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  • 13 years in business
  • 309 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 56 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 153 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
4.7
from 36 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.

Bernell Editorial Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Anadee N.
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Laura is an exceptional teacher. She is patient and knowledgeable. English is my second language and Laura was helpful and patient throughout. She is very organized and easy to communicate with. Laura provided valuable feedback and strategies to help me excel in academic writing . I feel confident in my writing and speaking skills because of Laura.

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Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Reema T.
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Anish did a great job in helping me learn Math by properly giving me the instruction and practice I needed. I saw results soon after our tutoring sessions!

Dilithium Consulting
3.5
from 15 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.

Kristen Cosby
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew D.
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A wonderful 5 stars. Kristen tutored my 7 year old son in reading and writing during the summer. I thought I would quote Kristen from a few of the updates she emailed us as I feel this aptly captures Kristen’s dedication, quality and professionalism as a tutor: “My hope is to help James feel authority and confidence when he chooses a book. The "quality" of the reading material is less important than the habit. No matter what he reads, he is becoming a better reader as long as he engages with the book… Learning to write is a procedural practice, meaning we wear it into our brains like a groove in a record. The improvement will happen over time. By the end of the week James could read his own writing back to me. At the beginning of the week, he couldn’t. Also he proposed his own writing assignment in lesson three. That self-challenging initiative is a good sign. That means he understands how to utilize tutoring, how to create an idea out of nothing, and how organize his thoughts around that idea. He dictated the piece and then I recited his dictation and assisted with spelling of larger words as he wrote. He clearly wanted to communicate his thoughts on soccer in writing…” My son ended the summer with a book about dinosaurs that he wrote and illustrated with Kristen facilitating the process and discovered a confidence and enthusiasm for reading and writing. We are grateful for Kristen’s help.

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!!!!!!

Peter Kupfer
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Marion H.
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    If I could give Peter Kupfer 10 stars, I would. I have been using Peters writing for a variety of different things over the years. When I was job hunting, I had used a different person, and gotten no results whatsoever. The minute I switched to Peter, for my resume, all of a sudden my phone was ringing off the hook and i got a new job right away. Now that I have my own company, I decided to use him for copy for my website and a couple of letters that i was sending out to clients. Well, of course my business has increased significantly. Now I won't go anywhere else. Peter is well worth your time and money. He's also a thoroughly likeable guy which is always a bonus! Give him a shot. You'll be so pleased you did.

    Kyoko Utsumi
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Tiffany G.
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      Ms. Utsumi is the consummate teacher - highly effective, charismatic, and intelligent. I had the opportunity to visit one of Ms. Utsumi's classes not too long ago and was immediately impressed by the way she managed her class and the easy rapport she had with the students and her fellow educators. She leads her classroom with authority while also making each child feel special, respected, important, and motivated. Her patience is unparalleled and her commitment to lifelong learning is impressive and inspiring.

      • 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.

      Joshua T.
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      I've worked with and for Mr. Costley for many years. He has always been professional with his work, done solid reporting, and created pieces that are both intriguing and informative. Additionally, as an editor, Mr. Costley has been able to regularly produce great story ideas and inspire his staff and colleagues with his passion.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      ANN C.
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      Great! Excellent communication, bright and quick.

      Miss Sarah's Tutoring
      4.0
      from 1 review
      • 9 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      I have been a full time teacher for four years, and have been offering private tutoring packages for 6 years. My clients have seen tremendous improvement in their academics and self confidence. I try to make genuine friendships with my students and their families to offer the most personalized tutoring experience possible. I specialize in reading, writing, and English language lessons, but also have experience tutoring and teaching math, science and social studies. I also have experience working with a wide range of special learning needs. Check out my website to learn more about my experience and my passions in education!

      About

      I am a multilingual marketing professional with more than 4 years of experience in San Francisco and Barcelona. I am originally from Barcelona, Spain and currently based in San Francisco. I teach Spanish and Catalan, translate all kinds of content (website, documents, etc.) and provide interpreter services.

      • 25 years in business
      About

      Sylvan Learning has been providing after school instruction for over 35 years with a focus on personalized instruction. Our trained and certified teachers follow Sylvan's unique Mastery Learning process making sure each student masters each lesson before moving forward. Success is the outcome.

      About

      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.

      About

      I will provide feedback on your writing, from essays to short stories to business writing. Learn how to be a better writer through one-on-one instruction that targets your specific needs. I prefer to work with adults. My clients primarily fall into two categories: professionals who are seeking to improve their writing in order to communicate more effectively on the job, and those who are interested in writing a book but don't know where to begin.

      About

      I operate the english language with surgical grammar and punctuation. I am extremely high efficiency so no dead line is to soon. I work all hours of the night to insure that students papers are returned before the start of classes.

      • 3 years in business
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