I thoroughly recommend Maria as a tutor, she is a knowledgeable linguist and an experienced teacher with a wide range of skills. These include lucidly explaining the grammar, reinforcing learning points, assessing the needs of the student, altering her approach according to the learning needs of the student, making learning fun and stimulating. She also has a warm and encouraging manner.
I have been studying with Maria twice a month for over two years. My Italian has inexorably improved to the point where I am now starting to use Italian in my job at work.