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Subjects Taught


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Adult/Casual $40.00


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Secondary $40.00
NCEA Level 1 $40.00
NCEA Level 3 $40.00
University $40.00
Adult/Casual $50.00

English (Foreign Language)

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NCEA Level 3 $40.00
University $40.00
Adult/Casual $40.00

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Personal Description:

I am a passionate intercultural expert with a blend of experience in teaching languages and yoga, translation and interpreting.

I graduated in Translation and Interpretation at Scuole Civiche Milano, Dipartimento di Lingue (Centre for Translation Studies Milan) and further qualified in Translation from English and German into Italian (and viceversa) at UNIVERSITÉ MARC BLOCH de Strasbourg.

I left university in 2001 to work as a free-lance translator (English and German to Italian) for various Italian publishers, such as Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore and Il Saggiatore.

I also did sub-contract work for an **Contact Detail Removed** involved in making subtitles for **Web Address Removed** series for the DVD market and subtitles for productions for SKY TV.

Tutoring Experience:

From March 2006 to July 2007, I taught audiovisual translation from German into Italian at Scuole Civiche Milano, Dipartimento di Lingue (Centre for Translation Studies Milan)

In 2007 I entered into teaching Italian to foreigners living in Milan. This involved an intensive training course in teaching and a certificate awarded by International House Milan, my former employer.

In 2011 I moved to London where I worked on a free-lance basis for language schools and agencies in central London, as well as for institutions such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence, preparing diplomats and armed forces officers to their posts in Italy.

In 2013 I was also awarded a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) by the University of Cambridge and worked for a language school in central London.

In 2015 I moved to Paris where I continued teaching Italian and English to professionals.

I have experience in teaching people of different nationalities and age, from kids/teenagers to adult professionals.

Tutoring Approach:

I use a communicative method, which is student centered and where the target language is used from the first lesson.

Starting from a context, students learn new vocabulary then reading a text or listening to a dialogue they find out about grammar or other aspects of the language. Written and oral practice follow.

This method is both very effective and fun, we won't just study grammar and write, there will be lots of games and conversation involved.

I also help younger learners with homeworks and uni students with preparation for exams and proof-reading of assignments.

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Native Language: Italian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of Cambridge (2013) - Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • International House Milan (2007) - Certificate in Italian Teaching to Foreigners (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University Marc Bloch, Strasburg (2001) - Masters in Translation studies (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Centre of Translation studies, Milan (2000) - Degree in Translation and Interpreting (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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