Valerio is an excellent teacher. He has a very thorough knowledge of Italian grammar and culture, and is good at conveying his enthusiasm for his subject. He is also happy to let the student pick topics that interest them. One thing I particularly appreciated was that Valerio always explained everything in Italian, even if at first I did not understand. He is very resourceful at reformulating his explanations in simpler language until the pupil understands, without resorting to English.
My Italian skills improved markedly and I felt much more comfortable having a conversation in Italian.
Professional and friendly
I enthusiastically suggest Valerio for his patience, kindness and extreme professionality. He has proved capable to efficently tailor the lessons based on my needs and weak points.
I am very satisfied to notice my French has rapidly improved in both the areas of speaking and comprehension.