I was born in New York City from English-speaking parents and English was initially my first but not my only language. At the age of five I moved to Florence, Italy where I began elementary school; by the time I was seven I was fully bilingual, doing better in Italian than many of my classmates. After grammar school, I continued and graduated from a Florentine middle school (Jr. high school).
I then moved back to New York; although I did not formally study English in Italy, I was admitted to and attended Stuyvesant High School, which required an entrance exam and high scores in English and math. After graduation, I was admitted to Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Italian.
I spent most of my career working in the television industry, working for both American and Italian TV production companies; but I always found time to tutor both Italian and English.
More than a year ago, I started tutoring with WyzAnt. Since then I have tutored students from all walks of life; mostly college students who needed help with their Italian classes.
But I've also tutored educators, like Lynne C., who teaches at Cal State and who has given me an enthusiastic review right here on this website and a 5-star rating (to date, I've racked up fourteen 5-star ratings on WyzAnt). To get a great review from another teacher means a lot to me.
I think word-of-mouth validations are very important; if you're interested in hiring me as your tutor, I'll be glad to put you in touch with my current students, providing they're willing to share their contact information.
I will be able to teach students of all levels and help you develop fluency and improve your grades. Please contact me and let's start working together.
Last year, I received an ESL certificate from LCC. LCC is the Language and Culture Club, an international school based in the US, that certifies ESL teachers to teach overseas.
Since the beginning of this year, I've been a volunteer English tutor at the LAPL Literacy Center, where I've been working with a Korean student, who's preparing to take the US Citizenship Test.
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