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Gigi Diane Guarnieri Rosso

B.S., M.Ed.

Child and Family Scientist and Language Specialist 
EFL  Teaching Certificate 

Founder and Managing Director, Archetype Switzerland





Collina d'Oro

Ticino, Switzerland 

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A Bit About Me

An Italian-American Becomes Swiss

I moved to Switzerland in 1990 at 23, and I have taught in a private school in Ticino for most of that time. I am settled with my family in the Collina d'Oro, and I consider myself very fortunate. However, the transition to a foreign country can be an extremely challenging one. Culture shock and language differences can create significant obstacles for families settling into a new country. I have many personal stories to share with you and a wealth of knowledge regarding your move to Ticino, Switzerland. 

Also, I have acquired skills in all aspects of teaching in various capacities in school operations over the past 30 years. My experience includes developing and implementing the curriculum, teacher training, office administration, test supervision, test coordination, EFL Support teacher, English Literature teacher from ages 6-21, and support teacher for differently-abled students. Moreover, I have worked as a classroom teacher for most of these 30 years, and I know the job's demands well.

With over 30 years of international teaching experience and first-hand expatriate know-how, I strive to provide relocation services for families, business executives, and locals. In addition,  I am committed to delivering academic courses that fit every skill level and background and infuse my supportive and innovative teaching approach.

Brief Educational Experience 

The University of Utah, Graduate Department of Educational Studies June 1997

Master of Education, Cultural, Critical, and Curriculum Studies. Focus: Language Acquisition, Linguistics, and Cross-Cultural Education coursework.

Syracuse University Department of Child and Family Sciences  June 1989

Bachelor of Science, Child and Family Sciences 

Syracuse University London Centre September 1988-December 1988 (Division of International Programs Abroad)

Language Centre of Guildford Surrey, England 1990
Awarded the Introductory Certificate of Teaching English as a Foreign Language


Secondary School Admissions Test Board Conference

40th Anniversary Admissions Conference, Phoenix, Arizona 1997

Saudia Arabian International Boarding School Fairs

Associate Director of Admissions, held in Jeddah, Riyadh, Dhahran, Ras  Tanura, and Jubail 1998


Trade Office of Swiss Industries

Associate Director of Admissions, Kaohsiung & Taipei Taiwan


Pearson SIOP 

(Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol-Centre for Applied

Linguistics) 11-Hour Virtual Institute 18 June 2014

WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment)

Effective Instructional Practices 25 Hours January 2018
Paris, France.

University of Leeds

The IB Extended Essay: Managing Your Research Project 

IB Certificate of Progress 2019 (online)

IB Professional Development

Language A: Literature Certificate of Completion 

September 2020 

FutureLearn online Platform
King’s College, London Understanding ADHD August 2020

Awarded with a Current Research and Practice Certificate

The University of Kent

Understanding Autism CPD-Certified Course 2019

University of Groningen

Improving Your Study Techniques

 August 2021


First Lego League World Festival 

Swiss Robotics Team Mentor

Houston, Texas 

April 2022

Teaching for Students' Success by Nuno Crato 
& The Knowledge Gap: What It Is and How to Narrow It
By Natalie Wexler
Switzerland, August 2022


Building a Future with Robots

The University of Sheffield, England 

Certificate of Achievement 

Online, October 2022

First Lego League Competition 

Robotics Explore Challenge 


11 February 2023 

VEX Robotics World Championships 

Swiss Robotics Team Mentor

21-29 April 2023 Dallas, USA 

Vex Robotics Educator Certification (in-progress) April-May 2023 

Approximately 21 hours to complete the course. ; Total of 10 Units in the Educator course. ; Online exam estimated at 1 hour.


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