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  • 5 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Kemi S.
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My son feels really comfortable with Ms.Wendi and enjoys the sessions. My husband and I have seen growth in our son's reading and comprehension skills.

Tailor-Made Books, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Darlene O.
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It was such a wonderful experience to work with Cynthia who assisted me in writing my chapter for a book. Cynthia is a professional in all aspects of the word. With her experience and expertise I was able to articulate my message from a place of High Intention and Grace. I wanted to move the reader and because of Cynthia and the time she took with me, I believe I did just that. I would encourage anyone is interested in exceptional quality to connect with Cynthia as she is a woman of Integrity and takes pride in her work. Thank You Cynthia!

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

  • 40 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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!

Lauren Edelston
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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!

Rachel Conrad
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Ellena M.
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During the turtoring sessions not only did Ms.Conrad help me with the lessons,but she went the extra mile and made sure I enjoyed them as well. She brought out the most in each session and not only did it help me but it made me look at the lessons or subjects I was having trouble with differently. I'm very glad I got the help I needed from her because she was the perfect one for the job!

Hntsa Asgedom ACT Tutoring
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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If your looking for a great tutor look no further! We picked Hntsa to help our son increase his ACT score two points to help him qualify for an academic scholarship. Two points isn't a huge jump, but we only had five weeks to prepare and the last two ACT tests resulted in the same score. After reading Hntsa's background information and reviews we decided to give him a call. It was the best decision we ever made. Hntsa is intellectual, methodical, patient, and insightful. He took the time to really understand our son's strengths and weaknesses so that he could use that information to develop a tutoring plan that was specific to our son. The resources that he had available were abundant up to and including a watch to help keep track of time when doing a practice a test or taking it live. Hntsa also understands how the test is put together, how it works, and the best way to attack it. He also know how to speak to teens in a way that is not condescending. Our son increased his composite score by three points and his STEM score by four! Now, our son put in a lot of effort to get that score, but he never would have done it on his own. We already tried. He needed someone like Hntsa. A tutor that was genuinely interested in him not just as a student, but as a person. It's rare to find people who love what they do so much that their enthusiasm rubs off on you! That's what happened with my son and I think the learning lessons that Hntsa gave my son will stay with him beyond the ACT test. We are eternally grateful for everything he did. You will be too.

Performance Tutoring
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Spanish Classes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy W.
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I am having fun learning to read and speak Latin American spanish through pictures, fairy tales, and books.

Scholarly Solutions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Leticia A.
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Sonia is an extraordinary tutor. She has helped my daughter excel in her reading and writing skills. She is overqualified in all subjects. She will make all the difference in your child's learning to get to the next level. I am extremely satisfied with the results.

  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Beth J.
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My daughters reading and comprehension was really holding her back. she started in 6th grade reading at a 4th grade level. At the end of her sessions she is reading on an 11th grade level.Her comprehension is on an 8th grade level, and increasing all the time. She has learned valuable tools and now has a love for reading.

April Abraham
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Maria K.
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I have seen April interact with students. She is exceptional at working with students one on one. She is patient, organized and effective. April is also proficient in English and reading as subjects and has helped prepare dozens of students for standardized tests as well as improving their skill level.

  • New on Thumbtack
Loraine V.
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Lucille helped me with editing papers for my Master's degree. I was so pleased with the results, and hired her to help my daughter with her High School creative writing assignments! When I learned that she also did tutoring for reading, I asked her to help my elementary school Granddaughter, with reading comprehension. She has a special way of teaching which made the work fun while achieving success. Her writing abilities are evident in her published books for children and adults. I have read and enjoyed all of them. I highly recommend her services.

Sarah Kolterman
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Emily D.
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Sarah was extremely proficient working with our son. Our son struggled in reading comprehension and math. Sarah was quick to offer alternative learning methods, and was extremely professional while also being compassionate. I really can't say enough good about Sarah. She exceeded our expectations in every way.

Ebony Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tionna M.
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Great Tutor!! My son have ADHD and Ms. Hassel was very creative with the ways in which she captured and kept his attention. She is very punctual and professional. My son reading and math grades increased during the last school term. I'm looking forward to seeing how her summer sessions with him will pay off with my soon to be 5th grader!

