Ciao! My name is Mara, I'm Italian, I was born in Sardinia, raised in Padova, North East of Italy, and I moved permanently to LA five years ago. I love traveling, and getting in touch with new cultures, that's why I always flirted with the idea of learning a foreign language. I have a BA in Foreign Languages and Literature, a Masters in Linguistics and Communications and a post degree in Multimedia Technologies for the Entertainment Industry with an emphasis in video editing. I had the privilege to attend American universities like UCSB, UCLA and Purdue University, where I taught Italian classes to undergraduate students, and had the chance to get a full immersion experience of the American culture.
What I love about tutoring is being able to pass on the beauty of my language, focusing both on the grammar and the conversational practice, understanding the student's needs and interests whether it's for educational purposes or just for pleasure.
I like people who are open and curious to learn foreign languages because I think it broadens your mind and makes you feel more like a citizen of the world. This is why I am more than happy to teach the Italian language and culture to new students!
Video & Sample Lectures:
"Mara is an ideal teacher. Lessons are never boring and she pays attention to my individual learning style as well as my personal interests to make each lesson interesting and fun. I have learned more in the month and a half of lessons with Mara than the previous year attempting to use commercial language programs and software. I feel more confident than ever speaking Italian thanks to Mara! Highly recommend for anyone looking to learn Italian from scratch or take basic Italian to the next level. Mara is a gifted teacher and a fun person to learn with. 5 stars all the way! "
Locations & Map:
Private classes available at your home, office, or for a better rate at our teacher's location in Los ANgeles, Los Angeles (see map below.) Don't live close to Los ANgeles, Los Angeles but want to work with Mara? Take private classes online!
More Info & Rates
Rates as low as $35 per hour for private classes, or $18 per hour for group classes. Check out our Italian page(s) for more info including rates, approach, and more.
Want more information? Fill out our application and we will get in touch with you within 24 hours via email and or by phone. Want to speak to someone right away? Give us a call M-F 323 638 9787 We look forward to hearing from you!