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About Tamari (Tamara) W.

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Torrington, CT

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About Tamari (Tamara)
Hi, there! I'm Tamara and I can't wait to meet you!

On social media and for those who are more familiar, I'm Tamari. We all learn in different ways; some are more visual; others, auditory; some, kinesthetic--I combine a number of different modalities in my teaching, including direct feedback-teaching--once you learn a concept or skill, teach it, as soon as you possibly can, to someone else! -- this reinforces your own knowledge of the skill or concept!
I've been teaching private lessons for many years and have loved helping my students acquire new skills, master new pieces, and prepare for concerts and performances. Over the years, my younger students have earned Blue and Gold ratings at the Young Musicians' Festival in Fairfield U., some of them earning gold cups: This is a statewide event to encourage long-term commitment
to the art, discipline and joy of music making.
I went to Indiana University's Jacob School of Music and earned a Masters in Piano Performance, and Composition in the '90's. I sang all types of vocal music as well as prepared singers with vocal coaching and voice development techniques 20+ years.
I'm fun loving, patient, and optimistic-- these traits carry through in my teaching style,
One Size does NOT fit all--I approach the lesson plans for each student tailored to your learning style.
Over the past 23 years, my life experiences have encompassed other disciplines and compelled me to learn and acquire many other skills: my liberal arts as well as fine arts education lent itself to helping me work administrative jobs and even expanded into sales and public speaking. I have coached after school and SAT preparation to High School and College age students, helped with the preparation of legal and analytical documents, creative writing and editing assignments; and even tutored computer, social media and Microsoft Office & iWork Suite of applications to older adults.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals
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Sylvia Corrigan May 13, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
It was a pleasure working with Tamari Witkin over the years that she was located in Milford and participated in the Schubert Club of Fairfield County. I am familiar with her piano performance, which was high level, showing fine musicianship and great sensitivity to the message of the pieces.
I have also sung with her; and again, she shows a high degree of musicianship!
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Nancy May 9, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
I had fun doing a demo for her piano promotional video. Tamari also gave me excellent practicing strategies as a beginner violinist. She is passionate about music and teaching.
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Kayleen May 7, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Had my first piano lesson today with Tamari. It was awesome! I learned so much and how to practice . She is very patient and made me feel like I can learn to play the piano at the age of 64!!!
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Tamari (Tamara) W.

Torrington, CT 06790
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About Jordin P.

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Manchester, CT

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About Jordin
I have a PhD in French, as well as 6 years teaching experience . I have taught classes at the University level, as well as elementary, middle and high school education. In addition to this, I have also given private lessons in French, English as a Second Language, College Writing and SAT/ACT prep.
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Jamie S. February 6, 2018
· French · Online
Jordin is an excellent French teacher! She is very patient, and while she is quick to remind you about translated words or verb conjugations, she also encourages you to challenge yourself. Jordin and I have conversations in elementary French, and her approachable personality makes it easier to reach out and ask questions throughout the conversation.
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Luke S. September 21, 2017
· French · Online
I really enjoy my lessons with Jordin. She is an excellent teacher and very patient.
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Demian August 19, 2017
· French · Online
Jordin is a very responsible and magnificent French teacher.
Three months ago, my son started French for his upcoming freshman school year.
In the first 2 weeks, he was shy because of the complex pronunciations and alien words.
After that, he began speaking to us in simple French phrases and he is very proud of learning French with Jordin.
She never made any excuses to us.
We really need someone like her. A thousand applauds to her!
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Jordin P.

Manchester, CT 06042
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About Marie R.

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Northampton, MA

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I am bilingual English-French
I have a Ph.D. in English Literature with particular focus in English Renaissance Studies Shakespeare
I can teach ESL as well
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· French · Online
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· French · Online
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Victoria Madway June 13, 2017
· French · In home
M. Marie Roche conducted on the campus of U Mass eight seminars--open to all--on two of Shakespeare's history plays, King John and Richard II. Neither play is popular with modern Shakespeare-going audiences. But she accomplished the nearly impossible--making both plays compelling and relevant by her selection of background documents and themes. I hope that TakeLessons can provide an adequate platform for her level of sophistication.
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Marie R.

Marie R.

Northampton, MA 01060
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$40 / 30-min

About Ashleigh S.

