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Bill L.

37 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Teaching since 2012
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Bill L.

37 Reviews
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I have 10 years of experience tutoring english and math for standardized exams (SAT/ACT/GRE) test preparation, as well as helping new English speakers improve their vocabulary and conversational/writing skills.

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier 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. Or maybe the teacher/professor is not the best

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Daiqing
Bill is very patient and knowledgeable, explained everything clear and give great suggestions
Fjorelo
Intelligent and very good at explaining, he manages to make you understand what is best for you and good at advising you.
highly recommended!!!
Anthony
My son loves his class! Bill teaches well to my 9 year old, my son understands him, has fun and is learning so much. I couldn't be happier.
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Yuexin C.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Cantonese, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Chinese, English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Yuexin C.

7 Reviews
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I'm bilingual, patient, and work for a personalized study plan just for you, whether your goal is exploring your new interest in the language, maintaining your current level, or advancing over a long or short period of time. I know how to engage, encourage, and motivate my students. I push my students just the right amount by exploiting their strengths and supporting any weaknesses.

About Yuexin

Hi! I am a graduate student at the University of Chicago studying Digital Humanities. I studied Comparative Literature and Music as an undergraduate student at Colorado College. 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 an un

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Sadie B.
Great first lesson with my 7 year old daughter, She was very patient with her expanding the 4 tones of speaking mandarin....we have another lesson tomorrow :)
Victoria H.
It was amazing she is great.
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Farobag C.

44 Reviews
Orland Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Awarded 2004 Excellence in Performing Arts or Literature from FEZANA
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 90; Female: 3 to 92
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Farobag C.

44 Reviews
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Includes study in spoken and written English as well as various types of English literature.

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Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra from1985 to 2002, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literatur

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Jim
First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
Andreas - Marianna P.
Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
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Linda C.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks Turkish, French
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Linda C.

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Hello. My name is Linda, and I am an ESL/English teacher for Take Lessons. If you are reading my profile, I'm going to convince you to sign up for lessons with me.

So why sign up with me? First of all, teaching ESL and English is not a job for me. It's a passion. I love doing it. My love of languages started when I was a child. My grandparents escaped from Russia during the Russian Revolution. My father's first language was Russian, and I remember many family dinners when the only language I heard was Russian. My grandparents tried to teach me Russian and told me about the country they had escaped from. This resulted in my curiosity and interest in other countries and other languages.

Unfortunately, I didn't spend enough time with my grandparents to learn Russian, and my father wanted me to learn only English, so when I got older, I learned French in school, and I also learned Turkish when I lived in Turkey and ...

About Linda

Now, I am going to tell you a story which I hope will help you decide to sign up with me. Years ago, when I was studying for my MA degree in English with an emphasis in ESL, I had a very, very boring professor in one of my evening classes. This professor sat in front of the class and talked and ta

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Claudia
She is an excellent teacher, very nice and her lessons are very funny and interesting.
Judi
Linda became a volunteer tutor with our organization in the fall of 2019. She had two students, a mother and adult daughter, and they were very happy with her. And then Covid hit. They were not computer savvy, so the match was put on hold and has not resumed. I am the trainer for the volunteer tutors and was very impressed with Linda during our two-day training, so much so that I have asked her to shadow me this year and eventually take over the volunteer tutor training for our organization. I highly recommend Linda both as an ESL and an English teacher.
Chau
I came to USA from Jan21. I have started to study with Linda from Feb21. Linda is a great teacher, she is so patient and explains details. She helps me a lot in improving my speaking and listening skills. I highly recommend Linda to people learning English.
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Marty W.

79 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks limited usage), Spanish (For singing, Italian (for singing)
  • Awarded Choir Regionals from National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
  • Master of Science from University of Advancing Technology
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Marty W.

79 Reviews
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Having written a number of books along with completing two masters degrees, I have a strong background in English. Grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, clarity and content development all work together to ensure that your writing is the best it can be. Whether you have specific assignments you'd like me to assist you with or support for a book you are writing, I can help you improve.

