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About Lars R.

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Petaluma, CA

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I am experienced in translation and interpretation, having held many bilingual jobs and taken numerous classes in both English and Spanish. I am an active member of my community interested in overcoming language barriers. Studying ESL with me, you will be sure to move quickly toward fluency through a well-rounded and hands-on approach.

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. From age 12 to 21 I took private guitar lessons regularly. Now, I have a lesson every once in a while. I studied jazz guitar primarily with Randy Vincent, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's greatest guitar players. Aside from teaching lessons as a job, I have played guitar in many concerts and continue to do so. Before moving to San Francisco for university studies, I gained a lot of experience and valuable education with guitar. I played in the jazz bands in Junior High and High School. I went to four years of a week-long summer jazz camp called Jazz Camp West, where I took classes, played open mics and had fun with many musicians, making some good friends. I hold BA degrees in Music (Jazz Guitar) and Spanish, as well as
an MA in Music, from San Francisco State University. By now, I am confident in working with whatever musical material students offer! Thank you.

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I am a laid back teacher, but I definitely expect students to practice what I suggest they practice. I advise that students use method books or sheet music of some sort, and I will certainly make notes for them and create materials they can learn from. I always teach based on the goals of the student and what type of music they enjoy, but I also like to guide the student in a direction I think would benefit them. I usually introduce music to play right away, conforming of course to the skill level and interest of the student. I now a play seven-string guitar that differs from the standard six-string guitar in that it has one string lower than the low E of a six-string. It will be practical to aide students by accompanying with a bass range instrument.

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Guitar
My guitar roots are mainly Jazz, but I am always happy to employ a very wide range of styles. I work with both modal and tonal musical styles.
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Abhi D. August 26, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
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.
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Subhabrata D. July 22, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
very good!
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Subhabrata D. July 9, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Very focused lesson
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Lars R.

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About Joshua S.

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Practical and useful skills to develop your English so you can succeed! Get that job you want! Get into that school you dream about! It is essential to communicate effectively in the workplace and to better connect with people, by developing your English skills.

About Joshua
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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YUKI ITO September 15, 2019
· Public Speaking · Online
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.
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YUKI ITO September 11, 2019
· Public Speaking · Online
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Sofia August 30, 2019
· Poker · Online
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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About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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Need to get your English skills up to par or want to be better at conversational English, I can help. I've taught English classes in various settings; classes, one-on-one, and in small group settings. I can make learning English so much fun that you will forget that you are learning English - but you will progress. I can say that with confidence. However, because this is a language and like many other skills it will take time, and you will need to put in the effort as well. So, what is stopping you. Now you're just a click away from really fun English lessons.

About Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.
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Jerad September 6, 2019
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Maddy B. September 4, 2019
· Sewing · Online
Really great lessons that are tailored to your needs / projects.
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Hayk September 2, 2019
· Python · Online
Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Very easy to communicate. Was prepared for the lesson and able to go through everything that planed.
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About Samantha T.

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I will design my lessons based on your child's needs, goals, learning style and pace as well as interests. Does your daughter love princesses? Let's learn about food by having a princess party! I am energetic, patient, caring and enthusiastic. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College where I majored in writing as well as a TESOL certification. I am currently teaching ESL classes online to boys and girls ranging from age 5 to 13 and have taught over 100 classes. I would be honored to work with and teach your child English speaking, writing, and reading skills. After signing up for my classes I will happily reach out to you to discuss your child's previous exposure to the English language, learning style, interests and what you are hoping to have your child learn and work on with me.

About Samantha
Hello! My name is Samantha, I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College and a TESOL certification. I received my B.A in Creative writing and am a strong supporter of using writing as a tool for self expression. I have taught over 1000 ESL classes! I really enjoy helping students realize that learning can be fun and inspiring them to continue on their path through the English language. My lessons will be fun, exciting and specific to your child's learning needs, goals and personal interests. In my classroom students can expect a positive, uplifting and encouraging learning environment. My teaching philosophy is that students learn best when they feel a connection to the material and so I will build my classes based on a student's interests, this way the student will be motivated to learn and see a relationship between what they le
arn and their lives. I also believe in positive encouragement and correction, we learn from our mistakes and I think it is important to highlight the growing process in learning. In my classroom I notice and appreciate effort and will pay attention to my students' journey and make sure they see their own progress and feel pride in their accomplishments and growth. Whether you want to improve your skills in writing, reading, or speaking, expand your vocabulary or improve communication skills through casual conversation, I am more than happy to help.
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Aj July 17, 2019
· ESL · In studio
Great instructor, well rounded educator.
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Rosa E. February 23, 2018
· ESL · Online
Samantha is a great teacher, she is engaging and cares for her students. I recommend her lessons. She will spend the time to explain and is dedicated.
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About Diana I.

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I learned English while learning Spanish at the same time. I know how it feels to have to learn two languages at once and how hard it can be. I strive to find the best way you like to learn and work as a team to help you learn the language! I make it fun and relate it to your life.

