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Daiana B.

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

$60/hour

Learn Italian with a native!

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
4.9 average from 13 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Jermane, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA on 7/23/17

$60/Hour


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University of Pisa
Demography
University of Pisa
PhD

Education

University of Pisa (Demography)

University of Pisa (PhD)

About Daiana

I have been teaching Italian since 1984 and successfully prepared travelers for their journeys in all aspects: language, history, geography, art, food, music, fashion.
I also tutor all age students who take Italian in school.

My first approach consists in figuring out what type of student I work with (auditory vs. visual) and adapt my method based on what works best for the learner.

I then analyze the reason for learning the language and focus on how effective I can make the classes based on that purpose.
Including the history and roots of the language in the learning process makes my students eager to return.

For school age tutoring I study the program and engage my students in effective long term understanding of the grammar and its rules in addition to implementing conversation skills.

I also teach 'parent and me' classes to have toddlers and children learn Italian at the same time as English and creating the bilingual child. Parents learn at the same time and reinforce the vocabulary when the teacher/coach is not with them.
I have been teaching Italian since 1984 and successfully prepared travelers for their journeys in all aspects: language, history, geography, art, food, music, fashion.
I also tutor all age students who take Italian in school.

My first approach consists in figuring out what type of student I work with (auditory vs. visual) and adapt
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Policies
Cancellation
20 hours notice required

If teaching to two students at the same time the rate is $80.00 3 students at the time $95.00

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jermane, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA on 7/23/17

"Great tutor."

- Emily, Long Beach, CA on 7/15/13
Language:
Italian

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Italian

Born and raised in Italy. Graduated from the University of Pisa, completed all credits in English and French. Finished Doctorate in Demography in 1984. Completed all required credits in Pedagogy and Psychology.
Tutored Italian and French to all age students in Italy.
Taught French for beginners for five years from 1985 to 1990 after moving to California.
Taught and tutored Italian all levels since 1984 in addition to simultaneous interpreting and translating.
Taught a course relating to the Divine Comedy' and 'Promessi Sposi'.

University of Pisa
Demography
University of Pisa
PhD

Education

University of Pisa (Demography)

University of Pisa (PhD)

Excellent Tutor

She teaches me the way that I learn. I am methodical and logical in my Approach to learning Italian. I want to be fluent and to read and write Italian so I need more than conversational instruction and I need explanations for maximum retention. She's so good that I hesitate writing this review because she is already in high demand and her schedule is very full.

— Jermane, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA on 7/23/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 20 hours notice required

If teaching to two students at the same time the rate is $80.00 3 students at the time $95.00

Travel policy

Daiana will travel within 10 miles of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.