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About Jason N.

¡Hola! ¡Bienvenido! Hello and Welcome!

my name's Jason and I love Spanish and Latin America.

I'm currently a doctoral student. I majored in Spanish at University of California, Davis, lived in Mexico for 3 years where I completed a Master's degree in Counseling, studied Spanish Literature and Psychology at the University of Costa Rica for 7 months and have traveled around a few other Latin American Countries.

My goal is to tailor the lessons to what best helps you learn. I can do conversation classes and academic ones too. I have a lot of material and activities to facilitate fun learning. My command of the language is almost native. I prefer to work with those who really want to learn, just so we both use our time wisely. I work best with those who already have a base in Spanish but want to prefect their knowledge of proverbs

, sayings, jokes, cultural aspects of Spanish, grammar, vocabulary, conjugation, listening and overall language skills. That said, I can work with anyone at any level of Spanish, and have experiences with students from ages 5 to 67.

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-Spanish conjugation
-Spanish vocabulary
-Spanish grammar
-Spanish conversation/pronunciation
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September 6, 2017
Boston
Thanks Jason
Boston enjoyed his first lesson
August 13, 2015
Stephen
Jason inspired me to have a break-through with my Spanish. As a nurse with many Hispanic patients, after only 3 classes with Jason, I successfully triage'd a patient using almost all Spanish. I was pretty stoked about the whole thing. It was a really good confidence boost to not only use it and be understood by the lady, but I understood her too. Not every little word, mind you, but I was able to pick out a lot of the context and figure out what was going on. Working with Jason makes me feel like I'm opening up a whole new avenue in my practice, even after 15 years of repetition. I have Jason to thank for this and it's just boosted me towards learning more.
August 9, 2015
Laura
Jason is a quality Spanish teacher. Not only does he have a native command of the language (as verified by my Latino co-worker), but Jason is also a skilled language instructor. Two attributes of Jason that I particularly value are his attention to detail and the way he highlights language patterns to facilitate learning. It is evident that Jason has a huge passion for teaching Spanish.

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Jason N. L.

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As a native speaker of American English, I can help you to learn the subtleties of the language. Whether you just want a partner with whom to practice your conversational skills, or a more advanced structure that includes, spelling and grammar, diction, jokes, idioms, and customs and traditions; English lessons will help you improve your understanding and use of this complicated language.

About Eulis

--------------- I also teach Online via Skype or FaceTime! ------------------

Hello! Thanks for visiting my Takelessons profile. Let me start off by telling you a bit about myself:
I have been performing for over 25 years as a musician, acting since I was a small boy, and working consistently with public speaking, accent reduction and other presentational skills throughout my career. I started my musical education as a woodwind player and settled in to the wonderful world of singing over time. Music has opened me up to so many incredible opportunities from touring the world to performing in marvelous concert halls and working with some of today's most respected artists, as well as giving me the opportunity to expand my performance skills through acting in various plays, musicals, television, and film.

Performing has absolutely b

een my salvation! Throughout my life it has been a best friend and constant source of joy, and I share this gift with others so that it might help them to find the same joy. After more than 10 years of teaching, I have so many new experiences to draw from and share with my students. I spent nearly 10 years performing with Disney in California and abroad in their Tokyo Disney cast, and I must say that those experiences, vast and varied as they are, have given the word "performance" a depth that I couldn't have imagined. Those experiences have made me excited to dive into every lesson with fresh ideas that will mesh well with many tried and tested teaching techniques.

Originally from Los Angeles, I now reside in Orange County and I'm proud to have expanded my studio to serving clients all over the world with online lessons via Skype and FaceTime! I get such joy from sharing my experiences with a diverse group of people from so many walks of life.
If you're interested in learning more about my lesson style, feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to talk with you about a plan to help you reach your goals!

