I currently work for and have been extensively trained by The VIPKID organization where, over the internet, I teach children from China to speak English. I have won praise from both my students and their parents for my empathetic and patient approach.
I have been a voice, acting, and teacher of creative arts for over 25 years. My background includes ten years of classical voice training with Maestro Julio Berrocal, as well as vocal training through the Feldenkrais approach with Marcy Lindhiemer. In acting, I have studied with renowned Stanislavsky scholar Sonia Moore and Master acting teacher of the Strasberg Method, Marcia Haufrecht. I received a B.A. For comparative literature and creative writing at the State University of New York at Purchase and have recently completed my Master's degree in social work at Walden University. I believe, within all of us, Is the ability to express something distinctive and original. I work to help students discover their unique voice, whether it be through singing, acting, or writing. I share with my students an array of tools to gain the ability
and confidence to achieve their goals. I empathize deeply with the challenges students may face when pursuing a life in the creative and performing arts, having worked professionally in those areas for most of my adult life. I believe it is the teacher's job to respect each student's individual process of learning. My students have gone on to become recording artists, Broadway performers, movie actors, Blues and cabaret artists, and published writers.
*** Lesson Details *** Voice I am an empathetic teacher, sensitive to the student's individual process of learning. My singing lessons usually start with breathing and relaxation exercises. Vocal technique exercises come next. When the student is fully warmed up, we will begin to work on songs. It is important that students be a part of the process of picking material since the more personally they respond to the material the more apt they are to become engaged in their lessons. After three to six months beginning students will have gained an understanding of the fundamentals of breathing, relaxation, and basic performance skills. With more advanced students the focus will be on range extension and the on-going development of vocal style through song interpretation and performance related exercises. Acting As an acting teacher and coach, I tailor my classes to the needs of each student. I utilize improvisatory and sensory techniques to help unleash spontaneity. I also encourage the students to use their personal experiences as a way to access a full range of emotions. I enjoy working with the student on script analysis, so as to discover the underlying motivations of the character the student is working on. Creative and Lyric Writing I use prompts as a way to get the student writing. Often, I will ask the student to write for stretches of time without editing themselves. It is important to unleash imagination before beginning the process of editing. Many times it is the unexpected that is the most compelling.
*** Studio Equipment *** home- 10 minutes away from Manhattan with piano, seating for parents -practice studio seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide a piano, cd/mp3 player and an large library of songbooks to work from. The student should bring sheet music of songs they want to work on and a recording device.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in teaching how to sing rock, pop, musical theater, jazz, cabaret, and blues without hurting the voice as well as method acting instruction.
A very good first lesson. We went over breathing exercises and scales. Also had time for Amy to critique my speaking style through a portion of a speech I will be giving in a month. Time well-spent.
She briefly went over the next lesson plan and gave me a little homework to do as well.
I got a lot out of this lesson and I can see how this will help me accomplish my goal of being a better public speaker and having a more controlled and stronger voice.
Looking forward to future lessons.
September 9, 2019
Patient. Gifted Teacher!
June 23, 2019
Amy is absolutely incredible. She showed keen interest in my concerns and challenges. She listened and knew exactly what I needed to do to get to where I want to be. She makes it easy for me to understand and she is truly a great coach. I can’t wait to see her again.
Students can expect a thorough exploration and internalization of the English language alphabet, the proper pronunciation of the 18 vowel sounds, the mastery of writing simple words and phrases in the English lsnguage, the aquisition of new words (vocabulary), and the abilty to express themselves sumply in writing. Students will also acquire reading and comprehension skills.
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 attended Indiana University's distinguished Jacob School of Music where I 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. Within the 10 most recent years, I served as Music Director in Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian and Lutheran Churches, as it is my firm conviction that Music is a universal language which can help deepen the prayer experience while helping to bring comfort and joy.
I have known Tamari professionally for fifteen years.
She is an excellent music teacher for piano and voice. Her expertise is noticeable as she patiently meets her student at his/her level and guides that student to the next step.
The process is perfect for any student, even if developmentally challenged and for any age. I highly recommend Tamari.
September 6, 2019
I've been consistent weekly taking yoga lessons from Tamari at the Y in Canaan CT. I try not to miss it. She's a compassionate and caring yoga teacher and will trailer her classes to fit your needs. Her classes are good for newbies and seniors and those who want a simple class. No athletics. Hatha Yoga are basic yoga stretches that will make you feel good after participating . My aches and pains are gone after each session. To be continued....
September 2, 2019
Tamara is a very highly qualified, and extremely capable musician and instructor. While away on a leave from my position as music director at a local church, Tamara planned and provided the music for services, and led the congregation's music programs in my absence. While I was away, it was a great comfort to know that Tamara provided quality music for each service. In addition to demonstrating an extraordinary level of musicianship, Tamara is a dependable, and dedicated professional. I am pleased to provide my strongest recommendation!
