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Berkeley Speech Instructors

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  • 13 years in business
  • 299 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 53 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 147 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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Liz Hodge Voice Studio
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 27 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.

Bernell Editorial Services
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Judith M.
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Laura has written several letters, proposals and speeches for our Congregation, and we have received very positive responses. She is succinct, clear and creative in her writing and editing. I would rate her work Outstanding.

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.

Fun with French
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Quentin B.
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I take both French and Portuguese with Ingrid and have been extremely satisfied. Her holistic approach to learning ensures that you will know how to apply the language lessons you learn in the field. I was on a time constraint to visit old friends in France and I had about 1.5 months to prepare, and Ingrid prepared me linguistically and culturally to blend in and fully enjoy my time there. Subsequently, I learned that I would be moving to Brazil for work. Thank goodness my French teacher also taught Portuguese! I leave for Brazil this week and after two months with Ingrid, I'm ready for full immersion again! If you have ever visited and lived in a country, you know full immersion is like a punch in the face for the ill-prepared (most textbook taught language students), but with Ingrid you can rest assured that you will be fully prepared for full contact language learning!

Carmela
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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!

  • 14 years in business
  • 9 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.

Leah Diamond Private Coach
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Abi K.
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I had the opportunity to work with Leah to build my comfort and skills with public speaking. Leah's approach was to help me connect with both my own personal connection to what I was presenting and with my audience to be as authentic as possible. She was flexible in finding different ways to help me connect with myself and my words. She was both supportive and clear in her feedback on ways to improve. There is no question that I will use the lessons I got from my experience working with Leah throughout my career.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Katherine S.
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Anna has intensively studied Chinese for 10 years, living in China for 4 of those while studying at the best Chinese universities and tutoring others. I have observed Anna's teaching in many different circumstances. She is always well prepared and can quickly identify a particular student's needs and adapt a lesson as needed. She is creative in her ability to modify the goal of a lesson with new ways to teach it. She sets realistic expectations and can encourage students to achieve them.

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Jen C.
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Dylan is an amazing tutor who not only teaches our son academics but real life lessons too. Dylan takes the time to get to know his students, their strengths, weaknesses and their passions. We highly recommend him!

Speech Capital, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna P.
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I recommend Melissa from Speech Capital to anyone seeking to improve their presentation skills. Melissa helped me prepare for my scientific presentation. We met several times, she gave me very useful feedback about both the content of the presentation and the body language when presenting. Her advice helped me overcome the nervousness and improved my confidence when presenting. I will definitely work with her again on my next presentation. She is very attentive and pleasant to work with!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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.

Mandarin Tutoring
5.0
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.

Raquel Zepeda
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leigh F.
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Ms. Zepeda has been tutoring my homeschooled 4th grade son in Spanish. He is very bright but new to the language, and really needed a sharp, encouraging, supportive instructor to help him along. Raquel has been such a wonderful blessing. Warm, patient, intelligent, dependable, and professional--she's been fantastic for our child. He is learning a lot and is excited about the process, due in no small amount to her fun and savvy guidance. He really looks forward to lessons with her! I would highly recommend you see if she is a match for your family, as well.

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I can teach English to children (small age group/elementary level). I have my qualifications. I have a master's degree in English/ECs credentials/business administration credential. I want to be contacted through email only.

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I am French teacher by profession with over fifteen years of experience and I am offering private lessons for students of all French levels and ages in the city of SF. All my lessons are tailored to each of my student's need in French (conversation, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, French for tourists, writing, translation, etc). For more details about my French instructions, email me.

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My work stands out from others because unlike others, I am a native Spanish speaker. Also, I've traveled throughout Latin America as an advisor for all the Air Forces from Central and South America. I have friends and family in Latin America whom I communicate with on a daily bases.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I teach guitar in a very simple and easy-to-learn way. No prior musical experience is needed. Rather than just sticking to the conventional methods of playing guitar, I use double capos and create my own chords.

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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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