I am a native speaker of English and I have been teaching in Italy for over 25 years in companies, to teachers of English in public schools as part of a nationwide project by the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) and RAI Edu (Ihttps://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy_e_Polpetta) and to private students. I have also done prep courses for Cambridge English Exams (KET, PET, First). I am particularly interested in pronunciation and how it powerfully influences a learners ability to hear and understand the language their learning and I have both published and been involved in multi-media and materials development for English as a Second Language. Because I am a Lifelong Learner myself, I have helped people grow and improve their English language skills in a variety of areas including medicine, engineering and the general sciences. Plus, I love working with musicians. Looking forward to meeting you soon.
State University of New York - College at Purchase - Purchase, New York
Broad panorama of logic and language from ancient Chinese and Indian philosophy (Daoism, Confucianism, Vedas), to classic Greek thought (Aristotle, Plato), through European Rationalism, Empiricism and Existentialism and finishing with Philosophy of Science and modern neuro-science and linguistics.
1993 - 2020
English teacher and teacher trainer
Self-employed - Italy
I have been teaching privately, in companies and doing teacher training for MIUR the Italian Ministry of Education in local schools since 1993. In addition, I have done after school KET, PET and First Certificate preparation courses in the local public schools.
2013 - 2014
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Center for Mindfulness - Rome, Italy
I am a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher (200 hours experiential training in the Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction protocol from Center for Mindfulness, with clinical supervision) done at the Lama Tzong Khapa Instute (Pisa, Italy).