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About Ilona M.

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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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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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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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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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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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Rene T.

Rene T.

Miami, FL 33166
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About Elsa L.

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Hollywood, FL
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Dedicated teacher with more than 30 years of experience. Willing to take the next step into online students network. Great success on preparation for exams and develop test systems. Worked before on Computer Science and Information Technology careers as a head of department, BS and MS tutoring classes. Proud of have teach students with special needs.
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Shaneece W. June 3, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
I enjoyed the first class and is very excited to go back she was very nice .
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Wendy Z. August 2, 2017
· Spanish · In home
Elsa has been fantastic in assisting my 5 year old son to learn the basics! She always comes prepared with fun activities that keep him engaged. Gracias Elsa!
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Susana N. July 11, 2017
· Microsoft Word · In home
Great teacher
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Elsa L.

Elsa L.

Hollywood, FL 33021
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About abderrahmane T.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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About abderrahmane
Hello,

My name is Aderrahmane. I was born and raised in Morocco and moved here about 2 years ago. I am native in Arabic and above average (reading and writing) in french. I studied Arabic from a young age and am very skilled in teaching as my father is a professor of Arabic. I am capable of teaching Arabic at all levels and french at a basic level. My strategy of teaching depends on the area of study. I have many different methods involving writing, reading, and communicating by life examples. The main point of strategy is to have the student embrace the language while learning as I find that is the most effective way. If you have any more questions please contact me. I am very excited to work with you and am honored to assist you in learning this beautiful language.
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abderrahmane T.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319
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$20 / 30-min

About Jess G.

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Boca Raton, FL
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About Jess
I am a teacher because I enjoy hard work and helping others find success. I want my students to experience meaningful, interesting learning that applies to their lives. I believe this can be accomplished through the use of hands-on/minds-on activities, cooperative learning, an integrated curriculum, and, when possible, technology and the internet.

I have always been committed to continuing my education, love the results I have seen, and have enjoyed experimenting with some of the structures myself.
Dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every individual.
Experienced in creation and adjustment of various teaching programs
Dedicated to creating a positive learning environment
Background in secondary education, languages ( English,
Spanish)
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An accommodating and versatile individual with the talent to develop inspiring hands-on lessons that will capture the imagination and breed success.

Skilled in adapting to students' diverse learning styles.
Experienced in one-on-one tutoring and group instruction of ESL.
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Brett Cohen April 12, 2016
· Spanish · Online
Excited and thrilled to another 3 weeks of the real "Castellano" Spanish tongue with Jess.
I took 3 weeks with her last summer and I absorbed so much. In my field of work it's extremely necessary to learn it as a second language. She really makes it easy and fun to learn. Her approach is natural and easy flow conversing.
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douglas S. June 15, 2015
· Spanish · In home
Jess is an excellent Spanish teacher. I had a basic grasp of the language from my schooling but Jess helped me get to the next level and feel comfortable enough to use it in conversation. She teaches in a much easier to understand style than my professors did.
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Joseph T. June 15, 2015
· Spanish · In home
she took the time to explain everything to me and was very punctual. In the short period of time I have been taking provate lessons, I have learned more than I did in a full semester on a college campus.
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Jess G.

Jess G.

Boca Raton, FL 33433
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About Evelyne M.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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About Evelyne
Bonjour prospective students,

French Native with a degree in French teaching from Alliance Francaise Paris, I would be glad to give you specifically tailored lessons and help you master French as well as your primary language.

With over 10 years experience and 4 foreign languages in my pocket, I have all the methods and tricks needed to make you learn efficiently.

A bientot,
Evelyne
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Penelope P. January 23, 2018
· French · In home
Im very happy with my 1st leeson., Im preatty sure to learn fast with her!!. She is very professional and patient :)
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Ken November 13, 2017
· French · In studio
A wonderful teacher! Calm and collected. Never a problem. Very accommodating. Teaches at the pace you need.
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Mira November 8, 2017
· French · Online
C'est super Evelyne tout est facile en Français study french with evelyne
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Evelyne M.

Evelyne M.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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$34 / 30-min

About Sofiya

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Miami, FL
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Hello! Здравствуйте!

