I am a passionate and enthusiastic tutor of Italian, German and English as a foreign language, with a Masters degree with distinction (110/110 magna cum laude) in modern foreign languages, issued by the University of Turin (Italy). I hold a TIAFL `Teaching Italian as a foreign language` certificate from the Italian Cultural Institute, London.
I always tailor each lesson to my students` individual needs and personal interests and I use my experience to develop engaging lesson plans, aiming at awaking students` interest and motivation. My communicative approach enables students to develop confidence quickly and to use the language effectively in a variety of situations. To keep sessions engaging and stimulating I use games songs, videos and authentic materials such as films or newspaper articles, which enable students to come into contact with relevant cultural aspects related to each language. I am committed to raise childrens achievements and help them improve their grades: almost all my GCSE students achieved an A or an A* in their final exams in June 2017.
Please do get in touch to arrange a session at your home, office or in your area.
Availability: Please see table below.
However, as this is subject to change, please do not hesitate to contact me to see if something can be arranged.
Willing to travel: 8 miles
Experience: I have been working as a full time tutor for over 3 years, tutoring students with different origins and backgrounds, both in person and online. In particular, I have been teaching Italian and German to KS3, GCSE, IB, AS, A-Level, primary students and adult learners, providing in-company and tailor-made courses as well. I am currently teaching evening courses for adults at St Giles London Central English language school, Wimbledon school of English and Islington Centre for English.
My current students are attending South Hampstead High School, Sherborne School, Wycombe Abbey, King Edward VI Grammar School, Forest Independent School, Fine Arts College, Henrietta Barnett school, Bancrofts School, Caterham School, Hockerill Anglo-European College, Latymer School, Woodbridge High School, Trinity Catholic High School and Sacred Heart of Mary Girls School.
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Maria is an excellent teacher who has been leading our son through his GCSE. She`s very easy to get on with and extremely capable. We have no hesitation in recommending her as a tutor.
Great tutor - very professional, friendly and patient and I feel like I`m learning quickly with her help. Would definitely recommend!
Very good, very competent, very professional
Very helpful tutor, happy to answer questions and checks that you fully understand something.