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About Farobag C.

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Orland Park, IL

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About Farobag
Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as well, Farobag continues in his capacity as Artistic Advisor to the Baroque Masterplayers, a virtuoso ensemble that concatenates period performance techniques with modern instruments thus creating a unique voice within the realm of 17th and 18th- century repertoire.

A double graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester, Farobag studied under Anastasia Jempelis, a pioneer of Suzuki violin pedagogy in the United States. In addition to the Suzuki curriculum, he is also associated with the Royal Conservatory Music Devel
opment Program that sets a national standard of musical achievement in various fields.

Befitting his penchant for encouraging artistic interest amongst younger members of his community, Farobag is also the principal conductor of the Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra that offers a unique mixture of young and seasoned professionals sitting side-by-side in a strictly professional setting. Since the year 2000, the ZSO has staged highly successful performances at various venues in Houston, Chicago, and Toronto. A New Year's eve performance in Los Angeles is scheduled for 2014.

Having also taken graduate-level coursework in educational psychology, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Chicago, Farobag offers tutelage in various areas of elementary and secondary education as well as in SAT, ACT and GRE test preparation.

Additionally, as a certified Reiki Master, therapeutic and/or educational sessions are also extended to those who may be inclined to alternative healing techniques.

*** Lesson Details ***
Sheer technique is necessary but insufficient to play an instrument well. Aural skills, that include the study of functional tonality and voice-leading are important factors that impart musicality. This is of great import if the prospective musician wants the audience to truly enjoy his or her performance !

Whether it be the 3 Rs or preparation in the performing arts, a remarkable instructor must go well beyond the subject matter at hand and help imbue the student with a spirit of wonder that, in due time, will foster enthusiasm necessary for excellence.

A child emulates and learns to communicate in his or her mother-tongue through a supporting and nurturing environment. Likewise, a student needs to be sufficiently motivated to embrace learning in a familiar supportive manner.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lesson take place in the living room. Driveway parking. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
None; I do expect a reasonably good piano / keyboard at a student's home.

*** Specialties ***
Traditional and Suzuki-based education. Performance and musicality training is open to all instrumentalists.

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Classical Energy, Triton Sound, TS 8501
Salut D'Amour, Triton Sound, TS 9014
Epiphanies1, The Halford Company
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Ryan September 29, 2017
· Violin · In studio
I've been playing a few instruments for 23 years, and finally decided to get into violin. Farobag made me realize that I know next to nothing about the violin, and there is so much to learn. I played only a few notes in my first lesson, but his instruction was worth every penny. I am very excited for the next lesson and look forward to learning everything I can from Farobag. Highly recommended.
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Ganesh V. September 17, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
Mr. Cooper is an experienced teacher. He teaches piano, violin & vocal from basic to advance level. My son has been taking piano classes from him for the past 3+ years. He loves to go to Mr. Cooper's classes. The foremost quality in Mr. Cooper is that he seeks perfection and tries to imbibe the same in his students. He encourages all his students to perform their best and is extremely patient in dealing with his students. Mr. Cooper lets me sit in my son's lessons and I got my 101 on classical music with these sessons. I can appreciate what my son plays and also now able to appreciate classical music in general.
Mr. Cooper encourages all his students to participate in IMA annual contests and puts a lot of effort in preparing his students for the same.
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Lulu Y. August 26, 2017
· Pre Algebra · Online
Mr. Copper is one of the best teachers that I know. I am a slow learner and he would teach me things over and over again until I understand. Overall, he is a great teacher and I would recommend him if you need help on math.
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Farobag C.

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About Marcel M.

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Glendale, CA
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About Marcel
I work as a tutor and mentor in many of those fields for years. It was and is a side business, but I always enjoyed teaching.
I am looking forward to move on with you and / or your kids.
Have a great day,
Marcel

Update 02/10/15: Takelessons is a great way to teach and a fantastic and easy way to learn for students. I currently have 3 students per week, with several hours. I really enjoy it, either online via Skype or Facetime or Live at the students place. Hit me up and let's move something together.
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Ems July 2, 2017
· Mixed Martial Arts · In home
I did not actually take any lessons with him, but his schedule did not reflect what showed as available in Takelessons. He had a very bad attitude and would not actually schedule the lesson after several exchanges.
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Andy June 2, 2017
· German · Online
I need to improve my spoken German for business and Marcel has been invaluable in helping me improve at a good pace while being incredibly flexible on lesson planning.

I've been working with him for about a month now and I've grown to feel more comfortable speaking with my colleagues who are native German speakers.

If you want a native, professional teacher who can be fun...Marcel is your guy.
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Thia S. January 22, 2017
· Microsoft Word · In home
Marcel is a great teacher, solved all my complicated issues and answered every question with advanced knowledge. He's patient and has a light humorous way of making you feel smart when you need it most!
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Marcel M.

Marcel M.

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About Rena S.

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Chicago, IL
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About Rena
Rena is a student majoring in Economics and Music at the University of Chicago. She has been playing the piano for over fifteen years, ten of which she spent at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division. Rena continues to study piano at the collegiate level. She has experience teaching children, adolescents, and adults from absolute beginner to late intermediate levels.

Rena has nearly five years of tutoring experience in a variety of academic subjects. In her first year at UChicago, she taught an ACT Reading and Writing Prep course as part of a university outreach program.

Rena has guided numerous students through the sometimes nerve-wracking college admissions process. She regularly edits admissions-related essays, as well as written work for academic disciplines.

She is a native speaker of Russian and English and ha
s experience tutoring both. She is also an advanced speaker of Italian.
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Rena S.

