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Fernando F.

Brooklyn, NY
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Karin B.

Denver, CO
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Brooklyn, NY
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Karin B.

Denver, CO

I've been teaching Italian for many years and my students have gone on to understand and love the language. I've lived in Italy 8 years.
Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to understand basic verbs and sentence structure, and as time goes on you'll be able to speak confidently and clearly, with great pronunciation. I specialize in Italian conversation, typically use Racconti Simpatici and A Beginner's Italian books, and have notecards available for your lessons. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

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Jane B. August 14, 2015
Italian · In home
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Karin is a very knowledgeable teacher who quickly understands a student's needs and goals and addresses them effectively. She is enjoyable to work with, too.
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Charles G. January 24, 2015
Italian · In home
Verified Student
Karin is a great instructor. She is punctual, pleasant and patient and knowledgeable. Our first meeting was in my home, but I was uncomfortable having Karin drive so far to teach me, so we agreed to meet exactly half way, at a Panera restaurant. This has worked out well for us and it forces me speak Italian in public. I realize that I am not surrounded by Italian speakers there who might judge my pronunciation, but just speaking in public was a big hurdle for me to overcome. We have had three one-hour lessons together and I plan to continue until I achieve a passable fluency that will allow me to experience Italy outside of the large cities, where fewer people speak English, but where much of the natural beauty is found. Karin will surely be able to help me attain this goal.
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Cristopher S.

Mount Vernon, NY

Ciao.

A romance language should not be scrary or intimidating. They are fun and it would help you to explore many phonemes and expland your vocabulary.

Ci vediamo

Noemi M.

Silver Spring, MD
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Giulio G.

New York, NY
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Beatrice M.

Studio City, CA
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Noemi M.

Silver Spring, MD

I was born and raised in Italy. I view teaching and learning as a dynamic and interactive process, I have tutored foreign classmates one on one in Italian language with emphasis on vocabulary building, pronunciation practice, and grammar. I have also helped many classmates with their Italian homework growing up which has given me the tools and experience to help second language Italian speakers.

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Tamiko Murai August 27, 2015
ESL · In studio
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Noemi is cheerful and friendly teacher and her lessons are clear about achieving my goal.
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Afnan A. August 7, 2015
ESL · In home
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Noemi is a great teacher and she is friendly :)
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Rachel Sayre July 13, 2015
Italian · In studio
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Noemi is great! Friendly and patient and happy to tailor my lesson to my goals.
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Giulio G.

New York, NY

Hello! As a native Italian speaker, I've lived in Florence my entire life until I recently moved to New York. I've been tutoring for 5 years and have many long-term students. I attend the University of Florence for languages and linguistics, specializing in Italian and English. Also, I have worked for a translation company and continue to translate Italian and English works.
I'm very excited to help all levels of Italian students and can also provide specialized cultural-inclusive lessons!

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Amber T. August 12, 2015
Online
Verified Student
Fantastic first meeting for my son. Looking forward to more!
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Giulio M. August 12, 2015
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Giulio is a very intuitive instructor. He assessed my level of competence and nailed exactly what I need to improve. I'm looking forward to working with him
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Maria F. August 7, 2015
Italian · Online
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My Italian lessons are so much fun! I always look forward to them. As a teacher, Giulio is great at incorporating Italian culture and idiomatic expressions that you wouldn't typically learn in a traditional classroom.

I'm so glad I started these lessons and look forward to my next trip to Italy and use my improving skills!

Io sono Romanacha da verro.
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Beatrice M.

Studio City, CA

Viva Italia! Viva italiano! What a fascinating language! There are so many reasons to study Italian. I would love to teach you this "lingua romanza". Are you planning a trip to Italy? Do you have an Italian language exam coming up? Do you enjoy opera? Do you want to be able to order from an Italian menu? Do you know some Italian already but have no opportunity to practice conversation? Are you of Italian descent and want your children to approach the language? I would love to be your teacher!
I lived in Italy practically all my life. I moved there when I was a child. I was immersed in the Italian language and culture throughout the various stages of my life such as high school, college, family and work. I was right in the heart of the Italian Renaissance, the beautiful city of FLORENCE. I earned my college degree at the University of Florence, Italy and my teaching experience goes back to 2002 when I held Italian language classes for Eastern European exchange students.
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Cyndi B. August 27, 2015
Italian · Online
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One one lesson so far but I really like her style. She is professional but very personable which makes it fun to learn. She is patient but also gives proper correction when needed.

I know I made the right choice for a teacher from our first lesson.
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Lauren K. August 12, 2015
Italian · Online
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Beatrice was an outstanding instructor. I highly recommended her for anyone interested in learning Italian or looking for a refresher.
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Suzanne F. July 30, 2015
Italian · In studio
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We had a great time with Beatrice in our very first lesson. She is warm, welcoming, friendly and gets right down to business. We worked hard and the time passed quickly. Looking forward to next week's lesson!

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