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About Matthew H.

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Pittsburgh, PA

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About Matthew
I am a world traveler with over 13 years of tutoring experience. I also have weight trained for about 15 years. Currently working on my PhD in sociolinguistics at the University of Pittsburgh, I received my MA in Spanish from NYU and can help you with many different areas. My experience as an editor for a publishing company, combined with other professional experience in a variety of positions, allow me to offer students a unique perspective on diverse subjects.

Check out some blog posts I have written for the TakeLessons website!

Writing
http://takelessons.com/blog/creative-writing-tips
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http://takelessons.com/blog/learning-how-to-write-with-childrens-books
http://takelessons.com/blog/college-writing-skills

Study Skills
http:
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http://takelessons.com/blog/literature-study-guides
http://takelessons.com/blog/kinesthetic-learning-strategies

Acting
http://takelessons.com/blog/first-lesson-acting-exercises
http://takelessons.com/blog/becoming-an-actor-no-experience

Foreign Language
http://takelessons.com/blog/learning-a-new-language
http://takelessons.com/blog/best-language-learning-software

Miscellaneous
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-request-a-letter-of-recommendation
http://takelessons.com/blog/tutors-for-special-needs-students

Let's learn and grow together!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me are structured, yet flexible, centering around your specific strengths and weaknesses. Since everything is catered around your individual needs, no two students share the same exact experience. I learn what works best for you based on your study habits, interests, and personality and implement any necessary assignments to help you achieve the best possible results. I adopt a very hands-on approach and provide you with additional information and avenues (both creative and technological) to continue learning beyond our sessions in a fun way.

*** Studio Equipment ***
MacBook Pro with necessary Office Suite, PRAAT software, Skype and additional recording material; keyboard and amps; free weights and resistance bands.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Same as above: MacBook Pro with software; recording equipment as necessary.

*** Specialties ***
Languages- English, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Turkish, Aramaic.

Knowledge of historical and cultural elements of different groups of people.

Detail-oriented; strong analytical skills.

18 years experience as a vocalist, 9 Bel Canto technique (Full Lyric Tenor)

15 years of physical fitness training (strength, HIIT, cardio, etc.)
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Farrah May 31, 2018
· Linguistics · In home
Matthew is a wonderful teacher due to his ability to relate the material to your own experiences and understandings. He's very skilled at recognizing students' areas of difficulty and addressing them with ease. He's also passionate about what he does and his students walk away with this same passion for learning! Highly recommended!
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Reaji A. October 10, 2015
· Writing · In studio
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About Adzua R.

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Washington, DC

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I am a Elementary Math Specialist with 4 years of experience. I have worked with children of all ages and love to inspire excellence through creative activities. I currently work with students who have learning differences including dyslexia and ADD.
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Adzua R.

Adzua R.

Washington, DC 20012
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$30 / 30-min

About Briana S.

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Washington, DC

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About Briana
Briana has enjoyed teaching since she was a teaching assistant at Detroit Windsor Dance Academy, her high school dance studio. Since then she has taught students within Washington DC Public Schools, the University of Michigan Recreation Center, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Morton Street Dance Center, District Dance Arts, as well as many other studios and non-profit organizations. Teaching allows her to express herself, pass on her knowledge and experiences and inspire students to develop their technique, creativity, individuality and showmanship.

There is never a dull moment in Briana’s classes! Her specific classes and lesson plans are catered to specific age groups from Pre-K to adults. They consist of engaging movement activities, warm-up, and complex movement combinations. She is an energetic and patient teacher who seriously
takes into account the needs and skill level of the student in preparing her lesson plans and material.

Briana’s use of dance vocabulary and physical demonstrations allow her to teach the material accurately and effectively. Her positive attitude and constant words of encouragement keep students motivated and engaged in the lesson. Students will increase their knowledge and physical vocabulary of the movement style and leave each lesson a better dancer, performer and person.

She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance and Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of Michigan in May of 2013 and has had a wide range of professional experience. She has worked with and performed works by modern dance choreographers such as Lindsey Merchant, Melissa Beck, Germaul Barnes, Jessica Fogel, Christopher Huggins, Shen Wei and Dianne McIntyre. She was artistic director of a chapter of the international hip-hop dance company Dance2XS International.

Briana was a full-time company member with StepAfrika!, a professional stepping company in Washington, DC from 2013-2015 and currently, she is working with CityDance resident artist S.J. Ewing & Dancers. Briana has had the privilege of performing at DC's City Rhythms Festival, Catholic Universities Hartke Theater, the Hill Center, the VelocityDC Festival, the Guantanomo Bay Naval Base as well as others. Recently she was invited to perform a modern dance solo in Dance Place’s 2014 New Releases Choreographers Showcase and Joy of Motions 2014 Dance Project Concert. Most recently, she served as the assistant choreographer on the American Theater’s Company’s production of The Project(s) in Chicago, IL, rated 4 stars by the Chicago Tribune. Most recently, she collaborated with Hard Soles Dance Company on a new piece titled “Re:set”, combining contemporary dance and body percussion, for the 2016 March on Washington Film Festival in honor of the 70th anniversary of the integration of the NFL and was chosen as Dance Place's 2016 New Releases Commission Recipient in support her new work to be premiered the summer of 2017.

