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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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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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Dan F. March 25, 2016
· Guitar · In home
had a great first lesson
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Cooper W. November 15, 2015
· Drum · In home
Looking forward to the next one!
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Trevor H.

Trevor H.

El Cajon, CA 92021
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About Justin S.

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San Diego, CA
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About Justin
I'm a high school Spanish teacher with a BA in Spanish and MA in education. I've lived in México and Argentina for three months in each place.
I am a fully credentialed Spanish teacher with experience teaching lower to upper levels of Spanish including a Spanish for Spanish Speakers class.
I have been tutoring for three years. If you're a little outside of my traveling radius, contact me and I may be willing go farther and/or meet you somewhere.
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Shay G. August 30, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Our boys really enjoy the lessons with Justin.
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Cam G. August 14, 2018
· Spanish · In home
My sons were both very skeptical about taking Spanish lessons during summer vacation. By the end of their lessons they were saying how quickly it went and that Justin made it fun. I couldn’t ask for more.
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Leslie mikucki May 1, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Justin is knowledgeable and proficient. He understands my level of ability and tailored our lesson accordingly. I look forward to our next lesson n
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Justin S.

Justin S.

San Diego, CA 92116
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About Jackie D.

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Chula Vista, CA
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About Jackie
Hi! 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 helping kid
s 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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Jim G. February 19, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
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
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Paige December 15, 2017
· Spanish · Online
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Jean Charles November 21, 2017
· English · Online
Jackie is a very very good teacher. No comment!
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Jackie D.

Jackie D.

Chula Vista, CA 91915
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$55 / 60-min

About Azalea L.

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San Diego, CA
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About Azalea
Welcome! My name is Azalea, I grew up in Mexico and I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I hold a Master's degree and I have been teaching since 2012. Some of my classroom settings include private lessons, group lessons, summer camps, online lessons, among others. I have experience working with students of all ages and backgrounds such as children, adults, college students, working parents, etc.

I believe it is important for students to be emerged in the language they are learning. For this reason, I like to encourage my students to practice in and outside our lessons as much as possible by speaking, listening, and reading in Spanish. Every single student is different and they all have very different learning techniques; therefore, I personalize my lesson plans to fit my students' needs, learning style, and interests. Plus, the mos
t important part of the learning process is to have fun and to enjoy ourselves every lesson!

Our background or language should never be a reason to feel disconnected from others, like our own family, friends, or colleagues. So if you are looking to learn Spanish for work, school, or just for fun, you are in the right place! I would love to help you conquer your goals and guide you in your Spanish journey!

Thank you for stopping by and please let me know if you have any questions, I can't wait to meet you!

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Sarah July 26, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Great first lesson!
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Zack P. December 5, 2017
· Spanish · Online
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Azalea L.

Azalea L.

San Diego, CA 92124
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$25 / 30-min

About Carlos E.

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Carlsbad, CA

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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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Melanie November 1, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Carlos was very professional, kind, and patient with our family. We enjoyed the lesson.
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Carlos September 3, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Carlos is a native Spanish speaker and he also speaks perfect English. After one session I can see he's really good guy, has a good rapport with students which is half the battle. His credentials for the job are vast. Muy bueno!
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Carlos E.

Carlos E.

Carlsbad, CA 92009
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$42 / 60-min
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About Paula F.

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San Diego, CA
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About Paula
I've been learning English since I was 6 and I've always been in love with sharing, learning and teaching.
I've been traveling for the past 4 years and by teaching all sorts of people in the world I have acquired great patience, versatility and ideas.
One of my biggest motivators: Seeing my student's progress on each class!
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Roxanne May 14, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Paula is an awesome instructor! Her level of English and Spanish is outstanding and she always finds a ways to make you understand things, even when they're very difficult! She's patient, fun and always with a smile! <3
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Paula F.

Paula F.

San Diego, CA 92107
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$30 / 30-min

About Claudia L.

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San Diego, CA
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About Claudia
I am really passionate about teaching Spanish. I can't wait to share my Spanish expertise and culture with the rest of the world!
I am very patient. I know how hard it can be to learn a new language because I went through that. Also, I know it can be dull sometimes that's why I like to make my lessons as fun and creative as possible.
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Jason July 3, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Claudia is really skilled and she makes it fun! Because of her, I'm fluent!
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Claudia L.

Claudia L.

San Diego, CA 92127
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$42 / 30-min

About Helene S.

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San Diego, CA
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About Helene
I am a professional French teacher. I am Asian French, Cambodian's parents, I was born and raised in Paris.

My personal passion is traveling and learning new cultures. I truly believe that learning languages is always a great asset. I traveled in over 25 countries and it's always so fascinating.
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Helene S.

Helene S.

San Diego, CA 92108
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$39 / 45-min

About Helene C.

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San Diego, CA
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About Helene
I’m a French student currently doing my master degree in America. I’m 23 and I come from Normandy originally, I studied in cities like Paris and Lyon. I’m fluent in English and professional in Spanish.
I will love to share my passion for teaching. All ages are welcome. I’m very flexible with the hours. I look forward hearing from you and starting together.
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Helene C.

Helene C.

San Diego, CA 92109
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$29 / 30-min

About Whitney C.

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San Diego, CA
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About Whitney
Hello! My name is Whitney and I'm a fulltime English teacher from California. I have been teaching English for over 11 years and I have a Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

I have taught many different subjects, including speaking, pronunciation, grammar, business English, academic writing, and more. I've also taught beginners through very advanced English learners, as well as a range of ages, from kids to adults (although mostly teenagers and adults).

In addition to teaching, I'm also a professional writer, creating content for several websites and digital marketing agencies. I love writing and I love helping students improve their writing, too.

I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively and live abroad. From 2013 to 2015 I taught English at a university in Korea, which was a won
derful experience. I've traveled to almost 20 countries, and I spent most of 2016 in Southeast Asia and Europe. Having lived in other countries, I understand the struggles associated with communicating in a foreign language.

As a teacher, I am friendly, patient, and kind (and funny, I hope!), but I also care very much about my students' learning and I create lessons that are challenging but interesting, fun, and connected to the students' real lives and/or their specific goals. I also encourage students to talk as much as possible!

I look forward to meeting you!
Whitney
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Whitney C.

Whitney C.

San Diego, CA 92116
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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