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About Kan W.

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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“The concertmaster, Kan, handled her difficult solos with disarming ease.” -Mark Swed
Music Critic
October 23, 2008 LA Times

Acclaimed by the LA Times as a soloist Kan has been a concertmaster in various orchestras, as Shanghai Youth Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and MJD International Symphony Orchestra, she has collaborated with numerous renowned musicians, including Seiji Ozawa, Mstislav
L. Rostropovich, Lang Lang, Yundi Li, and Josep Carreras among others. Kan earned Bachelor’s Degree from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China, where she studied with Professor Ding Zhi Nuo. Currently, she is the concertmaster of Azusa Pacific University Orchestra, and a student of Artist Certificate Programme under Professor Charles Stegeman on full scholarship.

She received her bachelor's degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she studied under Professor Ding Zhi Nuo. To further pursue her music career, Kan came to study in the United States on full scholarship at Azusa Pacific University, where she received the Artist Certificate Program Diploma in 2010. Meanwhile, she served as concertmaster for the Azusa Pacific University Symphony Orchestra. Kan studied under professor Charles Stegeman, and recently obtained her Music Performance masters.

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First, I need to talk to my students about their goals. Not only for the adult, teacher also need to know what kids want to know about music. They are interested in it sometimes, they just don't know. Second, I will let them know, interests is just the first step. If you want to learn, you have to pay! Pay your patient, and your endeavor. I will teach in some specific ways to motive students to approach the goals. for example: listen, singing, playing, reading is the process to make the students catch the goal faster without lost their interests! So involve more activities in the lessons is very important! Also, serious technique practice is necessary. As I mentioned before, not only interests, if you want to learn , you have to pay. Once you catch your goal, you will feel happy that the teacher has been pushed you for some boring finger exercise.

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I do have a grand piano at home.For violin students, they should have their own instrument.

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Suzuki style, classical, contemporary, modern music
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Phoebe January 21, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · Online
She has a very keen eye for spotting issues, and provides amazing instruction on technique and sound. Plus she as a great attitude and will go over allotted time if I am having trouble. I couldn't be happier to take lessons from her.
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Georgia A. August 2, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · Online
I love class with Kan in violin. I can tell she is very passionate about it and that's exactly what I need. She's only made my love for the violin never ending; she has all the patience in the world and more. Wonderful Instructor!
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Elaine G. September 25, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · Online
My daughter loves Kan as her teacher. She gets her really excited and motivates her to get through her books which makes learning super easy. She is fabulous and I would recommend her to anybody.
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Kan W.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
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About Javier D.

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Riverside, CA

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Hola, cómo estás? I am a certified native teacher. I love teaching, and have all my life. I was born in Madrid, Spain, and I now live in California. My native born language skills, immersed here in America, make me an excellent option for a tutor. In my opinion, it is highly recommended to get a native tutor for learning a foreign language.I am certified to teach through Sonorele Learning Awareness, in Spain.

I know how to teach you Spanish in the best way, with fun and effective classes, with patience, and with speaking slowly and clearly. You will learn proper pronunciation, our express
ions, our culture and our customs, by enjoying and practicing with me, through one on one conversation, exercises, repetition, and homework.

In regards to how I teach, I incorporate the essential modalities of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. By practicing with all these forms, you will feel success in a few classes.
I am flexible with my hours, and I am available to travel to meet personally or to do a class online, either individually or in a small group. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve excellence in your studies!

Muchas gracias por tu atención.
Saludos,
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Scott February 24, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Javier is awesome. Makes the classes fun and is really patient with us. Definitely recommend. Perfect accent.
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JUNE G. February 8, 2017
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
If you're looking for a great Spanish teacher who can teach grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary and make the whole experience enjoyable, Javier is the teacher for you. I started with little to no knowledge of Spanish and I feel that I have progressed a lot in the 7 months or so that I've been studying with him. I give Javier my thanks for being a wonderful and patient teacher and also give him my highest recommendation. I think any person of any age or ability would agree with me.
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Hua February 2, 2017
· Spanish · Online
He is able to teach Spanish in a fun way. My kids' seem to enjoy his class.
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Javier D.

Javier D.

Riverside, CA 92507
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About dan C.

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Yucaipa, CA
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I love teaching ASL so much for it is my passion. I am a fun ASL teacher and you will love how fast you learn ASL. Sign up now. You can find my youtube videos online. My background includes having deaf parents and daughters that are deaf so I have been using ASL all of my life as it's my first language and I am a CODA (child of deaf parents). I have taught k-12 deaf students for over 30 years. My favorite subject is teaching American Sign Language (all levels) and interpreting which I taught at the local college for over 20 years. I have lifetime teaching credentials for k-12 and community col
lege. Presently, I interpret for the deaf free-lance. I have taught over 3000 students over my many years of teaching, it is my love.
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Gina February 5, 2017
Verified Student · American Sign Language · Online
Dan is great! He made me comfortable in learning something that is so foreign to me. I look forward to my next lesson with Dan!
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Charlie B. July 11, 2016
Verified Student · American Sign Language · Online
Dan was extremely helpful and experienced! He had prepared beforehand and gave me great ideas for my sign language presentation for next week. I learned new vocabulary words and he helped me with ASL interpretation! I am grateful!
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dan C.

Yucaipa, CA 92399
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About Frank N.

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Moreno Valley, CA

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About Frank
I am from Peru, which is where I started my career in teaching. For nearly four years I taught Spanish as a Second Language to American young adults who were preparing to serve Spanish-speaking missions in South America.

Additionally, I was a Spanish editor. I developed great attention to detail and excelled in the correct and elegant use of the Spanish language.

Lately, I have worked as a Spanish Instructor for Language Bird in Los Angeles. During that time, I taught students and career professionals from the basic, intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish.

I am very capable in a
dapting and customizing lessons to fit your learning style. I would be able to help you develop your Spanish language skills in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, grammar, listening and speaking.

It would be a pleasure to meet with you at your convenience to discuss my qualifications, as well as any Spanish language needs you may have.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
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Dennis October 3, 2016
· Spanish · In home
So far I have taken 8 lessons with Frank. For the first lesson, he arrived on time and with a lesson plan that seemed built just for me, based on the initial questionnaire I filled out. Since that first lesson he has been very punctual and fully prepared for the lesson of the day. I have enjoyed my lessons with Frank who is a patient and very knowledgeable tutor. Tutoring is a slow and painful process, but Frank seems to enjoy it and cares that he does the best he can for his student. If you are looking for a tutor to teach you Spanish, I don't think you will be disappointed by hiring Frank for the job.
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Doug September 18, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · In home
Good start.
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Ruby B. September 13, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · In home
Very professional and patient.good teaching style, easy to understand.
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Frank N.

Frank N.

Moreno Valley, CA 92557
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About Nataliia D.

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Redlands, CA
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My name is Nataliia. I finished university in Kiev, Ukraine and have Masters degree in International Law. I have been teaching Russian and Ukrainian for couple months now. I also have experience in Digital Marketing and online advertising from my previous jobs. I love helping people to achieve their goals.
Hope to see you soon.
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Nataliia D.

Nataliia D.

Redlands, CA 92374
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