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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Learn how to learn English, have fun, and accomplish more than you would in a class.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.

Judy E.

4 Reviews
Los Gatos, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • MSW Social Work from San Jose State University
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Judy E.

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I received a TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) in 1986 through UC Berkeley Extension and taught at Galileo High School in San Francisco. I also tutored intermediate students from 1986-1988 and taught in Mexico for several months in 2005. In 2011, I came to the International Refugee Committee and for 3 years taught ESL to level 1 students, many from African, Middle Eastern, Asian and other countries who spoke no English at all when they enrolled. I teach students of any age.

About Judy

I have taught many different kinds of subjects, eg., piano, ESL, Drug and Alcohol Education, and foster care parenting, in the past. Mostly, though, I have taught piano and ESL, my first and greatest loves, starting in the 70's and 80's. I develop special relationships with all of my students,

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Andres T.
She is amazing! My son LOVED the class and can’t wait for next time.
Jaclyn B.
Great first lesson, really excited to continue learning from Judy!
Tracey Q.
Judy had my son up and playing in no time. She was great about setting a pace that will keep him challenged and confident simultaneously. He loves his lessons and looks forward to learning more. My youngest, after observing a class, has decided he would like to play too!
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Henry M.

31 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, German, Spanish
  • Awarded Emmy from Academy of Motion Pictures Television Arts and Sciences
  • Teaching since 1984
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Henry M.

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CTESOL certified teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. Emmy Award-winning writer with experience in all aspects of language and culture, including business, economics, law, government, theology, history and primary education. I speak three languages and I'm learning Polish, enabling me to take the learner's perspective. I've taught all levels and all aspects of the language, including pronunciation, business english, English for Special Purposes, TOEFL and SAT.

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 adjusted to our situation today and he motivated without pushing, He is very knowledgeable and made our learning fun.
Marilyn G.
We experienced helpful guidance in learning new concepts. His breadth of knowledge in so many areas is motivating and fun.

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Anthony I.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Education (Cum Laude, High Honors) from University of Science Arts and Technology
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anthony I.

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My courses are:

★Public Speaking Leadership★
★COMPLETE ENGLISH IMMERSION★
★Functional Fitness★

My 17 years and 17,000 hours of experience, along with a Bachelor of Education (Cum Laude, High Honors), an Advanced Certificate in TESOL & IELTS Certification offer 40 brain-based teaching methods. Based on the latest red-hot research on how the brain really learns, these practical learning strategies, you keep students interested and awake, accelerating their learning. I had both public and homeschooling.

These are fun, hands-on, get out of your seat practice sessions from practical methodologies, not just theory. Students get valuable feedback to hone their new skills.

With my thorough preparation, students have passed Test/Exam Prep courses and have secured admission to top universities of their choice.

In my free time, I do long distance beach running, swimming, language learning, public speaking, volunteering, travel, and CrossFit!

I have trained my professional ...

About Anthony

MAKE REAL PROGRESS! My 17 years of experience, along with a Bachelor of Education (Cum Laude, High Honors), an Advanced Certificate in TESOL, & teaching IELTS Certification offers unique methods that empower students to learn faster than ever before! My Specialties: ★Public Speaking Leade

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Valentina
Anthony is fantastic, really professional, nice and friendly. He really will surprise you in how fast your English will improve.
Kelvin Ho
Anthony is the best English teacher I have ever met. I have learned English from him for three years. The content of learning ranges from preparing public speeches to writing a dissertation. He knows how to communicate with students and teach in a lively and exciting way. I have benefited a lot from learning from him.
Jonggul
He is amazing!

Negeen F.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Farsi
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2013
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Negeen F.

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Students can expect a fun learning experience!

About Negeen

Hello! My name is Negeen, and I am a 2nd year medical student. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. I am a great teacher for biology, English, anthropology/psychology, and piano/music. English is one of my many passions and I love to hel

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David M.

48 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David M.

48 Reviews
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Hello & Welcome!
I'll be happy to help you improve your English! I am a professional translator and interpreter who also loves teaching and tutoring.
You can count on me for fun and dynamic lessons :)
See you soon!

About David

I love teaching and sharing what I know, especially when it comes to languages! I always listen to the student's needs and interests, and I make sure learning is fun and precise. I am a French native, from Paris. I studied, lived and worked for many years in Spain and Latin America, and I am now b

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Sophia A.
David really knows his stuff as a Spanish speaker but also as a teacher. He clearly has mastered the art of teaching online by using Take Lessons video along with Google Docs. Excited to keep learning!
Joe W.
He's wonderful.
Di
David started out right away encouraging me to speak French, even when I didn't remember anything! He eased me right into the real world, not just spouting vocabulary words and grammar. That's exactly what I wanted!

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Average Cost of ESL Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute ESL lessons in San Jose is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $240 per hour.
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$62 average
60 min
$70 average

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"Nery is a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who tried her hardest to adapt our class to a very diverse body of students. I was her student for 2 semesters and during that time, my conversation, grammar and pronunciation skills improved significantly. Our class was dynamic and fun, I highly recommend her services as an ESL instructor."
Nelly
Took ESL lessons from Nery G.
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"She has help me publish a book and is co-writing a book with me at the present time. She teaches people how to write poetry, ESL, and publish a book. She is a great teacher! She is a great motivator. Has a great personality, I definitely recommend her. She has taught at public schools, pre-k to 12th and adults and children online."
Seaira
Took ESL lessons from Patryna G.
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"Erol is helping me to get rid of my RRRRRussian accent! :)
Great professor. Very patient, very knowledgeable, tons of tools, emails you the recording of every session so you can practice on your own. And very affordable as compared to other Accent Reduction teachers."
Eugenia
Took ESL lessons from Erol G.
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"Matt is a very patient and good instructor. My mother loves his class a lot."
Lisa
Took ESL lessons from Matt G.
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"Thank you for your good lesson!"
Takekiyo
Took ESL lessons from Henry M.
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"She’s a wonderful teacher and also very suportive, answering any one of my million questions :)"
Ezgi
Took ESL lessons from Lauren T.
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"She is Very Nice and correct me .
Also she recommended me about books that can help me and a lot of advices.

Thank you a lot!"
Rachel
Took ESL lessons from Micah B.
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"I think I found the right teacher for me and will excel my English!"
Violeta
Took ESL lessons from Julie L.
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"I had a great experience with the teacher Nayeli. Her teaching style is excellent and enjoyable.
This is a wonderful way to learn from your house anytime!"
Lisbeth
Took ESL lessons from Nayeli P.
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"Matt is a greatest teacher that i ever met. He is very patient to me, after the package time learning, i feel like English spoken improved a lot."
jinqi
Took ESL lessons from Matt G.
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