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About Valentina S.

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Birmingham, MI
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I'm Valentina and I'm Italian, born and raised in Torino, Italy. I've just moved here in Michigan and I'm very excited to share my language and tradition here! I have been teaching Italian for the past 3 years. As far as my teaching experience goes, I have previously tutored Italian for young students ranging in age from elementary school to adults while I still lived in Turin.
I’m outgoing, versatile and enthusiastic to share everything about my language, culture and traditions.

About Valentina
Hello everyone!I am Italian mother tongue and I have been teaching Italian for the past 3 years. While in college I acquired my Master's degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Turin. Currently I live in the Detroit and I would love to continue my passion for my Italian heritage by showing it off to others that lives here as well. I am available to teach: Italian history, Language, Architecture, Document translation from Italian to English and from English to Italian as well as anything else you need to know about the Italian culture!! As far as my teaching experience goes, I have previously tutored English and Italian for young students ranging in age from elementary school to young adults. I teach in person and online as well. I like to teach using books, photographs and videos and prepare sheets with lesson of grammar and exerc
ises. I’m very open minded and according to your preference I can organize the best lessons for you.
Have a nice day!
Buona giornata!
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Gomer S. January 26, 2019
· Italian · Online
Our high school son was studying a semester in Italy and knew no Italian. We hired Valentina after reading the great reviews and were more than pleased. She was flexible and accommodating to a very tight schedule and our son learned a lot from her. She sprinkled in some cultural and historical lessons on Italy but primarily language. Valentina is high energy, organized and a great teacher. High marks for punctuality, personality and teaching! She even offered to help him once in Italy which we may explore if needed. Thanks Valentina! A wonderful experience.
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BARBRA B. January 22, 2019
· Italian · Online
First lesson was good, although we had some technical difficulties using Skype -- probably my fault not Valentina's -- and ended up speaking by phone. Once we get that worked out, I expect to improve my conversational Italian, with special emphasis on conjugating verbs. So wonderful to speak with someone whose first language is Italian.
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Stephen November 7, 2018
· Italian · Online
Great with Italia language! She is also great with working people on times and schedules... I recommend her for anybody wanting to learn, or wanting to travel to Italia...She is also well versed in Culture; which was a very big favorite for me. A big ++.../Salute! ^_^
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Valentina S.

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About Nicole B.

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Chicago, IL
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Pasta. Pizza. Spaghetti. As Americans, we're pretty familiar with Italian food. But do any of us know the language? Do you know the difference between when you should say "bravo" or "brava" in a concert? Whether you need help for an exam, or are about to study abroad, I'll help you learn Italian and improve your pronunciation so that you're ready to go!

About Nicole
Nicole is available to teach lessons for students of all levels. Beginning her singing career when she was 7, she most recently sang at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, was a winner of the international CS Competition in musical theatre, and is a Chicago F.A.M.E. finalist for Jazz and popular music. Combined with her training and professional experience, Nicole teaches singers to switch gracefully between multiple styles. She practices what she preaches: one night she might be singing Beyoncé, and the next morning she might be singing Handel's Messiah!

Nicole has been a young artist for Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Metropolitan International Music Festival, and for Tiroler Opern Programm, under international instructors, including Elizabeth Bachman (from the Metropolitan Opera), Kim Josephson (Metropolitan Opera), Sharon Cheng (Caramoor),
Michael Fennely (Carnegie Hall), Wei-En Hsu (Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra), and Candace Evans (Santa Fe Opera). Nicole earned her Associates in Theatre from Brigham Young University ('12) and went on to acquire her BM in Vocal Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University ('14). Nicole obtained additional training from Boston University, Elon University, and the University of Alaska Anchorage.
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Rachelle + Dad J. October 15, 2018
· German · In home
Nicole is absolutely amazing! Her musical background is reflected in her language expertise and we were able to begin learning German with ease!
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Paul B. September 29, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
Nicole surely knows what she's talking about, She's the best
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Paul B. September 8, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
She knows her Onions.
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Nicole B.

Chicago, IL 60640
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About Rosalia T.

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I am a native Italian speaker with almost 20 years teaching experience as a college instructor and private tutor. I can teach beginners through advanced students, adolescents through seniors, individuals and groups. Are you a high school student struggling with Italian? I can help you to raise your grades. Are you a college student preparing for an oral presentation, an important test, or the final exam? I will work with you to meet and go beyond your course expectations. Are you planning a trip to Italy? I can teach you survival Italian. Do you want to learn Italian for self-enrichment or improve your conversational skills? You have found the right tutor.

About Rosalia
Buon giorno! My name is Rosalia. I was born and raised in a small town in Northern Italy. I did classical studies in high school and I have a MA in Business Administration. After college I worked in Import/Export for a doll company and in Administration for a wholesale company. Teaching has always been my passion. I started tutoring high school students in different subjects when I was still in college. I moved to the US more than 15 years ago. In the US I taught Italian credit classes for nine years in a Jesuit University and adult classes for about fifteen in a Community College. I have also tutored many students of different ages and I provide translation services to applicants of Italian dual citizenship.
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Rosalia T.

