Liceo Classico/ Milano, Italy
Lettere/ Milano, Italy (Master's)
Hello everyone! I am a native Italian from Milan, living in NYC because of my acting and Italian teaching career, and I would love to give all students studying Italian a hand to develop and perfect their proficiency. I also have extensive experience in pre-exam preparation for high-school and university students, supporting the syllabus followed in their classes. I am available to work in person and/or via Skype if the commute to or from NYC is problematic. I have found great success in teaching via Skype and it is something I do regularly with a number of my students wherever they are located in the world. Whether you are interested in conversation exchange or clarification of grammar and structure, I make sure the process is warm, fun and lively! In addition to Italian being my mother tongue, my formal education in liberal arts and letters in Italy has given me a level of proficiency and sophistication with the language that very few teachers have. I am a very patient teacher and I like to make lessons entertaining and fun! This is how we learn best: when we are enjoying ourselves-- and what's not to enjoy with something as poetic, musical, and passionate as Italian? It would be an honor to 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 with Italians.
Michel Hello everyone! I am a native Italian from Milan, living in NYC because of my acting and Italian teaching career, and I would love to give all students studying Italian a hand to develop and perfect their proficiency. I also have extensive experience in pre-exam preparation for high-school and university students, supporting the syllabus followed
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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.
Unbelievable! I did not believe but every lesson was more interesting than last lesson. I like to study with Michel. He is a professor of philosophy and language.
Incredibile! non sono creduto che ogni lezione erano più interessante della scorsa lezione. Mi piaccio studiare con Michel. Lui è un professore di filosofia e lingua.
I look so forward to his lessons! Michel is informative, engaging and authentic! Highly recommend his instruction! He is stellar teacher!
I am having a great time learning Italian from Michel! I have had trouble with languages in the past but it is going really well with Michel. He is really helping me to prepare for my trip to Italy later this summer.
Michel is an excellent teacher. He uses many interactive strategies to solidify the student's understanding. Also, he is super-intelligent, encouraging, and fun! I recommend Michel without reservation.
Michel is the best decision I ever made! I speak enough Italian to get by and recently I have been spending a lot of time in Italy and wanted to improve my Italian - well I certainly made the right decision. Michel your amazing!!! Thank you!!!
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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