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About Ilona M.

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Pompano Beach, FL

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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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manny May 20, 2018
· Cello · In studio
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Howard G. May 9, 2018
· Public Speaking · In home
extremely competent.
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Radha September 29, 2017
· Violin · In home
Experienced, knowledgable and persistent in teaching. I did not think I will be able to learn fast, but Ilona helps in every step. From holding the bow rightly, to using fingers, learning the language of music, she is patient and persistent. I recommend her without reservation..
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Ilona M.

Pompano Beach, FL 33063
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About Rene T.

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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.

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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.

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Has all instruments at both his home and college studio

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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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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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Miguel J. November 14, 2016
· Guitar · Online
Very good.
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Miami, FL 33166
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About Dillon S.

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Miami, FL

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Hello and welcome to my teacher profile! My name is Dillon S.

I am a music and art teacher, and I have earned my Associate's degree in Music Education at MDC with a focus on jazz guitar. I have a diverse experience in different genres of music (rock, pop, punk/metal, jazz, praise & worship/gospel, and others). I have also sung and played guitar, drums, and bass in numerous bands throughout the years (currently, drummer/percussionist in folk-rock band The Fortune Tellers in Miami, FL).

I have always had a deep love for art, and am currently working on my Bachelor of Science in K-12 Art Education. I have a particular interest in figure drawing/portraiture (charcoal, graphite, India ink), landscape and still life painting (acrylic and oil paint), and both digital and film photography.

I am hoping to improve my teaching skills throug
h this platform and impart knowledge onto others. I am laid-back and a kid at heart, and I find it important to teach with a sense of humor. For the record, I'm also a huge geek. I enjoy video games, superheroes, sci-fi, fantasy, animals (I have two cats), board games, cartoons/anime, technology/science... I also love traveling! If you're into something, feel free to talk to me about it, I love getting to know what you're passionate about!
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Marja Engel May 8, 2018
· Ukulele · Online
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Nilda April 28, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
My first lesson was great...breathing exercises...Mr. Dillon is an excellent teacher!
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janelle M. March 26, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
My daughter tells me she enjoys her time with Dillon. After each class, she feels more confident and comfortable and shares something new that he taught her.
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Dillon S.

Dillon S.

Miami, FL 33186
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About Eugenia L.

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Hollywood, FL
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Teaching is my passion. Making learning French funny and easy is my goal.
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Sophia July 15, 2016
· Romanian · Online
She's the sweetest lady. When I was going through a tough situation she gave consideration that she didn't have to. She also cares about making sure you are pronouncing your words correctly. She's smily and a cheer to learn with. I highly recommend her! Thanks again Beatrice!!!
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John May 2, 2016
· Romanian · Online
Just had my first class and I found it extremely helpful. She was very patient w/ means walked me through all my problem areas. I look forward to continuing with my lessons.
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Anne Marie G. April 6, 2016
· French · Online
I am really enjoying the lessons. She is a great mix between conversational which is what I want and structure which is what I need. She is patient but firm and I need someone who will stop me and get me to listen and learn and she does just that. Great teacher very attentive
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Eugenia L.

Eugenia L.

Hollywood, FL 33021
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$25 / 30-min

About Chris M.

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North Miami Beach, FL

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Native Spanish speaker and experienced Spanish and ESL teacher. I have a Master's in Bilingual Education and ESOL (English for speakers of other languages). I am able to tailor a program that suits your specific needs and I can help you with tutoring if you are in college or if you need survival English in the US. I have worked as a teacher for over 20 years. I have taught middle, high school and adult education. I look forward to helping you with your language learning process.
Do not fool yourself! Not anyone who speaks a language has the skills, the methodology and the materials to teach it! Use a professional to cover your language needs!
Profesor profesional y entrenado en enseñanza de español e inglés. Tengo maestría en Educación Bilingüe e Inglés como lengua extranjera. Más de 20 años de experiencia. Actualmente trabajando en
el sistema educativo americano. Tengo experiencia en educación primaria, intermedia, secundaria y adultos. Espero poder ayudarlos a aprender el idioma que gusten.
¡No se engañen! ni dejen engañarse...... no cualquiera que habla un idioma posee las capacidades, metodología y materiales para enseñar una lengua. Busquen la experiencia de un profesional de la educación.
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Chris M.

Chris M.

North Miami Beach, FL 33160
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$40 / 30-min
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About Sayaka S.

