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These Italian teachers are highly rated by students in the Kalamazoo area, including Dowagiac, Vermontville, Edwardsburg, Eau Claire and Berrien Center.

Private Italian Teacher

I am a native Italian speaker who has been teaching and tutoring for several years.

I love to teach and to guide my students on a journey that is not only about grammar, language, but also a cultural and idiomatic one.

Join me in this learning adventure of my language and country.

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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January 24, 2019
Eunice Freitas
Great conversations, I can't wait for the next class
January 12, 2018
Dan O.
Enrico is fantastic!
September 23, 2016
Elvia G.
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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Enrico C.

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I have been teaching Italian for 5 years now, I have traveled to Italy numerous times spending time with Italian-only speaking families and I enjoy talking about almost anything Italian. If you are looking for lessons and you are just beginning or have been speaking for some time I would love to help you improve your knowledge of the language to become a fluent speaker.

About Christopher

Hello! Hola! Benvenuto! My name is Christopher S. and I am a classical guitarist, composer, polyglot, and experienced language and music teacher.

I am a recent graduate with a Doctorate of Music Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. I also graduated with my M.M. fro the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. There I studied with the world-renowned guitarist Eliot Fisk who is a direct student of the legendary guitarist Andres Segovia.

Currently, I work part-time teaching 12 students guitar at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia. I also teach ukulele, Spanish, Italian, and English to a variety of students online. I have also just completed my debut album titled, "Anima - The Music of Spain and Italy for the Guitar." This album is a tribute and memorial to an amazing journey I had traveling and living

in Europe for 3 years.

After I graduated from my undergraduate degree, I realized that in order to better my skills as a musician and become the guitar teacher I wanted to be I had to travel abroad. I moved to Seville, Spain where for three years I studied the art of classical and flamenco guitar.

I studied with an internationally known Spanish guitarist named Francisco Bernier at the Conservatory in Seville. During this time I was also teaching English as a second language to high school and middle school students. From traveling and spending so much time in Europe, I also developed and studied my love of languages and I became fluent in Spanish and Italian.

The experienced was an experience of a lifetime and I made many friends working and living abroad that to this day, I still keep in contact with.

If you are interested in having lessons with me, please contact me and we can begin learning the art of making beautiful music or learning the beautiful languages of the Mediterranean! "Hasta pronto!" "A presto!" and "Speak to you soon!"
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August 1, 2019
Melissa
Very personable-easy to follow his lead.
July 19, 2019
Susan
Christopher was very sweet and made me feel totally comfortable. It was our first lesson but I am sure it's going to be great! Looking forward to the next one!
September 6, 2018
Mark &.
Christopher keeps our lessons fun and positive!

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Christopher S.

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I was born and raise in Italy, moved to the US few years ago.
I have been an Italian teacher for many years.
I can teach you from the basic to an advanced level

About Simona

I was born and raised in Italy. When I moved to the States in 2005, I barely spoke English.
That's why I decided to start teaching Italian. I know how difficult it is to go to a foreign country and not be able to buy something as simple as bread.

I will send you links, we will read together, watch videos, talk to each other. No need to buy any book with me, I will send you everything.

Are you ready to learn? Because I am happy to teach you.

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March 9, 2019
Susan
Simona has a unique way of teaching that gets you talking in Italian right away. Working with her is very enjoyable.
March 1, 2019
Phil
First class was excellent.
December 18, 2018
Danielle Delagrange
First lesson started off a bit intimidating, but 10 minutes into the lesson, I felt comfortable and had a lot of fun with it.

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Simona B.

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Conversation is in my opinion the most efficient method for remembering words long term and also the best method to learn grammar without stress. I am an Italian native speaker and through my teaching style I intend to boost your motivation to continue learning.

About Simona

Practice makes perfect! My teaching style is based on language living rather than language studying, and while I will provide you with all of the tools to apply the correct grammar rules I encourage you to make mistakes, and learn naturally by being exposed to the language. I am 100% Italian native speaker, and I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge of the Italian language and culture with you .

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June 11, 2019
Adrienne S.
June 1, 2019
Rick
I enjoy working with Simona. She’s truly dedicated to helping her students achieve their goals. She stresses the basics before moving on to developing a strong vocabulary and structuring sentences. Simona is very personable and likes getting to know you, using this as a good learning tool. Five Stars!
March 28, 2019
Laura E.
Simona really simplifies the learning experience and shares little nuggets of knowledge every week that are easy to remember and apply. Highly recommend her.

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Rena has studied Italian for over 7 years. She has taken university-level courses and has studied abroad in Italy. Rena can help you achieve your goals in Italian, be they to learn how to order food from a menu or to communicate with Italian relatives. She will tailor the lessons to your schedule and lifestyle, while making sure that you achieve your goals.

About Rena

Rena received her BA in Music and Economics from the University of Chicago in June of 2019. She has been playing the piano for over eighteen years, ten of which she spent at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division. During her undergraduate education, Rena continued to study piano alongside her academic interests in music history and musicology. She has experience teaching children, adolescents, and adults from absolute beginner to advanced levels.

