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Lisa-Beth is a great tutor and is teaching me business English and grammar lessons. Our first meeting was easy to schedule and she made me feel comfortable. Would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to learn quickly and correctly.
My daughter has taken a few lessons with Carl, and she is very happy with his style of teaching. I hired Carl with the need to prepare my daughter for the SAT exam. Carl was extremely flexible in scheduling the tutoring sessions around my daughters schedule. I have enjoyed listening to Carl tutor my daughter greatly. He has a great sense of humor, and has a special method in teaching, which can just about help anyone in finding the answer and/or struggles that one is having in learning the English language properly. Each time that Carl arrives for the sessions, he is prepared and ready to tutor without wasting any time. Carl is a very knowledgeable and an experienced tutor, and I believe he has the best method in preparing for the SAT. As a bonus, he is very nice, and reasonably priced considering how much he is helping my daughter to prepare for her first life-changing exam. I would definitely use his services again, and would highly recommend him to anyone.
I've always cared about expanding my english vocabulary and grammatical skills. I find it comes in quite useful for a professional career. The assistance I received gave me the confidence to excel in my professional and personal life. Lois has expanded my knowledge of the english language and I would recommend her to anyone seeking assistance or just looking to expand their knowledge of the english language.
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!!
I think he teaches Italian and English language very well! I'm an Italian girl, from Milan... When I met him at first I thought he was an Italian man from Florence, than he told me that he's American... I was surprised! He speaks Italian very very well, like people from Toscana and this is very good, because we think they speak the true Italian language... He helped me with my English, getting better with it! I learned many things by him... I really liked his teaching! The most important thing is how he teaches, more than what he teaches, and I think he does it very well! :)
Linda has a lot of experiences in tutoring. Every time I have questions in grammar or pronunciation during lessons, she clarify for me. I am very satisfied with that and I think it's the fastest way to learn. I would recommend her to my friends who want to improve their English.
Weve had a great experience with Club Z. I had two international students that were tutored thru them. One 14 year old that needed much help since English isnt her primary language and an 18 year old preparing for SAT. I would definitely recommend them.
Dan is an excellent, patient and thorough teacher whose classes have not only helped me improve my writing enormously, but have inspired so many other aspects of my life as well. I highly recommend Dan to anyone seeking assistance with anything English-related.
Nuria Fortier was my Spanish teacher for fall 2014 through the International Language School for Children and Adults. I am an adult, beginner level spanish language student with some previous beginner coursework. Our Saturday morning one-hour classes are held at Pitzer College and ran from September through December into January. I am very impressed with Nuria's language instruction. She meets the students where he/she is in their learning, yet also helps you to challenge yourself (for example speaking as much as possible in Spanish during lesson). She stresses the importance of grammar and verb conjugation structures within conversational Spanish lesson. She constructs lessons so that we come into contact with verbs and then we address the conjugation. She recommended two very good books for beginner level that we use during the lesson, and also introduces fun story reading (at children's level which is actually very good for beginner adult learner). Nuria is very professional and reliable, and encouraging for an adult language learner! Nothing negative to report. Nuria has also created a local Spanish speaking group of current and former students who meet to practice Spanish and I am looking forward to joining this group. Thank you Nuria! I recommend ILSCA and Nuria Fortier for Spanish language. Her Children's programs are also very well attended.
My experience learning Spanish with Hilda was exceptional. She is an incredibly enthusiastic and intelligent Spanish tutor; she prepared me well for my study abroad in Buenos Aires. Her lessons were always dynamic, fun, and incredibly rewarding.
I had 52 amazing French lessons with Eliane. She is kind, patient, and an expert teacher. I started as an absolute newbie and in a year I become an avid French music listener, being able to understand the lyrics. Additionally, as a native French tutor, Eliane taught me how to speak French with a correct rhythm and intonation. I strongly recommend Eliane to everyone who wants to learn French.Elle est magnifique!
Sheehan is a great and excellent tutor. She tutors me English and proofreads my assignment papers thoroughly. I am simply so pleased with her assistance in improving my English. Her innovative approach and dedication in education is inspiring. I would love to recommend her to everybody.
I'm Chinese. My 12 year old twin-son and I moved here in Aug 2015. My sons just started their English learning before we came here. My friend helped me finding a English tutor, her name is Barbara. She is very nice,experienced, patient and professional beyond my expectations. She even went to my sons' school talked with their teacher to understand their situation and Taylor made their lessons. What a nice and responsible teache she is! This will never happen in my country. She is so great and I want to show my appreciation to her here! How lucky we are to find such excellent teacher. My sons's English are improved obviously and the score in last semester proofed her effort! We will continuely work with her in the coming year for sure.
Joan helped me by providing Spanish language lessons. We met at her home where she was always prepared with a program specific to my progress and needs. I was impressed with her knowledge and friendly and professional manor. I recommend Joan if you need help at any level in learning Spanish.
Patricia has given English lessons to our 3 children, 2 hours a day, for 2 months in May and June 2015 in France. As French native speakers, the objective was to make them all feel at ease in English (spoken and written) in order to join an international English speaking school in September. Camille, 13 years old, had already some school knowledge of English, and Sarah, 11 years old, had very few knowledge of English. Despite of that, the 2 girls decided to take the lessons together and Patricia adapted very well to the level of each girl, making them feel as taking nearly private lessons, sharing perfectly her time between the 2 girls. She was able to use the strengths and weaknesses of each girl to build a team spirit to achieve each of them goal : good communication skills for interpersonal relations and a good written level to adapt to academic learnings. Cyrille, 7 years old, didn't have any knowledge of English and the objective was to get him used to listen and understand basic English. Again Patricia succeeded in this goal perfectly. Cyrille was very scared to start his first lesson and did not want to go, but after all he did not want the first lesson and all the others to stop ! Patricia was always extremely patient, enthusiastic, positive, constructive and fun all the time ! The children did theoretical exercices, as well as some practical ones, such as cooking or shopping, and of course lots of conversation. They all loved the lessons with her. Today, after one month of schooling in English, we can confirm that Patricias lessons were very helpful and allow our children to succeed in getting well-adapted to their new environment and working methods. Therefore, I highly recommend Patricia as a tutor as she is highly competent, efficient, and able to adapt to all type of levels and ages, from young boy to teenager.
I have been conversing with Ms Gonzalez exclusively in English for the past 7 years, and I trust her ability to communicate effectively in both languages completely. I sincerely recommend her for your translating needs.
I am very proficient in English with a liberal arts degree from Indiana University and currently working on a graduate degree in education. I have taught in many capacities including classes with ELL and ESL learners.
I tutor English -- reading, writing, and conversation. I was born in the US, attended and completed all schooling in the States and majored in business and minored in communication. Past employment includes management positions within the entertainment industry and sales and taught and tutored students of all ages. I have excellent leadership, organizational and training skills.
I dictate lessons in different languages, such as French, English and Spanish. The classes take place whether at my students' place or at mine with previous acknowledgement. I am very flexible and have respect to schedules. I'm also very interested in being the person who guides you to improve your learning.
I provide the opportunity to become fluent and comfortable in the English language through individually tailored lessons geared toward the clients' needs and wants. I have taught in Germany, Russia and the Philippines.
I am an English teacher and a published writer. Over the past 10 years, I have helped many students improve their verbal and written English language skills. My goal is to make sure that my students learn to express themselves clearly and with confidence. I design each lesson to meet your specific goals, and I always focus on practical information that you can use in your daily life. I also try to make our lessons fun.