Outstanding , kind, patient and funny teacher by Alexandra
Alessandra is very clear in her teachering. She is very patient and if she noticed you have some difficulties with the material she tries to find other ways to explain it to you.
I recommend everybody who wants to teach French or Italian to have your lessons with Ale.
She has a sparkling personality that makes learning easy.
Ale, thank you and we'll speak at our next session.
the best teacher! by vivi
Alessandra is not just a great teacher, but also such a kind and lovely person ! By her great language skill, patience and engcourage she is managing to teach even me some French and at the same time she gives a good insight to the French culture. I look forward to our skype-lesson every time, and even more when I occasionally have the chance to have lessons at her place, in the beautiful mountain village, Esino.
and that's from my husband, who has learnt Italian with her:
"Alessandra is a very skilled teacher who gets the most out of my abilities. She gives me different types of lessons so I am always challenged. She is very patient when I have questions and is very thorough in her explanations. I am learning not only the italian language, but italian culture. I cannot wait to go to Italy and use my new language skills thanks to my great italian teacher.”
Patient knowledgeable tutor by David
All good. Easy to contact and organise lessons. Very patient teacher and also understanding on work commitments occasionally conflicting with lesson times.
I am inspired to continue with the lessons and to study between lessons.
Am learning Italian at a steady rate, not bad considering the poor quality of the student!
I recomment Ale to anyone wanting to try Italian or improve their current knowledge. A pleasureable experience.
Thanks Ale, you're an amazing teacher by Claire
I just want to thank you so much for the lessons we did have. It's a shame i can't keep doing them at this point in time, but if I can pick it back up with you at some point when I can, I will let you know!
Ale is a patient and very friendly, open person. she helps you feel at ease and is a great teacher for any level.
THANKS TO ALE I'M NOW SPEAKING BOTH FRENCH AND ITALIAN!! by Julie Wade
I met Ale while she was living in the UK. We started with our Italian lessons on 2007. I was enjoying them so much!!! And in a year I found myself able in Italy to chat with the locals :-)) And I even met my husband (thanks Ale!! as my husband at the time didn't know a word in English). She made me so very passionate about learning, that we started French as well in 2009, et maintenant on se parle en FranÃ§ais et en Italian. :-)
Since Ale moved back to Italy we've been continuing online our French and Italian lessons.
Thanks Ale! I'll be back soon, as I don't want to forget all the things you taught me, grazie di cuore!
I'm now planning to study Spanish, as I'll be able to use it for my job, as much as I'm using French and Italian.
I recommend Ale to everyone!!! She's a fantastic teacher, and a wonderful caring person that will make you laugh and enjoy your learning experience.
Just positive words for her.
An excellent teacher by helena Jonsson
I have studied French, (beginners)
with Alessandra for about 3 months. She helps me with pronunciation and grammar. She is sensitive to what I need to practice and I've learned a lot. I can highly recommend her.
Great Tutor! by Allison
I am still taking lessons with her and she is GREAT! She has helped me understand the language faster than I was in a normal italian class. She is flexible and works around my schedule and is ALWAYS dependable. She also goes above and beyond by sending supplemental practices and explanations after our lessons.
Overall, she is a great teacher and I would hightly recommend her to anyone who is serious about wanting to learn Italian!
Fabulous teacher - I look forward to every lesson by Jennifer
I am learning Italian from Alessandra via Skype - and she is an amazing teacher. I am a beginner and I have really enjoyed learning from her. Ale's knowledge of words, the history of the language, word derivation along with grammar is incredible. It is obvious that Alessandra loves languages and loves to teach and so she easily imparts that love and interest in her teaching.
Ale starts with the essentials in learning - the grammar - articles, the rules, nouns, verbs etc. I really value this as I feel it will give me the right foundations in learning Italian properly.
Alessandra is calm, patient and friendly and so thorough in her teaching. Ale ensures pronunciation is correct, and I love that she revises what you are learning until she knows you have understood properly.
Thanks Ale, I am looking forward to many more lessons! I am excited to read that you rent out a place in your village and offer a block of lessons. How amazing that would be - I will have to include that next time I visit Italy!! Grazie mille!
Alessandra really knows what she is teaching. by Fay Ganzer
Allessandra is an excellent tutor. She is well organised and knows exactly which stage her students are up to. As a teacher, Ale is able to pass on her unlimited ability with Italian. She ensures that pronunciation is correct as well as the grammar of the language. I am learning Italian through her. After initially learning greetings, we concentrated on nouns (masculine and feminine) and appropriate articles and verb conjugations. Ale also shows a personal interest in each student which I appreciate.
