Merritt, Bourgogne, Dec 2018
Philippe was a tremendous help as I prepared for the DALF, a high-level proficiency test of French language. I really appreciate a number of different aspects of his teaching style. French pedagogy and attitude toward students can be very different from American, and this issue by itself can make it hard to learn. Learning a language has a lot to do with understanding and appreciating the underlying culture.
Philippe is very good at accompanying students on their path, adjusting the way he teaches to the specific situation, creating a reassuring atmosphere and encouraging confidence. I was ready to quit the prep-DALF from frustration with the school teachers, but Philippe was the germ that saved the day.