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An hour lesson just flies by and I’ve learned so much...I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned!
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I teach because I love bringing more music, harmony and joy into this world!
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Erika I.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish / French, Italian
  • French Teacher from Alliance Francaise
  • Teaching since 1996
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Erika I.

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I have experience teaching and working with children as well as with adults. I feel comfortable teaching students in all different levels, from the beginner up to the advanced level. The typical approach that I use is a rather communicative one. I like to encourage students to speak and get engaged in real life situations.

I like to know my students, who you are and what your interests are so that I am not just your teacher, but also a friend. I like to think that I am a humorous person and it always makes me feel great when we can share a laugh or two in the class.

Come and join me!

About Erika

My name is Erika and I have been studying French since I was 4 years old. I studied French in my hometown where I got a degree in French (C1 level). When I was 16, I got a scholarship to study French in Normandie, France. Ten years later, I got a second scholarship to study in Lyon, France. Back in

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Vicky
always a pleasure
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Mary Jo D.
I love her approach and patience with me. i am a visual learner and having her write the phrases for me truly helps my comprehension. Merci!
Vicky
Erika is wonderful! I am so glad that she is my tutor. Thank you so much.
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Carolina F.

77 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • School of Languages - Teaching/ Translation program from Local University
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Carolina F.

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Take lessons with a native Spanish speaker! I have experience working with children and adults from beginner up to advanced levels. I specialize in grammatical and technical classes as well as conversational ones. I tend to follow a rather communicative teaching approach, motivating students to interact in real situations.

There’s nothing like the feeling of a good class, a class that was enjoyed by the teacher and the students, so I always try to create a bond between students so that classes are more customized. It also helps to develop confidence and promotes the use of Spanish in the class. It doesn’t matter the topic and the focus of the lesson, humor, laughter and little jokes are a must in all classes to break the ice and to make the class more pleasant.

I can't wait to get started!

About Carolina

¡Hola! My name is Caro, and I want you to learn Spanish from a native Spanish speaker! I love cooking and listening to music, being with friends and watching TV series. I also enjoy being at home – which happens to be my office-, and I have a cat that sometimes likes to take Spanish lessons,

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Debbie
I signed up for my second round of Spanish lessons with Carolina:) She is awesome! She is professional, prompt, educated, and she is fun. She seems to really enjoy teaching!!!
Robin
Great first lesson with Carolina! She gets to know your comfort level and is very patient.
Debbie
Carolina is a fantastic instructor. She easily adapts to my pace and customizes her lessons to fit my needs. I have been an English teacher in the USA for 25 years, so I know a great teacher when I see one. Carolina is definitely a great teacher:) I do not feel intimidated in any way when I work with her and she is able to make our classes productive and fun!!!
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Tammy Y.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
  • Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music
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Tammy Y.

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With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes. Check out my pictures to see my online classroom set up, or feel free to send me a message if you have questions! :)

Mandarin is a musical language that's quickly taking over the world, you'll have lots of fun learning this language.

I was born and raised in Singapore, and am fluent in both English and Mandarin. I can read, write and speak at a bilingual, native proficiency in English and professional proficiency in Mandarin.

I'll teach you depending on your level and age. For kids, I use fun, interactive storytelling. For the adults, I'll dive into concepts like the origins of the language, nuances of the intonations, all the while teaching you vocabulary and sentence structure. I'll also adjust my lessons based on your feedback, your learning style and your goals!

About Tammy

With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes. Check out my pictures to see my online classroom set up, or feel free to send me a message if you have questions! :) *I conduct group lessons for young children, which I am unable to state on my profi

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Sam and Layla -.
My son had a great first lesson! Looking forward to more.
Janet
My 11 year old niece loves her ukulele lessons with Tammy. She is a beginner and was able to learn how to tune her ukulele and start playing songs after one week. Tammy provides all the lesson material and even short videos after each lesson to sum up what was learned and what should be practiced. I wasn't sure how remote lessons would turn out but so far everything has been great.
Daniel, Olivia, & Emma C.
Excellent teacher for children to start early music lessons.
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Tony S.

105 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks ASL, BSL
  • BS Art education; ASL from Harding University
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Tony S.

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NEW!!! I am now offering 15 minute CHAT sessions. These are great for just chatting, brushing up on skills, etc. NO VOICE chat sessions! NO VOICE mentor session or quick practice sessions! Use them how you would like!

I've been teaching ASL for 23 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of ASL and Deaf culture! I am passionate about teaching, Deaf ministry, and ASL!

Within the first few lessons, you'll start signing simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to converse with people who are Deaf! You will also be learning about the culture of Deaf people at the same time.

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Nervous about meeting people who are deaf? Want to learn some tips to get over those first moments of nervousness? Do you just need someone to practice with? I would love to help you!

Some of my students book private lessons with me just to have someone to chat with and practice. The more you practice, the more confidence you will ...

About Tony

Thank you so much for checking out my profile! My name is Tony and I've been teaching formal and private lessons since 1996 and have loved helping my students learn American Sign Language while developing confidence in their skills. I went to Harding University and was trained and tutored by a Mast

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Bernice
I continue to learn so much. I can see the growth. My teacher is so awesome.
Bernice
I thoroughly enjoyed my class. I am really motivated by teacher to do well, learning sign.
Bernice
Awesome class, my receptive skills and expressive skills are improving. My instructor is really awesome and I continue to learn so much.

Carol H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Carol H.

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let your child learn Arabic in a different and fun technique way, through symbols and images. You child will speak from the first session, and will be able to read and memorize the words through images. Kids will learn Arabic based on a series of icons placed grammatically and interpreted as full complex sentences. Adults will find Arabic so easy and simple using the best books and techniques using conversational Arabic. No wasting time let'd start speaking!!

About Carol

My name is Carol, spending most of my life in the Middle East I was amazed but the beauty of the Middle Eastern Culture. I decided to to shed to a positive impact on the Middle Eastern Culture through teaching the language, music, art, and cooking. I graduated from the Lebanese American Univers

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Samantha
Carol is the best! I have taken Arabic lessons before and I have never learned so much so quickly. Not only is she a great teacher, but she is an absolute joy to be around. I cannot possibly recommend her more!!
Cornell Burnette
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Beatrice S.

9 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Beatrice S.

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I was born in Italy in a bilingual family. I grew up speaking Italian and Spanish, I then start learning English and German in school. When it was time to decide my education I had no doubts, I wanted to perfection my knowledge of English and Spanish. I decided to move to Milan to get my BA in Interpreting and Translation at IULM University. Becoming a translator gave me a unique insight of what languages and words are all about, what learning a language really means, and the realization that it is a lifelong process and commitment.

There's always something to improve, there's always something to learn, and that's the beauty about it.

I've tutored many people in the past 5 years and they all decided to start learning Italian or Spanish for different reasons. Depending on that reason I was able to create a specific program for them, something that would really make them reach their goals.

I have a lot of patience, I'm fun, I'm precise, and I take tutoring very seriously. ...

About Beatrice

My name is Beatrice and I come from Northern Italy. I have a bachelor's degree in interpreting and translation (English-Spanish) and a master's degree in journalism and PR. I've studied languages all my life, and have more than five years of teaching experience to all levels and backgrounds. I know

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George B.
E stata una coversazione e utile e piacevole.
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Charles B.
Excellente

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The average cost of 60-minute language lessons is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $150 per hour.
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