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About Trevor H.

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El Cajon, CA

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About Trevor
Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of
music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's
fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I
started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the
huge, black monstrosities that people in the pre-historic used in
place of iPods), followed closely by my father's CD collection.
After a while, this ravenous desire of to know and feel music moved
me to play an instrument. After a couple of false starts with the
drums and violin, I found my true musical calling: the guitar.

On January 25th 1995, on a whim, I began playing the
guitar, and I have yet to put it down. Along the way I've picked up
a number of friends for my guitar, including the bass, the lute, the
sitar and, once again, the drums. After on
ly a few years of
practice, I started playing professionally, in bands and solo guitar.
Live playing experience, I believe, is the most important experience
that any musician can have, in that, the most important part of music
is how it sounds, and playing in front of people is the quickest way
to learn how to play effectively. And this is what I teach; how to
be a musician, not just a technician.

*** Lesson Details ***
A student can expect a curriculum tailor-made to their needs and personality. Every person learns differently and this is an important distinction in my teaching style. Some students need a strong hand to keep them working, others need to find many different ways to the same conclusion to keep them focused, while still others need a laid-back friend in order to accept knowledge.

I stress rhythmic literacy, for, as my jazz teacher always said, "rhythm is king." If composition is important to you, then we'll focus on music theory, but if you're just wanting to learn how to play some fun rock tunes with your friends on the weekends, we can do that as well. As I stated before, we'll get you playing in front of people in no time.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an amplifier, a loner guitar (if needed), staff and/or tablature paper, metronome, pens and paper for the lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Music theory and composition, guitar, bass, lute, beginner to intermediate piano
Classical, shred, blues, and rock guitar; renaissance lute; blues, rock and slap bass; composition of many styles; world music.
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Will January 11, 2019
· Music Theory · In home
Trevor is wonderful and sensitive to special learning needs.
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Randy W. November 20, 2018
· Bass Guitar · Online
I would think the first lesson is always the hardest to start since as an instructor you don’t know what skill level you will be teaching. Trevor started the class asking what I wanted to accomplish and ended with lots of practice lessons for me to complete. Looking forward to more classes with him.
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Mike M. March 9, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Trevor is great, he has patience for us beginners, explains things well and answers all my questions. The rest is up to me.
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Trevor H.

Trevor H.

El Cajon, CA 92021
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About Donna B.

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San Diego, CA
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About Donna
CA Standard Credential from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I have been tutoring and teaching students for many years. My goal is to reduce anxiety in learning a subject and to give students the tools and knowledge they need to study on their own.

Most of my students are tutored in math. Usually my students suffer from math anxiety. They believe that they are bad in math. I help them to use previous knowledge to build on the current material. By the end of the sessions, they feel good about themselves and their math abilities.

I also have a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA. I help students prepare for college/career from grade 9 through grade 12. I help with standardized tests, entrance tests, college applications and federal funding.

*** Specialties ***
I teach all levels of math - from elementary to College Algebra.
My pri
mary focus is:
Algebra 1 and 2
Geometry
I've taught Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry and Statistics.
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Estefania C. February 18, 2018
· Trigonometry · In studio
Donna is a great teacher is helping me with my math issues
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Donna B.

Donna B.

San Diego, CA 92122
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About JJ C.

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Chula Vista, CA
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Yes,, I can teach what you need to know .. if my clubs fit you ,,you can use them in your

first 3 lessons after ... I do recommend to buy your s as they are fitted to your size..

I usually teach Executive short course 9

Fun ,Courtesy, Good ,Coach
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JJ C. November 16, 2014
· Golf · In studio
Well it started of nice and easy ,, Mr. JJ welcomed us.. Was nice and professional..

I would really take a another lesson.. I'm a beginner.. And what he advised works.

John h Parker..
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JJ C.

JJ C.

Chula Vista, CA 91913
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$35 / 30-min

About Chaz Ronald B.

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Los Angeles, CA

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About Chaz Ronald
As a music and foreign language education specialist Ronald structures and restructures educational programs for leisure, college matriculation, and as degree course components administered by the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Testing-USA), ACT (American College Testing), HSC (Higher School Certificate-Australia), Trinity College London (external studies dept for Music, Speech, Drama, and English as a foreign language), the Certificate of Merit program (MTAC), and other music examinations boards such the R.S.M. and R.C.M. His subjects of expertise are: Music Theory, Composition, Piano and Vocal Performance - taken up in either English or as a Music program immersed in language programs in either Spanish, Italian, or German; and language courses from Beginner's to Advanced Conversational / Literature in English, Spanish, Italian, and German;
as well as French from Beginner's through Advanced levels.

He is a graduate with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in EDUCATION in the fields of Music, Spanish and German Literature, with a minor in Linguistics, French, and Italian Studies from UNSW (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia).

He is fluent (native speaker fluency) to teach Music in language immersion programs in these languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Tagalog, Cebuano (Visaya).

