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Yes! You Can!
4.3
from 39 reviews
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Karen T.
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Rodrigo Herrera is a wonderful tutor. He comes prepared and creates a plan especially for your child. Also, he is a patient and gentle man. My son really likes him and so do I.

Ole! Spanish School
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Judy R.
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1-on-1 lessons with Cristobal were very helpful and I feel that I learned a lot.

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Marina
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Irina N.
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Hi! I am Irina V. Nikitina, Associate Professor at the School of Interpreting and Translation of the State Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Extensively working in the field of translation and interpreting, I have engaged Marina Sokolova in many translation projects as a freelance translator and editor in both Russian and English. Marina has excellent qualifications required for the job. With MA in Second Language Studies (USA) and English Language Pedagogy (UK), as well as such well-established certificates as CELTA (Cambridge English Language Teacher for Adults), Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Language Teaching, she makes a truly valuable contribution to a solid team of translators that I closely cooperate with. In every project Marina has been part of or has lead, she has demonstrated a set of qualities that are truly valuable for a professional: authentic and idiomatic language, broad outlooks, inquisitiveness, accuracy, commitment to deadlines, meticulousness, flexibility and responsiveness. Marina has deep knowledge and wide experience in the following areas: business correspondence, general documentation, academic, fiction. Her translations are always proofread and never require double check. I frequently address Marina to get her expert opinion on various linguistic matters both in Russian and English and find her approach to the job of translation and editing truly passionate.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shweta N.
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I got to know of Chhavi Porwal through a friend, who had been very happy with her experience with her. I hired Chhavi to teach English as a second language to a cousin. Since she is bilingual certified, she was able to relate very well to the student, and within just 6 weeks of tutoring, his English fluency, grammar and pronunciation improved remarkably as did his confidence. Chhavi is a very dependable, experienced ESL tutor. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn/ improve their English.

Tracy Brade
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
David D.
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Tracy is very professional and fun and listens to what you want to accomplish. I am so excited to start lessons with her!!!!!!

Talented Hands Piano Studio
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tanya M.
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Our daughter has been taking piano lessons from Dennis for about 10 years now. She started lessons at the Zion Conservatory and now enjoys lessons from our home. Dennis was very accommodating when we had to relocate to Racine County. Through the instruction provided by Dennis, she has developed a solid foundation of music theory, technical skills and a passion for music. We would recommend Dennis to anyone interested seeking a piano instructor.

KeriAynn Strickler
5.0
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.

21 Spanish World
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sany N.
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As of June 20, 2016, I have had 3 lessons with Erika. All three have been different and challenging (but in a good way). What I really like about my experience with Erika is the interaction. She incorporates many different learning styles! She also is very accommodating, in which we meet at locations that are inconvenient for me. She is punctual and comes prepared. I have learned so much and I feel more confident in just 3 weeks. I feel more confident and I love how we incorporated spanish as much as possible. Even through our communication via text! Overall, very pleased with my experience.

!Ole! Spanish Wheaton
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jay W.
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I´ve only been working with Cristobal for a short time due to my work schedule, but I´m very comfortable now with speaking and reading Spanish. I really like his approach to teaching the language and his passion for it. He also has group meet ups so that you can enjoy speaking with others on your proficiency level and continue gaining confidence in your speaking ability.

Susy's Music Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Julia B.
    Verified review

    Bren has been taking lessons from Ms. Susy for about 5 years now. We couldn’t be happier. She is very creative and challenges her students. Bren has been recognized at several independent competitions for his piano skills, including a I+ at his middle school solo/ensemble contest last year. I+ is the highest score available.

    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Natalie C.
    Verified review

    Julianne was wonderful with my daughter! We look forward to continuing with her singing lessons.

    Maria Pérez
    5.0
    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
      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.

        Ibtihale L.
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        Loubna was outstanding! I have tried other tutors but they don't compare to her abilities! Thank you Lou for teaching me ;-)

