Simone Merati : Italian

Simone Merati
Subject : Italian
Native : Italian
Spain
(113) Lessons
100%      
(8) Reviews
Last class : 5 days
Yesterday
Online
45 Min : $18.60 / £13.25 / €14.92
Trial: 50% OFF
Hello, my name is Simone Merati and I'm 39 years old and currently living in Spain. I am a native Italian speaker and teach English, French, Italian. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since October 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: Italian, English, French, Spanish. 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

Hello! I'm a 35yo Italian guy, I've been living in Asia teaching and giving private language tuition (mostly French and Italian) for the last 5 years, and I love this job :)

I was born from Italian parents but grew up in France till I was 17, so I'm fluent in both languages. I love to teach following my student's interests to make the learning process easier, and I have a solid grammar and teaching background.

Qualifications & Experience

Degree in Foreign Languages at Ca' Foscari Venice University, Italy

DALF (obtained in 2001)

I've been teaching and working as translator/interpreter for the last 5 years, first in Iran, then Tokyo and finally Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), where I usually live - now back for a few months to Europe. I still have my Malaysian students via Skype - it's a fantastic way to teach for both tutor and students :)

Teaching Approach

I like to teach what the student wants to learn. After having a chat at the beginning of the class to understand the purposes and goals in learning the language I know what to focus on during the classes.

Different people learn in different ways, so for some students a strong grammar basis is needed, others want to achieve a good colloquial level of fluency, so we work on that :)

I've got plenty of teaching materials I can pass to you as a PDF file through Skype to use in the class as well as materials I prepare myself for specific topics. I focus on using media (movies, radio and music) to have access to the culture, not only the language.

Detailed Profile in Italian

About me

Sono nato in Italia e ho studiato in scuole italiane (anche mentre vivevo all'estero in gioventù). Ho una formazione principalmente linguistico-letteraria e un grande interesse nelle culture diverse dalla mia, oltre ad una passione per i viaggi.

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My last class was :
5 days ago.
 
25 Jan 2018
By : Trigthecig
Subject : Italian 
Excellent
 
06 Sep 2017
By : Bahar A
Subject : Italian 
Simone's teaching method is very dynamic and well tracked. He is very creative and friendly so the class is usually over in a blink.
 
27 Mar 2017
By : Basmanova
Subject : Italian 
Simone is very dynamic and flexible to a student's needs. Ii was very easy to communicate with him. Now I'm confident about my level and know my weak points.
 
24 Feb 2017
By : Azzurro
Subject : Italian 
Every lesson I come away with a sense that I have learnt something important, Simone has a wonderful way of explaining, and areas where I struggled previously he explains in a simple yet effective way. Grazie Simone!

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