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About Massimo D.

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Annandale, VA
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About Massimo
My name is Massimo, I was born and I spent all my life in Italy since I moved, three year ago in US with my family for a new great adventure. I am so enthusiastic to be able to share with you the knowledge of the language of the greatest poets and writers, knowledge of one of the most beautiful country in the world, rich of history and art, and why not share "in Italian" some of the most terrific recipes for the most refined palate.

The classes in Italian cuisine are tailored to your interests and your skill level. I can teach you how to prepare a "quick win" dinner for all the family or to prepare "single size" amazing meals ready for all the week. I can teach how to make handmade pasta with semolina or with whole wheat. Have you ever tasted a terrific Tiramisu...with strawberries?

How I understand I can be a good Italian tutor,
patient, helpful and always ready to arouse the attention of my students? My youngest son, Vietnamese, is the best proof of my skill. He was able to speak a really good Italian in less than three months. Then I found to be "good" with adults as well. I started to teach Italian to some friends and after to friends of friends .... and it worked again!

Key word? Talk, watch, read, listen and talk again!
I am aware the Italian has one of the most complex grammars, but I also know that speaking and reading and watching Italian movies, soccer game or Television News makes automatic to learn the basic rules useful for a good conversation. We can use a really simple grammar book to support with the basic rules up to more advanced grammar books if we may need.

My tutoring approach is focus on student's weaknesses and strengths: use the seconds to correct the firsts. What it is important is to work on what you really like (movie, politics, receipts, actors, history, vacations, ...) and I promise it works. I already experienced this approach with a lot of students and friends who want to speak Italian and know Italy ...waiting for a great vacation "nel Bel Paese".
I try to be flexible with time and I offer makeup classes in case of 24 hours cancellation. I have an quite full equipped office at home but I am available to travel if it is more convenient for the students.
I hope see you soon.. A presto!!
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Rocio E. December 18, 2017
· Italian · In studio
It was a good start. I like that he spoke to me in Italian and wanted me to say some things in Italian. I’m looking forward to the end hoping that I will be somewhat fluent.
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Walter A. June 8, 2017
· Italian · In home
I had a great first lesson with lots to learn. Massimo is great and very patient. Great opportunity to expand my vocabulary and practice my conversational skills.
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Barry S. January 30, 2016
· Italian Cooking · In home
We had a great time learning from Massimo. You can't learn the proper consistence of pasta dough from a book or video. We will be using all the techniques we learned. The marinara sauce he taught us to make was simple, but delicious. We will definitely call on Massimo again.
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Massimo D.

Annandale, VA 22003
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About Mojy (Mozhgan) H.

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Linthicum Heights, MD
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About Mojy (Mozhgan)
Teaching, Translation, and SME Curriculum Developing are my passion and expertise. My students are everything to me. I have been a Farsi and ESL Language instructor and SME(Subject Matter Export) for many years. I know several languages as mentioned above ( Persian Farsi, Dari, MSA Arabic, Iraqi and Persian Gulf Nations Arabic, Tajik,and English veyyyy fluently and some other languages that I know but not fluently). I also know more than 35 Persian dialects . However my primary and native language is Persian Farsi and Dari. My degree is in English-Farsi Translation from an accredited university. I have been DOD/ DLIFLC ( Military and Federal Government Personnel) Farsi Senior Instructor and Tester with the highest score and level of the students' satisfaction. I know how to make learning languages fun and enjoyable. My class is very st
udent-centered. I believe we both are teachers and students. we both learn from each other.A real teacher is always a student.About Background check, I dont need to do any basic Background Check for you, since I carry the Highest Secret Clearance with Full Scope Polygraph from government .
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Gloria June 22, 2019
· Farsi · In studio
I cannot find words to explain Mojy's incredible job and knowledge. All I know is " She is the Best. The Best of the Best". She makes Farsi learning Just Fun ... She is incredible. she is very encouraging and keeps asking the student to believe in their strengh and keep confident and NOT TO GIVE UP. ... If it wasn't for her, I wouldnt have passed my DLPT with score 3+/ 4. unbelievable!!! I owe my linguist current job to Mojy. She is a beautiful, knowledgeable, patient, reliable, and lovable instructor with a great level of humbleness. Whoever has her now, I am jealous of... LOL. I miss my lovely teacher a lot. I love you, Mojy.....
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Ramirez December 3, 2017
· Farsi · In studio
Mojy is BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER, very knowledgeable and passionate about the Persian Languages and teaching. She is very positive and wouldn't let you go to the next step before she makes sure you have learned what you need with fun and enthusiasm. She is very educated and learned about both Persian language and culture. She has a great understanding of the students' needs. Well, She is very pushy, but that is what we need to pass DLPT . I would not have GOTTEN 3/3+ if I would not have had Mojy for my teacher. Go Mojy! ;)
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D June 7, 2017
· Farsi · In studio
Mojy is by far the most qualified and talented language instructor I have ever had. After a week of class it was clear that she was an instructor that was on a completely different level than my instructors in the past. While under her instruction i vastly improved in every facet of my language, both in skill and in confidence. Her class room provides a relaxed but highly focused environment, and she genuinely cares about her student's success. If you give her your attention and effort then you will not be disappointment with the results.
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Mojy (Mozhgan) H.

Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
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About Tatiana Z.

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Long Beach, CA
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About Tatiana
I am a former German professor from Russia who currently lives in America and tutors full time now Russian and German.

I provide a variety of activities for my lessons so you will never get bored. For example, I will use games, interactive conversational lessons, fun warm up tasks, case studies, and even riddles. We will use authentic materials as well. You will learn conversational skills, formal writing skills, and test taking strategies all in a fun manner.

I have a background as as an experienced lecturer, teacher, and tutor in the field of linguistics (general linguistics, history of linguistics, psycolinguistics, social linguistics, gender studies). Since defending my dissertation, I have continued to do research in gender studies in the field of virtual communication and digital text, especially non-verbal communication, soci
al networks and gender-specific communication. However, I have found that my true passion is helping students in one-on-one lessons.
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Celina L. June 13, 2019
· German · Online
I've only just started, but I can see that I'm definitely going to make some great progress with Tatiana. I would recommend her for sure.
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Vishal T. May 18, 2019
· German · Online
My son liked his first class, he told me that he thinks Tatiana will be able to help him reach his goal. Thanks
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James May 8, 2019
· Russian · In studio
Tatiana is great! My son loves their interaction and her teaching style.
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About Robin M.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Robin
I’ve studied French on and off since I was 8 years old, continuing throughout high school and completing the major requirements for an associates degree in French, plus an extra semester. I also taught sixth and seventh graders an Intro to French class, where the goal was to make learning a new language fun. I am prepared to meet you at your level, and help you reach your goals. The lessons will be mostly in French, so you can get as much immersion as possible. Cultural experiences will also be a part of the lesson, including food, music, and history. I want to know what your objective is, so I can create a lesson plan tailored to your needs.

My musical career began when I was nine years old playing the flute and violin. I started singing in choir at 11 and started theatre at 13. I studied acting at the Actor Training Program, a subset
of Solano Community College. I’ve also performed in professional shows around the Bay Area, with companies such as Contra Costa Civic Theatre, Missouri Street Theatre, and Lamplighters Music Theatre. I recently graduated from Circle in the Square Theatre School with a diploma in Musical Theatre. I’m now based in Brooklyn, ready to work with anyone within the five boroughs!

I started cooking when I was nine years old. My mother was in the hospital for nine days, and I was left to my father’s care. He’s a great father, but an absent-minded man who only ate once a day, so I lived off of what I could make for myself-cereal and soy sauce top ramen. I vowed to never be dependent on someone else to cook for me, and I want to give that same independence to you! I’ll teach you how to make simple flavorful dishes on a budget, so that you can be in control of what you eat (and hopefully we wont make too big a mess in the process).
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Robin M.

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$34 / 30-min

About Leanna M.

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San Marcos, TX
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About Leanna
Cooking classes are a powerful place for learning because food is something we can all relate to, be excited about, and apply in our lives. Cooking classes are also hands-on and tasty! After spending the last year and a half teaching cooking classes to kids and adults, I’ve learned many lessons (some the hard way) for making cooking classes fun and educational, tasty and healthy, effective and timely.
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Leanna M.

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$34 / 30-min
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About Jaela P.

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Romulus, MI
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About Jaela
Iam very good at teaching students how to perfect their craft. I love having the ability to build self confidence & make students feel more comfortable amongst their peers. I graduated from highschool in 2018 so i know how hard school & things can get but don’t worry, iam someone who understands & will help you learn everything you need.
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Jaela P.

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$25 / 30-min

About Luis F.

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Miami, FL

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About Luis
Besides being a Chef, I'm also an Actor, but we can discuss more of my acting career later on. First things first, I've been cooking since the young age of 9. I used to watch my grandma cook and I was just in awe from the smell of the kitchen and dishes she cooked. Once I started cooking, I couldn't stop. One thing lead to another and next thing you know, bada bing bada boom, I was creating my own dishes. One of the most fascinating things I enjoy is dicing, slicing, and mincing ingredients up. I'm very comfortable working with kids. I enjoy cooking with both my niece and nephew and they always have fun cooking with me. Well thats all for now folks. Looking forward to showing you how much fun you can have in the kitchen and learning while you're at it. See ya soon!
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Luis F.

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$50 / 30-min

About Kelove Z.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Kelove
I am a communications designer, I graduated with a bachelors from Pratt Institute 2019. I went to the HighSchool of Fashion Industries 2010 - 2014 with a design garment shown on WWD Magazine my senior year. I have always been interested in different art forms, like Drawing, painting, sewing, music, movies and videos, designing logos and posters, clothing. I especially love the process of designing because of where you start and where you end. The future can be quite exciting. Learning shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun and exciting in creative ways.
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Kelove Z.

Online
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$42 / 60-min

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Oh Pinterest, you make everything look so easy. Yet, underneath the step-by-step instructions and filtered photos, there lurks a dark secret: making cute stuff is hard, y'all! These 23 Pinterest food fails stand as hilarious testament to the skill, patience, and knowledge it takes to actually pull some of these recipes off. 1. Eggy in a Basket Fail Is there even bread in there? What even is that? I have a lot of questions about this fail. 2. Paleo Cinnamon Roll Fail Maybe the
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