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Melissa Rose S.

6 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Anthropology from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 2008
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Melissa Rose S.

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Academic tutoring in English, literature, writing and composition, grammar, reading comprehension, English as a Second Language (ESL, TEFL Certified), study skills, proof-reading and editing, etc.

About Melissa Rose

Melissa Rose is an independent dance instructor in San Francisco, CA and the surrounding Bay Areas. She teaches wedding choreography and social dancing. Styles include: Argentine Tango Ballroom: Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, ChaCha, Swing Latin/Club: Salsa, Bachata West Coast Swing Country Western

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Malissa was extremely knowledgeable and made tango easy to understand and do! My husband and I can’t wait for our next class!
Becky
So far she is amazing and we look forward to our future lessons. She’s helpful, informative, and makes us very comfortable!
Jack
Great first session! Melissa made us feel at ease and was very nice to work with.
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Marwan S.

23 Reviews
Redwood City, CA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, Chinese - Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Marwan S.

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I understand the difficulties of learning English, especially when coming from a completely different language such as Mandarin Chinese or Cantonese. As I learn more about the Chinese language, I've learned how to break the communication and cultural barriers.

I'd love to help improve English speaking, writing, communication, and overall understanding of the English language, specifically tailored for native Chinese speakers.

About Marwan

I started playing piano when I was 3, and began writing music at the age of 6. I've taught music and piano for over 12 years, and tutoring other subjects for over 5 years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Cornell University in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in

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Ryan F.
So far so Good. It has only been one lesson, but our son really enjoyed it.
Sandra
My 6 year old daughter is developing a great foundation and is enthusiastic about learning the piano. Marwan is a great match for her!
Oliver
Funny and engaging teacher who was willing to go the extra mile to structure a lesson plan that met my specific piano goals. Very knowledgeable and accomodating.
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Peter H.

4 Reviews
Concord, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded DiscMakers Gold from DiscMakers
  • Piano from Dallas School of Music
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Peter H.

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I teach AP English Literature & Composition at Orinda Academy in Orinda, CA. I have a decade of teaching experience within various environments and demographics, including elite private schools and working with learning differences.

I also help students with SAT Prep, college guidance, and college essays.

I've published three novels called The Sleep Trilogy and also offer my services as a creative writing instructor and editor.

About Peter

Over the past 10 years, I've worked as a professional touring musician (singer, guitarist, pianist) for the rock band, Inside Switch. I studied piano at the Dallas, Texas School of Music. I also attended the James Madison University music program. I have played piano for 20 years and guitar for 15.

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Belle R.
The lesson was very interesting. Peter was really nice & informative. Looking forward to more lessons with him.
Rose V.
What I Learned From Peter.

- THE METRONOME IS SO IMPORTANT
- The voice guides the guitar if you’re more of a singer
- Repetition is key
- Practice songs that aren’t in your style to ease your way into guitar
- The power resides in strumming rhythmically
- Focus is more difficult that it seems when combining singing and guitar
- Guitar is an art in itself and itself you shouldn’t master guitar, you should be it’s friend.
- Open mics and video content are the key to more success as they expose you to criticism (good or bad)
Again, the guitar is your companion.

For any aspiring musician or any musician that needs guidance and improvement on the guitar, Peter is a great teacher.
Dhiraj
Peter is very patient and great teaching my 9yr old son. We take father and son lessons together which has been amazing. Peter is naturally talented and plays many other instruments all in from his home studio. He is also extremely flexible and accommodating. Highly recommended!

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Alessandra D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Portuguese and English
  • Teaching since 1996
  • International Relations from PUC Go. (Catholic University of Goias).
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Alessandra D.

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I’ve been teaching English for over 20 years . Apart from language certificates such as FCE and CAE, I also have a teaching certificate , ICELT. All of them are verticals from Cambridge Universitiy-UK.

About Alessandra

I’m a dedicated and motivated educator who wants every learner to be successful . It is important to me to keep students engaged ,motivated and more importantly to have a memorable learning experience .

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Lydia L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Hebrew, Spanish, French, English, Korean
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Awarded Korean Ancestry Grant from Dingwall Foundation
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Lydia L.

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I can help you perfect your pronunciation when speaking and reading, edit your writings, and give you prompts for speaking, reading, listening, and writing.

About Lydia

Hello, my name is Lydia and I am a research assistant at Yale University. I am very passionate about Linguistics and History. As a Korean-American, I also absolutely love the Korean language, culture, and history. I have been tutoring students in Korean, French, and English since 2016, crocheting s

Elizabeth C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Elizabeth C.

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I taught in an elementary school, worked as a substitute teacher for 10 years, & have done online and in-person tutoring for essay writing, English Lit, reading comprehension, etc. Please ask, if you have any questions!

About Elizabeth

Hi - I'm Liz. 30yrs old & music is one of my passions. I've taught music in Florida & Georgia, and studied music in Ireland & the States, performing in churches, concert halls, and small venues alone and with others. I've worked with singers and musicians of all ages & from all over the world an

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Alina
Highly recommend! Elizabeth is an awesome teacher. She loves what she does .

