Elisa Parafioriti

Elisa P.

Portland, OR
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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?

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Elisa teaches



Elisa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hey! My name is Elisa and I am Italian. I have a degree in Foreign Languages and Cultures 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 foreign people.

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!

Ciao! A presto !


Spanish and Italian interpreter on site
Apr 2019 - Present

Italian, Spanish and English Tutor
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
Professional Proficiency


Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (dele)
Sep 2014
Instituto Cervantes, Ministerio Español de la Educación y de la Cultura

Photos & Videos

Photo by Elisa P.

So much to learn about Italy :)

Photo by Elisa P.


7 Reviews

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Andre Jan 24, 2019
Italian · Online

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

Jack Jan 22, 2019
Italian · Online

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

Beatrice Jan 21, 2019
Spanish · 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 !

Federica Jan 20, 2019
Spanish · In 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

Patty Jan 4, 2019
Italian · 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!

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Serena Dec 13, 2018

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

Brett Dec 12, 2018
Italian · Online

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

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