My wife and I arranged to have lessons with Carlos during a February trip to visit our son in Austin. We met in the charming confines of Caffè Medici in West Austin (excellent espresso though the staff did not seem to speak a word of Italian!). Carlos quickly ascertained our level of competency in the language and how our time could best be used. He then structured four 90-minute sessions that combined conversation with fortifying of key grammatical concepts. He is clearly a gifted teacher and his enthusiasm for the language was palpable. He went above and beyond in providing videos of Italian movies and other materials he thought we would enjoy after our sessions together ended. If Carlos were Philadelphia-based, we could surely have a continuing learning relationship with him. In short I recommend Carlos to others without qualification.