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  • 13 years in business
  • 295 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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Marion Lovinger
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
David D.
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I have taken Intermediate Level French Lessons with Marion from January through June 2016. Her lessons are well prepared and she is flexible with the material being covered. She is extremely punctual. My overall experience was great.

Angela Chang
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Erik D.
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Angela is an incredibly patient and knowledgeable tutor. She works closely with the student to understand their goals for fluency and as the lessons begin to pick up momentum she skillfully identifies where individual trouble points are and how to effectively address them. She makes her lessons interactive and always brings in her cultural perspective to the lessons. I look forward to my weekly sessions with Angela.

  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan X.
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So far, my son took three lessons from Cristian. Cristian was wonderful

Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
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I have been taking Spanish lessons from Ms. Price. She is incredibly personable, knowledgeable and helpful. My Spanish skills have soared since I've started with her. Very friendly, she is an excellent teacher. She knows where weak points are and knows how to explain advanced subjects in a way which is very understandable. I am definitely going to continue lessons and I highly recommend Ms. Price to anyone who is seeking to improve their language skills.

Fun with French
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Quentin B.
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I take both French and Portuguese with Ingrid and have been extremely satisfied. Her holistic approach to learning ensures that you will know how to apply the language lessons you learn in the field. I was on a time constraint to visit old friends in France and I had about 1.5 months to prepare, and Ingrid prepared me linguistically and culturally to blend in and fully enjoy my time there. Subsequently, I learned that I would be moving to Brazil for work. Thank goodness my French teacher also taught Portuguese! I leave for Brazil this week and after two months with Ingrid, I'm ready for full immersion again! If you have ever visited and lived in a country, you know full immersion is like a punch in the face for the ill-prepared (most textbook taught language students), but with Ingrid you can rest assured that you will be fully prepared for full contact language learning!

Camilla Bracchi Diaz
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Paolo G.
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I worked with Camilla, she is very professional and prepared on Italian language teaching. I improved my fluent language thanks to her professionalism and attention occurred in her work. Good experience!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 37 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.

Learn Spanish with Ina
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
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Ina was very patient and pleasant to work with. She customized the lessons based on my interests and skill level. She is prompt and reliable and flexible. I traveled to cuba recently and she helped me with some travel dialogue and things to learn that would be helpful. I recommend her.

French Class with Christelle
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Fredrika K.
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I started with Christelle not knowing a word of French. I was in a time crunch and needed to learn the basics if the language quick. She was patient, efficient, and fun! Her method is extremely logical and easy to follow. I highly recommend her to anyone at any level. Merci, Christelle!

The Italian Gate
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Irene K.
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Just started one-on-one Italian lessons with Ilaria. She's wonderful! Really appreciate being able to get a quick response to my inquiry for teachers. Ilaria is friendly and puts one at ease.

Habla Language Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Julian S.
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Gina is professional, courteous and passionate about her services with Habla Language Services. She worked with our agency's numerous desires and needs and complied with every request. She is knowledgeable on the subject matter and had lesson plans prepared for each session. I definitely recommend Gina for Spanish Language tutoring.

Laurence Romaire
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Julie R.
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I can’t say enough about how great Laurence is as a French teacher. She is professional, very conscientious and is always focused on integrating new learning materials that she thinks will challenge me. She is also flexible - when I wanted to focus on a specific subject, she went out of her way to find relevant materials to use. She is always on time for lessons and again, is flexible if I need to change a lesson time. She is also incredibly kind and patient, and is a lovely person. I highly recommend Laurence as a French teacher.

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RAFA A.
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kristen C.
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Raffa is an excellent Spanish tutor! He's taught me more in two months than I'd have learned two semesters of university language classes. Highly cost effective! He clearly has a great deal of experience and expertise in structuring curriculum, but he's also flexible and allows me to steer the lessons towards the vocabulary and grammar I am most interested in acquiring. I am also an educator and I have complete respect for his approach and commitment to teaching. I give him my highest recommendation.

