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Toshi M.

352 Reviews
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Starting at HK$936.06
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2004
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Toshi M.

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🇺🇸 アメリカン・イングリッシュ英会話を学びませんか?日本人の方(18歳以下)の為の初心者向けの英会話レッスンです。アメリカのカリフォルニア州ロサンゼルスに20年以上在住しております。今すぐ役立つアメリカ英語の英会話をズームでお教え致します。世界各国のどこからでも学んで頂く事ができます。

🌟英語には色んなアクセントがありますが、アメリカのロサンゼルスの標準な英語が1番世界で使わせています。エンターテイメント業界があるハリウッド、また世界的にビジネスを広げている会社はアメリカの会社が1番多いので、標準なアメリカン英語の発音を使う事が好ましいのです。また、アメリカのニュース・キャスターは全てロサンゼルス(北アメリカ)の発音に統一されています。例えばアメリカのテキサス州やテネシー州など他の州は日本語と同じように方言や強いアクセントがあります。発音が違うと”田舎から来たの?”と思われてしまいがちなのが正直なところ現実です。日本語で例えると、東京弁が標準語ですが、九州弁や秋田弁など習ってしまうと仕事や普通の会話で使えなくなりますね。それと同じで標準なアメリカ・ロサンゼルス発音(北アメリカ)の英語が最も好ましいのです。

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🌟ここでの英会話レッスンは日頃ロサンゼルスで良く使われる日常会話のレッスンや、日本人に難しい発音、アメリカと日本のカルチャーや考え方の違い、テキストを使わず生きた本当の英会話を学びたい方、またアメリカのハリウッド情報なども、お伝えして行きます。

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About Toshi

Welcome! 😃👋🏻 My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. 🌟 One on One Lessons via Online ( Zoom) (Group Lessons available for more than 3 people.) Takelessons.com requires all group lesson students to sign up and purchase for their lessons separat

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Todd
My son has been working with Toshi for 3 years now, and he has developed a true love for the language and culture of Japan. Toshi is a great instructor and a wonderful human being. We couldn't be happier with this experience!
Mickey
Toshi is a great tutor. No words can really express how awesome he is to work with. My son just smiles the whole time the lesson is going on and is excited to share with me after.
Hillary S.
Toshi is the best teacher in the world and I recommend having him as a teacher, he is really funny and kind to hang out with and overall Japanese is really fun.
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Christopher S.

28 Reviews
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Starting at HK$234.01
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Awarded Intensive Course On Basso Continuo from Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel Castillo"
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Christopher S.

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I have been teaching English for three years. I have a TEFL teaching certificate and over 200 hours of classroom experience. I have taught English in private and group settings. I can teach to children and adults.

About Christopher

Hello! Hola! Benvenuto! My name is Christopher S. and I am a classical guitarist, composer, polyglot, and experienced language and music teacher. I am a recent graduate with a Doctorate of Music Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. In 2016, I graduated with my M.M. from the New Eng

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hima K.
He is a great instructor and is really helping my child with his Spanish.
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Very helpful and accommodating
Dale
Great job! Very friendly with good ideas about what I can work on.
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Jesse F.

6 Reviews
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Starting at HK$858.05
  • Speaks Hebrew (intermediate), Russian (intermediate), English, Spanish
  • Awarded Presidential Fellow from Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesse F.

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I teach English essay composition to students of every grade level.

About Jesse

My priority is to help you grow. And everyone learns differently. That's why all of my tutoring is 100% individualized. I teach according to your goals, your learning style, and your challenges. My students get results because their learning is tailored to their needs. I'm a professional teacher

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Peter
Jesse is exactly what you would want in a tutor. He is extremely knowledgeable and has excellent intuition on how to present information in an understandable way. His lesson plans are extremely flexible to how you are learning the information. Highly recommended if you are looking for a Spanish language tutor.
Theo
I would recommend Jesse for any tutoring need without reservation. In our household, Jesse has helped amplify the Spanish learning for a middle/hs student, helped an older student with the application process for graduate work and worked with someone on writing. He’s phenomenal at all of it for the following reasons: his patience, intelligence and good nature are exceptional; he can work with all temperaments; he will meet your student where they are. Most important: he is systematic and provides real executive functioning support for each task. He is an unusually talented tutor and human being.
Charlie
Highly recommend Jesse as a Spanish tutor! Have been working with Jesse for almost 9 months (2 hrs + / weekly) and my Spanish fluency has rapidly increased over this period. Jesse's lesson plans are highly curated for my specific goals, learning style and interests. It's been a pleasure working with Jesse and appreciate his willingness to accommodate with my busy work / travel schedule.

General Note: I majored in Spanish undergrad, and have explored a number of different way to continue learning in NYC - group classes and language programs have their value but can not complete with in-person, 1v1 instruction.
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Marcia A.

6 Reviews
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Starting at HK$156.01
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marcia A.

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Develop your English skills in speaking, reading and writing. Reduce your accent. Master common expressions and verbal phrases used in the English Language.

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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Julie L.

100 Reviews
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Starting at HK$257.42
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music Education, with honors from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Julie L.

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Combine subjects for a price break. Simply choose ONE subject for the amount of tutoring TIME desired, and notify me which subjects you'd like to cover.

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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she is amazing
Michael V.
Good ideas for teaching new students! Ours were 7 and 14.
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Farobag C.

44 Reviews
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Starting at HK$234.01
  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Farobag C.

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Includes study in spoken and written English as well as various types of English literature.

