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About Nina Y.

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Kansas City, MO

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I am passionate about teaching Italian to students of all types, interests and learning styles. I use a variety of media to teach in whichever way is most engaging to my students: text books, websites, audio and video programs as well as authentic Italian materials like articles, short stories, music and movie clips. I believe in keeping lessons challenging, relevant and fun. I love this work and I can't wait to meet you!

About Nina
Hi, there! My name is Nina and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2002 and have loved helping my students learn Italian, broaden their understanding of language, and get to know Italian culture. I went to the University of London and Venice and earned a degree in Italian and Art History in 1995. I'm a friendly, outgoing person and my teaching style is lively, engaging, and effective. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Lisa L. May 15, 2019
· Italian · Online
Good start to simple conversation. Thanks for your patience.
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Katerina Paximadi April 19, 2017
· Italian · Online
Nina is very nice. As an adult, it is sometimes difficult to learn a new language because you are embarrassed to make mistakes. Nina makes you feel comfortable.
The lessons are organised and are going in a rhythm that you can follow.
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Katerina Paximadi April 7, 2017
· Italian · Online
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About Alessandro D.

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Portland, OR
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Hi! My name is Alessandro, and I have a degree in Italian modern literature from the University of Turin. Apart from being a native Italian speaker, I am also fluent in English. I believe the best way to learn a language is through conversation, you get to practice and have fun! I am married to an American and I got most of my experience teaching Italian and photography in London and Dublin. I have over 5 years experience teaching to all ages.

About Alessandro
Hi! My name is Alex, and I have a degree in Italian modern literature from the University of Turin. Apart from being a native Italian speaker, I am also fluent in English. I currently live in Portland, Oregon and I enjoy music, photography, hiking and food!

I am also a professional photographer with extensive experience in digital retouching and Lightroom editing. So if you are looking to improve your editing skills or understand how to use your camera in manual mode, feel free to get in touch!
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Masha June 24, 2019
· Photography · Online
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Doreen I. June 9, 2019
· Italian · Online
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Michael G. February 17, 2019
· Italian · Online
The hour went by very quickly. Alessandro is very patient and inspires me to learn.
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About Sabrina I.

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Minneapolis, MN
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Speak beautiful, authentic Italian, and enjoy every moment of the learning process! I enjoy helping and inspiring students of all ages. As both a certified teacher and private tutor, I offer highly individualized, fun and engaging lessons to meet your personal goals, interests and learning styles. I use a variety of materials, including conversational dialogues, practical role-plays, music, videos, cartoons, and more. I hold a B.A., M.A. and Doctorate in Modern Languages and specialize in language instruction. We always infuse culture into each language lesson, and you will see I cater to your specific interests or future travel plans. I have been told my passion for Italian language and culture is contagious. If you would like a patient, personable, knowledgeable, creative and fun-loving teacher who can quickly figure out how you learn best and what motivates you - look no further!

About Sabrina
Buon giorno, I'm Sabrina. I hold a B.A., M.A. and Doctorate in Modern Languages (in Italian and French), and specialize in language instruction. I have spent the past 20+ years working with students of all ages, as both a classroom teacher and a private tutor, and offer highly individualized and engaging lessons to meet your personal goals, interests and above all, learning styles. I provide extensive feedback and encouraging guidance to help students continue to succeed independently.

I love sharing my knowledge of and passion for the Italian language and culture with others. I infuse a variety of cultural topics into each language lesson, depending on your personal interests and/or travel plans. You will certainly find my passion contagious! But I realize learning a language isn't easy for everyone, and it can be quite intimidating to
feel confident while speaking. That's why you need a teacher who can figure out what works for you, how you learn, and what motivates you. Everyone can speak beautiful Italian, and engage in conversations for business or pleasure, but it takes a knowledgeable instructor to help get you there efficiently. I can quickly assess and pinpoint your strengths to design activities that help you precisely where and how you need it, and have plenty of effective tricks up my sleeve.

I lived and worked in Italy for about 10 years, in educational tourism, and since moving back to the US I have taught Italian at both the High School and University/College levels for about 4 years each, as well as Community and Continuing Adult Education classes for the past 6 years, and I have training in AP exam prep. Although I have native-fluency, I have myself been a student of foreign languages, and know the struggles that come along with this exciting adventure. I know how to help you get past those hurdles, and have fun along the way.

