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About Maria P.

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Chicago, IL
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With a BS in nutrition and many years of experience as a nutritionist, Spanish tutor and yoga instructor I can help learn new skills and be healthier! I always like to adapt the lessons to reach each person's goals.
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Melody Bromma February 28, 2016
· Cooking · In home
Terrific! Very helpful.
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Melody January 2, 2016
· · In home
A wonderful chef, very informative, organized and professional. Great recipe and Maria adapted everything to suit my smallish kitchen and not too equipped cupboard. Very knowledgeable. Super delicious. Highly recommended!!
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Maria P.

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About Enrico C.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About ENRICO
I am a native Italian speaker with a several years of experience in teaching Italian and English. I am a very easy-going, open-minded, professional person. I like to teach because it gives me the opportunity to meet new students, share my knowledge as well as my culture and experience.

I started tutoring back when I was attending the university in Verona, Italy. I was tutoring English, Math and some other subjects. Later on, I continued teaching English while I was working in other fields. In 2009 I moved to Los Angeles. For a couple of years, I taught ESL in a college, and in the meantime I tutored Italian to private students. Since 2009 I have been tutoring students both on the English and Italian subjects.

I really believe that in teaching, a language a primary focus should be on life skills. Not being an English native-speaker,
I learned how important it is to be able to express basic needs and to perform primary activities. However, it is important to consider other points like grammar, reading, writing. I also think that no matter what a teacher should always take into account the needs of the students and subsequently I plan my classes reflecting on the student's demands.

As to the different approaches and materials that I use, I suppose that it is important to change them frequently in order to keep the classes more interesting. Of course, there are some exceptions. For instance, in the past I taught for a while TOEFL and for that type of classes I used more traditionalist and academic methods and materials.

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Customized lessons to the students' needs and goals.

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- T.E.F.L. Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language

- Italian Native Speaker with a several year experience in teaching Italian

- M.A in Foreign Languages and Literature (English and French)

One of my greatest passion is to cook. I was extremely lucky to be taught and introduced to the art of cooking by my grandmother. She was born at the beginning of the previous century and she lived in different cities so she got accustomed to different traditions and shared them with me. I love to cook for smaller groups, using traditional Italian ingredients to prepare simple, but exquisite dishes that belong to the tradition of my native country. If you want to experience some real Italian food, you are definitely in the right hands. Just sit back, relax sip a glass of Italian wine while I cook for you and I share my art.
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Elvia G. September 23, 2016
· Italian · Online
Enrico is a fantastic professor of the Italian language, he's advanced in his teachings, if you like to cook Italian food Enrico shares that in common.
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Elvia G. March 22, 2016
· Italian · Online
From the get go I knew I had found the perfect teacher,
Enrico is a motivating teacher.
He challenges you to learn what you need by reading and discussing interesting materials he sends .it isn't just not doing verbs exercises and tenses but actually participating in actual situations as if you were in Italy .
Enrico quickly helps you get over the nervousness that students experience when reading out loud and discussing the meaning of words in sentences and their uses.
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Josepha Seletz January 16, 2016
· Italian · In studio
Studying Italian with Enrico for a little over 1 year. He is a fantastic teacher; carefully prepares special learning material each week to augment textbook and encourages conversation and culture. He has special talent for teaching that makes grammar and conversation easy to understand
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Enrico C.

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About Massimo D.

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Annandale, VA

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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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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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Patty R. August 27, 2015
· Italian · In home
I was very pleased with my first lesson, looking forward to future lessons..
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Massimo D.

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Annandale, VA 22003
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About Manal L.

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Apollo Beach, FL
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I adore teaching so I do not consider this as a job but a hobby. I enjoy every minute of it so wish you enjoy it too! I also enjoy interacting with others in a constructive, cooperative, and harmonious manner. Have extensive experience mostly of multinational nature. Work effectively as a team player to establish positive relationships and gain the confidence of others.

Education: B.A. of Arts – English Literature & Translation.

