Martina Zandonella

Martina Z.

Las Vegas, NV

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching Italian for 3 years in British public and private schools. My students develop not only knowledge of the language but also understanding of the Italy. I am passionate about my country and I like to teach Italian for that reason! With a degree in teaching I have learn to use a variety of learning methods to best suite my students: mnemonic, musical or using movements. Languages don't need to be boring!
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Martina teaches



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


Private tutor
Jan 2014 - Present

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.


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Jul 2013
Bath Spa University

Jul 2013
Bath Spa University

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


Ski Instructor
Feb 2016
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Apr 2013

Photos & Videos

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

Leading student trip in Morocco

With my students on a trekking trip

Working as a photographer.

Leading a student group in Perù.

Teaching skiing


13 Reviews

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Mark Mar 14, 2018
Italian · In studio

Great first lesson. We covered a lot of ground from the beginning. Professional, knowledgeable, and accomodating to my specific learning level of Italian.

Rikki R. Feb 20, 2018
Spanish · In home

We have had a few issues with scheduling, my fault completely... however Martina has been extremely patient and I appreciate that. Today was my first lesson, and Martina was great. I felt Very welcome, and I felt Like she really understood what exactly I needed In a lesson. I recommend her absolutely.

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Patty M. Feb 13, 2018
Italian · Online

Great first lesson!

Michelle Vick Dec 13, 2017
Italian · Online

Martina is a fantastic instructor. She takes the time to explain things in a way that is easily relatable.

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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