I teach Italian as a part-time job since I am a full-time student. I usually give lessons to adults and teenagers but I have experience with children as well.
My lessons are usually developed in two parts: conversation and grammar activities.
I always prepare materials tailored to my students' interests for the conversation-based part of the lectures. These may include games, videos with related questions and activities, articles and much more.
For grammar, I tend to work with notes, worksheets and practical examples, but I can adapt to the students' needs and preferences.
I can teach individual or group lessons up to 4 people (online too).
One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and response guaranteed. Martina will plan your first lesson with care.
Hi! I was born and raised in Italy. I moved to the UK for university and I am currently studying aerospace engineering in Bristol.
I am very fond of foreign languages and I speak Italian (native), English, French and Mandarin. I have recently started studying German. I always try my best to transmit the same passion to my students.
Last year I started working as an interpreter for Italian and French. This has made my passion for languages grow even more.
My first experience with teaching was tutoring a student in English at intermediate level for two years. I then started teaching Italian as well.
I have been teaching Italian to beginners and advanced students for 3 years.
A cancellation fee of £5 will be applied if the lesson is not cancelled with a 24h notice.
Weekly language tutoring in English and Italian for beginner and advanced students.
Nov 2019 - Present
Interpreter in Italian and French
AA Global, South West England
Feb 2020 - Present
Costa Coffee, Bristol (UK)
Oct 2018–Aug 2019
Restaurant "Trattoria Paradisino", Bologna (Italy)
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Master's in Aerospace Engineering
University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom)
Aerospace Engineering, Master's Programme (4 years, expected graduation in 2023)
Sep 2014–Jul 2019
Liceo Luigi Galvani, Bologna (Italy)
Scientific focus with English option
- Italian, English, French, mathematics, physics, natural science, Latin, history, philosophy, art history, geography, physical education
- Mandarin Chinese, photography, Extreme Energy Events (quantum physics)
IGCSE certificates obtained after studying the subjects in English:
- Mathematics, Physics, Biology, English as a Second Language, French, Art and design: Photography, Geography
Graduation mark: 100 cum laude / 100
Mother tongue(s) Italian
English (C2, proficient user)
CAE (Certificate of Advanced English), level C2 (score 209/210)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 117/120
French (B2, independent user)
DELF (Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française) level B2
Chinese (B1, independent user)
HSK3 (Chinese language level exam) level B1
- Excellent communicative skills obtained thanks to my education path, school internships held and my work experience
- Outstanding interpersonal skills acquired while teaching English to children and monks during my volunteering experience in Sri Lanka
ORGANISATIONAL / MANAGERIAL SKILLS
- Great teamwork skills acquired while working on a school project about scientific divulgation ((concealed information)
- Excellent organisational skills and stress-management skills obtained combing school, competitive swimming and work for many years
- Advanced competence in the use of graphical software (i.e. Adobe Lightroom) acquired during photography classes
- First aid and lifesaving: first aid (BLSD) and lifeguard (BLS) licenses obtained through the designated courses
Driving licence AM, B
Project: four-week-long volunteering experience in Sri Lanka in the summer of 2018. English language teaching to children in rural areas and young Buddhist monks.
Travel and photography: passionate about travelling (more than 25 countries in 5 continents), I have also developed a keen interest in photography thanks to an extracurricular class I took.
Competitive swimming club: I have been practising competitive swimming since the age of six, taking part in regional and national competitions.
Perfect! I have recently started weekly italian lessons with Martina and very much enjoying them. She is very knowledgeable, thorough and very patient. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to learn italian.
I had a lovely first couple lessons with Hayley. While getting to know each other and planning the next few steps, we've been able to do some conversation and translation activities.
Perfect! It was good to spend time with a young tutor who had experience of various settings and also had learnt different languages. She was very encouraging and flexible. Hope the lessons go well.
First lesson was about introductions and some words to begin.
If you're looking for a professional, capable and helpful teacher, Martina is the one for you. She can make the most difficult subject easier and you will never have problems with that anymore. You will have the opportunity to speak with a mother-tongue girl who can also amuse you with funny italian cultural facts in between breaks. Most valuable qualities: lots of practice, good tips to avoid common mistakes and last but not least: always there to help you!
Smart, funny, patient and very competent of course: Martina is amazing! I really recommend her!!! Alessandro
Martina Preti has been an excellent and diligent tutor - very encouraging and making the lessons and learning enjoyable! I expected that learning a new language would be quite daunting, but Martina has a patient way of moving me steadily forward. Much to recommend!
Martina and I first met at fourteen. We attended an international high school together where we learnt multiple languages while also carrying forward an Italian curriculum. Martina’s academic background has given her first hand experience on foreign language learning processes as well as in-depth understanding of the importance of interactive teaching.
On a more personal note, Martina has a wide range of interests which make her an extremely intriguing person to get to know and interact with; especially during a language class!
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