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About Helen M.

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Denver, CO

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I've been teaching French for 6 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of French culture, study abroad in French speaking countries, and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro! I typically use the living language books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: recording equipment, worksheets, textbooks, and more. I love working with students of all experience levels and can't wait to meet you!

About Helen
Hi, there! My name is Helen and I can't wait to meet you!
I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students to speak a new language, to successfully pass their exams, and to increase their language confidence.
I went to National University of Donetsk (Ukraine) and earned a Master’s degree in French language and literature in 2010. I'm a patient and easy going person and my teaching methods always depend on student’s age and language needs. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Aaron August 14, 2019
· Russian · In studio
only the first lesson but I feel very comfortable with Helen and she's very patient. I hope to have many good lessons with her!
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Sophia and Niko S. June 10, 2019
· French · In home
Helen is patient, kind, knowledgable, and prompt. My kids and I all loved working with her. We highly recommend her!
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Sixue April 16, 2019
· Russian · Online
She has good teaching skill and personality. I'm a level 0 beginner. With her help, I feel no problem starting learning Russian.
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About Jaouad Z.

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French for beginners!
Rejoignez-moi si vous voulez améliorer vos compétences de communication en français et de vous exprimer dans une meilleure façon .
Join me if you want to improve your French pronunciation and learn the basics!

About Jaouad
Marhaban kayfa haluk? Hello! Bonjour! Do you want to learn Standard Arabic or Colloquial Arabic? Do you want to be able to communicate with Arabic speakers? If so, you have just met the right tutor. I am a certified native teacher of Arabic and I have been teaching for 11 years in schools and online (Non- Arabic speakers). And guess what, I also teach English to all levels (from beginners to advanced) and also conversational French to speakers of other languages. For certificates, I have a teaching certificate from the Moroccan School of Teachers and a TESOL certificate from California State University. Furthermore,I hold a Masters' in Applied Language Studies. For my teaching approach,I adapt my teaching methods and materials to fit the needs of every individual learner. Lessons are fun, interactive, and amusing!
I focus on the 4 skills
: speaking,listening,reading,and writing.
I will provide you with worksheets, audio and video files, pdf and word documents, and power point materials.
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Md Bariul August 12, 2019
· Arabic · Online
the best teacher for kids. my kid loves his class.
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Shahana August 6, 2019
· Arabic · Online
Jaouad is an excellent Arabic language teacher! My kindergartner enjoys his weekly session with him. he is very easy going and knows exactly how to relate to such a young student. He is very positive and encouraging, which makes my daughter more at ease and allows her to benefit a lot from the lesson. My daughter has shown notable progress and more importantly, she's excited to speak the language! I'm very happy with the results and highly recommend him as a teacher!
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Lex May 31, 2019
· French · Online
Very patient and helpful
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Jaouad Z.

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About Isabel L.

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Smyrna, GA

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that my classes are different, are based on each student needs and requirements

About Isabel
I love teaching, but I hate boring classes, so I always try to do different things to get the goal, which is learning. I also try to keep focus in what the student wants with class, be able to communicate, or improve grammar, writting, everyone is different, learn different and also want different things.
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Hayley L. June 17, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Miss Isabel is a great teacher. She makes her Spanish lesson full of fun. I have my 8 years girl learning Spanish with her and she loves it. Thanks.
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Brynne May 7, 2019
· French · In studio
I had a really good time! Can't wait for the next one.
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Aga April 25, 2019
· Italian · Online
Isabel is great, looking forward to many more lessons!
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Isabel L.

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About Julie H.

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Springfield, MO
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I can especially help students who are already studying French, but need additional assistance in mastering the grammar, pronunciation, and usage of the language.

About Julie
I am a professional musician, specializing in traditional American and Irish music and song; I can, however, also teach classical guitar and beginning-intermediate violin. My CD, "American Stranger," has received critical acclaim and I have authored two books on DADGAD guitar for Mel Bay Publications.

I taught myself guitar at the age of thirteen, but took three years of lessons at Washington University, where I also studied English and French. As an adult I became interested in fingerstyle guitar in open tunings, especially DADGAD. I am, however, happy to teach in standard tuning--including basic guitar proficiency, classical guitar, and "folk" guitar.

I have played violin since I was eleven, taking lessons until the age of sixteen and playing in both high school orchestra and the local youth symphony. I later learned to sus
pend much of my classical technique in order to play both old-time and traditional Irish fiddle as authentically as possible; but I still retain my initial training and apply good basic violin technique to my fiddle and (of course) her violin teaching, while tailoring it to the musical idioms of each of students.

