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I've been teaching English since 2002 and my students have gone on to develop travel abroad, participate in and win different competitions and contests, and build their careers. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to communicate in it in everyday life and as time goes on you'll be able to make new friends and study and work in it. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Aliaksandra

Hi, there! My name is Aliaksandra and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students communicate in the language they want, make new foreign friends, and travel and study abroad. I went to Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Belarus) and earned a Master degree in Philological Sciences in 2003. I'm a responsible person always ready to help and my teaching style is students’ needs oriented, cooperative, and activity-approached. My motto is Practice makes perfect. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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October 17, 2019
Vickie A.
I really enjoyed my lesson and the instructor. I’m looking forward to continuing my lessons. Thank you!
September 30, 2019
Gabrielle W.
Aliaksandra has been excellent with our 8 year old daughter. I’m very happy we found her and that she is close enough to come to our house. Our daughter loves her lessons and is learning so much :)
July 10, 2019
Tina
My 8 year daughter is taking one-on-one French lessons with Ms Aliaksandra. She has taken 3 lessons so far and loving it. I was invited to observe her last lesson and I am absolutely impressed with Ms Aliaksandra’s teaching. She speaks only French during the lesson, exposing my daughter to the language. She started with everyday things but is also using them in simple sentences. My daughter loves her lessons and can’t wait for the next one. She practice at home as well so she can make her teacher! We are glad to have found Ms Aliaksandra.

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I was an ESL student myself, and I remember exactly what and how I wanted my teacher to teach me.

About Yuexin

Hi! I am an undergraduate student at Colorado College, majoring in Comparative Literature and Music. I am from Shenzhen, China, and moved to the U.S. when I was 18.

I play the banjo, do all forms of arts, and have a never-dying crave for traveling. I lived in Brazil and Finland for a little while. I have a talent in learning new languages and am passionate about teaching them.

I have taught Chinese to people of all age. I specialize in teaching listening and speaking. If you would like to take lessons with me in person, then I am good at teaching reading and writing as well. My strength is in my patience for my students. I understand that learning a new language, especially Chinese, is not an overnight progress. As a language learner myself, I emphasize with the frustration, yet the excitement of learning the language and the cultu

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So trust me! Let yourself or your child be in good hands.
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February 19, 2019
Sarah
I'm really enjoying my lessons with Yuexin. She's very patient and is able to answer all my questions. She's also happy to customize the lesson to suit my interests; for example, we took some time to go over voice lines in a video game that were in Chinese and then work on the pronunciation and pinyin for them.

The textbook and workbook she had me get have been helpful, and I've been supplementing by practicing on my own using Duolingo. I think the combination has been really effective for learning the language. Yuexin has been great for correcting my pronunciation and teaching me how native speakers would actually speak and write.
December 21, 2017
Lilian C.
Yuexin is an excellent Mandarin teacher for kids. My 8 year-old has started lessons and is progressing well. Yuexin researched and picked out a good textbook for kids. She is patient, clear, and easy to schedule with. We are happy!
October 13, 2017
Nick
Yuexin is a fantastic teacher. She is very good at teaching all things China, whether that's teaching mandarin or giving out helpful tips about China. Great teacher.

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Lauren T.

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I've been teaching ESL for the past few years. All ages welcome! For over a year, I taught 4th and 5th graders in Ankara, Turkey. I got my BFA in Acting, and love using my theater background to help students stay interested in lessons and to build their confidence. Our classes will include reading, writing, and speaking, as well as fun activities that I will cater for your needs and experience level! I have lots of experience working with children under 16, but am able to help adults with English for business as well. I teach in-home and online, and our lessons will always be engaging and fun, no matter the level!

About Lauren

I'm a professional actor/musician in NYC, currently playing the Fiddler in the hit off-Broadway revival of The Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Oscar and Tony award winner Joel Grey (2019 Drama Desk Winner Best Musical Revival). I am available for in-home, online, and in-studio lessons, where I can teach violin, flute, singing, acting, and English (ESL).

I received my BFA in Acting from Boston University's school of theater. As a classically trained singer, violinist and flautist, I've been able to incorporate my musical talents with my career as an actress. I play a range of professional gigs, from churches to rock concerts to pit orchestras. I had the chance to travel around the US, performing in theaters around the country for the Broadway national tour of the tony-award winning actor/musician musical, Once! My range of experience h

elps me cater lessons to you and your specific needs.

I have been teaching music and theater for over 5 years, and two years ago I began teaching ESL to elementary students in Turkey. I fell in love with teaching English, and feel my training in theater and music helps me use different, exciting teaching techniques in our lessons. I am conversational in both Turkish and Spanish as well!

