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Michelle G.

Los Angeles, CA

About Michelle

Hi! Thanks for your interest in taking lessons with me. I've been teaching group classes in schools and companies and private lessons since 2004. I have enjoyed helping thousands of people improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing. I've worked with a wide range of people — from students, immigrants, and refugees to celebrities, CEOs, and professional athletes.

In 2001, I graduated from University of California, San Diego with a degree in Communications. I also completed certification courses to get a TESOL (ESL) certification, an International Teaching License, and a Health Co
ach Certification. You can see the scans of these documents in my photo section.

I'm an energetic and patient person, and my teaching is fun, flexible, and full of useful information – I have the answers to all of your questions! I am a member of a teaching association with huge database of materials, so I am always prepared with exercises and activities that are exactly what you need to improve your skills.

Because I am also a coach, I specialize in helping people with low confidence and nervousness. I'm an expert at quickly making you feel confident and relaxed — and ready for your next business presentation or lunch with coworkers.

I would be happy to answer any questions. Please send me a message today!

I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you improve your English!
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Grace November 2, 2016
ESL · Online
Verified Student
Michelle has lots of patience. Gives good homework that matches my level.
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Xavier April 26, 2016
ESL · In studio
Michelle,
Es una magnifica instructora. Con una personalidad amable y calida. Disponibilidad en horario.
Utilice sus servicios para mejorar mi escritura y lectura en ingles. Actualmente curso estudios nivel licenciatura aquí en Los Angeles. En poco tiempo note gran mejoría en mi desempeño.
Se nota la gran experiencia que tiene como instructora. Las clases son amenas, personalizadas y muy enriquecedoras. El tiempo pasa volando.
Las tareas son divertidas de realizar, sencillas, y las revisiones por su parte son objetivas y precisas.
Altamente recomendable, en mi experiencias si deseas mejorar tu comprensión, gramática, pronunciación, etc. Michelle es una buena opción.

Muchas gracias Michelle!
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Cristina C. April 5, 2016
Accent Reduction · In studio
Verified Student
Michelle was a great teacher, she helped me improve my accent and she's also very nice
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Michelle G.

Michelle G.

Los Angeles, CA 90036
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$60 / 60-min
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Mauricio O.

Hawthorne, CA

About Mauricio

Guitar instructor, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with more of 10 years of experience in variety of musical genres. Completed studies at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA. With record of success in teaching private guitar lessons as well some group lessons, composition, performance and recording. Creative and artistic with excellent and friendly communication skills. Also knowledgeable in digital audio production. Instruments taught include acoustic & electric guitar, nylon spanish guitar as well bass guitar and piano. I have taught students from the age of five to over si
xty. Styles taught include rock, blues, jazz, pop rock, latin, metal, funk, and classical. Effective and friendly communicator with well-developed instructional and presentation skills. Able to relate a student of all types with various goals and create long term constructive relationships. Worked as a Music coach with kids in the spectrum (Asperger Syndrome).
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Andrew May 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
Great instructor! Always encourages me.
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Paula April 21, 2016
Guitar · In home
Mauricio is a very talented musician. He's friendly, punctual and professional. He's always more than happy to answer my questions. He was also very patient when helping me choose a guitar for my father. Mauricio is currently teaching my father how to play a Nylon Spanish Guitar (beginner). My father loves his lessons with him and always looks forward to the next one. As of now, he's only had 4 lessons, but he's already more confident. I can also see how much my father has learned and improved in such a short amount of time. We will definitely continue guitar lessons with Mauricio and I would recommend him to any age group.
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Alexis L. April 27, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Mauricio has been a perfect fit as a guitar teacher for my ten year old son who, until meeting Mauricio, was totally apathetic about learning an instrument. The list of discared wood winds, strings, & percussion is long... Now my kiddo looks forward to his lessons because of Mauricio. He practices (during the week!!!), and he walks away from his time with Mauricio with the kind of happy grin on his face typically reserved for video games and nachos. Mauricio is ever punctual, solicitous, accommodating, friendly, and kind. We feel very lucky to have him in our lives and couldn't recommend him more highly to others.
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Mauricio O.

Hawthorne, CA 90250
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$35 / 30-min
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Stephanie H.

