Learning French with Jessica is a blast! My knowledge of (and confidence in) the language improved right away! She puts a lot of care into making sure our time together is engaging, and just the right level of challenging. Her enthusiasm helps me stay motivated and focused. I would recommend working with Jessica as a sure way to improve your French!
Jessica is a very professional, polite, and welcoming tutor. As a queer person, I felt comfortable and respected, and I was able to learn the terminology that is often used within the LBGTIQIA2+ community. It is clear that she takes time to customize and deliver material in a way that matches your learning style, and she is flexible if things need to change. I would recommend Jessica’s services to anyone who has specific needs in learning French and wants a tutor who is patient and adaptable
As musicians, we came to Jessica looking to study French together, and she crafted a lesson plan for us that included both simultaneous and separate sessions, and accommodated travel we had planned with remote lessons via Skype. She helped us build up our confidence speaking French, identified important areas of grammar and vocabulary where we could improve, and was often able to situate a language usage topic in contexts that were familiar to us. Working with her was a great experience and a valuable investment for us.
As a professional Mexican photographer based in Montreal, Jessica’s lessons positively impacted my performance and communication with my clients, but also helped generate growth for my business. She gave me the confidence to speak to Quebeckers and enter the Quebec market in a very pleasant way. Her knowledge was insightful for situations that involved legal agreements, social media, and client negotiations. She helped me clarify the message I want to convey. Jessica is a very professional, patient and creative teacher.
Coming from Berlin, my classes with Jess helped me to express myself more freely in French, broaden my vocabulary, and provided a great setting to talk and learn about Montreal culture and arts. Jess also gives great recommendations on what magazines, shows and artists to check out and discuss in class. Highly recommended!
Jessica is a great resource for artists learning french. She is very patient, knowledgable, and most importantly she understands the art world! She was able to offer specific/customizable learning plans that centered around my work in grant writing and theatre creation.
Jess is magic! I had specific goals to broaden my vocabulary and to find a job in French. By week three, I had already completed my goals! Our mutual background in the arts made it feel like learning was based on common ground. If you’re looking to complete specific goals, go to Jess!!! She will be a wonderful support and I have no doubt that whatever you want to accomplish, you can accomplish with her.
Jessica was an excellent resource in terms of increasing my comprehension and comfort with the french language. Her teaching style is supportive and encouraging and she pays special attention to you as a student and the ways that you learn best. We connected as artists as well and her engagement in the arts made the lessons more interesting because she was able to incorporate my interests into the material. Definitely a great teacher!
Working with Jessica on her album “Sika” was a distinct pleasure. While facilitating the production process (Montreal-Miami), her sense of direction combined with a desire to explore foreign territory and willingness to entertain new ideas was as remarkable as it was refreshing. For a new artist, accepting and giving constructive criticism is often associated with “growing pains,” but Jessica demonstrated a level of maturity and conciseness of thought that is rare in even seasoned artists.
Jessica Valmé occupe un rôle clé dans mon obtention du poste de Directrice à la programmation du Centre des Arts de la Maison d’Haïti. Intuitive, elle a vu un potentiel sous-estimé et a investi son savoir-faire pour m’accompagner, et m’aider à relever mon mandat mesurant son impact dans la communauté. Jessica est une personne ressource avec qui j’ai partagé idées créatives, et avec qui j’ai réfléchi sur comment atteindre mes objectifs en affaire. Tout est dans son style, Jessica est réellement à l’écoute, impacte mon travail et sa passion est contagieuse!
Jessica is possessed of an organizational nature, perfect for unconventional settings, is capable of a grand overview, paying close attention to small details that amount to a coherent project. Colour Your Walls was not merely an album launch, but a complete art project: she maintains the ease to clearly express herself, makes certain her collaborators and volunteers are working with her on the same wavelength all while setting a pleasant atmosphere for those committed to her. Professional placidity that only experience can generate.
Through couple art projects, my experience working with Jess was purely positive. In my opinion she is hardworking, creatively mature and devoted to honing the skills of her craft. Specifically in her album launch, she had a clear view for the shape it should take and was able to organize plus work well with her collaborators on the event, myself included.
Que des expériences enrichissantes avec Sika! Massimadi est fier d’avoir collaboré avec Sika (2018-17-16). Une personne méticuleuse qui sait ce qu’elle veut, encourage la créativité, favorise discipline et rigueur dans le travail. Elle a offert ses services à l’organisme Arc-en-ciel d’Afrique en créant des œuvres contribuant à promouvoir le festival. Sika fait preuve d’initiative artistique, a le sens des affaires gardant un esprit communautaire.
Respectueuse, professionnelle, novatrice et efficace de la conception à la réalisation au démontage, Jessica a gagné mon admiration, pas seulement comme artiste, mais aussi comme visionnaire et gestionnaire de projets. Sa conscience de ses points forts et faibles lui permet de s’entourer de personnes aux habiletés complémentaires, afin de pouvoir réaliser un projet de manière soignée.