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About Jesse M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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Learn how to learn English, have fun, and accomplish more than you would in a class.

About Jesse
*Disclaimer*
I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile:

https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

My Background

I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar cla
sses in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio.

Philosophy of Learning

Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
Younger students have opportunities to perform for friends and family at my studio every few months. Once or twice a year we'll also stage a larger event off site for more individual students and bands classes to perform.
Adult students also occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.

Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype.
(*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)

*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My studio is equipped with:

*Music Stands

*A P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, Ukulele, Banjos, etc

*Two guitar amps and a bass amp

*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set

*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set

*An electric piano console and Yamaha organ

*A MicroKorg Synthesizer

*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, Saxophone, and Flute

*An extensive physical and virtual music library

*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
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Alex March 25, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Merve K. March 19, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Jesse was not only an instructor but also a mentor for my daughter. He is very patient and realistic besides being very knowledgable and talented. She learned and improved a lot. We were lucky to start this journey with Jesse.
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Wan C. January 5, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
I am a senior student and Jesse knew what was needed to develop a course of classwork and homework to enable me to have more fun with the melodious ukulele. I appreciate his clear, concise, and congenial approach — serious, mindful, and leisurely.
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Jesse M.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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$70 / 30-min

About Henry M.

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San Jose, CA

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CTESOL certified teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. Emmy Award-winning writer with experience in all aspects of language and culture, including business, economics, law, government, theology, history and primary education. I speak three languages and I'm learning Polish, enabling me to take the learner's perspective. I've taught all levels and all aspects of the language, including pronunciation, business english, English for Special Purposes, TOEFL and SAT.

About Henry
Award winning journalist and teacher with international experience, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States. Certified teacher with experience in all levels and with all ages.
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Mercia March 13, 2019
· German · Online
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Toshinori February 17, 2019
· English · Online
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Samira N. February 12, 2019
· English · In studio
I was completely confused bus he very kindly learns me and no rush.
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Henry M.

San Jose, CA 95113
(14)
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$40 / 30-min

About Judy E.

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Los Gatos, CA
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I received a TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) in 1986 through UC Berkeley Extension and taught for a time at Galileo High School in San Francisco. I also tutored advanced students from 1986-1988 and taught in Mexico for several months in 2005. In 2011, I came to the International Refugee Committee and for 3 years taught ESL to level 1 students, many from African and Middle Eastern countries who spoke no English at all when they enrolled. I currently run an intermediate level ESL conversation group at the local library. I speak fluent Spanish if necessary.

About Judy
I have taught may different kinds of subjects, ESL, Drug and Alcohol Education, Social services, in the past. Mostly, though, I have taught piano, my first and greatest love, starting in the 70's and off and on until I took it full time during the past 2 years. I develop special relationships with all of my students, and together with individually specific incentives, nearly all my students progress very quickly in their learning. I enjoy children of all ages as well as adults.
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Jaclyn B. March 20, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Great first lesson, really excited to continue learning from Judy!
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Tracey Q. December 2, 2017
· Piano · In home
Judy had my son up and playing in no time. She was great about setting a pace that will keep him challenged and confident simultaneously. He loves his lessons and looks forward to learning more. My youngest, after observing a class, has decided he would like to play too!
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Andy Z. October 30, 2015
· Piano · In home
Judy E did good job for her first class. Both Andy and Jody like her. They are looking forward to the next class,
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Judy E.

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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$25 / 30-min

About Dianne N.

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Fremont, CA
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I hold a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Prior to earning my masters degree, I was a bilingual educator for six years. In addition, I have conducted research in language acquisition and have been trained using research based learning strategies.

About Dianne
Hello, I am a certified teacher and also an engineer. My main goal as an educator is to help students realize their true potential. Beyond helping my students complete homework or learn a new skill I provide them with tools for success. I teach my students so they can take charge of their learning.

I hold a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Prior to earning my masters degree, I was a bilingual educator for six years. In addition, I have conducted research in language acquisition and math and have been trained using research based learning strategies. I also hold a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked six years in this field.

I work with students all ages. I am available for homework, homeschooling, and enrichment activities. Before meeting with my students, I gather the ne
cessary information in order to create a lesson plan that will meet the student's specific needs. I have extensive experience in curriculum design. My approach to teaching is student-centered. I use a variety of methods to ensure that students are active participants in the learning process and get the most out of instruction.

I have worked with students with special needs including, learning disabled, ADHD and gifted and talented. When planning my lessons, I make sure that the activities included are appropriate for the student and use students feedback in future planning.
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Dianne N.

Fremont, CA 94538
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$45 / 30-min

About Chris N.

