Valentina Sassi

Valentina S.

Birmingham, MI
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Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I'm Valentina and I'm Italian, born and raised in Torino, Italy. I've just moved here in Michigan and I'm very excited to share my language and tradition here! I have been teaching Italian for the past 3 years. As far as my teaching experience goes, I have previously tutored Italian for young students ranging in age from elementary school to adults while I still lived in Turin.
I’m outgoing, versatile and enthusiastic to share everything about my language, culture and traditions.

About Valentina S.

Hello everyone!I am Italian mother tongue and I have been teaching Italian for the past 3 years. While in college I acquired my Master's degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Turin. Currently I live in the Detroit and I would love to continue my passion for my Italian heritage by showing it off to others that lives here as well. I am available to teach: Italian history, Language, Architecture, Document translation from Italian to English and from English to Italian as well as anything else you need to know about the Italian culture!! As far as my teaching experience goes, I have previously tutored English and Italian for young students ranging in age from elementary school to young adults. I teach in person and online as well. I like to teach using books, photographs and videos and prepare sheets with lesson of grammar and exercises. I’m very open minded and according to your preference I can organize the best lessons for you.
Have a nice day!
Buona giornata!


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33 Reviews
Profile-location-online Online

Five Stars! I haven't used AutoCAD for quite a few years. Valentina is an amazing teacher. After a few lessons, I feel very confident in my skills. She answered all of my questions and taught me new tips and tricks. Thank you Valentina, I appreciate all of your help.

Posted Dec 1, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Valentina is a wonderful teacher. She is dedicated, concise and driven. She creates a very friendly atmosphere of learning and is available to answer any questions. She assisted me with pronunciation, conjugations and knowledge to learn the aspects of Italian as a beginner. Bravo !!

Posted Sep 29, 2020
Lorna S.
Profile-location-online Online

So far I'm really enjoying my lessons! She is very patient with me as she's a native speaker and I'm just learning. I like the fact that she included a downloadable lesson plan. Thanks!

Posted Apr 25, 2020
Carlos Victoria
Profile-location-online Online

Valentina is an excellent instructor/Teacher.
I highly recommend her for any Auto Cad tutorial

Posted Apr 11, 2020
Sandra Z.
Profile-location-online Online

My first experience with Valentina. She was engaging and was interested in learning what level I was at and how she could help. Should be a fun experience.

Posted Jan 24, 2020
Vito C.
Profile-location-online Online

Wow! Valentina and I made an instant connection. I am amazed at not only how she obviously knows Italian but how she knows the structure of English in relation to Italian. Looking forward to developing my Italian language skills

Posted Dec 11, 2019
Gomer S.
Profile-location-online Online

Our high school son was studying a semester in Italy and knew no Italian. We hired Valentina after reading the great reviews and were more than pleased. She was flexible and accommodating to a very tight schedule and our son learned a lot from her. She sprinkled in some cultural and historical lessons on Italy but primarily language. Valentina is high energy, organized and a great teacher. High marks for punctuality, personality and teaching! She even offered to help him once in Italy which we may explore if needed. Thanks Valentina! A wonderful experience.

Posted Jan 26, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

First lesson was good, although we had some technical difficulties using Skype -- probably my fault not Valentina's -- and ended up speaking by phone. Once we get that worked out, I expect to improve my conversational Italian, with special emphasis on conjugating verbs. So wonderful to speak with someone whose first language is Italian.

Posted Jan 22, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Great with Italia language! She is also great with working people on times and schedules... I recommend her for anybody wanting to learn, or wanting to travel to Italia...She is also well versed in Culture; which was a very big favorite for me. A big ++.../Salute! ^_^

Posted Nov 7, 2018
David & Susan H.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Valentina did a great job! As beginners, she was very patient going over the lesson with us, and she answered all of our questions. She made the experience very fun and we look forward to our next lesson!

Posted May 20, 2018
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

So far, so good for my first lesson with Valentina! I look forward to the rest of our sessions!

Posted May 8, 2018
Peggy ..
Profile-location-online Online

Valentina is very personable and seems really interested in helping me. I enjoyed my time with her!

Posted Jun 7, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

Valentina, is a wonderful teacher, She gets me used to hearing the language, since much of the fluidity of a new language revolves around the ear and hearing, and pronouncing the new words. She has given me a language course with background, and a grounding in grammar; and helps me with the words and idioms the I will use when I am in Italy. I am extremely happy with my lessons.

Posted May 2, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Valentina did an excellent job teaching/trying to teach us Italian. She is smart, very pleasant, accommodating and a good teacher. You can't ask for much more.