Undeniably excellent teacher by Christian
There is no reason why anyone shouldn't find Alessandra an excellent teacher and one would find it very difficult to criticise her teaching.
Whether it's grammar I needed work on, improving my vocabulary, learning more about culture, working on speaking and listening, she is accommodating and we have been able to make quick progress with areas which I found difficult. She is very adept in her own language and knows even the most obscure words, which one can come across.
The many resources and ideas she uses to teach help greatly with the learning process. She is very friendly and easy to talk to, always trying to make the lessons interesting, and I would definitely recommend her as a teacher to anyone.
La mia esperienza era meravigliosa e molto utile; la raccomando veramente a chiunque.
Thank you Alessandra for your great tuition!
She combines expertise and good nature perfectly. by Juliet
I began with Miss Ale back in March, when she offered me the possibility of keeping up my progressing French and loosening up my tongue in the tragically rusty Italian I'd not spoken in two years. She began our lessons with enthusiasm and an interest in finnessing the areas she saw needed most attention--and so it's gone on for five months now. Where I was logistically unable to continue my French studies in college, Miss Ale has picked up the thread, taking me through some of the more well-known French literature, conversing and enhancing my vocabulary along the way. As to the temporarily forsaken Italian, she's helping it come back, slowly but surely, recalling grammatical basics while conversing in the language, knowing I do understand her. As a plus, she is able to implement my native Spanish into both French and Italian concepts--her familiarity with language is wonderfully evident.
As far as demeanor is concerned, Miss Ale is a real joy to be around--a very down-to-earth lady, but always ready for a laugh or a comical digression. We spent a whole lesson joking on and off about the term "una miseria"--it still comes up, now and then. The rapidity with which she provides materials and explanations is a clear sign of her dedication to her students. While teaching, she is ever cheerful and supportive, especially in those moments when you're just NOT SURE what's what--she'll reinforce and encourage, ensuring you do understand. She epitomizes the good teacher--knowledgeable, open, patient and confident in what her students CAN do.
Miss Ale and I spend a mere hour a week together, and yet in that time she has become more a friend than a language coach. One does look forward to a next lesson with her. Myself, I have much for which to commend her--her willingness, her resourcefulness, her unfailingly bright disposition ... Lordy, it just goes on and on. Anyone who acquires her as a teacher will agree. Guaranteed. She is helping me remember, she is keeping me from forgetting--and she's opening doors, wouldn'tcha know. I am currently able to communicate quite fluidly with my French-speaking Arabic teacher, thanks to the time I've spent with Miss Ale. I'm sure she'll work many such miracles for her other pupils, present and future. She is truly one in a million. Vous êtes un vrai trésor, cara Ale--je vous remercie; non troverò mai una migliore insegnante. :-D
She's excellent! by Sara James
I write this while sitting in the apartment in Esino Lario. Treat yourself to Italian lessons with Alessandra...life is too short! She makes learning the language a great deal of fun. Her teaching skills are excellent. From Canada I used Skype, twice a week with Alessandra and I am now doing a two week intensive program in her town of Esino Lario. Alessandra makes me excited to learn the language and she has taught me a great deal of information about the culture. Esino Lario is the "real" Italy, a quaint village up in the mountains and Alessandra is an amazing gem as a teacher. She is positive, she makes me laugh,she encourages and best of all she knows how to get the information across. As I said, treat yourself!
Great teacher! by Kimberly
Ale is a great teacher! She is very patient and encouraging and you can tell she loves to teach. She makes each lesson interesting and always has an idea of something new to help with the learning process. Ale is warm and caring and I am very confident that she will be able to teach me to speak French fluently! At first I wasn’t sure about using Skype for lessons, but I have found that everything comes across loud and clear. Merci beaucoup!
A brilliant teacher! by Sharna Matthews
Where do I start?! Ale is very passionate about teaching, the lessons are always fun and exciting! I am having a great time learning from Ale and she is very patient and understanding. I am quickly learning... I thought I would never be able to learn another langauge but taking lessons with Ale has made it easier and much more interesting, I plan on taking lessons with her as long as needed. Ale you are an excellent teacher and it's my pleasure to learn from you :)
Elle est professeur de langues par excellence by Rachel
I have been studying french for about 3 years now and the best learning experience I have had so far has been with Ale. I feel completely at ease with her, she has a lovely warm and friendly approach to teaching. Nothing is too much trouble for Ale when it comes to helping her students because she has a passion for her work. I can confidently recommend Ale as a someone who is dedicated to helping others learn, and has a real interest in seeing them excel at another language. A mon avis elle est la meilleure!! Thanks Ale.
