CIAO A TUTTI!
My name is Stefano and am the founder and director of Italian Services, which provides language tutoring, certified translations and audio transcriptions.
Why me? Simple: Because most of the teachers on the market ARE NOT QUALIFIED. They have come to the UK to find a job, and in the meantime they think are able to teach Italian because they are native speakers.
1) TEACHERS OUT THERE MIGHT BE CHEAP and NICE, BUT THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO TEACH YOU ITALIAN: IT'S YOUR MONEY, YOUR TIME, YOUR PROGRESS.
2) BEING A NATIVE SPEAKER DOES NOT MEAN BEING A GOOD TEACHER.
I have received a Ph.D. in Italian Studies at the University of Reading (in 2017), where I have also taught lectures and seminars.
I have a good level of experience in teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
In Italy, I have taught on XIX and XX century Italian literature at the Università di Chieti and on Dante and Italian Philology at Salerno. Since moving to Reading, I taught on literature and theatre as well as contemporary and modern European history. At Reading, I was also the leader of study sessions on feminism and fascism.
Here I was a Study Skills Adviser.
You may also visit my academic profile (conferences, publications, translation, theatre at Reading) on academia.edu and on italianservices.info
Interactivity and students' involvement are at the core of my teaching. My focus is on the creation of original learning activities.
I have always believed in teaching Italian language and culture in a more dynamic and informal way.
In Italy, I taught elocution classes and theatre for students of all ages. At Reading, I founded the 'Italian Theatrical Group' within the Department of Modern Languages to improve students' linguistic fluency and knowledge. I find extremely useful recording scripts and rehearsals to give students feedback as well as to encourage their creativity and self-correction.
My lessons are specifically tailored on students' needs, individual or groups, children or adults.
Thanks to my theatrical experience, my lessons for CHILDREN will include the use of 'puppets' and other activities to be decided time by time, according to the topic and tutees' needs.
For ADULTS: As well as standard lessons, I also offer to translate/proof-read Cv, COVER LETTERS, AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENT, CERTIFICATE OR CREATIVE WORK.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PRICE AND OFFERS, please do not hesitate to contact me.
|Languages||Italian, English (British), Latin|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Reading||2016||Doctorate||Italian Studies|
|University of Salerno||2010||Masters||Italian Literature|
|University of Salerno||2008||Bachelors||Italian Literature|
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