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« Laura's individually tailored lessons are designed for whatever level you are at in your Italian learning. Whether it's starting from the beginning, learning Italian for a holiday, for work, for conversation or to pass exams, Laura makes the lesson fit your needs. Her lessons are motivating and confidence building, but most of all they're fun. »
£45/h
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Laura
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Business English
  • IELTS
  • Accent Reduction-English
  • Cambridge First Certificate FCE
  • Certificate Of Advanced English Cae
  • Certificate Of Proficiency In English Cpe
Levels
  • All Levels

Laura - Wimbledon - ESOL (English)

Methodology

I am a qualified (DITALS certificate) and experienced Italian teacher and Life Coach. I run a school of languages "Ad Meliora Academy" and our students improve their languages learning different skills.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Italian (grammar, literature, culture and phonetics in a peculiar and enjoyable way!). I prepare students for exams, like GCSE, CILS (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera) PLIDA, CELTA, University exams or ALevel.

At Ad Meliora Academy, my school, we provide cooking classes in Italian, cooking classes in Russian, Yoga classes via Skype and drama classes in Italian and English via Skype or offline. Life Coaching and motivational classes.

"AD MELIORA CLASSES" AVAILABLE NOW:

1. WORKSHOPS IN ITALIAN CULTURE

2. COOKING:
COOKING WORKSHOPS in Italian with a professional Italian chef.
COOKING IN ITALIAN with a teacher, mum and sociologist from Rome.
COOKING IN RUSSIAN with a professional cook VIA SKYPE

3.YOGA in Italian, English and Russian via Skype with a professional Yoga master.

4. Accent Reduction/Elocution (English): via Skype and/or in London

5. On-Line On-Stage (Accent Reduction/Elocution Italian): via Skype

6. LIFE COACHING in English, Italian, French and Russian: via Skype and/or in London with professional Life Coaches

7. ART WORKSHOPS in Italian and in English.

The teachers who work for my school are highly qualified, talented, passionate about their jobs and they will pass their skills and their energy to you!

- Tell me about your qualifications.

2016: Studying at The Coaching Academy
2010: DITALS – Certificate to teach Italian to foreigners
2005: Roma Tre University – Degree in Foreign literature and languages (110/110 distinction)
Other courses:
Helping children learn through play (Early Years service - Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
Learning more than one language (Early Years service - Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)

- How much do you charge?

I charge £30/hour for conversation lessons, grammar, and/or literature for any lessons via Skype with 30 minutes for free for the first lesson (if you need to try Skype) or
£40/hour at my home studio (In this period I cannot do lessons at students' home)
Kids classes: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 3.45 to 4.45 pm for only £12/hour

Discounts for group lessons or for a package of 20 lessons booked and paid in advance.

15 minutes for free as a trial lesson (an informal chat to define your goals, either in person or at the phone or via Skype).

- Where do you teach?

All classes are from my home studio and/or via Skype.

- When are you available?

From 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Saturday.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

All levels (A1- A2 B1-B2 C1-C2)
From 3 to 103 years old. Come and have fun!

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

Italian Language:

IGCSE

CILS (Certificate of Italian as a foreign language)

Celi (Certificazione italiano generale)

LEVELS: A1-A2 B1-B2 C1-C2

English Language:
Cambridge, IELTS & TOEFL English Exam Preparation

Starters, Movers, Flyers, KET, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE

Business and Professional English

Russian Language:

Preparation for TRKI

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I teach via Skype and I charge from £30/hour or £40/hr or half for 30 minutes lesson. Payment through PayPal or Bank Transfer.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Love what you do and enjoy your studies... the best way to be successful.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have been teaching languages since the age of 18 (Italian, English and French). I have been working as a teacher in schools and privately as a tutor, in particular, for two private schools in Italy, many online schools in UK, France and Italy, since 1996. I volunteer as an Italian teacher and enthusiastic mum at Dundonald Primary School, in Wimbledon.
Since 2016 I run Ad Meliora Academy an online and 'offline' school of languages. Thanks to my experience in the field we are offering classes to the students in order for them to improve their communication skills in a foreign language and enjoy the learning process.
I'm studying and working as a life Coach since 2016.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I do have an up-to-date DBS/CRB certificate as I applied for parent volunteer at Dundonald Primary School.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I'VE ASKED MY STUDENTS A FEEDBACK... I QUOTE THREE OF THEM:

"Laura takes her duties as a teacher very seriously and will tailor her classes and schedules accordingly to suit her students' needs. Her charm and wit makes her approachable, and her patience and enthusiasm encourages both myself and my son about her teaching ability; only proved further by his keenness to participate.