A WONDERFUL FRENCH TEACHER! merci Ale!!! by George80
Bonjour à tous! My name's George, I had the chance to met Ale while she was leaving and teaching in the UK. I enjoyed immediately our evening lessons at her place, I was learning with a little group of beginners. J'adore le français, but I'd always thought it was a difficult language for me! But Ale made my learning so easy! She has always been really thoughtful, always available for an explanation even outside our lessons. She's moreover very organised, ready to send her lessons, whenever the books aren't clear enough!
Since she moved back to Italy we've been continuing online, and I'm sooo happy! Je parle maintenant un bon français, grace à Ale! I warmly recommend her to anyone wanting to start French as a beginner or just need to keep it upadated with a teacher not only knowing everything about grammar, but also really passionate on French culture and literature!
Ale tu es la meilleure! Merci!
As I'm planning to learn Russian as well, Ale suggested me this wonderful website, and I really hope I'll find a good teacher as Ale is!
Una buona insegnante by Sandra Johnston
Ale is a great teacher - she is very patient and explains things well. She has helped me enormously and I really enjoy our lessons. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or improve their Italian
Alessandra is the best tutor! by Margo
If you need an excellent tutor for Italian, Alessandra is the tutor for you! She is very patient and thorough. She makes sure you understand a lesson before advancing to the next one. I have learned so much from Ale, and I look forward to meeting her next February. Ale, you're the best!
my teacher is the best by renana z
before i meat Alessandra i was sure that italian language was out of reach . i was straggling with even the simple stuff and i was sure that nothing will help me.
now i can say proudly that i'm reading hard books of history , talking Italy (i was really afraid of it) , and can actually express myself in writing.
she improved my confidence in speaking , improved enormously my knowledge in grammar , help me to understand hard words and to expend my vocabulary. but' the most importent thing is from day 1 i felt improvement and that i'm not stupid or something...
i think that she is a wonderful teacher that actually care:)
Alessandra teaching my family by tony palanca
Alessandra teaches my two children aged thirteen and ten, and myself (their father) Italian once a week. We were learning Italian at a local school in a classroom but my children were not really learning very well. We have found that learning by skype in the home is much more effective. We are all together during the lesson and Alessendra is able to tailor her teaching to suit our specific needs. This means we are now learning Italian much more effectively, and it is much more convenient than going to class. Alessandra is an excellent teacher with a very sound understanding of English and grammar. We would highly recommend her.
Fantastic!!! instructor!!! by Michele (Michela)
If I could pick a number higher than 5, I would!! Ale is a fantastic instructor!! My goal is to become fluent in Italian and I have tried *many* instructors over the years. Ale is an incredible instructor; using Skype works beautifully; her flexibility is fantastic! Highly highly recommend Ale!!
Great teacher by Joanna
Ale is a fabulous teacher, flexible, patient and always willing to explain and re-explain things with great enthusiasm.(she never makes me feel hopeless or stupid :) ) I am a slow learner but learning with ale has really helped me speed up the process of my learning of Italian. The price is perfect, she has helped to build my confidence in the language and she always responds to emails within a short amount of time. Ale is always available for me to send her an email asking her to explain something to me. I can only say good things about ale and truly recommend her to anyone. :)
Great teacher, structured, precise, simpatica by Andy Ocean
Alessandra is a very effective teacher with lots of teaching experience. She worked on several of my grammatical weaknesses, while still making sure that I could speak practical every-day Italian. She got me to a level, where I feel very confortable in every-day situations.
I also found her to be precise, reliable and well-structred. All lessons were very well-prepared.
A very good learning experience. Thanks a lot.
Learning Italian with Alessandra. by Cathal
Alessandra is a very intelligent, caring tutor - her grasp of languages is excellent, but more to the point, her ability to pass on her knowledge also excels (this isn't easy to do).
I have no hesitation at all, in recommending Ale as a top-grade language tutor.
A fantastic Le Prof by Trish
Alessandra is motivated young woman of numerous talents and considerable self discipline. She is fun-loving, likable, enthusiastic, trusting and trustworthy.
I have no boring days with her and I'm always looking forward for our next lesson.
I'm highly recommending her for French Lesson. She's the type of teacher who will not stop until her student learns.
