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  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Chicago, IL

Peter N.

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I'm very impressed with the quality and the education of the tutors. It's like everyone here has an Ivy League education.

Gian S.

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I'm very happy with the tutoring we got from Amy from Arbor Tutors. She's a very good chemistry tutor.

Beverly S.

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I needed help with my English class and my tutor helped me go from a C- to an A. Very good.

  • 5 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Jennifer W.

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Not only was Wendi a knowledgable tutor, she made the whole experience easy. Just from our first lesson I've gained confidence in multiple subjects. I'm looking forward to continuous progress and development pertaining to the ACT.

Katy C.

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Wendi is a wonderful tutor. She is very nice and provided a great learning experience for my son! He feels so much more prepared for taking the ACT test.

Thumbtack Customer

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Excellent tutor. My daughter is doing extremely well.

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 24 min
  • Chicago, IL

Martine T.

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Laura sees the whole person and takes a holistic approach to her work which makes this woman an excellent coach! My original goal was to improve how I express myself in english which is not my native language but we worked on my life in general, my career, my relationship, nutrition/well-being -- whatever I felt I wanted to include was included because she believes these are not separate aspects of a person but all function together to move us where we want to go - and I'm going now like I never did before! Thanks, Laura

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.

Tim F.

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As a journalist, I knew I needed to communicate more naturally, more confidently in English (my second language.) Laura’s expertise, guidance and patience proved invaluable. One the smartest career decisions I’ve made.

  • 26 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Anne R.

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We are still using Guy for a few more weeks but we couldn't be happier. His tutoring style is very patient and thorough with repetition. Especially with the Math subjects this is extremely important to students who struggle to be able to learn at a comfortable pace and not feel so overwhelmed. Since hiring Guy my daughter has been getting better grades on her homework and quizzes. We still have the final to go but I am confident that the results we were hoping for will be attained. She just needs to finish the class with a C or better in order for it to count as transfer credits and hopefully this will be the last math class she will ever have to take, if not we will be hiring Guy again.

Marsha R.

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Allison has been working with my 6th grade daughter tutoring her in math and i cant believe the difference in such a short time. Its so nice to see my child have a level of confidence when it comes to math that she has never had before

Traci D.

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Guy truly cared about helping my son achieve his full potential on the ACT test. Highly recommend! He is very knowledgeable in tutoring and test preparation!

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Marina

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  • 21 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Granush A.

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Granush A. Hi, my name is Granush. I speak Armenian, German, Russian and English. I learnt English with Marina for almost a year. I was already fluent but wanted to reach near-native proficiency. Marina’s classes were really efficient and very well-organized. I liked them a lot. Marina is a motivating teacher. She always gave me a lot of speaking practice. We also worked on academic reading and writing and discussed academic articles. I am totally happy with the results of my work with Marina.

Sergey S.

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Sergey S. My name is Sergey. My company hired Marina for online classes in conversation English. We are IT specialists and did not have much of a real-life conversation in English before classes with Marina. The classes were great, we had a lot of fun and improved a lot. We had no problem talking to customers in English at the technical exhibition afterwards.

José L.

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I had a few lessons with Marina, to improve my written English. My English is very advanced but I needed help with writing. She was extraordinary at the job, she has a great feeling for the language.

  • 40 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Jane H.

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Suzanne has been my daughter's tutor for the past ten years. She very quickly tapped into her strengths and interests to provide fun ways to improve her language arts skills. Suzanne's special education background, in addition to her patient and kind personality have made her an excellent teacher. My daughter has absolutely loved going to "tutoring" all these years!

Jason G.

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Suzanne has been teaching my seven year old for a little over two months now. My little girl is very excited about her lessons, she can already play a few songs, and read the notes, and she loves to practice. Suzanne is very nice and encouraging, but at the same time professional and makes the lessons fun for kids! Highly recommend!

Kim P.

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Suzanne is very kind an patient with my 7 year old daughter. My daughter looks forward to her lessons every week and is very eager to learn! We've only had two lessons so far, but I can tell that my child will flourish because of Suzanne's teaching!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Glencoe, IL

Trisha W.

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I hired Lauren to help my 11 year old twins with math and English homework. She came to our home and worked with them both. Her first session was just yesterday. She impressed me in that she was incredibly patient and encouraging. She went above and beyond in that we had originally hired her for one hour but once she dug in with my son it became clear this was a longer project - she ended up staying at our house for 1 1/2 hours! After the first session, Lauren followed up with me. She provided a plan of action to get my children the help they need now and how to get them to where they can work more independently. It was wonderful. In my case, homework had become a tough, with my twins fighting over my time and questioning whether or not I really know how to do their math problems (I do, but not the way they are learning them!). Honestly, this is the best money I might ever spend. Now, homework is about a peaceful chance to work with a wonderful, qualified teacher rather than fight with mom about fractions!

