- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach English to Italian-speaking students of all levels, from beginners to advanced. I believe that learning a second language should be fun and rewarding and I try my best to make it so. I make custom lesson based on each individual student's need and his/her goals. I look forward to helping you learn or improve your English!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 3+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2014
My mission is to help everyone, from beginner to expert, feel comfortable engaging in Italian conversations and believing that learning a second language is not only necessary but possible!
I provide lessons to people of all ages determined to learn or improve Italian. Each lesson is customized based on the specific needs of each student and the goals they are ready to achieve.
~Parlare é la chiave per imparare~
Cancellation or reschedule policy: If you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson, I will be happy to do so but would require 24 hours notice prior to your scheduled lesson time. After the 24h notice period, the full amount of the lesson will be charged. Emergencies are excluded.
Founded a non-profit study abroad program organization to take U.S. students to the beautiful country of Italy! We offer semester, yearly and summer programs all across the country, from the cultural cities of Florence, Rome and Turin, to the stunning countryside of Tuscany and Emilia Romagna.
Being an exchange student myself simply changed my life. Not only did my American Dream come true, but it gave me a new dream that is much bigger than myself: changing other people’s lives and making their dreams come true. That is why I started Beyond U.
Beyond U is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational exchange organization designed to help students study or work abroad for a semester or full academic year. Beyond U has a network of host families all around the world whose main purpose is to ensure that students have an incredible experience that will impact their lives far beyond the program. At Beyond U we believe that building relationships is the cornerstone to cultural awareness and appreciation as well as to becoming well rounded citizens of the world.
Excellent lesson plans and instruction. Karen makes language learning simple and fun.
Very good communicator and listener to our needs
I'm three classes in, and so far am very happy with Karen as a tutor. She is a great teacher, very patient, and has a ton of prepared tools and activities to help scaffold learning the material. She is also well versed in the structure of language so we can talk things like articles, reflexive verbs, etc. I love the verb chart! She clearly has a lot of experience and knows what she's doing. I'm excited to learn a ton more from Karen!+ Read More
Karen is a great instructor and has tailored our lessons to my specific level and needs. She takes extra time to explain concepts and also spends extra time to provide customized
study material between lessons.
Karen has great rapport and a fun way to teach. She's the real deal - "autentica"
I loved my lesson! Karen was not only a great instructor but I had so much fun!!
She is super nice and kind! She is exceptional with kids! Highly recommend
Excellent first lesson, I really enjoyed it.
Karen was fantastic. She paid attention to how much I knew and pitched the class at exactly the right level. I learned a lot! She listened to what I wanted to achieve in our lessons and I really appreciate that. I look forward to our next lesson.
First lesson done and I couldn't be happier. Karen is super supportive and very professional.
She is a very professional instructor, very focus, she is a great option.
We are so happy we have Karen as our teacher! I started my two sons 4 & 8 with her as well as my own lesson with her about 5 weeks ago. She makes learning Italian fun, she's got great energy and is enthusiastic but also patient. Plus she's from Rome so she always makes sure our probounciation sounds great! We all love our lessons with Karen : )+ Read More
Karen is perfect teacher!
Karen is a fun and enthusiastic teacher! She's been tutoring my sons through online sessions who are 8 & 4 and they love speaking Italian with her. I've been doing my own lessons with her seaparatly from theirs and we all have a great time practicing our Italian with her. She's exactly what we wanted in a teacher and we all highly recommend her!!!+ Read More
Karen has an intuitive sense of a student's needs and abilities and fashions a lesson accordingly. She is a very pleasant and supportive teacher.
I have one word to describe Karen: Fantastic. She helps to establish your objectives and learning style; then she builds a program for you to learn properly. I am very happy with her teaching and my progress. I highly recommend her!!!
If you are in need of an instructor in Italian I recommend you look no further. You will not be disappointed in the quality and expertise of her instruction. Karen is well prepared, organized, and structured. She has a genuine love for the Italian language which makes her lessons and learning experience fun. She has an effective teaching approach which maximizes your understanding and skill at speaking Italian. Karen lays out what you will learn in your lesson for the day and sticks to the plan. Her post lesson follow-up is exceptional and a valuable aid to learning. Karen has a tremendous and kind personality and is patient with her students. As an added plus, Karen is a native Italian which serves to add a quality and realism to her lessons. I would highly recommend Karen as a Italian language instructor.+ Read More