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Mitch H.

1 Review
San Jose, CA
Starting at $37
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • BS: Business Administration from California State University, Stanislaus
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Mitch H.

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With over 8 years experience in tutoring, I have learned what methods work and those that don’t. I’m upbeat, patient, easy going, empathetic, and generally well-liked by others. I’m very good at adapting to different learning styles and have a knack for eliciting the best out of my students through motivation and positive reinforcement.

Throughout university, and after, I mentored many students with great results. In addition to academics I helped them get the most out of their college experience. Everyone I helped benefited greatly, and one runs a very successful consulting business.

Aside from math and English, I’m a very proficient test and note taker. I speak conversational Spanish, and basic Japanese.

About Mitch

Whether you're completely lost, just need a little help, or need some test/note taking tips I can be very helpful. My patient, easy going, and positive mindset is very conducive to creating a great learning atmosphere. I can also be very useful to those that aren't motivated, I have a knack for fin

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Henry M.

22 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks French, German, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Awarded Emmy from Academy of Motion Pictures Television Arts and Sciences
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Henry M.

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I'm an Emmy Award-winning writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, having taught all levels with more than 30 years experience.

About Henry

Award winning journalist and teacher with international experience, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States. Certified teacher with experience in all levels and with all ages. Both a Liberal Arts and a Science major.

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Marilyn G.
Henry is helpful, encouraging and also challenging. He is aware of our abilities. At the beginning we found the course book difficult, but as we continued we grew to enjoy it.
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Adam G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Dramatic Writing from NYU
  • Teaching since 2004
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Adam G.

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I'm great with structure, word choice, meaning, and intention. I can help with every stage, from brainstorming and helping you organize your thoughts to proofreading and making it shine before you hand it in.

About Adam

Graduated New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2007. Majored in Dramatic Writing and minored in English

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jolie
Adam is a really great listener and excellent source of thought provoking, well timed input that has really helped me develop and improve my story organically without changing its intention with strong suggestions as most people's feedback often attempts to do. If you're looking for a hand in finding your own voice and to strengthen your writing skills or excellent constructive feedback for your story then look no further.
David
Adam Gaines is a godsend. I was really lucky to have his guidance over the years which helped my craft and dedication to the art of writing greatly. He is a proven writer with legitimate credits but also, he actually cares. He is always ready to help and takes your material seriously which is most important when you want honest feedback and guidance. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of films, screenwriting, and the industry that is both impressive and beneficial. He is a wonderful friend and mentor who will always have a great recommendation or suggestion ready for your work and/or career. Adam is an extremely open individual with an immense passion for film and the craft of screenwriting which becomes infectious. That trait is crucial since it keeps you driven to keep learning and grow. He is also an excellent conversationalist with his own voice which is truly refreshing. Highly recommend.
Shadia
Adam gives you insightful comments on how to make you a better writer. He knows what good dialogue sounds like and with a couple suggestions you instantly know how to re-work your writing to give it a natural flow.

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Tamari (Tamara) W.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $47
  • MM Piano; Composition; Comparative Literature Music in Film from Indiana University Jacob's School of Music
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Awarded Merit Prize from Guild of Temple Musicians
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Tamari (Tamara) W.

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Together with supplementary books, materials, and free-association, I guide the student through his or her own mental process to facilitate the expression of an idea; concept or theses. In addition to assigning homework or improvements for the student to work on his/her own piece offline, I help him/her revisit the manuscript with fresh eyes and rework the draft into a presentable, well reasoned document. In the case of a scholarly work, I help with the appropriate form for citations and asterisks. Lessons of one hour to 90 minutes in length are recommended.

About Tamari (Tamara)

Hi, there! I'm Tamara and I can't wait to meet you! On social media and for those who are more familiar, I'm Tamari. We all learn in different ways; some are more visual; others, auditory; some, kinesthetic--I combine a number of different modalities in my teaching, including direct feed

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Lise
I have had a wonderful experience studying piano with Tamari. She is an enthusiastic teacher making the lesson not only rewarding but also joyful. We had to go virtual because of Covid-19 and Tamari spent a lot of time getting all of us familiarized with virtual lessons. She is very dedicated, patient, caring, has a warm personality and she really enjoys teaching.
Ralph
Hi Everyone,
I’d like to tell all about what a wonderful experience I’m having with Tamari as my piano teacher.
First about me. I’m a 70 year old male with virtually no hands-on music experience or knowledge (other than listening). My parents forced me to take piano music lessons 60+ years ago which I totally resisted. Playing piano was a sissy thing and after a few months they gave up.
For the past 50 years I regretted my youthful error. So when I had the chance to take a piano/keyboard class from Tamari, through OLLI at Uconn I jumped at the chance.
Tamari started the first class totally prepared. Not only did she have startup handouts geared to beginner level students. She also came with extension cords and power outlet strips so all could set up comfortably. Right away we (9) were playing notes and learning. Tamari gave us terrific learning tips (beyond Every Good Boy Does Fine) to make grasping lessons much easier.
Sadly, the Virus hit, and self-isolation became the norm. So Tamari set up her classes through the ZOOM video conferencing software. Wonderfully, a fun learning experience.
One example from yesterday. Tamari helped me learn that just playing the notes , G A G C B by pecking at the keys isn’t music. There’s a certain rhythm needed to make the sound correct and enjoyable. And after, patiently, staying with me, turn after turn, I got it right. Bravo to her and me.
Let me wrap this up by saying, I couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with Tamari as my Piano teacher.
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Anna C.
Tamari is a remarkably accommodating teacher. Uses instructional strategies that are effective and appropriate. Also, presents new material clearly and logically. Demonstrates enthusiasm and interest in lesson presentation. My daughter loves learning classical piano with Tamari.
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Rebecca H.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • BA English from Yale University
  • Teaches Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaching since 2015
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Rebecca H.