It is always a pleasure for me to talk with her by graf
She is doing a very good job. She is able to discover every weakness in your English knowledge quickly. This allows you to perfect your spoken English in a very efficient way. Above all, she is highly dedicated and kind, it is always a pleasure for me to talk with her even if I wasn't in a good mood sometimes
Thank you for the wonderful lessons
I couldn't imagine a better teacher by Kyle Palmer
I have found Alessandra to be an excellent teacher who provides interesting lessons, clear explanations and is very flexible.
I came to her with very particular needs given the Italian that I already knew and the other languages that I already spoke. After a couple of lessons we arrived at exactly what I needed. Her knowledge of Italian and linguistics in general is impressive and she combines this with an effective teaching style that has helped me immensely in a short time.
I enjoy every minute of every lesson with Alessandra. by Linda Irvine
Alessandra is intelligent, organized, conscientious, patient, easygoing and fun. Her love of languages shows in her enthusiasm. Her teaching methods are effective, she explains things thoroughly,and I really appreciate the flexibility in her schedule. This is something I want to continue with until I can meet Alessandra in person and spend at least one day speaking 100% Italian!
ottima professoressa!!! by Cinzia
I've recently started my lessons with Alessandra, but I'm sooo pleased!!I really need a crush course in French, as I might be leaving to France at the beginning of next year for my job. we're having a lesson every day. She sent me lots of exercises and suggested good books which in fact I found easily and I'm using with her. Thanks Ale for your help, you won't get rid of me for a while :-)
Alessandra is a wonderful teacher by Chris Warren
Alessandra is a wonderful teacher with an incredible knowledge of Italian, French and English. For those who wish to learn a new language I believe it is important to find a native speaking teacher.
I had ‘one to one’ Italian lessons with Alessandra whilst she was living and teaching in the UK and continued those lessons via skype when she returned to live in Italy.
Alessandra is patient and kind and her Italian lessons a pleasure. I have no hesitation in recommending her services.
A very capable teacher who imparts her knowledge in a straightforward way. By Richard
Alessandra is a very capable teacher who I have no hesitation in recommending to any aspiring student of Italian or French. She is a natural teacher of languages, very knowledgeable of her subject and committed to her students. Her main strength is her ability to explain difficult areas of Italian in a very simple way. She also shows great patience when you might be struggling to grasp a difficult problem.
Alessandra can teach you on a face to face basis as well as over the internet using Skype.
excellent teacher!!!!!!!!!! by Vicky
Alessandra est un excellent professeur, elle m'a appris l'anglais pendant une dizaine de jours, un cours intensif dans son village à Esino le mois dernier. Je regrète tellement de ne pas habiter plus proche!! Mais je vais refaire un cours comme celui là prochainement avec elle. Alessandra a été un professeur très attentif et méticuleux, elle m'a fourni gratuitement les photocopies et conseillé dautres bons livres. elle m'a enseigné des choses très intéressantes de l'Italie et de la France.On a même vu des recettes italiennes et françaises :-) et on a discuté des cultures. Elle a aussi vécu en Angleterre, donc elle est très préparée.Je la conseille vivement, ayant une préparation excellente.
very good teaching by Mir
I liked her, she has affordable fees, which isn't a detail at all, and great time availability through the day, anothe great thing for students who work full time.
Moreover, gramma lessons and conversation were definitely effective with me as I was able to engage in conversation in Paris while I really wasn't talking french since middle school!
Alessandra makes learning fun! by candy Chilton
Alessandra is a friendly and fun teacher..she is able to tailor her teaching methods to the individual and is always ready to help overcome any problems that you may experience. It's hard to think of her as just a teacher..she's a friend!
Una buona insegnante. by Glenn
Alessandra is a great teacher and motivator. She makes learning Italian fun and easy. When you start talking in Italian with her sometimes you don't realize your learning because your just talking.
Excellent teaching, positive outlook on life and a lot of patience. by Mariette
Alessandra is truly an excellent teacher! I have learnt a lot of grammar and vocabulary since started with my lessons. Previously trying to learn from cd's (which i've bought a very good one), it is not the same. I would recommend any person rather to find a teacher, especially Alessandra!, if you are serious in learning the languange effectively and to speak fluently. She made me feel comfortable from the start and my lessons with her are really great moments in time! She has motivated me in all aspects of my life! If you are serious and want fast and effective results she is the one not to be missed!!!
AWSOME TEACHER! by Carla Baeza
I recommend this teacher to anyone. She is very patient, kind and organized. She will help you and try her best to help you understand the language. If your looking for not just a good teacher but an Awesome one, you can just choose Ale.