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Pompano Beach, FL
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About Sayaka
I’m a student in music university studying Piano and Trumpet. I have played many repertoire in orchestra including fire bird by Stravinsky , The new world symphony by Dvorak. My passion is to enjoy anything I do, in other word I would not do anything If I don’t see it interesting. Teaching music is one of them, my music teacher from high school has inspired me so much that I would love to be like him and here I am.
Also I am fluent in Japanese, born and grew up over there so Japanese is the best subject for me :) if you have any question, don’t hesitate to message me!
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John C. November 7, 2017
· Japanese · In home
Sayaka really friendly and knowledgeable about Japanese languages. My daughter really enjoyed learning from her. Looking forward to go there again.
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Johann September 25, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
She is so nice and smart. She has a lot of patience with me because I'm a beginner. I really learn a lot from her regarding technique and how to sound. She is really the best instructor I've ever had!
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Ashley September 23, 2017
· Classical Piano · In home
I have always searched for the best instructor I can provide for my daughter. Sayaka ended up being the one I stayed with due to her professionalism and her great humor towards my daughter! My daughter has learned a lot from working with Sayaka and I would recommend everyone around to get lessons from sayaka because you definitely will learn a lot!
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Sayaka S.

Sayaka S.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060
(3)
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$50 / 30-min

About Virginia M.

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Pompano Beach, FL
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About Virginia
Hi Guys!!
I love to teach and I would love to guide you on your English, Spanish and swimming lessons!
A little about me.. I graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Finance, and I am now completing a Masters at Nova Southeastern University in Criminal Justice.

English is my first language and also my favorite subject. I can guide you on how to pronounce words correctly, read, learn to speak fluently and confidently, and also teach you how to write papers for work/school.

I have speaking Spanish my whole life, (when I was a little girl- I was always the class translator for students that just got to the United States, since they couldn't communicate well) Iv'e been doing this for a very long time!

For the swimming lessons I have many references, and I will come to your house! I have been teaching for many years as it was
my first job! (My boss always gave me the kicking, crying and screaming kids) I can definitely deal with all types for personalities.

Please let me know if you have any questions for me, I would glad to answer you!
-Virginia
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Todd B. March 9, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Outstanding lesson! Fun, kind, patient and had a great time learning Spanish!
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Reinaldo March 7, 2018
· English · Online
Virginia is very kind and she follows the methodology all the time.
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Virginia M.

Virginia M.

Pompano Beach, FL 33073
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$35 / 30-min

About Yoshifumi O.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Native Japanese Sensei who love Anime & Manga I am a native Japanese tutor. I have 20 years of teaching Japanese Language experience at my own school in Davie FL that . I had many students from beginner to advanced level. Especially If you like Anime and Japanese movie I am perfect for you. Let me help you improve your skills!!
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Lisa May 19, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Yoshi always very kind and give me wonderful lesson.
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James May 19, 2018
· Jiu Jitsu · Online
I have trained in a lot of facilities all over the United States and Professor Yoshifumi Oyamada is a top class of the world. My friends and I traveled over a thousand miles to train with him and we plan on doing it at least 3 times a year!
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Reiko May 18, 2018
· Japanese · Online
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Yoshifumi O.

Yoshifumi O.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
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About Junior Gianluca N.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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About Junior Gianluca
Italian mother tongue, raised in a family of cooks in Milan, I have recently moved to South Florida. I'm available to teach both Italian and Italian cooking. It's going to be a great opportunity to learn more about the beautiful Italian culture while having a wonderful time. I teach my clients in my comfortable home in Oakland Park, Florida, but if you live within 2 miles from my place I'm available to consider teaching at your home. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to find out more about my gorgeous country!
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Junior Gianluca N.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
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$29 / 30-min

About Joelle B.

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Pompano Beach, FL
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About Joelle
Bonjour! Hi There!
I understand that Learning a new Language can be very challenging.

As a french speaking ,
I moved to the US without speaking English and therefore
I can only realize how private Lessons can make a difference !

a little bit About me :

I am french , I have a great deal of patience and enjoy teaching and seeing my students appreciate their improvement.
I have been following and teaching many students of Parkland HIGH SCHOOL as well as on the corporate level.
My goal is to make my students improve their Skills and overall their French.
I have a Bachelor degree in Journalism and Communication.
feel free to email me.
Merci bien!

Joelle.
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Nicole A. March 5, 2018
· French · In studio
She is amazing! My daughter had a great time. Can’t wait for the next class .
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Diego February 12, 2018
· French · In home
Joelle is very patient and efficient. I have learnt so much in very short time. I strongly recommend Joelle.
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Noa February 9, 2018
· French · In studio
She is an amazing instructor with a real French accent and total knowledge in the subject. She helped me achieve a 96% in French 1,2,3 and 4. Highly recommends her
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Joelle B.

Joelle B.

Pompano Beach, FL 33076
(5)
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$30 / 45-min

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