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About Kathleen B.

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Menlo Park, CA
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German is a spoken language, so being able to speak it well is important. I work on building vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing. For students who are planning to travel in German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) we can also work on survival: basic words & phrases for travelers, and listening/understanding when spoken to.

About Kathleen
I am a classically-trained opera singer. I have a Bachelors and Masters in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy (teaching), and have sung professionally in the U.S. and Europe. I have sung Opera, Operetta, Musical Theater and Concerts, as well as choral and cantorial singing. I have been a finalist and winner of vocal competitions in both the United States and Europe.
I have been teaching voice since 1980, and have worked with students of all ages, from 14 to 75. I have also directed and designed for musical theater and opera. Because I love singing, I want to bring that to my students as well, whatever kind of music they want to sing. I love children, but I do not work with girls or boys younger than 14.

In addition to music, I also teach English (ESL), Accent Reduction, German, U.S. & World History. I have my CBEST C
redential And ESL Certification. I do private tutoring and teach classes.

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I believe that learning how to breath is the key to good singing. After 3 months of study, my students will have learned how to breathe, which improves both their singing and speaking voices. Good breathing is the key to good singing and a healthy voice. With a healthy, well-trained voice, my students can be valuable members of any vocal ensemble, and enjoy their singing, For solo singing, good breathing is most important, whether singing opera, musical theater or pop music, because it gives a beautiful, full quality to the voice.
I always begin a lesson with warm-up exercises, to check breathing and vocal placement. Once the (vocal) engine is warmed-up, then we begin to sing. I try to get to know my students, so that, together, we can choose music that will enable them to reach their goals and is both fun and challenging for them to sing.

In addition to music, I also teach English (ESL), Accent Reduction, German, U.S. & World History. I have my CBEST Credential And ESL Certification. I do private tutoring and teach classes.

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Separate studio with Piano
I have a MacBook Pro laptop computer + stereo speakers, to provide recorded accompaniment, when necessary.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If a student wishes to have on-site lessons, I require that a piano or keyboard be available for the lessons.
I usually travel with my MacBook Pro laptop computer & stereo speakers, to provide recorded accompaniment, when necessary.

*** Specialties ***
I am a trained opera/oratorio singer, but I teach Broadway, Pop, choral and classical singers.

I have had many international students who didn't speak English well. Music is an international language that helps me communicate with all of my students!
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Elizabeth (Betsy) June 3, 2016
· Singing · In studio
I took away a whole array of new strategies and techniques to help preserve my voice and to increase my range. What a surprise- I had no idea I could sing so high!! Kathleen is a wonderful teacher and a really super lady. I'll be back for more lessons in the fall.
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Nadia N. August 10, 2015
· Singing · In studio
My daughter is really enjoying her voice lessons. Kathleen is a talented, caring teacher and knows how to make the process effective and fun for my daughter. My daughter loves being able to choose the songs she wants to learn, and this collaborative process keeps her quite interested and inspired.
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Leah Y. L. May 6, 2014
· Singing ·
Excellent Voice Teacher

Mrs. B is a wonderful and dedicated teacher who focuses diligently during class sessions. She thoroughly explains terms and technique and is friendly and sociable. Her extensive knowledge of languages comes extremely useful in Italian arias and other folk songs as to explain the meanings of words and to convey motion. Her classes are enjoyable and fun, while still being comprehensively academic.
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Kathleen B.

Menlo Park, CA 94025
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About Henry M.

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San Jose, CA

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40 years of German language knowledge, having lived and worked in both Cologne and Berlin. I'm a certified teacher with a minor in German, having taught at all levels internationally.

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.
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Mercia March 13, 2019
· German · Online
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Toshinori February 17, 2019
· English · Online
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Samira N. February 12, 2019
· English · In studio
I was completely confused bus he very kindly learns me and no rush.
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Henry M.

San Jose, CA 95113
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About Verónica V.

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Hialeah, FL
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German Professor with in-depth knowledge of listening, reading, speaking and writing. My thirty years of struggle and love for languages will be the key to your success. . I hold a Ph D in linguistic sciences and I have taught all levels-ages and many nationalities with great results. Pedagogy is the profession I love and I will make sure you get the best of our sessions.
Whether you want to learn a second language because you are about to take an important trip/ test, venture on vacation or because you are a Lover of the linguistic world I am the who will help you to achieve yours goals..

