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About Janai H.

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Augusta, GA
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About Janai
*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to buy the books that I need them to buy and to have either a keyboard or piano. I also expect that the Spanish students will obtain the proper materials that I ask of them.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, pop, jazz, blues, R&B, soundtracks (Disney)
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Star December 21, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
I read best reviews. Can phone number of the Teacher be placed here so that I could enroll.
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Shelby February 21, 2018
· · In home
Ms. Janai was the best tutor I have ever had. No matter the day, or time she was always there to help me out. Either it was math, science, writing, etc. she'd help me with every subject no matter how long it took for me to get it right, every subject was like her first nature. She was amazing teaching in person and just as good online. I've never met another tutor like Janai, she understands what you're going wrong and what your difficulties are, but she always manages to turn those difficulties around and make you better at understanding what you need to do better in order to succeed. If you're looking for an outstanding tutor Janai is the way to go!
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Shellie S January 26, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Janai is great with older adults. She's so patient and makes me feel relaxed even when I'm saying the wrong words. She has passion! and that's exciting to see.
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Janai H.

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About Stephanie Q.

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Asheville, NC

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About Stephanie
I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin, piano and vocal instructor with over 40 years teaching experience, and a resume spanning many pages. I also am a well endorsed composer and public speaker. Furthermore, I LOVE teaching! I am a competition judge, member of National Music Teachers Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have proven results, as documented on my students YouTube channel. With my instruction, you will learn quickly and most importantly, correctly, saving you time and resources as you reach your musical goals. Fact: One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain is music, so let's get started!

Some people have difficulty reaching a teachers' studio. For this reason, I have perfected my ability to teach via Skype or FaceTime. It is an advantage f
or my students to be instructed by a quality teacher. It's worth a try, isn't it?

Please note: I only accept weekly lesson students. Also, due to my performances, I'm not always able to this calendar up to date....so when you request a lesson time, allow me to communicate with you, if we need to adjust it a bit. It almost always works out if you don't mind doing that.

*** Lesson Details ***
All the students on my Student YouTube channel who have studied under three years, are practicing 2 hours a week, and you will have a similar result. That's 20 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Students under 5 practice about 5-10 minutes a day.

Please have an assignment book that lies flat, and keep it next to your music books as you practice between lessons. My instructions are very detailed to insure your best progress.

Studio Equipment
For on-line lessons, you will need a quiet place, and please test your sound and video prior to beginning of lesson. For students under 13 or so, do have a parent or caregiver taking notes while we work together.

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I have much experience with various learning styles, and in fact, am featured in a documentary made of one of my autistic students.
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Hui F. February 25, 2019
· Piano · Online
Stephanie is one of the best teachers you can possibly find through Takelessons. We are extremely fortunate to have found her. She is a successful professional musician who is very strict yet with a kind heart and skills/experiences to steer students through their learning limitations. I had trouble to make my older daughter to practice piano for years, and almost came to the point to have her given up learning. Stephanie changed everything. Now my older daughter is getting not only serious with piano but practicing harder then ever. I am so happy to see the results. Highly recommend her!!!
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Sage M. September 26, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Stephanie is s fantastic teacher! My daughter has thrived and grown like never before. When she wants to push her she expresses complete confidence. This builds my daughters confidence and she flourishes! She is in love again with piano! We drive an hour every week and it is worth it. If you are looking for an experienced teacher who loves to teach Stephanie is the one to go to.
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John September 12, 2018
· Violin · In home
Stephanie method of teaching is ideal for me as an older adult...very patient but she challenges me not to take shortcuts and to follow her guidance. Our sessions are very productive yet enjoyable.
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Stephanie Q.

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About Corinne L.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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About Corinne
Hello! :-)

Experienced French tutor taking new students of any age age and of any level of experience, focusing on your needs and goals. Also, if you are looking for help in French for document translation, a personal or business translator, or a French tour design, I'm your person!

