I'm an Italian native speaker from Milan and I've always been passionate about learning and teaching languages. I've been teaching Italian online to students from many backgrounds and nationalities and I adapt my style to the personal needs of the student.
I offer structured lessons with brilliant, professional materials, which I choose depending on the student's background, level, strong/weak points and learning style. I usually give homework and constantly provide you with feedback on your progress and needs.
During lessons I usually speak Italian, but we can switch to your language whenever it’s needed. I can use English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and, with more patience on my students’ part, German and Russian.
I hold a Bachelor degree in Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies from the University of Milan, a certificate in teaching Italian as a foreign language from the University of Siena (DITALS), and several language certifications (see my resume).
What students say about me:
“Another great lesson with Margherita! I would like to thank her for all the help she gave me in preparing for my military Italian exam that I took over the Christmas holidays. Margherita went out of her way to prepare extra work for me, to read through past papers and tailor my lessons to suit, and to respond to my endless emails of written exercises! I have just received the results and I managed to achieve a 'professional' grade in the exam, and this couldn't have been done without the excellent tutoring and support I received from Margherita. Thank you again Margherita, I really appreciate all your help.” Matt, U.K.
“Margherita est toujours très à l'écoute. Sa bonne connaissance du français lui permet d'attirer mon attention sur des nuances entre nos deux langues. Très riche et très utile. Grazie Margherita, sei una brava insegnante” Pierre, France
(“Margherita always pays close attention to what I say. Her good knowledge of the French language allows her to draw my attention to the subtle differences between our two languages. This is very enriching and useful. Thanks Margherita, you are a good teacher”) .
“Маргарита - отличный преподаватель. Всегда старается помочь. Дает дополнительные материалы из разных книг. За год мы продвинулись с уровня А1 до В1 и двигаемся дальше. Говорит по-русски и в сложные моменты может понятно всё объяснить. Проводим очень комфортные и веселые занятия 2 раза в неделю. Всем рекомендую!” Dmitry, Russia
(“Margherita is an excellent teacher. She's always trying to help. She gives additional materials from different books. In a year we moved from level A1 to B1, and now we are moving forward. She speaks Russian and in difficult moments she can explain everything in a clear way. We have very comfortable and fun lessons twice a week. I recommend her to everybody!”).