Testimonials – They said it!

« I am having a great time learning and improving my French with Marina.

I have been living in France for three years, but my French was limited. I hadn’t had the chance to really practice my French since we speak English at my workplace, and most of my friends are non-French.

I wanted to improve my French, specifically speaking French. I took some group classes, but I felt that I was not improving, so I decided that having a one-on-one teacher would be better for me. I tried a couple of one-on-one sessions previously with two other French teachers, but I felt their teaching style just doesn’t work for me.

My friend recommended me Tick Talk, and I’ve enjoyed each session. I am currently doing a 1-hour French session per week with Marina. During the session I practice speaking French and at the same time I learn grammar and new vocabularies. I appreciate the optional homework since it helps me practice and refresh what I learned.

Overall, I feel much more comfortable speaking French now. I make mistakes and I still need a lot of improvement, but I now feel really confident approaching someone and asking them questions in French. »

Citadel C.

« Marina is a great french teacher that adapts to the needs of each student and she has a lot of experience. Within a few months, she helped my daughter obtain her DELF B2 diploma, and further develop her french for her International Baccalaureate. She had also aided me in being more comfortable using french in my everyday life. Her positive attitude and approach to learning and communicating with her students makes her a great teacher to work with, that my daughter and I highly recommend. » 

Elena and Katerina

“Having tried and failed to learn French previously, I have been delighted with all I have achieved with Marina at Tick Talk. Her interactive, positive, and ever cheerful approach, inspired and gave me confidence from the outset. As a result of my lessons our social life in France has expanded immensely and I now confidently deal with personal matters as well as professional meetings, emails and telephone conversations. Elle est formidable! »

Richard F.

Marina is an excellent language coach. She gets the detail across in a structured and fun way which sticks in your head. Our sessions are intense and fun all at the same time and I just want more! I would definitely recommend Marina

Matthew K.

« Being proactive, flexible and dynamic, Marina is a highly proficient teacher who champions her subject. She is reliable and very helpful, always going the extra mile. I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a teacher. »

Tom B.

« Marina has been my French teacher for a period of three years during which I progressed from a very basic A1 level through to a reasonably competent and able communicator at a level of around B2/C. Marina is a brilliant teacher who has that rare skill of making classes interesting and enjoyable while maintaining an underlying structure that made sure that we continued along a line of defined progress even when digressing into wide ranging discussions on a whole variety of topics.She is also very skilled in tailoring the learning to take into account specific areas of interest and professional requirements together with their related vocabulary.I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Marina as a motivational and highly skilled teacher to other prospective students, whatever their current competence. »

John F.

I really wanted to thank Marina for the last four years, for the fun, the laughs, the encouragement, and the sheer enjoyment of my lessons. I’ve loved French and France since I was at school, but it reached a whole new level in the last few years – Marina has been really inspirational, and I will miss her a lot.

Eddie M.