Information About Claudia - Newmarket teacher - (1 review)
This is how 5 referees rated Claudia:
I believe learning a new language is a great and fun opportunity to get to know a different culture and to see the world from a new perspective!
I am a native Italian speaker, and a CELTA qualified teacher. I graduated for an MPhil in European Comparative Language and Literatures at Cambridge University, specializing in Baroque Italian poetry.
I have always loved teaching and proposing enjoyable and fun lessons, promoting learning through enthusiasm, respect and passion.
Whether you want to learn Italian/English for fun, for work or to pass a specific exam, please get in touch!
4 years teaching experience in person and on Skype
ITALIAN LESSONS FOR CHILDREN
If stimulated in the right way, children love to learn languages! I have experience working with children both with a basic knowledge of Italian language and without. Depending on their age, lessons involve songs, music, language games, creative activities, role-plays, videos, stories, so that learning Italian becomes an engaging and amusing activity.
Jeanne, 5 years old, Italian Language
When I started working with Jeanne, she had no previous knowledge of Italian. After 3 months of lessons, she was able to understand basic instructions and sentences, to use a basic Italian vocabulary, and she was ready to move to Italy with her parents. She currently lives there and is successfully attending an Italian school.
“Claudia is always prepared when we arrive and goes above and beyond in her lessons with our five-year-old daughter. She loves Claudia and always looks forward to her lessons with her.”
I have worked with different exam boards (Edexcel, Cambridge, AQA) for both GCSE and IGCSE, and I know well the syllabus and the type test my students will face. Depending on the different strengths and weaknesses of my students, lessons concentrate on filling grammar gaps, expanding vocabulary, perfecting reading techniques, and improving fluency and confidence in the speaking practice.
Michael, IGCSE Italian
Being his father Italian, Michael had a good understanding of Italian language but had never studied it, so he needed to fill a few grammar gaps, to familiarize with the structure of the exam and to become more confident about his speaking. During the course of one year, we prepared together the IGCSE exam, revising grammar rules, working on the key topics of the exam, practising past papers and preparing his oral presentation. Michael sat for the exam as a private candidate and passed it with top grades.
“Claudia is an excellent Italian tutor who is patient, responsible, professional and flexible. She carefully listens to the problems and diligently helps my son by going through the entire school curriculum and preparing practice questions for him. Her English is very good which is critical in teaching English-speaking beginners who are clueless about this language. She is consistently good and reliable. I sincerely recommend her to anyone who needs an Italian tutor.”
Julie, GCSE Italian
After two years of studying Italian at school, Julie was preparing her IGCSE, but was not confident enough in her speaking abilities and had a few grammar gaps to fill. We used the writing practice as an excuse to revise grammar, making sure that the student she could understand her mistakes and learn from them (that’s the only way we learn!); we revised through time verbs ending and grammar rules, so that in the end Julie was able to re-read what she had written and to correct herself . We spent some time practising possible questions and answers for the oral part of the exam, perfecting pronunciation and improving confidence. Julie did a very good exam!
A LEVEL, INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
My experience helping students at A Level is mainly of the International Baccalaureate exam. I know well the exam requirements and I am confident in preparing students and helping them reach their best potential.
Janet, IB Italian:
I helped Janet preparing her IB Italian: her main difficulty was reading and understanding real complex texts in Italian. Her vocabulary was quite limited and her grammar wasn’t developed enough to support advanced reading skills. In our lessons, we concentrated on reading techniques (selecting crucial information, scanning and skimming through texts, detailed reading…) and on expanding vocabulary through exercises, games and little vocabulary tests now and then.
ITALIAN ESSAY REVISION AND EDITING/ UNIVERSITY APPLICATION
Using the experience of essay writing I gained during my university studies in England and in Italy, I help students planning, discussing, writing and correcting their work.
Tim, Essay Revision and Oxford Application:
I helped Tim improving the organization and textual coherence of his essays. We worked a lot on improving also the correctness of grammar and his vocabulary choices. For his Oxford application, we particularly concentrated on clarify opinions and point of views, finding the best way to express them and editing unclear parts of the text.
ITALIAN AND BASIC ENGLISH FOR ADULT STUDENTS
As a Check proverb says, “those who know many languages live as many lives as the languages they know”. I believe learning a new language as adults is a great and fun opportunity to get to know a different culture and to see the world from a new perspective! I have always loved teaching and proposing enjoyable and fun lessons, promoting learning through enthusiasm, respect and passion.
Whether you want to learn a new language for fun, for work or maybe to pass a specific exam, I would be glad to help!
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Cambridge (2017) - Mphil in European and Latin American Comparative Literatures and Cultures (ELAC) (Masters) (✔ On File)
- International House of London (2015) - CLTA (Teaching Italian to Adults) (Other) (✔ On File)
- Università degli studi di Milano (2011) - MA Degree in Italian Literature (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Università degli studi di Milano (2008) - Simple B.A. degree in Italian Language and Literature (three years, first level Italian degree). (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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