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Nayeli P.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • 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!

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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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Hikaru I.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • M.A. in ESL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) & Intercultural Communication from University at Albany
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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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Michael C.
Hiraku is a wonderful teacher. Very specific, great structure and patient. I’m extremely pleased. Michael
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Marcia A.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Journalism, Public Relations from University of Maryland, College Park
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marcia A.

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I have been teaching ESL classes since 2009 and my students have a proven track record of success.They have moved on to complete high school, higher education on a college or university level as well as securing better employment or a job promotion. I use a variety of learning materials depending on the student's language goals. I work with students of all experience levels.

About Marcia

Would you like to be able to speak English with others? Do you want to understand what you read? Would you like to be able to write your thoughts so others can understand you? If your answer is "yes" to any of these questions, then you have found the right teacher. Hello there! My name is Marci

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Renee L.
Marcia is an excellent tutor. This pandemic has really made things difficult for our family to keep our children on track with homeschooling. Marcia hit the ground running with our daughter who had become discouraged with all the work she had to do. Marcia was able to look briefly at the curriculum and come up with a plan to not only get our daughter back on track but motivated her to keep the momentum going. She has been a very positive light for our daughter. We truly appreciate her.
Ana
In 2013 and 2014, I took English classes with Marcia Albergo. Marcia was a very different kind of teacher. Unlike other teachers, she fostered a love for the language. She encouraged everyone in the classroom to reach their potential. Her method of teaching was also different than the other teachers I had. She used a variety of materials that not only helped us to learn English, but also encouraged our desire to learn. She covered a variety of topics and subjects that held the interest of the students in the classroom. Whether it was learning new words on each new page of a book or new expressions, I was challenged to learn the English language in a variety of ways. I believe she did a good job as a teacher because I was actually learning more than just English. I was learning things about the world that I never knew before. Thanks to her method of teaching, I have learned English well. Marcia was my favorite teacher.
Danute
I have take lessons from Marcia several years ago and highly recommend you take lessons from her as well. She helped improve my English greatly, because she is very professional teacher. Marcia always well organized and prepared. She use effective teachings methods. Gramma exercises, verbs conjugation, colloquialisms, expressions, discussions helps me become a fluent speaker.
She can connect to her students on multiple levels and give for them support. Marcia is very responsible and extremely helpful, she always answered in all my questions. Marcia is a great teacher and friend.
Thank you so much.
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Lisa D.

15 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts from Grand Valley State University
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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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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.
Juan C.
She is very thorough und clear. Very professional
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • 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 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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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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Junia M.

41 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English, French
  • Teaching since 2009
  • 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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Henry Z.
Junia is so wonderful! My son is loving his French lessons with her. Junia is very kind and supportive and an extremely talented teacher. We can't wait for the next lesson!
Luci R.
My daughter really enjoyed her lesson and definitely feels more confident to take her math test. She has already wanted to book another lesson. I am so happy to have found someone who can help.
Jennifer N.
Junia eased my Anxiety about Math,after I shared my past Experiences on the Subject. She is Calm, Patient,,and takes you step by step,talking and walking you through any mistakes. I am looking forward to more Classes with her!

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The average cost of 60-minute ESL lessons is $66. 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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"Victoria is very thorough and on task. I’m learning a lot!"
Darryl
Took ESL lessons from Victoria M.
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"Bryce has a casual yet effective teaching style that made me feel relaxed and comfortable from the beginning. I already had an advanced level of English, however I still needed to work on some of the nuances and prepositions in the language. Bryce has helped me immensely. I have started to teach English to others as my level has improved even more. I now feel confident teaching others English as a second language."
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Took ESL lessons from Roman N.
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"Austin presents great leadership and true passion to teaching. He cares about his work and more importantly, he cares about his impact with his students. He is a No-Brainer candidate for any teaching job. His ability to communicate in multiple languages and teach with Clarity is at a high level."
Dave Sanfod
Took ESL lessons from Austin C.
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"she is the best teacher i ever had! She brings the best out of the student. I recommend it to everyone who wants to learn a new language .."
Juliana
Took ESL lessons from Lied S.
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"Austin combines a love of teaching with a passion to help other learn and grow. He truly cares!"
Dan
Took ESL lessons from Austin C.
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"Austin is passionate about teaching languages and is one of the most patient teachers! He is enthusiastic about ESL and truly loves what he does. He is kind and supportive and is sure to take great care of any student under him, seeing them through throughout all of their progress. Austin is of a kind and does an INCREDIBLE job!"
Hannah
Took ESL lessons from Austin C.
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"Lied is friendly, calm and the lessons helped me a lot to improve my English. Her classes is always very fun. It was a great experience.
Lied é uma pessoa amigável e as classes me ajudaram a melhor meu inglês na escrita, conversação e no acento. As aulas sempre divertidas e dinâmica. Foi um período de muito aprendizado até mesmo sobre cultura estadunidense. The best teacher ever."
Rayane
Took ESL lessons from Lied S.
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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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"AMAZING! I signed up for both Singing and English for myself and I'm booking her for my son to help him in school for English. We just moved from Japan so the transition has been tough. I met Rosita through Hello Talk and she helped me to talk to people in 1 month. I have been taking lessons with her for 8 months and I feel confident. She is also very patient and encourages you!"
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