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Price Guide
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00


Price Guide
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00


Price Guide
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00


Price Guide
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00

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Personal Description:

An innovative Qualified Languages Teacher, Translator and Proofreader with 13+ years’ international work experience (7 years in London) teaching 1:1 and group English, Italian and Spanish courses to students of all ages, backgrounds and language levels. My lessons are student-centred, interactive, stimulating and enable students to become spontaneous and fluent language speakers. I place high value on mutual respect, cooperation, active participation and the use of humour.

Offering tuition in Italian, Spanish, English and Romanian at any level (beginners - intermediate - advanced) ONLINE on Skype:
- excellent internet connection and a webcam
- all materials are sent before the lesson and / or the screen is shared during the lesson
- all teacher's notes are instantly sent via Skype
- no time wasted travelling
- no travel expenses

Key achievements:
1- Gained a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) from a top-tier university (Institute of Education, University of London);

2- Won the National Competition of Romanesque Languages - Italian language section (in 2003 and 2004 with a 10/10 result);

3- Conceived and ran an English language Workshop project for Cranfield University's students, where all had the possibility to teach and learn, revise grammar, discuss and share opinions.

Ana Persinaru, Lower Sixth student, The Harrodian School:

"I have known Ms since September this year, when she became my private tutor for Italian language.
Ms is an extraordinary young teacher. As her pupil I have seen many examples of her talent in linguistics and her broad interests not only in the Italian culture and civilisation but also in British, French and Spanish as well. She communicates her ideas clearly, in a smooth and efficient manner. She is reliable, dynamic and intelligent person with a good sense of humour. It is a pleasure to spend some time with her every week and I benefit a lot from her knowledge.
I will always hold her in the highest esteem and I highly recommend Ms Cerasela as a talented teacher and a great person. "

Ms Agatha Malik, MFL Teacher Elthorn Park High School, London.

"Cerasela assisted me with my IB Italian class, therefore I got to know her very well.
I was not only impressed by her total commitment and dedication to teaching but also by her great linguistic ability and multi - talent in all areas of teaching. She immediately felt at ease with pupils of all ages and quickly developed a warm, positive and trusting relationship in which students felt valued and encouraged to work hard.
Cerasela also was well liked by all members in the Language Faculty because of her ability to work well in a team and for making valuable contribution to the department.
Cerasela’s punctuality and attendance record was outstanding because of the fact that she is a very reliable and conscientious person who would never want to let anyone down.
Cerasela would be an asset to anyone who is employing her. I therefore recommend her to you without any reservations."

Ms Gergana Schneider, Head of Spanish at Elthorn Park High School, London.

"During her time at Elthorn, Cerasela has demonstrated that she has high expectations of pupils and has been an excellent role model for them.
Cerasela has been a real asset to the department. She shows a clear capacity to evaluate different teaching approaches and to reflect upon her own practice. She has worked very effectively as part of the Modern Foreign Languages team and built rapport with learners.
I cannot comment highly enough her ability to independently plan and research her materials and evaluate her teaching."

Patrizia Minella, Director at CeSPI (Centro Studi Problemi Internazionali) - NGO

" […] she has completely succeeded in organising her own lessons delineating a programme with clear objectives, which has completely brought to completion, proving a clear confidence and the right flexibility and pro-activity in dealing with a totally variegate and stimulating group of students. At the end of the course she has received the maximum of appreciation from both students and teachers for her commitment and professionalism."

Full references and CRB check available on request.

Teaching Experience:

9 years of private tuition (Italian/English) to both children and adults in Italy and Romania;
5 years business Italian teacher, Translator and Proofreader;
4 years of Spanish and French teacher/private tutor in Italy and UK

Teaching Approach:

As a teacher I aim to enable my students to enjoy a first-hand experience of what exactly speaking, thinking and reacting in a new language means. Adopting a different mindset enriches their perspectives on life and broadens their horizons. With excellent results, I fully exploit the potential of authentic materials (music, short films, cinema, newspaper articles, literature) and drama techniques, which I had the opportunity to deeply research at the Institute of Education and subsequently put into practice in the London schools for which I worked.

My lessons are always student-centred, interactive, stimulating and related to real life, cultural situations and/or to exam requirements (GCSE, IGCSE, A-levels, International Baccalaureate, Pre-U, IELTS, TEFL), according to students' needs.

I place high value on mutual respect, cooperation and active participation, the use of humour and imagination. Since I am very ambitious, determined and have high expectations, my students and I always work arduously and achieve our objectives.

Indicative rates:

1:1 tuition

£25/hour for 3/3+ hours a week (2 sessions of 1.5h each) : ongoing tuition (at my house / at student's house if within walking distance / online)

£30/hour for 2 hours a week (1 session of 2 hours) : ongoing tuition (at my house / *at student's house if not within walking distance)

£35/hour for 1 hour a week/ temporary tuition / weekends

Discounts for 2:1 and group tuition… Travel expenses (minimum £3) may vary depending on how far I have to travel by public transport.

I tutor online on Skype.

"Absolutely brilliant for Italian tuition, saved my grammar! At first, I was as apprehensive as anyone would be when I thought about tuition over skype - but if anything, it`s more effective. Instead travelling to a tutor, getting tired, getting home and thinking `I`ll just relax with a bit of TV` and then never picking up a book - The lesson was on time and intense, and I wasn`t too tired afterwards to do other revision. Also, when learning grammar, I suddenly remember something I don`t understand - but Cerasela can send me the link to resources immediately rather than having to wait to print them off. Thank you so much Cerasela for everything!"
A-level student testimonial

This is an A-level student`s testimonial who has recently contacted me for face to face tuition. Since she did not live close to my house I suggested we had a trial lesson over Skype. She has been open minded enough to try it and, from her review, the outcome is quite obvious.

Although some students are initially biased towards online tuition, all those who have tried it once have found this money, energy and time-saving way of learning be as effective as face to face tuition, if not even better.

They have all very much appreciated:

- the extremely quick way of receiving resources and taking notes through instant message exchange used to clarify spelling
- the possibility to later retrieve the information
- the possibility to record the sessions and therefore be able to listen again for correct pronunciation and natural intonation
- the opportunity to have lessons at any time, in different places, whether at home or on holiday, without incurring extra travelling costs and waste energy.

I would therefore encourage students to give it a try and do not let themselves be conditioned by unfounded fears. After all, there is nothing to lose, but everything to gain.

Tutor Resources: (free to download)

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Native Language: Italian
Additional Languages: English (British), French, Romanian, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Institute of Education, University of London (2012) - PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Università degli Studi - Milan, Italy (2010) - 1:1 Bachelors Degree in Language mediation and Intercultural communication (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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