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Universite de la Sorbonne (Paris, France)
Universite de la Sorbonne (Paris, France) (Master's)
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'. 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)
Hourly rate is for one-on-one tutoring session. Additional student sharing same session pays one-half the hourly rate.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Under her guidance, our son went from a D to a B in French. What more is there to say?
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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