Reviews

Verified students

 

“Knowledgeable, well prepared (session structure) and demanding. I am getting my kids ready for the SAT, and needed a tutor to guide them through some of the tips and best practices. Gabriela not only was able to provide some of these tips but went beyond expected. The classes/sessions structure is well prepared and follows a specific flow that helps the kids understand some of the fundamentals, discuss reading approach, practice and force them to think to ensure what they read is comprehended. Basically, the session drives them to think and analyze. Gabriela has also provided other materials that are very useful for the kids to study on their own and practice what they have learned. Another important aspect of the way Gabriela teaches is that she is demanding and raises the bar for the kids. I believe this is critical if the kids want to succeed and have higher goals and expectations. Definitely I would recommend Gabriela for anyone to get ready for the SAT reading test or simply wants their kids to get better at reading comprehension and vocabulary.”

Oscar (Manager, USA/Mexico) for Nicholas, Santi, Alexia, and Alyssa

SAT Boot Camp, 2017

 

“I have been working with Ms. Gabrielle for the past 6 months. I like her teaching, she is a really wonderful teacher; we worked on ESL, TOEFL,Art and language and career coaching. She is so kind to handle my 6 years old naughty daughter. She is a multitalented and very experienced teacher, I am glad that she is my tutor. Thank you.”

Swarna (dietician) and Swara (1st grade student), India.

ESL, Language/Art program, Career Coaching, 2017

offered through GLOBAL LT

 

I worked with Gabrielle for several weeks to learn basic French in preparation for a Paris vacation I was planning to take.  I was an absolute beginner– I knew no French at all.  Gabrielle prepared me very well for my trip.  She went beyond teaching me rote travel phrases and instead taught me basic sentence building blocks so I could make simple French sentences on my own.  When I took my vacation I used my new (although of course still limited) French language skills.  I asked for my room key in French every day.  One day I was shopping in a small store and was conversing in my limited  French.  I guess the shop owner was pleased that I was trying so hard, because as I left he stopped me and took two keychains off the hook and gave them to me as a gift!  Another day a French person told me my accent was good, my pronunciation was good.  (That’s thanks to Gabrielle!) I went out a lot by myself.  I went to the grocery store, pharmacy, macaron shop, department store, and restaurants.  I got to know the area pretty well.  Gabrielle had instructed me on how to use the metro and to become familiar with the metro stations nearest to my hotel.  I knew if I could get back to the Ecole Militaire metro station then I was “home”. Learning French with Gabrielle was a very good, very positive experience!

 Pam (Art Teacher)

French Immersion program, 2017

 

“Gabriela is FABULOSA! I look forward to many times ahead with Gabriela….she was accommodating and kind and easygoing and FUN! thank you so much wyzant! if you are looking for an amazing ITALIAN teacher….she is your GAL!”

Lucy (Disc-jockey, Private busines owner)

Italian translation and recording, 2017

 

“I’m a 59 year old male. I started learning the French language with Gabrielle Anderson last April. I’ve completed about 20 two-hour weekly sessions now (once a week).  My motivation for taking lessons in a foreign language at that time was that I believe that learning new skills helps to keep the mind young. Gabrielle’s teaching methods have awakened further inspiration: Now,my wife and I are planning to travel to a French speaking country in the near future! Beyond her language teaching skill, her cultural knowledge of the entire world astounds and inspires me. That is the particular aspect of her talents that first inspired me to consider travelling abroad. Taking a class somewhere with other people didn’t appeal to me, and I’m glad that I picked a teacher who believes in one-on one instruction!”

Tom, Project Manager

French Immersion Program 2015-2017

 

“Gabriela worked with my Belgian family for the past year to master the English language and we will continue working with her as well! With Gabriela you have much more than a basic language training… My 12 year old daughter was able to step out the ESL program at school after 1,5 year! When we moved she was at beginners level and now she is already high advanced. We loved that Gabriela made our daughter read some classics! Gabriela knows perfectly how the school system in the USA works and is an expert in prep programs for standardized tests. She supported my daughter with STAAR practice and also helped my boys with several AP classes, SAT and ACT training as well. My oldest son even graduates a year early! She advised him and guided him through the college application process. We really appreciated her expertise in essay writing.  As for my personal experience I liked working with her on TOEFFL but I also learned a lot about the American culture and entrepreneurship. In fact her enthusiasm made me take the decision to start my own private teaching business! In the fall 2016 the European STAR Academy (French/Dutch/European History/Cooking) will open!” 

 Katleen (History Teacher, Belgium) for herself Dries, Fien, Seppe, and Jonas

ESL Immersion Program, French test prep, STAAR test prep, Career Coaching

through Global LT, 2015-2017

 

“Knowledgeable and patient tutor. Got out first session and going back for another. Very thankful that Ms Gabriela is working with my child over the holiday break!”

Neelima (India)

English elementary school assistance, 2017

 

“Amazing lessons! I’m usually a shy person, but Gabriela made me feel comfortable as soon as I met her. She is very easy to talk to and engage with, and she has a lot of patience. Gabriela helped to personalize lessons for me based on my goals, and I feel as if I have learned more French from her in a few lessons than what I learned in high school. Highly recommended!”

Tiffany (College student)

Personalized French course, 2017

 

“Great First Lesson. She was so warm and friendly for our first meeting. She is clearly knowledgeable and has organized lesson plans. Her experience was what made me interested but her personality and lesson plans are what made me decide to stay with her. I am excited to get started!”

Alexandrea (ESL Teacher, USA)

French Immersion Program offered through WyzAnt Tutor, 2017

 

“Great Tutor. After two classes of working with Gabriela my son has improved his speech and public speaking skills greatly. I will recomend her 100%.”

Rodney (Manager)

English/Public Speaking course through WyzAnt, 2017

 

“Patient tutor. I have my third lesson tomorrow, and I feel as though I’ve learned so much already even though I’m a beginner. I get excited every time I have a lesson with her!