Briana encourages students to bring writing materials to each lesson to take notes for any learned vocabulary and each lesson will follow with a recorded video of the movement for the students to refer to until the next lesson.
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Jessica January 17, 2018
· Ballet · Online
I'm extremely new to ballet and dance in general (for reference I'm 16). Briana was very patient and an amazing teacher! Very friendly and welcoming while still being very professional. It's great to get the exact corrections I need without feeling bad about it and yet still work on it until proper. Very happy and pleased!
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Taylor C. October 15, 2017
· Jazz Dancing · Online
My daughter had a great first session. She identified my daughters areas of weakness and began immediately to help improve them. Looking forward to our next session.
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Ronna July 29, 2017
· Hip Hop Dance · Online
I am already worried that if I tell people how amazing Briana is that she will get too booked up for me :) She is a great instructor with a huge heart. Loved it.
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Briana S.

Briana S.

Washington, DC 20010
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About Meagan D.

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Bethesda, MD
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About Meagan
Hello, my name is Meagan D., and I recently moved to the Washington, DC area from Michigan. I attended Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. I got my Bachelor's of Science Degree, and a Michigan's Provisional Teacher's Certificate. My major was Mathematics Teaching and Elementary Education. I have taught students from 2 years old to college students. I am certified to teach Kindergarten through 5th grade all subjects, 6th through 8th grade math, or Kindergarten through 8th grade all subjects self contained. I teacher assisted in Michigan with 5th grade, and started working at their after school program with 5th and 6th grade. I student taught Kindergarten in Michigan. I taught 5th grade in Tanzania, and student taught 4th grade in Mexico. This past year, I taught 4th grade math, reading, language arts, science, and religion.
I also taught 3rd grade religion as well as dance after school. I would love to teach you!
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chelayne August 28, 2015
· Gymnastics · In studio
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Meagan D.

Meagan D.

Bethesda, MD 20814
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$50 / 60-min

About David G.

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Redlands, CA

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I'm a loving and caring RYT 500 Yoga Instructor and Massage Spa Owner and Licensed Therapist trained by NSEW and instructing at Tranquility Community Health, and the Bergey Spine Institute for Orthopedic Spine Surgery as a rehabilitation yoga instructor. I grew up a professional child actor, model, and television singer within SAG. I first started teaching yoga as part of the curriculum when I was a sports coach for Amazing Athletes. After I achieved my BA in Psychology, I started working on my current program, Dr. Edd; after I had achieved my Masters of Education becoming a high school drama teacher, while being a professional guitar instructor and vocal coach through Musika, teaching a wide array of clients ages 3-80. Also a part-time bartender for Party Staff Catering, as well as substitute teacher, I enjoy the variety of individuals.
I enjoy health and became a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist and Loveologist. Owning my own business, David Gramling Yoga and Crafts, I like to customize lessons to best help whatever the needs are. I love to be present and helpful as I truly want to do service for others. I will become an attorney in the future for non-profit organizations.
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Ken C. June 30, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Great first lesson, Davis is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all my questions.
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Toni June 22, 2017
· Yoga · In home
David was AMAZING! And our team thoroughly enjoyed the session. I understand that I was charged incorrectly so he was not paid right for this service. I hope that you do take care of him since I did ask to verify if the price was correct when I initially requested the service.
Thanks!
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Emmi C. April 22, 2017
· Singing · In home
Fantastic!! My daughter had her first singing lesson today and I was totally impressed with David's teaching style. My daughter was so comfortable and she loved every bit of her lesson!!
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About Amber W.

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Schenectady, NY

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I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction.
I love working with my students. Watching them succeed at what they do is what makes my day great. I always love to have a fun atmosphere around me and enjoy every minute it. Music is great for self expression a great Escape or an easy pass-time. It's nothing that should be stressful, but the opposite and that is what my lessons aim to do. Provide an educational, but fun and expressive learning experience to carry with you or your child throughout your lives.
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Tyrese P. November 3, 2017
· Saxophone · In studio
Amber is nice. I can tell she has a lot of knowledge and i can tell she cares for her students.She is very easy to approach with questions or concerns. I cant wait for my next lesson
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Kitty December 5, 2016
· Piano · In studio
So far, so good !!
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Greg H. December 1, 2016
· Violin · In studio
Amber is really patient with a new student. I'm glad to be her student.
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Amber W.

Amber W.

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About Andre S.

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Baltimore, MD
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About Andre
I'm a Former Major League Baseball Scout of the St.Louis Cardinals . Ive been training for over 28 years now and had 9 kids turn pro under my guidance. I'm a former player and a all American in college. My focus is to help you become great and be apart of the many I have helped over the years.
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Andre S.

