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Elsa M.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks French, English
  • Master's Degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language from Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elsa M.

38 Reviews
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I've been teaching English for 3 years and my students have gone from total beginner to intermediate level. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to introduce yourself and speak about basic conversational subjects and as time goes on you'll be able to speak about many more specific topics. I can work with you on your written and oral understanding skills as well as written and oral producing. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Elsa

Hi, there! My name is Elsa and I can't wait to meet you! I was born and raised in France and I went to Université of Avignon in France and earned a Master's degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language in 2016. I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my stu

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Yiqing Z.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yiqing Z.

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I taught ESL at Disney English and New Oriental School in Shanghai. I specialize in linking images with language learning to help with the memorization.

About Yiqing

Native mandarin speaker. Great with children. Experience in public speaking, debating, hosting and acting. I will have customized study plans for you, boost your confidence, and help you add personality to your words!

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I really enjoyed having Yiqing as my Chinese tutor. She's friendly, passionate and always well-prepared for every class :)
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Alexander O.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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Alexander O.

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I have been teaching English as a Second Language for more than ten years. I am focusing my attention on students' personal experiences, and help them understand the language by making the class interactive and informative. I am not reading a lecture; I teach students to speak their minds.

About ALEXANDER

Dr. Alexander OBSKOV has been teaching private lessons since 2003 and is currently available to give classes at your home, at the studio, or online. Alexander has helped students to earn English Grammar and Pronunciation; Speaking and Listening comprehension; Creative Writing, Academic Writing, and

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Sergey
The best teacher! Thanks to him for the lessons! My level of English has become much better! I will continue to study with him!!!
Vladimir Litvinenko
First of all I would like to thank Alexander for all experinece and knoweldge I have gaind. All the time people ask me "Your pronunciation is perfect and you speak fluently, where did you get it?" and my reply always is the same "If only you knew my tecaher of English you would probably speak as well as me" So Alexander's approach of teaching is definitely thoughtful and results are not long in coming. I really recomed to all my acquitances to begin this amazing English lnguage trip with Alex. The level of his knowelede is extrelemly high without any doubt.
Andrei
Alex showed me that great opportunities are possible to achieve. He helped me with TOEFL prep. and did a fantastic job! I scored 86 while my only hoping was <50.
At the same time, Mr. Obskov helped me improve my American accent skills and I’m truly thankful for this!
Fantastic teaching! Super nice communication! Great discipline!
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Emily M.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Emily M.

28 Reviews
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Do you need to learn English for work, school, or a big test? Do you want to practice English just for fun? I can help you! I have over 10 years of experience with all ages and abilities of English learners. I enjoy helping my students reach their goals and become more confident English speakers.

About Emily

I was born and raised in the US, but I have spent more than 10 years overseas teaching English as a Foreign Language. I truly enjoy finding ways to help students reach their individual learning goals. I have experience teaching all ages and abilities. No matter a student’s ability, learning goal

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Laurel T.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, German, Turkish, Spanish
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • B.A. English Literature from Mills College, Oakland, CA.
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Laurel T.

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I have taught English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in Germany, Greece, and Turkey, and English as a Second Language (ESL) in California. In Germany, where I lived and worked for many years, I too had to learn a second language as a beginner to the level where I could function and work in a new society. So I teach from a student's point of view, understanding and sensitive to both the practical and emotional challenges you face.

About Laurel

My background in English language training is extensive. I have a B.A. in English Literature, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification, along with ten years teaching experience in Europe and the Middle East. I also hold a MSc. in Biological Sciences. As a teacher, I recognize

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Sophie N.
My sixth-grader has her first lesson with Laurel tonight. My daughter loved her! Laurel is both fun and very knowledgeable with wonderful teaching skills. My daughter looks forward to next week.
Nestore (.
Wonderful teacher!
Dr. G.
wonderful not only be in touch with a teacher but also with a great human, i hope everything its ok
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Carla C.

50 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks American Sign Language, English
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Carla C.

