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Kristin M.

Boston, MA
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH
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Fullerton, CA
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Boston, MA

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Let's have fun and speak English together! I enjoy learning about every different culture and language, finding similarities and differences, and making English fun!

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Lindy June 22, 2017
· Piano · In home
Kristin is a wonderful piano teacher! She is skilled and experienced, as well as very enthusiastic. My 7 year old son started with her and absolutely loved his lessons, and more importantly grew a love to play the piano. In addition she taught me to play again, not playing for about 30 years! Amy is reliable, flexible, makes the lessons both fun and instructive and can tailor to your preferred kind of music. I would highly recommend her!
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Lana A. May 10, 2017
· Flute · In home
Pleasant, knowledgeable, patient.
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Polly April 21, 2017
· Piano · In home
Kristin was great. My daughter was excited to keep having lessons.

About Ben U.

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Columbus, OH

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It is my grasp of foreign languages that makes me an effective English teacher. For instance, learning the complex grammar of Latin and Greek gave me a thorough understanding of English grammar and the ability to relate to other people’s native languages. I have spent many hours proofreading papers for international students. They find my instruction especially informative because I not only fix mistakes but provide an explanation. When I point out the patterns of grammar, similar mistakes show up less and less, and my students feel more confident that they are writing sentences correctly.

I learned English teaching methods through my tutoring experience. Over a span of four months, I gave a Turkish visiting scholar a systematic overview of English grammar and allowed him to apply it through conversation.

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Rhyan S. June 8, 2017
· Violin · Online
Ben was patient, kind and full of knowledge. He was great at noticing her hand placement and would make visual corrections as well as show her examples of where she should be. For our first online lesson, I was very impressed. We still need to learn more about the technical aspects of being online (example: where to move the output video placement) but I think that just adds to the fun and experience of the whole process.
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Drew January 9, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Its all good. Knows his stuff. Loves what he does.
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Tingyang November 13, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Very professional and nice teacher!

About Eulis K.

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Fullerton, CA

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As a native speaker of American English, I can help you to learn the subtleties of the language. Whether you just want a partner with whom to practice your conversational skills, or a more advanced structure that includes, spelling and grammar, diction, jokes, idioms, and customs and traditions; English lessons will help you improve your understanding and use of this complicated language.

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Manuel Pedraza November 22, 2016
· Vocal Training · In studio
Very kind! Very patient and helpful. Helped me with breathing and got a very good idea of basics.
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Narjes M. November 15, 2016
· Speaking Voice · Online
I enjoyed the half an hour session, it was very helpful and not boring at all.
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Will W. October 15, 2016
· Clarinet · In studio
Mr. Eulis is a great tutor he is very good with helping me to relax and feel confident to play even when I make mistakes he is very encouraging.

Anna C.

New York, NY
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Richard W.

Provo, UT
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Jackie D.

Chula Vista, CA
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I teach English to the Russian-speakers. I hold a degree in teaching English, and will help you to improve your grammar, listening and speaking skills and enlarge your vocabulary.

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Вера June 2, 2016
· Russian · Online
All good !
Looking forward to the next lesson
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Shiro April 5, 2016
· Russian · In home
Spoke more Russian during our first lesson than I have in a conversation! Anna is professional and dedicated. Looking forward to the rest of our lessons.
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Amanda April 3, 2016
· Russian · In studio
I have been taking private lessons with Anna weekly for one year. She has taught me Russian from a complete beginner level. I've taken a number of language classes in the past (for other languages) and it's clear that Anna is an outstanding teacher. She is clear and gives excellent explanations, and is well-prepared for each class. She's also able to give requested ad-hoc lessons whenever I have specific questions, even without preparation. I would highly recommend Anna as a Russian teacher, whether you're in-person or online. I do both types of lessons with her and she is highly effective through both mediums. Last but not least, she's a great pleasure to be around, as a person!

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Provo, UT

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I specialize with English for Japanese learners, but I will take teach everyone who wants to get better. I just say that because I know Japanese, so I have a unique perspective for Japanese learners. We can cover any questions you have, but I think one of the most effective things I can do is to facilitate lots of conversation.
Most people just need more conversation to get better, and so I want to help foster an environment where students can speak A LOT, get out of their shell, make mistakes, and make their speaking more fluent.

We can come up with topics or media to help assist is in knowing what to talk about, or have things to talk about. I'm always open to questions, but I think that the most relevant questions will come from their experiences trying things out and wondering how "this" or "that" is said. I spent two years talking to thousands of Japanese in and around Tokyo as a missionary, and that's what I've found to be most effective. I have since worked for a ...

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Marie L. June 9, 2017
· Japanese · Online
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LuAnn June 8, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
Richard is extremely talented and understands the varying interests in the piano from student to student. He makes every effort to find or create music to learn that will motivate the child. He is patient and kind and I highly recommend him.
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Rachel June 7, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Richard is great with my daughter. He is patient, fun, and always looking for ways to help her learn and be engaged. She has improved drastically over the year he has been her piano instructor. She enjoys playing the piano more thanks to Richard.

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I took AP English in high school and scored quite highly. I have studied English literature for several years and enjoy discussing it with students.

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ANNA June 22, 2017
· English · In studio
Wonderful experience!
Jackie it's really patient and I learned since the first class.
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MARK May 16, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Very friendly, patient and helpful. Traveled to many areas and has experiences and knowledge of cultures. Excellent teacher. I would highly recommend her.
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Margie G. April 11, 2017
· Spanish · Online
I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was very satisfied with what I learned in the first lesson.

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Tips for Learning English in the U.S. | A Glimpse Through the Eyes of a Recent Immigrant

For immigrants new to the U.S., the challenge of learning a second language can be tough. With so many options available, what's the best way to learn English? Read on as San Jose, CA tutor Gina C. shares her tips... I recently interviewed Francy M., who arrived from Columbia seven months ago. Francy started studying English in her home country in high school, but only a little; now, she knows she needs to learn to speak and understand English if she hopes to work in the U.S., so she made tha … Read More

Tips for Learning English in the U.S. | A Glimpse Through the Eyes of a Recent Immigrant
For immigrants new to the U.S., the challenge of learning a second language can be tough. With so many options available, what's the best way to learn English? Read on as San Jose, CA tutor Gina C. shares her tips... I recently interviewed Francy M., who arrived from Columbia seven months ago. Francy started studying English in her home country in high school, but only a little; now, she knows she needs to learn to speak and understand English if she hopes to work in the U.S., so she made tha
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You may have heard about the new Common Core Standards, which most states have adopted into their curriculum. What exactly are they, and what does it mean for your child? Learn more in this guest post by San Diego tutor Natalie S... Having a unified educational system is an incredibly important factor when considering how to make sure each child is given the best chance to learn and succeed. This is why 43 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards for Engl
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Parents, you play a huge role in helping your child learn in between private tutoring sessions. Here are some ideas to help your English-learner work on their skills, from North Hollywood, CA tutor Brittany G...   When I first got my teaching credential, I was in suburban Connecticut. The majority of students in the classroom where I did my observations and student teaching were native English speakers, with a handful who spoke another language as well. When I moved to California,

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