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English, Italian Teacher & Tutor: Prue Wilson

Private lessons, classes in Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia.

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 Profile of Prue Wilson Date: August 11, 2014 
The Basics
Name: Prue Wilson
Feedback rating: No student feedback
Self-study lessons: No online lessons
Language(s) to teach:
(N) English
(N) Italian

(N) = Also native language of teacher.
City: Mudgee
State, province or region: New South Wales
Country: Australia
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring
  • Lessons delivery:
  • Live in person
    Program Summary
    Class sizes available:
  • Private Lessons
  • 2-3 students
  • Student proficiency levels:
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Facets available:
  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Study Abroad
  • Business
  • Test Preparation

    Teaching Approach

    I have lived in Italy as an adult for 30 years. I have "real" experience of the Italian language as it is spoken and used at all levels of society and in business. I strongly believe that learning about the "cultural" aspects of the language/people is fundamental to better understanding and successfully using the language.
    I have taught children from the age of 3 years old, through young people, up to highly motivated very much older learners.
    Each lesson is based on student/s needs, using materials (books, audio, visual prompts) gathered over many year's experience.
    In small-group lessons, each participant is expected to produce real language (based on ability level) in interacting with other participants.
    An agreement about "homework" is reached with each individual or group.

    Program Description

    Lessons take place in a dedicated classroom based at teacher's premises. Lessons may be formal, informal, individual or small group.
    Special courses for those travelling to Italy for pleasure, business or study.
    No obligation First Lesson. Italian courses offered in blocks of 10 hours.
    Specialising in English as a Second Language for business, study or immigrants.
    ALSO: Tutoring offered in English and HSIE (years K-12), Maths (K-10).
    Teacher has 30 years experience in all subjects taught.

    Teaching Experience

    English TEFL/TESL in Australia and Italy - 1984-2014
    Italian as a second language to newcomers in Italy - 1991-2006
    Italian as a foreign language in Australia - 2006-2014
    Experience with learners of all ages, levels, expectations and abilities.

    Teacher Training

    Diploma in EFL - TEFL/TESL.
    Diploma in Primary Teaching (K-6).
    Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
    In-service training on annual basis since inception of career.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Teaching hours may be negotiated with each participant/group. As all lessons are held on private premises, hours are offered throughout the day from starting 9.00am and ending before 8.30pm.
    Lessons/sessions are usually held once a week at the same time. However, for urgent/intensive learning, lessons may be scheduled twice a week. It is also possible to arrange daily lessons, depending on the time-slot.
    Payment for first lesson/sessions should be made in cash/cheque on the day.
    Payment for 10 hour blocks should be made by direct deposit or in cash/cheque.
    Blocks of 10 hours may be used over a period of time but over not more than 15 weeks.
    I have worked with a variety of needs, but have noted that regular lessons/sessions are most effective in achieving a consistent learning experience and linguistic results.

    Cost of Lessons

    Individual Italian Lessons - 1st lesson $35.00 - subsequent block of 10 lessons $31.50/hour, payable in advance.
    Group Lessons - 2-3 participants -1st lesson $20.00/person - subsequent block of 10 lessons $18.00/hour, payable in advance.
    Tutoring: English/Maths/HSIE - $25 to $30 per lesson (40-60 minutes, depending on age and level).
    Many materials are available without payment, however text books are ordered by the teacher and re-sold to the participant/s "at cost".


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