Los Angeles, CA

About Stephanie

Stephanie speaks both english and spanish fluently from having grown up in a multi cultural family, as well as having lived in seven different countries throughout her life. From a very early age, she studied and took lessons both in school and privately, for many different forms of dance, visual arts, & music (voice & piano). In 2012, Stephanie graduated with honors (Cum Laude), from the renown Berklee College of Music in Boston. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area and works both corporately and independently with the skills that she possesses.
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Stephanie is a vocal performance and songwriting graduate from the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. Having taken workshops and classes from artists such as John Mayer, James & Livingston Taylor, as well as Amy Heidemann (lead singer from Karmin), Stephanie is a well-coached vocalist and songwriter. She has performed for the president of Costa Rica, the ambassador & Deputy Chief of Mission of the Unites States Embassy, as well as sung back up for the Grammy award winning Latin American band Maná. She has been giving voice lessons and songwriting workshops for around 4 years since she graduated. She teaches a full range of subjects, including ear training, music theory, beginning keyboarding & accompanying skills, vocal health, vocal technique, the Alexander Technique, choreography for performance, relaxation techniques, developing proporioception/interoception as well as an emotional and energetic awareness for a better interpretation of songs and optimal vocal quality. She also gives songwriting workshops and mentors/co-writes with her students so that they are able to master their songwriting skills and develop them as artists.
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Veverly November 13, 2016
Singing · In studio
Stephanie is a wonderful teacher to our kid Sophia. Her fun loving attitude towards teaching music encourages Sophia to do better each time they practice. We definitely found an excellent teacher for our daughter.
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Mehran November 13, 2016
Singing · In studio
Estephanie is a true find. As parents we look for that teacher/couch to inspire our kid and my wife and I just found that inspirational singing couch.
She is a true professional couch equipped with tools and different approaches to achieve your goal.
And my 8 year old daughter loves and can't wait to see her every time.
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Karis E. October 20, 2016
Vocal Training · Online
Verified Student
This is the first lesson. She made my 10 year old daughter very comfortable. My daughter is happy with Stephanie.
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Stephanie H.

Los Angeles, CA 90045
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$30 / 30-min
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Guner A.

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

About Guner

I can't wait to meet you!
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EDGAR October 26, 2016
AutoCAD · In studio
she is very helpful and very nice
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Florence T. September 8, 2016
Crocheting · In home
Verified Student
very helpful, patient, and was very encouraging to me. I will use her again,
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Laurey L. August 30, 2016
Crocheting · In home
Verified Student
So patient. She is relaxing and a great teacher. I learned everything I wanted to know!!!
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Guner A.

Torrance, CA 90504
(8)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Christopher M.

Los Angeles, CA

About Christopher

With over 5 years of experience of delivering dynamic and engaging lessons both to groups and individuals, Christopher is confident in his ability to engage both non-native and native English speakers with the language. Drawing from his background in Creative Writing coupled with his passion for learning about language and communication, Christopher can unpack the language in which ever way his students need.

Regarding non-native speakers of English looking to expand their knowledge, classes can be offered for any level of English in any skill set from College level essay writing and Cambr
idge and TOEFL exam preparation to basic conversation fluency.

Native speakers of English who need help with grammar, writing (any form) or reading skills can also find engaging and rewarding classes with Christopher.

What is most important to Christopher is immediately establishing a relaxing and trusting rapport with his students so both can find the best way to reach the student's goal.
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Kevin Baggenstos December 8, 2016
English · In studio
Intentionally I wanted to stay in L.A. for six months two achieve the CAE (Cambridge Advanced). I was prepared for a plethora of work the day I arrived and I knew I would have to improve my writing skills as well as my grammar.

What I did NOT know until then ist... that Christ is gonna be my teacher.

Never had I thought that I would have the luck to find the, most likely, best English teacher in Los Angeles. Despite being very open-minded about all different cultures and languages and showing a great interest in all nationalities, he was very patient, knew to explain and describe different words in a perfect manner and used the right teaching infrastructure.

Not only did he use the books that were provided but also with different websites, recorded and analysed our speakings with a camera and gave us countless feedbacks on how to improve our pronounciation and vocabulary.

By and large I undoubtedly would not have achieved the score I did if it weren't for Christopher Meisenholder, the teacher you should choose if you want to bring your English to the next level.

Searching for an English teacher? Chris Meisenholder is your man!
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Alessandro December 6, 2016
English · In studio
Chris has been the best english teacher I ever had so far, he teaches everything perfectly and above all he has an incredible human approach: not only he is a nice and kind person, but he also has a proactive teaching approach that gets everyone of his students happily involved in his lessons. I hope that a lot of people could have the same luck that i had in being a Chris's student!
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Isa December 5, 2016
English · In studio
Chris was the best English teacher I ever had! He showed me a lot of new ways to learn English, to believe in myself and I never gained that much in just 10 weeks. It never felt like school for me. It was always a funny and a really interesting way to learn, in my opinion this is the most successful way to learn. But he also so can be pretty strict if necessary ;)
I learned English how it`s really used and not just out of some books like no native speaker would ever use it. Thx Chris for everything
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Christopher M.

Christopher M.

Los Angeles, CA 90034
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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