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Lars R.

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About Lars

I began to teach guitar at 16 years of age. I have taught seven- to 60-year-old students in a wide variety of styles. I studied jazz guitar primarily with Randy Vincent, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's greatest guitar players, and continue to broaden my horizons under the guidance of Matthew Grasso. Aside from teaching, I compose, perform, and research in Music and Language Arts.

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August 26, 2019
Abhi D.
Lars is an awesome instructor. Very knowledgeable and also very articulate with his instructions. I highly recommend him. I am an absolute beginner and yet he was able to share so much in the very first lesson itself! He also makes learning fun.
July 22, 2019
Subhabrata D.
very good!
July 9, 2019
Subhabrata D.
Very focused lesson

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Lars R.

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About Itai

Itai graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BA in Studio Composition in 2007, and from Hebrew College with a Masters' Degree in Jewish Education in June, 2016. He has been working in after-school, Hebrew school, camp, and other supplementary educational settings for over ten years. Itai's Hebrew students are either studying for their bnei mitzvah, maintaining their conversational Hebrew, or learning for the purpose of competence of services or Torah study. His piano students have ranged from five-year olds just starting, to young children learning Classical pieces, to teens learning to play the songs they like, to adults working on their songwriting and improvisation. Lessons will accommodate the student's goals. Itai's strengths are improvisation, music theory and ear training, and accompaniment of popular songs - rock, theater, pop, folk,

etc. As a musician, Itai writes songs, composes music for communal singing, improvises, and plays in a Klezmer band. Aside from tutoring, Itai works as a songleader, teaches at the Hebrew school at his synagogue, growing a new outdoor Hebrew school, and occasionally teaches at an outdoor education program.

Please feel free to get in touch and ask questions!

Please note that there's a name I don't use anymore and one of my reviews reflects that. Yes I am the same person.

Please note that there are cats in my home studio.
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September 15, 2019
Amos
Amos really liked it and found it interesting and off to a great start!

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February 5, 2019
Miles
Itai was fantastic. Reliable and knowledgeable. I had been through many teachers to find one as good as Itai. Also very flexible with what I was interested in learning.
October 29, 2018
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Joshua S.

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Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player.

By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication and sales trainer (numerous companies) and has been coaching since 1999. He is now available for online coaching sessions for a number of varied and essential subjects.

Some of Mr. S's most requested business skills to learn? Sales and Public Speaking, and even Poker! How to command the poker table and the boardroom to increase your hourly rate, by effective communication and reading people well. He integrates Public Speaking Skills or "Speaking in Public Skills" as he likes to say, to illustrate how that essential ability changes everything i

n your game, your book of business, and your personal life.

He has helped students of ALL ages and backgrounds, including people with English as a Second Language, develop their communication skills. This is essential to prepare them for important school and job interviews and for promotions and opportunities in life.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, where he received a BFA degree in Theatre, and also the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Mr. S is an expert in the art of the spoken, presentation and performance word.

He looks forward to helping new students achieve their communication and business goals. His teaching style is focused, practical and useful, and incredibly entertaining and educational!

His classes are truly edu-train-ing!
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September 15, 2019
YUKI ITO
Joshua is the most amazing teacher that we have ever met. His teaching style opened my daughter's eyes wide to figure out what the real public speaking stands for.
September 11, 2019
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August 30, 2019
Sofia
Joshua is engaging, smart and a great teacher. It was my daughter's first poker lesson and she was so engaged. Highly recommended!

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Joshua S.

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About Vivian

Hello, I'm a medicine student at Venezuela which is why I know about anatomy, organic chemistry and biology very well, but I also know about music and painting, the reason I don't have a background check is because I really don't have the money to pay for it, but I can promise you I'm very professional and I'll do my best to teach your kids, I do this so I can pay for my medicine career, so I'll be glad if you want to study any of the subjects that I teach with me. Send me a message and let's start!

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Vivian R.

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About Nick

My name is Nick and I have been tutoring in writing since I was in high school. I love to work with students from grade school to grad school and help to make lasting adjustments that improve writing over the long term.

I became a Writing Consultant at St. John's University where I worked with hundreds of students during every stage in the writing process. From brainstorming topics to write about, all the way down to making sure references have been correctly annotated, I covered it all. I can help you with any and every stage of the writing process that is giving you trouble and ensure that you are more equipped with strategies to help avoid any familiar difficulties going forward.

The experience I have in teaching writing coupled with a positive attitude and personality make for a pleasant and productive tutoring session that will

alleviate the stress of your assignment, course, or subject matter and leave you feeling more confident in yourself and your ability to complete similar work in the future.

