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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.

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

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated music room, room for parents to wait.

*** Specialties ***
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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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
Hi

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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Mariana S. July 2, 2016
· Singing · In studio
She was very professional and she teaches very. Mariama understood every bit of the lesson and enjoyed it. She said she would like to continue with Miss Lisa for more Classes.
Thanks.
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Lisa B.

Lisa B.

Silver Spring, MD 20904
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About Monica U.

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Columbia, MD

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I have a Master's Degree in Education and 5 years of teaching experience. I have been a private tutor now for the past 8 years for children ages 4 years old and up. I tutor elementary, middle, high school and adults. I can also tutor PDF Bookmakring or PDF Bookmark documents for you,
I am familiar with common core and school standards. I would be more than happy to speak with you or your child's teacher regarding their needs.

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While I have extremely high expectations for all my students, I adjust my approach for each student in order to best serve him or her; for many of my students, for example, I design specific programs centered around goals, strengths, and areas for improvement. I am very familiar with different learning styles. I am very flexible in scheduling and meeting my student’s needs. So far for t
he last several years, I have been very successful in one-on-one tutoring and have managed to pull many students from grades of D's & F's to A's and B's.

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Workbooks, flashcards, journals, lessons, projects, etc

*** Specialties ***
Reading, Spelling, Phonics, Math, English,
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Taylor August 27, 2017
· Mixology · Online
Excellent!
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LaShanda Terry April 22, 2017
· Mixology · Online
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Olivia T. April 25, 2016
· Reading · Online
My name is Olivia Monica is helping me with me reading she is a great teacher to work with and she is make me feel more confidint in my reading.
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Monica U.

Monica U.

Columbia, MD 21045
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About Massimo D.

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Annandale, VA
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My name is Massimo, I was born and I spent all my life in Italy since I moved, three year ago in US with my family for a new great adventure. I am so enthusiastic to be able to share with you the knowledge of the language of the greatest poets and writers, knowledge of one of the most beautiful country in the world, rich of history and art, and why not share "in Italian" some of the most terrific recipes for the most refined palate.

The classes in Italian cuisine are tailored to your interests and your skill level. I can teach you how to prepare a "quick win" dinner for all the family or to prepare "single size" amazing meals ready for all the week. I can teach how to make handmade pasta with semolina or with whole wheat. Have you ever tasted a terrific Tiramisu...with strawberries?

How I understand I can be a good Italian tutor,
patient, helpful and always ready to arouse the attention of my students? My youngest son, Vietnamese, is the best proof of my skill. He was able to speak a really good Italian in less than three months. Then I found to be "good" with adults as well. I started to teach Italian to some friends and after to friends of friends .... and it worked again!

Key word? Talk, watch, read, listen and talk again!
I am aware the Italian has one of the most complex grammars, but I also know that speaking and reading and watching Italian movies, soccer game or Television News makes automatic to learn the basic rules useful for a good conversation. We can use a really simple grammar book to support with the basic rules up to more advanced grammar books if we may need.

My tutoring approach is focus on student's weaknesses and strengths: use the seconds to correct the firsts. What it is important is to work on what you really like (movie, politics, receipts, actors, history, vacations, ...) and I promise it works. I already experienced this approach with a lot of students and friends who want to speak Italian and know Italy ...waiting for a great vacation "nel Bel Paese".
I try to be flexible with time and I offer makeup classes in case of 24 hours cancellation. I have an quite full equipped office at home but I am available to travel if it is more convenient for the students.
I hope see you soon.. A presto!!
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Rocio E. December 18, 2017
· Italian · In studio
It was a good start. I like that he spoke to me in Italian and wanted me to say some things in Italian. I’m looking forward to the end hoping that I will be somewhat fluent.
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Walter A. June 8, 2017
· Italian · In home
I had a great first lesson with lots to learn. Massimo is great and very patient. Great opportunity to expand my vocabulary and practice my conversational skills.
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Barry S. January 30, 2016
· Italian Cooking · In home
We had a great time learning from Massimo. You can't learn the proper consistence of pasta dough from a book or video. We will be using all the techniques we learned. The marinara sauce he taught us to make was simple, but delicious. We will definitely call on Massimo again.
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Massimo D.

Massimo D.

Annandale, VA 22003
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About Ivan R.

