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Ana S.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Ana S.

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Hola! I am from Mexico, born and raised. I have teached Spanish for quite a few years and I love my language! You can do it.
I love teaching on an interactive way so classes are not boring or tedious. So get ready to have fun while learning, it won't be difficult!
Spanish is 100% phonetic. Words are pronounced exactly as they are written. It is fun and it's not difficult to learn.

Gracias! I hope to hear from you soon!

About Ana

Hola! I'm Ana, and I'm from Mexico, born and raised. I have been teaching Spanish for quite a few years and I love my language! Learning it will give you confidence to conquer whatever your purpose is! I love teaching in an interactive way so classes are not boring or tedious, also tailored to

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Jeff A.
I just finished my first lesson with Ana, and I am so pleased! I am an experienced Spanish speaker looking to improve, and she did an outstanding job creating conversation that naturally allowed me to demonstrate both my strengths and my weaknesses. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her!
John G.
I have been teaching myself Spanish for sometime, but Ana was able to uncover the areas where I needed help in communicating. She was very encouraging and open to reciprocal format in her teaching style. I was very happy with my first lesson and looking forward to my next class!!!!!
Greg
Great lesson. Very practical. Ana was positive and patient. Highly recommend
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Jacquelyn C.

1 Review
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks American Sign Language, English
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jacquelyn C.

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I truly love and appreciate ASL! I would love the opportunity to teach others this amazing language. I am patient and have taught children as young as 6 years old and have interpreted for adults. I will also go at your pace and will never rush through a lesson. Be assured that when you take lessons with me, I will always focus on the quality of your learning, not the quantity.

About Jacquelyn

Hello! My name is Jackie! Thanks for clicking my profile! I am an experienced ASL teacher and interpreter. I received my associates degree from the Interpreting Training Program! I have taught sign language in several settings staring with ages 5 and up! I am passionate about ASL and I can't wait

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Jackie is passionate about ASL, and shows preparedness at all times. She is patient and ready to either slow down or pick up the pace on a lesson depending on your skill level. Working with her is always enjoyable, and you’re sure to learn a lot from her.

Alain B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Haitian Kreyol
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1984
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Alain B.

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You want to learn Haitian Creole (Ayitian Kreyol)? You're Interested in learning to speak the majority's native language and learn first hand from a native,about the country Haiti(Ayiti) ,it's people,custom,culture & more? I ,Alain,will help you learn all that & more if you'd like ...a solid foundation of the language,culture,etc. while tailoring to your personal pace and goals. Also part of my lesson plan involves reciting popular & common phrases,pronunciation,words etc,that you eventually feel comfortable conversing. Feel free to send me a message to see if we're a great match & to see when can we start?

About Alain

I’m a people person. I love interacting with new people and learning about their lives and their backgrounds,goals etc.. I usually, find common ground with just about everyone, and I like making everybody feel comfortable in my presence. I find this skill is especially helpful when teaching langua

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Molly C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Theater and Dramatic Arts / Humanities from University of Arkansas Fayetteville
  • Teaches Beginner
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Molly C.

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Ciao ragazzi!

My name is Molly Carroll (a very Irish name indeed!) and my family is a beautiful combination of Italy-dwelling Italians and Irish-Americans. I grew up spending long summers in Italy with our Nonno and Nonna (Italian for "Grandpa" and "Grandma"), where I was fortunate to be immersed in the language and culture from the time I was an infant.
In my classes I hope to share my passion and love for my home land in the North (Lombardia), as well as explore the rich variety of culture and history that Italy has to offer, as we learn a working foundation of the language. Maybe even Nonna's porcini risotto recipe!
I am excited to offer beginner Italian lessons to both adults and children, where the curriculum is adjusted accordingly.
If you are someone who would love to get started on having conversational Italian as a skill, you are in the right place! My lessons cover very basic grammar, but the focus is on vocabulary and developing the confidence to LEAP into the ...

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Benvenuti! I've been bilingual (English and Italian ) since I was a baby- I was fortunate for that, and my parents made sure that I didn't miss out on the chance to learn Italian from our grandparents. My culture, language, and family have all brought me so much joy in life, and I would love to

Maurice S.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 to 30
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maurice S.

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Latin has given me the basic understanding of how languages work that has enabled me to learn other languages as diverse as Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish. I can connect Latin grammatical concepts and root words to familiar ideas to accelerate your learning and strengthen your skills.

About Maurice

I taught special education in private schools for over 20 years, and then worked in the insurance industry for a few years before earning my teaching certificate and returning to teaching in the last 3 years.

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Colin M.
Maurice is a blessing to my life and an answer to my prayers. If you are serious about learning Hebrew this man is the man to see. He is on time, good natured, and patient. His teaching method gives quick results.
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Whitney R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Integrated communications major with minors in business and Spanish from Liberty University
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 7 to 16
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Whitney R.

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My college-level education has equipped me will the skills necessary to teach beginner-level Spanish courses. My courses could include any of the following topics: vocabulary, verb tenses (present, preterit, imperfect, the future, and conditional tenses, etc.), the geography of Latin American counties, Latin American Culture (holidays, music, etc.).

I desire to meet students exactly where they are with my courses, therefore, they will be designed around the student's specific wants and needs. I have always loved the Spanish language and culture, and I am especially thankful to have gotten opportunities to put my education to use through traveling abroad to Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.

Part of what makes one-on-one, virtual classes so unique and successful is the accountability aspect. With my classes specifically, I hope to help students achieve their goals faster and more effectively by creating a fun and encouraging learning ...

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Hello! My name is Whitney. I loved teaching even before I knew my personality type (ENFP) was especially fit for the job. I have a lot of passions and would love to help you further develop yours! I grew up a competitive dancer and loved coaching my little sister who followed in my footsteps. I a

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"i have been taking lessons with Ana for approximately six months so far and plan to be taking lessons with her for at least the next year if not years. Ana is great.
i like her approach to teaching and her personality is making a very frustrating task easier, not easy, but easier. it is obvious she is well educated and experienced in her craft. I always wanted to learn a second language and I was searching the web for lessons, found Takelessons and feel very lucky to have choosen Ana. For anyone who wants to take lessons online i would highly recommend Ana. She is a professional."
Paul
Took Spanish lessons from Ana S.
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"My 12yo son is taking Italian classes with Yulia and he’s always so happy after the lessons! Yulia has so much positive energy!"
Helen
Took Italian lessons from Yulia K.
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"Zach is a fantastic teacher! He is very organized and patient, but he's also willing to push and encourage. I'm excited for the next one! Merci Zach"
Matt
Took French lessons from Zach M.
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