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Hikaru I.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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. 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
  • Teaching since 2012
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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 Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Nayeli P.

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ENGLISH
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 go

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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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Allen M.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • 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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Sheila B.
Very nice friendly guy helpful and patient love this class
max moore
If I could put more stars I would. Allen goes above and beyond to help you, he truly cares about your future and explains even the most complex topics in a simple manner. This is an honest hardworking individual, and not only does he make his lessons affordable to anybody, his lessons are well worth the price. 110% satisfied with my experience and I plan to book some more lessons in the near future
Carie
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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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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Time well spent. I love that we use relatable sample data. Victoria is clear and very knowledgeable.
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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!"
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Took ESL lessons from Stephanie Q.
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"Good experience to improve my English....."
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Took ESL lessons from Georgina L.
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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!!!"
Chris
Took ESL lessons from Melissa M.
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"Lisa, is a dedicated and passionate teacher. She is a natural teacher."
C.W.
Took ESL lessons from Lisa H.
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"Thanks for making me feel comfortable talking in English. You helped me not be so shy anymore. I love your personality and energy. Thanks for believing in me. You have helped me be confident. Thanks for helping me prepare for ILETS exam. I know you really care."
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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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"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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"Great teacher!

Enrico was my teacher in LA and he was the best I have ever had!! I love his teaching style, he made classes very fun and enjoyable! He taught me a lot, he was always ready to explain and answer all my questions. I love at him, that he takes his work passionately, he was always well prepared and cares that the students learn from the class! I am glad that I had the opportunity to learn from him!"
Slavka
Took ESL lessons from Enrico C.
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"Lauren is fantastic, always there when you have a question never will give up on you, she’s the best instructor ever!!"
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