Maria Mazzaglia : English

Maria Mazzaglia
Subject : English
Native : Italian
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Last class : Yesterday
45 Min : $20.63 / £16.04 / €18.16
Trial: 50% OFF
Hello, my name is Maria Mazzaglia and I'm 42 years old and currently living in Italy. I am a native Italian speaker and teach English, Italian. I have been an online English teacher with since May 2008. I can speak the following languages fluently: Italian, English. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

My name is Maria. I was born in Catania, Italy.

I moved to the United States ten years ago. I am temporarily back in Italy.

I love languages, photography, wellness and fitness, nature and animals.

Qualifications & Experience

In Italy I studied foreign languages and literatures and I worked for five years as office, sales and customer service assistant for a company that represents and distributes foreign products in Italy. I lived for over ten years in the United States, mainly in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and California. I studied herbology and Massage Therapy. I worked in the wellness industry and then in customer service for the financial world. Always in contact with different kind of people, cultures, and personalities.

I love languages, their unique sounds and souls, and I love teaching. For this reason I have always been teaching. I am currently in Italy for a while.

Both my studies and practice of the English language in an international environment gave me skills in comprehending people that have different linguistic, personal and cultural backgrounds. I have privately taught English and Italian to kids, teenagers, young adults, adults and very wise people.

Having a conversation in actual Italian with students who could only say -or mispronounce, "pizza, amore, pasta and spaghetti" is a great satisfaction and something I am thankful for. I help my student pass a school exam, a proficiency test, I help them get ready for a job interview, I teach them how to pronounce their favorite songs and talk about their favorite Italian painter. I help them get in touch with their roots and I help them learn to speak to their Italian family members and friends. I help them feel more prepared and confident so that they can enjoy and get the best out of their special trip abroad. I love to help. :-)

I am very pleased to find here people who enjoy learning and communicating.

My teaching experience is growing everyday thanks to my wonderful students!

Teaching Approach

My approach is flexible. I like my students to have a good time while they are engaging their brains so I use a combination of methods.

A general plan includes pronunciation, reading comprehension, conversation, grammar drills. The material used also reflects the student's interest and specific needs. I like to include a variety of topics especially related with the Arts: literature, movies, dance, music, etc.

Files and internet links will be used to complement lessons.

For absolute beginners the focus is on sounds, basic vocabulary / phraseology, and basic grammar.

Paced and casual conversations will help to comprehend and identify grammar patterns.

I look forward to teach and learn from you!

Detailed Profile in Italian

About me

Mi chiamo Maria.

Sono siciliana e vivo negli Stati Uniti da 10 anni, ma in questo momento mi trovo in Italia per un po'.

Qualifications & Experience

Ho studiato lingue e letterature straniere in Italia ed ho lavorato per 5 anni come corrispondente estero in una compagnia italiana.

Ho vissuto per oltre dieci anni negli Stati Uniti: in California, nella Carolina del Sud, in Texas ed in Pennsylvania. Negli Stati Uniti ho perfezionato lo studio della lingua inglese ed ho studiato fitoterapia e massoterapia. Ho quindi lavorato nel campo del benessere e in seguito anche nel campo della finanza per alcuni anni. Amo coltivare le mie passioni tra cui le lingue straniere ed é per questo che insegno privatamente italiano e inglese da molti anni. Insegno a persone di tutte le etá. Aiuto i miei studenti a sentirsi piú sicuri nei loro viaggi all'estero, a superare esami a scuola, a prepararsi per colloqui di lavoro o ad imparare a parlare con i propri parenti o amici o fidanzati nella loro lingua.

Teaching Approach

Mi piace preparare le lezioni tenendo conto dello studente, dei suoi progressi e dei suoi interessi, per cui uso ed integro diversi metodi.

Elementi di cultura, cinema, musica e arte in generale, da analizzare e discutere, sono spesso inseriti nelle lezioni con files o internet links.

My last class was :
18 Jan 2019
By : wendy66
Subject : Italian 
Very useful lesson on the impersonal form, Maria, thank you. It was a reminder that, when I am stuck for a word, all I need to say is: 'come si italiano'
11 Jan 2019
By : wendy66
Subject : Italian 
An excellent start to the New Year, Maria, thank you. I particularly appreciated the help with pronunciation this week - I am practising 'tre tigri contro tre tigri'!
16 Dec 2018
By : wendy66
Subject : Italian 
A very enjoyable lesson, Maria. I love the idea of you and your class singing the lines "we all like figgy pudding" without understanding what they meant! And it was good to be reminded of La Befana at the Epiphany in Italy. Buon natale a te e alla famiglia. Parleremo nel nuovo anno
13 Dec 2018
By : sophie1
Subject : Italian 
I'm really enjoying the lessons, which are a nice mix of conversation, grammar practice and learning useful little words and phrases. Maria is very friendly and patient, and explains things very clearly.

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