"I was born and raised in Italy, and Italian is my mother tongue. While in Italy, I tutored some Americans who wanted to learn the language with great success. In one of my previous jobs, I was part of a tutoring project for my company, and I tutored in algebra and insurance, among other subjects. I am teaching Italian at the local community college. I have been here in the States now for 13 years. I have been a military wife for 15 years before my husband retired. I am a mother, a wife, and volunteer for my church."