Students’ reviews about Caroline’s private French tutoring in Paris
If you are looking for a great French teacher in Paris, you have found her.
Caroline is one of the best language teachers I have ever known. I say this with the confidence of someone who is a language teacher herself and who has taught Russian for many years in New York. I started regularly coming to Paris three years ago. I was looking for a tutor to help me improve my practical French. When I started working with Caroline I quickly realized how lucky I was to have found her.
Caroline knows the language in all its aspects and knows how to teach it effectively. She explains difficult points clearly and with great precision. She provides all the necessary materials (the texts and exercises that she gives are interesting and fun to do). I don’t think there was a question regarding grammar, usage or etymology that she could not answer. She is particularly good at explaining how modern conversational language works, what is proper to say in various situations, and how not to make “faux pas”. She has a remarkable ability to be at once easy going and thorough. On many occasions after our conversations, I would receive an email from her with additional information on French grammar, word usage, cultural peculiarities, etc. Practising conversational French with her has been extremely rewarding. Catherine S.
Caroline was exactly the French tutor I had been looking for. I have a crazy schedule, but she is always very good about giving me a lesson when I have time off from work. I always take a 2 hour course and the time flies by. She always has exercises prepared in advance so our time is used very efficiently. I am preparing to take the DELF, a French language examination to get my French passport, and she has really raised my confidence level. Also, she is a wealth of knowledge. I travel a lot and she has given me several websites that I can go on to practice my French while I’m away. Whether you’re in Paris for a short time or for awhile, your experience will be that much better having taken classes with Caroline. I can’t recommend her enough. Diane W.
I have gone to Caroline two or three times (separately) for an intensive French course before taking on assignments in Francophone Africa. She is an amazing teacher. I would have four hours of French per day for about a week each time. She varied the activities and had done a lot of preparation to ensure that the classes were tailored to what I needed to be successful in my work. This included preparing spoken, written and listening exercises with varying accents and with new vocabulary. Not only did I learn a lot, I also thoroughly enjoyed the courses. She has a very encouraging style which made me comfortable practicing and learning. I highly recommend her as a French professor whether it is for a refresher course or you are just starting out. Summer B.
My sister and I had private French tutoring in Paris with Caroline as part of a break to Paris. We were hoping for a friendly and professional French teacher in Paris who would help us with our rusty French. That is what we got, and even more. Caroline made us feel very much at ease and it was only a matter of minutes before we were trying out our French. By the end of the sessions, we both felt that we had brushed up our French speaking skills and also learnt a lot. I cannot recommend Caroline highly enough. She was just what we needed: a relaxed, professional French teacher in Paris, full of enthusiasm and gave us some inside information that we really enjoyed hearing about. Ann M.
I needed to master basic French in a hurry before starting at the Ecole Boulle. I had many hours of French tutoring in Paris with Caroline over the summer. Even though she was teaching full time, Caroline fitted me in for a French lesson whenever I could and for however long I wanted. Learning French with her was enjoyable. She pushed me into learning the grammar and vocabulary that would be useful for my course and gave me a lot more confidence to survive my new life in Paris! Even now I know that I can turn to Caroline for help and advice if needed. Finding Caroline as a private French teacher was the biggest success of my summer! Poppy B.
I had studied French, but it was many years ago, and I had never lived in France and felt uneasy with conversational French. Caroline accomplished exactly what I had hoped for – a French language immersion experience in Paris, covering specific situations which tended to arise in traveling in France, reintroducing some long unused grammar concepts and giving me much greater confidence in spoken French. Keith M.
Caroline is the most amazing French teacher in Paris. She is very friendly and tailored the course material to my level of linguistic competence and real life needs. I had French tutoring in Paris with Caroline during the semester I studied at a university in Paris, by the end of my study-abroad experience, I felt comfortable with my coursework and ability to socialize like any student at university. Very reasonably priced for the quality of instruction, I would definitely take class with Caroline again if I return to France in the future. Helena W.
Caroline is an exceptional French teacher, offering the perfect combination of high expectations and individual support. Having studied with her for about a year in one-on-one French classes, I highly recommend her. She always finds interesting material for the classes and new ways of teaching French, tailoring to the student’s needs. Very knowledgeable and competent, Caroline is able to explain the grammar and pronunciation rules in a very intuitive, simple and interactive manner. Her informality and friendliness brought the French language alive and gave me more confidence in using it. Kate J.
I was looking for private French tutoring in Paris. I came across The French Class on the Internet and was impressed by the website’s professionalism, ease of use, and organization – all things I looked for in a French course! Because I was preparing for the DELF, a national French language exam, and for a master’s program in France, I had very specific needs and objectives. Caroline knew how to address my needs and made sure that I stayed on target. She helped me fill in the gaps that I had since I had learned most of my French in conversation. We completed exercises and discussed press articles related to my field of specialization and interests. Caroline is a very enthusiastic and focused teacher who passes her motivation to her students. Laura M.
I spent 2 hours a morning for 5 days in November with Caroline. I truly enjoyed our time together as she was kind and gentle with her teaching plans. She encouraged me to parler francais as much as I could. She also spent time walking and talking and enjoying Paris with me. We shopped at at fresh produce market, ate some wonderful eastern foods and toured a small musee in Montmartre! I stayed in a great little hotel just blocks from her apartment. I planned my stay around her location and was not disappointed in the neighborhood, her tutoring or my entire experience! I know I returned home a little more comfortable with my prononciation. I would recommend Caroline as she structured her lessons around my needs and comfort level. Mary H.
After my experience at a language institute with lazy tourist classmates, I was looking for focused personalized French lessons in Paris. Caroline was a perfect French teacher all the way. She would understand my needs, the areas where I should improve and make the most of every class by combining conversation, grammar and vocabulary lessons. I enjoyed every minute of my classes. Highly recommended. Alfredo M.