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Alexandria, VA

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About Ashleigh
I'm a former Spanish teacher who has taught taught levels 1-IV for the last 4 years. Prior to that, I lived in Germany as a military spouse where I taught yoga. Before Germany, I taught Spanish for two years at a private boarding school in Raleigh, North Carolina. My first teaching position, however, was in Granada, Spain where I taught English at a rural school near Granada, Spain having won a fellowship after university graduation.
Although my bachelors is in Spanish Language and Literature I am studying TESOL at American University where I have completed 12 credits in language assessment, second language acquisition and linguistics. My classes are engaging and personalized. For my athlete students, I find articles and clips about their sport that we build language around. I do the same for the interests of my other students, ther
eby making their connection to the language personal and intrinsic. In our tutoring sessions, there will be music, video and games! Because I am a teacher, I can help you liaise with your student's teacher in a way that will help us understand how to help your student.
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Erica April 18, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
I took Spanish lessons with Ashleigh for three years and learned so much from her! She was passionate about the subject and cared about all of her students. She taught me a lot about Spanish language and culture and I would highly recommend her to anybody looking to expand their language abilities.
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Helen April 7, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
I worked with Ashleigh for several years in a high school setting. Ashleigh is a dedicated, patient, knowledgeable and professional teacher. She shares her passion for the Spanish language and cultures with her students and strives to make the concepts accessible to all. Her lessons are always structured to allow students to make the most of previous knowledge and build on it. She pushes her students to excel and truly cares about their progress.
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Irene April 5, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Ashleigh is a very encouraging and patient tutor. She has had a wide range of instructional experience—teaching introductory, intermediate and advanced Spanish students. I’ve had the privilege of working with Ashleigh at the secondary school level for four years. She is highly respected by her students and fellow instructors. I highly recommend her!
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Ashleigh S.

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About Clare K.

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Granby, MA

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About Clare
After two years working as a translator/interpreter for a local government office in Kochi, Japan, I moved back to the US last year. Since then, I have been a private teacher of Japanese for all ages, currently from age 7 to mid-40s. I love to be a witness when my students suddenly "get" something new we've been working on for a while. Japanese is a fascinating, beautiful, and complicated language, and it's exciting to be a partner in my students' achievements and success!

I am highly experienced in teaching middle school and high school age students--including my own kids, whom I homeschool. My first visit to Japan was a semester study abroad in my senior year of high school, so I can give ample advice to students who are preparing to go to Japan. Along with my on-the-ground experience living and working in Japan in a fast-paced and hig
h-stakes environment, I hold an M.A. in Japanese and N1 (highest level) certification on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Native Japanese speakers have complimented me on my native-like pronunciation and syntax.

Contact me any time for more information or to set up your first lessons!
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John W. April 14, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
Starting a new language can be intimidating, but this first lesson was great. Clare is friendly, welcoming, and patient; I’m looking forward to the next one!
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Reed March 1, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
When I was looking for a Japanese tutor, I wanted somebody who could help guide my studies and help me understand the subtle nuances that can't be gleaned from the dry instruction of a textbook. Clare really fit the bill, as she has deep knowledge of both Japanese and linguistics in general. We've been meeting for almost a year now, and my Japanese has improved tremendously (and at a great pace). She puts a lot of effort into the curriculum, and employs a variety of different teaching methods/exercises. I look forward to our every class.
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George K. February 15, 2018
· Japanese · Online
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Granby, MA 01033
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About Will L.

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Portland, OR
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I graduated from Portland State University with a major in Applied Linguistics and a minor in French. My curious nature led me from my idyllic hometown (Silverton) to live at various times in New York City, San Francisco, Germany, France and China. Through teaching abroad, I was not only able to wend my way into personally enriching experiences, but to be of service. I ultimately found that service to be more satisfying than globetrotting.

​I believe that analogy is the driver of cognition. This means that, as a teacher, my job is primarily to orient abilities that the student has already accrued towards new skills in a way that is personally salient for him or her. The most satisfaction I get as a teacher is when I see that my student has incorporated the skill that I was hired to impart, and I have been made obsolete.

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ority of my free time is spent chasing my son, but I sometimes have time to play board games, or binge watch shows with my wife.
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Matthew May 6, 2018
· French · In home
I learned more French in one hour than in my whole first semester! Will's sessions are fun and engaging. If you want to really learn French, this is the way to do it.
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Will L.

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About karima E.

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Clarion, PA
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About karima
I have worked with children and young adults teaching all levels of French. French is my native language, and I believe that learning from a native speaker will help children learn the proper pronunciation and accent. I can offer your child a well organized learning program based on the frequency of their lessons. In High school and also in University I earned the highest honors in French academics.
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karima E.

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