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About Tracy B.

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Berwyn, IL
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About Tracy
I have been teaching individual and group lessons for 12+ years. Many of my students have won trophies at the Granquist music competition and also play in local youth orchestras. My own youth string ensemble plays publicly at many popular local venues several times a year. I enjoy exposing my students to the finer points of being a professional musician such as the camaraderie, team work, creativity (creating harmonies, tailoring arrangements to fit student’s level) and of course, stage presence. I am very proud of my students. It is so gratifying to see their confidence build with each new skill they master.

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My approach to teaching is to combine fundamentals with “adventure.” I encourage students to experiment with their instrument and have quite a few budding composers. No two students learn in the same way, so
I don’t use the same strategy for each individual. I believe music should be fun and rewarding. I like to expose students to many different types of music, i.e.; jazz, pop, blues, folk and of course, classical. Students are more likely to practice music that speaks to their personality.

My teaching environment is very laid back. I expect my students to practice, but I don’t read them the riot act if they show up to a lesson not having practiced much the week before. I encourage them to practice more the next week and I give them strategies for how to fit practice time into their schedule along with the most efficient way to practice their pieces.

I encourage parents to sit in on their child’s lesson, but I don’t require it. The more a parent is informed about their child’s goals, the better they are able to assist, support and facilitate the student’s practice. Involved parents contribute greatly to a child’s success.

I love teaching adults too! It is never too late to learn an instrument and the rewards carry over into all aspects of life. As with children, music makes us all smarter. Research proves this. We learn complicated spacial and math skills without even realizing it; we’re having too much fun!

I have annual recitals for private students. I speak Spanish.

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Basement studio finished and separate from house

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Sometimes music. I can refer students to instrument rental or purchase places, but do not have instruments to provide. I can obtain music for the students if they prefer, otherwise I will tell them what and where to buy.

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I use Suzuki and other books for material, but my teaching is more traditional. I use actual bowhold from start. My own invention - pinky AND thumb houses. Music reading is introduced fairly early. A little at a time and it's painless.

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Frank I. January 18, 2017
· Piano · In home
Great so far!!!
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Naomi T. January 5, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
My little one seems to really enjoying her lessons
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Dave M. September 25, 2016
· Violin · In studio
I’m an adult with a fair amount of previous musical experience but absolutely none with a stringed instrument. Tracy’s approach for that kind of beginner is ideal. She is firm about establishing sound fundamental technique from day 1 and building on it with practice pieces that provide just the right amount of challenge. She is encouraging and phenomenally patient. If technique problems or incipient bad habits arise as more complicated material is taken on, she is all over them and always has corrective measures to pull out of her (extensive) bag of teaching tricks. I would recommend her to anyone interested in learning a new instrument.
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Tracy B.

Tracy B.

Berwyn, IL 60402
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About Fernando L.

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Chicago, IL

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Surround by family who speaks Spanish 24/7, and taught by teachers in universities with master degrees in Spanish, I am capable of helping you speak and understand Spanish.

About Fernando
Hi there! My name is Fernando L. and I am looking forward to working with you. I have helped many students throughout my four years of private teaching. I am currently working with "Mariachi Oro y Plata", and had the honor to also work with Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. I look forward to working with you and achieving your goals soon.

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My violin, tuner, stand, metronome, and books. I expect the student to have his/her very own violin and stand.

*My Specialties*
Private or group lessons for all ages, competition/ audition preparation as well.

What to expect?
Expect to have fun and a learning experience. If you are determined, passionate and/or dedicated, what are you waiting for?
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Carlos S. June 12, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Very professional and patient with student. Can't wait to keep working with him.
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Chicago, IL 60632
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About Jimmy T.

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Chicago, IL

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From my lessons, students will gain engaging and exciting instruction. Students will use Spanish every time we meet. My aim is to help you meet your goals and help you enjoy it along the way!

About Jimmy
My name is Jimmy. I have been teaching Spanish for about five 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 am always excited to teach someone this language I love so much.

¡Gracias!
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Vernon R. August 9, 2017
· Spanish · Online
I normally don't do reviews but had to for this one. Jimmy is an amazing teacher have a lot of patience with a great method of teaching I would recommend him to anyone.
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Julie August 1, 2017
· Spanish · Online
His lesson plan was very easy to follow, and it was based around my personal needs. He also gave me homework so I wouldn't lose what was already learned.
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Leslie July 30, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Jimmy is a delight. He is enthusiastic, intelligent, knowledgable and beyond all that personable, attentive and encouraging. I felt Jimmy paying attention to me and helping me learn exactly at the place I am at rather than attempting to put me in some structure that didn't fit me at all.
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Jimmy T.

Jimmy T.

Chicago, IL 60616
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About Inés F.

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Newport Beach, CA
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Reading, writing, conversational, Spanish grammar.

