"Fabulous French teacher with excellent pedagogical skills"
David from Chevy Chase, MD on 7/4/13
I have been working with Carmen for over a month in advance of my trip to France. I have had a great deal of experience with educators and language instructors over the years. Carmen is one of the best I have encountered. She is not only an educator, but a person with whom one can have very interesting discussions in French on a wide variety of topics. She is a native speaker whose pronunciations are beautiful (as French should always be) and which should be emulated. She has already helped to make my trip extremely enjoyable and I look forward to having her help me to continue to develop fluency once I return. I recommend her unequivocally.
"Great Initial Meeting!"
Maria from Lanham, MD on 4/15/14
Madame Carmen met with my daughter and did a comprehensive assessment that gave her insight into how to get a good start on her lessons with my daughter. Her assessment was right on target as to what my daughter needed. We're looking forward to great progress.
"Excellent Tutor, Knows Her Stuff"
Lena from Silver Spring, MD on 4/4/14
Extremely knowledgeable, works at your pace, patient, and super-friendly. You will definitely see progress. She follows a well-designed curriculum, pretty traditional, where you begin from learning basic grammar and vocabulary and then continue with exercises and more talking.
"Amazing French Tutor!"
Jenny from Stafford, VA on 4/2/14
Carmen is an amazing French tutor. Because of my studies with her, I was able to pass the French CLEP test and earn 6 college credits for FRE 201 & 202. She was very accommodating in scheduling, and she even found time to tutor me further when I was home from college on a break. Carmen is able to provide tutoring by Skype as well, so distance is not a problem when I need help. Carmen is from France, and she not only speaks the language fluently, but she also knows how to teach it in a way that helped me understand the grammar and improve my pronunciation. If you want to learn French, Carmen is an exceptional teacher!
"Perfect practice and grammar review"
Frank from Silver Spring, MD on 1/9/14
We spent the last lesson reviewing verb conjugations. I generated sentences on the spot and Carmen corrected my grammar and usage. That is just what I needed.
"Great French Tutor"
Brenlee from Silver Spring, MD on 11/6/13
Mme Carmen always prepared well for my daughter's lessons.Mme Carmen does not settle for the status quo and pushes her students to succeed. My daughter enjoyed the stories that they read together.
"Fun and interesting."
Devang from Bethesda, MD on 7/6/13
My session with Mme. Carmen was really fun and interesting. She is apt and an extremely focused tutor. She is the reason I got my grade up to an A from a B.
"Patient and Understanding Instructor"
Ingrid from Silver Spring, MD on 7/4/13
Carmen is an excellent instructor. She takes the time to understand what you need to learn and tailors her lessons to meet those needs. She presents the material in an engaging way that's easy to understand.
Leonard from Rockville, MD on 5/23/13
Under her guidance, our son went from a D to a B in French. What more is there to say?
"Preparation for a temporary assignment"
Candace from Potomac, MD on 10/2/12
I worked with Carmen over several weeks to prepare for visits to Morocco and France. While I took French in high school and college, clearly 90% of that knowledge left my brain! Carmen was patient, constructive, and effectual so that I am now able to interact on a basic level with my clients, hotel and wait staff, and sales clerks. Her knowledge of the differences I would face between the two countries was especially invaluable. I would highly recommend her as a French tutor for any age.
"Knowledgeable and efficient"
Suzanne from Silver Spring, MD on 10/2/12
Madame Carmen quickly assessed the root of our daughter's problem. She quickly set to work introducing the missing pieces of understanding. She is pleasant, personable and responsive. An excellent first session!
"Great tutor with perfect attitude and cares about teaching."
Jonathan from Bethesda, MD on 6/19/12
I can not say enough good things about Carmen E. She is my dream tutor. She encourages me by complimenting my strengths and is critical in a forgiving manner and good at getting to the root of the mistakes and can explain perfectly the rules and exceptions. Our two hour session feels like one hour she keeps me so thoroughly engrossed. She is great at motivating me and not only knows the material perfectly as a native speaker would she knows the normal pitfalls an English speaker makes. After two 2 hour sessions I am incredibly impressed and can not imagine a better tutor. She is worth the price she charges and I hope she doesn't raise them because I will have to pay it to get the very best which is what I need.
Thank you Carmen!
"Fantastic, rigorous, and fun"
David from Silver Spring, MD on 10/18/11
Carmen E. is a fantastic tutor who expects rigor, without sacrificing our enjoyment of the lesson. Her explanation of the nuances of the language and the context for use have been invaluable. My wife and I have been thrilled with her instruction.
"Great rapport with my kids"
Jennifer from Beltsville, MD on 11/30/10
Carmen does a great job tutoring my kids. They have become very comfortable with her and are engaged and attentive. She brings her own materials and ideas, but always focuses on anything specific we request based on what they need to work on that week for school. Carmen is very punctual and communicates very well. We have been very happy with her services!
"very good review"
Philip from Gaithersburg, MD on 10/15/10
I hadn't studied for a couple of days, so the review work we did was very helpful. We spent some time working on sounds (phonetics) and on pronunciation. I think the work on pronunciation will help me a lot in the long run.