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  • 13 years in business
  • 329 hires on Thumbtack
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!

John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
GIOVANNA M.
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Our daughter has had only 2 lessons at the moment. The first was a very informative diagnostic test. So far we are very pleased with John and our daughter feels she is already improving.

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Best Impressions
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Kevin W.
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Roy created a public speaking class for the corporate training department back at the previous place that I worked. He would assign simple topics such as “What’s your favorite activity? What do you do to de-stress?” each week and we would just talk about them in a conference room. Each week Roy would give tips and comments on our performance and also have us practice various skills such as stage movement, hand gestures, pauses, and eye movement. When I presented my first of these mini-speeches in front of everybody, I was super nervous, such that I was staring at the floor a lot of the time and my speech came out very monotonous. At the end of the six-week training, I was able to deliver a very natural and fluent speech with confidence and a smile, as well as utilize my hand gestures to convey emotion and grab the audience's attention. Overall, the six-week training was highly beneficial and I would recommend anyone who wants to improve their public-speaking skills to take a session with Roy, especially those who suffer with Glossophobia.

Three Hats English
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Lucyna S.
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Laurey Taylor was given my son private tuition for 8 years. She is a wonderful teacher, very patient and understanding, with a nice sense of humour and with great empathie. Her lessons always were very creative and imaginative and helped my son to be very successful in school. We were the whole time very happy and thankful for her wonderful work.

  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy G.
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We hired Calvin to help our 16 year old daughter with Pre-Calc. He was professional and responsive to our concerns and needs. He was proactive in that he reviewed the text book lessons she was on prior to her sessions. He never cancelled on us. Our daughter really liked the one on one time to get back on track. She liked that he showed and explained what to do and how to do it instead of reading the instructions to her. We would use his services again. Her grade went up.

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Liz Hodge Voice Studio
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Avantika C.
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I'm having a lot of fun! The hour just slips by and my monologue improves tremendously from the start of the lesson. It's also one-on-one so I get all the attention I need.

Mandarin Tutoring
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Marc N.
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Youlian's lessons are very well organized and planned, and she has an absolutely fantastic ability to explain the nuances and subtleties of day-to-day Mandarin. Every lesson includes listening comprehension, reading comprehension (I'm just using Pinyin for now but she covers Hanzi as well), and conversation practice, and Youlian always provides me with very helpful feedback.

Yes, You Can Speak!
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Sveta K.
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Before I met Lynn I was convinced that all good speakers are endowed by nature or at least are fortunate to have been raised as highly emotionally intelligent and self-aware people. I thought it takes a lifetime to feel confident speaking in public. Lynn changed my entire world. She told me immediately that it would take me only one day to gain my voice. And she was right! At the end of my first day with her I gave the first speech in my life that made me feel happy, appreciated, and convinced that I am a natural speaker! Every talk is hard work, but if you are like me, hard work is joy if you feel rewarded by happy faces, by the sense of connection with your audience, by the deep satisfaction. Lynn guides you, with much love and understanding, to that place where you can speak and be in love with your speaking.

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ellie W.
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Lina is an absolutely fantastic tutor. I have had Spanish lessons and tutorials on and off for the past 15 years and she stands out as exceptional. She is very open and flexible to adapting the tutorials to whatever you would like to study/discuss and suits you best (which contrasts somewhat to a few previous Spanish tutors I have had in the past, who forced me to learn things I had already learned previously). Her enthusiasm and encouragement are second to none, and her many years of teaching are very clear. Having taught many students in private tutoring for maths and science myself, I was certainly inspired by her teaching methods. Her tutorials are a joy, and even after only a few lessons I am already a lot more confident in my speaking and listening skills. Thank you Lina!

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna M.
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Hope has been tutoring my daughter in French, she has proven to be knowledgable, thorough and dependable. She brings a lot of extras to the sessions; like experiences with the French culture, and extra worksheets and study materials, etc.

Tutor
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 38 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 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.

Help Me Write My Speech!
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn S.
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Marla recently provided a two-hour presentation on presentation skills for psychotherapists to our large group of psychology and MFT students. Not only is she highly knowledgeable, she is approachable and really helped our students to feel comfortable (not easy to do with public speaking!) She managed to get our entire group engaged and practicing the skills that we had learned that day. I would highly recommend her if you are seeking a training that provides immediate positive results.

Tutoring for Success
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Esther T.
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    Sylvia is tutoring my daughters in Spanish. They never had Spanish before, and when they moved to a new school, the level of Spanish is very advance for someone who never had the lessons. Sylvia works with them in getting them up to speed. In a short time, both my children had become comfortable in following the lesson at school, and I have noticed that both of them have made quite significant improvements. My oldest daughter tells me that once she is comfortable with her Spanish, she wants to start French with Sylvia. I am sure that if either of my kids need tutoring in Math, Sylvia would be the one we go to. If your child or children need extra help in academic, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you call Sylvia. My children are very happy with how she teaches. Sylvia is also opens to different approaches in teaching. If my kids want more challenge, all they have to do is tell Sylvia and she will give them challenging lessons.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I'm a patient young woman, who has been in the teaching field for years, years of experience teaching young adults, to seniors.

    About

    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.

    About

    Because we are small, we are able to offer a far more personalized approach than many large tutoring houses. Yet, we have the tools, training, and know-how of a large academic institution. For each student, we systematically work to identify problems, and then collaboratively create a plan to solve them using innovative curriculum design. Above all else, we are passionate about what we do! We care about genuine knowledge and understanding: we look beyond the numbers. We teach students to set their own goals, not merely jump through the hoops in front of them. We strongly believe that any student can succeed with the right combination of guidance, enthusiasm, and challenge.

    About

    Learn Spanish the easy way. Casa Hispana brings the study of Spanish to life. Since 1985, we have provided a warm atmosphere where our instructors foster students to confidently absorb and apply the language. Casa Hispana teaches only Spanish. All of our instructors are native speakers with backgrounds in education. Their skills and experience, along with our method, make it easier for you to learn in a fully Spanish atmosphere and to express yourself with ease and confidence from the very first day.

    About

    I am Alan Del Rosario, BS in psychology, 1981. I am trilingual (English, Spanish, and Filipino). I am a professional musician, solo guitar and vocal. I have taught English and guitar lessons to foreign students. I am also a working musician specializing in weddings, songwriting, and guitar. Being an immigrant myself, I have a working knowledge of the language needs of a client.

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