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VerbWright Writing Services
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
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NamSuk O.
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Ms. Sandy has been doing an awesome job at tutoring my 6 year-old son. Before he met her, my son was struggling with reading a book.(because we only speaks Korean at home) Now his reading skills are much improved and he is able to read! His grade get higher since Ms. Sandy starts to teach him. She is warm, patient and very sweet. We really want to have her to teach him more. We also recommended her to my Korean colleague, who has a 5 year-old daughter. - NamSuk Oh & KyongHwa Jung (in Chicago)

Arbor Tutors - Chicagoland
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Peter N.
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I'm very impressed with the quality and the education of the tutors. It's like everyone here has an Ivy League education.

  • 5 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
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Wendie was an excellent tutor. Easy to schedule with and found a time and convenient location close to home. My son's score went up several points from the first time he took the ACT (before tutoring). His Reading score had a big increase send his math score went up dramatically too. My son mentioned that the tutoring also helped him in his math class at school. I would definitely hire Wendi again.

Ole! Spanish School
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kat K.
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Ole Spanish tutoring is a wonderful experience. I have had many tutors in languages and he makes the experience interesting and fun. We learn a lot and have conversation and still get vocabulary. He also uses different teaching tools which I love. Also, he doesn't go too fast or too slow- he mixes it up. I always had tutors that went so slow and I didn't get enough from the class but this isn't the case with Cristobal.He is willing to answer questions and always makes you feel good about answering. He is very encouraging. Don't hesitate to take with him. He is very thorough and good at teaching Spanish. I recommend him 100% and still take Spanish with him now.

  • 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.

  • 40 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jane H.
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Suzanne has been my daughter's tutor for the past ten years. She very quickly tapped into her strengths and interests to provide fun ways to improve her language arts skills. Suzanne's special education background, in addition to her patient and kind personality have made her an excellent teacher. My daughter has absolutely loved going to "tutoring" all these years!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin S.
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We did in-person tutoring at the library for math. Our tutor was excellent.

  • 26 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha R.
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Allison has been working with my 6th grade daughter tutoring her in math and i cant believe the difference in such a short time. Its so nice to see my child have a level of confidence when it comes to math that she has never had before

A+ TUTORING SERVICES
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea T.
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I was so impressed with Kevin and couldn't be happier that he reached out on thumb tack. I was in search of a tutor to help me pass the Elementary Education Math Content Test (very similar to the ACT math). Not only was Kevin able to teach in student friendly terms, he was SO knowledgeable of the types of questions and concepts I would need to know. Kevin was always very punctual and approachable when ever I did not understand something. We were able to meet before tutoring began to create a plan that we would follow together. By the last session, we covered every topic in the amount of time I hoped for. If you're in need of any math tutoring, I would HIGHLY recommend Kevin. Hands down the absolute best tutor I have ever been in contact with!!

Marilyn Maikisch
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Martha A.
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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

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.

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.

!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.

Marissa Fenley
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew B.
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Marissa was an excellent tutor! She helped me with my English homework and because of her I got a much better grade in the class. I feel like I am a better writer because of her and I use the skills she gave me in all of my writing assignments now. She was incredibly professional but also very friendly and easy to talk to. Essay writing is now so much easier for me because of the the things Marissa taught me. I would recommend Marissa as a tutor to anyone looking to improve their writing.

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.

KHOOL Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Talanda T.
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My daughter was having a hard time with Kindergarten. To the point she was on a path of repeating kindergarten. My daughter at one point enjoyed reading. However, as the level of books increased, my daughter’s confidence decreased. We started tutoring with Ms. Kendra September 2017, and my daughter’s confidence and fluency in reading drastically improved. It does not matter if her session is in person or over the computer, my daughter is engaged and enjoying the time learning with Ms. Kendra! She even wakes up before us ensuring we know she has tutoring. My daughter first report card was all A’s- most importantly A’s in reading & writing! First person she wanted to tell was Ms. Kendra! I cannot explain the positive influence Ms. Kendra has on my daughter. Ms. Kendra is dedicated to the growth of her students. She puts her all into each session, giving her students her all. We are forever grateful!

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine E.
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Amazing!!! Mrs. V made my daughter feel comfortable and smart in the short time they were together. She made great assessments with my daughter and was reviewing her current skills and helping her develop new ones through reading and play. i was throughly impressed and I'm very happy she will be working with us!

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!

Danny's In-Home Tutor

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I am a recent college graduate of Beloit College in Beloit, WI, majoring in international relations and Russian language. I am a native in Chicagoland, and I hope to give back to students and the school system that provided a lot to me. I am a passionate teacher, able to connect with children of any age. I have worked at a summer camp in Naples, ME, teaching soccer to children ages seven to 16 and have tutored English while living in Russia to two children ages eight and five. I am very comfortable teaching at any age level. Thank you!

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I am a mathematics tutor who specializes in tutoring advanced maths, particularly at the college level. I work with pre-calculus, calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. I also cover other math-heavy courses such as physics or chemistry.

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Hello! My name is Jessica. I specialize in tutoring multi-subject matter. I most commonly tutor elementary through high school math as well as Spanish 1-4. I also offer tutoring in English -- literature and poetry. I also offer assistance in writing, including college essay or resume proofreading. I also offer tutoring in U.S. History, Geography, U.S. Government and Politics, Anatomy and Physiology, Physical Science and Biology. I am located in the southwest side of Chicago near Midway Airport, and I am willing to travel within 10 miles of my home.

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