These lessons are spontaneous. I do not prepare for these lessons. We will have a conversation and I will respond to your language needs in the moment.
CELTA certified, enthusiastic, compassionate, and knowledgeable teacher. We'll use current, relevant, real-life reading and listening material to teach you practical English. We can tailor our lessons to your needs and interests, whether you want to focus on speaking practice, grammar, vocabulary, or pronunciation.
For the past 5 years, I have worked on various online English (ESL) tutoring platforms. If you are a beginner, intermediate or advance student, I would be more than happy to help you clearly speak the English language. I have tutored students worldwide to improve their Conversational English such as pronunciation, reading comprehension, writing and vocabulary. My tutoring styles are to work together with lesson plans, exercises or project based learning. Did you know that “I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language? I am. “I” is the subject, and “am” is the verb. And, did you know that "Bookkeeper" and "Bookkeeping" are only words in the English language with three consecutive double letters? Preparing for a job interview? Let’s role play to help you successfully secure that job. I am a business owner, published author, and earned my Doctorate Degree: (biblical studies & international missions). My hobbies are traveling, museums, and history. Commanding the ...
For the past 5 years, I have worked on various online English (ESL) tutoring platforms and worked with beginner, intermediate or advance students. I have taught/tutored students worldwide to improve their Conversational English such as pronunciation, reading comprehension, writing vocabulary and grammar. My tutoring styles are to work together with lesson plans, exercises or project based learning to increase their English language skill set. I am a patient and great listener to assist logically with each project or task.
Also, over 20 years experience in teaching business classes and workshops coupled with online tutoring platforms that involve assisting students or entrepreneurs with their startup businesses through consultation, team development, social media, master your public speaking, business ethics, and professional coaching. In
addition, bring clarity to your essays or thesis preparation, resume development and interview "role play" techniques. Over 15 years, supervisory and management arena in the corporate and healthcare settings.
Since 2000, I am a non-profit business owner and have educated individuals to be successful in radio, speaking events, and train-the-trainer sessions. In addition, I am a published author, and in 2010 earned my Doctorate Degree (biblical studies & international missions). Love to travel, attend my exercise classes, writing books, spending time with family and friends, explore museums, and learn more about different cultures, their history and foods (I am health foodie).
I have given support to international students in the areas of Conversational English in test preparation and career development. My passion is to help you rise above your own expectations and be confident in meeting your goals. Do you need assistance in completing important essay or thesis, preparing for that ideal job interview or business presentation? I would be more than happy to help you speak clearly and to improve your English language.
Commanding the English language is very important and vital to your success! So, let's get started today!
Terri has been teaching English to my parents for a while now. She is a great teacher! Punctual, well-organized, formal, and caring are some of her great qualities. I would recommend her to anyone who needs ESL lessons!
Included is a CEFR Level Assessment to do at your discretion.
Innovative Lessons: Motivating Employees, Pizza Around the World, Off to the Airport, 17th Century Masquerade Balls, The Supernatural and Otherworldly
Idioms: Money & Finance, Describing Age, Relationships, Personalities, Education and Age
Creation of your own Vocabulary Journal and Resource Portfolio
Together we will evolve your proficiency in an immersive way that focuses on the skill sets needed by choosing authentic texts to fit a theme of your choosing. ( sports, music, science, literature, movies etc...)
“Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
I want to tap into that part of you that is on the prowl to answer the “ how’s and why’s”. That is where our journey will unfold. I aspire to nurture a creative and inclusive culture in my sessions.
I don't teach. I LEARN! Learning is an infinitely satiating experience for me. We will laugh, ponder, explore and even pull our hair out from frustration. That's okay because we'll do it all together. Making mistakes is a beautiful test of your resilience and will help to solidify your competencies from your hands-on experiences.
Visualizing your goals as a whole is the basis of my teaching approach. I implore my resources to reconcile the challenges of online learning to foster communication, inclusion, and interaction online. I aspire to forge a rappo
rt that grants your trust and belief in your ability to express your ideas. It is always a bit sad to say goodbye to students, but them walking away with strong foundations, developed skill sets and the ability to expand on them in the future is what I support.
I’ve logged 1,000 hours online in 1-on-1 group sessions with a 9.65 average rating. For my consistency, I was selected to teach the Oxford University Press Children Series. Being inspired by and delighting in shared experiences with my students ignites my addiction to teaching.
I’ve seized volunteer opportunities as a Teaching Assistant with after-school, summer and other teaching programs. I’m a big believer in being proactive. In addition, 8 years in Home Health with adults and children with physical and mental disabilities has had an overwhelming influence on my philosophies toward communication and personal kinships.
