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About Marwan S.

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Redwood City, CA

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About Marwan
I started playing piano when I was 3, and began writing music at the age of 6. I've taught music and piano for over 12 years, and tutoring other subjects for over 5 years.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Cornell University in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in Music.

As a student, I was President of the Cornell Piano Society for 4 years. I spent much time teaching piano and music theory to fellow Cornell students, faculty, and staff. I've also organized many concerts, recitals, and events during my tenure.

After college, I went on to work for Intel & Apple as an engineer, while continuing to teach and tutor on the side. Later on, I founded my own startup company centered around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and unmet needs in the B2C market.

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to each student's home for lessons. I travel all around the Bay Area: as far north as Richmond, as far south as Los Gatos, as far East as Livermore (and every place in between, including the Peninsula).
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PaulineAnn P. June 12, 2019
· Piano · In home
I feel very comfortable and feel he is doing a good job. A very nice well spoken young man. This is my first lesson , ask me again later.
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Felicity June 5, 2019
· Piano · In home
My daughter warmed right up to Marwan. He was energetic and knowledgeable on working with beginners!
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Andy D. May 8, 2019
· Piano · In home
He is teaching my husband aged 81. What a wonderful experience. Instructor is very young but just very competent, very respectful, obviously very good at what he does. My husband enjoyed it so much and has been practicing a lot and enthusiastically. Best instructor ever is RIGHT!
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Marwan S.

Redwood City, CA 94063
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$60 / 30-min

About Drew P.

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Dublin, CA

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About Drew
As a recent recipient of a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Drew Powell is a promising young flutist and highly sought after flute teacher. For 15 years, he has participated in numerous music competitions, festivals, and performance opportunities, both as a soloist and part of ensembles, and actively continues to do so. He is an advocate of the arts and passionate about spreading the gift of music, which has lead him to teach over 30 students (and counting!) in just the past 3 years.

Drew won the 2017 Myrna Brown Artist Competition (an international competition with no age limit) hosted by the Texas Flute Society. He was recently invited to be a guest artist at the 2018 Texas Flute Society Annual Convention, where he taught several masterclasses and gave solo performances.

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**My Vision***
I seek students who share a love of learning. I am not looking for the finest musicians or highest IQ's, because those gifts are not required to learn and grow. My greatest experiences as a teacher have come from when I work with students who just want to learn more.

***My Requirements***
I hold my students to high expectations when it comes to practicing. Each week, I give students individual assignments that I know will improve their learning and playing abilities, and I expect those assignments to be fulfilled by the next lesson. A failure to do so will result in frustration for both myself and my student.

However, I know that nobody is perfect, and I myself have had my share of weeks where life happens, and I simply don't progress as much as I would like. As a teacher, I understand this perfectly, and I will always strive to listen to my students, and work with them through their difficulties or struggles.

***What To Expect From Lessons***
I bring a lot of energy to lessons! I am very passionate about teaching and helping students grow, and I make sure to bring that to every lesson. I give concise, direct feedback to students, making sure to give them the information they need to understand how they can achieve their goals and grow.

I am very perceptive of students' feelings, and I take care to be sensitive to their needs each week. My worst fear as a teacher is to cause hurt feelings, so I will do everything in my power to avoid that!

I am an expert in the field of music and the flute, so you can be rest assured that the quality of instruction will be the highest.
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Gary April 3, 2019
· Piano · In home
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Nami L. March 19, 2019
· Flute · In home
In the few months that I've had flute lessons with Drew, I've grown so much. As a beginner in flute, I was completely scared and overwhelmed with taking band for the first time. Knowing I needed lessons, I'm so glad that I was paired with Drew. On my first lesson, Drew asked me what my goals were and I told him that it was to just simply read the notes on the page. That's all I expected to learn from him, but he taught me so much more! Drew taught me about musical expression, tone and all the little details behind flute playing. His teachings challenged and motivated me. My peers and band teacher have noticed my improvement and progress. Thanks to Drew, I can now play with confidence and poise. -Emma
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Alka S. December 7, 2018
· Piano · In home
My two kids have now had five piano lessons with Drew and we have booked further.
My impression on day one had been that he is highly motivated, energetic and professional. His relative youth combined with authority makes him a great teacher for teens. First impressions were correct.
My kids like him a lot and they are already playing recognizable tunes. :)
I heartily recommend Drew for Flute and Piano.
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Drew P.

Dublin, CA 94568
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$30 / 30-min

About Dianne N.

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Fremont, CA
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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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$75 / 60-min

About Angelica D.

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San Francisco, CA
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About Angelica
I am a dance teacher; performer and choreographer.
I started dancing when I was a kid and it always kept me energized; motivated; ready to go an extra mile no matter what I do. I started going to Ballroom school when I was 11 and I loved dancing solo, with a partner or in the group. Dancing, performing and competing helped me understand myself better and boosted my confidence, creativity and ambitions.

I graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Science but I never stopped dancing and about 4 years ago I started assisting the dance lessons, then got more and more training and finally started teaching Ballroom and Latin dances. It’s been amazing experience as I am able to share my passion, help people overcome their fears, shyness, help them express themselves and see how great there are and how dancing is important for our physic
al and mental health, how much it can improve the relationship/connection we have with ourselves and with other people.

