Roberto is not only a true expert of Latin and the classical tradition, but also a rare master of pedagogy; he was not only able to identify the precise gaps in my knowledge of Latin grammar and syntax, but also to expertly and quickly help me correct them, even generously crafting homework exercises for areas in which I specifically struggled but for which no exercises yet exist.
From discussing Cicero and ancient philosophy, to answering questions about Latin phraseology, I could not be more grateful for his vast knowledge of the classical Greek and Roman tradition and especially for his genuine fluency in the Latin language itself. Until experiencing this level of Latinity in the Academia ‘Vivarium Novum’ and with Roberto, I did not realize what an indescribably qualitative difference there is in studying Latin language and literature from, as it were, a native speaker: I learned much, much more Latin from Roberto in a few hours than I have previously from my best university teachers over several months, and only wish that I could exchange my two years of (quite good, by normal standards) undergraduate Latin for just a few weeks with Roberto.
Roberto is a scrupulous and generous teacher: he always returned my corrected essays and homework within a day or two, he often allowed our classes to go over the allotted time, and I was always invited to ask him any questions via email between classes, to which he was quick to respond. Furthermore Roberto is a delightful person with a wonderful sense of humor and a very kind heart.