Andre S.

Baltimore, MD 21215
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$60 / 30-min

About Annabel S.

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Broomall, PA
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About Annabel
I have been coaching for 6 years now. I have coached private lessons, club teams, high school teams, and middle school teams. I developed my passion and interest for coaching when I was in college playing volleyball where we held camps and helped out coaching. With such a wide variety of coaches in my developmental stages, I became a mixture of the many different styles and methods of all the coaches that taught me to be the person and athlete that I am today. I owe all my success to them and my passion lies in wanting to share my knowledge and love for my sport to others.

I have been playing volleyball and lacrosse for 13 years. I have played at all levels from middle school, high school varsity, internationally, collegiate division one, recreationally, and on all platforms such as indoor, doubles grass, and doubles beach.I am a lefty w
hich has provided many benefits as a volleyball and lacrosse player. I have played OH, RS, S, and L which sheds some light on my knowledge of vertical training since I am only 5'2". I was a dual athlete in college and loved every minute of it! Due to injury, my career fell short which is why I preach injury prevention and studied athletic training, and physical therapy to benefit all my athletes that I have coached.
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Meredith March 1, 2018
· Volleyball · In home
Annabel took my daughter to the next level from sitting on the bench for her freshman team to making the varisty team the next season. She went above and beyond every single meeting. My daughter loves her and always looks forward to their lessons. She has a great personality and great work ethic. Couldn't ask for a better coach.
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Kristin February 28, 2018
· Volleyball · In home
Annabel took a lot of time and effort to correct bad habits formed by other coaches. She helped me from when I was in middle school all the way through to helping me get recruited in college. She came to my tournaments and played with me in grass leagues. She does everything in her power to make sure you gain the most out of each and every interaction with her. She has been an amazing role model for me on and off the court and I couldn't thank her enough for all that she has given me. She cares deeply for all of her clients and spends all hours of the day answering calls, texts, emails, and forming plans and strategies that work for each person. She has helped me through all aspects of time management, diet, nutrition, exercise, and even helped me pick out a dress for prom! She listened to me complain about my boyfriend, parents, and school and was like an older sister to me. I struggled obtaining the grades to go to my dream school and Annabel checked in with me everyday to make sure I was getting my work done and studying for tests and always asked if I needed any help. I was a completely lost cause when I came to Annabel and now I'm playing division 1 volleyball for my dream school. I couldn't pass, set, hit, serve, or focus on the court. I had zero court vision or volleyball IQ. I was goofy footed, wore the incorrect shoes, and didn't even think I would ever make it any further than middle school volleyball. My dreams were accomplished thanks to Annabel. I am forever grateful. Literally best instructor ever. Worth every penny and then some.
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Annabel S.

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About Patrick S.

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Frederick, MD
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I began doing parkour in late 2011/ early 2012. From the beginning, I've always been passionate about teaching parkour to others because I wanted people to feel the excitement and joy of learning parkour as I did. Currently I am a college student at McDaniel College double majoring in Economics and Philosophy. Though these aren't exactly parkour related, school has not kept me from keeping up and skills and teaching when I can. Within the past year, I have coached at Excellence Gym Sports, Camp Woodward, and Garrison Forest School. Parkour is for anyone trying to challenge their own limits. This means that parkour is for any age, gender, or athletic ability. Some people may have advantages over others when first learning, but parkour is not about that. The focus is on seeing progression in yourself, and not how you compare to others. So w
hether you're in it for the skills, the workout, or the fun of learning something new, I want to see you learn parkour and understand why this is something I am so passionate about.
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Patrick S.

Patrick S.

Frederick, MD 21701
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$15 / 30-min

About Carlos H.

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San Antonio, TX
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About Carlos
I am a former Boxing World Champion. I am now retired enjoying my children. Boxing has given me enormous satisfaction and I want to share my love for the sport with others.
My dream was to win a World Championship and I did it at the age of 30, when most fighters are at the end of their career. My perseverance has been inspiring to many and even the topic of a documentary about my fight against an undefeated champion.
I will teach you not only boxing but also discipline, confidence and self belief. I can help you discover new limits within yourself and become a healthier, stronger You.
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Raul May 31, 2018
· Boxing · In home
I have used many a trainer before but never achieved my full potential ! Thanks toMr. Hernandez i have learned that getting in shape is not an overnight thing ! I believe that his way of training is quality over quantity. You get what you pay for !!!! I would recomend him to anyone regardless of age or gender ! Thanks again!
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Tony May 31, 2018
· Boxing · In home
I was pushed to know my limits and from there we worked to go beyond the limits. Not all at once but gradually, allowing me to see my full potential as well as gaining confidence along the way. Now I feel more secure in defending myself if the need ever arises and I feel confident that my new body look is ready for the beach. Loved it 💪 🥊
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Carlos H.

Carlos H.

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