About Verónica
German-Spanish Linguistic Professor and Translator with in-depth knowledge of listening, reading, speaking and writing. My thirty years of struggle and love for languages will be the key to your success. I am a passionate Spanish and German speaker, who enjoys passing on my knowledge. I hold a Ph D in linguistic sciences and I have taught all levels-ages and many nationalities with great results. Pedagogy is the profession I love and I will make sure you get the best of our sessions.
Whether you want to learn a second language because you are about to take an important trip/ test, venture on vacation or because you are a Lover of the linguistic world I am the who will help you to achieve yours goals..
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Salem A. May 14, 2016
· German · Online
Veronica has started teaching German to my 12yo son and 7yo daughter. She has adapted her style very well to each child. In the case of my daughter, who is less willing and often distracted, she has had to try a few things to truly engage her. I am so thankful for her perseverance.

Veronica has a relaxed, friendly and cheerful demeanor. My kids respond well to her.

Thanks, Veronica!
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Courtney S. April 13, 2016
· German · Online
Veronica is so patient and makes you feel at ease quickly. Taking language lessons with her is extremely fun!
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Joanna S. March 30, 2016
· German · Online
I am taking both German and Spanish lessons with Veronica. She is an experienced and intuitive teacher who masterfully blends conversation, grammar and vocabulary building, adapted to the student's level. She provides rich resources for study and practice, based on the latest methods of language instruction.
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Verónica V.

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About Verena Y.

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Orlando, FL
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Hello my name is Verena!

I am a German native speaker and currently teaching German at a Language Center in Orlando. I believe in the method of "Learning by doing" which means that I engage my students to actively use the new language, learn in a natural way using real life objects and creating real life situation.

I have a post graduate degree from a German University and worked for several years as a teacher in educational science and was additionally responsible for the supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses in German language.

On these grounds, I am ideally educated to help you with your verbal and written skills in German language. If you just want to be able to have social talks, ask for direction, order food, or if you are interested in intensive language skills - I am here to help you!

About Verena
Hello my name is Verena!

I am a German native speaker and currently teaching German at a language center in Orlando. I believe in the method of "Learning by doing" which means that I engage my students to actively use the new language, learn in a natural way using real life objects and creating real life situation.

I have a post graduate degree from a German University and worked for several years as a teacher in educational science and was additionally responsible for the supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses in German language.

On these grounds, I am ideally educated to help you with your verbal and written skills in German language. If you just want to be able to have social talks, ask for direction, order food, or if you are interested in intensive language skills - I am here to help you!
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Madison October 25, 2018
· German · Online
She was great!
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Brianna H. October 22, 2018
· German · Online
Lesson was very easy to understand! I feel it is getting easier and easier to learn!!
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Brianna H. October 8, 2018
· German · Online
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Verena Y.

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About Tatiana Z.

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Long Beach, CA
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I am a professional teacher of German and I have many years of experience teaching German to different ages and levels. I taught at the university in Moscow.
If you are looking for a fun, flexible, easy to get along with tutor for either German or Russian I am perfect for you. I have been travelling to Germany, Austria, Switzerland for fun and as an interpreter. I have Goethe-Institute certificate which proves my qualifications. German is my biggest passion ever!

About Tatiana
I am a former German professor from Russia who currently lives in America and tutors full time now Russian and German.

I provide a variety of activities for my lessons so you will never get bored. For example, I will use games, interactive conversational lessons, fun warm up tasks, case studies, and even riddles. We will use authentic materials as well. You will learn conversational skills, formal writing skills, and test taking strategies all in a fun manner.

