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Valerie

I am a native Italian and French speaker, I graduated from the University of Turin (Italy) with a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and Multimedia. I also studied foreign languages at the University of Helsinki (Finland) for a year with the Erasmus program. I have a long life passion for the field of languages and for the one-on-one relationships I’m able to create with my students. I have been tutoring elementary, high school and college age students for many years, always with great results and satisfaction. I currently am a freelance tutor at the University of Georgia. I spend my free time painting in nature, spending time with my family and I have a deep love for contemporary dance.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of Torino Italy - Bachelors, Art And Cinema

Graduate Degree:

 University of Torino Italy - PhD, Art and Cinema

Painting, movies, dance

AP Studio Art: Drawing

Art

Conversational French

Conversational Italian

IB Visual Arts

SAT Subject Test in Italian with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that patience and determination are keys to my teaching method. I like to encourage the students I work with to have precise goals, knowing that it takes time and exercise to learn and own a subject. I want the students to feel like I'm on their side, helping them find their own potential and strong points. Moreover, I wish to communicate to them a great passion for culture and education, which I believe beyond an academic achievement, can also be a lot of fun.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Generally, before the first meeting I like to contact the student by e-mail and ask a few questions about them; what are his/her goals and desire for this tutoring sessions, what are her/his weak points with the subject, what are they currently teaching at his/her school at the moment, etc. I will put together a suited plan beforehand that I will discuss and implement with the student on the first meeting. In this way, we can take full advantage of our time together and have a more focused and precise learning journey.