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Mountain View Language Tutors

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  • 13 years in business
  • 332 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia M.
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Galina is helping my son learn Spanish and she is wonderful! She is prompt, warm, friendly, speaks several languages and so knows how to teach kids trying to learn another language. He looks forward to his lessons with Galina!

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Camilla Bracchi Diaz
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paolo G.
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I worked with Camilla, she is very professional and prepared on Italian language teaching. I improved my fluent language thanks to her professionalism and attention occurred in her work. Good experience!!

Nando Language Consulting
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Alexa M.
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I've been meeting with Nando for a few weeks for Spanish lessons and have been very impressed with his ability to personalize informative language lessons to my level. He makes his own materials which are WONDERFUL, and is very flexible with meeting places and times. He comes to you! Highly recommend Nando...amazing service for a great price.

Teacher Kim Tutoring
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
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Minok Kim is always polite and professional. She is patient when explaining new concepts and always comes to our tutoring sessions prepared. I especially appreciate how she plans personalized materials for each lesson depending on what I need most.

Tara's French Tutoring
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria T.
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I have a student of Tara for 2 months now. She is an excellent teacher who makes the lessons educational and fun. I highly recommend her if you want to learn French.

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
PW T.
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Anish was excellent at walking through some of the tougher GRE concepts with me, ensuring I was prepared for all of the different types of questions on the exam. I am much more comfortable and confident in tackling the material after working with him.

RAFA Alvarez
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen C.
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Raffa is an excellent Spanish tutor! He's taught me more in two months than I'd have learned two semesters of university language classes. Highly cost effective! He clearly has a great deal of experience and expertise in structuring curriculum, but he's also flexible and allows me to steer the lessons towards the vocabulary and grammar I am most interested in acquiring. I am also an educator and I have complete respect for his approach and commitment to teaching. I give him my highest recommendation.

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jason H.
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I had the pleasure of working with Linda at EF Language School in San Francisco for over a year. Her diverse background in the arts and science enables her to bring a wealth of practical, real-life experience to her lessons. Linda is greatly liked and respected equally by students and teachers. I think one of the best words to describe Linda is "dedicated," as she has a commitment to her students and their learning that is truly admirable. Don't miss this opportunity to study English with a wonderful, fun, and funny teacher who will craft creative and engaging lessons geared to a student's needs, interests, and learning style!

Keon's Studio
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Meriel G.
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Wonderful teacher, really making me push my Korean knowledge to the limits. I'm always excited with the lessons with Keon. I am looking forward to the next lesson everytime it ends. The lessons are well prepared and the teacher is very attentive and supportive. I hope I can book more lessons with him!

Mandarin for U
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Denise O.
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Crystal is a high energy, fun teacher. She is very positive and makes each lesson interactive and interesting. She has many resources in addition to the lessons that she provides like entertaining movies in Mandarin. She's great!

Language Geek Tutoring
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Varun S.
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Ian came over to my house once a week for two hours to tutor me in Japanese. He would teach me grammatical concepts, vocabulary, and about the Japanese culture. The lessons were very fun, and each session was packed with a lot of information. I really recomend his tutoring for those who want to learn Japanese. After only a few sessions in the summer, I was able to pass a Japanese placement test at my university very easily. Ian taught me in a few sessions what an entire semester would cover (at much less of a cost than a university course).

ACtutoring
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Angela K.
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Teacher Wan Wan comes prepared and knows the material to teach my son, and knows how to test him back to see if he absorbs the Chinese lesson well.

Learn Spanish with Ina
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
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Ina was very patient and pleasant to work with. She customized the lessons based on my interests and skill level. She is prompt and reliable and flexible. I traveled to cuba recently and she helped me with some travel dialogue and things to learn that would be helpful. I recommend her.

DM Language Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Daniella F.
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    Dani was my first English teacher, and I remember clearly of her sweet welcoming high-five on our first day of class. She contributed a lot not only to my language learning, but also to my professional career for I am an English teacher as well. I remember her classes were really motivating, interesting, and fun. She provided us with clear explanations and was open to answer our questions. All my classmates felt in a very comfortable and safe environment throughout the course. Dani is a very prepared and effective teacher. She has linguistic and applied-linguistic knowledge, great teaching skills and respect and for her profession as well as for her students.