I have also studied voice, which again, however, I have never allowed to interfere with my performance of traditional songs--largely because I had developed a traditional approach to the singing of both American southern mountain repertory and traditional Irish song many years before receiving any formal instruction. This training, however, has given me greater insight into how to get the most out of your voice for almost any style.

I also taught myself to play lap dulcimer, basing my approach on the Eastern Kentucky styles associated with Jean Ritchie, Barbara Edwards, and Anne MacFie—that is, primarily using a small dowel stick or noter to sound the melody, and playing counter-melodies for song accompaniments.

My clawhammer banjo-playing is influenced by various Appalachian instrumentalists and accompanists (including Dock Boggs, Clarence Ashley, Hobart Smith, and Lily May Ledford), but my style is also influenced by years of playing with midwestern and southern-style fiddlers.

I welcome students ages 10 or above, and have learned to adapt my teaching style to the individual student, helping each one to make the most of his or her talents and enthusiasms, while emphasizing sound technique and good practice habits.

I also teach academic subjects, especially English (in which I hold a Ph.D.) and French (in which I hold a B.A.). In English, I emphasize good grammar and solid composition skills and try to get my students as excited as I am about everything from sentence structure to Shakespeare.
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Sierra August 5, 2019
· Singing · Online
Many people are talented as performers but not gifted as instructors - Julie is most definitely both. She uses her keen ear to let you know your strengths, and finds productive ways to help you improve weak points. She lives and breathes traditional music and it is always a true delight to learn from her.
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David July 30, 2019
· Classical Guitar · In studio
I have been taking lessons in classical style guitar from Julie for about two years. She has patiently brought me through increasingly more difficult technique by choosing a wide variety of challenging but enjoyable pieces to practice. I am gradually working my way up the fret towards the 5th position. She has helped me with theory, including rhythm, the major and minor scales and chord building. Her empathy is a particular blessing for me because of my poor eyesight and the arthritis in my wrists, hands and fingers.”
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Shawn July 26, 2019
· Banjo · Online
I felt like I learned more with just my first lesson with Julie than I did in multiple lessons with other instructors.

I am only interested in learning frailing/claw hammer and that is what Julie teaches, and teaches well. Other instructors which I have had in the past only give a nod to claw hammer and want to focus on Scruggs style picking which, while I love listening to it, holds no appeal to me for playing.

I finally have hope that I may actually learn to play banjo.
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Julie H.

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About Olivier B.

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What makes French lessons with me unique is how well I teach. I speak six different languages and helps me understand how to communicate with others to help them better learn a lesson.

About Olivier
Hi, I am Olivier. I have spent the last ten years learning and growing in my role as a french teacher. I love and have had success teaching french to adult. One of my proudest achievement was a pro-Bono project where I thought inner city kids on how to speak a second language that was recognized as a top non-profit last year.
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About Natacha B.

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I was born and raised in South of France and moved to Paris 10 years ago. I graduated from La Sorbonne in Art History, while teaching French for pupils, helping them to pass exams. I am from a teachers' family (my father, my mother and sister are teachers!) and I speak Italian (graduated in Italian language too) and obviously English! I am also a yoga teacher, a dancer, a world-traveler, a wine enthusiast and I love my native language, and I will make sure that my students will appreciate it too!

I like to accommodate the lessons to each of my students by picking a theme, according to their needs and center of interests. We will go through vocabulary, grammar and verbs through the picked theme. I like to pay attention to pronunciation too, as it is pretty tricky in French. I am flexible on what I teach and I can accommodate my lesson easily.

About Natacha
Hi everyone,

I am Natacha, a yoga teacher and a fitness enthusiast!

My style is more Vinyasa Flow, but I can easily teach restorative yoga or gentle to deep stretching yoga inspired sessions.

I used to be a ballet dancer in France and I like to describe myself as a movement lover! Drawing inspiration from my background in dance, I aim to provide you with inviting & inspiring practice, comforting hands-on adjustments, challenging exercises and a peaceful environment.
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Jacky February 5, 2019
· Yoga · In home
I had the chance to do a gentle yoga session at my place with Natacha. After a work day, it was very restful and relaxing. Natacha is a great and nice teacher. And her choices of music for her playlist match perfectly with the courses. I strongly recommend !
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John January 24, 2019
· Yoga · In home
I wanted to start yoga with a private lesson in order to explain exactly what I was looking for. Natacha has directly understood my needs and been able to elaborate a perfect planning for the lessons. Sportive and relaxing at the same time ! I strongly recommend her !!!
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Charlotte January 19, 2019
· Yoga · In home
I had three classes in home with Natacha and she was amazing !
It was my first yoga experience so she took time to explain me everything in an understandable way, she was very patient and nice.
She helped me finding some balance and I know now, thanks to her, what I have to work on and what poses are good for me.
I can highly recommend her as a yoga teacher !
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About Barry S.

