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Laurence Romaire
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jodi K.
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I wholeheartedly recommend Laurence. She's a superb French teacher. She tailors her lessons to her students' educational needs, has a wonderful teaching style and is very patient. Laurence makes learning fun by incorporating different types of media and topics into her lessons. I enjoy learning about the French while learning French. If you're looking for a French tutor, contact Laurence et en avant.

Eric H.
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Yuki is an excellent teacher. I hired Yuki 7 months ago for Japanese lessons and have been studying with her ever since. Not only have I learned more than I expected, I have had fun while doing so. Yuki's ability to answer questions, correct mistakes and push me just enough beyond my comfort zone, all while offering encouragement and instilling confidence, creates an engaging, productive and enjoyable learning environment. In addition to her skill in teaching the language, Yuki shares a wealth of knowledge regarding Japanese culture and current events, regularly weaving this into our lessons. Many aspects of Japanese culture are reflected in how the Japanese language is used. Yuki's ability to blend language learning with cultural insight reinforces my understanding of both and provides a practical and realistic context for my developing language skills. I find this extremely valuable, especially when compared to other language learning experiences that rely primarily on exercises that are contrived and don't reflect how native speakers actually converse. One hallmark of an excellent teacher is their ability to understand and adapt to a student's needs and learning style. Yuki does this extremely well. During our very first lesson, she specifically asked what my motivation and goals are, what experience I've had with the language (if any) and how I like to learn. This was comforting and encouraging, since clearly she wanted to teach me in a way that worked well for me, not simply based on her preferred style of teaching or a "one size fits all" approach. It took me a while to realize that she was continuing to observe and adapt to my learning style months after that first meeting. As an example, I mentioned during a lesson that I was encouraged because I could often understand much of what Yuki would say in Japanese. She responded that she had purposely been speaking at full speed, as native speakers do, because she felt that I had progressed to the point where that was just enough of a challenge to help me learn without being too difficult to be discouraging. I can't remember how we had progressed to that point, but Yuki was clearly keeping track of my progress, where I was getting comfortable and where I was still challenged, and had adapted our lessons over time to what I needed at that moment. I highly recommend Yuki as a language teacher. She cares about her students and applies all of her knowledge and teaching skill toward helping them reach their individual goals. She creates a very supportive and comfortable environment, which is invaluable when learning a language. Her ability to integrate cultural insight and current events adds a depth to her language lessons that is not easy to find and makes her lessons more relevant, practical and engaging. Perhaps most telling of all, I have learned more than I expected and I have had a lot of fun doing it.

Tara's French Tutoring
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jenni S.
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I just began working with Tara for french lessons, and 3 lessons in am having SO MUCH fun and learning a ton. Tara is engaging, professional, flexible and really great to work with. Thank you Tara, eager to continue learning with you :)

Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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Roslyn is absolutely wonderful! She is extremely patient and has a very thoughtful teaching style. Roslyn was also very prepared for our first meeting. She took the time to research the countries that I will be visiting so that we can plan our lessons around my trip, and even brought books for us to reference. I will continue to use her services and I will definitely recommend her to friends and family.

Fun with French
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Charles V.
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I have been a student of French with Ingrid Rombaut for several years beginning at the beginner/intermediate level thru advanced. She is a very generous and knowledgeable teacher both in regard to language acquisition, literature and culture. I particularly value her knowledge of music and French popular song. I highly recommend her.

Veronique B.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin T.
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I hired Veronique to have a conversation with me in French and she's great: easy and fun to talk with, she subtly gave me hints and suggestions on vocabulary and errors, and flexible & patient scheduling & location to meet. I hope to keep meeting with her for some time to sharpen up my French before a trip there later this year.

Ottimo International
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Roberta E.
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Les is a great teacher, and he came to our first meeting with great training materials that we could use as a guide. I've enjoyed working with him and am confident my French will improve rapidly!

  • 13 years in business
  • 304 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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great professional service very responsive and love kids enjoying Spanish lessons

Sarah Lewis
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Gina L.
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Sarah is a world class traveller. Her expertise in Spanish, French, and Italian language is enriched by her passion for local culture and daily life. Sarah will not only enhance your pronunciation and vocabulary, she will inspire you to see the world and make your dreams your reality.

Hayete Kouidri

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I would love to teach French to everyone. I will share my culture with you and help you to improve your skills. I'll adapt my lessons to your levels and needs.

Math Tutor
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Edith P.
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My daughter is quite pleased she has Namita as her tutor in geometry. Namita is very patient and takes her time in explaining homework assignments to my daughter. Her sessions helped her catch up with lessons she did not understand before which made her and I very happy. I will definitely recommend Namita to my friends.

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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.

Italian Lessons

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I have been teaching Italian for more than ten years, both privately and at the college level. I love to give my students the empowering experience of learning a new language and to share with them my knowledge of my beloved country. My lessons focus both on grammar and culture, and students of all ages and different levels of language proficiency are welcome. For my teaching, I use both textbooks and current multimedia materials. I also provide translation services (English into Italian and some Italian into English as well) and interpretation services.

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Marion Lovinger
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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David D.
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I have taken Intermediate Level French Lessons with Marion from January through June 2016. Her lessons are well prepared and she is flexible with the material being covered. She is extremely punctual. My overall experience was great.

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