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About Kevin F.

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I studied French in high school and college and spent a month in Marseilles. I am perfectly capable of helping you learn the basics of the language, how to pronounce words correctly and conjugate basic verbs and such.

About Kevin
I have had a fairly diverse musical background, including playing with bands and orchestras, as well as participating in choral groups and opera. I have a master's degree in music performance for wind conducting, and a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on piano performance.

I have taught private lessons for several years now and I love every moment with my students! I have a real passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with others, both failures and successes. I believe everyone has creative potential, and I believe music is a real universal art form that anyone can tap into if they want. Above all, making and creating music should also be fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
I try to keep my lessons professional but comfortable too. I don't yell at students for messing up or anything like that. I usually have an agenda b
ut am willing to adjust and compromise if the situation dictates. If you don't have a curriculum in mind, I like Alfred's piano courses, but will do my best to find one that fits you as a student best. My initial goals are to make sure the basics of reading music and performing are set so that no matter what musical avenue you want to pursue, you will be successful. I do specialize in classical music but enjoy creating and playing in other genres as well.

I now also offer lessons online, as well as tutoring in most math areas!

***CANCELLATION POLICY***
I kindly ask for 24 hour notice whenever possible if a lesson is going to be missed. Generally speaking, if I don't hear from a student and their lesson time passes I will mark the lesson as missed, but I am also usually more than willing to make up the lesson at a later time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a piano keyboard at my home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect students to have their own instruments as needed, as well as music paper, pencils, etc. I may be able to provide some of those materials on occasion as well as some books/recordings, but will by and large expect students to purchase those for themselves.

*** Specialties ***
I am much more familiar with classical styles and Broadway. My music writing style tends to be somewhere between neo-classical and avant-garde.

***Blog Posts***
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Jake P. October 5, 2019
· Piano · Online
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Thomas May 4, 2019
· Piano · In home
I waited after a few lessons to give feedback. Very pleased. Kevin is full of knowledge -both relevant to music and other random fun facts! He is patient and will move at whatever pace you prefer. I look forward to continuing to improve my skills under his direction.
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Emily B. May 19, 2017
· Piano · In home
He is a good instructor. Easy to talk to.
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About Enrico C.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I have a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature issued by the University of Verona, Italy.

I have studied French for several years and I tutored it in the past. I will be very good to teach beginner to intermediate level.

About ENRICO
I am a native Italian speaker with a several years of experience in teaching Italian and English. I am a very easy-going, open-minded, professional person. I like to teach because it gives me the opportunity to meet new students, share my knowledge as well as my culture and experience.

I started tutoring back when I was attending the university in Verona, Italy. I was tutoring English, Math and some other subjects. Later on, I continued teaching English while I was working in other fields. In 2009 I moved to Los Angeles. For a couple of years, I taught ESL in a college, and in the meantime I tutored Italian to private students. Since 2009 I have been tutoring students both on the English and Italian subjects.

I really believe that in teaching, a language a primary focus should be on life skills. Not being an English native-speaker,
I learned how important it is to be able to express basic needs and to perform primary activities. However, it is important to consider other points like grammar, reading, writing. I also think that no matter what a teacher should always take into account the needs of the students and subsequently I plan my classes reflecting on the student's demands.

As to the different approaches and materials that I use, I suppose that it is important to change them frequently in order to keep the classes more interesting. Of course, there are some exceptions. For instance, in the past I taught for a while TOEFL and for that type of classes I used more traditionalist and academic methods and materials.

*** Lesson Details ***
Customized lessons to the students' needs and goals.

*** Specialties ***
- T.E.F.L. Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language

- Italian Native Speaker with a several year experience in teaching Italian

- M.A in Foreign Languages and Literature (English and French)

One of my greatest passion is to cook. I was extremely lucky to be taught and introduced to the art of cooking by my grandmother. She was born at the beginning of the previous century and she lived in different cities so she got accustomed to different traditions and shared them with me. I love to cook for smaller groups, using traditional Italian ingredients to prepare simple, but exquisite dishes that belong to the tradition of my native country. If you want to experience some real Italian food, you are definitely in the right hands. Just sit back, relax sip a glass of Italian wine while I cook for you and I share my art.
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Eunice Freitas January 24, 2019
· Italian · Online
Great conversations, I can't wait for the next class
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Dan O. January 12, 2018
· Italian · Online
Enrico is fantastic!
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Elvia G. September 23, 2016
· Italian · Online
Enrico is a fantastic professor of the Italian language, he's advanced in his teachings, if you like to cook Italian food Enrico shares that in common.
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Enrico C.

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About Samir A.

