Delia Driessen
Blooming Prairie, MN
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Delia Driessen

Delia D.

Blooming Prairie, MN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello students! I'm Delia, and I was born and raised in Italy! I am attended the "Liceo Classico" in Catania. Due to its rigorous curriculum and numerous notable alumni, my high school is considered the most prestigious secondary school students can attend throughout Italy.
Lessons are customized and catered to the needs of each student. Not only will you be speaking Italian "presto presto," but you will be able to enjoy and feel the Italian culture like a real "paisan"!.
PS. Of course, Italian food and recipes are included in the classes!

About Delia D.

Buongiorno a tutti! I am Delia, a native Italian speaker from Sicily.

Born and raised in Catania, I am very passionate about Italy and Italian culture. I use a variety of materials in my classes to give my students the chance to learn according to their skills. My main goal is that you’ll become not just proficient in the formal language, but also and above all in day-to-day conversation and culture.

I lived in Florida for 3 years where I studied and earned my MBA. There I tutored a variety of students, and all of them fell in love with the language and with Italy. I earned my undergraduate degree in Fashion Design in Rome where I grew a profound appreciation for classical history and literature and developed my enthusiasm for fashion and art.

I love to share my passion for all things Italian. This is why in all of my language lessons I will bring you on a virtual journey to Italy: we will learn using tips for your trips, listening to songs and watching movies, cooking authentic Italian food, discussing together and appreciating the artistic beauties that you can find all over Italy.

I am proud to say that all my students reached their goals from being able to easily move around during an Italian vacation, get into an Italian college, or improve sharply their language skills.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me through the “Ask a question” feature on TakeLessons. I will be happy to answer all your doubts and requests.

Ciao, a presto!

Delia

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Gwenda-lin G.
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Posted Jul 16, 2020
Dennis
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Great Lesson. Looking forward to the next one.

Posted Apr 24, 2020
Giuliano
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Delia is great and I highly recommend her. She is patient, helpful and professional. I am very happy with her lessons

Posted Mar 7, 2020
Curt L.
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Delia was very good and patient with me. She has a calm demeanor that is important while teaching something new.

Posted Jan 21, 2020
William G.
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This was my first lesson. Delia is very upbeat and patient. She adjusted to my level very quickly and I look forward to our future lessons

Posted Jan 13, 2020
Laura
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Posted Dec 31, 2019
Gwenda-lin G.

Delia is an excellent Italian teacher! She has been very helpful in assisting me with grammar, reading comprehension, and conversation. I highly recommend her!

Posted Dec 4, 2019
Philip W.
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Choose Delia, every time. My lesson was "a mezzogiorno" every Tuesday - 6 in the evening for Delia. I looked forward to it. Imagine, Hernando FL to Catania, Italy over the computer. No charge for pretty, It's a bonus. And, oh yes, you will learn Italian in a serious yet fun way.

Posted Nov 22, 2019
Kim
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Helpful and patient

Posted Nov 14, 2019
Karyann
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Posted Nov 11, 2019
Gwenda-lin G.
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Posted Nov 6, 2019
Philip W.
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Mi mancherà Delia, ma tornerò.

Posted Sep 17, 2019
Kathy M.
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It was so nice meeting Delia this morning. She already feels like an old friend and is very willing to be flexible with schedules.

Posted Aug 10, 2019
Corey
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Delia is a great teacher. She has helped me understand what to expect in certain situations and how to ask for things. For example, when I go to order a drink in a special way, or when not to order certain things, etc. She is providing me with very relevant words and phrases that I will use a lot while visiting Italy. This is going to help me a lot. I'm looking forward to our next lesson!

Posted Aug 10, 2019
Willow C.
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thank you can't wait to see you next time; I will try my best ciao:)

Posted Jul 30, 2019
Willow C.
Profile-location-online Online

I couldnt connect the sound on my laptop but she was patient and tried helping. When I finally got another laptop going she canceled the lesson so that there wasn't any charge. Then she was kind enough to schedule me for another lesson In one hour. That was very nice. And she went over a lot in just an half hour.

Posted Jul 30, 2019
Corey
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Delia spent time finding out my reasons for wanting to learn Italian, my background with other languages, etc. She shared with me some of the differences between the 2 languages, which helped me learn. Bottom line, I learned a lot in a short amount of time! Looking forward to our next lesson.

Posted Jul 20, 2019
Amanda R.
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Posted Jun 29, 2019
Theresa Clark
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Posted Jun 25, 2019
Laura
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Posted Jun 18, 2019
Joseph
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Wet helpful and patient.

Posted Jun 15, 2019
Joseph
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Posted Jun 15, 2019
Chanelle
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Delia was absolutely amazing.
I highly recommend anyone struggling to grasp Italian to take her course. With her help I was able to pull my Italian grade around and ace the final exam. I cannot thank her enough for working with my busy schedule.

Thank you Delia for helping me. I am pleased to say I successfully achieved the grade I needed for my program.

Cheers

Posted Apr 26, 2019
Matthew H.
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Delia is great, I always learn so much and she is very kind.

Posted Apr 17, 2019
Katrina
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We love Delia! She has been teaching my 7 yr old son the fundamentals of Italian for a few months and is always so patient with him and encouraging. She is flexible and accommodating with changes in our schedule and we look forward to seeing her every week! Highly recommended!

Posted Apr 4, 2019
Sucile M.
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I enjoyed today, my first lesson with Delia. She asked questions and listened to the answers. I felt encouraged by her relaxed and flexible teaching style. She was patient. She waited for me while I took note. She repeated words and concepts that I didn't understand. We had created a learning plan, started to work on it. I feel hopeful I will finally be able to learn Italian. ;-)

Posted Mar 11, 2019
Monica
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Delia was very nice and explained things thoroughly. Can't wait for my next lesson!

Posted Mar 4, 2019
David K.
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very nice

Posted Feb 6, 2019
Patrick
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Very patient and very good teacher.

Posted Jan 23, 2019
Morgan P.
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extremely patient and welcoming to questions

Posted Jan 13, 2019
David K.
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Posted Jan 8, 2019
Jane
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I loved my first lesson with Delia! She was patient and yet she encouraged me to focus and dive in. I think she's an excellent teacher.

Posted Jan 7, 2019
Katrina
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Posted Dec 10, 2018
Frank
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Delia works with whatever level of experience you may have, she modified her teaching according to my knowledge and comprehension of the Italian language.

Posted Nov 29, 2018
Lisa
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Very helpful, very patient, thoughtful feedback and provided supporting info

Posted Nov 18, 2018
Laura
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Posted Nov 17, 2018
Scott & Rebecca S.
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Very impressed by Delia! If you want to learn Italian she's a good bet.

Posted Nov 1, 2018

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Experience

Private Italian -teacher
Jan 2010 - Present

Myself

Education

Master of Business Administration
Jun 2017 - Aug 2019

university of West of Florida

Fashion Design
Oct 2011 - Jul 2014

Istituto Europeo di Design

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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