The staple of my teaching is to create bespoke lessons to make you achieve your goal effectively and quickly. I have proven experience in managing students’ different abilities and in breaking down complex concepts into easier chunks. Indeed, I’m convinced that, if properly approached and taught, every student is able to unlock their true potential.
As an example of my approach, after having a big-picture view of what you're aiming at, I develop an agreed upon learning plan with periodic deadlines to meet. The plan is flexible and we can always adjust it on the go; in this respect, I like to always keep the communication going. Finally, I rely on the best teaching materials for each case (videos, films, glossaries, comics, newspapers, etc.).
Hi, everyone! I’m a linguist, native Italian speaker, with a professional background in teaching, editing and translation. I have a degree in foreign languages (English and French) and linguistics with honours, and I improved my linguistic skills at Trinity College Dublin.
I’ve been giving private lessons for more than a decade now, so I know a lot about it. Through the years, I’ve helped many different students in passing their exams with very good results and no stress. Whether you’re a foodie willing to know all the ins and outs of Italian/French cuisine or a university student struggling with Italian/French grammar, my determined attitude will be of help to reach your desired goal. Hope to meet you soon!
"All it takes is one teacher - just one - to save us from ourselves and make us forget all the others." – D. Pennac
Experienced and motivated Teacher, Tutor, Translator, Proofreader, Transcriber & Editor with 10+ years' experience in private lessons. Active listener, sharp thinker, skilled at communicating easily, openly and honestly. Ability to provide constructive feedback designed to focus on how to improve. Strong editing, writing, proofing skills. Ability to work to deadlines. Meticulous research skills and a keen eye for detail. Excellent multilingual skills. Strong project management skills. Diligent, meticulous and motivated. Student-focused. Competent time-management and organisational, multitasking skills, a quick grasp and a strong collaborative attitude. Ability to research, digest, analyse and teach material clearly and concisely. Excellent oral, analytical, and written skills. Ability to manage in a diverse environment. Proficient in Microsoft Office; Database usage; familiarity with linguistic corpora and online vocabularies. Honesty and reliability. Empathy master. Excellent motivational skills. Ability to work as a member of a team. A sense of ethics. Professional and positive demeanour. Flexible and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Ability to handle confidential information with discretion. Appreciation for and commitment to multiculturalism and diversity issues. Willingness to learn.
• 2012/Now – Translator – Freelance/Volunteer – Italy/UK
Duties: Reading through original material and rewriting it in the target language. Researching technical phraseology to find the correct translation. Reading documents; writing and editing copies; preparing summaries; using appropriate software for presentation and delivery; proofreading and editing final translated versions; networking and developing contacts. Content editing, copy editing and proofreading all editorial content with sensitivity to its composite variety of writing styles. Ability to demonstrate an understanding of grammar technicalities of English, French, Italian.
• 2012/2017 – Editor – Italy
Duties: Responsible for ensuring smooth and efficient running of peer-reviewed journals (in English), both print and online. Liaised with in-house colleagues and clients to provide excellent finished product on schedule. Examined manuscripts upon submission, identified areas requiring correction, and provided instructions to authors. Oversaw review status of articles. Edited and proofread articles to guarantee they were suitable for readers, as well as compliant with editorial standards and flawless before the press. Translated scientific texts (EN < > IT) as required. Wrote content for print media and online, and ensured the editorial content delivered the publication's message and objectives.
• 2008/2011 – English and Italian University tutor – Italy
Duties: Taught Italian and English to non-native speakers. Italian speakers were enrolled as Foreign Languages students and were taught English, while non-Italian speakers studied Medicine and were taught both Italian and English. Encouraged students to continue learning after formal courses by giving informal lessons (e.g., sports activities, guided tours in various towns in Italy, cooking lessons, cinema clubs, etc.). Planned teaching activities, practice drills, and competitions together with colleagues. Corrected tests. Compiled reports using Word files, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations.
• 2005/2016 – Private lesson teacher – Freelance – Italy
Duties: Worked with students aged 7-40+ to improve Italian, English, and French skills. Reviewed materials assigned by the students' teachers and helped students complete homework. Created lesson plans, review worksheets, and practice tests to prepare students for weekly tests. Prepared students who successfully passed their final examination. Provided assistance to students with weak study areas. Monitored, assessed, and remediated student performance. Taught and explained problem-solving strategies. Integrated reading and writing to offer a new perspective. Communicated with parents about students' progress.
• 2009/2011 – Master of Arts in Linguistics, with honours – Italy
• 2005/2008 – Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, with honours – Italy
◦ 2007/2008 – Erasmus Exchange Programme – Trinity College – Dublin, Ireland
• Mother Tongue: Italian.
• Fluent in written and spoken English.
• Good fluency both verbal and written in French.
• Travelling, art & design, music, cooking, well-being.
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