I found her teaching methods very effective; incorporating the use of play and humour to help build
my sons' confidence during learning, which was effective early on.
Whilst interacting with my child, she will devote her time finding out about his interests and day to day activities and then subsequently incorporate an entire lesson to it.

As a teacher and a mother she is aware of how easily bored children are prone to get, and it is here also that her brilliance as both, begin to shine through. - When my Childs' mind had wandered off a subject that she was teaching, she simply took hold of the toy keys he'd found of interest and reiterated the colour of each key in Italian, informing my son he were to choose which key he required in Italian also, in order to get them back. Teaching in this manner was very effective and made it quicker and easier for him to learn, without him even realising he was doing so.

As a mother I was extremely pleased to have chosen Laura Turinetto as my sons' first Italian teacher and have since recommended her to both my friends and family!!" Romeo's mum


"J'apprécie beaucoup les cours donnés par Laura Turinetto: ils sont adaptés à mes besoins en matière d'apprentissage et me permettent de progresser constamment. Laura propose à chaque cours de nouveaux sujets et des activités variées: la lecture d'articles de presse, la vision et l'écoute d'émissions de TV et de radio, la découverte d'artistes italiens et de films, mais aussi des exercices de grammaire, de conjugaison, de vocabulaire et d'écriture. Laura est toujours ponctuelle et de bonne humeur, attentive et précise dans ses explications et corrections. Elle donne suite à toutes mes demandes et fait preuve d'un grand dynamisme. Elle me permet de comprendre la culture et la mentalité italienne. Impossible de s'ennuyer pendant ses cours, qui ne laissent à leur terme que l'envie de se préparer pour le suivant en faisant les devoirs proposés.
Solange, une élève très satisfaite!

Adesso provo a tradurre!
Apprezzo moltissimo le lezioni date da Laura Turinetto: sono adattate ai miei bisogni in matiera di apprendimento e mi permettono di progredire in modo costante. Laura propone ogni volta soggetti nuovi e attività diverse: letture di articoli di stampa, visione e ascolto di transmissioni televisive e/o radiofoniche, scoperte di artisti e film italiani, ma anche esercizi di grammatica, coniugazione, vocabolario e scrittura. Laura è sempre puntuale e di buon umore, attenta e precisa nelle sue spiegazioni e correzioni. Da seguito a tutte le mie richieste e dimostra un grande dinamismo. Mi permette di capire la cultura e la mentalità italiana. È impossibile annoiarsi durante i suoi corsi, che lasciano solo al loro termine la voglia di prepararsi per il prossimo, facendo i compiti proposti.

Solange, un'alunna soddisfattissima!"


