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Jackson C.

Takoma Park, MD

About Jackson

Jackson Coaching Studio
Welcome to the Jackson Coaching Studio! It pleases me to welcome you as a valued student. My job as your instructor/coach is to ensure that my students get the best knowledge and skills. I teach the following lessons:* Voice lessons * English * Spanish * Public Speaking * Piano for beginners and revisiting...

I advocate a dynamic variety of approaches to your learning styles and trends. My interest is in the study of voice production; functionality, style/approach, health, and stage presence and as a result, my students are empowered with useful to
ols to reach their goals, confront and overcome common oppositions.

I am a PROCESS teacher. Everything in life is a process. Therefore, as a PROCESS teacher, I believe in beginning every first lesson with all of the information (I plan to teach) as a preview. Immediately (upon the next lesson) followed by my teaching methods:

My teaching methods fall into these four categories: (D.A.D.E.)
• Discovery- Gathering relevant and resourceful information of voice functionality.
• Application- Putting technical skills to use and knowledge of when to use them.
• Development- Process learning- Changes cause/effects and as a result, progress, production, and promise. “Trust the process.”
• Execute- To bring forth, carry out, and perform!

Process teaching and learning is a specific teaching style that not only empowers the students to feel confident about their craft, it also gives the students useful skills that can be applied to REAL "time-life" scenarios. This reinforcement confirms that the students have indeed learned what they've hired me for and more.

By signing up for voice lessons with Jackson, you will become a V.I.P. member. What is a VIP member? V.I.P. members have the inside opportunities to learn “singer secrets!” (Vowels, Interpretations and Pept-talk).
• Vowels- Two different approaches: Spoken and Sung
• Interpretation- A stylistic approach that best explains or makes sense of. Your explanation for your creativeness.
• P.E.P.T.-Talk (Details in your lesson)

Note:
1. The most important thing for singers/musicians/language students is that they train their ears. Why? Because 90% of what you'll learn is by what you recall from hearing/listening.
2. ENVIRONMENT- is key to your learning. It's important for you to surround yourself around the very things that you're learning.

Once you sign up, you’ll receive a questionnaire. The information you provide is vital because it shapes and designs your learning curriculum.

Bio: From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Born October 15th, 1974) is an American singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. Notable instruments are the piano and percussion. Jackson is one of Washington, DC’s prominent male vocalists. His voice is recognized as; beautiful light lyrical-pure tone, fine diction, long phrasing and an extended high range. He is also known for his work within the concert/recital repertoires around the Washington, DC Metropolitan areas and performances with the Symphonic Orchestra of Northern Virginia, Jeff Dokken, conductor.

Jackson credits himself as a Pop Inspirational singer. “Music to touch, move, and inspire.”- Jackson C.
Jackson has experience working with youth and adults in churches, and privately. He has taught music and accompanied the production "KIDS" at the Kelsie Collie Children's Musical Experience.
His music education studies hail from; University of the District of Columbia,- Washington, DC, Oberlin Conservatory under Richard Miller,- Oberlin, OH, and Shenandoah University Conservatory under Dr. Kathryn Green,- Winchester, VA with an emphasis in Voice Pedagogy (CCM) Contemporary Commercial Music. His professional music career began (Spring 2009) in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Jackson is fortunate to have had a career built on “word of mouth” via his fans and supporters. Often, he is called upon to sing for; weddings, funerals, private parties, churches, recitals etc. Words and phrases that best describe Jackson's vocal performances are: (G.R.I.P.) Graceful, Refreshing, Inspiring, and Powerful.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Inspirational, Gospel, Rhythm & Blues (R&B), Classical, Contemporary Jazz, some musical theater.

"Trust the process! Everything in life began and ends with a process."- B. Jackson Caesar

Languages: (English & Spanish)
My interest in the Hispanic language, its apparatus, style/approach, and culture as it pertains to the ever growing population and bilingualism around the Americas. My desire is to engage the students in the discovery and appreciation of the lingual- romantic tongues.

Spanish:
Countries visited; Mexico and Peru.
I can guarantee that within a few months you'll feel confident and sure that you're conversation- ready to Speak Spanish. Therefore, if you're preparing a trip to a Spanish speaking country, you’ll find Peruvian Castellano pronunciation straightforward and as good as any other, with few of the dropped letters or peculiarities found in some other countries.

English (As a second language)
I enjoy helping other’s learn the complexities of the English language. English is indeed a hard tongue to grasp however; it’s not difficult once you understand its secrets. (Phonetic learning)

Acting Coach: I advocate a dynamic variety of approaches to your learning styles and trends. My interest is in the study of voice production; functionality, style/approach, health, and stage presence and as a result, my students are empowered with useful tools to reach their goals, confront and overcome common oppositions.
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Chris September 28, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
First lesson was great and intense. Just what I wanted from my instructor. Great learning for adults.
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Hiroto A. September 28, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
His lesson was great!
My son didn't want to sing in front of someone before, but he enjoyed a lesson and he said he loves to sing a song now!
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Lissette September 7, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Was very mind blown of what I learned! Amazing teacher!!
Can't wait to learn more!!!
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Jackson C.

