Hello! My name is Giovanna. I was born and raised in Italy. When I was 19 I left home to study first in the United States (California) and then in the UK (London). I greatly enjoy tutoring people of all ages and backgrounds and truly believe this type of work enriches both myself and my tutees. An enthusiastic student, I learnt about languages, cultures, history, and art from all over the world and am passionate about passing on my knowledge and acquiring new information through my tutoring. I am a versatile individual and can easily adapt my teaching methods depending on the different academic goals and needs of each student.

Tutoring Experience

  • Language tutoring (Italian): I have tutored one student who was taking an intensive Italian course at University level and was expected to reach level 3 (out of 5) with her final exam within about 2 months from the start of the course. I have also volunteered to teach Italian to groups of 3-5 people through the University College London Union Italian Association. In addition, I am currently tutoring an adult student learning the language for personal interest.
  • Language tutoring (English): I have tutored mostly children between 8 and 14 years of age through my volunteering work at the Associazione "Il Germoglio" (Mantua, Italy). I have also helped students prepare for University English exams at the Università di Verona (Italy).
  • Math tutoring: in the past, I have tutored children between 8 and 14 years of age on a weekly basis, helping them with their homework and assisting them preparing for tests.
  • History, History of Art, Study Skills: while studying for both of my BA degrees and my MA degree I have often helped classmates or less-experienced students prepare for examinations, presentations, etc. in these subjects

Tutoring Approach

I believe the tutoring method should be adjusted depending on a student's preferred way of learning (we all learn differently, some styles appeal more to a person than others) and on the student's goals. Someone preparing for an academic examination typically has a different attitude to studying, a different schedule and needs to learn different notions compared to someone who is learning for personal interest. The method of tutoring obviously also changes depending on the subject. I certainly always try to include the student's personal interests in the lessons as much as possible, which usually succeeds in stimulating their attention and efforts more. This said, as I mentioned, each student is different and therefore the goals and learning habits will be discussed with each student before the first tuition session.

LanguagesItalian, English (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File


University College London (UCL)2015MastersMA Caribbean and Latin American Studies
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)2013BachelorsBA History
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)2013BachelorsBA Art History
Education First (EF) - Santa Barbara2009OtherCertificate of Completion

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