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About Anna K.

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Sterling, VA
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*** Specialties ***
When I teach piano, I use the Alfred piano method books.
When I teach ensemble, I use the Carl Orff method.
When I teach Vibes and marimba, I use my own methods.
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Anna K.

Anna K.

Sterling, VA 20165
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$15 / 15-min

About Lisa B.

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Silver Spring, MD
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Elementary school principal and music teacher for more than 10 years. BA in Music, Graduate degree UMET, Puerto Rico. Recording and performing experience.

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Guitar: Strum and play chords, chord progressions and songs. Singing, finger picking, basic theory, reading music, composition. Violin: technique, reading music.

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Dedicated music room, room for parents to wait.

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I teach classical violin using the Strictly Strings Music Book and Essential Elements 2000 with improvisational violin and creative composition, as well as some Suzuki methods. I also teach rock violin. Students may bring their own pieces.
I teach folk guitar and singing, playing chords and note reading, composition, music theory, history and appreciation. Students may also bring songs of their choice.
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Lismari R. September 13, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Lisa is amazing at teaching. I was looking for singing lessons since a friend of mine asked to sing at her wedding and I am grateful I found Lisa. She has help me with the song, gave me vocal and breathing techniques to reach high tones and even fix the guitar tablatures to match my voice to play it at the wedding. I will keep taking more lessons!!
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PETER A. September 25, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Lisa is an excellent teacher. She makes you feel at easy during the lesson. Looking forward to many more.
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Barbara Ann C. June 11, 2017
· Violin · In studio
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I enjoyed my lesson with Lisa. I learned so much and had fun doing so.
Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Lisa B.

Lisa B.

Silver Spring, MD 20904
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$30 / 20-min

About JP B.

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Washington, DC
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Bonjour,

My name is Jean-Philippe and I have taught French in a variety of settings (small classrooms, larger classrooms and one-on-one) for over 15 years. I specialize in getting my students to get to speak French quickly, and I make it a point to help them accomplish their goals. I am easy-going and flexible, with an ability to adapt to my students' needs and levels.
I look forward to helping you meet your needs and developing your skills.
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JP B.

JP B.

Washington, DC 20010
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$18 / 30-min

About Ashleigh S.

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Point of Rocks, MD
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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.

Ashleigh S.

Point of Rocks, MD 21777
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$25 / 30-min

About Eliska P.

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Arlington, VA
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About Eliska
I am an experienced ESL teacher, qualified interpreter and translator. I am a native Czech and new to the US. Studying interpreting and translation helped me to understand differences between the languages which I then applied when teaching my husband Czech.

During my classes, you will feel encouraged and motivated to learn the language. My students feel really comfortable with me and look forward to the next class. The language is not hard, when you make it fun!
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Bill Greer October 12, 2018
· Czech · In home
Eliška is an outstanding teacher. She is always well-prepared. She tailors the instruction to my strengths and weaknesses, even adjusting the level as we work together during the class hour, so I assume she teaches each student in individually shaped lessons. And she makes each session interesting and practical! I highly recommend her.
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Sarah October 4, 2018
· Czech · In home
Eliska is a wonderful teacher! I am a beginner and she was very patient with me, I have learned so much from her in a short period of time and would highly recommend her to anyone!
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Eliska P.

Eliska P.

Arlington, VA 22201
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$24 / 30-min
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About Sina S.

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Fairfax, VA
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Learning a new language is to create a pathway to one's unacquainted cultures, to which the learner ought to be eager; and this is the only prerequisite for such purpose. Talent, attention and dedication, all, come afterwards.
An eager learner, never feels incompetent or alone; with a dedicated teacher who can make him/her relaxed, fully attentive and innovative.
We, all, have unique ways of expressing ourselves, by using the same pool of words; which is what makes the concept of language a distinctive invention.
This has been the essence of teaching Farsi for me. To make each learner use Farsi as a unique effective tool of self-expression.
I started teaching Farsi literature to my juniors when I was 10 and ever since that has been one of my pleasures, which I kept doing during all past years. Having more than 10000 verses in different
styles of Farsi classic poetry, editing books, articles, writing for amateur and professional newspapers, I have had learners of expanded range of age, education, and knowledge of Farsi, from illiterates to university students; all of whom eventually performed greatly.
The key was, to make them self-sufficient and independent by encouraging them find out, how they interpret the concept of language, and from then on, they had the joy of learning what they wanted to learn, facing challenges they loved to face, and the self-satisfaction anyone needs.
30 years of continuous learning, teaching and evaluating my students on different subjects, had shown me that whatever a human creates, can be taught, and whatever can be taught, can be learned.
In my teaching method, depending on the learner's age, goal, education, status of Farsi understanding and dedicated free time to study, different schedules will be set; and different tasks will be executed. The environment in which the learner will be trained surrounds his/her goals, and the expectations never surpass the abilities. It will be exclusively topic-related, which means learner will not be dealing with tasks outside of their functionality; so that anything taught, could be easily memorized.
The first session includes a free 15 minutes acquaintance, during which areas of interest in my teaching and learner's goals will be assessed to be sufficient, and then educational process proceeds.
At last, regardless of your choice of educator, learning Farsi is a great way of spending your time and effort to gain some valuable practical knowledge which makes you proud of knowing it.
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Sina S.

Sina S.

Fairfax, VA 22031
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$30 / 30-min

About Jasmine H.

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Fairfax, VA
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Hi I am Yasmin in Arabic which means flower .My bachelor's in biology .In my free time I like to teach arabic for beginners, you will be able to speak and write in as little as one month or less.
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Jasmine H.

Jasmine H.

Fairfax, VA 22032
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$34 / 30-min

About Nisreena J.

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Gaithersburg, MD
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I teach languages (Arabic and Italian) as I’m fluent in both. I’m also a first aid instructor. I love teaching, I’m so natural and spontaneous explaining things and making them sound easy and and unforgettable...
I live with my husband and our lovely kid in Gaithersburg. Since I got married a couple of years ago, I’m my teaching every minute of the day...:)
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Nisreena J.

Nisreena J.

Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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$42 / 60-min

About Fabiola J.

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Silver Spring, MD
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Why stress when we can teach other. I enjoy teaching and sharing my information and knowledge to assist my community. Why not share my craft so we can build and teach each other
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Fabiola J.

Fabiola J.

Silver Spring, MD 20904
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$50 / 30-min

About Alexa J.

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Arlington, VA
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Hi there, you can call me Alex. I’m a native arabic speaker, I speak modern standard arabic as well as various local arabic dialects. I live in Washington, USA. I passionate about teaching and learning new languages. I know plenty of random words from different languages :) I understand that learning a language can be frustrating, But with the right teacher and some dedication we can get you there. I’m excited to be on this site and to be able to share my knowledge on something I’m passionate about.
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Alexa J.

Alexa J.

Arlington, VA 22201
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$34 / 30-min

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