Simona Battaglia

Simona B.

San Diego, CA

About Simona B.

Simona teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I was born and raised in Italy. When I moved to the States in 2005, I barely spoke English. That's why I decided to start teaching Italian, so that I could help people traveling to Italy speak the language. I realized how difficult it was to go to a foreign country and not be able buy something as simple as bread.

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Experience

Italian instructor

Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Language Door School San Diego

Italian teacher

Jan 2010 - Jan 2012
Language Trainers New York

I worked with individual students to their preferred location.
Being very patient, have a sense of creativity, and the ability to use the latest technology ensuring a productive learning environment for learners of foreign languages

Italian teacher

Feb 2008 - Jan 2009
Berlitz school of Languages

I barely used books, i preferred to use flash cards and multimedias to have an higher impact on the language.

Italian teacher

Jan 2006 - Jan 2008
Converse International School of Languages

I enjoyed working with federal employees relocating to Italy.
I used short movie clips, iItalian songs and took the students to the mall or Italian restaurants to resemble outdoor situations.

Education

Degree In Graphic and Web Designer

Sep 2000 - Jul 2002
I.P.S.S.T.C.

Tourism Management and Cultural Heritage

Sep 1995 - Jul 1999
IPSCT G. Falcone, Naples, Italy

Technical Business Management

Sep 1990 - Jul 1995
G. Minzoni

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency
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23 Reviews on Simona B.

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Amelia C. Sep 7, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Amelia really enjoyed the first lesson. She is looking forward to the next session and in the meantime we took Simona's excellent advise to keep practicing during the week. Thanks Simona!😀😀
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Carole M. Aug 19, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Absolutely wonderful! Simona is very patient and encouraging. Cannot wait for my next lesson!
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David R. Aug 16, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
My girls (8 and 11 years old) really enjoyed their lessons with Simona. She was able to structure the lessons to meet their individual needs and interests. One of my favorite moments was coming home from work to see yellow post it notes on many household appliances and furniture as she had the girls go label these items in Italian as a fun little "quiz". Simona was the perfect solution to introducing my girls to the language of their relatives. We'll be back once our schedule allows.
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Stevie Aug 1, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Simona e' meraviglioso! I've had only three lessons but she has been so patient and is a great teacher. I'm looking forward to having conversations in Italian!
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Tina Aug 1, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Simona is great with my daughter. She is very patient and works well with my 8-year-old. My daughter has learned several words in Italian, and our goal is to continue to take lessons from Simona on an ongoing basis as we travel to Italy every summer. I think that my little one will be much more comfortable with her cousins next summer after taking lessons from Simona for the year.
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Aaron L. Jul 22, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Simona is a very patient and insightful teacher. She develops a lesson plan that works for her specific students needs. Excellent-I highly recommend her!
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Aaron L. Jul 22, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Simona is a very patient and insightful teacher. She develops a lesson plan that works for her specific students needs. Excellent-I highly recommend her!
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Maria R. Jul 6, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
First lesson completed and both girls had a lot of fun!
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Stuart D. Jun 23, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Very helpful. I really like the system she has in place. Took the extra time to explain all questions. So far I'm a big fan.
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Victoria Jun 4, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Victoria really enjoyed her first lesson with Simona! She was friendly, knowledgable, and personable.
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