I have a degree in French and Italian as second languages and I have been teaching both languages for over 30 years.
I was born in Romania where I developed a passion for romance languages and where I am always pleased to return whenever possible especially to preserve my language skills.
After teaching in Europe for several years, I jumped at the opportunity to teach in New Zealand where I have successfully taught French and Italian for twenty years in a number of schools and organisations, both public and private. One of the most rewarding things I have experienced here is the interest of New Zealanders in learning French and/or Italian as well as the cultural aspects of these two countries. This is a great match as I love and know very well France and Italy and teaching these two languages has always been my passion.
I have been teaching students of every age from pre-schoolers to adults and I am happy and proud to learn from them that I am very good at motivating learners to study a foreign language through my language and tourism courses.
Before teaching in the NZ school system I had worked as a tutor at CEC Wellington for ten years, a rewarding and unforgettable experience.
I am always happy to learn new things and meet new challenges especially if they are beneficial for my teaching and my students.
Every year I travel to France and Italy for language purposes and frequently around the world, as my main goal is to learn new things I can share with my students, develop and perfect my skills as a teacher and become a better human being.