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About Linda L.

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Tucker, GA

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I am an avid reader myself, and I have experience with students who have dyslexia, ADHD, or for whom English is a second language, as well as students who may just need a little bit of extra practice/help.
I have a good sense of what aspects of reading are difficult for students, and often incorporate music, rhythm, rhyme, drama/acting, and humor, to help struggling readers.

About Linda
*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not typically provide any equipment - but I am willing to select and purchase books for the students to learn from (cost of books to be reimbursed by the student/parent) when requested to do so.

I am also willing to provide stick-on note-names for the keyboard, for young children.

The students must have their own instruments, and provide a folder for sheet music and notes/instructions.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar, I specialize in the following styles: jazz, rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and children's songs.
Piano: I prefer electronic keyboard to acoustic piano, but am happy to teach beginning students on a regular piano as well. I teach note-reading, playing by ear, and theory, with en emphasis on rock, pop, and folk music. I include arranging, chord theory, and use of the many features of an elec
tronic keyboard, in the lessons.
Bass Guitar: I teach rock, pop, funk, and country music on bass.
Banjo: I teach bluegrass, country, and some blues and rock music. I also play and teach old-timey frailing/clawhammer style.
Ukulele: I play and teach all styles of ukulele.
English and Reading: I am highly qualified to tutor/teach English (spoken, written, and reading comprehension) to both native English speakers and to those learning it as a second language.
*** I am particularly good at working with children who have a.d.h.d. and other learning disabilities!
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Megan K. August 4, 2019
· Banjo · Online
Linda was really awesome! I’m s complete beginner but she made me feel totally comfortable and at ease. Already working on a song! Looking forward to the next lesson!
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Kyle January 25, 2019
· Banjo · In home
My first lesson with Linda was great. She is very patient and very knowledgeable.
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Sam R. January 6, 2019
· Banjo · In home
Awesome lesson. Teacher could not have been better. I’m really excited.
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About Crystal S.

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Crystal assists students of all ages and reading levels in enhancing their literacy and comprehension.

About Crystal
Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical theater, jazz, classical, rock, pop and soul styles. Her performing career has taken her from L.A. church meetings to London’s Houses of Parliament.

Crystal hails originally from Los Angeles, CA - where her musical parents gave her a head start by including her in the family business the moment she was able to contribute. She went on to study classical voice, piano and music theory at The Boston Conservatory of Music. After concluding her studies in London, she returned home and began working regularly as a theater performer, appearing in twen
ty world premiers and re-imagined classics. Most notably she played the lead role of Keely Smith in the big band jazz musical “Louis and Keely: Live At The Sahara” during its eight-month run at Westwood’s Geffen Playhouse. She also formed her own rock band, The Honeysuckle Jones Revival, with whom she performed her own songs all over Los Angeles. And she began working as a studio session vocalist, providing demo vocals for other songwriters, as well as arranging and performing back-up vocals for original artists, including Laura Roppe (currently in the Top Ten on Billboard’s Uncharted list of emerging artists.) Crystal played the lead role of Brooke in the new operatic rock musical “The Burning Opera LA” during its Los Angeles run in 2011 as well as providing ensemble vocals and playing piano and bass. She also performs holiday tunes from the Golden Age of American songwriting with musical quartet The Sleigh Belles.

Crystal believes that music is serious business but that it should be fun. She encourages her students to play music they love, as well as expanding their musical knowledge. She is a firm believer in basics first and emphasizes theory and technique as the tools to support creativity and provide freedom, power and control. She believes effort beats talent every time and the student who practices consistently will see results, whatever their level of ability. Most of all, she believes we were all born to make music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lesson structure varies depending on the student's instrument, age, level of experience and musical style. However, all lessons focus on:

Technique
Music theory
Performance style

After 3 or 6 months of consistent lesson attendance and practice, students will have a clear understanding of how their instrument works and how to care for it. They will be able to read basic music notation. They will be working toward clearly defined musical goals and they will have at least three performance pieces learned.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Loft Space: full size electric piano with weighted keys, small digital recorder, microphone, Garage Band, parents can sit in on lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a small keyboard for vocal students with no piano, karaoke tracks and a digital recorder. I also bring a selection of games. Students are expected to purchase all necessary books and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Young beginners (piano)
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Raylene L Lehnhoff November 11, 2015
· Singing · Online
Love how she teaches the mechanics of learning to sing properly such as breathing correctly and posture right from the start for a beginner. Fantastic instructor!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Singing ·
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Piano ·
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.
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About Matthew H.

