PRIVATE ITALIAN TUTORING
Since 2005, we’ve helped students improve their confidence and grades in Italian.
We’re especially proud of the fact that other educators (teachers and professors) and high profile members of the Princeton University Administration trust us with their children’s academic success and recommend our services to others.
Our stellar Italian tutors have helped many students improve in class and grow comfortable with the language. Some of our tutors have studied in Italy or have come from Italian backgrounds.
# of unsolicited testimonials we’ve receivedWORK WITH AN ITALIAN EXPERT
What parents say about our Italian tutors
Our team includes award-winning Princeton University undergrads and Master’s/PhD graduates who are rigorously screened and are extremely effective at communicating the material.
A brief “case study”:
The mother of a 10th grader contacted us to help her daughter improve in Italian. Her daughter needed help with the fundamentals and basic grammar in Italian 2 after not doing well the previous year.
We matched her daughter with Sherry, a graduate of Yale University and a PhD candidate in the Classics department at Princeton University, who is fluent in Italian.
After a few sessions, the student’s friend also requested to work with Sherry.
The mother also shared that the tutoring was going well:
“Thank you so much! Maria went to school feeling very confident today that the tutoring is really going to help her. Thank you again!”
We receive messages like these every week.
We regularly track progress
Progress reports are shared after every session so you always know what’s going on.
A Real-Life Example:
Time Tutored: 18:00 – 19:00
Next Scheduled Session: Tue, 11/12 6:00 PM
Previous Quiz/Test Scores:
92/100 on last quiz
Maria will have a quiz every day this week on the passato prossimo (past tense) in Italian. In preparation, I gave her exercises in which she rewrote present-tense sentences in Italian in the past tense, which allowed her to practice both the passato prossimo with “essere” and “avere,” with both regular and irregular verbs (she will be quizzed separately on these categories this week).
After she rewrote the sentences, I reviewed them with her, identified recurring problems with the grammar, and went over how to use the passato prossimo correctly (checking to make sure whether the auxiliary verb should be “essere” or “avere” and whether the subject is singular/plural and masculine/feminine).
Assignments for Next Week:
To give her further practice using and recognizing the passato prossimo, I will write Maria every day this week with a short Italian paragraph in the past tense describing my day, and she should write back with a description of the events of her day, also in the past tense.
Maria should feel free to reach out to me at any point during the week for help with the quizzes, or with any other Italian-related questions!
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Addresses common student issues
A deep understanding of the subject matter allows us to personalize our approach.
Why is Italian important?
Many students come to us for support with Italian classes, AP Italian, Italian SAT Subject tests, or simply for enrichment.
Why do some students struggle with Italian?
Many students struggle with pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. Verb conjugations can confuse a lot of students, especially if they’re native English speakers.
One of the best ways to improve speaking ability is to…practice speaking! However, most students don’t have much opportunity to speak Italian outside of the classroom. And when they do, they may be hesitant to do so for fear of making grammatical mistakes or mispronouncing words.
Tutoring in a one-on-one setting puts the student at ease and facilitates more conversation. Students are encouraged to speak and to make mistakes. If possible, we like to conduct tutoring sessions entirely in Italian.
"Thank you again for your amazing tutoring these past months. "
P.A., Parent of 11th Grader
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We’ve produced consistent results over the past 15 years by combining a deep and nuanced understanding of the material, truly world-class tutors, and exceptional customer service.
What else differentiates us?
- Smaller boutique company
- Obsessive attention to quality
- Never any high pressure sales tactics
- Trusted resource with a strong reputation
We’d love to learn more about your student and see how we might be able to help!TALK TO JESSICA