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About Gina G.

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Charleston, SC
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Gina has a BA and MA in Italian language and literature. She grew up with the Italian language in her family and is currently very active with Italian language groups in her community - including participating in Italian conversation groups, Italian film clubs and Italian music festivals. She travels extensively throughout Italy and is very happy to share her passion for the Italian language.

About Gina
Gina has been teaching and tutoring foreign languages (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French) since 1990. She teaches adults, college students, high school and elementary students. She has taught in schools, community programs, language classes for businesses, in person and online.

Gina has been multilingual since a young age and has always had a passion for languages. She studied multiple languages in school and went on to earn both a Bachelors and a Masters degree (University of Connecticut) in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French language and literature.

Gina is an active member of multiple foreign language groups in her community, including the Alliance Française of Charleston, Nuovo Cinema Italiano film club, Dante Society of Charleston, Cercle Littéraire, Brasileiros em Charleston, Hablemos Español, and other conversat
ion and language groups.

She does translation and interpretation work, travels extensively and is very passionate about sharing her love of the Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French languages.
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Larry F. May 8, 2019
· Italian · In studio
Patient teacher ; speaks Italian almost entire lesson ; always punctual.encouraging me , which I need a lot .
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Pete April 24, 2019
· Portuguese · Online
Gina is very flexible with her teaching approach. She meets me at my level. She slows down when I may not be grasping a concept and speeds up to keep me engaged.
I would whole-heartedly recommend her!
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Sean P. March 26, 2019
· Italian · In studio
Gina was great for our first lesson. Very knowledgeable and does not try to overwhelm you with too much information. I am looking forward to my future lessons.
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Gina G.

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About Stefania P.

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Chicago, IL
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I feel that learning in general and learning a foreign language in particular is about repetition and I ask my students to repeat everything I teach over and over again until they know it by heart. I keep my lessons simple to avoid overwhelming the students and to allow time for them to repeat what they learned earlier. I teach the words that form part of the so called core vocabulary; words that are chosen according to frequency and range (in the sense that they “occur across a wide variety of texts”) It is often said that the first 2000 most frequent words cover approximately 90% of the vocabulary used by native-speakers in daily conversations. This means that for a student they represent the basic resource to be able to communicate.

About Stefania
I am Italian. I moved to Canada first and the US next in my thirties. I love teaching. I own a retail training and consulting company. I have taught Italian on and off over the years and have always loved doing it. I am very passionate about the topics I teach and have a clear understanding of the complexities of learning and most importantly remembering things that are new to us. Hence, my obsession with repetition and never move to the next lesson until prior ones are fully mastered. I use multiple tricks to make a lesson engaging, different and fun to attend.

My hourly fee accounts for the fact that I am available to give in person lessons (more effective than online), can accommodate a student's busy schedule and my hourly rate can be for one or more students at a time. So, if you have family of friends who can come with you which
would allow you to share in the cost, my fee does change and neither does the quality of my lesson.
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Sam July 15, 2019
· Italian · Online
Excellent teacher.
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Inna B. June 10, 2019
· Italian · In studio
Stefania was a great teacher, full of energy and encouragement. She customized the lesson plan for our needs (traveling to Italy, and wanting a crash course in conversational Italian). She made the learning fun, and even made the grammar piece (the hardest part of Italian) go quick! I feel motivated to study for our next lesson, and look forward to it.
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Bill September 18, 2018
· Italian · In home
Great first lesson! We're building a house from the foundation up!
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Stefania P.

Chicago, IL 60654
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$60 / 60-min
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About Isabela M.

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Fort George G Meade, MD

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I'm a Certified Interpreter in Italian (along with Romanian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese) by the Defense Language Institute Monterrey, California.
Since middle school I loved foreign languages which proved to be very rewarding starting with high school when traveling around the world with shooting competitions.

Study groups are welcome at a special rate.
Living in Italy and traveling countries on five continents allowed me the affinity of learning more about the culture but also develop preferences for myself.

I guarantee results.

Learning any foreign language opens doors in life whether on personal or professional level, and I sincerely believe that anybody can learn anything disregarding their age; in fact, I have friends who late in life decided to learn foreign languages or various skills that they always wanted to learn, so, I encourage you to do the same.

About Isabela
Before reading about me, I'd like to share up front the honor that my newest student, R., has brought to me by choosing to learn Romanian. Nothing special so far except that he is 100 years old!!!! Yes, you read that correctly: a century old. He is the outmost inspiring person in my life by teaching me that age is just a number and that learning can happen any day if we choose so. R is a medical doctor, a psychologist, a chemist and biologist. Words can't even define how great of a man he is.

