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Bill L.

37 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Masters in Computer Science (Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence) from Georgia Tech
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Bill L.

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I know firsthand how difficult it is to learn programming whether you are a total newbie, or trying to change careers, but I have overcame these challenges myself and will guide you to overcome them too. I also have 10 years of tutoring experience to both children and adults alike. As a result, most of my students get comfortable with programming after 4-6 sessions, and become more independent in programming, being able to troubleshoot issues with their own code.

For intermediate developers, I can tailor my lessons to your specific goals, and focus on more engineering topics, such as software architecture, design patterns, performance/efficiency/scalability considerations, and interacting with external components, such as hardware/networking/operating systems/databases. In addition, I can help with technical whiteboard interviews, having extensive experience on both sides of the interview table.

I recommend just starting with a single 15-minute lesson to see if we are good fits for ...

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have. However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. Or maybe the teacher/professor is not the best

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Daiqing
Bill is very patient and knowledgeable, explained everything clear and give great suggestions
Fjorelo
Intelligent and very good at explaining, he manages to make you understand what is best for you and good at advising you.
highly recommended!!!
Anthony
My son loves his class! Bill teaches well to my 9 year old, my son understands him, has fun and is learning so much. I couldn't be happier.
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Wesley D.

10 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $132
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded National Semifinalist from National Association of Teachers of Singing
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Wesley D.

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Emerging Opera and Musical Theatre Performer

Experienced Voice and Music Educator

Versatile Theatre Director

Passionate and Supportive Mentor

About Wesley

The voice can be fickle, mysterious, and deeply frustrating. I know this because I struggled to connect to my own voice for a long time. However, with the right direction and commitment, our voices can be fulfilling, powerful, and free. When I feel connected to my voice, I feel exhilarated.

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Dave
Wesley is an excellent instructor. He is patient, guiding and very supportive. He is fantastic about giving praise and building confidence and provides very helpful feedback when needed. I feel I am advancing more quickly that I thought I would which I credit to Wesley, his instruction and the encouragement he consistently provides. You will not find a better piano teacher!
Nooshin F.
I found him knowledgable, patient, and very understanding
Ellen N.
Awesome. Fresh, young, knowledgeableand good at teaching...very impressive.
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
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Phil C.

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I teach every student the technical skills and applied theory necessary to work in any contemporary style on guitar. I use the "Be better than you have to be" approach. Want to be the best on a bad day? Be better than your chosen style requires. I studied classical and jazz in order to excel at rock, folk and blues.
You will learn to read music and charts for guitar, as well as movable scale patterns, movable chord forms, and how to apply it all to master the fretboard.
Have you hit a road block? I can help. Are you brand new and want to be sure you understand the instrument completely? I can help.

About Phil

UPDATE: I'M FULLY VACCINATED, BUT STILL FOLLOW COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES. IN-PERSON LESSONS ARE IN FULL SWING. I ALSO DO ONLINE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART GEAR. MY NEW SPACE IS OPEN IN THE FLAT IRON ARTS BUILDING IN CHICAGO'S POPULAR WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD. I STILL DO ONE DAY IN MY HOME STUDIO

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Norman S.
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Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Oliver H.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Oliver H.

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I've been producing my own original music for four years in Ableton. I always focus production lessons around students interests rather than my own. We will cover the basics of mixing, compression, reverb, delay and much more. I specialize if fun ways to create new sounds and layers to add.

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also tea

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Brookelynn C.
Amazing first experience. Oliver made me super comfortable and shared a lot of knowledgable resources
Benjamin
My son is very happy with Oliver as his teacher. They seem to have a good rapport and he (my son) is enthusiastic about his lessons.
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Deanne T.

4 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $100
  • Speaks French, Italian, Latin for singing
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Deanne T.

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If singing brings joy to your heart, I'm here for you.
Do you want to sing Broadway show tunes, karaoke or jazz standards? I'm your teacher!
Jazz is my favorite genre, from the old standards such at Star Dust Memory to Feeling Good to anything with a great jazz beat.
With several decades of musical theatre experience and singing jazz, as well as over a decade of teaching hundreds of students, I can help you reach your singing goals!
For jazz vocals, we will focus on scat, variations, riffs.

