Every lesson, every class, every student is different. Depending on course, level, goals, age, background, and many other: I will consider all the different aspects and plan a lesson that is goal focus and yet engaging for my students.
The following should be considered for lesson planning: Know who your students are. Know ability levels; backgrounds; interest levels; attention spans; ability to work together in groups; prior knowledge and learning experiences; special needs or accommodations; and learning preferences.
Having set a goal for the lesson is very important.
A lesson is a unified set of activities that focuses on one teaching objective at a time.
I usually plan a lesson in base at the information I have (see above) and then set an elastic lesson which is going to be set in 5 steps:
- Engaging the class
- Set a goal-task (usually practical and motivating)
- Give the instrument for learning
- Create a team-work
- Checking the skills learned with test and activities
Knowing the aim of the single lesson is vital: if don’t’ there might be the risk that the students will leave the class with the feeling that they haven’t achieved anything.
I am native Italian with a Master degree in Art, Philosophy & Media Languages, achieved with a First.
I have long term Teaching Experience to single persone (1:1) and groups of different ages.
I am also fluent in English and French; specialises in managing students and maximising learning opportunities in diverse classroom settings. Extensive travel, study, and residence experience across Europe (Italy, France, UK), make my lesson open, active, engaging and creative.
Not sure if I am the right teacher for you? Not a problem!
The first meeting is Free but you may need a bit more time to evaluate if I am the One, so just pre-book a Package of 5 or 10 hours at a discounted rate* to try!
*Is 5 hours for £110 or 10 hours for £200 To be paid in advance.
Offers valid one time only.
After the trial, is a Pay as you go Lesson at normal Rate.
Rates may vary considering the level of the student, the location (travel expenses plus extra may apply, Please ask).
Discounted rates are available upon request for small groups and for lesson in my home.
Cancellation policy is active on any reservation.
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Effectively work with parents Interactive teaching/learning Able to discipline in multiple ways Creativity in teaching lessons Instructional best practises
Innovative lesson planning Learning style assessment Differentiated instruction Patience with children Flexibility: Different hours or extra are not an obstacle for me
EDUCATION University of Calabria | Italy | 2011 MASTER in Media Languages, Arts and Philosophy ~ QCF Level 7 Graduated with First. Awarded the distinction of Magna Cum Laude.
University of Calabria |Italy | 2008 BACHELOR of Modern Literature ~ QCF Level 6 Graduated with 2:1 grade equiv.
EXPERIENCE Private teacher | Italy | 2008 – 2011 | Collaboration with University | Philosophy Lessons | Workshop | Lectures
Provide high-quality language lesson development and delivery Advise co-curricular clubs and activities Participate in on-going planning, development, and evaluation of curriculum Use a variety of instructional strategies to provide equity and excellence to students of all ability levels Work cooperatively with other teachers in developing and sharing curriculum strategies
Perfect! The way she teaches Italian is really effective
Chi Ho is a great student !! Very fond and passionate of Italian and so looking forward to learning more!! He's making such incredible progress in so little time !!
- Met at language exchange website
- Personalised/customised approach
- Balances grammar, speaking/listening, reading/writing according to learner's goal
- Lovely, chatty (perfect for speaking practice), attentive
- Helpful homeworks
- Dedicated in class, and outside of classes
- Will respond outside of class when possible
Met through the Languages Exchange website (I said I wanted to learn Italian on the website so Italian tutors could reach me). Mari reached out to me with a lovely and very detailed email telling me how she likes to do her tutoring, and asking questions that would help her tailor sessions to me. The personalisation and interest was what made me go with her as a tutor!
Very chatty, good balance of grammar, speaking/listening and writing/reading. I'm currently trying to focus on speaking, but she complements it well with the other areas. Happy to give feedback and I don't feel judged (trying) to speak Italian with her! Mistakes become funny instead of stressful, and is flexible with giving feedback to mistakes or letting them go depending on confidence levels.
She's been flexible on homeworks, too. On busy weeks won't do much, but if I want more to do she's provided more challenges and also marked a lot of it before classes.
Overall a good experience to my learning Italian!
She is very helpful and patient. Well travelled throughout Europe, she understands the cognitive process of the language learner and her fluency in English enables her to quickly help you out when you get stuck! Very supportive and encouraging.
Maria is the best Italian teacher! She is very enthousiastic and passionate about teaching. She is kind and patient. Not only she shares language tips but also gives you an insight into the Italian culture. I recommend her 100%!
Definitely recommend Mary if you are willing to learn Italian. Her learning materials are really useful to improve my grammar of Italian also this Christmas I am going to Naples and she is really passionate to help me get to know that culture of city moreover the essential of travelling phrases and words that would help me for the trip. Lei è ottima professoressa di italiano
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