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Lisa D.

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  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lisa D.

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About Lisa

I have experience working as an English and German teacher in Germany, teaching to kids and adults of varying levels and language goals. I hold a bachelor's degree in Language as well as a Masters degree which I obtained in Germany. I also have experience working with diverse populations including

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Lisa is the BEST!!!!
Sam H.
Lisa really took the time in our first lesson to figure out where I'm at with the language and determine the best way for me to reach my goals.
Blake H.
Simply amazing! Not only did Lisa exceed my expectations with helping to achieve my goals, but she took it a step further by developing my German to be more well-rounded. I can't thank her enough!
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Tamara F.

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  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • International Business from University of South Florida
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Tamara F.

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I am a native English speaker with 8 years of experience with international students learning the English Language. I have worked with students from all over the world, from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, China, Japan, Qatar, and more! I have a great love and understanding of world cultures and languages, I am myself from a bilingual background and culture.

About Tamara

Hi, my name is Tamara, and I'm an English language teacher, for speakers of other languages. I have been involved with ESL and international students since 2011. I specialize in tutoring adult learners in conversation based classes. I am here to help you achieve your goal of being fluent in En

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Wife B.
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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Walter M.
Excellent!!
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Yuexin C.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portuguese, English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, German, Spanish
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • B.A. in Comparative Literature from Colorado College
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Yuexin C.

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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 u

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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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Toshi M.

338 Reviews
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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 2 to 85
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Toshi M.

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🇺🇸 アメリカン・イングリッシュ英会話を学びませんか?日本人の方(18歳以下)の為の初心者向けの英会話レッスンです。アメリカのカリフォルニア州ロサンゼルスに20年以上在住しております。今すぐ役立つアメリカ英語の英会話をスカイプでお教え致します。世界各国のどこからでも学んで頂く事ができます。

🌟英語には色んなアクセントがありますが、アメリカのロサンゼルスの標準な英語が1番世界で使わせています。エンターテイメント業界があるハリウッド、また世界的にビジネスを広げている会社はアメリカの会社が1番多いので、標準なアメリカン英語の発音を使う事が好ましいのです。また、アメリカのニュース・キャスターは全てロサンゼルス(北アメリカ)の発音に統一されています。例えばアメリカのテキサス州やテネシー州など他の州は日本語と同じように方言や強いアクセントがあります。発音が違うと”田舎から来たの?”と思われてしまいがちなのが正直なところ現実です。日本語で例えると、東京弁が標準語ですが、九州弁や秋田弁など習ってしまうと仕事や普通の会話で使えなくなりますね。それと同じで標準なアメリカ・ロサンゼルス発音(北アメリカ)の英語が最も好ましいのです。

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🌟ここでの英会話レッスンは日頃ロサンゼルスで良く使われる日常会話のレッスンや、日本人に難しい発音、アメリカと日本のカルチャーや考え方の違い、テキストを使わず生きた本当の英会話を学びたい方、またアメリカのハリウッド情報なども、お伝えして行きます。

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About Toshi

Welcome! 😃👋🏻 My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. 🌟 One on One Lessons via Online ( Zoom) (Group Lessons available for more than 3 people.) Takelessons.com requires all group lesson students to sign up and purchase for their lessons separately. ⚠

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Amy
Our son loves working with Toshi! He looks forward to each lesson. Toshi does a great job making the lessons fun and integrating material that our son shows an interest in. He is awesome!
Ben
Toshi was a great Japanese instructor for my 12 year-old son. Toshi kept my son engaged and looking forward to each lesson. We highly recommend him.
Wyatt
He had fun which is what we want! :) :)
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Sebastian P.

11 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded NOTAS RADIOACTIVA COCA COLA from COCA-COLA
  • Teaching since 1996
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Sebastian P.

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Hi guys. I've been teaching Spanish and English for over 20 years and my students have always gone on to C1 of the CEF. since the first few lessons, you'll be able to COMPREHEND, SPEAK, READ and WRITE, , and as time goes on you'll be able specialize in C1, I have developed my own technique but of course I use spanish sources for this matter. Every time I am in front of students, I feel just like when I have been in a concert in front of thousands of people. I really love teaching. see u soon!

About Sebastian

I am from Colombia where I used to be both, an English and Spanish Teacher. I did it for over 18 years and thanks God I did a great job in all institutions I worked for. My accent is from Bogotá, Colombia, and I have a very learned spanish level. Many people say that in Colombia, specially in Bogot

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Pablo C.
En realidad el es un buen maestro .te explication muy bien y te corrigue cualquier error te dice el por que . Tienes que decirlo haci .
Toby
Sebaztian does a very good, my wife's English has improved greatly since working with Sebaztian, there is improvement after each lesson, he has a plan that works very well.
Pat G.
Sebastian is a wonderful teacher, expresses concepts in a manner that is easily understood. The lesson was extremely energetic and interesting. I am pretty much self-taught in Spanish, but will now learn the language properly. Loved the lesson!
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Eric S.

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  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Eric S.

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I would really love the opportunity to help you improve your English abilities. I believe in using examples, scenarios, conversation and visual aids to keep the class interesting. I listen to students needs in order to let you guide the lesson topics to where your learning needs and goals will be achieved. I am just a subject matter expert and a facilitator of your learning. I believe strongly in the value of education, self-learning and continuous learning. You will be a better learner if you approach each topic from your interests and from a discovery approach. You may find that learning English while also learning about other topics (business, careers, hobbies, interests, travel, culture, etc.) makes it more valuable.

