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  • 13 years in business
  • 299 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy R.
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My son needed help with Spanish and Algebra. I thought Chemistry might become an issue later on. Eric found him a tutor able to do all 3! Allyssa has been great helping with everything. It was great not having to find separate tutors. Allyssa has been so patient and kind helping my son get back on schedule after his surgery. We love her!

John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki K.
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My 13 year old son loved studying with John for SSAT. SSAT is a tricky and challenging test; we've worked with a number of tutors before, but John's pace, accessibility and sense of humor clicked perfectly with my son's needs and taste. John goes through a material quickly, but thoroughly, which helps covering a lot of ground in a reasonable time and makes every session very effective. It takes a number of qualities to make a good test tutor, and John has them all. My son's score improved after just a few sessions with John, but these sessions were also enriching and fun. We recommend him highly. Victoria

Arbor Tutors - Bay Area
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
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I thought the price was too low but we were offered very good service. Just trust Arbor Tutors, just like everybody else.

Grace Wang
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Rosejoy M.
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Wang lao shi (Grace) has been my daughter's private Chinese tutor for two years. She works very well with young children - she also tutors several of my daughter's classmates - and she is adaptable, fun, caring, kind, generous, and skilled as a teacher. My daughter, who speaks no Chinese at home, is progressing in her Chinese studies very well and can handle the same assignments as her many Chinese classmates, I am sure, because she has Grace's little bit of extra support at home. I have no hesitations in recommending Grace. She is punctual, a very good and patient teacher, and I see real results.

Mandarin Tutoring
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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Lillian has been tutoring my daughter in Mandarin, both speaking and writing for about six months through weekly 1 hour sessions at our home. Lillian has an upbeat and warm personality and is passionate about teaching. I am impressed at how she mixes up the lesson so that my fidgety 7 year old remains engaged the entire time. She uses a variety of print, audio and video materials. She focuses on proper technique in speaking and writing while always remaining positive and encouraging. We are so lucky to have found Lillian, and my daughter's interest in learning Mandarin has only grown!

Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Han K.
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Kathleen has a way to reach kids. My 8 year old son seems to like her very much.I would recommend her to anyone who wants to find a good Spanish tutor.

Dilithium Consulting
3.6
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 42 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.

John-Michael Laurel
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Alexis T.
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John-Michael is the professional tutor I needed in my life. Math was such a dull subject and he brings it to life with his enthusiasm and curiosity. I genuinely fell in love with math! My Pre-Calculus grade shot up to an A (from my dark past of a D) after working with him for 1.5 months. He's refined my work ethic and respect for this subject and I couldn't ask for anything better. I continue to see him every week and its always a pleasure!

Angela Sun Consulting
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lily S.
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Angela does the best job of explaining concepts for AP/SAT if you are trying to learn something outside of school. We did our tutoring over the computer, but I actually found it more engaging than in person. For example, I was confused about cos (180degrees), because I hadn't learned about it in school yet. Angela's explanation also made 10x more sense than what my math teacher would say. Now I FINALLY understand how to find cos (180degrees)!

  • 4 years in business
  • 38 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.

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike W.
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Great tutors for the money.

Empowered Students
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nadine H.
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Rani is a great tutor. We love working with her. My daughter improved a lot with writing. I highly recommend Rani and I look forward to work with her in the next school years.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Aryanna C.
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Arbor Tutors is a very well-run company. They hire the best tutors and are able to help you.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Benjamin T.
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Excellent sessions with Arbor Tutors. They are a very professional and wonderful company to work with. Gladly giving them a 5 star review!

  • 38 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Renee A.
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Anybody who has the good fortune to have Mr. Wachhorst assist them on a project will be enormously thrilled! He is brilliant, professional and a pleasure to work with! Mr. Wachhorst has helped me with a variety of projects and I love working with him!!!

Bob Harvey Math Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
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Bob is friendly both my children are tutored by him. There grades are improving. He's very funny and well liked, they are comfortable with him and he was really flexible in making arrangements.

MathExpert
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Linda R.
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Viktor is an excellent math tutor. I came to him having not seen any math for eight years, and having not actually learned much of the math I had taken in high school. He started at the beginning and patiently made his way through all of the material I had to cover. Even though I started my tutoring really late in the game for the my test date, he made a big effort to meet with me as often as I needed to and tried to teach me as much as possible in time for my test date. He is really patient and very encouraging, and does an excellent job of explaining concepts that are confusing to people. I have had a lot of math tutors over the years, and Viktor is by far the best one. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

  • 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.

Justin
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Alyssa J.
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Justin was a very patient and understanding math tutor. We worked at my pace, and he never hesitated or got frustrated when I asked him to go over concepts I was struggling with.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

I am a highly educated and humorous English major. I have experience with ages two years through adults. I provide tailored lessons individualized to each student according to his/her needs and interests. I make it fun to learn English, and introduce new worlds to each person!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Adriana I.
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Vanessa has a great personality! She uses her knowledge of math in a variety of ways that significantly helps a persons comprehension. I am looking forward to working with her in the future.

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