"Le mie lezioni con Laura sono un vero viaggio nella cultura italiana. Musica, film, storia, architettura… ci sono tante cose interessanti e divertenti. Superiamo tutte le difficolta' insieme. Durante le mie lezioni (via skype) Laura scrive i miei errori fonetici, grammaticali e stilistici per chat tramite skype. Io parlo lentamente, ho voglia di parlare in modo corretto, non volgio avere fretta. Le lezioni iniziano sempre in tempo, tutto e' molto preciso, chiaro e ad altissimo livello. Le lezioni sono cosi avvincenti, che dimentico tutto, il tempo vola e non voglio dire: “Buona serata, ci sentiamo, per esempio, giovedi'!” Laura offre sempre qualche tema interessante, le lezioni sono molto dinamiche. Non mi sono resa conto che la fonetica puo' essere cosi' gradevole, divertente e coinvolgente. Qui si studia fonetica, grammatica e il lessico, tutti i tre insieme, come cane e gatto. Dopo la lezione Laura mi manda via posta elettronica un resoconto (tutti i miei errori con le correzioni) + i miei compiti nuovi. Imparo tutto di nuovo a casa per consolidare il successo, per superare le mie difficolta'. Oggi guardo dei film italiani in lingua italiana, ascolto delle canzoni italiane, comunico con gli italiani senza paura, quando vado in vacanza in Italia, capisco tutto e gli italiani mi capiscono, parliamo senza difficolta'. Il mio italiano, la mia pronuncia sono diventati assolutamente diversi, il mio vocabolario e' aumentato di 10 volte. Infatti questo mi da' la possibilita' di quardare dei film italiani, ascoltare e capire delle canzoni (uno dei miei compiti preferiti: con Laura impariamo la musica italiana, prendiamo qualche canzone e studiamo le parole e la fonetica. C'e' una combinazione stupenda. Scopro qualcosa di straordinario nell'ambiente artisctico e imparo in modo gradevole il mondo della musica italiana), questo mi' da' anche la possibilita' di parlare con gli italiani non-stop. Mi piace che Laura si prepara sempre alle lezioni. Se ho un compito e devo guardare un film, Laura mi invia delle domande e delle parole da prendere in considerazione. Se c'e' un articolo da studiare c'e' anche un compito per aiutarmi, una direzione giusta, per questo i risultati ottenuti sono davvero alti. Faccio le lezioni con Laura da gennaio 2012. Ho tanta voglia di andare avanti, sono cosi' motivata, e' stato un periodo breve, ma sono riuscita ad imparare tante cose, sono molto contenta. Laura e' una persona molto simpatica, poliedrica, attenta, premurosa, responsabile, puntuale, una vera professionista. Quando vado in Italia, mi fanno sempre domande, da dove conosco queste persone italiane, tutte queste cose tipicamente italiane, le conosco, perché abbiamo studiato e parlato di questi temi con Laura. Ho imparato la cultura degli italiani, della loro mentalita'. Questo e' solo qui e con lei, un' insegnante speciale, educata, intelletuale, molto delicata, cosi' vicina e cara. Grazie mille! Ma come ho imprato la pronuncia, mamma mia, e' un vero piacere, facciamo molti esercizi divertenti per raggiungere il nostro obiettivo, per avere una vera pronuncia italiana, questo e' un'arte, di cui Laura e' bravissima, che sa perfettamente!
Cara Laura, grazie tante!!! Con te posso fare tutto!!! La mia pronuncia e la mia lingua italiana si migliorano ogni giorno, Sono stata meglio, piu' interessante, ci sono tanti interessi che creano adesso la mia vita, che hanno fatto la mia vita piu' divertente, piu' profonda e piu' felice. GRAZIE!!! Questo e' solo una piccola parte di tutto quello che ti posso dire!!! La tua professionalita', il tuo dono e la tua arte di fare insegnante e' un vero tesoro!
Taisia, 35 anni, Mosca

