Qualification

Member since
20 July, 2011
Qualifications
Instructor Level 1
Assistant Instructor 3 Days
Additional Qualifications
Assistant Instructor Trainer
Teaching to Children
Instructor Level 3
Instructor Level 2
Examiner candidate
Head Instructor Exam
Instructor Level 2

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
KiteboardingasiaPranburi05-12-201401-03-2016
KITE MEXiKO22/11/2014Till date

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Samuel Lhaile
Reviewed 07 Dec 2019
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stewart gerdon
nevada city, United States
Reviewed 26 Nov 2019
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Jake MacLachlan
Fernie , Canada
Reviewed 15 Nov 2019
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Frank O'Grady
Reviewed 19 Aug 2019
Israel and Letizia are amazing Israel and Letizia taught me in ways I understood clearly when it became immediately clear to me that with my style of learning that an adjustment was needed. I understood the mechanics of things and why things were working and weren't working with their patience and clear explanations. When I was struggling they took the time to help me understand what was happening and to get me over the immediate troubles so that I could get up and moving. To top it off they are genuinely kind and nice people and a pleasure to be around.
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Scott Geuss
Anchorage, United States
Reviewed 01 Jun 2019
Great Kite school in Puerto/Nuevo Vallarta Isreal and Latezia run a great school with one on one instruction, good equipment, in a safe environment.
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Reed McCowan
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 08 May 2019
Kiteboarding lessons I had an amazing time Israel was such an awesome instructor I'll be back for more soon!
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Steve Vrbanic
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 08 May 2019
Best School in Mexico Israel was more than fantastic in his teaching methods. Goes above and beyond to help you understand the sport and techniques to get you up and going. Great time and I would definitely recommend Kite Mexico!
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Caleb Simon
Reviewed 29 Apr 2019
Highly recommended I had a great time learning at Kite Mexiko. I will be back for more lessons next year hopefully. Great prices Great instructor Julie. 10/10
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Cesar Perez
MIGUEL HIDALGO, Mexico
Reviewed 29 Apr 2019
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Spencer Poborsa-Cox
saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 19 Apr 2019
Kite MexIKO, an awesome school The Owners/Staff at Kite MexIko were awesome and very professional. There instructors are very knowledgeable and really easy to work with. Their clear direction is a big aid in learning safely. They gauged my skills quickly and modified lesson so I would get the most out of them. Kite MexIko replied promptly to emails when booking and very accommodating to my schedule. Bucerias, Mexico is a cool little city and Kite Mexiko has a cool base for their operation here. I will be recommending this school in the future and look forward to Kiting with them again!
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Todd Beck
Reviewed 03 Apr 2019
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Duwayne Lang
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 02 Apr 2019
Fun times with Letizia, Israel & Adam Great group of people. Communication was excellent. I only had a short time to do my lessons they tried their best to find the wind for me. Made me and my friends feel welcome. Best moment, sitting in the fishing boat after my lesson drinking a beer and watching two humpback whales about 10 meters away. Can’t wait to continue my lessons.
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Adrian Carpenter
Reviewed 16 Mar 2019
Lovely, friendly, and effective teacher Learning with Israel and Letizia was fun, relaxed and very effective. Israel honed in on my weaknesses immediately, and very comfortably conveyed how to correct them - he was an excellent teacher with an obvious passion for the sport. Hopefully I'll be able to return to their school soon!
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Reviewed 19 Jan 2019
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Mauro Ferri
Reviewed 05 Jan 2019
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Marie-Josee Barry-Gosselin
Reviewed 04 Dec 2018
Very good lessons with Israel Israel is an amazing teacher. Very helpful and parient.
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Wayne Scherer
San Diego, United States
Reviewed 03 Dec 2018
I am a kitesurfer now! I didn't think I'd be able to say it after a set of lessons with Israel and Leticia, but they did it. I did three 2-hour lessons over 3 days and by day three I was straight up kite surfing. They were an excellent team, extremely knowledgeable, and clearly experienced educators. I've done martial arts my entire life, so having a good instructor means everything. And teaching isn't something you can just do because you know the sport. Teaching is an art as much as kitesurfing itself is; Israel and Leticia are masters of both. Israel was very attentive, identifying what I was struggling with and providing strategies to improve my form and technique until it clicked. Step by step, their system is designed in a way that insures you learn the small details that make all the difference in this sport. With a heavy emphasis on safety, I felt comfortable at all times, which is essential when challenging yourself in this intimidating sport. My girl got a lot less time with them because by the time my training was done the wind would be dying off, but they even succeeded in getting her up on the board once. She couldn't believe it and was so excited. We're both hooked now. It was a great experience and we owe it to Israel and Leticia. I'd highly recommend them, you won't be disappointed.
