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Maria O.

65 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, English
  • Master in Political Science from University of Irvine, California
  • Teaching since 2004
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Maria O.

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I've been teaching Italian since 2004 and my students have gone to learn and love not only the language, but also the rich Italian culture. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to handle basic conversations; later you'll learn to talk about the past and the future, etc. I use different types of materials: books, but also extracts from magazine, songs, videos, commercials, etc. I love mixing language with culture and pop-culture as they all are tightly connected.

About Maria

Ciao! My name is Maria, I was born and raised in Torino, Italy and I have been teaching Italian since the early 2000s. I moved to California in 1997 and I have been living in Orange County with my family ever since. I have a degree in Political Science from the University of Torino, Italy and a M

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Mattia C.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks ENGLISH, ITALIAN
  • Drum School from Drum School Studio
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Mattia C.

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Ciao guys, Mattia here.

Have you ever wanted to speak Italian but you don’t know how to start? You are in the right place!
I know the challenge that comes with learning a foreign language - I was born and raised in Italy and now live in the US.

I’m excited to offer you online lessons where I will help you achieve your goals in the easiest way with conversation and repetition. Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to speak like a pro!

Are you ready to improve your skills?

About Mattia

Mattia has been playing the drums for more than 15 years. He is an exciting player and teacher with a big love for music. He has performed a range of musical styles with many bands and artists in Italy and UK and has been part of the entertainment on board the Costa Cruise ships. Mattia is a patient

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Jing
Was concerning how an online lesson would go for a beginner. Now I am so pleased to highly recommend Mattia even you have zero experience. He is very responsive and patient answering any questions. Really enjoyed learning and playing drum from scratch with Mattia, one step up a time and keep practicing. Time will reward you
Rina
Just had my first lesson with Mattia and he gave me a lot of valuable tips right away. Exercises to practice on my free time every day which I think will provide a solid base for my practice in the future. Looking forward to seeing how far I can go!
Aaron
Mattia is an extremely patient and cheerful teacher, an excellent instructor for a first time student. My child had no previous musical experience, and Mattia worked with him to learn the basics, even when he forgot his drum pad at his other parent's home. Mattia was flexible with the instruction time, and you can tell that he simply enjoys the subject and sharing his knowledge with others. Happily recommend!
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Robert M.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French, Curacao), Bonaire, Papiamentu (language from Aruba
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Spanish Teaching Degree from Radulphus College, Curacao, The Netherlands
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Robert M.

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I started teaching Italian in 1985, in McAllen, Texas, as a private tutor. I again kept tutoring Italian, this time for freshmen college students in Sugar Land, Texas in 2015. I am an Italian native speaker, and at the present time I am writing short stories in Italian.

About Robert

My name is Robert M. I have a Spanish Teaching Degree from Curacao, a beautiful island that once was part of The Netherlands and I started teaching in 1973. So far I have been teaching Spanish for 12 years. I also have an Associate Degree in Applied Arts in Advertising Design from the Art Institute

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Emma I.
Robert is a very good teacher! He is funny and easy to talk to and above all he truly has a passion for teaching. I would definitely recommend taking lessons with him
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I love it and I have much fun.
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Alessio C.

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  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Master's degree in Oriental Archaeology from Università degli Studi di Firenze
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Alessio C.

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Hi, my name's Alessio and I'm an archaeologist and Italian teacher! If you want to learn Italian and also have a conversation about History and Archaeology (especially Egyptology) we should definitely meet!
I come from Florence, in the heart of Tuscany, the homeland of the Italian language and graduated in Oriental Archaeology at the University of Florence, Faculty of Literature and Philosophy. Currently I live in Fort Pierce area (Florida) and I'm also a PhD student at the Université du Littoral - Côte d'Opale (France).
I have a strong experience of teaching Italian that I build up in Germany, where I taught Italian in four schools for adults and my students always learnt with great fun. As a your private teacher you will tell me your focus, your aim, if you want to learn fast to order a cappuccino at a bar under the Italian sun or you want to concentrate more into grammar, authors and literature!

¡También se enseña en español!

About Alessio

I graduated in Archaeology (spec. Egyptology) from the University of Florence and have been working in Egypt since 2006. Apart from that, I have always liked languages and began teaching Italian during the time I was living in Northern Germany. There I had the opportunity to teach in four different

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Paul F.

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  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Communications from Boston University
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Paul F.

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As a native English and Italian speaker, I grew up speaking both languages at home and have studied Italian my entire life. I have a specific teaching curriculum and use a college level English Italian textbook to help my students speak in full, fluent sentences as quickly as possible.

About Paul

As a native English and Italian speaker and professionally certified teacher, I don't just teach my students the basics. I teach them how to build upon their foundations, creative complex and fluid sentenced, and to become comfortable with the language. I know from my own challenges learning Italian

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Stefania P.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stefania P.

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I feel that learning in general and learning a foreign language in particular is about repetition and I ask my students to repeat everything I teach over and over again until they know it by heart. I keep my lessons simple to avoid overwhelming the students and to allow time for them to repeat what they learned earlier. I teach the words that form part of the so called core vocabulary; words that are chosen according to frequency and range (in the sense that they “occur across a wide variety of texts”) It is often said that the first 2000 most frequent words cover approximately 90% of the vocabulary used by native-speakers in daily conversations. This means that for a student they represent the basic resource to be able to communicate.