For Students of Voice: Teaching Style

Over the past several years I have focused much of my personal growth on developing my ears' ability to pick out and pinpoint vocal “placement”, resonance, subtleties of timbre, changes in pitch, breath support, air speed and flow, pronunciation and diction, and in general, the way in which all of these work together to create style. From these assessments, I work with the student’s particular needs to address each area individually and based on the learning style of each person.
To illustrate to the student their method as I see and hear it, as well as ways in which they might make changes to facilitate the ease of singing --be they changes of tessitura (range), length of phrase, tone color, the release of unnecessary tension etc.-- I make use of vocalise (vocal exercises), simile and metaphor, examples from recorded performances, demonstration, self assessment, and techniques to “trick” the voice into acting in a different way, in addition to videos, diagrams, and texts on anatomy and physiology. I feel that all of these tools provide a unique and personalized learning experience for each student.
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June 24, 2018
William R.
Eulis was great and provided plenty of insight. Nice guy and he showed me interesting techniques
December 20, 2017
Kendall
Eulis has been phenomenal to work with. He's patient, and has worked really hard to understand distinct qualities of my voice and how to improve them.
December 9, 2017
Emily
very welcoming and helpful for us! he definitely knows what he’s teaching and was very nonjudgemental, so we were able to open up to him. thank you for your help eulis!

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Eulis K.

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I am a native English speaker with 8 years of experience with international students learning the English Language. I have worked with students from all over the world, from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, China, Japan, Qatar, and more! I have a great love and understanding of world cultures and languages, I am myself from a bilingual background and culture.

About Tamara

Hi, my name is Tamara, and I'm an English language teacher, for speakers of other languages.

I have been involved with ESL and international students since 2011. I specialize in tutoring adult learners in conversation based classes. I am here to help you achieve your goal of being fluent in English!

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August 21, 2019
Walter M.
Excellent!!
July 11, 2018
Carolina
Very good!
April 26, 2018
Carlos B.
Very good

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Tamara F.

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Native speaker of Russian with a near-native proficiency in English. Balanced diet of grammar focus and fluency building. Communicative approach, based on your interests, portfolio, meaningful tasks, and real-life scenarios. Looking forward to working with you!

About Maryna

Hi, my name is Maryna!
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I'm from Crimea. I've been living in the USA for over 10 years, which helped me develop a near-native proficiency in English.
This is very helpful when it comes to grammar explanations and helping my students understand the subtleties of meaning.
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I'm a full-time educator. I learn about latest language-learning tools and methodologies on a daily basis. I have a degree in teaching foreign languages, and I started teaching over a decade ago. I have taught intensive professional courses and I have developed textbooks.
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I specialize in adult learners of Russian and English, as well as my 5 year-old son, who is learning both:)
I study several foreign languages myself, so I have endless empathy for my students' efforts and successes.
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I will taylor our classes to your needs and interests.
You can sign

up for 30-, 45-, 60-, and 90-minute lessons.
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30-minute sessions are a new option.
Here is why I added this option:
- They could be done in the chitchat format to maintaint and improve your conversational skills.
- They could be conducted in a Q&A format, if you need specific questions answered.
- They are essencial if you need help with a self-study plan and periodical feedback on your self-study progress.
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Please, feel free to send me a message if you have any questions. I'm looking forward to working with you!
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Maryna

