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  • 8 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert P.
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Re-learning a language involves hearing it spoken. I need to hear it from a person face to face, so that I can improve my ability to understand meaning, context and intent, and respond verbally. Rodrigo conducts these sessions in Spanish, and he anchors them in to real life in several ways. By talking about usage, by discussing the language and its use in different countries, or its use in various contexts, like business meetings, and by using readings of current engaging articles and focusing on verbs and tenses. No improvements to recommend to date.

Yes! You Can!
4.3
from 26 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Angela P.
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Laura is very proficient with coaching English as a second language. She will teach you the skills to interact with people (e.g.: in your line of business when you are in their country) who speak other languages. The skills include learning to be comfortable with the second language, and not just with the words themselves.

Ole! Spanish School
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Mitchell D.
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I have been taking Spanish lessons with Cristobal for coming up on a year and French lessons for the past 6 months or so. While I am sure that there are plenty of choices for tutoring this may be the only teacher I have had that I can honestly say has far superior methodology versus all my other professors. I don't say this lightly either, I say this coming from years of experience with other teachers in various settings. Just to give a little background, I studied Spanish for 3 years in high school, then studied in Mexico at a vocational school in a completely immersed environment (living with a host family of non-English speakers) far from the reaches of most gringos in a small city called Cuernavaca. I have worked with native Spanish speakers that speak very little English for 10+ years, studied Spanish in college for 4 semesters, and even studied with Professor William Slavin for two years in weekly private sessions, a local scholar who spoke English, Spanish, French, ,Italian, Portuguese, and Hebrew. While Slavin's approach was very thorough, Cristobal's approach is practical, more natural, and aimed at speaking. Ole! Spanish School isn't just another business in the sea, it's a place with an authentic philosophy and a natural approach to language learning. To make the experience even better, his rates are super reasonable and he has a very easy going personality that creates a relaxed environment. His positive ratings exist for a reason.

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Marina
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Irina N.
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Hi! I am Irina V. Nikitina, Associate Professor at the School of Interpreting and Translation of the State Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Extensively working in the field of translation and interpreting, I have engaged Marina Sokolova in many translation projects as a freelance translator and editor in both Russian and English. Marina has excellent qualifications required for the job. With MA in Second Language Studies (USA) and English Language Pedagogy (UK), as well as such well-established certificates as CELTA (Cambridge English Language Teacher for Adults), Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Language Teaching, she makes a truly valuable contribution to a solid team of translators that I closely cooperate with. In every project Marina has been part of or has lead, she has demonstrated a set of qualities that are truly valuable for a professional: authentic and idiomatic language, broad outlooks, inquisitiveness, accuracy, commitment to deadlines, meticulousness, flexibility and responsiveness. Marina has deep knowledge and wide experience in the following areas: business correspondence, general documentation, academic, fiction. Her translations are always proofread and never require double check. I frequently address Marina to get her expert opinion on various linguistic matters both in Russian and English and find her approach to the job of translation and editing truly passionate.

My Chicago French Tutor
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Sion O.
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I took lessons with Jeanette for about 3 years, and saw my speaking abilities improve dramatically. When I started I was virtually a complete beginner, and with Jeanette's help I developed to the point of being about to get around France very comfortably and without needing to resort to any English. Jeanette was particularly helpful with fine-tuning my accent, which might be the hardest part of the language to grasp. In addition to her talents as a tutor, Jeanette has a bubbly personality and is genuinely a fun person to be around. She comes up with a lot of entertaining material to go over in lessons, and her passion for teaching really shows through her detailed lesson preparation. In short, I couldn't recommend Jeanette more highly to anyone learning this beautiful language!

Spanish Live Online
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Rick C.
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Adan has an exceptional ability to explain and adapt the lesson to meet the needs of the student. He uses her subject expertise in a way that connects with the students’ level of understanding and fosters genuine enthusiasm for Spanish language learning. He embodies teaching excellence

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
David V.
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Jack is open minded, truly interested in different cultures and provides a lot of language exercises. Our conversation classes were great.

