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About Takosha S.

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Conyers, GA
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About Takosha
I Attained a Master's degree due to a sincere love to teach hungry students. Within my professional history, I have been elected to become a certified trainer to teach representatives the importance of leading students to a higher education within the collegiate environment. It is my duty as a teacher, trainer and instructor, to empower students to believe and always be true to their voice and academic education.

In addition to voice teaching, I am an online college instructor covering general courses and business courses. I also provide continuing education courses for businesses and organizations. In addition, I am a home school teacher for my own children. Therefore, I am experienced in working with adult students and youth. Please see the list of subjects that I tutor and feel free to request a subject that may not be listed.

Voice and singing has been a part of my life since birth. I sing and lead others within the church and fellowship environments. While in the military, I formed a choir in Iraq during the Iraqi Freedom War and received the Director’s award. The choir was full of soldiers and airmen, and we were all given a sense of peace in the middle of war through the singing of blended angelic voices. I have performed in the U.S states and other countries for Generals, Colonels and the like. Locally, I support the military through events in singing the National Anthem for SCAD, Savannah State, and Armstrong Atlantic University. I also lead within the music ministry of Harvest Light Church.

I taught at Charisma Studios and worked side by side with students within the Broadway Dreams Foundation and many gifted people in Atlanta, Georgia. I have taught students within a Georgia State Youth Challenge program to challenge not only their voices but their character to move forward in life. I'm currently singing in Savannah and South Georgia areas. The voice inside of me grows daily and I live to share with others what I experience everyday of my life.

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When a student chooses to work with me, he or she will gain much strength through my teaching style. I enjoy listening to the student to pinpoint their individual need. I am very attentive to detail to ensure the student will receive everything that he or she has come to receive. I will do all that I can to the best of my ability, and with everything that I currently know and have learned. I learn from students everyday, therefore I am not the only teacher in the lesson.

When students reach the 3 month mark in voice, they will be able to hear themselves and correct their mistakes on their own. They will know if they are an alto, tenor or soprano or maybe all 3! These are the first steps to becoming a teacher themselves one day. At the 6 month point, students will have the confidence to be able to blend with other voices. If students pay attention and continue to practice they will be on their way to take steps to begin the solo and leading stages.

Within the aspect of academic tutoring, the students will learn new methods and techniques suitable for them in order to gain more confidence in the subject that is challenging them. Everyone learns differently, it is my passion to find out how the student learns and to apply the best practices and techniques to their learning experience to ensure their success in that subject.

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Office/music studio setup with keyboard and computer.

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The Voice
Subject Books and tools

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I teach students to sing from their diaphragm which helps them to breathe better while singing. It brings a smoother sound and it does not strain the voice. I also teach pitches and volume concerning specific songs being taught. The voice warm-ups and songs that are incorporated into the lesson, help to train the ear. It is important that a voice student learns how to hear the sound of music, so he or she can sing with any instrument including another voice:-)

Academically, I learn the student, so the student can learn.
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Pleschette June 19, 2018
· Microsoft Excel · In home
Working with Takosha has been great. She is very patient, helpful and knowledgeable. I’m glad I am taking these class with her. I feel like I am really getting it. She is a great pick.
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Liz February 21, 2018
· Microsoft Excel · In home
Takosha has been great getting me thru my computer class!! I could never had made it without her!!
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Dalayna M. February 17, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Takosha is very patient, yet she challenges you to press beyond your comfort zone. Loving it!
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Takosha S.

Conyers, GA 30094
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About Sara Ann B.

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Atlanta, GA
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About Sara Ann
I pace our lessons and over explain a technic to make certain the client gets the concept in a HUMORFUL, JOYFUL way. Patiently we apply it to a song that is your target song or to how and what you want product or YOU you want to sell to clients/your job/your promotion/ your new career.
With two masters degrees in voice and speech-language pathology, with specializing in eliminating chronic hoarseness and giving you the perfect foreign accent, I am a premier singing teacher who still sings at jazz jams sessions and former university professor of Kristin Linklater and Alexander methods. I previously was a full time professor of voice and music education, a Fulbright instrumental/vocal teacher at high school level, an elementary music supervisor. Presently, I am a film experienced screener for festivals, play bass guitar, I teach in pers
on onsite in a group, on Skype, and in Buckhead Atlanta 1:1 pitching your voice as an actor or salesman or singer. Clients love how I mold at least one technique to your speaking & singing voice the first 30 minute session.
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Vasileios June 4, 2018
· Accent Reduction · In home
Wow! Sara is an excellent tutor! She knew how to pass her knowledge to me and she taught me various tricks on how to reduce my Greek accent. Highly recommended.
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Elvira January 14, 2018
· Speaking Voice · Online
I take speaking voice lessons from Sara Ann to reduce my Russian accent.
I just love our sessions. Sara Ann is a very experienced teacher and defines essential problems right away. I am amazed by her profound knowledge of subject, intelligence, creative teaching approach, charming style and genuine desire to help her students.
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Vicki June 29, 2017
· Singing · In studio
I signed up for singing lesson on a whim. Sara was great; very patience and knowledgeable. Please take in consideration, I have no music or instrument background so we worked on breathing and body position which she made fun then at the end of each lesson we sang a song or two. After each lesson, I left with new knowledge and one or two thing to work on that week. For a spur of a moment decision, I obtain a new understanding of music, singing, and met a wonderful creative lady. Good Experience all around.
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Sara Ann B.

