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Manola M.

Language classes tailored to your interests and needs!

Language classes tailored to your interests and needs!

$50/hour

  • 245 hours tutoring

  • Mystic, CT 06355

About Manola


Bio

Welcome!

I am a professional Translator and Language Tutor with a Master's degree in European and Extra-European languages and cultures and a minor in Translation studies and Anthropology.
I have a huge passion for languages and polyglottism, which have allowed me to experience the classroom both as a teacher and as a student. When I am not working, I am probably reading about linguistics, or trying to learn a new language.

Because of my background, I have a deep understanding of the...

Welcome!

I am a professional Translator and Language Tutor with a Master's degree in European and Extra-European languages and cultures and a minor in Translation studies and Anthropology.
I have a huge passion for languages and polyglottism, which have allowed me to experience the classroom both as a teacher and as a student. When I am not working, I am probably reading about linguistics, or trying to learn a new language.

Because of my background, I have a deep understanding of the strategies and techniques a student should use while learning a new language, of the most common difficulties and the emotional involvement.

My tutoring approach is entirely tailored on each student's needs and interests.
Overall, the student has to be as active as possible during our class. I believe that every minute a student dedicates to a class, and every penny spent on it, has to count. For that reason, my classes are not based on long dissertations on grammar. We introduce the rule, understand it and use it right away! Conversation, living language and actual use are my keywords.
I am a big fan of visual aids, engaging topics, creativity and fun. Learning a language is an enjoyable activity for me, and I want it to be the same for my students as well.

ITALIAN:
Italian is my mother tongue, and my first love. But simply being Italian doesn't mean being able to teach it. I have studied linguistics and education, and therefore have received formation in using the tools and techniques to ensure comprehension and learning. I also believe that learning Italian entail taking a virtual trip throughout the country, where we can focus on the many aspects of our wonderful culture. Classes are focused on conversational skills, and always try to explore aspects of Italy in addition to the Italian language. I feel happy when my students go to Italy and not only understand, but are eager to use their Italian. You learn Italian to be able to speak, and my goal is putting you on that track!

SPANISH:
I have been teaching Spanish for several years and received my Master's in Europe. I have studied linguistics and education, and therefore have received formation in using the tools and techniques to ensure comprehension and learning. Living in Spain, traveling throughout Mexico and teaching in the U.S. have also allowed me to learn new teaching techniques according to the variety of Spanish you are interested in. I offer classes focused on both pronunciation and vocabulary of European Spanish and Spanish spoken in America. Classes are focused on conversational skills, and always try to explore aspects of the various cultures you will be traveling to.

I am open to recommendations and requests, to help you build the knowledge YOU want. Every one of my students has his/her own syllabus, set of goals and lesson plan.
I always respond within minutes or less than one hour from requests and petitions and I am highly flexible.
Feel free to contact me to schedule a lesson or to request additional information!


Education

University of Catania (Italy)
Languages
University of Catania (Italy)
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Rates are negotiable under some conditions.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In addition to a Master's degree in Foreign Languages, I am a certified TESOL/TEFL teacher, with a passing grade of distinction (TEFL Express, UK). As I received my education in Europe and lived for the past eight years in the US, I am able to teach both British and American English, with focus on conversation and grammar, and, once again, a fully customizable experience according to the student's background and interests. I have taught English to Italian, Japanese and Spanish students throughout the years, and gathered plenty of material to make classes fun and engaging as well as straight to the point.
Italian,

Italian

I have studied linguistics and education, and therefore have received formation in using the tools and techniques to ensure comprehension and learning. Classes are focused on conversational skills, and always try to explore aspects of Italy in addition to the Italian language. I feel happy when my students go to Italy and not only understand, but are eager to use their Italian. You learn Italian to be able to speak, and my goal is putting you on that track!
Latin,

Latin

I have a Master’s Degree in European and Extra-European languages and extensive experience teaching Latin to students from middle school to college. We can focus on the grammar itself, or on Latin literature if you prefer!
Portuguese,

Portuguese

With an M.A. in linguistics and education, and over ten years of experience both teaching and learning languages on a daily basis, I possess the tools and techniques to ensure effective comprehension and language learning! I offer classes focused specifically on Brazilian Portuguese, including regional varieties from São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. In our "aulas", we will be working first and foremost on conversational skills, and always try to explore aspects of the wonderful Brazilian culture. Music, food, samba, and geography will be explored as well as the most common idioms and expressions to ensure you will be able to speak with the locals on your next trip!
Spanish

Spanish

Living in Spain, traveling throughout Mexico and teaching in New York have allowed me to learn new teaching techniques according to the variety of Spanish you are interested in. I offer classes focused on both pronunciation and vocabulary of European Spanish and Standard American Spanish. Classes are focused on conversational skills, and always try to explore aspects of the various cultures you will be traveling to.

