Maria

Maria

Maryland Tutor

I am an enthusiastic and passionate teacher of Italian, German and English as a foreign language, with a Master’s degree with distinction (110/110 magna cum laude) in modern foreign languages, issued by the University of Turin (Italy). I hold a TIAFL 'Teaching Italian as a foreign language' certificate from the Italian Cultural Institute, London.

Tutoring Experience

I have been working as a full time tutor for over 3 years, tutoring students with different origins and backgrounds, both in person and online. In particular, I have been teaching Italian and German to KS3, GCSE, IB, AS, A-Level, primary students and adult learners, providing in-company and tailor-made courses as well. I am currently teaching evening courses for adults at St Giles London Central English language school, Wimbledon school of English and Islington Centre for English.

My current students are attending South Hampstead High School, Sherborne School, Wycombe Abbey, King Edward VI Grammar School, Forest Independent School, Fine Arts College, Henrietta Barnett school, Bancrofts School, Caterham School, Hockerill Anglo-European College, Latymer School, Woodbridge High School, Trinity Catholic High School and Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School.

Tutoring Approach

I always tailor each lesson to my students' individual needs and personal interests and I use my experience to develop engaging lesson plans, aiming at awaking students' interest and motivation. My communicative approach enables students to develop confidence quickly and to use the language effectively in a variety of situations. To keep sessions engaging and stimulating I use games songs, videos and authentic materials such as films or newspaper articles, which enable students to come into contact with relevant cultural aspects related to each language. I am committed to raise children’s achievements and help them improve their grades: almost all my GCSE students achieved an A or an A* in their final exams in June 2017.

Please do get in touch to arrange a session at your home, office or in your area.

LanguagesItalian, English (British), German
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (daytime)
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Qualifications

University of Turin (Italy)2014MastersTranslation for special purposes and interpreting
University of Turin (Italy)2012BachelorsApplied Languages
Italian Cultural Institute, London2016SchoolTIAFL Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language

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Subjects taught
GermanOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£30£24
Secondary£35£28
GCSE£35£28
A-Level£35£28
Casual Learner£35£28
ItalianOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£30£24
Secondary£35£28
GCSE£35£28
A-Level£35£28
University£40£32
Casual Learner£35£28
English (Foreign Language)One-to-oneOnline
Primary£30£24
Secondary£35£28
Casual Learner£35£28