Мои занятия с Лаурой – это настоящее итальянское путешествие. Музыка, фильмы, история, архитектура… так много интересного и увлекательного. Мы всё разбираем вместе, во время урока Лаура в чате записывает все мои ошибки: фонетические, грамматические и стилистические. Я говорю медленно, чтобы речь была на этом этапе максимально «чистой», торопиться не хочу, не вижу в этом никакого смысла. Занятия всегда начинаются вовремя, всё чётко, отлажено и на очень высоком уровне. Уроки настолько увлекательные, что я забываю о времени, оно просто пролетает, говорить «До следующего занятия!» совсем не хочу. Лаура всё время предлагает интересные темы, уроки очень динамичные. Я и не думала, что фонетика может быть такой интересной. Здесь всё вместе: и фонетика, и грамматика, и лексика. После урока Лаура присылает мне по электронной почте все мои ошибки и новые задания. Эти ошибки я прорабатываю дома ещё раз, чтобы закрепить и ещё раз обратить внимание на сложности, с которыми я столкнулась во время урока. Сейчас я смотрю фильмы на итальянском языке, слушаю итальянские песни, радио, общаюсь с итальянцами, когда езжу отдыхать в Италию, я понимаю и меня понимают. Язык, моё произношение стали другими, словарный запас увеличился в несколько раз, фактически это и даёт мне возможность смотреть фильмы в оригинале, понимать песни, разговаривать с итальянцами на равных. Мне очень нравится, что Лаура готовится к каждому занятию. Если моё задание – посмотреть фильм, то к этому фильму Лаура обязательно пришлёт вопросы, слова, на которые нужно обратить внимание; если это статья, то к ней обязательно будет определённое задание, поэтому эффект просто потрясающий. Я хочу заниматься, мне это нравится, потому что есть результат, потому что за небольшой период (я занимаюсь с Лаурой с января 2012 года) мы столько сделали вместе, потому что Лаура – необыкновенный человек, очень открытый, внимательный, заботливый, ответственный, пунктуальный, настоящий профессионал. Когда я в Италии, меня иногда спрашивают, откуда я это знаю, а я знаю, потому что с Лаурой мы уже это обсуждали, читали, я готовилась. Это не просто, как твои дела, это традиции, культура, это то, что знают, с чем живут, на чём выросли итальянцы, этому не научат в школе, на курсах, это только здесь и с ней, с потрясающей итальянкой, образованной, умной, очень деликатной и очень родной! Большое спасибо! А как мы разбираем моё произношение, какие упражнения мы делаем, чтобы добиться правильного звучания, – о, это настоящее искусство, которым Лаура владеет в совершенстве!
Дорогая Лаура, спасибо тебе большое! С тобой я всё могу!!! За это время мой итальянский стал в разы лучше, я и сама стала лучше, интереснее, появилось столько тем, которые благодаря тебе и мою жизнь сделали ярче, интереснее и счастливее! Всё получается!!! СПАСИБО!!!! И это самое маленькое, что я могу тебе сказать!
Таисия, 35 лет, г.Москва"
Ciao a tutti!
Mi chiamo Anna, sono di San-Pietroburgo, Russia.
Volevo raccontare della mia insegnate di lingua italiana, con la quale studio da 2 anni. Ho due figli, lavoro part-time. Non ho tanto tempo come tutti gli altri e cerco di passare il mio tempo libero imparando l`italiano.

Laura e` una persona meravigliosa, professionista, che mi ha aiutato molto.
Per quanto riguarda le lezioni ricerca sempre qualcosa di interessante e particolare per i suoi allunni. Ognuno di noi ha i propri interessi e diverse esigenze e lei ha sempre un asso nella manica: come un esercizio divertente, un articolo da ridere, un video da discuttere per stimolarci. Mi piace che e` attenta su tutti i particolari della situazione in cui si trova una persona che vuole imparare la lingua. Laura escogita un sistema nouvo personale PER TE. Vedo che lamia insegnante vuole migliorare la mia conoscenza della lingua italiana che per lei e` importante insegnarmi a parlare senza errori e spiegarmi tutti i sottili dettagli. Mi sento speciale durante le lezioni.

Lei segue i miei interessi e cerca di aiutarmi e stimolarmi in ogni modo possibile. Un anno fa avevo ricevuto un`offerta di lavoro con la Squadra Italiana Nazionale di calcio che ha partecipato in un torneo giovanile in Russia. Per prepararmi Laura faceva delle lezioni con me in un sistema originale, in cui c` erano degli esercizi di ascolto, dei riassunti, ed è riuscita ad insegnarmi tutto il vocabolario calcistico. Dopo le nostre lezioni ero preparata per tradurre la conferenza stampa per i giornalisti nonostante che io sono all`inizio della mia strada perché non avevo studiato l`italiano all`universita e non sono mai stata in Italia.

Всем привет!
Меня зовут Анна, я из Санкт-Петербурга, Россия.
Мне хотелось бы рассказать Вам о моей преподавательнице итальянского языка, с которой я занимаюсь 2 года. У меня двое детей, я работаю part-time. Свободного времени не так много и я пытаюсь посвятить его изучению языка.

