About Donatella M.

Donatella teaches: Ages 15 and up
Teaching since: February 2003
Last sign in: 4 days ago


I am Donatella, a native Italian language Professor,graduated from the University of Bologna and specialized in teaching intermediate and advanced levels.
I enjoy teaching general courses, conversation classes, grammar, diction Italian history, arts and literature; I help my students to develop listening, speaking, understanding and writing abilities while having fun in a good, positive and engaging atmosphere!
Weather you want to learn Italian for pleasure, education or for business, I can help you reach your goal in a professional and enjoyable way with customized classes adapted to your goals and level.
-Rapid and thorough assessment of the student's needs
-Course programs tailored to those needs
-Assurance of a productive instruction environment
-Flexible schedules
-Reduction of amount of time required in order to learn/improve in the language
Exclusive attention of qualified and specialized teachers
Italian for various professional fields and their specific terminology - business courses (one-to-one courses)

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Ravenna, my beautiful city!


Feb 2013 - Present


Nov 1991 - Mar 1996
Magistero, Universita' di Bologna
Hospitality and tourism consultant
Sep 1993 - Jun 1994
Istituto Alberghiero Ravenna

Languages Spoken

Italian, English and Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Cultural Advisor
Mar 2005
Ravenna, Italy, City Hall Dept. of Public Schools

59 Reviews on Donatella M.

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Andrea Apr 28, 2017
· Italian · Online Donatella is a brilliant Italian instructor! I look forward to my lesson every week. She is prompt, intelligent and very easy to work with. She gives me the confidence to speak the language and not feel silly if I make a mistake and that is so important when your learning. I couldn't ask for a better teacher than Donatella!!
Anna Apr 28, 2017
· Italian · Online Donatella is an amazing tutor, she expects for you to take initiative and work hard; and inevitably, with her aid, you will learn. Right now I am in the beginning of my "learning Italian journey" and once in a while I find myself involuntarily conjugating verbs in my mind before I go to sleep. Thank you, Donatella!
Sean Apr 26, 2017
· Italian · Online She is patient and personable
Maren Apr 26, 2017
· Italian · Online I learned a lot and have had a great experience with her!
Bryan Y. Apr 25, 2017
· Italian · Online Donatella obviously knows her material, plus she is always prepared with assignments from outside the text to work on specific issues. Would definitely recommend her.
Glenn B. Mar 18, 2017
· Italian · Online the lessons are coming along very well, she is very thorough and moves at the students pace, highly reccomended
Fatima A. Mar 7, 2017
· Italian · Online It was good. She's good and easy to understand the material.
Victoria Di Salvo Feb 22, 2017
· Italian · Online Our first lesson went very well. I enjoyed our discussions and we were able to do a lot in the 50 minutes. I love that she is Italian born and her pronunciation is authentic. I already have a high level of knowledge and she was able to get right to what would be best for my needs. I like that Donatella was able to type notes on Skype and I can refer to them during the week. Already in just one session of conversation I have been motivated to continue improving during the week, have been speaking more Italian with my husband and spending 20 minutes a day working on grammar.
Corey O. Feb 21, 2017
· Italian · Online Very helpful in getting me ready for a work trip to Italy!
Meredith Feb 21, 2017
· Italian · Online I have enjoyed working with Donnatella very much. We spend a month or more in Italy each year and I have depended on my husband to do all the speaking since he is fluent. This year I am determined to learn Italian, and Donnatella has gotten me well on my way. I am a beginner, and she has been very patient, understanding and has taken the time to learn my personal style of learning. She is a wonderful teacher and I highly recommend her.
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