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Chicago, IL
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The French language is one of the most widely spoken languages on the planet. UNESCO has canonized French gastronomy as an intangible piece of world heritage. And French is spoken by 76.1 million people in 53 countries today including my native country "BURKINA FASO". I have been speaking French all my life. I was able to learn English faster than most people who come to the US. Now it's time to pay it forward by teaching people who want to learn French my skills and my secrets at picking other languages really fast. If you’re learning French, you’re joining some pretty good company and let's get it!!!

About Barry
Highly-motivated, energetic professional with experience and training in accounting/bookkeeping,
office administration and translation. Possess exceptional ability to learn new business practices
quickly and implement new procedures. Consistently recognized by colleagues for ability to build and
maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Fluent in English and French with

intermediary skills in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Arabic.
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Barry S.

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About Maimouna D.

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Dewey, AZ
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You’ll enjoy learning French

About Maimouna
My name is Maimouna Diallo
I’m at Campus saint jean it is a French collège I learn business.
I am 21
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Maimouna D.

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About Mirchaye S.

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I grew up in a French school leaning the history and ins and out of the French language. I have experienced the culture first hand through my several travels to France. I have also taken Latin classes which enabled me to learn more about the history pf the language. With me you will not only discover a new language, but will also uncover the beautiful history behind it.

About Mirchaye
My name is Mirchaye pronounced "Mer-Shy." I was born in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, where I was raised and completed my high school education. I attended a Lycee Francais, which is where I learned French. Fan Fact: It was the first language I learned how to read and write in even before my native language: Amharic.

At 17, I moved to the U.S., where I currently reside pursuing a career in Communications/Media.

For as long as I can remember, I loved to write and teach. My love for writing began when I got my first journal in the 8th grade. I loved it and wrote in it literally everyday. And, I first started teaching as an English Teaching Assistant volunteer at an orphanage in Ethiopia. I then also started teaching French.

Once I moved to the US and was attending college, I saw the need for language tutors so I applied
for a job as French Tutor. I worked there till I graduated college. Another fun fact: My first paid job was as a French Tutor. After college, I taught private French classes to high school and college students.

I now speak about 4 languages fluently. I will make learning fun & exciting. And, coming from a background of speaking different languages I know hoe best to teach someone a totally different language. I understand the learning curve in other words. I am currently teaching my husband, who's American, Amharic and it's been fun.

I look forward to working with you.
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Léo August 16, 2019
· French · Online
It is such a pleasure to have Mirchaye as my tutor. She loves what she does and helps her students reach their goals. She's very passionate about helping people better their language skill and makes sure that her students become successful in mastering the French language.
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Maggie August 16, 2019
· French · Online
Mirchaye was extremely friendly and kind. She is quick to respond regarding appointments and scheduling. She provides me with feedback regularly on how I'm progressing, which I think is vital. She is always punctual and professional. I would highly recommend her tutoring service!
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Sarah August 16, 2019
· French · In home
Mirchaye's in-depth knowledge of the French language, coupled with her patience and discipline makes her my number 1 choice. My nieces and myself took French language lessons with her; and I was always amazed by her timeliness, simplicity, as well as the attention she gives to details, such as taking her time to help us practice the French accent:) I would recommend Mirchaye for individuals of any age,because she can easily blend with everyone.
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About warren M.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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I spend a extra 10 minutes explain what their about to learn.I give them all my attention,I make my learning fun that way we enjoy the time spend together.Most importantly i make each and every student i have used their brain at full capacity.Since i know my student my have other activities to do i try to use their time wisely and tell them to call me anytime they needed it help .MY student is part of my life and I love them all.

About warren
Dear student I am MR.Michel teach in a fun way to make it easy for student to comprehend.I give all my time to student and I respect them a lot.Any student I had before will tell you their had the most beautiful adventure with.Some my student cry and as a good teacher i cry with them. Welcome the most joyful journey in you life.
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warren M.

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