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Average Cost of English Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute English lessons in San Francisco is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $150 per hour.
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$37 average
45 min
$49 average
60 min
$62 average

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"I took a 10 sessions package with Marcela. She is a great teacher, willing to help you and go ahead with your knowledge."
Manuel
Took English lessons from Marcela S.
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"She is very helpful,caring, great listener and is passionate about her work. Great friend and mentor! Thanks Carla for everything."
sunny
Took English lessons from Carla C.
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"Very respectful and motivational teacher"
CARLOS
Took English lessons from Rosita R.
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"My son had his first English lessons yesterday and he had a great experience. He was really happy with the interactive lesson and insight into how to write his essay."
Peter
Took English lessons from Rosita R.
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"She is good to explain everything"
Nasser
Took English lessons from Rosita R.
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"Before I met Anna my writing skill was not that much good. Her teaching style is the best way to learn. She encourages me to write more and share her knowledge. I really learned a lot from her. Anna is a disciplined professional. She's a dedicated trainer, very patient and offers great techniques and great advice. Anna is a warm and caring person."
Isabel Rodriguez
Took English lessons from Anna E.
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"Awesome teaching skills. She is very adaptive and changes her teaching style as per student need."
Samrat
Took English lessons from Amrita M.
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"smart - quick -prepared - made it easy for me to understand"
Yasmin
Took English lessons from Anna C.
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"She is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable!"
Daniela
Took English lessons from Rosita R.
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"Richard is an intelligent and gifted musician..
His music is very cool! His talk is interesting.
And he is good at teaching English logically.
Thanks to Richard, I could understand English pronunciation very well."
MASAHIRO
Took English lessons from Richard W.
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ESL Classes in San Francisco

Interested in taking ESL classes in San Francisco? Almost a billion people across the globe speak English, and even in nations where English isn't the official language, you can almost always find someone locally who speaks it.

Whether you wish to use English abroad for business purposes or tourism, getting around in most countries will be a lot easier once you’re fluent. So let’s dive into the details and find out how you can learn English in San Francisco.

Reasons to Learn English in San Francisco

San Francisco is the fourth-most populated city in California with over 800,000 residents. Because most of the population speaks English, you'll be learning the language in one of the top settings worldwide.

It’s also highly beneficial to learn English in San Francisco from a social standpoint. You'll be able to communicate easier and build relationships with many people from around the world in this diverse and bustling city. Career wise, you’ll be qualified for more employment opportunities if you learn English in San Francisco as well.

Finding an English teacher in or near San Francisco is the first step to taking advantage of the many benefits of English fluency. Let's take a look at some possible teachers for ESL in San Francisco.

Choosing an English Tutor in San Francisco

Check out our easy to use directory to find an ESL tutor in San Francisco, or one of the surrounding regions. We have a number of experienced and vetted instructors to choose from. For example, Marwan S. graduated from Cornell University and specializes in helping native Chinese speakers learn English.

Another great option for an English teacher in San Francisco is Marie F. She's located just 10 miles from the heart of the city and is a certified ESL teacher. Marie F. has been teaching English since 2006 to both children and adults.

If meeting with an English tutor in person isn't your style, or if you’d rather learn virtually, we have a variety of instructors who also teach online lessons. With hundreds of tutors available, one of them is sure to be the perfect fit for your needs and goals.

The Where and When of English Classes in San Francisco

There are a number of possibilities for where your lessons could be held. You’ll have the chance to connect with your English tutor in San Francisco before your first lesson to choose a meeting location.

This could include traveling to your teacher's home or meeting in your home. Additionally, you can choose to meet at a public location. Some students prefer meeting at a local park like Crissy Field or Golden Gate Park, or even the Crossroads Cafe.  

There are also dozens of options for public transportation in San Fran. If needed, you can always take the Muni bus or go underground on the Muni Metro to get to and from lessons. You might just pass Coit Tower or Pier 39 on your way!

When perusing through our list of English tutors in San Francisco, look for one whose availability lines up with your needs. Our teachers are very flexible. If you need an atypical meeting time due to your work schedule, an online tutor in a different time zone could also be a solution.

Getting the Most Out of English Classes in San Francisco

As you study English in San Francisco, there’s a few more things you can do to supplement your lessons. First, you may want to visit the San Francisco Public Library or another library close by to find helpful English resources. You can also check out one of the many bookstores including Alexander Book Company on 2nd Street.

You'll need some studying supplies for English classes in San Francisco, so stopping by a stationery store like Kelly Paper is a good idea. There, you'll find notebooks, flashcards, writing utensils and any other supplies you may find useful for memorization.

Keep in mind that in order to truly master the English language, you have to immerse yourself in the culture. Tune into a San Francisco Giants baseball game or a 49ers football game to learn some new vocabulary. Check out the North Beach Festival, offering food, live music and plenty of English. Given the endless opportunities in this city, learning ESL in San Francisco is an excellent way to improve your potential!