UCLA (B.A. Art)
University of Florence (Master's)
MFA, UC Irvine (2016)
BA, UCLA (2010)
I have been teaching and tutoring for over 15 years in college and in high school. My core subjects are Italian, Art Theory, Art History, Studio Art, Humanities, English, ESL, grant writing, and test preparation (GRE, TOEFL). In addition, I have tutored students in American English pronunciation and piano performance.
Many of my students have been extremely successful, achieving their desired goals, and acquiring more fluency in the subject matters they have been studying. Those pursuing an academic degree have been accepted into major schools and universities (UCLA, UCI, USC, Standford, MIT, Yale, UCSB, CSULB), or they have received grants, scholarships, and prizes. My high-school, middle-school, and TOEFL students have consistently scored high in their tests, and received praise for the essays they wrote under my supervision.
I was born and raised in Italy, and I am a native speaker of both Italian and English. I speak French, some German and Spanish. Over the years, I traveled extensively around the world and I have lived in Los Angeles, Milan, and Florence. MFA, UC Irvine (2016)
BA, UCLA (2010)
I have been teaching and tutoring for over 15 years in college and in high school. My core subjects are Italian, Art Theory, Art History, Studio Art, Humanities, English, ESL, grant writing, and test preparation (GRE, TOEFL). In addition, I have tutored students in American English
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I have been teaching Art History in high school and college and for nearly ten years. Between 2012–2013 I taught to a pool of several hundred 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, where I also taught undergraduate courses in Art and Aesthetic, and Critique. I was mentored and I am personally acquainted with some of the most respected living contemporary artists and art scholars, many of whom I have an ongoing working relationship with. I am good at analyzing and explain complex theoretical texts, and I can tutor on article presentation, essay writing, academic tests preparation, and give tips on how to better your participation in seminars and critiques.
I have published in English, translated, and taught English grammar, composition, tests preparation, and literature to students of all ages for several years.
I have been teaching Italian for nearly 20 years in major language schools in and around LA. I am currently the tenured Italian instructor at the Pasadena Language Center. I was born and raised in Italy and I attended school there until age 19. My typical lessons will include explanation of grammar rules, pronunciation drills, sentence formation, tips and strategies on how to memorize and translate words, conversation, and idiom.
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.
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.