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  • 13 years in business
  • 285 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 hours

Claudia M.

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Galina is helping my son learn Spanish and she is wonderful! She is prompt, warm, friendly, speaks several languages and so knows how to teach kids trying to learn another language. He looks forward to his lessons with Galina!

Reese D.

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Mimi did well helping my son Micca with his biology lessons. We're expecting A's now

Thumbtack Customer

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great professional service very responsive and love kids enjoying Spanish lessons

  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Michael T.

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I have been taking Spanish lessons from Ms. Price. She is incredibly personable, knowledgeable and helpful. My Spanish skills have soared since I've started with her. Very friendly, she is an excellent teacher. She knows where weak points are and knows how to explain advanced subjects in a way which is very understandable. I am definitely going to continue lessons and I highly recommend Ms. Price to anyone who is seeking to improve their language skills.

Kathleen R.

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I had a great experience with Kathleen. She was very flexible to meet my learning style. She starts speaking the language right away and provides homework to reinforce the concepts. My learning is currently on hold but I would definitely hire Kathleen again.

Kahori O.

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She is cheerful and nice. I always enjoy her lesson!

  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 46 min

Thumbtack Customer

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Tim was a great teacher for me! He was easy to talk to,understood my questions, and helped me improve my weak points. After working with him for a few months, I was able to understand a lot of the material provided in the SAT test and improve a lot on my practice test. Overall, Tim is a great teacher for learning how to improve your English , especially to prepare for SAT test.

Michal E.

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Tim is an amazing teacher! I live in Palo Alto and needed specific help from him with social media posts, my ESL blog, editing, applications, etc. Tim has an amazing abilities to use English at its best. The fact that he's originally from Britain is definitely a major plus! He is gentle, kind, Intelligent and very broad minded and. Lastly, his services are fairly priced!

Milos O.

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Tim helped my wife with the basic English for about a month. I liked his approach, he is very patient and dedicated . He was always on time, he had a lot of prepared material, and he was well organized. Compared to other professors that we were in contact I believe that his dedication and effort is very price sensitive. Overall it was very good experience.

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Berkeley, CA

Elena M.

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I'm really happy to have met Toni and I recommend her to anybody who wants to improve their English. Toni is passionate about teaching and she is caring, smart, creative, and very professional. Toni helped me to speak with greater confidence: I now have a better understanding of English and my pronounciation is better (I will never stop thanking her for the patience with my Italian accent! I come from Milan!). In her class she spends time on grammar, reading, writing and pronunciation and she always found the best way to teach according to my needs and requirements. Lessons with her have always been creative and engaging and so it's easier to learn! I had tried other teachers before but have always been disappointed. Toni also gave me homework and sent me several interesting articles (and videos) in tune with my interests. She gave me valuable information on places to visit in Berkeley and San Francisco and she pointed out initiatives that have been useful for me to feel a little more at home in this new country. I am very grateful to Toni and I will continue working with her to improve my English.

Gudveig J.

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I took English lessons with Toni to improve my vocabulary and my academic English. She was also kind enough to tell me about many local resources and she taught me a lot about the American culture and way of life. Toni is very dedicated in her teaching, and she made sure I learned new idiomatic and local expressions in addition to working on my academic English skills. Towards the end of my semester at UC Berkeley she helped me proof my term papers, and provided me with excellent feedback and very helpful comments on my written English. Not only is she a great teacher, she's also a very warm and friendly person who will make you feel welcome and offer a safe teaching environment. Also, make sure you try her mint tea, it's delicious!

Nicolas C.

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I attended to English lessons with Toni and she is a very reliable teacher. I improved my spoken and reading English. On top of providing useful teaching material, she brought a great support during a period of stressful interviews. Aside of having very good English lessons, you will have a good time in taking courses with Toni.

  • 38 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Santa Clara, CA

Andrey T.

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Chris is an excellent teacher. I had a few other teachers before her, and I can say Chris is the best. I think she is also a good phycologist, because she finds right approach to every student. Her lessons are very effective. My 7 years old daughter knew no English at all. She was ready to go to local school just after 3-4 lessons with Chris, her vocabulary increased from zero to a few hundreds of words. I feel dramatic improvement in my English pronunciation after taking lessons with Chris. My accent was so strong that even waiters in McDonalds did not understand me. Now I speak freely, even over the phone, and I do it intuitively without thinking about how do I do it.

