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Bella U.

San Marcos, CA

About Bella

I am a piano teacher with over 25 years of experience. I was hand-picked to began training at the early age of 6 through the Music School for Gifted Children in Russia. After 11 years of intensive training in piano performance and theory, I went on to complete my Bachelors degree at Music Institute of Russia. There I was classically trained in music education and accompaniment.

Soon after that I began to pursue my love of teaching and taught students of all ages in a music school in Russia. I am currently a member of HMTA, MTNA, and TMTA teacher associations.

I have worked at the Suzuki
Music School of Houston since 2000, instructing students in piano, piano performance, and theory. My students perform at several musicales and recitals every year to demonstrate their skills and receive recognition for their hard work. I take pride in getting them ready for their debuts and encouraging their interest in different kinds of musical pieces and genres. Those interested in putting in the extra effort for competitions can be entered into those as well.

Teaching is my passion and I believe that children gain so much more than just the beautiful skill of tickling the ivories. Students of all ages gain confidence, self-esteem, and a good work ethic. Music is linked to better math grades, improved memory, and coordination in general. I love that my job is helping students achieve their goals. I enjoy watching them succeed and explore their talents in piano.I believe that music is a gift which you can give yourself at any age. It will expand your mind and fill your heart. It is a skill which you and your family will enjoy forever. Although many of the students I work with begin at age 5, I have seen adults of all ages succeed under my tutelage.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to have a tailored curriculum based on their age, experience, and preferences. They can also expect a teacher who is patient, understanding, and demands the very best from the students to ensure that they are getting the most out of their lessons!

I am trained in both Traditional and Suzuki methods and alternate between them based on what the student wants. I often start the students on sight-reading and picking up the song by ear before moving on to more complex pieces. You will see your improvement and progress in just a few weeks time!

Initially I will provide copies of the musical pieces but will give my recommendations for a more permanent book. Students should be equipped with a piano or keyboard both for lessons and practice between sessions.

Many students play piano in hopes of continuing with their instrument well into their young adult and adult lives. Thus they seek to put their talent on college admissions applications. Requests for references and assistance in recording tapes to send will happily be fulfilled with advance notice!

*** Travel Equipment ***
The students would need to possess a piano or keyboard at their place of residence.

*** Specialities ***
I specialize both in Traditional and Suzuki methods.
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Teresa August 23, 2016
Piano · In home
We have been with Bella for 3 months now and my daughter has made exceptional progress. Although my daughter was not a beginner piano player, she was not challenged enough. Bella is direct and firm about her teaching and it has made my daughter be more disciplined. My daughter is proud of her progress and can't believe she can play multi paged pieces now. I would recommend Bella to any student who wants to take their piano playing to the next level. We are looking forward to the next recital to showcase her progress and achievement!
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Lydia M. April 4, 2016
Piano · In studio
My husband and I are so pleased with the progress our daughter has made with the Suzuki method. Amelia began playing with both hands way earlier than we expected. She loves playing all her favorite songs to her friends!
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Holly March 28, 2016
Piano · In home
Couldn't be happier. Bella is the perfect combination of strict and patient. My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week.
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Bella U.

Bella U.

Carlsbad, CA 92009
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starting at
$20 / 45-min
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Jason N. L.

San Diego, CA

About Jason N.

¡Hola! ¡Bienvenido! Hello and Welcome!

my name's Jason and I love Spanish and Latin America.

I'm currently a doctoral student. I majored in Spanish at University of California, Davis, lived in Mexico for 3 years where I completed a Master's degree in Counseling, studied Spanish Literature and Psychology at the University of Costa Rica for 7 months and have traveled around a few other Latin American Countries.

My goal is to tailor the lessons to what best helps you learn. I can do conversation classes and academic ones too. I have a lot of material and activities to facilitate fun l
earning. My command of the language is almost native. I prefer to work with those who really want to learn, just so we both use our time wisely. I work best with those who already have a base in Spanish but want to prefect their knowledge of proverbs, sayings, jokes, cultural aspects of Spanish, grammar, vocabulary, conjugation, listening and overall language skills. That said, I can work with anyone at any level of Spanish, and have experiences with students from ages 5 to 67.

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*** Specialties ***
-Spanish conjugation
-Spanish vocabulary
-Spanish grammar
-Spanish conversation/pronunciation
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Stephen August 13, 2015
Spanish · In home
Jason inspired me to have a break-through with my Spanish. As a nurse with many Hispanic patients, after only 3 classes with Jason, I successfully triage'd a patient using almost all Spanish. I was pretty stoked about the whole thing. It was a really good confidence boost to not only use it and be understood by the lady, but I understood her too. Not every little word, mind you, but I was able to pick out a lot of the context and figure out what was going on. Working with Jason makes me feel like I'm opening up a whole new avenue in my practice, even after 15 years of repetition. I have Jason to thank for this and it's just boosted me towards learning more.
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Laura August 9, 2015
Spanish · In home
Jason is a quality Spanish teacher. Not only does he have a native command of the language (as verified by my Latino co-worker), but Jason is also a skilled language instructor. Two attributes of Jason that I particularly value are his attention to detail and the way he highlights language patterns to facilitate learning. It is evident that Jason has a huge passion for teaching Spanish.
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Sara Jitilmin. July 31, 2015
Spanish · Online
Jason was extremely helpful in teaching. We went over many topics and he had a strong command on all. Not only does he know the language inside and out, but he also makes it fun. I can have basic conversations in Spanish now because of him. I also appreciate Spanish-speaking culture more too.
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Jason N. L.

