Francesca Sadocco

Francesca S.

Levittown, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I was born in Italy and lived there for 36 years. I went to school there and I have a Bachelor Degree from one of the oldest Universities in Europe, the University of Verona. Before college, I attended the Liceo Linguistico, where I extensively studied Italian Grammar in connection to Latin, French and German. I can honestly say I master the Italian grammar in all of its structures.
I have been working in Customer Service for an American Bank in Italy for the last 10 years. In addition to that, I have been tutoring students of different ages, Elementary School all the way to High School, since I was in college. The subjects I covered were for the most part English, Italian and Math. I was also tutoring adults who wanted to learn English as beginners or improve their conversation skills. I loved my job at the bank, but at the same time there was nothing more satisfying than seeing my students succeed: I have always enjoyed helping people improve their communication skills and improve their school grades.
I am currently tutoring adults who are trying to better their fluency in Italian and I am officially hired also by Berlitz, one of the oldest Language education company which operates in more than 50 countries in the world.
I am ready to help more people improve their confidence with this language but also present it to students who never heard it before and want to start as a beginner. I am knowledgeable, patient, fun and 100% Italian!

About Francesca S.

I was born and raised in Vicenza, an hour west from Venice. My husband is American, we met in Italy and after living together there for 15 years, we decided to move back to the US last Summer. We have two kids, 7 and 4, who are perfectly bilingual.
I have always enjoyed teaching English to little kids and adult friends in Italy, so I can only enjoy teaching Italian even more. Although I'm enjoying this adventure in the US, I miss my country tremendously and teaching and speaking my own language is one of the things that excites me the most. I have also travelled Italy and most of Europe extensively, and I love discussing about all the different cultural environments that I've experienced.

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Justin Kunzelmann

Very thorough and patient!

Posted Jan 18, 2020
Gpa
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Francesca is very professional. She is easy to talk to and extremely organized. Her structured and disciplined style is adaptable to all student levels. She is an excellent coach and can easily flex her approach to the style of learning thats best for her student. Highly recommended.

Posted Jan 17, 2020
Greg A

Francesca is fluent in both italian as well as english. She has excellent teaching skills and adjusts to her students abilities with ease. She is great to talk to, personable and funny. All around an exceptional instructor.

Posted Jan 16, 2020
KAREN
Profile-location-online Online

Francesca is very patient and helpful. I love that she sends me audio to further help me. I hope to continue with her for a long time.

Posted Nov 14, 2019
Joseph L.

Francesca is diligent, but extremely patient in the process. She makes it enjoyable even on tough days.

Posted Oct 24, 2019
Elly Kakacek
Profile-location-online Online

Francesca is lovely and kind- very fun to chat with! I learned a lot in my first session and can’t wait to continue.

Posted Jun 8, 2019
Rosanna T.
Profile-location-online Online

Very sweet and kind and able to adjust the learning to the appropriate level!

Posted Mar 9, 2019
Vincent
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Francesca is patient understanding and very informative. I’ve only taken two lessons and have already begun to express myself in Italian. In short I have one word for Francesca. Bravo!!!

Posted Feb 8, 2019
Christian
Profile-location-online Online

Great first lesson! I think I will get a lot out of this 10-week tutorial.

Posted Jan 29, 2019
Claire
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Francesca is a wonderful and intelligent tutor! I was gifted Italian lessons and Francesca did everything to make my lessons fun and she tailored them exactly to my needs. Not only is she a great teacher, correcting me during our Italian dialogs which I very much appreciated, but she is a great person to get to know. Lessons became more of a meeting with an Italian friend then strict grammar lessons which is exactly what I wanted. My Italian definitely got better with Francescas tutoring. I will forever stay in touch with Francesca and continue to improve my Italian language with her.

Posted Jan 1, 2019
Eliza
Profile-location-online Online

I love Francesca's teaching style and the fact that she is a native Italian speaker.
I always very much look forward to our weekly class and I feel like I am making a good progress towards of my goal of being able to speak Italian.