I have been teaching all ages, singles and couples. You can choose to learn salsa, bachata, cha cha, swing, disco; rumba; samba; waltz; tango; foxtrot and I can also create a routine for your special wedding dance.

I would be very happy to hear what are your dancing goals and desires and to help you accomplish them!
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Angelica D.

San Francisco, CA 94107
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$75 / 30-min

About David M.

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Benicia, CA

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About David
Hello! My name is David and helping students succeed in school is my passion.

My tutoring career began in 2011 when I volunteered for Reading Partners, a non-profit organization that assists elementary school students who are struggling with reading comprehension skills. I later applied as a writing tutor for CSU East Bay's Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) and helped college students from many social and ethnic backgrounds polish their essay writing skills. After graduating with a bachelor's in English in 2012, I became an independent contractor with Buddy System Tutoring and helped high school students in the Bay Area improve their writing and study skills.

I earned my teaching credential in 2015 and have four years of experience teaching English to middle and high school students. I have had the pleasure of working w
ith students of different backgrounds and ages throughout my teaching career; my youngest student was a third grader from Oakland, and my oldest was a 65-year-old college student from Taiwan. I would be thrilled to use my extensive experience to help you or your child improve their reading and writing skills.
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Harrison June 26, 2019
· Creative Writing ·
I have collaborated with David before on creative writing projects and he is a wonderful person to work with. I have also had experience teaching at the same school where he taught high school English, and in my experience, David would make a thoughtful and personable instructor. He has a relatable sense of humor and clear way of explaining concepts. I would recommend him as a tutor or writing coach for any middle or high school student.
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Matt June 16, 2019
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Dave is a quality instructor - a good balance of personable, caring, and intellectual. I've worked with him personally and professionally and definitely would recommend him.
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David M.

Benicia, CA 94510
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$22 / 30-min
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About Nelly T.

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San Francisco, CA
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Hello, I am Nelly and I am a very out going person. I love being involved in my community and helping it. I am a hard worker and have been working since the age of 15. I love sharing my talents and learning about others at the same time. I am a very open minded individual that likes to create a positive space for those around me.
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Nelly T.

San Francisco, CA 94103
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$15 / 30-min

About Rifat T.

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San Mateo, CA
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About Rifat
I am a lover of languages like Turkish and sciences like physics. I am an engineer by study, I did studies and analysis of Turkish language using artificial intelligence techniques.

Besides English, I have also studied Russian language, and basics of other languages such as German, Chinese, Japanese.

I would LOVE to teach you Turkish in its most refined form! You will develop an understanding of Turkish words and sentences soon after we begin our studying!
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Rifat T.

San Mateo, CA 94404
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$34 / 30-min

About Janel Y.

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San Rafael, CA
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About Janel
I love working with all Romanian-speaking students interested in improving their English.

I lived in Romania for two years (2016-2018) so I do understand 80% of discussions being held, however, but I can only speak roughly 50% of the Romanian language.

I look forward to meeting you and improving your English as well as my Romanian!
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Janel Y.

San Rafael, CA 94903
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$42 / 90-min

About Brittany E.

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San Francisco, CA
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About Brittany
I am passionate educator with an in depth knowledge of Spanish capable of teaching learners at all levels.

Learning Spanish has been the greatest investment of my life. I began learning the language at 20 years old and had the grueling yet rewarding experience of learning a second language as an adult. Doing so changed my life not only teaching me what I was capable of achieving but setting the course for my career. After graduating with my bachelors of arts in Spanish, I became a K-8 Spanish teacher working with English speaking students as a second language teacher. This ignited my passion to for languages and education.

Over the past five years I have gone on to use my language skills to support English Language Learners in K-8 classrooms, support adults as an ESL teacher, and working as both a teacher and school administrator in t
he public school system. I currently work as an administrator in bilingual elementary school and love what I do!

I hold two bachelors degrees in International Studies and Spanish as well as a masters degree in Education. I am passionate about helping my students set goals for their language development and meet them through tailored instruction.

I work with adults and children ages 5 -17. Whether your goals are preparing for a trip to a Spanish speaking country, acing an AP Spanish test, or learning to use Spanish in your professional or personal life, I can help. As a professional educator my lessons are engaging, challenging, and aligned to where you are and what you need. I look forward to working alongside you as you learn this incredible language!
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Brittany E.

San Francisco, CA 94117
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$50 / 30-min

About Sital K.

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Emeryville, CA
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About Sital
I am a professional teacher with an experience of more than 17 years of teaching in Indian Primary Government School. I acquired my Bachelor Of Arts and Master of Arts degree with major in Hindi in India. I have been teaching Hindi longer than I can remember.

Every Student I teach is different from others in some way or the other and I keep this fact in mind while I teach them: customising my teaching methods as per the student's requirement. My ultimate goal with every student is for them to be able to read, speak and write Hindi as easily as native speakers would. My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun.
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Sital K.

Emeryville, CA 94608
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$17 / 30-min

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