Whether you’re preparing for an important school exam, your upcoming Under the Tuscan Sun holiday, or have a passion for opera and want to understand all of Puccini’s Tosca, I will help you achieve your goals. I design customized and flexible lessons to meet your busy schedule.
I am a former Italian high school language instructor and university lecturer with over 12 years of teaching experience. I have worked with students of all ages. I have spent my career working on various educational programs to promote multilateral cultural understanding. I am currently based in Nashville, my newly adopted city! Working with clients and teaching them about the Italian language and culture is my passion. I look forward to helping you meet your Italian language goals.
I am a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Language and Linguistics, where I double majored in Italian Literature and in History. I also have a Master’s Degree in European Studies from University College Dublin. I have studied abroad in Italy, France, and in Ireland. I am fluent in Italian and also have a background in teaching French.
I am a native New Yorker who has lived in Italy, Ireland, Belgium and in France. In Italy, I studied in Florence, the birthplace of modern Italian; in Siena, a beautiful medieval city and home of the famous Palio horse races; and in Pavia, where I completed my first year of university studies. I love teaching and consider myself a cultural appassionata on Italy -- it is not only my heritage, it’s such a wonderful language to learn! Let’s learn to speak together - “parliamo insieme”!
Elena Sergio, MA