Professor of Political Science and History at Montgomery College
About Layla M.
Current Public Policy PhD candidate at George Mason's Schar School. MA in International Relations from NYU and nearly a decade worth of experience at the college and university levels. I am extremely passionate about education and am dedicated to helping my students succeed. I am excited to begin learning with you!
*** Lesson Details *** College professor available to tutor students in a variety of social science disciplines as well as basic math. Also available for music and dance lessons both online and in person.
I have 11 years previous tutoring experience in a variety of subjects such as Algebra I, Algebra II English, SAT, ACT, MS Excel, MS Access, MS word, GRE, Geometry.
Overall, I have been very academically successful myself. I enjoy helping students understand difficult concepts. I am also very patient with my students and won't give up until we've accomplished our goals.
I've achieved such items as valedictorian of my high school class, National Honor Society, Who's Who Among American High School Students, Distinguished Graduate Student of the Year at Robert Morris University, Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Alpha Iota Mu Honor Society, National Dean's List, and a 4.0 GPA at the Bachelor's and Master's level.
Great! I learned quite a bit and my instructor is fabulous!
August 23, 2019
Joanne was great. Prepared, informed and conveyed the topic/instructions in a effective engaging manner.
August 3, 2019
I really hit JACKPOT with Joanne. Joanne is very technical, yet explains things in a manner to make you understand. I had a great first session with Joanne and look forward to many more, as my budget permits. She helped me with exactly what I needed help with and taught me a few things in the meantime.
I work with computers (Windows / Mac) for almost 20 years. Expert in office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pages, Numbers, Keynote).
Started early to use Excel for business and created sheets for an executive of a big German Company when I was 19.
I work as a tutor and mentor in many of those fields for years. It was and is a side business, but I always enjoyed teaching. I am looking forward to move on with you and / or your kids. Have a great day, Marcel
Update 02/10/15: Takelessons is a great way to teach and a fantastic and easy way to learn for students. I currently have 3 students per week, with several hours. I really enjoy it, either online via Skype or Facetime or Live at the students place. Hit me up and let's move something together.
I learned a lot from Marcel and liked his vision of how to redo the garden. The original garden was cluttered with overlapping plants and we discussed how to improve it. He pulled out his iPad and made several garden sketches that were helpful. The original garden was cluttered with overlapping plants and we decided to remove several of them and re-"orchestrate" the remaining ones. (We only bought new plants if they were needed to realize the new garden vision.) He is also a very hard worker, helping me (physically) transplant and add plants as required. For example, we transplanted a 100+ (?) pound Sago palm across the front yard. I would never have done that on my own (too heavy for me) but together we did it! Highly recommended. Bill
November 17, 2018
Excellent teacher. We took a 20'x2' section of "dirt" in the back, redid the soil, transplanted a rose in that section, added two other new roses and a bunch of ground cover. Looks great! Recommended.
July 2, 2017
I did not actually take any lessons with him, but his schedule did not reflect what showed as available in Takelessons. He had a very bad attitude and would not actually schedule the lesson after several exchanges.
Microsoft Office is a great tool, and I can help you learn how to use it!
I enjoy helping people learn how to work with computers. I have been teaching software classes for 20+ years, and work comfortably with beginners, seniors and business clients.
I am often told I am a very patient teacher. I adapt my teaching style to each student and I can provide printed instructions for you to use after our computer lessons. I can help you learn what you need to know to use a computer expertly for work, for school or for yourself.
I have specialized in teaching QuickBooks for continuing education programs, community colleges and small businesses for more than 15 years.
I have taught Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word (for both Windows and Apple/Mac computers). I also have quite a bit of experience teaching MS Access, MS Project, MS Visio, MS Publisher, and Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML for web p
Please note: Students in Manhattan and some other New York City locations, suburbs and New Jersey, I am willing to travel farther with an added amount for bridge and tunnel fees. Please use the "Ask Liz a Question" button to send me a message, so we can discuss your location, and the price required for me to travel to you.
Enjoyed our first lesson. Feel very comfortable moving forward with my next lessons
April 23, 2019
Worst experience, complete waste of my money. I could write several paragraphs detailing all the things that occurred that frustrated me, but I will just list a few facts: Could not answer most of my process questions. Very frustrating, but Liz said she would get back to me on the 3 specific questions that I very much needed. I made sure to review the still open questions 2-3 times before the end of our waste of time session. She never got back to me, even after several follow-up requests.
No worries, TakeLessons has a Satisfaction guarantee, right? WRONG. Come to find out they will refund any unspent money. Because Liz demanded to get paid for her time, tho, I was 100% unhappy, TakeLessons refunded the $12 booking fee.
I tried and tried to get satisfaction from both Liz and TakeLessons before resorting to writing this review. I guess TakeLessona thinks it is OK for their instructors to not perform and still get paid. So disappointed in both.
March 17, 2019
As we had just started with quickbooks, Liz is a very informative instructor with a great deal of knowledge towards the program. She has an answer to any question you may ask and is very clear with her response.
I have vast experience working with computers and have been an avid user of Microsoft Office for decades. I can teach you all the things that Office has to offer or concentrate on one specific aspect of it. You tell me why you are interested in Office and what you plan to get out it, and I will do my best to help your reach those goals.
