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A.C.L.E. (Associazione Culturale Linguistica Educational)

English Tutor

June - August 2019 • Sanremo, Province of Imperia

What I liked

I liked being able to travel and live with host families because it's a good way to see and get to know the country that you're living in. I also loved working with kids at camp, and was provided with really good learning materials so I had a structured way of setting up lessons. My favorite part was learning about how to teach English as a foreign language and different methods for setting that learning in place.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to receive more advice on classroom management, because as a first time tutor, I hadn't had much experience working with children and so while I was prepared for actually doing lessons, I didn't feel quite as prepared for managing the students in class.

Advice

Bring stickers and gifts for host families from home because they will become very useful!
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English Tutor

June - July 2019 • Padua, Province of Padua

What I liked

I loved the opportunity to live with different host families and be completely immersed in Italian culture; the camps I worked at were incredibly well-organized and a lot of fun!

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more training prior to the orientation week, which was fun and engaging but a bit overwhelming at times.

Advice

Be prepared to be unprepared! Challenges you weren’t taught about in orientation will come up and you have to adapt and overcome a lot! And also be sure to not take yourself too seriously around the kids because they are there to have fun!
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ACLE Tutor

June - August 2018 • Rome, Rome

What I liked

They paid for my housing, food, and travel in Italy.

What I wish was different

I wish the program lasted longer.

Advice

To anyone who is interested I would say do it. Don’t hesitate just because it may be outside your comfort zone. Work or study outside the country if you can.
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English Tutor

June - July 2018 • Sanremo, Province of Imperia

What I liked

Being able to teach Italian children!

What I wish was different

Better pay.

Advice

It's so much fun to get to stay with Italian host families!!
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