About Signorina O
Ciao! My name is Olivia. My passion for Italy started on my first trip to Tuscany when I was 13 years old. Since then, I have spent over two years in Italy, have obtained a Masters in Italian from Middlebury College, and have been teaching Italian for the last four years in the U.S.
Italy has given me some of the greatest gifts of my life - exquisite yet simple meals, unforgettable and breathtaking landscapes, people with whom I have forged lifelong, meaningful connections, and the space to carve out pieces of my identity I likely wouldn't have encountered without it. It is my belief that the world gets better when we are able to learn more about cultures and ways of life outside of our local bubbles. My hope is to be able to give you the confidence you need in order to begin or continue your Italian language journey and to learn from you along the way.
Whether you are interested in learning Italian, love to cook and learn about Italian food, or are looking for advice on planning your next trip to Italy, Signorina O has it all!
"I have learned a ton over the time I have been tutored by Olivia. And my grades definitely show it. I used to struggle on my class assignments and now I am getting A’s on them all. It has also been really fun and interesting working with Olivia. I would recommend her to anyone learning Italian."
8th Grade Tutoring Client
"I really appreciate studying with Olivia. Her method and materials are clear, and she really knows how to help meet my learning goals."
Private Lesson Client
"Olivia has been a wonderful tutor for our son. She took time when starting with him to do an evaluation of his current knowledge base and started their session off immediately building on where he was at. She’s created a wonderful, fun relationship with him so that now he really enjoys not only his tutoring sessions but his class time as well. His Italian teacher even commented how much more our son participates in class now. So glad we found Olivia!"