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I have been teaching English for nearly 10 years abroad and domestically. I am an international student myself in the past and my passion for English brought me here to the US. Currently, I teach at one of the biggest universities in San Diego introducing my most favorite language to students all over the world. I helped hundreds of students enter American universities and colleges and improve their academic skills. I enjoy teaching English, and I love creating fun and effective classes no matter which level of students I work with. If you feel frustrated about Grammar, IELTS, TOEFL or any other skills in English, I am here to make it very simple and enjoyable for you! :)

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Hi. My name is Jay, and I am from sunny San Diego. There are so many things I can tell you about myself but I will just say that I am a very active and goal oriented person. I love being disciplined and focused on everything I do whether it's going to the gym, running a marathon, teaching my students, etc. I believe that everything I do daily brings me closer to my ultimate goals. For this reason, I take self-development seriously. I love tutoring various students because it gives me a chance to meet many like-minded individuals who constantly want to work on themselves and get better. It is very rewarding for me to work hard and see my students grow and achieve their goals. A comfortable and friendly environment is the most important part of my teaching. If you are looking for someone who can motivate you to learn English and stay on tas
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Nadiyah Saleh September 23, 2018
· English · In home
I look back upon that time as so important in the development of the person that I am today, Teacher Jay changed my whole aspect on my learning. She taught me more than I could have imagined, both about academics and about myself, I wouldn't be where I am today without her. I am so glad to have her in my life , without her I couldn't pass my Ielts Exam, and I have no doubt it was her help that made the difference. She has a strong background about Ielts, Tofel, and others, her techniques and strategy are amazing, she has an excellent resources. I never really believed that I could do well in Ielts, She opened my eyes to what I could be, what I could do in a way that I've never thought possible. Jay tough me meaningful things Such as make a smart decision, never be a fraid to make mistakes, give respect. She tought me that I could achieve more than what I or other people thought that I was capable of. I still remember one lesson where she told me about her hopes for her future, she also told me about her successes, and for some reason, it all resonated with me, and I started to relize that anything really is possible. we became friends and we still keep in touch.
To teacher Jay:
Thank you for staying behind to help me, even I know there are lots of other places you'd rather be.
Thank you for explaining things until I understand.
Thank you for being my teacher and my friend.
Thank you for your kidness and respect.
Thank you isn't really enough to express my gratitude to you.
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Omar September 21, 2018
· ESL · In home
I learned a lot from Jay’s classes, she helped me with all the linguistic difficulties that any student who doesn’t speak the English Language as thier native language may face. She understand the linguistic barriers of the the non-native English speakers and she knows how to deal with them. The best part of her way of teaching is how she gradually and smoothly moves the ESL students from a basic English level to a higher one!! Challenging the students to give thier best and more for learning purposes is really difficult specially when teaching students from all over the world with huge cultural differences but it is not difficult for a Skilled teacher as Jay!!
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Joy September 20, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Jay is an excellent teacher! I was with her on my IELTS and got a quite good grade which enabled me get into the graduate program. She is such a great teacher who always motivates me and encourages me to do better and better. Jay is not only a teacher for me but also a mentor in life and a good friend as well. She is the best teacher I’ve ever met!
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Jay D.

San Diego, CA 92115
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About Jinky B.

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Whether you are interested in perfecting your English grammar or practicing English conversational skills, lessons are catered to each student's goals.

About Jinky
Bonjour!

I really enjoy teaching everything about the French and English languages. If you're looking to brush up on your French, looking for an after-school tutor for help in a French course or would like to start learning this lovely language, I am happy to personalize tutoring sessions to your goals!

I graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's of Arts in French, French Literature and Psychology. I have over 8 years of teaching experience. I have studied in Paris and lived in Tours, where I taught English to high school students preparing for the Baccalauréat. In the US, I have taught ESL courses to adults and French I-IV to high school students in the Jacksonville area.

If you're curious to read more about French or language learning in general, listed below are a few articles I have written for the TakeLessons
blog. Check them out along with all the wonderful articles written by other TakeLessons tutors!

-July 2017: 20 Insider Tips for Traveling to France http://takelessons.com/blog/tips-for-traveling-to-france-z04

-Nov 2016: 3 Helpful Tips When You're Lost in Conversation
http://takelessons.com/blog/conversational-language-tips-z14

-Oct 2016: How to Greet Someone in France
http://takelessons.com/blog/French-greetings-z04

-Aug 2016: How to Stop Wasting Your Money and Time on Language Lessons
http://takelessons.com/blog/are-language-lessons-worth-it

-May 2016: Bon Voyage: 50 Useful French Phrases for Travelers
http://takelessons.com/blog/useful-french-phrases-travelers-z04

-Apr 2016: 5 Helpful French Pronunciation Hacks for Beginners
http://takelessons.com/blog/french-pronunciation-hacks-z04

-Apr 2016: 7 Proven Strategies to Help You Ace Your Next AP French Exam http://takelessons.com/blog/ap-french-exam-strategies-z04

-Mar 2016: Language App Review: MosaLingua
http://takelessons.com/blog/french-app-review-mosalingua-z04
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Haley October 15, 2017
· French · Online
Go Jinky!
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Myriam M. May 13, 2017
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Sophia F. May 1, 2016
· French · Online
She is wonderful and incredibly patient with my daughter.
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About Guifang X.

