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Giovanna N.

New York, NY

$80/hour

French, Italian, Lit - Experienced, Dedicated, and Patient Tutor

In-person lessons
900+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/30/13
4.8 average from 194 ratings
The best!!
— Sarah, New York, NY on 3/15/12

$80/Hour


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Liceo Parini, Milan, Italy
Sorbonne University, Paris, France
Master's

Education

Liceo Parini, Milan, Italy

Sorbonne University, Paris, France (Master's)

About Giovanna

I have tutored students of a wide range of abilities and backgrounds for many years, both in Europe and the United States. I am trilingual - French, Italian, English. Also, I have extensive experience in translation, editing, and proofreading. In addition to grammar, reading, writing and conversation, I enjoy tutoring students in literature. I am experienced with a wide range of French and Italian authors and I am resourceful in getting students to think, especially when they seem to go through a "writer's block moment". I graduated with a M.A. in Foreign Languages from the Sorbonne University in Paris and I lived in this great European City for a few years following my studies.

I am comfortable with students of all age levels, grades or abilities and I like to assess their progress to adjust my instruction as needed. In my view teaching is a craft and I spare no effort to make learning more desirable.
I have tutored students of a wide range of abilities and backgrounds for many years, both in Europe and the United States. I am trilingual - French, Italian, English. Also, I have extensive experience in translation, editing, and proofreading. In addition to grammar, reading, writing and conversation, I enjoy tutoring students in literature. I am Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of New York, NY 10025
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"The best!!"

- Sarah, New York, NY on 3/15/12

"Excellent and Patient"

- Brian, Bronx, NY on 7/28/16

"Knowledgable, patient, and practical tutor"

- Ben, New York, NY on 6/1/15

"Great Teacher"

- Simone, South Hackensack, NJ on 9/25/14

"Positive and confident."

- Alzira, New York, NY on 11/19/13

"Excellent teacher"

- Don, New York, NY on 10/15/13

"Giovanna's lessons"

- Zahava, New York, NY on 12/19/11

"A Wonderful Italian Tutor... Grazie Mille!"

- Frank, New York, NY on 8/31/11

"Giovanna is one of the most knowledgeable, professional, and patient tutors I have ever worked with"

- Lena, New York, NY on 6/19/10

"great tutor; flexiable with schedule"

- Betty, New York, NY on 10/3/09
English:
English, Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
French,
Italian
Special Needs:
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

French

I have guided college students in writing term essays and preparing final exams. I have read, studied and greatly enjoyed discussing representative authors, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries to the present. I have also taught conversational French through grammar "without tears" to professionals in need of learning quickly some, basic speaking skills.

Italian

I have 15+ years of experience teaching the basic skills of both Italian and French to students of various abilities. Emphasis has been on preparing graduate students for the final language exam and in writing literature term essays.

Literature

My tutoring has focused on stimulating the student to search for ideas to develop about a specific work and engage in vigorous discussion. As to essays writing, I offer suggestions about organizing ideas into a plan, refine thoughts and edit the final draft. I am experienced with French, Italian, and English-American authors.

Liceo Parini, Milan, Italy
Sorbonne University, Paris, France
Master's

Education

Liceo Parini, Milan, Italy

Sorbonne University, Paris, France (Master's)

The best!!

I could not possibly give Giovanna a higher recommendation as a tutor. I am a Master of Art History student at Hunter College and came to Giovanna with the problem of preparing for my mid-program foreign language exam in Italian. The exam required the accurate translation of a 500 word passage from an art historical text within one hour. The task was extremely daunting and stressful for me, but wi

— Sarah, New York, NY on 3/15/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Giovanna will travel within 7 miles of New York, NY 10025.