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Vanessa S.

1 Review
Woodridge, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Vanessa S.

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About Vanessa

I am a college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree and while in college I studied music performance & criminology at some of the most accomplished institutions of the Midwest, Missouri State University, in Springfield, Missouri as well as College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and have also receiv

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Ingrid K.
Please do not hire Vanessa she is a liar.
She rescheduled my lessons twice and finally she never showed up.
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Fernando L.

3 Reviews
Evergreen Park, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Theory from CYSO Theory Class
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Fernando L.

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Capable of helping you speak English fluently.

About Fernando

Hi there! My name is Fernando L. and I am looking forward to working with you. I have helped many students throughout my four years of private teaching. I am currently working with "Mariachi Oro y Plata", and had the honor to also work with Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. I look forward to workin

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Max A.
Fernando was fantastic with my 14 year old son. He asked what type of music he wanted to play to keep him engaged. He had a great 45 minute lesson with him. Fernando is passionate about violin and it shows. Looking forward to continuing with Fernando! Highly recommend him!
Lucia A.
Fernando was great with my seven year old daughter. He kept her engaged for 45 minutes. She enjoyed her lesson and is excited to continue lessons with him. Highly recommend him!
Carlos S.
Very professional and patient with student. Can't wait to keep working with him.
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Victor M.

5 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Victor M.

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My pedagogy is constructivist and interdisciplinary . This means students learn Spanish not just from textbooks and exercises but mostly from using and practicing the language through the arts and through their personal experiences with it. Poems, music, plays, movies, podcasts, voiceover, and many other art forms are the main resource of knowledge and go hand in hand with a technical review by the instructor.

About Victor

I have been extremely passionate about teaching Acting and Spanish for over 10 years (and have been an English as a Second Language student for 30!!) I am a native of Mexico City but made Chicago my home three years ago when I decided to continue my acting career in such a lovely city. (Acting

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Karima
Victor has been tutoring me Spanish for a few months now, and I cannot recommend his classes highly enough. Each class is tailored to expand vocabulary and confidence in speaking, ranging from every day conversations to learning cultural nuances and perfecting the accent. Victor is incredibly enthusiastic and makes the classes challenging and fun! I definitely recommend his tutoring services to anyone wanting an introduction to Spanish, to fine-tuning their fluency.
Kelsey
Víctor is a very generous and patient teacher! He does such a good job of catering the curriculum to your skill level and interests.
Marsha
I was just looking to learn a new language since all my kids are out of the house. I took spanish in highschool but all I could say is “ hola como estas “ and “queso”. Thanks to Victor I was able to read 100 Years of Solitude in spanish and I can watch casa de las Flores without subtitles. I am booking a trip to Colombia in September with my husband. I can’t wait to be his guide all thanks to Victor!

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Matthew H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Modern Greek
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Matthew H.

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Using phonetic tools and charts, I help students control their entire body in the production of a wide range of English dialects and foreign accents. Dialect coaching encompasses basic sounds of the language to the prosody (intonation). Depending on the needs of the individual, we work on subtlety and stereotypes. Great for actors in performances or linguists in academia.

About Matthew

I am a world traveler with over 13 years of tutoring experience. I also have weight trained for about 15 years. Currently working on my PhD in sociolinguistics at the University of Pittsburgh, I received my MA in Spanish from NYU and can help you with many different areas. My experience as an edito

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The first session with Matthew, I can tell things are going to be okay. This makes me feel better; I could say right off the bat; he knows what he is teaching.

Yuval G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Marketing from Brandeis University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Yuval G.

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Experienced teacher of 2 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate Hebrew student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Let's get started!

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Experienced Hebrew Teacher of 4 Years. Lived, studied and worked in Israel for 10+ Years. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized to the needs & goals of each student. Lets get started!

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Robert M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Papiamentu (language from Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao)
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1973
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Robert M.

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I started teaching Italian in 1985, in McAllen, Texas, as a private tutor. I again kept tutoring Italian, this time for freshmen college students in Sugar Land, Texas in 2015. I am an Italian native speaker, and at the present time I am writing short stories in Italian.

About Robert

My name is Robert M. I have a Spanish Teaching Degree from Curacao, a beautiful island that once was part of The Netherlands and I started teaching since 1973. I also have an Associate Degree in Applied Arts in Advertising Design from the Art Institute of Houston. I combine art with any language to

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I love it and I have much fun.
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"Georgina is a wonderful teacher. I've struggled trying to find the right program to learn spanish, but with Georgina I've found the perfect guide. Each lesson has been well crafted to fit my own needs. Highly recommended."
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Took Spanish lessons from Georgina L.
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"Gregorio is a wonderful & patient teacher. He provides great examples and lessons to help you with your trouble areas."
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Took Spanish lessons from Gregorio M.
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"Today was my first lesson. Evelyne is very relaxed and immediately helped me to feel relaxed. She quickly chose a starting point that met my skill level.
I am already looking forward to my second lesson."
Christine
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! He cares about his students. Very accommodating. My son has a hard time being focused but he has managed to stay focused on his lesson and is always looking forward to his next one."
Angelis
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Matt G.
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"If you are looking for a teacher who explains things very well, Basma has the patience to help you understand. She is prepared, organized and patient. I recommend her. - L.A."
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Took Arabic lessons from Basma N.
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"Working with Carla has been incredible! I had a minimal amount of ASL experience before starting lessons and Carla has helped me learn so much in such a short amount of time. She's wonderful at helping you to incorporate what she's teaching into conversations so you can practice using and understanding signs.

I was able to use my short 4 weeks of private lessons on a recent trip where I was able to have a lovely conversation with a member of the deaf community - thanks to Carla.

I look forward to continuing on and developing a much deeper understanding of ASL!"
Megan
Took American Sign Language lessons from Carla C.
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