Jackson C.

Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Lisa R.

Elkridge, MD

About Lisa

International Scholar looking to help your children, teenagers, or yourself learn Spanish or Portuguese.
M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University with a 3.5 GPA. My degree also makes me well qualified to teach, American History, World History, Social Studies, and Political Science.

My first experience with tutoring was in 2004, when I helped to tutor middle school students learning English as a second language (ESL). I also have a year of experience as a teaching assistant on a study abroad program in Brazil. During the program I taught a basic Portuguese class f
or the college students and conducted simultaneous translations. I also have 8 years of experience teaching special needs children (autism).

More than three years experience training adults on IT programs such as MS Project and PowerPoint. More than three years experience training event planners in the U.S. Courts.

I am currently working at the Embassy of Brazil in D.C. I have done Portuguese- English, English-Portuguese interpretation for them at events in the U.S. I work full time so am available on weekends and weeknights only.
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James W. May 22, 2015
Portuguese · Online
Verified Student
It's going great I think
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ruth K. January 13, 2015
Spanish · In home
Verified Student
Lisa is a wonderful teacher. She always is on time and comes prepared with new lessons each week. She is very in tune with my level of Spanish and provides materials that I can handle and challenge me to grow. I am very pleased with her tutoring. I would recommend her highly as a teacher for anyone.
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Alexandra B. January 6, 2015
Portuguese · In home
Verified Student
Lisa is a great tutor that pulls from a variety of resources to meet the student's need, level and interest. She was a pleasure to work with.
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Lisa R.

Lisa R.

Elkridge, MD 21075
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Keulin H.

Columbia, MD

About Keulin

Korean native speaker experienced in teaching Korean to English speakers. I can recommend a text book or we can work from one you already have, the choice is yours. Reading, writing, listening and speaking tutoring available conveniently online from the comfort of your own home to save you transportation costs! I also specialize in one-on-one conversation practice to improve your fluency and confidence!
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Liah K. September 14, 2016
Korean · Online
Verified Student
The best lesson! My sister and I felt so comfortable and we had so much fun!
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Taylor M. June 15, 2016
Korean · Online
Very good lesson!
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maia chapman May 8, 2016
Korean · Online
Verified Student
He was very encouraging and helpful!!
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Keulin H.

Keulin H.

Columbia, MD 21045
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$20 / 30-min
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Chris P.

Riverdale, MD

About Chris

I am a college graduate and a true lover of language and world cultures. I have studied Spanish traditionally and independently for many years and now work as an interpreter and translator. In 2012, I enrolled into a cultural exchange program in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. There, I solidified my Spanish skills over the four months that I stayed there through my host family and matriculation at two local universities, as well as working at a local NGO.When tutoring students I employ various techniques to make the subject matter more relatable to the student, enabling them to learn withou
t a monotonous experience. For example, through music and film students are able to see how certain phrases in different contexts are used all while being entertained. This method makes the vocabulary more relevant and therefore easier to retain.

Whether you need help with pronunciation, grammar, verb conjugations, cultural clarifications or just need to improve conversation, we will work together until your needs are met. I am able to travel for lessons and also available online through video chat. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your way to becoming a Spanish speaker! ¡Nos vemos!
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Galina B. December 13, 2015
Spanish · In home
Verified Student
Chris is a fantastic teacher. He's a lot of fun and very patient with my daughter. she improved her grade from D to B+ in two weeks.
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Aj A. February 10, 2015
Spanish · In home
Great Tutor! Helped me get to speaking proficiency!
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Chris P.

Chris P.

Riverdale, MD 20737
(2)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Mariana I.

Annapolis, MD

About Mariana

My name is Mariana and I am a native Bulgarian. My passion is languages. I have a Bachelor's in French with an emphasis on language teaching. I've been tutoring for years. I can help your child getting better grade at school. I provide lessons on writing, reading, speaking, and grammar.I have worked in France on international projects concerning history, education, culture.
I am also an artist, professional cross stitch designer, member of the Maryland Federation of Arts and the Annapolis Arts Alliance. The cross stitch painting is my other passion. I can teach you how to create a masterpiec
e and turn your photos into cross stitch.
I am enthusiastic and looking forward to working with you!
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Laurie July 21, 2016
French · In studio
Mariana was a great tutor. I am an adult with little experience speaking French. I enjoyed our conversations and she made learning the language very enjoyable. I hope to continue.
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Rachel G. June 12, 2015
French · In studio
Verified Student
Mariana has been an incredible instructor. I came to her as an adult with no previous understanding of French. Her passion for teaching and knowledge of not only the language, but the culture as well, are unparalleled. She immediately made me feel confident by including conversation in our first lesson. I could not have asked for a better introduction to French. I highly recommend Mariana as your first choice for French!
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Mariana I.

Mariana I.

Annapolis, MD 21403
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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