Domenica - Prof italian - Keynsham

Domenica

Tutor profile verified

  • Hourly rate £20
  • Response Time 1h
  • Number of students 5
Book a class

1st lesson free!

1st lesson free!

Best Italian Teacher, mother tongue, enthusiastic, passionate, motivating, and motivated. Learn Italian Culture, traditions and if you fancy, even Italian cuisine

Super Prof

Domenica is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!

About the lesson

I am a bilingual teacher who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Foreign Languages from the University of Macerata, one of the oldest University in Europe, a Master in interpreting and translation from the University of Reading and a Diploma of Merit for Linguistic services released by the Italian Ministry of Education.
I am a Certified Community Interpreter in the UK, where I have been working for the NHS for many years.
I used to teach in Italian public and private schools, from kindergarten to Further education levels, always with outstanding results, exceeding the initial expectations.
In the UK I have been teaching young learners, Italian for GCSEs, Italian for A levels, Italian for University students and helped Foreigners to achieve the necessary Italian goals to pass the exams to achieve Italian citizenship. I also teach French, History, History of Art, Drama, and European Literatures.
I have been teaching in many countries all around the world, accumulating a huge amount of experience.
I also teach Spanish and Latin for beginners.
I believe in motivating my students with enthusiasm for my mother tongue language and culture in “learners based” approach. I am DBS Enhanced checked. I am happy to work with students of all ages, in classes and one-to-one lessons, according to the students needs, in order to better achieve their highest Linguistic goals (Young and adults).

subjects

  • Italian

languages

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • +1

    Italian

levels

  • All Levels

About Domenica

I was born In Italy, but I have studied, lived, and taught all over the world.

I love teaching in a serene and pleasant environment.

People of all ages learn better if they enjoy themselves during the lesson.

I have been teaching in many countries all around the world, accumulating a huge amount of experience.

I believe in motivating my students with enthusiasm in achieving their goals, in a “learners-based” approach.

I am DBS Enhanced checked. I am happy to work with students of all ages, in classes and one-to-one lessons, according to the students' needs, in order to better achieve their highest Linguistic goals (Young and adults).

Rates

packages

  • 5h: £80
  • 10h: £180

webcam

  • £20/h

free lessons

  • 30mins

Details

Further discounts are available for long term students

Find out more about Domenica

  • 01

    Do you speak this language fluently because of your origins or because a teacher inspired you to learn?

    I do speak Italian fluently because of my origins, I was born in an Italian family in the centre of Italy, in a colourful town by the sea. I love sharing with my students those amazing aspects of my mother tongue language and the beauty of its culture, the regional cuisine, the different traditions, Italian Cinema (I used to work as a journalist for a local newspaper writing about cinema, books and exhibitions).
    I was also inspired by one of my teachers to share my love for learning foreign languages. (I speak Italian, English French Spanish, Latin and I am learning Maori!

  • 02

    Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the language's culture?

    I am very honoured to mention more than one if possible!
    Starting with Dante and his Divine Comedy (La Divina Commedia) that I found much more interesting than I thought in my younger years, I could continue with Alessandro Manzoni, less known than the previous one, but the father of the modern Italian and his "I Promessi Sposi" (The Betrothed) is a masterpiece.
    I come from the same area of Giacomo Leopardi, one of the Italian greatest poets of all times, underrated according to me but so enlightening!
    I love cinema and I cannot miss mentioning De Sica, Fellini, Benigni and my contemporary Paolo Sorrentino, highly recommended to get to know the Italian language, history and culture in a better way!

  • 03

    Is there a typical word, phrase, tradition or behavior in the language that you particularly like?

    Yes, I do like "non puoi avere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca" meaning -but not literally translated since there is a cultural gap- "you cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds" . I remember smiling so much at the university of Reading with my English classmates because the Italian sentence means literally "you cannot have a drunk wife and a full barrel", nonsense, and I was asked "why do Italians need to have a 'drunk wife'"? Well, they don't. It is just a funny proverb!!!

  • 04

    Why does speaking this language matter to you?

    Because I can fully express myself and I can share of the fabulous variety of shades of my mother tongue language. It made of body language expressions, too. This is what makes Italian pretty unique.

  • 05

    What is the main difficulty in learning this language and what can help the process of learning?

    Italian is a very melodic language, but it has quite a difficult grammar, full of tenses and declinations, a lot of exceptions in the vocabulary and idioms sentences. Motivation, a professional but friendly guidance can help the learning process and every student can find their personal method to get to thier linguistic goals.

  • 06

    Provide a valuable anecdote related to your language learning or your days at school.

