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Natalie G.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • High School Diploma from Fresno University High School
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Natalie G.

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Writing remains one of the most important skills everyone needs to succeed in life. I have worked as a professional writer for more than 10 years, with experience as a script writer, copywriter, blogger, and reviewer. Resume writing, cover letters, personal statements, web text, radio ads, and advertisement are my specialties. Additionally, 7 of my scripts to date have been produced as short documentary films and released on DVD. Since writing improvement is a long-term process, I coach how to brainstorm and create an outline for any assignment; balance sentence structure, word usage and conventions to form articulate paragraphs with transitions; practice self-editing; and correctly follow the format of academic writing at any grade level, especially for essays. I mainly use interactive tools and resources to assist students in elementary school, middle school, and high school. For college and university students, I work with them through regular critiques and feedback to help them ...

About Natalie

For more than 11 years, my goal as a tutor has been steadfast: I help students learn more and make progress in their studies. I don't just teach them how to count, read, and write: I show them how to build on their skills and reach their true potential. I know from my own experience how hard it is t

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Andy Dobrov
Excellent teacher
Pu S.
My son has been working with Natalie on SAT practice tests, mainly on the English portion of the SAT. Her style of teaching is to help him thinking through the problems and the ways to tackle them. So at the end of the day, my son is learning the tools to solve a problem/answer a question correctly. When he is doing the tests himself, Natalie’s approach is stuck with him. Overall, his time in Natalie’s class has been well spent. I am also glad to see that with all these remote learning at his school, he is able to get one-on-one attention every week to truly learn something and get him prepared for SAT.
Lynne
My 14 year old daughter worked with Natalie weekly over a 2 month period to prep for the SSAT and HSPT. She did a fabulous job helping my daughter prepare; she was super knowledgeable, patient, and supportive. My daughter has so much confidence going into her tests, thanks to Natalie. We highly recommend her!!!
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Sara J.

45 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Awarded Schubert Fellowship from Songfest 2014
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Sara J.

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Do you have trouble expressing yourself in written form? I can help with things like sentence structure, grammar, flow, and finding your voice. I am happy to help with basic concepts, like parts of speech or spelling, as well as more specific tasks, such as constructing an argumentative essay or book report.

About Sara

*Yoga lessons are currently discounted for summer!* Hello, and welcome to my profile. My name is Sara, and I am a certified yoga instructor and classically trained vocalist located in the Charlotte Metro area. I also enjoy acting and writing, and I offer lessons in those subjects as well. My

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James S.
Really terrific. Sara is patient and makes the lessons fun and engaging. . She is a very talented teacher.
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Denee
Absolutely perfect! Exactly what I needed!
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Randy S.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Randy S.

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Possessing a graduate degree in any of the liberal arts means you can write. It is one of the only perks, marketability speaking, it contains. I can help a child from roughly ten with the basics all the way up the the graduate student attempting to master the double thesis paper. I am much better if you come to me with a specific problem as opposed to "make me better." In the latter example the goal may not be attainable, but I digress. If a writing problem exists, I promise I can solve it; or at least figure out how to solve it.

About Randy

I have always been an actor first, it is the craft and discipline in which I hold my advanced degrees; it is my first and eternal love. There really isn't much more one could add to such a claim. Simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born, not bred; and I was born to be in theatre, and now, wi

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Charles
Very knowledgeable and personable. Able to communicate more complex concepts in an easy to understand manner.
Kariem
First off. Just want to say that we had to cancel our first session. However, I really like this guy because he had kept it real and set it straight on the reason why the session was cancel. He was very sick that day and he didn't want to be involved with the session not being at 100%. Respect! I wouldn't have wanted him not being at his best either. Takes alot of guts for a person to confess that. I really appreciated the honesty because that explains how passionate Randy is about the craft.
Second of all, when we did our first session, I had to deal with a rough technical patch of trying g to join in for the session. He had no problem helping me with this technical glitch rather than allowing TakeLessons (who I was unable to reach because of matainace issues), to handle it. He helped 5he TakeLessons team. A plus Randy! Though I had to finally use another device to finally join the session, Randy was still willing to have patience and help me with the tech problem.
Lastly, Randy brought a warm feeling to the session and yet sincere. He made me feel welcomed, which opened me up more during this session. This helped because I am uncomfortable with improv but want to get better. He understood this and gave a real honest approach. Also, he informed me that we were going to get a gist of my performance level and work from there. Furthermore, we were going to ease our way into improvement. This gave me alot more balance than other improv classes. He is even willing to give me a little homework that I can practice in prep for next week.
Randy is very encouraging and I enjoyed our first session. I'm exited for next week!
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Sam E.

