I have extensive knowledge of the grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation of Italian language as well as a deep understanding of Italian culture. I have classroom experience: I know how to prepare class materials, to create and grade assignments, and to deliver lessons. Above all I have real adult world living experience in my own country, where the language is spoken in its full variety of contexts. My lessons are engaging and fun, and my approach is patient, understanding, flexible and professional.
Hi Superprof community, I am mirella. I am Italian and I have recently moved from Italy to the US (Baltimore, MD). I am an excellent teacher of Conversational Italian, I have many students whom I teach in school and privately, in person and on-line.
Also, I am a licensed teacher in Italy and have become a licensed teacher in the US too, I am ACTFL (American Counsel to the Foreign Languages) certified, and trained to teach Italian for AP Exam preparation. I am familiar with SAT Italian, GSE A level, GSCE, as well as CILS and CELI certifications. I am comfortable teaching all levels, from beginners to proficient. I look forward to meeting you, Ciao!
Free cancellation policy 12+ hours before the lesson
My rate per lesson will increase in proportion to the level of the student
I have over 15 years of energetic, very engaging and knowledgeable teaching experience in History of
Western Philosophy, European History, Psychology and Italian. I have taught students of diverse backgrounds and ages in a variety of urban settings including public school, university and home.
LICENSURE and CERTIFICATIONS
- ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Italian Writing Proficiency Test (Superior) Sept. 2017, Oral Proficiency Interview (Superior) Sept. 2017.
- State of New Mexico Teaching License, 2015.
- Italian Licensure for the Teaching of Psychology, Pedagogy and Social Sciences, 2001.
- Italian Licensure for the Teaching of Philosophy and History, 2001.
• College and High School Teacher in Philosophy, History, Politics, Psychology and Italian in UK, Italy and US.
• Bilingual and biliterate in Italian/English with multi-cultural experience abroad and locally
PhD, Political Theory, 1996 University of Wales, UK.
M.Phil., Philosophy, 1989 University of Lecce, Italy
M.Counseling 2011, ASPIC, Roma-Bari, Italy
Casa Italiana Ente Promotore, Washington, DC, February 2019 to present. Teacher of Italian Language and Literature to native Italian 7th grade students, official Italian Government sponsored Integrative course for Italian students abroad.
Private Language Instructor. Baltimore, MD, 1-3-2019 to present. Private Language Instructor in person and online, to several students of diverse background.
Teacher, Full Time - Sept. 2017 – Oct. 2017
World Languages - - - Italian: Intro to Italian; Italian 1 - - - MD, US
Teacher, Full Time Tenure - Sept. 2001 – Aug. 2018
World History, MIUR, Italy
- AP Italian Language and Culture (Professional Development Workshop for Teachers, Feb. 2018)
- Berlitz method training for foreign language teaching (Feb. 2019)
Italian: Native Language.
I have been studying Italian with Mirella for 9 months. Mirella is an excellent professional teacher in all respects; she is encouraging but appropriately challenging. She is extremely well prepared, reliable and knowledgeable. Her gentle and encouraging teaching manner has enabled me to find learning Italian much less daunting, and her sense of fun and humour has made the learning process fun. Through her help my Italian contacts have commented on how well I now pronounce Italian.
She demonstrates a thorough understanding of my learning needs, and is able to adapt easily to whether I need encouragement with conversational Italian, or help with more formal grammar teaching.
I have found her to be a teacher of the highest standards and could not have wished more from a teacher. Quite simply, I could not recommend her highly enough.
I have been learning Italian with Mirella for three months. She is very professional, supportive, and attentive!
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