Evelyne Karam
Henrico, VA
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Evelyne Karam

Evelyne K.

Henrico, VA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Being born and raised in Geneva, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, French is my mother tongue. With a Swiss degree of pediatric nursing and teaching, I worked more than 15 years with children, families and adult learners. Finding the best way to learn depending on who you are and what goals you have is one of my specialties. I like to provide a dynamic and a fun learning environment to high schoolers and adults.
Having learnt multiple second languages, such as English, Italian, Spanish and German, I’m very aware of the process of learning a new language.
I can provide vocabulary, grammar, verbs, conversation as well as cultural aspects from different French speaking countries, as I was working with people from France and I spent 3 years in Montreal, Quebec.
I moved to Richmond three years ago, bringing many French books and ressources that could be used during lessons.

About Evelyne K.

I’m a French native speaker from Switzerland, teaching French to high schoolers and adults. I provide tailored lessons in a positive environment to gain confidence and to enjoy speaking French.
Three years ago, I moved from Geneva for my husband’s work. He’s a pediatric clinical and research physician at VCU Health. I’m the mother of two children, one at the Steward's School and one at Virginia Tech. We are a native French speaking family.
I have worked since 1999 as a pediatric critical care nurse and as a teacher/instructor for critical care and neonatal nurses programs.
I have Swiss degrees in nursing, pediatric, critical care, lactation consultant and adult pedagogy/teaching, as well as an up to date RN licence in Virginia.
I love to tutor, teach, and share my knowledge of French language and culture. To achieve your goals, I use my pedagogical background and a good sense of humour. I enjoy understanding my students' needs and strengths to make sure they get the best learning experience, in a friendly and non-judgmental environment.

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Louis
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Evelyne is amazing! We look forward to learning French from such a wonderful teacher!!

Posted Jan 16, 2021
Lorna
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Exactly what I was looking for. Evelyne is a wonderful French teacher. She is very easy to understand and extremely patient and helpful. She has a great sense of humor. I fully expect to meet my French goals with Evelyne as my teacher. I am looking forward to future lessons with her.

Posted Jan 8, 2021
Bunny Y.
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Evelyne est très patiente et gentille. Je suis très honoré d'être son élève.

Posted Dec 21, 2020
Michelle
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Evelyne is a gem, and her enthusiasm is contagious! She breaks down a problem into a way that is easily understandable. I especially love the audio files she sends after the lessons to reinforce your learning. I am so thankful to learn from one of the best, and I am excited to continue taking lessons with her!

Posted Dec 12, 2020
Vera
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Evelyne is the best French instructor! I only knew 3 words in French before taking her classes, and I am amazed at how much I already learned in 9 months. I really like her teaching style, and notes with audio recordings. She makes it simple and very interesting to learn French. I recommend her to everyone.

Thank you Evelyne so much for teaching me French! I am looking forward for more lessons with you 😊

Posted Dec 11, 2020
Andrea
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Evelyne is an amazing French teacher! I am learning so much with her and have only had two lessons! What amazes me most about Evelyne is the time she spends preparing for and tailoring each lesson to my needs. Without a doubt, I would recommend Evelyne if you want to learn and master French!

Posted Dec 5, 2020
Joseph
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Posted Sep 18, 2020
Larisa Lee
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I learned a lot from this class ,thanks ,chloe

Posted Jul 17, 2020
Larisa Lee
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Thank you I loved it

Posted Jul 6, 2020
Larisa Lee
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Loved it thanks safe trip

Posted Jul 3, 2020
Carolyn
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I have taken lessons with Evelyne for a month now, and I love her teaching style! I have taken French classes before, but Evelyne has an organized approach that makes it easier to remember the important but difficult details. Evelyne also has an understanding of cultural differences between the US, and different french speaking countries, which is great for anyone planning to move or travel. I fully recommend Evelyne to anyone hoping to better their french skills!

Posted Jul 1, 2020
Brenda
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She is delightful and patient ....... it was a joy!

Posted Jun 23, 2020
Faith M.
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Today was my 8 year old Granddaughter's first French lesson.The rating in essence comes from my Granddaughter who after her first lesson was enthusiastic about wanting to schedule two lessons per week as opposed to the one per week which was planned. Evelyne is intelligent and aware at many levels.She is enthusiastic ,friendly, jovial and most of all, understanding and flexible in a potentially challenging situation. We are off to the start that I hoped for.. Thank You so very much Evelyne!

