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Teacher Bio | Alejandra Vega

Alejandra Vega

Alejandra Vega

Ciao a tutti!

My name is Alejandra and I grew up here in California where I graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Language Studies and a concentration in Italian Studies. Before graduating I took and passed the CSET for Italian and have studied in the prestigious Università di Bologna. After graduating, I lived in the province of Brescia in northern Italy before moving back home to Southern California. There I worked as an English language teaching assistant for children ages 7-15, held English conversational classes with the teachers of the students, and worked on translations discussing the Divine Comedy for the director of the program I was working for from Italian into English. Since moving to Los Angeles, I have been working and doing volunteer work to both save up for graduate school where I hope to pursue my PhD in Italian Studies and stay connected to the Italian culture that has become a very large part of my life.

As someone who has learned the from the outside-in I understand the obstacles that come with learning and practicing the language. Patience is key, but so is active participation and exposure to real samples of the language, by music, movies, articles, films, and conversation.

I enjoy helping people get to the point where the learning just clicks. As a speaker of English, Spanish, and Italian I understand language as an identifier of culture but more importantly of a mindset. You know who you are in English, let me help you find who you are in Italian.

Besides teaching Italian, I enjoy running, nature, and spending time with my loved ones who inspire me everyday.

I am available for one-on-one as well as small group private lessons at your home or office. I am also available to teach by videoconference.

Locations of instruction: Torrance, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Westwood, West Hollywood, Los Angeles and nearby areas.

Please contact me directly for pricing, scheduling and location information.

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