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Shirly
« I took Italian lesson with Deborah two years ago. I am Chinese,... More »
S
Shirly
« I took Italian lesson with Deborah two years ago. I am Chinese, pronunciation is hard for me, Deborah was very patient and details to help me to learn. She made the lesson fun to learn. »
$50/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Deborah
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Italian
  • Oral comprehension - Italian
  • Oral expression - Italian
  • Writing comprehension - Italian
  • Vocabulary - Italian
  • Writing expression - Italian
Levels
  • All Levels

Deborah is an Italian language, culture, and culinary instructor since 25 years

Methodology

My goal as a teacher was always been to foster an environment of positive study for all students, and my job experience has given me a range of skills interacting with people from all over the world. I often collaborated with other professionals to improve opportunities for learning throughout the school; as well as implementing and promoting positive procedures in my class to better serve my students. I teach in an energetic and enthusiastic environment.

Background

I graduated in 1994 as a teacher in Italy. Initially, and for the first 4 years, I worked as a special education teacher for disabled children of various ages, from elementary grades to high school grades. Since 2000, I began my decade of experience in teaching Italian to foreign children and their parents. I have a history of creating programs for interactive learning of the TPR.

The Total Physical Response (TPR) is a method developed by James J. Asher, a psychology professor at San Jose State University. The TPR is a strategy that introduces the study of a language starting from the execution of verbal instructions, commands. The teacher gives a command, associated with the corresponding movement and the learner takes appropriate action. Subsequently, the method and the theory that underlies this method are discussed in great detail by the teacher to support the primary learning behind the performance accomplished by the learner. This method represents an acceleration in the process of teaching-learning Italian as a second language. Obviously, because Italian grammar is very complex, the method TPR is only to aid students by stimulating different types of memory: auditory, visual, and tactile.

I was born and raised in Italy by my two wonderful grandmothers. Nonna Pina from southern Italy and Nonna Bruna from northern Italy. Through them, I learned the ancient culture and cuisine. I always carry my precious treasure with me: the recipes of my grandmothers and I love teaching them to my students. Italian cuisine is the basis of culture and the core of this romantic language!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $50/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $220
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $450

Details

Cancellation 24 hours in advance

Lessons offered by Deborah
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Italian
  • Oral comprehension - Italian
  • Oral expression - Italian
  • Writing comprehension - Italian
  • Vocabulary - Italian
  • Writing expression - Italian
Levels
  • All Levels

Deborah's resume

EDUCATION
Istituto P. Giordani I.S.I.S.S.
Social Services Technician Diploma Specialized In Marketing
Parma, Italy, Italy
Graduated June 1994


Languages Hobbies & Interests
Italian: Native Write novels and books
French: Beginner Professional photography
Spanish: Conversational Playing tennis
Cultural travels
Kickboxing
Skiing
Swimming

Graduated
Leone Bolaffio S.r.l. Institute
Computer Operator Certificate
Saddleback College
International Language
Graduated in International Language specialized in
Spanish and Italian in January 2018. 3.80 GPA.
Sqcuola di Blog
Certificate Master in Social Media Marketing.
PARMA, ITALY, Italy
Graduated June 1992
PARMA, Italy
Graduated


WORK EXPERIENCES
Social Services Educator
January 1995 – February 2000
Coop. Verde S.r.l.
Reggio Emilia, Italy
References References
Deanna Massari
previous supervisor
Information available upon
request.

Italian Teacher
February 2015 - May 2015
Fondazione Italia
11845 West Olympic
Boulevard, Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90064,
Italian Teacher
January 2015 - June 2015
References References
Nadia Pettinger | OC
Center coordinator
T: (concealed information) |
C: (concealed information)

Leslie Tarantola
Italian student
C: (concealed information)
Information available upon
request.

Teacher in Education
Italian Language
May 2000 – February 2010
ITAMEX - GARDEN GROVE
12071 Westminister Ave
CA 92843
Davide Pavesi
previous supervisor

Licensed Talent Agent -
Translator for the
Entertainment Industry
Starting from May 2015
Self employed

Italian Translator - ATA Associate
Starting from January 2018
Self employed

The 4 reviews on Deborah
  • 5/5

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4 recommendations

S
Shirly

I took Italian lesson with Deborah two years ago. I am Chinese, pronunciation is hard for me, Deborah was very patient and details to help me to learn. She made the lesson fun to learn.

I
Indri

She pays attention to details such as pronunciation, usage of grammar, and formulation of sentences. She is also fun to converse with. An enjoyable experience when taking her lesson. Time flies when you are around her.

A
Andrew

When I took the Italian course with Ms. Graci I did not really know what to expect. Ms. Gracis attitude and passion to the course really made it easy to catch on and want to learn Italian. I really enjoyed the course work, she made it fun to learn. I would rate her 9/10. If you are interested in learning a foreign language I would recommend taking this class.

L
Leslie

Debra is an excellent Italian teacher, in fact the best I have ever had. She is patient, understanding, and so much fun. Debra makes learning a new language enjoyable. She is always upbeat and the lessons are so relevant.
Highly recommend for any age. She is great with kids and adults.

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