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About Ilona M.

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Pompano Beach, FL
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Teaching English to Other Language Speakers

I have MA in TESOL from Florida Atlantic University (2012)

About Ilona
I am experienced (3 years) in home school tutoring. I mostly work with Florida Virtual School students. I overlook their tests and assignments, and help them with preparations for Discussion Based Assessmemts (DBA). I also help parents with required annual evaluations and how to sign up with home education department.
For my tutoring sessions I use skills that include goal-directedness, I teach how to organize learning in small steps and how to set them up; I always strive to motivate and engage my students to make them interested in learning and have fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I show how to use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as learning opportunities.

I have Masters in Education (2018) with specialization in English, Curricul
um and Education; and Masters in Arts (2012) in Teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University, as well as a degree in violin performance from Chicago.
I studied piano in Chicago for 10 years & taught both piano & violin for over 20 years. I also teach flute & cello for the past 5 years, as I studied them during my Music Education program.
I have taught music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am fan of the Essential Elements method and I Can Read Music book for string instruments, and the Alfred's Piano Library for piano. Alfred's piano library can be used for any age as they also have books especially made for adult learners. I also like their music flash cards.
For teaching music theory I mostly used Fundamentals of Piano Theory (9 levels) combined with Master Theory (6 levels) books.

I personalize every lesson, and always set goals for my students. Most of my violin students are members of the Florida Youth Orchestra as well as the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach Piano competition and the annual Piano Guild auditions.
I teach any age and any level, and always stress that learning a new instrument is very similar to learning a new language, it needs a lot of patience, persistence and repetitions. My lessons are customized to my students needs, and are work in progress as they needs may change over time. I always remind my students that music can give them instant gratification when they learn to play favorite songs.
I always encourage my students to tell me about their music preferences, so I can incorporate them in their music lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
All my tutoring sessions include reviews of previously learned material and if possible the use of technology. I use students books but often bring extra study materials if necessary.
All my lessons include technique and reading music. I like to use the Finger Power for piano students and Essential Elements for my string students, and scales for both.
Music theory: I use Master Theory and Fundamentals of Piano Theory books for younger ages, Alfred's music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.

Besides Essential Elements for strings I also use String Tunes and I Can Read Music to add more fun to the lessons as well as support reading music during the lesson. For piano students I use Holiday Treats book, which comes in 2 different levels: Beginner & Intermediate, so my students have a new songs for a specific holiday.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I always bring violin with me to be able to show what I teach.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The students need to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books, flashcards & instrument available as well as a pencil. I always stress with my students to be organized and prepared for their lesson, this way they will be able to focus better during the lesson. I always bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place be free of any distractions, such other siblings or any other noise. The quiet environment helps in faster learning.

*** Specialties ***
I tutor most K-12 subjects and prepare students to take ACT, SAT, GRE tests.
Music genres: Classical, traditional, Suzuki, Popular, Celtic, fiddle, Blues
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Bryce G. March 2, 2019
· Geometry · In home
I'm sorry, I cannot handle this Instructor for my children. She wasn't me but she's not quite the people person I expected. Her personality is not a good match for a high school tutor. Unfortunately her English is not good enough. Her accent is entirely too strong. Also she does not know enough Geometry to help my kids.
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Robin June 18, 2018
· Piano · In home
Ilona is a wonderful teacher. She really tunes in to your level and has a vast knowledge of musical repertoire making lessons very exciting. Anyone lucky enough to get Ilona is going to be star!!she is patient and responsive to questions and a very interesting and fun gal
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Howard G. May 9, 2018
· Public Speaking · In home
extremely competent.
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About Brenda B.

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Franklin Lakes, NJ

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If English is a language you are looking to learn, come learn the basics or brush up on your grammar. For the more intermediate and advanced student, build your conversational English with multiple sessions!

About Brenda
Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you.

I have been teaching private lessons for over a decade, and hold two music degrees and two teaching certifications in music (NJ) and ESL (international). I obtained my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University where I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor, and obtained my Masters of Music in Performance with the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Although I do work with students of all ages, I specialize in working with younger children and retired adults!

I primarily teach voice, flute, piano, music theory and history and have over 10 years of experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I also work on audition and performance preparation, do speech/accent work and more. I am constantly studying different
teaching methods so I can develop a custom program that best fits your learning styles and incorporates what you already know, with what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you want to play flute, sing, act, or learn to play piano, I am here to help you become the best musician you can be. Classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full lung capacity to extend phrasing length and dynamic range. I will also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams.

