Italian and English (Foreign Language) Tuition in St. Ives
  • I am an enthusiastic, qualified and experienced teacher for adults, from beginner's to native speaker's level.
  • I trained as a professional linguist and work as a teacher, translator and conference interpreter with Italian, English and Mandarin Chinese.
  • My life experiences in 4 countries over 3 continents have made me a cosmopolitan individual with a long-standing passion for learning languages and exploring cultures.

Tutoring Experience

  • I have 20 years' experience teaching Italian, English and Mandarin Chinese to adults in Italy, Nigeria, China and UK.
  • I am a confident user of the Central European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in preparing students for relevant exams.
  • I have 5 years' experience as course developer, teacher and examiner for Language A, B and Ab initio within the IB Diploma Programme.

Tutoring Approach

  • I work around my students' needs and I adapt my teaching to their aims, levels and skills.
  • I believe in the importance of strong intercultural understanding alongside solid teaching abilities.
  • I consider language learning/teaching not just as a practical objective but also as a unique human experience.

PLEASE NOTE: My fees are per hour, not per person. This means that if you find one or more other people willing to attend class with you, you can share the hourly fee with them!

LanguagesItalian, English (British), Chinese
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


International Baccalaureate2013ProfessionalIBDP Language A and Ab initio
SOAS, University of London2011MastersMA Gender studies
University of Venice, Italy2007ProfessionalCEDILS (Italian equivalent of CELTA)
University of Trieste, Italy2002MastersBA + MA in Translation and Conference Interpreting with Italian, English and Mandarin Chinese
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