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David's awesome! very knowledgable , friendly and a truly inspiring teacher. Unfortunately, I don't have time to commit to voice lessons right now, but once I do I most certainly will call David!
As I was a bit skeptical to meet Craig as I had been to another public speaking coach and did not feel I improved the way I wanted to - I was more than excited how he taught me to prepare, deliver and get results far beyond my expectations. He is extraordinarily knowledgeable about public speaking as he speaks all over the world himself and transferred his skillset to me in a patient, empathetic and motivating way that made me feel fearless and confident. As someone who gives presentations to clients & colleagues and is a bit timid, I just finished giving my 2nd Speech; the reaction from the audience has been remarkable. As Craig says, you only give a "WOW" speech. I actually feel more confident in my personal life having the "swagger' Craig said I would get once I understood the nuances and subsequently the ability to execute those skills to my listeners (whether 100 or 1). Thank you Craig - you have literally changed my life. To those who might be considering a public speaking coach, I would just say that Craig is a "WOW" Coach.
Before I, the student, began working with Jeremy, I was having little to no improvement in consecutive SAT exams. I was having so much trouble trying to figure out the proper way to study, in how I could improve myself and jump into the 1500s which was my goal. However, I was leveling out at about the high 1300s, with a loss on what to do. Kaplan Test Prep did not help much, as they provided often passive learning strategies, and failed to really help the student with effective, real-working strategies. Jeremy Fine knows the ins and the outs of not only the SAT but the ACT as well. His vast knowledge about the exams, combined with his professionalism in them and in colleges globally (college prep as well), made him the perfect tutor that ultimately improved my test score by more than 100 points in the span of 5 weeks! The strategies that he gave me, and the vigor that he gave every motivating speech with, really helped me learn how to tackle every single question. I would recommend Jeremy to anybody who really wants to improve with a passion. Obviously, Jeremy is not a miracle maker, who can automatically increase a score by hundreds without the student doing any work. I worked very hard, and Jeremy takes that very seriously. But coming from a kid who finds standardized testing almost impossible, he really seemed like a magician to me.
Priti was so kind and patient with us. We were very stressed because of the wedding planning but taking her class relieved some of that. Our first dance was wonderful and taking lessons with Priti made us feel more comfortable on the dance floor.
Roy created a public speaking class for the corporate training department back at the previous place that I worked. He would assign simple topics such as “What’s your favorite activity? What do you do to de-stress?” each week and we would just talk about them in a conference room. Each week Roy would give tips and comments on our performance and also have us practice various skills such as stage movement, hand gestures, pauses, and eye movement. When I presented my first of these mini-speeches in front of everybody, I was super nervous, such that I was staring at the floor a lot of the time and my speech came out very monotonous. At the end of the six-week training, I was able to deliver a very natural and fluent speech with confidence and a smile, as well as utilize my hand gestures to convey emotion and grab the audience's attention. Overall, the six-week training was highly beneficial and I would recommend anyone who wants to improve their public-speaking skills to take a session with Roy, especially those who suffer with Glossophobia.
I have been working with Jim on preparing for the SAT and ACT tests since August 2013. For the first couple of months, Jim and I had our sessions on the Upper West Side. As I have to take the GW Bridge to get to Manhattan, I sometimes ran into traffic related problems that prevented me from getting to the city on time to meet him. Jim was very understanding of this, and suggested that we have our lessons on Skype instead. He is very flexible as far as scheduling, which is very convenient for a Junior with a hectic schedule. After taking a practice test, Jim and I went over the questions that I missed. I read the questions out loud because he did not have a copy of the test booklet. I actually wasn't surprised that he was able to tell me all of the correct answers because he has been teaching me all kinds of fool-proof strategies to find the right answer. Jim has helped me raise my composite ACT score by 7 points. Additionally, he has been helping me tremendously throughout this college process. Overall, Jim is a pleasure to work with as he is honest, smart, and encouraging.
Very nice and helpful instructor. His technique in teaching you the Spanish, helps you to retain and immerse you fully into the language. I look forward to future lessons and the possibility of becoming fluent!
