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  • 13 years in business
  • 309 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 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Kate B.
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Camilla is very easy to work with - organized, responsive and friendly. Also her lessons are just right for me, very well prepared and easy to follow. She's a great teacher!!

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!

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Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Elisa M.
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Kathleen helped my daughter who was a junior in AP Spanish. Kathleen was patient and kind , listening well to my daughter and working through her problem areas. She was also very flexible with scheduling the lessons working with my daughters school work and extracurricular activities. With Kathleen’s help, my daughter brought her B to a solid A.

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Adnan T.
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He is very experienced and knowledgeable. He keeps his lesson effective, engaging and fun. Our kids are able to stay focus and overcome their fear of writing. We definitely plan to keep working with Tim

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Kiang Education
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Tim P.
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Amazing!! Jeriah is very professional and REALLY cares about the child's education. He is confident in his work and it shows. He is able to change his way of communication so his student is able to comprehend the lesson. Hands down the best tutor we've ever had!! We are extremely thankful for Jeriah and his incredible work ethic and morals.

Kristen Cosby
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew D.
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A wonderful 5 stars. Kristen tutored my 7 year old son in reading and writing during the summer. I thought I would quote Kristen from a few of the updates she emailed us as I feel this aptly captures Kristen’s dedication, quality and professionalism as a tutor: “My hope is to help James feel authority and confidence when he chooses a book. The "quality" of the reading material is less important than the habit. No matter what he reads, he is becoming a better reader as long as he engages with the book… Learning to write is a procedural practice, meaning we wear it into our brains like a groove in a record. The improvement will happen over time. By the end of the week James could read his own writing back to me. At the beginning of the week, he couldn’t. Also he proposed his own writing assignment in lesson three. That self-challenging initiative is a good sign. That means he understands how to utilize tutoring, how to create an idea out of nothing, and how organize his thoughts around that idea. He dictated the piece and then I recited his dictation and assisted with spelling of larger words as he wrote. He clearly wanted to communicate his thoughts on soccer in writing…” My son ended the summer with a book about dinosaurs that he wrote and illustrated with Kristen facilitating the process and discovered a confidence and enthusiasm for reading and writing. We are grateful for Kristen’s help.

  • 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.

    Farmer John
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Sherry S.
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      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.

      About

      I teach and tutor Spanish and Math. I am a native Spanish speaker and have taught children in the k-12 school system, as well as adults.

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      My work stands out from others because unlike others, I am a native Spanish speaker. Also, I've traveled throughout Latin America as an advisor for all the Air Forces from Central and South America. I have friends and family in Latin America whom I communicate with on a daily bases.

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      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.

      • 7 years in business
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      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)

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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!

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      I primarily help students learn or develop their piano or clarinet skills. I have enjoyed playing these instruments for almost 12 years and have been fortunate enough to perform all over the United States. Math has a surprising connection to music. As a student of the agricultural sciences, I look forward to sharing my passion for art and math with you.

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      Thank you for visiting my page. I am a native speaker of English and have taught people of all ages, including university students as an English professor and writing professor. I have been an English instructor for both native speakers and non-native speakers. Also, I have lived in Russia and Azerbaijan where I taught at universities and privately tutored. After assessing your level, I design classes that fit your goals. I study a foreign language, and I understand how best to learn to speak quickly. Also, I have a Masters in Writing; therefore, I understand grammar exceptionally well and can edit your work. I have experience with teaching speaking, reading, and writing. I have tutored students preparing for TOFEL as well as for college by editing college essays. I love teaching English and writing. I teach with dedication, humor, and enthusiasm. Good luck with your endeavors.

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      Learn Spanish the easy way. Casa Hispana brings the study of Spanish to life. Since 1985, we have provided a warm atmosphere where our instructors foster students to confidently absorb and apply the language. Casa Hispana teaches only Spanish. All of our instructors are native speakers with backgrounds in education. Their skills and experience, along with our method, make it easier for you to learn in a fully Spanish atmosphere and to express yourself with ease and confidence from the very first day.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      I have been in the teaching field for 15 years now, have worked with people from all over world, from young kids, to older adults.

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      I can teach English to children (small age group/elementary level). I have my qualifications. I have a master's degree in English/ECs credentials/business administration credential. I want to be contacted through email only.

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