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About Alexandra R.

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San Diego, CA

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About Alexandra
I am a professional opera singer with a love for languages. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelors in Voice, and went on to study opera performance at the Opera Institute at Boston Universities. Since then, I've been working as a singer for over 10 years!

I have to sing in a lot of languages for my job, and I'm here to give you some of the tools I use when mastering pronunciation for your own accent reduction pursuits.

I am also a writer and lover of the English language (my mother is a lifelong English teacher), and love sharing this tough-to-master language with others.

A lot of the skills I have as a singer are so helpful for learning how to pronounce languages correctly AND how to support your voice to keep it healthy.

I can also help you in your own singing development and improvement! I can teach you
basic and advanced technical exercises to increase your breath support, tone quality, and overall musicianship.

I look forward to meeting and working with you!
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Randy June 19, 2019
· Singing · Online
I’ve known Alex as a friend and colleague and can highly recommend her as an efficient and compassionate teacher. Her ear and skills in multiple languages from operatic training makes a great asset in helping students towards an accent free speech pattern!
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Maya June 18, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Alex's experience as a professional opera singer, singing in multiple languages, makes her especially qualified to teach accent reduction. She is patient, kind, encouraging, and uses innovative techniques to help her students get results in the real world. I would recommend her highly!
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Karin May 19, 2019
· Accent Reduction · In studio
She is amazing! Her diction and pronunciation are perfect. Anyone could learn from her.
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Alexandra R.

San Diego, CA 92103
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$30 / 30-min

About Trevor H.

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El Cajon, CA

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About Trevor
Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of
music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's
fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I
started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the
huge, black monstrosities that people in the pre-historic used in
place of iPods), followed closely by my father's CD collection.
After a while, this ravenous desire of to know and feel music moved
me to play an instrument. After a couple of false starts with the
drums and violin, I found my true musical calling: the guitar.

On January 25th 1995, on a whim, I began playing the
guitar, and I have yet to put it down. Along the way I've picked up
a number of friends for my guitar, including the bass, the lute, the
sitar and, once again, the drums. After on
ly a few years of
practice, I started playing professionally, in bands and solo guitar.
Live playing experience, I believe, is the most important experience
that any musician can have, in that, the most important part of music
is how it sounds, and playing in front of people is the quickest way
to learn how to play effectively. And this is what I teach; how to
be a musician, not just a technician.

*** Lesson Details ***
A student can expect a curriculum tailor-made to their needs and personality. Every person learns differently and this is an important distinction in my teaching style. Some students need a strong hand to keep them working, others need to find many different ways to the same conclusion to keep them focused, while still others need a laid-back friend in order to accept knowledge.

I stress rhythmic literacy, for, as my jazz teacher always said, "rhythm is king." If composition is important to you, then we'll focus on music theory, but if you're just wanting to learn how to play some fun rock tunes with your friends on the weekends, we can do that as well. As I stated before, we'll get you playing in front of people in no time.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an amplifier, a loner guitar (if needed), staff and/or tablature paper, metronome, pens and paper for the lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Music theory and composition, guitar, bass, lute, beginner to intermediate piano
Classical, shred, blues, and rock guitar; renaissance lute; blues, rock and slap bass; composition of many styles; world music.
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Michael M. May 10, 2019
· Guitar · Online
It was a good getting to know you lesson. Trvor's a good lislener. He has a good easy going style. I am looking forward to future lessons.
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lisa May 6, 2019
· Music Theory · Online
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Will January 11, 2019
· Music Theory · In home
Trevor is wonderful and sensitive to special learning needs.
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Trevor H.

El Cajon, CA 92021
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$25 / 30-min

About Hissael R.

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San Diego, CA
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About Hissael
I have been teaching and tutoring students for 6 years now. I teach math and guitar. The thing I love most about my teaching isn't the end result of a student's passing report card or a student's accomplishment of learning a difficult musical piece. It is the effort that takes place between the student and the tasks, along with guidance. The student's ability to think and approach the tasks, whether it is music, math, or English in a way that fully immerses the student's creativity and understanding is at the foundation of my teaching. I can help your child pass his/her tests, I can help them read music and play their favorite songs, but, I encourage them to overcome the challenges that they face when they are on their own in the classroom and practice room. This is the curriculum I teach.
-Hissael R.
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Ed S. July 30, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Hissael is cool. We enjoyed his instruction and is very flexible.
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Francisco July 28, 2018
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Taking classes with Hissael was a great experience. He was very patient and we improved our level in just 4 classes.
Highly recommended.
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Hissael R.

Chula Vista, CA 91911
(2)
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$16 / 30-min

About Tania B.

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San Diego, CA
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About Tania
Hello everybody,

Do you want to become proficient or more proficient in French? Learn or brush up on french the fast and easy way with a native French speaker?