About Inés
I am from Spain. I have been in the states for the past three years. I love my language and I get very excited when people want to learn about it! I was a Aupair for two years for two different families. The kids where 4,6,11,12 and 14. One of my tasks as an Aupair was helping the kids with their homework and teach them Spanish.
I'm a positive and joyful person, very patient and respectful.
I love learning about cultures and places.
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Chiara G. February 25, 2017
· Spanish · Online
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Stephan December 15, 2016
· Spanish · In studio
Ines is an excellent instructor. Her patience and ability to identify strategies to help progress my Spanish fluency are things that I found remarkle about her abilities as a tutor. I started off our lessons at the beginner level and now feel that I am at a level where I can comfortably maintain a conversation with a fellow Spanish speaker. Thanks for not giving up on me, and for forcing me to speak only Spanish, Ines!
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Ester December 6, 2016
· Spanish · In home
We met through a mutual friend and clicked right away. Inés is an outgoing person, and always willing to help. I told her I loved the Spanish language and would love to learn the basics. She offered to help out. She was always very patient with my pronunciation, which made me feel better. She would say it as often as needed for me to get it. And I personally think that this is a must, when learning a different language. I would definitely recommend Inés for just anybody who wants to learn Spanish. Also young kids, cause they love her! She is just so very easy to love and have around!
Inés still helps me with my Spanish from time to time, but the fact that I live on the other side of the ocean, doesn't help much.
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Inés F.

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About Cera M.

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Suwanee, GA
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We will first determine what your main need is with regards to Spanish. I generally focus on a grammar concept in a concrete fashion with drill practice, insert some technology tools and build toward language production. If reading comprehension and vocabulary is weak we will insert some vocabulary building every 5-7 minutes as this is a vital piece of understanding all grammar taught in Spanish.

About Cera
I have been a Spanish teacher for 14 years. In that time I have taught elementary school Spanish to grades K-5 but my primary focus for the past 12 years has been middle-high school Spanish for grades 6-12. I teach Spanish 1-4 and AP Spanish Language. My strengths are on vocabulary and grammar acquisition and at the AP level I can serve as a fluency coach helping to strengthen listening and speaking skills. My Spanish 3 and 4 classes are dual-enrollment and I taught for two years at Georgia State University so I understand the rigor and requirements of university level studies.

My educational background:
- Master's degree in Education
- Dual Certification in Translation (Spanish-English) and (English-Spanish)
- 18 hours of graduate level studies in Spanish
- Bachelor's degree in Spanish with a concentration in literature
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Ezo June 1, 2017
· Spanish · In home
Cera has done a great job with helping both my teenage son and elementary school daughter get to where they need to be with Spanish. Wonderful job!
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Victoria May 31, 2017
· Spanish · In home
Cera has that unique combination of passion for her subject matter and a genuine love for her students. She is focused on their success and knows how to make the subject matter accessible and understood. She is skilled and trained in recognizing different learning styles, and will tailor learning based on how a student will best learn. You will not be disappointed and may want her to continue to work with even after the subject matter is mastered!
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Michael May 31, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Mrs. Marsh is a great teacher. She makes Spanish easy to understand and we have a lot of fun speaking in class. She really cares about her students. I have had her for class for two years.
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About Christine J.

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Patterson, NY
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I have a love for the Spanish language because my grandmother was from Puerto Rico. I love my Italian and Hispanic culture and am excited to teach and be a part of your learning a new language.

About Christine
My name is Christine and I am a substitute teacher in the Carmel School District. I recently graduated with my Maters in Special Ed and hold my NYS teaching certificates in both Elementary and Special Ed 1-6. My substituting career has allowed me to work in a variety of classroom settings such as the ENL, self-contained (Autsim classrooms), Reading, Math Intervention and in the general ed classrooms. I am looking for temporary summer jobs and I am ready to help your child become a confident student. I can provide a resume and references as well.
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About Ivette C.

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Syracuse, NY
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I'm Cuban, so Spanish is my native language, and if that's not enough I studied Spanish Linguistics at the University of Havana. Linguists can classify languages according to their history, as well as according to the language's structure and according to how words are formed. With that background, I can teach beginner, intermediate and advanced as well. If you want to learn Spanish as you know your native language I'm your teacher for the job.

About Ivette
I'm a philologist, meaning, I studied the Spanish language deeply. I'm from Cuba and my native language, of course, is Spanish. My minor was in Hispanic Literature.

“Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter,” Yudhijit Bhattacharjee wrote once in a piece for the New York Times Sunday Review. “It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.” In an increasingly global world, being bilingual makes you a more competitive force in society for jobs, travel, speaking to clients abroad.
Also, Spanish is considered world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.

I taught Spanish as a second language since I graduated in 2012. In 2015 I left Cuba and came to the US. In here I've been teaching children from 3 to 5 years
old in a bilingual program. I can teach all different ages and experience levels. I believe that everyone can learn a second or a third language, the only thing that you need is a motivation, any kind of motivation is essential to learn something new.

I look forward to meeting you and help you find that motivation.
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Ivette C.

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About Iris S.

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Schererville, IN

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I am a fluent Spanish speaker. Spanish is my first language, and I began to learn English in Pre-K so I'm bilingual. I grew up reading and writing Spanish in my home so I was always completely immersed in both languages. I taught Spanish classes at my local library when I was in High School.

I have a degree in Spanish from Valparaiso University. My first job right out of college was as a Spanish teacher at a local private academy where I taught Spanish to JK-8th grade. I now work at a College where I have taught adult education classes in Spanish to native speakers.

Learning Spanish with me would give you access to a wealth of knowledge a clear understanding of the transition of one language to the other. Also, I like to be innovative with the way I teach the language. I feel that sometimes the traditional method of learning a language does not always work for everyone.

About Iris
Hi! I'm Iris...I love teaching the Spanish language, and I have extensive experience in teaching this beautiful and useful language.
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Iris S.

Iris S.

Schererville, IN 46375
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$59 / 30-min

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