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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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Office/music studio setup with keyboard and computer.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The Voice
Subject Books and tools

*** Specialties ***
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.

Takosha S.

Conyers, GA 30094
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About Linda L.

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Tucker, GA

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About Linda
*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not typically provide any equipment - but I am willing to select and purchase books for the students to learn from (cost of books to be reimbursed by the student/parent) when requested to do so.

I am also willing to provide stick-on note-names for the keyboard, for young children.

The students must have their own instruments, and provide a folder for sheet music and notes/instructions.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar, I specialize in the following styles: jazz, rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and children's songs.
Piano: I prefer electronic keyboard to acoustic piano, but am happy to teach beginning students on a regular piano as well. I teach note-reading, playing by ear, and theory, with en emphasis on rock, pop, and folk music. I include arranging, chord theory, and use of the many features of an elec
tronic keyboard, in the lessons.
Bass Guitar: I teach rock, pop, funk, and country music on bass.
Banjo: I teach bluegrass, country, and some blues and rock music. I can also teach a bit of old-timey frailing/clawhammer style.
English and Reading: I am highly qualified, to tutor/teach English (spoken, written, and reading comprehension) to both native English speakers and to those learning it as a second language.
*** I am particularly good at working with children who have a.d.h.d. and other learning disabilities!
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Shoshanna .. May 4, 2018
· Ukulele · Online
I felt really comfortable with Linda. Really enjoyed my first lesson.
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Phyllis M. May 1, 2018
· Banjo · In studio
Linda was great...very patient. Loved her!!!
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Caleb M. February 4, 2018
· Banjo · In home
My first lesson was great! I'm already at home practicing the 5-6 rolls that Linds taught me in only 30 minutes. Look forward to learning more!
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Linda L.

Linda L.

Tucker, GA 30084
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$35 / 30-min

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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Alena July 15, 2018
· Accent Reduction · In studio
Love the lessons with Sara Ann - informative, interesting, and always helpful! She is a true speech master who can clearly identify what is missing and find excellent tools to fix it. of My first language is Russian and I was always excited to minimize its presence when I speak English. I tried some online videos but realized unless someone in person points you to what exactly sounds wrong, there won't be any results.
Sara Ann is awesome in explaining details and makes it all smooth and easy. I can really see improvements. Highly recommend!
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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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Sara Ann B.

Sara Ann B.

Atlanta, GA 30305
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About Andrew H.

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Atlanta, GA
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About Andrew
I teach/tutor a myriad of topics and love doing it. I'm currently attending the Georgia Institute of Technology, studying aerospace engineering and computer science, so I love science and math (particularly when it has to do with space stuff). I'm super outgoing and a very laid back, chill person all at the same time (being like this has produced quite the stories). I also love food, a lot.

Working with others and helping them succeed has been something I've loved to do for a while now. While I was in high school, I was a coach for one of the local swim teams and had a blast getting to teach people how to swim and such, and the best part was getting to connect with those kids and seeing them succeed during the swim meets.

Once I graduated, I had the privilege to serve as a full time volunteer in Brazil for a couple years, where my
sole focus, every day, was to help others to improve the quality of their life. In doing so, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet new people everyday and see people's lives drastically improve. Another cool part of this experience was that I got to teach English as a second language to people who'd never spoken it before. They loved it, and in the time that I did teach it, students went from speaking no English to being able to form basic sentences and have simple conversations.

Now in college, I've strived to continue this pattern with the little free time that I get during the week and on the weekends due to my classes. Throughout all of this, I've discovered how easy it is for me to connect with people and how much fun it can be.

What I bring to the lessons:
I always ensure to provide the highest quality lessons and ensure that the student easily understands the materials. I'll provide materials that I know will assist the student to master the concepts.

My expectations:
Learning requires the student to put in effort. Any assignments I give, I will expect them to be completed. I understand that sometimes one of "those weeks" comes around where life hits us in the face, but it's not every week.

Your expectations:
You've come to me obviously to learn something new, and I intend to go above and beyond those expectations. I want the lessons to be more than just sit down, do the work, and then leave. That's not a great way to learn stuff, in my opinion. Expect to be brought out of your comfort zone a bit and experience things you never experienced before. Above all, expect to see these lessons as an enjoyable experience.
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Andrew H.

Andrew H.

Atlanta, GA 30313
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$17 / 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
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About Mimi Y.

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Decatur, GA
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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

About Kandice S.

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Ellenwood, GA
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About Kandice
This course is designed to teach students how to speak intermediate level Spanish and understand words in a conversation. This is a Hands-On and Online setting course for those who enjoy learning face to face. By the end of this course students will be able to:

Understand pronoun:
•learning who's who
•learn how to conjugate verbs
•learn everyday vocabulary
•order food in a Spanish restaurant
•become familiarized with accents
tones, and inclinations respond to simple questions and scenarios
•Spanish learn basic foundation of the language
-letters
-numbers
-colors
•be able to assist with directions •understand Spanish news

This class is also student inspired. If ever there is a suggestion of ideas for us to talk about or learn about, I am open and flexible. My goal is to provide a successful learning and successful teaching experie
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Kandice S.

Kandice S.

Ellenwood, GA 30294
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$42 / 30-min

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