Andreoula Valentini holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from Deree College, the American College of Greece and a MA in Applied Linguistics from the Hellenic American University. She is also a CRLA certified writing tutor and holds the TESOL level 5. She has recently started her PhD in Applied Linguistics at the Hellenic American University. Her experience includes 15 years at the Bank of Cyprus in Greece, during which she was a trainer for 3 years, teaching Accounting to staff of all levels. The last 3 years she has been working at the Hellenic American Union as a teacher of various levels and age groups, while also teaching English, voluntarily, to the children of the Hatzikonsta Foundation for the Educational Support of Young People.