Languages have always been one of my greatest passions. I believe learning foreign languages and cultures opens your mind and is a fulfilling and challenging experience. For this reason, I graduated in Intercultural and Linguistic Mediation, which pays particular attention on the cultural aspects of the language and of the countries where this language is spoken. After learning 6 languages and teaching English to primary school children, I decided to start teaching Italian and I absolutely love it. Seeing the passion that the students have for my own language and culture is extremely rewarding and motivating.
Valentina has worked as an Italian and English tutor since 2009, both privately and in schools. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Intercultural and Linguistic Mediation from University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where she specialized in Dutch Language, Literature and Culture, Russian Language, Literature and Culture, Italian Literature and General Linguistics. She also studied Nederlandse Taalanalyse and Italiaanse Cultuurkunde at Leiden University. During her Master Degree in Gender Studies at Utrecht University, her research was on homophobic bullying in educational environments. Valentina has been an activity planner and coach for the Global Alliance for LGBT Education, where she gave trainings to both teachers and students.