50 Reviews
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Want to speak English more proficiently? Want to sound more like a native English speaker? I can help you learn more clear pronunciation, learn idioms, and learn the vocal inflections that are common in American English.

About Carla

I have been signing since 1998, spending every chance I can among my Deaf friends and immersing myself in the language as often as possible. I received my BA in Music with a certification to teach at Lubbock Christian University in 1998. Later I attended the Interpreter Certification program at Bur

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Perla C.
First class, very excited and a wonderful teacher !
Allyn L.
Carla is like a friend you’ve had forever. She gears lessons to your level and interests and is patient with my senior brain that needs a lot of repetition. She is also happy to give me time to write down notes for later. Her constructive criticism about hand position, etc. is really helpful, and I know she is paying attention to me!
Allyn L.
I am really excited about my ASL lessons with Carla. She was very congenial and easy to warm up to immediately. She is patient and gave me time to take notes which help me review later. Carl geared the lesson toward my level of experience and was happy for me to ask questions anytime. She gave me good pointers on my hand position. I think she will be an exceptional tutor!

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Average Cost of Online ESL Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute ESL lessons is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
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"Kamiya is so good at teaching English! I have never learned this easy and this fun before. She’s funny and empathic. I could tell she really wanted for me to learn. As you can tell from me writing this this. I learned a lot! Thank you now I can start school with less worry of my English skills."
- Brielke
Took ESL lessons from Kamiya H.
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"Ronald es un buen profesor, lo recomiendo. Me ayudo a mejorar tanto mi escritura como mi pronunciacion."
- maria
Took ESL lessons from Ronald F.
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"Miss Anna is a right teacher for me. She helped me a lot to expand vocabulary
and improve my conversation skills."
- Smita
Took ESL lessons from Anna E.
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"I loved working with Felice and each lesson was worth my time and effort. Lessons were clear and tailored directly towards my needs and interests. Highly recommend!"
- Alex
Took ESL lessons from Felice R.
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"She is fantastic with young children! I highly recommend her!"
- Maria
Took ESL lessons from Rosita R.
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"Ronald is a such amazing teacher. He teaches with such pasion because he really likes what he does. We're learning from each other, i teach him Spanish and he teaches me English! Enjoy and improve your english with him, you will never regret picking him as your teacher."
- Laura
Took ESL lessons from Ronald F.
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"AWESOME"
- Marcos
Took ESL lessons from Rosita R.
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"Tanya is a driven, highly organized English teacher who develops inspiring relationships with her students. She has great classroom management skills and always prepares for her classes. Tanya’s classes are very interesting because she teaches the cultural topics that help foreigners adjust to the new life in the country. She is patient in explaining difficult grammar topics too. Additionally, she organizes different kinds of field trips that span the contact with real language and motivate her students to improve their speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Tanya gets along with anyone. She easily can understand and recognize the needs of other people and build strong and professional relations with her students. She is the best English teacher ever!"
- Krystyna
Took ESL lessons from Tanya H.
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"Nery is a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who tried her hardest to adapt our class to a very diverse body of students. I was her student for 2 semesters and during that time, my conversation, grammar and pronunciation skills improved significantly. Our class was dynamic and fun, I highly recommend her services as an ESL instructor."
- Nelly
Took ESL lessons from Nery G.
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"Nereyda is an excellent English ‘s Teacher. She was my ESL teacher at Mueller School for two years. She had about 30 students."
- Leonor
Took ESL lessons from Nery G.
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Our ESL teachers work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. Your teacher covers all aspects of the English language, such as the alphabet, the vocabulary, the grammar, the cognates, the dialects, pronunciation, and more. They can offer you advanced writing, reading, and speaking techniques and tips, and help you develop good practice habits, in order to maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our instructors 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, photos, student feedback and lesson availability.

Students taking online classes can learn at their own convenience, enjoy better rates, and choose from a wider selection of ESL teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken language classes over Skype, you'll enjoy using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will exceed your expectations. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

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