I attended Italian lessons with Paola for nearly three years while working at Mulberry. I really enjoyed the lessons which Paola taught and therefore made every effort to attend as much as possible. Paola was very flexible in how she taught Italian and was keen to tailor the course so that it met the needs which we had in the fashion and leather industry. She also spent time preparing lots of background material which was relevant to our industry. We were provided with lots of suitable exercises and handouts. Paola is a keen tutor and made sure that the lessons were enjoyable by providing fun exercises and occasional Italian treats to make the learning more fun. It was a good experience working with Paola and it gave me a good basic level in Italian which helped during my previous job and also in subsequent experiences. Paola cared very much about our lessons, what we were learning and worked hard to ensure that we were content in our learning.
Paola was my French teacher for 2 months and in this two months I really enjoyed her teaching. Her knowledge about the language is stupendous. Her teaching skills are really great. She will understand my doubts/questions before I ask her. She gave so many tips to improve my learning and the notes she gave were very helpful. She is such a reliable teacher! You’re doing a fantastic job!
Paola has been helping me with my italian for over 6 months now. We have a 1:1 conversation session each week. She provides appropriate resources for our sessions and is a thorough and supportive teacher. Her subject knowledge is excellent and her manner is very pleasant. I cannot recommend Paola highly enough.
After looking extensively for intensive Italian beginners’ classes online and not finding any courses that matched my requirements, I decided to opt for one-to-one tuition. Through LinkedIn, I quickly came across Paola’s profile. During our first communications and initial meeting, it was clear she understood well my motivation for learning and what I wanted to achieve. Paola quickly assessed my level, developed a bespoke intensive Italian language course for me over ten weeks and was swift to pinpoint areas for improvement. As a result, the ten-week period was focused and we covered a lot of ground. Paola was very patient and effective at finding ways to help me get to grips with the more challenging aspects of the language. Our lessons were also great fun and made learning Italian a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend her lessons to anyone!
I hired Paola as a private French tutor, to get my rusty French speaking up to speed, shortly before going on tour to France. She succeeded in getting me up to a confident conversation level, covering not only the basic grammar and vocabulary, but also some of the colloquial phrases, which proved to be key in mingling and making new friends!
The thing that immediately strikes you about Paola is her patience. She tailors her lessons to her client’s specific needs, always going at a pace that’s manageable. Paola also has an incredible enthusiasm for teaching. She has a very engaging technique, whereby one doesn’t feel the labour of learning, but rather more having had a fun chat in a different language, knowing a bit more than you did before. Paola was flexible about meeting points, and would happily travel to either my home, out in cafes, or even in parks!
Paola is an infectiously positive character, with an instinct for people and their needs. I have no hesitation in recommending Paola as a fantastic choice of languages tutor.