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  • 4 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Charlene P.

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Abraham is one of the founders of Spanish55, a wonderful Spanish tutoring service! I've been looking for a Spanish tutor for a while before Spanish55 found me. It's convenient, efficient, and the coaches are excellent. I stayed with it for so long because the staff and coaching had been catered to my needs. I would not have been able to find other Spanish tutors so easily! If Spanish55 never approached me, I probably would never have gone looking for lessons anywhere else. In regards to staff, Abraham has always been receptive, communicative, and extremely accommodating!

Maribel H.

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Communication on scheduling, rescheduling, technical support and actual tutoring is fantastic. Coach Rodrigo is great and identifying grammar and pronunciation that needs to be corrected. Also, great at accommodating my requests to present so I can hear him pronounce and overall present. He is a great speaker, presenter and works well with my needs for these classes.

Elizabeth C.

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I've been doing one hour of tutoring/day with a language coach from Spanish55 for about a month now. It's been an incredible experience!! I have learned so much this month and it's really helping to prepare me to care for Spanish speaking patients as a student midwife. I feel so grateful to have found Spanish55!

  • 4 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Tina S.

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Juliet Hawke is an amazing educator. She helped my daughter prepare for the SAT and both her instruction and encouragement were invaluable to my daughter!! She felt that her time spent tutoring with Juliet was very beneficial and she was confident going into the test. Juliet is very organized, professional, knowledgeable and personable! I would highly recommend her to any of my friends that have a need for English or test prep tutoring. We’ll be calling her again when it’s time to prepare for the AP Lit test!! Thank you Juliet for your help!!!

Mike S.

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Juliet Hawk exceeded our expectations as a tutor for our daughter. In preparing for the ACT, Juliet helped her increase her scores by thoroughly explaining questions. My daughter appreciated her patience and her attention to detail. From a parent's standpoint, we feel Juliet went above and beyond to accommodate our daughter's busy schedule and she was always precisely on time. We recommend her tutoring services to other families

Will R.

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Our 17 year old son, Jared, has great grades and a sports background. He was interested in getting into a higher level college or university than his SAT scores would permit, we called Juliet and her tutoring and insight really strengthen his chances. Jared took the SAT a second time and he flew through the English half with confidence and ease. Thanks Juliet.

TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours

Jean B.

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Jenny was a fantastic ACT tutor for my son! I could not have picked a better tutor. Jenny worked with him this summer and was able to quickly ascertain his areas of strength and areas for needed development for the ACT. She also quickly assessed his learning style and put together an efficient customized learning/tutoring plan and tutoring schedule for the summer that helped him make huge strides in both his strongest and weakest sections of the ACT, improving his already high comprehensive test results by 5 points thus far with another week of tutoring yet to go! In particular she did an amazing job tutoring him on the English portion, helping him go from a 26 to a 35 in that section! He has really enjoyed working with her and looked forward to their tutoring sessions. I will be signing my younger son up for ACT tutoring with Jenny next summer for sure!

Shirleycmorris@gmail.com M.

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Miss Jenny is an exceptional teacher! We are very grateful to have found Miss Jenny to tutor our children; age 9 and 11 year old. Both of them have received tutoring from Miss Jenny since 3 years ago and their grades / test scores have improved tremendously right from the beginning. Miss Jenny always display enthusiasm for the subjects she teaches. She knows how to modify the teaching strategies according to the students' levels of comprehension. She is always so encouraging and motivating! Our children love her very much and they enjoy each of their tutoring sessions with Miss Jenny. We highly recommend Miss Jenny as a tutor / teacher to any children from Elementary to High School. Mike & Shirley Morris (Parents of Sebastian & Mia)

Pamela P.

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Jenny tutored both of my boys. She was always courteous, and prepared. I first found her looking g for a SAT Tutor. She reviewed work and offered constructive assistance without doing the work for them. I used Jenny for 2 and 1/2 years. With my younger son. We recommend her to friends who have also used her tutoring. The convenience of having her is great so my teenagers are not meeting in a public coffee shop or library. I was able to be active in recommendations when needed.

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

Tracie S.

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Nina does a great job of breaking down the problems piece by piece as she walks my daughter through the process of finding a solution. She always asks my daughter to explain her thinking. I appreciate this as it helps to guarantee my daughter truly grasps the process and didn't just make a lucky guess(she is excellent at guessing). I love tutoring days because it means there will be no math arguments for me that day. Nina gives us education and peace. That is an awesome combo.

