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About Jesse M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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Learn how to learn English, have fun, and accomplish more than you would in a class.

About Jesse
*Disclaimer*
I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile:

https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

My Background

I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar cla
sses in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio.

Philosophy of Learning

Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
Younger students have opportunities to perform for friends and family at my studio every few months. Once or twice a year we'll also stage a larger event off site for more individual students and bands classes to perform.
Adult students also occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.

Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype.
(*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)

*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My studio is equipped with:

*Music Stands

*A P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, Ukulele, Banjos, etc

*Two guitar amps and a bass amp

*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set

*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set

*An electric piano console and Yamaha organ

*A MicroKorg Synthesizer

*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, Saxophone, and Flute

*An extensive physical and virtual music library

*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
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Alex March 25, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Merve K. March 19, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Jesse was not only an instructor but also a mentor for my daughter. He is very patient and realistic besides being very knowledgable and talented. She learned and improved a lot. We were lucky to start this journey with Jesse.
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Wan C. January 5, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
I am a senior student and Jesse knew what was needed to develop a course of classwork and homework to enable me to have more fun with the melodious ukulele. I appreciate his clear, concise, and congenial approach — serious, mindful, and leisurely.
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Jesse M.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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$70 / 30-min

About Henry M.

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San Jose, CA

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CTESOL certified teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. Emmy Award-winning writer with experience in all aspects of language and culture, including business, economics, law, government, theology, history and primary education. I speak three languages and I'm learning Polish, enabling me to take the learner's perspective. I've taught all levels and all aspects of the language, including pronunciation, business english, English for Special Purposes, TOEFL and SAT.

About Henry
Award winning journalist and teacher with international experience, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States. Certified teacher with experience in all levels and with all ages.
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Lucas March 13, 2019
· German · Online
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Toshinori February 17, 2019
· English · Online
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Samira N. February 12, 2019
· English · In studio
I was completely confused bus he very kindly learns me and no rush.
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Henry M.

San Jose, CA 95113
(14)
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$40 / 30-min

About Judy E.

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Los Gatos, CA
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I received a TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) in 1986 through UC Berkeley Extension and taught for a time at Galileo High School in San Francisco. I also tutored advanced students from 1986-1988 and taught in Mexico for several months in 2005. In 2011, I came to the International Refugee Committee and for 3 years taught ESL to level 1 students, many from African and Middle Eastern countries who spoke no English at all when they enrolled. I currently run an intermediate level ESL conversation group at the local library. I speak fluent Spanish if necessary.

About Judy
I have taught may different kinds of subjects, ESL, Drug and Alcohol Education, Social services, in the past. Mostly, though, I have taught piano, my first and greatest love, starting in the 70's and off and on until I took it full time during the past 2 years. I develop special relationships with all of my students, and together with individually specific incentives, nearly all my students progress very quickly in their learning. I enjoy children of all ages as well as adults.
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Jaclyn B. March 20, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Great first lesson, really excited to continue learning from Judy!
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Tracey Q. December 2, 2017
· Piano · In home
Judy had my son up and playing in no time. She was great about setting a pace that will keep him challenged and confident simultaneously. He loves his lessons and looks forward to learning more. My youngest, after observing a class, has decided he would like to play too!
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Andy Z. October 30, 2015
· Piano · In home
Judy E did good job for her first class. Both Andy and Jody like her. They are looking forward to the next class,
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Judy E.

Los Gatos, CA 95032
(3)
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$25 / 30-min

About Dianne N.

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Fremont, CA
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I hold a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Prior to earning my masters degree, I was a bilingual educator for six years. In addition, I have conducted research in language acquisition and have been trained using research based learning strategies.

About Dianne
Hello, I am a certified teacher and also an engineer. My main goal as an educator is to help students realize their true potential. Beyond helping my students complete homework or learn a new skill I provide them with tools for success. I teach my students so they can take charge of their learning.

I hold a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Prior to earning my masters degree, I was a bilingual educator for six years. In addition, I have conducted research in language acquisition and math and have been trained using research based learning strategies. I also hold a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked six years in this field.

I work with students all ages. I am available for homework, homeschooling, and enrichment activities. Before meeting with my students, I gather the ne
cessary information in order to create a lesson plan that will meet the student's specific needs. I have extensive experience in curriculum design. My approach to teaching is student-centered. I use a variety of methods to ensure that students are active participants in the learning process and get the most out of instruction.

