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About Erol G.

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Panorama City, CA

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About Erol
***AREAS NORTH OF CENTRAL SANTA CLARITA ARE DIFFICULT TO SERVICE PHYSICALLY/ ADDRESSES WITHIN REMOTE AREAS (no public transit or bicycle access) DIFFICULT TO SERVICE PHYSICALLY***

***lesson cancelations and schedule changes need to be submitted through your Takelessons.com student website. It is difficult for teacher to handle multiple informal requests***

My style and attitude toward teaching is a balance between subject delivery and reflective, supportive interaction. I seek to enable current research on education for busy, yet goal-driven student interests. This is done through customized online lessons coordinating the experience with optimal resources and tools. Examples are helping ESL students to monitor their own phonic issues with dedicated software/feedback, guiding German students through conversational dialogues, and ta
iloring Excel and related productivity lessons for particular prerequisites.

Due to my limited funds, I do not have direct experience with the Adobe suite, but I have extensive knowledge of related, free distributions that are transferable. Possibly the only dedicated PhD for E-Learning on the TakeLessons server, I am member of the Association for Language Learning, located in Leicester, UK.
My most popular subjects are as follows:

North American English Pronunciation Practice for ESL (NAEPP-ESL) or Accent-Reduction:
*****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 recordings, and about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****

Carefully following Burkkowsky's (1969) multi-media method, I have taught this subject for over five years for public and private causes, such as library, individuals, and language schools. My emphasis for pronunciation is a scientific, comprehensive overview and treatment of the various sounds, rhythms, inflections, and patterns the spoken language integrates. I encourage practicing and mastering both the sounds themselves, as well as how the sounds are connected and contextualized. I use contemporary sound recording and .wav editing software (acoustic waveform analysis) to enable dynamic feedback and self-monitoring .

Sources:
Burkkowsky, Mitchess. (1969). Teaching American Pronunciation to Foreign Students. New York: Warren Green, 1969.

Morton, H., Gunson, N., Jack, M. (2012). Interactive Language Learning through Speech-Enabled Virtual Scenarios. Advances in Human Computer Interaction. doi:10.1155/2012/389523.

German Language and Culture:
*****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 Recordings and about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****

I have grown up bilingual English and German, attending an international school from a very young age. I attended, also, a German public secondary school, where I earned a diploma, and I completed college-level German credits. I taught German in the language lab of a community college, for special needs students, and for private agencies, such as Tutor Doctor. My emphasis is on a comparative introduction of the language to draw out a common ground and familiarize possibly daunting differences. I also enjoy asserting that German is often underestimated as a rewarding second language to study.

Microsoft Excel:
***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***

This spreadsheet and data management software program is of crucial, pivotal importance in any business and financial environment. The program enables efficient and prompt development of arithmetic and statistical calculations of vast data sets. It also helps to visualize and juxtapose related or even discrepant variables. My approach to teaching the program is cumulative and holistic, starting with an introduction to personal inventory management to the processing of large data sets using pivot tables, charts, and dashboards. My emphasis is on making the program as intelligible and transparent as possible to avoid frustration and intimidation. I use a lot of examples and visuals that are readily available.

Typing:
***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***

I teach the touch-typing method that is the convention for most journalistic and input-intensive organizational settings. I teach the home row, proper finger and hand positions, proficiency with left and right hands, as well as posture and concentration methods. I enrich the teaching with resources from the web, such as speed-building and error reduction.
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Queen A. July 1, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
Excellent
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Sunny G. June 23, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
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Mudit S. June 19, 2018
· German · Online
Fairly good instructor. Used so many tools to track progress using voice software to improve pronunciation
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Erol G.

Erol G.

Panorama City, CA 91402
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About Guner A.

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Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
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I can't wait to meet you!
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Rodrigo C. April 27, 2018
· AutoCAD · In studio
She couldn’t be any more patient. Would definitely recommend.
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Randi S. May 28, 2017
· Turkish · Online
Güner is so helpful and fun to talk to! I've learned very much from her.
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Michelle February 18, 2017
· Crocheting · Online
She took her time with me and made me feel like I knew more than I thought :) Great teacher !
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Guner A.

Torrance, CA 90504
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About Katherine V.

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Manhattan Beach, CA

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About Katherine
I look forward to tutoring you. I teach Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Drawing, PowerPoint and more.

I graduated from the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, CA. and later took some additional classes at UCLA. I taught graphic design and illustration at Woodbury University. I've worked for advertising agencies and large corporations.

