Tutoring Italian and Portuguese is pleasure to me. I love any opportunity to speak my two native languages. Teaching others these beautiful latin languages is truly rewarding.
What is your teaching philosophy?
To teach languages, you have to make it interesting and fun.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Meet for lunch.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Watching Italian or Brazilian movies could be very helpful.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By creating exciting new experiences to learn faster.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Try audio reading.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Having real-life situations and surrounding the student with Italian or Portuguese-speaking people.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By creating fun classes.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Conversation and description of a subject.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By having the student be in situations where he/she can test their skills and see their improvement.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By changing my direction to emphasize their needs.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Conversation and tutoring books.