"Outstanding French teacher!"
- Dianne, Vienna, VA on 2/24/14
Nathalie is an absolutely outstanding French teacher! She is everything I had hoped for in a tutor, and more. I am a foreign language teacher myself, with many years of experience teaching at the college and secondary level, so I knew where my problems were in French, and I had a good idea of the approach I needed. On the first day, Nathalie asked me what I wanted to concentrate on, and I told her: my appalling French accent, my sparse vocabulary, and my poor grammar. With great patience and professionalism, Nathalie corrects my pronunciation and enriches my vocabulary throughout the lesson. Her knowledge of French grammar is complete; equally important, she knows how to explain grammar points clearly and succinctly.
Needless to say, Nathalie always speaks and writes to me in French, unless I specifically ask her to clarify a point briefly in English.
In addition, Nathalie regularly asks me what areas of French culture I want to learn about, and then searches for appropriate, up-to-date articles, which she either brings to the lesson or sends me in advance. This is wonderful, because I am not only learning French, but also learning about things that interest me, and developing the vocabulary to talk about them in French!
Nathalie also has provided me with countless internet sources for reading and listening to French on my own.
In addition to her superior teaching ability, I would recommend Nathalie because she is a lovely person to work with. She arrives promptly for lessons, she is kind and considerate, and she creates a professional but relaxed learning environment. I feel very fortunate to have found this outstanding tutor, and I highly recommend her to everyone interested in learning French!
- R, Herndon, VA on 12/16/14
The instruction you have provided in French has made a positive impact on this student and improved his overall grade & self confidence! It is a joy to see the French language progress with each lesson you conduct. What is especially valuable is your encouragement and praise along the way; your coaching technique is excellent. Happy Holidays!
"Great French teacher who makes French fun for children"
- Byeongju, Plainview, NY on 11/10/14
Natalie has been teaching my children, ages 13 and 9, for the past tree months. She is a great teacher who adjusts the intensity of teaching so that French remains fun. Some of the methods she employs include immersion techniques so the kids learn without feeling that they are studying something. Also, she takes systematic approach with grammar. In the end, my children have fun learning and wait for their weekly lessons. Highly recommended for children studying French!
- Fulya, Aldie, VA on 10/3/14
Nathalie is very patient with my son. She always finds new ways to teach him. She uses games to get his concentration back when he is not willing to listen.
- Carl, Vienna, VA on 9/11/14
Nathalie is terrific. She is unbelievably patient with my clumsy efforts to speak french. She has a wonderful sense of humor. She laughs with me, not at me. She is always prompt and utilizes our time very efficiently. I could not possibly ask for a better tutor.
"First lesson went very well"
- Yingxin, Reston, VA on 9/9/14
My kids (5 year old and 9 year old) want to learn French. Nathalie has very good reviews so we booked a lesson with her. I am so happy with her lesson. She is great! My kids like her very much! They learned how to count up to 10 and the alphabet in French until J. We will continue our French lessons with her.
Nathalie replied on 9/11/2014
Thank you so much Yingxin for your feedback. I really appreciate.
"A Very Knowledgeable Tutor! "
- Elvira, Vienna, VA on 9/3/14
Natalie was well-prepared and organized for her lesson - she had a variety of materials ready to suit my needs. Friendly and patient, a pleasure to work with! Unfortunately, our schedules did not coincide for an intensive future study, but I highly recommend her!
- Maria, Reston, VA on 3/24/14
Nathalie is the best French tutor and professor I've ever had. She is very professional and very prepared. Her lessons are interesting and well prepared. I absolutely recommend her.
- Irina, Reston, VA on 3/22/14
My 10 y.o. daughter decided she wants to learn French. I was lucky to find Nathalie. From the first lesson everything went smoothly and easily. Nathalie is a very patient and helpful teacher. And I am glad that my daughter is happy and enjoys learning French.
"Professional, Warm, Engaging Tutor!"
- Jennifer, Reston, VA on 2/9/14
We have had 3 lessons with Nathalie so far, who is tutoring our 5 year old in French. Our daughter loves Nathatlie and her interest in French has been completely reinvigorated. Nathalie has very adeptly adapted her learning style to fit our daughter's needs and we are so grateful to have found her. Nathalie comes to our home, is always prompt, and responsive. We are so very pleased to be working with such a professional.
"Nathalie is a great French tutor."
- Henryk, Reston, VA on 11/28/13
Nathalie is a great French tutor. She was able to quickly connect with my son (11), and then my daughter (8) on the first lesson. Nathalie's teaching style helps my children improve French vocabulary, pronunciation and communication skills. We are very happy with Nathalie's tutoring style and commitment.
"Excellent Native Tutor"
- NASR, Gainesville, VA on 10/22/13
The teacher has full respect for the lesson's time, and has the ability to improve the level of listening and understanding, as well as raise the level of dialogue and pronunciation. Recommend to deal with her.
- Rocio, Reston, VA on 10/18/13
Great tutor with several objectives, not only to learn how to speak French but also focusing on how to improve for French class at school.