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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 guitar, bass, drums, piano, or ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Andrew and Melissa though. Please check out their profiles for the following topics:

Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, and Ukulele
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Piano and Ukulele
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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 Are
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Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar classes 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 along.

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 the "Young Musicians Showcase" every few months where individual students and band classes have a chance to perform and celebrate their accomplishments with friends and family.
Adult students 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:

*Multiple Music Stands

*P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, and a Banjo

*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

*A MicroKorg Synthesizer

*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, 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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Robert O. August 10, 2017
· Japanese · Online
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Rajeev July 18, 2017
· Trumpet · In studio
After a break of more than a year I wanted to restart my Trumpet lessons. I chose Jesse based on the reviews and Jesse did not disappoint. He is very patient and focused teacher. I liked his structured method and tools he uses. I was able to get back in groove in no time.

Highly recommended.
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BRIAN July 18, 2017
· Japanese · Online
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Jesse M.

Jesse M.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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About Alexander K.

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Jacksonville, FL
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I've been teaching English and for 34 years and my students have gone on to develop
a love of the language. Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to converse fluently. I specialize in Phonetics and Grammar,
typically use ESL textbooks, and have the following tools available for your lessons: recording equipment, worksheets, and more. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Alexander
Alexander K has been teaching private lessons since 1980. He is currently available to teach lessons at his or student's home, and online. Alexander has helped students to significantly improve their English or get profound knowledge in the Russian language.
Alexander received his training at ISLU (Irkutsk State Linguistic University) in 1980 in Russia where he received a Master's degree in teaching English. As an expert in teaching foreign languages, he looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.
Alexander is available for in-home or online lessons worldwide from early a.m. to late p.m. hours Eastern US time everyday.
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Steve Walker March 21, 2017
· Russian · Online
I very much enjoyed meeting with Alex. He supplemented with a book that was well structured and easy to follow plus online exercises I could work on between lessons. Alex is patient and works at my pace and focuses on what my goals are. He was very helpful with diction and pronunciation. Thank you Alex
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Steve Walker January 31, 2017
· Russian · Online
Alex laid out a clear path of what we will be doing, established the materials we will use, and gave me some Russian basics.
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Alexander K.

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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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Takekiyo August 19, 2017
· ESL · In studio
Thank you for your good lesson!
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Alex October 26, 2015
· ESL · In home
The best ESL teacher EVER
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Daniel October 18, 2015
· TOEFL · In home
I highly recommend, the best teacher I’ve had. Responsible! Caring!

I took TOEFL perpetration classes with Henry. He is very knowledgeable and a great teacher. Because of his experience in journalism he has amazing knowledge in writing, reading, speaking, He worked on my general English skills first because I thought I had enough proficiency in English while I didn't, and after some classes he started TOEFL, he definitely knows what area of English I was weak in so, step by step, he lead me in the right direction. He's very responsible and carrying. I got a higher score than I was expecting.
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Henry M.

San Jose, CA 95113
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About Bethany G.

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Scranton, PA
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I am CELTA-certified through Cambridge University. This is the premier, international certification for any ESL instructor. I am a dynamic, creative instructor who will adapt my lessons to meet your interests and needs. A typical lesson includes practice of both receptive and productive skills; I usually like to start with a speaking warm-up, then move on to vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, or a combination of several of these. I assign mostly reading and writing comprehension exercises as homework. I always demonstrate what I want the student to do, and ask plenty of instruction and comprehension checking questions (ICQs & CCQs). I am well-versed in standard English pronunciation, and can help with accent reduction and academic presentations. I use the Cambridge method of teaching vocabulary: we review all aspects of words, including their meaning, form, and pronunciation. Contact me today!

About Bethany
Hello! I'm Bethany, and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012, and have loved helping my students improve their English proficiency, master the French language, and raise their test scores. I have my teaching licensed for K-12 French w/ an ESL Endorsement. I went to Muhlenberg College and earned a degree in French in 2011. I've also taken some graduate courses in teaching, and I recently earned my Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from Cambridge! I'm a positive and adventurous person. My teaching style is creative, patient, and dynamic. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

I have all of my security clearances: Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprint, PA Criminal Background Check, you name it, so no worries! :-)
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Jessica December 28, 2016
· English · Online
By far one of the best teachers I have ever had. Bethany always gives me a comfortable atmosphere to learn English. She prepares the lessons according to my needs and takes care of all the details. Highly recommended!
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About JULITA H.

