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Barbara C.

Columbia, SC

$40/hour

ITALIAN NATIVE TEACHER, VERY PATIENT AND FULL OF ENTHUSIASM

10+ Hours
5.0 average from 5 ratings
Wonderful Tutor, very knowledgeable and patient!
— Paige, Columbia, SC on 1/13/17

$40/Hour


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About Barbara

I am Barbara and I am 40 years old. I live in Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, USA. I am native Italian and I have lived in Tuscany for 39 years of my life: mine is a very Tuscan-Italian background. I moved to the US in November of 2014.

I can be your private tutor for Italian Language lessons. I can also teach you Latin Literature. The high school that I attended was the Liceo Classico where, with big interest, I approached the Greek Literature and the Latin Literature. In Italy I was a Self Employed Entreprenuer: I run a destination weddings and events planning agency for 10 years, so I can teach you also weddings &events planning organization skills.

I graduated from Università degli Studi di Pisa in 2002. At the University I studied many subjects like History of Cinema, Semiology, History of Theatre, Psychology and obviously Italian Literature. I make regular visit to Italy, where my parents and my relative live. My connection with Italy is... a daily connection, texting and talking with my big family!

I taught Italian as private tutor to children (middle school ages) for several years when I was a student.
I also taught English to Italian adults. Now I am tutoring adults with Italian lessons. I also organize regular visits for American visitors to my Country and especially to my fantastic region: Tuscany. I am long experienced with this because I was an event & wedding planner in Italy for 10 years. I know the secret corners of my Country and I can give you the best tips!

I have a relaxed approach to tutoring and have proved that this achieves the best results. I put my students at their ease realizing that sometimes learners can have a diffident and shy approach to Modern Foreign Languages learning. But I insist with this: “It is better to talk in Italian with some errors… than not speaking at all, waiting for the perfection!”. Italians love people visiting their country and they will put all their effort to talk with you, to understand you and to welcome you.
Last but not least: use your hands when you talk in Italian, they will really help and increase your vocabulary.

AND REMEMBER: ITALIAN LANGUAGE IS MORE THAN A LANGUAGE... IS A LIFESTYLE!
I am Barbara and I am 40 years old. I live in Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, USA. I am native Italian and I have lived in Tuscany for 39 years of my life: mine is a very Tuscan-Italian background. I moved to the US in November of 2014.

I can be your private tutor for Italian Language lessons. I can also teach you Latin
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Less than 24 hours = total payment. For lesson scheduled the day before for the day after, the same cancellation policy is reduced to 12 hours of notice.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Columbia, SC 29201

"Wonderful Tutor, very knowledgeable and patient!"

- Paige, Columbia, SC on 1/13/17
Language:
Italian,
Latin

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Italian

I attended Liceo Classico. My field of study was Italian Grammar and Italian Literature; Latin Literature; Ancient Greek Literature.

My University was Universita' Delgi Studi di Pisa. I graduated in Modern Literature, and graduated with the highest votes. My method of teaching involves grammar and conversation at once! You learn both at the same time.

Wonderful Tutor, very knowledgeable and patient!

I am very excited about continuing to work with Barbara even after just one lesson! She is very easy to work with and is helping my husband and I learn Italian from ZERO knowledge of the language! I HIGHLY recommend her for anyone interested in learning the language!

— Paige, Columbia, SC on 1/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Less than 24 hours = total payment. For lesson scheduled the day before for the day after, the same cancellation policy is reduced to 12 hours of notice.

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 5 miles of Columbia, SC 29201.