About Lodovico

My name is Lodovico Varchi, and I am proud to offer online tuition in foreign languages for groups and individuals, including corporate training for international companies. Italian is my native language, and I am also fluent in English, Spanish, and French. With more than 14 years of teaching experience, I am now an independent language tutor. I offer a helpful and supportive approach to teaching languages, so contact me today to get started.

English, Spanish, and Italian language courses

Experience and Qualifications

I learned Spanish during my school years in Colombia and South America and later came to England. Here, I gained a degree in English Literature at the University of Chester and my teaching certification in English Language Teaching at the University of Cambridge.

My passion for languages began in the UK and I started my career as a language tutor in British state schools before moving on to private education and university courses. Furthermore, I have developed a solid knowledge of the French language through the Enhancement French Qualification course, an essential requirement for certification as a foreign language teacher in the United Kingdom, at John Moore University in Liverpool.

My Approach to Teaching

My goal is to make language learning an experience that is both engaging and rewarding. I offer an authentic perspective and in-depth knowledge of the languages ​​I teach.

My Formation

CELTA/ESOL English Language Teaching Qualification, University of Cambridge, UK

French Enhancement Course, John Moore University, Liverpool, UK

BA in English Literature, grade 2.1, University of Chester, UK

Access Course to University, A-levels equivalent, West Cheshire College, Chester, UK

Skills and Abilities

  • Responsible for the Selection Processes for the Assignment of Young Foreign Students (French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese) to the Various Levels of English Language Proficiency
  • Pastoral and Tutorial Care for Foreign Students, according to the Directives of the English Inspectorate for Young Learners Education (Ofsted)
  • Lesson Plan Creation and Implementations
  • Task-Based Teaching Methods with an Interactive Approach
  • Classroom Teaching for 12 to 24 Students, according to Ofsted England Guidelines
  • Use of Interactive Whiteboards
  • Class Behaviour Management
  • Supervision of Exams (ESOL and Trinity for Foreign Students, GCSE in English High Schools)
  • Correcting Homework for French, Italian, and Spanish Classes (according to AQA English Schools Scheme)
  • Creating Learning Resources and Teaching Strategies (according to the National Curriculum Framework)
  • Developing Group Activities (Presentations, Awards, Extracurricular Activities, etc.) in Collaboration with Colleagues
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Spreadsheets

Work Experience

References Provided upon Request

Private Teacher for Multinational Companies
(2021 – 2023)

  • I teach the English language for general use at all levels and for specific purposes (Business English, Engineering English, Administrative and Human resources English, French, Spanish and Italian.
  • I created both individual and group courses (max. 10) adapted for interactive internet platforms: Zoom and Meetings.
  • Clients included:
    • E.ON Energy
    • ENI
    • Toyota
    • Bristol Squibb-Mayer Pharmaceuticals
    • AMS Robotic Engineering

Italian and English ESOL/EFL Teacher – Glyndwr University, Wrexham, UK

  • I taught ESL to pre-university students from Asian (primarily China) and European countries.
  • I also taught the Italian language outside the university curriculum but under the supervision of the foreign languages ​​department.

PGL Private School for Young Foreign Students – Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire, UK

  • I taught ESOL/EFL English language to foreign children (Italian, Spanish, French, German, Chinese)
  • I undertook needs assessments and age-group class allocation according to age groups and English language levels.
  • I helped young students between 14 and 16 years of age to adapt to a community environment outside their families (tutorial care).
  • I provided for the safety and psychological comfort of adolescents (safeguarding procedures).
  • I maintained discipline in the classroom (class behaviour management).
  • I marked homework and assigned grades at the end of the course.

EFL/ESOL PLUS Education Teacher – Chester, UK

  • I taught English to foreign students.
  • I actively collaborated with the director of studies to create or adapt teaching materials
  • I created lesson plans at all levels of English language teaching (A1-C2)
  • I created extracurricular activities such as sports activities to consolidate bonds between foreign students, all aged between 14 and 17 (bond building).
  • I was responsible for the physical and psychological well-being of students (tutorial care).
  • I supervised and attended end-of-course presentations and short theatrical performances in English prepared by the students themselves.
  • I assigned final grades and awards at the end of the course.

Substitute French/Spanish Teacher – Hambridge Catholic High School and Hambridge High School, Chester, UK
(2012 – 2014)

  • I taught the French and Spanish language to GCSE and A-Level students (aged 14 to 17).
  • I planned lessons according to Ofsted ministerial guidelines.
  • I collaborated with other colleagues in establishing the rules of behaviour for students (behavioural best practices and class management).
  • I actively participated in the updates of ministerial directives (inset days and Ofsted standards implementation).
  • I marked assignments and written essays according to the AQA procedures of Ofsted, England.
  • I supervised and marked GCSE exams.

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