Over 100 tutoring hours

Connie Z.

South Orange, NJ

$45/hour

Italian teacher/tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/21/13
5.0 average from 65 ratings
very professional
— Natasha, Nutley, NJ on 9/13/11

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Rhodes College
English

Education

Rhodes College (English)

About Connie

My tutoring methods vary according to each student's needs: Clearly, if a student is preparing schoolwork, the methods I use are different from those used when a student or group of students is trying to acquire a second language for travel or conversational purposes. In the latter case, my goal is to first enable the student to communicate effectively. As I have lived in both France and Italy, where I have taught English as a second language as well as learning Italian and French, I am confident I can help you with anything from your homework to preparing for an upcoming trip to Rome. My tutoring methods vary according to each student's needs: Clearly, if a student is preparing schoolwork, the methods I use are different from those used when a student or group of students is trying to acquire a second language for travel or conversational purposes. In the latter case, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of South Orange, NJ 07079
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"very professional"

- Natasha, Nutley, NJ on 9/13/11
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French, Italian
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL in Milan for Oxford Institutes Italiani in 1983 and as an in-house instructor at Italtel telecommunications company in 1991. I was certified in 1991 by the British School in Milano to teach ESL. I also have done private ESL tutoring in Paris while studying French at La Sorbonne in 1982.

Italian

I lived for two years in Italy, working as a journalist and translator for a US news magazine, and supplementing my income as an ESL teacher. For beginners, I use a modified full-immersion method, building a grammar base first, following an Italian-, rather than American-, designed course. I incorporate simple conversation and sentence modelling into the early stages of instruction, which quickly lends itself to more sophisticated conversations as vocabulary and mastery of grammar increases. I also do advanced conversation and support sessions for students struggling with Italian classes at school.

Rhodes College
English

Education

Rhodes College (English)

very professional — I enjoy the way Connie starts her lesson, making it easy for me to understand better. She goes step by step to see what you understand and don't and than go further. She is patient and shows you the right way once she understands the level your in. ...

— Natasha, Nutley, NJ on 9/13/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Connie will travel within 10 miles of South Orange, NJ 07079.