Sara Ann B.

Atlanta, GA 30305
(10)
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About Helena R.

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Suwanee, GA

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About Helena
I am a native speaker of Portuguese and got my degree in English (ESL) and French Teaching in my home country, Portugal. I have been teaching foreign languages and ESL for more than 20 years and am comfortable working with all age groups. I taught 17 years in Portugal (ESL and French; 6-12 grades and Adult Education Programs) and ever since I moved to the US in 2010 (Portuguese and Spanish in a corporation, and tutoring all four languages at home or online). I am a very patient, motivated and enthusiastic teacher and I always adjust my teaching methods to the student's age, needs and purpose. I never give up on a student and I am sure I can help him/her attain his/her full potential. I believe anyone can learn a new language but consistent repetition and refreshing before, during and after class is needed. I expect the student to be resp
onsible, patient and persistent in his learning process and I am willing to help him/her on the way.
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Margaret R. July 12, 2018
· Portuguese · Online
I appreciate Helena very much. I'm a beginner at Portuguese, and I find Helena to be knowledgable and patient. I learn best from people who are kind, so I feel fortunate to be working with this teacher.
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stephen May 16, 2018
· Portuguese · Online
Helena was great to work with!
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Extraordinary C. May 7, 2018
· Portuguese · Online
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Helena R.

Helena R.

Suwanee, GA 30024
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About Karen C.

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Palmetto, GA
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About Karen
My mission is to help everyone, from beginner to expert, feel comfortable engaging in Italian conversations and believing that learning a second language is not only necessary but possible!

I provide lessons to people of all ages determined to learn or improve Italian. Each lesson is customized based on the specific needs of each student and the goals they are ready to achieve.

~Parlare é la chiave per imparare~

Cancellation or reschedule policy: If you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson, I will be happy to do so but would require 24 hours notice prior to your scheduled lesson time.
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ONUR O. July 4, 2018
· Italian · Online
well done
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Simone June 30, 2018
· Italian · Online
She is super nice and kind! She is exceptional with kids! Highly recommend
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Dennis May 1, 2018
· Italian · Online
Excellent first lesson, I really enjoyed it.
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Karen C.

Karen C.

Palmetto, GA 30268
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$35 / 30-min

About Melissa M.

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Roswell, GA
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About Melissa
I have been teaching Spanish, Portuguese and English at both the high school and college levels since 2007. I have a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese (Romance Languages) from Harvard University, and I have taught everything from Spanish 1 through advanced literature courses, to Portuguese for Spanish Speakers.

I enjoy working with students one on one and helping them feel empowered to use the language right away. I put a lot of time and joy into planning classes for each student, based on their goals and interests. I keep my classes really light and fun, but I will also make sure that you are learning!

I have experience working with students with learning differences, and have worked with children and adults.

If you want to work with a real teacher who can design a class just for you, I am the teacher you are looking for!

Whate
ver your goals are with Spanish, I can help you get there! Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals. Hasta pronto!
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Darci January 15, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Melissa is the best! Extremely knowledgeable and patient with her students. I highly recommend her.
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Daniel Deadwyler January 1, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Melissa is the most wonderful teacher in the world. Very patient with me and taylors my lessons to what I need at that time. I honestly couldn't ask for a better teacher!!! She has a wonderful grasp of Spanish and you cannot tell it's not her first language. Thanks you Melissa for the wonderful experience!!!!
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Meredith December 21, 2017
· Portuguese · In home
Melissa has an in-depth knowledge of Portuguese and is able to effectively explain complicated grammatical concepts, helping me to finally grasp some of the trickier verb tenses. Her passion for the language and teaching makes working with her a pleasure.
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Melissa M.

Melissa M.

Roswell, GA 30075
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About Joy G.

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Atlanta, GA
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About Joy
My name is Joy Gilmore. I am a concert pianist. I have BA degree in Church Music & Piano Performance from Taiwan Theological College, Taipei, Taiwan.
I have teaching piano over 35 years. I have taught students from age 4 to 75.
Here are some reason to choose me as your piano instructor. #1. Fun way to learn piano. Students will learn to play piano with fun games. Ipad games. #2. I am not only focus on note reading but also focus on other areas like using flash cards to help students loosen their stiff fingers. 3. I can rearranging songs (hymns, pop songs, R&B, etc) to according to each individual level. Students can enjoy playing songs they love. I have my studio in South Atlanta, ga. My website is joyfulsoundpiano.com

Over 35 years in piano teaching.
10 years as a concert pianist.
Over 38 years as church musician.
6 years in t
eaching Carl Orff Padegogy.

