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About Estela K.

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Houston, TX
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I can help you improve writing, reading, and conversation skills (pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, fluency). I can also help you prepare for TOEFL and TOEIC exams. We can use textbooks, websites, videos, songs, movies, and TV shows. I am flexible to help you with whatever you need help with.

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About Estela
Hello! My name is Estela, and I've been teaching private lessons since 2001. I enjoy helping students create beautiful music, develop good techniques, and play along with any song through improvisation. I have played violin for over 22 years including orchestras, string ensembles, church worship bands, and weddings and special occasions.

I have an undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in violin from Louisiana State University and a master's degree in education from the University of Texas at Austin. I have also worked for 6 years as an ESL teacher and am very patient with new learners, immigrants/foreigners, and kids.
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Asim H. October 2, 2017
· ESL · In studio
Nice teacher
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David September 5, 2017
· Violin · In studio
My boy said she is good, he understands better. I think she knows what he needs to learn.
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Diane B. February 9, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Estela was great! Very patient and knowledgeable.
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Estela K.

Estela K.

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Oakland, CA
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I help students with reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension, pronunciation and accent reduction. I also help students prepare for English proficiency tests like the TOEFL.

About Janet
I'm an experienced tutor and coach in English (reading, writing, grammar, composition), government, political science, law and LSAT prep.

I can help you improve your grades or advance your career. I have a great deal of experience working with ESL learners, including speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Korean.

I can teach you how to write effective essays, academic papers, business presentations, website copy, marketing material, correspondence, emails, business plans, executive summaries, resumes, and many other types of writing. I have helped my students prepare successfully for the TOEFL, TOEIC, and a number of other exams. I'm also available for quick editing and proofreading assignments.

If you're a law or paralegal student, I can teach substantive legal topics, legal writing and research skills, and exam prep. I ca
n also help business students with business law courses.

Contact me, and I'll design a tutoring plan that best suits your needs!

If you select me as a tutor, please contact me before scheduling a specific lesson date and time, if possible. It's easier for both of us to confirm times in advance!
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Jessica August 16, 2017
· LSAT · Online
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Oakland, CA 94618
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About Laurel T.

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San Francisco, CA
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I have taught English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in Germany, Greece, and Turkey, and English as a Second Language (ESL) in California. In Germany, where I lived and worked for many years, I too had to learn a second language as a beginner to the level where I could function and work in a new society. So I teach from a student's point of view, understanding and sensitive to both the practical and emotional challenges you face.

About Laurel
As a teacher I recognize that all students have a predominant learning style, so I always work with each person as an individual, tailoring our lessons to discover and promote their innate abilities and interests. I am friendly and patient and work well with children of all ages as well as adults.

My background in English language training is extensive. I have a B.A. in English Literature, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification, along with ten years teaching experience in Europe and the Middle East. I also hold a M.Sc. in Biological Science.

My area of special expertise is writing, I can help anyone master the skill of expressing themselves effectively. I love grammar and can make it fun and easy to learn. I have developed curriculum and adapted existing teaching materials to fit students special needs.

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ese are areas of language training in which I excel:
• Grammar
• Reading Literacy (for both native speakers and ESL learners)
• Business and Vocational English
• Creative and Expository Writing
• English Conversation
• Exam Preparation
• Editing and Proofreading
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Sammie November 30, 2016
· English · Online
In the past two years, Laurel has helped me develop my reading and writing skills significantly as well as build graduate level vocabularies. She is very patient and sensitive to my needs, and she always makes our lessons fun! If you need help with the MCAT, GRE, LSAT, or any other graduate school entrance exams, I am sure Laurel will help you nail them and achieve your dreams!
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Renata A. September 30, 2016
· English · In home
Laurel was a great instructor for my parents who are studying ESL. They both enjoyed the conversation and learned a lot.
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Mehrnaz H. July 26, 2016
· Creative Writing · Online
I took a series of online creative writing lessons with Mrs. Taylor. She is one of the kindest and most intelligent persons I have worked with. She helped me find my writing style and patiently and carefully taught me about every aspect of creative writing. She told me not only about grammar and story structure, but also motivated and encouraged me to write a short story. From my first lesson with her, I knew that she is a gifted teacher, as she is knowledgeable and informed. Before taking lessons with her, I was writing in my journal, but now I have written my first piece. She provided meaningful and relevant ideas to help me find the flow of my story. Because of the excellent and exceptional way that she teaches, I have decided to continue with my creative writing.
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Laurel T.

San Francisco, CA 94102
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About Ben U.

