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Guitar by Eric
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Don H.
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I'm a self taught drummer who has always wanted to learn how to play guitar. I have no delusion of being slash. More like Glenn Fry or Jimmy Buffet. I bought a stratocaster in 2008 and tried to teach myself by watching instructional videos online. Since then I've also acquired an electric bass, an acoustic bass and an acoustic guitar. Since then I got long on guitar theory by playing with other musicians and watching online instruction, but I was still short on skills. So I recently decided it was time to pay for lessons and really try to learn to play. I found Thumbtack, researched guitar teachers in Houston and asked for a few quotes. Eric was the most expensive instructor, but it was pretty clear he was my best option. I wanted lessons in my home on Friday evenings because I work long hours M-Th. By Friday evening I just want to relax and so a lesson after work seemed like a nice way to start the weekend. But in addition to being available on Friday nights, other students had encouraging things to say about Eric. Eric starts the first lesson by figuring out what you already know so he can tailor your lessons to your strengths and weaknesses. This is a continuous theme for Eric. Sometimes my nephew takes a lesson from Eric right after I do and I listen in. Eric won't teach two students at the same time because he tailors the lesson to the student, and I've noticed that the lessons he gives my nephew are never the same as the ones he gives me. I've taken about 8 lessons from Eric now and my nephew and I have advanced at different rates. He has take about 4 lessons and he doesn't practice as much on his own. After a few guitar lessons I picked up my bass and in an afternoon I learned to play 2 Nirvana songs and an AC/DC tune. I love to drum to my favorite songs, and I'd like to be able play the concert footage on YouTube and strum along on the guitar. So when Eric showed up for my next lesson I had my bass out and Smells Like Teen Spirit playing on my home theatre system. He sat down and watched me play all three songs along to the videos. When Eric showed up for my next lesson he had me pull up Hotel California and taught me how to play the chord sequence that Glen Fry plays so I could play along with the video. If I was the karate kid than this was the moment when I finally learned what wax on and wax off was all about. Frankly, making chords intimidates me. I have huge hands and I have trouble getting my fingers in the right place so all the strings vibrate freely. But somehow I could tell that Eric new I was ready. All the lessons to that point were focused on drills to improve skill sets, and I had only learned two chords. But Eric showed me all 6 chords and I was able to play all of them in sequence except the barre chord. We're working on those now. But I now know 5 chords that are basically common to almost any 80s rock song. So Eric's instruction has made me capable of teaching myself most any simple guitar rhythm using the interweb. I feel confident now that I'm going to be able to play along to some of my favorite songs. To me, that's a goal accomplished in about 8 lessons. But I want to keep going and see what else Eric can teach me. I also want to add that Eric has been great about discussing issues about the guitar itself. My stratocaster had some issues that needed to be corrected and Eric helped identify them and explain my options. The biggest one was with the tremolo. The springs went bad over the years and a simple $6 replacement put the bridge back in it's proper place, which corrected problems with the action, tuning, intonation and sustain of the guitar. Now I have a much better understanding of the mechanics of the guitar as well, which helps me maintain a $1,000 investment.

Tutoring by Alfonso
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke T.
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Alfonso is an amazing tutor and really helps break down the material. I went through a lot of tutors that didn't explain things very well but then I found him and I've done really well in my math class.

Janet Gannon
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Marisa R.
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Janet has been helpung me with honors geometry and honors Chemistry. She is so ready to help me with absolutely anything I ask. She is always right on time and incredibly nice. She goes way beyond other tutors I've had. if I need help and I havn't seen her in a while I just text her a problem and she solves and explains it to me over the phone. She is the best tutor I have ever had and she has helped me a lot.

Cao Tutoring
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Tabatha W.
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Rachel is an exceptional tutor. In the short time of tutoring my daughter has been wonderful and a blessing. My daughter is learning more about algebra then in her classroom. I will definitely continue to use her as long as she is a tutor. Great Job!!

  • 27 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie T.
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My daughter is the ultimate source of feedback for quality of work and she is very happy. She has worked with tutors before and thinks he is very good

  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Jake B.
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These are the best GMAT tutors anyone could ask for. I ended up with a 740 and got into three top 10 business schools.

Ace Tutoring Services, LLC
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Chris S.
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I highly recommend Armin and his company, Ace Tutoring Services. Armin has been tutoring my high-school senior son in physics and precalculus two to four times a week for over six weeks now. Armin is a gifted tutor. He has a magnificent grasp of the material. He knows how to relay the information to my son in a way that my son understands the material. He engages my son in the work and doesn't just "talk at him" like so many tutors do. He explains the basic concepts and then has my son work the problems. He has my son explain back to him why he is working the problems the way he is and the reasoning behind the steps he is taking. I can't say enough about how impressed I am with Armin's skill as a tutor and his personal skills. My son is typically a reluctant student and usually dislikes his tutors. In the past with other tutors, my son has has not been engaged and has just watched the clock, counting down the minutes until the sessions were over. However, my son likes Armin, sees the value in working with him, and generally remains engaged throughout the entire session. Again, I highly recommend Armin and Ace Tutoring.