About Eric

Hello! I am an accounting/finance/human resources specialist with 20 years experience working in government and business. I have finished a Ph.D. in finance and I enjoy teaching online part-time. I most enjoy helping students with test preparation such as IELTS/TOEFL/GMAT. I also enjoy helping you

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sara
I am learning so much from this talented instructor.
sara
Excellent teacher!
Alexander
It’s been more than 2 years since I started my lessons with Eric and I suppose I was lucky to find such a professional with a strong business and PhD background. It was important for me to develop my verbal communication abilities in finance and economics and Eric was definitely the right choice. Both his personal and professional skills make the studying process smooth and efficient and I really see the results as I have become much more confident when making presentations and also I passed successfully CFA Exam Level I. Apart from relevant and coherent agendas for our well-structured lessons with intensive homework preparation materials I can also emphasize his punctuality and friendliness. He is a really good tutor and I highly recommend him!

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The average cost of 60-minute English lessons is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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"She helped my with my English Exam and helped me write better in English. What I like most about her is that I felt comfortable. I'm still new to the United States from Japan and I feel out of place here and still I don't know many people. But with her she always made me feel welcome and she speaks Japanese but never let me speak it so I can practice! She is a really good teacher and always their if you have question!"
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"I got my first class with Odaya, she understands my need correctly and correct my english, I like very much her teaching."
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"I would recommend Jesse for any tutoring need without reservation. In our household, Jesse has helped amplify the Spanish learning for a middle/hs student, helped an older student with the application process for graduate work and worked with someone on writing. He’s phenomenal at all of it for the following reasons: his patience, intelligence and good nature are exceptional; he can work with all temperaments; he will meet your student where they are. Most important: he is systematic and provides real executive functioning support for each task. He is an unusually talented tutor and human being."
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Understanding how to read, write, and speak in English can give you a leg up in the business world, but it also allows you to connect and engage with members of your community.

Whether you have plans to study in an English-speaking country or secure a career in a multinational corporation, knowing the language is an invaluable asset. Even if you just want to study English for fun, online English classes are a great way to build up your speaking skills and comprehension. Knowing the basics of the language will open up a new world of entertainment, including some of the bes

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Why Take In-Person English Lessons?

At TakeLessons, we provide a wide range of certified English tutors near you who are eager to help you achieve your language goals. Whether you are starting at the beginner level or looking to advance your current skill set, your English tutor will be there every step of the way.

What’s more, when you sign up for private lessons, your instructor will give you the individualized attention you need to excel. You can spend as much time as you’d like on certain subjects, ensuring you learn at your own pace. Ask all your questions and focus on specific concepts. With a private English tutor, you will receive the tools you need to succeed. No matter your age or current knowledge of the language, our English tutors will accommodate all your learning needs. If in-person tutoring is not right for you, consider our online English lessons.

Topics You'll Learn During English Lessons

Private ESL teachers always tailor lessons to each student's needs so that topics will vary based on the student's skill level, age, and interests. Your private English tutor will assess where you are and help get you where you want to go. For example, ESL classes for adults vary greatly from English lessons for kids in terms of their learning style and speed. Take a look at some sample topics for each level below. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner ESL Lessons

If you have little or no familiarity with English, then you’ll first want to cover the fundamentals. By building a strong foundation with the language, you’ll be prepared to take on more advanced topics later on. At the beginning stage, your teacher will help you set smart and achievable goals, so you will notice an improvement with every lesson!

At your first English lessons you can expect to see the following topics:

  • Alphabet and vowel sounds
  • Basic pronunciation rules
  • Greetings and introductions
  • Simple vocabulary words
  • Introduction to grammar

Once you master these beginner topics, you will be all set to tackle more advanced concepts during intermediate lessons.

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate English Lessons

Intermediate ESL classes are designed to take your beginning English skills to the next level. In intermediate classes, you'll start to build up your conversational skills and take on more complex topics. At this stage, it’s a good idea to simulate English immersion the best you can – that means watching movies, listening to music, and reading books in English! The more English media you take in, the deeper your understanding of the language will become.

In intermediate English lessons, you’ll explore the following topics:

  • Develop a greater understanding of grammar rules
  • Introduction to additional verb tenses 
  • Practice reading and writing 
  • Improve listening comprehension
  • Basic conversation skills

The more you practice these topics, the more comfortable you will become with the language. You’ll start recognizing more words and phrases and begin piecing together your own sentences and building conversations of your own.

Sample Curriculum for Advanced ESL Lessons

Advanced ESL students should already have a firm grasp of the language and a strong desire to perfect their English skills. At this level, you’ll explore the many nuances of English – this is where the beauty of the language really shines! You’ll now be ready to take on complex and thought-provoking subject matter and express yourself in English just as you would in your native language.

Course topics in advanced ESL lessons cover the following:

  • Accent reduction
  • Perfecting grammar
  • Reading inferences and nuances
  • Idiomatic language and colloquialisms
  • Great cultural understanding

When it comes to mastering a language, practice makes perfect. And one thing is for certain: with the right teacher, you can reach your full potential with the language as fast as possible.

Finding an English Teacher Near You

When you're ready to sign up for English classes near you, finding the right teacher can be difficult. At TakeLessons, we invite you to browse our inventory of certified English tutors so you can find the best fit for you. We simplify the process of finding an ESL teacher. Each of our instructors has extensive training such as the TOEFL certification and years of teaching experience. 

At TakeLessons, we want to make your English lessons as convenient and hassle-free as possible. That’s why we invite you to choose an English tutor with availability that matches yours. Whether you want to learn on weekend mornings or a weekday after work, you’re sure to find an instructor who can accommodate your schedule.

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