"Fantastic Tutor - Patient, Persistent, and Engaging!"
Joyce from San Jose, CA on 6/1/14
I am writing to highly recommend Devyani G. Earlier this year, my son transferred to a small high school that did not offer French. Therefore, he had to enroll in an online course to complete his final semester. Since no one at home speaks French, I enlisted the help of a tutor for the first time. Devyani contacted us immediately and got us right on track. She adapted to my son’s curriculum and kept him focused and on task for biweekly hour-long (sometimes longer) sessions; quite a feat since my son is easily distracted. It was clear from the beginning that Devyani is not just a skilled French teacher; she has a love of the French language and culture. As a result, her sessions with my son were engaging (I even caught myself eavesdropping) and memorable. My son often shares facts about French art, music, etc. that he learned in his sessions, and by the way, he ended up with an “A” in the course. Devyani’s strength is her versatility. Because she is so competent, she is equipped to challenge gifted students as well as those who need extra help.
"Very helpful and patient"
Rohini from San Jose, CA on 4/23/14
Thanks Devyani. The kids are now much more confident about their oral tests.
Thanks for your patience and approach to make things easier to understand.
Devyani replied on 4/25/2014:
My driving force is to see my students excel, and see their confidence go up. I want them to enjoy the journey as much as I have, and still do.
When my efforts are appreciated, it gives me one more reason to continue to give it my best. Thank you for your kind words. I wish my students all the very best!
"My daughter loves Devyani's classes "
Lin from Fremont, CA on 3/18/14
It's been more than 3 months since my daughter started French and general tutoring lessons with Devyani. She really enjoys the lessons to the point that I can "threaten" to stop these lessons if she doesn't behave. Devyani is patient and knows how to make an 8 year old interested and engaged. My daughter loves the French lessons and even seems to enjoy doing the homework assignments from Devyani, which is surprising to me, but a pleasant surprise.
Devyani replied on 3/19/2014:
Lin, let me first congratulate you for having such a bright and intelligent daughter. Her grasping and retaining capabilities amaze me, and I can see that she will definitely have a very bright future.
I thoroughly enjoy the time that I spend tutoring her, and time just flies by! I wish her lots more years of learning, and eventually a great deal of success.
"Good teacher and very easygoing personality"
Saumyabrata from Cupertino, CA on 3/10/14
Devyani is teaching my daughter French and advanced Hindi language for last 5 months. She is making remarkable progress in both the subjects. She knows the subjects really well and she creates the right structure depending on the student. She sets a goal and helps my daughter to achieve it. She keeps us updated about the progress of the student. She involves and guides us in decision making. She sets the right expectation not only to the student but also to the parents so we always know what is expected out of us to make this program successful.
We are really lucky to have Devyani as our daughter's teacher.
Devyani replied on 3/19/2014:
I really appreciate your involvement towards the betterment of your daughter's education and your endeavor to give her a well-rounded personality. Hindi will keep her connected to her roots and French will give her the opportunity to learn world cultures, as well as give an edge to her personality.
Thanks for always extending your support and understanding to all my advice and requests, whenever our lessons are concerned. You can count on me as long as she needs me!
"Test review was great according to my son."
Pearl from San Jose, CA on 11/27/13
So far after the first session my son is very happy with Devyani. They reviewed for an upcoming test and he feels confident with them reviewing together, also he feels that he did well on this particular test (but has not gotten the results yet). Devyani was very encouraging and reassuring to my son (the reassurance helps him a lot because he's a bit shy and quiet).
We look forward in continuing working with her as she's becoming part of this family. Thank you so much Devyani for making my son feel comfortable and confident with his school review.
Devyani replied on 11/28/2013:
Thank you Pearl, for your kind words of appreciation. The children and you can always count on me. I would be extremely happy to be of all help to your children. I wish them both all the very best in all their endeavors.
"Very patient with kids."
Sarathy from San Jose, CA on 9/26/13
Mrs. G. has been very patient with my kid. She carefully reviewed his work and led him to corrections, with examples. She gave him some topics to work on and diligently followed up on his work. I sincerely recommend her to any parent looking for a tutor who knows how to work with kids.
Arathi from San Jose, CA on 9/6/13
Devyani is an awesome French teacher! She speaks excellent French and is very patient and dedicated teacher. We are very satisfied with our lessons with her.
Devyani replied on 9/6/2013:
Thank you for your words of appreciation Arathi! This is what keeps us educators going. I must compliment your children too for their good manners, intelligence, and sincerity. I wish them all the very best in all their endeavors.
Kay from Los Altos, CA on 4/26/13
I wanted to resurrect my French after many years before taking a trip to France. Devyani was very helpful and covered the basics that I am likely to encounter on my voyage. Her accent is excellent and unlike a text book she knows all the nuances. I am sure my tutorials with her will greatly enhance my enjoyment on my trip.
"Flexible and patient with kids"
Khe from San Jose, CA on 4/1/13
Very confident and patient with my kid. Thank you, thank you, thank you!