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2. Language, Test Preparation, & Admissions Tutor
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New on Thumbtack
New on Thumbtack
Responds Quickly
Responds Quickly
  • 10 years in business
  • Serves Lafayette, CA
"Hi prospective students, my name is Ricky, and I have over ten years of experience as a professional tutor. I am passionate about tutoring because it helped me achieve academic success in my own life. I struggled with certain subjects when I was a child, but ended up being valedictorian when I graduated from Woodside High School in the Class of 2005, received top scores (5) on my AP exams, and was admitted to 10 universities across the country. I pride myself on my easygoing and effective tutoring style: being patient, encouraging, and empowering. I work with students to internalize concepts, not just memorize them. When a student begins to cognitively understand something for herself/himself, real learning happens. I am committed to this form of student-centered, top-notch tutoring that gets the best results over time. If the student/parent prefers, I am also happy being more didactic and instructive in my style. Oftentimes, it is a balance that works (with a focus on empowerment and student-centered learning). Finally, I tailor my approach to the student's own learning style, which is critical for academic success. Whether auditory, visual, or kinesthetic, each student learns differently. In terms of my own academic path, I was honored to receive the Harvard Book Award and to attend Stanford University's Institute on Journalism. I later graduated from Santa Clara University with academic honors and two degrees. Academics are very important to me; my passion for teaching comes from my passion for learning. I love to see the "lightbulb" go off in a student's head as she/he reaches a epiphany. I deeply enjoy helping my students develop by means of a well-rounded education. My tutoring expertise includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English (ESL or advanced English) and Spanish. I am fully bilingual and fluent in Spanish and have traveled widely in Latin American so I am an academic and cultural expert in terms of tutoring Spanish. Oftentimes, it is the cultural aspects of the language that really pique a student's passion to learn Spanish a second language. I also specialize in literature, social studies, speech and debate, elementary and middle school mathematics, humanities, political science, pre-law, psychology, environmental science, and a variety of other college-level courses. College admissions and advising is a key aspect of my tutoring portfolio as well. It has been a privilege to help many students gain admission to their top choices for the next step in their educational journey -- albeit a private high school, an undergraduate college, or a Master's or Doctoral (PhD) program. My students have been admitted to Ivy League schools, top-tier university in the UC system (including Berkeley, Davis, and San Diego), and the top schools nationwide for their respective Master's or Doctoral programs. I have tutored students of all ages, from preschoolers to elementary school students, all the way through PhD programs and older adult learners. As an academic tutor in a local after-school program (Newton Center, Inc.), I worked with 4th and 5th graders at Baywood Elementary, a local school close to the border of San Mateo and Hillsborough. Previously, I was employed as a professional tutor by the Drahmann Learning Resources Center while I attended Santa Clara University, often tutoring students older than myself. I tutored students in a variety of subjects, including English, Spanish, writing, reading comprehension, political science, environmental studies, sociology and more. In addition, I have also tutored many adults (ESL, Spanish, and other subjects). I have recently tutored students (children and adults) from a variety of countries around the world, including Korea, France, China, Japan, Russia, Mexico, India, Bangladesh, South Africa, and more. It is a pleasure to work with students from such diverse backgrounds. Please contact me with tutoring opportunities or with questions. I am very accessible and look forward to working with you or your child to achieve academic success."

$95/Hour

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$95/Hour

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$95/Hour

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3. Louis Hirsch, Back Tutoring English Through Thumbtack!
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5.0 (3)
Responds Quickly
Responds Quickly
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Lafayette, CA
"I have been working as a tutor for the last eight years. I began tutoring when I was a resident of Mexico, living first in the town of San Miguel de Allende where I tutored French and then in Guadalajara where I prepared student clients for the TOEFL exam. Since returning to the United States in 1212, I have been tutoring English with clients reached through WyzAnt, Thumbtack and Bright Bird Tutoring. I am qualified by WyzAnt to tutor ESL and to prepare students for the English parts of the ACT, GED, SAT and TOEFL. I have also worked with clients having problems with all aspects of English Arts in elementary, middle, and high school. I have worked with intermediate and advanced English students needing to improve their business English, last fall conducting extemporaneous English sessions at SAP, San Ramon, California. I have also taught beginning English to a class of junior foremen at the Urban Company in San Rafael. My latest qualification is a certificate as a dyslexia tutor. For the last two years, I have been a reading/writing tutor for the Solano County Literacy Program. I have also worked as a walk-in tutor at both of the Vallejo public libraries. I recently passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), which could lead to my being certified as a substitute teacher in the California State Education System. Besides U.S. citizens and residents, I have worked with clients from China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Bolivia, and Colombia."

