Martina Zandonella

Martina Z.

Las Vegas, NV
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About

Martina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
September 2010

I am an Italian living in Las Vegas since 2013. I have started teaching in 2010, first as an outdoor instructor and then as a language teacher in both private and state school in the UK, and as a private tutor in the USA. I am passionate about languages, in particular my mother tongue Italian, and Spanish, because they open new doors and allow for better communication and intercultural understanding. I aim to engage my students with a variety of teaching techniques to keep them interested, challenged and having fun!

I love the outdoors. I am a climber, ski instructor and a professional photographer.

Experience

Private tutor
Jan 2014 - Present
takelessons

Language teacher
Aug 2012 - Jul 2013
Various schools

Teaching placements during my Postgrad in Education

Outdoor Instructor, Italian Teacher
May 2010 - Sep 2012
Marlborough College

I thought languages in a prestigious British private school and organized and led trips and expeditions for them using foreign languages skills.

Education

Post Graduate Degree in Education
Sep 2012 - Jul 2013
Bath Spa University
Economics and Politics
Oct 2004 - Sep 2008
Bristol University

Languages

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

Certifications

PGCE
Jul 2013
Bath Spa University

PGCE
Jul 2013
Bath Spa University

A post graduate degree in Secondary education, Specialized in Language Teaching from one of the top British Universities

Awards

Ski Instructor
Feb 2016
PSIA
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Apr 2013
DofE

Photos & Videos

Leading an expedition in Peru. I have visited and worked in Spanish speaking countries multiple times.

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Leading student trip in Morocco

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With my students on a trekking trip

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Working as a photographer.

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Leading a student group in Perù.

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Teaching skiing

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9 Reviews

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Lara Oct 30, 2017
Italian · Online

Olivia Sep 20, 2017
Italian · Online

She explained everything thoroughly and made sure I was saying it correctly.

Christina Sep 13, 2017
Spanish · Online

Sofia Z. Jun 26, 2017
Italian · In studio

We stayed focused and I feel like we made lots of progress in just 45 minutes.

Kirsti A. Nov 5, 2016
Italian · In studio

Martina is a fantastic teacher.

Stephanie H. Oct 10, 2016
Spanish · In studio

Professional and very patient! I know she will be great for my son.

Frank Feb 8, 2016
Italian · In studio

Great. I was a little skeptical because Martina is from Trieste and my speaking is old Sicilian. But, it worked out very well. It will be a good time with her for the next few months before I return to Sicily later this year.

Jonas W. Sep 4, 2015
Italian · In studio

Martina is a fantastic native-speaking Italian language teacher who makes her lessons exciting and interesting. She has been very open and flexible towards catering to my specific needs as a student. I highly recommend Martina!

Doug H. May 27, 2015
Italian · In studio

Excellent instructor. Very willing to adjust lesson based on needs and progress.

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