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  • 13 years in business
  • 294 hires on Thumbtack
Chris V.
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Elite responded quickly and Curtis was sent out the next day to my home, well dressed and educated. Always was nervous about having a stranger in my home but Curtis was very trustworthy. I told the manager that Curtis was one of the most professional people I have met. English writing and Spanish tutoring has never been this easy

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  • 16 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Mariyam S.
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As I was preparing to submit my statement of purpose for graduate school, I found Sharon and chose her right away. She is professional and I was impressed with her editing!!! She gave me new insights and tips on how to express and articulate myself in writing. she took my seemingly random experiences in the statement of purpose paper, polished it, and skillfully weaved it together in a way that makes sense for the graduate school!! She was prompt, extremely thorough, and sincere in her counsel. Working with Sharon was one of the best choice I made and I recommend everyone to use her for help in writing and editing papers!!!

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Divya G.
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I had Ms. Miller for U.S. History for a year, and she definitely made the class very exciting. Instead of just reading the textbook, we got to play interactive games like Jeopardy to learn the material and work together on group projects. She is a great teacher, and I knew that I could always go to her for help if I needed it. Ms. Miller is also extremely nice, and she truly does love teaching.

Dilithium Consulting
3.6
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Rashena P.
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The gentleman I hired did a great job. He was very helpful. I would definitely use this service again and ask for him.

Kyle R.
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Kaitlin was my writing tutor for my college essays. She was very helpful throughout the process. The thing I liked most about working with Kaitlin was she gave me the freedom to devise my own ideas and writing tactics for the essays while she refined and perfected them. Kaitlin not only aided me in constructing well written essays, but also helped me become a better creative writer and learn advanced grammar rules that I could apply to my writing and standardized testing such as the SAT and ACT. She was very helpful and easy to work with.

Michael Hunter
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth S.
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Michael has been an invaluable English tutor for our son. He was able to artfully help our son with his college essay, guiding him through the writing process while making sure the essay was in our son's own words. Our son was accepted into his first choice college, partly based on this essay. Even after our son's freshman year of college, Michael continues to be available to tutor him. Michael has delved deeply into understanding our son's writing challenges, identifying specific steps to help him get on the right track. With his insight and gentle manor, Michael has connected well with our son, allowing him to be a very effective tutor. Michael is very responsive and flexible, providing sessions on Skype when our son needs them. Michael has proven to be a top-notch writing tutor for our son.

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Haorou S.
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I met Scott at Mills College, where I am getting my MFA. I desperately needed help with my writing. My grades were slipping and I just couldn’t get a grip on the composition process. Scott and I met and went over a writing assignment I was working on. Wow, he is a deep person and knows so much!!! He is very detailed as well. I learned from Scott that writing is first about learning how to think critically. He makes criticism into an artform. He helped me develop and find my thesis and felt as we worked together over time that he opened my mind and helped me gain mastering the composition process. He really is talented. It’s no wonder he is a master of literature!!!

Peter Kupfer
5.0
from 3 reviews
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Nancy M.
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Peter Kupfer is extremely talented in writing engaging selections because of his extensive knowledge about a wide range of subjects, both past and present. He is familiar with meeting English language arts standards to provide students with skills to achieve college and career readiness. His superb communication abilities are apparent in his colorful descriptions and excellent grammar and usage. He has experience expanding academic vocabulary through the use of keywords in text. He shares our goal of increasing student knowledge and interests while developing reading proficiency and comprehension. Peter has also demonstrated he is comfortable with collaborating to achieve the best content, by making suggestions for topics and accepting recommendations for revisions. He is well-organized and meets deadlines conscientiously. Overall, Peter has a spark that demonstrates his interest in the world and the people around him and a desire to engage others in discussing and sharing his knowledge and observations in a respectful and open-minded manner.

  • 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
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Pa C.
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Fantastic Mandarin teacher. She is great with children of all ages. My kids have improved greatly in their reading, writing and speaking of Mandren. Most importantly they enjoy learning.

Kristen Cosby
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew D.
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A wonderful 5 stars. Kristen tutored my 7 year old son in reading and writing during the summer. I thought I would quote Kristen from a few of the updates she emailed us as I feel this aptly captures Kristen’s dedication, quality and professionalism as a tutor: “My hope is to help James feel authority and confidence when he chooses a book. The "quality" of the reading material is less important than the habit. No matter what he reads, he is becoming a better reader as long as he engages with the book… Learning to write is a procedural practice, meaning we wear it into our brains like a groove in a record. The improvement will happen over time. By the end of the week James could read his own writing back to me. At the beginning of the week, he couldn’t. Also he proposed his own writing assignment in lesson three. That self-challenging initiative is a good sign. That means he understands how to utilize tutoring, how to create an idea out of nothing, and how organize his thoughts around that idea. He dictated the piece and then I recited his dictation and assisted with spelling of larger words as he wrote. He clearly wanted to communicate his thoughts on soccer in writing…” My son ended the summer with a book about dinosaurs that he wrote and illustrated with Kristen facilitating the process and discovered a confidence and enthusiasm for reading and writing. We are grateful for Kristen’s help.

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Julia T.
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Sofia has been working with my daughter since she was 3.5 years old. Now she is 8. My daughter loves working with her. Sofia is a wonderful teacher, very knowledgeable, supportive, super patient, competent, resourceful, result oriented. She has been helping my child with writing, reading, comprehension, math, Russian language. They've been making together beautiful art projects. I'm very pleased with her work and would highly recommend her to other parents.

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Susan G.
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The tutor really helped our daughter improve her reading and writing. She's in the 4th grade and is doing much better now. We recommend Club Z and will keep using them for the rest of the year.

ExecuTutor
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Robert A.
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Jeffrey provided editing services to our biopharmaceutical company assisting with position profiles and our recruiting/sourcing process. He adeptly edited both marketing and technical writing, thereby greatly enhancing our profile and appeal to new and critical talent. His writing and editing skills are second to none as is his turnaround on time sensitive material. He provided precisely what we did not have the time to complete. Thank you Jeffrey.

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.

Miss Sarah's Tutoring
4.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
About

I have been a full time teacher for four years, and have been offering private tutoring packages for 6 years. My clients have seen tremendous improvement in their academics and self confidence. I try to make genuine friendships with my students and their families to offer the most personalized tutoring experience possible. I specialize in reading, writing, and English language lessons, but also have experience tutoring and teaching math, science and social studies. I also have experience working with a wide range of special learning needs. Check out my website to learn more about my experience and my passions in education!

Matthew D.
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
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Matthew worked with both my daughter and son tutoring. He spent several of my daughter's high school years helping with her AP classes in English and History, and assisted her through the beginning of her career at UC Berkeley. He worked on college applications, proof reading, and goal clarification with my son and came out with successful applications on a tight turn around time.

Statistics Magician
1.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kenny V.
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I, highly, recommend her for all of your math tutoring needs, but especially for statistics. In my case, I needed to complete a graduate level statistics class, and I hadn't attended a math class in over twenty years, much less a statistics course. Julia was very patient and supportive in assisting me to understand probabilities, hypothesis testing, linear and multiple regressions, and time series forecasting. The outcome of our tutoring sessions together resulted in me achieving an A in the class.

RCG Education

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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.

Sylvan Learning Center

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  • 25 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Sylvan Learning has been providing after school instruction for over 35 years with a focus on personalized instruction. Our trained and certified teachers follow Sylvan's unique Mastery Learning process making sure each student masters each lesson before moving forward. Success is the outcome.

Steps 2 Reading

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I am an English/reading specialist who loves to unlock student's ability to read, write and speak the English language.

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