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I have been teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in China for more than 8 years and as a second language in the U.S. for one semester. In my ESL class, I encourage students to be brave and to appreciate their accent and their multiple cultural backgrounds.

Speaking English with an accent is bravery. That's part of your identity. Having multiple cultural backgrounds means you are unique and you can bring that uniqueness in your writing and discussion. And think about that, you can speak language(s) other than English, you are very special!

Hence, in my class, I am very willing to help students build their confidence and strengths in their English learning. I am not a native English speaker and my English is not perfect, but I see myself as a multi-competent teacher. Over the years of language teaching experience as a teacher and learning experience (I can speak five languages) as a multi-linguistic learner, I believe I can help you achieve your goal under our mutual ...

About Guifang
I have more than nine years of language teaching experience. I have learned five languages over the years in China and overseas. I started tutoring Chinese students (age 8-16) English and Chinese when I was 19 and I founded my first summer camp in China when I was 20. Students who had registered for my summer camp increased from 25 in 2010 to 86 in 2016. I've gained very valuable skills and perspectives in teaching, not just as a teacher, but also as a student--students are my teachers too--I've learned there are always places that I can improve and better help them learn languages. Students' "needs" and "wants" are prioritized. It helps students achieve their goals while combined with students' "lacks" in lesson planning. Students should get involved in the lesson planning process.

Interest is the best teacher. When I taught non-nativ
e Chinese speakers (in China, South Korea and the U.S) Chinese, it seemed it stimulated their curiosity and interest to learn Chinese when cultural elements were introduced--such as characters' origin and visualization, historical contexts and cultural traditions. I hope that approach can also bring you an enjoyable experience learning a new language!

To help you be able to use Chinese, our language learning is mainly through interactive and communicative approaches. Talk! Talk! Talk! Please don't be shy. It's okay to make mistakes. Learning from mistakes is also a very effective way to learn a new language. We can make more contextualized dialogues based on whatever textbook you are using now. Or we can produce functional conversation based on everyday topics that you are interested. Lesson plans are customized and they can be flexible.

Ready to get on the boat and sail on the sea of Chinese? :)
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Clara November 20, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
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About Ashlee B.

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El inglés es mi lengua materna pero he ustudiado el español desde hace 11 años. Además, viví en Mexico como misionera durante un año y medio. No tengo experiencia profesional como tutor, pero distruté demaciado las oportunidades que tenía de enseñarles a las personas como mejorar su inglés. Quiero ayudarle a alcanzar sus metas en cuanto al poder hablar, escribir, y entender el inglés.

About Ashlee
Hi all! A little bit about myself:

Since a service trip to Nicaragua that I went on in High School, I have been passionate about learning Spanish. I had taken Spanish classes in High School previously, but once I decided to make it my own personal mission to learn Spanish, I sought out every resource I could find and took every opportunity I could get my hands on in order to independently study and practice.

Right after graduation, I accepted an assignment from my church to serve as a missionary in Mexico. This was basically a dream come true for me. For 18 months, I lived in and around Mexico City and was blessed with the opportunity to interact with native speakers all day every day (October 2013 to April 2015).

During that time, not only did I become more motivated to improve my Spanish, but I also developed a love for teaching Eng
lish. So many people who I interacted with were eager for opportunities to practice and learn my native toungue. I tried my best to teach and practice English with them as much as I could, and I found it to be extremely fulfilling.

Since being back in the US, I have gotten married, had a baby, and studied to be a Spanish/English interpreter. I am excited for this opportunity to be a Spanish and ESL tutor at this time so that I can continue pursuing my passion and sharing it with others!

Please feel free to send me a message if you have any questions!
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Ashlee B.

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About Matthew K.

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I am a seasoned ESL teacher that has taught in many places around the world and in colleges and universities in the US.

