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Popular Language Teachers in West Chicago, IL

Bill L.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Masters in Computer Science (Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence) from Georgia Tech
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bill L.

27 Reviews
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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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Caroline I.
Bill is very knowledgeable about Java and really goes the extra mile to help a student learn.
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Victor M.

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

Georgina L.

34 Reviews
Downers Grove, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor's Degree in ESL Teaching from National University of La Pampa, Argentina
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Georgina L.

34 Reviews
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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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Brad
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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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.

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Karen R.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Bachelor's in Music Education, and Master's in Reading and Curriculum from Grand Canyon University
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Karen R.

16 Reviews
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I teach all forms of literacy including listening, speaking, writing, and reading English. I teach grammar, phonics, word recognition and comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, and effective, expressive, and creative writing skills. I have been an avid reader and writer ever since my elementary school days. At college, I received a perfect score on my departmental English exam. I have three education degrees: A double bachelor's in elementary education and music, and a Master's Degree in Reading and Curriculum. I am presently a Mesa Laubach Literacy Council Board Member and Tutor. I love to help students become more proficient in the English language.

About Karen

Karen R. was born and raised in a musical family in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Karen has loved to sing and play instruments almost all of her life, and became passionate about music early in her childhood. She has played 7 instruments proficiently including piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele,

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Chelsea and Natalie R.
Today was our first lesson. Karen was on time and professional, and also very personable. She took the time to see what level each of my girls was at. I like that she teaches theory along with playing.
Imogene I.
Karen was wonderful with Imogene. She learned so much with just one lesson and she cannot wait for the next.
Thomas L.
Karen Is an amazing teacher! Karen gives great guidance to those willing to learn. She is very patient and takes all the time needed for everyone to develop their skills. She is very good and changing times to meet and is understanding that things change and is flexible. I can't say enough about how great she is at teaching.

Todd C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Cherokee, German, Russian, Lakota, Spanish, French, Mongolian, Mandarin
  • M.Ed. from Montana State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Todd C.

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I lived in China for over 20 years and understand the challenges of learning Mandarin as an English speaker. I explain the mystic and wonder of the language and mindset. Over 5000 years of history is alive and well in the Chinese language and it's fascinating. My main focus is on pronunciation and tones, tones, tones. Without good pronunciation and sharp tones communication in Mandarin is challenged. Expect me to correct your pronunciation. You'll find my lessons to be full of interesting aspects and quirks of Chinese culture and language.

About Todd

I have a passion for Chinese language and culture. After living in China and Taiwan, I learned to speak and understand a range of Chinese accents. My accent is standard Mandarin as spoken in Harbin, which is considered to most proper. I read both Traditional and Simplified characters. My understa

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Cynthia G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Texas Pan American
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Cynthia G.

3 Reviews
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I have been teaching professionally as an elementary school teacher for 10 years. I have experience teaching ESL and bilingual students. I have proficient skills in teaching English as a Second Language to others using a variety of teaching strategies.

About Cynthia

I have been an elementary school teacher for the past 10 years. I have experience teaching children in grades K, 2nd, and 3rd but have also tutored students from grades 1-5. I have a bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Bilingual Education from the University of Texas-Pan American

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Glenda
I co-taught with Ms. Cynthia and she is a great teacher. She has a lot of great ideas in helping students to reach their goals! I was able to observe her expertise in teaching Math, and the strategies she taught her students were amazing! ALL of her students excelled in the subject area of Mathematics.
Sandra
Very organized and prepared. She was understanding and patient.
Gigi
Cynthia is such a great teacher! She’s so patient and fun to learn with. I’ve learned so much with her, far more than I expected. She’s very professional and does all she can to make sure I learn the right way. I’d recommend her 100%!

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"I highly recommend Ms. Lin as a Chinese teacher/tutor. My children, aged 2 and 4, and I have been studying Chinese with Ms. Lin for over 3 months and I have learned greatly in a short period of time.
Ms. Lin is very professional and works well with people of all ages and levels. I have observed her teaching my children, who are beginners, every week and she is able to be playful with them and firm at the same time, making their learning fun. As for her ability to teach an adult like myself (an intermediate level with experience living in China), she has extensive knowledge of the Chinese language and culture and is able to make learning such a difficult language interesting and simple. She is also very patient, reliable and organized. Most importantly, Ms. Lin is very passionate about teaching Chinese. Such passion, combining with her knowledge of the subject, especially makes learning exciting and stimulating."
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Took Mandarin lessons from Lin X.
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"Grade teacher, very friendly with teenagers highly recommend."
Galilea
Took Korean lessons from Hyojung C.
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"Guigand is excellent--a great teacherand patient!"
Winnie
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Guifang X.
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"I booked 5 lessons with Sophie to brush up my French language skills during my holidays. Sophie is a very professional and kind teacher and helped me a lot. She adapts to students needs to get a maximum learning effect out of the time."
Sebastian
Took French lessons from Sophie D.
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"The skype lessons with Bruno have been a great experience. He is very encouraging, patient and flexible in forming the lessons to meet my goals. His french is very understandable. It feels like Bruno is motivated to provide a service and not just make some extra money. I would highly recommend him."
Jeff
Took French lessons from Bruno D.
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"He is an excellent instructor."
wissem
Took French lessons from Mario D.
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"She is a natural, she is very perceptive and adapts to student's needs automatically."
Ismar Estrella
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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"marina is great patient , understanding and very friendly and flexible , is very fun lesson"
Mo
Took Russian lessons from Marina K.
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"Great first lesson . . . lots of info.!"
Julie
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"He was very positive and encouraging as well as very knowledgeable and resourceful. I can't wait to take more Japanese lessons from him."
Jessica
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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