English

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

In addition to a Master's degree in Foreign Languages, I am a certified TESOL/TEFL teacher, with a passing grade of distinction (TEFL Express, UK). As I received my education in Europe and lived for the past eight years in the US, I am able to teach both British and American English, with focus on conversation and grammar, and, once again, a fully customizable experience according to the student's background and interests. I have taught English to Italian, Japanese and Spanish students throughout the years, and gathered plenty of material to make classes fun and engaging as well as straight to the point.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In addition to a Master's degree in Foreign Languages, I am a certified TESOL/TEFL teacher, with a passing grade of distinction (TEFL Express, UK). As I received my education in Europe and lived for the past eight years in the US, I am able to teach both British and American English, with focus on conversation and grammar, and, once again, a fully customizable experience according to the student's background and interests. I have taught English to Italian, Japanese and Spanish students throughout the years, and gathered plenty of material to make classes fun and engaging as well as straight to the point.
Spanish

Spanish

Living in Spain, traveling throughout Mexico and teaching in New York have allowed me to learn new teaching techniques according to the variety of Spanish you are interested in. I offer classes focused on both pronunciation and vocabulary of European Spanish and Standard American Spanish. Classes are focused on conversational skills, and always try to explore aspects of the various cultures you will be traveling to.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In addition to a Master's degree in Foreign Languages, I am a certified TESOL/TEFL teacher, with a passing grade of distinction (TEFL Express, UK). As I received my education in Europe and lived for the past eight years in the US, I am able to teach both British and American English, with focus on conversation and grammar, and, once again, a fully customizable experience according to the student's background and interests. I have taught English to Italian, Japanese and Spanish students throughout the years, and gathered plenty of material to make classes fun and engaging as well as straight to the point.
Italian,

Italian

I have studied linguistics and education, and therefore have received formation in using the tools and techniques to ensure comprehension and learning. Classes are focused on conversational skills, and always try to explore aspects of Italy in addition to the Italian language. I feel happy when my students go to Italy and not only understand, but are eager to use their Italian. You learn Italian to be able to speak, and my goal is putting you on that track!
Latin,

Latin

I have a Master’s Degree in European and Extra-European languages and extensive experience teaching Latin to students from middle school to college. We can focus on the grammar itself, or on Latin literature if you prefer!
Portuguese,

Portuguese

With an M.A. in linguistics and education, and over ten years of experience both teaching and learning languages on a daily basis, I possess the tools and techniques to ensure effective comprehension and language learning! I offer classes focused specifically on Brazilian Portuguese, including regional varieties from São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. In our "aulas", we will be working first and foremost on conversational skills, and always try to explore aspects of the wonderful Brazilian culture. Music, food, samba, and geography will be explored as well as the most common idioms and expressions to ensure you will be able to speak with the locals on your next trip!
Spanish

Spanish

Living in Spain, traveling throughout Mexico and teaching in New York have allowed me to learn new teaching techniques according to the variety of Spanish you are interested in. I offer classes focused on both pronunciation and vocabulary of European Spanish and Standard American Spanish. Classes are focused on conversational skills, and always try to explore aspects of the various cultures you will be traveling to.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In addition to a Master's degree in Foreign Languages, I am a certified TESOL/TEFL teacher, with a passing grade of distinction (TEFL Express, UK). As I received my education in Europe and lived for the past eight years in the US, I am able to teach both British and American English, with focus on conversation and grammar, and, once again, a fully customizable experience according to the student's background and interests. I have taught English to Italian, Japanese and Spanish students throughout the years, and gathered plenty of material to make classes fun and engaging as well as straight to the point.
Spanish

Spanish

Living in Spain, traveling throughout Mexico and teaching in New York have allowed me to learn new teaching techniques according to the variety of Spanish you are interested in. I offer classes focused on both pronunciation and vocabulary of European Spanish and Standard American Spanish. Classes are focused on conversational skills, and always try to explore aspects of the various cultures you will be traveling to.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

