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About Melissa M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history.

I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes in a variety of settings. I've taught corporate classes, private lessons, small groups, and traditional classroom lessons.

We have a student-centric philosophy of learning. Lessons are generally relaxed and designed to work towards accomplishing student determined goals. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. Special focus on topics like music theory, self-accompaniment, composition, song writing, and home recording are available as well.


What are your personal goals? We'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

Lessons with small children are more focused on just having fun while developing a good musical foundation, but we prefer for them to have as much personal ownership of their lesson as possible.
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Alexandra July 19, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Melissa is patient, explains the concepts very well, she is hands on and makes the lessons very entertaining and dynamic. The way she selects the material for her students she finds the right balance between effective learning, fun and interesting. We are very fortunate to have her as a piano teacher.
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Sevval N. April 14, 2019
· Piano · In studio
She was so kind and helpful toward my kids for the fist day.
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Youjia S. November 9, 2018
· Chess · Online
My daughter struggled to stay focused for the whole one hour. It would be better to have video conference option so she can see the teacher.
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Melissa M.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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About Sarah L.

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San Bruno, CA
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About Sarah
Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativity with others. I earned an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA in 2007 and have been a freelance costume designer, college professor, photographer, illustrator, and jewelry designer.

As much as I love to create, what I really love is to help somebody learn to do something they love and create something they can be proud of! I am happy teaching all ages, and I specialize in helping each student find his or her unique vision.

I can teach sewing by hand and on a machine, including how to read and understand the instructions in commercial patterns. Bring your project and I'll help you make it happen! I am highly skilled at teaching life drawing, as well as marker rendering and watercolor fashion illustr
ation. Photography is my other passion, and I look forward to helping you understand how to use a camera's many features, and your eye, to create art.
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Andy B May 1, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Great instructor
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Miriam April 15, 2019
· Photography · In studio
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!
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Jeanine April 6, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Sarah is great! Takes time for things I don’t know and has good materials to look over between lessons
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Sarah L.

San Bruno, CA 94066
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$50 / 60-min

About Randy S.

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Mount Prospect, IL

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About Randy
I have always been an actor first, it is the craft and discipline in which I hold my advanced degrees; it is my first and eternal love. There really isn't much more one could add to such a claim. Simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born, not bred; and I was born to be in theatre, and now, with a few years behind me; I'm ready to pass on what I have learned. At the risk of tooting my own horn; I am well trained, professionally, both as an actor and a teacher with more than a few credentials to support those claims. I invite you to please peruse my background on the site and feel free to ask any questions you desire.

Regarding Texas Hold 'em (poker), I have been playing and teaching the game, and working for online casinos for over thirty years. My approach is simple, requires extreme discipline, but I can show you how to win mo
re than you lose. And this is true of all subjects I teach whether literal or figurative.

My undergraduate Bachelors is in Acting & Directing I was taught by the same professors who launched the students that formed the now famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago (Illinois State University); I also have a Masters degree in Theatre History and Criticism (Theatrical Critical Theory). I have teaching experience both as a GA and in the private sector. I have been exposed to many different types of teaching styles and locales, (i.e. classroom, studio et.al). I hope that gives you a thumbnail concurrently I hope I didn't bore you to death.

Peace and Kindest Regards,
Randy
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kobe W. September 16, 2019
· Film and TV Acting · Online
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Sampath August 15, 2019
· Poker · Online
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Enrique July 2, 2019
· Poker · Online
Randy is a first rate coach. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and with an easy going natural style. Was very adaptable to my level of experience and was patient - no question was too dumb. I highly recommend him without any reservation. I have already booked my next session.
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Randy S.

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About Huyen G.

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About Huyen
I was born in Vietnam and just came to America 2 years ago. Teaching is my passion, both Vietnamese and Crocheting . My students said that I am very patient, enthusiastic and responsible! And the improvement of students is my happiness!
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Huyen G.

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$34 / 45-min

About Ashwini S.

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Cupertino, CA
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About Ashwini
Hindi being a National Language Of India. Most of the parents in the USA are willing to make their children Hindi literate along with communication.
I take the privilege to help them to reach their goal.
As Hindi is a foreign language, it will certainly help high schoolers to raise their credits.

Hindi is taught from the basics
1)Vowels and consonants
2) bharakhadi
3) samyukta vyanjan
4) simple words and sentences
5) with in 6 classes students will be able to read and write simple words and sentences
6) then first grade CBSE textbook will be started, by giving word meanings followed by question and answer, fill in the blanks
7) after the completion of portions upto 25 marks, one work sheet the same pattern of test paper will be given followed by the test
8) after 4 tests one annual exam for 100 marks will be conducted. All your s
cores will be registered
9) Hindi Grammar will be taught as and when needed
10) all communication will be purely in Hindi
11) textbooks are available upto 5 grade
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Tania A. July 24, 2019
· Basic Math · Online
Was good !!
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Ganesh July 13, 2019
· Hindi · Online
Excellent and engaging. Had fun.
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Caitlin July 1, 2019
· Hindi · In studio
Ashwini assumed that I was married upon meeting her, and asked me when I was getting married as soon as she learned I wasn't married. She also asked where I was getting married, even though at the time I wasn't engaged. Even when I made it apparent I wasn't engaged, she continued to refer to my boyfriend as my fiance.

