"Patient, Professional and Knowledgeable French Instructor"
Carolyn from Signal Hill, CA on 6/27/14
When I began working with Nelly, I had some prior knowledge of French, but it had been some years since I had received instruction through community college night classes at Long Beach City College. I needed to have refreshed the grammar and vocabulary already received and, as a customer service representative for a large company servicing all of North America, I was looking to receive assistance in providing professional customer service to Francophone customers in Quebec, both via correspondence and by telephone.
Most of all, since the majority of my customer service activity was by correspondence, I needed to practice speaking and hearing in French because I was having difficulty understanding what was being said by callers, and I was also losing confidence in my ability to communicate clearly with those callers. Nelly began by simple conversation, ascertaining my skill level, then we worked specifically with customer service language and etiquette, then we started in on vocabulary, grammar, dictation, and diction. My comfort level at work has improved so much!
Throughout our time together, Nelly has recommended some excellent online resources, and we've held interesting if simple discussions in French about various French authors and artists. Her interest in and knowledge of French culture, art and history is deep and her love of sharing what she loves - including her love of the French language! - has been apparent throughout, and makes each visit especially interesting. All in all, I could not have asked for a better instructor, and I could not recommend her services highly enough.
Bryan from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on 3/3/14
She is a great teacher. Nelly seems to know exactly the pace I need, and pushes me harder than I even believe I can, and yet I am learning at a rapid pace, and she knows better than I what I am ready for.
As my wife is French, and we travel to France yearly or more, I already understood French fairly well, and had a large vocabulary. My trouble has always been speaking, and that is what we work on. I feel I have improved much. You won't be disappointed with Nelly as a teacher!
"I Am Very Impressed"
Jo from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on 2/28/14
I am very impressed by Nelly's understanding of what I want. I like to be encouraged to try harder. Nelly's class is very interesting. We talk about art and news; she corrects my reading by asking me to read more slowly and with meaning. All of this is in French, of course.
"Nelly est un professeur fantastique! Le meilleur! "
Susan from Torrance, CA on 9/25/13
I had been searching high and low for a place to learn French. I found classes that were out of my budget, too far away, or lacked what I was looking for. My goal was to learn how to speak, understand, read, and write in French. When I found Nelly, I knew immediately that she was the answer! She's very professional, kind, patient, and prepared. Every lesson was new and exciting! What better way to learn French than from a Parisienne?! Not only did I learn the French language, I was also taught about the culture! Nelly is an incredible teacher who really WANTS you to succeed! She has a tremendous amount of experience as a teacher and a wealth of knowledge. Truly the best!
Lama from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA on 9/7/13
She is very professional by tutoring. She has very good technique teaching the kids. I highly recommended her as french tutor. Also she attended on time well prepared.
"Best French Tutor Ever"
Linda from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA on 4/10/13
Nelly has been teaching my two kids French every week since last year. She is extremely patient, knowledgeable, and works very well with children. The reviews she writes after each lesson are very thoughtful, she not only reports on their progress, but their behavior, mannerism and attitude during each lesson. My children are having a renewed interest in the French culture and language. They are making great progress! I have been giving Nelly a 5 Star rating for each lesson.
Aaron from Seal Beach, CA on 4/16/10
My goal was to be able to better converse in French when traveling to France. Nelly has helped me achieve quite a bit towards this goal but has also provided a tremendous amount of information about the areas in Paris we plan to see and is exceedingly knowledgeable in the arts & culture (and restaurants!). Most importantly, Nelly's enthusiasm encourages my drive to master French. Sessions are not just "lessons" about language but encompass many aspects of French life. This is precisely why I chose to study with a true "Parisienne" and not just an American born French tutor.
Rob from Torrance, CA on 10/15/09
During our first meeting, Nelly assessed my level of knowledge and took the time to understand in detail what my needs are. She then fashioned a comprehensive lesson plan for the entire period of study I've requested. She is highly professional and dresses like a professional, but she is also very personable. She prepares thoroughly for each lesson, is always on time, and always challenges me with a very thorough workout. I recommend her without reservation.
"NEVER AVERAGE but ALWAYS OUTSTANDING!!!!"
Beatriz from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA on 4/1/09
Dear Nelly, we feel blessed for having found you, you’re not only an excellent teacher, but a tremendously insightful highly smart lady. The children are learning from you much more than just French, they are learning manners, responsibility…history…you’re making them love “French time”.
Also, your patience with me and my forgetfulness, makes me be in awe of you, for your understanding and your integrity. I can not tell you enough of my admiration and respect for you.
Your performance as a teacher is NEVER AVERAGE but ALWAYS OUTSTANDING!!!!