Martina Zandonella

Martina Z.

Las Vegas, NV

About Martina Z.

Background check: Last verified 05/16/2016
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Martina teaches: Ages 6 and up
Teaching since: September 2010
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

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.

Photos and Videos

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

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 Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

PGCE

Jul 2013
Bath Spa University

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

PGCE

Jul 2013
Bath Spa University

Awards

Ski Instructor

Feb 2016
PSIA

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Apr 2013
DofE
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3 Reviews on Martina Z.

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Frank Feb 8, 2016
Italian · In studio
Verified Student
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.
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Jonas W. Sep 4, 2015
Italian · In studio
Verified Student
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!
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Doug H. May 27, 2015
Italian · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent instructor. Very willing to adjust lesson based on needs and progress.