I genuinely want to and enjoy helping you become better and accomplish what you need to. I am excited to help out and hope to hear from you soon!
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June 13, 2018
Viridiana D.
Nick is a wonderful teacher, he is knowledgeable and perceptive. I first came to Nick for help on my essay for my college application. He was able to help me narrow down the options of topics to write about so that I could confidently write about a topic I am passionate about. He continued to help me outline and structure the paper so that it would be organized and academically acceptable, and finally, he helped with editing so that the final copy was ready. A few months later I received my letter of acceptance.
After helping with my college application essay, Nick continued tutoring me through my semester at Community College. he taught me how to do a close reading, to arrange paragraphs, and to better phrase my ideas. He offered new ways to strengthen my writing. Nick is so patient and full of encouragement, I could not have made it through the semester without him.
October 28, 2017
Hadassah
Nick is very patient and knowledgeable. He has helped me reconstruct many paragraphs in essays/college papers that I had to write. He has a keen eye and sees all the little mistakes and ways things could be rewritten to convey point. He has looked over several of my papers and edited them, and also helped me to learn to write better- not just fixing the problem for me. I have watched my grades go from C's to A's over time, he's great !

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Nick P.

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About Elmos

I'm an Accounting and Quickbooks Expert. I have over 16 years of business experience. I pride myself on being clear and to the point. I not only know how to do but I know how to teach. I have mentored colleagues and train Quickbooks to laymen who wanted to get a better understanding how to use Quickbooks. I have also tutored the children of friends in accounting and math subjects. I enjoy teaching and helping others to succeed.
I am an advanced user in QuickBooks. My expert proficiency has enabled me to analyze data quickly and deliver business intelligence in support of operational and strategic decision making.

I have used QuickBooks often in my professional career and know its "ins" and "outs". It is an outstanding program for small and medium sized companies where I have spent virtually my entire career.

If you or your son or daug

hter require assistance with accounting and QuickBooks, then I encourage you to contact me. I strive to make learning fast, clear and easy!
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October 5, 2019
Sarvy van Maris
Elmo was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions that I had. Than you so much! I would use Elmo again anytime I have problems with my quickbooks online. Highly recommended.
January 12, 2019
Enrique
May 11, 2018
Amy M.
Great lesson - was able to help me with some of the problems
I’ve been having. Highly recommend him for lessons

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Elmos A.

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About Jennifer

My greatest passion in life is teaching. I was born and raised in New Jersey, and experienced great success in my academics, due to amazing and unforgettable teachers. This is the foundation of my commitment to helping out my students, whatever their abilities may be. I have been tutoring and teaching for over 10 years in various settings — tutoring small and large groups, private individual tutoring, and teaching in rural, suburban, and urban classrooms and home settings. I have a bachelor's degree in Applied Linguistics with a minor in Psychology. I also have special teaching licenses in TEFL and TESOL. In my experience, no two students are alike, and I'm able to quickly identify unique needs, to help each student progress quickly! Students find me patient, kind and fun to work with. Regarding ESL tutoring, I have a deep understandin

g of the science and research behind the way English as a second language is learned. I'm flexible and can adapt quickly to the way each individual student learns best. Education has given me the opportunity to find what I am passionate about, and I hope to help others gain that same opportunity through tutoring.
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Jennifer B.

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About Faith

Hi, my name is Faduma, and I want you to succeed in what your struggling with. I know how hard learning anything is from English, to math from science, to just school in general. I know because I have gone through such. So I want to help others who are struggling become better at these subjects. That’s why I’m ready and and excited to help you, if you give me the chance 💕💕💕❤️

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Kelvin
"She was very kind, however my child was already familiar with what she covered so no need to continue"
Simon
"Great tutor and very knowledgeable - helped me with economics and statistics classes and projects."
Ethan
"Ethan (my 6 year old son) had an excellent first lesson. Jessie definitely had the right approach and it looks like she and Ethan will work well together
as teacher/student.
I look forward too seeing the results over the coming months."
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Shannon
"Over the last six months, Daniel has been tutoring me on and off for my intro to physics course. I do not have a strong background in science or math, but
Daniel was always able to explain everything clearly and in detail. He knows how to answer your questions and really works hard to make sure you understand the material. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for help."
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Jacob
"Wonderful instructor, willing to repeat himself and go back a few steps to reinforce a prior example. My son was hesitant to try this and was pleasantly s
urprised at how easy it was to learn when someone is working with you one on one. :)"
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Bob
"My son has been working with Matt for the last 4 months to continue learning Mandarin. Matt has been fantastic. Even after a long week of school, my son
looks forward to working with Matt on Saturday. Matt not only has a great personality he is VERY punctual and responsive. He is genuinely committed to helping my son progress and offers great guidance to support his development. I would HIGHLY recommend Matt for anyone looking to learn Mandarin."
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john
"My daughter has made so much progress. very happy!!"
Josh
"Colin tutored me in business math and he did such great job!!! He explained it so well for me to understand and he knew the material. Very professional."
Claire C.
"Daniel is an interactive tutor who is very helpful with any calculus problems you have. He helped me study for my math test by going through problems step
by step with me, which allowed me to understand the concepts at hand. He made sure that I actually understood the process by asking me questions, so it wasn’t only memorization but actual grasping of the way to solve problems. I definitely recommend Daniel to anyone who would like help with their calculus!"
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