Testimonials

Over the years we’ve helped lots of people to hone their ability to speak foreign languages. Below are some testimonials.


“Prior to my trip to Italy, it became crystal clear I would need more help with the language than any CD or phrase book would provide.  Working one-on-one with Emily brought Italian to life for me.

Her fresh approach and teaching style will have you embracing the language, as opposed to simply parroting words without context.  

Emily’s tutoring provided me with a deeper understanding of the language and the confidence I needed to communicate comfortably.”

– Gina, from Samarotto Design Group


“Emily managed to be friends with my daughter while still having expectations for her.  She came to our home for perhaps a dozen tutoring sessions and was always prompt, enthusiastic and a great energy to be around.  In the end my goal was realized in that my daughter passed 9th grade Italian. 

My daughter will periodically say ‘I wanna see Miss A’ which I think is some kind of miracle coming from a 14 year old towards the tutor of the subject she found the most challenging.”

– Brenda, parent of New Paltz High School 9th grader


“Emily was a great tutor.  She always made it fun and I never really felt stressed about learning and she definitely helped me get ‘Mastery Level’ on my French Regents Exam, when I was worried about passing!”

– Billy, sophomore from Beacon High School 


“My son failed the Spanish Regents Exam last year, so I vowed to get a tutor the second time around.

Amazingly enough, in just six 90-minute tutoring sessions, Josh managed to gain enough knowledge and confidence to earn a B on the Regents this year, even though he was getting Cs and Ds in the class. This is due, in no small part, to Emily’s tutoring. My son is so proud of himself and it’s wonderful to witness.”

– Julie, parent of sophomore from Poughkeepsie High School