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.