EXPERIENCE IN MUSIC PROFESSION:
1995 – 2018 Private Piano Teacher/Atlanta, GA
Teaching adult and children religious and classical piano.
1991 – 1992 Eagle Of Lord/Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.
Carl Orff Music Teacher/Teaching children to enjoy learning music and instruments through drama, dance, crafts, & art.
April 23, 1991 Taipei Teachers In-Service Education Center/ Taipei
Teacher’s Workshop/Teaching Carl Orff Music Pedagogy to Kindergarten Teachers
1988 – 1993 Jen-Jen Music Academy/Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.
Carl Orff Music Teacher
1988 – 1989 Sain-Yu Kindergarten/Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.
Preschool & Kindergarten Music Teacher
1987 – 1990 Glad Tidings Bible College/Taichoung, Taiwan R.O.C
Piano & Flute Teacher
1984 – 1985 Sanchung Presbyterian Church/Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.
Church Choir Conductor and Music Teacher
1984 – 1993 Private Piano Teacher/Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.
Teaching adult and children religious and classical piano
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Joy G.

Joy G.

Atlanta, GA 30349
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$25 / 30-min

About Emelyne R.

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Norcross, GA
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About Emelyne
Hi there !

My name is Emelyne, I am a French Native and I arrived last November in the US. I have been tutoring adults and children in Japan in 2013/2014 and 2015/2016, taking into account their needs and tailoring lessons for them.
Since then, I have taken classes to get the certification from Alliance Française as French Teacher, which helped me to improve my lessons.

If you are ready to learn, be effective and have fun while learning, then I think we will be a good match !
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Emelyne R.

Emelyne R.

Norcross, GA 30093
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$20 / 30-min

About Mimi Y.

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Decatur, GA
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About Mimi
If you are eager to learn Korean, I would love to meet with you in person and help you learn the Korean language! Korean is a beautiful language and learning it from me will be FUN! We will meet at a public location (college campus, coffee shop, etc.) so that we both feel safe and comfortable meeting a total stranger! :D

I am currently a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical student and live in Decatur, GA. My parents are Korean and I grew up learning the Korean language and culture from my parents and the local Korean community in South Korea, the Philippines, and the U.S.

I have numerous teaching experiences. I spent my high school years teaching piano to elementary students and have been a math and English tutor for high school and college students since 2014. I now want to share my culture and language with you. If you feel comfortab
le being with someone who smiles a lot and would like to have fun while learning a new language, please sign up!
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Angela July 2, 2018
· Korean · In studio
You will be so glad you chose Mimi as your instructor! She is a gifted, responsible teacher and she helps me to understand easily the learning topic at hand. All the while, she is bright and enthusiastic so it's never boring learning from her.
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Lex June 29, 2018
· Korean · In studio
Mimi is a very, very sweet and friendly person. You will feel very comfortable learning from her!
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Kahyun June 28, 2018
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Mimi is a very patient and kind teacher. She is a great listener and any student would benefit from her! Definitely recommend her.
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Mimi Y.

Mimi Y.

Decatur, GA 30033
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$15 / 30-min

About Dieudonné B.

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McDonough, GA
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About Dieudonné
I am a Congolese national currently living in the USA. I had my high school education in my home country and my academic education in China, where I volunteered teaching English, French and Dance Part-Time for 3 years, before moving to the USA as a freelancer.

Being in different parts of the world gave me not just a broader view of it, but allowed me to experience different cultures, learn new languages and acquire different language learning skills. Other than French and English, I speak Lingala and Mandarin.

I tutor students of all different ages and experience levels. Knowing how it's like to learn foreign languages, I provide just what is needed for you to stay motivated.

My flexibility, versatility and experience help me to make your learning journey easy, stress free and fun.
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Dieudonné B.

Dieudonné B.

McDonough, GA 30252
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$22 / 30-min

About Rae N.

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Atlanta, GA
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About Rae
I am fluent in Spanish as a result of taking lessons from kindergarten through college.

My Spanish teachers have come from Panama, Venezuela, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, and Spain which allowed me to learn a variety of dialects in the process. For instance, my teacher from Spain taught me a completely different alphabet from the set of letters used in Mexico, and he also taught me the differences in pronunciation and certain vocabulary with Spain compared to other Spanish-speaking countries. Moreover, I’ve had a few teachers from the United States who were well-studied and provided extensive knowledge on speaking Spanish.

Learning Spanish was one of the best investments I’ve ever made. I consider this an investment because it takes sincere time, effort, and commitment to master the language, and the payoff is exploring a new s
kill, and opening a gateway to Spanish-speaking populations and learning about their respective cultures. It’s been easier to relate to those who speak Spanish, natively or taught, and it provides a sense of community. Not to mention, if there’s ever an emergency and the person you are speaking to only speaks Spanish, you can communicate with them and find help faster.

I encourage everyone to learn Spanish. For me, it’s been a journey of self-discovery, patience, and triumph. Perhaps you will enjoy the benefits of your journey, too.
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Rae N.

Rae N.

Atlanta, GA 30318
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$84 / 30-min

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