  • New on Thumbtack
Lin T.
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Eric has helped me improve my writing skills throughout undergrad as a French minor and throughout my first year of law school! I feel comfortable going over my drafts with him because I know he will respectfully tell me how I can improve while helping me be as clear and concise as possible. Practicing French with him is both fun and informative. Whether it's singing traditional French songs together or having everyday conversations, his zest for languages has helped me keep my French alive!

Talented Hands Piano Studio
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tanya M.
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Our daughter has been taking piano lessons from Dennis for about 10 years now. She started lessons at the Zion Conservatory and now enjoys lessons from our home. Dennis was very accommodating when we had to relocate to Racine County. Through the instruction provided by Dennis, she has developed a solid foundation of music theory, technical skills and a passion for music. We would recommend Dennis to anyone interested seeking a piano instructor.

Phillip Goss
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
About

In your normal language classes in school, you learn grammar through listening to your teacher talk. You never are given much opportunity to talk. In my classes, you will learn any grammar subject through you speaking and conversation. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, we will have a conversation. Whatever it is you need or want to learn, you will learn it as YOU speak, even if you are a true beginner. I guarantee it. I focus on the common errors of Spanish while using Speaking, Journals, Worksheets, Listening Activities, Videos and Reading activities to couple for success.

Myrna Lambert
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ramji K.
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Myrna was awesome

!Ole! Spanish Wheaton
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Walden S.
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I have only had one session with Cristobal so far. However, he seems passionate and very capable of teaching the language. His prices seems very fair and I can't wait to continue!

World Language Tutor
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sara E.
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I had a great experince taking accent reduction lessons with Cindy. She is very clear when teaching the matrials. I am very happy that I learned new ways to sound words that I used to say them wrong.

Amina Tahera
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diane S.
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I cannot say enough about Amina. She tutored my daughter in French throughout high school at Hinsdale Central and then again in college over one summer. Amina always knew how to make the material understandable to my daughter in a way that she could comprehend and begin to understand the structures of the French language. She was patient but challenging at the same time. I know without Amina's help my daughter would not have been as successful. Her support gave my daughter the confidence she needed to conquer the language. Our schedule was very busy and Amina always worked with us to make scheduling tutoring time possible for both of us. She was always on time and would always follow up if the schedule needed to be changed. I highly recommend her to anyone.

Susy's Music Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Denisse G.
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Susy has been such a great mentor and friends for a long time now. She has helped me progress with music and has helped me get to where I am today. I also enjoy her music recitals very much! Thanks Susy!

Language Pro
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I offer French and English lessons to practice speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. I've taught high school French for twenty-four years and am good at explaining grammar (in both languages.) I can also help youngsters and adults with reading and writing skills. I can help ESL students here to anticipate what they might hear in various language situations and help them to say and write what they mean.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Natalie C.
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Julianne was wonderful with my daughter! We look forward to continuing with her singing lessons.

Soto Traduzco
4.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Mary G.
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I'm so happy to have the opportunity to give Elianne praise for her work. She helped our daughter gain confidence in Spanish, as well as understand and excel in her classwork. Elianne made Anna comfortable and her style of teaching truly helped her become a better learner. Thank you Elianne! We hope to work with you in the Fall! :)

Sophia Piano Studio

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I became a personal trainer to help people transform their lives and I want to see you accomplish more than you can on your own. It is difficult to find the time and motivation, so I will push you to accomplish your goals.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer one-on-one and small-group lessons. I've been an engaging and motivating Spanish instructor at the college and high school level for over twenty-five years. My passion is to bring my students' cultural awareness and oral proficiency through speaking, reading and writing practices. All language acquisition is filtered through communication, connections, comparisons, communities and culture. My students will receive practical travel tips and valuable cultural knowledge that comes from having studied, done service work and lived in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, La Republica Dominicana, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Argentina, Uruguay and Spain. I look forward to working with you!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I teach English to nonnative English speaking students ranging from children to adults. I assist students in learning all aspects of the English language, such as speaking, reading, listening and writing. I'll help you to overcome pronunciation difficulties, to find logic in every grammar rule and to get rid of your fear to speak English. Our classes will be tailored for your needs, learning style and progress rate. Every lesson you'll feel more comfortable with your English skills and ready to achieve your goals.

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