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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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Samir A.

Alexandria, VA

About Samir

My name is Samir, I have been tutoring students for almost twenty years, and I currently teach and tutor one-on-one, and online the Modern Standard Arabic (formal/classical Arabic) , the colloquial Arabic (the conversational Arabic) of Morocco or French.

I 'am familiar with the French and Arabic Curriculums taught in Fairfax County public Schools. ...
I have Alif Baa and Al-Kitaab fii Ta allum al -Arabiyya available for your Arabic lessons, and "Bien dit"I,II,III students books, "grammar & vocabulary" Books, "Allez,Viens" Level 2,"Points de depart" for college students.

My hobbi
es are: studying languages, cooking, and outdoor activities such as running, riding my bike, fishing and gardening
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I believe creative lessons help students retain more and enjoy their time learning. I will email you printable worksheets and clipart, helpful websites, and personalized audio files to help you practice between our lessons. I will work hard to help you reach your goals.

If you need immediate assistance for a test or homework, translation and summary, I can work with you for short term as well and assist you within a very short notice.

Tell me your specific needs and I will adapt the class in order to make you improve your skills. Lessons are relaxed and informal but very concise. No matter your age or skill level, with patience, focus, and a big smile, I'll turn you into a fluent French or Arabic speaker in no time.

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Discover the most fun and effective way to learn Arabic or French!
"Conversation + Pronunciation = Confidence!"

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Kahina January 24, 2016
Arabic · In studio
Samir is an excellent language tutor! He can craft lessons to suit any needs whether you are a beginner or advanced! He also provides relevant supplementary materials so that you can practice and apply the theories learned in your lesson. I found that this consistent practice with actual speaking was a big factor to achieving better spoken fluency with my language of study, arabic. I highly recommend Samir as you will not be disappointed.
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Lainie October 13, 2015
Arabic · Online
For homework, Samir sent me several videos of Moroccan dialect. We discussed the vocabulary during the lesson; as always, he provided many examples to demonstrate the broader usage of the words. He is a skilled teacher. Highly recommended.
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Adib October 13, 2015
Arabic · In home
Samir is very good at adjusting his language and methodology to meet the student's needs. Without any warning whatsoever, he adapted to my plans for Arabic lessons, providing rich and highly relevant details.Samir has quite a sense of humor, too, which I really appreciate. Excellent!
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Samir A.

Samir A.

Lorton, VA 22079
(4)
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$25 / 45-min
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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
(6)
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$25 / 30-min
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Genevieve H.

Woodbridge, VA

About Genevieve

My name is Genevieve and I am your next tutor in linguistics or Arabic! I received a BA from the University of Virginia in Linguistics and a MA from the American University of Beirut in Middle Eastern Studies. I have studied Arabic (Modern Standard and several dialects) in Virginia, Jordan, Lebanon, and Oman. I have worked as a Graduate Assistant and have the creativity and drive to help you pursue your language goals!
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Brian August 1, 2015
Arabic · In studio
Genevieve is great. It has been a long time since I have studied Arabic and for our first lesson she was very patient, understanding, and flexible.
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Genevieve H.

Genevieve H.

Woodbridge, VA 22192
(1)
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$40 / 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.

Valentina L.

Alexandria, VA 22306
(2)
starting at
$40 / 60-min

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