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About Ilona M.

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Pompano Beach, FL

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About Ilona
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 the learning interesting and fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as a learning opportunities.

I have a Master's Degree (2012) in teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University, as well as degree in violin performance from Poland.
I studied piano in Poland 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.

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teach music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am a fan of the Essential Elements 2000 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 Master Theory.

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 Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach 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: 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 or other books such as Hal Leonard's Piano Note spellers & Piano Music Theory books for younger ages, music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.

Besides Essential Elements 2000 for strings I also use String Tunes and Fiddle Runners to add more fun to the lessons. 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 needs to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books & 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 bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place to 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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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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Denise L. September 15, 2016
· Piano · In home
wonderful and fulfilling! I enjoyed learning and will continue.
Ilona very patient and makes learning fun .
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Michelle W. April 15, 2016
· Violin · In home
Ilona is very nice and very knowledgeable. I look forward to learning a great deal from her.
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About Solange T.

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Washington, DC
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Native French Speaker. I am originally from Lyon, France and have been living in the DC area for about 20 years.

I have over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience throughout the D.C. area, at Alliance Francaise, Berlitz, In Lingua, etc. I have been tutoring consultants and employees from major international organizations for the past 10 years as well as young children and teenagers from diverse backgrounds.

I am also a certified translator and will be happy to provide assistance if needed. I find both experiences extremely challenging and rewarding and I hope to use my skills on this forum.
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J. C. C. October 2, 2014
· French · In home
Solange is amazing as an instructor. As a native speaker she understands text book French as well as slang. She provides several options for ways to express a thought. She is easy to talk to and time passes so quickly. Definitely the best French teach I have had and I have had many.
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About Priti G.

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Jersey City, NJ
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About Priti
Priti is a graduate in Physical Therapy and a teacher by passion. She has significant teaching experience for over 12 years personal tutor in subjects including Math, Science, Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, ACT/SAT Test Prep Math, Geography, Language Arts, Hindi (foreign language), School projects, along with Anatomy & Physiology to Grad Students.

She is a patient and methodical teacher who believes in making learning a fun process and success achievable.
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Steve Beekharry September 17, 2017
· Hindi · In home
Priti is a great instructor! She has taken the time to plan out lessons suited to my needs. From the short time I've spent with Priti I can tell she is very knowledgeable, detail oriented and quite patient!
Two thumbs up!
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About Jodie M.

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Bondurant, IA

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About Jodie
My name is Jodie. I have been teaching since 1999 and my experience includes school classrooms, university, and private lessons. I have been teaching private lessons since 2003 and am currently available to teach lessons in person and online. I teach French and ESL. I am also qualified to teach English, writing, and comprehension as well as a few crafts. One of my current students was failing his French I class at high school three months ago when his mom contacted me, but he has now raised that grade to a B.

I received my training at the University of Northern Iowa in1998 where I received a BA and an MA in French. I later studied at the University of Angers, France, where I earned an MA in Teaching French as a Foreign Language. I lived in France for six years. I also taught English to French students. As an expert in my field, I
look forward to helping new students achieve their goals. I personalize lessons and courses to meet the individual student's needs.
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Jodie M.

Bondurant, IA 50035
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About Sami H.

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Austin, TX

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Love drives some to madness. But you know what love drove me to? German. Following a 6-month relationship with a German exchange student my junior year of high school, learning German became my life calling. I feel slightly guilty to admit my numerous hours spent religiously rehearsing different phrases, song lyrics, and grammar rules. Clearly my idea of fun was a bit skewed for a 16-year old hehe.

Spilling into my college years, my passion drove me to major in the German language and spend nearly 5 months in Germany teaching the youth about human rights and cultural understanding. My last month there, I was confused for a native on multiple occasions, which got me thinking - or dreaming, I should say. The dream that I'm working toward daily is to move to Germany and assist Middle Eastern refugees in assimilation, utilizing my Arabic a
nd German language skills. Step by step & day by day, I'm making my way to the beautiful Deutschland.
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· German · Online
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Ben October 10, 2017
· German · Online
I require a LOT of patience with my learning process, and Sami is ohhhh so patient with me :) But really. The best thing about Sami, is he totally fits his teaching style to my personal needs and preferences. He's not afraid to push a me a little farther every lesson, which has only helped me improve. Vielen vielen Dank! :)
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Anne H. October 5, 2017
· German · Online
thank you, sami.
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About juan A.

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Hello everyone! For many years I have been a musician and music therapist. I also work as Life coach. I have dealt with many people and I have lived in countries where I have shared with many people. Communication is my business. I speak Spanish, Portuguese and English. I believe that in these times, learning languages and knowing how to communicate fundamentally to live in the world today. I invite you to learn in a creative, dynamic way, to help you broaden your horizons and to feel that life and people are wonderful opportunities to build a better version of ourselves!
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juan A.

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About Noelle M.

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Washington, DC

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Hi, I'm Noelle!
First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to see my page.

I am a Japanese tutor who can:
-teach you Japanese speaking,
-teach you Japanese grammar,
-teach you Japanese writing (yes, you can learn kanji!),
-teach you Japanese calligraphy,
-teach you Japanese culture.

I was born and raised in Japan to become a Japanese-English bilingual.
I also went to Japanese public schools, so if you are interested in the REAL Japanee culture, I think you came to the right person.

I love teaching, and mostly I enjoy so much teaching about my culture and language.

I am looking forward to helping with your Japanese learning!
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Noelle M.

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About Lexi C.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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*Native speaker of Mandarin Chinese
*Advanced proficiency level of English and Russian
*Certificate Mandarin teacher at PA
*Provide relaxing environment for students to learn Chinese
*Motivate students by their own interests
*Good record of improving students' performance
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Lexi C.

Lexi C.

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About Wasittha D.

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Des Moines, IA
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About Wasittha
I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. I graduated from assumption university in Thailand with business administration degree.

I started teaching a lot of tourists and also international student at my school as my passion of sharing Thai culture and language for 6-7 months then I started to charges them for couple bucks. I enjoy it and I have fun with helping people learn cultures. Each students has their own interests so even I have my lesson plan but I always communicate with them of what’s their goals, their language priority and also what’s else that they want to learn.

I’m very respectful, professional and straight forward. I am in air national guard and also volunteer firefighter/emt for over 6 years and that’s one of my passion as well. My goal is to become a local police officer to make the different to community and I be
lieve just a small thing that I do everyday will have an impact on someone.
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Wasittha D.

Wasittha D.

Des Moines, IA 50313
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About Francoise A.

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Santa Fe, NM
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About Francoise
Bonjour,

Born in France and raised in Paris, I have been teaching French professionally for the past 10 years in the US to children and adults. All levels from beginners to AP and college degree.

I love sharing my passion for this language, country, cooking, culture and simplifying the learning experience, it can be fun!

So if you are a student and want to Improve your grades or an adult preparing a trip, I can help ;-)
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Francoise A.

Francoise A.

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