    Eric H.
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    Yuki is an excellent teacher. I hired Yuki 7 months ago for Japanese lessons and have been studying with her ever since. Not only have I learned more than I expected, I have had fun while doing so. Yuki's ability to answer questions, correct mistakes and push me just enough beyond my comfort zone, all while offering encouragement and instilling confidence, creates an engaging, productive and enjoyable learning environment. In addition to her skill in teaching the language, Yuki shares a wealth of knowledge regarding Japanese culture and current events, regularly weaving this into our lessons. Many aspects of Japanese culture are reflected in how the Japanese language is used. Yuki's ability to blend language learning with cultural insight reinforces my understanding of both and provides a practical and realistic context for my developing language skills. I find this extremely valuable, especially when compared to other language learning experiences that rely primarily on exercises that are contrived and don't reflect how native speakers actually converse. One hallmark of an excellent teacher is their ability to understand and adapt to a student's needs and learning style. Yuki does this extremely well. During our very first lesson, she specifically asked what my motivation and goals are, what experience I've had with the language (if any) and how I like to learn. This was comforting and encouraging, since clearly she wanted to teach me in a way that worked well for me, not simply based on her preferred style of teaching or a "one size fits all" approach. It took me a while to realize that she was continuing to observe and adapt to my learning style months after that first meeting. As an example, I mentioned during a lesson that I was encouraged because I could often understand much of what Yuki would say in Japanese. She responded that she had purposely been speaking at full speed, as native speakers do, because she felt that I had progressed to the point where that was just enough of a challenge to help me learn without being too difficult to be discouraging. I can't remember how we had progressed to that point, but Yuki was clearly keeping track of my progress, where I was getting comfortable and where I was still challenged, and had adapted our lessons over time to what I needed at that moment. I highly recommend Yuki as a language teacher. She cares about her students and applies all of her knowledge and teaching skill toward helping them reach their individual goals. She creates a very supportive and comfortable environment, which is invaluable when learning a language. Her ability to integrate cultural insight and current events adds a depth to her language lessons that is not easy to find and makes her lessons more relevant, practical and engaging. Perhaps most telling of all, I have learned more than I expected and I have had a lot of fun doing it.

    Spanish Lessons
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Susy V.
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    I like her a lot! I feel i'm going to learn a lot from her.

    Jessica Gao
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Katie L.
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      Jessica offered excellent tutoring services; she genuinely cares about her students' progress and patiently answered questions if there is any confusion. Jessica also speaks four languages, so I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is interested to learn a second language as well!

      About

      I work independently. I teach all levels. I do credential teaching. I have 25 years of experience. I specialize in speech and language pathology.

      About

      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.

      About

      I am willing to do tutoring, teach lessons and have conversations in Spanish as many hours as needed, any time of the week.

      • 7 years in business
      About

      I create customized plans that are tailored to each client's needs, objectives and budgets...these include individualized learning plans, language training, cultural immersion, immigration/transition advising, cultural event planning, travel coordinating and content management (writing, editing, translation, web content) I love sharing the energy, musicality and "dolce vita" of Italian and the Italian lifestyle...my students come to life when speaking Italian and expressing themselves in this animated language!

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      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What does a Spanish tutor do?

      The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

      A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

      How much do Spanish tutors charge?

      Nationally, the average cost for a Spanish tutor ranges from $30 to $40 per hour. The cost for a Spanish tutor can vary depending on whether you choose private instruction or group lessons. Geographic location can affect cost; tutors in expensive cities and pricier regions command higher rates than in rural areas and small towns. The experience and education of the Spanish tutor will also affect their rates. For adult education, many people learning Spanish choose to join a Spanish school with tutors who teach group classes and also offer private tutoring for students. Typically these schools charge a monthly tuition that gives students access to a set number of classes per week, with private tutoring available at an additional cost. One example of an average cost is a monthly tuition of $200, which includes five 90-minute group lessons per month. Monthly tuition can vary depending on the school and the teachers. Short-term workshops are also a way to learn Spanish. Students may work with a Spanish tutor and group of other students at their skill level for a short period of time. One example of an average price is $100 for an eight-week course, with one 60-minute group class per week.

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