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Deborah G.

Deborah is an Italian language, culture and culinary instructor

Deborah is an Italian language, culture and culinary instructor

$30/hour

  • 61 hours tutoring

About Deborah


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I graduated in 1994 as a teacher in Italy. Initially, and for the first 4 years I worked as a special education teacher for disabled children of various age, from elementary grades to high school grades. Since 2000, I began my decade experience in teaching Italian to foreign children and their parents. I have a history of creating programs for interactive learning of the TPR.

The Total Physical Response (TPR) is a method developed by James J. Asher, a psychology professor at San Jose...

I graduated in 1994 as a teacher in Italy. Initially, and for the first 4 years I worked as a special education teacher for disabled children of various age, from elementary grades to high school grades. Since 2000, I began my decade experience in teaching Italian to foreign children and their parents. I have a history of creating programs for interactive learning of the TPR.

The Total Physical Response (TPR) is a method developed by James J. Asher, a psychology professor at San Jose State University. The TPR is a strategy that introduces the study of a language starting from the execution of verbal instructions, commands. The teacher gives a command, associated with the corresponding movement and the learner takes appropriate action. Subsequently, the method and the theory that underlies this method are discussed in great detail by the teacher to support the primary learning behind the performance accomplished by the learner. This method represents an acceleration in the process of teaching- learning Italian as a second language. Obviously, because Italian grammar is very complex, the method TPR is only to aid students by stimulating different types of memory: auditory, visual and tactile.

I was born and raised in Italy by my two wonderful grandmothers. Nonna Pina from southern Italy and Nonna Bruna from northern Italy. Through them I learned the ancient culture and cuisine. I always carry my precious treasure with me: the recipes of my grandmothers and I love teaching them to my students. Italian cuisine is the basis of culture and the core of this romantic language!

My goal as a teacher was always been to foster an environment of positive study for all students, and my job experience has given me a range of skills interacting with people from all over the world. I often collaborated with other professionals to improve opportunities for learning throughout the school; as well as implementing and promoting positive procedures in my class to better serve my students. I teach in energetic and enthusiasti


Education

Istituto Giordani Italy
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Saddleback College
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Corporate Training

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Italian

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I was born and raised in Italy by my two wonderful grandmothers. Nonna Pina from southern Italy and Nonna Bruna from northern Italy. Through them I learned the ancient culture and cuisine. I always carry my precious treasure with me: the recipes of my grandmothers and I love teaching them to my students. Italian cuisine is the basis of culture and the core of this romantic language! I worked as a chef and chef assistant in Itay for 10 years in different trattorie in Parma and CasaSelvatica.

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Tudor paziente, professionale, competente e divertente!

Deborah è un magnifico tudor! Può essere molto intimidatorio e frustrante tentare di imparare una nuova lingua. Deborah mi ha messo completamente a mio agio. Mi sembrava di parlare con un buon amico invece che con un istruttore! Attendo con impazienza ulteriori lezioni con lei, e sarò anche felice quando potrò rivederla senza Google Translate! :-) Consiglio vivamente Deborah!

Missy, 1 lesson with Deborah

My daughter loves her Italian lessons with Deborah!

My daughter just started Italian lessons and she is so excited and so happy to have Deborah as her teacher! My daughter said that Deborah has a very positive energy and makes learning Italian fun!

Nancy, 17 lessons with Deborah

So fun to cook together

Today we learned how to cook cacio e Pepe! Her recipes are authentic and intricate, and you really get to learn about the culture of Italy while you cook their dishes. We also learned more grammar and I’ve seen an improvement with my verb conjugations!

Shadi, 22 lessons with Deborah

Very Patient and Knowledgeable

Deborah teaches very patiently and her lessons are structured in a way that makes me feel confident to learn and absorb what I am learning. Her knowledge of Italian grammar, cooking, and culture is vast and I have so much to learn from her. I look forward to every lesson with her! Highly recommended

Shadi, 22 lessons with Deborah
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$30/hour

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Deborah G.

$30/hour

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Response time: 9 hours