Thank you for your interest in taking lessons with me. I've been teaching Russian classes for the Continuing Education program at Miami Dade College since 1992. I am a native Russian speaker and came to the U.S. from Minsk, Belarus in 1990.
Over the years, I have taught Russian 1, Russian 2 and Russian Conversation. I have also taught Essential Russian for the Berlitz Language Center in Miami. For each of the courses I developed special lessons using Professor’s Berlitz method of foreign language teaching through dialogue, phonetics and vocabulary.
I have my MS degree in Mathematics and Education and have taught Mathematics at FIU and MDC for many years, however, teaching Russian is my passion. I really enjoy having the opportunity to speak with students using my native language to help them achieve their indi
vidual goals and promote their individual strengths. Whether you are a beginner who has never studied Russian or a former student brushing up on old skills, I will provide you with the tools and information you need to speak Russian easily and effectively. Lessons will be customized to the needs and goals of each student.
When working with beginners, during the first lesson I show them that Russian is not as difficult as it looks. Russian pronunciation is actually much easier than English. Once you know the alphabet, you will be able to read. At the end of my first lesson I usually give a short dictation and students are happy to see that they can already write some simple Russian words.
When working with a textbook I ask students to improvise, to use new vocabulary to describe their specific situation. When giving lessons, I try to create an active environment, encouraging students to ask any questions they may have and keeping them focused and motivated.
Welcome to my lessons and I hope to see you soon.
До свидания!
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Laurie January 13, 2018
· Russian · In studio
I studied Russian with Sofiya for several semesters at Miami Dade College and found her to be an excellent instructor. Caring, conscientious, and engaging, Sofiya is passionate about teaching and about the Russian language. She was always eager to offer advice, review any extra work submitted, and to immerse students in aspects of Russian culture as well. Sofiya is not only an accomplished instructor, but she is also a genuinely nice, outgoing person. I highly recommend her.
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Sofiya

Miami, FL 33186
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About Yoshifumi O.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Native Japanese speaker with Education business background, love to teach kids too! Hi. I'm Yoshifumi , born and raised in Tokyo Japan through university graduate education.

I have Martial Arts and Japanese Language teacher experience in Japan and USA for 28years.
Currently I am Martial Arts School Owner live in Florida .
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Kate August 10, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Yoshi listened to my requests and created a lesson to meet those requests.
I love his Japanese class.
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Ethan July 28, 2018
· Japanese · Online
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Paul July 23, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
The first lesson went very well, and I look forward to the next one!
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Yoshifumi O.

Yoshifumi O.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
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About Nathalie G.

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Miami Beach, FL

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I was born and raised in LYON (FRANCE) my qualification includes instructing students in all components of French language including pronunciation,grammar,composition and sentence construction with complementary lessons in french culture. My background is teaching conversational French for beginners to advanced level students.

Classes are focused on your interests and needs ,sessions include homework help,studying for tests I have years of tutoring experience and adapt my tutoring style to the student's learning style.
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Vern May 22, 2018
· French · In studio
Nathalie is great! I needed someone to practice my conversational french and she’s very patient and understanding to the french newcomer.
Merci beaucoup!
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Jim May 19, 2018
· French · In home
I love my French lessons with Nathalie .she was very patient and fun.i made quick progress.merci Nathalie!
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Cyril April 8, 2018
· French · In home
Natahlie was a great instructor I have taken classes before at Berlitz for work and had a much harder time getting started. Working with a instructor one on one made me feel more comfortable than a class room setting. In the past I have had instructors more concerned with covering material than making sure everyone is on the same page. Natahlie was very patient we me and made sure I understood the different nuances of the language before moving ahead with the lesson.
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Nathalie G.

Nathalie G.

Miami Beach, FL 33141
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$42 / 30-min

About Simone C.

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Miami, FL
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Hi,my name is Simone.
I love to tech and have fun learning!
Most of my estudent remember me as a friend so I guess it’s my talent
I wold love to espend time tech my first language
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Simone C.

Simone C.

Miami, FL 33181
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$105 / 60-min

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