I had a number of lessons with Gisele in preparation for a trip to France. The emphasis was on understanding and speaking conversational French. She was a great teacher who provided many helpful techniques and suggestions for improving my French. As an added bonus she is a native speaker who puts the lessons in the context of French culture. I recommend her highly to anyone wanting to improve their language skills.
I have taken two lessons with Olena and she is very meticulous and detailed in her lesson plans. You can tell she loves to teach and learning from her is a breeze as she is very organized, positive, and patient. I am looking forward to comparing where I am now with conversational French and where I will be in a couple of months.
I was looking for a native French speaker who could rapidly teach me conversational French in a short amount of time, so I could use it for work with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in Central African Republic and Congo. Mathilde fit the bill to a "T," and exceeded all my expectations! Being a native of Belgium, she knows all the vocabulary, all the grammar, all the idiomatic vernacular and cliches, and what to say in every situation. Would recommend without hesitation.