I met George W. while I was studying Italian at the DILIT Italian Language School in Rome in January 2013. I was in a beginner program and he was in the advanced track. He was a fine linguist who could speak Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese fluently and simply loved to study languages. After receiving much informal advice from him, I asked if he could tutor me once a week. He was excellent at breaking down complex grammatical forms into simple steps. Often I found that after a short session with George I learned more than in a few days worth of lessons with my teacher at DILIT. His warm and welcoming character always made me feel comfortable and relaxed and he made learning the language into a fun activity -- I always looked forward to our meetings.
After 8 weekly sessions I felt much more comfortable with my language ability in reading, writing and speaking. I went from considering dropping out of my language program to completing it in good sta