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Lake Stevens, WA

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Award-Winning Teacher - Learn To Read Quickly and Accurately.

Teaching Reading is one of my specialties..

About Matthew
Hi.. My name is Matt. I'm a very energetic, friendly, understanding & passionate music coach who has worked with students & clientele throughout the US. Possessing more than 30 years of music training & music industry experience, I've been able to take people's Playing to amazing levels.

I've networked or shared the stage with many famous NW music legends:
1.) Roger Fisher- Heart-2013 Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
2.) 2019 - I'm the Pacific NW Guitarist for Rudy Parris from NBC TV's "The Voice!" - Go Team Blake!
3.) Lynn Sorensen- Paul Rogers/Bad Co/KZOK's Spike & Impalers
4.) Donny Evola - Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche/Foghat
5.) Jeff Kathan- Paul Rogers/Bad Company/Montrose
6.) Doug Mcgrew- Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche Singer/Operation Mindcrime

In fact everyone I've mentioned above are pro all the way and great guy
s as well. I"m honored to have played with them.

I challenge my students to view music more than just as a "skill", but also a tool to communicate effectively and to combat life's obstacles.

I have had many guitar teachers myself including one true Famous Rock Star legend here in Pacific NW. Congrats Rog. U Earned It, & inspire myself, & others everyday.

You got to know the rules 1st, before you can then break the rules. This is how you develop your own unique style. And it's what separates the Pro Players from the rest of the pack.

But even if you don't want to play professionally, maybe you just want to learn a few chords, licks, songs, for yourself, or to impress friends. That's okay too!

I welcome every level and style. I always learn something from my students.
That's what music is all about. Learning & trading tips and licks from other musicians.

Bottom Line Is... I can help you learn and progress on your instrument faster...

Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!

*** Lesson Details ***
The most important thing in a lesson with me is to learn while having FUN! I am a very laid-back teacher who wants to focus on music making you smile. We will choose material and a pace of learning that will keep you excited to rehearse and return the following lesson improved!

PERSONALIZE your guitar lessons by learning techniques used by your favorite artists in "their" songs.
FEEL FREE learning in a comfortable atmosphere where you can excel successfully as a musician!
CONQUER shyness and insecurities by unleashing the dynamic performer in you!

Most All Styles/Genres/Experience Levels Taught - We go over everything systematically. Music Theory, Songwriting, Chords, Scales, Determining Key Of Songs, Performance, etc

After 3 to 6 months, you should expect to be playing some of your favorite songs and artists accurately

Be sure to check out some of my you tube demos. Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Sound Proof Pro Recording Studio, PA System, guitars, basses, amps, drums, recording gear, mics, mic stands, strobe & lights, fog machine, seating for parents.

Sorry No Disco Ball Yet.. You Can Bring Your Own If You Want Though.
I've Got Some Bell Bottoms Somewhere Around The Studio Here.

*** Travel Equipment ***
*** Brand New*** Now Offering Music Lessons Online (From My Recording Studio To Your Home via Skype)
I'm really excited to add that to offer lessons online through TakeLessons! It's a great thing to get to work with students all over this country and I'm looking forward to help pioneer the future of music lessons!

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

My Unique Specialty - is teaching students the rudimental basics 1st, & then how to copy your favorite artists off the CD, radio or iPod, almost note for note. Believe me, it can be done. You just have to know what to listen for..

Brand New - MEASURE your success by recording your music progress along the way. I do own a recording studio, so we can record students progress via audio or video and then post to my You Tube channel.
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Abdul September 16, 2019
· SEO · Online
Matthew shared some really good insights of SEO with me and gave me a direction to work in.
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Richard .. August 7, 2019
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This guy knows his stuff and explains it even for a beginner. Mathew is highly recommended.
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About Barbara D.

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This is a weekly program with 30 minute TUTORING sessions or a full comprehensive course of 45 minutes per week. I use several learning enrichment programs and other supplemental programs that are age and grade appropriate. For tutoring, parent or teacher need to provide current classroom material. I love unlocking the mystery of reading through a variety of lovable characters, general games and computer games in bite sized increments that are comforting and exciting and not threatening, demeaning or discouraging.

Adult literacy is also available.

