Very Effective French, English, Drama, and Piano Tutor
Very Effective French, English, Drama, and Piano Tutor
I love tutoring and teaching! I have lived in Mills River since 2014 with my husband, my dog, and my cat. We absolutely love the beautiful mountains and nature all around. I taught English/Language Arts at Asheville Middle and Cane Creek Middle School, and really enjoyed them both. Before that, I taught French, English, and Drama for four years at a private high school in Virginia. I taught all levels of French and many different English classes. I have also directed numerous plays,...
I love tutoring and teaching! I have lived in Mills River since 2014 with my husband, my dog, and my cat. We absolutely love the beautiful mountains and nature all around. I taught English/Language Arts at Asheville Middle and Cane Creek Middle School, and really enjoyed them both. Before that, I taught French, English, and Drama for four years at a private high school in Virginia. I taught all levels of French and many different English classes. I have also directed numerous plays, acted in plays, and I enjoy playing and teaching piano. I have a Master's Degree in Education and wrote my thesis on Global Education. I also graduated from the Teacher Licensure Program at Mary Baldwin College and have certification in PreK-12 French and Middle School English.
In 2010 I was a professional tutor for a family that moved to France and I worked with each person's specific learning style to meet their needs. In 2014, I helped a tenth grader get a 5 on his AP French Exam! I've worked with students of all ages and enjoy helping all of them. I like to assess where a student is and what they know, ask them how they prefer to learn, and then design my lessons around their needs and interests. I have helped many students realize their potential, gain confidence, and find success through my caring and structured approach.
I have been teaching and tutoring for ten years and have had huge success with students of all levels and ages.
Dena has been working with my daughter for a few months. It has been a great experience all around. Not only are my daughter's grades in French higher than ever before (High School French 3 at Carolina Day), but Dena helped my daughter prepare for a 2 week exchange in Dijon. It took a lot of pressure and nervousness away. There was a lot of apprehension about understanding spoken French and functioning in school while there. Dena helped alleviate that and it made certain it was not only an amazing experience, but a relatively stress free one as well! We will, without a doubt, be using Dena again next year to help with Honors French 4 and preparing for the college level work to follow! Thanks so much Dena!!!Cliff, 13 lessons with Dena
Great Great Great
Dena is on point very accurate and explains thing so you can understand. I really appreciate her . Effectiveness and patience . She is very clear with her directions and makes learning fun not intimatdating .Lashawn, 13 lessons with Dena
We're just getting started but Dena has already been a wealth of information to help me refresh my rusty French and improve my skills. I'm enjoying the online sites she sent me very much. Additionally reviewing my recent learnings with her both in French and in English is valuable to me. I appreciate her gentle corrections in my pronunciations and her encouragement.Lanie, 2 lessons with Dena
Dena was very easy to work with and patient.
Dena taught me some basics I never learned and helped me find a better way to import my pictures and put them in folders. She is looking in to solving a problem we ran into. I look forward to seeing her again next week.Lin, 2 lessons with Dena
Made French Possible For Us
Dena has done an amazing job helping my daughter with her french. Homeschooling my daughter has been a challenge, but Dena has been able to turn things around for her and me. By answering questions about sentence structure, pronunciation, and vocabulary she has brought her overall grade back to an A. The truth be told without Dena, home school French would not be possible.Jennifer, 5 lessons with Dena
Great to work with!
Dena is an amazing tutor. She helps you in a very patient manner and even when you get things repeatedly wrong she helps you do it step by step until you get it right. She is always early to class and helps by giving great websites to look at and study while helping you with anything you don’t understand. She is very nice and when she doesn’t know something she emails you the next day on what your doubt was. She is very persistent in helping you and since she started helping me, my grade has gone up very rapidly. I would strongly recommend her for anyone who really want help in French.Suganya, 16 lessons with Dena
Dena is one of the best tutors we have engaged for our daughter. Our daughter is in 9th grade this year taking French III. The course jumped significantly in difficulty from French II and we were ill-prepared. We found Dena after reading the reviews about her abilities and were not disappointed. She knows how to engage students, she formulates plans based on their ability and the speed that they master concepts, she is informative for parents, and has such an awesome personality. I would recommend her for any tutoring needs even if languages are not the primary objective. I cannot speak more highly of her. Students get excellent tutoring and parents get peace in the knowledge that their kids are getting the help they need.Bonnie, 63 lessons with Dena
I absolutely loved her! She was very patient, and was fun to work with. I loved how many little ideas she came up with to help me remember different verbs. I loved how much she genuinely cared about my understanding of the verbs. I really liked her attitude towards everything, and how helpful she was. She wasn't hard to reach, and was on time. Time flied during the lesson, and I feel very confident for my quiz.Chris, 6 lessons with Dena
Extremely Knowledge tutor
Dena is extremely knowledgeable and is wonderful at explaining the material. She quickly assess the student’s needs, and goes over and above to provide material that is helpful. Our experience has been that she is able to take the student to the next level and with successful results. She is also very accommodating with her schedule and does a great job at making herself available.D, 27 lessons with Dena
Our grandson had failed first grade last year, but after the summer with Dena's efforts, was reviewed and accepted into second grade two weeks ago, as being age appropriate in math and third grade level in reading. We are extremely appreciative of Dena's patience and talents as a tutor.KD, 5 lessons with Dena
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