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Luca Maggio
Reviewed 26 Aug 2018
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Matteo Armao
Quattro Castella, Italy
Reviewed 12 Aug 2018
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Federico Bersanelli
Reviewed 12 Aug 2018
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keir packer
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 30 Apr 2018
Brian Tatman
Reviewed 26 Apr 2018
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Kelly Commandeur
Victoria , Canada
Reviewed 12 Apr 2018
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Adam Bradley
Reviewed 11 Apr 2018
Kite MEXiKO was fantastic. Friendly and very accommodating!!! Would 100% recommend.
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Tim Masson
Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 20 Mar 2018
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kenneth rosenberg
Roswell, United States
Reviewed 16 Mar 2018
Great instruction. Friendly school Great instruction and friendly environment. Wish I had more time.
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Jamie Sklar
Bridgeport, United States
Reviewed 10 Mar 2018
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Antonio Aquino
Reviewed 11 Feb 2018
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Reviewed 10 Feb 2018
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Liz Berkley
New Brighton, Australia
Reviewed 11 Jul 2017
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Lee Tyler
Port Coquitlam, Canada
Reviewed 20 Jun 2017
Israel and Letizia were fantastic teachers. Very knowledgeable, fun , flexible and talented. This was my first try on a kite board and they made it fun to learn. I hope I get the chance to see them again for another lesson !
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Luis Copeland
St Louis, United States
Reviewed 14 Jun 2017
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Reviewed 08 May 2017
Amazing people and time! Instructors were incredibly friendly, safe and well trained. They push you when they can and are very cautious about the level of each person. Very individualized and well executed.
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Luke Denmon
Phoenix, United States
Reviewed 08 May 2017
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Anna Klimek
Squamish, Canada
Reviewed 01 May 2017
my lessons were to the point, safe and fun. The communication between the school and me before the course was excellent. Probably wouldn't have booked with the school, if they weren't so quick to respond and friendly. Great work Letizia!
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Robin Madden
Evansville, United States
Reviewed 30 Apr 2017
Thank You Kite Mexico! Israel and Letizia are a great combo! They gave me very clear technical information and assisted me with the steps needed to fly the kite and ride the kiteboard. They have new Cabrinha and RRD kites and boards. I felt safe using the equipment and having these two instructors with me while practicing. Bucerias is an intermediate level location because of the waves and strong current at the beach on certain days. There were several things I liked about the course but taking the jet ski out to the middle of the bay and kiting back to the beach downwind was my favorite adventure. This helped me with practicing getting up on the board and getting into riding position. I would recommend Israel and Letizia at Kite Mexico in Bucerias to anyone interested in learning how to kiteboard.
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Reviewed 24 Apr 2017
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Francisco Vega Ferrandiz
Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 15 Apr 2017
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JanPatrick Cap
Beckum, Germany
Reviewed 12 Apr 2017
Great school, great location, great people! The guys at kite mexico are super nice and great instructors which take theis time to teach. Bucerias is a small village, original and affordable with super nice restaurants, the wind is very constant and reliable and perfect for learning!
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Reviewed 10 Apr 2017
Heiko Huber
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 05 Apr 2017
Aaron Borisenko
Portland, United States
Reviewed 04 Apr 2017
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Fiona Shaw
Niagara Falls , Canada
Reviewed 21 Mar 2017
Israel and Letizia were a fantastic team. Safety was of the utmost importance in our course. Theory was relayed in an easy to understand way.Flying the kite and getting up on the board while challenging, made sense with Israel's explanations and demonstrations. Overall an excellent experience and my husband and I can't wait to return to the Kite Mexiko team to further our endeavours at Kite boarding.
