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  • 22 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Josie L.
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I have been working with Victoria Reeves for 4 years now and I must say that her teaching/help is outstanding! Not only have I been able to improve my writing skills grammatically, my vocabulary has increased tremendously. Her personality is very fun as well, so whenever you're taking classes, you won't feel bored or ready to fall asleep. That is one of my favorite parts about being tutored by her. It breaks the image of a traditional, dreadful tutor. You get to learn for someone with a bubbly, lively personality while getting studies done. I definitely recommend her!

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Marina
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

Ramona
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian B.
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Thank you so much Ramona! I would not have managed statistic classes without your help. Her private math classes helped me graduate from school and even from university. I can truly recommend working with Ramona. She is the best help I could have ever imagine and her classes are absolutely worth the money. I also recommended her classes to a few friends and they all gave positive feedback. Please let me know if you need more detailed information.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ravi C.
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Chhavi: has excellent teaching skills, developed rapport with students and very creative with teaching methods. Her classes does influence students thinking in a positive manner. I strongly recommend her.

  • 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.

  • 26 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Spanish Classes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Anna B.
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I really enjoy my weekly Spanish classes with Georgina. She always has something fun planned for our class and I feel like my Spanish has improved rapidly in the few months since I started taking classes. I also love learning about Argentinian culture and life in Argentina.

April Abraham
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Katerina N.
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We were lucky to have April Abraham as a teacher to our son. We are from Greece and I was always concerned about my kids' adjustment in an non greek environment. April started teaching English my now almost 7 years old son and she was amazing. She was always sweet and I still remember all those interesting and interactive games she used to bring and play with him. Soon his vocabulary started to improve and I was so amazed to see him make his first sentences in English. I'm a teacher myself and I can understand all the effort she put in teaching him. We were so sad when she had to move away from us. My son is now bilingual, he is one of the top students in his class and me and my husband always say that it's because of April that he loved the English language and put it in his heart next to the greek one. We cannot thank her enough.

Speak Easy
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gisella M.
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Ani is a excellent person and a good teacher. If you want to know the American English, Ani helps us improving the listen and speak abilities. Other good aspect of her classes is the pronunciation. I improve my pronunciation with Ani's classes. She is patient in this hard aspect.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Phong T.
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Robert is a well-rounded teacher I've ever seen. As a language learner I seek and appreciate a teacher who has these following aspects (in order of priority). 1. Profound knowledge: Robert has a bachelor degree in German and Dutch and he can speak German like a native speaker. He totally understands how a second language learning process works and he has succeeded with it, obviously. Therefore, he can easily engage his knowledge and his invaluable experience on second language learning in teaching ESL. Furthermore, strong background in linguistics allows him to clearly explain complex grammar/word structures if you wish to study more this aspect. 2. Teaching experience: Robert has been teaching ESL/German for many years. Through each lesson, each student he has culminated with invaluable experience. What it means is he can assess a student's level accurately and propose a teaching plan which fits best to the student. Level checking is also done regularly by Robert to assure that his teaching always corresponds to the "real-time" student progress. 3. Professionalism: If you don't know what you need to study, what is your strength/weakness, talk to Robert!!! He knows where you are, what you should do, and how you should do. He will give you a great deal of advice and learning resources. He spends much time on designing lessons, preparing materials for the lessons, correcting your assignment, etc. 4. Robert is really enthusiastic, patient, punctual, and responsive. He has a great sense of humour and it is always pleasant talking/studying with him. He is both a teacher and a friend. ROBERT IS HEARTILY RECOMMENDED TO YOU WHO IS LOOKING FOR A BEST ESL TEACHER. Phong Tran PhD student at Umeå university, Sweden.