Rocio M.

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Nina has done a fantastic job tutoring my son for the math portion of the SAT exam. She responded to my email promptly and accommodated several tutoring sessions in a short period of time as deadlines were fast approaching. Nina helped my son feel comfortable and more confident about his math skills. We are hoping for a good score on the test. I highly recommend Nina, as she is friendly, easy going, knowledgeable and affordable. Thank you!

Kayla B.

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I needed last minute tutoring for a final exam and Nina was quick to respond and schedule me last minute. She explained everything very clearly and made sure to answer any questions I had. I feel like I learned more information in just one tutoring session than in most of my math classes this semester. I would highly recommend her for math tutoring.

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  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours
  • San Diego, CA

Jessica D.

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Lynne is just the kind of tutor I was looking for. Because she speaks her well-educated Spanish at a pace I can understand, I am able to converse with her in Spanish in a way that enables her to pick up on my errors. She made note of these, corrected them, and sent me a follow-up list of them via e-mail which is a great way of reinforcing the learning experience. It is primarily conversational Spanish that I want to improve upon. I have tried various ways of improving my Spanish over many years, and working with Lynne was the most successful and satisfying for me. Lynne was very accommodating about meeting at a place and time that was very convenient for me.

Cheryl C.

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Lynne is great! I was unsure about trying yet another Spanish tutor, but it was necessary as my girls were not doing well with the never ending train of substitute teachers the school was giving them for their class. Lynne brought it all together so that it made sense and my girls could finally get some continuity. I don't know what we would have done with out her. In just a couple of weeks they were on track and their grades were back up where they should have been. Lynne didn't even need to know what the class was doing, she spoke with my girls and started to build on what they knew. It worked and we are very happy.

Alex F.

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I highly recommend Lynne as an English tutor. With her help I've significantly improved my communication and writing skills.

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Hessy W.

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I have been studying Spanish in an academic setting for years and PBO is where my Spanish went to the next level. Gone is the pressure to complete homework assignments and memorize vocabulary that will be forgotten a few days after the exam. With Caro, we have real life conversations while sitting on comfy couches and every week I look forward to class. If only I had found PBO years ago...I would not have wasted so much time in the conventional classrooms. I speak more in one class with Caro than in an ENTIRE semester in a Spanish class at Mesa College or SDSU. Seriously. Oh yeah. Ever heard that "like attracts like?" Well, being the playful, funny, kind, intelligent woman that Caro is, she attracts students of the same caliber, making the environment of each class FABULOUS. But don't take my word for it and check out PBO for yourself.

Peggy D.

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PURA BUENA ONDA is a fantastic place to learn Spanish. Caro, the owner, provides a comfortable, nurturing, fun and stimulating learning environment. Caro is an excellent teacher. She also runs her school with wonderful business and organizational skills. In class, the emphasis is on conversation. However, the classes are structured to enhance learning and participation. Not only that, you continue learning in between classes with Caro's 'conversation of the day' and mini lessons which appear on the school's Facebook page. Pura Buena Onda is not only a great school. It's also a community. I love going to class. Peggy

Lyn M.

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PBO is by far the best school with the best teachers I have ever had. I've been studying Spanish off and on since high school at many schools both in the States and in Mexico. Carolina, the owner of PBO, is a force of nature! She has put together a team of outstanding teachers AND a community of students and teachers who are becoming good friends. The classes are fun and challenging at the same time. If you're looking for the absolute best Spanish language instruction in San Diego, you can't go wrong with PBO.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • San Diego, CA

Sandra G.

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Arbor Tutors is a great investment on your education and your future. This is one instance where you can hire the right people and get way ahead in life.

Sandra M.

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We first tried in person tutoring and then tried online tutoring. We were very happy with both. We ended up sticking with online tutoring.

Sharmaine M.

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This is the best tutoring company I've ever come across.

  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 hours

Diana G.