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jose manuel suarez
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 21 Mar 2017
we didn t have enough wind everything else perfect
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Nicola Da Silva
San Francisco, United States
Reviewed 04 Mar 2017
Fantastic Experience with Kite MeXiKO I have always been fascinated with kite boarding and decided to book lessons for my husband and I for our wedding anniversary get-away weekend in Puerto Vallarta. I am respectfully fearful of the ocean and it's power so I was nervous about learning a new skill and being in the ocean but decided this would be a great opportunity to get out of my comfort zone. I googled kite surfing around Puerto Vallarta and quickly found that Bucerias was the best place for it. I then googled kite boarding schools and was referred to Kite MeXiKO. Leticia got back to me quickly and gave me all the options and details and it was super easy to book with her and she even gave some great restaurant recommendations. Her communications were always timely and explanatory. All the equipment and gear was provided for the 2 days of lessons and I was really grateful that we went through everything from the layout of the kite, understanding of the wind and how to manage difficult situations should they arise. Israel is VERY experienced and safety conscious and even with my fear towards waves and currents I felt very comfortable and safe. My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed the experience and believe we got fantastic foundation training to begin our kite boarding journey Thank you Kite MeXiKO and hope to see you in Baja California soon
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Thomas Huddleston
Bremerton, United States
Reviewed 19 Feb 2017
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José Luis Hita Fernández
Granada, Spain
Reviewed 30 Dec 2016
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Giampiero Marchetti
La Paz, Mexico
Reviewed 30 Dec 2016
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Mary Sinatra
Torino, Italy
Reviewed 04 Nov 2016
Carlos M Rodriguez
Zapopan, Mexico
Reviewed 23 May 2016
Excellent Teachers The experience was awesome Israel and Leticia are the best teachers very Pleasants and kind people
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Brian DeCamp
CRESTONE, United States
Reviewed 11 May 2016
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gerardo arteaga
aguascalientes , Mexico
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
kiteboarding excelent great school, great teachers, fun experience
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Eric Gutknecht
Denver, United States
Reviewed 03 Apr 2016
Excellent course - highly recommend Israel Had a wonderful time learning with Israel. He was super patient despite my eagerness to get up. Learned all of the basics through great drills and exercises. I certainly go plan to go back to Israel for additional instruction when I can make it make to puerto vallarta.
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Antonio Ruan
Slp, Mexico
Reviewed 23 Mar 2016
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Jody McCombe
Carp, Canada
Reviewed 05 Mar 2016
Best Kiting instructors I have taken kiting lessons in other countries and learned NOTHING. I feel I learned so much from Letizia and Israel. Israel is patient and continued to work with me until it clicked. I feel he didn't try and rush me nor did he get frustrated with me. Safety was his primary concern and proper technique.I cant wait to follow him to his next location and take more lessons. Letizia was excellent at coordinating the lessons. The communication was easy right from day 1 and we were never left wondering what was going on. Both Israel and Letizia are amazing people and I truly had the best experience with them.
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Chris Poulos
Boston , United States
Reviewed 19 Feb 2016
Amazing Isreal was a very descriptiveinstructor. He gave fantastic examples of his instruction. He also listened to my thoughts and concerns. I couldn't be happier
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richard barendregt
smithers bc, Canada
Reviewed 13 Feb 2016
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Denise Lyness
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 06 Oct 2015
best teachers Hi there, I had two great teachers who explained everything and made things easy to understand. They were also approachable and didn't mind going over things until we understood. They also used props to make it more visual. Asked us a lot of questions to get us thinking for ourselves and suggested we do the same so the student learns more. They also gave us the confidence to teach ourselves. Overall I feel I can be the best assistant possible after that course. Denise
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Roman Menchikov
Park City, United States
Reviewed 25 Aug 2015
Israel Overall great experience
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Aaron Jones
San Francisco, United States
Reviewed 17 Apr 2015
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Brian Dema
San Francisco, United States
Reviewed 16 Apr 2015
Great instructors! Wish there was more wind, but Israel and Letizia were fantastic!
Daniel Callahan
Portland, United States
Reviewed 04 Apr 2015
Review of essentials Israel has a deep passion for the sport. It shows in his approach to the teaching. He is committed to giving the student a visceral and thorough step by step understanding of what it takes to be up and riding. The practice steps are great in leading to an understanding of how to quickly progress to the steps of Kite control and ultimately riding on your own.
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john garrett
iron mountain, United States
Reviewed 29 Mar 2015
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Steven Brewer
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 24 Mar 2015
Steve's mexico kite experience My first experience with kite boarding was very positive and a ton of fun, it would have been even better with better winds, however I was taught the safety protocol and it's importance, and the basics of the sport and feel I am now ready to practice to perfect these skills. The people involved with this particular school were wonderful , very patient and knowledgeable. It was truly a blast, I only wish we had more time.. Cheers; Steve
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Phil Fulton-Bowles
Redwood Meadows, Canada
Reviewed 02 Mar 2015
Kitesurf MexIKO What an awesome experience. You should go!!!! First Class instructors, instruction and equipment. Super safe and super friendly - Thanks Israel & Letizia Ill be back for sure!!!!
