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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.

Time for English -ESL
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Gudveig J.
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I took English lessons with Toni to improve my vocabulary and my academic English. She was also kind enough to tell me about many local resources and she taught me a lot about the American culture and way of life. Toni is very dedicated in her teaching, and she made sure I learned new idiomatic and local expressions in addition to working on my academic English skills. Towards the end of my semester at UC Berkeley she helped me proof my term papers, and provided me with excellent feedback and very helpful comments on my written English. Not only is she a great teacher, she's also a very warm and friendly person who will make you feel welcome and offer a safe teaching environment. Also, make sure you try her mint tea, it's delicious!

IDESLI
4.2
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Julie A.
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I needed several of our company business cards translated from English to Arabic. IDESLI and their team of translators worked with me and were able to provide the cards I needed in a variety of formats to make their production much easier. They even proofed the final design cards after they were designed to ensure accuracy and legibility. They were always quick to respond to questions and the overall experience was stress-free. I would highly recommend their services.

ESL tutor
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria P.
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As for me, Scott is an amazing tutor. He really helps me to improve my English skills. If you have problems with grammar - he will explain it to you; he will correct your pronunciation as well and point to all your mistakes in a conversation! ​

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jay T.
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Anish always arrived fully prepared for each lesson. He is super capable and has a way to make even mundane material somewhat interesting. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to increase their score, and fast. He is also an excellent writer, and really put these skills to work when brainstorming with me for my personal statement.

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Stéphanie S.
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There's no doubt that Linda is an excellent English teacher. She's very flexible and adjusts the lessons to your special needs and wishes. She knows exactly how to personalize the lesson in order for you to improve quickly. She's flexible, dedicated and passionate. She doesn't only provide efficient English courses, but also makes them funny, entertaining and very engaging. As an individual, Linda is very attentive, smart and friendly. She's always very helpful and provides you with good advices if you are new in town. She loves teaching and that increases the quality of the service she provides and the relationship she develops with her students. I consider myself lucky for having met Linda. I've improved my pronunciation skills in a short time and greatly increased my self-confidence and speaking skills. I would fully recommend her to anyone who wants to learn English in a stimulating and exciting way.

  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna M.
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Hope has been tutoring my daughter in French, she has proven to be knowledgable, thorough and dependable. She brings a lot of extras to the sessions; like experiences with the French culture, and extra worksheets and study materials, etc.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David P.
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My son was struggling in 4th grade English class and I'm not that great at English. After a week with Francesca he turned his bad papers into great papers. Seeing him run home and show me his 10/10 paper was the best feeling ever. I highly recommend Francesca and her services. 5/5 stars.

  • 38 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Silvia R.
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Dave is extremely knowledgeable. Gives great feedback on my progress. Corrects me where I need the attention. I am satisfied with my decision to take up private lessons. These lessons have brought me to a level where I will be able to keep up with instruction once my class at DVC begins in August.

  • 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.

Rebeca's Translating
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Megan W.
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Rebecca did an excellent job acting as our translator for an employee training workshop. We will definitely be using her for all our future translating needs.

ExecuTutor
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Andrew H.
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Jeffrey is a very accomplished scholar and talented lecturer and tutor. He is attentive to students' needs, genuinely concerned about their development, and invests and unusual level of effort in producing his lessons and lectures. He has a broad range of experience to offer in all types of writing, from professional documents to academic essays. His command of the language and his extensive knowledge of its use and its history give him a particularly nuanced approach to both writing and editing.

TC Teaching & Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Amanda D.
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    In the beginning, I was really afraid of talking to others in English because I know that I can’t speak English well. However, after some lessons, I become more and more confident and fell in love with the lessons. I tried speaking to others and they answered me. This greatly encouraged me.

    Farmer John
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Sherry S.
      Verified review

      I am an intermediate tennis player looking to have fun while increasing my personal fitness. Farmer John gave me a customized professional tennis lesson where I was able to cover the topics of my choice. There was a good balance of instruction combined with practice to help me improve and learn the game correctly. His teaching style and feedback was positive and encouraging. He has inspired me to play more tennis and strive to be the best tennis player possible.

      Gifted Geek
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 12 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Stephen L.
      Verified review

      Excellent! Gifted Geek has full command of the English language. I am a university student and used ESL and Editing services at Gifted Geek. First, I used the service of editing for a 3000 word thesis. I focused the thesis on children's advocacy in shelters. Gifted Geek, charged the best price on the market. There are three packages to choose from which are all the best prices. I decided to get the most out of the service because I wanted the job done with an extra set of eyes on everything including proofreading, copyediting, and content editing. I got exceptional results. My final result is an "A" on the thesis. To better my English, I decided to take ESL on line with Gifted Geek. I am excited to move to the next stage in life. I recommend Gifted Geek, they can get the job done!

      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!

      • 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)

      About

      I am a Hebrew teacher of 13 years, and I have dedicated my life to teaching. I am fluent in Hebrew and English, and I really enjoy teaching these languages.

      About

      Having earned my bachelor's degree in English from University of Michigan, I moved on and am now working on a master's degree in creative writing. My command of the language is unparalleled, and I can teach anyone from elementary school to PhD, any subject from spelling and grammar to literary analysis and essay writing. I welcome anyone from any background, and I guarantee not only will you improve your grades or writing or analysis skills, but you'll gain an appreciation for the language that will improve your well-being. Let's talk.

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      I am fluent in English and have a great ability to teach you also to read, write and speak in English!

      • 17 years in business
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