Olena M. - Patient and Knowledgeable French Tutor

UCLA Olena M. Tutors UCLA Students in Los Angeles, CA
$70 / hr
Denver, CO
20 miles Travel Radius
Hi, there! My name is Helen and I can't wait to meet you!
I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students to speak a new language, to successfully pass their exams, and to increase their language confidence.
I studied at National University of Donetsk (Ukraine) and earned a Master?s degree in French language and literature in 2010. I'm a patient and easy going person and my teaching methods always depend on student?s age and language needs. I look forward help...
My first tutoring session and I'm just starting to learn French. Olena is organized and very patient. I had done some preparation for the class and she quickly adapted the lesson based on what I knew. She really helped with my pronunciation. I look forward to continuing to work with her.
- Ken V. from Denver, CO
Olena is so helpful and patient. Learning French this semester has been hard and she started at the very basics and has patiently worked with me on each little thing. She?s always willing to go back to something we?ve already talked about if I?m still struggling with it and help me through it no matter how often I forget. Even more, she takes the time to explain the little details that often get skipped over in class. I really appreciate everything and she?s really helped me out!
- Anna M. from Winston Salem, NC
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.
- Cynthia K. from Arlington, VA
Olena has been tutoring my 9th graders for weeks now and she does an excellent job. My daughter feels so much better and comfortable with her class. We are very happy.
- Jeanne H. from Northridge, CA
Olena reviewed and provided valuable suggestions to improve a French essay. This helped my daughter finish her work on time. Will be definitely seeking her help in the future on a regular basis. My daughter is already recommending Olena to her friends.
- Viji S. from Pine Brook, NJ
This was my first time with Olena, and my first re-entry into French for some time. She did a great job identifying my strengths and weaknesses with a series of quick exercises, and then we dove into a review of the basics. She left me with some homework to work on, which was also great. Overall, I felt very comfortable during my first lesson - Olena is very supportive, and I felt fine letting her know when I was having difficulty with a question and she would help me work through finding an answer. I look forward to working with her again.
- Mackenzie S. from Chicago, IL
Olena has helped me tremendously. I learned most of the curriculum for French 2 in only a matter of 5 lessons. She's very patient and efficient. I would definitely come back to her in need of any help in French.
- Azza A. from Aurora, CO
Olena prods along with us, always cheerful, always encouraging. As students we need to spend more time out of class on French. That said reading comprehension keeps improving.
- Roger F. from Denver, CO
Going into our first tutoring session, I had a very basic understanding of the French language. Olena took the time to get me more comfortable with some of what I already knew and was struggling with. She also helped me with my pronunciation of the French alphabet, and we even touched on numbers. Looking forward to our next session!
- Jared R. from Denver, CO
Able to switch gears when life got in the way and I could not get to my homework. Still made the lesson very helpful.
- Sharon M. from Kensington, MD
Worked with Olena for 2 months - helped me attain an "Advanced Low" rating on the French Oral Proficiency Interview test. In particular, helped me improve my pronunciation, vocabulary, and my grammar (especially with regards to verb tenses. Highly recommend her!
- Gary L. from Elon, NC
I practiced basic French pronunciation of numbers, sentences and expressions while Olena provided honest feedback. I even listened to some audio clips in French. Overall it's great to have someone on your side that can speak, understand, read etc. this beautiful French language like Olena. Thank you for helping. '? bient?t Olena!
- Natividad P. from Casa Grande, AZ
Olena is patiently teaching how to understand the complexities of Russian grammar. As an experienced teacher, she is making it understandable.
- Mike M. from Denver, CO
Helen gave me tests to identify my current level in reading, comprehension and speaking. She is very tech-savvy, which will be good for me - there are other ways to learn besides reading traditional books. We enjoyed interesting conversation, and I feel excited about my future lessons. I am confident that I will achieve the next level of fluency under Helen's guidance!
- Miriam M. from Denver, CO
My daughter loves working with her. She is very reliable and professional. We have been using her for six months and are very happy with her.
- Jill J. from Littleton, CO
We went over the alphabet, which she patiently repeated many times for me. We learned forms of etre (to be) and s'appeler (to be called) as well as masculine and feminine. She had me listen to inflections and determine if it was a question or statement. I appreciate how attentive she is to my questions, even if it is not what we are specifically on she will stop to explain it to me. She is also extremely patient with my pronunciation. I am very excited to practice what I learned today and meet next week to learn more.
- Jessica M. from Englewood, CO
I am very lucky to have Helen as a tutor. I have worked with several language instructors, both government and privately contracted while I was learning some of the other languages that I know. However, Helen has proven to be more effective as a language instructor than anyone I have worked with in the past. I have been working with her for only a few months but I have already made great strides in my understanding of the Russian language. The level of patience and professionalism she has as an instructor is better than any that I have ever experienced. Additionally, she is very easy to contact and coordinate with. Understanding Russian is paramount to some of the potential occupations that I will go into in the future and I trust her fully to help me master this important skill. Overall, Helen is an absolute joy to work with and I eagerly look forward to each of my tutoring sessions with her.
- John S. from Arvada, CO
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