As a true linguist, art historian and teacher at heart, there's nothing more fulfilling than introducing and sharing the Italian language to learners of all levels and ages. Let me take you to a new world where every word is filled with fun, animation, music and a passion for 'la dolce vita'!
Whether you are a student looking for tutoring assistance, preparing for travel, working in an international organization, in need of some translation help, or just have a passion for Italian, I'm here to guide you in your academic, professional and cultural goals.
Florence, Italy is where I used to call home and now I'm excited to share the beauties of Italian language and culture here in the SF Bay Area. I received my MA degree in Art History, after which I've been teaching Italian at all levels for 8 years after working in various organizations within Italy in the arts, tourism, translation and education fields. I have been successful with the communicative teaching approach, in which I help students realize their strengths and build on them through encouraging an open dialogue and allowing students to apply their knowledge daily through guided practice and realistic situations. I offer all learning materials, including, books, articles, music, films, games and audio clips. I am also very active in the local Italian community, so I encourage my students to attend local events, as I participate in many Italian and cultural groups throughout the Bay Area.
In addition, I also teach/tutor in all levels of Art History with a special focus on Medieval/Renaissance, Modern and Photography.
As a former Head of Admissions at Stanford University, I also offer college counseling, including application assistance, essay writing assistance/review, financial aid counseling and academic advising.
I have also been a Copywriter, Copy editor and Proofreader in English, so I am happy to assist you with any of your editing projects.
I would be happy to hear about your interests and develop a tutoring plan together that supports your expectations and objectives.
back to top