English as a Second Language

From basic proficiency to advanced technical communication, our tutors help you thrive in English.

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Offerings

Go beyond Google translate.

Whether you're seeking personal, professional, or academic mastery of English, our tutors tailor instruction to you.

Core Courses

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Grammar of English 
Academic Writing

Listening and Speaking

Specialized Topics

Pronunciation Practice
Job Preparation
Business English
Academic Vocabulary
Citizenship Exam Preparation
Computer Literacy
Introduction to American Culture
Social History of the United States
Writing Workshop
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In all tutorials, we take a highly structured and personalized approach to ensure that our students receive the most effective and comprehensive tutoring available. And if youre interested in support for an ESL course that you don’t see listed here, reach out to us! No topic is too advanced or too niche for our team of PhD candidates, teaching fellows, and language professionals.

Tutor spotlight

We are a cooperative of thinkers––physicists, historians, computer scientists, economists, literary critics, lawyers, linguists, biologists, poets, mathematicians, and so many more--who provide exceptional one-on-one tutoring and academic support to our students.

Meet everyone

We are a cooperative of thinkers––physicists, historians, computer scientists, economists, literary critics, lawyers, linguists, biologists, poets, mathematicians, and so many more--who provide exceptional one-on-one tutoring and academic support to our students.

Peter K.

Peter is a PhD student in German at Columbia University. Prior to grad school, he earned a BMus in Musical Arts with distinction from Eastman, and, simultaneously, a BA in German Studies from University of Rochester.

Emma Zc.

Emma is a PhD student in French Literature at Harvard. She holds an MA in French (Harvard), as well as a BA in French Studies and BM in Cello Performance (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).

Darin

Darin earned a BA in Physics and Astronomy and Astrophysics (Harvard), and MSc and PhD in Planetary Science (CalTech). Currently, he is junior faculty at Brigham Young University.

Ezra

After Ezra graduated from Harvard with a BA in Social Studies, he received the Trustman Traveling Fellowship and went to Peru to study the Chinese diaspora. He is now the Artist-in-Residence at the Signet Society at Harvard.

Joyce

Joyce is currently an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School. She also graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Anthropology from Harvard, where her thesis won the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize.

Paul W.

Paul holds a BA in History (Yale) and MA in Global Affairs (Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University). A recipient of the Fulbright and Schwarzman Fellowships, Paul is currently a Presidential Management Fellow in Washington DC.

Stephanie M.

Stephanie is an MA student in International Relations at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She holds a BA in Foreign Languages, International Relations and Government, Law, and Public Policy from the University of Puerto Rico.

Elizabeth G.

Elizabeth is an MD/PhD student at NYU School of Medicine's Medical Scientist Training Program. She holds a BA in Biology with a minor in English from Hunter College.

Tarek

Tarek is pursuing his PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard, where he has received the Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning four times.

Charlotte

Charlotte holds an MA in Hispanic Studies from Brown University and a BA in English and Spanish from Oxford University. She is a recipient of the Kossoff Prize for Leadership in Language Teaching.

Juan

Juan holds a PhD in Immunology and Inflamation (NYU School of Medicine) and BS in Molecular & Cell Biology (University of Puerto Rico). Currently, he is a postbacc scholar at Weill Cornell.

Michael M.

Michael holds a PhD and MA in Chemistry from Harvard, and a dual-degree BS in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Maryland. He has over ten years of experience teaching and tutoring chemistry and introductory biology.

Apolline J.

Apolline is currently a medical student at Boston University School of Medicine. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Genetics from the University of Rochester in New York.

Chang M.

Chang is an MD/PhD student at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He earned his BA in English Literature and Biochemistry at Columbia University, where he was a John Jay Scholar and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Sarah Y.

Sarah graduated from Brown with a BA in History & International Relations. She currently attends the University of Hong Kong and the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a History PhD candidate.

Joy

Joy is an MD/PhD candidate at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She earned a BS (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology) and BA (Anthropology) from Brown, and completed a postbacc fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

Maryann Z.

Maryann holds a BS in Molecular Biology from Pomona College (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), where she was a nationally ranked NCAA tennis player. Currently, Maryann is pursuing an MD from Harvard-MIT.

Ivy D.

Ivy graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts and BAs in Comparative Literature, Anthropology, and French from Cornell University. She's presently a PhD student in Comparative Literature at Harvard.

Ryohei

Ryohei studied Francophone Literature and Art History at Princeton and Prix du Cercle Franais. After working at the MoMA, he is presently an MA candidate in History at LՃcole des hautes Žtudes en sciences sociales (EHESS).

Scott L.

Scott majored in Classics and Spanish at Bates College, where he wrote two theses. After working in several Special Collections libraries, he is now a PhD Candidate in Romance Languages at UPenn.

Daniel Fr

Daniel is a PhD candidate in Chinese History at UC Berkeley. He holds a BA in English & French literature and Chinese language (University of Texas), a JD (Yale Law), and an MA in Sinology (University of London).

Dan L.

Dan is a Rhodes Scholar currently completing his Master's in Global Health Science and Epidemiology at Oxford. Previously, Dan conducted research at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

Ariana M.

Ariana holds a BA in International Relations and Asian Studies (Dartmouth College). Next, she worked as a paralegal in international trade remedy litigation before pursuing her JD at Columbia Law. She currently works in International Capital Markets.

Alicia C.

Alicia is a PhD student in Linguistics at NYU. She graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, with a BA in Linguistics and Data Science and a BA in Spanish with a minor in Music.

Cristina

Cristina holds a PhD in Linguistics from Harvard, an MS in Cognitive and Decision Sciences from University College London, and BAs in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Linguistics from the University of Southern California. Currently, she works as a forensic linguist.

Christopher M.