To learn more about me, my lessons, or to ask me any questions, do not hesitate to send me a message and I will respond within a few hours. I look forward to hearing from you. A presto! (Talk to you soon.)
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Tom August 14, 2019
· Italian · In studio
Sabrina is a delightful and exceptionally skilled teacher. Her passion for the Italian language and her genuine, caring attitude help create a wonderful learning experience.
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Molly May 14, 2019
· Italian · In studio
Great time!
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Stuart May 9, 2019
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Sabrina was quite patient ,encouraging , and quickly able to tailor lessons to my particular circumstances and learning style.
I highly recommend her
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About Isabela M.

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Fort George G Meade, MD

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I'm a Certified Interpreter in Italian (along with Romanian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese) by the Defense Language Institute Monterrey, California.
Since middle school I loved foreign languages which proved to be very rewarding starting with high school when traveling around the world with shooting competitions.

Study groups are welcome at a special rate.
Living in Italy and traveling countries on five continents allowed me the affinity of learning more about the culture but also develop preferences for myself.

I guarantee results.

Learning any foreign language opens doors in life whether on personal or professional level, and I sincerely believe that anybody can learn anything disregarding their age; in fact, I have friends who late in life decided to learn foreign languages or various skills that they always wanted to learn, so, I encourage you to do the same.

About Isabela
Before reading about me, I'd like to share up front the honor that my newest student, R., has brought to me by choosing to learn Romanian. Nothing special so far except that he is 100 years old!!!! Yes, you read that correctly: a century old. He is the outmost inspiring person in my life by teaching me that age is just a number and that learning can happen any day if we choose so. R is a medical doctor, a psychologist, a chemist and biologist. Words can't even define how great of a man he is.

I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested student who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and
pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

I believe in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages (and proper grammar rules which highly reflect on one's education) by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration and health.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
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Barbara M. August 6, 2019
· ACT Math · Online
Isabella was really great! She is very smart with her teaching method and pushes Mariah to achieve. Wonderful lesson! Thanks Isaabella!
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Jenna Recalo July 31, 2019
· Romanian · Online
So helpful! I learned so much after only one session! Definitely booking more lessons!
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Angela July 22, 2019
· Calligraphy · Online
Isabela is very resourceful, she provided lot of guidelines and resources in the lesson. She provided practice material to me before my first lesson and covered the fundamentals in the first lesson which in my opinion is extremely important in the beginning to learn a new subject. Isabela is a so talented and a great instructor to have!
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About Delia D.

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Pensacola, FL

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Hello students! I'm Delia, and I was born and raised in Italy! I am attended the "Liceo Classico" in Catania. Due to its rigorous curriculum and numerous notable alumni, my high school is considered the most prestigious secondary school students can attend throughout Italy.
Lessons are customized and catered to the needs of each student. Not only will you be speaking Italian "presto presto," but you will be able to enjoy and feel the Italian culture like a real "paisan"!.
PS. Of course, Italian food and recipes are included in the classes!

About Delia
Ciao Ragazzi! I am Delia! I am from Sicily, and I have been living in Pensacola (FL) for two years! I am deeply in love with Italy and with Italian food, and I am also a good cook too (don't worry I love to share my recipes!). I can't wait to share with you the beauty of the Italian language!

A presto!!
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Kathy M. August 10, 2019
· Italian · Online
It was so nice meeting Delia this morning. She already feels like an old friend and is very willing to be flexible with schedules.
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Corey August 10, 2019
· Italian · Online
Delia is a great teacher. She has helped me understand what to expect in certain situations and how to ask for things. For example, when I go to order a drink in a special way, or when not to order certain things, etc. She is providing me with very relevant words and phrases that I will use a lot while visiting Italy. This is going to help me a lot. I'm looking forward to our next lesson!
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Willow C. July 30, 2019
· Italian · Online
thank you can't wait to see you next time; I will try my best ciao:)
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About Anna S.

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Capitola, CA

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Hi everybody, I am a native Italian speaker and speak English and Spanish.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology of Marketing and Comunication and
I have tutored children and adults at different age levels for the past 5 years.
My approach is communicative and believe that the best way to learn a new Language is applying that to real-life situation: a language is first of all culture, travel, food, and everyday life. So if you want to focus on both grammar or conversation, or if you want to study Italian for work or just for fun, with my lessons you'll always learn something new about Italian culture!

