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Thinque Prep
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne D.
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Joyee Lin of Thinque has been nothing short of amazing. Professional with results to show. My daughter started working with Joyee a couple of months ago. Within six lessons, my daughter's composite ACT score went from a 28 prior to working with Joyee to a 32. Amazingly, her science score went from a 25 to a 32. Those numbers are the end result of Joyee's professional approach to teaching. During the lesson, Joyee utilizes a number of methods to present the material. It must be said that my daughter took his instruction seriously and worked hard on the material which was provided to her. The result was a good example of team work in which my daughter could receive, in addition to immediate instruction, quick review and understanding after working through the material. Joyee makes it easy to work around a busy lifestyle as he schedules and responds to correspondence promptly. We can't offer him enough praise. Joyee is offering an amazing service and we were so glad to have been referred to him.

  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Megan L.
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Easy to talk with, felt like a natural conversation. Max helped me feel comfortable in using my Spanish skills and offered me feedback on improvements.

  • 27 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Christina O.
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My family is truly happy with my son home Spanish lessons. Nuria is an amazing teacher. My son loves his lessons and has fun. He is excited to learn and can't wait for his next lesson. You won't be disappointed.

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My Immersion Experience
from 13 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barry G.
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I do not have enough kind words to say about Elsa! She is truly phenomenal in every way -- from her kindness and caring demeanor, to her sincere dedication and commitment to helping me learn Spanish. Right from the start, I knew that Elsa was the right fit: she was, of course, a native Spanish speaker with a wealth of cultural and linguistic knowledge, but more than that, she had clear plans of the best approach to teach me Spanish based on my prior knowledge level (which was very basic). She always gives extra time to her clients, and thus is extremely generous with her time, hosting us in her home and not stopping until we finish the lesson at hand. Unlike my previous schooling experiences learning Spanish, Elsa personalizes each lesson based on our progress and in ways that are conducive to learning Spanish in everyday life. Her experience teaching Spanish truly shows in each lesson. While there are certainly many Spanish instructors to learn from, Elsa has to be one of the best -- I really recommend choosing her in your journey to learn Spanish. Besides being an excellent teacher, she is truly just a wonderful person -- she is caring, genuine, and altogether an extraordinary teacher to learn Spanish from, with a positive and encouraging attitude at an excellent value. I am grateful for her help so far and look forward to many future lessons with her in the future.

marcela budnik
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Janet H.
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With Marcela I am comfortable learning Spanish! I love how she gears the lessons to meet my personal and career goals. Gracias Marcela!

  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Shanna N.
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Margueritei is not only a great Spanish teacher, she is also an outstanding piano instructor. We are receiving both services from her and could not be any happier . Her knowledge , experience ,kindness and patients create a great combination . Highly recommend her.

LA Spanish Tutor
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob K.
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My experience learning Spanish with Hilda was exceptional. She is an incredibly enthusiastic and intelligent Spanish tutor; she prepared me well for my study abroad in Buenos Aires. Her lessons were always dynamic, fun, and incredibly rewarding.

Math & Spanish Tutor
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie M.
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Ray has been tutoring my daughter for over 3 months now and we have seen a great improvement in her math grade. I had tried three tutors before I found Ray and I am so thankful that we did. I explained to him that my daughter was having a difficult time in her Algebra class and that I was having a hard time explaining it, as it is the new common core method. I mentioned to him that my daughter is very shy and I wasn't sure he would get her to talk much but to my surprise, he really has done a great job in getting her to talk through each math problem. He engages my daughter and encourages questions especially when he suspects she isn't really sure on a particular math problem. I can't give enough praise to Ray; he is always on time and gets right to work, he never leaves unless he's sure my daughter understands the math lesson. My family and I are very pleased with the progress my daughter has made and we would highly recommend Ray to any parent that needs a math tutor.

Tutoring & Editing Services
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ayumi I.
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I have used Skype to take a Spanish class with Leah for few years. Since I do not have a regular work schedule, it is very difficult for me to go to the on site class. Using Skype for Spanish lessons with Leah is a perfect fit for my work schedule. The flexible schedule using Skype has allowed me to continue leaning Spanish. Additionally, I have been able to continue learning Spanish because Leah is a great teacher. She is very patient. Her lesson is very organized and fun. I am a medical professional and Leah is a medical translator and interpreter. She is familiar with many medical terminologies, which allows me to practice and improve my medical Spanish. She also uses various materials such as poems, songs, and videos that help me deepen my understanding about Latino culture. Thank you Leah for being such a great teacher!

