Elisa Parafioriti

Elisa P.

Portland, OR
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
E’ ora di iniziare.. Io sono pronta e tu ?
Let's get started!

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 learn what to say in every possible situation that can occur while you are in Italy.
Also, I'll share with you cultural information about Italy and Italian people. Every culture has its own habits and its own way of doing certain things. And it's always good to be prepared to avoid the well known " culture shock". Allora, io sono pronta e tu?

About Elisa P.

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.

Tutoring has always been my passion. Seeing students succeeding and being proud of their hard work is what matters to me. My teaching methodology changes according to the students’ needs. So let me know what are yours and I’ll be happy to help you!

Teaching courses:
-Italian for tourists
-Italian for life
-Spanish for students (beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate)
-Italian cuisine
-Italian culture

Ciao! A presto !


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26 Reviews
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Elisa is a great teacher.

Posted Sep 22, 2020
Simone &.
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My kids just had their first lesson with Elisa! It was great! We look forward to our future lessons!

Posted Sep 21, 2020
Eli A.
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Posted Sep 18, 2020
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Elisa is a natural teacher. She adjusts seamlessly on the fly to your needs, picks and up on the smallest details, and is so easy to get along with. Best tutor I’ve had and this is my third time trying to find someone I click with.

Posted Sep 10, 2020
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Posted Aug 26, 2020
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Posted Aug 18, 2020
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Posted Aug 7, 2020
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Even from the first lesson it's clear that Elisa is a great teacher. She was well prepared, friendly, professional and focused on identifying my language-learning goals and needs. I liked her method of noting corrections and sending them after the lesson, so I have a record for revision.

Posted May 11, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Wonderful teacher and looking forward to continuing lessons!

Posted Apr 20, 2020
Anne H.
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Posted Apr 3, 2020
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Elisa is a skilled, professional teacher. She understands my goals in learning Italian and works with me at my level. Her lessons are engaging and fun. And she is happy to accommodate schedule issues when possible.

Posted Mar 5, 2020
Brad H.
Profile-location-online Online

Thanks Elisa! I KNOW my Spanish will improve working with you!

Posted Feb 14, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Elisa is wonderful. Working with a native of Italy was my preference. She’s patient, kind and flexible with our sessions. Highly recommend her.

Posted Jan 2, 2020
Corrado D.
Profile-location-online Online

I had an excellent first lesson with Elisa! I felt very comfortable with her. She is going to tailor my lessons to my level of understanding. I can’t wait for my next lesson!

Posted Nov 23, 2019
Makayla M.
Profile-location-online Online

Elisa is very nice and patient with my daughter. We only did 1 class so far and planning to take more. Really recommend her for all students

Posted Nov 20, 2019
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Elisa is a wonderful teacher. I did most of my classes in person, but also did one on line. Either way works. I was planning a trip to Italy and wanted to learn enough to read menus and signs, and to communicate politely while I traveled. She not only taught me the language, but also elements of the culture which was very helpful during my trip. I highly recommend her.

Posted Nov 8, 2019
Jacklyn B.

I like her teaching style a lot, she is really nice and helpful.

Posted Nov 5, 2019

Elisa is patient, always has a plan for our lesson and is easy to talk to

Posted Oct 15, 2019
David M.
Profile-location-online Online

Awesome lesson and looking forward to more

Posted Oct 14, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Elisa is a great teacher! Great lesson plan, great implementation of the plan. Very patient and knowledgeable. Would recommend!

Posted Jan 24, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Elisa is a wonderful teacher! She has been teaching Italian and I would recommend her to everybody.

Posted Jan 22, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Elisa is great! She is teaching me Spanish and she knows how to make every lessons interesting and entertaining. I have tried to learn Spanish for many years and have had better success with Elisa !

Posted Jan 21, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

She has helped me in Spanish and English for many years and she did a great job. She adjusts your lessons based on your individual needs

Posted Jan 20, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Elisa was wonderful. I had issues with my computer and she was patient while I resolved it. She was able to evaluate where I needed additional support and accommodated it. I'm very happy with my first lesson and look forward to coming back for more!

Posted Jan 4, 2019

I highly reccomend Elisa. She's an excellent teacher, very competent and patient.

Posted Dec 13, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Elisa is a tremendous teacher. She is patient and really encourages you to keep moving forward! Highly recommend.

Posted Dec 12, 2018

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QA Italian Linguistic
Jun 2019 - Present

Multiple companies

Spanish and Italian interpreter on site
Apr 2019 - Present


Italian, Spanish and English Teacher
Sep 2013 - Present


English and Spanish Teacher
Sep 2016 - Jan 2017

Istituto Comprensivo di Curno, Bergamo, Italy

Tourist Language Referent
Jul 2015 - Oct 2015

Expo Milan

I was managing an info point at the airport of Bergamo ( ITALY). My job was to give information about the Universal Exhibition in Milan and about Milan and Bergamo in English/ Spanish/ French or Italian


Language Mediation and Cultural Communication
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016

Mediazione Linguistica e Culturale, Universitá degli Studi di Milano, Italia



Professional Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (dele)
Sep 2014

Instituto Cervantes, Ministerio Español de la Educación y de la Cultura

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