A little about me... Native French, grew up in Normandy, with 32 yrs of experience (as long as I have been in the States) in Private Tutoring from 2 yrs old to mature adults, Community College, Adult Education Class, all levels from Beginners to Advanced, and with any goals, Grammar base or Conversational base, pleasure, improving school grades, preparing for tests, or in view of business or leisure trips to France. Other teaching experience: home schooled 4 children. While going through college and graduating as a Physician Assistant, I taught French
classes for adults who were gearing up for a business or personal trip to France. I also tutored French to many individual students. Later, while married military, I served as a Guide in France for the USO of a military base while stationed in Germany. In the last several years I was in Business as a manager, trainer, team builder requiring different teaching approaches. I also coach CrossFit, CrossFit Endurance (and do running analysis if you need your gate to be analyzed. lol We can even do this in French Haha!), health and wellness, and I am a Personal Trainer. I know how to help you reach your goal. Tell me your goal and I will design a program for you.
Ready to have fun with this?!
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Kristin Q. August 10, 2018
· French · In home
Highly recommend! Great experience.
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Barbara E. January 3, 2018
· French · In studio
Corinne tailors her lessons directly to your level of experience. She is very personable and easy to feel comfortable with even when you are fumbling around learning a new language.
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Terri B. April 18, 2016
· French · In home
Corinne has been a wonderful French teacher! My lessons are tailored to my needs. She gives me clear and understandable examples and explanations that resonate well with me. She's personable, patient, supportive, and encouraging. I highly recommend her to you! Take a chance: I'm glad that I did!
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Corinne L.

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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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$25 / 30-min

About Yoshifumi O.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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About Yoshifumi
Native Japanese speaker with Education business background, love to teach kids too! Hi. I'm Yoshifumi , born and raised in Tokyo Japan through university graduate education.

I have Martial Arts and Japanese Language teacher experience in Japan and USA for 28years.
Currently I am Martial Arts School Owner live in Florida .
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Ethan March 19, 2019
· Japanese · Online
Wonderful instructor
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David March 17, 2019
· Japanese · Online
I am a student from the Last year I wanted a native speaking Japanese tutor also an older guy who has more experience.
Sensei Yoshi is amazing. It seems that with every class, he shares yet another "goodie" from his treasure chest of Japanese language and culture learning tools, study aids, games, approaches to learning, mastery drills, etc.
Thanks Sensei Yoshi!
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Colin March 16, 2019
· Japanese · Online
Great first lesson!!
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Yoshifumi O.

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About Shekkola G.

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Houston, TX
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My first teaching role was as a catechist at the age of 18. After getting a degree in chemical engineering, i went to work as a process engineer and established a mentor ship program at a school with low student performance.

After working as an engineer for 11 years, I chose to enter the field of education to spend more time with my children and other children in need. My goal has always been helping others. I look forward to helping you!
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Cliona March 12, 2018
· Math · In studio
Shekkola taught Math and science to my three boys in middle school and her teaching was transformative, since they neither liked math nor were good at it before she began to teach them. All three went on to science careers and two went on to take advanced math courses. Once they joined her class they began to love Mathas did all the children in Shekkola's class - which is practically unheard of. I don't know what her magic is, but I am eternally grateful to her
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Shekkola G.

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About Saikou B.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Saikou
I am a native French speaker, born and raised in Paris.

I have always been the best student in French throughout my education in Paris, I got one of the highest grade for the written French exam during the baccalauréat in the Paris region. I love this language, combined with my love for reading, led me to write fiction and poetry that is starting to get some recognition both in France and the US.

I also hold a Master's Degree in International Business from a Grande Ecole de Commerce (elite business school) which led me to travel and study in Asia (South Korea and Japan) for an extended period of time where I was tutoring Korean students and expats both on grammar and conversational skills. I have continued tutoring in Paris and have now been a tutor for 6 years on and off.

I am a polyglot and speak 5 languages and know how to teach
my students to get the perfect pronunciation. I can teach you everything from grammar, conversational french, to corporate business french, and my interpersonal skills makes me able to connect deeply and easily with children and adults ranging from all ages.

What I love about tutoring is that is a team work between the tutor and the student, bringing someone to reach his goals based on the comprehension of the vocabulary, the perfect pronunciation and step by step see the evolution.
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Saikou B.

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About Marina R.

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Ankeny, IA
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About Marina
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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About Maria U.

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Henrico, VA
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I am from Venezuela, I customize my classes to every student and make them as fun and interactive as possible.
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Maria U.

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