I have worked with students with special needs including, learning disabled, ADHD and gifted and talented. When planning my lessons, I make sure that the activities included are appropriate for the student and use students feedback in future planning.
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Dianne N.

Fremont, CA 94538
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$45 / 30-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, relevant, 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 Doren said, “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” In our lessons, I will help you make discoveries that will ins
pire you to keep learning.

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

Pacifica, CA 94044
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$42 / 30-min
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About Jane L.

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Mountain View, CA
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English was my worst nightmare when I was young. I always failed my English class when I was in elementary school. But 6 years later, I majored in it at college, went to Yale University for exchange studies and graduated with 1st class honor. I put a lot of efforts in studying the language but at the end what made a change was interest. My ESL class will start with basic vocabulary and phonetics in different themes: greeting, number, family, hobbies, etc. We'll then proceed depending on the language learning goals of the students. My lessons will also include oral practice, grammar check and translation help if needed.

About Jane
Hello! My name is Jane and I teach Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese and English as a Second Language (ESL). I'm a native speaker in Mandarin and Cantonese but growing up English had been my worst nightmare until I found my interest in it during high school. I then majored in it at college, graduated with 1st class honor and a few awards, and tutored elementary students to spark their interests in language learning. I'm excited to share my passion and language skills with you!
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Jane L.

Mountain View, CA 94041
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$35 / 60-min

About Tracie H.

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El Cajon, CA
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I am bilingual. My first language is Vietnamese. I came to the United States when I was 10 years old. I know what it’s like to not know the language and the culture. I can relate to many students. My lessons are fun and unique because I was once an English as a Second Language Student. I am very patient and understanding, however I will hold all of my students accountable for their work. I want all to succeed and advance on.

About Tracie
I am so excited to have you as my student. My class will be very fun and interactive. I was an ESL student before and I remember what it was like. You have my utmost attention and I am here to help you advance onto the next stage of your life. You are not only here to learn from me but I want to learn from you as well. I enjoy exploring new cultures. You can always come to me for questions.
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Loan May 9, 2019
· ESL · In studio
She opened her home to me for awhile now to teach me English. I have been improving everyday. Myself and my son are now in her class. Very good teacher.
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Dung May 9, 2019
· · In home
I have been attending Tracie’s class for awhile now. I am a lot more comfortable having a conversation with people. I go out more and definitely understand people around me more. I signed up for a few more classes and now my sister has just signed up as well. Thank you Tracie!
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Hong May 9, 2019
· ESL · Online
My son has been struggling in school because his English isn’t great. He has been enrolled in ESL class in school but doesn’t get much help there. The class is too large so I seek help outside. That’s how I found Tracie. She is very very very patient. You can tell that she is very genuine. She takes her time with him. He seems to love her and we’re making great progress.
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Tracie H.

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$84 / 60-min

About Solange R.

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Santa Cruz, CA

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As a native English speaker, who grew up in a bilingual environment and received my B.A. in Linguistics from the widely diverse and accredited San Jose State University, I have a solid understanding of how to properly introduce English as a Foreign/Second language with understanding and accommodation to your individual expectations and level of proficiency. All ages welcomed! (specialty in ages 5-8)

About Solange
Deeply rooted in my diverse beginnings of a bilingual household and upbringing, I am an experienced teacher and tutor in the English language with a B.A. in Linguistics and a minor in Deaf Education. I am TESOL certified and can accommodate to all ages and levels of experience in English as a Second or Foreign Language.

With my academic background in Linguistics, I am able to introduce English as a second or foreign language with consideration of the 6 major branches of Linguistics (phonology, phonetics, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, and syntax) that can easily be of a resource to you and your own unique understanding of the English language. With my minor in Deaf Education, I am empathetic to any needed accommodations on your behalf to make sure you are provided with the best education and service for you.

My past experience inv
olved one-to-one tutoring in English literacy and classroom instruction in an after-school program where students (K-8) engaged in educational and fun activities, practicing and reviewing their competency in all subjects. Utilizing the student's unique strengths and skills as their greatest tool, I work with students to not only foster their development in comprehension and literacy in the English language, but also bring light to their own unique potential in the "real world."
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Solange R.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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$30 / 30-min

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