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Italian language conversation and excercise, philosophy and literature tutoring

I offer tutoring and private lessons to improve your Italian, especially for what concerns conversation, reading and writing. I also try to enrich the experience by making use of philosophical and literary themes and works from Italian end European culture.

Location

At teacher's location: Via Trento, San Donnino, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
At student's location: Around San Donnino, Italy
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General info

Skills:
Italian:
Italian for adults, School
Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Italian

About Me

For several years I've been giving private lessons, mainly in English, Italian and philosophy, most often to high school students. The main areas I focus on usually are: an explanation of the concepts difficult to grasp (usually by translating the abstract scholastic exposition in more relatable terms); exercise in exposing or writing about them; creative ways to be motivated and to find an effective method for studying.

I'm especially effective in the first and the last of these aspects of teaching, because what I most like about it is building a rapport and finding a personalised way to help someone to improve. After all, in my experience the trouble with studying is almost never due to a lack of talent or acumen. Most often people are simply led to believe that a specific subject is either alien to their lives or otherwise useless. In this sense, I always try to balance the practical effectiveness of the lessons with an adequate level of engagement and interesting activities.

Education

Master of Arts in Philosophical Sciences
Period: 2014-2018
Institution: Università degli studi di Firenze
Grade earned: Magna cum laude
Title of dissertation: “La scienza incosciente – Universale e soggetto nell’aristotelismo fenomenologico”
(“The Oblivious Science – Universal and Subject in Phenomenological Aristotelism”)

Cambridge English Profiency (C2)
Period: 2015
Institution: British Institute Florence

Certificate in theatre mediation (ProMOVE Lab)
Period: 2012
Institution: Fondazione Toscana Spettacolo

Certificate in theatre writing
Period: 2012
Institution: Teatro delle donne, Calenzano

Certificate in Eastern and Comparative Philosophy
Period: 2007-2010
Institution: Istituto per le scienze dell’uomo di Rimini
Title of dissertation: “Parole più veloci del pensiero – Un esperimento di confronto dialogico fra Wittgenstein, Nagarjuna e lo Zen”
(“Words Faster than Thought – An experiment in dialogical confrontation between Wittgenstein, Nagarjuna and Zen”)

Experience / Qualifications

My main work experience has been as a translator of English university-level biology manuals; my secondary work experience has been as a web editor. I've also been a social volunteer, WWF volunteer, and organizer of small scale events and cafè philos. Finally, I've given private lessons, mainly concerning the humanities, for many years.

My other skills are creative writing (poetry, essays, short stories), theatre (mainly acting, but also some writing), photography, meditation and some holistic practices, knowledge of the history of mystical and sapiential doctrines.

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Jacopo è un insegnante molto competente, attento e interessato. Le lezioni con lui sono molto pratiche e divertenti, senza mai dimenticare grammatica e struttura della lingua. Ha una conoscenza della cultura italiana molto buona, mi ha già trasmesso molte cose. Da raccomandare!

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