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I was signed up to take a Kaplan course for GMAT prep and was talking to a co-worker about it when they told me their story. They took one of the same Kaplan courses I was signed up to take and didn't get their desired GMAT score. In their second attempt, they signed up for private tutoring with John Easter, one of Elite Home Tutoring tutors, and their GMAT score improved by over 100 points. After hearing this story, I called to cancel my Kaplan class & signed up with Elite Home Tutoring, with a special request to work with John. During my studies, I decided that I wanted to take the GRE instead of the GMAT. I explained this to my tutor John and to Eric at Elite Home Tutoring and the change was so simple. John is not only skilled in GMAT prep but GRE prep as well. So the only thing that would need to change were the materials. If you're looking for the best resources for test prep I highly recommend Elite Home Tutoring. I have no complaints!

Reed G.

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I remember when I was young, tutoring was something I only thought eggheads would do. But maybe it's that thinking that got me hiring a tutor for my son Richie. After doing some in depth searching, I found Elite here and asked them for the best tutor they had. They were prompt and eric assigned Kim. Kim kept my son on track and didn't take any of his excuses! After a couple of sessions, richie was retaining lots more information than normal and now I'm looking to elite to get us a biology tutor as well. Great work

Eric S.

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I had Scott coming over about three times a week, for an hour each time, and he was very into his tutoring job. Every victory and failure my son Toby went through was a learning experience and Elite provided us a great tutor

TOP PRO
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 49 min
  • San Diego, CA

Marian G.

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She was my Spanish teacher for 3 years. I took online lessons and I'm very happy with my progress, I learned a lot. Last year I visited Spain and I was able to communicate with Spanish people. Great experience!!

John W.

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Maria has be terrific! We so enjoy our weekly lessons. She has tailored our learned to what works best for us and is always a great way to end our week.

Ania M.

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She is great as a Spanish tutor and also as a person. She is very kind. My Spanish improved a lot in just one year.

  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Susan W.

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Diane tutored my daughter and son from 4th -8th grades for math. She is creatively able to maintain children's attention while planting useful strategies that can be used for both learning new concepts and test taking skills. I have recommended her to friends and acquaintances whose children have also benefited from her commitment to children. What a difference it makes for the entire family when your child finally feels a sense of accomplishment and pride upon learning all of the many new math concepts! Both of my children improved in their understanding of math and how to successfully take tests after working with Diane. She was one of the best investments my husband I and have ever made!!!

Dulce I.

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Diane: I wanted you to know that Paolo passed the math test for middle school and will be taking the advanced class for 7th and 8th grade!! Thank you for your help with both my boys throughout the years. You are such an inspiring person. God bless!

Liz P.

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My daughter has been working with Diane since about October last year. I have seen such an improvement in her math skills. Math no longer intimidates her and she is confidant enough to do homework on her own. Thanks Diane!!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Oceanside, CA

Isaac D.

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She is great! I was in need of a SAT english tutor in order to compete for a spot at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She showed up on time and if needed would stay extra to make sure I actually improved. I was extremely confident heading into my test and was accepted into West Point. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of any help with english. In addition, she helped me with writing a letter to West Point on why I want to attend. She is great!!!

Kevin K.

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Vanessa has been tutoring me for about two months, and I have never learned so much in such a short period. She has many tips and tricks to help me remember all of the rules of the Spanish language. She is a very kind and energetic person who is always willing to change her schedule to fit your own. I would strongly recommend Vanessa to anybody who needs help!

Shawna C.

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Vanessa is a great teacher! I've really enjoyed learning Spanish with her.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours
  • La Jolla, CA

Cristie P.

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Brandon is professional, on time and he is affordable! My daughter needs help with math so she can do well on the SAT and from the 1st lesson I knew he was the right tutor for her. He is patient and wants to make sure you understand how to solve the problems. If you’re looking for a tutor, look no further!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Oceanside, CA

Nicole D.

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Ana was a great learning coach and tutor for my 16 year old nephew! She was so enthusiastic and really was able to help him with some hard High School subjects, all the while being caring and empathetic and very available! I would rehire Ana again without hesitation!

Richard L.

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Very professional, versatile, ready to work immediately.

Gary R.

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Very knowledgeable and friendly, easy to talk to. ...

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Scot N.

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Joseph Descans helped me with the editing of several documents. His knowledge and editing skills were outstanding, and his patience with the process was the best part. It can be tremendously frustrating when you have "writer's block" and the words just don't come out right, but a patient tutor is such a great asset to have in your back pocket!

Nadine W.

