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About Ilona M.

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Pompano Beach, FL

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Any level K-12, critical reading for main ideas

About Ilona
I am experienced (3 years) in home school tutoring. I mostly work with Florida Virtual School students. I overlook their tests and assignments, and help them with preparations for Discussion Based Assessmemts (DBA). I also help parents with required annual evaluations and how to sign up with home education department.
For my tutoring sessions I use skills that include goal-directedness, I teach how to organize learning in small steps and how to set them up; I always strive to motivate and engage my students to make them interested in learning and have fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I show how to use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as learning opportunities.

I have Masters in Education (2018) with specialization in English, Curricul
um and Education; and Masters in Arts (2012) in Teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University, as well as a degree in violin performance from Chicago.
I studied piano in Chicago for 10 years & taught both piano & violin for over 20 years. I also teach flute & cello for the past 5 years, as I studied them during my Music Education program.
I have taught music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am fan of the Essential Elements method and I Can Read Music book for string instruments, and the Alfred's Piano Library for piano. Alfred's piano library can be used for any age as they also have books especially made for adult learners. I also like their music flash cards.
For teaching music theory I mostly used Fundamentals of Piano Theory (9 levels) combined with Master Theory (6 levels) books.

I personalize every lesson, and always set goals for my students. Most of my violin students are members of the Florida Youth Orchestra as well as the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach Piano competition and the annual Piano Guild auditions.
I teach any age and any level, and always stress that learning a new instrument is very similar to learning a new language, it needs a lot of patience, persistence and repetitions. My lessons are customized to my students needs, and are work in progress as they needs may change over time. I always remind my students that music can give them instant gratification when they learn to play favorite songs.
I always encourage my students to tell me about their music preferences, so I can incorporate them in their music lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
All my tutoring sessions include reviews of previously learned material and if possible the use of technology. I use students books but often bring extra study materials if necessary.
All my lessons include technique and reading music. I like to use the Finger Power for piano students and Essential Elements for my string students, and scales for both.
Music theory: I use Master Theory and Fundamentals of Piano Theory books for younger ages, Alfred's music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.

Besides Essential Elements for strings I also use String Tunes and I Can Read Music to add more fun to the lessons as well as support reading music during the lesson. For piano students I use Holiday Treats book, which comes in 2 different levels: Beginner & Intermediate, so my students have a new songs for a specific holiday.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I always bring violin with me to be able to show what I teach.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The students need to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books, flashcards & instrument available as well as a pencil. I always stress with my students to be organized and prepared for their lesson, this way they will be able to focus better during the lesson. I always bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place be free of any distractions, such other siblings or any other noise. The quiet environment helps in faster learning.

*** Specialties ***
I tutor most K-12 subjects and prepare students to take ACT, SAT, GRE tests.
Music genres: Classical, traditional, Suzuki, Popular, Celtic, fiddle, Blues
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Bryce G. March 2, 2019
· Geometry · In home
I'm sorry, I cannot handle this Instructor for my children. She wasn't me but she's not quite the people person I expected. Her personality is not a good match for a high school tutor. Unfortunately her English is not good enough. Her accent is entirely too strong. Also she does not know enough Geometry to help my kids.
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Robin June 18, 2018
· Piano · In home
Ilona is a wonderful teacher. She really tunes in to your level and has a vast knowledge of musical repertoire making lessons very exciting. Anyone lucky enough to get Ilona is going to be star!!she is patient and responsive to questions and a very interesting and fun gal
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Howard G. May 9, 2018
· Public Speaking · In home
extremely competent.
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Ilona M.

Pompano Beach, FL 33063
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About Rene T.

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Miami, FL
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Personalized classes centered around students needs and requirements.