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Annandale, VA
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About Ivan
EXPERIENCE

U.S. Army-Green Beret, Intelligence Officer, Foreign Area Officer 1997-Present
Ivan served in special operations, intelligence and foreign affairs assignments at the tactical, operational and
strategic levels in overt and clandestine roles within the most sensitive programs of the US Government. He
has served as a Green Beret commander at the detachment level in Central America and company level in
Afghanistan and Jordan training other nations militaries in joint, interagency and coalition environments. Staff
positions included time as an assistant Army attache to U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; the deputy
officer in charge of the AFPAK Hands program on the Army Staff; as an Intelligence Community Liaison
Officer at the National Guard Bureau; and furthermore, he served as a foreign area specialist on the Jo
int Staff
advising the Deputy J2 while on the Ukraine Crisis Team at the National Military Command Center.
Operational assignments include: New York City immediately after 9/11, Afghanistan, Georgia, Honduras, El
Salvador, Monterey, The Pentagon and as recently as October 2016 in Jordan countering ISIL as the Special
Operations Command Forward-Jordan Advanced Operations Base Commander.

Entrepreneur-Startup Advisor, Investor, Attorney 2015-Present
Ivan is an advisor/investor in early stage startups in the DC TECH, Silicon Valley, New York and Chicago tech
ecosystems to which he provides legal, growth-hack and life-hack strategies. His aggressive social media
activity over the past year in tech has placed him as a leader/influencer in the social media marketing,
technology, and content marketing communities with a ~100k person following. His investment thesis for 2018
will focus on mixed reality, artificial intelligence, drones, internet of things, wearable technology & the
collaborative economy.

Defense Intelligence Agency-Intelligence Officer 2012-2017

EDUCATION

M.S. Strategic Intelligence, (All but thesis); National Intelligence University 2012

J.D. Law, Emphasis on International Law & Intellectual Property; Touro Law Center 2004

B.A. Russia and Eastern European Studies, Minor in Business; University of Northern Iowa 1999

Languages: Professional Fluency: English, Russian, Spanish

Intermediate High: Arabic

Intermediate: French

Basic: Portuguese, Ukrainian, Italian, Bulgarian, Polish, Slovenian

Professional Memberships: Military/Intel/Foreign Policy: Lifetime member of FAOA, SFA, ROA, MICA;
Member of OSS Society, DACOR, AFIO, DIAA, NMIA

Legal: New York State Bar; ABA-International, Intellectual Property, National Security Law committees

Hobbies: Spend time with wife and two boys (5 & 8 year old), traveling, reading, and participating in all types
of outdoor fitness/sports on land (mountains, woods) sea or air as often as possible.
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Ivan R.

Ivan R.

Annandale, VA 22003
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$30 / 30-min

About Aliaksandra P.

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Manassas, VA
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About Aliaksandra
Hi, there! My name is Aliaksandra and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students communicate in the language they want, make new foreign friends, and travel and study abroad. I went to Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Belarus) and earned a Master degree in Philological Sciences in 2003. I'm a responsible person always ready to help and my teaching style is students’ needs oriented, cooperative, and activity-approached. My motto is Practice makes perfect. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Iryna October 22, 2017
· · In home
I am so sorry for misspelling the name...
Not Aleksandra, but Aliaksandra!
Good luck to everyone who is determined to learn!
She can definitely do it!
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Iryna October 22, 2017
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My daughter Kira, who is 10 now, has been taking French lessons for almost two years with Alessandra. I can’t be happier with her progress! And I certainly can’t be happier with Aleksandra, who is not only a professor and can teach adults and teachers, but also has an amazing way with children!
My daughter loves her and always is looking forward to the next class, responsiby does her homework and able to teach me a few things :)
But what I truly appreciate as a parent as well, is that she is never late and always makes the day and time that has been arranged, which is very important with everyone’s busy schedules.
I would highly recommend Aleksandra for teaching children and adults!
My best friend is French, and I had Aleksandra over when my friend was visiting, my friend was impressed with her fluency of the language.
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Aliaksandra P.

Manassas, VA 20111
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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 Mylinh N.

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Vienna, VA
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About Mylinh
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Teaching a Foreign language. Currently, I am a graduate student at Arkansas Tech University, majoring in TESOL. I have taught Vietnamese for the U.S State Department employees at Foreign Services Institute (FSI) for more than 6 years. I have taught other government agency employees in other language schools in DC area. I also taught English for high school students in Vietnam for 9 years before coming to the U.S. I am a certified Vietnamese tester at FSI. I have helped a great number of students successfully pass their End of Training Test at FSI with level 2 and 3 Speaking and Reading according to ILR descriptions. I am experienced in teaching beginning to advanced level. Not only do I teach the language, but I also teach Vietnamese culture to my students so they are aware of cross-culture when they go and w
ork in Vietnam. I apply a great deal of techniques and principles of teaching a foreign language which I gained from my pedagogical university and from my work experience. I use appropriate approaches and methods to tailor to different individual learners' need and learning style. I use communicative method and task-based approach to enhance students' talking time. Students can communicate in Vietnamese from day one.
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George S. November 9, 2017
· Vietnamese · In studio
Myelin is a fantastic teacher. She is very experienced as teacher, knowledgable and very patient. If you want to learn Vietnamese, Mylinh is an excellent choice. George
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Mylinh N.