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Great experience!! Very helpful on ways to improve my writing skills and to get a better outlook on what requirements teachers are looking for!!! It was very helpful to have someone be able to read over my work and show me ways to execute my essay.

Amanda L.

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Flexible in approach - I explained what I wanted and Joseph worked my wishes into his style of getting the child to do what was required. My son hates writing but Joseph did a great job of getting him to churn out some work.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 50 min

Deanna F.

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Mary Ellen was an excellent tutor for both my daughter and son. Her ability to connect and adjust her teaching style to their differing personalities was amazing. When she first started working with them, it was mostly strengthening their grammar and writing strategies. She was especially helpful with the literature my daughter had to read for her AP lit class. Having her help them prep for the ACT as well as college essays was the best decision I made!

Ruth J.

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Mary Ellen McWhirter is an excellent tutor who helped both of my boys with English and Literature throughout high school. My boys loved working with Mary Ellen and I know for a fact that she was instrumental in helping both boys improve their writing so much so that they both received multiple Ivy League acceptances.

Tien N.

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Ms. McWhirter is a great English teacher. Both my kids, who landed spots for their top picked college, are benefit greatly from her helps.

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min

Michele W.

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Kerry tutored my daughter, who was 8 and then turned 9 at the time, in math and other subjects. Kerry encouraged her to use her creativity and imagination to think outside the box and get the job done. Kerry was extremely reliable, trustworthy and dependable. Her communication with me was always appreciated and my daughter really enjoyed spending time with her.

Marylin S.

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Last year, we hired Kerry as a Math tutor for my step son who was in 6th grade and we were very happy with her services and his improvements. Kerry is a great tutor; she is experienced and patient and I highly recommend her.

Maryam K.

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kerri is a great hands on tutor. She is very engaged with the student. She is always there when we need her. Thanks for all your help Kerri:_)

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 49 min

Maryn B.

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Marcia, is good tutor she will help you in any way. She had wonderful personality and she is always on time. She loves and cares her students. I really love her because she teaches like you were in classroom. Easy to understand. Awesome tutor never been late.

Maha H.

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She is very helpful, great and patient. She likes student to succeed Thanks

Zahra J.

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She is wonderful tutor and very professional.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Diego, CA

Audrey O.

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I've been having tutoring sessions with Elena for the last couple of weeks now and I can already see an improvement in my ability to understand and speak Spanish. She's a highly knowledgeable and patient tutor, and even when I make a mistake, she'll explain what to say and then connect it back to what we're already talking about. In that way, Elena is also really thorough, and makes sure that I understand a concept before moving on to something new. I also found her teaching style to be unique and really helpful, in that we'll actually have a conversation in Spanish, which would lead to a lesson or how to fix this or that. Although somewhat unorthodox, I found it extremely helpful, since I not only learn grammar, or verb conjugation, but I actually get to practice what I learned in real conversation. Since I've always been one to focus on the real applications of things, using real conversation is really helpful and makes the lessons all the more engaging and exciting. The pacing of lessons is also really nice and I'm often surprised by how much we actually cover in an hour. She´s the best Spanish tutor I've ever had and I'd highly recommend her to anyone trying to learn or become better at Spanish.

Jessica S.

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Elena is a great, patient and very knowledgeable tutor. Not just she speaks Spanish but he can explain stuff very well and totally into detail which is so important.

Livie M.

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Very good and very professional tutor, she makes sure you understand and learn Spanish step by step. She makes lessons interesting and she is friendly and patient.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Nicola W.

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Joshua has just started tutoring our 11 year old son Noah who originally hated the idea of a tutor. Noah is now not only ok with the idea of a tutor but looks forward to spending time with Joshua understanding the math concepts that have been frustrating him since he began 5th grade. Joshua is patient, calm, and kind.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours
  • Oceanside, CA

Daniel T.

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My son enjoys the days he gets to see Annette and is always very positive after their sessions. He seems to be progressing very well too. Very happy with his current progress.

  • Coronado, CA

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If you want a tutor who works hard to create a positive rapport to teach reading, phonemic awareness, comprehension, decoding, writing (expository and narrative) and math I am your tutor! I come to you, or you come to me. We can also select a library setting. M tutoring is FUN and hands on. My philosophy is positive reinforcement. We work hard, but in a positive interactive manner that does not scream "BORING".

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