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About Ivan R.

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Annandale, VA
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I completed graduate coursework in Spanish. I have studied in Spain, Mexico. I have worked in Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, and Bolivia as well as traveled to Guatemala.

About Ivan
EXPERIENCE

U.S. Army-Green Beret, Intelligence Officer, Foreign Area Officer 1997-Present
Ivan served in special operations, intelligence and foreign affairs assignments at the tactical, operational and
strategic levels in overt and clandestine roles within the most sensitive programs of the US Government. He
has served as a Green Beret commander at the detachment level in Central America and company level in
Afghanistan and Jordan training other nations militaries in joint, interagency and coalition environments. Staff
positions included time as an assistant Army attache to U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; the deputy
officer in charge of the AFPAK Hands program on the Army Staff; as an Intelligence Community Liaison
Officer at the National Guard Bureau; and furthermore, he served as a foreign area specialist on the Jo
int Staff
advising the Deputy J2 while on the Ukraine Crisis Team at the National Military Command Center.
Operational assignments include: New York City immediately after 9/11, Afghanistan, Georgia, Honduras, El
Salvador, Monterey, The Pentagon and as recently as October 2016 in Jordan countering ISIL as the Special
Operations Command Forward-Jordan Advanced Operations Base Commander.

Entrepreneur-Startup Advisor, Investor, Attorney 2015-Present
Ivan is an advisor/investor in early stage startups in the DC TECH, Silicon Valley, New York and Chicago tech
ecosystems to which he provides legal, growth-hack and life-hack strategies. His aggressive social media
activity over the past year in tech has placed him as a leader/influencer in the social media marketing,
technology, and content marketing communities with a ~100k person following. His investment thesis for 2018
will focus on mixed reality, artificial intelligence, drones, internet of things, wearable technology & the
collaborative economy.

Defense Intelligence Agency-Intelligence Officer 2012-2017

EDUCATION

M.S. Strategic Intelligence, (All but thesis); National Intelligence University 2012

J.D. Law, Emphasis on International Law & Intellectual Property; Touro Law Center 2004

B.A. Russia and Eastern European Studies, Minor in Business; University of Northern Iowa 1999

Languages: Professional Fluency: English, Russian, Spanish

Intermediate High: Arabic

Intermediate: French

Basic: Portuguese, Ukrainian, Italian, Bulgarian, Polish, Slovenian

Professional Memberships: Military/Intel/Foreign Policy: Lifetime member of FAOA, SFA, ROA, MICA;
Member of OSS Society, DACOR, AFIO, DIAA, NMIA

Legal: New York State Bar; ABA-International, Intellectual Property, National Security Law committees

Hobbies: Spend time with wife and two boys (5 & 8 year old), traveling, reading, and participating in all types
of outdoor fitness/sports on land (mountains, woods) sea or air as often as possible.
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Ivan R.

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About Michael L.

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Austin, TX

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I have spent four years studying Spanish in academic settings and have traveled extensively to Latin America, learning Spanish on the way. I have a wide vocabulary and a thorough understanding of grammar.

About Michael
I am a classically trained and professional musician who has worn many different musical hats over the years. I began playing drums when I was 14, in Houston, TX with Craig LeMay, and since then I have learned many different string and world instruments. I studied music theory and vocal performance at the Florence University of the Arts in Italy, taken sitar lessons from Mita Nag in Kolkatta, India, and jazz performance in Austin, TX with Joey Colarusso. I have played in many different bands over the years, such as accompanying Michael Kiwanuka with the musical saw, accompanying Katie Sachs with the musical saw, playing bass guitar with Halaska and DJing private events with Spacecraft Entertainment. I have been teaching music to special education students, in Austin public schools, and foster children with Kids in a New Groove. I have als
o built and modified many of my own instruments and ready to teach you some quirky musical production skills as well. I believe listening and being adaptable to an individual student's needs are the keys to teaching anyone to express themselves through music.

After studying Spanish for 2 years at the university level and extensive travel to Latin America I am fluent in Spanish in both the academic and conversational sides of the language.
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Heather September 10, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Michael was an excellent teacher. Very relaxed, patient and understanding. He taught me a combination of songs and some music theory that was reasonably challenging to practice at home.
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Rodger F. August 22, 2018
· Guitar · In home
If I could give ZERO stars, I would!
This instructor stood me up.
I showed up at his home for our first lesson only to find out that he wasn't there.
I've also contacted "takelessons.com", but have had no response from them either!

CAVEAT EMPTOR!
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Alex Derzhi July 31, 2016
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Michael is doing a great job getting me started on my piano journey. The exercises and drills he is teaching me have helped me feel comfortable at the keyboard. I've even learned a song already, after just 2 lessons!

Highly recommended.
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About Javier D.

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Riverside, CA

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Hola, cómo estás? I am a certified native teacher. I was born in Madrid, Spain (Europe), and I live in California since 2014. I love teaching, and have all my life. I know how to teach you Spanish in the best way, with funny and effective classes, with patience, and with speaking slowly and clearly. You will learn the best proper pronunciation, our customs and our expressions. You will be able to speak with expressions, accent, emphasys and more different options of the language that only can be taught by natives teachers.
We will learn by enjoying and practicing, through one to one conversation, exercises, repetitions and homework.
Should be great as well to do lessons with 2 students . It is cheaper and works really really good.

Nos vemos ! :)

Saludos, Javier

About Javier
Hola, cómo estás? I am a certified native teacher. I was born in Madrid, Spain (Europe), and I live in California since 2014.
I love teaching, and have all my life.
I have a lot of experience; I know how to teach Spanish in the best way, mexican style and any latin style as well.