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Starting at $17
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sam E.

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Are you a college student honing an entrance essay? Are you a professional trying to land your dream job with the perfect cover letter, or a budding author looking for feedback?

I'm a freelance political journalist by day, but by night (and a few business hours) I'm here on TakeLessons helping writers find their voice. We'll talk about whatever you're working on and make it better — from help with the basics like grammar and style to deeper feedback that helps you convey your big ideas. Every writer has something important to say, and I'm here to help you find the words.

I've written about members of Congress, environmental disasters and big-money elections for outlets like VICE and The Daily Beast and newspapers in multiple states. I'm excited to write with you!

About Sam

I'm a freelance political reporter with bylines in VICE, the Daily Beast and newspapers in Michigan and North Dakota. I've written long feature stories on politicians, dispatches on the latest in Congress and written essays and fiction to boot. When I work with students young and old, my biggest

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Christine
Sam is great to work with! He’s very knowledgeable and encouraging, and I felt a lot better about my writing after each of our sessions. Would recommend!
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Henry M.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Spanish, German, French
  • Awarded Emmy from Academy of Motion Pictures Television Arts and Sciences
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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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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I was very pleased with my first class. Mr. Henry is very knowledgeable in the matter and has good time-management skills.
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded NCA Doctoral Honors Scholar from National Communication Associations
  • Master of Arts from American University
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

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Book your dream of becoming a published author and receive one-on-one consultation from story ideas to the publication process. The one-on-one sessions will walk you through the process of turning your manuscript into a published book or film/television/theater production.

About Dr. Ollie L.

Ollie L. Jefferson, Ph.D. is a professor, producer, playwright, publisher, and president/founder of Timeless Visual Works (TVW). She initiated TVW while serving in production for a nationally syndicated talk show, reality show, and television commercials. She is a native Southern Californian who sta

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Dave G.
She is very nice can’t wait fir next lesson
Simmone B.
I really enjoyed my lesson with Dr. Jefferson today! She gave me valuable information to help me get started and apply for upcoming lessons. I selected my monologue 🤩 and I'm ABSOLUTELY excited for our next session!
Linda
It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie.

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"Quick and precise hints for better writing. We made a great plan for future lessons. Alexandra doesn't waste words, but uses the available time optimal."
Jørgen
Took Writing lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Dr. Dianala is very personable and professional."
Ellis
Took Writing lessons from Dr. D. B.
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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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"A great resource for teaching young writers to elaborate and cite evidence. Both are key components to being a successful writer for the state writing Assessment."
Schandell
Took Writing lessons from Jonita S.
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"Very caring, empathetic manner. Able to easily connect with my 8 year old daughter."
Asha-Kaelyn
Took Writing lessons from Dr. D. B.
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"Nick is helping my kids with reading and writing. He’s very skilled, experienced, patient and thoughtful."
Aydin & Mikah
Took Writing lessons from Nick P.
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"Dr. D was very nice and empathetic she liked my dog (as everyone should) and she was awesome i can see us having more lessons in the future .Thalia"
Annette
Took Writing lessons from Dr. D. B.
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"She was very knowledgeable and presented the information clearly. My writing greatly improved."
Gabriel
Took Writing lessons from Ulyana H.
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"I love my experience with Dr. B!"
Rasheedah
Took Writing lessons from Dr. D. B.
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"Sam is great to work with! He’s very knowledgeable and encouraging, and I felt a lot better about my writing after each of our sessions. Would recommend!"
Christine
Took Writing lessons from Sam E.
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