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Massimo D.

Annandale, VA

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 t
o 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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Barry S. January 30, 2016
Italian Cooking · In home
Verified Student
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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Patty R. August 27, 2015
Italian · In home
Verified Student
I was very pleased with my first lesson, looking forward to future lessons..
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Joseph W. October 13, 2014
Italian · In studio
Verified Student
I must be honest by saying that I am not a good student when it comes to learning a language. So I must congratulate Massimo on his patience with me as a slow learner. Despite my desire to learn Italian, desire is not enough. Massimo made things easier for me and much more interesting by combining my interests with the lessons for the day. For example, Massimo created lessons around my interest in Italian Serie A futbol and my interest in Italian history. We studied the many regions and some current events while learning basic Italian. Massimo also has a good sense of humor and easy going with his students. I would easily recommend Massimo to anyone who is seeking a tutor to learn Italian. Prepare to have fun while learning!
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Massimo D.

Massimo D.

Annandale, VA 22003
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Jackeline N.

Alexandria, VA

About Jackeline

I am a college student with a major in Physical Therapy. I am a Spanish native speaker. I do tutoring in college. I like to teach, it is the best way to learn more and put in practice all I already learned. I am very patient, so dedicate, and very friendly. Throughout the time I have developed teaching techniques that would make YOU understand better and have a great experience during our sessions.
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Haven A. September 4, 2016
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
We are very pleased. She works well with younger children. Ms. Jackeline creates fun and engaging lessons for our 6 year old.
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Norah V. February 5, 2016
Spanish · In home
Verified Student
She is very patient and gives you time to recollect yourself if you make an error. Very helpful too, will give you other options to help you recollect yourself and remember.
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Karen T. August 10, 2015
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Jackie has been able to assess my needs quite well and tailor a program specific to my goals to learn Spanish. My language understanding has increased due to the formal classes with Jackie. I intend to keep her as my tutor even when I move to another country. She is knowledgeable, experienced and very patient as a tutor. Her sense of humour is a welcome addition at times when I am struggling. The online lessons are very good for my timetable and quite convenient. I would recommend Jackie as a Spanish language tutor.
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Jackeline N.

Jackeline N.

Alexandria, VA 22304
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$25 / 30-min
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Rachel M.

Rockville, MD

About Rachel

I have tutored students ranging in age from eight to forty-eight. I specialize in English, history and test prep.
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Raquel R. January 16, 2017
SAT · In home
Verified Student
Very straight forward. When you need to she'll slow down and explain how this is the answer.
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Raquel R. January 15, 2017
SAT · In home
Verified Student
Very straight forward. When you need to she'll slow down and explain how this is the answer.
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Mary August 9, 2015
English · In home
Rachel is a very good tutor and has helped our son with both English and World Studies. She is able to help our son stay focused and complete his assignments in a thorough and timely manner. Rachel is very professional.
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Rachel M.

Rockville, MD 20850
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$25 / 30-min
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Valentina L.

Alexandria, VA

About Valentina

Russian and Czech languages instructor with 12-year experience in education and professional training.
Significant experience applying teaching skills and methodologies in one-on one and small group classes.
Works effectively with wide range of cultures and personalities.

I have been teaching one-on-one classes in DC leading language schools, such as Diplomatic Language Services and ICA Languages.
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Robin July 16, 2016
Russian · In studio
Verified Student
Wonderful teacher. Very thorough. Patient and encouraging! Highly recommended.
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Bill Greer October 28, 2015
Russian · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent first lesson. Valentina was very patient but persistent in staying in Russian as much as feasible. I knew a little bit from decades ago and she helped me find the way forward again without embarrassment. I look forward to the next lessons.
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Valentina L.

Herndon, VA 20170
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$40 / 60-min
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Kate L.

Rockville, MD

About Kate

Hello students. I am a patient tutor and teacher, with a lot of creative ideas. I like to work in music, drawing and movement into language lessons to help with memory retention and to make it fun. I take a holistic approach. I have also been Youth director at a church fellowship and have testimonials. I have a bachelor's degree in Art Education, and I have taught French, Swiss and Russian kids English. I have taught art in a wide array of venues, since 1977.
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Karin October 3, 2016
In home
Kate Lanxner, was a beloved member of our congregation and served as our UUG Youth Director from September 2013 (if my memory serves me well) until June 2016. We were so sad that she had to return back to the U.S and it was a huge loss to our group. The children ADORED her as did everyone on the UUG Steering Committee who appreciated her commitment, creativity, hard work and tremendous service to our community.

In addition to her official position as UUG Youth Director, Kate was instrumental behind the scenes with the adult programming and community building, contributing to the steering committee with valuable ideas, input, and efforts to promote us in the social media, bringing in important speakers and contacts, and always lending a tried and true hand. She single-handedly planned and presented a very much appreciated service in January 2016 entitled: "An Active Peace for 2016: Profile of James Twyman, Peace Troubadour (and other peacemakers)," including a well-received lecture, music, readings, and audience participation. She was a stalwart support and cheerleader for our group and she left a large gap in our community. But we take heart in what she embedded in our group -- a standard of excellence for our children's edification and enjoyment that we will try to replicate in the future. She trained an up-and-coming youth leader, an adolescent who blossomed under Kate’s tutelage. Kate brought into our fellowship a wonderful energy, love, creativity, connectivity, artfulness, and magic which should enrich the environment of any employer lucky enough to enlist her aid and services. She was entrusted with our children’s welfare, with access to buildings and equipment, and was the most reliable and delightful person imaginable. She worked sometimes under very uncertain conditions when we did not know who the participants would be and under frequently and unexpectedly changing conditions, and she was always an excellent problem solver and adapted to the prevalent situation with grace and joy. The entire UUG Steering Committee wholeheartedly endorses her for any work involving children and/or adult learning creativity, art and discovery.
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Karin
Member of the Steering Committee, Unitarian Universalists of Geneva, Switzerland
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Kate L.

Kate L.

Rockville, MD 20850
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