Roberta M - tutor

Roberta M
Tutor in Mile End, East London

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£40.00 / hour

Learning a language, understanding a culture

I am an enthusiastic Italian teacher qualified at the Italian Cultural Institute of London with a TIAFL ‘Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language’ certificate and a Master's degree (Distinction) in Italian Literature and Linguistics from University of Bologna.

Becoming a language teacher has come naturally with my love for different cultures.
Having studied and lived abroad for a long time, I have been in contact with different cultures, languages and habits, enjoying this diversity as a great asset.
I have been myself a student of foreign languages and I have loved the fun and the motivation involved in the step-by-step learning process.

For these reasons I love teaching my language and culture to foreign students involving them into the ‘Italian world’: natural and artistic heritage, social customs and peculiarities.
I enjoy creating innovative and engaging activities with games, audio, video and visual material using songs, films, pictures and also authentic material such as newspaper articles and interviews.
Thanks to an effective communicative approach, the student is able to gain confidence in the speaking ability learning how to communicate effectively.

Another great passion of mine is Art: I have worked in different galleries and museums, and I love going around spotting new exhibitions in London.

Please contact me before buying the first lesson as I have more slots and we can arrange a suitable time and day for both parts.
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Reviews and References

There are 6 reviews or references for Roberta.

Written by Katie M

Friendly, patient, and engaging Italian teacher

From the very beginning, Roberta was able to quickly identify my weak points, and used different and engaging learning material to help me improve my Italian.

She was incredibly patient as I struggled to understand some of the more complex grammar points, and she was mindful to pick different activities to focus on my interests, while making sure I got plenty of practice!

Roberta is incredibly knowledgeable, and I found her lessons particularly engaging as she would always pick interesting topics to discuss. Not only do I feel my language skills have improved, but I have also gained a better understanding of Italian culture.
Italian (IB)
Improved my spoken and written Italian.
Written by Pamela Sen G

Roberta - Italian beginners' one to one tuition

Roberta not only has patience, has a great sense of humour and makes learning fun, but she is also reliable and encouraging. I look forward to my weekly sessions which are conducted in Italian (with plenty of hand gestures to help me guess!) which helps build confidence and the promise that one day I will be able to respond in fluent Italian! I would recommend Roberta to anyone looking to learn at their own pace with an engaging and very capable tutor.
I am gaining confidence and learning at a good pace with relevant materials and interactive games and video clips that bring the lessons to life.
Written by Aanya K

Extremely patient, encouraging and helpful Italian teacher

Roberta is very kind and thoughtful, ready to carefully explain any parts of the language that needs clarification. I used her the weekend before my oral exam and I found the lesson extremely beneficial. She worked with me in a very engaging way and even brought some extra sheets which she thought may help with my grammar. She is highly skilled and I would genuinely recommend her to all!
Italian (GCSE)
I became much more confident, and therefore more fluent, and my ability substantially improved.
Written by Elina K

Great results and fun lessons

Roberta has a great approach to teaching with a good balance of grammar and speaking.
I was very impressed with Roberta's professionalism and how prepared she was for each lesson. She always has a lesson plan, brings extra materials, and follows a method. It is not amateur tuition with her!
Roberta also has a great way of seamlessly pushing you to start speaking - it is always difficult to start when your vocab is poor, but she makes the transition very easy for you.
After only 8 lessons with Roberta I could hold an [easy] conversation in Italian, including telling stories in past tense, for example. My Italian parents-in-law were very impressed!
Written by Jenny M

Excellent IGCSE tutor

Roberta is a highly professional tutor who takes her work very seriously, preparing carefully for every lesson. She is patient but firm, encouraging my son to do more homework for her than he had ever done for his teacher at school! Very nice polite manner, warm and friendly but above all enthusiastic about her work. Highly recommended.
Not yet known but Roberta gave my son much-needed confidence in the weeks leading up to his exams.
Written by David Z

Roberta - an extremely competent and professional tutor

Roberta is an extremely competent and professional tutor. She has a great approach to teaching with a good balance of grammar, vocabulary and speaking. She is always well prepared with materials and a structured lesson plan. She is very patient and conducts the lessons as much as possible in Italian which is great for improving vocabulary and building confidence to hold conversations. I have no hesitation in recommending Roberta as a tutor to anyone wishing to learn Italian.
Since studying with Roberta my understanding of the rules of grammar and the confidence to hold conversations has improved dramatically.
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Education and Qualifications

Roberta's education and qualifications are listed below.


University of Bologna
BA Italian Literature
First-class honours
University of Bologna
MA Italian Literature and Linguistics


Liceo Scientifico T.C.Onesti, Fermo, AP, Italy
A Levels
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  • - Maths
  • - Latin
  • - Italian
  • - English

Prizes and Scholarships

EU Erasmus Programme Scholarship at Université Toulouse Le Mirail, France

University of Bologna Scholarship for International Internships

EU Leonardo da Vinci Programme Scholarship

Other Qualifications

TIAFL Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language, Italian Cultural Institute, London


Subjects taught by Roberta are listed below.

  • A-Level, AS, Degree, GCSE, IB


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