Vienna, VA 22180
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About Yifan H.

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Arlington, VA
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I graduated from American University with a B.A. degree in International studies and a B.S. degree in Economics. I was a teaching assistant at American University for three years in the areas of Chinese, economic and international studies. I was doing private tutoring in past two years covers the topics of Chinese, economic, American history, Asian study, and statistics.

I have my career passion in international development especially NGO development. I am the kind of person who likes to share what I learned and what I experienced with others. Both my parents are professors in college. So I guess I am affected by this familial inheritance of teaching and sharing knowledge.

I am from Beijing, China. As a native Mandarin speaker, I had two years experience in tutoring Chinese at American University. I had experience in teaching all ra
nge of l students includes both beginners who just start to learn tones and advanced who want to learn more about Chinese culture.

I graduated in American University with B.S. Economics. I had experience in teaching Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and International Economics.

I get 800 for my SAT Math and SATII Math. With B.S. economic major, I am mastered in econometrics and statistics. I had experience in tutoring precalculus and basic statistics for 2 semesters in college.

I had experience in teaching American History and East Asian History for 1 semester at American University.

During the time you and I study together, I would not only be your favorite tutor forever but also a good friend you wanna hang out with. I will teach you what you need and help you to discover what you like.

Let's rock it!
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Yifan H.

Yifan H.

Arlington, VA 22202
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$40 / 30-min

About Raghad M.

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Alexandria, VA

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About Raghad
I am a known Syrian actress, I have a Bachelor degree in acting and I was a teacher's assistant acting in the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria for six years, that is why I have teaching skills. And with both my teaching skills and love for Arabic language I decided to be an Arabic tutor four years ago. I have a very good experience in Arabic tutoring both in Lebanon and the United States of America.

I arrived to the United States of America recently, and this is a great thing because my Arabic is still fresh and strong. I try my best not to use English during my classes to help students learn as much as they can, and to do so I love my lessons to be challenging but at the same time full of fun and energy. I use my experience as an actress to deliver language in a creative way. while taking a lesson with me you are not only
learning language but also you are learning how to have a perfect pronunciation and to know how to improve your Arabic speech skills.

I give an unconventional Arabic lessons with a lot of activities such as cooking Arabic food with my students, watching Arabic movies and discuss it and many other activities related to Arabic language and culture. With children I use drama games and games in general to make learning Arabic a fun thing to do. I try my best to make my classes full of passion and enthusiasm. I am currently a fellow teacher with GLN (Global Languages Network), GLN is an NGO located in Washington DC. I also give Private Arabic tutor both in Virginia and DC for children and adults.

I chose to tutor Arabic not because it was my specialization at university but because I love Arabic, I really enjoy tutoring Arabic but what makes me continue is my students feed back, and the feeling that they are enjoying my class, and the moment I lose this is the moment when I quit tutoring.
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Chris May 16, 2018
· Arabic · Online
Raghad is a great Arabic teacher. Since taking lessons with her, my Arabic speaking skills have improved beyond my expectations. My vocabulary of the Syrian dialect has also increased which is further enhancing my speaking and listening skills. I would recommend Raghad to anyone who wants to learn the Syrian dialect or to improve their overall Arabic skills
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Eric May 1, 2018
· Arabic · In home
Raghad was very engaged. I really liked her teaching style and enjoyed each and every lesson.
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Josh April 15, 2018
· Arabic · Online
She is a very good instructor with a lot of passion for teaching arabic.
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Raghad M.

Raghad M.

Alexandria, VA 22311
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About Hajar T.

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Bonjour! Je m’appelle Haj!

I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, but I studied in the French educational system from elementary until high school. I recently graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelors Degree in International Relations and Philosophy, and I am now pursuing my Masters degree in American University.

I speak 4 languages, and French is my native language. I have been giving French lessons for 3 years, and my students’ reading, speaking, listening and writing abilities have significantly improved. I like to make my lessons challenging but also fun, because I believe that the human brain acquires languages easily when it is positively stimulated. I currently work at a startup that applies artificial intelligence to language learning, so I also know a lot of tips that will make you learn French faster and m
emorize more effectively!
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Hajar T.

Hajar T.

Washington, DC 20016
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$30 / 30-min

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