|Name||Violante B. Recommended|
|City||Toronto, ON||Teaching||Italian, Spanish|
|Working With||Kids, Youth, Adults, Groups|
|Levels I Teach||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Lessons Take Place||My Home/Office, Learner's Home|
Italian native speaker with a degree in Art History at the University of Florence, Italy. Specialized in teaching in the High School by the Italian Ministry of Education. I was working for the Spanish Ministry of Culture at the National Library of Madrid, Spain, helping with organization and translations, from english to spanish or spanish to italian.
Three years of experience in teaching in Italian high schools in Florence. Private classes of Italian and Spanish to student of all ages.
Basic- grammar and dialogues (participatory approach) experimental research (investigative method) Use of video and images and music. In my experience, every student is unique and the beauty of working in private lessons is creating a personalized curriculum that helps the student to learn better and more quickly. NEW! Special courses - Buon Appetito Course! A course that presents the culinary characteristics of each italian region and the dishes to be made: a tasty way to develop semantic fields and linguistic grammatical structures. - Italiano a gesti! A course that, starting from the gestures ... we all know italians speak with their hands!!!..., we will explore the non-verbal dimension of the language, often neglected.
I am flexible and I can adjust my schedule with the students.
At my home in Toronto, or at the student houses.
The challenge I gave to Violante was to help me improve my level of comprehension. My difficulty was not so much in speaking but in understanding what italian speakers were saying. When people spoke to me, I froze. She understood my problem. As a trained teacher, she put in place a process to help me progress. She is naturally welcoming and encouraging and dedicated to help me improve. I can’t ask for more than that.
Violante is a wonderful tutor. I highly recommend her. She is extremely intelligent, kind, down to earth, warm and flexible. Violante makes every lesson interesting and she is both fun and easy to work with, readily reaching the level required by providing appropriate review and challenge. Violante brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her lessons and she is always professional. The best!
Violante is a wonderful Italian teacher who deeply cares about each of her students and their individual study needs. She is very versatile in her abilities and teaching styles, structuring each lesson around the student and what they require to achieve success. I have been working on my conversational Italian as well as some grammar, in preparation for an upcoming trip to Italy. Violante has been incredibly helpful and encouraging to me in my studies, going above and beyond my greatest expectations.
Violante is the best tutor I've ever encountered. She tailors each class according to the needs of the student whether that would be translating Italian or just simple verbal communication. She's also friendly and accomodating. I seriously recommend Violante to anyone wanting learn Italian!!