Simona Battaglia

Simona B.

San Diego, CA
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Simona delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2005

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. I know how difficult it is to go to a foreign country and not be able to buy something as simple as bread.

I will send you links, we will read together, watch videos, talk to each other. No need to buy any book with me, I will send you everything.

Are you ready to learn? Because I am happy to teach you.

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 meeting their needs.
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

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

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33 Reviews

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Sean H. Dec 5, 2017
Italian · Online

Really enjoyed the lesson! Looking forward to learning more next week!

melissa Dec 3, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona is amazing! I’m picking italian up faster than I thought because of how well she teaches it. My 2 kids are joining in every other session and are loving it! My younger son takes the first 15 minutes because his attention span is shorter. Then my 10 year old daughter and I finish the session together. I couldn’t be happier!

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Sally M. Dec 1, 2017
Italian · Online

I had my first lesson with Simona today and was very impressed with her instruction style. I think I will be learning a lot from her over the next few months!

bob Nov 14, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona is very intelligent. She was able to quickly assess my skill level and then design instruction to meet my needs. Everyone has a unique learning style and Simona was mindful of mine as she crafted learning experiences to help me advance. She has a kind patient, and gentle manner which puts the student at ease. Over the years I've had several foreign language instructors, Simona is by far the best ever.

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Sandra Sep 25, 2017
Italian · Online

I enjoyed my first lesson very much ! Simona explains things very well and I am excited that on my first lesson she already has me responding back in Italian. Can't wait for the next lesson !

joe S. Sep 25, 2017
Italian · Online

My first lesson with Simona was wonderful. She is very patient, knows how to use the internet to teach online, has a comfortable presence and is able to help you along with ease and grace! Please employ her for her wisdom, charm and knowledge.

Dmitri Sep 6, 2017
Italian · Online

Tutto bene.

Jackie Aug 5, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona is an excellent teacher. As a native speaker, Simona has extensive knowledge of Italian. But she is also well-versed in English grammar and sentence structure. She keeps lessons challenging and fun and is a patient and kind teacher. Simply the best!

Stuart Aug 5, 2017
Italian · Online

I took lessons before I went to Italy. I had studied the language before, Simona really helped get my groove back! Highly recommend!

Matt Jun 23, 2017
Italian · Online

Great first lesson! Excited to learn more!

Amelia C. Sep 7, 2016
Italian · Online

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!😀😀

Carole M. Aug 19, 2016
Italian · Online

Absolutely wonderful! Simona is very patient and encouraging. Cannot wait for my next lesson!

David R. Aug 16, 2016
Italian · Online

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

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!

Tina Aug 1, 2016
Italian · Online

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

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!

Aaron L. Jul 22, 2016
Italian · Online

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!

Maria R. Jul 6, 2016
Italian · Online

First lesson completed and both girls had a lot of fun!

Stuart D. Jun 23, 2016
Italian · Online

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.

Victoria Jun 4, 2016
Italian · Online

Victoria really enjoyed her first lesson with Simona! She was friendly, knowledgable, and personable.

Laura May 4, 2016
Italian · Online

Really enjoyed my first lesson. Simona was easy to work with and was very patient with me - I'm a true beginner.

Matteo C. Apr 30, 2016
Italian · Online

Lesson was great with my 5 year old. He learned a lot in just one class

Lauretta Z. Apr 9, 2016
· In studio

Simona is a fantastic teacher!

Connie C. Mar 31, 2016
Sewing · Online

Simona is so patient! I don't feel pushed or rushed. Also she is,very pleasant and knowledgeable. I always,look ford ti my next lesson.

Holly K. Feb 14, 2016
Sewing · In home

Love her. Great lady and very patient.

Roberto G. Feb 4, 2016
Italian · Online

Mu daughter never attended an online education and Simona makes so real that we do not feel the distance. In just two lessons I heard my daughter speaking few words in small sentences and she really really really enjoys the lessons.
Grazie mille Simona!

Nancy Nov 18, 2015
Italian · In studio

I took Italian lessons with Simona for several months. I was heading to Italy for work and would be living in Italy for 5 years.
Simona was very professional but keep the lessons interesting. She was very patient and thought of creative ways to help you retain the lessons.
She shared a lot of interesting things about Italy about the culture, Food, travel and what to expect. I consider Simona a friend and always a great teacher.
I would recommend her for Italian lessons to anyone.
And yes, I am fluent now :)

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Lynn Lipski Nov 15, 2015
Italian · Online

I highly recommend Simona as an Italian teacher. She is patient, thoughtful, and uses a variety of tools and techniques, such as flashcards, online written exercises, and conversation to teach and reinforce the lesson material. I have been taking weekly lessons with Simona for a few months now and am very happy with my experience. Outstanding!

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manish lodaya Nov 13, 2015
Magic · Online

I rate Simona very highly, both as a magician and a great teacher. She went out of her way to work with my seven year old son. It was heartening to see her teach and he be totally engrossed into learning the tricks. My son gained a lot of confidence and now goes about showing the tricks to his friends with proficiency. Simona is a quality teacher, disciplined, professional, timely and easy to work with. I would recommend her to anyone looking to learn magic be it a child or an adult.

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Ruby P. Nov 12, 2015
Italian · Online

Excellent teacher: flexible, very patient and creative when working to teach my son Italian for his upcoming trip. I highly recommend.

rami L. Sep 22, 2015
Magic · Online

Our first lesson with Simona went absolutely great, especially given that it was Rami's first lesson. She made the start so effortless and before we knew it Rami was already performing tricks with her. She is very talented, and also a great teacher.

Douglas Aug 15, 2015
Italian · In studio

She's the best! Her lessons are great and makes learning fun and easy. I'm not fluent in the language, but I can definitely get around after her teachings.

Kenji Aug 15, 2015
Italian · In home

Fun energetic practical and effective classes!

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