​About

Luisa Language Teaching & Tutoring offers online language training in Italian and Japanese to individuals and businesses. Our hours of operations are Monday through Saturday, 7 am to 10 pm Eastern Time.

LLT&T's specialty is to offer highly personalized courses that adapt to the specific needs of each student. Materials, teaching methods, and lesson topics are tailored to the requests of every single learner.

Since its opening in 2019, Luisa Language Teaching & Tutoring has helped over one hundred students reach their goals and offered over 2,000 lesson hours. Luisa's lessons maintained consistent 5-star reviews on all platforms, as well as overwhelmingly positive feedback from all students. You can see what our clients have to say about us on Thumbtack, Google, and Facebook, as well as through the numerous testimonials on this website.

LLT&T is women-led and LGBT+ friendly: students are encouraged to share their pronouns. we do not tolerate any form of racism as we strive to make this place of learning comfortable and kind for everyone.

 

About Luisa

Luisa Montagner the founder and main instructor of Luisa Language Teaching & Tutoring. She grew up in Venice, Italy, where she lived until the age of 22. She moved to the US at the end of 2018 after spending

some years Tokyo, Japan, where she used to work for the

prestigious Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute (新宿日本

語学校). Luisa is a native speaker of Italian, a dedicated  professional, and a linguistics enthusiast. She is fluent in Japanese, English, French, and German and will gladly conduct lessons in any of these languages.

Education

  • Holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching and promoting the Italian language and culture to foreigners and a Bachelor's Degree in Japanese studies from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. 

  • Completed an Italian language teaching internship at Old Dominion University, VA, in June 2019.

  • Studied and worked at Yokohama National University from September 2016 to August 2017.

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About Ayano

Ayano Maramba is the resident teaching assistant at Luisa Language Teaching & Tutoring. She coordinates the speaking practice, role-playing activities, and conversation sessions for all Japanese students.

Ayano recently moved to Virginia from Okinawa, Japan. Working at Kadena air base was an enlightening experience for her: she loved working in a multicultural environment, and gladly seized the chance to continue sharing her knowledge and life experience as a Japanese native with all students here in the US. Ayano is fluent in English and is available for inquiries in both languages.

Ayano holds a Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Shogakuin International Business Academy (尚学院国際ビジネスアカデミー) and is currently pursuing further education.

Pronouns: she, her

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