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Luis M.

Chula Vista, CA 91911

(22)

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Academic Tutoring!
Things you can expect from these lessons if you are a beginner:
- Proper curriculum (Matched for all ages) (K-12 & Adult)
- Conversational expertise
- Materials required (Paper, Pen, Pencil, etc.)
- Buy your own books (as recommended by Teacher)

Things to expect for persons with prior Spanish experience:
- 4 years Spanish teaching experience
- 1 of the top 10 rated Spanish Professors at Takelessons.com
- I am a Fluent/Native Spanish speaker
- Can take you from very little Fluency to Professional Fluency in as little as 3 months
- Books Not Provided
- Have helped professionals in the work force to feel confident speaking a foreign language, From Nurses to CEOs.

You will reach your Goal, if you are just will ing to put in the work!!

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- If you wish to make a cancellation, please allow for a 24+hour window of anticipation; if the cancellation comes with less than
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About Luis

Graduated with a Degree in Music Education from San Diego State University. Presently, earning California State Credentials.
Graduated with a Piano performance diploma from Chula Vista School of Performing Arts division. I have taught several students in many fields including but not limited to: Spanish, Piano (Beginning to Advanced), Vocal Development etc. I am very friendly and personable, but also professional. When students come to me with problems, I will do what ever it takes to bring them to the solution. My motto is, a problem is just another opportunity for you to do your best.

- I have taught: 6 years. Ranging in many subjects such as Spanish, English, Vocal Instruction, Piano Instruction, Guitar, and Musical Performance.

- Choir Director/ Conductor Jan 2010 - Present
SDCOC
- I am a music director for the San Diego Chur

ches of Christ. I've taught the San Diego Church of Christ Fellowship for 9 years. I have led worship for even longer, and i love it.
- Worship intern May 2014 - Sep 2014
- Dallas/ Fortworth Church of Christ
- Led worship, produced music, directed choirs, taught assorted parts to part singers.
- I Speak 3 languages fluently
- I am a certified member of the National Association of Music Educators
- I have received awards in the fields of Voice and Piano for outstanding professionalism, & Excellency
- I am presently teaching ages 5-65, with the exception of one enthusiastic 67 year old.
- I love my job, and I am passionate, above all I will make you excited about the field of study you choose

*** Lesson Details ***
These details change depending on, whether you would like musical training or academic tutoring.
Musical:

Music is fun and the lessons should be as well. When it comes to practice I recommend that students do spend time (1/2-1hour daily) outside of the lessons practicing to ensure that they see results. If you choose to practice only while in the lesson you will get better but it will be at a slower pace.

- Start with quick warm ups (these work to increase students fluidity with their instrument)
- Work technique
- Assign repertoire depending on skill level.
- Work on assigned repertoire
- Work on technical aspect of the pieces.
Your student will learn much more about their capabilities and their instrument as they will learn many aspects of Music Theory.

I teach beginning- advanced piano lessons touching on posture, hand position, rhythm training, sight-reading, expression, and pop/jazz chord charts. If you want to learn how to play songs by ear that you hear on the radio, I can train you how to do that too! Once I feel that you have surpassed my ability to help you grow, I will be happy to pass you on to a more experienced teacher and attend all of your future recitals.

I teach voice beginner-professional, which includes classical repertoire and technique as well as Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Standards, Country, RnB,...you name it. The best part is that you will learn to sing in a manner that will not damage your instrument and in fact will work to fortify your instrument.

Academic:
- Start with introduction to the standard.
- Work on problems with material.
- Present new methods to reach a solution.
- Work on all assigned work.
- Work on future work to give the student an academic advantage.

I am a hard working tutor that will bring the joy of the subject to our sessions of tutoring. I am strict at times, however, some of my students have referred to me as mellow. I will strive to bring your student up to speed and surpass even their own expectations. I love my students, and I want to see them succeed.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Recording equipment etc.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Casio Keyboard Piano, sheet music, and much more equipment as needed.