*** Specialties ***
Young and beginner students.
Senior & Retired students
Students with special needs.
Performance techniques.
Audition preparation
Speech techniques (public speaking/voice-overs, etc.)
Bel Canto technique.
Performance anxiety
Life coaching!

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning" ~Plato

**if you need a particular time slot or one not listed on my availability I will do my best to accommodate your needs**

**All lessons will be scheduled in advance with confirmation of both the student and instructor. If cancellation is necessary, a written notice 48 hour cancellation policy is in effect or you forfeit the lesson credit. For lessons scheduled outside of the areas provided, a surcharge for travel will be added.**

***BB Studio now has a base location! Studio lessons are now also available for students 18+ in addition to in-home and on-line lessons***
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Camilla April 30, 2019
· Singing · In home
Brenda is fabulous, she is skilled and a great teacher!!
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Xu Y. March 26, 2019
· Singing · In home
Brenda was very patient with my 5 year old even and tried many ways to motivate my daughter. At the end, my daughter wanted to have Brenda coming over to teach her every night!!!
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Jian L. December 30, 2018
· Flute · In studio
My daughter loves to have Brenda teaching the flute lesson and to feel very comfortable and enjoy to learn new skills. Brenda is extremely talented, knowledgeable, professional, and skillful. We are glad to have her teaching.
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About Steve S.

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Chicago, IL
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I have over 13 years of teaching experience as well as a graduate degree in TESL/TEFL.

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I have over 13 years of teaching experience at both the secondary and post-secondary level, and I have lived and taught for nearly 10 years in Japan. I have a graduate degree in education with a specialization in TESL/TEFL.
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David May 28, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Excelent!
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Tajinder S. May 4, 2019
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Jane March 29, 2019
· Public Speaking · Online
Great teacher, looking forward to my next lesson!
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About Anne-Marie B.

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East Stroudsburg, PA
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Over the years I have taught English to students of all races, nationalities and ethnicities. Additionally, living in New York, an extremely diverse city, has necessitated great flexibility on my part. I teach reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and proper pronunciation, but because I work with so many "non-native speakers", I have learned to be very patient and methodical in my approach, customizing the lesson to each student and breaking the steps down as much as is necessary. I have also become quite familiar with many of the handicaps associated with specific ethnic groups when trying to learn English. Overall, as an English teacher I welcome the additional challenge and I always look forward to the opportunity for cultural exchange as well.

About Anne-Marie
Hi, I'm Anne-Marie and I love to teach! I have been teaching for over 25 years and whether the subject is English, Music, College Prep or Italian, I love helping students reach their goals. I work hard to leave my students enlightened, encouraged and empowered. I have high standards and I really like to challenge students to achieve their full potential, but I also try to make the process interesting, engaging and fun. I'm patient, easygoing and I enjoy working with students of all ages and backgrounds. I always strive to get to know my students (and their needs) very well. Then I customize lessons according to need, aptitude and goals. One of the best parts of teaching for me is meeting and connecting with new people, and making a difference in their lives, so I really look forward to meeting and working with you!
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Noel R. April 20, 2016
· Viola · In home
Excellent instructor very professional highly recommended
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About Ulyana H.

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Broomfield, CO

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I am a native English speaker and able to help with reading, reading comprehension, writing and grammar.

About Ulyana
My name is Ulyana and I'm passionate about teaching and tutoring! I graduated with a B.S. from Rice University (Houston, TX), specializing in earth sciences (geology and chemistry). I did my Masters in planetary geology at Brown University (Providence, RI), and for my PhD, I trekked over 1500 miles in Nepal, studying glacial lake flooding hazards to Sherpa villages, as well as impacts of pollution on pristine high mountains, including Mt. Everest.

For seven years now, I have either tutored or taught, in classrooms and in the field, all age groups, sharing the joy of science, math - and learning in general! When I was in my teens, I participated in many science fairs and symposia at the national and international level. Then I went to college and grad school in science. Pretty much, science has been my life! For any of your science need
s, with a special focus on astronomy and geology (earth sciences), I'm here to help. I can assist with physics, biology, chemistry and math (algebra, pre-calc, calculus). Given my experience in public speaking, the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) and writing, I can assist with that as well!