No matter if we're working on music, acting, or English, I'm incredibly committed to my students and want each lesson to be fun and motivational. I'm a patient, supportive teacher, and know that each student is unique and moves at his/her own pace! Please reach out to me, and I will be happy to answer your questions!
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March 1, 2018
Lisa (Catherine’s mom)
We love Lauren. She is making violin a great experience for our daughter (11 yrs old). She is very thorough and encouraging, and introduces interesting music that is fun and challenging for a beginner student. Our daughter says she can truly feel her own improvement, and is really happy to have additional lessons with Lauren, beyond what she receives in school. Lauren is flexible with scheduling and very reliable, and we intend to stick with her - and with the violin- for the duration!
December 23, 2017
Lauren
Lauren is an awesome violinist. I worked with her in a show and watched her tackle many different styles of music, improvise with other musicians, and collaborate on new material. I would recommend her to anyone!
December 20, 2017
Ruby
Lauren Thomas is an excellent musician with a tremendous amount of patience and a seemingly boundless supply of talents. As a fellow musician who has played professionally alongside Lauren, I have witnessed first hand her skilled mastery of both the flute and the violin -- as intuitive as she is technically proficient. Apart from her musical abilities, she's kind, fun and sensitive and would make for either a great beginner violin teacher or as an instructor for someone with intermediate skills looking to expand their abilities. Cannot recommend her highly enough! Whether you're seeking instruction in the flute or the violin, Lauren's the woman for the job.

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I teach English as a second language for Polish native speakers.

About Bartosz

I have extensive experience playing as part of orchestras and ensembles and also pursued music pedagogy, and during my many years of teaching instrumental  music, I was able to further develop my own skill as a performance musician. Furthermore, I had the privilege to lead two different orchestras as a conductor, I composed music for a  theatrical production, and also recorded several albums including klezmer music, smooth  jazz, musical poetry, and music for healing and meditation.

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Bartosz W.

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Want to improve your speaking confidence or writing skills? Having trouble learning English alone? Think learning English is important, but don't know where to begin? Let's talk.

Your lessons will be customised to suit your particular needs and wants as well as your learning style. You can expect that lessons will be:

-Fun and engaging
-Designed based on YOU
-Informal, humorous, and easygoing

Want homework? Homework can be assigned based on what we discover during our lessons about which language skills could be improved. Homework will also be tailored to your individual needs and desires for learning.

I can help you with...

-Conversation/speaking and listening
-Writing
-Pronunciation and Intonation
-Reading Comprehension
-Grammar
-Business English
-Test preparation (IELTS)
-Document editing/proofreading
-Job Interview Preparation
-Resume building
-Homework help
-And more!

Want to improve your writing? Join the popular and growing writing program, in which you're assigned ...

About Cait

Want to improve your speaking confidence or writing skills? Having trouble learning English alone? Think learning English is important, but don't know where to begin? Let's talk.

Your lessons will be customised to suit your particular needs and wants as well as your learning style. You can expect that lessons will be:

-Fun and engaging
-Designed based on YOU
-Informal, humorous, and easygoing

I can help you with...
-Conversation/speaking and listening
-Pronunciation and Intonation
-Reading and writing
-Grammar
-Business English
-Test preparation (IELTS)
-Document editing/proofreading
-Job Interview Preparation
-Resume building
-Homework help
-And more!

Want homework? Homework can be assigned based on what we discover during our lessons about which language skills could be improved. Homework will also be tailored t

o your individual needs and desires for learning.

Interested in improving your English writing for IELTS, work, school, or any other purpose? Join the popular and growing writing program! There are two options for this program:

1. Journal Writing

1-7 times per week, you will write a paragraph or two about your day or about something happening in your life--what you did, what you are thinking about, a project you are working on, etc. I will edit your writing, showing you not only grammar and spelling mistakes, but also suggesting alternative sentences to show how you can express your ideas in an eloquent, native-sounding, colloquial way. As you integrate the suggestions over time, your writing will improve more and more!

2. Assigned Writing Topics

Under this program, you will write about topics I assign based on what you want/need to work on. For example, if your goal is to improve the emails you write at work, this is what we'll work on. If your goal is to gain vocabulary, you'll be given a list of vocabulary words, definitions, and examples and a topic to write about, with the instruction to use the new vocabulary words in your writing. The assignments are personalised based on YOU.

ABOUT ME:

Although I am new on Take Lessons, for the past 5 years I have been teaching students of many ages, backgrounds and abilities both online and in person. By now I've taught hundreds of students from all over the world! I love this job for 2 reasons:

1. I love to travel! I have been traveling and living overseas for most of the past 8 years and have spent time living, volunteering, working, and exploring all over Asia, Europe, Australia, and more. So far I have been to 30 countries! This job allows me to travel, which I love.

2. When I teach online, it's almost like traveling without ever having to leave my computer. The world comes to me! Sometimes I think that I learn just as much as the students just from talking with people from different places and backgrounds.

Aside from teaching English and traveling, I like: yoga, meditation/mindfulness practice, visiting eco-communities, bouldering and rock climbing, baking and cooking, and board games.