About Rene
Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choir and then developed into piano and music theory. At the age of 12 I began to learn classical guitar, and at 15 took on various styles like Flamenco, Jazz and Rock. I graduated from High School having played in the school band achieving recognition In national Institutions Like IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education) and state band finals. I was also composing from a very early age, and at 18 released my first album (self-titled) which can still be heard and purchased today through various music outlets, since i have released over 15
albums with various ensembles and bands. In college I already knew from my previous experience that I wanted to teach and pass on the joy that music brought to my life. I studied Music Theory and Jazz and finished my degree in Music Education. I have been teaching all in all for about 14 yrs. And I have enjoyed every minute I have spent with my students learning as much from them, as them from me. I am looking forward to meeting new and eager students who really want to bring their inner music out to share with the rest of us music aficionados! and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching method ranges depending on the student. I believe in my experience that everyone learns differently, therefore everyone develops at their own pace. I try to find key strengths in each student and expose this to their advantage, using their abilities to further develop their skills, this method has shown the most promising results and students usually find themselves playing and performing just a couple of months after their first lessons. Part of my method involves a lot of performance and recital opportunities to help break any fears and inhibitions a student may bring with them. Music is about sharing, so an early exposure to this method helps to strengthen and stabilize a core acceptance of a students style and path, giving them and those close to them a very clear picture of their development and achievements.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Has all instruments at both his home and college studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lesson material, song charts and a progression scale. I require student to have an Instrument and recommended technique literature.

*** Specialties ***
My classical training began in High School with Influences in Segovia, and Romero I studied classical for 4 yrs. and trained in Jazz and Improvisation with performances In Big Band and group ensemble. Also sang and played in the school gospel choir.

****Personal Statement*****

If you needed a reason

There is no question that music touches us instantly and activates images, emotions and memories that linger with us throughout our lives. As a casual listener or an obsessive music elitist, there are times in our lives when we get blown away by a sound so unique our entire body vibrates and resonates with the touch of something out of this world. I can honestly say when this happens to me I feel as close to a spiritual connection than anything I have experienced otherwise. I believe it is these exact events that have triggered my need to be completely involved in the making, performing and consuming of music. The creative process, to me, is the single obvious reason we exist in this world. We create and share, learn and interpret, build on previous ideas and inspire others to perfect upon this process. It is no doubt a very humbling experience to realize you are part of it all. During this process you come to realize how important you are as an Individual, how there is no other vessel like you in this world, nor has there ever been or ever will. You are here now and your voice, your talent, your gift is an instrument to the great choir of the human spirit. No one but you can relate this, a reason to be, to create, to give.
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Amanda June 22, 2018
· Singing · Online
great instructor. he is patient and works well with special needs teens by finding different ways to get a point across. my daughter really liked it and she is actually doing the vocal exercises.
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Roxy T. April 30, 2017
· Drum · Online
Rene is a fantastic teacher! Always patient and great with my 9 year old. He understands my child and always goes the extra mile. Rene is an excellent teacher.
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Jose R. April 1, 2017
· Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Very Knowledgeable about the guitar... Shows great interest in what I want to learn.
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Miami, FL 33166
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About Kesley C.

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San Diego, CA

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About Kesley
I focus mainly in tutoring and managing group study sessions for English learners, whether they are international students or native speakers. I have spent the past five years teaching English, ESL and Creative Writing in various countries. I have a certificate in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TKT (Teacher Knowledge Test: Young Learners), and am currently working towards acquiring a CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test) certification as well.

I like to teach in a fun and comfortable environment. My teaching philosophy is that learning should be exciting, not boring. It is much easier for students to learn a subject if they enjoy studying it. I am a very patient and understanding individual, so no matter the student's level, I always find a way to work the subject matter around their needs.

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Ada G. June 27, 2018
· ESL · Online
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hadeep H. April 29, 2018
· Writing · Online
Kesley is a great teacher. She customized each lesson according to my need.
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Lo May 23, 2016
· English · Online
Kesley is a nice teacher.
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Kesley C.

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About Cindy K.

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Alpharetta, GA

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If you've ever struggled to explain to your child why a word says what it does or is spelled the way it is, please join me for a one hour seminar in Phonics for Parents.

To many emerging readers, English can seem to be a frustrating jumble of exceptions. For nearly a century, many students have been taught grossly oversimplified phonics that generate thousands of exceptions. That approach works for some students, but many struggle - especially rule-following, logical, literal students. Indeed, nearly two thirds of 4th and 8th graders read below grade level.

Thankfully, English follows a deliciously rich and robust code with remarkable consistency - and in fact, fully 98% of English words are phonetically regular. The Phonics for Parents seminar is one hour of intensive instruction designed to give literate adults the tools needed to unlock the code and become a literacy superhero. You'll come away with insights that have left many wondering "how did I not know this before

About Cindy
Students have told me they appreciate the way I make learning fun and effective. Lessons are focused on practical applications for immediate use, while layering in essential fundamentals for solid long-term growth. I teach both soft skills and technical skills, bridging art and science. It’s a very pragmatic approach, filled with patience and good humor. Lessons are customized to your learning style, pace, and goals.

