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About Massimo D.

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Annandale, VA
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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 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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Rocio E. December 18, 2017
· Italian · In studio
It was a good start. I like that he spoke to me in Italian and wanted me to say some things in Italian. I’m looking forward to the end hoping that I will be somewhat fluent.
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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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Massimo D.

Massimo D.

Annandale, VA 22003
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About Adzua R.

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Washington, DC

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I am a Elementary Math Specialist with 4 years of experience. I have worked with children of all ages and love to inspire excellence through creative activities. I currently work with students who have learning differences including dyslexia and ADD.
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Adzua R.

Adzua R.

Washington, DC 20011
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$30 / 30-min

About Thomas Y.

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Gaithersburg, MD
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About Thomas
I am born and have grown up Deaf. I regularly communicate in American Sign Language (ASL).

During my time at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), I weekly met a few students and helped them with their ASL courses. I signed words and sentences to these students when they asked me questions.

After I have graduated from RIT, I have worked at two federal agencies for three years. At one of these federal agencies, I have participated in ASL courses by one-on-one signing words and sentences to tutees and by having these tutees copy these words and sentences in ASL.

I can provide ASL lessons in the alphabet, common signs, visual description, classifiers, sentence structure, facial expression, body language, specialized signs, and ethical or professional relationships with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people. In addition these le
ssons, I can explain how signs and sentence structure form.
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Thomas Y.

Thomas Y.

Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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$15 / 30-min

About Humberto G.

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Takoma Park, MD

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About Humberto
My name is Humberto and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 1995 and I enjoy helping my students achieve their playing goals. I graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico city and earned a degree in violin performance. I was awarded full scholarship to continue my violin studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. I'm a organized and professional violin and viola coach and my coaching style is friendly but structured. I am passionate about helping my pupils achieve their violin or viola goals. I look forward to helping you reach your goals. I specialize in adult beginner training.
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Micaela August 7, 2018
· Violin · In home
Humberto was excellent with my daughter in her first class. He was engaging, instructive and so helpful. Excited to continue!
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Maeve June 23, 2018
· Violin · In home
Very good first lesson!
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Kelly April 13, 2018
· Violin · In home
OMG my excitement is through the roof after my first lesson with Humberto! I can't even get my feet to touch the ground. I am an adult, basically starting from scratch picking up my violin for the first time in 20+ years having played for a year as a kid. I was so nervous, and feel silly starting at such an elementary level, and Humberto's instruction was not only expert, but his enthusiasm was completely genuine. He was authentically supportive every step of the way and thrilled at every moment of progress. His infectious smile made me feel so safe being a novice starting over and so excited for my next lesson...which he's not teaching me in Spanish since he learned I need to practice my dusty Spanish skills as well! Couldn't recommend him highly enough, love love love Humberto and can't wait til next week's lesson!
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Humberto G.

Humberto G.

Takoma Park, MD 20912
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$45 / 45-min

About Ashleigh S.

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Alexandria, VA
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About Ashleigh
I'm a former Spanish teacher who has taught taught levels 1-IV for the last 4 years. Prior to that, I lived in Germany as a military spouse where I taught yoga. Before Germany, I taught Spanish for two years at a private boarding school in Raleigh, North Carolina. My first teaching position, however, was in Granada, Spain where I taught English at a rural school near Granada, Spain having won a fellowship after university graduation.
Although my bachelors is in Spanish Language and Literature I am studying TESOL at American University where I have completed 12 credits in language assessment, second language acquisition and linguistics. My classes are engaging and personalized. For my athlete students, I find articles and clips about their sport that we build language around. I do the same for the interests of my other students, ther
eby making their connection to the language personal and intrinsic. In our tutoring sessions, there will be music, video and games! Because I am a teacher, I can help you liaise with your student's teacher in a way that will help us understand how to help your student.
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Erica April 18, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
I took Spanish lessons with Ashleigh for three years and learned so much from her! She was passionate about the subject and cared about all of her students. She taught me a lot about Spanish language and culture and I would highly recommend her to anybody looking to expand their language abilities.
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Helen April 7, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
I worked with Ashleigh for several years in a high school setting. Ashleigh is a dedicated, patient, knowledgeable and professional teacher. She shares her passion for the Spanish language and cultures with her students and strives to make the concepts accessible to all. Her lessons are always structured to allow students to make the most of previous knowledge and build on it. She pushes her students to excel and truly cares about their progress.
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Irene April 5, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Ashleigh is a very encouraging and patient tutor. She has had a wide range of instructional experience—teaching introductory, intermediate and advanced Spanish students. I’ve had the privilege of working with Ashleigh at the secondary school level for four years. She is highly respected by her students and fellow instructors. I highly recommend her!
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Ashleigh S.

Ashleigh S.

Alexandria, VA 22311
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$34 / 30-min
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About Patricia D.

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Woodbridge, VA
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Currently, I am an assistant teacher for the local public school system. I have 20+ years of experience in teaching grades k-8 and 5 years experience of teaching Spanish. Spanish students can expect to improve week to week in areas such as vocabulary, grammar, and constructive conversational skills.