Alyssa (College student)

French Intensive Immersion course, 2017

 

“Great teacher. Gabriela is a very helpful and does a great job explaining and pronouncing the French language. She is attentive as you speak with her and she is patient during the lessons. I recommend.”

Kevin (Artist)

French tutoring class, 2017

 

Very experienced and passionate tutor! Even though I have had only a 2-hr lesson so far, I already see huge improvements in my communication skills. I’m looking forward to having my next lesson with her!

Shalom (College Student)

French college assistance, 2016

 

“Great instructor! This was my second lesson with her and it went really well. We covered significant ground and I feel a lot more comfortable with my French after the lesson. Highly recommended.”

Raj (Computer expert, India)

French Immersion course, 2016

“Very Helpful! 
Gabriela helps me on the reading section of the SAT and also taught me new vocab. words. Also, she was patient and really helped me understand a question when I got confused. All in all, a very good tutor!”

Molly (high school student)

SAT Boot Camp 2016

 

“I’m glad Gabriela is my Daughter’s French Tutor. Gabriela is a very professional and knowledgeable private tutor. She is very punctual, and is organizing each lesson according with my daughter’s reinforcement needs. I found her through WyzAnt and I’m glad she is helping my daughter with her french lessons. Looking forward for the next lesson. Thank you Gabriela!”

 Ingrid (Accountant), Canada

WyzAnt French course, 2016

 

“Fantastic first session! Gabriela introduced my wife and I to the Italian language we are seeking to become fluent in, her first lesson was exactly what we were looking for and has us on the path to learning this bella language!”

Michael (Manager) and Aimée (Interior designer)

Italian Immersion course, 2016

 

“Very experienced and organized. We just started taking lessons form Gabriela and I am really impressed with her professionalism, experience and knowledge. The tutoring environment that she seems to have put a lot of effort and thought is very conducive to getting students to focus and absorb intense sessions she tailors for them. We are looking forward to more such engaging and enriching sessions from Gabriela.”

Sudha, Flower Mound

WyzAnt STAAR Course, 2016

 

“Wonderful! 
Our daughter had only two lessons with Gabriela and she already has a better understanding of many of the fundamentals she has missed in high school. She has also gained much needed confidence! Thank you!”

Greg for Michala (high school student)

WyzAnt French Intensive Immersion Course, 2016

 

“I started taking TOEFL focus English classes with Gabrielle in 2013. Back then, she was patient enough to modify my curriculum and focus on my grammar understanding and speaking. Due to my husband’s work agenda, I had to pause my classes but the entire time she was attentive and cared to answer my emails even if it was just to say Hi. After 3 years I was finally able to came back to the USA an finish my curriculum and thanks to her insights not only in the language but critical thinking, culture and history as well, I had developed my understanding and communication skills faster than I’d hoped for and am going for a post graduation. She is very organized, respectful with our time and her ability to adapt to each of her students makes me highly recommend her as a tutor!!”

Noadias Lima (Logistics manager, Brasil)

ESL Course, TOEFL Course, 2013-2016

 

“Patient and professional. Gabriela is very professional and helpful. I had one tutoring session with her and I’m already more confident in speaking French and I think she will help me make great progress as we have more tutoring sessions. She is organized, prepared, and can work with students at any level. Additionally, Gabriela is experienced in teaching Dyslexic and ADD/ADHD students (like myself), and she knows how to modify her teaching methods to aid different learning styles. No matter how big or small your goal is, Gabriela will help you reach it. I definitely recommend her as a tutor.”

Emily, College Student (prep for Sorbonne University, Paris)

French Immersion Program, 2016

Dyslexia/ADD-ADHD curriculum

 

 

“Had an introductory class. Very detailed oriented and also makes sure to understand the artistic style one is interested in and focuses more in that area.”

Rama (Computer expert, India)

Painting Course, 2015-2016

 

“Great teacher! 
Gabriela is awesome teacher. She has much knowledge for teaching. Her class was very exciting and I felt it made me improving English skill.”

Kumi (College Student, Japan)

English Intensive Immersion Course Wyzant 2016

 

“Very patient and understanding of my difficulties. I have long road to being able to succeed in passing my SAT exam, however, I believe I can accomplish that with the help of Ms. Gabriela.”

Luxizi, China (College Student)

WyzAnt English/ESL Course, 2016

 

“Flexible, knowledgeable, and engaging. We just completed our first lesson last night. As many people are, my husband and I were nervous about how badly we can mangle the French language. Gabriela made us so comfortable. She really tries to tailor the course to the needs and interests of her students. We can’t wait to go back on Thursday!”

Lisa (Manager) and James (Accountant)

WyzAnt intensive immersion program, 2016

 

“Fantastic! I was impressed with how quickly she was able to recommend a personalized curriculum for me! After the first class I was able to speak several sentences in Italian. I definitely recommend Gabriela for anyone looking to learn Italian.

Rory (Manager)

Wyzant Italian Immersion course, 2015

 

“Gabrielle Anderson is an excellent and fully trustable Teacher. My daughter and son are very excited to go to her lessons every week for last 2 years. My daughter’s STAAR scores have improved and her french speaking also has improved tremendously as well as her grades in English language arts and french. My son’s interest in reading and school grades have improved greatly. It really made school studies very easy for my daughter and son. I highly recommend Gabrielle for english and french tutoring.” I was impressed with how quickly she was able to recommend a personalized curriculum for me! After the first class I was able to speak several sentences in Italian. I definitely recommend Gabriela for anyone looking to learn Italian.”

Bindu (Computer Expert, India — for Meena and Sai)
                           

 STAAR, SSAT, ACT Explore, PSAT 2013-2015

 

“Highly Recommend – 5 STARS!!!! Gabriela is the BEST, TOP Notch!!! — Gabriela was very professional and it was obvious she had prepared for our session. Her material was organized and the content was easy to follow. She instructed me and guided me through the lesson. She helped me with correct pronunciation and inquired about ways to personalize the course for me. I am excited about going for my next lesson.”

