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Nick P.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Bachelor of Arts in English from St. John's University
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Nick P.

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With a degree in English Literature, reading comprehension has been the most important aspect of my academic career. I know how to help you confidently navigate and come to a more complete and nuanced understanding of what you are reading, the main morals, motifs, and main purpose of each piece you read.

Our focus will of course be on coming to a complete and correct understanding of exactly what you are reading. Depending on the level you are at, our sessions will eventually inspire you to develop your own bold and unique opinions on everything that you read going forward.

About Nick

Bringing a wide range of experience in Writing, English, Communication, Language, and Business, I help to make lasting adjustments that improve writing, communication, and overall efficiency over the long term. My practice started out and continues to function as an academic tutoring practice for

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Nick worked with my son, a freshman in college, to support his completion of essays in his freshman english class. My son will speak to Nick's tutor skills, but I need to speak to Nick's service - he is incredibly friendly, and his response time is excellent. Any time we needed to ask a question, I got a reply within minutes (or, if he was teaching, at his earliest break). Scheduling sessions can be tricky when doing tutoring, and having a responsive, communicative tutor who is organized and manages an efficient schedule is KEY. Nick is all these things. I highly recommend him as a tutor!
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Natalie G.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • High School Diploma from Fresno University High School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Natalie G.

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Critical reading and reading comprehension stem from critical thinking skills. When tutoring children in reading, I try to use the Socratic method of teaching as much as possible so they can find the answers to questions by themselves and the right answers make sense to them. More importantly, I encourage them to enjoy reading and explore their own creativity. Online tools like ReadTheory and Quill (aligned to the Common Core curriculum) help me assess their reading levels and see which key concept areas they are struggling with. For school or test prep, I teach older students the most straightforward strategies to quickly and confidently find the answers in a passage or text. I also work with them to break down complex material into manageable pieces so they can better understand what they are reading.

About Natalie

For more than 11 years, my goal as a tutor has been steadfast: I help students learn more and make progress in their studies. I don't just teach them how to count, read, and write: I show them how to build on their skills and reach their true potential. I know from my own experience how hard it is t

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Ashley
Natalie took her time to understand my kids needs and create lessons to fill gaps in their math knowledge and build from there. She gave some homework throughout the week to help my kids catch up in basic math.

Natalie was great at communicating with me after every session. She always gave a detailed summary and the plan for next week.

Thank you!
Deniz
Amazing, patient and funny! Natalie helped me prepare for my PSAT and she was amazing. I love everything about the way she teaches. The questions seem easy when she explains them and you feel comfortable with her.
Elia
Natalie really goes above and beyond than any other tutor my daughter has had. From evaluating her before to see where she was, to assigning work to keep her learning before her next lesson. Very impressed!
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Kimberley E.

19 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2010
  • A Levels (UK) from Clifton College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kimberley E.

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I've had a book published and have written for a multi-national newspaper. I also got A grades right up until I finished college with English Literature and Creative Writing. I also have done numerous public speaking engagements and have studied acting and theatre with A grades all the way through college.

My style of teaching is very relaxed and informal, I want students to feel they can be equals with me, and gain confidence and be proud of their work. I set homework but I also encourage students to get creative in their own time and to show initiative! Reading is vital to growing your knowledge and also for confidence and speaking in public.

Lessons can involve looking at literature and different styles of writing, as well as finding something that sparks the imagination and interest. I work especially well with young teens and pre-teens, as well as those who are looking to further their reading skills.

I also look at Shakespeare and modern plays, as well as screenplays, ...

About Kimberley

Hi there! My name is Kimberley, and I'm a British singer/songwriter, and I love teaching young people about this amazing industry! I offer songwriting, singing and piano lessons, as well as writing and composition. My first rule is that there isn't any! Each student is unique and different, and

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Jennifer V.
She wouldn’t even do my lessons this is messed up so I give her a bad rating then
Lucas R.
Kimberley connected incredibly well with my son and he’s so excited to continue the journey!
Johnny B.
Very nice and Flexible! it was good.
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Jennifer W.

8 Reviews
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  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2011
  • BA, chemistry major, French minor from Drew University
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Jennifer W.

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Using both a phonics and whole word approach, I emphasize letter sound and high-frequency word recognition. Some students hesitate to read out loud out of fear of making mistakes. However, by creating a comfortable atmosphere, I enable a student to learn easily in a supportive environment as we explore interesting passages of all types, including creative fictional, history-based, science-based, and contemporary.

