I have taught Italian, Latin and Classical Civilisation to A level for many years. I love my subjects and love helping students develop their understanding and grow in confidence.
I am an examiner for OCR both at GCSE and A level, this enables me to teach very effectively for exam success.
I have been teaching languages for more than 15 years long and always improving and getting new ways and methods to teach.
I've been teaching with Spires for over a year, and I've had several long- and short-term clients over this period. All my students have made highly encouraging progress and have given me very positive feedback.
Off Spires, I have a wide range of teaching experience, both paid and volunteering, in a variety of languages and to both adults and children. I am a CELTA-certified teacher of English to students of other languages, and have outstanding academic credentials (A* at A-level in English Literature and Distinction in both French and Italian in my Preliminary Examinations at Oxford).
I teach English, French and Italian literature and language, to both native English speakers and foreign learners. I encourage my students to be scrupulously accurate when it comes to the finer points of language and creative and imaginative when it comes to studying literature. I am happy to conduct lessons in English, French or Italian.
I have a detailed knowledge of the UCAS system, and of Oxford and Cambridge application procedures in particular. I'm happy to offer help with personal statements, interview practice and preparation for the MLAT or Cambridge MML admissions test and advice about written work to be submitted.
I have more than six years of experience in tutoring, both one to one and small groups. I am focused on ensuring each of my students understands how they will best reach their goals.
I am passionate about the subjects that I tutor, and am able to deliver them in innovative and engaging ways.
My aim is to build up the confidence of my students in any given subject and to help each one to realise their potential.
I have extensive experience in working with children, teenagers and adults.
I, also, think that the role of a private tutor is to teach effectively a subject, develop self-confidence in the student and teach him/her to study in autonomy.
January 2020 - Present:
Visiting Professor at ESCP Business school as Statistic tutor.
2016 - Present:
Tutor at Spires.
April 2015 - present:
Module coordinator at Kaplan International College London for chemistry, mathematics and statistics.
What you can expect from tutorials with me:
Concise, clear explanations: You will end each tutorial confident in your understanding of the topic. You will be able to answer related exam questions, apply concepts in coursework assignments and see how different topics fit in the greater picture.
A tailored program: Whether you want to spend time revising a particular topic, practicing exam questions or discussing a particular topic more in depth, tutorials will be designed to suit your needs.
An hands on approach: At the end of each tutorial, I will send you further material to practice and revise the material covered. Ahead of the following tutorial, I will then correct your work and provide useful feedback. This can take the form of written questions, past papers, programming assignments, etc.
I am looking forward to hearing from you!
Dario's last completed Secondary Italian job with Marcus: Intensive - I have a basic knowledge of the Italian language, I want to become reasonably fluent. I’ve tried apps but they don’t seem to do the job. If you can help then that would be great. Thank you. Marcus.
I am a fully qualified teacher of Science with experience of AQA and Edexcel exam boards.
I have been tutoring one-to-one throughout the University years and occasionally after the submission of my PhD thesis. I absolutely love tutoring as it enables me to put all of my time and energy into supporting my students, and tailor my teaching approach to suit their individual needs.
My online sessions are taught on Zoom and I can provide support via email between sessions. Also, I am available for marking work students may wish to complete between sessions.
My approach is tailored to identify and suit each student's learning needs. As a qualified teacher I know the common misconceptions that students usually have, I can teach students exam technique and strategies to help them decode the questions and answer them correctly.
My love for foreign languages started when I was just a child. Therefore I decided to dedicate all my academic career to the study of languages. I attended a language high school where I studied English, French and German. I received full marks in each language included Italian.
After completing my high school, I started providing English and Italian tuition.
I completed my BA in Language Mediation specializing in English and German, where I also took exams such as Italian grammar and linguistics, Applied linguistics and the history of the Italian language.
After three years of studies, I got accepted at UCL with an unconditional offer and I pursued my Master of Arts in Translation and Linguistics.
I have been tutoring young students as well as adult learners and all my lessons are tailored in order to suit the student’s needs.
Valentina's last completed Secondary Italian job with Marcus: Intensive - I have a basic knowledge of the Italian language, I want to become reasonably fluent. I’ve tried apps but they don’t seem to do the job. If you can help then that would be great. Thank you. Marcus.
I have been a tutor for over a year and I have considerable experience teaching students of all levels and I can easily adapt to the learning style of my tutees. My schedule is highly flexible, which allows me to make time for my tutees whenever they need me. I value my relationships with tutees highly, and I try to be a mentor and a friend to those who seek my support. I like to work with lesson plans and timelines, so that both I and my students can have a sense of directionality, where we were, where we are, and most importantly, where we are going!
I have 9 year experience teaching Italian and English as foreign languages. I had the opportunity to teach in different contexts, cultures and to different ages and levels. I have taught Italian to individual students and corporate clients with different language requirements and purposes. I have also conducted preparation courses and exams for Italian GCSE and A level exams in different schools in London.
I have taught Latin, Greek, English, and French to the equivalent of GCSEs and A-levels in Italy for two years. With GuruMe, I have successfully prepared InChan (aged 13) in Latin and French for his Radley and Winchester Election exams.
My approach is to assist students in developing their own ways of learning. I try not to feed them with knowledge straightaway, but rather to help them get to the answer themselves. Having said this, I am always happy to provide students with in-depth knowledge and assist them in their learning path.