San Diego, CA 92128
(4)
starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Sandy Q.

Vista, CA

About Sandy

Having taught Chinese Language Skills in the private sector, primary, secondary and college institutions for a number of years in China, has not only given me great confidence to teach in a classroom setting, but has inherently brought an instructor comfort that feels natural to me.
In addition, finding an opportunity where I can assist the kids, middle school and high school students and adults who love to learn Chinese college staff while maintaining my teaching proficiency in traditional or simplified Chinese characters is both welcome and rewarding to me.

I'm certain that my rich k
nowledge and years of experience in classroom practical application of Chinese Curriculum / Culture coupled with my love to teach make me a professional, responsible and patient teacher.

In addition, I can teach you Chinese in your location which is no more than 10 miles away from Vista where I live. I can also teach you how to play badminton and cook delicious authentic Chinese food.
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Nolan M. October 13, 2015
Mandarin · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Qi is a very accessible and diligent teacher. My son can be difficult, but she found ways to quickly connect with him and get him to open up. She accommodated his need for assistance with his regular work, but encouraged us to "start again" with Chinese which is probably a good idea. Very much appreciate her experience and enthusiasm.
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Sandy Q.

Sandy Q.

Vista, CA 92083
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Tania B.

San Diego, CA

About Tania

Hello everybody,

Do you want to become proficient or more proficient in French? Learn or brush up on french the fast and easy way with a native French speaker?

I am here to help you! My name is Tania I am 26 years old and I am a native French speaker. French is my native language. I love the idea of being able to help and teach students about this beautiful and complex language. I actually got most of my experience tutoring elementary, middle school and high school students and I have been teaching languages for 2 years now. Studying different languages myself, I understand the obstacles
that come with taking on a new language.

I can help if you simply want to brush up on practical usage for travel or to converse with friends -- or if you want to study grammar and more formal French for school or professional applications.

- The lessons are goal-oriented, creative and fun.
- Personalized instruction to meet your needs from beginner to advanced levels in all disciplines: reading, writing and speaking.
- The lessons are designed to make you familiar with the French culture and civilization.
- Specialized in tutoring students of all ages to improve their French skills for school, travel or competition.
- Lesson plans, class times and rates are based on individual objectives.

A bientôt!
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Cindy H. December 12, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
Tania is very patient and helpful. I am excited to see how much my skills will grow.
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Christina P. K. September 14, 2016
French · In studio
Verified Student
Tania is great! She is nice, understandable, patient and great at helping you understand the language in your ideal learning format. Would highly recommend!
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Carmen E. July 26, 2016
French · In studio
Verified Student
Tania is very knowledgeable about the subject matter. I am 76 years old and she is extremely patient with me. She also has many different ways of presenting the lesson. It isn't just verbal, she will use pictures, we will walk around our environment, etc. She has a lot of energy and is always up for the lesson!
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Tania B.

Tania B.

San Diego, CA 92117
(3)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Sergio G.

Vista, CA

About Sergio

I am 100% Italian, not only "genetically". Italian is my first language (yes, I have an accent) and I am very "connected" with my culture. I was born, grew up and went to college in Sicily and came to the US for the first time in '89. I am social, very well educated, highly energetic and self-motivated.

Education is extremely important to me as I value any kind of "knowledge" very highly. A good education if indispensable for any kind of successful professional life. I have a PhD in Bio-Physical Chemistry and an MBA in Management.

I am a successful, dynamic business professional with e
ntrepreneurial drive. I possess a unique combination of strong advanced technical background with business acumen developed over my 25+ years of professional experience in Life Sciences, Genomics, Drug Discovery & Development, Medical Devices, Clinical Diagnostics, etc.

I am a highly active Investor with Tech Coast Angels (TCA), one of the largest and most active networks of angel investors in the US. I am the President & Chairman of the Board of TCA San Diego as well as a Member of the TCA Board of Governors. I am also a Member of the Board (Observer) of Savara Pharmaceuticals and Anabios Corp. I currently manage a highly-diversified investment portfolio of private companies across multiple industries, including Drug Discovery & Development, Medical Devices, Clinical Diagnostics, High-Tech, Software, Social Media, and Digital Marketing.

I am a people person and enjoy sharing my knowledge. Fell free to reach out anytime. I am very approachable and flexible. I enjoy working with kids very much as they are very honest and genuine.
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Sergio G.

Sergio G.

Vista, CA 92083
starting at
$27.95 / 30-min

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