    When I was a student at my Italian secondary school I found particularly challenging to learn by heart Dante's Inferno and Purgatorio and Paradiso.
    I worked hard more to get my best mark than the topics, but I fell in love with Dante's works and I was invited by my teacher to join a local newspaper writing about culture. Such an unexpected aftermath!

  • 07

    How has travel or a specific trip helped you to increase your skill and knowledge of the language?

    I have traveled around the world to improve my knowledge and experience, but I have traveled around Italy a lot, learning from the locals the different dialects, folklore, cuisine, traditions and customs. Italy offers such a great value for curious travellers!

  • 08

    What makes you a Superprof in language?

    First of all my studies and research in Italian language, history, geography and culture. My long term education, competence, my learning Italian in every single aspect that a language can have is a valuable asset, and I also have twenty five years of experience in teaching Italian, in many countries and different students. I have helped students of every age and different goals, I can proudly share that every single student has been able to achieve their linguist goals and get results beyond the inital expectations. I can use my knowledge and experience to make a personalised plan for every student and apply teaching methods that put the student at the centre of their linguist learning process.

Take Italian lessons with a private tutor

  • Native Italian teacher and philologist: online lessons for individuals and for  companies. More than 10 years of experience.

    Francesca

    London

    5 (25 reviews)
    • £35/h
    • 1hr free
  • Certified native Italian teacher with years of experience gives Italian courses at all levels.

    Federica

    London

    5 (24 reviews)
    • £40/h
  • A friendly and easy way to learn Italian, the Italian culture and literature

    Roberta

    Eastleigh

    5 (21 reviews)
    • £25/h
  • PhD Trained and Experienced Native Italian Language Tutor and Teacher for any level

    Andrea

    London

    5 (17 reviews)
    • £70/h
  • Italian native speaker with teaching experience offers Italian lessons on the internet

    Angelo

    London

    5 (14 reviews)
    • £15/h
    • 30mins free
  • Italian guy teaching Italian - what else could you expect?! Happy to teach in person with personalised methodologies. Also no, I won't bring pizza every class, we could try get an espresso together

    Gioele

    London

    5 (13 reviews)
    • £22/h
    • 1hr free
  • Italian language lessons with a highly qualified and dynamic teacher based in Central London

    Romina

    London

    5 (12 reviews)
    • £30/h
  • Italian native speaker offering Italian speaking, writing and grammar lessons in Bristol and online

    Martina

    Bristol

    5 (11 reviews)
    • £18/h
    • 1hr free
  • Qualified Italian native speaker tutor gives lessons in Italian from beginner level to UNi level

    Giorgia

    Hampton

    5 (11 reviews)
    • £35/h
    • 30mins free
  • Would you like to become fluent in Italian with a native speaker tutor? Book your first lesson and start speaking Italian from day one!

    Enrico

    London

    5 (11 reviews)
    • £25/h
    • 30mins free
  • Ciao! Italian native speaker, CLTA qualified teacher. I give lessons at all levels with focus on speaking and Italian culture.

    Matteo

    London

    5 (11 reviews)
    • £30/h
    • 30mins free
  • Italian lessons by a native speaker in Stirling, teaching both adults and children

    Cecilia

    Stirling

    5 (10 reviews)
    • £20/h
    • 45mins free
  • Native speaker offer ITALIAN LESSONS in Bristol. I am an ex student of La Sapienza situated in Rome. I studied Information Technology and Economics.

    Matteo

    5 (3 reviews)
    • £15/h
    • 30mins free
  • Friendly and easy-going native Italian speaker. Psychology of education Master student. Offering Italian lessons for all levels in Bristol or online.

    Hara

    Bristol

    5 (3 reviews)
    • £20/h
    • 1hr free
  • Vorrei un caffè! Corso di Italiano con Giacomo per tutti. Solo via Online.

    Giacomo

    Bristol

    5 (2 reviews)
    • £18/h
    • 1hr free
  • (£16/h) Impara l'Italiano! Learners of any age and skill level welcome, needing help with reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Flexible scheduling, personalised lessons.

    Alberto

    5 (2 reviews)
    • £16/h
    • 1hr free
  • Italian girl graduated in Fine Arts teaches italian through creative chats and exercises!

    Miriam

    Bristol

    • £18/h
    • 1hr free
  • I’m a native Italian, recently moved to Bristol! I offer Italian lesson for any level and age! Both one to one or is small groups

    Giorgia

    Stoke Gifford

    • £10/h
    • 1hr free
  • I am a Foreign Languages student with 6 years of experience with young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. I can teach Italian (mother tongue) and French.

    Maria Cristina

    Bristol

    • £15/h
    • 1hr free
  • I am Bismark Dwura, a Theology graduate, also studied Langauges, Cultures and Foreign Literature.

    Bismark

    Bristol

    • £20/h
    • 1hr free
  • See more tutors