Posted Dec 13, 2018
Stephanie
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Francesca was an absolutely professional and passionate language teacher from the start. I was very happy with our sessions together and would recommend her to anyone looking to begin learning Italian or to improve and grow on their already existing skills! Arrivederci!

Posted Nov 2, 2018
Lawrence
Profile-location-online Online

Francesca is a fantastic teacher! I highly recommend her, whether you are beginner or have some experience speaking Italian.

Posted Oct 7, 2018
Lawrence
Profile-location-online Online

I have had 3 lessons so far with Francesca and they have been fantastic! She is an excellent and very dedicated teacher. I highly recommend her.

Posted Jun 3, 2018
Angela G.
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FRANCESCA was wonderful. She was receptive to my needs and presented as a competent instructor. The first meeting with her was comfortable, informative and productive. At this point, I feel my experience will be worthwhile and I feel grateful to have found someone that will assist me in meeting my goal of enhancing Italian language skills. Thank you, FRANCESCA and TakeLessons personnel!

Posted May 23, 2018
Edith M.
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Francesca is a great teacher. A native of Italy, she really is a suberb instructor. After two lessons she has me speaking Italian. Highly recommended.

Posted Mar 14, 2018

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Experience

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Mar 2019 - Present

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Plan and deliver lessons to adults as an off-site italian Instructor. instructor. Additional duties: ensuring records and profile cards are up to date and tracking students’ goals and progress.

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Feb 2019 - Present

Harriet Eisman Community School, Long Beach NY

Highly sought after tutor for high school and college students providing instruction to achieve their academic goals. Tutor for adults desiring to improve their language level for professional use or learn a new skill. Currently tutoring a total of 13 students, beginners and intermediate, in person and online, individual and groups up to 5 people. Superior reviews from students, achieving a rating of five stars out of five available on website page.

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Oct 2018 - Present

Language Trainers, Old Tappan NJ

Plan and deliver private Italian lessons to children age 7 and 9 providing an entertaining learning experience. Additional duties: ensuring records and profile cards are up to date and tracking students’ goals and progress.

Italian Tutor
Jun 2017 - Present

Wyzant

Highly sought after tutor for high school and college students providing instruction to achieve their academic goals. Tutor for adults desiring to improve their language level for professional use or learn a new skill. Currently tutoring a total of 13 students, beginners and intermediate, in person and online, individual and groups up to 5 people. Superior reviews from students, achieving a rating of five stars out of five available on website page.

Italian English Translator
Jan 2013 - Jun 2017

Automa Wellness IMVIRTUAL Srl

Worked on translation of Materials from Italian into English, specifically translation of product featuring Music to Workout functionality. Successfully worked on translation of products and on marketing strategies with the client in order to present to the US Markets.

Senior Customer Service Representative
Jan 2007 - May 2017

Bank of America, US Army Base, Vicenza

Resolving customer service issues in the banking center to guarantee customer service satisfaction and retention. Handling customer requests both in person and over the phone, ensuring that customers receive proper follow up and making appropriate referrals. Establishing, retaining and deepening relationships with banking center customers and potential customers to achieve goals and provide quality customer service. Opening deposit accounts, taking loan applications, responding to customer inquiries, resolving complex issues, recognizing and referring cross-sell opportunities. Coordinating and helping training Banking Center Service staff and providing coaching. Additional responsabilities: collections, customer service and other loss mitigation or recovery activities. Contacting delinquent, charged-off or high-risk customers in order to secure payment and determine reason for delinquency on active loan/credit accounts. Working with customers to establish full balance repayment plans or arrangements to cure delinquent accounts. Understanding and educating customers on account terms.

Education

BACHELOR DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE
Oct 2000 - Apr 2006

Universita' degli Studi di Verona

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, specializing in foreign languages
Sep 1995 - Jun 2000

Liceo Linguistico "F. Corradino"

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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