Before reading about me, I'd like to share up front the honor that my newest student, R., has brought to me by choosing to learn Romanian. Nothing special so far except that he is 100 years old!!!! Yes, you read that correctly: a century old. He is the outmost inspiring person in my life by teaching me that age is just a number and that learning can happen any day if we choose so. R is a medical doctor, a psychologist, a chemist and biologist. Words can't even define how great of a man he is and how grateful I am to learn from him, too. For instance, about a famous language called "esperanto", a language created in the late 19th century.
I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested student who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).
I love interacting with people and pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.
I believe in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.
I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages (and proper grammar rules which highly reflect on one's education) by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration and health.
I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
Speaks Romanian, French, Italian, Spanish, German
Awarded "Spirit of Excellence" from United States Coast Guard (USCG) Training Center Yorktown, Virginia
MBA International Business from Florida Metropolitan University
Thank you for my father’s lesson on the Romanian culture today. Always interesting!
I took french lesson with Isabella , The lesson is very amazing she goes with different subjects pronunciation ,make sentences , Grammar .
Thank you for today’s lesson. As always, my father loves the information about the Romanian culture that Isabela provides, as well as his love of the language.
Isabela is a hard working and very serious teacher. Her love of learning carries through in her lessons.
She's the best!
She was so nice,she was an good teather.
She was very nice ,she was an good teachers.
My father truly enjoys the lessons with Isabela. Not only is she a wonderful teacher, but she is also the nicest person!
Very patient and informative. Grazie mille Bella. Looking forward to next weeks lesson.
Best instructor ever! Isabella has impressive grammar skills and is very friendly and eager to help. She is great with helping to form a plan with specific goals.
Wonderful, very informative, professional, and great energy.
This could be most worthwhile
Love Isabela, she has been so helpful and I feel that I have learned so much!
Today I had lesson 3 with Isabela and I have already learned so much. I feel like I am a slow learner and she is so patient with me. She even takes the time to work through things until I really understand. Super thankful!
Isabella was really great! She is very smart with her teaching method and pushes Mariah to achieve. Wonderful lesson! Thanks Isaabella!
So helpful! I learned so much after only one session! Definitely booking more lessons!
Isabela is very resourceful, she provided lot of guidelines and resources in the lesson. She provided practice material to me before my first lesson and covered the fundamentals in the first lesson which in my opinion is extremely important in the beginning to learn a new subject. Isabela is a so talented and a great instructor to have!Show More
Another solid lesson with interaction over homework and additional website material.
This was a very helpful lesson. We went over homework together. She made corrections as well as changed wording at times to see whether I understood. Isabela also referred me to some very good websites. We interacted over one of these.
Thank you for being flexible, kind and a excellent teacher.
Really helpful and motivating.
It was good to cover new ground today and also work on solidifying the genitive and dative today.
This was a good first experience. Isabela was on time and was generous with her time. I look forward to further lessons.
My daughter loves her lessons with Isabela!
Isabela is a great teacher. She is knowledgeable, very creative and very helpful to me. It is very easy to learn from her, because she is always starting where the student needs to start. She is an honest evaluator as well as vet very encouraging.
At 100 years old my father still loves to learn about different languages and has always been interested in Romanian . We found a treasure with Isabela. She is a kind and patient teacher.
Isabela is a great teacher. She is knowledgeable, patient, caring, accessible, and has sense of humor. The calligraphy lesson was so much fun and I learned a lot. Looking forward to my lessons.
She is the best teacher I have found in my 72 years on earth
This week's lesson was great! Since my family's trip to Italy is rapidly approaching, Isabela had lots of tips and recommendations for me, that I am sure will prove very useful. After all of the work we have done in the last few months, Isabela is really helping me to be more inventive with my new vocabulary, in preparation for my up coming trip. I am feeling better and better about my ability to communicate with the locals. I can't wait for next week's lesson.Show More
Very creative and a joy to work with
My daughter loved her first lesson! She is counting the days until her next! She continued painting even after her hour was over because she was so inspired!