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I have been tutoring students and adults for almost twenty years, and I currently teach and tutor one-on-one or via skype during late afternoons, evenings and weekends. Whether you're looking for immediate French homework help or weekly tutoring, I can help you study everything from pronunciation to grammar.Typically use Bien Dit!: Holt French 1.2.3, students books, "grammar & vocabulary" Books, "Allez,Viens" Level 2,"Points de depart" for college students. I'am familiar with the French Curriculum used by the FCPS World Languages.
Tutoring Levels:

Level 1:

You only know the alphabet, and you can't write or speak a word yet. Not a problem, we can go through the basics to get you comfortable.After the first lesson, you'll already know how to have a simple conversation (introduce yourself, ask for directions or order a dish for instance.

Level 2:

You can speak the few sentences that you remember from school, but not enough to feel at ease across the pond. Key ...

About Samir
My name is Samir, I have been tutoring students for almost twenty years, and I currently teach and tutor one-on-one, and online the Modern Standard Arabic (formal/classical Arabic) , the colloquial Arabic (the conversational Arabic) of Morocco or French.

I 'am familiar with the French and Arabic Curriculums taught in Fairfax County public Schools. ...
I have Alif Baa and Al-Kitaab fii Ta allum al -Arabiyya available for your Arabic lessons, and "Bien dit"I,II,III students books, "grammar & vocabulary" Books, "Allez,Viens" Level 2,"Points de depart" for college students.

My hobbies are: studying languages, cooking, and outdoor activities such as running, riding my bike, fishing and gardening
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I believe creative lessons help students retain more and enjoy their time learning. I will email you printable worksheets and cli
part, helpful websites, and personalized audio files to help you practice between our lessons. I will work hard to help you reach your goals.

If you need immediate assistance for a test or homework, translation and summary, I can work with you for short term as well and assist you within a very short notice.

Tell me your specific needs and I will adapt the class in order to make you improve your skills. Lessons are relaxed and informal but very concise. No matter your age or skill level, with patience, focus, and a big smile, I'll turn you into a fluent French or Arabic speaker in no time.

What do you need to start learning Arabic or French?

Discover the most fun and effective way to learn Arabic or French!
"Conversation + Pronunciation = Confidence!"

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Betsy May 31, 2017
· Arabic · Online
Samir is dedicated, patient, reliable and fun! He provides helpful material between our online sessions, and I feel I'm learning at just the right pace. I highly recommend him.
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Kahina January 24, 2016
· Arabic · In studio
Samir is an excellent language tutor! He can craft lessons to suit any needs whether you are a beginner or advanced! He also provides relevant supplementary materials so that you can practice and apply the theories learned in your lesson. I found that this consistent practice with actual speaking was a big factor to achieving better spoken fluency with my language of study, arabic. I highly recommend Samir as you will not be disappointed.
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Lainie October 13, 2015
· Arabic · Online
For homework, Samir sent me several videos of Moroccan dialect. We discussed the vocabulary during the lesson; as always, he provided many examples to demonstrate the broader usage of the words. He is a skilled teacher. Highly recommended.
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About Tania B.

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San Diego, CA
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I've been teaching french for about a year now and got experience teaching different level and ages. I studied different languages myself, I understand the obstacles that come with taking on a new language. Since I am a native french speaker I can help with grammar, vocabulary and especially pronunciation.

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 29 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 4years 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.

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he 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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Ruby April 15, 2019
· French · In studio
Tonia came prepared and did a great job!
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Guillermo January 18, 2018
· French · In studio
Tania is a very easy going teacher. This helps the student remain relaxed during those difficult parts of the lesson. When it gets challenging for the student, it is important that no judgement be conveyed by the instructor. Only praise. I really appreciate this because learning a new language can be trying. Enjoying my progress so far. Thanks Tania!
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Marcio C. June 20, 2017
· French · Online
Tania is being a great tutor. My interest is to brush up my French after 10 years w/o any practice - focused on conversation. I am really appreciating the classes with her. She brings the right balance correcting what is needed but with encouragement and positiveness to keep you confident and engaged.
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About Marie K.

