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Ilona M.

Pompano Beach, FL

About Ilona

For my tutoring sessions I use skills that include goal-directedness, I teach how to organize learning in small steps and how to set them up; I always strive to motivate and engage my students to make the learning interesting and fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as a learning opportunities.

I have a Master's Degree (2012) in teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University,
as well as degree in violin performance from Poland.
I studied piano in Poland for 10 years & taught both piano & violin for over 20 years. I also teach flute & cello for the past 5 years, as I studied them during my Music Education program.

I teach music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am a fan of the Essential Elements 2000 for string instruments, and the Alfred's Piano Library for piano. Alfred's piano library can be used for any age as they also have books especially made for adult learners. I also like their music flash cards.
For teaching music theory I mostly used Master Theory.

I personalize every lesson, and always set goals for my students. Most of my violin students are members of the Florida Youth Orchestra as well as Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach competition and the annual Piano Guild auditions.
I teach any age and any level, and always stress that learning a new instrument is very similar to learning a new language, it needs a lot of patience, persistence and repetitions. My lessons are customized to my students needs, and are work in progress as they needs may change over time. I always remind my students that music can give them instant gratification when they learn to play favorite songs.
I always encourage my students to tell me about their music preferences, so I can incorporate them in their music lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
All my tutoring sessions include reviews of previously learned material and if possible the use of technology. I use students books but often bring extra study materials if necessary.
All my lessons include: technique: I like to use the Finger Power for piano students and Essential Elements for my string students, and scales for both.
music theory: I use Master Theory or other books such as Hal Leonard's Piano Note spellers & Piano Music Theory books for younger ages, music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.

Besides Essential Elements 2000 for strings I also use String Tunes and Fiddle Runners to add more fun to the lessons. For piano students I use Holiday Treats book, which comes in 2 different levels: Beginner & Intermediate, so my students have a new songs for a specific holiday.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I always bring violin with me to be able to show what I teach.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The students needs to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books & instrument available as well as a pencil. I always stress with my students to be organized and prepared for their lesson, this way they will be able to focus better during the lesson. I bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place to be free of any distractions, such other siblings or any other noise. The quiet environment helps in faster learning.

*** Specialties ***
I tutor most K-12 subjects and prepare students to take ACT, SAT, GRE tests.
Music genres: Classical, traditional, Suzuki, Popular, Celtic, fiddle, Blues
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Denise L. September 15, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
wonderful and fulfilling! I enjoyed learning and will continue.
Ilona very patient and makes learning fun .
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Michelle W. April 15, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Ilona is very nice and very knowledgeable. I look forward to learning a great deal from her.
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Sebastian October 27, 2015
Fiddle · In home
Verified Student
She is very professional, helpful, thorough and efficient. Knows her stuff!
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Ilona M.

Ilona M.

Pompano Beach, FL 33063
(12)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Nicolas R

Hollywood, FL

About Nicolas

Venezuelan flutist, teacher, composer, and conductor. A former member of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mto. Gustavo Dudamel, Nicolás Real holds a Bachelor Degree in Flute Performance from the University Institute of Musical Studies in Venezuela, a Masters Degree in Flute Performance from Central Michigan University, and a Doctoral Degree in Musical Arts (DMA) from Temple University in Philadelphia. In 2011, Nicolas Real composed and premiered his “1st Concerto for Flute, String Orchestra, and Percussion” at the International Flute and Piccolo Festival in Caracas-Venezuela.
Mr. Real is also a former Flute Teacher at the Latin American Flute Academy from “El Sistema”, and Flute Teacher at the School of Music of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Los Andes in Venezuela. Currently, Mr. Real is a successful freelance soloist, teacher, conductor, and composer in the USA and overseas.
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Bella August 2, 2016
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Nicolas is an excellent teacher and also very cheerful which makes the lesson very enjoyable. Both my daughter and I enjoyed the first lesson and we look forward to the next lesson!
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Maya May 25, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He was very patient and encouraging! He was was also extremely funny! Love him!
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Jose May 18, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
The lesson was great my son enjoyed his forst lesson. Looking forward to the next lesson.
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Nicolas R

Nicolas R

Hollywood, FL 33021
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Alicia W.

Pembroke Pines, FL

About Alicia

I'm a native Spanish speaker with a Masters Degree in Spanish. I have 19+ years of teaching experience working as an adjunct college professor, a Berlitz immersion instructor and private tutor for businesses and government professionals (Military, FBI, etc.).

I tailor my instruction to meet student learning objectives and I use a multi-sensory approach (PowerPoint, Video, Songs, etc.) that makes learning Spanish fun!
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Andrea B. October 12, 2016
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor!
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Rachel V. July 18, 2016
Spanish · In home
Verified Student
Alicia's classes have truly exceeded my expectations. We work 1 on 1 in person but she is available to teach entirely online as well. I had a limited foundation in Spanish and am half Cuban so have a little more exposure to the language than the average beginner, but we started with the basics and worked up from there. She goes at my pace and takes time to answer all of my crazy questions! We use a textbook as a base for our classes but we also spend a lot of time chatting in Spanish about everything - current events, what we did that day, etc. - it is absolutely perfect because she helps me learn how to use Spanish in the real world with my friends and family while also teaching me proper reading and writing skills which I need professionally for my job as a CPA with many clients who speak Spanish. In addition to the classes being great, she gives me homework and tips on how to practice and continue exposing myself to the language outside the classroom so I don't forget anything. I look forward to continuing to work with her and HIGHLY recommend her.
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Kristen September 29, 2015
Spanish · Online
Alicia has been a great instructor so far! She is patient and friendly and really adapts to which method of teaching works best for you!
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Alicia W.

Alicia W.

Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Tamara F.

Pompano Beach, FL

About Tamara

Hi, my name is Tamara, and I'm an English language teacher, for speakers of other languages.

I have been involved with ESL and international students for over 4 years. I specialize in tutoring adult learners in conversation based classes, to help you achieve your goal of being fluent in English!
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Lorraine V. October 28, 2015
ESL · Online
Verified Student
She is good!
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Joëlle B. September 28, 2015
English · In home
Verified Student
Very good
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Livia A. September 21, 2015
English · In home
Verified Student
Very good !
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Tamara F.

Tamara F.

Pompano Beach, FL 33068
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Eugenia L.

Hollywood, FL

About Eugenia

Teaching is my passion. Making learning French funny and easy is my goal.
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Sophia July 15, 2016
Romanian · Online
Verified Student
She's the sweetest lady. When I was going through a tough situation she gave consideration that she didn't have to. She also cares about making sure you are pronouncing your words correctly. She's smily and a cheer to learn with. I highly recommend her! Thanks again Beatrice!!!
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John May 2, 2016
Romanian · Online
Verified Student
Just had my first class and I found it extremely helpful. She was very patient w/ means walked me through all my problem areas. I look forward to continuing with my lessons.
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Anne Marie G. April 6, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
I am really enjoying the lessons. She is a great mix between conversational which is what I want and structure which is what I need. She is patient but firm and I need someone who will stop me and get me to listen and learn and she does just that. Great teacher very attentive
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Eugenia L.

Eugenia L.

Hollywood, FL 33021
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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