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Привет, меня зовут Марина!
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Я из Крыма. Я живу в США уже больше 10 лет, и за это время мне удалось заговорить по-английски почти в совершенстве. Это очень облегчает объяснения грамматики и нюансов в значении слов.
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Я постоянно вращаюсь в сфере образования и стараюсь одной из первых узнавать о новых инструментах и методологиях преподавания. У меня красный диплом и больше 10 лет опыта в области изучения и преподавания иностранных языков. Я преподавала профессиональные курсы и разрабатывала учебники.
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Сейчас я специализируюсь на преподавании русского и английского языков взрослым, а так же моему пятилетнему сыну, который учит оба языка:)
Также я сама изучаю несколько иностранных языков, поэтому ратую и радуюсь за успехи своих студентов, как за свои собственные.
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Я разработаю программу для вас на основе ваших нужд и интересов.
Вы можете выбрать уроки по 30, 45, 60 или 90 минут.
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Я недавно добавила 30-минутные уроки. И вот почему:
- Они могут проводиться в формате непринуждённой беседы, если вы хотите поддерживать и постепенно повышать свои разговорные навыки.
- Они могут иметь формат "вопрос-ответ", если вы ищите ответы на конкретные вопросы.
- Они могут быть полезны, если вам нужна помощь, чтобы правильно организовать своё самообучение и получать периодическую оценку своего прогресса и рекомендации преподавателя.
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Не стесняйтесь написать мне, если у вас есть какие-либо вопросы. С нетерпением жду ваших сообщений!
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Марина
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April 1, 2019
Olga
Марина, Вы прекрасный учитель! С вами очень приятно работать! Потому что Вы очень хороший человек , и я многому с вами учусь, особенно по урокам в Скайпе! 😃
Рада быть в вашей команде 😀
March 31, 2019
Daniel
Maryna is an outstanding and talented professional, with an extraordinary ability for teaching and communicating with her pupils. She owns a vast culture -apart from being a consummated polyglot -which allows her to talk and explain all kind of subjects and to be easily understood by her pupils. I have been studying Russian with her, and I must admit that my level improved significantly since I met her. I highly recommend her to all those who wish to learn or improve their English or Russian. You will not regret it!
March 31, 2019
Mark
I have had numerous skype video Russian lessons from Maryna she tries to teach people a language the way they might naturally learn one as a native speaker , via conversation intersperesed with discussion of grammar rules when appropriate. I Also like her WhatsApp group which combines native Russian speakers learning English with English ( an interesting variety including native and. Non-native speakers from various spots on the globe) speakers learning Russian so that all can learn from each other. Maryna has a lot of experience learning various languages and teaching and this knowledge of the language learning process manifests itself in her teaching style.

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Maryna A.

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About Karolyn

I am looking to help others improve their English language skills and help them communicate better.

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This teacher has a big heart and is dedicated to serving every child she comes in contact with. She is one of our lead Teachers and will work with parents and schools to best understand the needs of the child(ren). Her goal is to help your child learn English as well as love it.

She majored in Early Childhood Education and is certified in both TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TEYL (Teaching English to Young Learners). She is a member of Toastmasters International and has her Advanced Communicator Bronze certification and can help build confidence in your child for public speaking. Teacher Maddie took on the decision to be a child advocate and is serving as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem..

Teacher Maddie's style of teaching involves a lot of interactivity, music and smiles. She'll sing, laugh and cheer for your child as they progress through the various stages in their learning. Her lessons are tailored to match each child's character. If a child is ...

About Madeline

This teacher has a big heart and is dedicated to serving every child she comes in contact with. She is one of our lead Teachers and will work with parents and schools to best understand the needs of the child(ren). Her goal is to help your child learn English as well as love it.

She majored in Early Childhood Education and is certified in both TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TEYL (Teaching English to Young Learners). She is a member of Toastmasters International and has her Advanced Communicator Bronze certification and can help build confidence in your child for public speaking. Teacher Maddie took on the decision to be a child advocate and is serving as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem.

Teacher Maddie's style of teaching involves a lot of interactivity, music, and smiles. She'll sing, laugh and cheer for your child

as they progress through the various stages in their learning. Her lessons are tailored to match each child's character. If a child is very shy, no worries. With Teacher Maddie, they'll end up speaking, singing, and smiling by the end of the lesson. As your child gains confidence in speaking this new language, she will celebrate their success. She is ready to meet and teach your child.
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Madeline V.

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I teach beginners ,who want to improve on basic and intermediate level of English.
I offer private chat and audio with foreign or naive student, who also want to improve on their communication skills.

About Rgihh

Hello student, welcome to my online class, prepared for foreign and native speakers of English and french. I provide commication skills for basic and intermediate level of the language.

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Rgihh F.

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Can happily work with all ages and levels! Expert writing and editing skills. Developed English composition/writing programs for domestic and international students middle school, high school and college including: speech/presentation skills, English composition, and ESL.

About Teri

Bonjour all! I've been an educator most of my career. I lived in France for many years and loved every moment! French did not come easily to me which is why of all the disciplines I teach, I think French is one of my strongest suits. It's such a beautiful language to be a part of and I love sharing this knowledge. I'm also involved in movement education and have a small studio in the valley. I've now been in the Arizona the past three years, after spending the last two decades between NYC and Paris.

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