With my family's trip to Italy quickly approaching, Isabela is helping me review all the things I have learned so far, as well as teaching me all the new things I will surly need in Italy. Now I am even more excited for my family's trip, and I feel that my vocabulary is as strong as it could possible be in four months. I can't wait to test it out! Today's lesson was super helpful and exactly what I needed. I can't wait for next week.Show More
Very worldly woman with great people skills quickly figured out what I wanted to learn and we started right off with the kinds of conversations I would encounter on my trip to Mexico City.
She has renewed my interest in my high school Spanish!
I wanted to wait after a few lessons before I gave feedback. She is very kind and understanding. Great person as a teacher as she really works to adapt to your individual personality to help you learn.
Today's lesson was great. Isabela explained everything very thoroughly, and it was always easy to understand. I felt like today's lesson was really helpful, and I can't wait for next week.
Isabela is great. As a student, I was challenged by this first lesson. She used great tools for the lesson such as cotton balls and q-tips. It was great not to be asked to buy new brushes or special paint. Be aware that she is a gentle person, but she works fast. No paint is going to dry on her canvas before she is done.!Show More
I had so much fun this week, and I cannot wait until next lesson.
Isabela is a great teacher and is interested in what I want to Learn and adds that to her syllabus.
First lesson, fun, brisk, and engaging so far! Looking forward to more!
Today's lesson was wonderful. I had so much fun, and my lesson, though an hour long, felt much to short. Isabela is very helpful and teaches the most important things first. She lays down the basics and then moving to a more advanced level, so that you are always prepared for what comes next. I can feel myself improving, and I can't wait until next time.Show More
She knows everything.....
An absolutely fantastic Italian instructor. Her command of the language is second to none. Moreover her deep knowledge of Italy and understanding of Italian culture inspires you to keep learning.
Today's lesson was so fun, and the instruction was very helpful. Since the last lesson was cut short because of my poor internet connection, all of the lost time was made up for, without being requested, the whole lesson just as thorough and beneficial as an average length lesson. I can't wait until next time.Show More
Isabella pays attention to what you want to learn and helps by making suggestions regarding how to remember lessons
Isabela is an enthusiastic and helpful teacher. She caters the lesson to the student’s goals. I have already learned a lot just from the first lesson.
Today's lesson was so fun! I can't wait until next week.
Thank you for a good class
I feel i am starting to get it
During our time with Isabella, Isabella has displayed great talents in teaching our daughter with various art techniques, history and music. I’m impressed with Isabela’s wealth of knowledge. I am absolutely confident that Isabella would be a great fit for your child if you are seeking artist to teach your child. Bin & KateShow More
I thought I was just going to learn some words and sentences in Italian but it turned out to be a complete cultural experience. Today we listened to the magnificent Pavorotti and discussed his lyrics. My horizons continue to expand.
Isabella is a fantastic teacher. Her deep knowledge of not only Italian, but of Italy itself make her lessons fun interesring and very practical.
Isabela is such a professional. As crcumstances change, she is completely accommodating to the extent she can be. So glad to be learnimg with her.
Love the use of videos. So much of communication is non-verbal, so it makes so much sense to watch the gestures of people while they are speaking Italian. Who knew that online learning could be so dynamic.
Today we began to learn the words to the song Lasciatemi Cantare in Italian. How fun! Love how Isabela mixes up the lessons to make them so interesting.
very helpful and easy to understand, but is always pushing you so that the most possible information is conveyed.
Isabela is the best. Can’t wait for the next lesson!
Un'altra lezione fantastica con Isabella!! Another fantastic lesson with Isabella!! I can feel my cofidence with Italian grow with each lesson. In addition, her knowledge of Italy and Italian culture make our lessons fun and interesting.
Isabella was fantastic in every way!
E stato fantastico in Goni mood, Gratzi❤️
Grazie mille, Isabella, for another great lesson. Her deep knowledge of Italian, patience, and teaching style is clearly helping me with pronunciation and common phrases, and is pushing my Italian skills to the next level.
Isabela is wonderful inspiring young kid to explore their interests and creativities. We look forward to working with her and spend lots of fun time with our daughter.
