Italian Tutor, Inc.

Henderson, NV

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About this pro

Ciao! I'm Livia of Italian Tutor Inc., and I'm an online Italian tutor with years of experience teaching Italian to a wide range of clients, including professionals, artists, diplomats, and graduate and undergraduate students, as well as children.

I taught upper-division intercultural communications in a state-run university, and I have a dual graduate degree in literature and communications. I'm fluent in both Italian and English, which makes explaining the intricacies of Italian much easier for my clients to understand; my time has been divided between the United States and Italy for several years.

Coaching Italian language skills is satisfying and fun for me; I tutor Italian at every level, and my specialty is creating personalized Italian lessons to suit my individual client's proficiency level, goals, and learning style.

Whether you are preparing for an exam or interview, or are simply planning for an unforgettable trip to Italy, feel free to e-mail me with more questions.

Location

Henderson, NV 89012

Times hired on Thumbtack

26

Reviews

21 Reviews
  • Katie T. Jun 13, 2017
    Italian Lessons
    Verified Review
    I worked with Livia to prepare for a trip to Italy. I really enjoyed our sessions and learned a lot. Livia was very professional, and went above and beyond, sending me extra material outside of our sessions and making herself available for questions. Thank you Livia!
  • Mark F. Apr 6, 2017
    Italian Lessons
    Verified Review
    Well worth it
    I highly recommend. Personalized lessons, Livia is very thorough and can tailor sessions to an individual's learning style.
  • Abby M. Mar 26, 2017
    Italian Lessons
    Verified Review
    Beyond my wildest dreams!
    So far, excellent! We had our first meeting and I am thrilled to have found her. Her English is perfect, so that makes communication really easy. She tailored our lesson to my precise needs, so I can learn as fast as possible. I was considering a local class, but the one-on-one attention I get from Livia allows me to learn MUCH more quickly. She is very responsive via email, for scheduling, and for homework. If all the subsequent lessons go as well as the first, I'll be over the moon with satisfaction!
  • Susana K. Mar 5, 2017
    Italian
    My experience with Livia has been excellent, very good at explaining and very knowledgeable, If someone needs an italian tutor Livia is the one!
  • Jessica C. Mar 4, 2017
    Italian Lessons
    Verified Review
    You will be thrilled with the results after working with Ms. Livia
    Ms. Livia's teachings have been a true gift to our entire family! Her Italian lessons have helped me, my husband, and our young daughter. She is beyond professional while still being approachable. Ms. Livia is so knowledgeable, and is able to explain the material in a concise and easy to understand manner. I would highly recommmend her to anyone.
  • Joseph G. Feb 15, 2017
    Italian Lessons
    Verified Review Updated
    So far, so good
    Have only had initial contact, but communication has been outstanding.
  • Verified Review Original
    So far, so good
    Have only had initial contact, but communication has been outstanding.
  • John W. May 14, 2015
    Italian Lessons
    Verified Review
    Livia has been, is being, most helpful in so many ways. She is professional, always prompt with her contact, gently correctional, understanding of my needs but still helping to fill in missing gaps. Not advertised were two free lessons with a package of ten. I'm glad to have found her.
  • Joe M. May 6, 2015
    Italian Lessons
    Verified Review
    Livia is great. If one wants to learn to speak Italian she will find a method that works. I simply could not be more pleased. Joe
  • Khara M. Mar 8, 2015
    Italian Lessons
    Verified Review
    I have taken Italian with Livia over the past 8 months. She is the best language instructor I've had. Livia is attuned to her students individual needs. She is on-time, efficient, warm and professional. If you are interested in learning to speak Italian learn from Livia!
  • Ray C. Mar 7, 2015
    Ciao amici, Livia is the best! If you are interested in learning Italian, there is no better tutor. She is extremebly knowledgable about the Italian language and culture. Additionally, she will customize her lessons to best suit your needs. Whether you are looking for an accelerated course or a casual learning experience, she tailors each lesson to be fun, challenging, and educational. In addition to one-on-one tutoring, she also provides custom supplemental material to study between lessons and makes herself available for any questions. I highly recommend her!
  • Georgina C. Mar 4, 2015
    Learning Italian with Livia has been one of the best experiences of my life! My parents gave me 2 weeks of sessions as a gift before my graduation trip to Italy. After that two weeks with Livia, I could understand more Italian than I would have ever believed, and I felt pretty comfortable getting my ideas across, too. It was so exciting to be able to speak to the locals as soon as my plane landed in Rome. Livia really helped me work with my strengths and find ways around my challenge spots to get the best out of me. She's encouraging, positive, and professional but gets you to really work, think and apply yourself. Thanks to her, when I was in Italy, I made friends and had awesome experiences that happened only because I felt so comfortable with Italian. I love learning Italian with Livia so much, we still meet once a week for conversation over a year after my first trip to Italy.
  • Lillian M. Feb 22, 2015
    As an opera singer, it was a real gift to find someone as knowledgeable about the fine distinctions of sound in both spoken and sung Italian. She helped me to fine-tune my abilities in preparation of an important audition. My confidence and skills have never been stronger when I use Italian. Livia also had an impressive in-depth literary understanding about the operas as well, which gave me an edge in my vocal interpretation. It was an intensive and rewarding experience to get this private coaching from such an outstanding Italian Tutor.