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Las Vegas, NV

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Bachelor Degree in Communications and Master's Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language plus 10 years experience in getting people from all over the world to read, write and speak English by approaching every student with unique, individualized activities and techniques based on each student's skills, talents, likes and learning styles to maximize our time together!

About JULITA
Graduated from StMary's College, Michigan in Communications, and accomplished Master's Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Madonna University, Michigan. Gained an amazing experience teaching both English and Polish to both children and adults from all over the world in several states in private and school settings. Since I learned the second language fluently completely on my own, I bring unique understanding of student's challenges, and I constantly come up with new and creative ways to help everybody get over them with individualized approach tailored to student's specific learning talents and likes.
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Sully June 13, 2017
· Polish · Online
Julita was very helpful and patient. Looking forward to more lessons!
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Jon May 19, 2017
· Polish · Online
Julieta is great! Well organized yet a relaxed experience. Look forward to continuing the lessons with her.
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Lexi Barrett April 5, 2017
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About Lindsay C.

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Victorville, CA
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I am currently studying to become a high school English teacher. I tutor six students at the time. One of my students doesn't speak English. I speak a bit of Spanish, but I am by no means perfect at it. Teaching is a passion of mine, especially English.

About Lindsay
I have a passion for teaching. I am studying to teach high school. I am going to school for and English degree, but I am considering making my minor a second major. That would be history. I love when students get that fire in their eyes, and it makes me feel accomplished.
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Lindsay C.

Lindsay C.

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About Dianne N.

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San Jose, 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.

Dianne N.

San Jose, CA 95128
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$45 / 30-min

About Ronny F.

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Santa Clara, CA
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I speak both Mandarin and English. I am a fluent speaker who has lived here for 26 years. I received my undergrad at University of Texas at Austin, and my MBA at University of Southern California with an exchange degree from Peking University MBA. I work well with:

--- Improving essays and writing
--- Pronunciation correction
--- Improve conversations

About Ronny
My background is in IT and I have spent a career as an Entrepreneur, launching an IT company here and abroad in India. In India, I spent much of my time developing English curriculum to enhance our employees' English as well as their vernacular. My passion is teaching, and these lessons give me a great outlet for that passion. I am also quite proficient with essays and helping students improve their writing.
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Ronny F.

Ronny F.

Santa Clara, CA 95054
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$30 / 60-min

About Diane O.

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Salem, OR

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Want to improve your English language skills? I am here to help you! I have ten years experience as an ESL professional. In that time, I have taught all levels and all ages from 4-year-olds attending school for the first time to adult professionals needing English proficiency for promotion at work. My classes have centered around conversation, reading comprehension, and written skills.

My goal is to make lessons that are both fun and interactive. It is important to me that my students enjoy themselves while we are studying together, as this is one of the best ways to learn!

About Diane
Hello there! My name is Diane, and I've just moved back to Oregon after 10 years living abroad and teaching ESL. I spent most of that time in South Korea, working at both private language institutions and in the public school system. One-on-one tutoring has always been one of my favorite parts of teaching. I love getting to know students on an individual level and tailoring classes that are both enjoyable and appropriate for their level.

I am more than willing to work with your schedule, as mine is very flexible. I'm looking forward to helping you reach your learning goals!
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Diane O.

Diane O.

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$50 / 60-min

About Katherine W.

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Dayton, OH
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I am a full time ESL teacher for an international company. I have 5+ years as a teacher and create lessons custom for your needs. I am a high-energy individual with creative ways to teach different aspects of English language!

I offer the following English courses:
- Conversational English
- Traveler English
- Business English
- Academic English
- Young Learner English
- Refresher (previous learners who need to improve one type of skill)
- Custom Topics

About Katherine
Hi, there! My name is Katherine and I am a high-energy teacher without of unique ways to learn English and improve your skills! I am a good fit for students who want a teacher with has a sense of humor, uses puppets, play games, and teaches through play! I use visual aids and videos to help you learn!
It is important to enjoy your learning experience and end each lesson with a smile!

I am a fully-certified TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language) and hold a bachelors degree in anthropology because I love learning about other languages, cultures, and travel.
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Katherine W.

Katherine W.

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$17 / 20-min

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