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  • 13 years in business
  • 313 hires on Thumbtack
Laura H.
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My experience with Elite Home Tutoring went very well. All correspondence was prompt and responsive to our needs. The tutor that I have obtained for my son is fabulous, skilled, and kind. I am grateful that Elite Home Tutoring has such high caliber tutors.

  • 38 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Chelliah T.
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Chris has been tutoring my son in French for three years now. After starting with Chris, my son's grade has improved a lot and he is a lot more confident with the language. Chris tutors two other kids along with my son; she understands how each kid learns and understands concepts and customizes her teaching. She not only focusses on the academic side of things but also discusses current affairs, history and culture giving kids a broader understanding. I highly recommend Chris for anyone who needs extra help with French.

France@yours
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny P.
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Sophie has been my French tutor for half a year. We work one-on-one once a week for one hour. She is an excellent French teacher. She is sincere, educated, knows the French grammar rules very well, and she is very good at correcting pronunciation. I told her that I wanted to speak like a native French, so she tailored her lessons and we are focusing on how to de-formalize my French and on learning French slang. I like how she really listened to my needs and how focused she is on helping me obtain my goal. Lessons with her are fun and time flies by very quickly. I highly recommend her as a French teacher.

Young's Tutoring
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Fred L.
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This gentleman is very polite and professional besides demonstrating that he is fully qualified to tutor the subject, in fact, very qualified. In addition to tutoring at the house he took the time to call me and ask if she was doing well and whether she needed additional assistance on-line or if he could answer any questions on the phone. He did not have to do this, but it was clear that he felt it important to check on his student and her progress and understanding. This was not just a job to him, he took it as a personal goal to assist her in improving. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone and everyone.

Mandarin Tutoring
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Douglas A.
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I have been taking Mandarin Chinese for a few years and have had the pleasure for the last 6 months of having Lilian as my tutor. I enjoy her conversational approach taken from printed material. There's no English in it, so it's all memorization. It is both growing my vocabulary and helping me have more meaningful dialog with native Chinese speakers. Lilian is a wonderful intelligent instructor. Some of the course work doesn't stick in my head easily, so I appreciate her patients and persistence helps to that after awhile that which was difficult is now easy. My class with her is one of the highlights of my week.

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Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Gopa G.
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Tim tutored my son for several months before his PSAT exam. He was always on time and would patiently work through the test questions with him.

Yevgeny Kaplun
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Eva D.
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Yevgeny tutored my daughter for many months and we were very pleased with him, his style, his flexibility and the progress my daughter made. Highly recommended.

Ace Math
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine K.
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My daughter did not do well with her previous Sat Math I am really glad to have found Sowmya to tutor her this time My daughter felt more confident and felt that she did better on her recent Sat Math, Thank you bunch for helping her Five Golden Stars

Dilithium Consulting
3.5
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 43 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.

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marie P.
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I am amazed as to the quality of tutoring I received from Arbor Tutors given the low price. The tutor my daughter had was very sweet and very patient with geometry. You can't ask for a better tutor than the one we got. We chose to do the online tutoring. Five stars all the way.

  • 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!

Habla Language Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Julian S.
Verified review

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.

  • 38 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Flora C.
Verified review

Very Committed and helpful teacher. Mrs.Brown is very knowledgeable. We had different subjects to talk about in each meeting. She helped me not just the grammar, accent reduction and also the American culture etc... I enjoyed her English tutoring.

Tutoring Services
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Herman A.
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Ms.Frances Ambrose is very patient and she goes into every detail that you want to know. She is also very easy to talk to. Myself and my husband were pleased to have her tutor my 5 year old daughter. I would recommend her to anybody.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carla B.
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I took many semesters of German at College of San Mateo with Dr. Raney and she was by far one of the best German professors I've ever had the privilege of knowing. She is patient, brilliant, and very creative in the way in which she teaches a foreign language. She encouraged me and gave up much of her own time to support my desire to improve my language skills. Her dedication and knowledge of German (and I assume in other languages too) is amazing.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ronny B.
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I truly feel so lucky to have had Aaron as my tutor. Aaron tutored me in physics and gave me confidence I never thought I could have. He empowered me to pursue my goals in the class without being afraid of failing and with completely calmness. Aaron is incredibly patient and I always felt he truly cared about my success as a student and a person. He's an excellent teacher with a profound ability to explain fundamentals in a very approachable manner. Using his gift and strength of understanding how his students think and how they approach the problems, he always finds a way to teach in the way they'll best understand. He always made sure to be accessible, particularly prior to exams. I absolutely recommend Aaron as a tutor!

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Walter G.
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Christina Moyle: A little over three years ago, Christina swept into our lives like a guardian angel. Neither my wife nor I could any longer give our dog his proper amount of exercise. Our dog, Rascal, loves Christina to death. He yips with his happiest bark when she arrives to take him for his walk. She walks him three days a week for an hour each walk. We grew to like Ms Moyle almost as much as Rascal does. She takes Rascal for a bath every month or so, and he not only enjoys the bath but he also comes home looking like a prize winner at the Westminster Dog Show competition. One could not hope for a better dog walker than Ms Moyle.

Chloe Charbonnier
5.0
from 1 review
    Feriel B.
    Verified review

    Chloé has been tutoring French to my 6 and 10-year old kids for about a month. She’s methodical, patient, and works great with kids. I really like her teaching style and would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn or improve their French.

    • 38 years in business
    Steve H.
    Verified review

    Chris connected really well with my 13-year-old son on English and Science. We have tried many tutors in the past. My son always look forward to his weekly session with Chris

    Tutoring Services
    3.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I have taught school for many years. I am familiar with the common core standards and entrance and exit standards of specific grade levels. It is all about helping the student improve and thereby boost his/her self-esteem and confidence in the areas in which I tutor them. As a teacher, I had tremendous test scores. Four of my five "children" (now adults) have received the presidential academic award. I attended very difficult college prep school prior to college which provided me with stellar skills. I have had several years of Latin, French, and Spanish, as well as the usual repertoire of subjects.

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