Shailesh M.

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I took few classes from Chris last year and I must say that it has been phenomenal. Chris has got an amazing depth on different accents, language and grammar. I improved my accent a lot by learning some techniques. I will recommend Chris to anyone who is looking for accent reduction or adopt a different accent or simply talk in the public.

Flora C.

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Very Committed and helpful teacher. Mrs.Brown is very knowledgeable. We had different subjects to talk about in each meeting. She helped me not just the grammar, accent reduction and also the American culture etc... I enjoyed her English tutoring.

Carmela

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  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA

Laurie C.

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My boyfriend and I just wrapped up a two-hour Italian lesson with Carmela and she is incredible! We have very different levels of understanding and experience with Italian as well as very different learning styles and she was able to make the lesson dynamic and meaningful for us both. We can't wait to meet with her again!

Gina W.

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Carmela is so fantastic! She makes learning languages easy and fun! She gives great tips and tricks for learning along with her lessons. She is flexible which is great for my schedule too!

Ian M.

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Carmela is such a great teacher. She is extremely flexible and has a great way of teaching language. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning a new language

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA

Stéphanie S.

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There's no doubt that Linda is an excellent English teacher. She's very flexible and adjusts the lessons to your special needs and wishes. She knows exactly how to personalize the lesson in order for you to improve quickly. She's flexible, dedicated and passionate. She doesn't only provide efficient English courses, but also makes them funny, entertaining and very engaging. As an individual, Linda is very attentive, smart and friendly. She's always very helpful and provides you with good advices if you are new in town. She loves teaching and that increases the quality of the service she provides and the relationship she develops with her students. I consider myself lucky for having met Linda. I've improved my pronunciation skills in a short time and greatly increased my self-confidence and speaking skills. I would fully recommend her to anyone who wants to learn English in a stimulating and exciting way.

Jason H.

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I had the pleasure of working with Linda at EF Language School in San Francisco for over a year. Her diverse background in the arts and science enables her to bring a wealth of practical, real-life experience to her lessons. Linda is greatly liked and respected equally by students and teachers. I think one of the best words to describe Linda is "dedicated," as she has a commitment to her students and their learning that is truly admirable. Don't miss this opportunity to study English with a wonderful, fun, and funny teacher who will craft creative and engaging lessons geared to a student's needs, interests, and learning style!

Normita B.

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Linda is AWESOME! She is passionate about teaching. She is smart, creative, caring and very professional. She helped me to speak with greater confidence. My pronunciation is way better. She always finds the best way to teach according to my needs.Her lessons have always been engaging and its easy to learn. She recommends interesting articles and videos which are useful in improving my English. I will never stop thanking her for her patience and i will continue working with her.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min
  • Santa Rosa, CA

Claudia P.

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Yunus teaches English so that my kids learn a lot more than just grammar and vocabulary - even at the very beginning of our lessons, when they didn''t speak English at all! We appreciate his support very much!

Lester D.

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Great tutor my husband really likes his teaching

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA

Diana F.

