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About Cyrus S.

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Chicago, IL
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I am a bilingual professional with the organizational and instructional skills to move you towards your goals. Holding degrees in Political Science and Spanish, I have experience teaching language and communication since 2012. I began teaching ESL to refugees and immigrants with the Columbus Literacy Council. After advancing to lead instructor I assumed a post with the Peace Corps in Guatemala where I specialized in program development and implementation.
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Mary February 6, 2017
· Spanish · Online
I have now had a second lesson with Cyrus. Tonight's lesson was very valuable as he introduced a dialog in Spanish. I have never studied Spanish, ever! I have had 2 classes with Cyrus and I can now greet someone in Spanish already. I can say some very basic phrases, such as "good morning" or "nice to meet you, my name is Mary, what is your name". Tonight we used google documents, it was a very effective. He has listened to what I'd like to achieve and is using that information as a basis on which he builds my lessons around. His plan is geared specifically around my expectations. That, I think, is pretty awesome!!!
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Mary February 5, 2017
· Spanish · Online
This was only my first class, but I was impressed with the set up. Cyrus was on time and very easy and friendly to communicate with. I really look forward to our next class. Gracias, Cyrus
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Justin W. December 17, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
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Cyrus S.

Cyrus S.

Chicago, IL 60657
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Round Lake, IL
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My name is Britta, and I love piano and teaching! Music has brought great joy to my life, and it all started with the piano. I am eager to share that joy and power with you.

I started playing piano before I can remember and began lessons at age 5. I studied under my phenomenal teacher in Minnesota until I moved away when I was 18. I continued playing duets and quartets at her studio anytime I was back in Minnesota. I spent a few years living abroad and at college in Chicago. I taught first graders for a year at LEARN Excel Charter School in Chicago. Now I’ve relocated to Round Lake Beach, w
here I have a beautiful 80-year-old baby grand piano and a peaceful in-home studio.

When it comes to music, I think it's important to stay relaxed, push yourself, and have fun. Learning to play an instrument like the piano can be a very rich and transformative experience for anyone. Whatever it is you're looking for in learning piano, I'm eager to help and share the gifts my teacher gave me.
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Hedda February 3, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
She was very patient and went at the pace that was right for me.
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Biana D. January 14, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
So far so good! The way Britta explains and instructs our 5 year old daughter is awesome! She is so excited to go back next week and learn more.
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Victoria Z. December 13, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Britta is a very nice person , professional
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Britta Y.

Round Lake, IL 60073
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Chicago, IL

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Hello, My name is Melissa Bernal. I'm a college student studying early childhood development in the Chicago area. I'm originally from Bogota, Colombia. However, I have been living in the United States for 2 years, and in Chicago for 1 year. Outside of school I'm an assistant teacher at a private elementary school, where I supervise children from ages 3 to 5, and teach Spanish to them. My hobbies include: reading, going to the lake, watching movies, photography, and enjoying the city life. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or inquires.
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Marlo S. February 16, 2017
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Melissa P.

Melissa P.

Chicago, IL 60626
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Northbrook, IL
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My name is Alan, and I am a certified retired teacher with 44 years of experience. I tutor Spanish, French, English, and English as a Second Language.
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Alan B.

Alan B.

Northbrook, IL 60062
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Lincolnwood, IL
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Hi! My name is Kurt and I'm a Caltech grad in Engineering & Applied Science who focused on applications of math, physics and computer system design & programming. I worked in the mobile communications field for 30 years and then started teaching and tutoring privately about five years ago. I have worked with the AP and IB programs, and do a lot of test prep for ACT, SAT, IB and AP. I have worked with students from 12-20 years old in all science subjects from remedial to advanced levels. I enjoy teaching the "concepts" of subject areas so that you can solve any problem like it in the future
. I have a federal/FBI and state criminal background check from 2016.
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Kurt L.

Kurt L.

Lincolnwood, IL 60712
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