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Browse these esl classes with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Jose.

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

Nando Language Consulting
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Andy F.
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Nando is insightful regarding my strengths and weaknesses and tailors my classes to help me grow. He is also generous with his time, very flexible regarding mine and a hell of a nice guy. I highly recommend his language services.

Time for English -ESL
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rocío B.
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It’s been a pleasure to attend classes with Toni. The first lesson is very important, she gives to you her impression about your level and the things you owe to work on, after she emails you resources to help you in that matter. When you are with her she lets you make mistakes to correct you and write them for you, because in that way you’ll be able to work on them. I recommend it to everyone who wants to improve speaking English and also getting more vocabulary and improving the way you talk both in accent and speech.

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Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 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!

IDESLI
4.2
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Liliane O.
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I took one-on-one classes for 2 weeks and was very happy with the lessons. I found them to be a good combination of grammar and conversation and also tailored to my needs - in terms of class content, exercises and also scheduling.

ESL tutor
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Masha R.
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When I moved from Ukraine to US, my English was at beginner’s level. I have a kid, so I could not take the classes after work. I was very lucky to find Scott who could come to my office during my lunch time. During the classes, we mostly working on growing vocabulary, reduction the ascent and discussed very different topics. There wasn’t a lot of homework, mostly I should listen NPR. With Scott, my English improved and I very appreciate it.

  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Tim was a great teacher for me! He was easy to talk to,understood my questions, and helped me improve my weak points. After working with him for a few months, I was able to understand a lot of the material provided in the SAT test and improve a lot on my practice test. Overall, Tim is a great teacher for learning how to improve your English , especially to prepare for SAT test.

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Hitoshi T.
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I definitely recommend Linda as an ESL teacher with a background in business marketing. If you want to enrich your career especially in global markets, work with her and learn to use English to develop and achieve those goals.

  • 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.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David P.
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My son was struggling in 4th grade English class and I'm not that great at English. After a week with Francesca he turned his bad papers into great papers. Seeing him run home and show me his 10/10 paper was the best feeling ever. I highly recommend Francesca and her services. 5/5 stars.

Math & Physics Tutoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christine D.
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Neal was an amazing tutor. I had a 72% in my summer school stats class at week 3 when I enlisted his help. He worked around my crazy schedule and even came to my house. With his help both from tutoring and with his guidance for my final project, I was able to finish the class with an 89.14% at week 6. My teacher even emailed me to tell me he was impressed with my hard work and rounded my grade up to an A! Neal is a humorous guy, so he made my statistics tutoring both fun and informative which I really appreciated during a very stressful class. I would absolutely recommend Neal as a tutor! Perhaps my only "negative" comment would be that he is ridiculously smart and at times I had a hard time following along with his explanations. But for the most part, he "dumbed" down the confusing material and really helped me bring up my C to an A. Thanks Neal!!!!!!

DM Language Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Daniella F.
    Verified review

    Dani was my first English teacher, and I remember clearly of her sweet welcoming high-five on our first day of class. She contributed a lot not only to my language learning, but also to my professional career for I am an English teacher as well. I remember her classes were really motivating, interesting, and fun. She provided us with clear explanations and was open to answer our questions. All my classmates felt in a very comfortable and safe environment throughout the course. Dani is a very prepared and effective teacher. She has linguistic and applied-linguistic knowledge, great teaching skills and respect and for her profession as well as for her students.

    • 38 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Silvia R.
    Verified review

    Dave is extremely knowledgeable. Gives great feedback on my progress. Corrects me where I need the attention. I am satisfied with my decision to take up private lessons. These lessons have brought me to a level where I will be able to keep up with instruction once my class at DVC begins in August.

    • 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.

    Constantinos Vouzakis
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
      Regas S.
      Verified review

      Constantinos has been employed by Dictyon as a Greek instructor. His position involved teaching spoken and written Greek to adult ‎students from the U.S. Department of Defense. ‎ Mr. Vouzakis puts a lot of time and effort into his classes and gives important insights into ‎his homeland and its people. He is a dedicated instructor who shows a genuine interest in ‎the progress of his students. In addition, he is well liked and respected by both his ‎co-workers and administrators.

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

      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!

      Insight Tutoring
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Carlos B.
        Verified review

        David is an excellent math tutor. He quickly accesses your deficiencies and puts your brain to work. I feel much more confident than before and I only had three classes, and I hope to work with him again. I highly recommend David.

        • 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 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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        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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        I am an adult education teacher with over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I am credentialed in the state of California to teach basic academic skills, GED, and English as a second language. I have extensive experience tutoring people with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD and autism. I provide the student with structure and one-on-one individual attention, try to lower the difficulty and frustration of learning and try to make the experience fun and interactive.

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