ESL tutor
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Andrey L.
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Scott has been helping me with the language for almost a year now. I'm a native Russian speaker and make a lot of "classic" Russian pronunciation mistakes. Scott does a great job at helping me to eliminate them. Scott is also a professional RU-EN translator, and this comes in surprisingly handy in our lessons. Often, if there's a Russian idiom I'd like to use in English, Scott comes up with a nice translation for me. Finally, since cultures in Russia and US differ and I moved only a few years ago, it's not always obvious to me why certain things are the way they are here. Scott lived in a Russian-speaking country for quite some time and he really understands both mentalities. His first-hand experience is really valuable for someone like me, and Scott is always happy to answer questions.

Spanish Lessons
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jen V.
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Cris is a great Spanish teacher who knows how to incorporate writing, speaking, and reading into his classes. Would recommend!

Mandarin Tutoring
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marc N.
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Youlian's lessons are very well organized and planned, and she has an absolutely fantastic ability to explain the nuances and subtleties of day-to-day Mandarin. Every lesson includes listening comprehension, reading comprehension (I'm just using Pinyin for now but she covers Hanzi as well), and conversation practice, and Youlian always provides me with very helpful feedback.

ESL Communications
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Enrique M.
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Virginia is a very professional instructor, with lots of experience teaching english as a second language, I totally recommend her services.

Eric H.
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Yuki is an excellent teacher. I hired Yuki 7 months ago for Japanese lessons and have been studying with her ever since. Not only have I learned more than I expected, I have had fun while doing so. Yuki's ability to answer questions, correct mistakes and push me just enough beyond my comfort zone, all while offering encouragement and instilling confidence, creates an engaging, productive and enjoyable learning environment. In addition to her skill in teaching the language, Yuki shares a wealth of knowledge regarding Japanese culture and current events, regularly weaving this into our lessons. Many aspects of Japanese culture are reflected in how the Japanese language is used. Yuki's ability to blend language learning with cultural insight reinforces my understanding of both and provides a practical and realistic context for my developing language skills. I find this extremely valuable, especially when compared to other language learning experiences that rely primarily on exercises that are contrived and don't reflect how native speakers actually converse. One hallmark of an excellent teacher is their ability to understand and adapt to a student's needs and learning style. Yuki does this extremely well. During our very first lesson, she specifically asked what my motivation and goals are, what experience I've had with the language (if any) and how I like to learn. This was comforting and encouraging, since clearly she wanted to teach me in a way that worked well for me, not simply based on her preferred style of teaching or a "one size fits all" approach. It took me a while to realize that she was continuing to observe and adapt to my learning style months after that first meeting. As an example, I mentioned during a lesson that I was encouraged because I could often understand much of what Yuki would say in Japanese. She responded that she had purposely been speaking at full speed, as native speakers do, because she felt that I had progressed to the point where that was just enough of a challenge to help me learn without being too difficult to be discouraging. I can't remember how we had progressed to that point, but Yuki was clearly keeping track of my progress, where I was getting comfortable and where I was still challenged, and had adapted our lessons over time to what I needed at that moment. I highly recommend Yuki as a language teacher. She cares about her students and applies all of her knowledge and teaching skill toward helping them reach their individual goals. She creates a very supportive and comfortable environment, which is invaluable when learning a language. Her ability to integrate cultural insight and current events adds a depth to her language lessons that is not easy to find and makes her lessons more relevant, practical and engaging. Perhaps most telling of all, I have learned more than I expected and I have had a lot of fun doing it.

ESL English for Life
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Masako T.
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She is a wonderful English tutor who is caring, patient and well experienced She has been tutoring my daughters for 5 months so far, and they have improved a lot during this period. She tries various different approaches for each girl, according to their ages, personalities, interests and what they need to achieve. We all love her, and feel lucky to have her as a tutor.

Franklin Learning Center

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We offer Chinese and Spanish class of every level. We also have after-school programs and art classes for young children (ages more than five).

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Need spanish lessons

San Jose, CA

  • Current level
    Beginner speaking
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Details
    I'd like to learn conversation about Finance and Investment.
  • $55
    Average price

Need spanish lessons

San Jose, CA

  • Current level
    Beginner speaking, Conversational speaking
  • Details
    I run a business, so during the day would work, we just need it scheduled in advance.
  • $43.3
    Average price
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