Greek dance.
    I am taking a TEFL course in Turkey this April and am eager to once again connect with the people and cultures of Turkey and Greece and perhaps to make my first trip to Morocco!

  • Interests

    Beach
    Nature
    Fitness
    Yoga / Wellness
    Cycling
    Dancing
    Charity work
    Gardening
    Sustainability
    Animals
    Languages
    Art & design
    Performing arts
    Drawing & painting
    Writing
    Books
    Music
    Cooking & food
    Vegetarian or vegan
    Culture

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  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    Being an elderly companion
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    Art Projects

    Able to teach about:  

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Language practice
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    Teaching Movement/ Folk Dance to Children and Adults, Event and Performance Organization, Storytelling, Gardening, Cooking, Writing, Watercolor Painting, Simple Costume Design, Organizing and Beautifying Spaces Indoors and Out

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Greek: Intermediate
    Turkish: Beginner

    More details about my language interests
    I am interested in teaching English, becoming more fluent in Greek, and taking my Turkish up a notch. I'm also interested in learning some Darija!

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  • Age

    70

  • Nationality

    USA

  • What else ...

    Please ask me for any other information you may need!

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      penicillin

    • Special dietary requirements
      I am low dairy and gluten

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