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About Itai G.

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Jamaica Plain, MA

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About Itai
I graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BA in Studio Composition in 2007, and from Hebrew College with a Masters' Degree in Jewish Education in June, 2016. I have been working in after-school, Hebrew school, camp, and other supplementary educational settings for the past ten years. Most of my students are learning piano, and I also have a few Hebrew students. My Hebrew students are either studying for their bnei mitzvah, maintaining their conversational Hebrew, or learning for the purpose of competence of services or Torah study. My piano students have ranged from age 4 to young children learning Classical pieces to teens learning to play the songs they like to adults working on their songwriting and improvisation. My strengths are improvisation, music theory and ear training, accompaniment of popular songs - rock, theater, pop, folk, etc.


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The review posted on my profile was from when I used my English name, Ricky.
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lorraine March 21, 2017
· Piano · In home
My first lesson was everything I hoped for from start to finish. I haven't played piano for many years & wanted to begin by using a keyboard as a learning tool--to recapture dexterity and reading ability. I emerged with a better grasp of basics & even a little music theory--exactly as I had requested. Itai is a wonderfully patient teacher & I am looking forward to next week.
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Vesna S. January 7, 2013
· Piano ·
Ricky is an amazingly creative and inspiring teacher.

Ricky has been teaching my daughter for last 5 years. My daughter is now 15 years old. She already played piano for a couple of years before Ricky started working with her and at that time was getting disinterested. We were looking for someone who would bring that interest and spark back into her playing piano. I was looking for a special teacher who can teach basics of improvisation and accompaniment to a young child. After talking with several potential teachers, we decided to work with Ricky.

Ricky has proven to be an amazing teacher for my daughter. He is patient, creative and able to adjust to the child’s needs. I was amazed when couple of months after my daughter started working with him; she was already improvising and playing really cool pieces of music. That kind of teaching has inspired my daughter to continue playing piano for the last 5 years. She has accompanied two of her friends singing at her school talent shows and graduation ceremony with encouragement and inspiration Ricky has provided her all along.

Ricky frequently encourages my daughter to pick her own songs she would like to work on. Ricky has a strong knowledge of music theory and has incorporated that in his lessons. I love that my daughter is learning music theory, improvisation, accompaniment and reading music all with the same teacher. It is not easy to find a teacher who is so creative to include all of these in his teaching method. I would highly recommend Ricky as a piano teacher for any age.
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Itai G.

Itai G.

Auburndale, MA 02466
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About Anna G.

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Natick, MA
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I teach French, Spanish and Russian for children and adults. I am experienced and licensed teacher. I have experience working with all ages and levels. I teach conversations, reading, grammar. I teach culture as well. Russian is my native language, I have degree in French and have advance level of Spanish.
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Anna G.

Anna G.

Natick, MA 01760
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$50 / 60-min

About Ari F.

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Marblehead, MA

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Hello there! My name is Ari, and I am a MA in Government graduate student living in Marblehead. I have been tutoring for 8+ years and working in education/childcare generally for about 10 years. I have worked with kids of all ages (elementary to college) in all major subjects and several specialties.

I have worked with individuals with several types of learning, social, and emotional complications. I have worked with several learning styles and therein take an adaptive teaching approach. I see tutoring as not pure pedantry, but a constructive process whereby the student, the student's parent(s) (if involved) and myself regularly discuss the style of the tutoring sessions as well as the student's study habits as appropriate by age.
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katja March 9, 2017
· History · Online
Ari is Awesome! My daughter is about to turn 14, and has been having a lot of trouble getting history to "stick". She likes mythology and ancient history, but anything after the Fall of Rome - forget it! In one ear and out the other!
Enter Ari - he's totally turned that frown upside down! She's actually excited about the stuff they talk about, and she feels confident that she'll be caught up and ready to move into high school with some strength in history, instead of dread! In fact, she's even talking about trying for honors history!!
Ari is enthusiastic and engaging, and motivating! YAY!
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Ari F.

Ari F.

Marblehead, MA 01945
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$25 / 60-min

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Brighton, MA
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About Laurie
¡Hola! My name is Laurie Garriga, I'm 29 and I'm currently a Phd student and a Spanish instructor at Boston University's Romance Studies Department. I have worked as a Spanish professor at college level at my native Puerto Rico and in Boston, where I currently teach. I have a large range of teaching and tutoring experience from very young to adult. I enjoy teaching and am considered to have a caring approach and I try to make sure that learning takes place in a relaxed but studious situation. I love teaching Spanish as well as discussing its Literatures and cultures.

I hold a MA in Spanish Literature from Complutense University in Madrid, Spain and a BA in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Puerto Rico.

