Elsa Simon

Elsa S.

Hackensack, NJ
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching English for 3 years and my students have gone from total beginner to intermediate level. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to introduce yourself and speak about basic conversational subjects and as time goes on you'll be able to speak about many more specific topics. I can work with you on your written and oral understanding skills as well as written and oral producing. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
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Elsa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+ and special needs

Teaching since:
October 2014

Hi, there! My name is Elsa and I can't wait to meet you! I was born and raised in France and I went to Université of Avignon in France and earned a Master's degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language in 2016. I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students learning French and English. I'm a dynamic and enthusiastic person and my teaching style is personalized to my students needs. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!


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Master's Degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
Foreign Languages Applied to Tourism and Translation
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
University of Avignon


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Brevet d'Aptitutes aux Fonctions d'Animateur
Jun 2011
Directeur Départemental Chargé de la Jeunesse

Photos & Videos

French Lessons with a Native Speaker
I'm a Native and Experienced French Teacher.

One of my student and I. She was explaining me what her unicorn was doing, and all that in French!


24 Reviews

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Lisa S. Apr 13, 2018
French · Online

Elsa is a great teacher. Highly recommended.

Amber W. Mar 21, 2018
French · Online

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Jennifer F Mar 18, 2018
French · Online

Elsa is patient, kind, encouraging and cheerful. She also customizes content based on your specific wants, needs, and intentions. She is a pleasure to work with and very flexible / accommodating given the irregularity of my schedule. I look forward to my French class with Elsa every week!

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Abraham Mar 13, 2018
French · Online

Elsa was very patient. She was on time for the class and very pleasant throughout.
5 stars!

Lisa S. Feb 16, 2018
French · Online

Elsa was attentive to my needs and patient with me. I am encouraged to practice for my next lesson.

Charlotte Feb 1, 2018
French · Online

My two girls are improving their French with Elsa and they absolutely love her! She is very responsive to each of their apparent levels, and she works to improve their skills. My kids ask all week long if its time to have French with Elsa. Highly recommend! <3

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Genevieve Jan 7, 2018
French · Online

So good!

Genevieve Jan 7, 2018
French · Online

Charlotte Dec 14, 2017
French · Online

Amber W. Dec 11, 2017
French · Online

fun #3#####33333####3333333###

Amber W. Oct 10, 2017
French · Online

she is great

Amber W. Oct 5, 2017
French · Online


Amber W. Oct 3, 2017
French · Online

oh lala

Mousumi Sep 25, 2017
French · Online

Excellent, engaging and patient teacher. My daughter loves her weekly French lessons with Elsa.

Amber W. Sep 21, 2017
French · Online


Amber W. Sep 11, 2017
French · Online

She is nice. Amber - 7 years old

Amber W. Sep 7, 2017
French · Online

She sings songs to help you learn. Amber - 7 years old

Amber W. Aug 31, 2017
French · Online

Its a fun class. You should join.

Amber W. Aug 28, 2017
French · Online

your the best teacher in the world that i know

Katherine Jun 10, 2017
French · In home

I met Elsa because a child I nanny for was in one of Elsa's French students and immediately after the first day she was enchanted by Elsas charm and engaging energy. Since then Elsa has started teaching me, and I have such fun speaking with her. She is very thorough and comprehensive in explaining, and keeps me feeling challenged. I am so happy to have found her and be learning French through her.

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Katie Jun 7, 2017
French · In studio

My son Nicholas (10 months old) and I have been taking French classes with Elsa since February and she is an absolutely delightful and effective French teacher. I really enjoy her classes as does my little boy. He enjoys the songs, the games, and the colors immensely and hears native French while he plays! I enjoy practicing the French I already know, learning new vocabulary and learning new games to play with my child in a language I have come to love.

Elsa is a very cheerful young lady, wonderful with Nicholas, and has a real talent for explaining French grammar and the nuances between French and English. I enjoy getting to ask her my questions and benefit from her knowledge on an adult level, just as I enjoy watching her engage with my son on his level. She is clearly very experienced in teaching young children and makes learning lots of fun for them. Anyone looking to learn French themselves and have their child begin French at an early age will really benefit from Elsa's classes.

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Krista Jun 5, 2017
French · In home

Elsa was an amazing French instructor for my daughters. She is patient (so so patient!!) and always positive and happy. She was always perfectly on time and prepared completely for each and every lesson. Above all, she really engaged my girls with the French curriculum each week and they never complained about having their lessons. Elsa used a combination of books, songs, and online material to keep the lessons moving at pace and was brilliant at gauging when my girls needed to switch things up. She really made every lesson fun! I strongly recommend her to anyone.

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Nathaniel E. May 25, 2017
French · Online

Elsa is wonderful, very attentative, informative and flexible to my schedule. She tailors the lesson to my level/skill with emphasis on my weak areas. I feel more confident with speaking, vocabulary and pronunciation with each and every lesson!

Merci beaucoup Elsa!!

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Nathaniel E. May 8, 2017
French · Online

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