"Excellent and very patient!!"
Paula from Los Gatos, CA
I’m very pleased to have Emily as a tutor and I strongly recommend her if you want to learn formal English the right way. She is very dedicated and professional. Her teaching style is focused on the student’s goals which I like very much. After the first few lessons, I began applying what I learned at work and school, and I noticed right away the tremendous improvements I made in such a short period of time. I have no doubt that she is the right person to help me reach my writing goals and I strongly believe that by the end of the course I’ll be confident to write formal articles on my own.
"Patient and Intelligent"
Ana from Mountain View, CA
Emily is patient, intelligent, kind, and able to understand what my needs are. It is easy to keep the communication by e-mail with her between the tutoring classes.She is a great tutor. I recommend her for English tutoring.
Jitka from Santa Clara, CA
Emily is a wonderful tutor. She is very patient and is a careful listener when I have questions or don't understand a grammar. She focuses extra attention on areas with which I struggle such as speaking fluently. I highly recommend her!
"Very organized and amazingly energetic!"
Michelle from Palo Alto, CA
I have been working with her for more than 6 months for my writing class, and she helped me tremendously. I think working with her through the semester was the best decision I have ever made, because I learned a lot from you, and it help me building my confidence in writing.
Han from Saratoga, CA
My daughter, who is a high school student, enjoys working with Emily a lot. Emily went through her essays with great detail, showed her what is wrong and why, and suggested her what to do to improve her writing. The tutor sessions were very lively and filled with lots of discussion. I am sure my daughter's writing will be better. I just wish we found Emily earlier!
Anthony from Los Gatos, CA
Emily has helped me with a wide variety of writing assignments including a research paper, SAT essay prep, and college essays. At the end of each session not only is my work better, I am more confident in my writing. She is on time to every session, teaches great writing techniques, and is easy to talk to. Overall, she is a great tutor.
"Very nice teacher"
Ashvin from Fremont, CA
Emily is a very nice and knowledgeable teacher and has very good experience teaching working professionals. She is very fixable in terms of schedule too so you should not have any problem taking lessons without affecting your work schedule. She is also very comfortable working with your custom teaching needs.
Alexander from Sunnyvale, CA
I have been learning English language for many years. I was taught by many teachers and I am able to distinguish a good one from an average. I took more than a dozen lessons with Emily and I’m going to tell you people – Emily is an outstanding teacher! She is very honest, intelligent and well-read person. She can explain complex things, like some parts of English grammar, in a very simple way. I like the way she gives lessons to me. I read articles about different kinds of topics, a new article for every lesson. And on the lesson we discuss it as I would do it with my English speaking friends or colleagues. Emily corrects my mistakes and explains to me some grammar’s pitfalls. And that’s the way to increase my vocabulary also. This approach works very well for me but may be it won’t work for you. That’s exactly the point where we need a talented teacher who is proficient enough to determine what is the best approach for you.
And remember the tutor only shows you the way. If you don’t work hard there would be no results.
I am absolutely sure that Emily is the best tutor for me!
P.S. I hope, Emily, you will forgive me for all that mistakes I made in this very review. :)
Anat from ,
Excellent experienced teacher. I enjoy working with her. She accommodates my changing goals. Wise with wide perspective on issues. I especially enjoy working on writing.
"Emily is great in a business setting!"
Becky from Los Altos, CA
The CEO of my company required some help to further learn the English language, and I used Wyzant to find Emily S as his tutor. Emily has been extremely professional since day one, and she and I work together to schedule the tutor sessions for him. I know that our CEO is very happy having Emily as his tutor - they meet 2 times a week when his schedule allows and she is helping him to improve his English skills with every session.
Lien from Cupertino, CA
I'm glad to have Emily to be my tenth grade son's writing tutor. His writing skill has been improving since he met Emily. He isn't afraid to write essays and I am not worried about his grade anymore. Thanks Emily.
Angeline from Fremont, CA
Emily is very professional in teaching. She helps me to focus on the studying goals I want to achieve in the future,and provides me some useful studying skills to learn. She is also flexible with time, when sometimes I get pretty busy with my major school. Overall, I will continue working with her, because I believe I will be successful in English by her professional teaching style.
