Elsa Mucyo
Jersey City, NJ
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Elsa Mucyo

Elsa M.

Jersey City, NJ
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching French for 6 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!

About Elsa M.

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 complemented by over 6 years of teaching experience..

I began my career path as an activity leader working for 3 years with toddlers. Then, during my studies, I taught French to immigrant adults and then started teaching French to immigrant children who had just arrived in France and needed to enter the school system as fast as possible. I also taught French with professional objectives to adults from all over the world - in a residential center, right before coming to and settling down in the United States.

Soon after relocating in the United States in 2016, I started teaching French in private and group classes to babies, children, teenagers and adults with two well-established Language Schools in New York City and I also started having my own private students.

Pursuing my passion, the following school year, I worked as a Preschool Co-Teacher at La Petite École - a French Immersion School located in New York City. I am now a Preschool French Teacher at the French American Academy in Jersey City since two years.

I am skilled at preparing students to ace tests such SAT French, AP French and DELF/DALF exams.

I am creative and adapt well to each student’s learning goals, personality and starting language level. I have shown great results with students of all ages and even bringing a notable number of them to conversational level. I also has some knowledge in German.

My favorite hobbies include traveling, working out and reading.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Gerardo
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Elsa has been wonderful for my kids ! She has wonderful energy is enthusiastic and kids really are excited to see her. They have been learning french and I am so happy to have met her ! - Patricia - Metrowest Boston

Posted May 19, 2020
Virgil
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Elsa is very engaging and has knowledge of how to teach French, not just knowledge of how to speak it. She is able to explain the rules, which is a big help to me as I try to make sense of it all.

Posted May 9, 2020
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Posted Apr 28, 2020
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Posted Apr 25, 2020
Cecilia F.
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Great first lesson. Our four year old's feedback "I like the teacher!" What more can I add?!

Posted Apr 22, 2020
Karla D.
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My 7 year old is enjoying his French lessons with Elsa. I can tell she really enjoys teaching and working with kids. She is also very flexible and adjusts her learning style to what works best for the student.

Posted Apr 1, 2020
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Posted Sep 17, 2018
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Posted Sep 3, 2018
Malia
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Elsa is a really fun, interesting and really patient teacher. An hour lesson just flys by and I’ve learned so much from her. She is really good at figuring out what level I am at in French and then pushing me a litttle to build on what I know and help me understand the proper way to word something and use past, present and future tense verbs.
Because she’s French, her accent is perfect, but she also speaks perfect English.
I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned from her!

Posted Aug 27, 2018
Lua A.
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She is very kind. My daugter really likes her.

Posted Aug 27, 2018
Jim
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she's awesome!

Posted Aug 16, 2018
Nancy
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Elsa is an amazingly thoughtful, personable, and patient instructor. During our weekly lessons, Elsa came up with interesting discussion topics to help with the advancement of my French conversational skills. Further, Elsa also thoroughly explained French grammatical structure when correcting/pointing out my errors.

I have truly made significant progress during my lessons with Elsa and highly recommend her.

Posted Jun 13, 2018
Lisa S.
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Elsa is a great teacher. Highly recommended.

Posted Apr 13, 2018
Amber W.
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Posted Mar 21, 2018
Jennifer F
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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!

Posted Mar 18, 2018
Abraham
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Elsa was very patient. She was on time for the class and very pleasant throughout.
5 stars!

Posted Mar 13, 2018
Lisa S.
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Elsa was attentive to my needs and patient with me. I am encouraged to practice for my next lesson.

Posted Feb 16, 2018
Charlotte
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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

Posted Feb 1, 2018
Genevieve R.
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So good!

Posted Jan 7, 2018
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Posted Jan 7, 2018
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Posted Dec 14, 2017
Amber W.
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Posted Dec 11, 2017
Amber W.
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she is great

Posted Oct 10, 2017
Amber W.
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fun

Posted Oct 5, 2017
Amber W.
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oh lala

Posted Oct 3, 2017
Mousumi
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Excellent, engaging and patient teacher. My daughter loves her weekly French lessons with Elsa.

Posted Sep 25, 2017
Amber W.
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Posted Sep 21, 2017
Amber W.
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She is nice. Amber - 7 years old

Posted Sep 11, 2017
Amber W.
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She sings songs to help you learn. Amber - 7 years old

Posted Sep 7, 2017
Amber W.
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Its a fun class. You should join.

Posted Aug 31, 2017
Amber W.
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your the best teacher in the world that i know

Posted Aug 28, 2017
Katherine
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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.

Posted Jun 10, 2017
Katie
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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.

Posted Jun 7, 2017
Krista
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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.

Posted Jun 5, 2017
Nathaniel E.
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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!!

Posted May 25, 2017
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Experience

Preschool French Teacher
Aug 2018 - Present

The French American Academy

French Teacher
Jul 2017 - Present

Tribeca Language

French Teacher
Aug 2017 - Jul 2018

La Petite École

French Teacher
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016

CERAN Provence

Taught French with professional objectives to adults from all over the world with CERAN methods.

French Assistant in Unités Pédagogiques pour Élèves Allophones nouvellement Arrivés
Jan 2016 - Jun 2016

Éducation Nationale

Assisted teaching French as a Second Language to children between 6 and 11 years old.

French Tutor
Jan 2016 - Jun 2016

Institut Universitaire de Technologie

Taught French with university objectives to two Peruvian students with B1 level.

French Assistant
Oct 2014 - May 2015

Associations beaux Repères

Taught French to foreigners with an intermediate or advanced level in French.

French Assistant
Jan 2013 - Jan 2013

Europaschule's Secondary School

Taught French to German students and taught German to Non-German Speaking Students.

Education

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

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Brevet d'Aptitutes aux Fonctions d'Animateur
Jun 2011

Directeur Départemental Chargé de la Jeunesse

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