Hi there! My name is Alessia and I'm a certified English teacher from Canada. I've been living in Lucca, Italy for the past seven years and I love it!
I've been teaching for over seven years now. In 2016 I completed my TESOL certificate and shortly thereafter began teaching at a private elementary school. I've worked with people ages 5-55 and my favourite thing about teaching is getting to know people from different cultures and learning all about their customs and traditions. My second favourite thing is seeing my students succeed and achieve their language goals!
My approach to teaching depends on the individual needs of my students. Each lesson is customized to the unique goals of my students. That being said, you can definitely expect homework in my classes! For conversation lessons, we'll focus on using media to expand your vocabulary and spend the entire lesson speaking about different topics. For those who need a grammar brush-up, we'll use various books to support your learning but still focus on conversation to help you fully integrate what you've just learned!
I also have experience preparing students for the IELTS exam for both immigration and academic purposes. I absolutely love the IELTS exam in that it provides students with a real challenge and something to aspire to. I have a wide variety of resources that I use to help you prepare which cover everything from grammar and vocabulary to the actual "how-to's" of writing the exam. If you are interested in working with me on exam prep, I suggest AT LEAST 3-6 months to prepare properly for the exam since you'll not only need to improve your language skills but also your exam-taking skills.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you and supporting you to reach your language goals!
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12 Lessons | January 17, 2024
Alessia is a great teacher. She is very helpful and supportive and structures the lessons according to your individual needs. It is always fun talking with her.
6 Lessons | December 15, 2023
Alessia is one of the best tutors I've ever had. In just five lessons, I managed to elevate my overall IELTS band score from 7 to 8. Her guidance on identifying grammatical errors in my writing proved to be invaluable.
47 Lessons | November 28, 2023
It was an excellent lesson as always ;) Thank you, Alessia ;)
47 Lessons | August 8, 2023
It was excellent, as always !!!