I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested student who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and
pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

I believe in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages (and proper grammar rules which highly reflect on one's education) by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration and health.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
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Jenna Recalo August 29, 2019
· Romanian · Online
Today I had lesson 3 with Isabela and I have already learned so much. I feel like I am a slow learner and she is so patient with me. She even takes the time to work through things until I really understand. Super thankful!
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Barbara M. August 6, 2019
· ACT Math · Online
Isabella was really great! She is very smart with her teaching method and pushes Mariah to achieve. Wonderful lesson! Thanks Isaabella!
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Jenna Recalo July 31, 2019
· Romanian · Online
So helpful! I learned so much after only one session! Definitely booking more lessons!
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Isabela M.

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About Yulia Karuntu K.

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Chicago, IL
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Hello there! My name is Yulia and I’m from Italy.
The best way to LEARN a new language is having a CONVERSATION with somebody that knows Italian perfectly. The practice is the key.
We would learn every time new words and we would go through the grammar and then we would have a long conversation in Italian using everything we learned the minutes before. My first language is Italian, but with these methods, I learned English, Moldavian and French. 👍🏻
You can do it 💪🏻

About Yulia Karuntu
Hello there, how are you? I’m from Milan, Italy I live in the Usa. I moved here because I really wanted to learn English. My biggest passion is traveling because I think it’s the best way to know the culture of the countries and to learn new languages. The Italian language is really beautiful, and I think it’s also pretty easy to learn it if you really want to 😃
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Debra August 12, 2019
· Italian · Online
We just had our first Italian lesson with Yulia. She is wonderful! She was very prepared and very encouraging. Yulia had us even making conversation on the first day. We're looking forward to our next lesson.
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Susan July 24, 2019
· Italian · Online
Yulia is awesome! Very sweet and teaches through getting Italian conversation going right away. I loved that!
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Jim S. July 21, 2019
· Italian · Online
Yulia is so encouraging. She smiled through all my mistakes and her patience very calmly moved us through a great learning experience for me. I had questioned the whole idea of on-line training, but now I'm sold. Excellent!
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Yulia Karuntu K.

Chicago, IL 60634
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$35 / 45-min

About Rosanna G.

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Hi,
I’m an Italian teacher in public school.
I can give you answers on Italian grammar and I’ll be very happy to speak with you.

About Rosanna
Hello! I'm Italian and I'm a teacher. I have a degree in math and I can teach you how math is funny and how you can love it. I am also a very good cook of traditional Italian food. I have long experience about teaching to Italian people in face to face mode.
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Rosanna G.

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$15 / 60-min

About Giulia V.

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Chicago, IL
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I started to teach Italian 7years ago to kids in elementary school in Italy. Learning and teaching new languages is my biggest passion!
I speak Italian, French, English and I’m learning Russian.
I like to have interesting and fun lessons ... when you want to learn a new language, you have to go back to when you were a kid 😊

About Giulia
Hello guys! I’m Giulia, your Italian teacher!
I can’t wait to work with you!
My biggest passion is learning and teaching languages ... and if you want to learn Italian in a fun, fast and interesting way, then book a lesson with me! You’ll not be disappointed!
A PRESTO!
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Greg C. September 6, 2019
· Italian · Online
Giulia is very engaging and will challange you to speak Italian . She was able to quickly assess my skill level and then customize weekly instruction to meet my needs. She has a kind, patient, and gentle manner which puts the student at ease. I've had several foreign language instructors and classes, Giulia is the best ever!

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Boyd August 26, 2019
· Italian · Online
The Best! Good price attracts you, but youthful exuberance and helpfulness seals the deal! Thank you!!

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William August 26, 2019
· Italian · Online
She is friendly and encouraging, and asks if you have questions.
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Giulia V.

Chicago, IL 60634
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About Antonella R.

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Princeton, NJ

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Wether you are planning a vacation in Italy and want to learn the basics of Italian language or you want to finally pick up the language of your grandparents that came from Italy or simply you have a passion for new languages, I will be the tutor that really can help you progress your skills!
I have taught many students, from all levels in many countries. They have all improved incredibly their knowledge of Italian language. I have taught in language schools and Italian institute of culture abroad.
I am very patient, prepare the lesson in advance and send you all the needed material. We can tailor the lesson to your needs and preferences focusing on conversation, grammar, reading or vocabulary. I am certain you will be 100% satisfied!
My experience and capabilities will certainly allow you to make great progress!

About Antonella
Wether you are planning a vacation in Italy and want to learn the basics of Italian language or you want to finally pick up the language of your grandparents that came from Italy or simply you have a passion for new languages, I will be the tutor that really can help you progress your skills!
I have taught many students, from all levels in many countries. They have all improved incredibly their knowledge of Italian language. I have taught in language schools and Italian institute of culture abroad.
I am very patient, prepare the lesson in advance and send you all the needed material. We can tailor the lesson to your needs and preferences focusing on conversation, grammar, reading or vocabulary. I am certain you will be 100% satisfied!
My experience and capabilities will certainly allow you to make great progress!
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Antonella R.

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$30 / 30-min

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