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About Liz T.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Liz
Liz T is an accomplished performer, writer and educator who has captivated audiences and students across the globe!

EDUCATION:
M.M and B.M from BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
(Vocal Performance)

Trained in Classical, Jazz and Musical Theatre her warm voice, playful attitude, and vibrant inner beauty come alive on the stage and in the classroom. With International and Cabaret influences, she performs and writes deeply from the heart, and is never afraid to pour out heart felt emotions on stage.

World class performances at venues include: Carnegie Hall, The Vatican, Notre Dame Cathedral, Palau de les artes de Regina Sofia, and Symphony Space. Liz T has also performed with the Amore Opera, NY Lyric Opera and Regina Opera companies of New York City.

Favorite Theatrical Credits include: The International Tour of
Disney Live! (Feld Entertainment), Nickelodeon at Sea (Norwegian Cruise lines), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC), RWS and Associates, Carnival Cruise lines and legendary summer stock theaters including Ogunquit Playhouse, ME and the Granbury Opera house, TX .

Past NYC Music Venues include (Select): The Metropolitan Room, The Cutting Room, Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, Toshi's Living Room, The Shrine, Silvana, The Bitter End, The Path Cafe.

Past TV/Film Selections Include: Orange is the New Black, Elementary, Law and Order SVU, Mozart in the Jungle, Grown ups 2, Labor Day, The Makeover, Nurse Jackie, The Knick, Blue Bloods, The Following, The Woody Allen Summer Project, Madame Secretary, Mysteries of Laura, Royal Pains, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, The Heat, The Carrie Diaries, Vinyl, Public Morals,The Tap, The Only Boy in New York, Irreplaceable you,The Leftovers, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Bull.
Liz T has a passion for singing jingles, and recording voice overs all around the world for clients in India, New Zealand, France, Israel, Philippines, and Russia to name a few, be on the lookout as you never know where you may hear her Voice!

Liz T has had the pleasure of Musical Directing with various inner city schools with young, at risk students including Inside Broadway, Brooklyn Arts Council, Mainstages, The Queens Theater, Long Lake Camp for the Arts, Berklee City Music Program, Boston Bridge Charter School, and St. Joseph's Regional Catholic School.

Past shows she has musical directed have included Annie, Legally Blonde, The Wizard of Oz, Seussical, Oliver, Shrek, and Chicago. Liz also serves on the Berklee Alumni Audition Committee, and was recently named Berklee Alumni Ambassador of the Year in 2017.

Currently she is working on her original musical Ciao Bambino, which debuted it's first staged reading at the Midtown International Theater Festival in the Fall of 2016, and Off-Off Broadway at the 13th Street Repertory Theater! At MITF Ciao Bambino was recognized with an award for Best Staged Reading. "Give me the stage" an original song from the musical also won first place in competitions at the Bunol Symphony Orchestra in Spain and Hampton Beach talent show in New Hampshire.

YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAMS
Opera Viva!
Verona, Italy June-July 2018
Coaches: Dr. Madelyn Gearheart, Dr. Lisa Sylvester, Catherine Ciesinski, Joyce Fieldsend, David Walsh, Laura Athey-Janka, Darrell Babidge, Gerardo Felisatti and Gordon Ostrowski.

Miss. Turner is a member of the following professional organizations: SAG-AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild, BMI, Society of Composers and Lyricists, The Drama League, The Manhattan Association of Cabaret Performers, AFM Local 802, Actor's Equity Membership Candidate, Theater Resources Unlimited, The Off-Broadway Alliance, Women in Music, National Italian American Foundation, National Organization of Italian American Women, International Women's Jazz Association and The League of Independent Theatre.

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I like to work with students at all levels, whether you sing for your own enjoyment or are serious about pursuing a career in performing, I want to help you be the best performer! Please send me a message before you sign up for lessons so we can coordinate time difference/scheduling, Thank you!