Mike (Government Contractor)

Italian Immersion Course, 2015

 

“Gabriela quickly understood my foreign language capabilities and adjusted the lesson plan to suit my skillset. Gabriela taught me some basic pronunciation, basic verbs and vocabulary. We worked on proper pronunciation primarily, which is a good foundation for any language. She quickly assessed my foreign language capabilities and we developed a plan to meet my goals. Thanks!”

Gordon (Manager)

Italian Immersion Course 2015

 

“Gabriela, I would like to thank you for teaching Italian to our corporate team and myself at Verona Marble Company, Inc. for the past 16 months. Your teaching style works well for us and you keep the class fun and interesting. Since I work for an Italian company your class will be very helpful. Non vedo l’ora di poter studiare di nuovo nella seconda parte del corso! Thanks!”                                                                                            

Paul (General Manager at Verona Marble)
                                   

Italian Immersion Program 2012-2015

 

“For the year of 2014 my three children (ages 9, 9, and 8) and I took weekly French lessons from Gabrielle.   Gabrielle also taught my children art.  We had a wonderful experience with Gabrielle.  She is amazingly knowledgeable about languages, grammar, art, and many other subjects.   She is well educated in her field and being from Europe gives her a more global perspective.  During that year that Gabrielle was teaching us, we spent a month in France.  Her teaching really prepared us linguistically for our journey.  I definitely recommend Gabrielle.  We plan to use her service again in the future.”

Laura (Bank professional) for Luc, Levy, and Elizabeth

Immersion French Program and Art/Painting, Homeschool Program 2014-2015

 

“Great Tutor, Very Personable and Fun.” Gabriela has been working with my high school daughter to prepare her for her AP test this spring and has done a great job! My daughter has learned more than she expected and enjoys the lessons. We are very satisfied and would recommend Gabriela with no hesitation!”

Julie for Alyssa (High School student and Model)

AP Intensive Immersion Program, 2015

 

“Gabrielle’s methods seem to be bringing out the best in my ability to learn to read and speak French. I studied French in high school, but that was 40 years ago. My first 2 hour session Friday was my first opportunity to speak French in those 40 years. I was surprised how came back to me in those 2 fleeting hours!”

Tom (Production manager)

Immersion French Course 2015 (TakeLessons, 4-h. intensive immersion)

 

“My son has received a 6-month immersion course for SAT and ACT tests. He studied hard for the English section working on reading, essay writing, critical thinking, self-organization, and vocabulary. He prefers sports, so for him this was a real trial but he faced it bravely!! We are extremely happy with his results until now and the teaching he’s received which he feels will help him in college too. The immersion SAT/ACT course that Gabrielle provided via Diplomat Languages Inc. include European methods that worked great for Jason, it’s definitely recommendable to anyone who wants top results with short-time instruction.”

Michelle for Jason (High School student)

SAT/ACT Immersion course, 2015

 

“Patient and Kind.” Gabriela is a patient tutor and explains each step in detail making sure you understand the point she is landing. She made me feel comfortable and helped me understand things that I didn’t know about grammar. I would recommend Gabriela because she has a passion for teaching.”

Sunny (College Student)

College Assistance, English Literature (through WyzAnt), 2015

  

“Gabriela is a great teacher! She is fun, energetic, very knowledgeable and extremely patient. The lessons are tailored to the interests of the individual student. You can even record your lessons, so you can listen to them over and over again, as she shares lots of tidbits. She is also quite flexible in scheduling lessons, and understands when you have to reschedule. She not only teaches you about the language, but also the culture. Gabriela even hosts food events where she prepares French and Italian dishes from scratch! These parties are quite fun, as you get to meet many of her other students. I highly recommend Gabriela!”

Lois (Computer Programmer)

French Immersion Course, 2014

 

“Absolutely great program! I worked with Gabrielle to make the program I wanted this year for my graduate school and career planning. Perfect flexibility and I really enjoyed the ability to choose from many course options. She was referred to me by one of my friends who studied SAT with Gabrielle. Studying required some effort as she prepared me for GRE and Essay Writing, but this time I got the kind of scores I can be really proud of. I truly enjoyed this training, now I feel very confident about my future performance in ongoing college projects.

Michael (College Student)

GRE and Essay Writing Course, 2014

 

“Great Results, Personable, Expert. Gabriela helped move me beyond saying I was fluent in French to actually being it. For me, learning French is not about passing a test or bragging about one’s ability. It is about the sheer joy of communicating in a different language, developing friendships with people I meet and work with in Québec, sitting on the patio with the neighbors in France drinking wine and telling jokes, participating in a game of pétanque with the old folks in the village, or describing the fish I saw to dive buddies in French Polynesia. Helping me become fluent in French has opened up the world for me to explore new places and develop new friendships….and that’s what I really wanted. Thank you Gabriela!”

Phillip (Engineer)

French Immersion Program 2013-2014

 

“We recently returned from living in France for the past two years. We were looking for a program to maintain and further our 11 and 13 year olds’ French. It was important to us for the children to continue to be exposed to an authentic accent as well as cultural references tied into their studies. Gabrielle has provided an excellent program that includes these specifics. It is a program that not only works well while she is teaching them but also provides them with beneficial activities for work at home.”

Lisa for Faith and Seth

French Intensive Course, 2014

 

“Excellent results, better SAT scores than I’d thought I could get in English. This SAT/ACT course lasted 4 months and seemed tough at first, but after the third session I’d already figured how much we were actually covering and I felt my goal was getting much easier to achieve. Awesome training, so thorough I know it’ll help me in my future college exams too.”

Steve (High School Student)

SAT Immersion Program, 2014

 

“Great Tutor. After corresponding with her for about a week and telling her where I wanted to be with my Italian, Gabriela met with me and completely reassured me that my goal was more than attainable. I recently had my first class with her, and to be honest, I had already done the traditional classroom Italian lessons, but I felt more comfortable using the method and lesson plan she came prepared with. We were speaking, reading, and doing basic grammar lessons within the first hour. Gabriela understood that I was a little more advanced than beginners, since I had taken an Italian course while I was abroad, and she didn’t keep me to the standard beginners curriculum, which I really appreciated. If you’re eager to learn and are looking for a patient and understanding tutor, Gabriela is it! I am looking forward to my next class with her!”

