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Jesse M.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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Learn how to learn English, have fun, and accomplish more than you would in a class.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer*
I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile:

https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

My Background

I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar cla

sses in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio.

Philosophy of Learning

Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations. It's really important to know though that everyone makes their own experience. The process of learning music involves you learning as much about your own mind and body as it does any external concepts, so please keep in mind only you can move yourself forward.

I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
Younger students have opportunities to perform for friends and family at my studio every few months. Adult students also occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.

Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype.
(*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)

*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My studio is equipped with:

*Music Stands

*A P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, Ukulele, Banjos, etc

*Two guitar amps and a bass amp

*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set

*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set

*An electric piano console and Yamaha organ

*A MicroKorg Synthesizer

*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, Saxophone, and Flute

*An extensive physical and virtual music library

*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
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August 2, 2019
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
June 28, 2019
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
March 25, 2019
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.

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Jesse M.

Sunnyvale, CA

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Henry M.

San Jose, CA 95113

(19)

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CTESOL certified teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. Emmy Award-winning writer with experience in all aspects of language and culture, including business, economics, law, government, theology, history and primary education. I speak three languages and I'm learning Polish, enabling me to take the learner's perspective. I've taught all levels and all aspects of the language, including pronunciation, business english, English for Special Purposes, TOEFL and SAT.

About Henry

Award winning journalist and teacher with international experience, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States. Certified teacher with experience in all levels and with all ages. Both a Liberal Arts and a Science major.

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September 9, 2019
Won Jong
Good introductory class!
August 27, 2019
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August 1, 2019
AnnMarie
Er wahr sehr gut Heute. Ich lerne schnell.

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He is doing very well today. I learn quickly.

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Henry M.

San Jose, CA

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Shanshan C.

Cupertino, CA 95014

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Being an English learner myself for over ten years, I have fallen in love with this language. Out of curiosity in its beautiful sound, interesting grammar and flexible expressions, I have made every attempt to master the gist of this language. In addition to professional knowledge, I have also had tutoring and classroom teaching experience. I believe that I will help you design lessons that work best for you to achieve our learning goals together! Fight on!

About Shanshan

Hello, I am Shanshan, a passionate language teacher! I've been teaching since 2010. With expertise in linguistics and language teaching, I have taught Chinese and ESL to different groups from elementary school students to adults aged from 18-70. I am a native Chinese speaker and proficient in English. Teaching has been the most rewarding thing to do in my life! Can't wait to help you to improve your Chinese!

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September 24, 2015
Krishna K.
Really good at teaching Chinese
July 29, 2015
Nelson
Awesome instructor!
June 12, 2015
Alex W.
Great teacher

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Shanshan C.

Cupertino, CA

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Dianne N.

Fremont, CA 94538


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I hold a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Prior to earning my masters degree, I was a bilingual educator for six years. In addition, I have conducted research in language acquisition and have been trained using research based learning strategies.

About Dianne

Hello, I am a certified teacher and also an engineer. My main goal as an educator is to help students realize their true potential. Beyond helping my students complete homework or learn a new skill I provide them with tools for success. I teach my students so they can take charge of their learning.

I hold a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Prior to earning my masters degree, I was a bilingual educator for six years. In addition, I have conducted research in language acquisition and math and have been trained using research based learning strategies. I also hold a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked six years in this field.

I work with students all ages. I am available for homework, homeschooling, and enrichment activities. Before meeting with my students, I gather the ne

cessary information in order to create a lesson plan that will meet the student's specific needs. I have extensive experience in curriculum design. My approach to teaching is student-centered. I use a variety of methods to ensure that students are active participants in the learning process and get the most out of instruction.

I have worked with students with special needs including, learning disabled, ADHD and gifted and talented. When planning my lessons, I make sure that the activities included are appropriate for the student and use students feedback in future planning.
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Dianne N.

Fremont, CA

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I teach English as a second language for Polish native speakers.

About Bartosz

I have extensive experience playing as part of orchestras and ensembles and also pursued music pedagogy, and during my many years of teaching instrumental  music, I was able to further develop my own skill as a performance musician. Furthermore, I had the privilege to lead two different orchestras as a conductor, I composed music for a  theatrical production, and also recorded several albums including klezmer music, smooth  jazz, musical poetry, and music for healing and meditation.

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Matthew H.

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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I have been teaching English as a second language for about 2.5 years. I began as a teaching assistant and volunteer english teacher in Israel in 2016. Since then I have taught English online to students in China for about 1.5 years. I’ve taught students between the ages of seven to seventeen. My lessons focus on student development and growth. Regardless of their current english level, my goal is to reinforce what they already know and expand on it by providing new knowledge. Every step forward is rewarded and each lesson focuses on a small and easily digestible piece of the English language starting with the 50 most commonly used English words. Should a student have no prior English exposure, my goal is to give them a bedrock upon which other lessons can build. My preferred method is to teach online but I am also prepared to conduct lessons in person. Above all, I always look forward to having new students!

About Matthew

I am a part-time online teacher specializing in teaching english as a second language and history. I graduated from Curry College in May 2014 with a B.A. in Politics and History and a minor in English. I subsequently completed a 10 month ESL fellowship in Israel from September 2015 until July 2016. I began teaching online to Chinese students in August 2017 through the company of 51talk and was promoted once during my time with them. Currently, I teach online both through that company though also offer my own lessons which I design and use.