About Jennifer

Good day. I very much enjoy tutoring students online and in person and have been tutoring students of all ages since 2011 and have provided more than 14,000 lessons. As a former forensic chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration and a small-group water-testing laboratory supervisor for the US

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Excellent instructor...Jennifer.
Haliah E.
My lesson was very helpful and she was very nice to work with. We worked on an assignment that I was struggling with and now understand how to do it.
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Julie L.

107 Reviews
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Starting at $33
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music Education, with honors from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Julie L.

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About Julie

I am passionate about Music and Music Education. It's rewarding for me to watch my students develop in their musical skill and enjoy making music more and more. My students range from the very young (5 years old) to school age children, to teens, and adults. My students benefit from my expertise i

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Julie H.
Julie is an exceptional human being in every way.
Shazya M.
Julie is an amazing teacher.
I recommend her for anyone who wants to be perfect in their achievements. Julie teaches very competently and guid students into important part of the subject She cares about her students. She is friendly and very social which is crucial in the field of learning.
Julie H.
Julie is an excellent teacher and a wonderful person.
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Ginni A.

98 Reviews
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  • Speaks Italian, French, English, German
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts Art & Design, minor in Psychology, music classes from Brigham Young University
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Ginni A.

98 Reviews
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Moms and Dads, I'm here to help! This is a challenging time and whatever I can do to relieve your burden, I'll do it. Whether it be math, reading, spelling, social studies, history or any other subject that you've been designated as teacher, I'd love to help you and your child. I've been teaching for 25 years, focusing on how each student needs to learn and helping them to succeed. You can do this! Your child can too!

About Ginni

Moms and Dads, this is a challenging time and whatever I can do to relieve your burden, I'm here to help. Whether it be math, reading, spelling, social studies, history, music or any other subject that you've been designated as the teacher, I'd love to help you and your child. I've been teaching for

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Yvonne
I am mature and was super nervous to take lessons again. Ginny put me at ease and easily met me at my level. Thank you!!!
Sonia
Ms. Ginni has beautiful energy and inspires a love for reading with my daughter. She's been great!
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The average cost of 60-minute online reading lessons is $51. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $20 and $100 per hour.
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"My name is Olivia Monica is helping me with me reading she is a great teacher to work with and she is make me feel more confidint in my reading."
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Took Reading lessons from Monica U.
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"My daughter has been working with Nick for almost a year. She has always been behind in Reading and Writing and I was concerned about the jump from Middle to High School. Before Nick she was getting C's in these subject but now as a High School Freshman she has been consistently getting A's. Nick has been a godsend to our daughter."
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Took Reading lessons from Nick P.
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"Bonnie is great with our Daughter!"
Michael
Took Reading lessons from Bonnie K.
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"Nick is very engaged and has come up with a great game plan for our child."
Hope
Took Reading lessons from Nick P.
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"I love how she teach.nuelle did it"
Jen
Took Reading lessons from Ginni A.
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"Austin is a master reading teacher who understands the reading acquisition process inside and out, and develops students' skills via culturally responsive instruction that builds on what kids already know. He is fluent in multiple languages and has an extraordinary care and kindness for young students. I can't recommend him highly enough."
Dan
Took Reading lessons from Austin C.
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"Great teacher she was really helpful"
Desma
Took Reading lessons from Bonnie K.
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"Bonnie was great! She really personalized the lesson for my son, taking all of my input around his likes/dislikes, what we see as the focus areas, and current reading levels. I was weary about how the online format would work, and it went WAY better than I expected! We're looking forward to more lessons with her!"
Carter
Took Reading lessons from Bonnie K.
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"Mr Tenan is an exceptional teacher! His patience is out of this world. Mr Tenan was recommended to me, I decided to hire him for my nieces educational needs. My nieces can be shy, however they immediately gravitated to him. Kids are a good judge of character, they love him. They did not want him to leave. Mr Tenan was friendly, patient, and informative. He talked to my nieces on their level which I appreciated. Thank you Sir for all your help. If I could give him 10 stars I would."
Desiree
Took Reading lessons from Shaun T.
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"My son had a wonderful fist lesson with Lauren.
She had interactive reading material prepared for his learning level prior to the lesson, and all went very well.
We will request weekly lessons with her this summer!"
Dean
Took Reading lessons from Lauren W.
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