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About Lars R.

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Petaluma, CA
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I have studied and traveled in Mexico and Spain. My hometown and Bay Area history are full of Spanish speakers, a great way to put my language skills to use. My students have improved their grades and found joy in learning a new language. I hope my practically-minded method will appeal to you. I have written and spoken extensively in Spanish. Poetry, research papers, music . . . Thanks for your interest, and please do not hesitate to contact me personally for more information. I hope to be able to meet your educational needs. Thank you.

About Lars
I began to teach guitar at 16 years of age. I have taught students from 7 to 60 years old in a wide variety of styles. From age 12 to 21 I took private guitar lessons regularly. Now I have a lesson every once in a while. I studied jazz guitar primarily with Randy Vincent, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's greatest guitar players. Aside from teaching lessons as a job, I have played guitar in many concerts and continue to do so. Before moving to San Francisco, I gained a lot of experience and valuable education with guitar. I played in the jazz bands in Junior High and High School. I went to four years of a week long summer jazz camp called jazz camp west where I took classes, played open mics and had fun with many musicians, making some good friends. I hold BA degrees in Music (Jazz Guitar) and Spanish, as well as an MA in Musi
c, from San Francisco State University. By now, I am confident in working with whatever musical material students offer! Thank you.

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I am a laid back teacher, but I definitely expect students to practice what I suggest they practice. I advise that students use method books or sheet music of some sort, and I will certainly make notes for them and create materials they can learn from. I always teach based on the goals of the student and what type of music they enjoy, but I also like to guide the student in a direction I think would benefit them. I usually introduce music to play right away, conforming of course to the skill level and interest of the student. I now play seven-string guitar, which is just a six-string guitar (same tuning and technique) with an extra low string. It will be practical to aide students by accompanying with a bass range instrument.

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Guitar
I consider myself a Jazz musician, but I am happy to consider a very wide range of styles. I am focusing now on music of the Spanish Golden Age, 1500-1700.
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Emma December 23, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Very patient with me.
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Maria S. October 8, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
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Jackson July 29, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Lars came to the session on time, and was very patient with my son. He took the time to listen and gave helpful tips on becoming a better player. I would recommend him!
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Lars R.

Lars R.

Petaluma, CA 94952
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About Darya L.

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San Francisco, CA

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I have been teaching Spanish since I was an undergraduate at Stanford. I tutored Stanford to fellow undergraduate students (I helped with papers, presentations, etc.).

About Darya
I am a Stanford graduate (Class of '06, BA in Political Science) with teaching experience in Algebra, Spanish, History, and English. I am a test preparation tutor as well, having tutored the ACT, SAT, SAT II, AP, GRE, CBEST, CSET, SSAT, HSPT over the course of many years. In particular, I have substantial experience with History, English, and Reading Comprehension tutoring (English Language Learners welcome). I am fairly available and have experience with online tutoring.
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Neil Deore July 14, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Darya is very engaging with my 11 year old son and makes the Spanish lessons fun and interesting. She is teaching him Spanish step by step. My son enjoys his Spanish lessons.
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Seemantini K. June 4, 2017
· Spanish · Online
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Darya L.

Darya L.

San Francisco, CA 94127
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About Mark G.

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Broomfield, CO

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With over 20 years of Spanish language study and 3+ years of living in Spanish speaking countries, I have the experience to deliver the results you want.

I know first hand the limitations of most Spanish classes taught in the United States. We learn vocabulary and how to pass a test, but we rarely practice speaking. That's why my classes focus on empowering students to shed their fear and actually speak Spanish.

Through unique lesson plans, catered to your needs, I use fun examples and memorable songs to create an environment that promotes quick and sustainable improvements to your Spanish proficiency.

See below or email me about group rates or a sample lesson plan.

About Mark
Hey everybody! Hola and Ni Hao. My name is Mark and I'm a Language Tutor, Yoga Instructor & Organic Farmer with an International MBA and minors in both Spanish and Mandarin. With over 20 years of foreign language study, and 10 years teaching foreign languages to others, I know exactly what works and what doesn't when it comes to learning a new language.

I recently moved to Aurora, CO in order to be closer to my family since I have spent the past 12 years traveling the world.

I am a certified K-12 substitute teacher in the state of Colorado, and will be teaching a Spanish immersion class for 3 months starting in January. I have the flexibility to work with you around your schedule and will create a customized lesson plan that fits your needs and unique learning methods.

My main requirement of you as a student is to be committ
ed and dedicated to learning the language we are studying and to work on the homework assignments I provide.

Hope to talk to you soon!

