When I teach I like to get to know my students and discover their interests in order to tailor the lesson around those, because I think that motivation and curiosity for the subject are essential for an easy and succesful learning. I try to create a relaxed and informal environment so that my students feel at ease and overcoming some blocks ( "I don't like this subject!"; " I hate my teacher!"; " I have taken so many courses and I still am not able to talk") becomes easier.
I combine speaking with grammar with listening to songs and audios, watching videos and movies; and whenever it's possible I include games in my lessons.
I have been teaching for the last 11 years, since I graduated from college. I studied Foreign Languages and Literatures (English and Spanish) and I have a post-graduate Master in Teaching of Italian as a Foreign Language.
I have experience with students of all ages, from primary school to adults, and also with dyslexia. I have taught Italian for one year in Australia in 2008-09 for a Dante Alighieri Institute and in Italy I have taught foreign languages (both English and Spanish) to Italians and Italian to foreigners, mainly in private courses and one-to-one lessons and for some short periods also in Italian public schools.
I have been travelling and living in different countries since I was 18. I love staying outdoors, hiking ans skiing. I like nature and its slow pace. I practice yoga and meditation and sometimes I include breathing techniques in my classes to help students go through their learning anxiety.
I love connecting with people and I am a very good listener and observer.
Full price will be charged for any cancellation made within 48 hours before the lesson start time.
MADDALENA LUCIA RODOLFI
Università degli Stranieri di Siena, Siena, Italy 08-2009/12-2010
• Post Graduate Master DITALS in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language
(DITALS I AND II) Final grade 60/60
Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore Di Milano, Milan, Italy 10-2005/03-2008
• Master Degree In Foreign Languages And Literatures (English And Spanish)
Final Grade 110/110 With Honours
Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore Di Milano, Milan, Italy 10-2001/03-2005
• Bachelor Degree In Foreign Languages And Literatures (English And Spanish)
Final Grade 108/110
Self-Employed, (SO), Italy 2014/ 2018
• Italian, Spanish, English Teacher
o Planning, organizing, advertising and teaching language courses and one-to-one lessons
Self-Employed, (SO), Italy 2016/ 2018
• Learning Support Assistant
o Tutoring and supporting a teenage student with ADHD and dyslexia in learning English
A. De Simoni High School, Sondrio, Italy
• Trainer in Teaching Italian as a Second Language and Cultural Mediation 04-05/ 2018
o Offering guidelines to teachers from Primary, Secondary and High School in teaching Italian to foreign students in Italian public schools and showing how to support culture mediation inside the classroom
Visconti Venosta Primary School, Grosio (SO), Italy
• Yoga Teacher 11-2017/04-2018
o Teaching yoga and body awareness to the 1st year pupils
Stella Alpina Social Cooperative, Bormio, Italy 13-01-2010/05-06-2010
• Teaching assistant for a student with down syndrome
o Supporting the student during some of his hours at school. Facilitating his learning with one-to-one review lessons. Creating a safe environment for him to express
Leonardo Da Vinci Language School, Milan, Italy 17-11-2009 / 18-12-2009
• Italian teacher
o Teaching Italian to foreign students in small classes or one to one lessons
Dante Alighieri Society, Brisbane, Australia 06-2008 / 04-2009
• Italian trainee and support teacher
o Teaching Italian to Australian students in small classes
Maddalena is a teacher who puts a lot of passion into her work.
Has an effective and fun teaching method.
She made me passionete about English and helped me learn the language with commitment and lightness
Maddalena used to be my english teacher when she lived in Italy. She is very experienced, sensitive and attentive.
She always searches the best way to teach languages, the one that suits the student and his peculiarities.
I would highly recommend her!
I can say she is a very good teacher and a beautiful person, don’t loose her lesson!!!
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