1:1 Lessons

Tired of memorizing Italian grammar without real application?

Let’s discover Italian together!

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1:1 Lessons

Tired of memorizing Italian grammar without real application?

Let’s discover Italian together!

Already a student?

I believe…

  • that language learning should be fun
  • that to really learn Italian you have to use it!
  • that regular practice makes you more confident, and more confidence means more interactions
  • that the desire to communicate should be our main focus, much more than grammar and vocabulary sets
  • that there are no “gifted”: language learning is a passion, you just have to find the right approach
You have been learning Italian for a while on your own now. You have practiced vocabulary sets and grammar drills. Yet, when it’s time to speak you feel tongue-tied and powerless.
During a normal interaction among native speakers, there is so little time to think about what you want to say, and by the time you have figured out the words, the conversation has moved on already!

An experienced Italian teacher, instead of just giving you material to study, will listen to you and guide you through the language learning process, giving you tips and tricks on the topics you struggle the most.

 

I believe…

  • that language learning should be fun
  • that to really learn Italian you have to use it!
  • that regular practice makes you more confident, and more confidence means more interactions
  • that the desire to communicate should be our main focus, much more than grammar and vocabulary sets
  • that there are no “gifted”: language learning is a passion, you just have to find the right approach
You have been learning Italian for a while on your own now. You have practiced vocabulary sets and grammar drills. Yet, when it’s time to speak you feel tongue-tied and powerless.
During a normal interaction among native speakers, there is so little time to think about what you want to say, and by the time you have figured out the words, the conversation has moved on already!

An experienced Italian teacher, instead of just giving you material to study, will listen to you and guide you through the language learning process, giving you tips and tricks on the topics you struggle the most.

 

What will you get from working with me

  • learn and understand real Italian (not the structured and stiff one from the books)
  • lower your stress levels during the speaking process through a fun and easygoing learning environment
  • practice your Italian skills through meaningful interactions with topics that are relevant to you
  • how to develop strategies to make good use of new vocabulary and the one you already know
  • the confidence that you need to interact with Italians (your family, locals or native speakers)
  • notes on our lesson, useful and constructive feedback to help you improve

What will you get from working with me

  • learn and understand real Italian (not the structured and stiff one from the books)
  • lower your stress levels during the speaking process through a fun and easygoing learning environment
  • practice your Italian skills through meaningful interactions with topics that are relevant to you
  • how to develop strategies to make good use of new vocabulary and the one you already know
  • the confidence that you need to interact with Italians (your family, locals or native speakers)
  • notes on our lesson, useful and constructive feedback to help you improve

Why learning with me?

I am a native speaker and fully trained Italian teacher with over 3000 hours of online teaching experience. All lessons are tailored to your needs, whether is to be able to get around once traveling to Italy, or to fulfill your passion becoming fluent in Italian, I will make your goals my priority.

Experience

Over 3000 hours of online teaching experience.

Customizable

The syllabus is adapted to your goals and needs.

High Quality

A native speaker and fully trained Italian teacher.

Flexibility

Lesson’s date and time based on your schedule.

Materials

All learning material is custom-made and included.

Caring

Your learning and satisfaction are my priorities.

Experience

Over 3000 hours of online teaching experience.

Customizable

The syllabus is adapted to your goals and needs.

High Quality

A native speaker and fully trained Italian teacher.

Flexibility

Lesson’s date and time based on your schedule.

Materials

All learning material is custom-made and included.

Caring

Your learning and satisfaction are my priorities.

  • This is the way teaching should be done!

    It’s always a hoot having a lesson with Martina. She has a wonderful sense of humor and a great teaching style. If you don’t know an Italian word or concept that she uses… Instead of giving you a translation (which she could easily do in a second, with her excellent English skills), she explains it over and over again (in Italian) until you really understand it in Italian. Brava, Martina!

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    This is the way teaching should be done!
    William M.
    3 lessons
    United States
  • A joy to work with!

    Martina gets 10 stars for displaying, patience, support, and knowledge of her profession. I have been a mental boulder lately and without her support, I would not have been able to move forward. This young woman is a wonderful professoressa. Grazie, Martina!

    A joy to work with!
    Robert M.
    210 lessons
    United States
  • I learned a lot and had a good time!

    What an excellent teacher. I feel I learned so much useful stuff I can put into practice immediately. I highly recommend! 

    I learned a lot and had a good time!
    Jenni P.
    15 lessons
    Finland
  • You can’t go wrong with Martina!

    Lessons with Martina are always fun and full of laughter. The standard is always challenging but she is very patient and encouraging and my confidence in speaking and listening has really improved. You will learn lots about Italian culture as well!

    Having one-on-one lessons with Martina is much more effective (and enjoyable!) than traditional classroom lessons. So if you are looking for a professional teacher who is also a lot of fun, you can’t go wrong with Martina!

    You can't go wrong with Martina!
    Jake D.
    25 lessons
    United Kingdom

Frequently Asked Questions

About the lesson

  • Click on the red button “Schedule a Lesson” and follow the guided procedure.

    You will have to:

    • select your time zone
    • pick your preferred date and time
      • choose continue if you want to schedule only one lesson
      • select add a time if you want to schedule more than one lesson
      • select recurring if you want to schedule a recurring lesson (e.g. every Wednesday at 3pm)
    • Click on continue: you will be taken to the second step where you can insert your information
    • DONE! I’ll see you soon!
  • Alas, no.

    And beware of who tells you so. Learning a language is a full time, life-long commitment. As such cannot be reduced to one hour per week with a teacher.

    I can guide you through Italian grammar, give you tips on how to study or what to study. I can help you practice any skill, especially speaking, as well as adapting my teaching style to your needs and your goals.

    What I can’t do is infuse knowledge into you: sitting back and expecting to learn everything hasn’t made anybody magically fluent…

  • How sad! But that’s ok, I know sometimes life gets crazy…

    To cancel a lesson it’s enough for you to go to the email confirmation you received and click cancel on the link provided!

    Please note, though, that if the lesson is canceled with less than 24h notice, I do request full compensation for the session time. 

About the teacher

  • I have a Bachelors in Italian Language and Literature, and a Masters in Language Sciences and Applied Linguistics with a specialization in Teaching Italian as a foreign language.

    I constantly keep updated with seminars, webinars, and certifications to always offer the best learning experience.

    I am currently studying to get an additional teaching certificate (CEDILS).

  • I started teaching Italian as a Second Language in Rome as a volunteer in a school for migrants. Later I started an afternoon Italian laboratory for speakers of other languages in a middle school, as well.

    When I moved back to Venice I worked as an Italian tutor at Venice International University for a semester, while being an Italian tutor online as well.

    Eventually, in January 2017, I decided to move my teaching from in-class to online on a full-time basis.

  • I am fluent in Italian, my native language, of course. I am fluent in English (American) as I have graduated from an American High School as well.

    I do speak also Spanish (my current focus of study) and French, as well as Italian Sign Language.