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Stefania P.

5 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stefania P.

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I feel that learning in general and learning a foreign language in particular is about repetition and I ask my students to repeat everything I teach over and over again until they know it by heart. I keep my lessons simple to avoid overwhelming the students and to allow time for them to repeat what they learned earlier. I teach the words that form part of the so called core vocabulary; words that are chosen according to frequency and range (in the sense that they “occur across a wide variety of texts”) It is often said that the first 2000 most frequent words cover approximately 90% of the vocabulary used by native-speakers in daily conversations. This means that for a student they represent the basic resource to be able to communicate.

About Stefania

I am Italian. I moved to Canada first and the US next in my thirties. I love teaching. I own a retail training and consulting company. I have taught Italian on and off over the years and have always loved doing it. I am very passionate about the topics I teach and have a clear understanding of the

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Nick S.
Outstanding! Went slow, and steady with the pace that I needed. Also very thorough.
Sam
Excellent teacher. Recommend highly
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Excellent teacher.

Bill L.

26 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
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Bill L.

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Grew up in America for over 13 years and speak English and Mandardin Chinese.

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier in my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have! However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. This is where a tutor would come in handy.

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Amazing, very efficient. Very recommended.
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Margo L.

36 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $59
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
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Margo L.

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The reason people have "accents" is because they speak a foreign language using the grammatical and phoenetic rules of their native language. This is easily corrected and I am the one to show you how!

About Margo

Are you ready to fall in love with your voice? Are you ready for something different? If your voice isn’t becoming to you, YOU should be coming to ME! I know what it's like to be frustrated with boring exercises and processes that seem to take a lot of time but yield no results. That's why I d

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Kelsey F.
My daughter said she has a beautiful voice and very patient and encouraging instructor.
Tina S.
Margo is so talented, she is knowledgeable in techniques and has a special ability to know exactly
how to taylor your needs.
Monica G.
Very helpful and encouraging.

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Brandy W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $21
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • MS Education from Wheelock College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Brandy W.

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Embraced by the Deaf community in the state of Massachusetts over 10 years ago, I was submerged in the language and the culture during and after losing what was left of my hearing. I’ve never felt so much love and support in my life. It was quite touching. During the whole “losing my hearing” process, I quickly picked up American Sign Language and began teaching at TLC Deaf.

My family relocated to a different state and I began teaching homeschooled students ASL online via other video chat apps like FT, Skype, etc.

I had no idea that this (TakeLessons) existed and I’m not even sure how I stumbled across this app. I’ve been seeing various vocabulary signed differently compared to what I learned so I’ve been joining classes as well. Furthermore, I believe that there will always be something for you to learn no matter how skilled you are.

I noticed that there were no morning classes during the week and figured that I could share what I know with those who prefer morning classes.

About Brandy Q

I’m fun, innovative, interactive and insightful. I believe that I am skilled at meeting people where they are, understanding how they learn, and adjusting my style of teaching to match their needs. My classes are voice off, but I have many visual cues along with text that will help students underst

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Ronald
Patient, clear, provide examples to explain concepts, a pleasure to be taught by her.
Linda
First lessons can be hard because you don't know what knowledge your new student is bringing. Brandy understood when we could speed up and when we needed to slow down. She is very friendly and relaxed. As a beginner, I highly recommend her!
Micah
Mrs. Williams is an awesome teacher. She is very patient and kind. I am not def and not very coordinated but I am actually learning and using what I learn, correctly, with my best friend who I recently reconnected with. Thanks Mrs. Williams for making this so much easier than I expected and working with me through my challenges!

Christelle H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students Male: 1 to 5; Female: 1 and up
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Christelle H.

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Being able to effectively communicate with others is the first step to building genuine relationships with them--whether casual, personal, or work relationships. My goal is to give my students the tools you need to communicate with others in English, so you can achieve your unique goals as a capable English speaker. I seek to genuinely listen to and learn from my students, not just teach. I aim to make your learning experience fun and joyful because learning a new language opens up new worlds and new possibilities and should be enjoyable!

The typical class length is 90 minutes. If that is too long for your busy lifestyle, please choose the mini class of 45 minutes. Connect with me today!

About Christelle

I love creating: writing, knitting, seeing new things come to life and thrive. I have extensive experience teaching women's health classes and counseling in natural women's health, because motherhood courses through my veins. I am also a published author and speaker. I love to encourage and su

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Jane
As we took a childbirth class from Christelle, you might say we took one of the most important classes in our lives from her! We honestly believe if we had not taken her class we would not have had nearly so positive an experience in natural childbirth, so much credit is due to her. Christelle prepared thoroughly for all our lessons, included interesting activities and personal anecdotes. Most importantly, Christelle made it clear that she cared not only about our grasp of the content but also about us as people. That made all the difference.
Ryan
Christelle is very knowledgeable and personal at the same time. I like how she can draw a lot from her personal experience as well.

Jessi M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Swiss-German, German, French
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
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Jessi M.

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Hi i am a German Speaking Coach, you need to speak to learn and that is fun. I'm Swiss and Speak Swiss-German, German and French.

Let me know how I can help you ;)
Happy to hear soon from you.

About Jessi

Hi I m Jessi, Speaking Coach I am from Switzerland and speak German, Swiss-German and French. I teach since many years. The main focus is Speaking as this is the most important to learn a language. You can practice with me, the best is to do a daily or every two days for 30min. ;) Happy to

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