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About Tamari (Tamara) W.

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Torrington, CT

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About Tamari (Tamara)
Hi, there! I'm Tamara and I can't wait to meet you!

On social media and for those who are more familiar, I'm Tamari. We all learn in different ways; some are more visual; others, auditory; some, kinesthetic--I combine a number of different modalities in my teaching, including direct feedback-teaching--once you learn a concept or skill, teach it, as soon as you possibly can, to someone else! -- this reinforces your own knowledge of the skill or concept!
I've been teaching private lessons for many years and have loved helping my students acquire new skills, master new pieces, and prepare for concerts and performances. Over the years, my younger students have earned Blue and Gold ratings at the Young Musicians' Festival in Fairfield U., some of them earning gold cups: This is a statewide event to encourage long-term commitment
to the art, discipline and joy of music making.
I went to Indiana University's Jacob School of Music and earned a Masters in Piano Performance, and Composition in the '90's. I sang all types of vocal music as well as prepared singers with vocal coaching and voice development techniques 20+ years.
I'm fun loving, patient, and optimistic-- these traits carry through in my teaching style,
One Size does NOT fit all--I approach the lesson plans for each student tailored to your learning style.
Over the past 23 years, my life experiences have encompassed other disciplines and compelled me to learn and acquire many other skills: my liberal arts as well as fine arts education lent itself to helping me work administrative jobs and even expanded into sales and public speaking. I have coached after school and SAT preparation to High School and College age students, helped with the preparation of legal and analytical documents, creative writing and editing assignments; and even tutored computer, social media and Microsoft Office & iWork Suite of applications to older adults.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals
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MARGUERITE S. July 10, 2018
· Classical Voice · Online
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Jonathan May 31, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Tamari Witkin is not only an incredible musician, but is one of only a few teachers who is deeply committed to making sure that any student she takes under her wing will fledge comfortably and competently. Tamari has a keen sense of exactly what is needed to help a particular student overcome a particular pianistic impediment to learning to play the piano. Moreover, she brims with such enthusiasm that it all becomes so much fun studying with her that one cannot help but feel like and sound like they are becoming a pianist.
I highly recommend anyone at any level of piano playing to study with Tamari,
NOW!!!!
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Sylvia Corrigan May 13, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
It was a pleasure working with Tamari Witkin over the years that she was located in Milford and participated in the Schubert Club of Fairfield County. I am familiar with her piano performance, which was high level, showing fine musicianship and great sensitivity to the message of the pieces.
I have also sung with her; and again, she shows a high degree of musicianship!
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Tamari (Tamara) W.

Torrington, CT 06790
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About Kat F.

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Woodbury, CT

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How about a relaxed, fun and natural way of learning American Sign Language? Let's try some lessons together. I teach in an interactive and empowering way where discovering the beauty of this visual language and the valuable culture cherished by Deaf and Hearing Americans is part of every lesson.

I cater lessons to match your learning style and communication needs. Your classes will also have music, role-play, games and story telling. I have taught ASL and Deaf Culture to many different students and groups: K-12 students, families with special needs children, college students, interpreting students, professionals, families with Deaf children, adults, home schoolers, choirs, and dance troops.
I am a certified Interpreter with the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and have been a professional interpreter and ASL instructor
since 1991. I am a certified teacher in the state of Connecticut and hold an MS in education, a BA in Communications Human Relations/Interpreting.
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Frances July 9, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Very nice, kind, helpful,
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Trevor July 8, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Great first lesson! Thank you!
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Amanda W May 8, 2018
· American Sign Language ·
The best teacher on this planet earth. I feel so privileged to have been taught by Professor Kathleen, she is amazing. The plus was the introduction to ASL.

P.S: it takes a big heart to help shape little minds.
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Kat F.

Watertown, CT 06795
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About Clare K.

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Granby, MA

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After two years working as a translator/interpreter for a local government office in Kochi, Japan, I moved back to the US last year. Since then, I have been a private teacher of Japanese for all ages, currently from age 7 to mid-40s. I love to be a witness when my students suddenly "get" something new we've been working on for a while. Japanese is a fascinating, beautiful, and complicated language, and it's exciting to be a partner in my students' achievements and success!

I am highly experienced in teaching middle school and high school age students--including my own kids, whom I homeschool. My first visit to Japan was a semester study abroad in my senior year of high school, so I can give ample advice to students who are preparing to go to Japan. Along with my on-the-ground experience living and working in Japan in a fast-paced and hig
h-stakes environment, I hold an M.A. in Japanese and N1 (highest level) certification on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Native Japanese speakers have complimented me on my native-like pronunciation and syntax.

Contact me any time for more information or to set up your first lessons!
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Isaiah I. October 19, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Very friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. My son really loved his 1st lesson and looking forward to more lessons.
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Cheri I. October 19, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Very friendly, knowledgeable and engaging
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Desmond B. October 2, 2018
· Japanese · Online
My son has just started taking classes with Clare. Since he began, she has gone above and beyond our expectations. She consistently give us updates on his progress and has been very helpful with organizing his work and sending us information to assist with his studying. He is really enjoying the class.
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Clare K.

