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About Jimmy T.

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Chicago, IL

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About Jimmy
My name is Jimmy. I have been teaching Spanish for about seven years now. I have taught all ages from kindergarten to adults.

As a current teacher, my primary goal is to make sure the students have engaging and fun experiences while learning Spanish. I do not lecture solely on the nuts and bolts of the language but rather allow the student to perform the language in order to learn it.

I do want to make clear that I do teach young children (ages 2-12) but I prefer to teach them in person and at least twice a week. I believe the experience to be more valuable that way.

Additionally, I ask that parents or potential adult students and with me talk for a while before signing up for lessons. I may not be able the person to give you what you need. I want to be sure your needs are met through Take Lessons and I may not be the person th
at can do that. So, please message me often.

One last note: If we are meeting in person, I am only willing to meet in public locations and not anyone's home.

I am always excited to teach someone this language I love so much.

¡Gracias!
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Sheree Little-Abobi June 25, 2019
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Ashley N. May 30, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Very well planned! I like the idea of building off of a foundation!
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Kristen W. March 14, 2019
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Jimmy T.

Chicago, IL 60616
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About Yulia B.

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Chicago, IL

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About Yulia
Hello everyone!
I am a professional percussionist, active performer and enthusiastic educator. I have been teaching since 2010 and is currently available to teach private lessons. I teach a variety of disciplines : Percussion, Drum Set, Keyboard percussion (Marimba, xylophone, vibraphone), Music theory and Ear Training as well as Russian language. My classes are always very productive and my students learn the skills needed to succeed in their studies.

I received Bachelors of Music in Percussion performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University in 2015 and Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at the DePaul School of Music in 2018. I look forward to helping my new students achieve their goals.
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Coleman M. May 24, 2018
· Russian · Online
Yulia is great! I was a little disorganized and Yulia proposed accommodations with ease.
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Sara M. May 22, 2018
· Russian · Online
Wonderful , knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient teacher
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Amelia A. October 10, 2017
· Drum · Online
Great experience - my daughter really liked her first lesson, and came away enthusiastic. You can’t ask for much better.
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Yulia B.

Chicago, IL 60622
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$50 / 30-min

About Francisco M.

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Chicago, IL
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About Francisco
I am a cellist from Brazil and I have earned my undergraduate degree in Cello Performance from North Park University on a Full Scholarship and proceeded to obtain my Masters and am currently finishing my Performance Certificate, both on cello Performance from the DePaul University, also on a scholarship

Despite experience teaching, I am often playing with orchestras throughout the Midwest and actively with chamber groups around town.

I started learning the cello at a very late age (music at 17 and cello at 18 y/o) in comparison to all of my peers and I deeply believe that anyone can achieve the required level if one is willing to invest on consistent and intelligent work.

I would love to share that with you
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Francisco M.

Chicago, IL 60640
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$40 / 30-min

About Bartosz W.

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Chicago, IL

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About Bartosz
I have extensive experience playing as part of orchestras and ensembles and also pursued music pedagogy, and during my many years of teaching instrumental  music, I was able to further develop my own skill as a performance musician. Furthermore, I had the privilege to lead two different orchestras as a conductor, I composed music for a  theatrical production, and also recorded several albums including klezmer music, smooth  jazz, musical poetry, and music for healing and meditation.
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Bartosz W.

Chicago, IL 60634
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$34 / 30-min

About Pedro D.

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Evanston, IL
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About Pedro
I am a Civil Engineer specialized in Earthquake Engineering, but have diversified my background throughout the years (I am an avid student myself!). My teaching experience includes working as a professor at my university back at home and tutoring high school students- mainly in mathematics and physics. I have also taught Spanish to foreigners in my country. Before obtaining my degree, I worked as a computer technician and have always maintained this as a side-job and hobby. So I can also help you out if you wish to learn more about computers!
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Ellen G. May 31, 2019
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Wonderful session again!! Thank you!
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Pedro D.

Evanston, IL 60201
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About Tania Z.