I have a background as as an experienced lecturer, teacher, and tutor in the field of linguistics (general linguistics, history of linguistics, psycolinguistics, social linguistics, gender studies). Since defending my dissertation, I have continued to do research in gender studies in the field of virtual communication and digital text, especially non-verbal communication, soci
al networks and gender-specific communication. However, I have found that my true passion is helping students in one-on-one lessons.
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Morgan H. March 26, 2019
· German · Online
Not only is every lesson enjoyable, Tatiana’s style of teaching is refreshing and fun! I look forward to every class. She’s incrediably patient and detailed in her tutoring, best teacher I’ve ever had!
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Alexander January 2, 2019
· Russian · In studio
Great teacher!
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Dino November 17, 2018
· German · Online
Nice teacher!
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Tatiana Z.

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About Chaz Ronald B.

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Los Angeles, CA
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A graduate with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education with majors in Spanish (Native Speakers' fluency) and German
( Native Speakers' fluency) in Language, Literature, and History, and Piano/Vocal Performance (Music); and minors in French Studies (Language and Culture), Italian, Linguistics, and Interpreting/Translation.

He has spoken German and Spanish since the age of 11 due to his German upbringing with a German step-father as well as his Hispanic background from his real father. He also studied at
Die Hochschule der Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wien, Osterreich (Vienna, Austria) and has been active in the Latino communities in the USA. He speaks Spanish at home and Italian with his Italian friends.

He has a B.A. and M.Ed. (majors in Spanish, German, Music (Vocal/ Piano Performance); minors in French, Italian, and Interpreting/Translations ). He is fluent-native speaker fluency to teach all the above languages in addition to Tagalog and Cebuano (Visaya). He

About Chaz Ronald
As a music and foreign language education specialist Ronald structures and restructures educational programs for leisure, college matriculation, and as degree course components administered by the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Testing-USA), ACT (American College Testing), HSC (Higher School Certificate-Australia), Trinity College London (external studies dept for Music, Speech, Drama, and English as a foreign language), the Certificate of Merit program (MTAC), and other music examinations boards such the R.S.M. and R.C.M. His subjects of expertise are: Music Theory, Composition, Piano and Vocal Performance - taken up in either English or as a Music program immersed in language programs in either Spanish, Italian, or German; and language courses from Beginner's to Advanced Conversational / Literature in English, Spanish, Italian, and German;
as well as French from Beginner's through Advanced levels.

He is a graduate with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in EDUCATION in the fields of Music, Spanish and German Literature, with a minor in Linguistics, French, and Italian Studies from UNSW (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia).

He is fluent (native speaker fluency) to teach Music in language immersion programs in these languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Tagalog, Cebuano (Visaya).

He also has advanced students with an Associate Degree (A Mus TCL) and B Mus candidates teaching at much lesser rates.
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Mark January 8, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Really great vocal teacher. He's very patient to his students. He goes on all the topics about singing. He's really good at helping his students prepare for a song. He doesn't waste time on any unnecessary practice. He teaches his students how to practice at home. I learned a lot of singing terms from him as well. Overall, I think he's a great vocal coach.
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Maria J. February 17, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Excellent! knowledgeable, friendly, easy to follow. Great introduction for a total beginner.
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Angelika April 1, 2016
· Vocal Training · In studio
I have taken lessons with Ronald since I was 6, I am now 23. In my 17 years of taking lessons I have learned to play piano, sing and am proficient in music theory. In the more recent years I have even had the opportunity to teach music through Ronald. Throughout the years, I have experienced and witnessed the patience and kindness Ronald consistently shows his students. He encourages his students to become better and shares in their enthusiasm due to their accomplishments. Ronald genuinely cares about his students and is dedicated to making sure his students improve. I fully recommend Ronald for students who have parents who want to be involved in the learning process and especially for young children who are just starting out. Ronald works well with families, includes parents every step of the way and is very patient with young students helping them learn in an open and encouraging environment.
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About Diane C.

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San Francisco, CA
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Using books and online materials, I guide students through grammatical rules, vocabulary and pronunciation, using cultural examples as illustration.

About Diane
Bonjour! Hello! Hallo!

I have been teaching on and off for many years, usually on a one-to-one basis; I taught teenagers and adults. I tailor my lessons to each student's individual needs and I am always ready to go above and beyond the basic lesson. I try to make learning a language fun and alive, through news, stories, and songs.

My method is to provide grammar (very important in French), vocabulary, conversation, reading, and translation in every lesson, and show how important each component is to the whole. I am overjoyed when my students start conversing without need for translation - even if there are errors!