Mark
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Maresa G. January 7, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Mark is a very patient instructor. I learned a lot
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Eva S. December 29, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Mark is a great teacher who personalizes each lesson!
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Jill S. December 9, 2017
· Mandarin · Online
My son was struggling in his second year of high school honors Mandarin. He had immediate improvement in his grade and confidence level once Mark began tutoring him. Mark is very reliable, flexible with scheduling, personable, and very prompt in responding to email. I highly recommend him.
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Mark G.

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About Inés F.

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Newport Beach, CA
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Reading, writing, conversational, Spanish grammar.

About Inés
I am from Spain. I have been in the states for the past three years. I love my language and I get very excited when people want to learn about it! I was a Aupair for two years for two different families. The kids where 4,6,11,12 and 14. One of my tasks as an Aupair was helping the kids with their homework and teach them Spanish.
I'm a positive and joyful person, very patient and respectful.
I love learning about cultures and places.
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Amy November 9, 2017
· Spanish · In home
Ines is fantastic! She is obviously a native Spanish speaker. She is is a wonderful & nurturing teacher, too. I can tell my little boy likes her because he always wants to entertain her. Ines meets the challenge of his being easily distracted. She shares her language and culture with us all and engages our son in topics to keep his interest (not easy for a young boy). She is very humble in all her talents and education. Only through multiple lessons, we have learned of some of her accomplishments and she has so much to offer beyond the language instruction and as part of her language instruction. She is also aware of the nuances of the language as spoken in Latin America and Spain and when it comes up, she shares this with us as part of her lesson. She is amazing! She is also very punctual and courteous, sending reminders of the lesson in advance and has been accommodating when we have needed to reschedule. She always has great learning tools and strives to teach Spanish at the best level for her student's needs and interests. We are so glad we found Ines and so grateful! We cannot say enough about how wonderful she has been for us!
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Isabelle P. November 1, 2017
· Spanish · Online
I have always been skeptical of taking a language class online, but Ines has made my experience incredible! She not only knows how to teach spanish, but is also able to adapt and create innovative lessons for students of all levels! I was so comfortable speaking in Spanish and learning the language. If you have to hire a Spanish teacher, this is the one to hire!
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Maryam October 30, 2017
· Spanish · In home
Inés is a very good teacher. I recommend her because she is very knowledgeable and talented. She knows how to teach and can communicate very well with the students.
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Inés F.

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About saralynn V.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Growing up speaking only Spanish, while still taking Spanish courses throughout my education, has given me the credentials to teach a student the basics to become conversational in Spanish and learn enough to understand Spanish in a foreign country. I am of Nicaraguan heritage.

About saralynn
I find beauty in seeing someone advance their skills, no matter how big or small that growth is.

Currently, I am helping middle school students at an after-school tutoring company.

I am a Graphic Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the mobile/digital marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite, typography, and conceptual design. Strong arts and design professional graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Architecture and Communication Design. Passionate about the fashion and beauty industry.

Art is a part of who I am and I would love to share my lifetime's experience on how to create a style of your own.

I am of Nicaraguan descent and am passionate about my culture and teaching students conversational Spanish.

Please take a look at my portfolio to see if I'
m the right fit for you! You may also reference projects from there if you would like to learn specifically how to create something similar:

https://issuu.com/saralynnv

My art can be seen on my online shop:

https://society6.com/appledoodles
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Janis October 1, 2017
· Graphic Design · Online
Saralynn is clearly fluent in graphic design for a variety of purposes and has no problem communicating techniques to her students :) She is approachable and friendly and can definitely help you achieve your goals!
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About Jennifer S.

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Oakland, CA
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As a former high school language teacher, I know how to make language learning fun, interactive, and effective. We will have a great time together learning Spanish, French, or Portuguese! I will give you the confidence you need to go out and continue speaking. I will also give you great tips to practice your language easily between our lessons.

About Jennifer
Hola! I am a former high school teacher who has traveled around the world learning languages. I have lived in Guatemala, El Salvador, France, and most recently Brazil. I attended UC Berkeley where I graduated Summa Cum Laude in Foreign Languages and Latin American studies.

As a teacher, I taught middle and high school Spanish, English and some French. I always incorporate conversation, games, and speaking activities so you get great practice.

I am a poet, currently working on publishing my first book. I am also a certified yoga and zumba teacher. I love cooking elaborate meals, running, hiking, and learning new languages. Next stop: Hebrew and Italian!
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Laura January 12, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
I recently had the privilege of witnessing Jennifer share her passion for teaching Spanish with her high school students in Oakland. The lesson she offered was extremely FUN, lively and very engaging. The warmth and welcome she exuded towards her students was obvious from the moment she greeted them at the door. Throughout the lesson they explored existing Spanish songs and used their creativity and their own skill in the language to explore new lyrics. It was evident that Jennifer met each of them at the level they were at as well as pushing them the right amount to keep expanding their knowledge of the language. I highly recommend this teacher and am continuously amazed by her ability to maintain and share fluid language skills in such unique settings.
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Mika January 8, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Jenny is a fun, enthusiastic teacher with many years of experience teaching Spanish. I gained much needed confidence in my Spanish speaking abilities and expanded my vocabulary, as we practiced having day-to-day conversations. She cares a lot about her students' progress and will check in with how we are meeting personal goals.
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Jennifer S.