David K.

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Lauren is absolutely spectacular! My 11 year old has been near impossible to motivate and Lauren had an immediate impact in reversing her attitude. She provided strong organizational skills and a clear plan customized to my daughter's needs. She reached out to the teachers and has provided me with advice on how best to support homework activities. She is always punctual and does not keep a clock, making sure the work is done before she leaves. We couldn't be happier.

Christine R.

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She is very positive and patient with my kids. She works at their level and encourages them to use critical thinking. My kids are really enjoying their time with her (3rd and 5th grade kids).

  • 13 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 hours

Kelli F.

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I found Elite tutoring and its tutors, Hannah and Greg, very experienced and knowledgeable. They were very keen on education trends and enjoy being educators. I would confidently hire Elite next time I need them. Also, Elite is very patient and able to work with our schedules. Highly recommended. 5 stars!

Rima T.

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The ease of technology is amazing, the response time as well. I used your service twice for my 8th grade child and in both cases the tutors were very knowledgable, prompt, and professional. I recommended your service to my friends. Thank you Thumbtack

Thumbtack Customer

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I had one session for my son so far. The math tutor was nice and was able to find out my son's weakness right away. Will purchase more hours and hope the tutor can help my son improve his score.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • Chicago, IL

Judith Z.

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I was taught by Jack in my college. He helped me a lot, not only in my study, but also gave me a lot of instructions and suggestions in my future options. When I applied for my master degree, he helped me search informations about different universities and majors and wrote me recommendation letter. Also he really made a lot contribution to my college, which is North American college Jiangnan University. He got up early every morning to help those who study English in the morning, help them speaking, reading and pronunciation. I really appreciate his help, with his help I successfully enrolled in Australia National University, majoring in master of actuarial studies.

Jeff D.

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Jack was a very good teacher. We used him 3 times, and then had some extenuating cicumstances arise which prevented us from continuing, but I liked Jack, and would recommend him to others looking for an ESL teacher.

Lan Y.

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He is patient and kind. He always finds ways to stimulate my interest in learning English. I'm lucky to have him as my teacher.

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 35 min
  • Chicago, IL

Richard H.

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Tim did a great job with my daughter preparing for the ACT. He helped with strategies for the test as well as with getting in the proper frame of mind for preparing and taking the test. He is very flexible with scheduling and extremely responsive. With his excellent coaching, she raised her score from 31 to 34. He is a fantastic tutor.

Roberta K.

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Tim did a fantastic job tutoring my son for the ACT. He totally understood where to concentrate their time. Highly recommend.

Lila A.

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Great tutor. Very intelligent and relatable. Knows how to make material interesting with age apropriate examples.

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Morgan R.

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Remy was indispensably helpful in editing my papers. Her knowledge of good writing techniques and command of language helped transform my work to new levels. She provides great tips for how to strengthen your argument and how to add the strongest types of evidence and analysis to your work. I've never received such useful, personalized advice in or out of school. I will reach out in a heartbeat to her for my next project, and I would definitely recommend her!

Gillie C.

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remy was a wonderful tutor! she helped me prep in a short period of time to take the SAT, and with her guidance i felt more confident going into the test. Plus I got a great score! Couldn’t recommend her enough!

Darryl D.

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I was shocked at how fast she completed my rather large job. Very professional, personable and thorough. I was impressed and will definitely be using her again. THANKS REMY!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Barrington, IL

Sandhya P.

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Our work with Connie is continuing. She is excellent at both Reading and Math Tutoring. She is very friendly, detail oriented and patient. My kid also loves to work with her.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Naperville, IL

Cheryl M.

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If you are looking for a math, science, or English tutor you have come to the right place. I am a junior in college and have used Arbor Tutors to help me succeed and become a more efficient student. Top-notch service at a very reasonable price

George S.

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I needed help on the GRE and I was told Arbor Tutors is a world-class company. Both my math and verbal sections went up by over 10 points each.

Michael G.

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I hired Arbor Tutors to help my daughter with chemistry and math. She ended up with As.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min
  • Midlothian, IL

Martha A.

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Mrs. Maikisch has really helped my daughter a lot. I have seen the progress of my daughter reading level and her comprehension. She has been very flexible with me with my work schedule to help my daughter build her reading comprehension and skills. My daughter was struggling in reading, but now her reading is a a lot better. Her reading level was at a first grade level but I have seen her reading progress tremendously. Thank you, Mrs. Maikisch

Kamal E.

