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Carmen E.

Silver Spring, MD

$50/hr

Learn French the Right Way with a Native Speaker

Background check passed as of 8/27/10
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Learn French the Right Way with a Native Speaker

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My name is Madame Carmen and I am a native French speaker who has been living in the US for the past 27 years. I am a professional translator (English and Spanish into French) and have two children. I hold both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the "Universite de la Sorbonne" in Paris, France and try to go back to France every year with my children, who've been raised in a bilingual home and are now trilingual.

Realizing that being bilingual is no longer a luxury but a necessity, I decided to teach French nine years ago to all ages in multiple schools and at home in the DC area. The study of a second language improves overall academic performance and encourages superior problem-solving skills. And because of today's demand of international interactions and traveling, I strongly believe that it is crucial to become at least bilingual if not trilingual to be successful in this 21st century global village of ours.

My aim is to instill in my students proficiency and fluency in the French language to communicate efficiently through a fun and effective method that consists of a communicative approach to language learning, total physical response, the think, pair and share method, and lots of patience.

I can't wait to work with new students in the Silver Spring area and vicinity. However, because my students come and go from my home, I do not travel to my students'.

Testimonials

"Amazing French Tutor!"

- Jenny, Stafford, VA on 4/2/14

"Great Initial Meeting!"

- Maria, Lanham, MD on 4/15/14

"Excellent Tutor, Knows Her Stuff"

- Lena, Silver Spring, MD on 4/4/14

"Perfect practice and grammar review"

- Frank, Silver Spring, MD on 1/9/14

"Great French Tutor"

- Brenlee, Silver Spring, MD on 11/6/13

"Fun and interesting."

- Devang, Bethesda, MD on 7/6/13

"Fabulous French teacher with excellent pedagogical skills"

- David, Chevy Chase, MD on 7/4/13

"Patient and Understanding Instructor"

- Ingrid, Silver Spring, MD on 7/4/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Leonard, Rockville, MD on 5/23/13

"Preparation for a temporary assignment"

- Candace, Potomac, MD on 10/2/12

"Knowledgeable and efficient"

- Suzanne, Silver Spring, MD on 10/2/12

"Great tutor with perfect attitude and cares about teaching."

- Jonathan, Bethesda, MD on 6/19/12

"Fantastic, rigorous, and fun"

- David, Silver Spring, MD on 10/18/11

"Great rapport with my kids"

- Jennifer, Beltsville, MD on 11/30/10

"very good review"

- Philip, Gaithersburg, MD on 10/15/10
Language:
French, Spanish
Homeschool:
French, Spanish
Corporate Training:
French, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Universite de la Sorbonne (Paris, France)
Universite de la Sorbonne (Paris, France)
Master's

Education

Universite de la Sorbonne (Paris, France)

Universite de la Sorbonne (Paris, France) (Master's)

Amazing French Tutor! — 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 Franc ...

— Jenny, Stafford, VA on 4/2/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Hourly rate is for one-on-one tutoring session. Additional student sharing same session pays one-half the hourly rate.

Travel policy

Carmen will travel within 1 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20910.


About Carmen

My name is Madame Carmen and I am a native French speaker who has been living in the US for the past 27 years. I am a professional translator (English and Spanish into French) and have two children. I hold both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the "Universite de la Sorbonne" in Paris, France and try to go back to France every year with my children, who've been raised in a bilingual home and are now trilingual.

Realizing that being bilingual is no longer a luxury but a necessity, I decided to teach French nine years ago to all ages in multiple schools and at home in the DC area. The study of a second language improves overall academic performance and encourages superior problem-solving skills. And because of today's demand of international interactions and traveling, I strongly believe that it is crucial to become at least bilingual if not trilingual to be successful in this 21st century global village of ours.

My aim is to instill in my students proficiency and fluency in the French language to communicate efficiently through a fun and effective method that consists of a communicative approach to language learning, total physical response, the think, pair and share method, and lots of patience.

I can't wait to work with new students in the Silver Spring area and vicinity. However, because my students come and go from my home, I do not travel to my students'.

Testimonials

"Amazing French Tutor!"

- Jenny, Stafford, VA on 4/2/14

"Great Initial Meeting!"

- Maria, Lanham, MD on 4/15/14

"Excellent Tutor, Knows Her Stuff"

- Lena, Silver Spring, MD on 4/4/14

"Perfect practice and grammar review"

- Frank, Silver Spring, MD on 1/9/14

"Great French Tutor"

- Brenlee, Silver Spring, MD on 11/6/13

"Fun and interesting."

- Devang, Bethesda, MD on 7/6/13

"Fabulous French teacher with excellent pedagogical skills"

- David, Chevy Chase, MD on 7/4/13

"Patient and Understanding Instructor"

- Ingrid, Silver Spring, MD on 7/4/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Leonard, Rockville, MD on 5/23/13

"Preparation for a temporary assignment"

- Candace, Potomac, MD on 10/2/12

"Knowledgeable and efficient"

- Suzanne, Silver Spring, MD on 10/2/12

"Great tutor with perfect attitude and cares about teaching."

- Jonathan, Bethesda, MD on 6/19/12

"Fantastic, rigorous, and fun"

- David, Silver Spring, MD on 10/18/11

"Great rapport with my kids"

- Jennifer, Beltsville, MD on 11/30/10

"very good review"

- Philip, Gaithersburg, MD on 10/15/10
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Education

Universite de la Sorbonne (Paris, France)
Universite de la Sorbonne (Paris, France)
Master's

Education

Universite de la Sorbonne (Paris, France)

Universite de la Sorbonne (Paris, France) (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Hourly rate is for one-on-one tutoring session. Additional student sharing same session pays one-half the hourly rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20910

Carmen’s Subjects

Language:
French, Spanish
Homeschool:
French, Spanish
Corporate Training:
French, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Carmen E.

Carmen E. passed a background check on 8/27/10. The check was ordered by Carmen through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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