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Maria O.
Irvine, California
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 O.

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 Master in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. I taught Italian both to children (from "mommy & me" classes to middle school students) and to adults at all levels (from beginner to advance). Also, during my whole career I have been teaching to single students, small groups and large classes, both in-person and online. Thus, thanks to a very diverse teaching experience, I learned the importance and the necessity to customize all my lessons to the specific needs and interests of my students. In conclusion, if you tell me what you want to learn, I will do my best to take you there and have a lot of fun in the process.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2004

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Master in Political Science

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Teaches ages 18+

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Speaks English, Italian, Spanish

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Maria O.
Irvine, California
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 O.

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 Master in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. I taught Italian both to children (from "mommy & me" classes to middle school students) and to adults at all levels (from beginner to advance). Also, during my whole career I have been teaching to single students, small groups and large classes, both in-person and online. Thus, thanks to a very diverse teaching experience, I learned the importance and the necessity to customize all my lessons to the specific needs and interests of my students. In conclusion, if you tell me what you want to learn, I will do my best to take you there and have a lot of fun in the process.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2004

Education

Master in Political Science

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 18+

Speaks

Speaks English, Italian, Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

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Maria is excellent at explaining grammar! The best.

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Italian
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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T
W
T
F
S
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30