Meridian
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
About

Consider this company if your high school kids need English tutoring services. Aside from English courses, they also offer Spanish, German, and Dutch lessons.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Julie V.
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My daughter has been working with Mary for 2 years now. Mary is very patient, knowledgeable, and reasonably priced. She tries to reinforce the reading and comprehension techniques that are being taught in school. The 1-1 attention during reading tutoring has been crucial to my daughter's success.

Inculcation, Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn Q.
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Sean Francis, Ph.D. designed and taught a continuing education course for myself and 6 friends, all busy professionals with a desire to expand our knowledge in an area we knew little about but desired to know more. The course was an introductory overview in the appreciation, structure/form and history of Poetry. We met monthly for well over a year and covered Poetry from A to Z. What impressed all of us was his enthusiasm about the beauty in the images and thoughts expressed through the assembly of words, the recall of entire poems, knowledge of the poet's personal history, the particular culture that gave root to poets' expressions and appreciation for all variations of form and content in poetry. In a word, we were "wowed". There was no element in his lessons that could have been improved. He was always well organized. He added audio recordings, encouraged our own interpretations and reading aloud to understand cadence. It was delightfully interactive. His charm and humor simply topped off what we all found to be a completely pleasurable and stimulating lesson on Poetry.

  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Denise W.
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I have taught alongside Cheryl in my classroom for many years. I have both great respect and appreciation for her ability to substantially improve a student's reading performance. She has excellent rapport with her students, is able to motivate them and suggests classroom strategies to increase their reading skills. In addition to working in the classroom, Cheryl also provides instruction in small groups or one-on-one. I highly recommend Cheryl as a reading tutor based on her considerable experience and talent in teaching reading.

Marilyn Maikisch
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Martha A.
Verified review

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

RedFox ESL
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Valéria M.
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I can’t speak about Szilvia without enthusiasm because she is more than a teacher. I don’t want to waste words for her knowledge and experience because that I can receive from other teachers as well. I think her biggest strength is that she always finds the best way how to motivate you the most. Her classes are tailor-made, you enjoy them because they are interesting, she involves your hobbies and your interests. After a while you just notice that you are reading a book in English what she recommended for you and it is such an amazing moment.

Julie's Tutoring School
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Ashley A.
Verified review

Julie Conrad is an amazing teacher and tutor! She dedicated her summer and personal time, to improve my nephews reading and comprehension. Julie was patient and always encourage my nephew to do his best. My nephew improved 3 1/2 reading levels because of Julie and entered 5th grade being above his peers. Any school would be lucky to have a devoted teacher like Julie on there team!

Strategic Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lynn M.
Verified review

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!

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Gail specializes in teaching reading and writing through sequential phonics and a multisensory approach. With a background of success in teaching students at all levels, Gail approaches each person as an individual and is able to assess the needs and secure results. She uses a combination of sequential phonetic methods and approaches the students needs with fun and expertise.

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I have an MA degree in working with students with learning disability. I have taught for 29 yrs., and I have a great deal of experience working with the youth of America I also have a background in reading. My goal is to teach student to read and assist them to be independent learners. With a background in reading, this opens up my field of learning to most subject areas., with the exception of mathematics. I enjoy working with the students and learning new concepts and strategies to create success.

About

My professional career spans for over 20 years as a counselor and more recently a substitute teacher in grades kindergarten through high school. I specialize in elementary/middle school English, reading, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and ESL. I believe it is important for your child to feel confident with reading and comprehension. I have a friendly and positive attitude. I believe in meeting the children where they are at. I will encourage them as we go; however, I will not force them to do anything. I create a comfortable environment by taking the time to get to know both you and your child. I am patient with elementary-aged children. I enjoy listening to how your mind works and answering their questions. I teach them about the importance of listening to instructions and taking their time with each task. I will take the time to get to know both you and your child. I am interested in any information you can give me about their personality, learning style, and strengths as well as areas that need improvement. I believe that the relationship with the child and tutor is very important. I also believe setting the relationship between myself and the parent(s) should be a partnership in helping the child achieve his/her goals.

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