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I am a seasoned ESL teacher. I have taught overseas many years and in the US, especially colleges and universities. I am an expert in teaching all the language skills: speaking, reading, writing and grammar. I specialize in TOEIC preparation, IELTS and TOEFL. I also edit compositions.
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Robert October 24, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Matthew has been a great teacher for us at the American Language Institute, San Diego State University. He's worked with us for several years, and is always helpful, friendly and willing to take on whatever needs to be done. In the classroom he had a very good rapport with students-friendly, patient and always ready with a smile. Matthew is a great teacher. You will enjoy studying with him.
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Martin October 22, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Hello, I wanted to let ESL students know that I'll never have enough words to express my gratitude and appreciation to Matthew. He has interesting and helpful lessons and inspires me to work hard. He is always thoughtful, caring, and kind and an amazing teacher. You will be a lucky student to learn from him.
Your student, and friend, Marty
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Cheryl Garrett October 21, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Matthew is a great instructor with years of experience. He is creative and knowledgeable
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Matthew K.

Matthew K.

Chula Vista, CA 91910
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About Michalla L.

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First and foremost, I have 4 years of experience teaching ESL to students with varying backgrounds. I am a true believer in ensuring that students feel completely engaged and comfortable during each lesson. My methods of keeping students engaged include incorporating lessons that are fun and practical. I am aware that everyone learns best in different ways, so I would make it a top priority to learn about how you learn so that I can serve you in the best way possible. Learning a new language is a fun and exciting way to expand your horizons! So, whether you would like to learn English so that you can land a new job or if you would like to converse more fluently with your English-speaking friends, I am here to help you learn all you need to know.

About Michalla
Hello! My name is Michalla and I am an experienced ESL tutor who will help you to learn all that you need to know about speaking the English language! Learning an new language is fun and exciting, and I would be thrilled to join you on your journey to fluency.
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Michalla L.

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Hello! My name is Whitney (Wit-nee) and I'm a fulltime English teacher from California. I have been teaching English for over 11 years and I have a Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

I have taught many different subjects, including speaking, pronunciation, grammar, business English, academic writing, and more. I've also taught beginners through very advanced English learners, as well as a range of ages, from kids to adults (although mostly teenagers and adults).

In addition to teaching, I'm also a professional writer, creating content for several websites and digital marketing agencies. I love writing and I love helping students improve their writing, too.

I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively and live abroad. From 2013 to 2015 I taught English at a university in Korea, which was a wonderful experience. I've traveled to almost 20 countries, and I spent most of 2016 in Southeast Asia and Europe. Having lived in other countries, ...

About Whitney
Hello! My name is Whitney and I'm a fulltime English teacher from California. I have been teaching English for over 11 years and I have a Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

I have taught many different subjects, including speaking, pronunciation, grammar, business English, academic writing, and more. I've also taught beginners through very advanced English learners, as well as a range of ages, from kids to adults (although mostly teenagers and adults).

In addition to teaching, I'm also a professional writer, creating content for several websites and digital marketing agencies. I love writing and I love helping students improve their writing, too.

I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively and live abroad. From 2013 to 2015 I taught English at a university in Korea, which was a won
derful experience. I've traveled to almost 20 countries, and I spent most of 2016 in Southeast Asia and Europe. Having lived in other countries, I understand the struggles associated with communicating in a foreign language.

As a teacher, I am friendly, patient, and kind (and funny, I hope!), but I also care very much about my students' learning and I create lessons that are challenging but interesting, fun, and connected to the students' real lives and/or their specific goals. I also encourage students to talk as much as possible!

I look forward to meeting you!
Whitney
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Whitney C.

Whitney C.

San Diego, CA 92116
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Camille B.

Chula Vista, CA 91910
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About Iris F.

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As I am a bilingual student, I know the challenges to learning a new language and can relate to students learning English. Being certified in TESOL/TEFL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages/Teaching English as a Foreign Language), I use the VARK method of learning to address individual student learning. This requires careful lesson planning and preparation on my part prior to each class in order to maximize your learning of the English language. Looking forward to being able to assist you in learning English in addition to the language(s) you already know.

About Iris
As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I help people of different ages and ethnicity to live healthier and more productive lives for their own wellness.

When we take care care of our health and wellness in all aspects (physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually), the quality of life increases. Therefore, one is more at ease, lives with a sense of purpose and overall contentment and serenity. In return, you mirror this to those around you, whom you can also assist and guide into leading a more productive and happier life.

In terms of teaching English, personally knowing another language other than English, I understand the challenges in learning a new language in terms of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Being TESOL/TEFL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages/Teaching English as a Foreign Langu
age) certified, my method of teaching is student-centered: there is much interaction between myself and the student vs student just listening to what I am teaching.

My classes are simple, fun and full of patience. Homework is given as it is important to practice what has been taught during the class, to assist the brain in recollection and learning the new words, grammar, tenses, etc.

Feel free to send me any questions you may have regarding my teaching style and methods.

Looking forward to helping you learn English as your secondary, third or more language.....immerse yourself with the language and have fun while learning!
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Iris F.

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