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Mariana I.

2 Reviews
Irvine, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Bulgarian, French, Russian
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mariana I.

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My name is Mariana and I am a native Bulgarian. My passion is languages. I have a Bachelor's degree in French and minor in Russian. I can help you on writing, reading, speaking, and grammar. I have worked on international projects and have experience in document translations.

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My name is Mariana and my passion is languages. I have a Bachelor's in French with an emphasis on language teaching. I've been tutoring for years. I can help your child getting better grade at school. I provide lessons on writing, reading, speaking, and grammar. I have worked in France on internati

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Laurie
Mariana was a great tutor. I am an adult with little experience speaking French. I enjoyed our conversations and she made learning the language very enjoyable. I hope to continue.
Rachel G.
Mariana has been an incredible instructor. I came to her as an adult with no previous understanding of French. Her passion for teaching and knowledge of not only the language, but the culture as well, are unparalleled. She immediately made me feel confident by including conversation in our first lesson. I could not have asked for a better introduction to French. I highly recommend Mariana as your first choice for French!
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Katy P.

Tustin, CA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Katy P.

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Experienced teacher of 6+ years, specializing in beginner to advanced Chinese Mandarin. Lessons in other subjects, such as music and dance, are offered as well.

All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. .

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About Katy

I am a professional musician specializing in Chinese musical instruments. I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors of Music. Currently, I am the arts director and lead instructor at Galaxy Arts Center. If you would like better rates, please inquire directly! It's never too late to begin learning mus

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Francesca B.

3 Reviews
Foothill Ranch, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks SPANISH, ENGLISH, ITALIAN
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Francesca B.

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Ciao/ Hello! My name is Francesca. I was born and raised in Italy. I have been teaching Italian since 2008 at levels ranging from beginner to advanced and to all ages. My lessons are fun, dynamic, and flexible. They intended to develop speaking, listening, writing and reading skills and offer fun conversation on a variety of topics. Students learn the language through practical examples of daily life situations. Each lesson can be tailored to the students’ needs. I have also tailored my lessons for students that want to learn the Italian language for traveling purposes. Learning a language goes hand in hand with understanding the culture. My lessons are focused on using the Italian culture to provide the setting that helps the students learn the language and feel comfortable and confident when speaking to native Italian speaking persons.

About Francesca

Ciao/ Hello! I am a native speaking Italian from the Northern region of Italy. I have been teaching Italian since 2008 at levels ranging from beginner to advanced and to all ages. My lessons are fun, dynamic, and flexible. They are intended to develop speaking, listening, writing and reading skills

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Erta
I would highly recommend Francesca Bruni as an Italian teacher! She has been my Italian teacher for a number of years! Her ability to instruct vocabulary, grammar and comprehension all woven together with themes of Italian culture has provided me with a rapid acquisition of essential and enjoyable conversation skills. Not only are Francesca’s instructional materials relevant and engaging, but whether presented in an in-person manner or online virtual setting, allow for a highly successful experience. You will be amazed at how quickly you will become a fluent Italian speaker, reader, and writer!
Diane
Francesca is a fabulous teacher. We are an adult upper intermediate level class who have been with Francesca for several years. Her classes are small and we are all totally engaged. She takes a keen interest in each of us and our individual
needs. In addition to grammar, dictation, homework, Francesca focuses on advanced readings from Italian stories to newspaper articles, and on only speaking Italian. To improve our speaking we start with students telling about their week and/or making oral presentations to the class based on an Italian news article a student has found of interest. These presentations provide an opening for more conversation and for identification of lots of new vocabulary. Francesca is patient and makes sure we each participate. The environment she creates is one where it's OK to make mistakes and where we can have fun learning and laugh with each other. Francesca's sense of humor makes our classes even more fun.
Shahrooz
Love my sessions with Professoressa Bruni. She is energetic, exiting and always prepared with new and fun lessons. She makes me feel like I am physically in Italy and learning not just the language, but also the culture. She uses her real life experiences, as a native Italian, to help me want to learn more about the language, culture, art, philosophy, food and all that is exciting about Italy. I look forward to my lessons with her and highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn Italian.

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John B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Italian, German, French
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Awarded Koldofsky Graduate Scholarship in Accompanying from University of Sourpthern California
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John B.

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I’m completely bi-lingual. Raised in Mexico. Spanish Literature was a secondary subject throughout my three musical degrees. I’ve been a Spanish Diction for Los Ángeles Ópera for four of their productions.
I can help with pronunciation and advanced conversation.

About John

I have been a piano teacher and vocal coach since 1985. I have a Doctorate in Collaborative Arts from the University of Southern California (1992) I teach Collaborative Arts at the University of California Santa Barbara (since 2005) I have been on the musical staffs of Opera Santa Barbara,

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Jose G.
Meeting John was great, very friendly and professional and to the point, which is my cap of tea and he suggested to get a weighted keys piano to strengthen my fingers, I’m looking into one
Thanks John I will recommend you as a teacher
Jose G Garcia
Lawrence
John is a fantastic instructor. He has a love for educating others on musical expression and he is a wellspring of musical knowledge. He provides a depth to the piano that I wouldn't have noticed if I taught myself how to play.

John emphasized how to shape musical phrases to make music as opposed to a collection of notes. He had a good ear for honing in on my weaknesses such as how some notes that I played stuck out or the movement of my arms. Most importantly, he taught me how to approach practicing the piano in an effective way. I learned how to listen to myself and how give each note, phrase, and piece the attention and musicality it needed to sound beautifully.