*** Specialties ***
Voice, Piano, Clarinet, Music Theory, Songwriting, College Audition Prep. (Past students have been accepted to Berklee College of Music, Laguardia High School, Frank Sinatra High School of Performing Arts, PPAS, Murrow High School)
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Devi December 3, 2017
· Speaking Voice · Online
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Kyla October 16, 2017
· Choir · Online
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Ciara September 19, 2016
· Vocal Training · Online
your the best. I'm 10 and must sing in 3 days in a talent show and sure found your help useful.

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About Susan G.

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Granite Bay, CA
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About Susan
Learning while having fun is guaranteed. I enjoy working with students of all ages and from all countries. Eacvh of you is special and deserves a special curriculum and lesson plan. Talk with you soon. I look forward to meeting you.
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Lys August 29, 2018
· German · In home
I have been taking German lessons from Susan Gibbs for 4 yrs ,she is a great teacher I have learn a great deal from her ,she is very good at her work.I can now speak German fairly well.
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Deborah August 29, 2018
· French · In home
Susan is a wonderful French teacher both for adults and kids. We have had her as an in-home teacher for both over the past few years during the school year. She is very patient with the kids and keeps it fun for them, and also is a great conversationalist with the adults. I can’t recommend her enough. She is also versatile enough to teach German as well.
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Susan G.

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About Lourdes G.

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Sarasota, FL
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About Lourdes
My name is L HELENA GALLAGHER a Professional with twenty years of experience in the Art of Science & Technology, Videography, International Business & Marketing, communication, TV & Radio producer, Commercial Artistic Director, Film Director, Film acting. Theatre + much more. I share my knowledge to many people giving back to the world. To pass the knowledge to enrich other human being lives. Making this Earth a cleaner place, energy green, plenty of purified water as a healthier place, plus safer place. To make our environment better. One person can make a difference. I am always seek to become a better person everyday.
High-impact communicator capable of effectively conveying information at all levels when dealing with young and adult students. Solid independent judgment, honorable work ethics, able to build outstanding work
ing relationships.

In 1995 BES Inc has chosen me to become a Project Manager eventually I become the Director of Strategies for South America division, very exciting position! I lived all over the Globe with great International experience (from living in Thailand, Japan, all over Asia, North America, Europe and South America.
My tutoring policy is not just simply to teach Science, International Business or a second language Portuguese, Spanish I always want to teach students more than Acting as well to Practice Communications Skills
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Carl January 11, 2016
· Language · Online
One of the nicest, most articulate and intelligent language coach/instructors I have ever had. A real pleasure to train with. I would highly recommend her services.
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Lourdes G.

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About Consuelo C.

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Washington, DC
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About Consuelo
Hola! Consuelo has been teaching private lessons since 1986 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at her studio, and online. Consuelo has helped middle and high school students raise their grades to obtain the maximum scores possible after they were close to failing. She has helped high school students obtain scores of "5" on their Spanish Language and Literature AP tests. She has also prepared many students for trips abroad that no prior experience. She has worked with young children and senior citizens in their Spanish language acquisition.

Consuelo received her training at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia in 1982 where she received her certificate. As an expert in her field, Consuelo looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Consuelo likes helping her students feel empowered by ch
allenging them in fun ways.
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Kinda B. November 20, 2018
· Spanish · In home
She’s awesome!!
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Ramona February 17, 2018
· Spanish · Online
The classes are fun and I'm becoming more confident in my speaking abilities.
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Charlston October 24, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Thank you . My child is grateful for his understanding from the help you gave .
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About Jodie M.

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Bondurant, IA
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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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Bondurant, IA 50035
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About Molly W.

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Washington, DC
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I am a recent graduate of George Washington University living in Washington D.C. I am fluent in Spanish and love to travel. I most recently spent three months in Ecuador and four months in Barcelona, Spain. My hobbies include reading, horseback riding, and traveling!
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About Marina R.

