Private lessons

Thank you for your interest in the private lessons!

With private one-on-one lessons you’ll get personalized teaching, feedback, and support based on your level and needs.
The lessons are live on Zoom with Margherita.

Grammar lessons

The goal of grammar lessons is to learn about specific grammar topics and practice through speaking and tailored exercises.

[Best for beginner to intermediate level]

Examples of grammar topics:

✅ Subject pronouns, essere, avere, and stare
✅ Descriptive adjectives: gender and number
✅ Indefinite articles and definite articles
✅ How to form sentences and questions
✅ Present indicative of irregular verbs
✅ Verb piacere and indirect pronouns

Conversation lessons

The goal of conversation lessons is to get you to speak Italian, develop your language skills, and build your confidence.

[Best for intermediate level and advanced level]

Examples of conversation topics:

✅ Getting to know each other
✅ The family
✅ The news
✅ Holidays
✅ Vacations
✅ Future goals

You can also propose your own topic for the lesson. Once your lesson is booked, you’ll receive a form where you can select from a list of grammar topics and conversation topics, or propose your own topic for the private lesson.

Frequently asked questions

How much do private lessons cost?

One private lesson is 30 to 35 minutes, and the price is $45. Payment is due at the time of booking the lesson.

How many lessons should I book?

It depends on your goals and needs. Most students book 1 to 2 lessons per week. Due to the high number of requests, I recommend booking your lessons in advance, before the available slots fill up.

How many people are in each lesson?

These are private lessons, so it’s just you (and I, Margherita)! If you’d like to take the lessons together with somebody else, please send an email to:

How are the private lessons taught and do you provide the materials?

The private lessons are taught with visual aids, such as Google Slides and Google Docs. I provide all the materials for the lessons.

What’s the refund policy?

You may cancel (and receive a full refund) or reschedule your lesson up to 48 hours prior to the lesson. If you cancel less than 48 hours in advance, you’ll be charged for the price of the lesson.

Can I buy private lessons as a gift?

Yes, you can! Simply book the lessons for any date and then send an email to:, with the name and email of the gift recipient.

I have a busy schedule… I’m not sure I can take private lessons.

If you have a busy schedule, I recommend enrolling in the Italian Basics For English Speakers course. This course includes pre-recorded video lessons that you can watch at your own time. Enrollment opens again in September 2022.

Are you a native Italian speaker?

Yes, I was born and raised in Bergamo, Italy. My family is Italian and lives in Italy. I just graduated with my Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Arizona. I have extensive experience in language teaching and learning, especially at the university level.

I have a question not listed here. What should I do?

Simply send an email to

Are you ready to become a fluent Italian speaker?

I can’t wait to teach you the Italian language and help you reach your goals!

Language learning doesn’t have to be hard! With the right support and feedback you too can become a fluent Italian speaker. I truly believe this!

Ci sentiamo presto,

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