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MyGuru LLC
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Julie B.
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I decided to go back to school to obtain my bachelor’s degree for accounting. Since I know myself all too well, I decided to attend University of Phoenix online. Although I enjoy going to school online, in an accelerated program, with limited ways to ask questions, Accounting can be a tough subject to learn. That’s where MyGuru helped me. I contacted Mark and team and told them what I needed. Within an hour or two Mark had responded with a member of his team who could tutor me in Accounting. Minaz was wonderful and helped me really understand the basics of accounting. She was patient, had answers for every question I had, and also understood my way of thinking and helped me turn it around. I would recommend MyGuru for any educational need. Mark has really excellent team members, the price is reasonable, and they got back to me right away.

  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
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Wendy was great. She taught my daughter skills to help her tackle the questions on the ACT that she didn't learn in school yet. She helped her improve her individual scores as well as her cumulative score.

Jeff Rosenberg
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra G.
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Jeff was working with my son on getting ready for ACT this year. My son is a junior at high school. He is a good student, however, wasn't satisfied with his initial ACT score. We found Jeff through Thumbtack based on customer reviews. I'm glad we did. After several lessons with Jeff, my son's ACT score went 5 points up. Jeff is great about building lessons around subjects and topics that require more attention. The test taking strategies that he teaches are definitely very helpful. Jeff is very punctual and responsible. He was willing to accommodate my son's busy schedule. I highly recommend Jeff to students (and parents) who are looking for help with ACT and SAT.

The Best Math Tutor in Lisle
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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She really worked with my son to see how he learned and customized her approach to the lessons.

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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!

A+ TUTORING SERVICES
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Darren G.
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Kevin is the most outstanding tutor I have ever met or even ever spoken with. He is a retired physician who had great teachers during his career and now works with students to try and have a positive influence on their lives. My son did both high school Math and Science tutoring with him AND also did ACT test preparation with him. My son's ACT scores went from 24 before working with Kevin to 33 after working with him for just 3 months! I cannot speak more highly of him. If you want your son or daughter to really excel - you better at least meet with this guy! Darren G. Northbrook, IL

Andrew Groble
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Wynter S.
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I worked with Andrew many times during the 2016-17 school year to prepare for my ACT test. Andrew was a great help and I would certainly recommend him to future students! Not only is Andrew extremely knowledgeable, he is also great at explaining and clarifying even the most complex theories and problems. He always made our tutoring sessions engaging and worthwhile, and was always able to help me out. Andrew is a great tutor and extremely enjoyable to work with!

Tutoring Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel E.
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We just started, but so far everything has been great!! After each lesson she provides us with good constructive feedback on the kids. The kids also like working with her which makes everything easier.

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!

Ramona
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian B.
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Thank you so much Ramona! I would not have managed statistic classes without your help. Her private math classes helped me graduate from school and even from university. I can truly recommend working with Ramona. She is the best help I could have ever imagine and her classes are absolutely worth the money. I also recommended her classes to a few friends and they all gave positive feedback. Please let me know if you need more detailed information.

  • 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!

  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
XP X.
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My son did not like being tutored. Mr. Stehlik is the tutor that my friend highly recommended. When I proposed to him to get tutoring from Mr. Stehlik for ACT, not surprisingly to get the answer-- immediately declined. I could not do anything until my son told me his practice ACT test scores-- his scores during practice had been in the range 33-34. At this point I forced him to go to see Mr. Stehlik. I pre-arranged with Val for a 6 lesson package but in case my son did not want to go further, he would only do one lesson. Nervously, I asked my son when he finished the 1st lesson, "do you feel helpful?" Surprisely, he answered "yes". "Would you like to continue for 5 more lessons?" My son said firmly "yes". The 6 tutoring lessons were done in a period of 3 weeks and then my son went for ACT test in school in April. He told me he did not feel well during test because of acute cold syndrome started in that test day morning. I then registered him again for June ACT test, thinking that he may need to repeat. Three weeks later, my son asked me, "do you think we can cancel the June ACT test and get the registration money back?" I became nervous: "what score you got?" "Composite 36", the voice came calmly and pleasantly. We highly recommend Mr. Stehlik for ACT tutoring. He is like an excellent carpenter, able to find a small hole and put the nail on the hole to make the whole piece perfect and firm!