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Chicago, IL
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I like to start with teaching songs and reading books beginning with basic children’s’ books and continuing with more difficult reading material including newspapers and articles...
Je suis prête à vous aider et je vous encourage à commencer tout de suite :) Bonne chance

About Marie
Indulge yourself by learning languages. It opens your prospect to a new different world with a different culture, you feel like you gain a new person and a new experience while networking with new people around you. I personally admire languages and would like to share this passion with you. I invite you to start expanding your horizon by choosing a new language.
I came recently to U.S. and I was tutoring languages "Arabic, French and English" back in my country. I hope to build a good reputation here too with my students. I'm so patient toward kids, and I like to innovate methods to engage early learners (songs, stories, games...). My only goal is to reach your needs and desire to learn then proceed from there in a fun immersion method.
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Verica V. November 7, 2019
· Arabic · In studio
I have been taking Arabic lessons with Marie for several months, now. The passion and dedication with which she approaches every class is amazing. She is always well prepared, patient, and keeps the student's best interest in mind. I, myself, used to work in education for over ten years, and now, as Marie's student, I must say that Marie is absolutely born to teach! I would wholeheartedly recommend her.
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Katherine September 19, 2019
· French · In studio
Marie is an incredible instructor. She is kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable. She worked with me to find out which skills I was missing and targeted them! I highly recommend working with Marie.
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Sarah C. August 14, 2019
· French · In studio
Marie is wonderful! I’m looking forward to working together!
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About Claire G.

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I was born and raised in Nice, France. I arrived in the United States in 2010, to study music in California. I got my Master degree from California State University Fullerton in 2010 and I am currently a last year doctorate student at the University of Miami. I have been a French tutor in both of my universities.

I have taught French to foreigner people in France since I was 18 years old (my mother has been doing that for over 30 years now) and since I arrived here to adults and students.

Through private lessons I can help you get ready for exams and midterms, help you improve your french or just offer you to have a conversation with a native speaker. I love my culture and would love to share it with you if you are interested.

About Claire
Hello, my name is Claire :) I am French and arrived in the US for the first time in August 2010 to study music. I am in my third and last of year of Doctorate in Music on a full scholarship at the University of Miami after earning a Master in Music Performance from California State University Fullerton on a full scholarship as well. I am also playing in two professional ensemble, a woodwind quintet called KHAOS and a clarinet quartet called Four Play clarinet. My ultimate goal is to play music and teach at the University level.

I have the experience of teaching private clarinet lessons in France since 2006 and in America since 2010 and am seeking clarinet students of every level and age. I can help you prepare for high school band/university admission auditions or any other type of performances.

Also, as I am French, I was a French
tutor at my University for 6 years and can help you learn French, get ready for exams and midterms or just do conversation if you are more advanced.
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Shawn August 18, 2019
· French · Online
Claire is a great instructor. She is positive, patient and non intimidating. I like what I learning each week since I feel I am getting knowledge and moving at a nice pace.
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Julie S. July 12, 2019
· French · Online
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Emily April 29, 2019
· French · Online
Very patient and good with pronunciation.
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About Julie H.

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I can especially help students who are already studying French, but need additional assistance in mastering the grammar, pronunciation, and usage of the language, with an emphasis on written French.

About Julie
Note: If you do not find the availability you are looking for on my calendar, I may still be able to accommodate you; don't hesitate to suggest a time that works better for you.

I am a professional musician, specializing in traditional American and Irish music and song; I can, however, also teach classical guitar and beginning-intermediate violin. My CD, "American Stranger," has received critical acclaim and I have authored two books on DADGAD guitar for Mel Bay Publications.

I taught myself guitar at the age of thirteen, but took three years of lessons at Washington University, where I also studied English and French. As an adult I became interested in fingerstyle guitar in open tunings, especially DADGAD. I am, however, happy to teach in standard tuning--including basic guitar proficiency, classical guitar, and "folk" guitar.


I have played violin since I was eleven, taking lessons until the age of sixteen and playing in both high school orchestra and the local youth symphony. I later learned to suspend much of my classical technique in order to play both old-time and traditional Irish fiddle as authentically as possible; but I still retain my initial training and apply good basic violin technique to my fiddle and (of course) her violin teaching, while tailoring it to the musical idioms of each of students.

I have also studied voice, which again, however, I have never allowed to interfere with my performance of traditional songs--largely because I had developed a traditional approach to the singing of both American southern mountain repertory and traditional Irish song many years before receiving any formal instruction. This training, however, has given me greater insight into how to get the most out of your voice for almost any style.

I also taught myself to play lap dulcimer, basing my approach on the Eastern Kentucky styles associated with Jean Ritchie, Barbara Edwards, and Anne MacFie—that is, primarily using a small dowel stick or noter to sound the melody, and playing counter-melodies for song accompaniments.

My clawhammer banjo-playing is influenced by various Appalachian instrumentalists and accompanists (including Dock Boggs, Clarence Ashley, Hobart Smith, and Lily May Ledford), but my style is also influenced by years of playing with midwestern and southern-style fiddlers.

I welcome students ages 10 or above, and have learned to adapt my teaching style to the individual student, helping each one to make the most of his or her talents and enthusiasms, while emphasizing sound technique and good practice habits.

