"Fantastic Tutor - Patient, Persistent, and Engaging!"
- Joyce, 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.
"One of the Best Teachers That I've Ever Had!"
- Allison, San Jose, CA on 10/30/14
I am a working professional in my mid 20’s, and wanted to learn conversational Hindi to impress my in-laws. I came to Devyani 7 months ago, having zero experience learning a second language. Since starting lessons with Devyani, she has exceeded my expectations in a short period in time, having gained comfortable grasp on the basics of conversational Hindi.
I am no longer the token ‘gori’ (white girl) in the room, as I am able to talk to strangers in Hindi on the general conversational topics (family, work, basic info, holidays & FOOD) that we have gone over during our lessons. Rather than fixate on teaching me colors and names of animals, Devyani has done an excellent job tailoring our sessions to meet my needs as an adult.
The last time I was in school, I was suffering from a bad case of ‘senioritis’ at SJSU. Despite suffering from senioritis in the past, I always come to her lessons excited and eager to learn. She is a great motivator, and you can tell that she loves her profession as a teacher, by her positive and engaging attitude during every lesson.
- Prasanna, Santa Clara, CA on 10/4/14
Devyani has been a great French tutor for our daughter. She has been kind and patient in her approach. She is very prompt with commitments. Well organized and well structured courses. Good course material. Our daughter has been happy and looks forward to the teaching sessions.
"Very responsible and trustworthy"
- Yihong, San Jose, CA on 10/2/14
Ms. Devyani has worked with my two boys for a long time. She helps them with writing, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. She is very responsible to make sure that student is understanding the lesson and material taught.
She fully used the time allocated for tutoring, finding all kinds of things to cover the area of tutoring. She is also very patient and nice to my boys (based on their comments). I always see her encouraging them with a very positive attitude. She is good tutor, and I will recommend her.
"Very helpful and patient"
- Rohini, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, San Jose, CA on 4/1/13
Very confident and patient with my kid. Thank you, thank you, thank you!