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Janet P.

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My name is Janet and I have been teaching Spanish for over 15 years. I am very passionate in my ability to connect with other people and provide 100 % value in a comfortable, warm, friendly fun environment. It's a lot of fun to learn a new language. I take all levels of students, travels just wanting to take a few lessons for the holiday, whatever it is you need. I also offer "live" skype sessions. :-) Reach out to me today and book your session.

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May 27, 2019
Jasmin
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Janet is a beautiful person inside and out. Janet was referred to me by a friend. I needed to start learning Spanish because I was going overseas to Columbia for 1 year. Janet is an extremely patient person. My primary goal was to learn conversational Spanish and to learn as much vocabulary as possible. Janet tailored to my needs and I greatly appreciated that. Janet is a confident young woman and she’s very good at what she does. I plan on getting more Spanish Lessons from her when I get back. Just within the first lesson I receive so much value. I would highly recommend Janet to anyone and would encourage you to purchase a package of lessons today you won’t regret. Thank you Janet I greatly appreciate you and look forward to working with you in the future. Have a great day! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
May 17, 2019
Katie
⭐️ ⭐️ Janet is an absolutely amazing Spanish teacher. She is a rockstar. I really stuggled with congugating the Spanish verbs and Janet really helped me so much. She is one of the most patient people that I know. I’m also a very slow learner and Janet was always very considerate, gentle and kind and never rushed me. I’ve taken Spanish lessons now for 6 months and can now carry a conversation. Purchase a package of lessons today with Janet you won’t regret it! Thank you for everything Janet! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Janet P.

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About Annika

My first tutoring experience took place in first grade when I was asked to assist a newly arrived Vietnamese girl with her English. I myself had learned English when I first came to the United States at three years of age and could relate well to some of the issues the newcomer was facing.

A true global nomad, I have lived in Germany, the U.S., Mexico and Russia and have traveled extensively. Starting with English and German, and eventually Spanish, French and Russian, I have been instructing students since 1989 in various countries of a variety of ages in a multitude of informal and formal settings.

In 1990, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies from George Mason University. In 1995, I completed my Masters Degree in Secondary Education/Teaching English as a Second Language. After one year of working in a public school

setting, I began teaching privately and on a freelance basis for a number of private companies and language schools, and the government.
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January 17, 2017
Joseph
Annika is a native German who is totally bilingual (English) and can explain complex concepts well in either language. The instruction approach is fast paced but understandable. So far, an excellent experience.
January 17, 2017
Joseph
Annika is a native German who is totally bilingual (English) and can explain complex concepts well in either language. The instruction approach is fast paced but understandable. So far, an excellent experience.
January 8, 2016
Brenda
I'm attempting the impossible - learning a new language! Annika makes the impossible feel possible. She is a really great teacher, has excellent suggestions for how to move forward. I like the text we work from, too. I highly recommend learning a new language from Annika!

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Frank N.

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I am from Peru, which is where I started my career in teaching. For nearly five years I taught Spanish as a Second Language to American young adults who were preparing to serve Spanish-speaking missions in South America.

Additionally, I was a Spanish editor. Through producing and editing countless Spanish magazines, pamphlets, articles, interviews, and ads, I developed great attention to detail and excelled in the correct and elegant use of the Spanish language. I also worked as an Advertising Manager and Marketing Manager for several educational institutions.

Lately, I have worked as a Spanish Instructor for Language Bird in Los Angeles. During that time, I taught students and career professionals from the basic, intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish. Currently, I'm working as a Spanish Instructor at Ross Stores Distribution

Center, and as a Latin American Culture and Spanish Instructor for the U.S. Air Force.

I am an instructor who is professional, flexible, easy-going, patient, friendly, and very interested in my students' progress.

I look forward to meeting you.
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May 18, 2018
Randy
Frank is excellent. He has extensive experience in teaching Spanish. His pronunciation is clear, making him easy to understand. I enjoyed my first lesson and look forward to continuing learning with Frank.
May 10, 2017
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Drew P.

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As a recent recipient of a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Drew Powell is a promising young flutist and highly sought after flute teacher. For 15 years, he has participated in numerous music competitions, festivals, and performance opportunities, both as a soloist and part of ensembles, and actively continues to do so. He is an advocate of the arts and passionate about spreading the gift of music, which has lead him to teach over 30 students (and counting!) in just the past 3 years.

Drew won the 2017 Myrna Brown Artist Competition (an international competition with no age limit) hosted by the Texas Flute Society. He was recently invited to be a guest artist at the 2018 Texas Flute Society Annual Convention, where he taught several masterclasses and gave solo performances.

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**My Vision***
I seek students who share a love of learning. I am not looking for the finest musicians or highest IQ's, because those gifts are not required to learn and grow. My greatest experiences as a teacher have come from when I work with students who just want to learn more.