For an adult learner as myself, he was accommodating with how busy I was. He adjusted to my needs and work schedule and taught at a reasonable pace. However, he also never veered from his expectations and praised what I was doing right and provided methods to fix what I was doing wrong.

Although there were times when John expressed his passion for music by delving into tangents on the broader historical significance of pieces, his mini-lectures were never irrelevant nor inappropriate. For example, he commented on how in waltzes, the rhythm on the left hand would need to emulate how a Romantic era string section would play it. For anyone who is serious about how or why pieces of music are meant to be played in a certain way, John is great about contextualizing pieces to make them sound great.

Most importantly, he made practicing piano something that was both enjoyable and challenging, which is difficult to find in a teacher. I owe a great deal of my musicianship to John and he met my expectations of learning the piano. Thank you!
Kenny
John is really great. He takes the time to understand what your goals are and teaches according to your needs. He is patient and provides constructive comments.
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JP B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $18
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 to 65
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JP B.

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Dedicated French teacher with over 15 years experience helping students meet their goals, whether starting at the beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. Easy-going, flexible and able to easily adapt to students' needs.

About JP

Bonjour, My name is Jean-Philippe and I have taught French in a variety of settings (small classrooms, larger classrooms and one-on-one settings) for over 25 years. I have taught well over 250 students. Teaching for so many years has allowed me to strengthen my teaching skills and ability to sha

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Helena G.
I am taking French classes with Jean Philippe and I am having the best time! He is a very good teacher with a lot of knowledge of the language and also very patient and clear. You will feel very easy working with him and you'll definitely improve your French fast by studying with a native speaker. Highly recommended!
Amber W.
super fun isint mean even when you joke around!

Naoko G.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese
  • B.A. Humanities English and American Literature from University of Matsuyama
  • Teaching since 2010
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Naoko G.

7 Reviews
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My lessons are full of originality and are designed to match your level and meet your goals and range from pre-intermediate to advanced levels.
It is all in one comprehensive lesson well balanced with speaking, listening, reading, new vocabulary, and grammar.
Students will review sentence structure and grammar usage by writing essays.
For those who use Japanese for work, for those who are going to take the JLPT test, and for those who are self-studying for Japanese classes in college, I will prepare lessons to meet your various objectives.
Classes are held in Japanese only.

About Naoko

My name is Naoko and I teach Japanese in NY state. I completed the studies for the 420-hour Advanced Japanese Teacher Training Course in 2013 and start teaching at my Japanese class; Ithaca Online Japanese Lesson. I have students from various occupations who want to improve their speaking skills in

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Rex
Naoko help prepare detail and practical lessons, which help me learn Japanese in a very structure way, and as fast as I could!
Greg J.
Very professional and very good teacher. I am looking forward to learning Japanese with her.
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"Thank you so much for your patience. I truly enjoy my classes with Julissa. I am learning so much."
Ronda
Took Spanish lessons from Julissa F.
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"I enjoyed today, my first lesson with Delia. She asked questions and listened to the answers. I felt encouraged by her relaxed and flexible teaching style. She was patient. She waited for me while I took note. She repeated words and concepts that I didn't understand. We had created a learning plan, started to work on it. I feel hopeful I will finally be able to learn Italian. ;-)"
Sucile
Took Italian lessons from Delia D.
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"Marcela is incredibly patient and starts you off talking! She does her best to understand and that is a great quality of any teacher!

She is very good about working for the right plan for you."
Maggie
Took Spanish lessons from Marcela S.
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"Elsa was very patient. She was on time for the class and very pleasant throughout.
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Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"I've been studying Russian with Tatiana for close to six months now at two lessons per week. From the very beginning, it's been an immensely fruitful and deeply enjoyable experience -- I feel my progress in the language is palpable (and I was a total beginner at 23). Our lessons are fun, and the homework assignments (most often, textbook exercises and reading responses to Russian-language films) challenging (though never to the point of being stressful). A huge bonus is that our textbook is online and free. I've been deliriously happy with my experience, and cannot recommend Tatiana enough. "
Annabel
Took Russian lessons from Tatiana Z.
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"I enjoyed working with Adam on reducing my accent. He has an uncanny talent to pick up subtleties in my pronunciation to identify where my accent becomes apparent. He worked iteratively with me to find words, syllable, vowels or consonants that I mispronounce. What makes him a great teacher is that he approaches the pronunciation from many different angles. It's not easy to work on your own accent which is why his witty teachings helps a lot to make every session very enjoyable."
Konrad
Took Accent Reduction lessons from Adam R.
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"Hunter is incredibly organized and she has an excellent understanding of what your strengths and weaknesses are and how to really efficiently focus the lessons. She works with you on the areas that need improvement the most and then incorporates additional skills. She is a very patient and thorough coach and I’m already noticing results after just a few lessons. I very much enjoy our sessions and would highly recommend her services."
Kolby
Took Accent Reduction lessons from Hunter P.
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"A delight to learn from. My wife stayed for several months studying in Japan so her Japanese is way more advanced than mine. Yet our shared lessons are still possible since Ms S tailors the lessons on the fly to accommodate our different skill levels. I also appreciate her giving us background info on her culture when it dovetails with our lesson."
Brian
Took Japanese lessons from Emi S.
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"Pascale customizes your lesson. She does a fantastic job of teaching for your level."
Diana Day
Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"Steve is the best teacher. He customizes his lessons and provides timely feedback. Thank you Steve."
Jane
Took Accent Reduction lessons from Steve S.
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