Jennifer S.

Oakland, CA 94610
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About Daniel H.

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Redwood City, CA

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Want to learn to speak Spanish super quickly?

Learning how to speak Spanish will help you communicate with the millions of Spanish-speakers in the US and Latin America. It will also help improve your memory and help you make friends more easily.

I've been helping people learn Spanish over the course of the last 15 years. In terms of my personal background, I'm from Venezuela, I've worked at Google and Amazon, and I have been in the education field for 10 years. Feel free to reach out if you'd like to see whether we're a good match!

About Daniel
My passion is helping people learn new skills. Nothing gets me more excited than seeing someone improve in something that I know will enhance their life.

In terms of my personality and teaching style, I'm very relaxed and make learning really fun--that's part of what enables learning to be effective!

In terms of my experience, I've been an educator for the last 10 years. I have also worked in education at Google, Amazon, and other well-known companies and won several awards for my educational strategies (E3 scholar, South by Southwest Scholar, Design, Art, Technology Award, Hermes Creative Award, and more). In terms of education, it's a BA from Brown University, a Master's from Carnegie Mellon, and an MBA from Wharton.

So... let's get to the things I love teaching most!

PIANO
I've been playing piano for 25+ years. When I first
started learning, I really struggled to motivate myself to practice, so I understand many of the challenges that beginners face when they take up the instrument. It's not easy! However, I've learned some strategies that make practicing fun and effective. I love motivating individuals to accomplish things they could only dream of. My particular specialty is helping people learn how to improvise and compose their own music. By being able to improvise, you'll be able to not only WOW your friends and family, but also have a greater appreciation and understanding of all the music you hear. You'll naturally also get better at music theory, and--once you're good--you'll have a feeling of satisfaction that is incredible.

SPANISH
Quieres hablar Español? Having learned four languages and taught many in the past, I've crafted a particular style for teaching people languages that takes into account the way that humans learn languages naturally. We'll converse and read about all your interests so that you can really enjoy it. It's really fun and you'll get to speak very quickly!
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Daniel H.

Redwood City, CA 94065
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About Jimena F.

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North Hollywood, CA
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I am a spanish native speaker. I was born in Mexico City. I lived there for 19 years. I moved to Los Angeles to study College.
I can teach you how to speak Spanish at a slow pace, interacting with you and practicing talking.
I can help you with vocabulary, grammar, sentence structures and pronunciation.

About Jimena
With only 21 years old I’m a touring and session musician, guitarist, songwriter, arranger and composer. I graduated from Musicians Institute on Music and Guitar Performance, awarded the Synester Gates Scholarship.

I've played with Steve Vai and led a solo with his band, Paul Reed Smith, Scott Page (Pink Floyd), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie), among others.
EMG and LINE 6 artist and product tester. I’ve toured all the U.S twice having over 70 live shows.
I’m part of a worldwide community of female musicians and guitarists among the best of the world.

I have participated in benefit performances, recording sessions, directed music bands, got experience teaching guitar and bass lessons for all ages in English and Spanish. I have a total of 70 live shows only in Los Angeles.

I started uploading videos of her playing punk rock covers to YT
and received attention by going viral and being mentioned on social media by some of the bands or artists covered such as Simple Plan and Orianthi. One of my videos passed over 115,000 views. I’m followed on social media by several artists supporting my work such as Joe Satriani, Orianthi(Michael Jackson), Rob Scallon, Jared Dines, Synester Gates(Avenged Sevenfold), Nili Brosh, Chris Broderick John Illsley, Doug Doppler, Melia Maccarone to name a few.

I enjoy playing all music genres in general but I enjoy the most playing and teaching metal, rock, blues and jazz blues. No matter what level you are, I’d love to help you improve your playing, technique and knowledge. From basic chords to different chord voicings, scales, modes, exercises, finger strength, speed, arpeggios, reading, music theory or ear training, I look forward teaching you and sharing passion for music.
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Mara Moon January 15, 2018
· Music Performance · In home
Jimena is great to work with and has developed quite the patience for a young teacher, we had a few casual sessions and she broadened my horizons and helped me understand more of the technical side of music. She’s is highly skilled and highly recommended for any level of player. I say this as a professional musician/ songwriter.
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Angelica January 1, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Great lesson. I am a beginner and Jimena was easy going and adapted to my pace. I believe she has talent, experience and knows a lot.
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