Hi, I have a passion for languages, a strong interest in cultures and their comparison and lastly I have been training martial arts since I was 11 years old and recently I have trained WingTsun Kungfu within the IWTA - EWTO organisation toward my qualification for 1st HG (Higher Grade). This grade means I have acquired technical knowledge and it is comparable to black belt in other martial arts.
I have not limited my training to physical training; my interest in languages and cultures led me to look beyond the mere technical training. We can adapt the East Asian martial heritage for Western needs.
I taught as WingTsun-Assistant instructor in Italy for 3 years under the IWTA-EWTO; I continued teaching in Macclesfield (Cheshire) for about 1 year, my students achieved their 1st student grade; then I had to abandon the activity due to a teaching offer in East Asia.
I taught comparative martial arts in South Korea, at the PE College of Suwon University for 3 years and now I am back in Macclesfield still reintroducing the concepts of WingTsun Kungfu.
My passion for teaching includes Modern Foreign Languages. I can teach Italian (my mother tongue), German, Mandarin and Japanese up to intermediate level.
I started teaching in the local school in Macclesfield as One-to-One where I learned the value of planned lesson. I am currently tutoring Italian and Japanese using both method: One-to-One and skype.
I normally have a chat with my student(s) first to agree whether the academic or fluent-speaking methods are required. One includes all the 4 skills: Listening, speaking, reading and writing; the other may exclude the writing.
|Languages||Italian, Chinese, German, Japanese|
|Availability||Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Public School in Italy||1992||School||A-level Tourism Management|
|State University of Venice||2003||Bachelors||Degree East Asian Languages & Literature|
|SOAS, University of London||2010||Masters||MA Chinese Studies|
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