Hi, my name is Livia, and I enjoy being a personal
I am fluent in both Italian and English, and have divided my time between
both Italy and the United States for many years. I have a dual graduate
degree in English and Communications, and I've taught several college
English classes and upper division Speech and Intercultural Communictions
courses at a State-run University,
including on a Satellite Broadcast System.
I have worked in translation in Rome, Italy, and over the years, I have
enjoyed tutoring many students and professionals in both English and
Italian language learning.
(For English lessons online, please go to Inglese.us
In my experience, mastering a new language with confidence is most easy
and fun with all the individualized advantages of a private tutor.
My method of teaching is tailored to the student.
I believe there isn't one universal teaching method, but as many approaches
as there are students because the best route to learning depends on
the individual student's interests, necessities, skill level and ability.
I'm here to help you find and maximize your own strengths as you learn
In holistic foreign language education, it's important to balance among
the different faculties of language ability, such as reading, writing,
listening and speaking activities, focusing not only on standard grammar,
but also the everyday communication forms, including, idiomatic and
colloquial expressions, and even slang. In addition, enjoying Italian
songs, Italian foreign films, and language games is a fun way to improve
knowledge, both of the linguistic and cultural aspects involved in learning
The one on one interaction in online video conference tutoring focusses
on the student's individual needs and progress, and gives plenty of
opportunity to develop actual conversational speaking ability in
a relaxed and familiar environment at your convenience.