About Marty

Open up to your own unique voice. Play piano with energy and freedom. "With singing, your body is your instrument. Helping you become all you can be as a performer is my number one goal. Protecting your voice is a close second as we work to strengthen your vocal range and the quality of your sou

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Sarat C.
Matthew Figures F.
I learned a lot from the first lesson already, very experienced and positive, highly recommended!!
Maria B.
All my three kids have enjoyed piano lessons with Marty. The oldest for more than two years! We are moving out of the country, so unfortunately we have to leave her; I wish we could take her with us! She is such a dedicated teacher. My kids have learned so much from her, not only playing the piano but also music theory. She is also flexible in scheduling, so we could always find a time that worked well for our busy family schedule. We will miss her!
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Anna E.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French, Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Art History from Columbia University
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Anna E.

16 Reviews
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Become confident in English. Speak, write and read better after taking these lessons.
How does the lesson work online? We will use video and it will be very similar to face to face class as we immerse into English language at full speed. We will work on the issues you have and with the material that is interesting to you! We will watch audio and video to improve your listening skills, read articles and write to advance your grammar and writing skills.

These interactive and engaging lessons will get you talking right away. Get comfortable speaking English and get skills to learn better. Join me for an interactive class where you learn best!
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Parlez avec confiance et améliorez votre anglais.
Je vous invite à joindre mes classes interactives d'anglais. C'est difficile d'apprendre une langue sans aide et je suis ici pour vous donner plus de support, explications de grammaire et différents façons d'améliorer votre études.
Contactez-moi avec vôtres questions et on ...

About Anna

For English students: Feel more confident speaking and writing in English by taking classes with me. You will increase your vocabulary and develop a natural way to express yourself. Engage with culture and current news to gain the knowledge of both spoken and written English. You will learn not b

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Shashi
She is a great teacher. Very detail-oriented in her approach
Sarah S.
That was a great beginning with Anna.
Nina T.
My first Russian lesson with Anna was great. She was very patient with me, and went at my pace, which is much appreciated. I like that she introduced the idea of learning a bit about Russian culture, and she sent me an article which I look forward to reading.

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"Tom is a great English teacher, with his help I'm developing my daily communication a lot, and it's enjoyable to learn with him. Tom is awesome!"
Julia
Took English lessons from Tom S.
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"Everything is going well, however we have not seen a report card yet. lol

Tamara is a nice lady and a capable teacher."
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Took English lessons from Tamara F.
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"Even in an online setting, the format of the class is very nice and fits the individual’s learning needs. I have been speaking Hindi at home since I was young but I wanted to work on my grammar, writing, and reading. Once I reached out, Ms. Prajakta has been very helpful."
Apurva
Took English lessons from Prajakta R.
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"She is good to explain everything"
Nasser
Took English lessons from Rosita R.
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"English has always been a huge struggle for me! Having Austin kindly share many useful tips has really gone a long way for me! I enjoyed having the lessons at either nearby Coffee Shops or at Austin's church. I have come to not only understand how to write a better paper, but also embrace how fun it can be to effectively convey my thoughts. I definitely recommend Austin!"
Sally
Took English lessons from Austin Y.
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"Haley Shea is an awesome teacher l just finished my first lesson and l look forward to the coming lesson next weeks"
Sumaya
Took English lessons from Haley Shea B.
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"Bahareh has immensely helped me improve my skills in English as a second language! She is very knowledgeable and extremely patient. After many lessons that I took with her, I still send her my writings to proofread. She always provides detailed feedback and is available to explain things if I need further assistance. Highly recommend her if you need help with your English!"
Sally
Took English lessons from Bahareh G.
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"Ms.Prajakta is very patient and kind with my son. She explains things in a manner that is easy to understand and encourages him to put his effort in reading and writing. His English has improved in his school report card grades at a faster pace."
Sangeetha
Took English lessons from Prajakta R.
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"Micah is wonderful. She is very professional and energetic.
Highly recommended!"
Takako
Took English lessons from Micah B.
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"Does a very good job"
Adriana
Took English lessons from Sebastian P.
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