Rena S.

Chicago, IL 60637
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$20 / 30-min

About Yang H.

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Westmont, IL

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About Yang
I am a native Chinese language speaker and also a current nursing student at College of DuPage. I love volunteering and interpretation for all kinds of people. Here, I'd love to help others to understand the language I usually speak. If I can do some specific subjects, I would like to help students to understand the material for mathematical and psychological statistics, sociology, psychology: Life Spin, Humanities, and Chinese and French history. Actually, I don't have any experience for teaching Chinese Mandarin. However, I have 2-yrs experience for teaching kids art design at my weekend school. I will start to teach humanities class there this year.
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Yang H.

Yang H.

Westmont, IL 60559
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$50 / 30-min

About saralynn V.

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Los Angeles, CA

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I find beauty in seeing someone advance their skills, no matter how big or small that growth is.

Currently, I am helping middle school students at an after-school tutoring company.

I am a Graphic Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the mobile/digital marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite, typography, and conceptual design. Strong arts and design professional graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Architecture and Communication Design. Passionate about the fashion and beauty industry.

Art is a part of who I am and I would love to share my lifetime's experience on how to create a style of your own.

I am of Nicaraguan descent and am passionate about my culture and teaching students conversational Spanish.

Please take a look at my portfolio to see if I'
m the right fit for you! You may also reference projects from there if you would like to learn specifically how to create something similar:

https://issuu.com/saralynnv

My art can be seen on my online shop:

https://society6.com/appledoodles
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Janis October 1, 2017
· Graphic Design · Online
Saralynn is clearly fluent in graphic design for a variety of purposes and has no problem communicating techniques to her students :) She is approachable and friendly and can definitely help you achieve your goals!
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About Kat G.

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New York, NY

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I am a professional singer, songwriter, actor, and teacher. I graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre (with a minor in Spanish)! Originally from North Carolina, I moved to New York City in order to pursue my dream of being an actress! Upon my arrival in New York, I quickly found that I also have an incredible passion for songwriting and teaching. Currently, I am pursuing a career in music and working as a teacher.

If you choose to study voice with me, you can expect to improve your technique weekly using a variety of vocal warm ups and songs. Because every person's voice is just as unique as they are, we will work through your individual strengths and opportunities for growth as well as work towards building up your repertoire - all while helping you gain more and more confidence in you
r vocal abilities!

If you are interested in studying acting with me, you can expect to read lots of plays/musicals, as well as work through a slew of monologues! We can work on material that I find for you or we can work through whatever you need to prepare for your next audition! I can help you find compelling objectives and beats and help bring your character to life!

In my Spanish lessons, you can expect to work through grammar, speaking, reading, and writing. I learned Spanish through an immersive academic program (K-12) and then I minored in Spanish in college so I not only have an understanding of the language from an academic standpoint but I also have been speaking Spanish for nearly the entirety of my life! I have worked with beginner Spanish speakers to native Spanish speakers helping with grammar and writing skills. We will work together to build up your confidence in speaking and understanding Spanish and before you know it, we'll be able to have our lessons fully in Spanish!

I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you soon!!
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Kat G.

Kat G.

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About Jim K.

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North Providence, RI

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I'm an experienced, creative, funny, and motivated ESL/EFL teacher who enjoys helping busy adults learn English and accomplish their goals. You bring the commitment and I'll bring well-planned lessons and creative energy to make your time productive and enjoyable.

You and I will tailor lessons to your English language level, interests and needs. But most importantly, I'll create a safe space for you to explore speaking a new language, challenge yourself, make mistakes, and become confident with how you communicate in English.

I am a writer, artist, photographer, and marketing communications professional, and can add activities for students interested in vocabulary and skills for these fields. You’ll also find that I enjoy conversations about culture and heritage, and especially food!

Most of all, I respect your time and your ex
perience as an adult learner. You most likely have a job, a family, strong experience in your native country, and a lot to learn in your new home—and all of this can be overwhelming. I will always keep these in mind, make your lessons productive, bring a lot of humor, and show the greatest respect for your desire to learn and accomplish your dreams.
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James November 8, 2017
· ESL ·
I welcome this opportunity to highly recommend Jim K. for this teaching position. I've known Jim for twenty six years and in that time I've gotten to know him as a loyal friend, as we shared family and life experiences. As a talented and creative artist, Jim brings these skills to his extensive use of computer and visual technology. As well as being a visual artist, Jim is also a skilled and creative writer with extensive verbal and communication skills. This is evident in his many written descriptions of visual art and our many discussions about art and technology. His extensive knowledge of art is the result of his extensive travel and his passion for beauty in all that he does. His enthusiasm is evident whenever he shares new ideas or new life goals.
Always quick to laugh and with a positive attitude, it's a pleasure to share his company.
Jim is sincere, talented, creative, caring, intelligent, curious, articulate, with strong problem solving skills. He will be an asset to any educational endeavor.
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Michael November 8, 2017
· ESL · In studio
Jim is a great teacher for many reasons, but first and foremost, is his patience and understanding. Instead of pointing you in the right direction, he takes you by the hand and shows you the way. He also has a sense of humor, so mistakes turn into real opportunities to learn. He is a true asset to anyone looking to learn.
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Ana November 7, 2017
· ESL · Online
Jim is a warm, and patient person, who has a natural understanding of languages.
He can make references and connections between words in different languages that are very helpful.
A great since of humor, and a wonderful wit with words will keep you laughing and make it fun to learn.
I strongly recommend Jim as a teacher.
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Jim K.

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