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Darya tutored and advised me throughout my senior year of high school and my first year at college. Having Darya by my side throughout the stress of a year and a half journey has had a significant impact in my life. Although Darya's main responsibility was to tutor me for my Advanced Placement (AP) Literature class, she went above and beyond to what I expected of an English tutor. She helped me find my inner voice as a writer through tutoring me about grammar, organization, and vocabulary. She also helped boost my confidence as an underprivileged Latina studying in the STEM field as a computer science major at the University of California: Santa Cruz. I passed both my AP Government and AP Literature classes and tests which is significant because both required a heavy amount of analytical writing; I graduated high school with honors and with the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA), 3.7, at any time of my academic career. One week before I was going to take my SAT for the third time, I mentioned to Darya that I was struggling understanding a large portion of the Math section of the test. To my surprise, she was thoroughly capable skilled in tutoring me in math, along with English. In less than seven days, Darya was able to successfully prepare me for my last SAT test; subsequently, my SAT score improved by more than 100 points. If we had more time to go through the preparation book, I could have further surpassed this amazing progress. Another aspect in which Darya supported me in my college application and preparation process was in guiding me to refine my college essays for both private and public universities: as a result, I was accepted to more than half of the colleges that I applied to. Finally, I am most grateful for Darya and her efforts towards my success because of the high number of scholarships that I received in the second semester of my senior year in high school. Through Darya’s excellent editing and writing abilities, I was able to accumulate more than $200,000 in scholarship rewards from four different organizations. I could never have imagined this much triumph before meeting Darya; without these scholarship awards, I would have been forced to work during my breaks and during school to afford a college education. Now, all that I have to worry about is learning as much as I can while I am at UCSC. On account of my strong achievements in less than a year with Darya, I still utilize the many tips and lessons that she has instilled in me. As a result of this, I excelled in my classes at UCSC with a cumulative GPA of 3.6. Because of my outstanding academic success in the first quarter of college, I was exclusively invited by the university to apply to the College Scholars Program; this two-year program selects 20 students out of about 200 students applying from each college at UCSC to help give them meaningful academic challenges. Not only do I recognize Darya as one of the most significant people in my life because of my solid academic accomplishments, but also due to the genuine passion she holds to be sure that her tutees succeed. As her tutee, she constantly reminded me of my own abilities to encourage my confidence. We are still in contact today which further demonstrates her enthusiasm for her tutees. She is evidently benevolent, motivated, and intelligent, and I highly recommend her tutoring and guidance talents to any student who is fortunate enough to be her tutee.

Nancee B.

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Darya tutored my son, Dylan in high school w/English. He has ADHD & she worked really well with him (very patient) as he'd been struggling with writing. With her support he was able to get a passing grade & it helped him graduate. She was always upbeat & helpful.

Mary J.

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Darya is great! She helped me prep for the verbal section on the GMAT. She was really patient and taught me very useful tips. She created a in depth study plan that addressed my weakness and kept me motivated. I would totally recommend her.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 hours

Joanna L.

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Laura has tutored my two boys writing/reading in the summer and during the school year for about 3 yrs now. She's a wonderful tutor; always on time, organized, very patient and attentive with the students, and most importantly, knowledgeable in her subjects. She shows up with teaching materials, gives them lessons and corrects their work. Periodically she gives me feedback on their progress. My boys have done very well in school, and enjoy writing. One additional note, my boys tell me that her phone never rings during lesson, she turns it off so there'll be no interruption during lesson. That impresses me.

Grace H.

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We have known Laura for more than ten years. She came highly recommended by a friend. Her son was able to read because of Laura’s teaching. Laura tutored my son from 2nd grade to 8th grade on reading comprehension and social studies. Laura is always on time and prepared. She is also very flexible and adaptable according to my son’s needs and learning style because she always has her students’ best interest in mind. We are very lucky to have her as my son’s tutor and to have her now as family friend.

Thumbtack Customer

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Laura continues to meet with the student and has a great rapport with him. He looks forward to their sessions and is excited about learning-- something he has not felt in years!

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Palo Alto, CA

Yevgenia K.

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I am very happy to recommend Veronica for anyone looking to improve their American English accent and pronunciation. She is very smart, organized, professional, creative, and supportive. Ever since I started taking lessons with her, my confidence skyrocketed and I gained lots of practical knowledge to improve my American English accent and pronunciation.

Kseniia K.

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It's a very useful course! I would recommend to attend this course!

Olga P.

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Great methods and super professional!!!

  • Hayward, CA

Erica M.

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I’ve been studying Mandarin with Amy Ding for three months. Under her tutelage, I’ve made rapid progress in all areas. Patient and experienced, Amy uses a diverse collection of teaching strategies to demystify a language that often feels complex and intimidating. With Amy’s help, I’ve expanded my vocabulary and improved my articulation (a critical component of learning a tonal language). Though I came to her as a beginner, we’re already having simple conversations. I’m also reading and writing short essays in both pinyin and characters. She has warmly welcomed me into her home and goes above and beyond to ensure I understand the material. She incorporates cooking and Chinese cuisine into our lessons, and has taught me so much about Chinese history and culture. I highly recommend Amy as a teacher. Erica

Steven G.

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She genuinely cares that your learning experience is encouraging and interesting.

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Jay T.

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Anish always arrived fully prepared for each lesson. He is super capable and has a way to make even mundane material somewhat interesting. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to increase their score, and fast. He is also an excellent writer, and really put these skills to work when brainstorming with me for my personal statement.