  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Neil K.
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smart, intuitive, charming, excellent teacher every minute of our first hour was productive my wife said that she never heard me pronounce Spanish so well teaching method is effective and right on target

Emilio Baldioli
from 7 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kirsten W.
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Emilio is an excellent teacher. He is both careful and creative in his can tell that he really wants his students to succeed in their Spanish skills. He is kind, patient, and witty. A joy to work with Emilio!

Speak Spanish
from 4 reviews
    Florence R.
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    I took Spanish lessons with Leandro for some months. His classes are very dynamic, full of interesting topics to talk about, and his explanations very clear. Overall, an excellent experience - Florence

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    A results driven teacher, I cut through the excess and get down to what matters right away. In regards to Spanish or English, getting you the target vocabulary you need to do your job or to communicate better is number one. Giving you the comprehension and strategy to pass tests, be they common core state standardized, TOEFL, CBEST, Praxis or anything that requires reading comprehension, english literature grammar mechanics, or writing is something we can easily do together. We work hard but we do so playing educational games that get us to our goal. I will show you how to study with flash cards to memorize a ton of information in only a short amount of time. I work well with and have experience teaching from the very youngest of children to Corporate Business Professionals. Children love me. I am educated, experienced, highly recommend and referred. I am looking for clients that have a long term goal and want to meet on a routine basis. This is so I have a set schedule and get my own studies done. (Masters in Education)


    Learn It Your Way - Spanish Teaching Service will help you with the following: * Pass the Spanish class that you need in order to get through school and go on to the next level * Practice Spanish conversation with a native speaker so you can get over your fears about speaking with people * Learn Spanish because you want to get a raise or get the job of your dreams English is my second language, and for this reason, I know exactly what my students need in order to write and speak a second language fluently. I obtained a BA in English and an MA in Spanish. My students say that their grades improved after studying with me, and that they were able to do better on Spanish exams. My students love me because I am patient, understanding and nonjudgmental.


    I offer piano lessons, music theory, jazz, and also Spanish lessons. Clients come to my home studio for lessons.


    I am an English and Spanish interpreter. I have been teaching Spanish for more than 10 years to people of all ages.


    I absolutely love to meet people who want to learn the language. I am patient and make it fun!


    I have been working for school for about 18 years. I work for the special education department and mainly part of my job is to translate papers from English into Spanish. Also, I teach Spanish to middle school kids.


    I am a bilingual tutor with full "native fluency" in speaking, reading and writing Spanish. I am very good at adjusting the level of instruction to the needs and capabilities of individual clients. I have lots of experience helping people learn a second language at a level that does them "practical good", not just enables them to pass tests. The idea is to get you to be able to understand what is being said when the language is spoken, understand the information being conveyed, and reply in the same language if you so choose. I have been very successful in doing this.


    Do you want to learn Spanish now? You can do it without moving from the comfort of your own house. Lessons are provided by a native speaker and are completely fun!


    I dictate lessons in different languages, such as French, English and Spanish. The classes take place whether at my students' place or at mine with previous acknowledgement. I am very flexible and have respect to schedules. I'm also very interested in being the person who guides you to improve your learning.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What does a Spanish tutor do?

    The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

    A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

    How much do Spanish tutors charge?

    Nationally, the average cost for a Spanish tutor ranges from $30 to $40 per hour. The cost for a Spanish tutor can vary depending on whether you choose private instruction or group lessons. Geographic location can affect cost; tutors in expensive cities and pricier regions command higher rates than in rural areas and small towns. The experience and education of the Spanish tutor will also affect their rates. For adult education, many people learning Spanish choose to join a Spanish school with tutors who teach group classes and also offer private tutoring for students. Typically these schools charge a monthly tuition that gives students access to a set number of classes per week, with private tutoring available at an additional cost. One example of an average cost is a monthly tuition of $200, which includes five 90-minute group lessons per month. Monthly tuition can vary depending on the school and the teachers. Short-term workshops are also a way to learn Spanish. Students may work with a Spanish tutor and group of other students at their skill level for a short period of time. One example of an average price is $100 for an eight-week course, with one 60-minute group class per week.

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