Meet Our Team

based in Surrey

JENNIFER PERRI-DAMIANO(Founder and Business Director)
I am a Graduate Linguist with BA Hons in Translation & Interpreting Studies with Italian, Spanish & Russian. I also hold two postgraduate Diplomas in specialised Interpreting Italian/English and Public Service interpreting.

I moved over from Italy in 2002 and worked as a Linguist Project Manager for a Multinational company. In addition I taught primary school children (Private & Italian Lunch time Clubs).

My main objective at Lingua4Kids is to nurture the Italian language as part of a culture and way of living, stimulating language learning from a young age.

PAOLA TRANCHINO(Italian Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator and Il Trenino Business Coordinator)
I achieved a BA Hons in Modern Italian Literature and Arts. I also have a Master Degree in Technology for teaching and General Learning and a 3-year advanced course for Psychological and Pedagogical Counsellor.

I hold a QTS as a Teacher of Italian Language and Latin, History, Geography and History of Art and about twenty years of experience in teaching in Italian Secondary schools.

Passion and creativity are my teaching style. Lingua4Kids Accademia Italiana gave me the opportunity to express my potentials and to pass it on to my little pupils.

FRANCESCA RIDOLFI(Italian Teacher and Business coordinator)
I studied in Florence where I got the qualification of Technician of Restoration of Cultural Heritage. After that I achieved a Master in Conservative Restoration of Paintings. This gave me the opportunity not only to appreciate and learn the history of the Italian art, but also allowed me acquiring knowledge of a variety of disciplines connected to it, as history and philosophy.

During the years I worked as supply teacher and private tutor which gave me the chance to learn how to support students during their learning experience, and also made me realise my great passion for teaching.

Lingua4Kids is an ideal environment where children can link to the Italian Culture, and I am delighted to share my knowledge and creativity with my students.

We are looking for an enthusiastic teaching assistant. No experience required. Please contact us for further information.