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Junia M.

36 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Central Florida
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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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My son said “she was very clear, calm and knowledgeable”! He looks forward to her next class…and my son doesn’t look forward to “No” class!😆 Thank you Junia.
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Melissa L.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Elementary Education from UW-River Falls
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Melissa L.

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I am an experienced classroom teacher and tutor who has taught classrooms of English language learners. Together, we will make sure you succeed and meet your goals. English will become more clear, you will be able to express yourself better, and you will be proud of your accomplishments. Lessons are individualized--made special and helpful just for you.

About Melissa

Even more true in today's world, the core goal of education is to empower students to grow in success, confidence, and skills. Having been a caregiver, tutor, and certified teacher in three states has afforded me experience with students of all ages and abilities (from special education to gifted an

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Elizabeth B.
Ms. Melissa introductory class was cool because she is friendly. She took her time to make me feel comfortable before the lesson begins.
Ruth Z.
Melissa is amazing!! She is happy to adjust for my wants and needs! A pleasure to work with!!
Jack
She is very engaging, spent time connecting with my son, and made learning fun! She also shared strategies for him to use throughout the week to support his learning and engagement with the material. It’s been a great experience so far and we highly recommend!
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Lisa D.

12 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Arts from Grand Valley State University
  • Teaching since 2011
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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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Juan C.
She is very thorough und clear. Very professional
Juan C.
Excellent instructor !!!
Outstanding attitude towards teaching..
Sally
Lisa is the BEST!!!!
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Nayeli P.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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!

ESPAÑOL
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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Brenda B.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Music Education from William Paterson University
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Brenda B.

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If English is a language you are looking to learn, come learn the basics or brush up on your grammar. For the more intermediate and advanced student, build your conversational English with multiple sessions!

About Brenda

***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic BB Studio is extending its online lesson hours to meet you where you are! Starting a new musical hobby and practicing wellness or receiving coaching is a great way to combat boredom and stimulate the brain!*** Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you. I

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Layne
Brenda is so nice and easy to talk to. She has a lot of knowledge to share! She focuses a lot on technique, which can be overwhelming for newbies.
Cecily
Brenda is fantastic!!
Chris H.
Really takes her time to make sure you understand what you’re learning. Very kind and very nice. A must have for lessons. Thank you Brenda.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

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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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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 $15 and $130 per hour.
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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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"I think I found the right teacher for me and will excel my English!"
Violeta
Took ESL lessons from Julie L.
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"That was a great beginning with Anna."
Sarah
Took ESL lessons from Anna E.
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"She is Very Nice and correct me .
Also she recommended me about books that can help me and a lot of advices.

Thank you a lot!"
Rachel
Took ESL lessons from Micah B.
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"I've chosen Staphanie as my teacher, because I needed someone who will really quickly help me make my English accent better. I took the fact that she is also a musician as a big advantage as I assumed she'll be able to hear all the false accentuation I make. In fact, if you want to work on your English skills, it's the best combination of skills.
It was really clever decision. Stephanie is able to explain things clearly and fast. Step by step, syllable by syllable, trains student how to speak properly. If you're ready to do your homework and want to see progress fast, Stephanie is perfect person to work with. And she is very kind, too!"
Gosia
Took ESL lessons from Stephanie Q.
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"Thank you for your good lesson!"
Takekiyo
Took ESL lessons from Henry M.
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"My lesson went great! Alexandra understood the concept that she should adapt to me. She provides excellent, clear answers and offered additional helpful information with the whole process of learning. I'm thrilled that she customizes my needs accordingly.
Also she has a great personality."
Halyna
Took ESL lessons from Alexandra R.
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"she is great teacher. she are very kind. i learned so many things from my teacher.

she has been professional her taught. i appricait her..i will definitely need her when i start my program to phd


thanks so much"
Mehmet
Took ESL lessons from Dr. D. B.
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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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"Excellent instructor. Very patient and very knowledgeable.
Would easily recommend, without reservations."
Ken P
Took ESL lessons from Guifang X.
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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

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