Tania (College Student)

Intensive Immersion Program, Italian 2014

  

“After trying to learn French on my own for years through online tools, I highly recommend the individualized language education of Diplomat Languages. In a short amount of time, Gabrielle has greatly improved my pronunciation, expanded my vocabulary, and successfully changed my approach to learning a new language. My studies not only include learning the language itself, but also contain invaluable knowledge of the cultural and historical context of France. This context not only improves my learning, but also makes the process more fun. Gabrielle provides a well thought out individualized curriculum that includes directed self-study between lessons. She is organized, patient, and a gifted teacher of languages. As I finish my studies with Diplomat Languages, I know that I will be much more confidant in my use of French, and will be left with valuable tools and techniques to continue learning on my own over time.”

Chris (Business Consultant)

French Professional Immersion Program, 2014

 

 “Very Knowledgeable and Patient! I enjoyed my tutoring with Gabriela for the first two hours! She is very patient, because I am quite a slow learner and wanted to learn at my own pace. She is very knowledgeable about European cultures and history, which is a part of my tutoring that I love. We are tutoring at my home and she was on time and ready to go. I will continue my tutoring with Gabriela as long as I need to, until I can hopefully speak Italian!”

Yvonne (Artist, Owner “The Cat’s Away Club”)

Italian Intensive Immerson Program, 2014

 

  “This has been the most energizing English grammar course I’ve ever taken. We studied from SAT, ACT, and even GRE books and exercises. The test seemed pretty easy afterwards and I am very happy since I’ve got top scores. I recommend it to anyone interested in effective test prep.”

Julia (High School Student)

SAT/ACT Intensive Immersion Program, 2014

 

“Wonderful, patient, and accommodating. I appreciate her flexibility. I have never taken a foreign language so I am very pleased with what I learned and how quickly I am able to speak and read Italian. Grazie!”

Karen (Restaurant Owner, Spoons Café)

Italian Intensive Immersion Program, 2014

 

 “Professional, enjoyable, and valuable tutoring experience! Special care and attention is given toward my motivation for learning Italian. During the lessons, Gabriela applies custom tailored vocabulary and resources to my professional and personal background… I truly appreciate her focused and thorough teaching approach in a comfortable and enjoyable learning environment. Her experience, knowledge, and teaching approach is very valuable. I would certainly recommend Gabriela for personal tutoring!”

Adam (Researcher)

Italian Intensive Immersion Program, 2014

 

 “Our family traveled to the DFW area from Oxford, United Kingdom. Gabriela tailored a fantastic 4 hour French tutorial for our daughters, 12 and 9 years old to boost their French before going back home. Gabriela was very professional, experienced and the girls enjoyed their lessons with her very much.”

Shira (Biology Professor, UK) for Noa and Maya

Intensive French Course, 2014

 

  “What Gabriela gives me was more than just knowledge. I took English and French lesons from her. From the beginning, she easily found out what is my weakness and strength. After our first class, she adjusted her lessons for me. The class was very flexible, however, it did not miss any points that I needed to learn. We focused on my weakness intensively and I knew I was improving. In a short time, with her effective lessons, I advanced my English ability and established a strong first step for my French. Since I learned how to study by myself from her, I truly believe that my English and French will get better from now on. When I think back, Gabriela gave me the confidence about my possibilities as well as the fastest way to learn foreign languages.”

Jia (College Student, South Korea)

Immersion French and English Program, 2014

 

“We have found exactly what he have been looking for. Lessons are prepared based on the student needs. Gabriela is very patient and creates very relaxed comfortable environment that helps to focus on the language. She is not pushing students but rather tries to understand where are the weaknesses and what pace is acceptable for a student. This was totally different experience from what we had before. I can only recommend.”

Jan (Computer Expert, Russia) and Elvira (Accountant, Russia)English Course, 2014

 

“A good teacher and a good listener — Gabrielle listened to what our interests were and what we wanted out of the course and then tailored our instruction to meet our needs. We really enjoyed her help.”

Phillip (Retired) and Louise (Computer Expert)French Intensive Program 2014

 

“She is so nice tutor and helped a lot for my college level philosophy class. She will respond as soon as possible whatever you ask. 

Bumsoo (Student, China)

European Studies, 2014

 

 “We began bringing my 9-year-old son to Gabriela Anderson through a 6-month Diplomat Languages scholarship for French lessons in January of 2014. Brian was on an ADHD medicine since his public school recommended he be medicated, and the local doctors supported this with the prescription. Historically Brian was being disruptive in class and we were receiving notifications daily.

Upon the very first class, Gabriela ran some educational tests and assessed Brian and suggested his issues appeared to be circumstantial because he was attentive, logical and smart when he liked the material, and he only became disruptive when he was feeling uncomfortable. Moreover, Brian disclosed his frustrations, ambitions, his favourite school subjects. Gabriela is a believer in traditional education, so she strongly advised we stop immediately giving Brian the medication; which Brian, his 2 brothers, his mother and I totally wanted due to existing data on negative side effects. From that moment on, Brian has not been taking the ADHD medicine. His mother and I have done years of research and have experimented with diet and discipline to manage Brian’s behavior. And we believe these things do help; however we experienced more growth in Brian after we started Gabriela’s program. I believe Brian needs the proper stimulation, curriculum, patience, environment and attention for him to be able focus and concentrate for longer periods of time. in order to train his mind to control himself. Gabriela’s program does just that; it is a focused 1-on-1 sessions uniquely tailored to each of her students. She is extremely patient and driven to achieve success and progress with Brian and he has grown. Brian genuinely wants to learn so that Gabriela and his parents will be proud of him; this has been very motivating for Brian. Brian wants to do well in public school so that he will be rewarded in Gabriela’s class.

