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  • 13 years in business
  • 310 hires on Thumbtack
Van T.
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I had Stuti as an English tutor for my son and couldn't be more happier. His grades improved tremendously. Stuti is knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible. Highly recommended!!

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Camilla Bracchi Diaz
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ermanna M.
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Camilla is a professional!She has the power to make yuo fall in love with the English language. I really enjoy having English classes whith her.

Bernell Editorial Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Poetry P.
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Laura, is extremely professional, I took here service to fine chisel a poetry collection. Her command on english language, the sincerity to understand the depth of poetry and surface is out gracefully is remarkable. Honest and realistic,working with her is and outstanding learning and fun experience.

Time for English -ESL
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Eleonora B.
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I would highly recommed Tony Casal, she's a fantastic teacher! I took classes from Toni to improve my spoken English. We did a lot of conversation, so I learned new vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. We focused on some difficult articles taken from The New York Times and The New Yorker. Tony helped me understand not only the gist of them, but also many nuances. She also gave me interesting insights about the topics we worked on. The lessons were interesting and inspiring. Also, Toni suggested me cool places to visit in the Bay Area on the light of my interests which include music and the arts. Tony is great! If you need English classes, send her an e-mail.

Mathman Tutoring
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Martin A.
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Nicolas worked with my son on his high school math. My son was having a terrible time in his classes, and Nicolas acted as a guide and tutor though the years. He was very patient and understanding, and always arrived on time for the tutoring sessions. In the end, my son wound up with A's and B's in the classes, and was accepted to his first-choice college. Thanks, Nicolas!

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Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carla M.
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I really enjoy having French classes with Kathleen! She is very knowledgeable of the language and have good learning methods and materials. I`m mostly focused on conversation and we practice a lot. Also, she is very sweet and is a very nice person to have classes with! I definitively recommend her!

  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Milos O.
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Tim helped my wife with the basic English for about a month. I liked his approach, he is very patient and dedicated . He was always on time, he had a lot of prepared material, and he was well organized. Compared to other professors that we were in contact I believe that his dedication and effort is very price sensitive. Overall it was very good experience.

Tutoring for Success
5.0
from 4 reviews
    TC B.
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    My stepdaughter has been working with Sylvia for a few months now and we can really see a difference in her math and English (reading, writing, spelling, etc). My stepdaughter actually looks forward to her time with Sylvia, which is so important to us. Sylvia is very patient, personable and knowledgeable. My stepdaughter got very excited yesterday, after she found out that Sylvia is also fluent in Spanish because she would like to start working on that as well. I feel that we really lucked out with finding Sylvia. Soon, my other stepdaughter will be working with Sylvia to prep her for the SSAT!

    • 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.

    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.

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

      • 23 years in business
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      I take joy in teaching. I'm able to laugh and have fun because I delight in my students and their learning process.

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      I currently attend UC Davis and am employed as a tutor at a top tutoring company that only hires individuals with exceptional tutoring skills, a top SAT score, and a high GPA. I have spent over 500 hours tutoring and received additional tutor training while working at a nonprofit for literacy for 4 years. In addition, I am a founding member of a nonprofit organization that provides tutoring to underprivileged children in various subjects. I provide experienced, individualized tutoring to individuals that need help in language arts, essay writing, and grammatical skills as well as scoring high on their SAT reading and writing, AP English, and AP literature tests that is time efficient. I can also work separately or together as a college adviser in order to perfect your child's undergraduate application to any of the universities or colleges, guide them in creating the most attractive application, and help them produce an unrivaled essay. As a current University of California, Davis student, I personally took the AP English, AP literature, and SAT exams recently (2 years ago), so I have an advantage in knowing exactly what the current tests ask of students as well as what strategies should be learned in order to achieve a score that is highly desirable and sought after by top universities. I know the right methods and tactics to get your child a better score; guaranteed. I also understand what most colleges are looking for in a student, and I can guide your child in writing brilliant essays to get noticed in the midst of tens of thousands of applicants. I have years of teaching experiences from my job as an editor at my high school's award-winning school newspaper, in addition to working at a nonprofit in San Jose and learning exactly how to teach English effectively. My education began in elementary school at the private school Challenger School, where I learned from the best grammar and literature teachers to build my foundation in English. Later on, I went on to attend Leland High School where I was a member of the number one speech and debate team in the nation and first medalist of various speech tournaments, President of the National Honor Society (organization that connects academically achieving students with volunteer opportunities in the community), volunteer of over 500+ hours from tutoring underprivileged children in low income areas, page editor for the award-winning school newspaper The Charger Account, and winner of numerous accolades for my involvement in the community including: Leland High School's Jefferson Award (given to one student once a year for exemplary work in the community) and Senior Recognition Award for Academic Work and Involvement in the Community. My SAT scores in critical reading and writing rank in the 96th percentile in the nation, and I graduated in 2013 in order to attend University of California, Davis as a managerial economics major. I work as a part time tutor to make extra money for college and help fund a non-profit for which I used my expertise in writing to create a business plan for, and I started the organization to help underprivileged children that go to schools with poor reading comprehension in order to provide them with free tutoring in writing and reading. My style of teaching involves importance placed on the basics of grammar, writing, and effective test taking; I believe that once a student has this foundation down, any question on the SAT or AP exams is completely approachable and easy to solve. In juxtaposition with my own personal test-taking strategies, I also implement the same strategies taught at many of the top SAT prep centers to ensure that your child is getting thorough tutoring sessions. For students that need help in English or writing, I lay down the basics for your child, show ways of developing creativity, and teach them how to write effectively and well. I work with your child's talents and provide a very personalized experience that changes dynamically in order to achieve your child's highest potential and give the best tutoring possible.

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      I can help you with essays, literary comprehension, proofreading, and anything else you'll need. I can work with middle school and high school students.

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      I provide academic tutoring to students in the areas of: * English * Spanish * Math * SAT/ACT I do tutoring up to a high school level.

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      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.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      I'm a patient young woman, who has been in the teaching field for years, years of experience teaching young adults, to seniors.

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      I am a Masters in English, a published writer, competitive web/ technical editor. Enjoy dealing in the nuances of english language and have a gifted knack of teaching people.

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      Are you ready to take your studies to the next level and get the grades you want? Then you're ready for tutoring with me. I have tutoring experience in public speaking, ESL, Spanish, and study skills. I specialize in these areas as well as math up through precalculus, writing, and all areas of the SAT. Before we meet, we have a free 30-minute consultation on the phone to discuss what your needs are, the best times for us to meet, how often you would like to meet, and how many lessons you want. Then we schedule your first lesson, which is free, as well to make sure that we are the best fit for your needs, with no risk to you. I received a 3.9 high school GPA from Bellarmine College Preparatory, and scored a 2200 on the SAT, with an 800 in Writing, 650 in Math, and 750 in Verbal. I graduated with a 3.6 college GPA from the University of Southern California. At USC, I majored in Neuroscience and minored in Spanish. I combine deep academic knowledge with strong tutoring skills. I believe that there is no such thing as a person who is "not good" at something. Everyone can improve with practice and feedback, and that is what I'm here to provide.

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      I do all types of mid-level tutoring related to math. Science courses are also available at excellent level. Good academic scores are guaranteed.

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      I am an ESL tutor/teacher that loves teaching international students and any students needing help learning the English language that I love. I have been working as an ESL teacher for the past 4 years at an Intense English School. I can teach business English, TOEFL, TOEIC, FCE, grammar, writing, reading, pronunciation, vocabulary conversational and academic, conversational skills and listening.

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