Indiana University Bloomington
Department of French and Italian

Tutors and Translators for Italian

The Department of French and Italian does not coordinate tutoring, but we do provide the following list of endorsed tutors, most of whom are graduate students in our programs. Tutors set their own rates and coordinate their own meetings with students. The average rate is $20 per hour.

Several of the individuals below also have skills and experience in translation—see their individual descriptions of their qualifications. Translators may set their rates per hour or according to the number of words/pages translated.

This list is updated at the beginning of fall and spring semesters, and in mid-May for the summer.

Roberto Borfecchiarobeborf
Native speakerYes
EducationMA, Italian (OSU); BA Italian, Università di Urbino (Italy)
Teaching experience10 years teaching experience in Italian middle school in Italy; 9 years teaching experience in Italian L2 in Italian summer courses for Villanova University (PA); 2 years teaching experience in Italian at Ohio State University
Tutoring experience2 years tutoring experience in Italian in Ohio State University
Translating experienceTranslated some personal letters from English to Italian (2012-2014)
Special skillsFamiliar with computer technical terminology
Sara Dallavallesaradall
Native speakerYes
EducationMA, Italian, IU; MA in Specialized Translation (English and Spanish), IULM, Milan, Italy; BA in Foreign Languages (English, Spanish and German), Pavia, Italy
Teaching experienceOne year teaching, especially Elementary Italian
Tutoring experienceTutored college students at IU, tutored high school students in Italy
Translating experienceTranslated documents for OIS and others
Special skillsFamiliar with Italian pop culture, music, movies and food
Lisa Dolasinskildolasin
Education2nd year PhD student, Italian, IU; MA, Italian, University of Pittsburgh, BA, Italian, The Ohio State University
Teaching experienceAI Indiana University; High School Instructor, Poland High School and Lowellville High School, 6 months; Instructor, Youngstown State University, 1 year; Instructor, YSU Metro College, 1 semester; Teaching Assistant, University of Pittsburgh, 2 years; experience designing and teahing courses for adult language learners and elementary-aged students; taught English to Italian high school students, 3 months
Tutoring experienceExperience tutoring college students as well as elementary-aged students
Translating experienceLadder Logic translation from Italian to English, Commercial Metal Forming, Youngstown, OH; Birth certificates
Special skillsKnowledge of film technology; degree in Italian education with a focus on pedagogy (Youngstown State University, 2012); Attended Symposium/Workshop for Italian Teachers, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ (Completed 7 Professionalization Hours)
Julide Etemaysetem
EducationPhd Student, Italian, IU; MA, Italian, University of Virginia; BA Italian & Cinema, University of Virginia
Teaching experience5 years teaching experience in UVA and IU Italian language program; Also taught Art History
Tutoring experienceTutored students in Italian, Turkish and English
Translating experienceTranslated texts
Special skillsArt and film
Lucia Gemmanilgemmani
Native speakerYes
EducationMA, Italian, IU; Laurea Specialistica, Philology, Italy; Laurea, Italian Literature, Italy
Teaching experience1 year teaching experience in IU Italian language program; 1 year teaching experience at Mount Holyoke College, MA; Teaching Internship in Italy, High and Middle school
Tutoring experienceTutored college students at IU and Mount Holyoke College; Tutored high school student in Italy
Translating experienceTranslated documents for OIS and others
Special skillsFamiliar with transcript and ID documents translation for Embassy use
Iuri Moscardiimoscard
Native speakerYes
EducationMA, Italian Literature, Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Italia) ; BA Italian Literature, Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Italia)
Teaching experience1 semester teaching experience in IU Italian language program (M 100)
Tutoring experienceTutored middle and high school students in Italian while in High School and University
Marianna Orsimorsi
Native speakerYes
EducationBA in Lettere Moderne MA in Lingua e Letteratura Italiana Università di Pisa, Italy; MA, Italian, PhD candidate
Teaching experience4 years teaching experience in IU Italian language program; Also taught Italian in the Summer Program in Italy; served as a T.A. in Literature courses taught in English
Tutoring experienceTutored several college students and adult learners
Translating experienceExperience translating from English into Italian
Special skillsExperience teaching Italian language via Skype
Carlotta Paltriniericarlpalt
Native speakerYes
EducationPhD Italian Literature IU; MA, Italian, IU; BA Spanish&Portuguese University of Bologna
Teaching experience2 years teaching experience in IU Italian language program; Taught 100, 115, 150, 200, 250, 300
Tutoring experienceTutored high school and college students in Italian while in College
Special skillsFamiliar with Italian dialects and traditions