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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 79 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
Vanja J.
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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.

Top Pro
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy L.
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Carl is a reliable & enthusiastic tutor for my 1st grader. He is helping her improve her reading & writing skills each week.

  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne D.
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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.

Italian Lessons
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Juliana A.
Verified review

Mr. Messina is very helpful! I would recommend him to anyone interested in learning Italian or improving their language skills. I taken 2 years of Italian at school but still struggled in the basic skills. He was very patient in our lessons as I stumbled through reading. He is also serious about your learning experience; he wants to make sure you're on the right track to fluency! I'm glad I found Mr. Messina. I don't think I could have found a better tutor.

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Duna O.
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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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
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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.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Leila B.
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Sarajane has tutored my kids (currently in 3rd and 6th grade) for the past two years in various areas of study, including math, reading/writing and ISEE prep. In every case, she has come well-prepared, with innovative ways to teach the material. For example, when I asked her to help my 3rd grader with reading aloud, she found some reader’s theater passages to make reading fun and engaging. My child loved it! She always comes prepared with a well thought out, customized study plan and related study guides, designed to make each lesson as effective as possible. Thanks to her help and support, my 6th grader has blossomed into a confident math student. She also helped my 6th grader raise her ISEE scores substantially. She is always professional, on time and well-prepared. What can I say, Sarajane rocks our world and I recommend her without reservation!

  • 27 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Janice Y.
Verified review

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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah O.
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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!

  • 21 years in business
Robert S.
Verified review

Zoia Eliseyeva has been my Russian tutor for several years. We communicate by SKYPE. My greatest obstacles were always vocabulary and correct pronunciation. She corrects me steadily, even ruthlessly. She also helps me with grammer and history, which she makes vivid through anecdotes.

Teacher/Tutor
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brian S.
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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!

The Writing Coach
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sandi J.
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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!

Study Pals Tutoring
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
P. D.
Verified review

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!

Mrs. Patt's Tutoring
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shweta K.
Verified review

My son now in 5th grade has been taking language arts reading and comprehension lessons from Mrs Patt. I have seen huge improvement in his reading and writing skills and his grades have improved. He enjoys going for her classes which is a big thing. She is really friendly and understands each kids learning needs and works with them. I highly recommend Mrs Patt.

Jennifer Freeman
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Julian S.
Verified review

Jen is one of a kind! I have had over four different tutors work with my kids and not one of them could match up to the positivity, intellect, and absolute care Jen brings to my kids. She has always come prepared with a lesson already in mind and knows what's due for my kids homework and what math concepts she needs to review for them to fully understand. She even works with them on their writing and reading comprehension and continues to strive to be the best role model that I could have asked for. I would 100% recommend Jen to anyone looking for a strong tutor and she is versatile in many subjects and knows exactly how to adhere to your kids needs.

JSRP Tutors
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Andy P.
    Verified review

    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.

    Accomplish Academics
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    Louie S.
    Verified review

    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.

    The Educational Advantage
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Gretchen M.
    Verified review

    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.

    French Tutor
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Joan G.
    Verified review

    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.

    SUPERB VETERAN TEACHER
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 28 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Francoise M.
    Verified review

    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!

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