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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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Buongiorno!
I am a California credentialed Teacher born in Padova, a university city in Northern Italy and have been living in San Diego for the past 23 years. I started teaching Italian to my fellow students just for fun when I was in college working through my Bachelor's degree at a New York State University. During that time I so much enjoyed teaching my native language and the culture of my country that I started attending Second Language Acquisitions Seminars, Linguistic classes and ended up in enrolling in the Teaching Credentials program at San Diego State University.

After obtaining my teaching credential, I taught at S.D.S.U., I taught classes for adults and children at the Italian Cultural Center in Little Italy, and worked for the San Diego School District where I implemented and taught an Italian program at Grant Elementary School. At the I.C.C., I implemented a successful course for advanced adult students titled “Conversation on Art in Italian”.

The Italian for Travelers classes that I also teach are very popular and fun; these classes are specifically directed to those students who will be visiting Italy and need to know enough conversational Italian to get around!

In all my classes I use a variety of teaching methods in order to reach every student. I apply an interactive learning method where students dive into the Italian language from the first class. My students say that my classes are fun, entertaining, and effective. I would say that my best quality is patience with students of any age or learning ability.

I am a proud recipient of the scholarship “The Art of teaching Italian through Italian Art," a summer seminar at an institute in Rome, sponsored by the N.E.H. (National Endowment for the Humanities).
I look forward to hearing from you!
Arrivederci e a presto!

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor"

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

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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
EDUCATION
1990
Other
S.D.S.U.
Graduate Coursework

Education

Alfred Univrsity. NY (EDUCATION)

1990 (Other)

S.D.S.U. (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

Buongiorno!
I am a California credentialed Teacher born in Padova, a university city in Northern Italy and have been living in San Diego for the past 23 years. I started teaching Italian to my fellow students just for fun when I was in college working through my Bachelor's degree at a New York State University. During that time I so much enjoyed teaching my native language and the culture of my country that I started attending Second Language Acquisitions Seminars, Linguistic classes and ended up in enrolling in the Teaching Credentials program at San Diego State University.

After obtaining my teaching credential, I taught at S.D.S.U., I taught classes for adults and children at the Italian Cultural Center in Little Italy, and worked for the San Diego School District where I implemented and taught an Italian program at Grant Elementary School. At the I.C.C., I implemented a successful course for advanced adult students titled “Conversation on Art in Italian”.

The Italian for Travelers classes that I also teach are very popular and fun; these classes are specifically directed to those students who will be visiting Italy and need to know enough conversational Italian to get around!

In all my classes I use a variety of teaching methods in order to reach every student. I apply an interactive learning method where students dive into the Italian language from the first class. My students say that my classes are fun, entertaining, and effective. I would say that my best quality is patience with students of any age or learning ability.

I am a proud recipient of the scholarship “The Art of teaching Italian through Italian Art," a summer seminar at an institute in Rome, sponsored by the N.E.H. (National Endowment for the Humanities).
I look forward to hearing from you!
Arrivederci e a presto!

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor"

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

Alfred Univrsity. NY
EDUCATION
1990
Other
S.D.S.U.
Graduate Coursework

Education

Alfred Univrsity. NY (EDUCATION)

1990 (Other)

S.D.S.U. (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

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