Simona Strianese

Simona S.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Conversation is in my opinion the most efficient method for remembering words long term and also the best method to learn grammar without stress. I am an Italian native speaker and through my teaching style I intend to boost your motivation to continue learning.

About Simona S.

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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Emma S.
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Posted Oct 1, 2020
Gage
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Posted Sep 11, 2020
Kim
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Posted Jun 25, 2020
Joanne I.
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Joanne Iannuzzelli. Simona is patient, encouraging , enthusiastic. I love having lessons with her. She is highly recommended

Posted Mar 25, 2020
Greg Viehman
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Excellent first session. Great materials to study and she is very good at teaching Italian. Highly recommend.

Posted Feb 26, 2020
Greg Viehman
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Posted Feb 24, 2020
Vince S.
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Posted Dec 29, 2019
Adrienne S.
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Posted Jun 11, 2019
Rick
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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!

Posted Jun 1, 2019
Laura E.
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Simona really simplifies the learning experience and shares little nuggets of knowledge every week that are easy to remember and apply. Highly recommend her.

Posted Mar 28, 2019
Laura E.
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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!

Posted Mar 19, 2019
Laura E.
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Fun, informative, encouraging - awesome first lesson. Highly recommend Simona.

Posted Feb 28, 2019
Marcos Cancado
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Posted Feb 26, 2019
Vince S.
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Posted Feb 24, 2019
Christine L.
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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.

Posted Dec 17, 2018
Charles C.
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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.

Posted Dec 16, 2018
Rick
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Fabulous and fun!

Posted Nov 28, 2018
Charles C.
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as always Simona era magnifica

Posted Sep 2, 2018
Rick
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I keep signing up for more lessons with Simona to maintain consistency. I couldn’t be more pleased with my progress.

Posted Aug 22, 2018
Leslie
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Simona is the greatest Italian teacher!!!!

Posted Jun 8, 2018
Michael B.
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wonderful!!!

Posted Mar 27, 2018
Bob
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Posted Mar 5, 2018
Charles C.
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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...!

Posted Mar 1, 2018
Adrienne S.
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She is fantastic. i enjoy my lessons with her so much!!

Posted Feb 13, 2018
Alessandro C.
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My son had his first lesson with Simona, and he said
he loved it.

Posted Jan 16, 2018
Jonathan
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The teaching is great but the connection has a delay which makes following the lesson difficult.

Posted Jan 16, 2018
Jennifer S.
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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.

Posted Jan 14, 2018
Janet
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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.

Posted Dec 27, 2017
Jonathan
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Great experience with a few minor connection issues but only slight delays.

Posted Dec 21, 2017
Charles C.
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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.

Posted Dec 7, 2017
John
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Posted Oct 25, 2017
Kayla E.
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Fantastic first lesson

Posted Oct 24, 2017
Leslie
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Simona has made my Italian lessons so fun. She is an exceptional teacher! I look forward each class!

Posted Oct 19, 2017
Christine L.
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Posted Oct 18, 2017
Annie
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Simona is fabuloso!

Posted Oct 9, 2017
Elisa J.
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I really enjoyed learning from Simona today. :-)

Posted Oct 5, 2017
Laura
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Posted Oct 4, 2017
Charles C.
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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.

Posted Sep 25, 2017
Leslie
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Simona is an EXCELLENT instructor!!!!

Posted Sep 25, 2017
Leslie
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Simona is an excellent instructor!!

Posted Sep 25, 2017
Michael B.
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Posted Sep 20, 2017
Annie
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Posted Sep 10, 2017
Charles C.
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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.

Posted Sep 7, 2017
Rick
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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.

Posted Aug 23, 2017
Edie K.
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Posted Aug 14, 2017
Bob
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Awesome first lesson!!!

Posted Aug 14, 2017
Kayla D.
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She is fantastic and I am thrilled to work with her!

Posted Jun 29, 2017
Nicolas C.
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Posted May 14, 2017
doug
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Excellent first class!

Posted May 4, 2017
Joan S.
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Just took my first lesson and loved it. Simona was great to work with.

Posted May 1, 2017
Madeline
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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.

Posted Apr 30, 2017
michael
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Very good experience.

Posted Apr 18, 2017
Mark Z.
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Posted Apr 15, 2017
Charles C.
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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.

Posted Apr 1, 2017
Extraordinary C.
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Awesome first lesson

Posted Mar 28, 2017
Paul M.
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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.

Posted Mar 28, 2017
Kenny
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Great teacher!

Posted Mar 26, 2017
Rosanna
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It is my first lesson but I am already loving it, Simona is great!!

Posted Mar 21, 2017
Todd M.
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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 !

Posted Mar 13, 2017
Maria
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Wonderful, and very clear in instructions, and great detail use of the language.

Posted Mar 12, 2017
Paul M.
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Posted Mar 7, 2017
kimberly B.
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Simona is patient and is meeting my needs of learning conversational Italian before I go on my trip to Italy.

Posted Mar 6, 2017
Jim K.
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Simona has a very clear teaching style and I'm enjoying our lessons.

Posted Feb 21, 2017
Jim K.
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Informative, engaging, clear and pleasant.

Posted Feb 13, 2017
Vince S.
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Knowledgeable and very patient with kids.

Posted Feb 12, 2017
Zoreh
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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

Posted Feb 4, 2017
Vince S.
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Posted Jan 29, 2017
Adrienne S.
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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.

Posted Jan 25, 2017
Norm M.
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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.

Posted Jan 17, 2017
James T.
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Made sure that my son understood all aspects before moving on to the next topic. He is excited for his next lesson

Posted Dec 18, 2016
Norm
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Enjoy the idea of learning a new language,
I like Simona's method of teaching, patient with me.

Posted Nov 29, 2016
Eddie
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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!

Posted Oct 28, 2016

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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