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Conversation Corps Members Sometimes Tutor The Famous

Posted by Randy LeGrant | Oct 4, 2011 12:26:00 PM

Go to Italy, live with a family and help them with their conversational English skills.  Sounds pretty straight forward.  Until you find out the family you're living with has a child that is very famous and very successful.  And...you're his English tutor.

Photo of LorenzoLorenzo Baldassarri is a young Italian kid who just happens to race motor bikes.  He won the 2011 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. In this photo, Lorenzo is the young man in the front, or if you can't tell, he is 2nd from the left.

Our Tutor, Stacy Cerullo, is living with the Baldassarri family and tutoring Lorenzo in his spare time.  After watching the video below, we can see he'll use his English accepting many trophies!

In the video below, watch bike number 7 and look for Lorenzo's acceptance speech at the end if you want to fast forward.  Nicely done Lorenzo and nicely done Stacy!

GeoVisions founded the Conversation Corps, and we followed that up with Conversation Partner for more independently minded travelers.  But when you have a global reputation of founding a program as significant as the Conversation Corps, families (normal, rich and yeah...famous) naturally navigate to the organization with the vision that nothing really substantial can change for the better unless there is some way to communicate with each other.

Conversation Corps logoWe're proud of Lorenzo and his family.  And we're proud of our Conversation Corps tutor, Stacy.  We can't place all of our tutors in the 21 countries where we have members of the Corps with the rich and famous...but over the last 6 years that we've offered this program we can say that the families who approach us for tutors are the very best families our planet has to offer.  And the change that happens when two cultures learn to communicate is endless.

Written by Randy LeGrant

Randy is the Executive Director of the GeoVisions Foundation. He has spent the last 44 years managing organizations that send people abroad on cultural and educational exchanges.

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