After a few weeks in French Class, Gabriela also wanted to work on Brian’s English, grammar, handwriting, and classical literature and films. So now we split our 4-hour session between English and French. She is helping Brian prepare for the state required testing. Brian is making great advancements in both his English and French as well as in his self-control and manners and his behavior.I am genuinely thrilled to have Brian enrolled in this intensive European-method program and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning languages.”

Jon (Father/Aikido Instructor, for Brian)

ADD-ADHD curriculum, English and French scholarship, 2014

 

 “Helped our 16 year old prepare for last minute for exam to test out of French 3. Really made a difference!”

Kristy (Manager)

French Intensive Course, 2014

 

 “Gabriela is the best tutor. My kids like her tutoring. Lessons are prepared ahead of class to meet our goals. She is very professional and organized. She has provided lots of resources to improve English language skills.”                                                                     

Bindu (Computer Expert, India)

 English, Humanities, French 2013-2015

 

“Good personalized tutoring. Gabriela gives you the ability to learn what you want at the pace that you want. She seems very patient and will answer all the questions that you have in a way to help you better understand. She is also very motivating! I definitely recommend her!!”

Zahwa and Zach (students)

Italian Intensive Immersion Program, 2014

 

 “Gabriela Anderson has been providing excellent and effective executive Italian classes for TH Enterprises for the past 13 months. The classes are well designed and paced to provide a rapid and fun foreign language learningexperience. We have also appreciated Ms. Anderson’s willingness and ability to modify the classes to meet the capabilities, desires, and ever changing schedules and priorities of our executive staff. We strongly recommend Ms. Anderson and her training program to any person or organization where there is a need or desire to develop language skills. Over the last year we have come to respect Gabriela for not only her professional skills but also for her integrity and for her interpersonal skills. We are proud to consider her a friend as well as our teacher of language and culture.”

Ted Hoisington  (President, TH Enterprises)

Italian Immersion Program, 2013

 

 “Very patient, talented and kind. Gabriela is tutoring my step-children who are 11 and 12 years old. She captivates them for two hours at a time and motivates them to study after she leaves! I’m so impressed with her teaching and can’t wait to start my lessons with her!”

Heather (Artist for Charles and Abigail, K12 students)

French Intensive Program, 2013

 

 “Learning from Gabriela has been a joy, to say the least. Even within the first few weeks, I was delighted by the progress we’d made together and the incredibly fast results; within only a few months time, my ability to express myself with both accuracy and comfort has far exceeded my expectations. Gabriela’s knowledge of and instruction in pronunciation is likewise impeccable as she makes it a core aspect of language-learning, and it is through her guidance that I have gained the confidence in my French voice. Grammatical concepts, as well, are presented in clear and digestible lesson plans that seek the most efficient method of mastery. But one thing that makes Gabriela’s language teaching approach all the more special is its adaptability and personalized quality. Gabriela is always willing to focus on the subjects that interest me the most and fine-tune the program to my needs. My learning has gone far beyond formal textbook structure, giving me insight into more colloquial conversation as well as an invaluable, in-depth look into French culture and history. Gabriela has even expanded my understanding to the songs (everything from classical to pop), literature, and films that are integral to a French upbringing so I can better grasp this foreign perspective. She also put together a really fun, day-long immersion program that even included a home-cooked taste of France!

French class with Gabriela is truly something I look forward to every week. Those few hours have turned into more than just learning the language, but a time for me to grow as a person and expand my world view to other people and cultures beyond my own. Each class is truly more rewarding than the next; I could have gained no better entry into the French language and culture than with Gabriela. Her expertise in language and culture is one that I will always trust and admire.”

Sophia (High school student)

French Immersion Program, 2012-2013

 

 “Dear Gabrielle, I’ve written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users. Details of the Recommendation: <> Service Category: Language and Culture Instruction; Year first hired: 2011 Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity”

Lynn (Marketing Director)

Italian Immersion Program, 2013

 

 

“I signed my son up for lessons with Gabriela this summer. I want him to have a second language and as I had taken some French in college, we chose French. I expected the typical class/lesson I had received in college. But Gabriela’s lessons far exceeded my expectations. She is a fantastic teacher, but what makes her class unique is her immersive approach. You learn the language the way language it meant to be learned. From her, in our short time together, I learned more than I did with my college studies. In addition to our lessons, she provided us with appropriate links which further reinforced the French language and culture. What you get with Gabriela are individual lessons that target your goals.”

Daphne (Mother/Teacher) and Jonathan (4th grade GT student)French Immersion Program, 2013

 

“Once upon a time I got angry with myself and decided to put an end to my ignorance in English. I’ve already been settled in Dallas for five years and couldn’t string two words together in English. Both my husband and I went online and got absorbed in looking for a teacher. Our choice was Gabriela Anderson; we didn’t know why her ad attracted us.

For six months I took English lessons with Gabriela. Initially, I must admit, I was so scared of English that I nearly fainted whenever I heard it. Now all that is in the past. I can express myself maybe not as well as I would like to but pretty well, thanks to what Gabriela has taught me.

I’ve met not only a teacher but an intelligent responsible and good-natured person.Thanks to Gabriela my outlook was widened, and I learnt a lot about American culture, history, and people. Together we listened to TV news and read books, and I learnt much that was new to me about American movies, writers, famous singers, actors, etc.  And I have to say that my life became much more interesting because my English is now fairly good. Thank you once again, Gabriela!”