My professional experience includes a 20-year career leading customer loyalty and retention efforts at a Fortune 20 company. With that background, and as a business owner today, I am passionate about delighting clients and ensuring students get the most for their time and money.

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Stacy April 23, 2019
· Microsoft Excel · Online
I chose cindy because she has a corporate background and understands real life application of excel. She was very responsive to my needs. I am looking forward to my next lesson!
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John J. January 27, 2019
· Photography · In studio
Great personality and clearly knows the photography ins and outs. I am rescheduling more lessons now.
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John J. December 22, 2018
· Photography · In studio
Great teacher makes learning pleasant and enjoyable. Taking more.
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About Charmaine B.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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With just 30 minutes a day I can teach all ages how to read fluently with confidence.

About Charmaine
Born and raised in London UK to Jamaican/English parents. Currently residing in Sunrise Florida. I have a Bachelor's degree in Education Studies. I have worked in numerous London secondary schools facilitating workshops and several multinational organizations where I developed and facilitated programs for employees at all levels.

I am passionate about developing people, and very much enjoy helping people realize their strengths to achieve their goals. I have 10+ years’ experience in training & development and classroom facilitation. I am currently practicing correctional techniques for accent reduction and English elocution and endeavor to further my studies in this field by completing the Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults.

I have 2 young children, several godchildren, nieces and nephews to whom I provide language
instruction to while remaining patient and consistent. I helped to raise my younger sister who is 12 years younger than me and has a speech impairment, I taught her how to read fluently and speak clearer. I believe this enhanced my love of linguistics, the English language and teaching.

I hope to educate and inspire people from all warps of life and continue my journey of lifelong learning while teaching. My motto is to Love, Share and Build.

As your tutor I will maintain commitment, show you respect and spend time customizing lesson plans for you that are interesting as well as informative. I will expect only the best from you and I will not give up on you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

I am passionate about developing people, and as your tutor I will maintain my commitment, show you respect and spend time customising a lesson plan for you that is creative and informative. I will expect only the best from you and I will not give up on you.
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Roy October 18, 2016
· Accent Reduction · Online
As a small busines owner working in the sales industry, communication is paramount. For this reason, my colleague suggested I take elocution lessons to help with my accent, and recommended someone who had helped him. Initially I was reluctant to call, but am thrilled I did. Charmaine was a Godsend. She was very tentative, patient, and easy to work with. Thanks to her lessons, not only is my accent gone, my clients are more receptive, and sales numbers have improved dramatically. I would highly recommend her services anyone!
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Yohan October 8, 2016
· Speaking Voice · Online
Charmaine was wonderful, she was helped me get back my London accent as I felt I was losing it over time living in the USA.
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Charmaine B.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351
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$32.50 / 60-min
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About Charli P.

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Philadelphia, PA

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Reading gives children the opportunity to explore the world beyond their imagination!
Together we will hone vocabulary and enrich ourselves with new ideals presented within text.
Utilizing basic fundamentals of sight words, theme, and comprehension to gain full understanding of text.
We will also utilized audio, physical movement, and theatrical elements in order to bring the story to life in order to keep different types of readers engaged.

About Charli
I’m Charli, “Ms. Char” for short. I have been working with children in various educational settings for a little over 10 years English being one of my favorites to teach and tutor.

I’m currently finishing my degree at Temple University in English. I’m also a releasing my first published children’s book entitled “You’re too little”.

I believe books and writing gives our minds the opportunity to be imaginative and expressive. To travel the world without ever leaving our rooms. To design characters and places we never thought to explore.

Through out my academic journey I have experienced writer’s block, creative ruts, and master the art of doodling while deleting (lol).

I desire to help you build on your strengths as a reader and writer. Implementing instruction that will challenge and bring about improvements in a safe and
fun environment.
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Charli P.

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About Fauzia I.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Hello, nice to meet you! My name is Fauzia.
I received a BA in English from Smith College with a minor in Government. I also have an M.P.A. in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am excellent in all aspects of English - language, literature - from reading comprehension, vocabulary, essay editing and proofreading to writing. During the past year, I helped several elementary school students with their reading comprehension. One third grader went from under 50% to the honor roll. I discovered many valuable teaching tools for this purpose, such as Readworks. I would be glad to share the positive feedback I have received. I would love to meet you in person!

