“I found Italian tutor Barbara Bassi through an online search. It was incredible luck.
I have been taking Italian language lessons for several years and have excellent comprehension. But my speaking skills are below average.
Once I started with Barbara it was like a light went on. She is an exceptional Italian tutor who is fun and we laugh a lot. Her ability to teach grammar is exceptional.
This is my second group of lessons and I plan to continue each week to prepare for my trip to Italy. I hope one day to meet her for an expresso. I highly recommend her for all levels.”Kim Vance, Washington DC.
“Barbara was one of the most efficient Italian teachers I got to know. She put effort not only into teaching new material but also revising the stuff the class already have learnt.
She succesfully combined “hard” knowledge with fun, enjoyable activities using different methods to boost our memory skills. Hope you will enjoy lessons with Barbara as much as I did!“Karolina P.,Kraków, Poland.
“I have taken 11 lessons with Barbara Bassi at this point and I have nothing but positive feelings about the experience. I have been struggling to reach the next level of Italian proficiency for awhile but I believe that Barbara will help me to achieve success.
She is very thorough, organized, and most of all very patient especially when I am not as responsive as I should be. I look forward to many more lessons with her and also to improving my language skills.”Albert L., Enfield, USA.
“I have been studying with Barbara Bassi for a while now and really enjoy our conversations each week. She is a true professional, is always happy to see me and patiently corrects my many mistakes.
Lessons with Barbara have given me a lot more confidence and helped me make the leap from grammar study to actually speaking with a real person. Learning via Skype is easy, very cost effective and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to really learn to speak italian. Of course, its a little bit nerve racking to start with but once you get to know your teacher you will find its a lot of fun.”
(Originally published on https://easyreaders.org/ )Michelle H., Sydney, Australia.
“I’ve only had five lessons so far but have enjoyed them all. The opportunity to speak Italian on a 1-1 basis is wonderful, much more effective than in a class . Barbara is incredibly patient, talks at a pace I can manage so that I get the best out of it and waits for me to explain what I want to say. At my request , she has sent me exercises to consolidate various aspects of grammar which have been very useful and we correct them together in the lesson after she has had a look at them. Conversations have been quite wide ranging – the weather , Italian news items , local issues, litterature and authors, anything relevant to either of us.
I only wish I’d started these lessons sooner! As it is I’m now going to book some more.”
(Originally published on https://easyreaders.org/ )Michal E., Manchester, UK.
“I have had a group of 10 lessons with Barbara and have once again really enjoyed my lessons. On a recent visit to Italy I found it so much easier to communicate and this is thanks to Barbara’s help – we had fun and interesting conversations and she managed to make sense of what I was saying even when I used whatever verb conjugation came into my head first! The more speaking practice the better and I found this was a great way to fit extra Italian into my week.”
(Originally published on https://easyreaders.org/ )Gill M., UK