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Hikaru I.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • M.A. in ESL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) & Intercultural Communication from University at Albany
  • 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. I enjoyed o

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Very kind and friendly. Would love to continue lessons with her! Was also very organized with a great lesson plan.
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Yiqing Z.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Master's in Pubic Health from Johns Hopkins University
  • 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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Ladarian T.
She was very good for my first class. I believe it will be a great journey with her.
Jerilyn R.
She is the best teacher ever I learn something new every time we meet. I also feel like I'm getting better little by little each day.
David
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Nayeli P.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Nayeli P.

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Español
Mis clases son totalmente interactivas y entretenidas. Enseño a partir de oraciones y frases simples que son útiles para tu vida personal y profesional. Cada lección es personalizada conforme a tus necesidades. Tengo ya más de 10 años enseñando a imigrantes de Latinoamerica, Europa, y Asia, tanto en línea como en persona. No lo pienses, ¡vamos a empezar!

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My lessons are very interactive. 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 apply the material immediately. During each session, we go from conversation to reading and writing (just like when you learned your first language).

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

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 go

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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!
Lisbeth
I had a great experience with the teacher Nayeli. Her teaching style is excellent and enjoyable.
This is a wonderful way to learn from your house anytime!
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Allen M.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2011
  • BS in Chemistry from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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Allen M.

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I can make a hard or boring subject easy and enjoyable to learn. My priority is student success - I work to make it happen. My ability comes from extensive experience and a history of student success.

About Allen

Having trouble with a subject? Whether you want to work on improving your grade or aiming for your next 4.0, I'm here to help. From simple to complex, we'll work on it in a way that makes sense to you and allows you to be successful in your class.

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Merry
He is a informational.
Abigail L.
Allen is knowledgeable and it was a good experience. I liked him a lot.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaching since 2006
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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 on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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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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Victoria M.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2017
  • MBA- Finance & Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University
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Victoria M.

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Want to gain more confidence in speaking English? Need to gain English skills for advancement on the job? Or perhaps you just want to brush up on your English for personal advancement …. What every your goals are I am here to help you achieve them! My teaching techniques involve using a variety of learning aids and methods (visual, technology, audio, TPR, Project-base learning, multi-sensory, etc.) to help stimulate the urge to learn and accommodate for different styles of learning. Lesson plans are tailored to the student's needs and will be modified as students advance in progress. I want my students to reach their potential and goals while having a great time learning English. Send me a message to see if we’re a good match!

About Victoria

Hello, my name is Victoria. I'm a native Californian, and a graduated of Graziado School of Business, Pepperdine University, Malibu CA, with a BA in Business Management and a MBA with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship. During my time at Pepperdine, I was privileged to gain a great

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Victoria was easy to understand, she showed me what I needed to learn. I would recommend her and use her again
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"It was a great class , Leonardo is a good teacher , his class dinamic is amazing , I’m very excited to continue my classes with him"
Marisol
Took ESL lessons from Leonardo R.
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"Melissa is a miracle worker! My mother-in-law moved to the United States 40 years ago unable to speak english and while she has done a good job at learning on her own, she had significant gaps in her ability to effectively communicate. For her 68th birthday, I bought her lessons with Melissa. My mother-in-law told me I was wasting my money because she couldn't learn anything new. Well, needless to say, she can learn and with Melissa's excellent tutelage has dramatically increased her ability to speak and comprehend english. This has enabled a new level of confidence and freedom that she did not previously have and is a game changer for her. I attribute her improvement directly to Melissa's ability to understand her student's needs and personalities and craft and deliver a quality, tailored curriculum. After our first round of classes, my mother-in-law is excited to continue the lessons and has a renewed curiosity and interest in learning. Great job and thank you Melissa!!!"
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Took ESL lessons from Melissa M.
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"Bryce is an excellent teacher! He is very patient and he makes every lesson fun, engaging and relevant. I’ve learn a lot with Bryce’s help as he provides pertinent and constant feedback. I also have been able to improve my pronunciation a lot, which has always been a huge concern for me. I’m very pleased with the results I’ve got with Bryce’s tutoring and that’s why I happily recommend him as the best tutor you could ever have. Thanks Bryce!"
Laura
Took ESL lessons from Bryce B.
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"Matt is a wonderful tutor. I recommend him highly to all ESL students."
Leela
Took ESL lessons from Matt G.
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"I interested by first lesson with my teacher
I think other classes will be great
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Dr Mousa
Took ESL lessons from Julie L.
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"Great instructor!! Very nice! Helped in every way possible!"
Jennifer
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"Great!!
Macie,
Absolutely loves her lessons."
Macie
Took ESL lessons from Hikaru I.
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"Bryce is the best option for English learning. His online relaxed method helps me to be more confident of my skills as we move forward in classes. He drives you to lose the fear of making mistakes. Thus, the learning process is faster."
Amador
Took ESL lessons from Bryce B.
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"Bryce is patient and dedicated. I learned a lot with him and enjoyed our classes very much.
No BS, he goes directly to the point! Great teacher"
Laura
Took ESL lessons from Bryce B.
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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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