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Mr. Mark B.

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"Ciao! My name is Mark, and I am from CT. I am half Italian, and have always been enamored with the culture and the language. Though not raised speaking Italian, I studied the language for four years at Assumption College under the great tutelage of Professore Bonanno, and was able to become fluent. I have since learned that it can be helpful to learn later in life, as you learn the modern language, and not more...

"Ciao! My name is Mark, and I am from CT. I am half Italian, and have always been enamored with the culture and the language. Though not raised speaking Italian, I studied the language for four years at Assumption College under the great tutelage of Professore Bonanno, and was able to become fluent. I have since learned that it can be helpful to learn later in life, as you learn the modern language, and not a regional dialect. In fact, Italian has only recently spelled out what is considered "proper" in trying to make the language uniform to learn. With all the dialects up and down the boot, it had to be done so that foreigners could learn it!


Now, I learned Italian at College, and you may be wondering how I would like to teach it to you. I learned from my experience teaching at a private school in Massachusetts that I prefer a three-pronged attack in teaching the language. It takes some work on my part, but even more on you, the student, to effectively learn a language. For the beginner, I start at the true beginning. This means learning how to correctly pronounce the Italian alphabet, which has less letters than the English one, but several different sounds that you will most likely be unfamiliar with. I will assign vocabulary to learn from the required text, and teach common phrases to begin with. You will learn the basics of Italian grammar, such as nouns, common verbs, and conjugation of important verbs in the present, past, and subjunctive tense. As we progress, you will learn more types of conjugation. So, the first prong of my teaching would be the time we spend together, working in a session.


The second prong takes place on YOUR time. I will give you assignments to be completed on your own. They may be simple as writing vocabulary words ten times each to learn them. I may suggest a movie for you to watch, or a book to look at. There will be worksheets and ways for you to practice writing your first sentences. To some people, these assignments appear mundane, but believe me when I say that they" less...

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fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 40 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Mark B. is a certified tutor

Assumption College, Int'l Business

Providence College, Masters

Windsor Locks, CT 06096

Subjects Tutored

Italian