Information About Paola - Oxford teacher - (30 reviews)
This is how 3 referees rated Paola:
My professional profile is mainly divided into two areas: Italian teaching/translation and Environmental Biology/Natural Science.
The Italian teaching area has been developed during the last 9 years (seven of which have been spent in United Kingdom), even though I have been passionate on either linguistic structures or teaching/learning processes since High School, inspired by the family atmosphere in which my parents and some relatives transmitted me the passion.
Professional competences on the Environmental Biology - Natural Science field have been acquired during my undergraduate studies in Ecological Science and Environmental Education and the master in Biodiversity and Environmental Quality (both with first-honours grades). Several internship/volunteer activities and training courses have enriched my curriculum on this area and allowed me to enhance my knowledge and expertise.
In the following you can find a list of my teaching experiences.
In progress: Italian teacher - Oxford, United Kingdom
in progress: Italian Translator & Proofreader for different companies - United States
in progress: Italian Translator & Proofreader for companies and universities - United Kingdom
in progress: Biology tutor - Oxford, United Kingdom
June 2022 - Substitute Teacher - Italian School of St. Albans - London, United Kingdom
Feb 2021 - In progress - Restarted to provide Lessons
BREAK from mid-2020 to Feb-2021 to BECOME A MUM.
September 2015 - mid-2020: Italian teacher - Oxford, United Kingdom
August 2015 - in progress: Biology tutor - Oxford, United Kingdom
Dec 2014 - in progress: Italian Translator & Proofreader for different companies - United States
September 2015 – November 2015: Italian Translator for a Medical company - Oxford, United Kingdom
September 2014 – August 2015: Italian Teacher for the Bristol Language School - Bristol, United Kingdom
July 2014 - August 2015: Italian teacher - Bristol, United Kingdom
June 2015 – August 2015: Italian Teacher for a food company - Bristol, United Kingdom
June 2015 – August 2015: Research collaborator, University of Bristol, Life Sciences - Bristol, United Kingdom
May 2014 - August 2015: Biology tutor - Bristol, United Kingdom
April 2015: Italian Examiner – Cambridge, (CIE) IGCSE Italian for 3A Tutors Ltd & Bristol Language School - Bristol, United Kingdom
August 2013 - March 2014: Biology, Science and Italian private tutor
I am a friendly, calm and patient tutor that really loves teaching in a comfortable, positive and supporting ambience. I encourage you to participate actively to the lesson, and, according to the purpose, I promote activities, games and practical exercises focused on your needs. I do not prefer explaining concepts using only schematic structures, but I try to understand your main needs and gaps and I tail the lessons to your specific learning processes.
All levels are covered.
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Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Bristol, Life Sciences (2015) - Research collaborator (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Catania (2014) - Biodiversity and Environmental Quality - first honours (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Catania (2011) - Ecological Science and Environmental Education - first honours (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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Every lesson is fun and interactive :) helpful material is shared to enable practice outside of the lessons as well!
Thank you for all your help so far!
She understood my specific learning needs and I look forward to every lesson.
I'm enjoying the lessons very much and I'm sure I'll be able to join a conversation when I go to Italy next year .
I would highly recommend her.
Thoroughly recommend Paola!
I really like the activities you send me by email, it prompts me to practice!
See you soon.
She is always well prepared and tailors the tuition exactly towards my learning needs.
I appreciate that she makes a genuine effort to follow my progress and encourages me to practice outside of lessons by setting relevant homework. Paola can explain concepts in a interesting manner and is a natural educator. I also really like how she is able to relate certain linguistic aspects to Italian culture and history- providing such context helps me remember the lessons in a creative way. I highly recommend her!
When we first met, I spoke a few words of Italian and was developing an understanding of the complexity of Italian grammar. What with thirteen tenses, subject, object, adjective agreement, coupled with a very different syntax to English, it felt a very tall order to begin to make any tangible progress at all!
Paola has a kind and gentle approach to teaching others her native language, nurturing my confidence to express myself as richly as I can,while still at this early stage of my learning, in a way which excites my curiosity , coupled with a genuine sense of creativity and achievement! We laugh together too, which always helps make the World go round!
As an adult learner , I certainly could not welcome Paola highly enough! Her warm, welcoming home, gentle smile and genuine encouragement and flexibility make learning Italian an absolute delight! She has the gift of bringing alive the musicality and joy of her Mother Tongue!
Thank you dearest Paola!!!
She has been able to tailor them to suit my requirements, (and abilities), no learning by rote or repetition!
I am looking forward to my future lessons.