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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.

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. Once or twice a year we'll also stage a larger event off site for more individual students and bands classes to perform.
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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Vanessa October 22, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I like these singing classes
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Vanessa October 20, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Still taking this class, it’s reviews are pending
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Hima October 11, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Jesse is very knowledgeable and a really good instructor for beginners, as he makes sure we learn strong fundamentals . I started my violin classes as a beginner and could see my learning curve is ramping up very well.
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About Micah B.

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Dallas, TX
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There is more time available than what is shown on my calendar. I call you before the first lesson and plan your specific goals, so that every minute in class is used for working together to reach your goals. I create a tailored course specifically for your needs, whether you're from Russia, Japan, Latin America, Italy, France or another country. I integrate books, music, novels, TV and more. I have 12 years' experience, and I am an expert with over 10 years' experience researching language acquisition. I know what it takes to get fluent.

We will help you improve your English fluency through customized lessons with unique methodology that will improve your speaking, accent, reading and writing. We choose books and material that work best for you. Business Language, Language with Friends, Accent Reduction, Idioms, Increased Vocabulary, Improved Grammar, Learn More Phrasal Verbs, Slang and more.

I have a global language training company and manage 100 instructors. My lessons ...

About Micah
I have been a full time private English instructor since 2008, and I've had my global language training company (over 100 instructors) since 2014. I take on private students here, exclusively with take lessons, because it's important to always be teaching and creating more modern curriculum for real progress in fluency. I know what it takes to get fluent, because I've acquired Spanish, French and Japanese as an adult. I know you can improve and teach your goals just as I have.

I always call clients before the first class to extensively discuss your goals. I have a specific form we full out together for every 3 months of progress. I have researched this, and it's the most effective way to improve.

I work primarily with professionals who need to improve American English language skills and/ or accent for those working in the United
States or working with Americans. Also, I can get English speakers to a high level of fluency in Spanish.

This includes, slang, idioms, phrasal verbs, professional email writing, presentations, American culture, accent/pronunciation and more.

I have created a method, which is a specific way to learn languages, which is the most effective for acquiring a language.

I always use RELEVANT articles to read, TV shows to watch, books to read, radio shows to listen to, in order to incorporate English as much as possible in every aspect of the student's life.

This is how we learn our first language, so why would we try to learn our second language in a different way? Second language researchers have been saying for decades that grammar- focused lessons don't work, yet our schools continue to focus on this. You want to be FLUENT, right? Writing is easy after that.

I have had contracts with Hitachi, NTT Data, Intel, Amazon, Google, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Samsung, Ferrovial, Webber, Bluebonnet, Austin Bridges and Roads, North Tarrant Infrastructure, Trinity, Mary Kay International, and many, many more international companies.

How I teach: I create customized classes for you. I teach you to SPEAK the language. Lessons are dynamic, fun and give you confidence, incorporating things you like: TV, radio, music, movies, current events, and much more.

One-on-one, small groups, company-wide programs, online, in person.
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Tessa B. November 22, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Micah continues to be fun, clear, informative, and helpful. A real pleasure to work with!!!
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Ellen M. October 22, 2018
· Spanish · Online
I thought the lesson was very good
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Ognian October 12, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
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About Ulyana H.

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Broomfield, CO

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I am a native English speaker and able to help with reading, reading comprehension, writing and grammar.

About Ulyana
My name is Ulyana and I'm passionate about teaching and tutoring! I graduated with a B.S. from Rice University (Houston, TX), specializing in earth sciences (geology and chemistry). I did my Masters in planetary geology at Brown University (Providence, RI), and for my PhD, I trekked over 1500 miles in Nepal, studying glacial lake flooding hazards to Sherpa villages, as well as impacts of pollution on pristine high mountains, including Mt. Everest.

For seven years now, I have either tutored or taught, in classrooms and in the field, all age groups, sharing the joy of science, math - and learning in general! When I was in my teens, I participated in many science fairs and symposia at the national and international level. Then I went to college and grad school in science. Pretty much, science has been my life! For any of your science need
s, with a special focus on astronomy and geology (earth sciences), I'm here to help. I can assist with physics, biology, chemistry and math (algebra, pre-calc, calculus). Given my experience in public speaking, the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) and writing, I can assist with that as well!

If you're interested in creative lessons - with a true focus on your learning experience, I'm your tutor! Often times when working out in the field in extreme locations (e.g., Antarctica and Mt. Everest), I have to MacGyver solutions on the fly. I want to teach you how to think. This skill will serve you well, long into the future.
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Tom C. November 6, 2018
· Study Skills · Online
Ulyana is a most competent ,dedicated teacher who has helped my special needs daughter progress with navigating technology. The situation has been most challenging, but Ulyana has continued with understanding and poise. She has reached out to me immediately to clarify the progress and circumstance which has allowed me to realize why I chose her initially. Her positive demeanor, understanding and willingness to accept a most challenging situation stands out uniquely. I support her in her endeavors completely. Sincerely,Tom
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Jenelle P. June 21, 2018
· Science · Online
shes really nice. i hope i get to see her again, shes a great teacher.
-jenelles daughter
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Gabriel April 16, 2018
· Writing · Online
She was very knowledgeable and presented the information clearly. My writing greatly improved.
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Ulyana H.

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Broomfield, CO 80020
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About Isabela D.

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I am a Certified Interpreter in five languages with the US Defense Language Institute Monterrey, California.