I hope to meet you soon and help you learn Spanish! ¡Hasta pronto!
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Harold May 1, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Laurie is a wonderful teacher. I wanted to improve my Spanish skills for a long trip to Costa Rica and Laurie helped me to become more confident and fluent. She is also very kind and a very nice person. I recommend her without hesitation.
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Steve S. April 19, 2015
· Spanish · In studio
Laurie is a fantastic instructor. The sessions are very engaging, enjoyable, interactive, and well organized. She has a great style that creates a very valuable learning experience.
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Laurie G.

Laurie G.

Brighton, MA 02135
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About enrique M.

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Boston, MA
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Spaniard journalist with 10 years experience, I speak a perfect Spanish (from Spain) and a good english. My lessons are all very fun, I use the best method: speak, read and write in Spanish all the time! If you want, I guarantee after 3 months you can speak and understand basic Spanish language.
Spanish at all levels, Spanish conversation, Grammar, Spanish for business, Spanish for Health Care Professionals, etc...
Born and raised in Spain. Native Spanish speaker.
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Venkat N. October 23, 2016
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He's really good
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Carl September 29, 2016
· Spanish · In studio
Enrique is extremely polite and respectful. It is fantastic to be able to learn from a native Spanish speaker who can explain the differences between Latin American vs. Spain's dialect. I always look forward to our lessons!

Thanks again Enrique!
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Ivan H. January 22, 2016
· Spanish · In home
Enrique is a great teacher. Great didatic. Strong recommend!
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enrique M.

enrique M.

Boston, MA 02115
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About Paloma P.

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Brookline, MA

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Hola! I am Paloma, I am from Spain and I have been living in Boston for the past three years. I am currently in the Pd.D. Program in Spanish at Boston Universty, where I am also an instructor of Spanish.
I have tutored students since I was an undergrad. Prior to moving to the States I completed a Master in Education at the University of Zaragoza and I taught in a Spanish high school.

I love teaching Spanish and the culture(s) that come with it. If you are thinking about starting the language, you want to improve your grammar and vocabulary or you would like to become more fluent, we can work together!
I also love teaching to children.
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Sharon R. November 6, 2016
· Spanish · Online
I had such an amazing first lesson, i cant wait to meet again next week. .
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elizabeth September 25, 2016
· Spanish · Online
Very helpful and tailored lesson to my needs.
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Aline May 28, 2016
· Spanish · Online
You should definitively choose Paloma as your spanish teacher ! Her classes are great and really motivating, she adapts all the classes to your needs. I learned the basics of spanish very quickly thanks to her teaching skills, even though I had no experience with spanish.
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Paloma P.

Paloma P.

Brookline, MA 02446
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About ali Y.

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Brighton, MA
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My name is Ali You, I am a second-year graduate student, and my major is violin performance. In May 2017, I will graduate from Boston University and get my master of music degree.

I’ve begun to study in BU with Professor Bayla Keyes since 2015, in these two years, I’ve learned a lot from her, not only my violin skill, but also a lot of teaching methods.

I got my bachelor degree in Renmin University of China, which is one of the best university in China. I had 24 students before I came to States, several of them won the first prize in different violin competition.

I’m very patient, I have a beautiful smile, of course, and the most important thing is I can teach well. Most of my student can learn very fast and be very happy at the same time. I hope my student to love music instead of just playing the music
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Sophia June 27, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Ali is very good at getting young students' attention. My son became Ali's student two months ago. He liked her and was able to follow her lecture. Ali is also very kind and funny. We love her.
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Joyce June 27, 2017
· Violin · In studio
I found Ali through Thumbtack where I searched a violin teacher for my 4yrs old daughter. After two lessons, I made a decision to learn together with my daughter. Ali is very friendly and nice and professional. I share the one hour lesson with my daughter with no extra fee charged. Time flexible too! I have been learned for two months, improved very fast after her guide. Recommended!
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Tonette June 26, 2017
· Violin · In home
My daughter and Ali already created a good chemistry on their first lesson (which most of the time took awhile to instill). I couldn't wish for more.
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ali Y.

Brighton, MA 02135
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About Shane C.

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Jacksonville, FL
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I am currently a Junior at Harvard University majoring in East Asian Studies with a specific focus on Japan and Japanese media. On campus I am also Co-President of the Harvard College Japan Initiative, a student-run organization that hosts an annual Japanese career fair. I also work at the Yenching Library on campus in the Japanese Collection. In my spare time I like to consume Japanese media (games, novels, movies) that I buy on my trips there, act, and practice martial arts.

I have been tutoring in a variety of subjects for over 10 years and am extremely passionate about teaching and education. Sometimes students need assistance tailored to their specific needs and situations that regular classes cannot provide, and so one of my greatest joys tutoring is being able to give one-on-one, specialized help and the little extra push that c
an help them shine. My mother is a former teacher and so from a very young age I've always been drawn to education.

