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Riccardo R.

Somerville, MA

$50/hour

Experienced multilingual teacher for Italian and Spanish

200+ Hours
5.0 average from 108 ratings
Learning Italian quickly and pleasantly.
— Michael, Telluride, CO on 8/19/17

$50/Hour


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University of Florence, Italy
Social Work

Education

University of Florence, Italy (Social Work)

About Riccardo

Hello,
My name is Riccardo! I’m a native Italian speaker and a passionate language teacher with extensive experience working with students of all ages, in many different cultural contexts. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, from the University of Florence, and I started my teaching career in Special Education more than 10 years ago. Since then, I’ve taught Spanish, Italian, and English in India; conducted Italian, Spanish, and English scuba diving courses in Thailand; have worked as an interpreter and translator at conferences, for corporate clients, and for legal firms; and have helped students at a range of fluency levels improve their skills as a private language instructor.

My passion for learning new languages started as a teenager in school, and my love of international travel helped me put these skills to use. I gained fluency in Spanish through extended stays in Mexico and Latin America, and because of this immersive exposure I can now move fluidly between Italian, Spanish and English. In addition to the great deal of language experience I have as a traveler, I have spent the last 8 years teaching Spanish and Italian as a foreign language to elementary school children, adult students at language institutes and universities, and to corporate clients in intensive language training workshops. In addition, I’ve served as an interpreter in a variety of settings and worked as a Spanish, Italian, and English translator for technical and legal documents. I have been a Wyzant tutor for the past two years, accruing almost 200 hours of instruction through in person and online classes.

My unique background, including my work outside of an academic setting, helps to keep my language skills fresh and my lessons fun, relevant, and useful. In addition, my experience working with learners of varying abilities means that I can quickly grasp your unique learning style and work with you to create a personalized academic plan with clear and achievable goals.

I can’t wait to put my diverse experience, passion for teaching, and strong language skills to work for you!

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Hello,
My name is Riccardo! I’m a native Italian speaker and a passionate language teacher with extensive experience working with students of all ages, in many different cultural contexts. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, from the University of Florence, and I started my teaching career in Special Education more than 10 years ago.
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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Somerville, MA 02143

"Learning Italian quickly and pleasantly."

- Michael, Telluride, CO on 8/19/17

"Focused and experienced tutor"

- Carol, Medfield, MA on 8/15/17

"Kind and talented tutor!"

- Sally, Pittsburgh, PA on 5/31/17

"Great teacher"

- Lucas, Rolla, MO on 10/18/16

"Awesome tutor"

- Kim, Greensburg, PA on 8/4/16

"Grazie!"

- Angela, Pittsburgh, PA on 1/16/16

"Great lesson"

- Jill, Cary, NC on 1/11/16
Music:
Drums
Language:
Italian,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drums

I have been a percussionist for more than twenty years. I studied the Djembé with the Senegalese master, Mamadou Diagne, both in Florence as well as in intensive seminars in Senegal. I have also attended residential seminars in Cuba, where I studied Congas, Bongos and Cajon. Over the past few years I have been living between Italy, Thailand and India, where I have collaborated with various musical groups and taught Djembé to children and adults.

Italian

I'm a Native Italian speaker and my passion for language started as a teenager, when I chose foreign language as my concentration in high school in Arezzo, Italy. Later, my love of international travel put these language skills to use, and I dramatically improved my vocabulary and my ability to move fluidly between Italian, Spanish and English.

I have spent the last 6 years teaching Italian as a foreign language to elementary school children, adult students at language institutes and universities, and to corporate clients in intensive language training workshops. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, from the University of Florence, and I started my teaching career 13 years ago in the field of Special Education.

Spanish

My passion for language started as a teenager, when I chose foreign language as my concentration in high school in Arezzo, Italy. Later, my love of international travel put these language skills to use, and I dramatically improved my vocabulary and fluency in Spanish through extended stays in Mexico and Latin America. Because of this immersive exposure, I can now move fluidly between Italian, Spanish and English.

I have spent the last 6 years teaching Spanish and Italian as a foreign language to elementary school children, adult students at language institutes and universities, and to corporate clients in intensive language training workshops. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, from the University of Florence, and I started my teaching career 13 years ago in the field of Special Education.

University of Florence, Italy
Social Work

Education

University of Florence, Italy (Social Work)

Learning Italian quickly and pleasantly.

Until I started learning with Ricardo I was struggling. Since I started lessons with RicardoI have been making great progress in my Italian. I expect to be fluent by the time I get back to Italy this fall. Ricardo makes learning easy and fun.

— Michael, Telluride, CO on 8/19/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Riccardo will travel within 15 miles of Somerville, MA 02143.