• Independent Arabic/English languages Instructor and translator since 2000 - present.
• Independent Contractor with US TRANSLATION
• Independent Contractor with American Language Services
• Member of National Language Service Corps.

I am looking forward to meeting you whether in person or on-line. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.
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Michael April 16, 2017
· Arabic · Online
Great first lesson! I am enthused for more!
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Manal L.

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About Dave H.

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Severna Park, MD

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I owned my own deli and drop-off catering business for years. I have worked in high end Country Clubs, private schools and large corporations like Marriott and Sodexo. My food philosophy is food tastes best in its natural state and healthy food can be delicious. I am lucky to be able to express my artistic side in the creation of food and I am positive people can learn to eat well, happily. I love all the different classes and events I am able to create and teach as well as the food we get to enjoy doing so! It's so much fun to meet new people every day and watch them learn!
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C. W. Biggs March 16, 2017
· Healthy Cooking · In studio
The class was a blast. My wife and I gave each other a gift to take a cooking class from Dave Hammer. The lessons weren't too complicated and even an old guy like me was able to do it. A great date night for any couple. Highly recommended.
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Dave H.

Severna Park, MD 21146
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About Eben E.

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Philadelphia, PA
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"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."

My name is Eben, and I want to help you reach your learning goals. I want to share what I know with you and help you develop the skills and knowledge that you want.

I have been Audio engineering, first as a hobby and now professionally, for over ten years. Songs I have produced, composed and/or engineered are available on Spotify, iTunes and many other stores. I have taught mixing and recording to artists and aspiring audio engineers, who have gone on to produce records and demo tapes of their own.

Besides music, I have also worked as an ESL and Japanese tutor. I have helped dozens of international speakers improve their English skills. I also speak Japanese and can teach beginner land intermediate level Japanese. 日本語もできるから、日本語で英語を
教えるのは私の専門です。

I have 3 B.A.s from Pennsylvania State University (Japanese, Asian Studies and Communication Studies) and graduated Cum Laude. I am a member of phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and a recipient of various awards and scholarships. I have proven my commitment to education and look forward to teaching as well as learning.

So, I you want a teacher that is fun, knowledgeable and easygoing, take one of my lessons. I am sure we will have fun and learn some great new skills together!
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Rina June 6, 2017
· Guitar · In home
I never thought I could learn to play guitar after spending so many years trying to teach myself so I'm so glad a friend recommended Eben! He really knows how to break down difficult (and boring) topics into things that are fun and interactive, and I would have never thought that learning the basics like scales and reading music could be so easy and quick. I'm so excited to start my band since Eben taught me how to be a true performer!
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Mary June 6, 2017
· Japanese · In studio
By some stroke of luck I managed to find Eben on this website. From start to finish you can tell he really enjoys teaching other what he knows and at such an affordable price I almost feel guilty that I've already been able to learn so much!
Arigatou Gozaimasu!
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Nigel June 5, 2017
· Audio Engineering · In studio
Really cool guy! Knows how to break things down so you don't get too overwhelmed in just one course. Definitely going back for more sessions!
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Eben E.

Eben E.

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About Swetha P.

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Ellicott City, MD

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I love cooking. I generally cook for friends and family. They were asking how did you make this recipe. I was teaching them how to make those recipes .That's when I got the idea to teach online. I grew up in southern part of India . The culture is we cook our food everyday. I grew up learning my mom's cooking. Once i got married and moved to America that's when i started my own cooking. I explored different foods and tastes. My habit when i eat anywhere i try to explore the ingredients.
It's basically my nature. I have this deep enthusiasm for cooking . I am sure i can share what ever i have learnt and i can help all those who are willing to learn. I can spend extra time explaining the basics of Indian cooking. You can contact me with related questions anytime and i am happy to answer. I am looking forward to this opportunity to teach Ind
ian cooking.
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Swetha P.

Swetha P.

Ellicott City, MD 21042
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About Rosel M.

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Poplar Bluff, MO
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French trained chef of over 10 yrs. I have been catering for 10yrs and love to teach others so I thought why not combine my two loves.
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Rosel M.

Online
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$17 / 30-min

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