About Anna
Hi everybody I'm Anna, i'm Italian and I live in California from 13 years. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology of Marketing and I have been teaching Italian and Spanish for the last 5 years.

I teach Italian language to speak with confident and clarity. I'm specialized in teaching grammar and I push my students to speak Italian as much as possible during the lessons in a friendly atmosphere. This is a great way to improve or learn Italian in a reasonable time frame.

I love to travel, to teach and to cook Italian recipes for my friends and family!
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Ericka October 28, 2018
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Anna does a great job of integrating cultural factors and practical application in to our lessons. I really appreciate her enthusiasm and positive attitude. She is very patient and has great attitude .
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Mary October 26, 2018
· Italian · In studio
I really enjoyed my first lesson with Anna, and I look forward to future lessons. She was very patient, kind and helpful. She was also really personable -- very funny and fun to talk with.
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Jack October 25, 2018
· Italian · In studio
Anna is awesome! Really great instructor. I enjoyed my lesson and she was both entertaining and gave great guidance. I would highly recommend her. Grazie mille!
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About Luisa M.

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Miami Beach, FL
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I am fully Italian and grew up here in Miami so I speak English and Spanish fluently as well. I can give lessons from English and from Spanish to Italian.

About Luisa
Hi! I am a singer/songwriter and actress.

I am graduating from Berklee College of Music, after studying at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami for 3 years (I majored in Music Business with a minor in song writing).

I just moved back to Miami from living in Los Angeles for 2 years to write and record my EP. During my time in LA, I also furthered my training in acting for film and songwriting. I also shadowed videographers in LA and learned how to film and edit videos, which is why I opened a vlog channel to support my music.

I have been performing ever since I was a child. Some of my most important performances include: performing duets with Phil Collins both in Miami and in Switzerland, singing the National Anthem at the Heat Quarterfinals in 2013, being on THE VOICE in Italy, performing my original songs at a Phil C
ollins foundation in Paris, being the opening act for the United Nation's International Year of Youth in New York City, and performing the National Anthem at the Miami Open.

I speak and sing in 3 languages - English, Spanish, and Italian. I am originally from Rome, Italy.

I am completely aware of all musical genres, and especially what is current at the moment. I encourage students to bring in whatever music they feel is best for them and also challenging. Being a songwriter, I persuade students to bring in their own songs (if they write) so that we can work on the songs and most importantly, performing them. My main goal is that students become great performers, while primarily having mastered their technique for their vocal health and longevity.
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Gwenyth April 26, 2019
· Acting · Online
Luisa is an amazing teacher! She made the class fun and comfortable.
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Talia D. March 19, 2019
· Singing · In home
Luisa is delightful!
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About mirella V.

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Baltimore, MD
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Hi! My name is Mirella. I am a certified teacher both in Italy (where I come from) and in the US (where I currently live). I have over 15 years of experience teaching a highly diverse student population.
My classes are conducted in Italian with some English (used mostly in the beginning as a support). I train students to conceptualize in Italian rather than translate or substitute words: as students learn, for example, "Buon giorno. Come stai?" at their first lesson, there is no longer a need to translate it as "Good morning. How are you?" With this approach, vocabulary enrichment grows throughout the course. I strongly emphasize conversation (with a continued focus on pronunciation and inflection) and cultural knowledge over grammar and syntactical studies.

