Karen Costa

Karen C.

Palmetto, GA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Insegno inglese a studenti di tutte le etá, da principianti ad avanzati. Imparare una seconda lingua dovrebbe essere divertente e gratificante ed io faccio del mio meglio per renderlo tale. Le mie lezioni sono create appositamente per ogni studente, a seconda del proprio bisogno e obiettivo. Non vedo l'ora di aiutarti ad imparare o migliorare il tuo inglese!

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!
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Karen teaches



Karen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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.

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Founder & CEO
Feb 2016 - Present
Beyond U

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.

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Bachelor's Degree in Communications
Jan 2013 - Jul 2015
Kennesaw State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


2015 Undergraduate Scholar of Research and Creative Activity
Apr 2015
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Who's Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges
Jan 2015
Who's Who Among Students

Photos & Videos

Italian at the Colosseum!
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How to make authentic Italian biscotti!
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20 Reviews

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Eric O. Jan 11, 2019
Italian · Online

My first lesson with Karen was fantastic. She is challenging as she is friendly, and eases you out of your comfort zone to really begin speaking the new language you want to learn. Looking forward to what the future lessons bring!

Carina Nov 13, 2018
Italian · Online

My lesson with Karen exceeded my expectations and they were high because her other reviews were excellent! She is warm, engaging, crystal clear in her explanations and creates a fun and supportive learning environment. I was a bit wary about pursing lessons remotely but now I am a believer!

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Chase Oct 15, 2018
Italian · In studio

Excellent lesson plans and instruction. Karen makes language learning simple and fun.

ileno Oct 7, 2018
Italian · Online

Very good communicator and listener to our needs

Donna Oct 3, 2018
Italian · Online

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!

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Mark Sep 7, 2018
Italian · In studio

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.

Eric Aug 31, 2018
Italian · Online

Karen has great rapport and a fun way to teach. She's the real deal - "autentica"

Nancy E. Jul 21, 2018
Italian · Online

I loved my lesson! Karen was not only a great instructor but I had so much fun!!

ONUR O. Jul 4, 2018
Italian · Online

well done

Simone Jun 30, 2018
Italian · Online

She is super nice and kind! She is exceptional with kids! Highly recommend

Dennis May 1, 2018
Italian · Online

Excellent first lesson, I really enjoyed it.

Laura Oct 8, 2017
Italian · Online

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.

Nick Aug 28, 2017
Italian · Online

First lesson done and I couldn't be happier. Karen is super supportive and very professional.

Francisco C. Aug 8, 2017
Italian · Online

She is a very professional instructor, very focus, she is a great option.

Spike and Lion K. Jul 11, 2017
Italian · Online

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 : )

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Margarita Jun 19, 2017
Italian · Online

Karen is perfect teacher!

Malia Jun 19, 2017
Italian · Online

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!!!

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Jim B. Jun 13, 2017
Italian · Online

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.

Chuck May 14, 2017
Italian · Online

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!!!

Bob Mar 13, 2017
Italian · Online

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.

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