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  • 16 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anya F.
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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!

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  • 20 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Cary S.
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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.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ghulam J.
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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.

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Best Impressions
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kevin W.
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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.

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Annabelz fitness
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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David B.
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Anna is a valuable yoga instructor. Thank you Anna for wonderful private yoga lessons it is always exiting for me and makes me peaceful and much happier too. Thank you again .(-:

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Take Note Lessons
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Lexi G.
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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.

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Lingo Spanish
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Adna P.
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Laura is the best Spanish tutor I could have asked for. She takes her time with the lessons and shows careful attention with grammar, pronounciation, and goes above and beyond to make the lessons very interactive and entertaining. Using various techniques from music to poetry to specific situational and cultural references, Laura has also helped me notice my own improvement. She keeps you very motivated to learn and always looking forward to your next lesson!

Dillon H.'s Piano & Tutoring
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Krisztina J.
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My 4-year-old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Dillon for several months. He is devoted to making sure that my daughter is engaged in her lessons and learns both technique and theory. Even before working with us, Dillon recommended the right type of keyboard and piano workbook to purchase. He is very patient and dedicates a great amount of effort to instructing our daughter (and two of her 4-year-old friends). He is firm and keeps her focused (but not too firm that he intimidates her). Finally this week, my daughter went to her room and practiced by herself and is now able to play "Old MacDonald". Yay for Dillon!

  • 18 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Adam F.
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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.

Expert Tutoring
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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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.

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Tomasian Entertainment LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Corey S.
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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.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jo M.
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Justin is a true pro. Very valuable coaching in preparation for a business presentation I was giving. He asked good questions to understand the context of the situation and tailored his coaching to that specific opportunity. Great insights on the importance of the physical/mental connection needed to help make a successful speech. Always on time. I highly recommend Justin to any interested in improving their public speaking skills.

  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Roy L.
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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!!!!

ESL Tutoring
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Saori S.
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Sandy is a wonderful ESL teacher! My 3 year old son enjoys her lessons. She always prepares fun materials for kids and knows how to deal with young kids very well. Soon after my son started taking her class, his preschool teachers noticed his improvement of English!

Bina Dugan
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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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.

FrostForward Learning
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wendy L.
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Mr. Connor has been working with my children the last two years. He is an amazing teacher who is very patient and kind to my children. He is teaching them Chinese, singing, drum and guitar. Unlike other teacher we had in the past, Mr. Connor incorporate games and songs into all his lessons which makes language learning much more interest. My children adores Mr. Connor and looking forward to work with him every time.

  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
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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.

Metropolitan Acting Studios
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Steve H.
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Respect his ambition as an actor 100%. I intend on doing a lesson with him very soon.

Baroqsaverio
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lara S.
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I took Italian lessons with Francesco for a few months and I have to say that he's a really good teacher. He has a very efficient method, I noticed a fast improvement in my skills. Also I had a good time during the lessons cause Francesco is nice and fun!

Language by Lua
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Felami B.
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Luanna is a fantastic language instructor! She fully immerses her student in the Portuguese language; however, she is careful to tailor his or her study to the specific student's needs and retention. I have enjoyed my lessons with her to date and eagerly await my future ones!

New Self, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Prathiba D.
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I really enjoy my lessons with Martha. She is very helpful and its great that she has been able to tailor our lessons to my specific needs and goals for bettering my grasp of Spanish. It is really clear that she is a great teacher who cares for her students. I would definitely recommend her to others who want to improve their skills.

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