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Bahareh G.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, English, Farsi (Persian)
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bahareh G.

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I provide lessons in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. I am also specialized in IELTS and have helped many students succeed in their IELTS exams. Once you start lessons with me, I evaluate your level and listen to you to learn about your goals and ambitions. Then, I design custom lessons to meet your specific needs. I’m very approachable and always happy to have a free consultation session with you so you can see if I can help you in your language learning journey.

About Bahareh

My name is Bahareh. I'm an enthusiastic tutor of English as a Second Language and my native Farsi (Persian) with over 15 years of professional experience. I have extensive experience in both face-to-face and online instruction, and have taught diverse student populations in a variety of subjects.

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Yaneth G.
Excellent
Sadaf T.
Bahareh is awesome!
Johnny
A wonderful teacher that takes the time to know your learning style while providing you with resources to help you along your journey. She provided a very comfortable and enjoyable learning experience. I strongly recommend her.
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Nery G.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Nery G.

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I've been teaching ESL to adults for 12 years, both in face to face and on-line formats. As a former ESL student myself, I empathize with the struggle and frustration that comes when learning to communicate in a whole different language. I have accumulated several tips and strategies to facilitate practice and accelerate learning and fluency. I design my lessons to meet the goals of each student and strive to make the class fun and memorable. Let's work together to improve your written a/o spoken English!

About Nery

I am a teacher at heart. I like the language arts and the satisfaction that comes with helping others achieve their goals through learning a new language. I am a good communicator and adapt easily to new situations. I creatively customize lessons and instruction to meet the needs of the individual

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Tom
Very patent instructor. Very responsive to my goals. Highly recommended!
Latanya W.
The teacher is great and very patience
Latanya W.
The connection was horrible but the teacher was great
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Isabelle S.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Spanish, German
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Isabelle S.

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I fully understand the approach and needs for ESL as my children themselves benefited from this program when we first arrived in the US, from France.

About Isabelle

I am a native French speaker born in France; I have lived in the USA since 2000 and speak English fluently. I teach both French and English as a Second Language (ESL). I am used to teaching/ coaching/ interacting with students of all ages (12-80+) and with professionals in a corporate environment.

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Kathryn
Just finished my 4th class with Isabelle. She has been very helpful with my French conversation. She meets me at my level and then challenges me. She speaks clearly and at a speed I can understand. The notes after the lesson are excellent and help me to continue my learning. I highly recommend Isabelle!
Brian
"Listener" is how I would describe Isabelle, and it's why she is a great teacher. I brought a lot of random questions into lessons each week and she helped me with all of the answers. She also used the answers to my questions to show me further examples to be able to help me frame why things were the way they were. This is my first French teacher but I couldn't be happier with the time I've gotten from Isabelle. I would highly recommend her as a teacher.
LINGYI
I have been having French lessons with Isabelle for more than 6 months. I definitely have learned a lot! Isabelle is very patient and flexible about different learning methods. I highly recommend her!
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Courtney K.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Awarded Best Presentation from Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Courtney K.

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I have been trained specifically in English language pedagogy. I received my M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in 2016. I have taught learners at all levels from basic (Arabic and Chinese speakers who were still learning the Roman alphabet) to advanced (graduate students who needed help following the conventions of academic English). Whatever your English language need is, I can help.

About Courtney

I have been teaching adults at the professional and university-level since 2012 and have an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Central Michigan University as well as an M.A. in English Literature from Washington State University. I have always possessed a passion for t

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Chen
Great instructor.
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Great teacher.
Julie
She is a great instructor
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Erin R.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Theater Arts from Point Park University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Erin R.

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Experienced ESL teacher of 9 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. I specialize in business and everyday English, typically use English File and English Grammar in Use books, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: games, role-plays and newspaper articles for discussion and vocabulary practice.

About Erin

I have been working as a knitting and crochet artist since 2004. I am a Craft Yarn Council certified knitting and crochet instructor and have been teaching professionally since 2010. This includes locations such as Michaels Arts and Crafts, Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School and Bruckner

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Samantha
Erin, easily solved my confusion with the pattern I am knitting and was happy to offer any additional help I needed.
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Pam S.
Erin was so responsive, patient and thorough. She was a pleasure to work with and helped me to understand the instructions for a project I was working on and stuck. She was flexible in her schedule and in the time she spent with me. I am completely delighted!!
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Alexandra R.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish
  • Artist Diploma in Opera Performance from Boston University
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Alexandra R.

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As a writer, a lifelong student of foreign language, and a daughter of an English professor, I have long had a passion for working with people who are new to the English language, or who speak English as a second language and want to learn more!

About Alexandra

I am a professional opera singer with a love for languages. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelors in Voice, and went on to study opera performance at the Opera Institute at Boston Universities. Since then, I've been working as a singer for over 10 years! I have to sing i

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Hong
I had so much fun working with Alex. She has excellent teaching skills and a delightful personality. I am already excited for my next lesson.
Elena
I had a fantastic experience with Alexandra. I noticed a tremendous improvement in the way how I speak, pronounce the sounds (I'm not a native speaker), and express myself. What's even more important, I have now a toolbox of exercises and techniques that I can use anytime I need to rehearse my speech before a future presentation or a speaking engagement!
Aizhan
This is my first time ever taking accent reduction class. I’ve completed three lessons so far and it has been very interesting. It has been useful to learn about the sounds of the language. My tutor Alex explains it well, provides me with exercises that I can do on my own, as well as practices with me during the class. It is nice to hear other people already noticing my better articulation, unbelievable. Thank you Alex, looking forward to completing the course with you!

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Average Cost of Online ESL Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute ESL lessons is $55. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $100 per hour.
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$48 average
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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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"I would like to thank Lori for the lessons we had during 2018-2020. It has been very valuable experience for me especially regarding understanding american culture and Texan way of life. Lori is great teacher that can accommodate changes to the learning program as per your needs. I should mention her professionalism and constant focus on teaching during the lessons."
Sergey
Took ESL lessons from Lori B.
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"Leah is so energetic while teaching her class. She goes above and beyond for her each student, by having activities to spark their interest. She meets each student where they are academically and successfully help each student complete the course. She is patient, kind and full of a loving spirit and a joy to watch online. Allow her the opportunity to teach your children because she is fully equipped with the knowledge, credentials and experience to do so! Enjoy the leah teach experience!!!"
Courtney
Took ESL lessons from Leah H.
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"She has help me publish a book and is co-writing a book with me at the present time. She teaches people how to write poetry, ESL, and publish a book. She is a great teacher! She is a great motivator. Has a great personality, I definitely recommend her. She has taught at public schools, pre-k to 12th and adults and children online."
Seaira
Took ESL lessons from Patryna G.
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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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"Very professional and pedagogue Lori made me progress in English. She also helps me to discover the Texan culture.
Thank you Lori!"
Laurence MARTUCCI
Took ESL lessons from Lori B.
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"She is very professional, she is always on time and she is always prepared every class."
Yesel
Took ESL lessons from Lori 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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"She was the best instructor we ever have for my kids to teach English as ESL. She taught English my kids with acting and playing. I was impressed with her dialogue delivery to my kids and her face expressions, Me and my wife personally found her approach to our kids truly remarkable and commendable. Additionally, the skill of using a computer as a teaching tool was very professional. As a teacher, she is very dedicated and devoted person. We find ourselves lucky to meet with Lauren and my children are still missing her."
Arda Sancak
Took ESL lessons from Lauren T.
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"Good introductory class!"
Won Jong
Took ESL lessons from Henry M.
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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.

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