Strategic Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lynn M.
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I highly recommend Strategic Tutoring by Mrs. Mack. Financially I am struggling to make ends me but wanted to help my children succeed in school. Since my good friend also had children that needed extra help, Mrs. combined the kids into 2 small groups which gave them the support the needed and kept the hourly fee down. Instead if paying $45 an hour my girlfriend and I spent $28 an hour which was manageable. Mrs. Mack tutored my 9th grade son and my friend's 10th grade daughter together at the Geneva library. She selected reading, writing, and science topics materials that were intetesting to the kids and also pertinent to what they were studying at school. She took the time to talk to the teachers and even was involved in a conference at the school. The kids were very eager to see Mrs. Mack each week so we actually increased the time to 90 minutes a week and I am happy to say after a few sessions the classroom teachers noticed significant improvement in their reading fluency and comprehension even in biology and modern world social studies and this was reflected in their grades and attitude. My younger son in 3rd grade was tutored with my friend's 2nd grade daughter. Mrs. Mack took time journal writing back and forth with both of them secretly working on writing skills which did help to improve their essay and creative writing skills. Her positive attitude and friendly demeanor created a spark in the kids and after about a month they made significant progress in decoding words more automatically, understanding what was being read, increased rate of math computation, and improved writing structure and creativity. The kids actually understand and know how to apply various strategies that Mrs. Mack taught. She spent time with me explaining these strategies and providing me with a "strategy cheat sheet" so that we all ( teachers, parents, tutor) used a common language when guiding or reminding the kids how to solve a problem with reading, writing, or math. Mrs. Mack went beyond what I ever expected in a tutor and her experience with ESL, Special Education, Behavior Disordered, and Gifted students was apparent wben she took initiative to set up some enrichment activites for my 5th grader on her own time!

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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My name is Kim Hitchcock, and I started this business to help learners of English improve their skills primarily in the workplace. With an M.A. in teaching English to speakers of other languages and my experience since 2002, I teach customized ESL classes for businesses and individuals. I will come to the workplace for private lessons or a class, or I will provide lessons outside of work. Many ELCS classes are customized to improve language at the same time as improving work performance or to meet other life goals.

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I am a certified ESL instructor with 6 years of teaching experience. I have taught in the classroom and privately tutored students of all ages. I have extensive experience in tutoring students in conversational English, pronunciation, CELTA and TOEFL exams, business English, and so on. I enjoy working with people from all different backgrounds and greatly enjoy teaching English!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I teach English to non-native speakers. I am fluent in the Spanish language so will tutor Spanish as well. I have over 20 years of experience in the field.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I teach the following: * ESL/English as a Second Language - Improve accent, vocabulary, and conversation for children and adults. * K-12 Tutor - English, reading, writing, creative writing, vocabulary, science, history, social studies, geography, study skills, and humanities * ACT/SAT Test Prep - all English portions * Homeschool - Fine arts program for homeschool groups, theater, acting, folk dancing, and art history * Music Lessons - Voice, piano, and flute

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am an interactive ESL tutor for different levels. I have a teaching certificate as well as a BA in TESOL. I enjoy creating risk-taking atmospheres and meaningful learning.

  • New on Thumbtack
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1. One-on-one attention 2. I teach from your perspective 3. No question is "stupid" or too easy or too difficult 4. I won't move on until you understand

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I tutor students in various subjects including ESL, English, French, and Spanish. I have over two years of relevant work experience and I have never had a dissatisfied tutee. I allow students to work at their own pace, but I also encourage specific goal-setting that the student can aspire to over time.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am an English as a second language teacher in speaking, reading and writing for any language. I have 10 years of experience and 7 years in South Korea

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a very experienced and friendly ESL tutor! I have a Master's Degree in TESOL, and I have been teaching English Language for over 10 years in the United States and in China and S. Korea. I have experience teaching every age level, including young children. For the last 5 years, I taught at the university level in Chicago. I have taught beginning, intermediate, and and advanced classes. I have experience teaching many skills, including speaking, grammar, TOEFL prep, writing, and reading.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We provide private and small group English language training. We have offices in Lincolnshire and Schaumburg. We offer English for all purposes: business, personal, academic and more.

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