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  • 13 years in business
  • 294 hires on Thumbtack
Sarathy S.
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Had couple of classes. Teacher is good, knows her subject.

John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Annie L.
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John worked with my brother for the SAT, who was academically unmotivated. After a month with John, my brother ended up scoring a 2100! I worked with John when I was studying for the GRE and he was very helpful. He is extremely smart and although he has not taken the GRE, could probably score in the 99th percentile. He tutored me specifically in the math section, a subject that I absolutely hate. However, John simplified the math problems and made it very easy to understand. He also has a quirky sense of humor which makes the tutoring sessions less serious.

Arbor Tutors - Bay Area
4.5
from 35 reviews
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany M.
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I must say I am extremely happy with the quality of service from Arbor Tutors from the first phone call through the tutoring sessions. We were given our choice between a couple of different tutors. High quality.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Mariyam S.
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As I was preparing to submit my statement of purpose for graduate school, I found Sharon and chose her right away. She is professional and I was impressed with her editing!!! She gave me new insights and tips on how to express and articulate myself in writing. she took my seemingly random experiences in the statement of purpose paper, polished it, and skillfully weaved it together in a way that makes sense for the graduate school!! She was prompt, extremely thorough, and sincere in her counsel. Working with Sharon was one of the best choice I made and I recommend everyone to use her for help in writing and editing papers!!!

Dilithium Consulting
3.6
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Rick V.
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Steve is multi talented professional. This assignment ,my first time using his services,was completed ahead of schedule and below budget. He also is skilled at giving good marketing advice and is throughly knowledgeable about current business trends. I would not hesitate to use his services in the future.

Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires 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!

Mathman Tutoring
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 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!

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.

  • 38 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Shailesh M.
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I took few classes from Chris last year and I must say that it has been phenomenal. Chris has got an amazing depth on different accents, language and grammar. I improved my accent a lot by learning some techniques. I will recommend Chris to anyone who is looking for accent reduction or adopt a different accent or simply talk in the public.

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Haorou S.
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I met Scott at Mills College, where I am getting my MFA. I desperately needed help with my writing. My grades were slipping and I just couldn’t get a grip on the composition process. Scott and I met and went over a writing assignment I was working on. Wow, he is a deep person and knows so much!!! He is very detailed as well. I learned from Scott that writing is first about learning how to think critically. He makes criticism into an artform. He helped me develop and find my thesis and felt as we worked together over time that he opened my mind and helped me gain mastering the composition process. He really is talented. It’s no wonder he is a master of literature!!!

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Burt T.
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Hello! I've known Rafael for 6 years as a friend first, & later as my assistant with my home-based businesses, which are: dishesdelmar.com and eNotecards.com. I also know Rafael as a diligent coach with regard to my hobby, writing. He edited my manuscript, my personal 33 year San Francisco story. I'll work on it this fall & then send it his way for further clean-up, if he has the time. If not, I'll be patient. Rafael has a brilliant mind coupled with a kind heart & a sea of sincerity. He's a mensch, a class act, & much more. I'm Burt Tessler burtsf@gmail.com

  • 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.

Mandarin Tutoring
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Pa C.
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Fantastic Mandarin teacher. She is great with children of all ages. My kids have improved greatly in their reading, writing and speaking of Mandren. Most importantly they enjoy learning.

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Julia T.
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Sofia has been working with my daughter since she was 3.5 years old. Now she is 8. My daughter loves working with her. Sofia is a wonderful teacher, very knowledgeable, supportive, super patient, competent, resourceful, result oriented. She has been helping my child with writing, reading, comprehension, math, Russian language. They've been making together beautiful art projects. I'm very pleased with her work and would highly recommend her to other parents.

Web Copy Magician
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Anna M.
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I've been depending on the quality writing services of Matt Gallagher for 6+ years ... ALWAYS on time and the best of quality. I would HIGHLY recommend his service to any business owner.

Matthew D.
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
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Matthew worked with both my daughter and son tutoring. He spent several of my daughter's high school years helping with her AP classes in English and History, and assisted her through the beginning of her career at UC Berkeley. He worked on college applications, proof reading, and goal clarification with my son and came out with successful applications on a tight turn around time.

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I'm fast, professional and easy to work with. I believe in the KISS principle, keep it simple stupid. In writing that often means write what you mean.

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I can give lessons of reading, writing, and talking in Spanish, mostly for beginners, but I'm fluent; I can also help other levels because I lived most of my life in Colombia. The price per hour is $17, but I can fix it depending on where it is and on how many hours.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Professional Writer and Communications Expert. Will edit, tutor, ghostwrite, etc. Anything with regards to writing services is my specialty and I take my work very seriously. Writing is the medium by which we explain the world so tell me what you need done and I will deliver that message through the written word.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm an experienced writer with many specialties: essays, blog posts, help center material, reviews and more. To see examples of my writing, please peruse the examples on my website and see if they meet your writing or editing requirements.

  • 34 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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My writing experience includes the following: newspaper columnist, features writer, travel and op-ed pieces. I write copy for website designers, press releases and brochures with quick turn around.

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