About Donatella M.

Donatella teaches: Ages 15 and up
Teaching since: February 2003
Last sign in: Yesterday


I am Donatella, a certified 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
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44 Reviews on Donatella M.

Sally F. Dec 10, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Donatella is a great teacher. She explains so you understand and doesn't go to fast or too slow.
Halla Nov 7, 2016
Italian · Online
Donatella is a great instructor, particularly emphasizing proper Italian grammar. She is organized and fun to work with.
Joe Nov 4, 2016
Italian · Online
Donatella was a great help as I prepared for a trip to Southern Italy where.I would have little contact with those who had any working knowledge of English. Having lessons via telephone really ramped up my already advanced ability. Having an instructor such as Donatella was terrific as she could point out areas for improvement and completely tailored lessons for me. Highly recommended.
Jim Nov 4, 2016
Italian · Online
Donatella is a very engaging and flexible instructor. We are enjoying our lessons with her.
Richard Aug 19, 2016
Italian · Online
My lessons with Donatella have been extremely beneficial in my endeavor to converse easily in Italian. I have attended classes at a local language school, they were helpful but not nearly the results I have achieved with my Skype sessions with Donattla. She is professional and pleasant. I highly recommend Donatella to anyone seeking to be fluent in Italian.
Melissa Jun 10, 2016
Italian · Online
I am moving on to my third session with Donatella and am very satisfied with my lessons. I feel confident that I will be able to comprehend and speak Italian in the near future!
Christina Jun 6, 2016
Italian · In studio
Donatella is very helpful and friendly. She is a native speaker from Italy with a lot of experience in tutoring which easily shows in her lessons. Her methods are effective and I have improved so much already thanks to her help. I highly recommend her!
richard May 6, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Excellent - well-organised, non-judgmental, focused and very nice!
Patrick B. Apr 19, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Donatella is an awesome instructor. She has deep knowledge of language structure; her teaching style is extremely well thought out in that she insures proficiency in certain fundamental building blocks before moving to the next level. I am so happy to be working with her.
Dan Apr 16, 2016
Italian · Online
I have been taking Italian lessons with Donatella for about six months. They are the highlights of my week! I am busy with work and family, so I do not have a lot of time to study on my own, but she is very patient with me and will review whenever I need it. I travel to Italy once or twice a year, and have many friends there, and now find I can write to them in Italian with little effort and can even speak with them pretty well. I can't think of enough nice things to say about Donatella, she is the perfect instructor for me, and I expect she will be perfect for you, too!
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