Monica is exactly the teacher I wanted when I came back from my language intensive in Italy: a native speaker, she is so pleasant and is such a terrific, encouraging teacher. She pays great attention to detail and manages to note areas that require attention in a natural fashion, explaining grammar and vocabulary in the context of our conversations, as well as providing additional structured practice. For five years now she has made learning Italian a real pleasure for me and I look forward to every lesson.
I have been attending one-on-one 60 minute lessons with Monica for two years. Our lessons are always well planned and personalised. With Monica’s skill and humour, I continue to consolidate my language skills and always look forward to our lessons.
I love learning Italian with Monica! I want to be able to converse in Italian so I need to improve my listening and speaking. I believe Monica, a professional teacher, knows how to help me reach my goal.
My class has only three students, so we each get a lot of time to speak and have fun doing it. Can you believe three students talk for about 45 minutes to an hour? This is possible because Monica selects material for our homework, often a film or an episode of a serial and we prepare our thoughts, understandings and questions. Monica only intervenes to clarify. In the final part of the class, Monica uses the textbook to introduce new grammar. Homework (apart from the film) is from the textbook and sometimes a handout provides extra practice.
I believe that Monica, a gentle and down to earth Italian teacher, knows how students learn so her classes are effective and very enjoyable.