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Chicago, IL
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About Tania
I have been teaching Spanish for two years and a half, and 5 months of teaching English as a second language. I have a great way to teach based on my experience from learning English as my second language. I have the skills to make the classes very interactive and fun.
I am looking forward to getting you into this interesting world of learning a second language.
I'm from Colombia but I've been living in the USA for two years being part of a cultural exchange experience that opened my eyes to the world. during my stay here I discovered how passionate I am for traveling to discover new cultures and get the best version of my self learning from all the different people that I met, That's why I like to teach languages because I can get to know a lot of people.
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Tania Z.

Chicago, IL 60605
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$25 / 30-min

About Michael Z.

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Clarendon Hills, IL

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About Michael
Hi! I am a fun, friendly but serious educator in Arabic, ESL, and philosophy. I am a trilingual professional whose calling in life is to attend to the academic and linguistic needs of learners. I am the Asst. Director to a language program in a private university in the Chicago area. I have an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and a B.A. in Philosophy of language. Welcome to my page! Hope to chat soon.
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Michael Z.

Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
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$75 / 30-min

About Staci B.

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Wheaton, IL
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About Staci
Hey everyone. My name is Staci and I love meeting different students of different backgrounds and personalities. I have an Associates in Information Technology and am now pursing my bachelor's in the field, with a focus on programming. I am from Chicago so have almost seen it all. I excel in the field of communications and writing, and am also a freelance writer with several blogs of my own, and write for other blogs. I love writing research papers on various topics, especially on topics I am passionate about. I do creative writing and really have a good eye for art and film. In my spare time, I like to go to the gym, spend time with my fiance, canvas paint, and yes I even like to knit. Don't laugh at me. Music plays a major role in my life and know just about every R&B, soul, or hip-hop song that was released between the 80s-2000s.

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m the eldest of my siblings, and have a passion for teaching as much as I have a passion for learning. I have been tutoring since I was 8 years old, but did not monetize my tutoring skills until I was about 16 years old. Today, I am 25 and never get bored of finding different methods of teaching for individual students to help them achieve their academic or personal goals. I have tutored roughly 50 students in my tutoring career, more or less. I specialize in language, writing, Spanish for beginners, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing research papers, science, mathematics from grades k-12, as well as college geometry and algebra, and many more subjects.

I cannot put enough emphasis on being patient with yourself when understanding a new concept. It's okay to not get everything the first or second time around. Take your time and enjoy the process of learning. You are actually exercising your brain when you are challenged, which is wonderful! I also want the people I work with to know that I am VERY LGBTQ friendly, and support minorities as well as understand some of the challenges they may face. Anytime you are in my presence, you are in a safe place, and you will always be treated with dignity.

Aside from being passionate about science for a few personal reasons, I actually aim to pursue medical school because of my passion for health and medicine. In case, for some reason I won't be able to do so, I have my bachelor's in an applied science to fall back on. Ultimately I would like to become an M.D working in the field of Preventative Medicine or become a surgeon I have written extensive research
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Staci B.

Wheaton, IL 60187
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$15 / 60-min

About Barry S.

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Chicago, IL
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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.

Chicago, IL 60645
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$42 / 60-min

About Amy K.

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Chicago, IL

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I believe that to learn a language it's important to feel safe and relaxed. If we build a positive relationship together, we'll be on our way to achieving your goals. I promise to work as hard as you do!

I started teaching English while I was living in London for my Master's degree in Medieval History. I met people from all over the world and fell in love with the cultural exchange that comes with teaching a language.

I have a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from DePaul University. I am also a volunteer English instructor at St. Joseph Services in Humboldt Park.

I live in Ukrainian Village with my husband and two cats, Tommy and Luna. If you chose to come to my apartment for lessons, you'll be able to meet them!

My goal is to create a safe, judgement free environment for my students to learn in
. I've worked hard to learn other languages myself (Spanish, German, and I'm working on Polish!), so I know how frustrating it can sometimes be to express yourself in another language. Teaching one on one is a collaborative effort and I will work hard to find a teaching style that is tailored to you.
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Jo Herrera July 9, 2019
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Amy is a great english teacher! She is the best you can ask for. Very professional and at the same time caring for her students. Had the pleasure to have lessons with her in London while studying there. She will teach you according to your level and needs. Recommend her 100%
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Amy K.

Chicago, IL 60622
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$67 / 60-min

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