I'm an engineer, assistant professor in Italy and research assistant professor at Drexel Univ, in Philadelphia, PA. I work on electromagnetism, telecommunications, antennas, microwaves, propagation, nanotechnology, photonics.
I have experience in interpreting and translation. In particular, I work as free lance interpreter for the Nationalities Service Center (NSC), in Philadelphia, both as a translator and as an interpreter. As a translator, I can work on both technical and non technical projects. As an interpreter, I have worked for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in the after show discussion with Italian director Romeo Castellucci, and in many assessment meetings between Italian individuals and nursing companies. I also work as an interpreter supervisor at NSC for testing competence of interpreters in their training period.
I also tutor many English speaking students who want to learn Italian. Some feedback from previous students (available on Wyzant profile)
"Very professional and supportive tutor"
My partner and I began preparing for our first trip to Italy knowing that we had no knowledge of the language or everyday culture. Alessia provided weekly tutoring sessions in our home for 4 months while staying focused on the basics of the Italian language and everyday usage. Every time she came to the tutoring session, she prepared materials for our lesson in advance and was focused during the tutoring sessions. She did not waste our time on idle talk while maintaining a friendly, supportive relationship. After our trip, we met to give her a report on our wonderful trip and our use of the language while there. We highly recommend Alessia for short-term tutoring to prepare for a trip or for longer-term tutoring to become more comfortable with Italian. Italian is her first language, but Alessia's English skills and knowledge of English grammar rules make her instruction meaningful.
"Friendly & Knowledgeable! "
Alessia is an extremely knowledgeable and friendly tutor! She responded to my request for an Italian tutor within a day and met with me shortly after. She was very helpful as I wrote my final paper. In addition to providing help with the task at hand, she also gave me general tips and advice with Italian that I will be sure to use in the future!
I highly recommend her as a tutor for any of her subjects of expertise- it was great to learn from her!
"Great experience, highly recommend!"
Alessia is a wonderful tutor, I only wish I had started working with her sooner. She is very friendly and is extremely knowledgeable about the material. She has a great understanding of even complex material and can explain in is easy to understand terms. I contacted Alessia last minute and she was very accommodating to my schedule. I highly recommend her!