The Brain Domain
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy F.
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My daughter needed a tutor for high school pre-cal class. Bonnie, the owner, assigned a tutor to fit her needs. The tutor was extremely helpful. She was also willing to add extra tutoring sessions to help prepare for a test. I will go to Brian Domain again if I ever need help finding a tutor for my children.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle T.
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Piedad has been wonderful to work with. Our family has varying levels of Spanish and she's great at matching all of our levels and is able to come to our home when it is convenient for us!! I highly recommend!!!

  • 20 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
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Honestly have nothing but positive things to say about Mr.Burke! Can safely say that the reason why I scored higher on my SAT test was because in the 2/3weeks he did tutor me he made it his mission to see me succeed and meet my goals! He went out of his way to meet with me to see me succeed, he tutored me on weekdays for hours and even drove to a place that was closer to my house just so I could get the help that I needed more than once! Mr.Burke isn't the type of person to help you just because it's his job. Mr. Burke is the person that will help you because he believes in you as a person and knows you are capable of achieving many things in life. Mr.Burke has made it his mission to help anyone who needs help in school, to see them succeed and he will go the extra mile just to see you succeed and surpass your set goals

  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy A.
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She is a great tutor and always willing to help. I have found our sessions very helpful. I would highly recommend her for your math tutoring needs!

Jill Lufkin
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ankit A.
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Jill is a great teacher. With her as my tutor I raised my act composite from a 30 to a 34. She also responds to you within 5 minutes. Plus, she helps to write really good college essays. Glad to work with her.

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Bob E.
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I have had the privilege of having Cheryl as my Chinese tutor and I would give her the highest rating possible. She is an exceptionally gifted teacher who is very knowledgeable about the Chinese language as well as the Chinese culture. Being an older student, I do not have the ability to learn the language as quickly my younger fellow students but she was very understanding of this. Indeed she was God sent because she was able to strike a fine balance between being challenging and being patient. I highly recommend her for anyone starting Chinese lessons because her musical background allows her to hear if you are using the right tones in this tonal language. This is very critical in building a good foundation for Mandarin. Lastly, I want to mention that learning Mandarin is not easy but her enthusiasm and constant encouragement is a blessing!

Helen’s Academy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Felicia B.
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Ms. Cochran has been an amazing tutor and mentor for my daughter. She helped her build confidence in her learning abilities and taught her how to form healthy study habits. I am beyond thankful for her help. Charlie, is now a A+ 5th grader, and now I can’t get to stop talking about school and what she is excited to learn or has learn. I highly recommend her to all parents with a student in Grade school. She is patient and truly knows the content and how to get your kids motivated to learn and love it! I believed in my daughter’s ability and Ms. Cochran did too and here she is now ❤️ :-)

Math Tutor Gary
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Hermione L.
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My daughter required intense daily tutoring to finish her correspondence class. Gary made a plan and between the private lessons and nightly homework assignments he gave her had the class wrapped up exactly as planned. My daughter had superior knowledge of the material that was reflected in her high grades.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Sophia G.
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My daughter always seemed to have panic attacks leading up to tests. I was desperate to find a way for her to be comfortable especially as SATs were coming up. All I can say is after a few weeks with the tutors and life coaches at Chelsea International Education, my daughter’s confidence level went up a lot. She was not only prepared to take her SATs but her core academic skills have improved tremendously, which has helped her with her AP exams. The fact that all of the Chelsea tutors are fully qualified teachers, I think makes a major difference and really sets them apart. It really is a quality service and I am very happy to recommend them to anyone.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I tutor to K-12 students (math, science, and social studies) and possibly students who are in college if I have already taken that course.

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I am a freelance technical writer experienced in editing, formatting, performing quality checks for consistency of terminology and company branding. I will format your resume in a clean, clear and attractive format, proofreading for grammar, rewriting if necessary, making you shine. I offer tutoring up to and including college-level algebra. Need a completed quilt top turned into a finished quilt? I can take your quilt top, add the batting and backing, and hand quilt the top/hand stitch the binding, creating an heirloom for you!

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We work one on one with students to enhance their love for learning.We tailor a program for each individual child that will align with their learning style and pace to create balance,so that the child may grow in the areas that pose as problem areas.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a generalist EC-6 TX certified teacher. I have 8 years of teaching experience. I became a teacher because I desire to positively impact the future by adding educational value to the lives of students today.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Having taught for 5 years I am able to give better direction and help from a teachers point of view.

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