About Barbara
***I HAVE CPR AND FIRST AID CERTIFICATIONS!***

I PROUDLY TEACH AND TUTOR THE FOLLOWING:
**PHONICS**
**ELEMENTARY READING & MATH - INCLUDING STAAR**

PIANO**ORGAN**SINGING**EAR TRAINING**
****CAMPS**SEMINARS**WORKSHOPS**

NEW 12 WEEK SHORT COURSES:
--Piano for Song Writers
--Piano for Worship Leaders
--Piano for Band Leaders

NEW 24 WEEK SHORT COURSE:
--Beginning Church Pianist I

*******PRIVATE, FAMILY AND GROUP CLASSES******* *HOMESCHOOLS*PRIVATE*PUBLIC & CHARTER SCHOOLS*

NOW ENROLLING FOR PHONICS, READING OR MATH
TUTORING AND ENRICHMENT

PIANO, ORGAN AND SINGING CLASSES!!!

Reading and Phonics is a weekly or Bi-weekly Program. It can be taught as either a full learn to read program, homeshool course or as a tutoring program for problem or challenging areas.

Math learning i
s in attainable and non-stressful increments designed to foster a complete understanding of mathematical concepts and their relationships and to foster a "I CAN DO IT! ATTITUDE!

Do you want lessons that will cater to your needs or the needs of your child and not a book?

My Reading and Phonics lessons are made to dazzle and awe your child into an understanding of letters, sounds, and the written page with several learning enrichment programs as well as numerous supplemental material. I also love to work with teachers when possible and use placement tests to determine where to start and periodically to know how to continue. (The kids just think they are games).

All of my lessons are designed to foster a love for reading, math or music and focus on your reading and Phonics goals or your dream in the music world as well as build knowledge and expertise for all three!

Whether it be a specific genre, general, academic reading, computation, repertoire, not wanting to stumble over words or just wanting to play or sing the songs you enjoy, I have the curriculum and supplemental material to reach your reading, math or music goals!

Beginner? We can get you started on the right foot! I have experience with tweens, teens, adult beginners, seniors and children of all ages. I have special curriculum and activities that enhance interest, reduce stress and help you to maintain what you learn.

Pre-schoolers have a curriculum all their own that teaches phonics, reading or music through lovable animal characters with games on tablet, computer and other resources that teach, reinforce and excite their hearts to learn and retain what they learn.

Does your child have some knowledge but just has not excelled in math, phonics or reading? We can tailor lessons for just that.

Maybe you have some music knowledge but just can't play or sing that special song? We can tailor lessons for that, too!

Maybe your child knows letters and sounds but just hasn't made the leap to reading? We can tailor the lessons to get your child from point B to Z!
Perhaps math is a dirty word or causes your child to cringe or have great anxiety! I would love to help them to enjoy math instead of feeling annoyed at math.

Can you read music but not play on your own? Can you play by ear and not read music? I have experience bridging the gaps.

Is your dream to become a Soloist, harmonizer or karaoke star? Accompany yourself or others or just play for fun? Then why not you and I embark on that exciting journey together!

Is your dream just for your child to be able to read at grade level or above? I will give it my all for them to do so.

Is your dream to become a church musician or play for a choir? or Are you already a church musician but need help with a particular song, program or musical?

Does your Church just sing Hymns? We can do Hymn Lessons.

Does your Church sing only Gospel? We can do Gospel Lessons?

Does your Church only do Contemporary Christian? We can do Contemporary Christian Lessons.

Want to learn it all?

Worship to Him and service to others is the reason that I do what I do!

Try us! You'll be glad you did!!!!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very laid back instructor, though the classes are very well structured.

Usually, we progress with a chosen curriculum according to the student's or parent's vision and initial overview during the 1st few classes. However, all curriculums are supplemented to enhance student performance and comprehension. Our supplemental material is used to go swifter for material that you grasp well and understand, and slower with more repetition for that that you need more practice, without being monotonous. It is also used to provide appropriate but exciting reinforcement of all material to ensure that material is retained.

We are forever updating material and also incorporate games and enhanced activities to keep lessons interesting and refreshing as well!

I also have experience in teaching autistic, ADD, ADHD and those with varying degrees of brain damage.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Organs
Keyboards with midi/Earphones
Karaoke Machines with microphones and stands/TV capability
Amplifiers
Tablets
Computer with music/reading/phonics games and software/TV capability

*** Specialties ***
Pre-school and Elementary Children through adults of any age especially for traditional theory, technique, performance creativity and all around fun lessons in phonics, reading, piano, singing, organ, music theory and keyboard.