Music is an immense passion of mine that continually lavishes me with a wealth of transferable skills to explore creative solutions. I’ve done this by appropriating IPA, vocal pedagogy and my opera background to tackle diction issues. Working with Music and Drama Therapists in Barrier Free Theater acting troupe for adults with physical and mental disabilities to brainstorm and stage a musical starring them, has given me insight into the benefits of group collaboration and preparedness. This is at the heart of my communicative approaches.
What to expect? *Creative, Immersive, Comprehensive experience *Customized Vocabulary Journal, Resource Portfolio
Why? " A real conversation always involves an invitation...." -David Whyte
- Idioms: People, Time, Age, Education, Workplace etc... - Business English: Idioms, HR, Emails, Brands, Motivating Employees
-General/Social English: Facial Expressions, You Can't Say That!, Fear and Phobias
I took lessons with Rahny last year. She helped me to refine my essay writing skills. I had never written an essay before. I’d never had a portfolio before either, but it has come in handy in more ways than I ever could’ve imagined. I’ve referenced the materials on vocabulary, pronunciation and essay writing exercises a dozen times.She still takes the time to answer some of my questions.
January 24, 2019
Thanks for all your patience even though I was running late. I was all ready to cancel my lesson, but you encouraged me to keep my goals in mind and keep moving forward. I loved that you adjusted the material accordingly and worked through the homework together with me. I look forward to our next session. :)
January 24, 2019
Rahny is very interesting in her approach. It is great how she goes about sharing ideas, extending the discussion and engaging with me and the content. She brings so much liveliness to the class. The texts are very good, practical and related directly to my goals of wanting better communication with my colleagues.
As an English teacher who has been teaching since 2011, I know that the best way to learn English is by finding methods that we enjoy. Whether it's business English, legal English, or conversation classes, I make sure my students leave their lessons feeling inspired and satisfied.
Hello everyone, my name is Brandon.
I've been a music and English teacher since 2010. I specialize in both classical and jazz. I've also been a professional jazz pianist, having performed in over 15 countries. I am able to teach improvisation, how to read and write music, and everything about music theory. Most importantly, I make my lessons a lot of fun.
I provide a fun and patient learning environment where students feel safe to explore. I am a native English speaker and read, write, and speak the language very well. I am also TEFL certified. I love to help people and want to share my knowledge with you to help you realize your dreams!
I am an accounting professional with a passion for all things finance related. I have passed all of the CPA exams and am a very patient person. You will find me approachable and prepared to go over complex topics with you until you have mastered the concept. Whether you are seeking for one-on-one tutoring to pass the CPA exam, needing better financial knowledge for your own business, or wanting to become more financially literate for your personal wealth, I am confident I can supply lessons to suit your need!
I also give English lessons to those learning it as a second language. I am a native speaker and very proficient in reading, writing, and speaking. I can give you English grammar tips overlooked by most and have a TEFL certificate.
Andy embodies all that a good teacher should be. He mixes the art of emotional connection to the science. After 5 hours teaching sessions with Andy, and without having any prior knowledge on accounting, I felt confident in the fundamentals. He is excellent in helping someone thoroughly understand the subject matter. He is patient, flexible and highly professional and I would highly recommend Andy to anyone seeking a tutor.
Enrico was my teacher in LA and he was the best I have ever had!! I love his teaching style, he made classes very fun and enjoyable! He ta
ught me a lot, he was always ready to explain and answer all my questions. I love at him, that he takes his work passionately, he was always well prepared and cares that the students learn from the class! I am glad that I had the opportunity to learn from him!"
"Leah is so energetic while teaching her class. She goes above and beyond for her each student, by having activities to spark their interest. She meets eac
h student where they are academically and successfully help each student complete the course. She is patient, kind and full of a loving spirit and a joy to watch online. Allow her the opportunity to teach your children because she is fully equipped with the knowledge, credentials and experience to do so! Enjoy the leah teach experience!!!"
"I'm very happy with my teacher. She is very patient and sweet teaching. Of course I recommend her to anyone who really wants to learn. She is also a teac
her in the Bolingbrook library, but I continue to choose my time alone with her. Thank you Elizabeth for your dedication!"
"A very good teacher, taught us not only English but also valuable skills to study in America."
"Bryce has a casual yet effective teaching style that made me feel relaxed and comfortable from the beginning. I already had an advanced level of English,
however I still needed to work on some of the nuances and prepositions in the language. Bryce has helped me immensely. I have started to teach English to others as my level has improved even more. I now feel confident teaching others English as a second language."
"The best teacher! Thank you."
"Professor Soni has been a great help. I struggled with English. I was very nervous to talk to foreigners, but Professor Soni made me feel comfortable. My
English has improved exceptionally. I highly recommend"
"He is incredible and very knowlegdable"
"She has helped my Employees learn English to an extent where they feel comfortable in talking with employees! She was able to travel to our business and w
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American English Slang Words & Phrases
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