Gina Guidarelli
Charleston, SC
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Gina Guidarelli

Gina G.

Charleston, SC
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Gina has a BA and MA in Italian language and literature. She grew up with the Italian language in her family and is currently very active with Italian language groups in her community - including participating in Italian conversation groups, Italian film clubs and Italian music festivals. She travels extensively throughout Italy and is very happy to share her passion for the Italian language.

About Gina G.

Hello!
I am Gina and I am a specialist in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French. I have been teaching and tutoring foreign languages since 1990. I teach adults, college students, high school and elementary students. I have taught in schools, community programs, language classes for businesses, in person and online. I can help you prepare for an exam or class, teach you language for business or travel- or just for the love of the language.

I have been multilingual since a young age and have always had a passion for languages. I studied multiple languages in school and went on to earn both a Bachelors and a Masters degree (University of Connecticut) in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French language and literature.

I am an active member of multiple foreign language groups in my community, including the Alliance Française of Charleston, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Nuovo Cinema Italiano film club, Dante Society of Charleston, Cercle Littéraire, Brasileiros em Charleston, Conversemos en Español, and other conversation and language groups.

I do translation and interpretation work, travel extensively, do foreign language tours and am very passionate about sharing my love of the Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French languages.

My focus in teaching is how to acquire a foreign language just as one acquires their native language, making that language a part of one’s life.

Whether you are brand new to the language or have been studying for awhile- I would love to be your guide on your language journey!

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Jenene Portune
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Gina es la mejor instructora de la historia! She is very personable, authentic and develops the classes and instruction based on your specific needs and learning style, She is very accommodating and flexible with scheduling. I have enjoyed learning with her.

Posted May 31, 2020
Jenene Portune
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Really enjoyed "meeting" Gina and we had a very productive and fun first lesson. Me gusta mucho!

Posted Jan 21, 2020
Jenene Portune
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Posted Jan 20, 2020
Eva
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Great first class . Gina is lovely and very clear and helpful.

Posted Jan 10, 2020
Selma G.
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I Connected very well with Gina. The fact that I’m Brazilian and she also speaks Portuguese is perfect.
She can show the difference and the mistakes we Brazilian do when we speak Spanish. Looking forward our next lesson.
Thanks Gina

Posted Oct 18, 2019
Larry F.
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Patient teacher ; speaks Italian almost entire lesson ; always punctual.encouraging me , which I need a lot .

Posted May 8, 2019
Pete
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Gina is very flexible with her teaching approach. She meets me at my level. She slows down when I may not be grasping a concept and speeds up to keep me engaged.
I would whole-heartedly recommend her!
Pete Silva

Posted Apr 24, 2019
Sean P.
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Gina was great for our first lesson. Very knowledgeable and does not try to overwhelm you with too much information. I am looking forward to my future lessons.

Posted Mar 26, 2019
Gregg
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Gina's lesson was great. Her teaching style is interesting and conversational. I feel like I'm learning Italian better than I would be just from an online course or a classroom setting.

Posted Sep 20, 2018
Shawn Smith
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Gina was very experienced and knowledgeable of the language and was extremely helpful in teaching me the basics.

Posted May 24, 2018

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Experience

Foreign language tour guide
Feb 2018 - Present

Freelance, under several Charleston SC tour companies

I earned my tour guide license in 2018 and give city tours for foreign tourists in Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and French.

Translation, interpretation
Jan 1990 - Present

Freelance, under several online companies

I have been doing freelance translation and interpretation work since 1990. Some projects include: medical interpretation; interpretation for scholastic assessment; translation of essays; translation for an art gallery display; translation of personal letters.

Tutor, teacher
Jan 1990 - Present

Self-employed through multiple companies

I have been actively teaching and tutoring French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish since 1990 - private and group lessons, in person and online, classes for businesses, high school classes, and university and community programs.

Education

MA Romance Languages and Literature
Aug 1993 - Jun 1995

University of Connecticut

Romance Languages and Literature
Sep 1991 - May 1994

University of Michigan

Languages

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Portuguese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Apr 2020
The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education.
Alliance Française Charleston, SC
Jul 2017
The Alliance Française was first established in Paris in 1883 with the aim of promoting French language and culture around the world. The Federation of Alliances Françaises in the United States was founded on March 4, 1902. One of 1,135 chapters in 138 countries, Alliance Française de Charleston was founded in 1960. Its 300+ members represent the mingling of two groups: a French community seeking to stay connected to their French heritage and an American community interested in experiencing French culture.

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