About Deanne

Do you love to sing? Does it bring joy to your heart? Do you especially love to belt out show tunes and the American Jazz standards? Deanne is your voice partner then! Deanne T. is a professional musical theatre performer, graduating with a theatre degree from Northwestern University, and a f

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Ilana
Deanne really helped me grow as not only a singer, but as a performer! I saw great improvement over my three years working with her and she the most caring and supportive teacher!
Maya
Deanne has been so wonderful with this shift to online teaching. Deanne is talented, patient, intelligent, and really makes any student improve tremendously. Any student is lucky to learn from Deanne.
Franc N.
I agree with everything the other reviewer and student said. Deanne is very knowledgeable, positive and enthusiastic. And she makes voice lessons really enjoyable. I was on the fence with taking voice lessons and I am extremely glad I went with it, and Deanne is a big part of this reason.
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Val K.

42 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, Italian, French, Russian
  • MM Vocal Performance/ Vocal Pedagogy from Roosevelt University
  • Awarded Crescendo Award from Bel Canto Competition, Chicago
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Val K.

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I've helped a large number of people to get their music theory issues out of their way. Basically I know pretty much all about this subject and have a great, fun and efficient method of teaching it to those who needs it.

About Val

My name is Val and I am an expert in teaching voice. I have been enjoying helping singers and musicians for over 15 years and so very proud to have clients who have already climbed to #1 on Billboard charts and are successfully developing their careers with major labels such as Columbia Records and

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Sabrina C.
With Val i don't hap to look no farther Which was a worry for me but no more worry, when
i first Saw Val i Know he would be the Coach
for me look at that out going face what Stand out is Val know and do Studio and theater per-formance in Person and on-line, before Class i
heard Val do a on-line Class i ask him then he
told me he Sound great i throught some one else was in his Class as i went in i saw nobody Come out , i throught to my self i want Val to teach me what he teach to that on-line student, what i need is to be able to do a full range voice then Come back into my Chest Voice. my lesson With Val today i see he Can take my Voice where it need to go i did a full range with Val and it was what i was looking for in a Vocal Coach, i have Confident in Val he Know what y're Voice need and With out a doubt he will get u there, ty val
Maurice
Has adapted well to my unorthodox & rebellious learning style.... Definitely feeling the support
Mike N.
I'm a beginner and Val was very patient. He started me out with some great basics for me to practice and enforced that I should make it fun!

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"Dipankar is very professional and kids like attending his classes."
Smitha
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"At first I thought the price was too expensive, but after only one class with my son I was blown away! We not take regular classes from Danial twice a week. His ability to work with kids and not only make the game fascinating, but convey complex ideas in easy to understand ways is unmatched! In addition, his many years of international tournament experience and ideas gathered from the best in the world is clearly evident. 10/10 recommend. He is the best teacher I have seen on the platform!"
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Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"I have only been playing chess for about a year, but my knowledge and excitement about the game increased greatly once I discovered Dipankar as a teacher. He is a knowledgeable and patient teacher: explains everything very clearly and knows how to build on a solid foundation. My games have gotten much better, my rating has gone up and I am having much more fun. Try him - you will like him."
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Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Great instructor! He was very practical and has a lot of resources to help out a new woodworker!"
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Took Woodworking lessons from Paul B.
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"Very knowledgeable about chess and very patient. Very happy with my lessons so far, instant improvement after the first lesson."
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Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Simple and easy for beginners or the more advanced this teacher is good at what she does. I highly recommend her."
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"I normally don’t leave reviews, but after gone trough a few mediocre chess teachers, we are so happy we found Sam and I wanted to take a minute to say that Sam is an phenomenal chess teacher, our children( girl and boy, 6 & 9 ) Love his lessons and have grown so much in terms of chess skill level. Sam is very professional, super patient and uses exceptional effective teaching methods. He’s the best chess teacher we have found in south Florida, after years of changing teachers! Thank you Sam!"
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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