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Allison Grace Bell (AKA Gracie)

English Teacher

Hello!  My name is Allison Grace Bell, but I go by Gracie!  In September of 2017, I started teaching English at Extreme English 4 Kids & Teens.  I was born and raised in Thomasville, North Carolina with my two parents and a sister.  I attended North Carolina State University where I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a minor in Animal Science.  During my time at university, I had the amazing opportunity to work at a small zoo located in Florida, where I had the experience of working one-on-one with many exotic animals.  During university, I was also a member of an all-female a capella group, The Ladies in Red, where I sang and was able to expand my knowledge of music.  I made my way to Genoa as an au pair in 2015.  I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Genoa and Italy in general and I cannot wait to make more memories teaching English to these wonderful children!  See y'all soon!

Christina Ann Phile Traveso B

Christina Ann

Phile Traverso

EE4K Founder and Head Teacher

(Wife, Mom, Art Lover and Voracious Traveler)

Polarsteps @extremeenglish4kids

Hello, Everybody!  I'm Christina and I'm the founder and head teacher at Extreme English 4 Kids.  After studying Business Administration for three years at Texas A&M University, I worked as Youth Staff and Youth Staff Director for Royal Caribbean International for five years taking part in the innovative founding of Adventure Ocean.  My Italian husband brought me to Genoa where we've been busy raising three sons for nearly twenty years.  I've been working for more than thirteen years developing Extreme English, where kids and teens are encouraged to work hard in and out of the classroom.  English is not always easy, but it can be less difficult by working hard and having fun, too.  Through rigorous lessons and games beginning at an early age, becoming bilingual is a realistic challenge for every Italian kid and teen.  Using your English through summer holidays is the most fun way to work on your English, so get ready for some serious globe-trotting with Extreme English 4 Kids & Teens!


Corinne Kohler

English Teacher

Hello, my name is Corinne, and I am from England. I moved to Genoa in 2015, after studying primary education at a university in Plymouth. I worked for two years as a nanny, and after falling in love with Genova, I decided to stay and explore teaching here full time.

I have spent the last two years working in a school focusing on the English language in the early years and maths in primary school.


I am a typical English girl who can't live without a cup of tea, biscuits and Harry Potter. I love getting creative, whether it's cooking, costumes, or arts and crafts.


I have been a huge fan of the work that Christina and Gracie have been doing, and I am very excited to be joining the Extreme English team!

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