About mirella
Hi there!
My name is Mirella, I am Italian and live in Baltimore, MD. I am an excellent teacher of Conversational Italian, I have many students whom I teach in school and privately, in person and on-line.
I am fun, understanding and flexible, and more than anything else, I 'll guide you along your language journey with inspiration and knowledge, letting you set the general direction, but never letting go of the wheel myself.
As I spend time getting to know your strengths and weaknesses, I can optimize the time in class and outside of class. I will praise every little effort that you make, and I'll drill you on things I know you struggle with.
I am currently available for on-line and in person lessons. Please feel free to review my information (about my education – I am a PhD graduate -, my accreditations – I am a licensed teacher –
or my certifications – I am ACTFL certified -) on my profile and contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.
I am looking forward to knowing more about you.
Ciao, Mirella
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Dave August 7, 2019
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Mirella is a great tutor, supportive, understanding and very professional!
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David August 7, 2019
· Italian · Online
Mirella is an amazing teacher who takes a highly personalized approach to her lessons, which not many teachers are able to do, especially online. I think that my lessons with Mirella were much more productive as a result of her attention to my strength and weaknesses.
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Patrick July 22, 2019
· Italian · In studio
Mirella is an amazing language instructor. I had studied Italian for a few years many years ago and was very nervous to start again, but I needed to show intermediate Italian abilities for my work. Mirella's warm personality and student-centered teaching style really put me at ease and unlocked my hidden intuitive foreign language energies and abilities. For Mirella, language is all about communication, and the realization under Mirella's guidance that we all know how to communicate--even if only roughly at first in a new language--greatly diminished my anxiety and self-consciousness at making inevitable mistakes. I looked forward to Mirella's lessons as a highlight of my week, with tremendous results!
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About Benedetta O.

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Saint Louis, MO
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I'm a native Italian, now base in St. Louis are. I'm teaching Italian to private students since 2015 with great result. We can discuss together the different way I teach to learn this beautiful language.

About Benedetta
Hi, my name is Benedetta and I am an Italian Opera Singer now based in USA. I always loved music from an early age and I began performing at the age of 14 and continued my education at the Conservatory of Music and Philharmonic Academy in my country. I have a bachelor degree and a master in voice. From the age of 14 till 18 I performed in Broadway shows and then I approached the operatic world. Now I'm a professional opera singer, working all over the world and teaching at the same. In my lessons, you can expect to learn breathing technique, to develop your voice range, to focus on expression and interpretation. I can teach pop music, broadway as opera. I look forward to getting to know you as a student and learning about your specific goals, interests, and learning style. Book a lesson now and get connected right away!

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essons: I was Chair of the Department of Italian Language and Literature at Alexander&Buono International Academy from Sept. 2014 till Sept. 2016, teaching young singers Italian Diction and Literature connected to Opera.
I teach private students since 2016, beginners and advanced levels. I worked with different kind of students: beginners that only wanted to learn basic conversations so to be able to speak while in Italy for the summer, moms that want to learn Italian diction so to be able to read Italian books and to sing Italian songs to their kids, beginners with deep interest in Italian grammar and comprehension.
Feel free to contact me with your requests and we'll organize a plan of studies adequate to your requests.
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Heather S. June 25, 2019
· Opera Voice · In studio
I've had 5 lessons with Benedetta and she is fantastic. She focuses on technique which is so important for singers to master. I made progress after my first lesson and each week she teaches me something new. I highly recommend her and if you want results, she'll help you get to the level you want to achieve!
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About Francesco S.

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Kalamazoo, MI
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I am very passionate about my language and culture. I've taught Italian classes in various countries. My goal is to watch you succeed and I will put in extra efforts to create content that is beneficial to you. My teaching style is tailored to each student. It's important for me to have a clear understanding of the student's goal to create appropriate and beneficial lessons accordingly.

About Francesco
Hello! My name is Francesco S. and I'm from Italy. I am very passionate about my language and culture. I've been an Italian teacher in higher education for the past 5 years. I helped students improve their conversational and grammatical skills. I love what I do and I am confident I can help you. My goal is to watch you succeed and I will put in extra efforts to create content that is beneficial to you. My teaching style is tailored to each student. It's important for me to have a clear understanding of the student's goal to create meaningful lessons. I hope to hear from you!
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Megan July 17, 2019
· Italian · Online
Francesco is the definition of a natural born teacher. He is very attentive and plans very engaging lessons. I am really happy with the progress I made with him. I can't recommend him enough.
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Victoria July 17, 2019
· Italian · Online
I highly recommend to have Francesco as an Italian teacher. He is very engaging. When I don't understand things, he always finds ways to explain things to me until I understand. He is very passionate and its very easy to see that with the lessons he prepares. Thanks for everything!
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Claudia July 17, 2019
· Italian · In studio
Francesco is an approachable and enthusiastic person. I was an absolute beginner when I started and now I am able to have basic conversations. I am really happy with my progress and our lessons together. He is a great teacher who is very attentive and wants you to succeed. I would highly recommend having him as your teacher, you will not be disappointed.
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