My lessons are always learner-centred and geared mainly towards adults and professionals; however, I have extensive experience teaching General and Academic English to international students. My lessons usually start with a brief chat /Needs Analysis, so I can gauge what you know and what you want or need to be able to do. The lesson content is selected to reach your needs and based on your interests if it is a one on one lesson. You will always get feedback, on the spot or not, depending on which works better for you, on vocabulary, pronunciation, new words, grammar etc, so you can learn faster. I will give you strategies to help you improve also beyond the lesson time. There will always be time for talking - the best way to learn a language is to use it, and to practice the skills you need to develop, right? Will there be time for some fun, too? Yes! You know how the saying goes,
" All work and no play..."
I have been giving English lessons to international and professional learners for more than 25 years and I still enjoy customising lessons to meet their needs and work towards their target. I have taught both in business and academic (university) environments, in Perth and in Italy, to children, teenagers, young adults and business professionals, operating in an international context, Academic English to international Nurses, who have therefore been able to effectively continue their higher education and remain in Australia to work, Legal English (email writing, etc) to Italian Paralegals. My most recent experience is tutoring learners preparing for the PTE Test.
I have also taught Italian language and culture to children and international professionals. Under my guidance, some have been able to retain their jobs, others have been chosen to work abroad, others have passed their exams.
I am patient, hardworking and goal oriented and I wish to share this plethora of experience gained in teaching English and Italian with my learners.
The first meeting is free of charge. Hourly rates apply for any level. Rates for Academic or English for Specific Purposes vary between $45 to $50 per hour.
A scheduled lesson can be cancelled and rescheduled one time free of charge. If a lesson is cancelled a second time, payment for that lesson will be requested.
I hold a BA in Foreign Languages (English Major, German Minor, Ca' Foscari University, Venice) and a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).
Summary of my professional experience:
Extensive experience as a Teacher of General English, English for Academic Purposes, English Bridging Courses, Business English, English for Specific Purposes, PTE, Cambridge and IELTS Tests in a range of teaching contexts and age groups.
I have conducted Presentation workshops for professional Learners and customised English language courses specifically for paralegals and nurses.
I worked as Academic Manager at a private language school in Italy and as Acting ELICOS Senior Teacher at Curtin University in Perth, where I also taught international students.
I have recently finished teaching English for Academic Purposes to international nurses.
I also have experience tutoring students for their PTE Test.
I have experience teaching Italian to international professionals in Italy and to adults at the Dante Alighieri Society of Western Australia.
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