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Yes! You Can!
from 39 reviews
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Evgeny K.
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Laura is a very talented, pro-activ and very well educated woman with a good sense of humor. In my case, my schedule, learning method is individual lessons and Skype and she makes this work. I am Russian traveling for business to Chicago. I am satisfy and enjoy the beginning. About improving language skills I'll tell you in 3 - 4 months.

Top Pro
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JoAnne S.
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I've been having Russian lessons with Marina for several months now. She's a great teacher, very positive and can explain difficult things in a simple, easy to understand way. Our lessons are always interesting and I've learned a lot from her. She's very patient when you forget words and encourages you a lot. I've tried many Russian teachers but she is by far the best one I've ever had!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Luciana A.
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Chavvi is a knowledgeable and experienced ESL tutor. She teaches in a comfortable and quiet place. She is patient and friendly. She uses a variety of methods to teach. She gives assignments and worksheets. She cares about teaching what you need. She is open to suggestions. I would recommend her to anyone who needs to learn English and speak it with confidence.

  • 40 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Gigi S.
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I have not played in about 30 years and felt kind of funny wanting to take lessons again. Suzanne is very encouraging and has helped me find my joy of the piano again. I am so happy!

KeriAynn Strickler
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Aissa P.
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I've only just started having lessons with KeriAynn but I already know we are a good fit. She took time to get to know me and asked about any concerns I had.

World Language Tutor
from 6 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.

Professional Math Tutor
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Patrick M.
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Ashwin is a most excellent math tutor. He is thorough, patient, and has a special gift to explain math in terms everyone can understand. He is always well prepared for lessons and provides a quality educational experience. I highly recommend him!

Myrna Lambert
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Roberta S.
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She is a great English teacher.

Maria Pérez
from 1 review
    Nick R.
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    We found Ms Pérez through a friend, as our kids wanted to advance their Spanish level. During the first lesson she arrived promptly and was curtious toward the whole family. My children can not stop thanking me for hiring her, as they have improved radically. I also believe that Ms Pérez is originally from Europe and can teach to a high standard of English. Highly recommended.

    A+ Spanish
    from 1 review
      Allen I.
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      Carolina was very patient with me and made me feel very comfortable during our lessons.

      Strategic Tutoring
      from 1 review
      • 18 years in business
      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!

      Soto Traduzco
      from 1 review
      • 3 years in business
      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! :)

      • 6 years in business

      My rates are as follows: - $40/hr. at a student's home within 10 miles of Wood Dale, IL - $20/hr. at my studio in Wood Dale - $15/30-minute lesson via Skype I am a guitar teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching all different styles of music, including blues, folk, acoustic, funk, ska, rock, metal, melodic, country, classical, punk, alternative, and various other melodies. I have played concerts all over the state of Illinois, and I have taught many students throughout the years. I teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. I am very passionate at what I do, and I will guide you through the proper steps in becoming a great guitar player. Playing music takes a lot of time and patience as well as a lot of practice playing by yourself and in front of people. I am very relaxed and motivated to help my students learn, and I will guide you through everything. I would prefer that students bring their own guitars, so that you would be more comfortable playing their own instrument. If you can't or do not have one, I have guitars here that you may use but during our sessions only. Check out my video. With a lot of practice and a lot of studying, I can show you how to play like a pro and have fun! Lesson Details In my curriculum, students will start off by learning the basics of the guitar, knowing the parts and accessories and so forth. Then, we will move on to tuning and perfect pitch. As we move on, students will learn how to build and maintain a rhythm. Learning how to play chords is essential, and we will be going through chord progressions and how to recognize and memorize the various chords. Furthermore, I will be showing students how to read tabs and write music. I will be showing students the different types of scales there as well as the keys that they are in for those who want to become soloists. I will also be teaching different techniques that are incorporated with tapping on the fretboard as well as various other techniques. All of these lessons will be taught in our private sessions, and each student will receive homework assignments, so that he/she can go home and practice what he/she has learned. I will be having tests later on, in which I would ask you to play one of your favorite songs. With enough time spent practicing, you can become a master of your instrument. Studio Equipment Basement studio: amps, guitars, wah pedals, music stands, guitar picks, and music sheets. Travel Equipment I have an amp, wires, picks, guitars, gig bag, case, music sheets, picks, and music stands. Specialties Teachers marked as a student favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students. My styles include rhythm and blues, rock, funk, pop, classical, country, classic rock, metal, thrash, alternative, punk rock, folk, and various other melodies.


      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. My favorite part of my work is definitely getting to know students from all over the world. I love learning about their cultures and ideas. I also love seeing how much my students grow and learn. It makes me really happy and proud to help my students improve their English, gain confidence, and come closer to reaching their life goals.

      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      I love seeing people excited about learning. Kids especially show this excitement when they see growth in their ability and come to the table with something new they discovered about themselves as musicians.

      • 7 years in business

      I am a native language Spanish tutor. My technique consists of teaching Spanish with a situational and conversational method. This method helps students to have better retention and learn more vocabulary faster. I also teach math using practical examples that will create interest in learning. This approach is especially convenient for teenagers who need a motivation to learn math.


      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


      I have the following skills: * Teaching English grammar * Teaching Arabic grammar * Composition of articles in English * Editing English or Urdu scripts * How to become good actor * Writing of cover letters * Resume writing * Treating the sick through yoga and acupressure techniques * Quran scholar to teach Quran with meaning and explanation * Teach numerology to balance one's life by setting the numbers and figures * Activate the subconscious mind to get the desired results and effects in life * Teach presentation techniques * Teach how to become an orator * Tennis coaching * Conduct seminars and workshops on various themes like managing change, how to manage crises and time management * Treat patients with herbal remedies


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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.


      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.

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