***My Requirements***
I hold my students to high expectations when it comes to practicing. Each week, I give students individual assignments that I know will improve their learning and playing abilities, and I expect those assignments to be fulfilled by the next lesson. A failure to do so will result in frustration for both myself and my student.

However, I know that nobody is perfect, and I myself have had my share of weeks where life happens, and I simply don't progress as much as I would like. As a teacher, I understand this perfectly, and I will always strive to listen to my students, and work with them through their difficulties or struggles.

***What To Expect From Lessons***
I bring a lot of energy to lessons! I am very passionate about teaching and helping students grow, and I make sure to bring that to every lesson. I give concise, direct feedback to students, making sure to give them the information they need to understand how they can achieve their goals and grow.

I am very perceptive of students' feelings, and I take care to be sensitive to their needs each week. My worst fear as a teacher is to cause hurt feelings, so I will do everything in my power to avoid that!

I am an expert in the field of music and the flute, so you can be rest assured that the quality of instruction will be the highest.
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September 24, 2019
Jacob
Drew is always polite, patient, and professional. I would definitely recommend his lessons to anyone wanting to learn to play the flute. I am looking forward to our future lessons.
April 3, 2019
Gary
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March 19, 2019
Nami L.
In the few months that I've had flute lessons with Drew, I've grown so much. As a beginner in flute, I was completely scared and overwhelmed with taking band for the first time. Knowing I needed lessons, I'm so glad that I was paired with Drew. On my first lesson, Drew asked me what my goals were and I told him that it was to just simply read the notes on the page. That's all I expected to learn from him, but he taught me so much more! Drew taught me about musical expression, tone and all the little details behind flute playing. His teachings challenged and motivated me. My peers and band teacher have noticed my improvement and progress. Thanks to Drew, I can now play with confidence and poise. -Emma

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Drew P.

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About Soleine

I'm a native of the south of France who loves everything that comes with learning and teaching a new language, ranging from basic grammar to literature, including oral conversations about pop culture.

My strong interest for languages oriented me towards a "Literature Baccalaureate" for which I studied - among other fields - German, English, Ancient Greek and Latin, and graduated Summa cum Laude in 2010. After high school, I went on to study for five years at Sciences Po Paris, France's elite school for social and political sciences.

Learning about the hidden history of words and the construction of sentences has always fascinated me, and I strongly believe that this is what makes the difference between a regular native speaker, and one who can actually transmit his knowledge of the language. Writing and speaking a proper french i

s not enough. When it comes to teaching, one has to be able to explain the "why" behind each word, idiom and grammatical rule, because that is how we remember best. Combined with a burning desire to understand movies, songs and books in their original version, this method makes wonders. As one of my best teachers once told me : “ We get into a culture through its language, and we get into a language through its culture.”

But first and foremost, I will adapt the content of my lessons to reach YOUR specific goal, wether it is to chat with friends, understand the news, or even get a job !
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July 9, 2019
Michael
Soleine exhibits a lot of patience, which is helpful when learning a new language. Also, she explains how to speak and pronounce, while adding grammar lessons in the process. Looking forward to additional lessons with Soleine!
May 22, 2019
Robbie
Good lessons. Too many computer glitches.
April 23, 2019
Robbie

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Soleine T.

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About Bartosz

I have extensive experience playing as part of orchestras and ensembles and also pursued music pedagogy, and during my many years of teaching instrumental  music, I was able to further develop my own skill as a performance musician. Furthermore, I had the privilege to lead two different orchestras as a conductor, I composed music for a  theatrical production, and also recorded several albums including klezmer music, smooth  jazz, musical poetry, and music for healing and meditation.

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Bartosz W.

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I have four years of experience in tutoring children and am now moving on to five. However, I'm passionate about teaching children and adults alike.

I received my 120-hour TEFL certification, and I am qualified to teach English for all ages. I am currently attending university to study for a bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology, with a minor in American Sign Language.

I love connecting with my students and seeing both their English skills and confidence grow. I am passionate about languages and the process of learning one, and I would love to be a part of your own process to learn English. I can go with your own pace and make each class personalized to you. I can't wait to meet you and be a part of your English learning journey!

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Ryan G.

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About Jacopo

I am native Italian and now I am living in the USA.

I acquired my Italian Language teaching skills at DITALS course at Dante Alighieri Institute in Milano. In Italy I taught with great success and obtaining great results to immigrants and asylum seekers.

I really love my home country, Italian culture and literature. I love teaching using both traditional and unconventional method. I think it is very important to set goals together and I will give my best to help the student reach that goal!

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to learn Italian!
Scrivimi e vedrai che ci divertiremo parecchio!!

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