Rena is a native speaker of Russian and English and is happy to provide music lessons in either language. She is also an advanced speaker of Italian, and has used her experience with learning the language and living abroad to teach others with an accessible, yet efficient, curriculum.

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September 18, 2019
Maria
Rena is not only professional, but is incredibly friendly and easy to talk to. She's clear in her direction, patient, and highly reliable.
September 12, 2019
Lisa B.
Rena was fabulous! Very patient assessing my prior experience and finding my level, as well as checking the online set-up. Her enthusiasm for piano and music theory is contagious!
June 19, 2019
Jocelyn
Rena was very clear, organized, and receptive to my input. She was also great in using her curriculum to support my learning process. I played some instruments growing up and always wanted to try piano but didn't try until college. I initially had some unrealistic goals for myself, and Rena was able to help me set some more reasonable ones while also making sure I was enjoying what I was learning. I can't recommend Rena enough; she's amazing!

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Rena S.

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Hi.dears i am Silvana italian teacher, have Master degree from university of cafoscarsi of venice in teaching italian for foriegners. i can help you learn italian language grammer and conversation in a short time tou can able to speak italian. you are more than welcome :) learn a new language with me.

About Silvana Saber

Hi, there! My name is Silvana and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students in grade 6, 7,8,9,10,11, and 12. I went to Ca'Foscari University of Venice and earned a Master's degree in Teaching the Italian language as a second language for foreigners in July 2017. I'm a hard worker and talented person and my teaching style is interesting, easy, and you will have fun. I look forward to help you reach your goals in learning Italian language.

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September 10, 2019
Vanessa O.
Silvana is fantastic. So glad to have her as my tutor!
July 27, 2019
Linda M.
Silvana is a great teacher and makes learning lots of fun! I'm really learning a lot and am enjoying every lesson!
July 25, 2019
Lissette
First time I use TakeLessons and I don’t want another instructor but her! She’s very patient and great! I can see progress in just a couple lessons.

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Silvana Saber A.

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Teaching has always been my passion. I have been teaching Italian for some time. Some of my main points are:
 Plan, prepare and deliver Italian lessons to several level from beginning to more advanced students.
 Teach students to speak, comprehend, read and write in Italian language. Provide instruction in the culture and the literature of the Italian language.
 Adapt the lessons to the needs of the student and write reports to track their progress.

About Antonello

Teaching has always been my passion. I have been teaching Italian for some time. Some of my main points are:
 Plan, prepare and deliver Italian lessons to several level from beginning to more advanced students.
 Teach students to speak, comprehend, read and write in Italian language. Provide instruction in the culture and the literature of the Italian language.
 Adapt the lessons to the needs of the student and write reports to track their progress.

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August 7, 2018
Gene
very enjoyable

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Hi everybody, I am a native Italian speaker and speak English and Spanish.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology of Marketing and Comunication and
I have tutored children and adults at different age levels for the past 5 years.
My approach is communicative and believe that the best way to learn a new Language is applying that to real-life situation: a language is first of all culture, travel, food, and everyday life. So if you want to focus on both grammar or conversation, or if you want to study Italian for work or just for fun, with my lessons you'll always learn something new about Italian culture!

About Anna

Hi everybody I'm Anna, i'm Italian and I live in California from 13 years. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology of Marketing and I have been teaching Italian for the past years.

I teach Italian language to speak with confident and clarity. I'm specialized in teaching grammar and I push my students to speak Italian as much as possible during the lessons in a friendly atmosphere. This is a great way to improve or learn Italian in a reasonable time frame.

I love to travel, to teach and to cook Italian recipes for my friends and family!

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October 28, 2018
Ericka
Anna does a great job of integrating cultural factors and practical application in to our lessons. I really appreciate her enthusiasm and positive attitude. She is very patient and has great attitude .
October 26, 2018
Mary
I really enjoyed my first lesson with Anna, and I look forward to future lessons. She was very patient, kind and helpful. She was also really personable -- very funny and fun to talk with.
October 25, 2018
Jack
Anna is awesome! Really great instructor. I enjoyed my lesson and she was both entertaining and gave great guidance. I would highly recommend her. Grazie mille!

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Cheryl Trenwith
"Very personable and very flexible."
Jim
"Yulia is so encouraging. She smiled through all my mistakes and her patience very calmly moved us through a great learning experience for me. I had questi
oned the whole idea of on-line training, but now I'm sold. Excellent!"
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Peter
"Valentina did an excellent job teaching/trying to teach us Italian. She is smart, very pleasant, accommodating and a good teacher. You can't ask for muc
h more."
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Roberto G.
"Mu daughter never attended an online education and Simona makes so real that we do not feel the distance. In just two lessons I heard my daughter speaking
few words in small sentences and she really really really enjoys the lessons.
Grazie mille Simona!"
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Tiziana
"wonderful teacher, very professional. it was easy to arrange a lesson with andrea. he arrived on time and my daughter enjoyed her lesson very much."
Susan
"Christopher was very sweet and made me feel totally comfortable. It was our first lesson but I am sure it's going to be great! Looking forward to the ne
xt one!"
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Willow
"thank you can't wait to see you next time; I will try my best ciao:)"
Kenji
"Fun energetic practical and effective classes!"
Eric
"Grazie! Ciao!"

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