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Lia F.

CIAO! Native Italian tutor with love for Language, Food and much more

CIAO! Native Italian tutor with love for Language, Food and much more

$45/hour

  • 267 hours tutoring

  • Bellevue, WA 98006

About Lia


Bio

Ciao a tutti ! Hello everybody!
My name is Lia and I moved from Rome in 1993, following my new husband to Chicago.

I started to teach/tutor right away either students of the University of Chicago or regular people in other Language Schools. My students were adults, kids, teenagers, businessmen, travelers, opera lovers, College/University Professors, just anybody with any type of backgrounds, interests, age.

With my twenty-year experience I can understand what each single student needs...

Ciao a tutti ! Hello everybody!
My name is Lia and I moved from Rome in 1993, following my new husband to Chicago.

I started to teach/tutor right away either students of the University of Chicago or regular people in other Language Schools. My students were adults, kids, teenagers, businessmen, travelers, opera lovers, College/University Professors, just anybody with any type of backgrounds, interests, age.

With my twenty-year experience I can understand what each single student needs to start this wonderful adventure or improve his already established knowledge.

I also strongly believe that my work is not done if I don't help my students to embrace and immerse themselves in my Country and this is the reason why I will not only teach you how to speak, read, write in Italian but I will introduce you to its History, Culture, Arts, Foods, Social Life. I love to cook and I also had a lot of fun giving cooking lessons to my students.

I worked for the Italian Cultural Institute and its Language School in Chicago and many other Language Schools and thanks to that I met very interesting people, among them some Opera singers from the Opera Theater in Chicago, College/University Professors. Most of my 'old' friends are my ex-students. A couple of them have found a job, got married and live in Italy.

I hope I was able to transmit to you my passion for my job, my love for my Country, my will of working with you in a very simple, funny and personalized way.

I hope to hear from you soon and in the meantime

Arrivederci!!


Education

College preparation in Italy
Humanistic studies

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Bellevue, WA 98006
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/1/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Italian

Italian

Italian language, culture, foods, history, arts and much more.

Language

Italian

Italian

Italian language, culture, foods, history, arts and much more.

Summer

Italian

Italian

Italian language, culture, foods, history, arts and much more.

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (107 ratings)
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Reviews


First lesson with Lia

My daughter and I just had our first lesson with Lia, and are looking forward to our next lesson! She is very patient and welcoming, her home is lovely and comfortable, and she seems to have a genuine interest in teaching us about Italian culture and daily life as well as language.

Lorelei, 8 lessons with Lia

Knowledgeable and helpful tutor

I have only had one lesson with Lia but I can tell she's going to be wonderful! She is very patient and really helps with pronunciation! She has told me she will help me achieve my goal, which is becoming fluent in Italian:)

Julia, 5 lessons with Lia

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

My family adores Lia and we are so grateful to have found her. She is teaching me as well as my two kids ages 8 and 10. She is incredibly patient, kind and warm. We greatly look forward to our lessons each week!

Erin, 7 lessons with Lia

Knowledgeable and professional.

My goal for the tutoring was to improve my conversation skills. Lia combines this goal with a structured approach, reviewing grammar, etc. She has some formal training in teaching a language. This is exactly what I wanted.

Tina, 13 lessons with Lia

Very knowledgeable and patient

She shows an easy mastery of her area of expertise. All the answers to my questions on grammar and usage seemed to be on the tip of her tongue. She has that wonderful and rare knack for making students feel at ease even when she is correcting them. Bravo!

Jeffrey, 2 lessons with Lia

Fun lessons

Lia takes an approach to learning Italian that incorporates not only grammar and syntax, but culture as well. Every week we discussed specific subjects but also movies watched or some reading I've done. This makes both tutoring time and homework during the week more enjoyable and removes some of the feeling of "work" from the process. I feel I have made steady and rapid improvements in my ability as a result. It's a little bit of a drive for me to get to her home, but it's been well worth it. Grazie, Lia!

Russell, 20 lessons with Lia

Not sure how the first lesson would go but couldn't be happier.

I was a little nervous making this step up to having a tutor's help to learn Italian. After the first visit I'm amazed at the patience, perseverance and kindness shown by Lia and her ability to make it fun and comfortable to learn the language. I have much greater confidence in moving forward than when I first started the search for a tutor. Lia certainly has mastered the art of language education. Grazie!

Bill, 2 lessons with Lia

Great First Lesson

This was my first time with any tutor so I had some reservations. Lia put me at ease right away. It's obvious that she has the experience to customize training per individual needs. Very professional.

Thomas, 12 lessons with Lia

Very patient.

Laughs with me and isn't too hard on me when I mess up. Very comfortable atmosphere and teaches just enough so I can practice at home.

Maggie, 6 lessons with Lia
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