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Nayeli P.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Nayeli P.

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Do you need to learn English for work, travel, or just for personal growth? My lessons are very interactive and engaging. I teach using sentences and phrases that relate to your personal or professional needs. We start with a simple conversation that builds up as much as it is comfortable for you. The goal is that you can immediately apply the material learned after the lesson. I use an array of strategies and techniques to help you succeed.

I have been teaching ESL to children (3+ years old), teenagers, and adult immigrants for over 10 years. Let's get started!

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Necesitas aprender inglés para el trabajo, para viajar o solo para crecimento personal? Mis clases son totalmente interactivas y entretenidas. Te enseñaré a partir de oraciones y frases simples que son útiles para tu vida personal y profesional. Cada lección es personalizada conforme a tus necesidades, con el objetivo de que apliques de inmediato lo que aprendiste en la lección. Usaremos una gran variedad de ...

About Nayeli

Learn Spanish with a native speaker! My lessons are engaging and useful (watch my videos). A lesson would typically start with the oral practice of a simple phrase. First, we learn the vocabulary, think about practical uses, practice reading; and finally, writing. All classes are adapted to your goa

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Laura
I really enjoy my lessons with Nayeli. She is a very friendly and approachable teacher, and caters her lessons to your specific goals. Each lesson is rewarding and leaves me excited to learn more. She gives you tools to practice in between lessons, and this makes practicing manageable and fun. I would highly recommend Nayeli as a tutor to anyone who is interested in learning Spanish!
Johnathan
Nayeli is wonderful and friendly and does an amazing job teaching our 6 year old son. We started in person and now do online. Our goal is to have our son fluent in Spanish and Nayeli is helping us work toward that with fun lessons that he enjoys. We highly recommend her.
Andrew
Nayeli is a fantastic teacher. Fun lessons and great interactive back and forth. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Learn how to learn English, have fun, and accomplish more than you would in a class.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Hikaru I.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hikaru I.

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I'm a student at University at Albany working on my Master's degrees for ESL Education Program and Intercultural Communication. I am passionate about teaching, and I absolutely love the idea of cultural exchanges and learning about students! I was also an ESL student when I first came to the States and I understand how hard it can be. I have experiences in teaching a class of more than 25 students as well as one-on-one tutoring sessions of various proficiency levels. Hope to hear from you soon!

About Hikaru

はじめまして & thank you for taking a moment to check out my profile! I'm originally from Tokyo Japan, and I moved to NY with my family during high school. I've completed Master's degrees in Language Education & Communication, and Bachelor's Degrees in Music Performance and Political Science.

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Paige M.
After one class I’m so excited for more. Hikaru started off by explaining the very very basics and was incredibly knowledgeable whenever I asked questions. I look forward to my next class.
Margaret
Margaret really looks forward to her classes with Hikaru and loves to share all the new words that she learned from that days lesson. Thank you!
Morgan
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Junia M.

47 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Junia M.

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Would you like to learn English while having fun? Without the stress of learning a new language? I possess the necessary competence to help you improve your vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing in a fun environment. Book your first lesson today and start learning English from day 1!

About Junia

My name is Junia and I'm highly motivated and enthusiastic with outstanding teaching experience. Able to plan, prepare and deliver lessons that will help you learn in a fun environment. I hold an Advanced National Tutor Certificate, proficient in a plethora of teaching expertise, possess an excellen

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Hannah M.
Great first lesson! Looking forward to learning more with Junia!
Brian
I LOVED MY FIRST LESSON
Khya
Very good experience!
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Sonia H.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Foreign languages and Literature from National Chung Hsing University
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Sonia H.

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Having been an ESL teacher and a private English tutor for 15 years, I am very experienced in teaching pronunciation, phonics, and grammar.
Based on different materials and students, I create an active environment to encourage students to think and be free to question.
I especially enjoy guiding my students to be creative and imaginative.

