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Devyani G.

San Jose, CA


Highly experienced and goal-oriented French and English tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/18/13
5.0 average from 287 ratings
Lovely person
— Marsha, San Jose, CA on 9/9/16

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Ashok Hall
Sri Shikshayatan College
Alliance Française


Ashok Hall

Sri Shikshayatan College (Other)

Alliance Française (EdD)

About Devyani

I have studied English for 16 years and French for 5 years. I have been teaching and tutoring for more than 13 years now. I have taught students from school, college and university as well as professionals and corporates in both English and French. I help master skills in Critical Reading, Writing, Phonics, Vocabulary, Grammar, Essay writing, Spellings, High school curriculum including AP as well as preparing for tests like ACT English, TOEFL and SAT.

I have trained continuously and extensively all through my teaching years. I am specially trained to teach young children and adolescents.
I have studied English for 16 years and French for 5 years. I have been teaching and tutoring for more than 13 years now. I have taught students from school, college and university as well as professionals and corporates in both Read more

24 hours notice required

2 students at a time : 1/2 times more of regular rate 3 students at a time : 2/3 times more of regular rate 4 students : twice of regular rate

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95131
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Lovely person"

- Marsha, San Jose, CA on 9/9/16

"Great tutor"

- Jagath, Fremont, CA on 10/18/16

"Excellent French Tutor..!!!"

- Shivali, Fremont, CA on 9/8/16

"Patient and knowledgeable tutor"

- Tajan, San Jose, CA on 3/28/16

"Knowledgeable and patience tutor"

- Medha, Saratoga, CA on 1/30/16

"Very Helpful"

- Diane, Los Gatos, CA on 12/14/15

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Myra, Milpitas, CA on 10/30/15

"Excellent Teacher, Very knowledgeable"

- Madhavi, Cupertino, CA on 9/19/15

"Excellent Tutor & Guide"

- Monaaz, San Jose, CA on 9/17/15
Devyani replied on 9/21/2015

Thank you Monaaz for your words of appreciation !
Your involvement in your children's education and activities is commendable. You were always prompt in acting on suggestions and fulfilling requirements for our lessons. That is what is conducive for teachers like us to deliver the best results and bring out the best in our students.
I wish your children success in all their endeavors!

"Very patient person.Thanks!!"

- Eduardo, Milpitas, CA on 8/10/15

"Great tutor!"

- Lincy, Milpitas, CA on 4/23/15

"Excellent Tutor"

- Pramod, San Jose, CA on 4/22/15

"One of the Best Teachers That I've Ever Had!"

- Allison, San Jose, CA on 10/31/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Prasanna, Santa Clara, CA on 10/4/14

"Very responsible and trustworthy"

- Yihong, San Jose, CA on 10/3/14

"Fantastic Tutor - Patient, Persistent, and Engaging!"

- Joyce, San Jose, CA on 6/1/14

"Very helpful and patient"

- Rohini, San Jose, CA on 4/24/14
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 3/19/14
Devyani replied on 3/20/2014

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 replied on 3/20/2014

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
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 9/27/13

"Very Satisfied"

- Arathi, San Jose, CA on 9/6/13
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.

"Trip refresher"

- Kay, Los Altos, CA on 4/26/13

"Flexible and patient with kids"

- Khe, San Jose, CA on 4/1/13
ACT English, English,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have 12 years of experience in tutoring and classroom teaching where I taught students from 7 years of age and above. I have special training in teaching children (7-12 years) and adolescents (13-18) and I am very well versed with the techniques and tools for teaching young children including learning through games. I have myself studied English for 16 years and am very confident about the subject. Teaching young students is a passion and an area of very special interest to me.


I have been in the teaching profession for the last 12 years. I have taught students of all ages and backgrounds. I not only help them with their school and college curriculum but also help them prepare for all types of tests and interviews. I draw great satisfaction by being in this profession and making a positive difference to many lives. I thrive to help and guide my students and see them excel in their respective fields.


I have been working as a professor of French with a very reputed and international institute for the last 12 years. I have taught, tutored and guided several students to the objectives they have set for themselves. I tutor from beginner to very high levels of French; from school, college and university curriculum to professionals and corporates. I prepare students for various exams including DELF and DALF exams. I also prepare candidates for all kinds of interviews including consulate interviews, etc. My students have always shown remarkable and quick improvement in the subject. Working together with me has always inculcated great interest in them for the subject and they are always willing to learn more!


I have spent all my educational years in India and a large part of my professional life too in the same country. I have studied Hindi for 12 years, from elementary to high school level.The first language in my school had always been Hindi. Hence I have a good command over the language, be it written, reading or verbal skills as well as Hindi grammar.

In the United States, our home away from home, lets keep our children connected to their roots. Let us teach them Hindi!


I have been tutoring students for the last 12 years and have undergone extensive and continuous training to keep myself abreast with the latest techniques of teaching. Having studied in an English medium school throughout my 16 student years gives me the confidence that I have, about my competence to teach Phonics to my students.


I have studied in a school, college and university where the medium of teaching has throughout been English. I have been tutoring for the last 12 years. These long years of connection with the English language gives me the confidence that I have, for providing excellent guidance to my students for attaining desired results very rapidly.

Study Skills

My long years of classroom teaching and tutoring experience, 12 years to be precise, gives me the competence to quickly identify a student's problem area and find the right solution for it. I make it understood to the student and chalk out a study plan. I see to it that the study plan is executed immediately and effectively. I evaluate the student continuously to assure that the student is grasping the subject and is progressing in the right direction.

Ashok Hall
Sri Shikshayatan College
Alliance Française


Ashok Hall

Sri Shikshayatan College (Other)

Alliance Française (EdD)

Lovely person — Devyani tutored our 18 y.o. this summer to help him brush up on his high school French before college. She and our son developed a wonderful working relationship that met our every wish for the tutoring experience. Devyani was thorough and professional but also friendly and approachable. Our son enjoyed their meetings and profited tremendously from her instruction and homework assignments. Sh ...

— Marsha, San Jose, CA on 9/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

2 students at a time : 1/2 times more of regular rate 3 students at a time : 2/3 times more of regular rate 4 students : twice of regular rate

Travel policy

Devyani will travel within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95131.