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        OUR MISSION To enrich the American education system, helping children discover the world through language, culture, and connections. OUR VISION Language Adventures will change the way children see our multilingual world by fostering an early love and curiosity for other languages and cultures through innovative and engaging education methods. OUR TEAM Language Adventures teachers all have degrees in education, language, or both. They speak Spanish natively and have extensive experience in the classroom with children of all ages. Our curriculum team uses only the most recent research in early childhood education and language acquisition, as well as their many years of experience in full-immersion classroom settings. Preschool Adventure classes For children ages three through five, we capitalize on their increased desire for independence. At this age, children are able to learn through social play. This is why Preschool Adventure classes focus on role-play activities, competitions, and collaborative projects. Our small class sizes allow our native-Spanish-speaking teachers to engage the group as a whole, as well as address the individual needs of each child through one-on-one interaction. Elementary Adventure classes Kids ages five to eight still love being silly, but they also crave guidance in reading and writing as well as instructions for more complex games and puzzles. For this age group, we strike the perfect balance between academic challenges and getting kids to giggle, all while immersing them in the Spanish language. Preteen Adventure classes As children approach the end of the “window of opportunity” for acquiring a language naturally, they require a slightly more focused method of language instruction. In these classes, we tackle the written language and a wide variety of vocabulary and grammar structures without ever resorting to instruction in English or rote memorization. Our Private Spanish Classes Private classes are a great way to ensure that your child is achieving their specific goals with a high level of attention and interaction from a native speaker at the most convenient location for you. Our world-class teachers who excel in larger groups also make some of the best one-on-one or small group tutors out there. Spanish Classes at your school It couldn’t be easier to add a Language Adventures program to your school’s curriculum. Our native Spanish teachers seamlessly integrate themselves into your school’s community and can provide as many classroom hours as your school needs. All they need from you is a place to teach. Spanish Excellence at your School Here are only a few of the benefits of working with Language Adventures to meet your school’s language learning goals: Tailored to your school We bring our innovative curriculum and customize it to fit your school’s needs. Our programs can be added right into the school day or offered as an extracurricular enrichment activity before school, after school, or during lunch. We use a specific method that we adapt to each class’s age range, size, and skill level. Only the best teachers All of our Spanish teachers are native-speakers with extensive experience in early childhood education. Since our entire team uses Language Adventures’ research-based curriculum, each teacher is able to focus on delivering lessons that meet each child’s needs and result in consistent impressive results. Helpful support staff Set up a meeting today with a member of our School Support Team, and we’ll help you determine what kind of program will most benefit your school. Then, we can schedule an in-school demonstration with one of our fantastic Spanish teachers, so even before committing to Language Adventures, you’ll be just as confident as we are in our program’s success. How to Bring Language Adventures to your School. First step: Determine what you want for your school. A full-time, dedicated Spanish teacher delivering the Language Adventures curriculum to all of your students? One hour a week of instruction for each class? An optional before or after school program, so the language is conveniently available for interested families, even if there isn’t room in the school day? Second Step: Get in touch with our School Support Team, who will help finalize a program proposal for your school and match you with the best Spanish teacher to suit your needs. Third Step: Get to know your new Spanish teacher with an in-school demonstration or at your first Language Adventures class! Final Step: Watch your students rise above the crowd with improved reading and math scores, higher confidence, and smiles on their faces. Welcome to your next adventure! Language Adventures is dedicated to providing engaging, stimulating and highly effective Spanish language classes. Our teachers are native Spanish speakers, passionate about teaching and are specially trained to engage students in the target language with games and activities that are so exciting; children do not even realize they are learning a second language. Our method Our Adventure-Immersion method uses a hands-on approach to stimulate every part of a child’s brain. We aim to enhance motor skills as well as linguistic skills, and our teachers incorporate movement and physical activity into each lesson. With our variety of immersion activities, from workbooks to relay races and art projects to science experiments, we ensure that our students develop a love for learning and never lose interest in the language. We carefully plan every session, tailoring the lessons to the development stages of each student in the classroom. This allows us to challenge each child at their own level and maintain high standards of progress.

        • 8 years in business
        About

        I have worked as a both private and group tennis instructor with over four years of experience, in addition to working as a Spanish/English interpreter in both educational and medical contexts. I would love to help you reach your goals as a tennis player, bilingual student, or both! I offer a reasonable and flexible pricing, and I have experience working with all ages and ability levels.

        About

        Here at CORE, we have been in the business of helping others to communicate across borders for over a decade. We specialize in live one-on-one foreign language classes, both online and face-to-face. Do you want to pick up some German before heading to Vienna for vacation? Work on your Spanish to interact better with employees? Get your grades up in French? We're here to help. Our instructors are hand-picked and vetted to our high standard. Only the most passionate, experienced linguistic professionals are selected to work with us, and we've seen a lot of success in our students.

        About

        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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        Thank you for your interest. Contact me now to know more about my services. I would love to tell you more about the work I do! Please contact me to discuss how I can help you.

        • 24 years in business
        About

        We offer many different languages and many different instruments and voice lessons to children through adults. These are private one-on-one. You can also create your own small group of 2 or 3 (parent/child, 2 or 3 siblings, etc). We also offer music and movement class in Spanish for 4 months through 4 years -- it is a parent/child interactive class with lots of music. We also offer a Spanish Immersion program for 18 months through kindergarten. We run 8-week sessions, but you can start anywhere in the 8 weeks, and we will prorate. Our prices are for 8-week sessions; 1 discipline for 1/2 hour for 8 weeks is $218.00.

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        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        What does a Spanish tutor do?

        The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

        A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

        How much do Spanish tutors charge?

        Nationally, the average cost for a Spanish tutor ranges from $30 to $40 per hour. The cost for a Spanish tutor can vary depending on whether you choose private instruction or group lessons. Geographic location can affect cost; tutors in expensive cities and pricier regions command higher rates than in rural areas and small towns. The experience and education of the Spanish tutor will also affect their rates. For adult education, many people learning Spanish choose to join a Spanish school with tutors who teach group classes and also offer private tutoring for students. Typically these schools charge a monthly tuition that gives students access to a set number of classes per week, with private tutoring available at an additional cost. One example of an average cost is a monthly tuition of $200, which includes five 90-minute group lessons per month. Monthly tuition can vary depending on the school and the teachers. Short-term workshops are also a way to learn Spanish. Students may work with a Spanish tutor and group of other students at their skill level for a short period of time. One example of an average price is $100 for an eight-week course, with one 60-minute group class per week.

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