I am here to help you! My name is Tania I am 29 years old and I am a native French speaker. French is my native language. I love the idea of being able to help and teach students about this beautiful and complex language. I actually got most of my experience tutoring elementary, middle school and high school students and I have been teaching languages for 4years now. Studying different languages myself, I understand the obstacles that come with taking on a new language.

I can help if you simply want to brush up on practical usage for travel or to converse with friends -- or if you want to study grammar and more formal French for school or professional applications.

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he lessons are goal-oriented, creative and fun.
- Personalized instruction to meet your needs from beginner to advanced levels in all disciplines: reading, writing and speaking.
- The lessons are designed to make you familiar with the French culture and civilization.
- Specialized in tutoring students of all ages to improve their French skills for school, travel or competition.
- Lesson plans, class times and rates are based on individual objectives.

A bientôt!
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Ruby April 15, 2019
· French · In studio
Tonia came prepared and did a great job!
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Guillermo January 18, 2018
· French · In studio
Tania is a very easy going teacher. This helps the student remain relaxed during those difficult parts of the lesson. When it gets challenging for the student, it is important that no judgement be conveyed by the instructor. Only praise. I really appreciate this because learning a new language can be trying. Enjoying my progress so far. Thanks Tania!
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Marcio C. June 20, 2017
· French · Online
Tania is being a great tutor. My interest is to brush up my French after 10 years w/o any practice - focused on conversation. I am really appreciating the classes with her. She brings the right balance correcting what is needed but with encouragement and positiveness to keep you confident and engaged.
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Tania B.

San Diego, CA 92117
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$20 / 30-min

About Jackie D.

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Chula Vista, CA
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About Jackie
Hi there! My name is Jackie, and I have nearly 20 years of experience in teaching. All of my students, meaning a perfect 100%, have improved their grades by at least one letter grade, if not more, and passed every one of their tests and exams. I help all my students reach their goals.

The feedback I often receive from my students is that I made learning an enjoyable experience—they want to work harder to advance quickly in their classes. All of my students agree that I have a lot of patience and turn even the most challenging lessons into ones of positivity and encouragement. I provide critical feedback in the most constructive of ways that help the students reach conclusions on their own. I enjoy being there to support and guide their experience.

Basically, I love teaching. I'm enthusiastic yet patient, and I absolutely adore helpi
ng kids and adults alike learn. It's such a sense of accomplishment when my students show off their terrific grades. I see the same look in my students’ eyes regardless of age—that pride that shines from within, that exuberant smile, like they can conquer anything. I want my students to keep that pride for a long, long time.

Right now, I’m working on self-publishing a Spanish conversation textbook for beginning students and am writing an intermediate-level Spanish conversation textbook. I've also written several academic articles published online. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy traveling, playing with my cat, and swimming.

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02/2019 TakeLessons will be rolling out a new English language video series that I am in! I'll share the videos on this page as soon as they go live.
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Jim G. February 19, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Jackie is an excellent teacher. I would recommend her to anyone who wishes to either learn Spanish or improve on the Spanish skills they already have
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Paige December 15, 2017
· Spanish · Online
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Jean Charles November 21, 2017
· English · Online
Jackie is a very very good teacher. No comment!
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Jackie D.

Chula Vista, CA 91915
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About Kazumasa U.

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San Diego, CA
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About Kazumasa
I am a Japanese national and have been living in the United States since 2001. I studied at Shizuoka University in Japan and my major was education. My courses focused on international culture and the classes prepared me to teach the Japanese language and culture to foreigners.

I am currently teaching more than 20 classes a week including classes at a language school and private tutoring, So far, through the many years of being a tutor, l taught and am still currently teaching Americans, British, Chinese, Koreans, Filipinos and others, ranging from elementary students to retirees privately and tutored them in various aspects of Japanese depending on their individual needs through English instruction.

The thing I love most about tutoring is seeing the face and eyes of a student that has been having a difficult time with a lesson, w
hen he/she finally grasps what I have been trying to teach them. Another favorite thing about tutoring is watching the evolution of a student over time and knowing that I am solely responsible for that progression. I am very thorough and patient when it comes to tutoring my students. I will go to any length to make sure that whatever it is that I am teaching them will be absorbed by them resulting in their betterment, thereby building a sound foundation from which to build.

Let's start broadening your Japanese conversation by talking about what interests you the most right now! Please feel free to contact me to help you achieve your goals!
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Edwin H. April 29, 2019
· Japanese · In home
Very kind and patient. He definitely breaks things down so you can really understand what you're learn. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Kazumasa.
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Lori December 2, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
Kazu-san is a wonderful teacher! We enjoy his lessons so much!
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Lauren July 1, 2018
· Japanese · In home
Ueno-sensei is a very personable and professional instructor. He is very patient and his experience in teaching Japanese shows well. I highly recommend this instructor :)
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Kazumasa U.

