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Mattia F.

Los Angeles, CA

$50/hour

Teaching Italian, English, Art, TOEFL, and Humanities

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$50/Hour


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UCLA
B.A. Art
UCI
Master's
University of Florence
Master's

Education

UCLA (B.A. Art)

UCI (Master's)

University of Florence (Master's)

About Mattia

MFA, UC Irvine (2016); BA, UCLA (2010)

I have been teaching and tutoring Italian and English for over 15 years, teaching college and high school art courses for 5 years. My core subjects are Italian, English, Art Theory, Art History and Studio Art, Humanities, grant writing, and test preparation (such as TOEFL).

Many of my students have been very successful in their career paths, and acquired more language fluency. Those pursuing an academic career have been accepted into major schools and universities (UCLA, UCI, USC, UCSB, CSULB), or they have received important grants, scholarships, and prizes. My high-school, middle-school, and TOEFL students have consistently scored high in the test I have helped them prepare, or in the papers I have helped them write.

I was born and raised in Italy, and I am a native speaker of both Italian and English. In addition to teaching, I work freelance as a translator and interpreter for major clients and companies. Since 2001, I have translated texts ranging from legal documents to art theory books, and interpreted medical conferences and diplomatic tours. I have lived in Los Angeles, Milan, Florence, and in my home town Rimini, in Northern Italy.
MFA, UC Irvine (2016); BA, UCLA (2010)

I have been teaching and tutoring Italian and English for over 15 years, teaching college and high school art courses for 5 years. My core subjects are Italian, English, Art Theory, Art History and Studio Art, Humanities, grant writing, and test preparation (such as TOEFL).

Many of my
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90015
In-person lessons
Music:
Ear Training, Music History, Piano
Art:
Art History,
Art Theory,
Video Production
English:
English,
Literature, TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Computer:
Video Production
Language:
Italian,
TOEFL
History:
Classics, Music History, World History
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary

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.

Art History

Art history has been a part of my life from a very early age. While in Italy, I studied art history first at Liceo Classico, then at the University of Florence, where I took several exams in Medieval and Renaissance Art. Between 2012-2013 I taught art history to a pool of 200 advanced placement students at the renowned Collegio San Carlo in Milan. I received a B.A. from UCLA and an M.F.A. from UCI in studio art and I was lucky to have some of the most respected living contemporary artists as my mentors and professors (among these: Charles Ray and Barbara Kruger).

Art Theory

I received a B.A. from UCLA and an M.F.A. from UCI in studio art. I was lucky to have some of the most respected living contemporary artists as my mentors and professors (among these: Charles Ray, Barbara Kruger, Simon Leung, Daniel Martinez). I am extremely well versed in art theory and I am very good at taking apart complex theoretical texts if your goal is to present on an article you read, if you have to write an academic paper, or if you simply want increase your participation in seminars and critiques.

English

I have published in English, translated, and taught English grammar, composition, tests preparation, and literature to students of all ages for several years.

Italian

I was born and raised in Italy and I attended school there until age 19. My Italian curriculum included studying grammar, literature, and written composition for 13 years. In particular I attended Liceo Classico high school, where the study of languages (including Latin and Greek) represented the greatest part of the workload. I scored the highest possible points in all languages, with special praise from the instructors for my written composition in Italian.

Piano

I received formal piano training since age 5 from world renowned Maestro Alfredo Speranza, Macella Crudeli, and Roberto Cappello. I have a degree and a Master's Degree from the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture and the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts. In the U.S. I have been trained by Susan McClary, Elisabeth Le Guin, and Nina Scolnik, all of whom are experts in the field of historical keyboard performance and practice. I specialize in Galant, Classical, Romantic, and French Impressionist piano music. I can teach technique and interpretation with extreme competence and knowledge of music history.

TOEFL

I took the TOEFL in 2001 in order to attend UCLA. Since then I have published in English, translated, and taught English tests preparation to students of all ages.

UCLA
B.A. Art
UCI
Master's
University of Florence
Master's

Education

UCLA (B.A. Art)

UCI (Master's)

University of Florence (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mattia will travel within 25 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90015.