I have been learning Italian with Davide for about a year now. I’ve learned that certain techniques work better for me than others. One of the good characteristics of Davide is that he understands and listens to what’s not working and what is working. He caters to your style as opposed to being one dimensional and just teaching his way. If I am having difficulty in a certain area Davide is good at finding a way to help me overcome the hurdle and gently push me forward. He tailors the lessons, schedule and homework to my busy work and travel schedule. Davide accommodates my lifestyle. When I’m travelling we’ll often continue our Italian lessons via Skype which works well.
I began meeting with Davide four years ago for private tutoring lessons after completing two years of Italian at Scottsdale Community College. I study Italian because it provides me with a challenge unrelated to my everyday job of practicing law. It forces me to utilize parts of my brain that otherwise would become stagnate. Working one on one with Davide requires me to truly learn the language. Unlike in a classroom setting, there is no other student you can hide behind nor can you pray that you won’t be called on in class because you are the class.
What I especially enjoy about my weekly lessons is that I have no special skill with languages. Every session compels me to study long and hard and I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I avoid making a total fool of myself.
Davide is an extremely skilled tutor and I especially appreciate that Davide grew up speaking Italian and therefore speaks it naturally. I intend on studying with Davide until I become completely fluent in Italian which at the current rate means we will be working together until the end of the century.