About Diana
Hey everyone! If you are ready to learn in a fun environment where i revolve my teaching around your life and occupations, then come sign up with me! I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you learn!
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Stephanie Rodriguez September 12, 2019
· Spanish · Online
My son has and continues to enjoy taking Spanish lessons with Diana. She keeps the class fun, he's told me, and makes it comfortable for him to feel free and try new words he's never used. Around the house now, he's actually using what he's learning. Good job and thank you Diana!!
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Quovia August 25, 2019
· Spanish · Online
She has made learning Spanish fun for me and helped me gain my confidence! I look forward to my lessons with her.
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Dongmei L. July 15, 2019
· ESL · Online
She is a very good teacher.Very patient and nice 。I have learned so much from her .
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About Mardee R.

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I've been teaching various things for over 20 years, including teaching ESL to students internationally online and in person. My style is very encouraging and motivating. My approach is to focus on building skills in pronunciation and comprehension because it is critical for being able to clearly communicate. Conversational English is what my international student's tell me is their weakest area. They tell me they want to practice having conversations because they usually don't have native English speakers to talk with. I create a very relaxed and safe-to-make mistakes kind of environment. If you want to practice your conversational skills, let's chat. If you want to build your comprehension and other English skills, let's work together. I look forward to meeting you. See you in the classroom.

About Mardee
Welcome. I'm a mature teacher with a Master degree and TEFL certification. I've been teaching for over 20 years and love it. I am an enthusiastic and motivating teacher. I love to have fun and I enjoy teaching students of all levels. I have taught in the classroom and online for years. I love to travel to experience different cultures and learn from them, which is one reason I started teaching online to ESL students. I have work with students online from all over the world for a few years. Working online allows me to meet students I may not otherwise get to meet. It also allows me the freedom to work and travel. I plan to travel to Asia in October 2019 to meet some of my students I've been teaching for a couple of years.

My background in teaching spans many different topics, including K-12 teaching educational subjects and adults
in career development. Primarily I teach ESL students now and I ABSOLUTELY love it.

I'll see you in the classroom.
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Mardee R.

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About Brooke S.

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Pittsburgh, PA

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Hello! I am Brooke Shoup and I have been working with international students for the last five years. Together we have worked on conversational English, cultural understanding, and I will also work through papers and assignments with my students as well.

I love to learn and meet new people, and have often become long lasting friends with my international students coming from China, Japan, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia!

About Brooke
I believe that making music should be a fun and creative experience. I specialize in teaching piano functionally which means helping you to learn the type of music you want to play as quickly as possible while giving you the tools to add your own style to a piece.

When a new student is learning music, it is most important to establish a love of the instrument in order to see results. This is made possible by teaching music theory, sight reading, technique, and ear training led by the student's natural interests. I have over ten years of experience working with kids across a variety of settings with one year experience in special needs and four years working in music composition and performance.

Please let me know if you have any questions, I'd be happy to speak with you!
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Angela July 8, 2019
· Piano · In home
Brooke was both warn and knowledgeable. My daughter not only learned new piano skills but even more importantly, is now super excited to learn and practices all the time on her own. Thank you Brooke!
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About Sundus M.

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Hi my name is Sundus and I enjoy teaching. With English being my second language I appreciate the work of ESL teachers and that inspired me to give back. Being the eldest of eight has taught me the importance of patiences when teaching. I have worked with children and adults for two years and wish to continue gaining experience. I personally think learning should be fun and engaging.

About Sundus
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My name is Sundus. I enjoy working with people, teaching, outdoors, cats and much more. I’m passionate about changing the world one step at a time and making a difference in people’s lives. I’ve worked with children from the ages of 5-18 and adults.
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Sundus M.

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About Dorcas G.

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Hello!
My name is Dorcas. I was an ESL student myself in high school. Finally passing the tests and not taking it anymore was very rewarding. I am here to help you do that too. I have been where you are in that stage, so don’t be ashamed, we will go through it together!

About Dorcas
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My name is Dorcas. I grew up in a big family with five siblings. My house has always been full of people, with loving hearts. I have always learned to treat others with care and respect, and that is the way I will treat my students. If you need any help with anything, just know that I am here to help you figure it out together.
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About Xiomara R.

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When English is not your first language, you want to make sure your written and spoken skills surpass those of even native speakers. I would like to help students starting their journey into the English speaking world.

About Xiomara
I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy, English is my second language, and I love to dance.

I'm not great at "selling" myself as to why you should choose me to be your instructor. I struggled while in school, but I managed to get through. Now, when I educate patients, colleagues, or even friends, I have found ways to make tough subjects easy to understand. We sometimes get caught up in "sounding smart" and don't know if the person receiving the information is understanding. If you are not able to understand a topic in easier layman's terms, no matter how well you memorize it, it won't stick for long.

I hope to be able to assist students who may be struggling with ESL and anatomy find effective studying strategies to grasp and understand the material presented.
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Xiomara R.

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