English is my third language but I didn’t stop here. I taught my mother and so many others tips on how to learn this language faster.
If you speak a Romantic language, even better; I’ll find “anchors” to help you connect the dots and allow you to find English words faster.
If your native language is not among the Romantic ones, don’t despair (though my assumption is that you stopped reading by now). Mentors are critical, and I’ll teach you ways to find balance, consistency, and discipline in learning English as a Second Language.

About Isabela
I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested student who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

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lieve in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
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Kate December 3, 2018
· Italian · Online
A very fun lesson today! We covered nationalities, telling time, days of the week and months. Also entering/exiting stores and restaurants. Good advice about emergency exits and always having the American Embassy phone number handy. I'm getting so excited about my upcoming trip to Italy!
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Jeanette D. December 2, 2018
· Calligraphy · Online
What an interesting person love her
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Elizabeth P. December 1, 2018
· Romanian · Online
Isabela is the BEST!!!
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Fleming Island, FL

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My lessons are fun, interactive, and customizable! Fully online and meant for those who want to start the very beginning of their English speaking journey. I am currently completing my TESOL certification and finishing up a Bachelors in Business.

About Rita
I am a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. I have experience teaching all ages and all learning abilities, most notably young children with Autism, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and ADHD. I have been playing the piano since grade school, taking private lessons all the way up until high school. My passion for voice is truly what set the stage for my professional career. In 2013 I was admitted into the FSCJ CHORAL with a full scholarship and traveled Florida competing professionally. I have 4 years of professional teaching experience and have worked with various students to help them succeed with auditions.
I have personal experiencing auditioning for Disney, the Ritz Theatre and St. Augustine Arts Festival. I look forward to teaching you!
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About Emily H.

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Golden, CO
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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
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. While living in Switzerland I taught ESL to both children and adults at a private school. I have also volunteer taught at English camps for refugee adults and children in Lebanon. Like I said, I've been privileged to of
fer 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 learner of a foreign language. 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 pharmaceutical sectors. So if you need help with writing or are looking for someone to proofread your written works, I can definitely 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!
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Katherina December 3, 2018
· ESL · Online
Ms. Emily Hoppin has been a very reliable proofreader for me for years, who not only corrects grammatical mistakes and transforms my sentences into good American English, but also thinks things through with me and points out flaws in my logic or incomprehensible explanations within my texts. She has always kept deadlines.
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Fadi November 15, 2018
· ESL · Online
Emily is a fantastic teacher!
She is very experienced, and definitely knows what students need in order to get where they want to go with English. Emily is very patient with her students and above all she is a very dedicated teacher. Emily helped me prepare for my TOEFL exam and I wouldn't have got a high grade without her help. Having lessons with Emily has been the highlight of my learning English journey and I highly recommend her as an amazing English teacher! I can guarantee that she would smoothly take your English to the next level!
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Georgiy November 14, 2018
· ESL · In studio
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I’ve had a privilege of knowing Emily Hoppin since 2014 when I started meeting with her for the purpose of ameliorating my English.
She greatly helped me to improve my written and spoken English skills.
In addition to that, she is an engaging tutor who makes learning fun.
I believe that she has an incredible talent for teaching the English language.
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Golden, CO 80401
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Experienced teacher of 9 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate student learning level. All ages are welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be speaking English in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of communicating and understanding. With me you will learn how to speak English and have fun doing it! There is no need to feel overwhelmed, we will go step by step to learn English in a way that is creative and enjoyable.

Let's get started!

About Angela
I am a professional life coach, friend, confidant, mom, and comedian (not really but I want to be). I believe that life is best lived in context of JOY and I have plenty of it! My life story is unique and what I share about my life and life experiences are always age appropriate and relatable to my students.

I am number 6 of 14 children born to my parents. I was a phenomenal athlete and continued my athletic career at Baylor University where I majored in Business and Religion. I went on to get my Masters at Truett Theological and utilize my degrees every opportunity I get. I am a single mom and business owner, and published author.

My students range in age; I work with children and adults, males and females. Many parents hire me to help their child(ren) gain confidence and discover self worth at an early age. I work alongside pa
rents in accomplishing increased levels of confidence, performance, and self awareness. For adults, I help in a like manner but also help them to discover their narrative, find healing and wholeness, as well as acquiring confidence with a positive self image. Majority of my life work has been geared toward women but the men who hire me find great comfort in opening up to share their life story with me

It is your unique story that makes you uniquely you. I want to explore who that is in a curriculum crafted to meet your unique needs. I have a published workbook for women. The workbooks for men, teenagers, and athletes are in the works.

As a professional life coach, I travel for speaking engagements, conferences, and retreats. I make sure to communicate my traveling schedule in a timely manner. I love to mentor students who want to become effective, dynamic individuals.

My personal passion is health and wholeness for individuals helps us to build stronger families that create a better community which positively affect our city, state, nation, and world. I firmly believe that acquiring healthy body image and life skills at an early age help us to better contributors to our communities whether large or small. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better version of you!
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Laurie November 28, 2018
· Life Coaching · Online
Angela has provided coaching sessions for me several times over the last few months. Her influence and guidance has allowed me to make significant changes in the way I love and respect myself. The methods that are used helped me to recognize and heal emotional wounds that I was not aware of beforehand. I highly recommend Angela (Coach AB Williams) to anyone seeking a safe place to explore the deeper parts of themselves.
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