She would send me political things going on in India, even though I have no interest, and it has nothing to do with the lessons I was taking from her. She asked me if my boyfriend was voting, and many personal things that shouldn't be asked of a student learning Hindi.

She often moved my scheduled time around without asking, which meant that I needed to move my schedule around in order to attend her sessions.

As a teacher she was pretty good, but some things disappointed me there too. For instance, I made a sentence in which a jeweler was a woman, and she stated that can't be correct, because there are no woman jewelers. I'm a woman engineer, and it's really sad to see such a sexist thing. Even when I attempted to ask about how you would say something about a woman jeweler, she said it was impossible. Later she said nurses could only be woman.
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Ashwini S.

Cupertino, CA 95014
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$10 / 30-min
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About Jamone L.

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Detroit, MI

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About Jamone
I am very organized and have a passion for creating and doing things that give people a new perspective on life. I set plans and goals, and do what it takes to get things done in the most efficient ways possible and I am able to adapt even when things don’t quite work out. As a 2nd Degree Black Belt Instructor, my discipline and ability to handle things most people cannot has been amplified beyond the average individual. I am dedicated and reliable to my cause!

I love Science, Culture, and Spanish as well as Video Editing/Production and also just being able to over see projects from start to finish. I currently tutor and teach Spanish to Veterans. I have a Bachelor's of Science (BS) with a Major in Psychology from Wayne State University. I also have 2 minors in Spanish Language and Latino/a and Latin American Studies (Formerly known as
CBS: Chicano-Boricua Studies).

I love Language and culture and it's why I love to share it with others.
I would love to be apart of something where I could put my skills to use and be a part of creating something amazing or doing things that can help change people’s lives in a positive way.

"Give the world different perspectives and Seeing it through different eyes!"
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Lia December 17, 2018
· DSLR Video · In home
Had to write a separate review for this subject. Jamone taught me step-by-step how to use my Cannon Rebel EOS T5. I am a youtube vlogger, and I was looking to create higher quality videos for my viewers. Jamone gave me tons of camera knowledge to better my videos. Thanks!
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Lia December 17, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Jamone has been studying Spanish for over 10 years now! He is very dedicated to educating himself on the language and culture, so he teaches those same skills and principles to his students. Plus, he can teach you to count to 1000 in 30 minutes!
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Jamone L.

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About Trivia D.

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Houston, TX

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About Trivia
Hello future students! I'm a designer with a BA degree in Fashion. I've taught students at Joan's Fabric. I love Designing my own look. And i know you would too! Im looking foward to having you as my student. Thanks!
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Joyce September 13, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Trevia, is a good teacher. I have enjoyed our classes
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Jacquiline Mwandia August 23, 2019
· Sewing · In home
My first lesson was amazing. I learnt so much and Trivia is so knowledgeable. I cannot wait for next week.
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Francine B. November 9, 2018
· Sewing · In home
She is an AWESOME teacher! Very professional yet personable. I feel like I’ve learned so much in our first session and I’m looking forward to many more sessions with Mrs. Trivia! She was also very informative!
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Trivia D.

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About Mia S.

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Avondale Estates, GA

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Mia is a paper artist living in Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in greeting cards, oversized paper flowers, paper flowers crowns, photography backdrops, commercial storefront installations, and theatrical stage props. Mia has worked with both large and small brands on creative branding, collaborative marketing, and visual storytelling. Along with her team, she hosts creative workshops, private events and public art installations all over Atlanta.
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Simone July 18, 2019
· Paper Crafts · In home
I had so much fun learning how to make cotton paper flowers at Mia’s workshop. She was super patient with me and my flower came out so beautiful! I would highly recommend taking her class, I’m using my new skills to make a photo shoot backdrop for my wedding.
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Mia S.

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$34 / 30-min

About Denielle W.

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Jacksonville, FL
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About Denielle
From no prior experience with the language to advanced lessons. I can help you reach your goals or just provide a fun second language.

I also provide a wide variety of lesson in different educational and recreational subjects! Please, feel free to look through all of my pictures and lesson subjects that I offer!
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Denielle W.

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$24 / 30-min

About Wally M.

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Stanford, CA
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About Wally
Greetings! Teaching has been my profession for 40 years! I have taught all levels of high school, and have always enjoyed working with students in a 1-1 setting where we can focus on your individual questions and needs. As a professional educator, I have completed federal and state background checks for eachnemployment. My students have often commented that I humorous, caring, enthusiastic, patient, and genuine. I believe that true teaching happens best when both parties have a sense of relationship and interest. I will strive to get to know you as a person, and tailor our lessons so that you get what you need most from our time together! My goal is to help you learn, and develop the skills necessary for you to be your best self. I offer a variety of lessons, from academic, to personal growth, to finance and gaming.
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Walter September 24, 2019
· Meditation · Online
Great Guide! Thank you Wally!
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Wally M.

Stanford, CA 94305
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$50 / 30-min

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