My graduate educational background is in architecture, followed by an MBA in finance. My mother tongue is English; but I learned French at the age of nine when I attended my first French school. I have a French high s
chool diploma (Baccalauréat) and architecture degree, and I am certified to grade French exams from A1 through C1 (university level). Currently I teach after-school, coordinate a museum visit program (en français) and manage a French exam center.
I also attended high school in Germany, in a German high school, for several years, so I am fluent and am now also teaching. Learning languages was a necessity in my childhood. I love to learn, even if by adulthood, it is more difficult to become fluent in a new language. I think the fact of being a lifelong learner helps me better understand my students' needs.

As an avid reader since childhood, my spelling has always been excellent, and I worked as a proofreader. I look forward to helping my students reach their language goals.
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Don H. March 25, 2019
· French · Online
Once again, Diane has proven an exceptionally effective French instructor. She is conversant in American idioms and offers the French equivalents with ease. I am in awe of her ability to motivate and instruct.
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Jimmy T. February 10, 2019
· French · Online
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Bergen January 26, 2019
· French · In studio
Diane is very professional. I had my first class with her and she carefully accessed my level before she decided what area I should be focused on next. Highly recommended.
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Diane C.

San Francisco, CA 94107
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About Meghana L.

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Madison, AL

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7 years experience teaching German language to beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Classes focus on standard German reading, listening, writing and speaking with the focus on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and communication. Audio, video and books will be utilized depending upon the learning style and needs of the student/s. Conversational German, open to intermediate and advanced level students, will focus on communicating in German in daily situations like in the office, supermarket, restaurant, family gatherings to name a few. German for school students will be open to beginners and students who already know German and need to revise.

About Meghana
I am German language tutor, self motivated and passionate about German, German culture and above all teaching. I have a Masters degree in German and 7 years of teaching German as foreign language. My classes focus on speaking, reading, writing and listening standard beginner, intermediate and advanced German. Various learning tools including books,practice problems, audios, visual aids like pictures and videos, games will be used in order to make the classes interesting and fun and fit the student's learning style and requirements. Classes are open to all who are beginners, those who already know a little bit of German or who speak good German and want to speak and practice their German language skills.
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Meghana L.

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About Hazel B.

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Tallahassee, FL
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I love the German language! It sings, but not everyone realizes that. I started studying German in 1966, in high school. I was an exchange student to Dortmund, Germany, in 1969. That really made me want to learn more about German, Germans, and Germany. I hold a BA in German and English from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (honors in German, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). I also hold an MA in German Literature and Linguistics, an MS in Education in Teaching German to Speakers of Other Languages, and a JD, all from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. I've spent years living, studying, and working in Germany and Austria. I've studied at the University of Vienna and finished my MA at the University of Hamburg, Germany. I have a wealth of practical experience using German: I've taught German to foreign students (in German!) at the University of Hamburg; led groups of high school students to Germany to study German during the summer; worked as a dental assistant and a salesperson in an

About Hazel
I love German, and I love teaching! I'm fluent in German. I've taught German in grade schools, high schools, and colleges. I've also taught and tutored German privately. I hold a BA in German from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (honors in German, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). And I hold an MA in German Literature and Linguistics, an MS in Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and a law degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. I've spent years living, studying, and working in Germany and Austria. The first time I went to Germany was when I was in high school; I was an exchange student to Dortmund and lived with a family there. I had such a great time that I continued studying German. I spent my junior year in college in Vienna, Austria. I finished my MA at the University of Hamburg, where I also taught
German (in German!) to foreign students. In addition, I worked as a dental assistant, a salesperson in a shop, and a bilingual secretary in Hamburg. I've led groups of high school students in summer study programs to Krefeld, Germany. When I was in law school, I clerked for the US Army JAG Corps in Bremerhaven, Germany, and often helped out as an interpreter at courts-martial. I've taught and tutored privately. As part of my self-employment, I translate German. Right now, I'm studying Spanish, so I'm a beginning language learner all over again. I can truly relate to people who are just starting to learn a foreign language.
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Hazel B.

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