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I am a native Italian speaker with a several year experience in teaching Italian and English. I am a very easy-going, open-minded, professional person. I like to teach because it gives me the opportunity to meet new students, share my knowledge as well as my culture and experience.
I started tutoring back when I was attending the university in Verona, Italy. I was tutoring English, Math and some other subjects. Later on, I continued teaching English while I was working in other fields. In 2009 I moved to Los Angeles. For a couple of years, I taught ESL in a college, and in the meantime I tutored Italian to private students. Since 2009 I have been tutoring students in English and Italian subjects.
I have a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature and a T.E.F.L. Certificate for teaching English as a foreign language. I am fluent in Italian, English and French.
I really believe that in teaching a language a primary focus should be on life skills. Not being an English native-speaker, I learned how important it is to be able to express basic needs and to perform primary activities. However, it is important to consider other points like grammar, reading, writing. I also think that no matter what a teacher should always take into account the needs of the students and subsequently I plan my classes reflecting on the student's demands.
As to the different approaches and materials that I use, I suppose that it is important to change them frequently in order to keep the classes more interesting. Of course, there are some exceptions. For instance, in the past I taught for a while TOEFL and for that type of classes I used more traditionalist and academic methods and materials. I am a native Italian speaker with a several year experience in teaching Italian and English. I am a very easy-going, open-minded, professional person. I like to teach because it gives me the opportunity to meet new students, share
Enrico is the best tutor. He is very patient and friendly. Italian is his first language, which is very important for helping someone else learn it.
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I tutored TOEFL in the past and I once even took the test. The TOEFL needs a lot of preparation and commitment. I can guide the students in getting the right tools for passing the test.
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