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Columbus, OH

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It is my grasp of foreign languages that makes me an effective English teacher. For instance, learning the complex grammar of Latin and Greek gave me a thorough understanding of English grammar and the ability to relate to other people’s native languages. I have spent many hours proofreading papers for international students. They find my instruction especially informative because I not only fix mistakes but provide an explanation. When I point out the patterns of grammar, similar mistakes show up less and less, and my students feel more confident that they are writing sentences correctly.

I learned English teaching methods through my tutoring experience. Over a span of four months, I gave a Turkish visiting scholar a systematic overview of English grammar and allowed him to apply it through conversation.

About Ben
Music Lessons & Tutoring

Welcome to my studio, where I will instruct you in your musical and academic endeavors. What sets me apart is that I offer diverse instruction in two different areas. In my music studio, I give lessons in piano, violin, guitar, and composition. In my tutoring center, I specialize in Latin (learning from scratch and tutoring). I instruct students of all ages at different skill levels.

My in-studio lessons are given on a grand piano.

Education

BM Music Composition -- Ohio State University, Autumn 2012
BA Classics (Greek and Latin) -- Ohio State University, Autumn 2012
Classics Fellowship -- Indiana University, 2013-2014
Piano Training: Collegiate lessons from Steven Glaser and private lessons from George Haddad

Accomplishments

As a high school senior, under the tutelage of OSU Profess
or Emeritus and world-renowned pianist George Haddad, I performed the first movement of Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto with the chamber orchestra.

I performed different self-composed pieces at seven OSU Composers' Workshops and won the Audience Favorite Award at the Johnstone Woodwinds Composition Competition in 2012. My Senior Composition Recital was performed on October 25, 2012. It showcased several of my three-movement works: string quartet, clarinet solo, set of classical songs for piano and voice, set of pop songs for piano and voice. Interspersed with these were two solo piano pieces and a duet for piano and violin.

My background makes me a knowledgeable and effective tutor. I was valedictorian at Delaware Hayes High School in 2009 and received OSU's Maximus Scholarship based on my ACT and SAT scores.
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Catherine August 30, 2017
· Violin ·
My son enjoyed his experience and he was patient with him.
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Catherine H. August 21, 2017
· Violin · Online
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Martha August 17, 2017
· Violin · Online
Very patient teacher.
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About Alli C.

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Carrollton, TX

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WHAT TO EXPECT:

Before our first lesson, I will send you a questionnaire that will ask you your goals and struggles with the English language.

In the first lesson, we will discuss your goals and struggles for learning English. I will then design lessons tailored to your English language needs. During each lesson, you will have my undivided attention. I will correct your mistakes and answer any English-related questions you may have.

I also enjoy teaching my students expressions, idioms, and slang that are commonly used in American English.

Outside of class, I may ask you to prepare for class by completing a relevant assignment.

About Alli
ABOUT ME:

I'm a TESOL-Certified English teacher, language enthusiast and grammar nerd.
I speak proficient Spanish and Portuguese, therefore, native Spanish or Portuguese speakers will benefit greatly by taking lessons with me.

I've taught people from around the world. Some of my past students have been from Spain, Brazil, Peru, Philippines, China, South Korea, Germany, Cuba, Columbia, Italy, and Ethiopia.

I'm comfortable teaching all ages. Although, I specialize in teaching adults. Especially adults wanting to improve their English for business-related purposes.
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Mo S. October 19, 2017
· ESL · Online
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Rimma K. September 29, 2017
· English · Online
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Adriana September 7, 2017
· ESL · Online
Alli does a very good job, my wife likes working with her very much.
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Alli C.

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About Belen N.

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Dayton, OH
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The fact that I went through the same process and once, I was on the other side makes my classes very interesting.
They will have a wide range of practice and strategic tools to keep improving their skill on a daily basis and with not long periods of time , so making it easier and feeling it will be more attainable.
They will be in charge of the class through expressing their particular needs and motivation.

About Belen
Very cheerful and adaptable teacher, who takes students seriously.
I have been teaching for many years and in many different settings. I have been a college professor, a language teacher , personal tutor and a language teacher for profesionales who needed the language to advance in their careers.
I have worked for companies and for public schools and private colleges.
I have had students who started from cero and nowadays are studying abroad using the language, I can provide testimonials of this.
My college students are now my colleagues and I keep in touch with many of them and I fell happy and proud of them, specially when I see how much progress and how successful they have become. I love them !!!
Oh, my education background, right? Well , I have a college degree in Linguistics and Modern languages.
I saldo have a bachelors in Politi
cal Science ( this is one of my passions) and I have a master. In Education and Human Development, alll of these from Colombia and the best: from National University of Colombia, which my Alma Mater.
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Belen N.

Belen N.

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