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Yes! You Can!
4.4
from 38 reviews
  • 42 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.

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Marina
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 11 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!

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Annie W.
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Our first meeting was great. He is a conscientious tutor. He prepared some practices for me to learn about my skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. And then he will customize a plan for me, according to my performance in our first meeting.

  • 7 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!

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.

Professional Math Tutor
5.0
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!

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!

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

Strategic Tutoring
5.0
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!

A+ Spanish
5.0
from 1 review
    Allen I.
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    Carolina was very patient with me and made me feel very comfortable during our lessons.

    Soto Traduzco
    4.0
    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! :)

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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.

    • 6 years in business
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    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.

    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire 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

    About

    From math and ESL tutoring to swimming and cello instructions, I have been helping children to learn and improve their abilities for years. I understand that each child has unique needs that demand a personalized approach to make them excel, and it is my honor to help tomorrow's leaders develop their full potential. I can guarantee complete professionalism, a focused and effective approach to tutoring, and a close working relationship with parents, coaches, and teachers.

    • 7 years in business
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    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.

    About

    I am a professional actor with a background in language acquisition. I believe that education should be fun and engaging. I pride myself in having dynamic classes, tailored to each of my students. Born in Venezuela, I have taught Spanish at a small language company in the U.S for the past 5 years. I have also taught ELL both in the U.S as well as abroad. I also have a lot of experience working as an independent contractor providing translation and interpreting services.

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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.

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    I am a tutor in math and chemistry and a piano teacher. I am also currently a chemical engineering student at the University of Maryland. I will be home in Skokie for the summer, offering the following tutoring services: - Beginner piano - General chemistry - High school chemistry - Mathematics I have 8 years of piano training and experience in working with piano students of varying ages. I can work with beginners to students with 1-2 years of experience. My repertoire includes rock, pop, and musical theater. I am also a solid accompanist for singers. My rates are negotiable. The first 20-minute session is free. Contact Allan Miller.

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