I am a Civil Engineer specialized in Earthquake Engineering, but have diversified my background throughout the years (I am an avid student myself!). My teaching experience includes working as a professor at my university back at home and tutoring high school students- mainly in mathematics and physics. I have also taught Spanish to foreigners in my country. Before obtaining my degree, I worked as a computer technician and have always maintained this as a side-job and hobby. So I can also help you out if you wish to learn more about computers!
Pedro is a very thoughtful, patient and capable teacher. I am learning a lot of Spanish.
August 8, 2019
Pedro is a very good tutor. He is patient and explains the subject matter well. The student was comfortable with him and therefore was able to ask questions whenever it was needed. I appreciated Predro's schedule flexibility as well.
July 21, 2019
I had no idea how lucky I would be to find Pedro. I am an interior designer learning Autocad and having no prior experience with the program, Pedro made it totally accessible. He is a phenomenal teacher and is so kind and patient. He provides foundational rules at the beginning of each session and has clear goals mapped out for every step of the way. We have done a number of exercises that I did not think would be possible for me to accomplish at this point. I am so grateful to have found him and highly recommend him!!!!!
I have used Microsoft Office for 35 years, have taught most of the MS Office applications at a community college for 19 years, and done numerous contract trainings and consultations on special projects utilizing MS Office for business.
In sessions with me, you can learn the basics, special features, tips and tricks and the advanced features of the Microsoft Office Suite.
My teaching is tailored to your level, speed and what you want and need to know so that you can be successful using these applications for your specific needs.
I have tutored and taught from 16 to 90 years-old online, one-on-one, and in classroom settings.
I have 40 years of experience teaching – preschool through college-level, credit & non-credit courses – through tutoring and in classroom, online and corporate settings. I've taught Microsoft Office applications for the past 19 years.
MY FOCUS: --YOU! You will be empowered and succeed with each lesson. -- I will help you feel successful and empowered to master new tools and concepts you may find challenging. -- With caring, humor and attention, help you achieve your goals, regardless of your experience level
MY EXPERTISE: -- I'm patient, articulate, and able to effectively explain complex subjects to a wide variety of user levels. -- I create effective learning materials to accompany my trainings, breaking complicated concepts into simple, easy-to-follow steps -- I consistently receive high ratings in my computer
classes for my teaching as well as for the learning materials created for my students.
MY EXPERIENCE: -- I have extensive experience in teaching, training, coaching (both individuals and groups) in both educational and business settings. I have professional experience in academic and business settings in computer instruction, training needs assessment, training consulting, and training materials development. -- Since 1985, I've tutored individuals and taught college classes, small businesses, and corporate employees in computer applications, specializing in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. -- For the past 19 years I have taught each of the Microsoft Office applications and Introduction to Windows for several departments at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, and for the Computer Science and Business Technology departments at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon. -- I also have experience in personal coaching, public speaking, vocal performance, book indexing and editing.
If you want to learn the in's and it's of Office, I'm your gal! I have experience, mainly with seniors and in corporate America, using Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint to create digital masterpieces. Ive been told I'm a great teacher due to my endless patience and ability to explain anything to anyone.
Hiya! I grew up in a unique era where I was able to watch Windows go from a dos system without a fancy face to what it is now, a user friendly tool. I have used every Windows version of Microsoft Office from 95 to 365. Do I know Office? You bet I do!
I have taught seniors how to do anything from typing a basic document in Word to creating a full scale PowerPoint to be used in a presentation.
In corporate America, I was able to hone my Excel and Access skills by participating in and leading a large number of projects at various companies. I am currently employed as a Project Specialist, and my specialty is data manipulation.
I love technology, and I love teaching technology, so Office falls right in that wheelhouse. I look forward to sharing my passion with you!
(by the way, i'm writing this assuming addressing the person that i will work with, if you're a parent or somebody else reading this, please imagine you were the one that needs this service).
So in the previous section i think i described myself pretty thoroughly. I will use this section to let you know what you can expect from me, so you have a better idea of who i am and what i can do for you.
I will focus on YOUR needs
What does that mean? I remember when i was learning English and they were teaching me a lot of irrelevant stuff. I learned things like: " Sally likes apples and Bob likes cakes" It's all nice, but what i really wanted to know was what to say to a teacher when i want to go to the washroom. But nobody ever asked me what i want to learn, they just told me what i should learn. And that's fine, there is a plac
e for practicing things like "Sally likes apples", but if you have an area where you want to improve in. Tell me and we'll practice. We can roleplay! I will ask you questions and you will try to answer as best you can and i will correct you. I will talk with you in English like i would talk to a friend (like my friend did to me when i was learning English) and you will pick it up much faster! I will go as slow or as fast as you can handle. You can tell me about your day. Or ask questions. We will try a few things and find what works for you!
I am a fan of compound learning.
What does that mean? Here is an example! We can learn what the words: apple. Juice. I. Want. are individually. ORRRR we can learn a sentence of: I want apple juice. Instead of trying to make your brain remember 4 objects separately, you will only have to remember 1 object that contains all of those smaller objects. That speeds up learning a lot. Of course, it depends on your level. And we will start with the very basic stuff. But as soon as you get the basics, we will move on to this. And before you know it, you will start speaking in complete sentences. And once you speak, you will read, write and be on your way to think in English.
I will be patient with you!
I will go at the speed that you can handle. There will be homework too!
Igor would do great with anyone! I am a friend of his grandma(my mother is in the same ESL class as she is) and he is so patient with her! I saw the progress she made myself in just a few short months! He is friendly, really nice and i'm sure will do great!