Max Damiani has a BA in History from Birkbeck College, University of London, and also holds the Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA). He went to primary school in Switzerland, high school in Italy, and university in the United Kingdom. He worked for many years in the catering industry in London where he held managerial positions and was also involved in staff training. While working in the industry, he decided to gain experience, first as a teaching assistant, and then as a reading helper, before finally deciding to retrain and work as a full-time teacher. As well as English, he has taught French and Italian in private schools. He has been working at the Izmir University of Economics since September 2017.