I also teach academic subjects, especially English (in which I hold a Ph.D.) and French (in which I hold a B.A.). In English, I emphasize good grammar and solid composition skills and try to get my students as excited as I am about everything from sentence structure to Shakespeare.
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Josh November 2, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Julie is a versatile teacher, having experience in several styles and instruments. She's patient and eager to adapt herself to the student's desired guitar style. Give her a try!
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Jeanne August 29, 2019
· French · Online
We had some trouble with the audio on her end, but once we got going, it went well. I spoke and understood a lot of French in my first hour! Julie is going to help me with singing in French. I'm so excited.
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Sierra August 5, 2019
· Singing · Online
Many people are talented as performers but not gifted as instructors - Julie is most definitely both. She uses her keen ear to let you know your strengths, and finds productive ways to help you improve weak points. She lives and breathes traditional music and it is always a true delight to learn from her.
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About Virginie G.

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Hello, I am Virginie, I am French and I have been a French as a foreign language teacher for 10 years. I am passionate about teaching. I have a Master 's degree in French as a foreign language from a French university. I taught in India for 9 months, in France for 4 years, in Mexico for 5 years and I currently live in USA. I speak fluently Spanish and English. I gave class in various institutions: secondary school, high school, university, language school and private lesson. I totally adapt myself to the needs of the student. I particularly love the fun part of the oral expression. I identify perfectly the level of the student in the CECR scale, which helps to understand the needs of the student. Hope to see you soon!

About Virginie
Hello, I am Virginie, I am French and I have been a French as a foreign language teacher for 10 years. I am passionate about teaching. I have a Master 's degree in French as a foreign language from a French university. I taught in India for 9 months, in France for 4 years, in Mexico for 5 years and I currently live in USA. I speak fluently Spanish and English. I gave class in various institutions: secondary school, high school, university, language school and private lesson. I totally adapt myself to the needs of the student. I particularly love the fun part of the oral expression. I identify perfectly the level of the student in the CECR scale, which helps to understand the needs of the student. Hope to see you soon!
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Joseph August 15, 2019
· French · Online
I really enjoyed my first lesson. Virginie is passionate about helping me learn this beautiful language.
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About Jennifer W.

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Due to my enthusiasm for Foreign languages, I am fluent in French and can read Russian, German, and Spanish. French was my minor and chemistry was my major. I was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society based on my achievements in the fields of chemistry and French. I have also enhanced my fluency in French by traveling abroad, including residing in France at the University of Poitiers as well as traveling abroad to Paris, Brussels, and Calais. I look forward to spreading my enthusiasm for foreign languages to others.

About Jennifer
Good day. I very much enjoy tutoring students online and in person and have been tutoring students of all ages since 2011 and have provided more than 8,000 lessons. As a former forensic chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration and a small-group water-testing laboratory supervisor for the US Air Force overseas, I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Drew University with a major in chemistry and a minor in French. It would be an honor to aid you or your child in meeting academic and future career goals. Thank you for your time.
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Haliah E. October 28, 2019
· Physics · Online
My lesson was very helpful and she was very nice to work with. We worked on an assignment that I was struggling with and now understand how to do it.
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Ashley October 14, 2019
· Chemistry · Online
First lesson was yesterday and my daughter was very impressed.
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Maggie August 17, 2019
· AP Chemistry · Online
Jennifer has been the biggest blessing to our family by coaching my daughter! Despite my daughter being an all honors and AP student there is still so much that she has learned from Jennifer. My daughter has benefited greatly from how Jennifer explains the concepts with patience and knowledge of the material. My daughter has described Jennifer as “ really nice and easy to talk to and ask questions”. Jeniffer has coached my daughter in AP Chemistry, Precalc and currently AP Calculus and SAT. As a mom, it’s the best thing when you know that your child will do well in a class because Jennifer is there to help her! You will be so pleased if you work with Jennifer and you definitely reach you goal of doing very well in the class! Thanks a million Jennifer for helping my daughter achieve her goal!!!!
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About Kathren L.

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I have a B.A. in French from Texas A&M University, I studied abroad in Switzerland. I have experience as a high school French tutor.

I specialize in beginners and people who want to work on minimizing their American accents when learning French.

About Kathren
I'm a grad student at George Washington University who just moved to the DC area from Chicago, and I'm originally from Texas.

I'm a maker who specializes in sewing but I dabble in many other media. I learned everything I know by choosing a project and learning what I needed to to complete that project in a way that I was satisfied with. I have very high expectations of myself so I'd say I am pretty good at what I do and proud of the work I have done. I've also made a lot of mistakes so I know how to help people work through problems.

I'm a massive nerd who loves helping other nerds realize their nerdy dreams so let me help you!
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