"YOU LIVE A NEW LIFE FOR EVERY NEW LANGUAGE YOU SPEAK. IF YOU KNOW ONLY ONE LANGUAGE, YOU LIVE ONLY ONCE."

About me

I am a linguist and native Italian speaker, living in London since May 1998.

Originally from Milan, in the North of Italy, where I grew up and was educated, I have always had a great passion for languages and a keen interest in people. After many years in the financial sector, I realized that life is too short to do something you are not passionate about.

 

So I decided to pursue my real interests by making full use of my University Degree in Modern Languages (English and French – Language and Literature) and my professional diploma as a Translator from Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori del Comune di Milano. I realized there was a demand for Italian tutors with a more flexible and informal approach so, in 2003, I started teaching Italian privately to adults and children.

 

After gaining the CELTA teaching qualification (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) issued by the University of Cambridge, I became a professional English language teacher and started teaching English privately to adults to help them achieve their goals.

 

Also, I followed up on my keen interest in modern psychology by becoming a Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming focused on Education and Learning. I received my training in London with Kate Benson and Owen Fitzpatrick from Matrix Essential Training Alliance (META), certified and licensed by The Society of NLP (founded by Dr Richard Bandler, the co-founder of NLP).). Kate is the International Director of Education for the Society of NLP and Owen is a psychologist, psychotherapist and Licensed NLP Master Trainer. Therefore, building up on my experience as a linguist and teacher, I can now use the latest NLP techniques, strategies and solutions during my classes to make teaching and learning more inspirational, effective and fun.

 

My fascination with languages has turned into a full-time private language teaching business that also provides translations and other ad-hoc language services, on a freelance basis, to individuals and companies.