He also has advanced students with an Associate Degree (A Mus TCL) and B Mus candidates teaching at much lesser rates.
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Mark January 8, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Really great vocal teacher. He's very patient to his students. He goes on all the topics about singing. He's really good at helping his students prepare for a song. He doesn't waste time on any unnecessary practice. He teaches his students how to practice at home. I learned a lot of singing terms from him as well. Overall, I think he's a great vocal coach.
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Maria J. February 17, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Excellent! knowledgeable, friendly, easy to follow. Great introduction for a total beginner.
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Angelika April 1, 2016
· Vocal Training · In studio
I have taken lessons with Ronald since I was 6, I am now 23. In my 17 years of taking lessons I have learned to play piano, sing and am proficient in music theory. In the more recent years I have even had the opportunity to teach music through Ronald. Throughout the years, I have experienced and witnessed the patience and kindness Ronald consistently shows his students. He encourages his students to become better and shares in their enthusiasm due to their accomplishments. Ronald genuinely cares about his students and is dedicated to making sure his students improve. I fully recommend Ronald for students who have parents who want to be involved in the learning process and especially for young children who are just starting out. Ronald works well with families, includes parents every step of the way and is very patient with young students helping them learn in an open and encouraging environment.
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Chaz Ronald B.

Chaz Ronald B.

San Diego, CA 92129
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$45 / 30-min

About Jaleh S.

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Chula Vista, CA
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Since my childhood, I have always been fond of the French language and culture in such a way that French has become part of my identity. From the first day of preschool to the last day of high school, I studied at a French school. Therefore, I grew up appreciating together this new world with that of Persian tradition. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in French at the Ohio State University where at the same time I worked as a Graduate Teaching Associate instructing French courses for 6 years. For nearly twenty years, I have taught French at various language institutions as well as to private students. I can help you with anything relating to the French language.
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Jaleh S.

Jaleh S.

Chula Vista, CA 91913
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$42 / 60-min
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About Matthew K.

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Chula Vista, CA

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About Matthew
I am a seasoned ESL teacher. I have taught overseas many years and in the US, especially colleges and universities. I am an expert in teaching all the language skills: speaking, reading, writing and grammar. I specialize in TOEIC preparation, IELTS and TOEFL. I also edit compositions.
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Robert October 24, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Matthew has been a great teacher for us at the American Language Institute, San Diego State University. He's worked with us for several years, and is always helpful, friendly and willing to take on whatever needs to be done. In the classroom he had a very good rapport with students-friendly, patient and always ready with a smile. Matthew is a great teacher. You will enjoy studying with him.
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Martin October 22, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Hello, I wanted to let ESL students know that I'll never have enough words to express my gratitude and appreciation to Matthew. He has interesting and helpful lessons and inspires me to work hard. He is always thoughtful, caring, and kind and an amazing teacher. You will be a lucky student to learn from him.
Your student, and friend, Marty
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Cheryl Garrett October 21, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Matthew is a great instructor with years of experience. He is creative and knowledgeable
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Matthew K.

Matthew K.

Chula Vista, CA 91910
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About Luca D.

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San Diego, CA

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Born in Vicenza, in the north-east of Italy, I earned a Laurea in Law at the University of Bologna and a Master’s Degree in Negotiation Conflict Resolution and Peace-building at CSU Dominguez Hills. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Information Society. I am an Adjunct Professor of Alternative Dispute Resolution at San Diego State University and a Senior Language Teacher at the Italian Cultural Center in San Diego. I have taught Italian for over 15 years to beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. I have given lessons in Italian Grammar and Syntax, Literature, and culture. Although my academic research area is different, I love teaching Italian and promote the culture of my beautiful country. During my studies in Italy, I studied philosophy, history, latin and law. I have written academic articles in Italian and participated in sever
al poetry competitions. In every class I teach, I try to engage students in a variety of ways, with visuals (slides, videos), conversation and simulations. Each class I lead has a goal, and each discussion is the result of careful preparation. I want my students to engage the material at hand, and to leave each class with some concrete understanding.
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Luca D.

Luca D.

San Diego, CA 92109
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$42 / 30-min

About Dario G.

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San Diego, CA

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About Dario
After having resized that I couldn't make it as a pro volleyball player or chess master (I wasn’t any close), I spent the last few years studying passionately Architecture and working abroad. This competence has always been clear to me and it converges in the work with different design teams.
When I am not in front of a computer screen, I am usually with my cat and my one year English Setter/Hound dog mix, who loves to run and exercise even more than I do. I am very much a kid at heart, love to cook, watch good films, play games, and travel whenever I can.
I love meeting new people and learning new things. Linking the eyes with the heart, before shooting a photo or painting on a canvas are the activities which I prefer. Bringing with me the sketch book is a call for my soul. I love good communication and when I do something I’m always sea
rching for somewhat to do which could enlarge my way of thinking.
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Dario G.

Dario G.

San Diego, CA 92117
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$34 / 30-min

About Ryan M.

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San Diego, CA
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Available for tutoring in Algebra, Geometry, Reading, Writing, & History.

-Full time teacher at the high school level in San Diego from Winter 2016-Present working as Education Specialist.
-Earned a 3.81 GPA in Graduate School at San Diego State University.
-Teaching full time in the areas of algebra, geometry, and fundamental geometry.
-Experienced in working with students who are English Language Learners, Gifted and Talented, as well as students with learning disabilities.
-Worked in San Diego doing private tutoring for English & Math.

*Utilize effective strategies and techniques such as*
-Carefully breaking down steps
-Identifying how the student learns best
-Creating individualized instruction based on learning style of student
-Incorporating visuals
-Re-teaching what has not been mastered
-Connecting material to real
life examples and to concepts the student understands
-Providing extra response time so the student can process the material
-Allowing the student to build confidence with repeated review and practice
-Giving extra examples in order for student to build skills
-Assisting student in study techniques- flash cards, Cornell notes, creating study sheets etc.
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Ryan M.

Ryan M.

San Diego, CA 92109
starting at
$70 / 60-min

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