Peter Mortenson

Peter M.

Salt Lake City, UT
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have a conversation-based curriculum I designed based on my 5 years of teaching introductory Italian. My lessons are fun and get you communicating in the language as quickly as possible. The book I send you will outline the basics of Italian grammar, and we fill in with additional vocabulary according to student interest.
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Peter delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I love sharing knowledge! Math has always been a passion for me, and I competed in several math competitions even in elementary school. Since then I have tutored many students in math from a fourth grade level to college math. I scored a 34 on the ACT and I enjoy helping others achieve their dreams by getting college scholarships. I lived in Italy for more than 2 years and have worked as an Italian teacher and tutor for 5 years. I have been playing guitar and making music for 19 years. You can check out my CD, "Songs from Pablo's Attic," on Spotify and iTunes. I am currently attending graduate school at the University of Utah and our tutoring endeavors help us work through school in a meaningful way.

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Aug 2015 - Present
University of Utah School of Dentistry
Italian BA
Sep 2008 - May 2015
Brigham Young University


Professional Proficiency

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6 Reviews

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JOEL Sep 29, 2018
Italian · Online

Peter is an awesome teacher. He makes the italian language easy to learn and also fun!

Laila Sep 22, 2018
Italian · Online

Peter was patient and very kind. He was fun and made immediately my daughter at ease and helped her connect and work through the class. She is only 6 and he was just great with her!

Kerry Apr 21, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Peter is fantastic. He established rapport right away with my 12 yo and provided instruction in a manner that she was able to understand and return demonstrate. She had a very good experience and is excited about learning to play the guitar.

Julie & Steve R. Jan 17, 2018
Italian · Online


Jo Nov 6, 2017
Italian · Online

I was a bit nervous, not knowing what to expect prior to this first lesson. Peter provided great information to use as a study guide, is patient and thorough in preparation for and during our lesson. I am really looking forward to continuing. THANK YOU, Peter!

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Pete Jul 25, 2017
Italian · In studio

Peter is an excellent one-on-one teacher for Italian. Based on his background, I'm not surprised to find him very knowledgable about the language as it is currently spoken. In our sessions, he often explains the nuances of words and phrases based on usage, is careful to guide correct pronunciation and adds in multiple phrases of common speech. He has assembled a workbook that is well-organized and clear; we have progressed through it week by week and it has a nice feel of building a usable knowledge of key verbs, words and phrases. Peter is great at teaching and sharing what he knows, and on top of all of this he is flexible to the student's pace, needs and interests. We paused in our progress through the workbook to focus on specific topics like directions, clothing, colors, food, the urban setting, etc. Weekly he sends me sentences via a Google doc and I work and them and send my translations into Italian back--works great! I am excited to have Peter as my teacher and I think you will be, too. I plan on working with him through the course and beyond. Grazie mille, Peter!

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