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Ankeny, IA
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Native Russian Speaker
Experienced at teaching Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Russian
If you are looking for a Russian teacher who will help you to master the language, and introduce you to the world of Russian literature, culture and history, you found one! I have more than 10 years teaching experience and enjoy working with the students of all ages.
I hold PhD from Moscow State Pedagogic University and Master's degree from Iowa State University, and have extensive experience teaching in Russia and in the United States. I have taught students of various ages and with different language skills, and enjoy working with children, school and college students, and working professionals. During the past ten years, I have worked with individual clients, small groups and led lectures fro 150+ students.
My students can expect to improve
week to week in their speaking and listening skills. Every student is unique and I spend considerable amount of time developing my lessons to make sure I meet individual needs and help my students understand Russian grammar, and start speaking after their first lesson. I teach students to understand and successfully interpret Russian culture and feel confident talking to native Russian speakers. I involve a variety of resources, such as video and audio materials including TV and radio shows, popular movies, traditional and modern Russian songs and a various reading materials. I can help any student to speak freely and understand native Russian speakers no matter what their native language is.

I strongly believe that staying updated about current research in the filed of language studies is critical for successful professional career. I regularly go to professional conferences for foreign language instructors to network with the colleagues nationwide and internationally and learn about latest research in the field of language studies. Since 2016, I have presented at three state and 4 national conferences and competed five research papers that summarize my experience.

My personal passion is contemporary Russian culture, art and music specifically. As a member of Des Moines Art Center, I like staying updated about latest develop menus in the art world and collaborate with local artists. I am also well-versed in contemporary and classic Russian literature, history and politics and would love to share my expertise with my students.
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Alyssa February 11, 2019
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Marina was my direct supervisor while I was a graduate assistant for the International Students and Scholars Office at Iowa State University, and she is one of the best supervisors I've ever had. Marina assigns you tasks and then let's you work on them without being micromanaged. She trusts you to complete the work she gives you, and she is very open with her communication, always having an open door policy, where you are free to voice your opinions and ideas. It was enjoyable having a supervisor who saw me as more like a colleague instead of a subordinate. I always knew I could come to her and my ideas would be taken seriously. I worked with Marina to revamp the curriculum for an orientation course for international students, where it was a pleasure learning from her in-depth pedagogical knowledge. Additionally, I worked with Marina in the classroom where she challenges her students because she knows what they are capable of achieving. Like her open door policy in work, she allows her students to come to her whenever they need assistance and she is always more than willing to work with students on questions they may have or in areas they need additional assistance. She is an extremely fair educator and sets high standards for her students, but scaffolds the learning to ensure every student, with the right work ethic, can reach their desired goals.
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Smita February 7, 2019
· Russian · In home
Marina has a wonderful rapport with the people of all ages, especially college students. Her greatest asset is her creativity, as she always made sure to engage me in the learning process in unique ways. Every lesson was fun and helped me to learn new material easily. Marina has a truly unique ability to connect with students from the first lesson. She had been very patient in dealing with my learning difficulties, and always answered questions professionally. While studying with Marina, I learnt that she is a team player who is always willing to address my needs. She is very detail oriented and can aptly manage overseeing individual performance. She is extremely organized , reliable and flexible to work with.
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Anna February 6, 2019
· Russian · In home
Marina is a highly dedicated, result-oriented language instructor who invests the best of her time and energy into finding an individualized approach to every student. In particular, she is very flexible and carefully considers each student’s language learning needs while developing her lessons and activities. As a result, her lessons and language materials are creative, interactive, very well designed, and are tailored to different students’ language levels and needs. Additionally, she carefully considers each student’s cultural background while developing her materials to ensure her lessons are culture-sensitive, and, at the same time, help students explore and navigate the unique cultural and social characteristics of different English-speaking countries.
On a personal level, Marina is very sociable, relatable, and accommodating. Her high energy, motivation and passion for teaching help students feel comfortable and eager to learn during her lessons. Being a bilingual herself, she is well aware of what difficulties language learners face and, leading by example, she helps students overcome those fears and view language learning as an exciting journey rather than a challenge.
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Marina R.

Ankeny, IA 50023
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