Beginning Organ lessons for any age including beginning church organist training.

Also Children, Adults and Teenagers in ear training, chording song specific and church music.
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Abby A. April 18, 2019
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Kate-Lynn W. March 9, 2019
· Piano · In studio
The class was wonderful, my daughter loved it. She was so excited to get home to practice. I am so happy We found Barbara.
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Tavarous W. October 7, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Ms. Barbara had a very positive attitude and worked well with my son. I would definitely recommend her if you need someone who gives good advice on song choices that match the singing style of the student.
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About Jacqueline M.

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I teach reading to children and adults. I have over 10 years of experience working with special needs children.
My lessons will include baseline evaluations so that I can see what areas are the most challenging for you. We will discuss your long and short term goals and I will find the most effective way to help you reach these goals.

About Jacqueline
Hello!
I will be updating my background check soon! I am also a Certified teacher and have fingerprints and background checks from NYDept of Education, Mental health and Department of Investigation in NY.

I am passionate about traditional and digital Photography and Photoshop. I started taking pictures when I was 10 years old. I always loved everything about photography and design. I studied Photography, Film and Graphic Design in college.
I have 10 years of experience working with the special needs population teaching art, reading and study skills.
My teaching approach; I focus on my student's strengths and talents, I am always finding ways to build confidence and self esteem in my students. When a student is confident in his/her abilities it can make a world of a difference and not only increase learning ability b
ut also increase their enjoyment in learning. I offer online tutoring and in-person sessions in NY. Currently I am studying Art Therapy and how it can help children and adults with Stress, Health issues, Emotions and Learning Disabilities.
Away from work; I like to relax, enjoy music, concerts, art /photography, movies, walking and reading. I also enjoy learning about animals and pet care.
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Andrea - Mother of an elementary student April 20, 2016
· Phonics · In studio
Mrs. Jacqueline is a wonderful teacher. She is enthusiastic, caring and accessible. She used different reading strategies to help my son to learn the sounds of the letters and decode words, as well as to learn sight words.

Mrs. Jacqueline has high expectations for my son and he made a lot of progress in his pre-reading skills. She motivated my son to learn and as a result he was engage and eager to learn how to read.

Mrs. Jacqueline develop a good relation with my son and with me. She was always willing to send me updates on how my son was doing and giving me tips on how to help him at home. I am very happy with Mrs. Jacqueline teaching skills, I am looking forward for her to continue teaching my son in the near future.
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John September 30, 2015
· Spelling · In home
Very helpful tutoring our son for spelling and reading during his kindergarten and 1st grade years. Recommended.
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Rob I. August 8, 2015
· Reading · In home
Ms. Jacqueline has been of invaluable help in assisting me in my preparation and analyses of reading selections for students in grades 6-12. She is very well read, and possesses insight into theme, plot, and character development in works meaningful to teens and teens. Her guidance helped me prepare materials I was proud to present to my superior.
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About Tara S.

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I have been a Substitute Teacher for the Charles County Public Schools since September 2018. I started working with Grade 1and 2. During the second half of the year, I began to substitute for the 3's, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade 1. It wasn't until the second half of the year, I started to enjoy helping children one on one in the Special Education Program. This is where I could concentrate on one or a small group of students who needed extra help with their classwork. I specialize in Reading, Reading Comprehensive, and Writing up to Grades 2. My students have told me that I am patience, I make learning fun, and I am very creative teaching the children at their learning pace.

About Tara
Hello New Student,

My name is Tara. I am a Drawing and Painting Arts and Arts and Crafts instructor located in Waldorf MD. I teach drawing and painting for ages (4 to Adults) in Charles County and Prince Georges County Maryland. I am also a Substitute Teacher for the Charles County Public Schools. My area of expertise is working with pastel portraits of people and animals both on dry and wet paper or canvas. I have taught Basic Drawing to children ages (5-8), and Portrait Drawing to children ages (9-17) at the Michael's Arts and Crafts located in Waldorf MD. One of my portrait artwork (Barack Obama) was displayed in our local newspaper the City Paper. I have also received recognition for my other portrait artwork at the Portrait Society of Atlanta GA.

