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  • 8 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Robert P.
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Re-learning a language involves hearing it spoken. I need to hear it from a person face to face, so that I can improve my ability to understand meaning, context and intent, and respond verbally. Rodrigo conducts these sessions in Spanish, and he anchors them in to real life in several ways. By talking about usage, by discussing the language and its use in different countries, or its use in various contexts, like business meetings, and by using readings of current engaging articles and focusing on verbs and tenses. No improvements to recommend to date.

Yes! You Can!
4.3
from 25 reviews
  • 29 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.

Ole! Spanish School
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Mitchell D.
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I have been taking Spanish lessons with Cristobal for coming up on a year and French lessons for the past 6 months or so. While I am sure that there are plenty of choices for tutoring this may be the only teacher I have had that I can honestly say has far superior methodology versus all my other professors. I don't say this lightly either, I say this coming from years of experience with other teachers in various settings. Just to give a little background, I studied Spanish for 3 years in high school, then studied in Mexico at a vocational school in a completely immersed environment (living with a host family of non-English speakers) far from the reaches of most gringos in a small city called Cuernavaca. I have worked with native Spanish speakers that speak very little English for 10+ years, studied Spanish in college for 4 semesters, and even studied with Professor William Slavin for two years in weekly private sessions, a local scholar who spoke English, Spanish, French, ,Italian, Portuguese, and Hebrew. While Slavin's approach was very thorough, Cristobal's approach is practical, more natural, and aimed at speaking. Ole! Spanish School isn't just another business in the sea, it's a place with an authentic philosophy and a natural approach to language learning. To make the experience even better, his rates are super reasonable and he has a very easy going personality that creates a relaxed environment. His positive ratings exist for a reason.

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

My Chicago French Tutor
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Sion O.
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I took lessons with Jeanette for about 3 years, and saw my speaking abilities improve dramatically. When I started I was virtually a complete beginner, and with Jeanette's help I developed to the point of being about to get around France very comfortably and without needing to resort to any English. Jeanette was particularly helpful with fine-tuning my accent, which might be the hardest part of the language to grasp. In addition to her talents as a tutor, Jeanette has a bubbly personality and is genuinely a fun person to be around. She comes up with a lot of entertaining material to go over in lessons, and her passion for teaching really shows through her detailed lesson preparation. In short, I couldn't recommend Jeanette more highly to anyone learning this beautiful language!

  • 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!

Spanish Live Online
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Rick C.
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Adan has an exceptional ability to explain and adapt the lesson to meet the needs of the student. He uses her subject expertise in a way that connects with the students’ level of understanding and fosters genuine enthusiasm for Spanish language learning. He embodies teaching excellence

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
David V.
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Jack is open minded, truly interested in different cultures and provides a lot of language exercises. Our conversation classes were great.

  • New on Thumbtack
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!

Phillip Goss
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
About

In your normal language classes in school, you learn grammar through listening to your teacher talk. You never are given much opportunity to talk. In my classes, you will learn any grammar subject through you speaking and conversation. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, we will have a conversation. Whatever it is you need or want to learn, you will learn it as YOU speak, even if you are a true beginner. I guarantee it. I focus on the common errors of Spanish while using Speaking, Journals, Worksheets, Listening Activities, Videos and Reading activities to couple for success.

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

!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.

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.

Language Pro
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I offer French and English lessons to practice speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. I've taught high school French for twenty-four years and am good at explaining grammar (in both languages.) I can also help youngsters and adults with reading and writing skills. I can help ESL students here to anticipate what they might hear in various language situations and help them to say and write what they mean.

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

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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 ;-)

Amari's Tutoring Service
2.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Amari's Tutoring Service has a decade of experience providing high quality tutoring services.

Global Edico Services
1.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
About

We at Global Edico Services are at present handling more clients worldwide for our services such as English language editing, Proofreading, Copy editing, Writing, Rewriting, Typing, Indexing and Translation services. Global Edico Services: Published experts-Ph.D., and M.D., English editors in different domains, we edit to help raise the Manuscript's chances of acceptance and publication in international peer-reviewed journals and books, such as the Research, Academic, Scientific, Humanities, Reputed societies, company and commercial publishers, etc., We ensure that your articles meet the required publication standards and expectations of the reviewers and editors, even to the needs of authors who are native and non-native English speakers. To know more about our work profile and samples kindly visit our site. We value your business and look forward to assist you for all your process, we assure you best of our services at all times. Should you have any doubts or additional information required, please feel free to get back to us. Get free more affordable quote today! by price calculator on the above site. Price: US $ 3.25 per 300 words per page (English Language Editing) US $ 1.50 per 300 words per page (Proofreading) We offer discount prices from 5% to 15% while maintaining the highest quality. The prices for our editing / proofreading services are determined by the length of your document and the turnaround time you choose. Hope to hear from you soon Thanks, Andrew CS Team

Tyler's Tennis Lessons

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  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

Mario's Guitar Lessons!

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  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I teach English to nonnative English speaking students ranging from children to adults. I assist students in learning all aspects of the English language, such as speaking, reading, listening and writing. I'll help you to overcome pronunciation difficulties, to find logic in every grammar rule and to get rid of your fear to speak English. Our classes will be tailored for your needs, learning style and progress rate. Every lesson you'll feel more comfortable with your English skills and ready to achieve your goals.

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