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I help students create their best work by helping them formulate a thesis, write a 5 paragraph essay, utilize critical thinking, and create a powerful essay. I work with students on their academic writing or on their college applications, helping them craft a powerful personal statement and/or supplemental essays so that they can stand out!

About Rebecca

Hi-I have been working with students for more than five years-mostly face to face but have recently moved to online lessons. I believe that each student I work with has the potential to achieve greatness. If they are preparing for the ACTs/SATs, I make sure that my students know that these tests ar

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Jake S.
We really enjoy Becky as a writing tutor for our 13 year old son! She gets kids and figures out what interests them and gets them to write about topics that they are passionate about! Highly recommend for kids!
Catherine
I can't say enough about the knowledge and support Rebecca provided for my daughter while preparing for college exams. Rebecca offered test insights and clues to breakdown difficult passages and tricky answers - boosting my daughter's scores significantly! Happy to share that my daughter is accepted by her first choice college. Rebecca is professional, tenacious, positive and a joy to work with. Wish I could give her 10 stars!

Haley Shea B.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Associate of Arts in Media Studies from University of North Georgia
  • Awarded Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award from Hugh O'Brien Youth Organization & Dawson County Women's Club
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Haley Shea B.

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Tutoring writing isn't just about fixing the errors in one essay. It's much more than that! In order to become strong writers, my students learn about the writing process itself and become more confident with every try. Whether you're a child writing for the first time, an adult sharpening their skills for college, or a new English speaker looking to develop better written communication, I can help!

About Haley Shea

Haley Shea is a Meditation Guide, Life Coach, and English Writing Tutor. She offers live guided meditation routines for Relaxation, Stress Relief, Anxiety & Anger Management, Self-Love, Mindful Awareness, Positive Attraction/Manifestation, and Creative Expression. Haley Shea also offers tutorin

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Casey
Made my daughter feel comfortable and had creative ways of teaching which kept my daughter engaged.
Jennifer
Sumaya A.
Haley Shea is an awesome teacher l just finished my first lesson and l look forward to the coming lesson next weeks

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The average cost of 60-minute writing lessons in Pleasanton is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $110 per hour.
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"I used to have terrible handwriting. Chicken scratch, if you will. I didn't think it was possible but after 2 months of continuous practice and finding a comfortable grip, I managed to write my best ever. I remember being rejected for a job because the essay portion underperformed the rest of the application. Kima is no joke! Unlike real teachers she doesn't want you to copy her handwriting exactly to prove proficiency. She helped me find my style and keep it neat. Glad I asked for help when it truly mattered."
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"Today was my first lesson with Larry. He is a awesome guy and very hopeful and caring."
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Took Writing lessons from Larry P.
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"Emily is a wonderful teacher. She is always well prepared and pays close attention to the student's progress. She is good at adding challenges systematically. It has been a great experience for my daughter taking the writing lessons."
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Took Writing lessons from Emily S.
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"Great tutor, caring and friendly"
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Took Writing lessons from Nick P.
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"Nick is helping my kids with reading and writing. He’s very skilled, experienced, patient and thoughtful."
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"I found great teacher in the world she is amazing teacher and coach tutor in the writing I learned a lot of stuff from dr Bernard i just say thank you so much my lovely teacher"
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"Natalie knows how to write. More importantly, she truly knows how to teach you to write. She is patient, knowledgeable and encouraging. A great experience with a FABULOUS tutor! 😊"
Jez
Took Writing lessons from Natalie G.
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"Dr.Bernard was so helpful with helping me write and revise my resume and cover letter. I am so grateful to have gotten the chance to work with her. This session with her was concise and informative."
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"My kids' school teachers and classmates were very impressed with their writing skills after attending writing workshops with Jonita. She has a gift for inspiring children and they always have a great time."
Akindeji
Took Writing lessons from Jonita S.
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"Dr. Dianala is a fantastic writing coach. I appreciated the guidance in developing research-based papers, including the implementation of APA 6th edition. As a college student, APA skills are very important and knowing how to apply it is critical to a successful paper. Awesome teacher/tutor/coach!"
J Allen
Took Writing lessons from Dr. D. B.
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