San Diego, CA 92123
(8)
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$40 / 60-min

About Carlos E.

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Carlsbad, CA

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About Carlos
I have been a language teacher for more than 24 years. I have a B.A. in English Language and Literature and my curriculum includes several subjects related to Spanish grammar, composition, phonetics and literature, so apart from being my native language (I am Cuban) I have the necessary academic knowledge to teach Spanish to speakers of other languages.

I have worked mainly with adults in colleges and language schools. At the university level I worked with students from different professional interests, so I am familiar with teaching the language for specific academic skills. I have also tutored individual adults and teenagers. At present I am also teaching children in an after school program.

In my teaching I favor the communicative approach with meaningful exchanges and with a solid foundation on the formal aspects of the langua
ge too. I also pay attention to individual needs so that students can progress at their own pace.

At the intermediate and advanced levels I favor the use of meaningful discussions and debate about updated issues, so that the students can learn how to express their true opinions and ideas properly in different contexts.

I believe in fostering a friendly atmosphere and making the teaching experience a meaningful human exchange.
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Bill January 16, 2019
· Spanish · In home
I had 5 classes with Carlos and was very satisfied with his approach. He is very friendly and sets up the classes based upon the students needs and skills. Muchas gracias.
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Bill January 3, 2019
· Spanish · In home
Carlos is a great instructor and I am happy to be learning with him.
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Melanie November 1, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Carlos was very professional, kind, and patient with our family. We enjoyed the lesson.
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Carlos E.

Carlsbad, CA 92009
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$42 / 60-min

About Matthew K.

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Chula Vista, CA

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About Matthew
I am a seasoned ESL teacher. I have taught overseas many years and in the US, especially colleges and universities. I am an expert in teaching all the language skills: speaking, reading, writing and grammar. I specialize in TOEIC preparation, IELTS and TOEFL. I also edit compositions.
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Robert October 24, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Matthew has been a great teacher for us at the American Language Institute, San Diego State University. He's worked with us for several years, and is always helpful, friendly and willing to take on whatever needs to be done. In the classroom he had a very good rapport with students-friendly, patient and always ready with a smile. Matthew is a great teacher. You will enjoy studying with him.
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Martin October 22, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Hello, I wanted to let ESL students know that I'll never have enough words to express my gratitude and appreciation to Matthew. He has interesting and helpful lessons and inspires me to work hard. He is always thoughtful, caring, and kind and an amazing teacher. You will be a lucky student to learn from him.
Your student, and friend, Marty
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Cheryl Garrett October 21, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Matthew is a great instructor with years of experience. He is creative and knowledgeable
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Matthew K.

Chula Vista, CA 91910
(3)
starting at
$67 / 60-min

About Mario D.

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La Jolla, CA
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About Mario
I am a language teacher who specializes in French, Spanish and English. I have been working as a language teacher since 2014. I graduated from San Diego State University in 2013, with a BA in French. After graduating, I began teaching ESL and French at a K-12 school in Mexico. In 2018 I received a MA in French Literature from San Diego State University. While doing the Master's program, I taught at SDSU, which gave me working experience with college students.
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Martha March 12, 2019
· French · In studio
Mario is a wonderful teacher, he is very patient and explains very clearly. His pronunciation is wonderful both in English and French. I would recommend him to anyone who wanted to learn a language.
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Jay Ortiz March 12, 2019
· French · Online
Mario is such a great instructor, he is so creative and makes the class really fun and joyfull. He’s also really good in making me understand the topic and the language, you can tell he has a lot of experience being a teacher. 100% recommended!
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Catherine March 11, 2019
· French · In studio
Excellent teacher! He really breaks down the grammar and helps you to understand the components of the language. Highly recommend!
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Mario D.

La Jolla, CA 92037
(6)
starting at
$17 / 20-min

About Ed S.

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San Diego, CA
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About Ed
Hi! I'm Ed from Los Angeles, California. I have been teaching ESL for 6 years. I hold an English and Business degree from San Diego State University (SDSU) and I am certified as a TEFL teacher by the American Language Institute (ALI), a division of SDSU . The ALI is a center known for training teachers from around the world in the most modern ESL / EFL teaching techniques and methodologies. I worked for the ALI for a year (ESL/Business English) before starting my journey teaching abroad. Nowadays, I travel the world and teach ESL online. I love interacting with students from different cultures, so it'll be an honor to help you out with your English.
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Gui June 12, 2019
· ESL · Online
He was very patient and encouraging. I was able to pass the IELTS with his help!
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Ed S.

San Diego, CA 92102
(1)
starting at
$29 / 30-min

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