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Gustavo Cabrera
Las Palmas, Spain
Reviewed 20 Jan 2015
Very good HI, The IKO course was very good, I enjoyed it very much. The instructor was excellent and the IKO Affiliated School was really good as well. Everything fine. thanks. CHeers, Gustavo
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Chris Walkden
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 Dec 2014
IKO Course Beach House Thailand Amazing experience with amazing instructors. Strongly recommended to anyone in the area wanting to try kite surfing.
Thomas Hediger
Winterthur, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 Dec 2014
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Philippe Paulissen
Seeb, Oman
Reviewed 12 Oct 2014
PhP Very professional - well done
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Andrea Duse
chioggia, Italy
Reviewed 04 Oct 2014
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Christoph Straub
Leonberg, Germany
Reviewed 03 Oct 2014
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Birrer Lars
Zürich, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 Sep 2014
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Cornelius Leege
Ingolstadt , Germany
Reviewed 16 Sep 2014
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Luca Crespolini
Calusco D'Adda, Italy
Reviewed 16 Jun 2014
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Joe Pilaar
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
Review of instructor Israel Casasola Villagomez at KiteMexIKO Mr. Israel Casasola Villagomez was my instructor and owner of the KiteMexIKO school in Bucerias, Mexico for the IKO Assistant Instructor course, as well as teaching me many new technical tricks and jumps that were separate from the course. During the course, and afterwards, I found Israel's level of instruction to be of a very high caliber, and his attention to safety procedures and every little detail of the kite-boarding instruction process was excellent. He was one of only three IKO instructors in all of Mexico. Although Israel's English is not perfect, he was completely able to communicate all the important elements of the course, and his teaching method was very good. He always carefully demonstrated body, bar, kite, and board positions, made clear diagrams in the sand and on paper, and had a kite-bar 'simulator' setup at his school to have me and other students practice the correct bar position and movements for different jumps, tricks, and other procedures. I also felt that Israel had the perfect combination of patience, good humour, and professionalism required of a good instructor, because he never made me (or anyone that I saw him teach) feel like they were 'stupid' and no matter how many times I needed to repeat something that I wasn't getting right, he would patiently explain the correct process and positions in step-by-step detail without showing any sign of frustration or impatience. I think this is a critical factor in making students feel comfortable and relaxed and not being intimidated by the 'theory'. Finally, I must say that I found Israel to be a thoughtful, helpful, kind, and very friendly person who went out of his way to make sure myself and everyone around him was given the proper attention they required in the teaching process, and to always make sure everyone was kiting safely. He even made several small repairs and fine-tuned my kite for me at no cost! He's a true gentleman, and I believe his instruction method, character, and
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Maxim Tremblay
Trois-Rivières, Canada
Reviewed 10 May 2014
Virginie ANTOINE
Montreux, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 Apr 2014
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Michael Gaille
La Conversion, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 Apr 2014
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Davide Campanari
Fiumicino, Italy
Reviewed 23 Apr 2014
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Andrea Rodriguez
México , Mexico
Reviewed 22 Apr 2014
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Dennis Mazzei
Livelong, Canada
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
Great Instruction from Israel I had a great time with Israel. He was very good at coaching and re-enforcing on land and in the water the skills needed to get up and going kiting. Israel and his assistant Letizia were very friendly and supportive.
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Loren Duke
Salt Lake City, United States
Reviewed 13 Apr 2014
Kite Mexiko in Puerto Vallarta Amazing place to learn how to kiteboard or hone your skills. The staff is very friendly and have connections to stay only a few blocks away at an amazing small little hotel owed by a fellow kiteboarder! Well worth a trip to Mexico to check it out!!
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Letizia Buraschi
Torino, Italy
Reviewed 02 Apr 2014
Learning Assistant Instructor Course The instructor was very professional in teaching both technical skills and first aid techniques. His training in pedagogy shows in the way he is able to transmit not only kitesurfing notions, but also teaching skills. Very satisfactory experience.
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Letizia Buraschi
Torino, Italy
Reviewed 31 Mar 2014
Instructor teaching method I was very impressed by the patience and teaching skills of my instructor. He repeats every concept many times until I understood the drills. Very positive learning experience!
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Francesco Sicuro
Biella, Italy
Reviewed 31 Mar 2014
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