About Stefania

(AVAILABLE ONLINE) I am Italian. I moved to Canada first and the US next in my thirties. I love teaching. I have worked as a training and development executive for over 35 years including at a top retail training and consulting firm which I have owned along with my husband. I have taught Ita

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Theresa
Any student wanting to learn the Italian language would be very fortunate to have Stefania as an instructor. Her techniques help you to quickly understand and give you confidence to speak this beautiful language.
Lawrence C.
Awesome first lesson! Stefania e bravissima!
Nick S.
Outstanding! Went slow, and steady with the pace that I needed. Also very thorough.

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"Could not imagine a better Italian teacher than Maria Olivieri Minney.  Professional, experienced, intelligent, enthusiastic, and makes class very fun.  One feels like he is in Italy for 90 minutes/week, while in Maria's class."
William
Took Italian lessons from Maria O.
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"We enjoyed our lesson with Christopher!"
Mark
Took Italian lessons from Christopher S.
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"Simona is a very patient and insightful teacher. She develops a lesson plan that works for her specific students needs. Excellent-I highly recommend her!"
Aaron
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"Maria is patient, and very helpful in the areas you need the most help. She works with our baby girl too using songs and different materials to touch. I'm happy that our daughter is hearing a proper accent too!"
Jen
Took Italian lessons from Maria O.
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"Maria is a great Instructor. First, she finds out why you want to learn Italian, business, pleasure or maybe a trip to Italy. She then develops a plan so you will get the most from the lessons. In my case the lessons are focused on the type of conversations i'm likely to face in Italy It helps me that Maria is very patient and encouraging. Great fun!"
Gareth
Took Italian lessons from Maria O.
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"My girls (8 and 11 years old) really enjoyed their lessons with Simona. She was able to structure the lessons to meet their individual needs and interests. One of my favorite moments was coming home from work to see yellow post it notes on many household appliances and furniture as she had the girls go label these items in Italian as a fun little "quiz". Simona was the perfect solution to introducing my girls to the language of their relatives. We'll be back once our schedule allows."
David
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"Mu daughter never attended an online education and Simona makes so real that we do not feel the distance. In just two lessons I heard my daughter speaking few words in small sentences and she really really really enjoys the lessons.
Grazie mille Simona!"
Roberto G.
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"Simona has a unique way of teaching that gets you talking in Italian right away. Working with her is very enjoyable."
Susan
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"Maria is a wonderful instructor. She is energetic, funny and dedicated. I learned a lot from her and was looking forward to my classes with her. She is very interactive and organized. I highly recommend her!"
Dalia
Took Italian lessons from Maria O.
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"I started to learn Italian with Chris in preparation for a vacation I was taking this year. I enjoyed my lessons so much that I have continued them after my trip. Chris is a great teacher and he makes learning the language so much fun. He uses a diverse set of teaching materials including stories and songs. His travels to Italy also help to provide great background on the language classes. He's so positive and patient and extremely flexible with lesson scheduling which is helpful since I work full time. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning Italian. The truest recommenation is that I was able to converse effectively while in Italy, thanks to Chris! Grazie mille."
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Took Italian lessons from Christopher S.
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Learning Italian in Los Angeles

By Dalila Bianco—Italian Teacher in Los Angeles

As an Italian native speaker born and raised in Italy, I find my job teaching Italian lessons in Los Angeles so interesting. Los Angeles is a city where very few people speak Italian; nonetheless a lot of people are passionate about my country, language, and culture. I enjoy Los Angeles because it incorporates so many different backgrounds which gives me (and others) the opportunity to learn and understand different cultures and habits.

In my opinion, the hardest thing about learning Italian is pronunciation and the complex grammar. Although many Italian and English words share the same roots, the two languages are completely different in terms of grammar, structure and phonetic. So, one of the keys to better understanding It

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alian is immersing yourself in the culture and, of course, having conversations with native speakers. Below are a few points of interest and events around Los Angeles that can help you improve your Italian:

Annual Feast of San Gennaro If you want to explore a little deeper into the culture of Italy, I would recommend attending the Annual Feast of San Gennaro in Los Angeles, taking place Sept. 26-28. The festival celebrates Italian culture, food, and entertainment. Attendees are entertained by live music, street performers, and, of course, food. Wine and food tastings are provided by local wineries and restaurants. Guests are invited to learn recipes from original Italian chefs. What a great opportunity to discover Italian traditions, while learning to cook some delicious pasta!

Hollywood and Westside Los Angeles Italian Language Meetup Another way to discover Italian traditions and practice the language is to join the Hollywood and Westside Los Angeles Italian Language Meetup. The Meetup is organized by a group of Italian language speakers who share a love for the Italian language and culture. With more than 1,598 Italian speakers, the group is one of the most popular Italian Language Meetups in the U.S. Upon joining the group, you will start to speak, read, and write in Italian in no time. In fact, the best way to develop your language skills is having conversations, possibly with native speakers. There’s no better opportunity to practice Italian and make some new friends. Italians are very friendly and sociable, so be ready to have fun!

Italian American Museum of Los Angeles Want to learn more about the history of Italy? The Italian American Museum, located just minutes from the civic and financial districts, is an interactive museum in which people can go to learn about the history and contributions of Italian Americans throughout Los Angeles and the U.S. The museum boasts film screenings, language classes, and visual and performing exhibits.

I love giving Italian lessons in Los Angeles, especially because I can teach more than just the language. The pronunciation, the phonetics, and the culture behind the language makes my work amazing!

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