Posted Jun 9, 2020
Lisa
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I’ve only taken one class, but I loved it, and I can tell Evelyne is a great match for me!

Posted Jun 9, 2020
Marion
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Evelyne is just lovely! Lessons are structured very well & she has a fabulous world view.. 100% recommend!

Posted Jun 9, 2020
Nirja
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Good teacher for French Language.

Posted May 22, 2020
Lesley H.
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Absolutely love Evelyn! She is very patient, very organized and the lessons are great. I have had French before a long long time ago. We are starting from the basics and moving forward. I don’t feel like anything is too easy or too difficult and we are going at my comfort level.

Posted May 21, 2020
Ara
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I've taken many classes with several different tutors and can say with confidence that Evelyne's classes are 100% worth it if you really want to learn French! She's very patient and extremely knowledgeable about the French language and cultural nuances. I really enjoy her classes and look forward to our future lessons!

Posted May 11, 2020
Laura Flanagan
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My 6th grade son is truly enjoying taking French lessons with Evelyne. His school does not offer French, so he asked to take online lessons. He raves that Evelyne is patient, and takes the time to make sure he really understands the material. He also appreciates that she makes the lessons interesting and enjoyable. A 12 year old boy is a tough critic, and he raves about Evelyne. Highly recommend her!

Posted May 8, 2020
Annie
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My two girls just started their french lessons with Evelyne and they are enjoying it very much. She's a great instructor and is patient with them while also making french fun to learn. We look forward to continuing our lessons with her online!

Posted May 7, 2020
Lindsey
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Evelyne is engaging and delightful. She looks for ways to customize the lessons to suit individual abilities and interests.

Posted May 5, 2020
Arielle
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Needed it to refresh my school french. Evelyne was a great help. She helped me reach my goals, is very accurate. It is a pleasure to recommend her as a French teacher.

Posted Apr 18, 2020
William D.
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Posted Mar 20, 2020
Ryan R.
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My wife and I had a wonderful time with Evelyne! She was very friendly and accommodating. Her lessons were creative and engaging. It was such a pleasure to begin our pursuit to learn French with Evelyne.

Posted Mar 4, 2020
Bill
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Evelyne is perfect for learning french or polishing up the rough spots. Feel comfortable immediately and improve quickly.

Posted Jan 27, 2020
Michele P.
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Well prepared, tailored the lesson to my needs, and was very skilled in teaching the material I. A way I could easily understand and use every day. I felt very confident following my lesson and am looking forward to continuing the process.

Posted Jan 15, 2020
Carolyn A.
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Evelyne is a wonderful teacher. After two lessons I am already starting to feel confident in putting sentences together. She has extensive experience in teaching and I’m just grateful I found her here. Don’t hesitate to book with her. I’m certain she is the best choice to learn French. You won’t be disappointed.

Posted Dec 31, 2019
Marta
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Evelyne has managed to make her french class easy and almost fun for my kids. Not easy....

Posted Nov 25, 2019
Ahmed *.

She was very kind , I like her style and her way , I start with her beginner but I am now much better

Posted Nov 1, 2019
Christine
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Today was my first lesson. Evelyne is very relaxed and immediately helped me to feel relaxed. She quickly chose a starting point that met my skill level.
I am already looking forward to my second lesson.

Posted Oct 28, 2019
Kaylee G.
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Posted Oct 16, 2019
Allyn L.
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Evelyne is charming and we have so much fun! She will focus on whatever we choose (my friend and I are doing this together). She sends us great email summaries of our lessons as well.

Posted Oct 10, 2019
Erin W.
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Posted Oct 8, 2019
Tonia
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Best French teacher! She is kind, keeps the lesson interesting and fun and at the same time makes corrections and instructions on grammar and pronunciation as well as helps to enrich the vocabulary. I 100% recommend taking classes with Evelyn!

Posted Oct 3, 2019
Amelia C.
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My 7 th grade daughter greatly enjoyed her first lesson. Great introduction to a new language. Teacher made the learning fun!

Posted Sep 17, 2019
Élodie A.
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Kids loved their first lesson, I'm sure they will get into the grove

Posted Aug 16, 2019
Joelle *.
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Formidable!