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Philadelphia, PA
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I am very easy going, encouraging, and a great conversationalist. I completely customize lessons based on each students' skills and goals, as well as favorite topics, and how they learn best. I am knowledgeable on many subjects, and more importantly, good at getting students talking, no matter what age or background.

About Chris
Hi, my name is Chris and I am a native speaker and tutor of American English. I have taught people of all ages to improve their English and I can help you too!

In January 2014, I began teaching classes and private lessons in Warsaw, Poland and later in Berlin, Germany. I have also taught in New York City and online via Skype, to people from various countries around the world. My father and his two brothers were all teachers, so I guess that is where I get my natural teaching ability.

I have a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Penn State University, where I also taught some classes. I also have business experience and can teach students to speak and write in English for any situation!

I am very easy going, encouraging, and a great conversationalist. I customize lessons based on each student's skills and goals, as well as favori
te topics, and how they learn best. I am knowledgeable on many subjects, and more importantly, good at getting students talking, no matter what age or background.

REVIEWS:
Below are reviews by some of my former students in Poland (translated from Polish into English). I have also taught students from Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, South Korea, Argentina, China, Israel, France, Indonesia, Columbia and Turkey.

"A really good teacher and the great hour-long conversations with him provide guidance not drudgery. He is enthusiastic and cheerful, recommended." - Magda

"I worked with Chris for 3 months, and I'm very happy. We focused on conversation, vocabulary development (based on analysis of interrogated podcasts), and correction of pronunciation. With Chris, any subject can be interesting to talk about." - Wojtek

"He worked with my 10-year-old son Antek, inventing dialogues in English based on the boy's favorite superhero characters and their behavior. Chris is creative and always smiling, and Antek misses the lessons." - Jerzy

"Great lessons with a sense of humor. Conversations require thinking and combining vocabulary (no shortcuts and tips in Polish). Big emphasis on correct pronunciation and vocabulary. In a word, I highly recommend." - Michael

"I can recommend wholeheartedly. We have real discussions, not set topics, and discuss how certain words are challenging for us. From time to time we also have a lesson in which we process words or homophones that are difficult for us (thief/teeth). We strongly recommend to all who want to rise above the level of intermediate." - Pawel

"Chris is a really great conversationalist! He only speaks English, which forces you to think and conduct conversations only in English, which is half the battle! If I do not understand what he says, he will explain it in so many ways that I finally understand. He is a very open person, easy to talk with, problem-free, and has many interests, so you can talk about anything. I would recommend as a native speaker!" - Izabela
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Chris N.

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About Brett C.

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Hello! My name is Brett, and I am from the USA, and I am a Language Arts teacher. I have helped students of all ages work towards fluency in English speaking, writing, and reading. I hold a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in English Education. I am a certified teacher at the Master's level, and I have a proven track record of success with SAT and TOEFL scores and eight years of teaching experience. I have taught both online, locally, and in multiple countries. I love for my classes to be energetic, informative, and fun for my students. I try to reflect these qualities in my energy and approach. It is my goal to help you achieve YOUR goals in mastering English. Let's learn together

About Brett
Hello! My name is Brett, and I am from the USA, and I am a Language Arts teacher. I have helped students of all ages work towards fluency in English speaking, writing, and reading. I hold a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in English Education. I am a certified teacher at the Master's level, and I have a proven track record of success with SAT and TOEFL scores and eight years of teaching experience. I have taught both online, locally, and in multiple countries, such as Dubai, China, and Mexico. I love for my classes to be energetic, informative, and fun for my students. I try to reflect these qualities in my energy and approach. It is my goal to help you achieve YOUR goals in mastering English and Literature. Let's learn together!
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Brett C.

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$17 / 30-min

About Jane L.

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Mountain View, CA
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English was my worst nightmare when I was young. I always failed my English class when I was in elementary school. But 6 years later, I majored in it at college, went to Yale University for exchange studies and graduated with 1st class honor. I put a lot of efforts in studying the language but at the end what made a change was interest. My ESL class will start with basic vocabulary and phonetics in different themes: greeting, number, family, hobbies, etc. We'll then proceed depending on the language learning goals of the students. My lessons will also include oral practice, grammar check and translation help if needed.

About Jane
Hello! My name is Jane and I teach Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese and English as a Second Language (ESL). I'm a native speaker in Mandarin and Cantonese but growing up English had been my worst nightmare until I found my interest in it during high school. I then majored in it at college, graduated with 1st class honor and a few awards, and tutored elementary students to spark their interests in language learning. I'm excited to share my passion and language skills with you!
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Jane L.

Mountain View, CA 94041
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$35 / 60-min

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