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Maddalena P.

Wynnewood, PA

$50/hour

Italian Mother-language Tutor

5.0 average from 18 ratings
Maddalena has once again proved to be a perfect tutor for me.
— Marian, Wayne, PA on 11/22/15

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Neumann University
Psychology-Foreign Languages
Florence University (Italy)
Other

Education

Neumann University (Psychology-Foreign Languages)

Florence University (Italy) (Other)

About Maddalena

My name is Maddalena and I am Italian. I moved permanently into this country three years ago. The first time I came into the U.S. was in 2002 on a student visa valuable for a year. During that time, I attended English, Spanish, and French courses at Temple University and International House at Penn University. At the same time, I taught Italian for the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia. This experience was very enriching and I will always hold it in my heart. Back in Italy, I continued my studies at the University of Florence pursuing a major in Intercultural Studies. I then graduated in the US in Psychology and I also earned a certificate in Family Studies. I taught Italian for the Chester County Night School. The experience was very rewarding. I held classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced. I was entirely in charge of the program for each class. My students were mainly adults and I really enjoy teaching to them. Teaching adult students is very challenging because they come to class with different education backgrounds. I try to customize the lessons as much as possible adopting different teaching styles simultaneously. I am a grammarian. However, what I enjoy the most about teaching my mother language is to guide my students discovering the culture behind the language. For this reason, I believe that only a mother-language speaker can be fully able to teach a foreign language, especially Italian. In fact, due to our relatively young history as unified nation, Italy has a variety of dialects and traditions that have influenced the official language in its syntax and phonetics. Therefore, being a native speaker is critical to the teaching experience. Another important aspect that I would like to underline is my education background strongly oriented toward Classical studies. In fact, I studied Ancient Greek and Latin, which provide important explicative information for the etymology and the syntax of the Italian language. I also have experience teaching children and teenagers. My name is Maddalena and I am Italian. I moved permanently into this country three years ago. The first time I came into the U.S. was in 2002 on a student visa valuable for a year. During that time, I attended English, Read more

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Travels within 15 miles of Wynnewood, PA 19096

"Maddalena has once again proved to be a perfect tutor for me."

- Marian, Wayne, PA on 11/22/15
Science:
Psychology
Language:
Italian
Sports/Recreation:
Volleyball

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Italian

Italian is my mother language.

Neumann University
Psychology-Foreign Languages
Florence University (Italy)
Other

Education

Neumann University (Psychology-Foreign Languages)

Florence University (Italy) (Other)

Maddalena has once again proved to be a perfect tutor for me. — Maddalena has once again proved to be a perfect tutor for me. She is not only extremely knowledgeable of the content but personable and gracious as well. I look forward to many more classes with Maddalena. ...

— Marian, Wayne, PA on 11/22/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Maddalena will travel within 15 miles of Wynnewood, PA 19096.