With effective lessons, with patience and with speaking slowly and clearly. You will learn grammar, the best proper pronunciation, the differences of our languages, our expressions, slang, etc ... with a profesional tutor who knows exactly what is doing due to his academic preparation and experience.

You will be able to speak with great accent, emphasys, positions of the mouth ... and more options of the language that it is advasible to be taught by natives teachers.

We will learn by enjoying and practicing, through one to one conversation, exerc
ises, repetitions, movies, books, songs ...
By practicing with all these forms, you will feel success in a few classes.

Should be great as well to take lessons with 2 students or session groups. Works really good and it´s cheaper. The lessons are more fun because we can interact, so the student learn faster and better.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve excellence in your studies!

Nos vemos ! :) (See you guys)

Javier
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Fay October 12, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Great teacher! And when were doing the lesson it’s very enjoyable!
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Joseph A. September 21, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Javier is an excellent, caring teacher who sincerely cares about teaching Spanish to his students.
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Michael D September 20, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Best tutor ever
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Riverside, CA 92507
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About Hilda R.

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Tomball, TX
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My Spanish lessons are fun and dynamic. The student will learn at their own pace, being always encouraged to improve and perfect pronunciation and structure. My classes include cultural aspects of the language, such as music, cooking, dancing and expressions in order to have a more rounded understanding of the language.

About Hilda
I am a native Spanish speaker, who also speaks Portuguese, and French. I have taught and tutored Spanish students from beginner-advance levels, both private and in groups for several years and taught Spanish full time at a school from grades 5-12 for a year. I currently teach art and Spanish at school for grades 1-7. I recently started teaching beginner ESL for Spanish speakers. I also teach art, drawing and painting for adults and older teens. I love teaching and intend to make it enjoyable and fun. I always encourage students to become independent and self reliant in all the subjects I teach. I care about each student and base my classes on their personal preferences, needs and circumstances.
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Samuella October 16, 2018
· Spanish · Online
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Rachel September 27, 2018
· Spanish · Online
So patient and reinforces learning throughout the lesson
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Zachariah J. August 21, 2018
· Spanish · Online
I love the way she interacted with Zachariah!
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About Millie O.

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Tampa, FL
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I can help you with conversational Spanish for either business or pleasure, or I can help your child with his / her grammar and Spanish homework.

I modify the classes according to students needs. I have many years of experience teaching this beautiful language.

Contact me...you won't be disappointed!! :)

About Millie
Hola,

I'm a Spanish professor and tutor. I received my Masters degree in Spanish/Education in 1999. I have been teaching Spanish at some local universities: USF, HCC and FSC for quite some time (20 yrs). I have also taught Middle School and High School.

I am an author of a Spanish grammar book for beginner students which it also includes 5 CD's. This book has been used in Continuing Education classes at USF and HCC. I also use it in my tutoring.

I love to teach Spanish and see that my students learn this beautiful language. Students say that I am very patient and explain Spanish concepts very clear - easy to understand.

I'll be happy to help you either in person or online.

Thank you,
Millie

Ps: I'm not teaching elementary or middle school kids at this time.
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Lora D. August 14, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Millie gives a variety of learning experiences and keeps the pace very engaging!
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Logan July 20, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Very patient.
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About Diana R.

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Denton, TX
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Want to learn spanish with a fun natve speaker? I am your right choice! Very patience teacher, creative and willing to make the learning process as fun as possible!

About Diana
Hi y'all!
Want to be part of my studio? I am a fun person, very patient and I like learning from each student as well. My way of teaching is personalized because everyone learns in different ways.
Are you a beginner? I can help you start playing!
Are you an advanced student? I can help you prepare for orchestral auditions, chamber music, as well as help you polish technique and musicality.
I hold a Masters degree in violin performance from University of Miami. In addition to this, I have many years of experience in orchestral performance, chamber music, teaching, music festivals and more.
Let's work together! Can't wait to meet you!
M.M Diana R
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Diana R.

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About Carmen U.

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Seabrook, TX
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Hi! Do you want to learn how to to speak, read and write proper in Spanish? You are in the right place, take lessons with a native Spanish speaker! I'm a Peruvian Spanish speaker that enjoys to teach and share my knowledge with anyone that is interested. I am a teacher graduated from my country with major in Linguistics (English & Spanish).
I will guide you through lessons how to speak formal and informal to in Spanish. Speaking it naturally is way different when learning the grammar and the rules.

About Carmen
Hi, my name is Carmen and I want you to learn Spanish of a natural way no matter your age you will learn to speak Spanish the same way you learned your first language, no rules no grammar, after that I will introduce you all of this as a part of formal instruction in a fun way. Come join to me because today is the day to say "estoy aprendiendo español"
I can't wait to get started!
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About Adrian G.

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Perris, CA
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Students can expect to get a basic and intermediate experience in Spanish. They can count on me to deliver the language in a way that’s comfortable and not confusing. I was born in Mexico and spoke Spanish as my first language, so I have a good background with the language.

About Adrian
My name is Adrian and I am currently attending the University of California San Diego. I feel confident that any high school or middle school student will learn a few things in math or Spanish. I can relate to many students as to why they might be having trouble learning. I have been involved in Link Crew which is a program to help incoming freshmen in high school. My job is to make sure students learn in the most comfortable way for them.
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Adrian G.

Perris, CA 92570
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