I recently graduated from Brown University with a degree in Community Health-- that being said, Italian is what I do for fun. It is a beautiful and dynamic language and ought to be a pleasure to learn.
I began learning Italian while studying abroad in Florence and continued to learn in college at Brown. I spent a summer working at a B&B on the island of Elba (where Napolean was exiled to!) but the experience that really brought it home for me was going to culinary school in Parma and working in kitchens all over Italy. It was this experience that finally allowed me to become fluent because I wasn't just traveling or visiting but rather I was working and having to function daily in a foreign culture-- in other words, I was completely immersed. I truly believe that language is reflective of culture and culture reflective of language and that experiencing a culture facilitates the learning of that language.
I tutor because I love speaking and learning Italian. There isn't much opportunity to use Italian in my daily life so I try to keep that passion alive and share it with others. I hope to make learning Italian a rich experience because that's what it has been for me.
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