*** Specialties ***
Classical & Jazz Piano, Classical & Contemporary Voice, English Language & Literature, Spanish Language & Literature
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Reviews
April 25, 2019
Tim
I really appreciate Luis for the practice he's given me. We worked on lyric analyzation and flow. We focused on speeding up the meter to work harder in performing faster. I have become better with expressing my vocals in a volume where I can sing a long with the music bed. I highly recommend Luis for anyone who is working on improving their vocal training.
March 13, 2019
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October 27, 2018
Nathan Wakefield
Great lesson! Feel better equipped to order in Spanish now

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Luis M.

Chula Vista, CA

(22)

Jason N. L.

San Diego, CA 92128

(5)

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I majored in Spanish at UC Davis, lived in Mexico for 3 years where I completed a Master's degree in Counseling, studied Spanish Literature and Psychology at the University of Costa Rica for 7 months and have traveled around a few other Latin American Countries.

I can do conversation classes and academic ones too. I have a lot of material and activities to facilitate fun learning. My command of the language is almost native. I prefer to work with those who really want to learn, just so we both use our time wisely. I work best with those who already have a base on Spanish but want to prefect their grammar, vocabulary, conjugation, listening and overall language skills.

*** Specialties ***
-Spanish conjugation
-Spanish vocabulary
-Spanish grammar
-Spanish conversation/pronunciation

About Jason N.

¡Hola! ¡Bienvenido! Hello and Welcome!

my name's Jason and I love Spanish and Latin America.

I'm currently a doctoral student. I majored in Spanish at University of California, Davis, lived in Mexico for 3 years where I completed a Master's degree in Counseling, studied Spanish Literature and Psychology at the University of Costa Rica for 7 months and have traveled around a few other Latin American Countries.

My goal is to tailor the lessons to what best helps you learn. I can do conversation classes and academic ones too. I have a lot of material and activities to facilitate fun learning. My command of the language is almost native. I prefer to work with those who really want to learn, just so we both use our time wisely. I work best with those who already have a base in Spanish but want to prefect their knowledge of proverbs

, sayings, jokes, cultural aspects of Spanish, grammar, vocabulary, conjugation, listening and overall language skills. That said, I can work with anyone at any level of Spanish, and have experiences with students from ages 5 to 67.

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*** Specialties ***
-Spanish conjugation
-Spanish vocabulary
-Spanish grammar
-Spanish conversation/pronunciation
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Reviews
September 6, 2017
Boston
Thanks Jason
Boston enjoyed his first lesson
August 13, 2015
Stephen
Jason inspired me to have a break-through with my Spanish. As a nurse with many Hispanic patients, after only 3 classes with Jason, I successfully triage'd a patient using almost all Spanish. I was pretty stoked about the whole thing. It was a really good confidence boost to not only use it and be understood by the lady, but I understood her too. Not every little word, mind you, but I was able to pick out a lot of the context and figure out what was going on. Working with Jason makes me feel like I'm opening up a whole new avenue in my practice, even after 15 years of repetition. I have Jason to thank for this and it's just boosted me towards learning more.
August 9, 2015
Laura
Jason is a quality Spanish teacher. Not only does he have a native command of the language (as verified by my Latino co-worker), but Jason is also a skilled language instructor. Two attributes of Jason that I particularly value are his attention to detail and the way he highlights language patterns to facilitate learning. It is evident that Jason has a huge passion for teaching Spanish.

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Jason N. L.

San Diego, CA

(5)

Jasmine L.

La Mesa, CA 91942

(4)

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Sessions include homework help, concept review, studying for tests, and honing skills as needed. I have years of tutoring experience and adapt my tutoring style to the student's learning style.

About Jasmine

I love to teach and tutor kids and adults of all ages in many different subjects. I pride myself in customizing my lessons to suit each individual's learning style and goals. I try to keep my lessons fun and relaxed while ensuring that we still work hard and learn.

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July 1, 2019
Nicholas
Jasmine is Awesome! She is a very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. I highly recommend her.
February 3, 2016
Michael C.
First lesson...jasmine was very attentive and a good listener.
Looking forward to continuing the lessons!!
April 10, 2015
Emmanuel Z.
Very experienced for teaching 8 year old boy, I liked the books she provide.