Posted Aug 8, 2019
Amy
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Posted Jul 17, 2019
Alexa
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Evelyne is awesome, I’m very excited to continue my lessons. Tres bien.

Posted Jul 8, 2019
Shelly
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Evelyne has a creative teaching style that keeps me engaged and eager to learn. I have enjoyed every session I have had with her. I'm sure you will find her as kind and patient as I have.

Posted Jul 5, 2019
Michael
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Posted Jul 3, 2019
Emilia
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Excellent teacher as well as a very nice person. Very patient, understanding, kind and thoughtful. I’m very happy with my results. Thank you so much!!

Posted Jun 27, 2019
Sunah C.
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Very kind and welcoming.

Posted Jun 25, 2019
Lorraine
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So grateful to have found her. She's great!!

Posted Jun 5, 2019
Kaylee G.
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Fantastic teacher. She has great methods for making the language and pronunciation stick. She's a fun, sweet person and is very flexible in her teaching style. I highly recommend her!

Posted Apr 11, 2019
Renga V.
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Excellent. Very clear with instruction, pronunciation and grammar details with language. Very practical and pragmatic with approach . Also, kind and encouraging. Practice sheets are very complimentary to learning.

Posted Jan 21, 2019
Alona
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Chère Evelyne, Je te remercie chaleureusement pour les cours de français que tu m’as donné pendant cette année! C’est vraiment un grand plaisir d’étudier avec toi, car tu es toujours à l’écoute et tu donnes des bons conseils pour améliorer mon niveau de français. Merci encore et j’espère sincèrement répondre les cours avec toi prochainement. Je t’embrasse, Alona

Posted Oct 21, 2018
Liette
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Evelyne volunteered at my daughter’s school while in Canada. She liked to be involved and useful in different school activities involving children of various age groups. She is very reliable and was always patient with the kids. Her love of children was clearly visible at all times. Perhaps more importantly, the children adored her too. Her intelligence, caring nature, sense of humour and her ability to adapt very quickly to the children’s needs makes it easy to highly recommend her for tutoring.

Posted Oct 20, 2018
Svetlana
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Evelyne is such a reliable and trustworthy teacher and person as well. She can adapt super quickly and easily to the people she is teaching and is always super patient. She’s an enthusiastic and outgoing person with lots of abilities and knows what she’s doing. Definitely recommend.

Posted Oct 17, 2018
Lori
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Evelyne is such a wondeful teacher -- patient, empathetic and encouraging. We feel quite lucky to have found her. Learning and truly comprehending a new language is challenging and frustrating at times and she's really made a tremendous difference in a short time.

Posted Oct 15, 2018

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Experience

Middle school & High school substitute teacher
Sep 2018 - Present

St. Catherine's school, Richmond, VA

Providing any kind of class topic depending on the school's needs, to middle and high school students.

Nurse instructor/Program and pedagogical coordinator
Sep 2014 - Jun 2017

Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland

Designing critical care training program for RN. Recruiting, teaching and evaluating post grade nurses.

Lactation consultant and teacher
Jan 2004 - Jun 2017

Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland and independant

Providing care and counseling to families, and classes to nurses

Substitute teacher in preschool bachelor program
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013

Ecole de la petite enfance, Geneva, Switzerland

30 hours of lectures and learning activities on various health-care issues

Research assistant
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

St. Justine Children's Hospital, Montreal, Canada

Collecting and analyzing clinical information for large international studies

Pediatric critical care nurse instructor
Jun 2006 - Jun 2007

Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland

Training and coaching of post graduate nurses

Education

Adult teaching certificate of advanced studies
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

Geneva University, Switzerland

Lactation consultant training
Jan 2004 - Dec 2006

VELB, Geneva, Switzerland

Pediatric critical care and neonatal specialization
Jan 2000 - Dec 2002

Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland

Nurse bachelor
Oct 1995 - Jun 1999

Ecole du Bon Secours, Geneva, Hospital

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Commonwealth of Virginia Registered Nurse
Jan 2020

Virginia Department of Health Professions

Certification obtained by NCLEX examination
Certificate of advance studies in adult teaching
Dec 2014

Geneva University, Switzerland

Lactation consultant and teacher
Dec 2006

IBCLC

Pediatric critical care and neonatal specialization
Dec 2002

Swiss nursing association/Red Cross

Nurse bachelor
Jun 1999

Ecole du Bon Secours, Geneva, Hospital

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