I teach my students to understand and embrace the beauty of Latin culture which then creates a large appreciation for loving and learning the language. Spanish, now more than ever, has become essential in the workplace and more and more people are seeking opportunities to learn this growing language. Even children are excited to learn Spanish!
I am excited to work with grades k-12 and can help if you are a college aged+ and trying to learn Spanish!

Some of my passions are teaching, traveling, and sitting on the beach and listening to
waves! If you are someone who wants to learn a new language or want help for you children to learn, I believe that with my expertise and your dedication we could reach your goals of achieving and mastering a new language!
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Lilly L. September 7, 2017
· Spanish · In home
We really like the curriculum. Our daughter appears to be energized about it.
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Patricia D.

Patricia D.

Woodbridge, VA 22191
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$25 / 30-min

About Eliska P.

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Arlington, VA
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About Eliska
I am an experienced ESL teacher, qualified interpreter and translator. I am a native Czech and new to the US. Studying interpreting and translation helped me to understand differences between the languages which I then applied when teaching my husband Czech.
During my classes, you will feel encouraged and motivated to learn the language. My students feel really comfortable with me and look forward to the next class. The language is not hard, when you make it fun!
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Eliska P.

Eliska P.

Arlington, VA 22201
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$24 / 30-min

About Molly H.

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College Park, MD

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I just returned to the US after 2.5 years of living abroad and teaching English to non-native speakers. I have experience tutoring ages 5-50 and a B.S. in Psychology which provides with a lot of knowledge on learning styles and methods.

I'm fascinated by language and the way people communicate and hence, absolutely love teaching English. I have learned foreign languages myself, so I know from experience what it requires and how rewarding it is.

I love tutoring others in order to help them reach a specific goal or increase their confidence; It's fun for me to spend time with others in general and especially when I am able to help them gain a better understanding of something that's hard for them to grasp or master. I know it can be hard to have lessons in addition to normal work/school hours and that's why it's important and fun
for me to create engaging lessons with a relaxed atmosphere. I always make sure to allow the student to share what they'd like to focus on and listen to their thoughts or ideas about our lessons.
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Natalya July 2, 2018
· English · In studio
I had been taking conversation lessons with Molly in Israel for about 1.5 years till Molly left to US. I really enjoyed every lesson, the conversation wasn't just boring grammatics lessons but discussions about cultural differences, history, politics and many others. Before we started, I had been ashamed of my English and had preferred to avoid communicating, now the whole new english speaking world is open to me. Thanks a lot, Molly!
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Molly H.

Molly H.

College Park, MD 20742
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$35 / 30-min

About Sina S.

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Fairfax, VA
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About Sina
Learning a new language is to create a pathway to one's unacquainted cultures, to which the learner ought to be eager; and this is the only prerequisite for such purpose. Talent, attention and dedication, all, come afterwards.
An eager learner, never feels incompetent or alone; with a dedicated teacher who can make him/her relaxed, fully attentive and innovative.
We, all, have unique ways of expressing ourselves, by using the same pool of words; which is what makes the concept of language a distinctive invention.
This has been the essence of teaching Farsi for me. To make each learner use Farsi as a unique effective tool of self-expression.
I started teaching Farsi literature to my juniors when I was 10 and ever since that has been one of my pleasures, which I kept doing during all past years. Having more than 10000 verses in different
styles of Farsi classic poetry, editing books, articles, writing for amateur and professional newspapers, I have had learners of expanded range of age, education, and knowledge of Farsi, from illiterates to university students; all of whom eventually performed greatly.
The key was, to make them self-sufficient and independent by encouraging them find out, how they interpret the concept of language, and from then on, they had the joy of learning what they wanted to learn, facing challenges they loved to face, and the self-satisfaction anyone needs.
30 years of continuous learning, teaching and evaluating my students on different subjects, had shown me that whatever a human creates, can be taught, and whatever can be taught, can be learned.
In my teaching method, depending on the learner's age, goal, education, status of Farsi understanding and dedicated free time to study, different schedules will be set; and different tasks will be executed. The environment in which the learner will be trained surrounds his/her goals, and the expectations never surpass the abilities. It will be exclusively topic-related, which means learner will not be dealing with tasks outside of their functionality; so that anything taught, could be easily memorized.
The first session includes a free 15 minutes acquaintance, during which areas of interest in my teaching and learner's goals will be assessed to be sufficient, and then educational process proceeds.
At last, regardless of your choice of educator, learning Farsi is a great way of spending your time and effort to gain some valuable practical knowledge which makes you proud of knowing it.
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Sina S.

Sina S.

Fairfax, VA 22031
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$30 / 30-min

About Juan S.

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Alexandria, VA
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Hello, I love sharing my culture, and even though I work with people all around Latin American countries my passion is about Spanish, more specifically from Spain. I promise that in my class you will never get bored while you are learning
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Juan S.

Juan S.

Alexandria, VA 22312
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$42 / 30-min

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