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Liceo Classico Alessandro Manzoni, MILAN, ITALY
Lettere/ Milano, Italy (Master's)
Hello everyone! I am a native Italian, I live in NYC because of my acting and Italian teaching career, and I would love to give any Italian students a hand in perfecting their proficiency. I also have extensive experience in pre-exam preparation for high-school and university students, supporting the syllabus being followed in their classroom settings. I am also available to work via Skype if the commute to or from NYC is problematic, and is something I do regularly, with great success, with a number of my students who I work with, wherever in the world they are. Whether conversation exchange or clarification of grammar and structure, I make sure the process is warm, fun and lively! Besides it being my mother tongue, my formal liberal arts and letters education in Italy has given me a level of proficiency and sophistication with the language that very few have. That is how we learn best: when we are also enjoying ourselves, and what's not to enjoy with something as poetic, musical, and passionate as Italian? It would be an honor to patiently help you perfect your listening/speaking skills so hopefully you can go visit Italy one day and truly experience the heart and depth of the culture by being able to communicate fully.
Michel Hello everyone! I am a native Italian, I live in NYC because of my acting and Italian teaching career, and I would love to give any Italian students a hand in perfecting their proficiency. I also have extensive experience in pre-exam preparation for high-school and university students,
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I had the good fortune to have Michel tutor me several times a week for three months before a recent trip to Italy. He has a sparkling personality that made each lesson fun and motivating. His knowledge and appreciation of the language and culture, as well as his enthusiasm, patience, and good humor all make him a terrific teacher. I had attempted to learn the basics of Italian several times before over the years, and was gratified at the amount of progress I made as a result of my time with Michel. He really knows what he is doing. I could not imagine a better, more simpatico instructor.
Just had my first lesson! And I cannot wait to go back for my second. I have set a pretty hefty goal for myself and with his help I feel that I will be fluent in no time!
Michel really helped us start to learn Italian making it not only fun but a real learning experience. Michel is a blessing and everyone hoping to learn Italian should use him!
Today was my first session with Michel and I am already excited to continue working with him! I have studied Italian up to advanced intermediate level before but didn't practice at all afterwards for the last two years that I have forgotten almost all of it. I thought I would have to start from point zero but speaking with Michel today brought back A LOT. He really encourages you to speak only in Italian and always enunciates when he speaks so it's very easy and entertaining to talk to him and hard to forget what he teaches you. He is very passionate with everything he does and really tries to get to know you. He is incredibly flexible with scheduling too! basically, he is perfect and exactly the teacher I was looking for! I can feel that I will become fluent in any time at least in conversational level if I keep working with him. I am already looking forward to our next session and surprising myself again! thank you, Michel!
Michel is a positive and energetic teacher and my girls loved him!! He motivated them to speak Italian and made it a fun interaction.
Michel is a great teacher - specifically he paces himself to you, but never lets you off the hook in terms of getting it right. He's encouraging, charming and dedicated. He pours himself into the work, bringing spirit, spunk, humor and anything else he can think of to help you be both more comfortable and more confident. A pleasure to work with. Grazie Mille Michel!
I have now had several lessons with Michel and am looking forward to many more. Michel is a gifted tutor in that his intuitive skills are quite sharp. I believe this is one of the most important attributes one can hope for in a private tutor. He is professional, very focused, and diligent on the work to be accomplished. All our lessons are very interactive with lots of practice. His teaching style is delightful - the right mix of serious work and fun! I recommend him highly to anyone that wants to learn Italian and enjoy the ride.
I will definitely continue my lessons with Michel. I was very happy and pleased with our first lesson and I look forward to many more. My goal is to speak fluent Italian and I feel very strong that with Michel I will definitely accomplish this. Also, he is very personable, charming and very funny which made the lesson great! Thank you very much Michel!
I am writing to you to let you know of my appreciation of Michel as a teacher of Italian. I have had many teachers in my lifetime but Michel is really outstanding in the way that he makes it a pleasure to learn. He is strict, but is also humorous, intelligent, a perfect gentleman so that I can't wait until my next lesson!
Congratulations on having such good teachers!
Michel is one of the best tutors I have ever encountered. He is patient, caring and has a heart. He was truly inspiring to my son and worked so hard to assist my son in preparing for his midterm exam.
I had a great time with the conversation study, helps me a lot practicing conversion and feeling confidence even though I make mistakes, I like the way Michel corrects me and explain how I should say certain sentences correctly.
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