Stefania Pinton
Chicago, IL
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Stefania Pinton

Stefania P.

Chicago, IL
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This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I feel that learning in general and learning a foreign language in particular is about repetition and I ask my students to repeat everything I teach over and over again until they know it by heart. I keep my lessons simple to avoid overwhelming the students and to allow time for them to repeat what they learned earlier. I teach the words that form part of the so called core vocabulary; words that are chosen according to frequency and range (in the sense that they “occur across a wide variety of texts”) It is often said that the first 2000 most frequent words cover approximately 90% of the vocabulary used by native-speakers in daily conversations. This means that for a student they represent the basic resource to be able to communicate.

About Stefania P.

I am Italian. I moved to Canada first and the US next in my thirties. I love teaching. I own a retail training and consulting company. I have taught Italian on and off over the years and have always loved doing it. I am very passionate about the topics I teach and have a clear understanding of the complexities of learning and most importantly remembering things that are new to us. Hence, my obsession with repetition and never move to the next lesson until prior ones are fully mastered. I use multiple tricks to make a lesson engaging, different and fun to attend.

My hourly fee accounts for the fact that I am available to give in person lessons (more effective than online), can accommodate a student's busy schedule and my hourly rate can be for one or more students at a time. So, if you have family of friends who can come with you which would allow you to share in the cost, my fee does not change and neither does the quality of my lessons.

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Nick S.
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Outstanding! Went slow, and steady with the pace that I needed. Also very thorough.

Posted Jan 11, 2020
Sam
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Excellent teacher. Recommend highly

Posted Dec 28, 2019
Sam
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Excellent teacher.

Posted Jul 15, 2019
Inna B.
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Stefania was a great teacher, full of energy and encouragement. She customized the lesson plan for our needs (traveling to Italy, and wanting a crash course in conversational Italian). She made the learning fun, and even made the grammar piece (the hardest part of Italian) go quick! I feel motivated to study for our next lesson, and look forward to it.

Posted Jun 10, 2019
Bill
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Great first lesson! We're building a house from the foundation up!

Posted Sep 18, 2018

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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