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Lisabeth helped me with my ACT writing skills and with the reading and science sections. We did 2 hour sessions. The quality of her work was great and she helped me a lot with the ACT and helped me calm down before my test. My experience with her was great and I will definitely contact her in the future.
Carl is a reliable & enthusiastic tutor for my 1st grader. He is helping her improve her reading & writing skills each week.
Joyee Lin of Thinque has been nothing short of amazing. Professional with results to show. My daughter started working with Joyee a couple of months ago. Within six lessons, my daughter's composite ACT score went from a 28 prior to working with Joyee to a 32. Amazingly, her science score went from a 25 to a 32. Those numbers are the end result of Joyee's professional approach to teaching. During the lesson, Joyee utilizes a number of methods to present the material. It must be said that my daughter took his instruction seriously and worked hard on the material which was provided to her. The result was a good example of team work in which my daughter could receive, in addition to immediate instruction, quick review and understanding after working through the material. Joyee makes it easy to work around a busy lifestyle as he schedules and responds to correspondence promptly. We can't offer him enough praise. Joyee is offering an amazing service and we were so glad to have been referred to him.
Jonathan is approachable and patience. My daughter is 11 years old and is currently preparing to take the ISEE (Independent Schools Entrance Exam) in December 2016. This is her first experience with getting one-on-one tutorial help for the language art portion of the test. After just a few tutoring session, she has so much more confidence in approaching the essay portion of the test. Jonathan's methodology teaches her how to systematically approach each essay prompt as well as how to capture the reader's attention quickly. As for the reading comprehension portion of the test, he is helping her to find a pattern of where the test questions would likely be derived from the reading passages. Currently, her reading test practice score improves tremendously. She is able to read the passages and potentially predict the potential areas of importance. In addition, Jonathan also reviews the strategies of how to take standardized test. My daughter looks forward to every tutorial lesson because she knows that she can improve her ISEE test score.
Matt is a great tutor with the ability to break down and explain concepts that are hard to understand to simple understandable concepts. My son is now very confident with the coming SAT. Matt got him to see how to approach the questions in a more effective way, especially in reading.
Daniel provided coaching on a 6,000 word essay. Daniel was great. He provided help with grammar, sentence structure, and flow of the essay. He did not "correct" the essay, he was a coach who gave guidance and shared lessons on how to think about the work that will be helpful in the future.
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.
Ms. Geller is amazing with children. She is able to reach them and teach them in a very natural, authentic way. Watching her help teach my daughter to improve her reading skills was extraordinary because it seemed like my daughter thought she was talking to a friend. Her improvements were fast and large. i would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve not only their children's abilities in school but also their self confidence as a young person.
My son has been learning Spanish from Nuria for about a year. Not only has she taught my son both reading and speaking skills, she has also instilled in him a love of the language and culture. We are impressed by her passion for teaching, enthusiasm, and infinite patience. She is a wonderful teacher and I would recommend her to anyone interested in learning Spanish.
Elenie Opffer, the Writing Coach, was nothing but WONDERFUL! I have not one negative thing to say. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE know that this is a real life review. I often wonder when I read reviews but this is REAL. I recently decided to leave my current job as a Superintendent/Principal of a small school district and wanted to start applying for new positions. The applications need to be submitted quickly and I had no time to compose the needed letters of introduction and update and revise my resume. I started looking at places on line that could help me. I had five different hits on Thumbtack and decided to go with "The Writing Coach". I am happy to say that I will keep Elenie's number in my contacts for years to come. I simply sent her my most current resume (out of date), letters of recommendations that people wrote about me, and job descriptions of what I wanted to apply for. She - painstakingly went through all of my materials and developed a BEAUTIFUL resume and cover letters that spoke to who I really am. I was SHOCKED how well she described me with never even meeting me. We did all of this on-line and through phone conversations. She is simply amazing. Her price is VERY FAIR! We go to writers because we ourselves are not confident in our own abilities. Writing is a skill and she has it!!! She was extremely fair with her hours and pricing. I will surely use her again in the future. SHE ROCKS!
Barbara Carruth is phenomenal! She is an outstanding tutor who brought my son's math grade up significantly in no time at all. I highly recommend her!