About Fauzia
I have a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts. My BA was in English from Smith College with a minor in Government. I am certified in TESOL.
I tutor students at home, in libraries or other public places, and online. I can provide a background check done by Checkr on Sept 4, 2018.
I have been tutoring for about a year now with Varsity Tutors. I have taught reading and comprehension. I do math up to third grade. I also have experience in prepping students for the English evidence-based reading and writing part of the SAT/ACT. With older students, I work best in English and Social Science.
I am approved to tutor in 20 subjects and received high scores in these areas.
I am excellent in all aspects of English - language, literature - from reading comprehension, vocabulary, essay editing and proofre
ading to writing. I also am knowledgeable in government and history - American, European and World. I am very aware of current events and how they relate to academics and the patterns of the past.
Since I began tutoring, I have explored many educational resources available online to help students. As part of my continuing education, I am working on how to best use them in my lessons. I have subscribed to at least 16 different web sites (ex. Quizlet, Readworks, etc.) at my own expense to continually improve my skills. I go over and above to find materials that helps my students. I am also a member of the National Tutoring Association.
I try to make difficult subjects accessible, easier to understand, and even fun. I do my best to always be positive, patient and supportive of the student’s challenges and efforts. This is the background of my teaching style.
I would work with the student’s existing curriculum and help them with their assignments. I strive to go beyond with related subject matter to further expand their knowledge, ease, and grasp. I design lesson plans tailored to their specific needs and likes – everyone is different. I strongly believe that teaching is best-done one-on-one and facilitated by conversation - where the student and I work as a team. I have worked with students in all levels – elementary, middle and high school.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please feel free to ask any questions.
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Fauzia I.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324
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$25 / 30-min

About Sonya S.

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Pompano Beach, FL

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I make sure to start with the ABC's for everyone. I ask each student about the hidden secrets that are in the ABC's. Just from this alone, they will learn something they did not know in just seconds. I make sure to teach my students how to learn. The goal is for them to become confident learners to be successful scholars. They need to be taught from A-Z.
Erratic teaching starts and finishes with confusion. I also start at the beginning with ESL students. I make sure they know the proper sounds of the letters and all the hidden secrets. Knowing the hidden secrets are needed because it helps them to understand the process of learning. I have increased students reading above grade level and my ESL students have gone to college, became confident speakers and/or have landed the job they wanted.

About Sonya
Hello, I'm Sonya! I have a Bachelors Arts Degree in English and I am a high school English teacher in the United States of America. I have taught ESL/ESOL to adults and students for many years and each lesson is tailored to the need of the student. Rather it's conversational, accent, grammar, or all. Many students have effectively learned English and have attended college, got the job they wanted or just became confident speakers of the language. I was also an ESOL/ESL teacher for five years in two other countries. I can assure you that you will receive the education you are looking for to meet your needs. In addition to teaching ESOL/ESL, I am also an effective reading comprehension teacher. I assess my students at the beginning, in the middle and at the end to track their progress and because I am organized and well prepared each studen
t will understand and learn the information in order. There are rules in English, but they do not always apply, so I give them simplified examples so that they can understand what English, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, and Spelling is all about. I always start at the beginning by unlocking all the secret elements of the alphabet and learning. To see just how I do this send me a message if you have any additional questions or schedule a session to witness how I impact students' lives every day.
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Mary June 11, 2019
· Reading · In home
I met Sonya eight years ago and she worked with both of my daughters. I was amazed to see how well my girls increased in their Writing. They both struggled with this and when Sonya worked with them in English and Reading explaining the rules and how they work and not work everything else fell in place. Her teaching method starts from the letters in the alphabet. It's a must see!
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Katrina Pratt June 11, 2019
· Reading · Online
Sonya has been assisting and teaching my son all year. We noticed the benefits as he has Advanced in Reading. Her patients to teach are impeccable. We look forward to working with her in the near future.
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Pompano Beach, FL 33063
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About Stephani E.

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Flushing, NY

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During reading lessons students will receive targeted instruction to work on the skills that will help propel their reading to the next level. Using a diverse approach we will determine whether a student would benefit most from decoding, fluency, or comprehension work and target that area using a combination of high interest books and tailored reading games.

About Stephani
Hi there! My name is Stephani, and I am really excited for the opportunity to be your teacher! I have been an elementary teacher for four years and I absolutely LOVE what I do! If you're looking for the opportunity to keep your brain busy during the summer AND have some fun while you're doing it, you have come to the right place!
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Stephani E.

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$50 / 30-min

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