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Valerie B.

Athens, GA

$40/hour

Certified Native Italian Tutor & Art Expert/Teacher.

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— Brittany, New York, NY on 10/19/16

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D.A.M.S University of Torino, Italy
R.A.M University of Torino, Italy
Master's

Education

D.A.M.S University of Torino, Italy

R.A.M University of Torino, Italy (Master's)

About Valerie

I’m a native Italian speaker, graduated with honors from the University of Torino (Italy) with a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts & Cinema and a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and Multimedia. I studied foreign languages at the University of Helsinki (Finland) for a year with the Erasmus program of my University. I have a life long passion for the field of languages and an outstanding dedication for the one-on-one relationship I’m able to create with my students. I have been tutoring elementary, high school and college age students for many years, always with great results and satisfaction. I currently am a freelance tutor at the University of Georgia and I tutor adults, too.

I believe that patience and determination are keys to my teaching method. I like to encourage the students I work with to have precise goals, knowing that it takes time and exercise to learn and own a subject. I want the students to feel like I’m on their side, helping them find their own potential and strong points. Moreover, I wish to communicate to them a great passion for culture and education, which I believe beyond an academic achievement, it can also be a lot of fun. I believe that three of the main learning tools, especially in the field of languages, are comprehension, exercise and passion. It’s important that the student understands what we are talking about, not just boldly memorize it. If not, over time the student will forget important nuances and it will just create confusion later. Once understood the concepts, it’s important to exercise on them in order for the brain to grasp and absorb them. Last but not least, I believe that passion can play a big role in the game and I believe that I can share my passion with the students I work with mainly applying culture to real life.

I have been teaching foreign languages and tutoring students for many years as a freelance, therefore I have a lot of experience with languages and more important with people and how they can learn languages. I have a deep passion and love for grammar, linguistics and phonetics, therefore I'm a perfectionist, and I want my student to reach their highest potential.

I attended the Art, painting, graphics and architecture, High School "Pinot Gallizio" of Alba in Italy, where I learned all the different painting techniques and drawing techniques (oil colors, oil on canvas, pastels, pencils, watercolors, acrylics, etc.). I also became confident with some of the most renowned graphic computer programs in order to be able to combine hand creative work with a computer approach. In addition to my specific training, I'm also naturally very talented in all that concerns figurative Arts (which is one of the corner stones of the Italian culture) and I always loved to communicate and share this passion and skills I have been gifted with. I believe that everyone with some training and exercise can improve his/her drawing or painting abilities in order to be able to express the inner self. Determination, patience and especially excellent training is what it takes to do that and this is what I'm willing to offer during my tutoring sessions.

Generally, before a learning session I like to contact the student by e-mail and ask a few questions about them, what are his/her goals and desire for this tutoring sessions, what are her/his weak points with the subject, what are they currently teaching at his/her school at the moment, what are his/her hobbies etc. In this way, I will put together a suited plan beforehand that I will discuss and implement with the student on the first meeting. In this way we can take full advantage of our time together and have a more focused and precise learning journey.
I’m a native Italian speaker, graduated with honors from the University of Torino (Italy) with a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts & Cinema and a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and Multimedia. I studied foreign languages at the University of Helsinki (Finland) for a year with the Erasmus Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Athens, GA 30605

"Great!"

- Brittany, New York, NY on 10/19/16

"Patient and perfect tutor!"

- Nora, Holly Springs, NC on 11/16/16

"Great Lesson"

- Brock, Cape Canaveral, FL on 10/28/16
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art Theory, Drawing,
Film,
Graphic Design, Painting
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design
Language:
Italian

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Drawing

I attended the Art, drawing, painting and graphic designs, High School "Pinot Gallizio" of Alba in Italy, where I learned all the different painting and drawing techniques (carboncino, oil colors, oil on canvas, pastels, pencils, watercolors, acrylics, etc.).

I'm naturally very talented in all that concerns figurative Arts (which is one of the main corner stones of the Italian culture), and I always loved to communicate and share this passion and skills I have been gifted with.

I believe that everyone with some training and exercise can improve his/her drawing or painting abilities in order to be able to express the inner self.

I have organized drawing and painting group lessons with children, teenagers and adults, always with great results and satisfaction. I also have been tutoring one-on-one students, putting together project plans in order to practice a specific painting technique or a combination of multiple ones. My lessons are generally a combination of en plain air exercises, life reproductions and personal self expression.

Film

I have a Master's Degree in Arts & Cinema. I Have been working with a professor to a Cinema newspaper for many years.

Italian

I’m a native Italian speaker, graduated with honors from the University of Torino (Italy) with a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts & Cinema and a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and Multimedia. I studied foreign languages at the University of Helsinki (Finland) for a year with the Erasmus program of my College. I have a life long passion for the field of languages and an outstanding dedication for the one-on-one relationship I’m able to create with my students. I have been tutoring elementary, high school and college age students for many years, always with great results and satisfaction. I currently am a freelance tutor at the University of Georgia.

Painting

I attended the Art, painting, graphics and architecture, High School "Pinot Gallizio" of Alba in Italy, where I learned all the different painting techniques and drawing techniques (oil colors, oil on canvas, pastels, pencils, watercolors, acrylics, etc.).

I'm naturally very talented in all that concerns figurative Arts (which is one of the main corner stones of the Italian culture), and I always loved to communicate and share this passion and skills I have been gifted with.

I believe that everyone with some training and exercise can improve his/her drawing or painting abilities in order to be able to express the inner self.

I have organized drawing and painting group lessons with children, teenagers and adults, always with great results and satisfaction. I also have been tutoring one-on-one students, putting together project plans in order to practice a specific painting technique or a combination of multiple ones. My lessons are generally a combination of en plain air exercises, life reproductions and personal self expression.

D.A.M.S University of Torino, Italy
R.A.M University of Torino, Italy
Master's

Education

D.A.M.S University of Torino, Italy

R.A.M University of Torino, Italy (Master's)

Great! — In addition to being very knowledgeable about Italian language and translation, Valerie is also very patient and willing to take the time necessary to go over all concepts, simple and complex! ...

— Brittany, New York, NY on 10/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Valerie will travel within 15 miles of Athens, GA 30605.