Luisa Montagner

Luisa M.

Chesapeake, VA
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About

Luisa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 11+

Teaching since:
2008

Hi everyone!
I’m Luisa and I'm from Venice, Italy. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese studies and I'm currently attending a Master’s Program to become a qualified teacher of Italian for foreigners.

I started my journey as a tutor back in my hometown helping young students with their English, French, and German homework.
When I was 22 I moved to Japan, where I worked for one year as a Japanese language tutor at Yokohama National University to then move on to a job at Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute - a prestigious language school in the heart of Tokyo.
During my years in Japan, I have also worked as a private teacher of Italian for many different kinds of people: university students, US Navy sailors, elderly citizens, busy employees...You name it!

Now that I'm here in the US I want to continue this tutoring experience so I can share my love and passion for foreign languages with you: I promise it will be fun, entertaining, and mind-opening.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
[Disclaimer about my prices: TakeLessons.com holds a particularly high percentage of the lessons' revenues, so I will not receive all the money that you are investing. Please feel free to contact me for more information.]

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Experience

Administrative Assistant and Receptionist
Feb 2018 - Sep 2018
Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute, Tokyo, Japan

Employed at prestigious language school in the heart of Tokyo; Member of a high-volume student office (586 students in 2018). Office and reception duties performed in Japanese, English, French, and Italian and mediated by Japanese-only software.
In charge of English and Italian translations of various marketing material and school material; consistently recognized for timeliness and accuracy of translations.
Provided daily interpretation services (English, Italian, and French to and from Japanese) during hospital visits, administrative procedures at Tokyo Immigration Bureau and at several city ward offices, and for daily tasks such as shipment arrangements and utilities management for all Western students.

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Education

Professional Master’s Programme in Teaching and promoting the Italian language and culture to foreigners
Sep 2018 - Present
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Bachelor's Degree in Japanese Studies
Sep 2014 - Mar 2018
Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Japanese
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Zertifikat Deutsch (B1)
Jul 2011
Goethe Institut

First Certificate in English (B2)
Jul 2010
Cambridge University

Photos & Videos

Presentations :)
On a gondola boat in my hometown, Venice.

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Leading a tour through Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan).

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With my colleagues at Shinjuku Japanese Language School, Tokyo (Japan).

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In the famous "Libreria Acqua Alta", a historical bookshop in my hometown Venice (Italy).
Try and google it, that place is amazing!

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Enjoying a typical "aperitivo" on Lake Garda with my mom.
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6 Reviews

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Laura Feb 13, 2019
Japanese · Online

She's patient, explains the reasonings for things, and goes at a pace beneficial of learning

Chiho Jan 21, 2019
Italian · In studio

She was punctual, kind and helping. I wanted to brush up my speaking and she helped me building up my vocabulary.

Gaia Jan 20, 2019
Japanese · Online

Luisa is just a great teacher! She is very clear and professional, I love to study with her!

Charmaine Jan 20, 2019
Japanese · In studio

Luisa tutored me in Japanese at Yokohama National University. She was a wonderful teacher, going out of her way to create work such as guides and presentations. She really cared about my learning and invested a lot in me, often finding what way of learning worked best for me. She was extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of Japanese and her passion for the subject really shone through.

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Uyen Jan 19, 2019
Italian · Online

Loved all the lessons we had together. She was always funny, efficient and professional. She understands her students first and then teaches them accordingly. She taught me Italian but also consulted me on cultural and living issues in Italy because I was going to Tuscany. But what I appreciated the most was her approach to the language, explaining its stories or logic instead of telling me to blindly learn everything by heart.
Highly recommend to you!!!!!!!

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Camilla Jan 19, 2019
Japanese · In studio

I highly recommend Luisa for Japanese lessons! She tutored me for more than two years while I was studying Japanese in university. My pronunciation improved drastically thanks to her help. She is also very good at explaining grammar, providing examples and comparing various structures and expressions with others found in European languages.

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