I am an instructor and private tutor specializing in Italian, Spanish and ESL language instruction, as well as language translation, art and cooking in the Greater Boston area at quality and convenient rates. Here you will find a variety of interesting and fun Educational Programs for Children, Teens, Adults and Seniors. Enjoy browsing the offerings, and please do be free to contact me to book individual or group sessions!

“As a student of Maria’s in Italian I and Italian II, I would recommend her courses to anyone. Classes were held weekly and were very organized, very productive and featured a great deal of speaking and reading in the foreign language. She is a caring teacher–very patient but also of course very knowledgeable. The curriculum stresses basic syntactic structures of the language, and by the end of it, you come away with a pretty strong foundation in the language and the ability to start conversing with native speakers.”

“A complete beginner in Italian, I had the pleasure of studying Italian I and II in private lessons with Maria Conte. Maria is a highly experienced and enthusiastic instructor committed to providing an optimal language and cultural learning experience for her students. She is flexible, appreciative, and always encouraging. I recommend Maria Conte highly.”

I make a work-related trip to Italy every other year. When I came home from the 2017 trip I vowed to learn Italian, so I signed up for the Brookline Adult Ed class and Maria was my teacher. After I completed all the courses offered there, I continued to study with Maria, joining one of her small groups of students. Our Monday nights are filled with fun and learning. Talking about what we did last week, our plans for the next, this disparate group has gotten to know each other and care about each other—in the here and now. And all while learning Italian. Though it may be hard to get myself out of the house in the cold and dark now that it’s winter, I am always glad to be met by Maria’s warmth and upbeat approach. And, during this 2019 trip to Italy, I could read all the advertisements and signs, make myself understood, and even eavesdrop a bit. Thank you, Maria!

 Judy Fox

November 2019