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These ESL teachers are highly rated by students in the Buffalo Grove area, including La Grange, Elgin, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights and Orland Park.

Steve S.

Chicago, IL 60660

(37)

Private ESL Teacher

I have over 13 years of teaching experience as well as a graduate degree in TESL/TEFL.

About Steve

I have over 13 years of teaching experience at both the secondary and post-secondary level, and I have lived and taught for nearly 10 years in Japan. I have a graduate degree in education with a specialization in TESL/TEFL.

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August 2, 2019
Annet A.
Steve is wonderful. I like it when pronounces back to me how i pronounced the word, and then teaches me how i should pronounce. This helps me to see the difference easily
May 28, 2019
David
Excelent!
May 4, 2019
Tajinder S.

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Steve S.

Chicago, IL

(37)

Georgina L.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

(34)

Private ESL Teacher

Fun, interactive, useful, motivating and effective classes.
Individual or group classes.
Native Spanish speaker and qualified teacher who tailors classes to students' level, needs, age, learning styles and interests.
Free materials, flexible schedule and friendly atmosphere.

About Georgina

An energetic and highly motivated individual dedicated to fostering personal and intellectual growth through foreign language teaching, via modern and eclectic methodologies of language learning, with emphasis on interaction, communication, and generating interest in foreign languages and cultures.

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January 7, 2019
Mike P.
I am a 62 year old person who had previously studied Spanish using Rosetta Stone and Duolingo. I started taking lessons with Georgina several years ago to provide a regular opportunity to engage in Spanish conversation. Our lessons have been free-flowing and she introduced me to a number of books written in Spanish which were not only helpful in further developing my knowledge of Spanish but were culturally enlightening as well. Georgina is easy to engage, a delightful person to know and an excellent instructor.
March 14, 2018
Christopher
Georgina is a native speaker with a clear, concise approach and dives right in. So far so good.
July 25, 2017
Eddie K.
Georgina is doing such a great job catering the Spanish lessons to the needs of each child per the goals that have been set. The lessons are fun and engaging and my boys really enjoy them.

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Georgina L.

Downers Grove, IL

(34)

Marie K.

Chicago, IL 60614

(12)

Private ESL Teacher

I enjoy teaching in a dynamic FUN Immersion Method (songs, stories, games). I worked two years in a preschool because I love teaching kids using all my communication skills.

About Marie

Indulge yourself by learning languages. It opens your prospect to a new different world with a different culture, you feel like you gain a new person and a new experience while networking with new people around you. I personally admire languages and would like to share this passion with you. I invite you to start expanding your horizon by choosing a new language.
I came recently to U.S. and I was tutoring languages "Arabic, French and English" back in my country. I hope to build a good reputation here too with my students. I'm so patient toward kids, and I like to innovate methods to engage early learners (songs, stories, games...). My only goal is to reach your needs and desire to learn then proceed from there in a fun immersion method.

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September 19, 2019
Katherine
Marie is an incredible instructor. She is kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable. She worked with me to find out which skills I was missing and targeted them! I highly recommend working with Marie.
August 14, 2019
Sarah C.
Marie is wonderful! I’m looking forward to working together!
July 25, 2019
Vera
Marie is very knowledgeable, patient, focused, and pleasant to work with. She knows how to transfer knowledge. Looking forward to my next class with her.

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Marie K.

Chicago, IL

(12)

Keith J.

Niles, IL 60714

(11)

Private ESL Teacher

Hi, my name is Keith, and I teach English as a second language. I just finished my Certification for TEFL, so I'm looking forward to helping you or your child be successful at learning English. I'm open to any questions that you might have, and I will travel to your location, if that's what you prefer.

About Keith

Hi, my name is Keith and I have been involved in music from an early age. I love playing and teaching piano. I started taking lessons at the age of 9, and soon added trumpet and French Horn to my list of instrumental music lessons. I continued, through High School and College, taking music classes and private instruction. I attended The Center For Creative Studies, in Detroit, Washtenaw Community College and Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I primarily teach Classical,Popular, Blues and Ragtime Piano. Please let me know if you have any questions or have special requirements for your child or for your own lessons. Thank you!