I now have my own business and also enjoy teaching young students through adults.

Businesses and academic institutions around the world use PowerPoint. It is important at all levels to be an effective communicator and presenter.

I will use my academic knowledge joined with my new world digital technology skills, to make you able to express yourself.
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james P. February 16, 2018
· Adobe InDesign · Online
WOW! I'm learning a lot and can't wait until the next lesson.
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James P. February 9, 2018
· Adobe InDesign · Online
So helpful, I can't wait for my next lesson!
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Marianne September 7, 2017
· Graphic Design · Online
I hired Katherine to work on my logo design / branding of my company. I enjoyed her guidance in the development phase tremendously, as well as her ability to hear my needs. Her execution skills, time line and delivery of the product are assertive, direct and on time. I recommend her highly.
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Katherine V.

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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About Jay J.

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Tarzana, CA

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About Jay
A professional CAD tutor with Architecture & Computer science background. Architecture helped me understand the structure and art behind designs. Computer science on the other hand helped me with digital design tools, and bringing efficiency and accuracy to my projects.

I have been teaching and working with Autocad since 2011. I gained an extensive knowledge in Autocad and its integrations with different design & engineering software such as: Revit, SketchUp, 3dsmax to name a few.

I have trained many students, engineers and designers to use the software efficiently for personal, educational & professional projects. I also worked for a construction company that did stone work for high-end residential projects, an interior designer, a general contractor, an architect and a manufacturer.

A patient tutor who worked and helped learner
s from different age groups: young high school students to retired engineers who worked many years in their field.

I Worked with both individuals and groups. When working with groups, I always made sure everybody understood the tasks at hand, and answered all their questions.

I am offering interested learners a customized learning experience that:

* Fits your specific needs.
* Match your skill set.
* and is based on your background.

Autocad is a fun tool to learn and is the basis for all engineering software, I want to help you start your path correctly and learn everything you need with ease!
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Mike B. June 15, 2018
· AutoCAD · Online
One lesson down of five and Jay is awesome! Super laid back and very patient. Extremely knowledgeable and perfect for all levels.
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Vincent April 26, 2018
· AutoCAD · Online
I did not know what to expect, so I went in with low-expectations, Jay exceeded my expectations and I would say it is well worth the investment. Very pleased with the lessons.
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James March 20, 2018
· AutoCAD · In studio
Jay was very easy to learn from. He walked me through everything, and didn’t continue until I understood what he had taught me. He made it very easy.
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Jay J.

Jay J.

Tarzana, CA 91356
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$50 / 60-min

About Adrian F.

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Calabasas, CA

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About Adrian
I am a career oriented person specialized in managing projects. Easy going, dynamic, plenty of positive energy and optimism, I do everything in my life in the same way; with passion.

I have been working and living in 4 different countries through which I have had the chance of learning from all the great persons I have crossed pats with.

I hope to transfer you this positivism in order to achieve your goals.

Looking forward to helping you soon!

Adrian
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Michael Y. May 19, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Adrian was extremely helpful. He was on time and prepared. He was patient with me and has a strong hold on both the English and Spanish languages. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn or advance their understanding of a foreign language.
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Adrian F.

Adrian F.

Calabasas, CA 91302
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About Lino A. S.

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Inglewood, CA
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The Problem

Many employees waste hundreds of hours every year doing repetitive tasks on Microsoft Excel that could be completed in minutes with the right training. The problem is that most training companies force students to sit down for 8 hours in a classroom to learn dozens of topics out of a 500 page textbook that students either already know or don’t even need for their specific job. The students leave the class more frustrated with Excel then they came in and they also lost an entire day of work in the process. The training ends up being a complete waste of time for the employees and a complete waste of money for the organization.

My Solution

I maximize the effectiveness of our training by ensuring our students learn material that is personalized to their specific needs. By asking user questions about their job role, current Exc
el proficiency and career goals, I am able to create a personalized learning path that will help users get the valuable skills they need in the shortest amount of time.
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Lino A. S.

Inglewood, CA 90303
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$50 / 30-min

About Geneva S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Geneva
I am a full-time freelance graphic designer and photographer with 6 years of experience. I have a passion for mentoring and tutoring teens and encouraging their creativity, and I have led photography workshops for youth in Los Angeles and Beirut, Lebanon.

I can teach graphic design principles, including web design, and how to use industry-standard design software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. My photography experience is in portraiture, documentary, fine art, and street photography, and I can teach both analog (film) and digital.