Tomas is great to work with. I have been seeing him for speaking lessons. He is extremely perceptive -- getting to root of why I speak/gesture/act as I do, as opposed to simply relying on cookie-cutter suggestions. He will challenge you to go outside of your comfort zone, with positive results. He is very in-tune with his clients, has a good attitude, and is responsive to messages.
Lenore is very experienced and excellent at discerning your child’s needs and tailoring the lessons accordingly. She is very patient and thorough and provides a positive learning environment.
Nancy is fantastic!! Highly recommend her. Very good at techniques to improve speaking skills. She has a holistic approach including speech exercises as well as specific feedback on delivery, content, phrases, diction etc. She is also very easy to work with. Thanks Nancy for all your help.
One of the best tutors my daughter ever had. She struggled with the sat for a year until we found him. He made lessons around her needs and that helped her do well. She was able to get into the college she wanted.
Stacie is an expert at helping kids learn how to read. My child leaves each session with new strategies to improve phonetic understanding. She reviews the concepts and following week’s homework with us after each lesson so we understand the progression and how we can support our child’s experience. My child adored her and looked forward to the weekly session.
I really like working with Bina because she customizes her approach and lesson plans based on my need and my weakness. Bina provides materials and homework prior to each class, which is great because it forces me to study more! I also have a crazy schedule, and Bina has been very kind, accommodating my ever-changing schedule.
Dr.V is an incredible French teacher. I really enjoy his teaching technique. I am confident that if I continue my lessons (2x a week) for an indefinite amount of time I will be fluent in reading, writing and conversation. I recommend Dr.V without reservation. I can't wait for my next lesson!!! Merci!!!
My daughter has had two ACT sessions with Denny. He is patient and is completely understanding of her needs. Denny is not only well organized, patient and thorough, but he also goes beyond in providing lesson plans; he assigns her home work daily to help her avoid procrastination. Excellent tutor! Professional, well prepared! Extremely smart, but still very patient, positive and encouraging when someone doesn't understand a concept. Highly recommend him for ACT prep!!!!
Robert teaches Italian lessons. I am a terrible student frequently confusing my High School French with what Robert patiently teaches me. He is good humored, well prepared and pushes me along just enough. I am never frustrated but always encouraged. Robert always is smiling and I never feel silly with my pronunciation. Robert really is a great teacher. I wish I had met him years ago before my first trip to Italy. I look forward to my lessons all week. Bravo Robert!!!!
My Child Desperately needed acting lessons for her audition and Natalia at Be Your Craft- saved the day :-) !!!
The tutor at Cross Cultural Communications Schools, Mrs Nelson, is very knowledgeable and professional. She is not only passionate about teaching Spanish language but also the culture. She sincerely cares about helping me to learn the language. She is very friendly and enthusiastic. The classes are very interesting and the price is reasonable. I highly recommend Cross Cultural Communications School to those who is looking to learn Spanish.
Mr. Michael is an excellent tutor. He puts his students first and has been very compassionate towards me during the time he conducted lessons with me. He never made money his priority. Whenever we had lessons, he would always be prepared and bring enough material that would carry me throughout the week. I am extremely grateful for his service and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an excellent tutor.
I love the Italian language and culture and realized my speaking abilities from my university studies were rustier than I thought during a recent trip to Italy this past summer. Upon my return to the States, I immediately sought private tutoring and I could not be more satisfied in finding Mariateresa. I've seen vast improvement in my comprehension and speaking since I started taking lessons with her. The first couple months were focused on fundamentals and book work but now each lesson begins with about 30 mins of conversation (in Italian of course) before diving into books. I cannot recommend Mariateresa enough regardless of your comprehension level because not only does she challenge me every week to improve my skill but the time spent with her is very enjoyable and something I look forward to every week.
She is an amazing teacher! Really knows how to take care of her students needs to enjoy playing the cello. I have had several teachers over the years, by far Valeriya is the best! She has a great sense of humor, very professional, love the fact that she is computer savvy and sends lesson plans via email, she has really turned around my way of practicing, I am really focused and she pays attention to details.