Valentina Sassi

Valentina S.

Birmingham, MI
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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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  • Speaks Italian, English, Spanish, French
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 6 and up

Reviews (27)

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Gomer S. Jan 26, 2019
Italian · 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.

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BARBRA B. Jan 22, 2019
Italian · 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.

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Stephen Nov 7, 2018
Italian · 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! ^_^

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David & Susan H. May 20, 2018
Italian · In 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!

Tina May 8, 2018
Italian · In studio

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

Peggy .. Jun 7, 2017
Italian · Online

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

John May 2, 2017
Italian · 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.

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Peter May 2, 2017
Italian · In 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.

Dania M. Jan 24, 2017
AutoCAD · Online

Valentina is very good teacher.

Jeremy Jan 24, 2017
AutoCAD · Online

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

Terry Jan 24, 2017
AutoCAD · 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.

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Terry Jan 3, 2017
AutoCAD · 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

n/a Oct 9, 2016
French · Online

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

Carnell Aug 8, 2016
Spanish · In 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.

Dawn P. Apr 28, 2016
Italian · Online

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

Anna Apr 12, 2016
Italian · 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!

Mandy Wallace Mar 7, 2016
Italian · 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!

Mandy Feb 17, 2016
Italian · 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!

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Ralph Feb 5, 2016
Italian · 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.

Cheryl Trenwith Jan 9, 2016
Italian · Online

Very personable and very flexible.

Erik Nov 22, 2015
Italian · In studio

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

Megan Nov 8, 2015
Italian · 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!

Sara Nov 8, 2015
Italian · In 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!

Stephen M. Nov 7, 2015
Italian · 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.

Jill Sep 21, 2015
Italian · In 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.

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STEFANO Sep 14, 2015
English · In home

Kind and original way to teach!!!

Julia Sep 14, 2015
Italian · In home

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


Lesson Details

AutoCAD

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I'm an Architect and I work with Autocad every day and I have a 10 years of experience with it.
I can provide in person and online training for every level and age!
I look forward to hear from you!!

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Experience

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.

Architect
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.


Education

Master's Degree in Architecture
Sep 2005 - Mar 2011

Polytechnic of Turin


Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency


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