Simona Strianese

Simona S.

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Practice makes perfect! My teaching style is based on language living rather than language studying, and while I will provide you with all of the tools to apply the correct grammar rules I encourage you to make mistakes, and learn naturally by being exposed to the language. I am 100% Italian native speaker, and I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge of the Italian language and culture with you .

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  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor Degree with Honors in Arts and Letters with Major in English and Minor in Spanish from The University of Southern Mississippi

Reviews (65)

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Adrienne S. Jun 11, 2019
Italian · Online

Rick Jun 1, 2019
Italian · Online

I enjoy working with Simona. She’s truly dedicated to helping her students achieve their goals. She stresses the basics before moving on to developing a strong vocabulary and structuring sentences. Simona is very personable and likes getting to know you, using this as a good learning tool. Five Stars!

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Laura E. Mar 28, 2019
Italian · Online

Simona really simplifies the learning experience and shares little nuggets of knowledge every week that are easy to remember and apply. Highly recommend her.

Laura E. Mar 19, 2019
Italian · Online

Patient, enthusiastic, encouraging, spontaneous. Great guide for this beginner negotiating the early stages of learning Italian. Looking forward to continuing the learning experience with Simona. She makes the journey fun and a lot less intimidating than I expected it to be. Thank you Simona!

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Laura E. Feb 28, 2019
Italian · Online

Fun, informative, encouraging - awesome first lesson. Highly recommend Simona.

Marcos Cancado Feb 26, 2019
Italian · Online

Vince S. Feb 24, 2019
Italian · Online

Christine L. Dec 17, 2018
Italian · Online

Simona is always fun and easy to talk to. She makes you feel very confident in what you are doing and a good cheerleader for you.

Charles C. Dec 16, 2018
Italian · Online

After a comparatively long hiatus I resumed my Italian lessons with Simona...and the instruction and learning was as usual...superior..., in content, understanding and 'hopefully'...retention. Simona, is directive, without being judgemental, and encouraging without being false...as she corrects when necessary and praises when good effort that is accurate is realized. So, another good lessons, in time well spent.

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Rick Nov 28, 2018
Italian · Online

Fabulous and fun!

Charles C. Sep 2, 2018
Italian · Online

as always Simona era magnifica

Rick Aug 22, 2018
Italian · Online

I keep signing up for more lessons with Simona to maintain consistency. I couldn’t be more pleased with my progress.

Leslie Jun 8, 2018
Italian · Online

Simona is the greatest Italian teacher!!!!

Michael B. Mar 27, 2018
Italian · Online

wonderful!!!

Bob Mar 5, 2018
Italian · Online

Charles C. Mar 1, 2018
Italian · Online

Today was a very dynamic lesson with Simona...and though I was not totally prepared...Simona's dynamism in methodology and adjustment to student's weaknesses and strengths transformed what could have been tedious and less productive (had it not been she)... into...a very productive and positive lesson in grammar, usage and review. So, once again, an A+ for Simona ... and... the report card is not in for this student yet...!

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Adrienne S. Feb 13, 2018
Italian · Online

She is fantastic. i enjoy my lessons with her so much!!

Alessandro C. Jan 16, 2018
Italian · Online

My son had his first lesson with Simona, and he said
he loved it.

Jonathan Jan 16, 2018
Italian · Online

The teaching is great but the connection has a delay which makes following the lesson difficult.

Jennifer S. Jan 14, 2018
Italian · Online

Everything was perfect except my failure to be set up properly at my end. Will be making a few changes now so I am able to get the most out of the lesson. Ordered my books through Amazon.com so hoping they arrive by the third lesson.

Janet Dec 27, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona is an excellent instructor and is very personable. The one on one lessons with Simona are great as she teaches according to my individual knowledge and willingness to learn. At present she is preparing me for an Italian trip in January.

Jonathan Dec 21, 2017
Italian · Online

Great experience with a few minor connection issues but only slight delays.

Charles C. Dec 7, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona has enthusiasm, precise description, accurate knowledge of English grammar and its Italian counterpart, as she can draw fine distinctions in usage and appropriate grammatical application. So, though I am little more than a beginner she hones both skill and lingual appetite to learn more and learn better.

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John Oct 25, 2017
Italian · Online

Kayla E. Oct 24, 2017
Italian · Online

Fantastic first lesson

Leslie Oct 19, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona has made my Italian lessons so fun. She is an exceptional teacher! I look forward each class!

Christine L. Oct 18, 2017
Italian · Online

Annie Oct 9, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona is fabuloso!