About Sonia

I'm enthusiastic about teaching and sharing different culture to my students. Growing up in Asian culture makes me capable of telling the difference between western and eastern life styles. With more than 13 years of teaching experience, I have very solid teaching background and discover the easiest

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Ricardo C.
This was my first time with Sonia. She is professional and personable, direct too, which I appreciate.
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Lisa D.

16 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, German, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lisa D.

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I have experience working as an English teacher in Germany, teaching to kids and adults of varying levels and language goals. I structure courses to meet the specific needs of the students in order for students to get the most out of the learning experience. My expertise lies in the areas of business English, grammar, reading and writing, speaking and listening, vocabulary building, conversation, and building confidence in language skills. I would be happy to discuss your personal goals and create a lesson plan that best suits your needs.

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 t

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Maite
Excellent!
Maddi H.
Lisa was an amazing instructor. She was not only helpful and knowledge in German, but she was patient as I was learning this new language. Lisa is skilled in all levels of German and is always so encouraging while learning new material. I would recommend Lisa to anyone looking for anyone in need of help!
Andrew
Fun, fast, and easy to learn.

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Is your dream ESL teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of ESL Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute ESL lessons is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $15 and $130 per hour.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$53 average
60 min
$63 average

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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"A very good teacher, taught us not only English but also valuable skills to study in America."
Shuyang
Took ESL lessons from Matt G.
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"That was a great beginning with Anna."
Sarah
Took ESL lessons from Anna E.
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"Matt is a greatest teacher that i ever met. He is very patient to me, after the package time learning, i feel like English spoken improved a lot."
jinqi
Took ESL lessons from Matt G.
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"I speak Spanish so when i was learning to write an essay in English, it really was very difficult for me. I look for help, and I found Julissa!!!. She has very good techniques to teach :). She helped me to learn and understand. I recommend her, she is an excellent and patient teacher."
Romina
Took ESL lessons from Julissa F.
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"Georgina's lesson is full of fun. She always prepares the lesson well and delivers the lessens with her vivid gestures. She also interact with students very often after lesson, and provides a lot of study material. She's helped me a lot with my English!"
David
Took ESL lessons from Georgina L.
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"I hired Henry to teach English for my little daughter. The reason i have chose him was he was the only one on the list who accept half hour lessons. I wanted to see şf he is good. I was gonna rşse to one hour if i like. And his hourly rate was reasonable too. We met and he was perfect. After my daughter we have studied with him. He has provided fastest improvement on my special purpose of need. It is really not common to see this passionate teachers around. His academic approach to your need and support with newest material in the maket was excellent. I think he is ahead of others because of his major. A senior jounalist, a TV person... he helped me a lot for my journalism career too... So i definitely can call him An excellent career coach. While i was trying to be on time with my project in Los Angeles, i was the lucky one to meet him through takelessons.com. He gave me what i need only at three weeks. We together focused on my certain project's needs and after i was ready to move alone almost. He is great to teach on bussiness emails, phone conversations, expressing your basic work situation etc.
He is great on accent reduction too. While i wrote this review my concerns is he will see and will find anything to correct... But he also has taught me to be courage enough too... Thank you Henry for everything you have done. I am a freelance foreign journalist in LA. He did his best for me both as a teacher and colleague. And such a good heart... Even if you don't share same opinions on any affair he respect you and try to give his best and more than what you have paid. He is patient too."
serra
Took ESL lessons from Henry M.
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"I’m taking ESL class with Mrs.Hikaru. She’s a great teacher. I’m so grateful to having a teacher like Mrs.Hikaru. And i believe that ESL class will help my English speaking. Thank you for giving me this opportunity."
Mang
Took ESL lessons from Hikaru I.
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"Austin is a kind, patient and passionate instructor. I would highly recommend him!"
Margie
Took ESL lessons from Austin C.
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"I had the privilege of taking private lessons in Italian with Austin as my teacher. He is an amazing, encouraging, motivational teacher! I learned so much! I also work with him currently at the school he teaches at and I'm constantly amazed at how good he is with the kids and what a gifted teacher he is!"
Rachel
Took ESL lessons from Austin C.
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"I was lucky to find a teacher like Lied! Lied is a great patient tutor who is easily upgrading my level and confidence in speaking. After just a few lessons I have already seen a result.
I recommend, she is excellent!"
Cristina
Took ESL lessons from Lied S.
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Private ESL Classes Online and Near You

Do you want to take ESL classes with the perfect teacher near you? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private ESL lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ ESL tutor – whether in-home, studio, or online – accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every student's chance of becoming a fluent user of the English language.