Natasha (Engineer), Lithuania

English/ESL Immersion Program, 2013

 

 “Gabriela is the best! She made learning Italian both enjoyable and exciting. Gabriela was flexible with my schedule and willing to make changes to the curriculum based on my individual interests. Gabriela was very patient and presented material in an easily understandable format. Her lessons involved written, audio, and visual aids that created an exciting (and never boring) learning environment. Gabriela was also very knowledgeable about the culture and customs of Italy, which genuinely prepared me for my vacation. I was extremely pleased with how well I could read and communicate with the locals of Italy, thanks to Gabriela! Upon my return from Italy, Gabriela hosted an “Italian Party,” bringing together all of her students currently taking Italian lessons. She cooked traditional Italian dishes and we all told stories from our time spent in Italy and shared advice and information with those anticipating their Italian travels. It was a neat experience and I enjoyed reminiscing about the food, culture and sites of such a beautiful country! “

Andrea (Architect)

Italian Immersion Program, 2013

 

 “Gabriela Anderson is an extraordinary teacher. She is very patient, kind, and positive, always upbeat, tailoring and adjusting her teaching to meet the requirements of her students. She made every lesson interesting, and enjoyable, using video and outside materials. My husband and I planned to drive through Italy on our trip and felt it important to learn some Italian. We took her intensive course and learned an amazing amount in a short time. It does require significant time studying outside of class to gain the full benefits of the course. Gabriela offers a choice of focusing on just the language or the opportunity to learn about the people, culture, and customs of the country as well. She did an outstanding job preparing us for our trip, and was also helpful in finding miscellaneous information we wanted about Italy. We were very happy to have such a good grasp of the language on our adventure. Gabriela geared her material so we could continue learning Italian on our own if we chose. We enjoyed every lesson. She is truly a pleasure and a treasure. Thank you for all of your kindness and patience during our lessons. The trip was great, it really helped knowing some Italian.”

Teresa (Private business owner)

Italian Intensive Course, 2013

 

 “She is a great tutor, also a professional. Always prepared enough resources for student to enjoy lesson. If you need tailored curriculum to educate your kid, she is the best choice.”

Jay (Manager, for son Jake (Korea)

French Intensive Program, 2013

 

“We have found exactly what he have been looking for. Lessons are prepared based on the student needs. Gabriela is very patient and creates very relaxed comfortable environment that helps to focus on the language. She is not pushing students but rather tries to understand where are the weaknesses and what pace is acceptable for a student. This was totally different experience from what we had before. I can only recommend.

Katerina (Hair Stylist, Czechia)

ESL Intensive Program 2013

 

 “I highly recommend Gabrielle. She worked with my Wife and I before a trip to Italy and the results were terrific. Thank you Gabrielle!”

Bill (Private business owner)

Italian Intensive Course, 2013

 

 “Great tutor! Gabriela is very easy to work with. She is patient, and easy to understand. She gives me praise when I do well, which only encourages me to keep going. I am excited to see how far I come while working…”

Magdalene (Fashion model)

French Intensive Course, 2013

 

 “Gabriela is Good. As per our son’s interest, we have started the English reading. Gabriela is an excellent orator and good reader, am able to see some improvement in my son reading.”

Devi for son Vaibhav (India)

ESL Immersion Program, 2013

 

“Excellent. I had couple of sessions with her for pronunciation improvement and accent reduction. She provided excellent feedback and instructions on how to improve along with some of the quick techniques. I would recommend her to anybody looking into this area or improving grammar or overall English.”

Yogesh (Manager, India)

English/ESL Intensive 4-hour Program, 2013

 

 “Great tutor. She helped me for anything I needed. She was a perfect tutor. She was patient and she gave me motivation to continue learning. I thank her so much.”

Anas (College Student, Saudi Arabia)

English/ESL Intensive 4-hour Program, 2013

 

“Gabriela is very helpfull and kind. When she teaches lessons, she is very friendly. Lessons provided extensive info for my independent study, covered my needs. Thanks for everything Gabriela.”

Naile (UNT student, Turkey)

Intensive ESL course, 2013

 

“My teenage daughter and I plan on traveling to Italy in the near future and wanted to know enough of the language to get around and converse with ease. My grandparents were from Italy and I have grown up with the language and culture all around me and have instilled the Italian culture in our own family traditions. Learning with Gabriela has been just what my daughter and I wanted. Not only are we learning to speak (and read and write) in Italian, but our lessons are filled with culture, history, cuisine, art, music — all the things we are passionate about. That is what makes Gabriela’s courses so unique and wonderful; they are tailored to each individual student’s needs and interests. Gabriela makes our lessons interesting, relevant and fun, all things we appreciate given our busy schedules and demand for mind share. She manages to keep both of us engaged and challenged during our lesson. My daughter and I meet with Gabriela together, but are at different levels with the language (my daughter is also studying Spanish in school, so much of the vocabulary is very familiar to her), and with our interests and knowledge of culture, history, etc. Gabriela is sensitive to these differences as well as our shared interests, and plans each lesson with care to be sure to cover enough vocabulary and language building skills as well as cultural and historical elements to keep us interested and make the time just fly by. Her knowledge runs deep not only of the Italian language but of the country’s culture, history, art, music, everything — I am thoroughly impressed with the scope of Gabriela’s knowledge and her easy style of teaching and conveying what she knows to others. It is obvious that teaching is a gift with which Gabriela has been graced and something that she truly enjoys. I feel that my daughter and I are learning the Italian language as well as many other points of interest about the culture and history of the country, and that we will be well-prepared for our trip.

Gabriela’s style, structure and approach to language immersion are wonderful and I would highly recommend Diplomat Languages to anyone interested in learning a new language.”

Lynn (Marketing Director) and Erica (high school student)

Italian Immersion Program, 2011- 2013

 

 “Gabriela is a really great tutor! In the first class, I was surprised by how she was a such experienced tutor. Her explanation is very easy to understand and her suggestions always make sense. In addition, she is very responsible. She prepares every classes seriously. I liked her teaching style!”

