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About Lars R.

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Petaluma, CA
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I am experience in translation and interpretation, having held many bilingual jobs and taken numerous classes in both English and Spanish. I am an active member of my community interested in overcoming language barriers.

About Lars
I began to teach guitar at 16 years of age. I have taught seven- to 60-year-old students in a wide variety of styles. From age 12 to 21 I took private guitar lessons regularly. Now, I have a lesson every once in a while. I studied jazz guitar primarily with Randy Vincent, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's greatest guitar players. Aside from teaching lessons as a job, I have played guitar in many concerts and continue to do so. Before moving to San Francisco for university studies, I gained a lot of experience and valuable education with guitar. I played in the jazz bands in Junior High and High School. I went to four years of a week-long summer jazz camp called Jazz Camp West, where I took classes, played open mics and had fun with many musicians, making some good friends. I hold BA degrees in Music (Jazz Guitar) and Spanish, as well as
an MA in Music, from San Francisco State University. By now, I am confident in working with whatever musical material students offer! Thank you.

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I am a laid back teacher, but I definitely expect students to practice what I suggest they practice. I advise that students use method books or sheet music of some sort, and I will certainly make notes for them and create materials they can learn from. I always teach based on the goals of the student and what type of music they enjoy, but I also like to guide the student in a direction I think would benefit them. I usually introduce music to play right away, conforming of course to the skill level and interest of the student. I now a play seven-string guitar that differs from the standard six-string guitar in that it has one string lower than the low E of a six-string. It will be practical to aide students by accompanying with a bass range instrument.

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Guitar
My guitar roots are mainly Jazz, but I am always happy to employ a very wide range of styles. I work with both modal and tonal musical styles.
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Norberto cabrera August 24, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Great teacher very patient
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Darlene V. August 3, 2018
· English · Online
Lars is very patient and he goes into details explaining all my doubts. He also knows Spanish very well.
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Emma December 23, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Very patient with me.
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Lars R.

Petaluma, CA 94952
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$22.50 / 30-min

About Marc Z.

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Oakland, CA
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About Marc
My strengths are in Music Composition/Theory as well as in languages (English, Portuguese, and Spanish). I am honest and encouraging to students, providing guidance and support as well as all the necessary information relevant to their needs. Critical feedback is essential in order to grow. I have experience tutoring English to native and non-native speakers. I have experience teaching guitar and theory.
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Marc Z.

Oakland, CA 94609
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$35 / 30-min

About Qin L.

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San Francisco, CA
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I have been an ESL student when I was small. I know learning a different language is a hard thing and it takes time to accomplish the goal. Instead of using stressful way to learn, I will make my students learn in a fun way and gain much more knowledge from the experience.

About Qin
Hi, there! My name is Qin and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2003 and have loved helping my students learn English, Chinese, and better in communication with others. I'm a fun and patient, and my teaching style is learn as you play, I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Qin L.

San Francisco, CA 94134
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$35 / 60-min

About Marie F.

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Pacifica, CA
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I am a certified ESL teacher. I received my CELTA certification from University of Cambridge. This is considered one of the top two ESL certificates worldwide. My classes are designed with your interests and goals in mind. I teach every student differently because every student learns differently. I teach speaking, reading, writing, listening, pronunciation and academic and professional writing. I have worked students from elementary school through PhD students and adult professionals.

I love the English language and I am always enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge with my students. My most important goals as a teacher are to make sure you achieve the highest possible English level and that you enjoy studying English with me.

About Marie
I have been an educator for more than ten years. In that time, I've taught and tutored English, Language Arts and Spanish to students from elementary to PhD level. I also help students study for the SAT, ACT and TOEFL tests and coach students through the college and graduate school application process. I love teaching and learning. I am patient, enthusiastic and dedicated to my students.

My teaching philosophy can be summed up in a few words : learning should be fascinating, individualized and fun. Helen Keller said, “ A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” My goal is to help my students ask the questions that will lead them to deeper understanding. The poet Mark Van Doreen said, “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” In our lessons, I will help you make discoveries that will inspire you
to keep learning.

When I’m not teaching, I love reading, exploring the California coast, writing poetry and singing loudly.
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Marie F.

Pacifica, CA 94044
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$42 / 30-min

About khora E.

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Oakland, CA
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I have been a teacher for over 10 years and teaching is my special mission and purpose. My goal is to make learning easy and give each individual the special attention they need. I want you realize your highest potential.

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As a teacher, I teach you to tap into your natural talent and cultivate the highest version of yourself.
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khora E.

Oakland, CA 94612
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$75 / 30-min
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About Matthew H.

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Walnut Creek, CA

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I have been teaching English as a second language for about 2.5 years. I began as a teaching assistant and volunteer english teacher in Israel in 2016. Since then I have taught English online to students in China for about 1.5 years. I’ve taught students between the ages of seven to seventeen. My lessons focus on student development and growth. Regardless of their current english level, my goal is to reinforce what they already know and expand on it by providing new knowledge. Every step forward is rewarded and each lesson focuses on a small and easily digestible piece of the English language starting with the 50 most commonly used English words. Should a student have no prior English exposure, my goal is to give them a bedrock upon which other lessons can build. My preferred method is to teach online but I am also prepared to conduct lessons in person. Above all, I always look forward to having new students!

About Matthew
I am a part-time online teacher specializing in teaching english as a second language and history. I graduated from Curry College in May 2014 with a B.A. in Politics and History and a minor in English. I subsequently completed a 10 month ESL fellowship in Israel from September 2015 until July 2016. I began teaching online to Chinese students in August 2017 through the company of 51talk and was promoted once during my time with them. Currently, I teach online both through that company though also offer my own lessons which I design and use.

My lessons focus on specific words and how they are used. For example the most common word in the english language is the word "the." My corresponding lesson focuses on basic sentence examples using that word and also offers the student the opportunity to construct their own. I have similar lessons f
or "that," "this," "or," "of," and many others. My ultimately goal is to give the student a basic understanding of the 50 most common words in the English language upon which future lessons can build. More advanced lessons are available upon request.

In addition to English, I am also adept at History. I have always been fascinated with the subject and enjoy assisting others with historical assignments. In addition to graduating with a degree in history, I also gained the Politics and History award of my college upon graduation and studied the History of the Italian Renaissance for three months in Florence Italy in 2010. I am adept at essay writing and historical research.
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Leona March 3, 2019
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Matthew’s sheer level of excitement, passion, and devotion to each student is something I have never seen before. He seeks to motivate every student in a way that leads to the best results from each, and his mastery of ESL is quite incredible. I highly recommend Matthew as a tutor.
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Matthew H.

Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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$21 / 30-min

About Renee S.

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Oakland, CA
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I have experience teaching all levels of ESL, from beginning to intermediate. I have been teaching adult students for 25+ years (5+ in ESL). I teach writing/speaking/listening/grammar/reading. I currently teach ESL at a university in San Francisco.

About Renee
I have been teaching adults for many years, including ESL, Business Research and Statistics, and Psychology. I have a Mater's and a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Master's in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages. I currently work at a university teaching ESL and have had great reviews from students. I'm happy to answer any questions you have!
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Renee S.

Oakland, CA 94611
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$50 / 30-min

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