Elisa J. Oct 5, 2017
Italian · Online

I really enjoyed learning from Simona today. :-)

Laura Oct 4, 2017
Italian · Online

Charles C. Sep 25, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona makes learning Italian fun, and reduces the the difficulty, as she is not critical in the student's making of mistakes. She does not have unrealistic expectations as to grammatical construction and she lightens the lesson with humour and questions relating to the Italian exercise as it applies to ones self. She illustrates usage with her 'chat journal' as she types out each and every sentence and or construction, so one has a visual reference to lessons, and or the answer to questions as they may or may not relate directly...yet, they add to the learning experience.

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Leslie Sep 25, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona is an EXCELLENT instructor!!!!

Leslie Sep 25, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona is an excellent instructor!!

Michael B. Sep 20, 2017
Italian · Online

Annie Sep 10, 2017
Italian · Online

Charles C. Sep 7, 2017
Italian · Online

As always Simona is informative, patient as well as being focused and didactic as she corrects gently and points out errors without making one feel embarrassed.

Rick Aug 23, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona makes it fun and gives full explanations of what we learned and how to use the words. Structuring a sentence properly helps the learning process. Can't wait for my next lesson.

Edie K. Aug 14, 2017
Italian · Online

Bob Aug 14, 2017
Italian · Online

Awesome first lesson!!!

Kayla D. Jun 29, 2017
Italian · Online

She is fantastic and I am thrilled to work with her!

Nicolas C. May 14, 2017
Italian · Online

doug May 4, 2017
Italian · Online

Excellent first class!

Joan S. May 1, 2017
Italian · Online

Just took my first lesson and loved it. Simona was great to work with.

Madeline Apr 30, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona is very professional and really makes learning Italian fun too. She takes time to answer my questions and helps me learn at my own pace.

michael Apr 18, 2017
Italian · Online

Very good experience.

Mark Z. Apr 15, 2017
Italian · Online

Charles C. Apr 1, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona is 'fantabulous', she is informative, linguistically knowledgeable, possess clear understanding of English grammar; which is an all but dead discipline, applies it to Italian, and for the interested and eager student makes learning that much more rapid and enjoyable. I had a mere fractional knowledge of Italian before I started with Simona, I know in a reasonable amount of time with application and study I will reach my goal of being conversant and comfortable in Italian. I look forward to many many lessons with Ms. Strianese as she imparts language understanding, usage and both formal and familiar Italian communication.

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Extraordinary C. Mar 28, 2017
Italian · Online

Awesome first lesson

Paul M. Mar 28, 2017
Italian · Online

Excellent. It is just what I need. Lots of grammar, lots of conversation, not too rigid (we fluidly move through different subjects). Good sharing of resources to help me learn and study further. Excellent! Grazie.

Kenny Mar 26, 2017
Italian · Online

Great teacher!

Rosanna Mar 21, 2017
Italian · Online

It is my first lesson but I am already loving it, Simona is great!!

Todd M. Mar 13, 2017
Italian · Online

Its only been one lesson, but it was terrific. Simona does a great job reviewing the key information, repeating it to help me understand, sending notes from our lesson that I can look back on, and finally sending training materials that I can review in advance of the next session.
Thank you Simona, I look forward to our future lessons !

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Maria Mar 12, 2017
Italian · Online

Wonderful, and very clear in instructions, and great detail use of the language.

Paul M. Mar 7, 2017
Italian · Online

kimberly B. Mar 6, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona is patient and is meeting my needs of learning conversational Italian before I go on my trip to Italy.

Jim K. Feb 21, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona has a very clear teaching style and I'm enjoying our lessons.

Jim K. Feb 13, 2017
Italian · Online

Informative, engaging, clear and pleasant.

Vince S. Feb 12, 2017
Italian · Online

Knowledgeable and very patient with kids.

Zoreh Feb 4, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona is a patient and professional teacher. She can explain grammar rules in a way that make sense and help you remember. I like and look forward to our weekly lessons

Vince S. Jan 29, 2017
Italian · Online

Adrienne S. Jan 25, 2017
Italian · Online

I really like Simona. She is fun and easy to talk to, I like the way she integrates
the information into the lessons. It feels more like emersion type of teaching which I feel works better for me.

Norm M. Jan 17, 2017
Italian · Online

Simona is a great and patient instructor. It was easy to understand and easy to ask her questions. The time went by to quickily,, lots to learn and remember for the next class but Simona again made it good to be in her class. I like the one on one concept. I learned a lot.

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James T. Dec 18, 2016
Italian · Online

Made sure that my son understood all aspects before moving on to the next topic. He is excited for his next lesson

Norm Nov 29, 2016
Italian · Online

Enjoy the idea of learning a new language,
I like Simona's method of teaching, patient with me.

Eddie Oct 28, 2016
Italian · In studio

Simona was so fun to work with. She made it easy to learn what I needed to know for speaking better Italian. Thank you so much, Simona!



Education

Bachelor Degree with Honors in Arts and Letters with Major in English and Minor in Spanish
Oct 2009 - Dec 2013

The University of Southern Mississippi


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency


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