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About Farobag C.

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Orland Park, IL

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About Farobag
Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, 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 literature as well, Farobag continues in his capacity as Artistic Advisor to the Baroque Masterplayers, a virtuoso ensemble that concatenates period performance techniques with modern instruments thus creating a unique voice within the realm of 17th and 18th- century repertoire.

A double graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester, Farobag studied under Anastasia Jempelis, a pioneer of Suzuki violin pedagogy in the United States. In addition to the Suzuki curriculum, he is also associated with the Royal Conservatory Music Devel
opment Program that sets a national standard of musical achievement in various fields.

Befitting his penchant for encouraging artistic interest amongst younger members of his community, Farobag is also the principal conductor of the Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra that offers a unique mixture of young and seasoned professionals sitting side-by-side in a strictly professional setting. Since the year 2000, the ZSO has staged highly successful performances at various venues in Houston, Chicago, and Toronto. A New Year's eve performance in Los Angeles is scheduled for 2014.

Having also taken graduate-level coursework in educational psychology, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Chicago, Farobag offers tutelage in various areas of elementary and secondary education as well as in SAT, ACT and GRE test preparation.

Additionally, as a certified Reiki Master, therapeutic and/or educational sessions are also extended to those who may be inclined to alternative healing techniques.

*** Lesson Details ***
Sheer technique is necessary but insufficient to play an instrument well. Aural skills, that include the study of functional tonality and voice-leading are important factors that impart musicality. This is of great import if the prospective musician wants the audience to truly enjoy his or her performance !

Whether it be the 3 Rs or preparation in the performing arts, a remarkable instructor must go well beyond the subject matter at hand and help imbue the student with a spirit of wonder that, in due time, will foster enthusiasm necessary for excellence.

A child emulates and learns to communicate in his or her mother-tongue through a supporting and nurturing environment. Likewise, a student needs to be sufficiently motivated to embrace learning in a familiar supportive manner.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lesson take place in the living room. Driveway parking. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
None; I do expect a reasonably good piano / keyboard at a student's home.

*** Specialties ***
Traditional and Suzuki-based education. Performance and musicality training is open to all instrumentalists.

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Classical Energy, Triton Sound, TS 8501
Salut D'Amour, Triton Sound, TS 9014
Epiphanies1, The Halford Company
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Karen P. March 17, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Excellent instructor. Our daughter felt comfortable right away. He is very patient and she learned a lot. Highly recommend.
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Ryan September 29, 2017
· Violin · In studio
I've been playing a few instruments for 23 years, and finally decided to get into violin. Farobag made me realize that I know next to nothing about the violin, and there is so much to learn. I played only a few notes in my first lesson, but his instruction was worth every penny. I am very excited for the next lesson and look forward to learning everything I can from Farobag. Highly recommended.
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Ganesh V. September 17, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
Mr. Cooper is an experienced teacher. He teaches piano, violin & vocal from basic to advance level. My son has been taking piano classes from him for the past 3+ years. He loves to go to Mr. Cooper's classes. The foremost quality in Mr. Cooper is that he seeks perfection and tries to imbibe the same in his students. He encourages all his students to perform their best and is extremely patient in dealing with his students. Mr. Cooper lets me sit in my son's lessons and I got my 101 on classical music with these sessons. I can appreciate what my son plays and also now able to appreciate classical music in general.
Mr. Cooper encourages all his students to participate in IMA annual contests and puts a lot of effort in preparing his students for the same.
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About Seiko D.

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Saratoga, CA
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I enjoy teaching Japanese. I am a native Japanese speaker, born and raised in Japan. I have a college degree in Japan with a secondary teaching credential as well as a BS degree in the US. Prior to a Japanese tutor, I worked at global companies in Japan and the US for 15+ years would be a plus for tutoring and mentoring your goals.

Everyone has a different style and level of learning languages. I teach beginners to advanced levels. My sessions would be individually tailored based on your interests, necessary improvements, and goals. You would most likely use textbooks during sessions. For school students, I am familiar with textbooks being used in the bay area. I teach my students based on their school classes and assignment preparations. For business needs, my work experience would help you not only learning the language but also str
engthening your communication skills in understanding of its cultural aspects and nuance. For job seekers and Japanese college applications, I have experience of reviewing and proofreading resume and essays as well as AP/JLPT test preparations.

I also teach group lessons (2+ people more). Please ask for the rate.
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Nikolaos August 29, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
Seiko walks with me every lesson through the "Japanese for busy people" book and I like how she asks me to go through exercises in japanese so I can get used to listening. We also spend time enriching vocabulary.
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Javier January 25, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
It was a fantastic lesson! I learned a lot (: Arigatou Gozaimasu
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George O. January 7, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
It was very exciting to learn with her and I am excited for future lessons.
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About Molly C.

