I create my lessons based on the individual needs of the student. Having worked as an English language assistant in Italy, I understand how each student has their own learning method. I offer Italian lessons to those at beginner and intermediate levels. As I am a native English speaker I can also offer English lessons at any age and at any level.
I am a university finalist, gaining a degree in Italian studies and English language. I have recently come back from Florence, Italy working as an English language teaching assistant with children aged 3-11. I have also worked individually with young adults learning both Italian and English. I love the Italian culture and often visit my italian family.
Summary: I am currently a finalist studying Italian and English language at The University of Reading and working towards a career as a language teacher.
Last year I had the opportunity of spending a year living in Florence, Italy. This experience has provided me with irreplaceable and transferable skills, enabling me to enhance my independence, confidence, language fluency and ability to adapt to different situations.
I am a hardworking and honest individual who is always prepared to take on a challenge, happy to work proactively, individually or equally as part of a team. I always give 100% to any task set and like to go the extra mile to ensure a successful outcome.
Experience: English Language Teaching Assistant – Florence, Italy
September 2019-May 2020
Whilst living in Italy, I had the opportunity to work as an English Language Assistant in both primary and nursery schools. I had the responsibility of planning activities for the children as well as leading fun and interactive lessons. It was imperative to show confidence and to address the children in a friendly and approachable manner. The experience allowed me to gain skills in time management, leadership as well as the ability to speak in front of a large audience.
I have also worked as an activity leader at the Ardmore Language School, working with English learning students from Brazil and Argentina. This gave me further leadership skills and the ability to work with those studying a new language.
Olivia and I have grown up together from a very young age. She has always been compassionate, caring and nurturing. She has always been on hand to help others, and is excellent at communication and takes time to solve any problems that may arise. I have witnessed her develop these skills over the years and believe that she is perfect for the role of tutoring.
Olivia was such a great help during my Italian A Level! Her patience and passion for Italian enabled me to achieve the grade I had hoped for. Olivia’s teaching methods were reassuring, helpful and encouraging which really helped me feel confident during my exams. I definitely recommend!
Olivia has been a close friend of mine for many years and I will gladly vouch for her as a very friendly, approachable and kind person to be around and also to work with.
She has an understanding approach when it comes to learning and knows that everyone works at different levels and their own pace and she will fully support them in their learning. I would recommend her to anyone!
Olivia is very patient , kind and understanding, nothing is too much trouble for her. Learning another language is difficult ,especially if one doesn't speak it all. Olivia has postive attitude and great techniques ,making the sessions so seamless and easy to follow!
Olivia has taught children and Adults English, whilst living in Italy,and built a great rapport with them. Olivia's has the experience of teaching someone who has no knowledge of the language and makes each session personalised to the individual's needs. I would certainly recommend.
Olivia has been my friend since I can remember. She is a loving person who helps whenever she can with a passion. She even went to Italy for a year to help kids learn English as that's how dedicated she is. If anyone needs help I would 10/10 recommend.
Olivia is a very kind and trustworthy person. I have known her for nearly 10 years and she has always been friendly and dependable. I would recommend her as a tutor for anyone looking to improve their Italian or English skills.
Olivia is lovely, so patient and open-minded! Thanks to her I improved my speaking and writing, she also helped me with important application documents. She is also perfect for children, they love her classes! 100% would recommend
Olivia is really friendly and is knowledgeable in Italian from beginner to more advanced levels. As a beginner myself she explained grammar rules really well and has definitely helped advance my italian knowledge!
Olivia is very friendly, committed, patient and always puts others first. She has great communication skills and always puts 100% effort into everything she does. Would definitely recommend :)
I met Olivia by chance on a Tandem app: she was looking for an Italian native speaker while I was looking for an English native speaker, so it was the perfect match!
Olivia is a very kind and patient tutor. I'd recommend her as I totally fell in love with her British accent when I met her!
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