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John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
John L.
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John has been tutoring my 16 year old daughter in prep for her SAT test. He was very flexible in scheduling sessions for Sunday mornings given the heavy schedule my daughter maintains. John's style is very effective in making the material content interesting, light and relatable to a teenager. He uses a good balance of humor and examples that keep her engaged throughout the session. Homework assigned is manageable and not burdensome. John is very intelligent and has a very good grasp of the material content. He provides a professional service and we look forward to the results of my daughter's test.

Arbor Tutors - Bay Area
4.5
from 36 reviews
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Elia J.
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Arbor Tutors advised which was the best calculus class my son needed to take. After my son made changes to his schedule, it was not necessary to have the level of tutoring we had purchased. Arbor Tutors returned the money quickly and without question. The tutor we spoke with was highly knowledgeable. I would recommend this company.

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Marion Lovinger
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca S.
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Both of my children (12 and 10 years old) have been with Marion for over one year for French private tutoring, and they love her!! Marion is a very dedicated educator, and French teacher, my children and I love/enjoy her teaching methods and approaches, which incorporate games, songs, movies and daily interaction objects, people that my children could relate to their day-to-day life. She is firm and extremely friendly, which is an excellent teacher would be.

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John Bertinetti
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Monika C.
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John helped me raise my GRE score significantly. Working with John helped me gain the skills and tools I needed to reach (just above) my goal score. We studied the content of the GRE but also strategies for approaching problems likely to be found on the GRE, which proved invaluable. John was patient and encouraging throughout our tutoring and always gave me the extra confidence I needed to help me get through tough problems. It’s nice to have someone cheering you on when you’re trying to achieve a score that might seem hard or unachievable. John made the process of studying for the GRE as painless and fun as possible!

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Aji Singh
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
John D.
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Aji has been tutoring our son in Algebra and Pre-Calculus for a few months now. He is really professional, he makes assignments and notes for every chapter which have really helped our son better understand the topics. He has also been helping with his homework and helping him prepare for tests. Our son's grades have improved significantly and he is a lot more confident about Math

Angela Chang
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew Y.
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Angela has tutored me in introductory spoken Chinese for a few months now, and I am so grateful for her patient expertise. We work extensively on conversational skills and correct pronunciation, which even if you are self learning or in a class, is incredibly valuable and is often under-practiced without one on one tutoring. I highly recommend Angela for Chinese language tutoring.

  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Agnes M.
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Since December 2015 Christian has been tutoring my high schooler daughter, who had difficulty with Spanish grammar. Christian is the best tutor we ever had. He is very thorough, and explains grammar very well. He always prepares a lot of grammar exercises in advance, and makes sure that his student not only understood the new grammar concept, but can also use it correctly. He brings a lot of extra materials from different sources, and he also prepares exercises from the textbook that my daughter has to use at school. He really cares about the progress and grades of his students. In "emergencies" his students can count on him as well. Before tests he has always been willing to squeeze in an extra lesson when we ask him, even on Sundays. In addition to all that, he can make a stubborn teenager work. What more could we wish for more?

John-Michael Laurel
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon H.
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My son is looking forward to his tutoring session.

Fun with French
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Dorian E.
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When I'm looking for a tutor, what I care most about is interpersonal skills. Lucky me! Ingrid is warm and engaging; she creates a relaxed atmosphere for the nerve-jangling practice of speaking (or trying to speak) in a second language.

Mathman Tutoring
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Becky S.
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My daughter worked with Mathman Tutoring when she was in high school. She found his tutoring to be very helpful in understanding concepts that she hadn't quite gotten in class. It was very convenient to have him come to our house. I would recommend his services to my friends.

Kristina the Spanish Tutor
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey N.
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Kristina is a warm, wonderful person who works with my son, a high school senior. She has always been super-nice to work with and pleasant. Her rates for Spanish tutoring are very reasonable. Most importantly, she genuinely cares about meeting my son where he was, finding his needs and trying hard to meet them. I highly recommend her for Spanish tutoring.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gail B.
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Got a tutoring package for my two kids and we have been extremely happy

Habla Language Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Julian S.
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Gina is professional, courteous and passionate about her services with Habla Language Services. She worked with our agency's numerous desires and needs and complied with every request. She is knowledgeable on the subject matter and had lesson plans prepared for each session. I definitely recommend Gina for Spanish Language tutoring.

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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Yukihiro F.
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I hired Scott to help me with writing and composition of my essays for graduate school. I am so happy I met him and that he agreed to work with me. From day one, I realized that my work and ideas were in really good hands. We started working together at the beginning of the school year and he’s been with me every step of the way. My writing has greatly improved, as have both my grades and my personal and original voice, which I never knew I had! I highly recommend Scott. He’s a gem of a tutor and person.

Angela Sun Consulting
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lily S.
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Angela does the best job of explaining concepts for AP/SAT if you are trying to learn something outside of school. We did our tutoring over the computer, but I actually found it more engaging than in person. For example, I was confused about cos (180degrees), because I hadn't learned about it in school yet. Angela's explanation also made 10x more sense than what my math teacher would say. Now I FINALLY understand how to find cos (180degrees)!

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marie P.
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I am amazed as to the quality of tutoring I received from Arbor Tutors given the low price. The tutor my daughter had was very sweet and very patient with geometry. You can't ask for a better tutor than the one we got. We chose to do the online tutoring. Five stars all the way.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Aryanna C.
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Arbor Tutors is a very well-run company. They hire the best tutors and are able to help you.

A+ Tutoring Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Louise C.
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Dan tutored our daughter for 2 school years and was a great help in explaining math concepts that were very difficult to her. He was always will to explain it a different way to try to get it to click for her. Dan was always encouraging and had an upbeat positive attitude. I also really liked that Dan worked her for the full hour-- really got our money's worth. She would not have passed without his help. We'd still be using Dan if he hadn't relocated-- so I highly recommend his tutoring services.

Arbor Tutors - CA
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda L.
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I would not hesitate to recommend Arbor Tutors to all of my friends and family. I wish we would've started with them in the beginning. Very good service with excellent tutors.

Spanish Tutor for adults
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
About

I teach conversational Spanish. I love a good conversation and meeting people. I am a native speaker of Spanish and I know very well the subtleties of This language, its formalities and colloquialisms. In my classes I like to integrate the language and the sociocultural contexts in which it comes alive. To integrate the language with the respective sociocultural and historical contexts in which this life works.

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Need an English Tutor

Mountain View, CA

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    Hello tutors of Thumbtack, My name is Achilles and I'm an aspiring writer and storyteller looking to further my skills in these arts. However I have always had two issues with writing, which I would a English tutor to help me with- the time for our lessons would be split evenly on working through these two issues 1. I need someone to guide me in the fundamentals of grammar including punctuation and form. I would need a tutor to not only instruct me on the rules of grammar but to also give a bit of context on their origin and use in conversational English. 2. As for applying what I have learned, instead of the traditional school based worksheets or SAT prep I would like to apply what I have learned on my own creative projects. - I need someone to engage me- talk with me, keep me focused and ask questions about the stories and projects I work on. Ideally someone could teach me as we go, and outline the mistakes in my work and teach me what I’m doing wrong- and what I’m doing right, in terms of grammar and the flow of the writing.
  • $62
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San Francisco, CA

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