Xiaofan (UNT student, China)

ESL Immersion Program, 2013

 

 “Me and my husband are from Spain and we started ESL lessons with Gabriela six months ago in 2012. In the beginning I was afraid I would never be able to learn English. I had taken other classes at other schools, but I still couldn’t understand most of what I heard on the TV, I had a very hard time speaking with anybody. Our teacher has been extremely patient, and we used many interesting American movies, novels, and newspaper articles in our lessons. In this program I’ve learned much more grammar in a few months than in the previous courses I had taken in the past at various schools. We also did field trips with Gabriela, going to malls and to diverse events where we used our new language skills and were able to socialize. It has been a great experience and I am sure that by the end of the program in December this year we will be well-prepared, from a language and cultural point of view, for our long stay in The United States. I am happy to recommend this ESL immersion program.”

Sarita and Rodrigo (Retired), Spain

ESL Immersion Program, 2012-2013

 

“I took lessons with Gabriella for 6 months in hopes of perfecting my Italian in order to communicate with the father of my boyfriend who does not speak English. After 52 hours of lessons, I am about to embark on a vacation with my boyfriend’s family once again. I feel very confident that this time, I’ll be able to speak 100% Italian for the whole week. The lessons were very flexible, allowing me to come after work within a window. I was also able to adjust the content of the lessons to my specific needs as they became apparent. The ability to reschedule lessons when I had plans to go out of town was incredibly helpful for my schedule. Gabriella was even nice enough to help me with a little bit of French when my work sent me to France for a project. The lessons have been extremely helpful and I now feel confident in introducing myself as an Italian speaker. I would recommend Gabriella to anyone hoping to gain insight into a culture and to grow in their language abilities.”

Lauren (Marketing Consultant)

Italian Immersion Program, 2012

 

“My husband and I decided to learn French for post-retirement work in France. We worried it might be more difficult to study, but we’ve started 2 months ago and we are very satisfied with our choice of this French course for numerous reasons. We like the teaching style, the course contents, the fee, and the class flexibility to help with our schedules. We both have personal interests, my husband likes French novelists, and I love French fashion and French cooking, and I was glad to learn that Gabriela loves to cook French cuisine too! So, we decided to receive cultural knowledge along with our busiess administration words. This has led to captivating classes as well as much out-of-class learning. My husband and I already speak French with each other every day, so I’m confident we will achieve the expected results by the end of our program next year. We like our classes in the charming European office that has even offered complimentary homemade French desserts. This unique program is a learning experience we do recommend to anyone looking to study French.”

Sarah (Retired) and John (Self-employed)

French Immersion Program, 2011-2012

 

“In preparation for my third trip to Romania, I wanted to be able to actually communicate with my hosts so I looked online in hopes of finding a teacher in the area. I found Gabriela’s website and set up a meeting. From the first interaction, I was impressed with her curriculum and style. As an English teacher, I am very familiar with the structure of language. Gabriela presented the Romanian language in a very logical way. Not only did we work on listening and speaking but also on reading and writing in Romanian. Instead of rote memorization of phrases and responses, I learned the structure of the language so that I could frame my own questions and responses. Besides teaching the language, she also presented many different aspects of the history and culture of Romania and the Romanian people. Upon arriving in Romania, I felt very capable of understanding and communicating with my hosts. In fact, several times, I was called upon to translate for other members of my group. I absolutely recommend Gabriela to anyone hoping to learn a new language and culture.”

Vicki (English Teacher)

Romanian Immersion Program, 2012

 

“This course was above my expectations. I needed to learn quickly sufficient French to serve me during a trip to Paris and some subsequent trips to Nigeria. Before I’d taken Pimsleur for a while but still couldn’t say much nor get any French I heard. Gabriela told me 3 months intensive training would suffice and they actually did, however I ultimately continued for 6 months more only to get a chance to study at ease all the awesome material I was receiving in class and during online lessons twice a week. Bottom line my course covered everything I needed plus some cool cultural information I opted to learn, and I’ve been doing just fine till now on my overseas trips. I can speak on all occasions, and can also understand films, business, messages, etc. It was great working with a private teacher, Gabriela was always flexible about re–scheduling whenever necessary. Another plus, she taught the classes at our firm when I couldn’t drive to her school. It’s a program I decidedly recommend to anyone interested in learning fast to speak and to understand French. I surely recommend the cultural lessons too, they include some great references, movies, and fancy songs, all researched for you.”

Dan (Finance Director)

French Immersion Program, 2011-2012

  

“I have always been intrigued with the Italian culture and its people, so I searched for an instructor to help me learn the language. After coming across Gabriela’s website, I felt confident she was the instructor I had been looking for. Fortunately, her teaching skills and lesson plans greatly exceeded my expectations. Not only is Gabriela a superior instructor, she is a joy to spend time with. Her passion for foreign language and teaching others is contagious and motivating. She immediately recognized my skill level and interests, and then planned accordingly to provide appropriate learning materials. I was surprised to see how quickly I learned grammar, which allowed me to understand complex texts in parallel with basic conversation. I found the classes to be challenging, yet achievable. Gabriela is positive, friendly, and reliable; it is easy to see that she truly enjoys teaching her students and helping them attain their goals. I highly recommend her; you will not be disappointed!”

Samantha (Marketing Director)

Italian Immersion Program, 2011 – 2012

 

 “About a year into my professional development on an oil and gas futures desk, I had a revelation that to get to where I wanted to go, I would need a specialized degree in my field. After much research, I found a work/study program offered by The University of Geneva that offered the type of challenge I was looking for. As I read through the admissions requirements, I saw that I would have to pass a French aptitude test, and quickly started the process of screening potential French tutors. Over the past nine months, Gabriela has set me through her “Immersion program” which is a course aimed to get someone who has never toyed with the foreign language to exchange ideas on varied topics including professional ones in a short time. Although the goal was to be able to pass an aptitude test, this course has gone much deeper. We looked at the differences between Standard French versus colloquialisms, worked on sentence construction via role playing, practiced grammar and vocabulary through exercises, and I was steered through a crash course of French culture that was presented in a meaningful and compelling fashion: with music, novels, art/painting and history. Learning a language outside a strong and flexible curriculum would have been quite stringent. Having someone “guide you through the jungle” is key to making progress in this endeavor. Gabriela laid out a program that was both challenging and attainable, integrated my interests and goals into her custom tailored curriculum, and held me accountable while keeping classes fun and dynamic. I can’t imagine approaching the task of learning about French without such an immersion program, the time I spent working with her accurately justifies the progress I have made with the language. After eight months, I could easily pass the aptitude test, but continue to regularly take the course out of personal intrigue, to better familiarize myself with the language and to be better acclimated to the culture. I would recommend the course to anyone.”