Nandan T.

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Anish was extremely professional and really worked with my learning style. He motivated me to stay on top of my GRE study, and reviewed my practice exams to pinpoint what we needed to review together. On top of that, he even helped me polish my personal statement! I would strongly recommend him to anyone for private tutoring!

Reema T.

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Anish did a great job in helping me learn Math by properly giving me the instruction and practice I needed. I saw results soon after our tutoring sessions!

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Andrey L.

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Scott has been helping me with the language for almost a year now. I'm a native Russian speaker and make a lot of "classic" Russian pronunciation mistakes. Scott does a great job at helping me to eliminate them. Scott is also a professional RU-EN translator, and this comes in surprisingly handy in our lessons. Often, if there's a Russian idiom I'd like to use in English, Scott comes up with a nice translation for me. Finally, since cultures in Russia and US differ and I moved only a few years ago, it's not always obvious to me why certain things are the way they are here. Scott lived in a Russian-speaking country for quite some time and he really understands both mentalities. His first-hand experience is really valuable for someone like me, and Scott is always happy to answer questions.

Fabien B.

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Scott really helps me to improve my pronunciation and my understanding of English. He works with me to fix my pronunciation mistakes. Now I’m more confident while I’m speaking, whereas before I used to be very anxious about speaking English. In addition, I enjoy meeting with Scott because we talk about various topics like travelling, movies, nature, culture, and so on. That makes English practice more enjoyable. Scott is very enthusiastic about learning languages and he has strong experience. Thanks to that, he provides great advice to progress. Together, during our lessons, we practice pronunciation, we review some grammar rules, and we practice English like in real life so he can point out mistakes.

Tyhoon U.

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I've been taking lessons from Scott for years. He is a very enthusiastic and patient teacher. If you're looking for someone to help you polish your conversational skills or improve your accent, I think he would be a good candidate

  • 5 years in business
  • San Leandro, CA

Lubomira H.

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Audrey is excelent teacher, she helped me to lose my respect to speak English. She let me speak and then corrected my mistakes and explained why I did them. She wrote these sentences with corrected mistakes and I can look at it anywhen. I could choose the topic and l learned to use English in common life. It helped me in my job very much.

  • Livermore, CA

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I work independently. I teach all levels. I do credential teaching. I have 25 years of experience. I specialize in speech and language pathology.

  • San Francisco, CA

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I am a Hebrew teacher of 13 years, and I have dedicated my life to teaching. I am fluent in Hebrew and English, and I really enjoy teaching these languages.

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I am a Suisun City based Spanish tutor. I am a native Spanish speaker born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. I am fluent in writing, reading and speaking the Spanish language. I recently retired from the US Air Force as an air advisor to Latin American Air Forces. As an air advisor, my duties included building partnerships with Central and South American military, and train US military forces in the Spanish language. Whether you are a student looking for help with your Spanish homework, an adult who is looking to refine his/her Spanish conversational skills, or maybe a frequent Latin American traveler who needs help with his/her vocabulary, I can help you. No task is too small or big. I'm here to help with your Spanish language needs!! I will offer my Spanish/English tutor skills for FREE for the first hour. Please feel free to contact me today for a 60 minute trial lesson.

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I can give lessons of reading, writing, and talking in Spanish, mostly for beginners, but I'm fluent; I can also help other levels because I lived most of my life in Colombia. The price per hour is $17, but I can fix it depending on where it is and on how many hours.

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Thank you for visiting my page. I am a native speaker of English and have taught people of all ages, including university students as an English professor and writing professor. I have been an English instructor for both native speakers and non-native speakers. Also, I have lived in Russia and Azerbaijan where I taught at universities and privately tutored. After assessing your level, I design classes that fit your goals. I study a foreign language, and I understand how best to learn to speak quickly. Also, I have a Masters in Writing; therefore, I understand grammar exceptionally well and can edit your work. I have experience with teaching speaking, reading, and writing. I have tutored students preparing for TOFEL as well as for college by editing college essays. I love teaching English and writing. I teach with dedication, humor, and enthusiasm. Good luck with your endeavors.

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I teach and tutor Spanish and Math. I am a native Spanish speaker and have taught children in the k-12 school system, as well as adults.

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