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About Jesse M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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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:

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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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Romy R. August 2, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
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.
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Dulcenea June 28, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
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Alex March 25, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Jesse M.

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$70 / 30-min

About Sara T.

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About my classes:

I strive to provide the best, most interactive online English classes for every student. We will discuss your needs and obtainable goals so that I can personalize your course material in order to reach them.

Some of the ways I integrate technology to make online lessons more effective are:

-Using collaborative slides to be able to work on the materials in real time.
-Online tools and resources in order to make the classes more interactive.
-Alternative assessment using a variety of content creation in English (see below).

Project-based learning and assessment is authentic language use in speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. Students are assigned creative projects based on real-life use of the language. The content is used to create an ebook, website, training or other presentation. Their project is used for studying, reviewing and as a measure of progress and assessment over time.

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About Sara
I offer online classes in Spanish, English language (ESL/EFL), TOEFL exam prep and writing. I have taught students from age 3 to senior citizens. I have experience teaching in language centers, bilingual schools and in companies.

I have a TEFL diploma, TBE (Teacher of Business English) Certificate, BA in English Language Learner Studies with a minor in History and an MA in Teaching and Learning with Technology with a specialization as an online educator. Currently, I am pursuing my second MA degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

I begin with new student by identifying their priorities and then setting a SMART goal. Based on the timeline, I make an action plan that we follow so the student can see progress in each and every class. We reevaluate goals and materials as needed.

To make the online classes more interesting and effec
tive, we will use slides to collaborate on the materials together. This allows us to communicate in real time and the information is saved to the drive, so it is easily accessible from any computer, smartphone or tablet.

We can import images, verb charts, worksheets, PDF and doc files, ebooks and videos as needed. Using the tools, you and I will both be able to edit, write and draw on the materials and add any additional notes, links or resources during or between classes.

Please don't hesitate to use the "Ask a question" feature to contact me with any special circumstances or concerns.
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Maurice C. July 5, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Great first session!
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Wendy & Isaac M. July 2, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Sara is very enthusiastic and it shows she loves teaching. Our first lesson was thorough and we started learning to say new things right off the bat. We look forward to our next lesson!
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Liz May 8, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Great lesson
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Sara T.

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About Anna L.

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Lancaster, PA
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One-on-one language coaching through the fundamentals of English.

About Anna
Hi there! I'm Anna, and I'm looking forward to meeting you. I've been offering private piano lessons since 2009 and offer foundations in music theory, technique, sight-reading and classic piano repertoire.

I begin most students in Faber method books, before branching into classical repertoire including selections from Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary time periods. My teaching style is flexible though, so I'll be happy to adapt to your individual liking and needs.

In 2012 I graduated from Thomas Edison State College with a degree in music and in 2017 I completed my Master's in Education from Post University. Today I enjoy teaching music to students ranging from six years old through adult.

I believe quality practice and motivation are key to success, and I'm looking forward to helping you succeed!
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Justine October 1, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Fantastic teacher. 100% recommend.
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Gina February 19, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Anna is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled musician, which inspires her students to want to excel themselves! My 7year old son has been taking lessons from Anna for about 2 years. He is excited to go to his lesson each week! Although my son struggles with some dyslexia, Anna is extremely patient with him and makes him feel like he is valuable and capable. She has adjusted the method and curriculum to find something that works well for him. She carefully explains the lessons, makes my son feel so special, and inspires him to want to learn.
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Marlena February 12, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Anna is a truly talented pianist and I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to be a student of hers for over five years. She has an incredible talent for teaching music to all ages and I’ve learned so much from her.
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Anna L.

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About Carlos E.

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Carlsbad, CA

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I have a teaching experience of ESL of more than 24 years in Cuba. I have taught in colleges, for students with different academic interests, and for graduates who wanted to improve their proficiency in this language. I have also trained teachers of ESL at the language school where I worked.

In my teaching I use a communicative approach with meaningful exchanges but with a solid foundation of the formal aspects of the language too, so that students can move forward safely. I pay attention to individual differences so that each student can progress at his/her own pace with ease.

