Marcello D

Marcello D

5.0
33 Lessons
From
Italy
Speaks
English, Italian, and Spanish
Levels I can teach
All levels
Needs I cover
All learning needs
Ages I can teach
Teenagers & adults (13+)
Tools I use
Zoom and Skype
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Student Reviews
5.0 6 Ratings
AEleen

14 Lessons | July 6, 2021

Era molto interessante.

AEleen

14 Lessons | July 1, 2021

HO IMPARATO MOLTO.

Spring

17 Lessons | June 26, 2021

Marcello is a teacher for teachers (I'm a teacher and an American with dual Italian citizenship). In order to learn from anyone, you must develop trust that your teacher cares about your learning and trust their competency. Unlike popular belief, simply being a native speaker of a language does not entail an effective language teacher. As a holder of multiple degrees myself, I sought a highly educated private teacher who was both flexible in approach and had the technical knowledge of the Italian language. Only the highest qualified teachers can adapt to students' needs and demonstrate flexibility. Less experienced teachers will not be able to adjust their teaching approach to student's learning and will insist on sticking to rigid lesson structure or, on the contrary, not have any structure whatsoever. As a college professor and English language teacher myself, I designed an optimal instructional approach that I believed would meet my Italian language learning needs and asked Marcello if he'd be willing to follow it. He asked me to review his approach before agreeing to my request, which I thought was reasonable and also demonstrated his methodology. In the end, I asked him to follow my design and he was gracious to accommodate me. While a teacher's competency is essential, a language student (especially a monolingual like me) must experience a sense of synergy during the lesson to generate an authentic motivation to learn and continue learning. Now that I've had 3 lessons with Marcello, I can write this review with confidence and report that I intend to continue Italian language lessons with him until I achieve my desired language proficiency.

AEleen

14 Lessons | June 23, 2021

Un ragazzo molto amichevole!

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