She taught my daughter for a year. She improved my daughter's reading and writing skills. Unfortunately, we moved out another place so my daughter couldn't study with her further. But she is really kind and warm so we are keeping touch with her. She is an awesome teacher!!!
Ms. Devia is the best. Both of our kids, 10 and 13 years old, have been tutored by her for the past year. Her teaching method of reading comprehension and structured writing has improved not only their writing skills but also their critical thinking. Ms. Devia is up-to-date with current school curriculum and her dedication in helping her students is indisputable. We highly recommend Ms. Devia and her JSRP Tutors.
My 5 yr old daughter has improved a lot in her reading and writing since starting Study Pals. They were very accommodating to our schedule and matched us with a great tutor! She makes the lessons easy to understand and engaging!
My son has been taking piano lessons from Ms. Kaiser (he's more formal with her -- I believe everyone else calls her by her first name) for six months. He absolutely LOVES it. I took several years of lessons (played throughout high school and college) and generally play for fun, so I am not clueless when it comes to music. I am also a teacher (just not a music teacher). I find that Marguerite is amazing at her craft -- both playing and teaching. She is very in tune to young students and knows when they are tired with one activity. She quickly moves on to something else! I love this approach. Additionally, she does not teach JUST piano. Students learn singing, rhythm through percussion, note reading, AND piano. I was not taught this way, though I really wish I was! Additionally, she teaches the students perfect pitch from day one. She truly is a special gem of a teacher. My son loves her dearly and we are thankful to have such a great teacher in our lives. He is now on to composing his own tunes. I am amazed with him and thankful we have such a great teacher to nurture his musical creativity. You won't regret hiring Marguerite!
Evan began working with our daughter to prep for the ISEE High School Placement Test. He was patient and very structured in attacking the materials that needed to get covered for her test prep. They made very good progress and she improved significantly in understanding how to take the test and the materials. She ended up with very good scores on her test. In the process of working with our daughter, we asked if he could help with our 5th grade son who struggles with reading comprehension. He began working with our son in helping him develop a better understanding of what he is reading. My son has improved since working with Evan and is enjoying reading much more than before he started working with Evan.
Amanda has tutored both of my over the course of two years. She has tutored them in math, vocabulary, english and spanish. My son had ADHD and she worked with him through sixth and seventh grade. He is a bright child and attends private school however, he needs constant redirection, prompts and a tutor who has the patience and skill to work with a child with special needs. Amanda worked very well with him and instilled a love of learning and accomplishment through her efforts with his homework and learning plateaus. My daughter Helena was also tutored by Amanda. Helena was struggleing with the confidence that she needed in math and english/vocabulary test taking. Amanda helped her gain her strenght in memorization and healthy tools for studying to improve her grades and comprehension of her studies. Amanda is a fun educator and completely reliable.
Patricia is a excellent foreign language teacher. Her pedagogy, her liveliness, her will to share her knowledge allow the students to progress. The courses are diverse : grammar, written and oral comprehension, discussion about an imposed theme or an improvised theme. I've spend a very rewarding year to her contact and I've learnt a lot.
Nicole is a fantastic teacher. She is very adept at assessing students' capacity to learn new material and is meticulous in building off that to take her students to new levels of comprehension. Her corrections are gentle but firm; she is very patient and provides learning in a comfortable environment.
I first spoke with Victor about AP biology tutoring for my son. Victor always replied quickly and gave my son a full study plan for his class and the AP test. We started with tutoring at home and also had a few online sessions using Skype and Victor's whiteboard app which really helped my son, especially when he was getting over a flu. My son said he learned more in a month with Victor than he learned in a semester in class. I also called Victor again for ACT test prep for my daughter. He connected me with one of his great tutors, Josh, who was also patient and professional. My daughter really increased her scores in English, Reading, and Science thanks to Josh and Victor's guidance. I'd highly recommend Victor and his team for AP and ACT test prep. Thank you both!
My 5th grader needed help with writing and reading comprehension. Mrs. Nemon impressed me with her ability to engage my daughter with her positive and encouraging attitude. She was also able to identify within the first meeting what aspects needed attention and which skills required more development. My daughter received an A+ on a writing assignment soon after starting her tutoring sessions. She couldn't wait to show her grade to Mrs. Nemon!