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Thinque Prep
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry E.
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I cannot say enough about Thinque Prep and Joyee Lin. He is dedicated to his students success and does a very thorough job of preparing them for the ACT or SAT test. My son, Zack, who is very bright but requires a lot of patience worked with Joyee over the summer and brought his composite ACT score up from 30 to 33. His math score increased a full 4 pts. and he scored a 35 in English. Thinque Prep has other services related to tutoring and college application preparation. Zack will be working with Joyee on his college application essays. Joyee is in California and we are in Texas but this was never an issue as the sessions are done via video chat. The office manager Jen was great to work with and the appointment process was easy to navigate. I found the rates to be very competitive for like services. If there was a way to give extra stars I would!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Nattapon C.
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She is a great amazing teacher . I enjoy her writing lessons a lot. Never regret to take lessons with her. She taught me different writing styles and loads of grammar. The lessons are fun too. Thank you May Chaisakulchai

  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Niki M.
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When I think of Mrs. E, I think of a passionate, kind, and determined person. My high school career, just like those of my peers, often got very hectic. Between playing competitive tennis, managing a tough academic schedule, and creating time for extracurriculars, I often found it difficult to schedule the time necessary to write flawless and impactful college application essays. However, Mrs. E made the writing process painless, and her helpful and reassuring guidance gave me the confidence to succeed. She supported me from the very beginning of the process, when I needed help brainstorming topics and ideas, which can surprisingly be the most challenging part of applying, to making sure I dotted my i's and crossed my t's. Her dedication, wisdom, and expertise proved invaluable in securing my acceptance to Stanford University, and I recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone interested in perfecting their college application experience!

Johnston's Editing
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Felicia E.
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Mary was absolutely fabulous. She took her time and gave me constructive and positive feedback. I now feel confident that my personal statement essay for my graduate program application will make me standout during the review process. Mary was friendly and extremely helpful!

Joseph's Bodacious Tutoring
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nadine W.
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Great experience!! Very helpful on ways to improve my writing skills and to get a better outlook on what requirements teachers are looking for!!! It was very helpful to have someone be able to read over my work and show me ways to execute my essay.

Level Up Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Brian K.
    Verified review

    Awesome tutor for English student of mine 7th grader. Also, he has helped many of my other college friends/students write excellent essays for applications and coursework.

    Tutor Genius
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Phil M.
    Verified review

    Shelley has helped me with essay writing in such a way that I actually enjoyed the journey. She took me from being a less than ok writer to becoming a writer that could pass the upper division writing assignments in order to graduate college.

    Levy M.
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    Jenny Cradle is one of the most talented writers in Los Angeles/Orange County, Ca. To be honest if not the United States. I am saying this from experience because she has helped me improve on my writing skills and I have also received A's on my papers. My name is Levy and I am currently getting my masters in special education. Jenny has God given talent and I think God for the gift that she has and continues to share. I highly recommend Jenny Cradles writing services.

    Julia Bourbois
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Anne L.
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      Working with Julia Bourbois has been a pleasure. She is very bright, responsive, professional, and an excellent writer/editor. I would recommend her to anyone.

      Writer's Unite
      5.0
      from 1 review
        About

        My brain functions at analytical level that suits my English and writing skills. I am very descriptive and discipline myself with notes learned in my English class. I have a natural talent AND dedicate myself to the writing world; I captivate my readers with several literary devices and excel in written communication.

        • 5 years in business
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        My resumes are written with the five key elements that hiring managers respond positively to: clear, concise, meaningful, quantifiable and targeted. And, I make sure they are visually beautiful to look at so what you end up with is a highly polished written piece that wholly flatters you and your abilities.

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        Being an independent, creative writer gives stories of imagination. Stories that mainly pertain to the everyday life of people that struggle because of health issues.

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        I am a good writer and have experience editing news articles

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        I write screen plays. I write scripts for short film and direct them for You tube and film festivals. I have 3 short videos posted in you tube under Andy Nandapala.

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        I am able to edit content as well as write articles for websites or other publications. I can also transcribe as well.

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        We offer business plan consulting for start ups, small businesses looking to raise venture capital or angel investment.

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        Hello, my name is Ryan Thomas Gilbert and I am 23 years of age. I am currently attending college as a philosophy major with a minor in psychology. I thoroughly enjoy writing and would love to help you out with whatever service you need, and you won't find anyone to do the work for cheaper. I also have been playing guitar since I was very young and have experience teaching young children how to play.

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        Independent writer and editor, have published two novels, SHADOWS OF THE PAST and STREET LADY. See my website.

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        I write a variety of genres, including humor, soul reflection, and legal. I recently published a book through Balboa Press/Hay House. I am also a licensed attorney in the state of California and New York.

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        Elisha Martinez, a networking communications specialist, and single mother of three, has been a writer for 16 years. She has experience in various forms of writing such as: -Technical - Poetry/Short Story - Speech - Resume - Journalism/Article -Copy-write And this is only to name a few. She has spent the last 10 years working in the Service and Marketing Industry. In the marketing industry its been found that her insightful business perspective and administrative services experience combined has helped businesses break some exciting new ground. Through her nonprofit and service industry career she has proven to be a woman of unique vision. She has done a great deal of difference in the educational and career development of the clients she has served independently in the last 4 years She recently started her own business, EnGage In A Million, its mission is to create opportunities and build relationships for all determined individuals and striving businesses through online social networking. Once acquainted with Ms. Martinez' work, you will find that she is not only insightful and unbiased, but honest about her unique perceptions and interpretations of many diverse subjects and situations. In this day many have come to label her a visionary entrepreneur with an executive presence and genuine determination to help rebuild a sense of community. Once introduced to her writing and public speaking its certain you will appreciate her open communication skills. Through her preferred and common choice of dialogue and subject matter, you will also find that she is not a role model who takes pride in informing others of the facts but in engaging with them much more to gain insight to the truths. So be prepared to engage in a million, there are a million ways this can be done. "A person who spends their entire life dreaming, is a person who refuses to open their eyes." ~ Elisha Martinez

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        UCLA trained screenwriter. Currently write film shorts for production. Experienced with county, state, and federal grants. Available to write for social media.

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