Whoever and wherever you are, it would be my pleasure to work with you. Hope to talk with you soon!
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February 13, 2019
Paula
Cait rocks!
February 13, 2019
Yeiner
Thanks Teacher Your The Best Teacher I Ever Seen In My Life
February 13, 2019
Alessandra
I love your class

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Cait C.

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I have been teaching English for over 7 years. My students love that I am kind, patient, and knowledgeable. All of my lessons are customized. I am a pronunciation and grammar specialist. I can help you learn to speak and write like a native. Send me a message to get started!

About Jael

I am a full-time online English teacher. I have been teaching ESL students for over 7 years. I lived in Chicago where I did my Bachelor's and Master's studies. I also lived in France and earned a diploma in French language and culture. I have linguistics training and I specialize in grammar and pronunciation.

My students can expect to see an amazing improvement in their understanding of the English language. I give practical advice to help you understand pronunciation, spelling, reading, and writing rules. I am very organized. When you take lessons with me you will feel supported and encouraged.

I look forward to meeting you!

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June 27, 2019
Daryl
I would highly recommend Jael as an English tutor. She is patient and truly cares about my success. She is always on time and prepared for lessons. Her enunciation is extremely helpful and she has a friendly personality. My English has improved so much since working with her.

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I have been teaching English language for 6 years now and its been so exciting. I combine practical and pictorial examples with my teaching to make students able to relate with the subject in their daily conversations and interactions. My classes are fun and exciting

About Samuel

I am Samuel, am 30 years old and currently living in Ivory Coast. I have been teaching English language for 6 years now and its been so exciting. I combine practical and pictorial examples with my teaching to make students able to relate with the subject in their daily conversations and interactions. My classes are fun and exciting

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Samuel Z.

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I have experience working as an English teacher in Germany, teaching to kids and adults of varying levels and language goals. I structure courses to meet the specific needs of the students in order for students to get the most out of the learning experience. My expertise lies in the areas of business English, grammar, reading and writing, speaking and listening, vocabulary building, conversation, and building confidence in language skills. I would be happy to discuss your personal goals and create a lesson plan that best suits your needs.

About Lisa

I have experience working as an English and German teacher in Germany, teaching to kids and adults of varying levels and language goals. I hold a bachelor's degree in Language and am currently working towards a master's degree. I also have experience working with diverse populations including those with learning difficulties. I structure courses to meet the specific needs of the students in order for students to get the most out of the learning experience. My expertise lies in the areas of business language, grammar, reading and writing, speaking and listening, vocabulary building, conversation, and building confidence in language skills. I would be happy to discuss your personal goals and create a lesson plan that best suits your needs.

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August 15, 2019
Peter
Easy going and knowledgable

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"Georgina como docente siempre fue entusiasta, buena gente, tan particular, joven, fresca. Miles de adjetivos podría buscar que me lleven a su rostro. Sin
ningún otro comentario agradezco que hallas sido mi docente de ingles en secundaria. Que lejos que llegaste y aun es el comienzo. SUERTE. Saludos desde La Pampa..."
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Renata
"Jackie has being an excellent support in my academic studies."
Don
"AMAZING! I signed up for both Singing and English for myself and I'm booking her for my son to help him in school for English. We just moved from Japan so
the transition has been tough. I met Rosita through Hello Talk and she helped me to talk to people in 1 month. I have been taking lessons with her for 8 months and I feel confident. She is also very patient and encourages you!"
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Jin Ping Liu
"Very good instructor and a dynamic personality!"
Marcia
"Joy is an impressive ESL teacher, and her methodology is unique. She develops a personalized material for each student, based on defined points that you w
ant to improve. Using your phrases, she prepares your grammar exercises, vocabulary lists and also chooses the pronunciation or grammar books that will be used. You don’t need to buy any material.
I’ve been studying with her for over a year now. When I started the classes, my writing wasn’t at the same level as the other skills. Now I feel more confident to write, and I’ve improved my vocabulary and fluency. She also helped me with job interviews through training, recording, rewriting and correcting my speech to sound more fluent.
Her experience as an ESL teacher gave her the ability to recognize exactly what it is missing in your learning process."
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Leticia
"Joy is a wonderful teacher. I was taking regular ESL classes with other students but I wasn’t improving the way that I wanted. When I met her, she asked m
e what I want to improve and she focused on that. With her I've been able to practice my English skills in a different way. She works with vocabulary list, grammar exercises, pronunciation and writings. I’ve been studying with her for 8 months. I feel that I’ve expanded a lot my vocabulary. She makes a lot of difference in my life. She is very professional and have the ability to identify your needs. She is flexible and also very friendly. She can definitely help you to develop faster your English skills. Now I’m much more confident with my English."
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Kaz
"He teaches me eagerly, friendly, kindly and calmly. When I can't understand, he explains with English and Japanese. It's very helpful for me. I recommend
to try taking his lesson."
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Masashi Fujii
"Thank you for your class."
Gustavo
"Excellent Lesson!"

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