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I have three children tutored by Ms. Maikisch. I have been impressed by her ability to engage and interact with them. I have seen improvements in their grades after they started working with Ms. Maikisch. She is very sincere and dedicated to helping the students. She is very nice but firm with the kids to keep things interesting and the conversations serious. I am very grateful for her help.

Tenicia W.

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After 4 short months of working with Marilyn, we saw drastic improvements in our 8 year old daughter's Reading Comprehension and writing skills. Currently, she is averaging an "A" in Reading Comprehension and her writing skills has drastically improved. Our daughter also loves working with Marilyn which helps tutoring more enjoyable.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Lincolnwood, IL

Shelley S.

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I asked Cindy to help me improve my Spanish, and that's exactly what she did. A foreign language did not come easy to me, but Cindy' approach and her infinite patience helped me to succeed.

Kate B.

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Cindy was incredibly helpful. My French improved significantly after working with her for only a few months.

Sara E.

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Cindy was great.She helped to ruduce my accent. She was anyways in time.

  • 23 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Carl D.

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I contacted Club Z based on a referral for my son for whom I was seeking a ACT tutor. I was very happy with the service provided by Laura Keske and the two tutors she assigned for my son. Laura did a phenomenal job with presenting the information to us, coaching and advising my son during the process and most importantly, finding an excellent tutor match for my son. I highly recommend Club Z to parents seeking the best educational help for their child. Thank you Club Z!

Elizabeth H.

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Club Z specializes in finding you the best tutor for you. Last yr my Daughter Emily need an Algebra 2 tutor it was clear she wouldn't excel Without one. Club Z found us the perfect tutor. They got along well and for the first time she really understand Algebra. Not all tutors are the same we had one the previous year (not through Club Z) and no help what so ever. My daughter was very reluctant to try another tutor but was so happy we tried Club Z.

Desiree Y.

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The team at club Z has been very accommodating and warm. Our daughter gets anticipates her sessions and finally is excited to go to school!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 33 min

Maia S.

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I sought Marissa's help when writing my personal statement for medical school applications. She was instrumental in helping me organize my thoughts into a clear and concise piece of writing. Thanks to her my personal statement was probably better written than all of the essays I ever wrote in college. She taught me style tools and techniques that I continue to use in my writing. She also made the process enjoyable. I actually looked forward to editing and revising my writing with her. I plan to seek her help again when it comes time to write my personal statement for residency applications.

Matthew B.

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Marissa was an excellent tutor! She helped me with my English homework and because of her I got a much better grade in the class. I feel like I am a better writer because of her and I use the skills she gave me in all of my writing assignments now. She was incredibly professional but also very friendly and easy to talk to. Essay writing is now so much easier for me because of the the things Marissa taught me. I would recommend Marissa as a tutor to anyone looking to improve their writing.

Sivan O.

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Marissa worked with me to fine-tune a cover letter draft, and tailor it to multiple job applications. Her edits were thoughtful and really took my writing to the next level. Her writing expertise and creative approach helped me finalize a cover letter that stood out, and I ended up with two job offers!

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 33 min

Anja K.

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Kate Siegel is very well educated, always prepared, and it is fun to learn with her. In addition, she is very open-minded and I learned a lot about the American Culture. Highly recommended, she is the best!

Jeremy R.

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Thank you Kate for a job well done. I had a tight time frame and you were able to meet it. You were communicative and did the transcription as asked. Much appreciated!

Dishant P.

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She is the best English tutor I met until now. She is dedicated to her work and prepares their students according to their need. Well experienced and encouraging teacher.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min
  • Chicago, IL

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I have over 10 years in the education field and hold a Master's in Education with k-6 teacher certification. I have taught public schools, trained teachers and worked with ed-tech companies to implement technology solutions in universities and school districts across the US.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 hours
  • Algonquin, IL

Kathy G.

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We are grateful for the work that Terri has done with my son Jimmy. We appreciate the professional and detailed teaching she brought to this experience. I am so glad to have found her at the time my son needed confidence and support with his math test.

Fatima

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  • Wheaton, IL

Masooda R.

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Fatima provided my son geometry, chemistry, and English tutoring. I saw a great improvement in his grades during this time period. She takes her time to explain concepts so they are not abstract to the student anymore.

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  • Deerfield, IL

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I'm a retired teacher and have taught both elementary and middle school specializing in reading, writing, and social studies. I also teach organizational skills and help with test study skills. I develop a close rapport with my students with humor, stories and tricks that will inevitably help with all their areas of study. I like to make learning fun and interesting, so the skills will carry over into all of the learning process.

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