$38/Hour

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$38/Hour

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$38/Hour

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4. Author Lori Armstrong-Strategy Marketing
Top Pro
5.0
from 17 reviews
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5.0 (17)
Great Value
Great Value
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Lafayette, CA
"I'M BACK! I have been away & scheduled-out for the last few months writing, marketing & web designing for clients, but I am back to invite new projects once again. Some of my latest projects include SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING and WEB DESIGN for two New York authors with immediate progress and increased following. Their book cover images are posted below - Little Heroes and Mirror Mirror can be purchased on Amazon. My SEO BLOGS have increased business for a business consulting firm (Combs Consulting) with several SEO articles, crafted to include both internal/external links within SEO, targeting more followers and increasing engagement - Also maintaining their SOCIAL MEDIA & WEBSITE. My published criminal court stories continue... See muckrack/lori-armstrong (118 published articles for various newspapers) Marketing, & writing educational & health-beneficial articles for produce company, Tradefresh, See Tradefresh Network Marketing & writing a variety of moving topics and tip articles for Stewart Moving and Storage and my latest client The Gee Law Firm, who I write a variety of detailed-specific personal injury articles. I have a legal background, which makes writing for legal firms, criminal courts and/or newspapers a breeze. Another co-author project in which I also edited & formatted is the book now published to Amazon, Harsher Side of Night. Five star reviews are now over 50! I was recently hired by Michael Jackson's friend and manager of his Neverland Amusement Park, being chosen from hundreds of author applicants. This memoir, Behind the Gates of Neverland - Conversations with Michael Jackson is now available on Amazon. The book sales have been tremendous and this memoir is a must-read for any Michael Jackson fan. See Amazon Books and search Behind the Gates of Neverland - Conversations with Michael Jackson My services offer a range of writing needs to even the most scrupulous clients. I have written literally hundreds of articles for clients, which range from moving tips, produce health benefits, legal personal injury article & so much more. While I am a published author, I also enjoy assisting others with their website marketing blogs as I have a legal background and experience to research any genre well. I have a wide range of experience by helping people land the job of their dreams through resume writing. My resumes are persuasive, much like a persuasive and interesting website blog - people need to stand out in the business world. Resumes are no different. Just give me the tools by providing your past experience and I will help you land the job of your dreams. I have tutored others who want to learn the English language through an easy step-by-step plan. That is rewarding! Authoring, editing and formatting are no strangers to my writing world. My latest book Harsher Side of Night can be purchased on Amazon - along with my shared co-authored memoir, Behind the Gates of Neverland, which is journaled by Michael Jackson's friend who managed his Neverland Ranch. Magical. Sweet. I also self-publish and love to help others publish their works of art. This is gratifying as I was once in their shoes, too! I absolutely love to help people land the job they had always hoped for and I am devoted to help people who want their story told - whether it be in a book, blog or news release. We all have a story to tell and some people thrive through the work they do. It thrills me when I can help someone write powerful blogs that describe their business or product they are selling. Writing truly is my passion and I simply enjoy the challenge of helping people succeed. We really are in this together and I thrive on making a difference for others. My writing projects go beyond books as I have created MISSION & VISION statements, ABOUT ME pages, SALES PROPOSALS (designed for the BIG 3 automotive industry), SHIPPING & RETURN POLICIES, PRESS RELEASES & more. Please reach out and allow me an opportunity to help your business grow."

$25/Hour

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$25/Hour

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$25/Hour

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