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Montgomery, AL
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I teach all levels of Latin to students of all ages. My classes are the most fun you can have learning a dead language! They are engaging and active. I am an extremely patient teacher and a innovative thinker.
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Dorothy L. August 12, 2018
· German · Online
Molly is helping me learn German in a way that makes sense to me and is very helpful. Thank you so much! I'm loving it.
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Philip July 31, 2018
· Latin · Online
Molly is an excellent instructor! I take Latin with her. She explains the material very well, is very patient, and keeps it interesting. A strong point in her teaching is that she is open to questions, clarification, and review of forgotten material as you go along. I would highly recommend her.
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Tom C. July 30, 2018
· German · Online
Excellent,flexible, fun, valuable.It was definitely worthwhile and very helpful. I really appreciate Molly's enthusiasm for accommodating my difficult schooling requirements...late night and very early morning. Ausgezeignet!!!!!
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About Kate S.

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New Brunswick, NJ
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Hi! My name is Kate and I have been teaching Spanish for more than 4 years, both in private schools and online. I have a DELE certificate (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language), as well as a «Competent Language Instructor» certificate that I got in a well known language school in Kiev, where I worked after I completed a course dedicated to Spanish teaching methodology. In addition, I have two years of experience as a translator in different projects and one year in a Spanish company in Kiev.

I'm 28 and I'm from Ukraine so my native languages are Ukrainian and Russian, but I started learning Spanish when I was nine years old, so I have been learning it for almost 20 years. I have studied very intensively for the past 7 years and I'm still looking for new topics from which I can learn. I'm in permanent contact with native speakers fr
om Spain and various Latin American countries so I can easily explain to you the differences between distinct varieties of language.

I have traveled to Spain several times, and I have also worked in Equatorial Guinea, which is a Spanish speaking country in Africa. I currently live in the USA. I use Spanish every day and I continue to do my favorite job of all: sharing my knowledge of Spanish with any and all interested people.
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Enzo C. August 1, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Kate is very thorough, immensely prepared & patient. She almost had me speaking Spanish on my first lesson
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Gulnora July 27, 2018
· Spanish · Online
I thought the first lesson was great. I like all the materials I got, very interesting and lots of stuff that I can practice with these materials and work on
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Ioannis L. July 12, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Good structure. Very patient and helpful. Excellent
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Kate S.

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About Pilar G.

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Clearwater, FL
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I am a teacher with a lot of patience, it is good to make mistakes, I am here to learn and improve your Spanish.
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About Maria S.

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Washington, DC
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The term leadership is usually defined as “the action of leading a group of people or an organization.” I define leadership as a process in which an individual helps others succeed and achieve a common goal. Success is attained through unity and cooperation with one another. A person who leads a person or group of people into the path of achievement is a good leader. A leader, who expresses positive attitude, is able to direct others successfully to reach a unified goal. He or she stands up for his or her own cause while motivating others to succeed.
I view myself as a leader. Helping others and being an active member in my community are really important tasks to me. Throughout my freshman and sophomore years in Woodrow Wilson High School (2013-2014 and 2014-2016), I volunteered at the Washington National Cathedral tutoring students a
ges 5-12. Then, in the summer of 2015, I volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of a Greater Washington. Both of these experiences were wonderful and enjoyable. I gained useful skills that I could apply to my life in the future,( patience, problem solving, communication, time management, leadership skills).
It is my belief that something is not understood until it is fully and clearly explained. Every time I presented a lesson, I tried to present it in a way relatable to each individual student. My own understanding increased from helping to ease students of their confusions in Mathematical, Historical, or Scientific topics, to reading books and giving group lectures about them, my experiences as a tutor have increased my ability to explain and teach. Taking care of children has always been one of my major passions. Watching children grow, explore and learn has been a rewarding experience that excites me. Their imagination, innocence and creativity are highly enjoyable. Teaching them through art, reading, and outdoor observations offers them the knowledge that they may need in school and later life as they grow up. Every time I nurture a child's interests, I help him or her become a better, brighter person who respects his or herself.

Content knowledge: First of all, it is necessary to obviously, be good at math and have a good understanding of it in order to be a good tutor. I usually borrow the student's mathematical text book before I tutor them to refresh their memory of the lessons and brush up on their own skills.
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Maria S.

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About Reza G.

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Irvine, CA
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I was born in Iran and finished university there. Then passed a teaching English as a second language course in Gofteman Safir Institute. (the most prestigious language school in Iran)
I started my carrier as a teacher immediately after graduation and taught English to Persian speaking students. Eight years ago I immigrated to the United States and helped many second-generation Iranians to learn and speak Farsi and have a better understanding of their culture.
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Reza G.

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