In addition to a Master's degree in Foreign Languages, I am a certified TESOL/TEFL teacher, with a passing grade of distinction (TEFL Express, UK). As I received my education in Europe and lived for the past eight years in the US, I am able to teach both British and American English, with focus on conversation and grammar, and, once again, a fully customizable experience according to the student's background and interests. I have taught English to Italian, Japanese and Spanish students throughout the years, and gathered plenty of material to make classes fun and engaging as well as straight to the point.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In addition to a Master's degree in Foreign Languages, I am a certified TESOL/TEFL teacher, with a passing grade of distinction (TEFL Express, UK). As I received my education in Europe and lived for the past eight years in the US, I am able to teach both British and American English, with focus on conversation and grammar, and, once again, a fully customizable experience according to the student's background and interests. I have taught English to Italian, Japanese and Spanish students throughout the years, and gathered plenty of material to make classes fun and engaging as well as straight to the point.
Italian,

Italian

I have studied linguistics and education, and therefore have received formation in using the tools and techniques to ensure comprehension and learning. Classes are focused on conversational skills, and always try to explore aspects of Italy in addition to the Italian language. I feel happy when my students go to Italy and not only understand, but are eager to use their Italian. You learn Italian to be able to speak, and my goal is putting you on that track!
Spanish

Spanish

Living in Spain, traveling throughout Mexico and teaching in New York have allowed me to learn new teaching techniques according to the variety of Spanish you are interested in. I offer classes focused on both pronunciation and vocabulary of European Spanish and Standard American Spanish. Classes are focused on conversational skills, and always try to explore aspects of the various cultures you will be traveling to.

Test Preparation

Regents

Regents

As of 2016, students entering 9th grade are able to meet the Advanced Regents diploma language assessment requirement passing the NYC LOTE exam with a score of 65+ or the Second Language Proficiency (SLP). I have been tutoring students whose interest is passing the SLP test with the highest score. I have a syllabus specifically intended to strengthen the core aspects (Writing, Reading, Speaking, Listening) in Spanish language. I also give classes focused on other tests, such as AP Spanish and Italian.

Ratings and Reviews


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Develops an excellant rapport with her students. An expert on all aspects of the Italian language. Patient.

Has greatly helped me to improve my conversation skills in Italian as well as develop a greater learning in grammar and vocabulary. She is especially good at explaining the use and application of Italian and you will really enjoy how she documents key aspects/learning of your lesson that you can review. I highly recommend her.

Bob , 3 lessons with Manola

Prepared, friendly & knowledgeable!

Manola is incredible! She had a very well prepared lesson & I learned so much just from the first lesson. She made the lesson so interactive our hour lesson flew by. I look forward to continue working with her!

Ramy, 14 lessons with Manola

Manola is an excellent teacher

Manola is enthusiastic, knowledgeable patient and well prepared. I couldn't ask for a better teacher. I really enjoy my Italian classes and am sure the lessons will be able to help me on my trip.

Bernie, 38 lessons with Manola

Fantastic

Manola is an energetic teacher. She tailored our class to my aims, and adapted on the fly in our first session when she realised what I knew and didn't know. I am very excited to continue learning with her.

Sam, 8 lessons with Manola

Manola - the best Italian teacher ever? Forse! ;]

I have taken classes with Manola both in a small group and face-to-face via Skype and now Wyzant. I have had very enjoyable classes with her in both environments. Very important: She is ALWAYS upbeat and ALWAYS encouraging. Most important: She comes to class prepared AND she takes and corrects homework. You can't really ask for more. :]

Thom, 1 lesson with Manola

Makes learning Italian fun!

Manola is a very professional and patient tutor. She has made beginning Italian fun to learn. In the 2 sessions I have had with her, she has taught me basic greetings, vocabulary and proper pronunciation. Manola has a very upbeat and enthusiastic attitude which makes you want to learn more!

Jenine, 4 lessons with Manola

knowledgeable and very patient tutor.

IF you're looking for the best then stop messing around with the rest and book an appointment with Manola you will be glad you did. She is very prepared. She knows her stuff and knows the best way to teach it. So, if you been looking for a great Italian teacher or one of the other languages this very talented lady teaches then do yourself a favor and make an appointment. She is very friendly and makes learning a language fun and very interesting. Ok my review is over you can go and book your appointment now. You can thank me later. Ciao

Richard, 13 lessons with Manola
Tutor responded:

Grazie mille, Richard! This is so kind of you!

Knowledgeable and patient

We covered some basic vocabulary and verb usage about daily activities. Everything was recorded for future study and review. A very comfortable session right at my level. Grazie!

Jeff, 51 lessons with Manola
Tutor responded:

Grazie mille per la recensione, Jeff!

Fantastic tutor

Malona did a great job helping me correct my grammar. She was quick to respond and give me some suggestions. I will continue to work with her and to recommend her to others.Highly recommend her.

David , 25 lessons with Manola
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much for your positive review, David!

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Manola M.

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