English as a second language classes can be fun and engaging when you work with the right ESL tutor. From the very first lesson, you’ll be taking the important steps you need to reach your language goals. Private tutoring makes learning much easier, and it can be more affordable than you might think. By far, it's the most impactful way to improve your English skills, for beginners and advanced learners alike!

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rs work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and seniors. They can teach you the origins of the English language, in addition to the vocabulary, the grammar, the punctuation, the consonants, the vowels, allophones, sentence structures, gender differences, accent reduction, and other technical aspects. Lesson by lesson, you’ll learn about and experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of learning English.

Though English is a relatively easy language to master, it takes up to 24 weeks of deliberate practice to gain General Professional Fluency. A private tutor can help keep you focused, committed, and motivated, not to mention that they can help you overcome any language hurdles you have along the way.

Your tutor offers you expert language learning techniques and tips and helps you develop good practice habits so that you can maximize your learning experience and achieve your goals faster. Taking ESL classes is extremely useful in the United States, as it helps with career prospects, educational development, business opportunities, and personal relationships. ESL classes online and in person help you become a better English speaker, reader, writer, and communicator.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our ESL tutors come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background check, photos, student feedback, and lesson availability.

Students taking online ESL classes appreciate the greater convenience, enjoy the better rates, and love choosing from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. Busy parents and kids also enjoy the scheduling flexibility of working with an ESL tutor online. From the moment you log in and greet your teacher, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classrooms.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will make you glad you took up our ESL classes for adults and kids. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

Alternative Language Lesson Methods:

There are many different ways to approach learning the English language. Let’s take a look at what options you have, so you can see how learning with TakeLessons compares.

ESL Apps and Books

For independent language learners, downloading popular language apps – either free or paid – or checking out English books from the library are good options. They cost less overall than private lessons. Plus, they allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, and the topics of your own choosing. The downside is that you don't have personal instruction for the times you need to overcome any challenging obstacles. Learning with a partner or a teacher gives you the personal interaction you need to practice and attempt the language verbally.

Travel & Immersion

You may also consider traveling to the USA or another English-speaking country to advance your language skills. Study-abroad programs, work relocation, and international business opportunities can all serve as catalysts for picking up English. Reading signs, menus, and local newspaper magazines while abroad can expose you to all kinds of spontaneous subjects and interacting with locals is a surefire way to accelerate your learning.

Diving into a new culture before developing your language skills is not for the faint of heart, which is why many students, professionals, and travelers don't feel as confident in taking this approach. It’s possible that not knowing the basics of the language could backfire and lead to poor decision making. If you learn basic conversation skills and popular travel phrases ahead of time, then you can combine this knowledge with your immersion experience and return home a more fluent speaker.

Group Classes

Taking group ESL classes is another good way to acquire basic language skills, get feedback, and make new friends. It combines both passive and active learning to help you develop a well-rounded command of English. A professional instructor can keep the agenda tight and ensure each student gets the chance to participate as well as answer any questions students have.

This option can also be more affordable than private 1-on-1 lessons. Whether you prefer to learn in a group setting or privately, TakeLessons makes it easy to find the perfect ESL classes for adults and kids. Your teacher will provide you with a personalized approach to learning English so that you can reach your goals in the most efficient way possible.

At TakeLessons, we understand every student is different. Each participant has a different learning style. That’s why we offer a range of different learning experiences, from in-person lessons to online learning. We’re passionate about connecting you with the right ESL tutor, so you can discover the joy of learning English.

It's only a matter of time before you achieve your goals. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for ESL classes today!

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