As a professional graphic designer, I use Adobe Creative Suite on a daily basis to create design projects for my clients. I am an expert user of Adobe Creative Suite programs including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Adobe programs are very robust with features and can be intimid
ating at first, but you can trust that I will be able to walk you through the essentials and basics of how to use the programs.

I have a BFA in Graphic Design from Northeastern University with a concentration in photography, and am working towards a Self-Designed Certificate from the Los Angeles Center for Photography.

I'd love to meet you and find out more about your interest and goals for learning photography or creative software!
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Geneva S.

Geneva S.

Los Angeles, CA 90042
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$40 / 30-min

About Brandi R.

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Los Angeles, CA

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About Brandi
What I teach:

SEWING!

- How to thread and care for your machine
- Easily fix machine problems like skipped stitches, needle breaks, tension troubles etc...
- How to choose fabrics, threads and other materials that will keep your machine running at full capacity and result in quality projects
- Recognize and utilize the best sewing machine feet to achieve the desired results
- Learn the basics of installing zippers, sewing buttonholes and constructing perfect hems
- Create beautiful embellishments like scallops, ruches, smocking, pin tucks ets...

FASHION DESIGN!

Detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of draping and patternmaking!
Learn basic design principles–dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring– providing students with all the relevant information necessary to create designs with
accuracy regardless of their complexity.

- One of a kind pieces that YOU designed!
- Create 'Knock offs' of your favorite pieces
- Complete fitting corrections on your own garments

FASHION ILLUSTRATION! (Traditional or Computer aided)

Learn the basics of fashion illustration!
Step-by-step drawing lessons that cover the fundamentals of fashion illustration. i.e. Drawing head and body proportions, choosing colors, and much more.

+ Learn how to create proportional TECHNICAL flat sketches!

Learn the basics of computer-aided design in the fashion world!
Easily create and edit designs of your choice on the computer in Adobe Illustrator!
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Kelley July 7, 2018
· Fashion Design · In home
Trying to learn some tips and tricks to start some of my passion projects. Brandi was really helpful and her rate is so fair! I would highly suggest!! Thanks again, Brandi!
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Linda B June 27, 2018
· Sewing · In home
WOW! All I can say is can you also babysit?? I have never seen my daughter so interested in a craft! You really brought a passion out in her and I am very appreciative. Brandi came to our house in Los Angeles to teach my daughter some of the basics for sewing (trying to find a hobby!) and she is already excited for the next class. Brandi really helped bring out a passion within her for this craft. While listening in (and trying a few things myself - haha) I saw how great of a teacher Brandi is and all I can say is THANK YOU and we’ll be scheduling again!
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Brandi R.

Brandi R.

Los Angeles, CA 90046
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$39 / 30-min

About Chacha S.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Hi! Programming is really fun! Ever since I was a kid, I've enjoyed making computers do fun, creative things. My dad said the first program I "wrote" was a "synthesizer." (I'm pretty sure I just typed in the code.)

Professionally, I started with HTML in 1995, and have built up my career, holding many different kinds of jobs building interactive experiences for the web. I love design, and building web products that have good design. I love writing code that other people can also understand, and learning new code libraries. Over the years, I worked with lots of different kinds of computer-readable data, and I really really enjoy publishing data and making it easier to understand information that had been confusing.

These days I mostly write Javascript code for work (React), and for fun I'm learning comedy writing, illustration and growin
g vegetables. I've lived in Los Angeles for one year.

I really enjoyed teaching the web when I taught web skills at an art college, and giving many pep talks, mentoring and advice to people I've met at coding events. Excited to share what I know with you and help you grow!
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Chacha S.

Chacha S.

Los Angeles, CA 90027
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$67 / 30-min

About Alexis E.

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Los Angeles, CA

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About Alexis
Born in Brooklyn, New York I began drawing around the age of five with pencil and paper, which later evolved into an all-digital workflow. I created animatics, illustrations and storyboards for Adidas, Boost Mobile, Discovery Channel and HBO. In 2010, I moved to Los Angeles where I've since illustrated for the Disney Channel, the NFL, Nissan, and Red Bull.

I began teaching in 2007 and love seeing students evolve. I conduct my customized lessons online or in the comfort of your own home or office to move at your pace and level of experience. I provide easy to follow methods to bring your creativity to life, so I look forward to helping you become a better artist and storyteller!
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Alexis E.

Alexis E.

Los Angeles, CA 90039
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$50 / 60-min

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