🇮🇹 Qualified teacher & professional Jazz vocalist 🎵
Ciao! My name is Ruggero and I'm an Italian language teacher and a trained vocalist from sunny Sicily (southern Italy). I hold a degree in 'Teaching Italian to Foreigners' as well as a certification from the University of Perugia for Italian language teachers.
I simply LOVE teaching my language. I do it with great passion and lots of fun in many different ways, especially using my knowledge as a qualified Italian singer when talking to my students and articulating the correct Italian sounds.
First of all, as I love to say to my students (and as you see from this lines) I don't speak English AT ALL... unless it's schedule time :)
Secondly, I constantly adapt the speed of my speaking according to my student level even if it takes one entire hour just to teach them 'Buongiorno'.
I'm a very funny teacher. I love to mix different techniques and materials and to change them every other lesson. I use lots of videos, songs and articles - depending on the student's level - and I focus on conversation first. I also do Italian Grammar if the student is interested - most of the times - but in a very dynamic way. With the majority of my students I usually spend 10 to 15 mins on the Grammar every lesson, using pdfs as well as paper books, if they wish to buy one.
I've also had the greatest opportunity of teaching whatsoever in the world - that is teaching at an Immigration Center in Palermo. I even taught 50 people at the same time in the most difficult conditions but never missing a laugh every other minute. This taught ME a lot and I couldn't help but have fun.
I worked in a private school too and I managed a small-medium group.
I don't want to spoil the surprise any longer, that is why I'm waiting to get your request and meet me for a trial lesson!