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Jasmine L.

La Mesa, CA

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Mariela Q.

San Diego, CA 92117

(1)

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I have been teaching Spanish to children and adults for more than 10 years. I work part time at a local San Diego Charter School.

About Mariela

I love teaching Spanish, especially to kids. I'm very experienced and patience is one of my many virtues as a teacher. I have experience introducing Spanish Language to kids as young as 5 years old and I have equal or more experience teaching this beautiful language to adults as well. It doesn't matter how old you are. I will make sure you learn at your pace and comfort level. I offer my expertise and knowledge to help you to reach your goals and expectations. I am background checked and fingerprinted by the Child Care License Department of Human Services.

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November 28, 2018
Thomas
Marie is the first and best teacher I ever had that taught me in a way that worked for my way of learning. She focused and engaged with me at 100% Spanish is now fun for me! I look forward to each lesson and can literally see great improvement each week.

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Mariela Q.

San Diego, CA

(1)
Private Spanish Teacher

Learning Spanish can be fun and I can help you excel in this subject. I'm a native Spanish speaker and have been teaching it for 5 yrs in private school.

About Elena

BIO: Elena started her musical studies at age 4, singing with the "New York City Opera Children Chorus". She studied at Manhattan School of Music. She studied in Hunter College and Queens College of the City University of New York and the Bejar Conservatory in Salamanca, Spain. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and throughout Europe as a soloist. She had sung Mimi in La Boheme, High Priestess in Aida, Ines in Il Trovatore, in addition to singing other operas including Othello, Carmen, Mephistopheles, The Magic Flute, L'Italiana in Algeri, Le Nozze di Figaro. She has participated in the Master Classes of Alfredo Kraus and Monserrat Caballé and David Jones. She is currently under the vocal direction of David Jones who is the foremost voice teacher pedagogue. Ms. Diaz- Acosta has also directed summer performing arts pro

grams and high school and college preparation workshops throughout the New York and New Jersey areas.
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October 23, 2018
James
It was a great experience
May 2, 2018
Talitha
I have been literally to 4 youtube teachers and though I have nothing bad to say about any of them, i know that I need a long term teacher that I can see myself growing with as a singer. Our personalities just meshed. She knows how to make one feel comfortable. She is very encouraging to students with zero self confidence like me. I think I have found the teacher I’ve been looking for in Elena! i’m excited to see what she can do to transform my voice. Her resume as well as her reviews( students spoke highly of her character) are what stood out for me out of thousands of teachers online! It is also important that I love to listen to my teacher’s voice and i love her voice😊
April 5, 2018
Deborah V.
Elena was great! She helped me start new ways to sing. I have sung for years, but these news ideas had immediate results!😊

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Jackie D.

Chula Vista, CA 91915

(23)

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I've taught Spanish for several years now. Not only have I studied Spanish myself, but I lived in Peru and Mexico for several years, as well as traveled extensively around Latin America, gaining complete fluency. With a focus on conversational Spanish, I offer Basic (A1), Pre-Intermediate (A2), and Intermediate (B1 & B2). You will be able to have a full conversation in Spanish by the end of your first lesson!

About Jackie

Hi there! My name is Jackie, and I have nearly 20 years of experience in teaching. All of my students, meaning a perfect 100%, have improved their grades by at least one letter grade, if not more, and passed every one of their tests and exams. I help all my students reach their goals.

The feedback I often receive from my students is that I made learning an enjoyable experience—they want to work harder to advance quickly in their classes. All of my students agree that I have a lot of patience and turn even the most challenging lessons into ones of positivity and encouragement. I provide critical feedback in the most constructive of ways that help the students reach conclusions on their own. I enjoy being there to support and guide their experience.

Basically, I love teaching. I'm enthusiastic yet patient, and I absolutely adore helpi

ng kids and adults alike learn. It's such a sense of accomplishment when my students show off their terrific grades. I see the same look in my students’ eyes regardless of age—that pride that shines from within, that exuberant smile, like they can conquer anything. I want my students to keep that pride for a long, long time.

