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Elisa P.

19 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Language Mediation and Cultural Communication from Mediazione Linguistica e Culturale, Universitá degli Studi di Milano, Italia
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Elisa P.

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Want to learn Italian and/or Spanish?
Do you want to know more about the Italian culture and cuisine?
I am here to help you reaching your goals no matter if you start from the beginning or you are intermediate. I am an Italian teacher with a degree in foreign languages and tutoring has always been my passion.
My lessons are customized to your needs and interests. When you reach your goal, I’d reach mine too.
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ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS!
Taking a trip to Italy and want to learn Italian? If you want to have a great experience and be prepared for every situation you'll find yourself in, basic Italian is a must.
Going to Italy knowing more than Ciao and Buongiorno, would make everybody feel more comfortable.
If you want to improve your Italian before your trip, have some lessons with me.
My lessons are focused on conversation in contexts, vocabulary and phrases you need to know if you travel there. I'll be sure you ...

About Elisa

Hey! My name is Elisa and I am Italian. I have a degree in Foreign Languages and Intercultural communications in English, Spanish and Italian. I started tutoring 5 years ago in Italy. I helped students to learn Spanish, English and Italian. I volunteered for my library teaching Italian to foreigns.

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Elisa is a great teacher.
Simone &.
My kids just had their first lesson with Elisa! It was great! We look forward to our future lessons!

Alessandro D.

14 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches students 15 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alessandro D.

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Hi! My name is Alessandro, and I have a degree in Italian modern literature from the University of Turin. Apart from being a native Italian speaker, I am also fluent in English. I believe the best way to learn a language is through conversation, you get to practice and have fun! I am married to an American and I got most of my experience teaching Italian and photography in London and Dublin. I have over 5 years experience teaching to all ages.

About Alessandro

Hi! My name is Alex, and I have a degree in Italian modern literature from the University of Turin. Apart from being a native Italian speaker, I am also fluent in English. I currently live in Portland, Oregon and I enjoy music, photography, hiking and food! I am also a professional photographer

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Jared
Alex is the BEST!
John
Alessandro is so Patient and understanding. He always goes the extra mile to make sure I understand. Very very happy with lessons so far.
Masha
The best

Joel B.

1 Review
Portland, OR
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian, Spanish, German, English
  • Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts
  • Teaches Beginner
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Joel B.

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I teach (and have learned languages) through a non-traditional approach, which emphasizes immersion, reading, and developing a love for the culture of the language. I will not make students sit down with grammar tables and conjugations, but rather will teach in a conversational approach

About Joel

Improvising/jazz pianist/composer based in Portland, Oregon. Have studied with Dave Liebman, George Colligan, and others. Shared the stage with George Colligan, Rob Scheps, Nathan Breedlove, Tom Varner, and others. Currently working on Master's of Music at Portland State University.

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Joel & I performed together in Seattle.. He's a creative young cat with something to say. Recommended

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Chau N.

71 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Vietnamese, English, French
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Associates in Pedagogy from College of Pedagogy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Chau N.

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I have instructed Vietnamese language and culture to Americans for 6 years after my arriving in The United States in 2008. I always consider teaching foreign languages is not only a career but an art of inspiration. My expertise is how to conduct and train students to pronounce, speak, read, write and understand Vietnamese language and culture accurately. All of my students reached their goals after 26, 32 or 44 weeks of learning Vietnamese. I received good feedback form them too.

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I taught Vietnamese language and culture to foreigners, English and Vietnamese to Vietnamese adults and students in Vietnam for 30 years before arriving in the United States in 2008. Then, I continued to instruct Vietnamese language and culture to Americans in Virginia and Washington DC. I got an

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Incredibly patient and efficient at helping you make progress with the language.
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Emily M.

1 Review
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks French, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's degree in German Language and Literature from Wellesley College
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Emily M.

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I grew up speaking German and have C1 certified fluency.

I have taught German at the Kindergarten level in immersion schools in the U.S., and worked as a German tutor and proofreader at Wellesley College. I now teach ESL to Austrian students through Fulbright, and often teach in German to explain activities and exercises.

I have a range of experience with different learners, though I enjoy working with advanced speakers in conversation and discussing texts in German. I could even work with students to learn some of the basics of Austrian Dialect.

I hope to work with you!

About Emily

I grew up speaking German at a bilingual grade school in the U.S. and have been studying the language ever since. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in German Language and Literature from Wellesley College in 2018 and also spent a year in Berlin writing and researching my thesis about the mural

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Laura
Emily is incredible. She has a ton of experience and honestly probably taught me more about German history and culture in one day than a year of high school classes ever did. She always finds a way to make the subject matter interesting. You will not find a better teacher out there. Highly recommend!

Merve Ü.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, Turkish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Merve Ü.

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I speak fluently English, beginner level German and Spanish.
Learning language is a passion for me. By learning language i learn how to teach the best way depends on your level.

About Merve

I am friendly and easygoing person. I am 25 years old and lived in 3 different continents so far. I have worked immigrant and refugee center as a social worker. That experience led me to discover my teaching skills. I taught Turkish and help kids homework in English.

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"Could not imagine a better Italian teacher than Maria Olivieri Minney.  Professional, experienced, intelligent, enthusiastic, and makes class very fun.  One feels like he is in Italy for 90 minutes/week, while in Maria's class."
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