  • Steve Z. Aug 15, 2014
    I need to tell everyone how I good of an Italian Instructor Livia is! It's easy for me to recommend Livia as an excellent Italian Tutor who will go off script to meet your needs and work with your strengths. Livia is professional, effective but still flexible in how she teaches, and I feel very comfortable speaking with her in Italian. Without having to try to memorize rules, I am still learning grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation in a very natural way in the context of an actual conversation about interesting things that matter to me and that I like
  • Dominic C. May 15, 2014
    Italian Lessons
    Verified Review
    True professional, Livia is very accommodating to the busiest of schedules and really knows her stuff. I'd highly recommend using her to anyone who was looking to strengthen their grasp of the Italian language.
  • Lisa L. Apr 10, 2014
    Italian Lessons
    Verified Review
    Livea is an excellent tutor who not only teaches me Italian but also explains many things about Italy and the language that I would not have learned on Rosetta Stone. She is a very kind woman who has a passion for tutoring and it shows with her lessons. I would highly recommend her. She is wonderful.
  • Karen K. Feb 15, 2014
    Livia is an excellent teacher! She is spirited and generous. We worked together once a week for about 6 weeks to improve my rusty "street Italian". I had never studied formally, had not studied grammar for example. I've just been to Italy many times and was about to embark on a 9 week visit. Livia has an amazing ear and can even discern subtle errors in pronunciation via Skype. Her lessons are challenging and productive; her explanations for why we are proceeding in a particular manner are clear and reasoned. She follows up each session with an email of vocabulary pertinent to that session and new materials to study. She’s good with technology and patient in assisting in diagnosing difficulties when there are any. She was great about helping me listen to extract content even though I didn't understand all that was being said. Her last words to me before my journey were, "remember you don't need to speak Italian perfectly to communicate perfectly." Now that I am here in Italy, I'm doing better than I ever have in the past. I recommend Livia without reservation. She has earned my highest respect as a teacher and person. Again, many thanks. Karen
  • Evan F. Jan 6, 2014
    Italian Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Sally P. Nov 29, 2013
    My experience with Livia has been fantastic and rewarding. Livia provides a superb Italian tutor service via Skype. She is punctual, prepared and an excellent communicator. Livia has tailored our lessons to my professional needs (elementary education). I have expanded my Italian vocabulary and fine tuned grammar skills. Livia suggests useful strategies for improving my Italian speaking skills. I am very happy to learn from Livia!
  • Bee Dave W. Nov 3, 2013
    Livia is an extremely professional and knowledgeable instructor. Her Italian is excellent as are her teaching skills. We have taken many classroom Italian lessons, but our private sessions with Livia have been more effective and are tailored to our needs. The convenience of doing the sessions over Skype has been a blessing with our hectic schedules. We highly recommend Livia for any level.
  • Kelly W. Oct 11, 2013
    Livia is truly a professional, fun, and her Italian is impeccable, coupled with an exceptional level of knowledge for the English language, she is a recipe for success. She helped me to prepare for a three week vacation to Italy and her tutoring helped to make the trip one of a lifetime. She gave me confidence in my ability to communicate socially, to get around Italy, dos/don'ts, and help my father during an emergency situation. Her approach is very effective and after the third conversation, we were speaking primarily in Italian. During our conversations she used real life experiences, provided information about Italy, and determined areas of focus, tailoring each lesson accordingly to my needs. She is very patient and a stickler for detail, but provides feedback in a very positive way. Over the course of four months of working with Livia prior to the trip, my Italian grew exponentially with an extensive vocabulary (over 1500 words), ability to know the core verb conjugations/uses, and core sentence construct. During my trip in August, I was put to the test and understood a majority of conversations with the ability to communicate back effectively. She helped me to check off a life long "bucket list" item and she makes learning so enjoyable that I have continued my learning post the trip to Italy. I would strongly recommend Livia for anyone wanting to learn Italian and my continued patronage is a true testament.
  • Luca Z. Jan 25, 2012
    I had several on line conversations with Lidia. She is great. Italian is my first language, and I needed English conversation... she does is it all. This lady is truly bilingual. Professional, funny and very affordable. I will use her services again.

Q&A

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
An important consideration in hiring a professonial Italian Tutor, is understanding the method of teaching employed during instruction. The tutors who use the direct method and tailor courses to the individual student have a higher level of client satisfaction. It is also helpful to find a tutor who is fluent both in your language of origin and the target language, in this case, Italian. That way, you can ask questions and receive understandable aswers in your native language and enjoy more detailed explanations than if you were entering a situation with immersion instruction. Overall, the best advice for a student seeking an Italian Tutor, is finding a provider who understands the value of flexibility and respect for you as an individual.