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Marina B.

San Diego, CA

$40/hr

I love teaching my native language!

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I love teaching my native language!

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I am a California credentialed Teacher. I was born in Padova, in Northern Italy, where I spent most of my life and where I studied Architecture and Interior Design before moving to the USA in 1988.
I attended the New York State College of Design at Alfred University, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts with a Minor in Art History.
During this great experience in college I was so impressed by the interest in learning Italian shown by many students that I started teaching Italian just for fun and really fell in love with teaching my native language and the culture of my country.It was a unique opportunity to communicate to students my knowledge about the Italian culture and history beside teaching the language.
When I moved to San Diego I started teaching Italian at S.D.S.U. while I was a graduate student there.
Since then I had many requests for teaching Italian, and taught at S.D.S.U.,the Italian Cultural Center (I.C.C.) in Little Italy and in many public schools and private institutions in San Diego.
At the I.C.C. I implemented a successful course for advanced adult students titled “Conversation on Art in Italian”.
Since the year 2000 I have been attending seminars and workshops in Los Angeles and in Italy, sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Education and focused on second language acquisition and on the newest language teaching methods.
I am a proud recipient of the scholarship “The Art of teaching Italian through Italian Art, in Rome,” a summer seminar and Institute in Rome, sponsored by the N.E.H. (National Endowment for the Humanities).
The seminar was a great learning experience for me, which I intend to pass on to my students.
In my classes I use a variety of teaching methods in order to reach every student, but prefer to apply an interactive learning method where the students dive into Italian language from the first class.
My students say that my classes are fun, entertaining, and effective. Besides learning how to speak Italian, students also learn the culture, the arts, and the history, of Italy.
My expertise varies from languages to Visual Arts. I find that Italian language and Visual Art are the perfect match to combine and use in teaching.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor"

- Marti, San Diego, CA on 11/23/14
Language:
Italian
Corporate Training:
Italian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Italian

I am a native Italian speaker with 10 years of experience in teaching all levels of Italian. I attended seminars and workshops in second language acquisition in the U.S. as well as in Italy, sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Education. I use a variety of teaching methods in order to reach every student with different learning styles and have them succeed.

Visuals such as short videos and stimulating activities in my classes or individual lessons are two of the best ways to have students interact and practice the target language and enjoy learning it.

Alfred Univrsity. NY
visual arts
1990
Other
sdsu
Graduate Coursework

Education

Alfred Univrsity. NY (visual arts)

1990 (Other)

sdsu (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent tutor — Marina has the perfect combination of factors that work to help me become more fluent in Italian. She speaks slowly and clearly, is very patient and friendly, and gives relevant work exercises that fit the level where I am and helps me to progress from that point. I highly recommend her as a tutor. ...

— Marti, San Diego, CA on 11/23/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marina will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92105.


About Marina

I am a California credentialed Teacher. I was born in Padova, in Northern Italy, where I spent most of my life and where I studied Architecture and Interior Design before moving to the USA in 1988.
I attended the New York State College of Design at Alfred University, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts with a Minor in Art History.
During this great experience in college I was so impressed by the interest in learning Italian shown by many students that I started teaching Italian just for fun and really fell in love with teaching my native language and the culture of my country.It was a unique opportunity to communicate to students my knowledge about the Italian culture and history beside teaching the language.
When I moved to San Diego I started teaching Italian at S.D.S.U. while I was a graduate student there.
Since then I had many requests for teaching Italian, and taught at S.D.S.U.,the Italian Cultural Center (I.C.C.) in Little Italy and in many public schools and private institutions in San Diego.
At the I.C.C. I implemented a successful course for advanced adult students titled “Conversation on Art in Italian”.
Since the year 2000 I have been attending seminars and workshops in Los Angeles and in Italy, sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Education and focused on second language acquisition and on the newest language teaching methods.
I am a proud recipient of the scholarship “The Art of teaching Italian through Italian Art, in Rome,” a summer seminar and Institute in Rome, sponsored by the N.E.H. (National Endowment for the Humanities).
The seminar was a great learning experience for me, which I intend to pass on to my students.
In my classes I use a variety of teaching methods in order to reach every student, but prefer to apply an interactive learning method where the students dive into Italian language from the first class.
My students say that my classes are fun, entertaining, and effective. Besides learning how to speak Italian, students also learn the culture, the arts, and the history, of Italy.
My expertise varies from languages to Visual Arts. I find that Italian language and Visual Art are the perfect match to combine and use in teaching.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor"

- Marti, San Diego, CA on 11/23/14
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Education

Alfred Univrsity. NY
visual arts
1990
Other
sdsu
Graduate Coursework

Education

Alfred Univrsity. NY (visual arts)

1990 (Other)

sdsu (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92105

Marina’s Subjects

Language:
Italian
Corporate Training:
Italian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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