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About Drew P.

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Pleasanton, CA

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I lived in Manaus, Brazil for 2 years as a volunteer proselytizing missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a result of talking to people all day, every day, I attained full fluency and command of the Portuguese language. I further polished my abilities in the language by taking an advanced Portuguese grammar class and Brazilian history class (both taught exclusively in Portuguese) during my Bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University. I know the language intimately, and can provide the highest quality of instruction to students of the language.

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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Kathy August 2, 2018
· Piano · In home
Drew was very knowledgable patient & helping me understand everything. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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keiko M. February 5, 2018
· Flute · In studio
I take flute lessons from Drew. He is a real flutist with musical talent and technique. Not only that but he has such good eyes and ears to tell me what I am missing. He corrected me things that none of my past teachers mentioned to me. I really enjoy playing so I keep practicing till I can play like him!
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Katie June 1, 2017
· Flute · In home
My daughter had Drew as her first teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. He was excellent at explaining concepts and techniques to her as she began to learn the flute. He helped her to have fun as she learned. He is patient, knowledgeable, positive, and communicates concepts and expectations well. We would have loved to have him stay in the area and continue as her teacher.
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Drew P.

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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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About Fernanda P.

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Davis, CA
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I am a Speech Language Pathologist from Brazil and I have been living in Davis - California for 4 years.

My focus is to help students learn portuguese language abilities such as reading comprehension, speaking fluency, listening accuracy, pronunciation, writing style and Brazilian culture.

Book a lesson with me today and find out a nice way to learn a new language!

About Fernanda
I am a native Portuguese speaker with a experience in language development, since I am a Speech Language Pathologist. I am a very easy-going, open-minded, professional person. I like to teach because it gives me the opportunity to meet new students, share my knowledge as well as my culture and experience.

I started tutoring Portuguese in USA when I moved to California in 2015 at the International House. It has been a wonderful activity, since I can meet new students from different parts of the world and then we can share more than a simple class.
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Fernanda P.

Fernanda P.

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About Belen V.

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South Pasadena, CA

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I studied 6 semesters of Portuguese with Brazilian teachers. I love Brazilian Music. We can work with vocabulary, verbs, phrases, pronunciation, grammar, writing, and why not singing songs!

About Belen
I'm a music composer/songwriter originally from Ecuador, who is also a life-long ice figure skater. I graduated with a masters degree from Berklee College of Music Valencia, in the Scoring for Film & TV program. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Contemporary Music back in Ecuador, as well I I studied piano and Portuguese (as part of my love for Brazilian Popular Music).

I'm teaching again because I'd love to contribute with my skills and connect with new people in their learning experience.

Ice skating taught me discipline, patience and perseverance in life. As I my body reached injuries from years of skating, I'm not training anymore, I hope to translate my passion for this sport through teaching and supporting other skaters. All ages welcome!

My love for songwriting and singing is combined with languages. In our language cl
asses we will learn from culture, history and research of the customs of different south American countries. We can also develop project that involve learning songs in Spanish (and/or Portuguese). We can also practice a lot of conversation about your favorite topics!
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Alek P. July 3, 2018
· Film Scoring · In studio
Belen is patient, skilled, and friendly. She makes the class fun and practical. It’s an added bonus that she can explain musical concepts to me in both English and Spanish.
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Finn July 3, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Our boy Finn is beginning 5th grade and needs to continue practicing his Spanish with a native speaker. Belen was great with him and he's looking forward to his weekly sessions.
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Belen V.

Belen V.

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About Victor D.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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I’m a native brazilian. I have written to some brazilian magazines.

About Victor
Audio engineer, music producer, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist (piano, harmonica, recorder, quena). I also have qualification and experience to perform any audio services: recording, editing, mixing, mastering etc; or musical, such as composition, arrangement, performance, musical production etc.
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Victor D.

Victor D.

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About Bruno B.

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Austin, TX
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I have taught Portuguese for two years as part of a structure course for English speakers. Whether you just want a few lessons to help with conversation for an upcoming trip or you would like to work towards fluency, I'm here to help!

About Bruno
Experienced teacher and performer from Austin, Texas. I am a UT Austin Graduate (BA English with honors, BM Voice Performance with honors; minor in Creative writing), receiving scholarships in both fields. I have taught private voice for 6 years and taught 8th Grade English for 2 years. Currently a freelance voice teacher and performer, singing bossa nova, opera, baroque music, and concert repertoire throughout Texas.
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Bruno B.

Bruno B.

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About Maria M.

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Orlando, FL
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Being a Brazilian helps they way they the student will learn, with important tips, and an extended vocabulary.

About Maria
Olá I'm Clara , I'm 28and I'm from Brazil 🇧🇷 , born and raised. I have been teaching Portuguese for a few years and I love my language! Learning it will give you confidence to conquer whatever your purpose is!

I love teaching on an interactive way so classes are not boring or tedious, also tailored to your needs so you become conversational as fast as possible! So get ready to have fun while learning, it won't be difficult!

My lessons are completely adapted to each student and his or her necessities and interests. I offer in my classes the proper use of grammar, Portuguese pronunciation, share cultural issues and communicatory approach to real-life situations, something that you can only get from a professor who is a native speaker.

I am able to go to your convenience place for you to receive the class.

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Maria M.

Maria M.

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About Tahnee P.

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Orlando, FL

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Fala Português? I can help you say "Sim, Eu falo português!"

Born and raised in Brazil, I am a friendly, passionate person who is always up for a new challenge! I want to change the lives around me by teaching this fun and exiting language. Our classes will be fun and conversation based.

About Tahnee
I was born and raised in Brazil and for the past 4 years I have been living in the US. I am a friendly, passionate person who is always up for a new challenge! I love traveling, live concerts, and spending the day playing with my three Bernese Mountain Dogs. Anybody who knows me would describe me as a fun, outgoing, and caring individual. I love finding ways to be creative and solve unique issues in life. I learned English when I was younger by listening to music and watching the TV Series “Friends”. I want to change the lives around me and truly let my personality shine.
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Felipe September 5, 2018
· English · In home
Tahnne is a fantastic instructor.
She is attentive, caring and pays great attention to our special needs. Besides that she is energetic and extremely fun.
I couldn’t recommend her enough.
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Tahnee P.

Tahnee P.

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