Will (Oil & Gas/ Financial Expert)

French Immersion Program, 2010 – 2011

 

“I began Romanian lessons with Gabriela with the idea of learning a few words and phrases so that I could communicate better with my husband’s family in Romania. My original plan was to take a month of lessons so that I could understand general concepts, and then later to study vocabulary on my own. I am a lawyer working at a big firm downtown and do not have much free time to devote to studying and at times have an unpredictable schedule, which made me reluctant to commit to lessons every week. At the end of the first month, however, the lessons were so enjoyable, and I was learning so much (even with so little time for independent study) that I decided to continue. Gabriela was very flexible inaccommodating and rescheduling when I had to cancel my regular lesson. Overall, I continued the lessons for eight months! As we progressed, Gabriela began using an integrative approach, using cultural discussions involving comparisons between Romanian and American literature and the depiction of European and American politics and history to expand my understanding of grammatical concepts and vocabulary.

This approach kept me interested during class in a way that merely practicing sentences and vocabulary would not have. Gabriela also incorporated many different subjects for our vocabulary lessons, includinggeneral words about working in an office as well as specific legal vocabulary. I recently had a chance to practice my Romanian with my husband’s cousins and was very pleased both with my ability to understand their conversation and also to participate. The office where we had our lessons was very comfortable and the ability to watch movies and listen to others speaking has helped me to understand spoken Romanian greatly. I am confident that I would not have continued with any other lessons for this long, nor would I have learned as much from another approach. I believe that I now have the ability to continue my Romanian studies independently by reading literature that Gabriela introduced me to in class.”

Christina (Attorney)

Romanian Immersion Program, 2011

 

 “I wanted to learn French in anticipation of future work in global health. I appreciate that Gabriela was sensitive enough to tailor her lesson plans to my personal needs. She incorporated medical vocabulary into the curriculum and adapted the structure of the class to fit the style and pace of my learning. Furthermore, Gabriela is very knowledgeable about French culture, and her commentary on the French history enhanced my understanding of both the French and English languages. Her passion for languages was apparent in that she made every effort to provide comprehensive explanations for all my questions, including procuring a large variety of online-sources and examples. With Gabriela as my patient guide, I feel that in the last 6 months, I have quickly gained a solid foundation in French. “

Shebi (College Student)

French Immersion Program, 2010 – 2011

 

“I have been meeting with Gabriela Anderson for one year with respect to the development of a joint project in the field of intercultural communication and translation. Ms. Anderson fully understands the intricate layers of communication within the same language and from a foreign language into English. She can easily think herself into new situations and is extremely sensitive to the refinement of cultural and social differences. There is a certain elegance in how she interacts with other people, and I am confident that she can easily think herself into new professional and social environments. Her own international background, strong academic and professional training, her pleasant personality and knowledge of several languages add another valuable feature to her professional profile. She will definitely be well-placed in a position that requires good interpersonal communication skills.”

Professor Rainer Schulte (ALTA President, University of Texas)Literary Translation Project, 2010

 

“As the language coordinator at Inlingua, I have had the opportunity to know well Gabriella Anderson during 2006-2008. While we give our teachers the freedom to design their own program according to students’ needs and ability, the method Gabriela Anderson devised was inspired by guidelines from our complex Language Immersion course involving comparative linguistic approaches, cultural references and role playing. On each occasion when she fulfilled teaching and testing assignments we found her performance thoroughly successful and her demeanor irreproachable. I am pleased to write this letter warmly recommending her for future assignments.”

 Biljana Ilich (Director of Studies, Inlingua School)Immersion programs for diplomats, 2008

 

“It is a pleasure to recommend Miss Gabriela Anderson. During 2001-2002 Miss Anderson translated several lengthy articles from English into French or Romanian for “Origins Magazine” as well as a book by anthropologist Ruth Benedict. Ms Anderson has proved to be an extremely talented and asiduous language expert whose knowledge of French and English equals her native language abilities. For “Origins” she also wrote “A few thoughts about globalization” an insightful article about contemporary American influences. I look foorward to her future contributions as a writer and I warmly recommend her”.

Gabriel Stanescu (President, LiterArt XXI)French, English, Romanian Language Services, 2002

 

“I am pleased to confirm that Gabriella Anderson is an external consultant for Open University Business School (CODECS). In this position she translated management and marketing manuals and performed simultaneous translation. In October 1996 Miss Anderson acted as interpreter for me when I was making presentations to more than 100 managers who had successfully completed the Open University Professional Certificate Programme. This was a ceremony organised by the Open University Business School (UK) and CODECS and included the participation of the British Embassy. Miss Anderson acted as interpreter and successfully demonstrated her abilities and commitment in that area. I warmly recommend her for future assignments.”

Tony Stapleton (Director, Open University Business School,UK)

English Consulting Project, 1997

 

“DiaMondo specialises in foreign language services and events. Gabriella Anderson provided French, Italian and English language services for the following projects: “Legal Analysis and Legislative Drafting Conference/Task Force on International Parliamentary Programs; Media Activities (UNICEF) and MobilRom France providing local expert services to French partners. I am pleased to assess that each time she was perfectly reliable, and to warmly recommend her for future foreign language assignments at corporate and agency levels.”

Doina Diaconu (General Manager, Romania)

DiaMondo English and French language services, 1996

 

“In the early nineties I worked with the ICFTU to help Romanian workers develop independent trade unions. Gabrielle was my interpreter: it was a pleasure to work with her and she did an excellent job.”

Chris Douma (Consultant ICFTU, Holland)

Romanian-English services, Eurika Conference Inc. 1992