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

I believe in creating a friendly atmosphere with meaningful human exchanges throughout my lessons.

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 Emily H.

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Are you having trouble mastering the English language? I am a certified TESOL teacher and have been teaching ESL all over the world since 2010. I teach all levels from beginner to advanced and all ages from 8 to 88. I have a bachelor's and a master's degree in linguistics and can speak several foreign languages myself, so I know where language learners are coming from and can explain how to break down the language so that it's not quite so hard to learn! I look forward to helping you to perfect your English skills!

About Emily
Are you looking to brush up your English skills or try your hand at learning French or German? I would be delighted to help you find your way in navigating these tricky languages.

Allow me to tell you about myself. I am a certified and experienced ESL teacher who has traveled the globe and shared her skills abroad. I have a bachelor's degree in linguistics from Boston University and a master's degree in the same from the Free University in Berlin, Germany. I obtained my TESOL certificate from ITTT in 2010 while I was volunteering in a refugee English class in Denver. The following year I taught ESL to foreign boarding students at a high school in Maine. While living in Germany I taught adult English classes at public community colleges and children's English classes at an after school club, as well as giving multiple private lessons. A
dditionally, I taught ESL to both children and adults at a private school in Switzerland. I have also volunteer taught at English camps for refugee adults and children in Lebanon. Like I said, I've been privileged to offer my skills all over the globe!

I speak both French and German fluently and can teach in these languages if need be, but mostly, having studied linguistics and other languages such as Russian and Arabic, I understand what it's like to be a foreign language learner. I studied the construction of languages and can easily break them down into their parts so that they are easier to wrap your head around.

My skills are not limited to teaching English only, but I am also an experienced proofreader and editor. I have edited myriad documents not only for private individuals but also in the academic and professional sectors. So if you need help with writing or are looking for someone to proofread your written works, I would be happy to offer this service.

Finally, as previously mentioned, I speak both French and German fluently and am happy to help beginner and intermediate learners to acquire these languages. Or if you just want someone to practice your skills with I can serve as your conversational partner! I love giving private lessons because that way I can connect with each student individually and tailor the lesson especially to meet his or her needs!

I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your linguistic way!
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Siena L. September 15, 2019
· German · Online
Emily is wonderful with my daughter who is 13 and great at explaining and helping.
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Alison L. August 24, 2019
· German · Online
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Rob T. August 5, 2019
· German · Online
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Emily H.

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About Virginia N.

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Hablo espanol. I am patient and make lessons according to your needs.

About Virginia
Welcome to Takelessons.com! There are many lovely teachers on this site. I am here to help you succeed. I offer English, Writing, Piano, Math, Test Preparation, Dissertation writing, and Homework help.

Music: I can offer you a well rounded plan of study and you can choose what and how you would like to learn. For example, young students generally want to learn to read the notes. For these I give classes in theory, music history, ear training, and technique along with the note reading. Older students generally want to learn to play songs they know by learning notes in the right hand and putting chords in the left hand. For these students, I emphasize the theory so they will understand what notes go together to make a nice sound.

My background has been in church music. I started playing at church for services when I was 16 years old.
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Virginia N.

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$42 / 30-min

About Bianca F.

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Hello ! I am Bianca. I was born and raised in the U.S. and am studying to become in English instructor. I wanted to help anyone wanting to learn the English language. I can help with basic conversation, vocabulary and spelling, and listening skills. Once I am aware of the level the student is at, I will work with them to help improve their English skills and to reach a higher goal of fluency. I hope to be able help you on your journey to improving soon :)

About Bianca
Hello! My name is Bianca. I am training to be an English instructor and want to help anyone wishing to learn English. If you are wishing to improve on English skills (whether you are at Beginner or Intermediate levels) I want be able to help. I will work with students to reach their goals of fluency within the English language. Learning will be easy and fun. I will work with students enable confidence in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. I hope to help you on your journey to improving soon :)

I am writing this just so it is clear, I expect all of my students to be respectful when learning with me. I will not tolerate any inappropriate behavior or speech. Students who exhibit inappropriate behavior will be reported and classes will cease to continue with me.
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Bianca F.

