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Victoria F.

Previous Student

If you are looking to learn Italian or improve your existing language, Professor Donatella is an excellent choice to assist you. I have been studying with her for over a year. I went from a beginning knowledge of Italian to total fluency. My Italian born husband can’t believe how much improvement I have made. I love that Professor Donatella is a native speaker and has so many resources to assist her students. Of course, I have committed several hours a week to study and practice, and knowing I have a weekly session on Skype keeps me motivated to get my work done so each session is productive. She is friendly, helpful, and will give you guidance at your level. It is a wonderful feeling to learn a new language! Don’t hesitate to call on Professor Donatella!”

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Laura S.

Previous Student

Donatella is fantastic. I have been trying to learn Italian on my own and she was quick to identify areas needing improvement. She tailors the lessons to how I need to use the language for work and research.

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Jason M.

Previous Student

Donatella is great! I engaged Donatella to learn Italian once and for all so this will be a long term commitment. She is fair and very easy going. But, she will put you through the necessary steps to learn the language based on your commitment level. There are no short cuts. Grammar rules and articles are especially confusing if English is your first language. But, she makes it as easy as possible to understand and speaks to you in a thick Italian accent so you begin to pick up on the pronunciations and mannerisms to mirror the conversation. I’m so glad I came across her and will continue to work with her throughout my studies!”

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Paul F.

Previous Student

Donatella listens well, communicates clearly, and shows great concern for me as a student. She is an excellent teacher/tutor. She tailors lessons to my abilities and needs and pushes me to go further. She also manages group classes with sensitivity and respects the strengths and weaknesses of each participant with a very positive attitude and feedback.”

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Marie U.

Previous Student

“The beginners class is really for beginners which makes it easier for a true beginner to catch on and participate. Professor D supplements the textbook has the class speaking from the beginning and starting conversations soon after. Her style is supportive and she corrects pronunciation and grammar in a helpful way. I am enjoying the Zoom class sessions.”