Right now, I’m working on self-publishing a Spanish conversation textbook for beginning students and am writing an intermediate-level Spanish conversation textbook. I've also written several academic articles published online. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy traveling, playing with my cat, and swimming.

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February 19, 2018
Jim G.
Jackie is an excellent teacher. I would recommend her to anyone who wishes to either learn Spanish or improve on the Spanish skills they already have
December 15, 2017
Paige
November 21, 2017
Jean Charles
Jackie is a very very good teacher. No comment!

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Jackie D.

Chula Vista, CA

(23)

Carlos E.

Carlsbad, CA 92009

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I have been teaching for 24 years. My teaching style focuses on communication and exchange from the beginning with a solid foundation on the formal aspects too. I favor individual differences and the student's own pace of learning. Debate and discussion are an important part of my teaching style in the intermediate and advanced levels.
I favor a friendly atmosphere with meaningful exchange throughout my lessons.

About Carlos

I have been a language teacher for more than 24 years. I have a B.A. in English Language and Literature and my curriculum includes several subjects related to Spanish grammar, composition, phonetics and literature, so apart from being my native language (I am Cuban) I have the necessary academic knowledge to teach Spanish to speakers of other languages.

I have worked mainly with adults in colleges and language schools. At the university level I worked with students from different professional interests, so I am familiar with teaching the language for specific academic skills. I have also tutored individual adults and teenagers. At present I am also teaching children in an after school program.

In my teaching I favor the communicative approach with meaningful exchanges and with a solid foundation on the formal aspects of the langua

ge too. I also pay attention to individual needs so that students can progress at their own pace.

At the intermediate and advanced levels I favor the use of meaningful discussions and debate about updated issues, so that the students can learn how to express their true opinions and ideas properly in different contexts.

I believe in fostering a friendly atmosphere and making the teaching experience a meaningful human exchange.
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January 16, 2019
Bill
I had 5 classes with Carlos and was very satisfied with his approach. He is very friendly and sets up the classes based upon the students needs and skills. Muchas gracias.
January 3, 2019
Bill
Carlos is a great instructor and I am happy to be learning with him.
November 1, 2018
Melanie
Carlos was very professional, kind, and patient with our family. We enjoyed the lesson.

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Carlos E.

Carlsbad, CA

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Quieres aprender español? Lessons can be catered to your needs. I can teach you at your own pace. Learning another language is always fun! I am fluent in both English and Spanish. Let’s get started!

About Amy

I am currently getting a masters in clinical psychology. I have a B.A. in psychology from Hofstra University. I am bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. While I was an undergrad student I worked at the Language lab at Hofstra, helping other students get an understanding of different languages. I have a love for learning, especially when it comes to languages. I am currently learning French. I am here to teach but also learn from my students and can’t wait to meet you all!

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"Marie is the first and best teacher I ever had that taught me in a way that worked for my way of learning. She focused and engaged with me at 100% Spanis
h is now fun for me! I look forward to each lesson and can literally see great improvement each week."
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Teila
"I have had lessons in the past, but learning and understand was a very slow process. I recently started lessons with Rosita and lessons are going very wel
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Aidan
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Kevin
"I have been taking lessons from Robert for about 6 months and it has been a great experience. Robert takes a very individualized approach and works incre
dibly hard both during and between lessons to make the lessons relevant to where I am both in terms of the level of content and making the topics covered interesting. It is also obvious that Robert is - at the end of it all - a really good person who is enjoyable to spend time with while learning about both language and culture."
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Brad
"1 year learning with him. A little bit hard sometimes, but I love it"
Ashleigh
"Tina is great. My family is from Puerto Rico, but I never really learned to speak our language. Since taking lessons from Tina, I am now able to speak wi
th my grandparents! And when my grandfather was in the hospital, I was able to be his interpreter. She makes learning fun, and I love when she tells me stories about her time in Spain. Her enthusiasm not only for the language but for teaching as well is something I never experienced. She's an amazing teacher."
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Judith
"Gregorio was very patient and kind. He gave me grammar and spelling tips also. He made me feel very comfortable doing something that can be difficult and
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