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$34 / 30-min

About Alia I.

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San Marcos, CA
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As a highly compassionate and ESL teacher , with over 10 years of hands-on teaching experience, I am confident in my ability to become a valuable asset to your learning process. I have always enjoyed teaching English as a second language in language schools & colleges,with students of multi ethnic and diverse backgrounds. I have learned a lot from my students and their cultures which enriched my experience as an educator and as a person. The most joyful side of my job is the interaction with diverse students.I believe that my biggest and ultimate class achievement is building a rapport with my students which facilitates and plays a vital role in students’ engagement and motivation. My enjoyment and confidence in teaching has resulted in positive impact in increasing their curiosity, motivation, and the desire to be challenged. I strongly believe in differentiated learning whether it was in content, product or process to meet my students’ individual needs.
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About Alia
Hello! My name is Alia and I'm an English teacher from San Diego, CA. I have been teaching English and writing for over than 10 years.

I offer English/ESL and writing lessons.I teach all levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.
I’ve been teaching ESL (English as a second language) for 10 years now. I have a Bachelor degree in English Language & Translation, and TEFL (TEFL = Teaching English as a foreign language ). I am a n IELTS Band : 7 certified teacher.

I have taught many different subjects, including speaking, pronunciation, grammar, business English, academic writing, and more. I've also taught beginners through very advanced English learners, as well as a range of ages, from kids to adults (although mostly teenagers and adults).

I enjoy teaching everything, but especially grammar, so if you need help with grammar, I am her
e for you! 🤓

I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively and live abroad. From 2008 to 2018 I taught English at a university in Saudi Arabia, which was a wonderful experience. I've also traveled to Amman, Jordan and taught their for almost two years. Having lived in other countries, I understand the struggles associated with communicating in a foreign language.

As a teacher, I am friendly, patient, flexible and kind (and funny, I hope!), but I also care very much about my students' learning and I create lessons that are challenging but interesting, fun, and connected to the students' real lives and/or their specific goals. I also encourage students to talk as much as possible!

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In addition to teaching, I’ve also taught writing for many years at the university & college levels. Strengthening your writing skills is empowering; it gives you the tools to be able to express yourself better. I love being able to help people do that.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you!

Alia M. Ismael
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Alia I.

San Marcos, CA 92069
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$20 / 40-min

About Monifa G.

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Experienced teacher for over 4 years. I am a passionate ESL Jamaican Tutor. My lessons are a bit different as I incorporate culture and positivity within my lessons. Added to that my students do 90-95% of the speaking however if they are shy I am patient and I help them to grow int hat area. My lessons tend to be encouraging and you get tips on how to improve. I like when my students are happy and all ages are welcome. Looking forward to working with you!

About Monifa
I am a young Jamaican girl who has been experienced in ESL since 2016. I am super passionate about it and my lessons are fun and very interactive. The student usually does most of the speaking. Hope to have you soon!
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Monifa G.

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$22 / 30-min

About Xiomara R.

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When English is not your first language, you want to make sure your written and spoken skills surpass those of even native speakers. I would like to help students starting their journey into the English speaking world.

About Xiomara
I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy, English is my second language, and I love to dance.

I'm not great at "selling" myself as to why you should choose me to be your instructor. I struggled while in school, but I managed to get through. Now, when I educate patients, colleagues, or even friends, I have found ways to make tough subjects easy to understand. We sometimes get caught up in "sounding smart" and don't know if the person receiving the information is understanding. If you are not able to understand a topic in easier layman's terms, no matter how well you memorize it, it won't stick for long.

I hope to be able to assist students who may be struggling with ESL and anatomy find effective studying strategies to grasp and understand the material presented.
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Xiomara R.

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$25 / 30-min

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