Isabela is the best! She really cares & tailors the lessons exactly to you, your needs & your interests. She has helped me so much & I always look forward to the next time we meet!
Thank you for another great lesson! I appreciate your patience as I build my confidence and skills
A great teacher shows you great things we are getting to know each other
She is super friendly. She is always prepared for the lessons and have a proper plan in conducting the classes. She notices everything and corrects even the smallest mistakes and makes sure that the student understands the basics clearly.
Had my first lesson with Isabella. She's a great Italian teacher and I'm looking forward to my next lessons. She quickly assessed my skill level and tailored the lesson to my needs.
A very fun lesson today! We covered nationalities, telling time, days of the week and months. Also entering/exiting stores and restaurants. Good advice about emergency exits and always having the American Embassy phone number handy. I'm getting so excited about my upcoming trip to Italy!Show More
What an interesting person love her
Isabela is the BEST!!!
Fun lesson! Isabela is informative and shares lots of historical and cultural information. I look forward to our lessons!
Excellent teacher, great mentor, exceeding the expectation.
She is a fantastic teacher and will structure your program based on your needs and learning style. She makes learning a lot of fun so it doesnt seem like work. She knows 5 languages so i might have to learn more than just romanian.
Isabela is a delightful person, and I enjoy taking her Italian lessons! She is very patient and really makes sure you learn the correct pronunciation.
Very good and friendly. She understands the level of the student and delivers the lessons based on that
Isabela is wonderful! She jumped right in & really learned about my specific situation so she could best make the lessons helpful to my own progress.
Isabela is a great teacher with a dynamic class and she gives a lot of tools so you can achieve your goal.
She is a fantasic teacher. Funny and engaging. Makes learning a lot easier.
She is very friendly and she takes effort to make aure that the pronunciation is accurate.
Isabela was a wonderful instructor to have during the short time I was able to interact with her! She goes out of her way to reach out to you and develop a plan for you to learn. Additionally, she also teaches the culture and offers advice on how not to get swindled as you travel! I definitely recommend her!Show More
Isabela dives right in to the language, providing immediate conversational Italian. Rapid pace, so take notes and keep up!
I am enjoying this! Thanks!
I love the work she does and how she understands how to teach without making it so I’m confused i understand her perfectly and love working with her
Isabela is a great teacher who truly has a passion for art. She took the time to share helpful tips and stories of her own experiences with our group of twelve, and did so in a fun and energetic manner. She managed to keep us all engaged and was a delight to have in our office. I would highly recommend Isabela!Show More
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I'm a Certified Interpreter in Italian (along with Romanian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese) by the Defense Language Institute Monterrey, California.
Since middle school I loved foreign languages which proved to be very rewarding starting with high school when traveling around the world with shooting competitions.
Study groups are welcome at a special rate.
Living in Italy and traveling countries on five continents allowed me the affinity of learning more about the culture but also develop preferences for myself.
I guarantee results.
Learning any foreign language opens doors in life whether on personal or professional level, and I sincerely believe that anybody can learn anything disregarding their age; in fact, I have friends who late in life decided to learn foreign languages or various skills that they always wanted to learn, so, I encourage you to do the same.
Defense Information Systems Agency HQ
Programmatic and training support to portfolio of cyber experts as well as leadership.
US Naval Forces Central Command, Fifth Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces
Develop, coordinate, communicate and assist in the implementation of Commander, US Naval Forces, Central Command's NAVCENT theater strategies to achieve the commander's long-range strategic vision in support of National Security and USCENTCOM guidance.
US Navy Europe, US Navy Africa, Sixth Fleet
Assigned to the Assessments Department to support operations in Europe and Africa. Traveled to area of responsibility to conferences, various organizational events, military exercises including afloat on US Navy's ships.
George Washington University
Florida Metropolitan University
Faculty of Law within the Academy of Police "Alexandru Ioan Cuza"
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Defense Language Institute
Defense Language Institute
Defense Language Institute
Defense Language Institute
Defense Language Institute
United States Coast Guard (USCG) Training Center Yorktown, Virginia
United States Coast Guard (USCG)
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
US Coast Guard
US Coast Guard
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