Christopher holds a BA in History and a minor in Chinese (Mandarin) from Chapel Hill, an MA in Security Studies from Kansas State University, and an MA and PhD in History from UVA. At UVA, he won the Class of 1985 Fellowship for Creative Teaching.

Nate L.

Nate earned a triple major in Biochemistry, Cognitive Sciences, and Psychology at Rice University, his MD/PhD at Georgetown University, and his PhD in Neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health. He is now starting his neurology residency at Stanford.

Emily F.

Emily is a PhD candidate at Columbia University in Religious Studies. She teaches Western and East Asian philosophy classes at SUNY Purchase, where she earned her BA in philosophy.

Sarah R.

Sarah graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with an Honors English degree from Bates. After taking her Fulbright Scholarship to teach ESL in the Czech Republic, she began her Masters of Arts in Teaching at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

Alyssa R.

Alyssa studied Government and East Asian Studies at Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude and received the Eric Firth Prize for her senior thesis. She is looking forward to attending law school in the fall of 2022, and she has been accepted to Yale Law School and Stanford Law School.

Min

Min graduated summa cum laude from Ursinus College with a BS in Biology and Applied Ethics, and was awarded the Senior Alumni Award, recognizing her promise of making significant contributions to and leadership in their careers and their community. Min is now studying at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, hoping to give smiles to those in need.

Jack Ra.

Jack graduated from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a BA in Chinese and a BA in Linguistics, graduating summa cum laude in both degrees. During undergrad, Jack received the Global Ambassador Summer Program Scholarship and studied at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan. Jack is currently pursuing his PhD in Linguistics at Harvard University.

Baoqing

Baoqing was born and raised in Beijing, where she graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University with a BA in English, before moving to the US in 2014. In the US, Baoqing taught at the Western Michigan University before getting her MA in teaching Chinese at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Baoqing is currently a lecturer of Chinese at Boston University.

Samantha F.

Samantha graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University with a BS in Human Biology, Health & Society and a minor in Education. As a Fulbright Scholar, Samantha will be spending the coming year in the UK attaining a Master in Medical Education at the University of Nottingham.

Xavier

Xavier graduated from Yale College in 2019 with a BS in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. During the summers, he researched Type II Diabetes at Yale Medical School and HIV at Harvard Medical School. Currently, he is pursuing a Neuroscience PhD at Columbia University.

Helen G.

Helen graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University with a dual degree in International/Global Studies and French/Francophone Studies, as well as a minor in East Asian Studies. After working in Shanghai, China for 5 years, she returned to Massachusetts to pursue her Masters of Education in Human Development and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Aleks

Aleks graduated from Yale with a double major in History and Religious Studies. He is now finishing his MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Columbia University, exploring both New York and the History of the Church through the study of Medieval and Inquisitorial manuscripts.

Jenny M.

Jenny currently teaches English literature at St. Johnsbury Academy. She holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Trinity College at the University of Oxford, and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Sofia

Sofía has a BA in Journalism from the University of Southern California and an MA in Education Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also holds an MEd in Bilingual Teacher of Students with Disabilities in Adolescent Education, Grade 7-12 from City College. Currently, Sofía is a middle school bilingual SPED teacher in NYC, working with Spanish speakers in humanities content areas (writing, reading, social studies).

Brandon H.

Brandon currently teaches at Georgetown University. He holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton, a JD from Georgetown University, and an MA and BA in Latin American Studies from UT at Austin.

Layla

Layla is an MD Candidate at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Writing Seminars and a minor in Islamic Studies. Her post-grad fellowship conducting ovarian cancer research at the National Center for Advancing Translational Science culminated in her choice to pursue a career in medicine.

Benazir

Benazir holds a BA in Linguistics from Harvard College, where she graduated cum laude and with honors. More recently, she was a recipient of the Alex G. Booth ’30 Travel Fellowship, which she used to study, sail, and travel around the world.

Maya C.

Maya graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Religious Studies and Political Science and minors in French and Conflict Studies from DePauw University. As a Fulbright grantee, Maya taught English to over 200 students in Morocco. She's currently an MPP Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Meet everyone

Plans

We’ve created structured, yet flexible pricing plans that offer everything you need to succeed in your courses.

Choose a Tutor Tier

Hourly Rate

All of our tutoring is available on an hourly basis. If you're not sure how much tutoring you'll need or when you plan to test, you can enroll in our "pay as you go" option.

$ 140/hour

$ 180/hour

$ 260/hour

$ 340/hour

First Time Package

4.5 Hours

We require a first-time minimum commitment of three 90 minute sessions due to the significant amount of preparation that tutors do in advance of the first few sessions. This initial package is a good way to get your feet wet, evaluate the amount of tutoring you'll ultimately need, and see if you feel comfortable with your tutor.

$ 630

$ 810

$ 1170

$ 1530

Ten Sessions

15 Hours 5% OFF

An opportunity to deepen your understanding and comfort with your courses, with more flexibility to cover content, essential skills, and exam preparation.

$ 1995 You save $105

$ 2565 You save $135

$ 3705 You save $195

$ 4845 You save $255

Twenty Sessions

30 Hours 10% OFF

A comprehensive approach to tackling classes, providing ample time and space to absorb material, master the ropes of the subject, and get comfortable with assignments and exams.

$ 3780 You save $420

$ 4860 You save $540

$ 7020 You save $780

$ 9180 You save $1020

Tutor Tiers

We have 4 tiers of coaches. The coach’s tier is based on the experience level of the coach with our team. All coaches begin working with Cambridge Coaching at the Standard tier.

  • Standard

    0-150 hours
    $140/hour

  • Senior

    150-200 hours
    $180/hour

  • Guru

    250-300 hours
    $260/hour

  • Master

    350+- hours
    $340/hour

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