We are currently attending a beginner’s course in Italian at Oulton Community Centre and feel we are very fortunate to be students of Flavia’s. We can confidently give her an unreserved recommendation to anyone wishing to learn Italian. She is a very pleasant, friendly lady who made us feel at ease from the moment we met her. She has produced a very well-structured course with a good balance of oral and written work. She is patient and very considerate towards all her students showing a keen perception of her awareness of each student as an individual. Her course is built on a strong element of repetition and reinforcement at every stage yet she still manages to sustain a good pace so that her students are gently driven forward and are aware of making progress. Homework is set and every encouragement is given for students to revise in between sessions – thereby taking responsibilty for their own progress. We feel we have made a sound start as a result of her excellent tuition and can honestly say that we look forward every week to our next lesson.