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Danilo S.

Philadelphia, PA

$30/hour

Mother tongue Italian certified teacher as a foreign language

4.5 average from 10 ratings

$30/Hour


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Dilit International House Rome, Italy
Diploma in the Teaching of Italian
University La Sapienza Rome, Italy
Master's
University of Siena, Italy
Other

Education

Dilit International House Rome, Italy (Diploma in the Teaching of Italian)

University La Sapienza Rome, Italy (Master's)

University of Siena, Italy (Other)

About Danilo

Born and raised in Rome, I'm a trained and certified Italian teacher as a second language by the University of Siena and the Dilit International House, one of the first language schools in Italy to teach Italian as a Foreign Language and established as one of the most prestigious Italian Language Schools in the country today.

I teach my students to effectively communicate with me in my own language and, perhaps more importantly, to gain an appreciation for another language and culture.

My very first teaching experience in Mongolia, where in the fall of 2005 I taught Italian at the University of Ulaanbaatar and at the Music and Arts Academy.

My personal style of teaching brings enthusiasm, cultural elements, and technology into the classroom to increase learning motivation, and reflect my past experiences, both as a student and instructor.
I teach with a contagious smile and open personality that helps me interact with my students and guide them through their learning process. As my teacher trainer, Professor Christopher Humphris, once wrote: “In class he gets students trust immediately and even in difficult classes he manages to establish good rapport, establishing an atmosphere both serious and friendly.”

I always try to tailor my lessons to the needs and levels of my students through a guided discovering learning approach and integrated teaching methods as opposed to traditional ones, including subconscious grammar acquisition.

Hoping to hear from you soon,

Have a great day

Danilo
Born and raised in Rome, I'm a trained and certified Italian teacher as a second language by the University of Siena and the Dilit International House, one of the first language schools in Italy to teach Italian as a Foreign Language and established as one of the most prestigious Italian Language Schools in the country today.

I teach my
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19130
Background Check: Passed
Language:
Italian

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Italian

Born and raised in Rome, I've always been attracted to working in an international context and teaching foreign languages. I’m a very open minded, enthusiastic and dynamic person. I enjoy music (I’m currently studying drums), sports (American football, soccer and basketball), travel, international politics, photography and history. I have two degrees to teach Italian: from the University of Siena and from Dilit International House of Rome.

I started teaching Italian in 1994 at the Catacombs of Rome, where I gave tailored guided tours to foreign students who were studying Italian. I also taught at the Music Academy and at the University of Ulaanbaatar, in Mongolia; and in Rome, at Prolingua School, Upter University and at Dilit International House, where I had received a Certificate in Teaching Italian as a Second Language.

I love teaching Italian because it gives me the opportunity to put my passion and experience to use in helping you study or discover this beautiful language. I like working with both beginner and advanced students, tailoring my lessons to suit your needs. During the first lesson, I carefully listen to students' objectives and plan future lessons based on specific needs.

My lessons are challenging yet a lot of fun. I design customized role-playing exercises for each student. I mainly use the Communicative Approach based on the language puzzle, reconstruction of conversation, fast and analytical reading, and other exercises where learners are involved in listening, reading and real-life conversations, with learner-centered lessons (challenging but also fun) and the use of authentic materials: audios, articles and videos.

Dilit International House Rome, Italy
Diploma in the Teaching of Italian
University La Sapienza Rome, Italy
Master's
University of Siena, Italy
Other

Education

Dilit International House Rome, Italy (Diploma in the Teaching of Italian)

University La Sapienza Rome, Italy (Master's)

University of Siena, Italy (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Danilo will travel within 15 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19130.