My lessons focus on specific words and how they are used. For example the most common word in the english language is the word "the." My corresponding lesson focuses on basic sentence examples using that word and also offers the student the opportunity to construct their own. I have similar lessons f

or "that," "this," "or," "of," and many others. My ultimately goal is to give the student a basic understanding of the 50 most common words in the English language upon which future lessons can build. More advanced lessons are available upon request.

In addition to English, I am also adept at History. I have always been fascinated with the subject and enjoy assisting others with historical assignments. In addition to graduating with a degree in history, I also gained the Politics and History award of my college upon graduation and studied the History of the Italian Renaissance for three months in Florence Italy in 2010. I am adept at essay writing and historical research.
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March 3, 2019
Leona
Matthew’s sheer level of excitement, passion, and devotion to each student is something I have never seen before. He seeks to motivate every student in a way that leads to the best results from each, and his mastery of ESL is quite incredible. I highly recommend Matthew as a tutor.

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Matthew H.

Walnut Creek, CA

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Amy Y.

San Bruno, CA 94066


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I grew up in California, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Economics and a minor in Asian American Diaspora Studies. As a student at UC Berkeley, I spent much of my time tutoring underprivileged students. While in college, I was also very active in various student organizations.

I have experience in tutoring children of all ages, and in my previous role, I was in management coaching and empowering adults.

About Amy

Let me help you succeed!

Whether English is your first, second, or third language, I'm here to help! My goal as an English teacher is to help you enhance your ability to express yourself through speaking and writing.

I derive unique lesson plans for each of my students individually. I try my best to understand my students, their background, and teach them with strategies that work!

Feel free to message me if you have questions!

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Amy Y.

San Bruno, CA

Private ESL Teacher

I was an ESL student myself and i know how hard it can be at times. Sometimes what the teachers teach you at school just down not stick. That is why my motto is to find the learning style that best fits each student. I give you the dictionary definition but also elaborate and tell you in my own words what it means. I give you examples that i feel you could best understand that are shifted towards your learning style, your likes and interest. I feel like when in tutoring you use things that a student likes as examples of something it sticks faster. And most of all i have been there i know how difficult it is and would love to help someone else achieve their goal through a relaxed and safe learning environment.

About Lea

My name is Leopolina , but everyone calls me Lea. I was also an ESL student back in 2009 and know how hard and intimidating it can get at times. That is why i want to help you. I shift my tutoring with each students needs, because everyone has a different speed, techniques and examples that help them learn the best. I am very friendly and have been helping kids learn for a long time. Weather it was coaching a Volleyball team or tutoring someone ; it is something i enjoy. I am very friendly and my top priority is making my students comfortable and give them a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience so that they want to keep learning. I love helping others achieve their goals and can connect on a personal level because i have been there, and i want to help others learn and get better at English and show them that learning a language does

not have to be hard and intimidating. It can be fun and relaxing and enjoyable when you have a tutor who will use examples of things that are interesting to you in life so that you learn while having fun and retain the most information possible. My greatest joy is seeing my students get better at what they are learning , it makes me so proud and happy to be able to help someone in that way; so that is what i aspire for with each student i take on. We set weekly goals and from there we take off on an adventure that is learning a new language.
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Walkiria
"“I've tried to learn English for a long time and, though I learned a big amount of words , I wasn't able of having a short conversation with nobody. Teach
er Beverly have been making a great job by identifying my difficulties and then working hard straight on it at abslutely enjoyable online classes. I'm really happy because in a few time I've improved my English skills as I've never did before, nevertheless I'm sure that there are so much to be learnt from her yet.”"
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Avi
"Kristen is a wonderful teacher! She is teaching me and a friend at the same time and we both love the classes."
Ezgi
"She’s a wonderful teacher and also very suportive, answering any one of my million questions :)"
Eugenia
"Erol is helping me to get rid of my RRRRRussian accent! :)
Great professor. Very patient, very knowledgeable, tons of tools, emails you the recording of
every session so you can practice on your own. And very affordable as compared to other Accent Reduction teachers."
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Mohammad
"He is a very good instructor, he explains the ideas in easiest ways and with a lot of valuable information. highly recommended."
Marcia
"Joy is an impressive ESL teacher, and her methodology is unique. She develops a personalized material for each student, based on defined points that you w
ant to improve. Using your phrases, she prepares your grammar exercises, vocabulary lists and also chooses the pronunciation or grammar books that will be used. You don’t need to buy any material.
I’ve been studying with her for over a year now. When I started the classes, my writing wasn’t at the same level as the other skills. Now I feel more confident to write, and I’ve improved my vocabulary and fluency. She also helped me with job interviews through training, recording, rewriting and correcting my speech to sound more fluent.
Her experience as an ESL teacher gave her the ability to recognize exactly what it is missing in your learning process."
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Alex
"The best ESL teacher EVER"
Sora
"It took my daughter a few lessons to get used to taking classes online, but with Rosita's warm personality and cheerful instruction, she ended up loving t
he class in the end. We are leaving Japan this weekend and heading to the states, but would love to continue working with Rosita once we are back!"
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yacine
"I enjoyed the lesson ;)"

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