I have taken the equivalent of five years of intensive Japanese classes at Harvard University during my three years here, earning top scores in each class, for which I was awarded Harvard's Tazuko Ajiro-Monane Prize by the Japanese Language Department. The classes I've taken include both traditional language classes as well as the advanced classes which focus on academic writing, Business Japanese, and academic debate on issues in the social sciences. In addition, I have taken intensive Japanese classes in Japan, both at the Ishikawa Prefecture International Exchange Center and the Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies, the latter of which offers the most advanced intensive Japanese courses available and is primarily aimed at graduate and post-graduate students.

Given my academic experience and awards, extensive experience living and working in Japan and Japanese environments, and my familiarity with the language, I can be of great assistance for Japanese tutoring of all varieties--whether it be help with test prep, high school or university classes, or business, academic, or casual Japanese. I own most commercially available and reputable Japanese textbooks and learning resources (including those written in Japanese), so I'd love to incorporate them into our lessons as well.

I'm very available and approachable, so if you have any questions please do reach out to me at any time! I would love to talk to you more and get to know you on an individual basis.
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Shane C.

Shane C.

Cambridge, MA 02138
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$20 / 30-min

About Andressa O.

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Boston, MA
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As an extensively trained and certified professional instructor of American English and Brazilian Portuguese, I serve as a mentor who guides children and adults through their work while also providing direction, support and encouragement. I create an at-home study plan in addition to monitoring "classroom" assignments, and I emphasize the importance of accurately completing each assignment within a designated time frame. This has helped many of my students increase self-confidence, thus becoming more self-reliant. I have a true passion for education and an earnest desire to help children succeed.
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Wagner S. June 15, 2017
· English · Online
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Iara June 11, 2017
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Andressa delivers an exceptional lesson experience. I've had her teaching me for almost 6 months and I can't even describe how much my English has improved since then.
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David June 6, 2017
· Portuguese · In studio
Andy is a great teacher. After a couple of months taking classes with her, I was able to have conversations in Portuguese and even do business in Brazil. I highly recommend her as a teacher, she's simply the best!
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Andressa O.

Boston, MA 02116
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$20 / 30-min

About Guifang X.

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Cambridge, MA

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About Guifang
I have more than eight years of language teaching experience. I have learned five languages over the years in China and overseas. I started tutoring Chinese students (age 8-16) English and Chinese when I was 19 and I founded my first summer camp in China when I was 20. Students who had registered for my summer camp increased from 25 in 2010 to 86 in 2016. I've gained very valuable skills and perspectives in teaching, not just as a teacher, but also as a student--students are my teachers too--I've learned there are always places that I can improve and better help them learn languages. Students' "needs" and "wants" are prioritized. It helps students achieve their goals while combined with students' "lacks" in lesson planing. Students should get involved in the lesson planing progress.

Interest is the best teacher. When I taught nonnative
Chinese speakers (in China, South Korea and the U.S) Chinese, it seemed it stimulated their curiosity and interest to learn Chinese when cultural elements were introduced--such as characters' origin and visualization, historical contexts and cultural traditions. I hope that approach can also bring you an enjoyable experience learning a new language!

To help you be able to use Chinese, our language learning is mainly through interactive and communicative approaches. Talk! Talk! Talk! Please don't be shy. It's okay to make mistakes. Learning from mistakes is also a very effective way to learn a new language. We can make more contextualized dialogues based on whatever textbook you are using now. Or we can produce functional conversation based on everyday topics that you are interested. Lesson plans are customized and they can be flexible.

Ready to get on the boat and sail on the sea of Chinese? :)
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Henry June 12, 2017
· Chinese · In studio
贵芳老师汉语教得很好。她有很多教语言的经历。到现在我还会问她喝多中文方面的问题。贵芳也是一个又热情又认真的人。十分推荐!
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Josh June 12, 2017
· Chinese · In studio
I recognized Guifang's experience as a language educator immediately. She is patient, concise, and clearly enjoys teaching. Her assistance has been crucial to my developing an efficient learning system. I rely on her for refresh and expand my Chinese language skills biweekly. She has way of conveying the subtleties of fluent pronunciation. I did not expect to make so much progress so quickly. Highly Recommend her services!
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Talin June 12, 2017
· · In home
Guifang is a gem. She's incredibly nice, and very good at correcting me in a direct but kind way. She's a lovely person and fantastic at teaching! I am so happy to have met her, and we continue chatting even though we're far apart now. I'd highly recommend her to anyone as a language instructor!
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Guifang X.

Guifang X.

Cambridge, MA 02138
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