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About Massimo D.

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Annandale, VA
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About Massimo
My name is Massimo, I was born and I spent all my life in Italy since I moved, three year ago in US with my family for a new great adventure. I am so enthusiastic to be able to share with you the knowledge of the language of the greatest poets and writers, knowledge of one of the most beautiful country in the world, rich of history and art, and why not share "in Italian" some of the most terrific recipes for the most refined palate.

The classes in Italian cuisine are tailored to your interests and your skill level. I can teach you how to prepare a "quick win" dinner for all the family or to prepare "single size" amazing meals ready for all the week. I can teach how to make handmade pasta with semolina or with whole wheat. Have you ever tasted a terrific Tiramisu...with strawberries?

How I understand I can be a good Italian tutor,
patient, helpful and always ready to arouse the attention of my students? My youngest son, Vietnamese, is the best proof of my skill. He was able to speak a really good Italian in less than three months. Then I found to be "good" with adults as well. I started to teach Italian to some friends and after to friends of friends .... and it worked again!

Key word? Talk, watch, read, listen and talk again!
I am aware the Italian has one of the most complex grammars, but I also know that speaking and reading and watching Italian movies, soccer game or Television News makes automatic to learn the basic rules useful for a good conversation. We can use a really simple grammar book to support with the basic rules up to more advanced grammar books if we may need.

My tutoring approach is focus on student's weaknesses and strengths: use the seconds to correct the firsts. What it is important is to work on what you really like (movie, politics, receipts, actors, history, vacations, ...) and I promise it works. I already experienced this approach with a lot of students and friends who want to speak Italian and know Italy ...waiting for a great vacation "nel Bel Paese".
I try to be flexible with time and I offer makeup classes in case of 24 hours cancellation. I have an quite full equipped office at home but I am available to travel if it is more convenient for the students.
I hope see you soon.. A presto!!
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Rocio E. December 18, 2017
· Italian · In studio
It was a good start. I like that he spoke to me in Italian and wanted me to say some things in Italian. I’m looking forward to the end hoping that I will be somewhat fluent.
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Walter A. June 8, 2017
· Italian · In home
I had a great first lesson with lots to learn. Massimo is great and very patient. Great opportunity to expand my vocabulary and practice my conversational skills.
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Barry S. January 30, 2016
· Italian Cooking · In home
We had a great time learning from Massimo. You can't learn the proper consistence of pasta dough from a book or video. We will be using all the techniques we learned. The marinara sauce he taught us to make was simple, but delicious. We will definitely call on Massimo again.
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Massimo D.

Massimo D.

Annandale, VA 22003
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About Salina W.

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Shreveport, LA
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About Salina
My name is Salina and I have over 15 years of cooking experience. I enjoy cooking and teaching other people to feel comfortable with cooking. You might want learn to cook for yourself , a spouse or children. Any situation I can help. Breakfast, lunch and dinners are the main areas people desire to learn. Cooking desserts and preparing meals for gatherings can be taught also. I not only teach you to cook but I help every step of the way until you are ready to be on your own.
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Salina W.

Salina W.

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$25 / 30-min

About Shakeyia G.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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About Shakeyia
I'm a great cook that has a tone of specialties for you to make hands on. I've learned from some of the best chefs. If you want to wow your partner, or just be the best cook at the party, I'm your girl. So come on and learn from the best soul food chef in town.
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Shakeyia G.

Shakeyia G.

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About Ayesha M.

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Bloomfield Hills, MI
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About Ayesha
Oh hi! I’m Ayesha, just your average next door girl who loves and enjoys great food & fun company. I’ve always enjoyed cooking and I specialize in Pakistani & Indian cuisine. my love for food and cooking was always there but slowly it turned into passion. Whether its watching food network, making my mom’s recipes, creating new flavors or just exploring new cuisine, I’m up for it all. Sometimes i feel so lucky that my family shares the same passion with me, they all love food, and are always up for trying new cuisines. I’m a mother of two beautiful girls and I’m always looking for ways of recreating our family favorites, and new dishes with less spices and milder taste for little members of our families. We love cooking together.
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Ayesha M.

Ayesha M.

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About Loubna A.

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Arlington, VA
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About Loubna
Hello my name is Loubna, i am from Morocco , cooking has always been my passion. When I was a little girl I loved to cook, spending hours in the kitchen with my mother, making a mess but learning delicious traditional Moroccan recipes, using authentic, seasonal, fresh ingredients and preparing everything from scratch.
My food is simple, tasty and nutritious.
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Loubna A.

Loubna A.

Arlington, VA 22205
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$67 / 60-min
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About Winsome F.

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Fort Myers, FL
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About Winsome
I am a professional cook Specializing in Jamaica cuisine. I am very passionate about healthy cooking. I will be presenting some of the best I-tal dishes and I will also show how to make some of the more popular ones I-tal. I love sharing this holistic way of cooking and I'm happy to share it with you.
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Winsome F.

Winsome F.

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$50 / 90-min

About Monika S.

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Encinitas, CA
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About Monika
I am the owner of Truly Scrumptious Cakes in Encinitas, California. Over the last ten years I have been lucky enough to build a successful custom cake shop where I creats one-of-a-kind works of sugar art. I have also been teaching for the last 6 years. I have taught sweet and savory classes for Sur la Table, Do It With Icing, BakersBodega, as well as private classes.

I have been featured in Cake Masters Magazine as well as participated in several collaborations such as Sweet Fairy Tales, Sugar Myths and Fantasies, Birthday Mischief Managed, Woodland Fairies and many more. I have competed in cake shows across the country and have won Best in Show for four consecutive years at the San Diego Cake Show. I also won Cake Wars Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode. In January I will be featured on an episode of Ridiculous Cakes on Food Network.

I have been the president of the San Diego Cake Club for the last two years, as well as the co-chair of the San Diego Cake Show. The San Diego Cake Show is an annual trade show with over 65 vendors, 2,400 attendees and 150 competitors.

I have worked as a cake artist and food stylist for a popular Netflix show and have styled a number of magazine covers.
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Martha October 17, 2018
· Baking · In studio
Monika is a superb instructor. We were attempting to make croissants and she made us all feel as though we were master bakers. She has a positive vibe and is incredibly helpful and informative.
I would take another class from her any time.
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Monika S.

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