Лаура — удивительный человек и настоящий профессионал, учитель. У всех нас свои интересы и потребности, язык требуется для определенной цели и у нее всегда есть что-то , чтобы сделать процесс обучения более динамичным и повысить уровень усвояемости материала. (какое-то нестандартное упражнение, забавную статью, видео для обсуждения, чтобы пробудить интерес к изучению). Мне нравится, что Лаура очень внимательна к той ситуации, в которой находится человек, изучающий язык. Она изобретает систему уроков специально ДЛЯ ТЕБЯ. Я вижу, что мой преподаватель хочет улучшить мои знания, что для нее важно научить меня говорить грамотно и объяснить все тонкости языка.

Она сделала акцент на том, что необходимо именно мне и построила весь процесс обучения, оглядываясь на спектр моих интересов. Я знаю, что для каждого из своих учеников она делает то же самое. Год назад мне предложили поработать с национальной сборной Италии по футболу на молодежном международном турнире, который проходил в Санкт-Петербурге. Для того, чтобы подготовить меня Лаура создала необычную систему уроков с использованием видео и аудио материалов, футбольной лексики, и записей матчей. После этих уроков, мне удалось обеспечить решение всех организационных вопросов, связанных с командой, перевести не одну пресс-конференцию,не смотря на то, что я не изучала язык в университете и никогда не была в Италии.

Con Laura io studio l'italiano da più di un anno. Anche i miei figli studiano con Laura Inglese, Italiano e Francese. Le nostre lezioni sono molto interessanti. Le sue lezioni iniziano sempre in tempo. Le lezioni su Skype sono così comode perché non hanno un posto dove correre e non si ha paura di essere in ritardo. Con Laura mi piace il fatto che la lezione è costruita parafrasando testi parlando di argomenti quotidiani, sviluppando la capacità di parlare. Dopo le lezioni con Laura io non ho paura di andare in vacanza in Italia, perché posso capire la lingua parlata e rispondere. Della lezione di Laura con i bambini posso dire solo: «MOLTO BRAVISSIMO» (Meraviglioso!). Lei è in grado di raggiungere ogni bambino. Le lezioni sono sempre divertenti, dinamiche e informative. Dopo ogni incontro l'argomento è sicuramente depositato nella memoria di bambini!
IRINA

С Лаурой я изучаю итальянский больше года. Мои дети также занимаются английским, французским, итальянским языками. Наши уроки очень интересные. Уроки по Skype удобны тем, что не нужно никуда бежать для занятий, всегда начинаются вовремя. Уроки всегда хорошо структурированы, мы разговариваем на разные темы, отрабатываем навыки пересказа. После занятий с Лаурой я не боюсь приехать на отдых в Италию, потому что я могу понять устную речь и ответить .
Об уроках Лауры с детьми я могу говорить только в превосходной степени .Она в состоянии добраться до каждого ребенка. Уроки всегда проходят весело и динамично, познавательно. После уроков материал легко откладывается в памяти ребенка.
Ирина

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £45/h
Lessons offered by Laura
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Business English
  • IELTS
  • Accent Reduction-English
  • Cambridge First Certificate FCE
  • Certificate Of Advanced English Cae
  • Certificate Of Proficiency In English Cpe
Levels
  • All Levels

Laura's CV

• First Class Honours University Degree in Foreign literature and languages (110/110 distinction)
• DITALS – Certificate to teach Italian to foreigners
• CRB disclosure certificate (issued 22 october 2011)

2 reviews on Laura
  • 5/5

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2 recommendations

G
Gill

Laura's individually tailored lessons are designed for whatever level you are at in your Italian learning. Whether it's starting from the beginning, learning Italian for a holiday, for work, for conversation or to pass exams, Laura makes the lesson fit your needs. Her lessons are motivating and confidence building, but most of all they're fun.

G
Gill

I got excellent results in my CILS exam because of Laura's teaching.

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