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October 16, 2018
Ying
Keith is an amazing teacher. My 7 year old son likes him very much. Before the lessons I worried our boy couldn’t build his interest in playing piano, just lose his enthusiasm after a while as the 7 years old always did. But Keith make me totally worry free, my son likes him very much, and he really knows how to build the kid’s interests and confidence while learning. Now my son enjoyed himself very much with Keith in their piano time. We are so lucky to find Keith.
July 2, 2018
Amy
We had four in-home lessons with Keith and he never once arrived on time. And not like 5 minutes late because of bad traffic or something. Once he was 40 minutes late, and another time he was 45 minutes late. For an hour lesson. At first I though there was some confusion because the time on take lessons was slightly different than the time we agreed to (he asked if we could start earlier than the time slot that was listed, and I agreed) but after speaking with him about it, we were both on the same page as to what time the lesson *should* begin, he just never arrived on time. He seems to be very overbooked and busy and does not respect his clients’ time. He told me that the disparity of arriving on time or a half hour late is “superfluous,” so if you hire him, be prepared to have a wide window of when he could show up. My kids liked him as a teacher, which is why I kept giving him chances and trying to work out scheduling issues (I offered to move our lessons to a different time, but he insisted the time we were at was fine) but in the end, things could not be resolved.
June 28, 2018
Kate S.
He’s an amazing piano teacher. Very kind and patient with my 5 yr old. Highly recommended

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Keith J.

Niles, IL

(11)

Bartosz W.

Chicago, IL 60634


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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.

Chicago, IL

Sergey T.

Chicago, IL 60641

(1)

Private ESL Teacher

The best part of my tutoring is to give a good start for beginners. It will be the easy way. Students will be led step by step to gain knowledge and skills in speaking, reading, writing, and grammar issues as well. An easy start gives an easy way to go.

About Sergey

As I speak two languages English and Russian, I can teach both. Russian is my native language, so students can learn Russian from the native speaker. And that is the best way to learn foreign languages. I've been teaching Russian since 2010 and I use my own method, which is not like in boring books. Students have to get what they need to fill the gaps and go further. Who goes, he reaches the destination.

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December 29, 2018
Jordon B.
Sergey has many different methods of learning the Russian language and It allows you to have fun in the process! He is definitely a great and knowledgable teacher!

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Sergey T.

Chicago, IL

(1)
Private ESL Teacher

I have years of experience as an ESL teacher, having taught in South Korea and Saudi Arabia. My students ranged from middle school children to university teenagers to accomplished adults. In addition to ESL, I have a performing arts background that infuses my classes with energy and creativity. I hope you'll join me in exploring the English language.

About Aakhu

Dear Students,

I can help you with your English. I taught ESL in Incheon, South Korea for two years at a girls' middle school and three years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at Princess Noura University and King Saud University. Before teaching ESL I taught, and continue to teach, theatre. My theatre background informs my English classes, creating an energetic and creative experience. I hope you'll allow me to assist you in improving your English skills.

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Lane O.

Chicago, IL 60607


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Hello! I am very excited to teach you! I have a Bachelor's of Art Degree in Sociology. I have been a preschool teacher and have studied human development both in a classroom setting and in real world observational research. I love to make learning fun and attainable. When I am not in the classroom I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog. Our favorite things to do are hiking, camping, and crafting!
I currently teach ESL to young children and I have an ESL certification. I can help you to learn English in the same natural ways that you learned your first language. I am here to help you gain confidence in speaking English and with that confidence in your self. All Lesson plans are customized to your goals and needs. For students interested in coming to my teacher studio or even an online classroom you will get a lesson plan and time to practice with a native English speaker. See yourself improving with me as your teacher!

About Lane

Hello! My name is Lane and I am very excited to teach you! I have a Bachelor's of Art Degree in Sociology. I have been a preschool teacher and have studied human development both in a classroom setting and in real-world observational research. I love to make learning fun and attainable. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog. Our favorite things to do are hiking, camping, and crafting!

I currently teach ESL to young children and I have an ESL certification. I can help you to learn English in the same natural ways that you learned your first language. I am here to help you gain confidence in speaking English and with that confidence in yourself. All lessons are customized to your goals and needs! For students interested in coming to my teaching studio, or even an online classroom, you will get a

lesson plan and time to practice with a native English speaker. See yourself improving with me as your teacher!
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Lane O.

Chicago, IL

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Leela
"Matt is a wonderful tutor. I recommend him highly to all ESL students."
Masashi Fujii
"Thank you for your class."
Lorraine
"She is good!"
Laura
"Ronald is a such amazing teacher. He teaches with such pasion because he really likes what he does. We're learning from each other, i teach him Spanish an
d he teaches me English! Enjoy and improve your english with him, you will never regret picking him as your teacher."
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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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Elaine
"I have worked with Joy for three years teaching English to members of the Hispanic community. She has organized, prepared, and taught lessons that are bot
h beneficial and fun. Having an out-going personality, she adds vitality to her teaching that keeps her students' attention and encourages their participation in class. She is willing to help in any way and easily improvises when faced with a challenge. Joy is an asset to our program and lives up to her name."
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Mary Lou
"Abby is a very hard worker and enthusiastic teacher. She puts her heart into her work. She has much experience teaching ESL for many years."
Avi
"Kristen is a wonderful teacher! She is teaching me and a friend at the same time and we both love the classes."
Shuyang
"A very good teacher, taught us not only English but also valuable skills to study in America."

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