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra from1985 to 2002, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literatur

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Jim
First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
Andreas - Marianna P.
Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music

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"Tom is the best! I learn so much from him. He is a patient, kind and loving instructor who knows how to make learning fun."
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"I would recommend Jesse for any tutoring need without reservation. In our household, Jesse has helped amplify the Spanish learning for a middle/hs student, helped an older student with the application process for graduate work and worked with someone on writing. He’s phenomenal at all of it for the following reasons: his patience, intelligence and good nature are exceptional; he can work with all temperaments; he will meet your student where they are. Most important: he is systematic and provides real executive functioning support for each task. He is an unusually talented tutor and human being."
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"It was my first English lesson today with Odaya, she's very nice, patient and makes you feel comfortable, but the most important thing that she knows what she's doing. Im sure i can improve my language skills with her. she's a great teacher. Cant wait for my next class!"
Hened
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"Intellectual with great communication skills - Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge."
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"She is a great teacher. Very detail-oriented in her approach"
Shashi
Took English lessons from Anna E.
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"Prajakta is a fabulous teacher. Her lessons are well-organized and have really helped me read, write and speak in Hindi. I have been taking lessons for five months and am already able to communicate fairly effectively. This is largely due to her patience, depth of knowledge and interesting lessons. I highly recommend Prajakta."
Martha
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"About my class: It’s very good. The reading part is very interesting (that Ted talk). Before that I didn’t read loudly. When I started Ted talk Odaya she advised me to read at loud, when I didn’t understand something. When I practiced that later at home, I felt the change. I am very much excited for my next class"
laxmi
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"Not only is Adam talented musically but he has a heart of gold. He has the ability to make others feel comfortable around him and is relatable. This is crucial when teaching others. I have had the opportunity to listen to him play in various venues, both in front of live audiences and with children. Each and every time, the performances were spectacular!"
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Understanding how to read, write, and speak in English can give you a leg up in the business world, but it also allows you to connect and engage with members of your community.

Whether you have plans to study in an English-speaking country or secure a career in a multinational corporation, knowing the language is an invaluable asset. Even if you just want to study English for fun, online English classes are a great way to build up your speaking skills and comprehension. Knowing the basics of the language will open up a new world of entertainment, including some of the bes

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Why Take In-Person English Lessons?

At TakeLessons, we provide a wide range of certified English tutors near you who are eager to help you achieve your language goals. Whether you are starting at the beginner level or looking to advance your current skill set, your English tutor will be there every step of the way.

What’s more, when you sign up for private lessons, your instructor will give you the individualized attention you need to excel. You can spend as much time as you’d like on certain subjects, ensuring you learn at your own pace. Ask all your questions and focus on specific concepts. With a private English tutor, you will receive the tools you need to succeed. No matter your age or current knowledge of the language, our English tutors will accommodate all your learning needs. If in-person tutoring is not right for you, consider our online English lessons.

Topics You'll Learn During English Lessons

Private ESL teachers always tailor lessons to each student's needs so that topics will vary based on the student's skill level, age, and interests. Your private English tutor will assess where you are and help get you where you want to go. For example, ESL classes for adults vary greatly from English lessons for kids in terms of their learning style and speed. Take a look at some sample topics for each level below. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner ESL Lessons

If you have little or no familiarity with English, then you’ll first want to cover the fundamentals. By building a strong foundation with the language, you’ll be prepared to take on more advanced topics later on. At the beginning stage, your teacher will help you set smart and achievable goals, so you will notice an improvement with every lesson!

At your first English lessons you can expect to see the following topics:

  • Alphabet and vowel sounds
  • Basic pronunciation rules
  • Greetings and introductions
  • Simple vocabulary words
  • Introduction to grammar

Once you master these beginner topics, you will be all set to tackle more advanced concepts during intermediate lessons.

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate English Lessons

Intermediate ESL classes are designed to take your beginning English skills to the next level. In intermediate classes, you'll start to build up your conversational skills and take on more complex topics. At this stage, it’s a good idea to simulate English immersion the best you can – that means watching movies, listening to music, and reading books in English! The more English media you take in, the deeper your understanding of the language will become.

In intermediate English lessons, you’ll explore the following topics:

  • Develop a greater understanding of grammar rules
  • Introduction to additional verb tenses 
  • Practice reading and writing 
  • Improve listening comprehension
  • Basic conversation skills

The more you practice these topics, the more comfortable you will become with the language. You’ll start recognizing more words and phrases and begin piecing together your own sentences and building conversations of your own.

Sample Curriculum for Advanced ESL Lessons

Advanced ESL students should already have a firm grasp of the language and a strong desire to perfect their English skills. At this level, you’ll explore the many nuances of English – this is where the beauty of the language really shines! You’ll now be ready to take on complex and thought-provoking subject matter and express yourself in English just as you would in your native language.

Course topics in advanced ESL lessons cover the following:

  • Accent reduction
  • Perfecting grammar
  • Reading inferences and nuances
  • Idiomatic language and colloquialisms
  • Great cultural understanding

When it comes to mastering a language, practice makes perfect. And one thing is for certain: with the right teacher, you can reach your full potential with the language as fast as possible.

Finding an English Teacher Near You

When you're ready to sign up for English classes near you, finding the right teacher can be difficult. At TakeLessons, we invite you to browse our inventory of certified English tutors so you can find the best fit for you. We simplify the process of finding an ESL teacher. Each of our instructors has extensive training such as the TOEFL certification and years of teaching experience. 

At TakeLessons, we want to make your English lessons as convenient and hassle-free as possible. That’s why we invite you to choose an English tutor with availability that matches yours. Whether you want to learn on weekend mornings or a weekday after work, you’re sure to find an instructor who can accommodate your schedule.

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