If you're interested in creative lessons - with a true focus on your learning experience, I'm your tutor! Often times when working out in the field in extreme locations (e.g., Antarctica and Mt. Everest), I have to MacGyver solutions on the fly. I want to teach you how to think. This skill will serve you well, long into the future.
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Berret June 25, 2019
· Writing · Online
Ulyana is very nice, and my son really enjoys the lesson.
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Alan Y. June 18, 2019
· Writing · Online
Perfect lesson! Dr. Ulyana is very nice, patient, and very professional.
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Berret June 18, 2019
· Writing · Online
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About KATISHA J.

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Long Beach, CA
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All ages welcome. I been a Trainer for over four years. I strive to ensure you understand and be able to remember by utilizing different ways to remember or memorize the material.

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I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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KATISHA J.

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About Tara O.

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Allentown, PA
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I am a certified ESOL teacher with 15 years of experience both locally and abroad. My experience ranges from pre-school, to community college, to business English. I love teaching and learning from you!

About Tara
I am originally from Pennsylvania but lived a number of years in California where I obtained my TESOL certification in 2004. After that, I moved to Chile where I picked up the Spanish language and truly fell in love with teaching English. Now, I'm back in my hometown and teaching a diverse group of language learners at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Teaching brings me great joy. I love working with language learners of all levels. My primary area of expertise is working with adults but I am happy to work with children as well. My favorite thing to practice is pronunciation. I look forward to working with you!
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Mariane Muraro March 12, 2019
· ESL · In studio
I was an ESL student in Tara's class in 2018. In this class, I was still beginning to become familiar with the English language and she was certainly a key teacher in this process.

Classes were always very productive, balancing theory and practice. She provided activities in groups, individual, games, videos, readings and discussions, homework assignments and even extra material for that student who wanted to go beyond.

She was very organized, every class had with her planning wrote down in a notebook and always shared with us what the class would be like. She had very interesting strategies, such as the daily way of teaching and resuming new vocabulary. Most of the time, in the next class she already had the activities or tests corrected, the recovery of our mistakes always asked if we had doubts.

He is a person who was always smiling and encouraging the students, even some who are tired of a full day's work.

And she has a differential that is helping students beyond the classroom, in my case, I shared my difficulty speaking in English and she became available for conversation classes in the summer holidays. Of course, that helped me a lot!

Finally, Tara was essential in my walk in learning a new language. She is fantastic!
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Kate February 20, 2019
· ESL · Online
I have observed many of Tara’s lessons. They are always very fun and engaging. She is sure to match student interests and needs with lesson topics. She also does a good job of giving feedback to students to help them improve. Highly recommended!
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Tiffani February 14, 2019
· ESL · Online
Tara is an experienced and dedicated ESL instructor. I recommend her to anyone needing to master English at any level.
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About Jennifer S.

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San Antonio, TX
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When I was very young my father married a woman from Mexico that didn't speak any English. I was lucky that I was young and I was able to learn Spanish quickly to be able to communicate with her. But she struggled to adjust to the language and cultural differences, and it took her twenty years to finally be comfortable living in the United States. I love to teach English because I know how much knowing another language can change a person's life. My step mother had teachers that were not patient with her, and she gave up many times. I am patient and I make learning an enjoyable experience. I hope to help change people's lives by providing them with the tools they need.

About Jennifer
Hello! I am Jenna and I have been teaching for over 8 years. I have primarily worked with children, but I am open to all. I am patient, understanding, flexible, and I love to teach. My favorite thing about teaching is watching the progress in my students. I love to see their faces light up when things start to click in their mind. I would love to work with you and look forward to hearing from you!
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Jennifer S.

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About Katie S.

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Phoenix, AZ
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I was a teacher for 7 years. I taught Pre-K to 6th grade. I am interested in helping you learn English. I will help you prepare for doctors appointments, going to a coffee shop, or casual conversation with a friend. I can help with some of the language barriers.

About Katie
Hi, My name is Katie and I am a former elementary teacher. I have taught pre-k, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 6th grade. I have also taught all three of my kids to read before they went to kindergarten. I have stayed home with my children for the past 10 years. I have a fingerprint clearance card and I had a background check this year in order to get my Arizona Substitute License. I love working with children, and I hope I can get the opportunity to tutor your child.
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Katie S.

Phoenix, AZ 85048
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