"A wonderful tutor"
Efrat from Mountain View, CA
Emily is an excellent tutor. She is very attentive, professional and experienced, capable of accommodating her teaching style and techniques to the student’s level, skills and difficulties. During the lessons she creates a comfortable and supportive academic environment. I find working with her to be very educating and motivating.
"A very good teacher"
Wendy from Cupertino, CA
I am glad that I choose Emily to be my tutor. She is very good at teaching writing and grammar. Her explanations are thorough and to the point. In class, she tends not to tell me the answers right away. Instead, she asks me to think about the question and work out the answer on my own. She is patient and she knows her subject very well. I believe that with her teaching and guidance, I can improve in writing essays without too much struggle in the future.
"Professional, wonderful tutor "
Hiroko from Los Gatos, CA
Emily is very professional, patient, and has profound knowledge in literature. She is a wonderful tutor. We have a 14 years old daughter who has difficulty crafting critical essays. Emily gives her essay questions and discussion topics and I believe it will help her tremendously.
"Patient, observant, insightful and expert"
Inderjeet from Sunnyvale, CA
I always knew that I had problems in grammar, but I was unable to make any progress. Emily quickly identified areas where I needed improvement. Her explanations were elaborate and clear, and always backed by multiple examples. Her assignments were quite innovative, and were designed to give me enough practice to learn a concept. If you are looking for an expert in English language, then I would strongly recommend her.
"I do appreciated her job as my Tutor!"
CAROLINA from Palo Alto, CA
I am so pleased with Emily as a tutor. I have deep problems in grammar, and she is focusing on it. I appreciate her effort and her way of workking with me. As a teacher, I believe in practice to reinforce what we want to learn. I am very grateful with Emily's job with me. I highly recommended Emily as a tutor.
"Friendly and very experienced"
Jana from Cupertino, CA
Emily is a friendly and qualified tutor. Due to her experiences in teaching she is able to explain all questions that come up promptly and is very clear. What I also like is that she really tries to work on my goals and we update the focus of our lessons from time to time. I enjoy reading and discussing the recent and interesting articles she finds for me on the Internet. I think I benefit a lot from our work.
"Very Patient and Persistent "
David from San Jose, CA
Emily is great with new English speakers. She goes the extra mile to make the student feel comfortable and to boost their self-confidence. She is very professional and while she sets very reasonable ground rules, she is very flexible with proper notice.
Emily speaks Mandarin and has many years of experience working with Chinese students. If you are looking for an ESL instructor who is a native English speaker, but who also speaks Chinese, Emily should be your first choice. We are very happy with our choice.
"Loves her subject and very patient"
Debbie from Los Altos, CA
We chose Emily to help our son learn to write papers at a college freshman level largely because of her experience teaching at community college. She has helped develop an action plan, define a set of objectives, and steer my son in that direction. I sat in on the original planning session, but since then she and he have developed a mutually respectful working relationship and they do what they do without needing my interference.
She has a wonderful sense of humor and is very patient, but she takes the process very seriously and wants to see progress (and is quick to praise when she sees it). I think my son enjoys her candor and enthusiasm, and likes to discuss different ideas with her. She is also trying to help him develop better organizational skills, both in his writing and in his workspace and personal habits.
Emily always gives detailed feedback after every session that gives me a good sense of where the progress is happening and what the sticking points are. She is very prompt and reliable. If she does not feel anything is within her skill set, she is honest about it and does not try to oversell what she feels she can do.
"Systematic & passionate"
HOON from Sunnyvale, CA
Emily is a great English teacher, especially for me who wants to learn English relating to American life.
She has a lot of knowledge about American history,literature, and culture.
She is always trying to find out what I want.
Moreover, her style of teaching English is systematic, that is, she always provides a lot of examples, comparisons, grammatical expressions, and so forth.
"Knowledgeable and Insightful"
Vickie from Sunnyvale, CA
Although my experience with Emily was brief, Emily had the insightfulness to understand my needs, my weakness, and my strengths. Emily was diligent to ask for feedback at the end of each session to be sure her performance as my tutor was up to my personal expectation.
Emily is overall a wonderful person and teacher.
"Very loving,caring ,punctual,replies promptly "
Sapna from Cupertino, CA
Emily is very good with my kids. She is highly experienced in her job and she is also patient and understands the childrens' atitude. Thanks.