Posted May 2, 2017
Dania M.
Profile-location-online Online

Valentina is very good teacher.

Posted Jan 24, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

As a beginner, I was very satisfied with my lesson. Valentina was very patient with me as well as being very helpful.

Posted Jan 24, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

I didn't receive the help for which I had signed up. The 1st class she didn't have her computer and she said she wanted to just meet with me and discuss what we would learn. The second class was fairly productive, but she wasn't familiar with my newer version of AutoCad so we spend more time figuring out where to locate design items than learning how to modify them. The last lesson was a joke. The internet connection she used was simply to slow and I couldn't screen share or follow what she was doing.

I think this was the wrong way for me to get the help I needed.

Posted Jan 24, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

We introduced ourselves and planned for what we would discuss in future lessons. However, she did not have her computer with her so we couldn't get into any details so I am withholding judgement until we have had a chance to work together

Posted Jan 3, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

Had done 3-4 online courses with Valentina before a vacation to France. Lessons were helpful and enjoyable.

Posted Oct 9, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My son enjoyed his beginner's Spanish lesson. Valentina was thorough and concise. She even provided him with homework for the week. Great experience.

Posted Aug 8, 2016
Dawn P.
Profile-location-online Online

Had my first lesson with Valentina. I really enjoyed her method of teaching. She is patient and very enjoyable.

Posted Apr 28, 2016
Profile-location-online Online

Valentina is such a talented language teacher! She really has a way of connecting you with the language so that it sticks in your mind. She helped me a lot with my pronunciation as well!

Posted Apr 12, 2016
Mandy Wallace
Profile-location-online Online

Not only is Valentina teaching me how to speak Italian, she is teaching me about culture, food, proper ways to say things and etiquette. She is wonderful!

Posted Mar 7, 2016
Profile-location-online Online

I have been through 3 Italian lessons via Skype with Valentina and she has been wonderful! I have a tricky schedule, and she has been very flexible and patient with finding time for me and my many time changes. Her lessons are very clear and put together well and she is patient and helpful with her teachings. She will take extra time to make sure everything is clear and understood before moving onto the next topic. I can't wait to continue learning Italian with Valentina!

Posted Feb 17, 2016
Profile-location-online Online

I have had 2 lessons so far. I have found Valentina to be personable and professional. She is very helpful in customizing the lessons to my needs. I look forward to my future lessons.

Posted Feb 5, 2016
Cheryl Trenwith
Profile-location-online Online

Very personable and very flexible.

Posted Jan 9, 2016
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Valentina offers valuable and insightful lessons that are tailored around your needs. Thank you, Valentina!

Posted Nov 22, 2015
Profile-location-online Online

Has thought out lesson plans and she helps a lot with pronunciation since she is a native speaker. I've definitely enjoyed my lessons!

Posted Nov 8, 2015
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Valentina is an amazing insteuctor! She has been very accommodating to my schedule. She is passionate about Italy and truly enjoys teaching the language. It has been a really fun experience learning from her, I can't wait to learn more!

Posted Nov 8, 2015
Stephen M.
Profile-location-online Online

I have enjoyed my first Skype Italian lesson with Valentina. We spoke from dieci to undici. Much to learn. She offered to blend some ancestry vocabulary into the lessons, which meshes well with my prime motivation to learn.

Posted Nov 7, 2015
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Valentina is very personable and friendly, my husband and I are taking a trip to Italy next year and we wanted to learn mainly some basic words to get by, but she has helped us even beyond the basics. I recommend Valentina highly, you will not be disappointed.

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kind and original way to teach!!!

Posted Sep 14, 2015
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Valentina is an awesome teacher!She is very prepared and patient!
I will suggest her to everyone that wants to learn Italian!:)

Posted Sep 14, 2015


Italian teacher
Sep 2012 - Present

Private lessons

I am Italian mother tongue and I have been teaching Italian for the past 3 years. As far as my teaching experience goes, I have previously tutored English and Italian for young students ranging in age from elementary school to young adults for three years while I still lived in Turin.

Jul 2011 - Present

Several architecture studios

I'm an Italian Architect with a lot of creativity. I worked for more than two years in several Architecture Studios of Italy and Michigan. I realized residential, commercial, retail and interior design projects. I am experienced with software like AutoCAD 2d and 3d, 3d studio max, sketch Up, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.


Master's Degree in Architecture
Sep 2005 - Mar 2011

Polytechnic of Turin



Professional Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency

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