I am excited about teaching drawing and painting to anyone who wants to learn h
ow to draw or paint, or to improve on their techniques. In my art course, I offer a variety of art lessons. Each week the student will learn a different technique which includes Art History, World Art from various countries, Graffiti Art, Floral and Fruit Still Life, Landscape Art, Seascape Art, Fabric Art (Designing T-Shirts or Athletic Shoes), Arranging a variety of compositions, Blending Techniques, Color Mixing, Color Theory, and Time Drills to improve art skills, and eye and hand coordination. The student will also learn how to use charcoal, pencil, pastels, oil pastels, watercolor pencils, colored pencils, markers, watercolor pans, and acrylic painting on specialized drawing paper, and canvas.

I received my Associates Arts Degree in Studio Art from Prince Georges Community College in 1985. I also received my Bachelor's of Art degree in Visual Performing Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore MD in 1987.
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Keisha December 7, 2016
· Drawing · In home
We have had a wonderful experience with Ms. Tara. The kids enjoy her class and love drawing. Thanks for sharing your skills, Ms. Tara.
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carolyn October 19, 2016
· Drawing · In home
Tara was wonderful when working with my boys. She was always on time, never cancelled and was always smiling. She was gentle and guided them through each project. I would highly recommend Tara to anyone who wanted a personal, quality lesson in art.
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About Jennifer B.

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I have a bachelor's degree in Applied Linguistics with a minor in Psychology. I graduated summa cum laude with a 3.85 GPA. I also have special teaching licenses in TEFL and TESOL. I have been tutoring for 10+ years all grade levels and subjects, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies, and Language Arts. In my experience, no two students are alike, and I'm able to identify unique needs, to help each student progress. Students find me patient, kind and fun to work with. Regarding ESL tutoring, I have a deep understanding of the science and research behind the way English as a second language is learned. I also train teachers on state-adopted ESL materials, so I have access to great resources. I love technology and enjoy using it as a tool for my work. I'm flexible and can adapt to the way each individual student learns best.

My greatest passion in life is teaching. I have experienced great success in my academics, due to amazing and unforgettable teachers. This is the foundation of

About Jennifer
My greatest passion in life is teaching. I was born and raised in New Jersey, and experienced great success in my academics, due to amazing and unforgettable teachers. This is the foundation of my commitment to helping out my students, whatever their abilities may be. I have been tutoring and teaching for over 10 years in various settings — tutoring small and large groups, private individual tutoring, and teaching in rural, suburban, and urban classrooms and home settings. I have a bachelor's degree in Applied Linguistics with a minor in Psychology. I also have special teaching licenses in TEFL and TESOL. In my experience, no two students are alike, and I'm able to quickly identify unique needs, to help each student progress quickly! Students find me patient, kind and fun to work with. Regarding ESL tutoring, I have a deep understandin
g of the science and research behind the way English as a second language is learned. I'm flexible and can adapt quickly to the way each individual student learns best. Education has given me the opportunity to find what I am passionate about, and I hope to help others gain that same opportunity through tutoring.
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I have taught Pre-K, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 6th grade. I would love to help your child improve their reading comprehension, overall reading abilities or phonics. I will play fun games as well as read fun books to help your student have fun while learning. I would love to help your child with their reading abilities.

About Katie
Hi, My name is Katie and I am a former elementary teacher. I have taught pre-k, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 6th grade. I have also taught all three of my kids to read before they went to kindergarten. I have stayed home with my children for the past 10 years. I have a fingerprint clearance card and I had a background check this year in order to get my Arizona Substitute License. I love working with children, and I hope I can get the opportunity to tutor your child.
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Teaching and improving reading skills means much more to me than I can put into words. Not only is it important for me to give back, but it is also very satisfying to see all the hard work pay off.

I am about having fun as well as learning. Taking lessons with me will not only help in building confidence in your reading but also within yourself.

For student's interested in taking my online lessons you will get a copy of your lesson so you can see yourself improving.

Levels Taught: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

About Caesar
Teaching and improving reading skills means much more to me than I can put into words. Not only is it important for me to give back, but it is also very satisfying to see all the hard work pay off.

I am about having fun as well as learning. Taking lessons with me will not only help in building confidence in your reading but also within yourself.

For student's interested in taking my online lessons you will get a copy of your lesson so you can see yourself improving.

Levels Taught: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Chicago, IL
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I am a passionate teacher and my goal is to keep my students engaged in their learning.

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I am an experienced Chicago Public Schools teacher. I have been teaching for 8 years.
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