Granby, MA 01033
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About Diana H.

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New Britain, CT
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Hi, my name is Diana and I'm a native German currently living in Connecticut. I have lived here for almost 10 years now.
I have experience teaching young children, teenagers, as well as adults and I would love to share my knowledge of the German language and culture with you. Please feel free to send me a message with any questions you may have.
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Alfredo A. June 8, 2018
· German · In home
Very good instructor! Bery patient and helpful!
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Alexia May 8, 2018
· German · In home
Diana was one of the best tutors I have ever had the pleasure of learning with. She is extremely kind and thoughtful, bringing something special to every encounter. She is also one of the most timely people I have ever met, never showing up less than ten minutes early. She encouraged me every step of the way and never made me feel as though I was learning at too slow of a pace. Her sense of humor is also amazing, making tutoring feel more like hanging with an old friend. Give her a chance to be your tutor and I can guarantee you will not regret it.
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Dan May 7, 2018
· German · In home
Very patient teacher, encouraging and friendly. Highly recommended.
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Diana H.

Diana H.

New Britain, CT 06053
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About Jessica C.

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Wallingford, CT

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I am a special education and math teacher with 12 years of experience teaching and tutoring students from the ages of 9 to 21. I have a masters degree in secondary math education and over 40 graduate credit hours in the area of special education, as well as two bachelors degrees: English Literature and German Language & Literature. I love to learn and I love to teach! My experience as a special education teacher has expanded my ability to teach higher level concepts effectively to anyone, and I know I can help you master whatever areas you may struggle with!
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Jessica C.

Wallingford, CT 06492
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About Karin L.

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Manchester, CT
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I was born and raised in Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan. After graduating High school, I came to the United States by myself to learn English and the culture, so I'm aware of the difficulty of learning other languages. I myself have been through what you are going through right now so please let me help you!!
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Karin L.

Manchester, CT 06042
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About Susannah S.

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Fayetteville, AR
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My name is Susannah Storie and I teach English and Arabic. I studied both at the University of Arkansas. I majored in English and minored in Arabic - that is 30 credit hours of Modern Standard Arabic. I also spent time in the Middle East teaching English to kids and studying Arabic. This is beneficial because I not only know and understand Arabic grammar, but I also know and understand colloquial levantine/shami Arabic dialect.

I taught English by emersion to students who only spoke Arabic and on the week nights, I took Arabic lessons. I can teach the Arabic alphabet and basic grammar. This will help with pronunciation and the formation of sentences. It is a great foundation and I welcome anyone who wants to learn as little or as much Arabic as they like!

English is my native language and I have spent time teaching it as a second
language before (ESL). I like to use the Growing Participator Approach in my lessons but this will take time dedication. The GPA is an approach that teaches language the way we learn it naturally as babies. As you "grow" in the language, it will become internalized as language does as we grow up.

I also studied English grammar and literature in college, spend quite a bit of time writing, and actually enjoy wiring essays. I would love to teach you how to write an effective essay that you'll actually enjoy writing!
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Paula November 7, 2018
· AP English · In studio
Great tutor! Very helpful and attentive to my needs. She understands my specific needs and is able to meet them. Very personable and enjoyable!
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Joy B. November 7, 2018
· Arabic · Online
Susannah is such a great instructor! Very patient, fun, and knowledgable of the language! I definitely recommend her because you will learn a lot, and have a great time while doing so! She also has real life experience using Arabic, living among native speakers--so she brings a lot to the table!
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About Gabriel M.

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Deerfield Beach, FL

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About Gabriel
I am a language teacher with over twenty years experience teaching at the high school level. I have also taught in community school and college during evenings. I taught Spanish in both high school and community school; I also taught English as a Second Language in community school and college. In addition, I have taught both Spanish and English to dozens of private students.

I believe that teaching a language should involve a comprehensive approach that includes all phases and disciplines of the language, from conversation, correct pronunciation, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, syntax and culture.

My philosophy of teaching is that learning should be fun, not tedious. I use music, popular magazines, stories, poetry, conversation about current events, and various other means to help the student develop the skills he/she n
eeds to learn and master the language.

My background, education, and experience qualify me to be a highly effective teacher. i look forward to meeting you and helping you to learn and speak Spanish.

I am a native speaker of Spanish and have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Spanish and a minor in French from Angelo State University in Texas.
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Natalia December 3, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
The best teacher ever. Professor Meruelo is very experienced knowledgeable, intelligent person. He knows how to explain material in easy way and care about his students.
I learned English at Broward Community College with Prof. Meruelo. After this class I was able to pass TOEFL with the appropriate score, that I couldn't get before.
I'd give 7 stars )
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Gabriel M.

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