  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Carol Ann D.
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After my son experienced difficulties in reading at school, I made the wise decision to privately hire Mrs. Cheryl Finn to tutor him. I was very pleased with my son's gains, and I sincerely feel this was a direct result of Mrs. Finn's broad experience and expertise! My son's vocabulary, phonetic decoding, and comprehension has dramatically improved, plus his teacher and I are observing a happier, more confident reader.....thanks to Mrs. Finn!

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Heather A.
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I am an older student returning to college after being out of school for 18 years! My first course I'm taking is algebra. The word problems have been giving me quite a bit of issues. Tonight she explained them in a way that made sense, let me perform them, and corrected me if I was making a mistake. Also, she explained why I was making the mistake and how to fix it. I walked away from the session much more comfortable and feeling capable to pass this class now. Furthermore, her rate is very reasonable and worth every penny. I would definitely recommend her for tutoring.

C & C Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
South Shore D.
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Colin worked with my son for the ISEE exam. Colin was extremely well-prepared, always available for extra work and suggestions between lessons and a pleasure to work with. My son did extremely well on the exam (a substantial advancement from the practice test) and was accepted at a number of highly competitive schools. I would recommend Colin without reservation.

Gartatia Edifies
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl W.
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The most wonderful thing about Amadou is his innate capacity to connect with young people, and in doing so, he make the tutoring sessions and the learning that takes place seemingly fluid and effortless. I hired him to tutor my 10 year old son in math. We met at his office in Hyde Park and we stayed with him for about 2 months, but then we had scheduling conflicts. My son has an innate ability with math (inherited from my husband). He's very intuitive with it, but he also had a problem with focusing and taking time to work through each and every step (also inherited from my husband). He would get frustrated working with me, so I thought having someone else who would make math fun and challenging would ensure that he was advancing appropriately in math. Amadou's sessions were structured, he factored in breaks (incl. snacks!) and he provided workbooks and homework that he would go over the next lesson. He was always looking for ways to engage my son's mind, but make it interesting. He went step by step through a sample problem,, and then would work through additional problems and point out errors and talk them through with my son. He was also open to listening to me when I made suggestions about content and approach. He was very good. As my son told me, "an hour just flies by with Amadou, it doesn't feel like work at all!" I recommend him highly.

World Language Tutor
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sara E.
Verified review

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.

Tutor
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dalry P.
Verified review

I am an adult student, going back to school (college) full time after many years absence so needed help with remedial math. I employed Clifton to help me with my algebra and also test prep work. I find him to be patient and thorough in his teaching style, while at the same time pushing me to be better and encouraging me to think, instead of just saying I don't know (which got to me at times, ha,ha), but he was right and the teaching is paying off. I would not have made the strides I have made without his help, and I will forever be grateful for that. Thanks Clifton Henry and keep up the good work!!

Sue Rosselli
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Phyllis B.
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Susan Rosselli is our church & school's organist, soloist, choir director & teacher of many students. Her own published music is also amazing. Susan has a pleasant sense of humor, and is patient when helping others. We are blessed by her talents!

Math & ACT Tutor
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rosa R.
Verified review

John is like a family member to our family and has been tutoring my girls for about 6 years or so on subject courses as well as ACT prep sessions.. He started tutoring my oldest when she was in high school. Thanks to John's expertise teaching skills with his ACT prep tutoring sessions, my daughter's ACT test score jumped to 8 points from her pre-test score. My youngest daughter is now taking ACT prep sessions with John and gains more and more confidence after each session with John.. John possesses a positive and enthusiastic personality. He has a great rapport with my daughters and is articulate. John is always prepared for every tutoring session and is ready to teach with a smile. John is confident, knowledgeable and reliable. John has successfully demonstrated his awareness of different learning styles and has adequately adjusted assignments to meet my daughters' varied needs. Net, I highly recommend John without reservation!

  • 24 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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