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About Kathy B.

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Detroit, MI
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About Kathy
I am a patient, enthusiastic teacher in the following areas: piano, violin, cello, drums, music history, and music theory. I have taught vocal and instrumental music in both Catholic and Public schools, and in after-school programs, for 20 years, and have been giving private lessons for 9 years. I enjoy teaching music to all age students, and especially enjoy watching my students grow in their music ability.

I received my Bachelor of Arts from Marygrove College in Detroit in Language Arts with minors in Music Education and History,and my Masters Degree from Wayne State University in Education with emphasis on English as a Second Language and Sign Language for the Deaf. I have studied Music Education for K-5 at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan.
I am also a published author of five children's books. You can find them through my
publisher Xlibris. com and they are called Peggy, The Three-Some Book 2, The Writer's Corner Book 3, The Golden Nugget Book 4, The 1940 Diary Book 7. When you go onto their web-site put in my pen name of N.K.Beckley and they should come up. Emily Book 5 will be out sometime in March 2017 and books 6,8.9.10 should be out by Fall of 2017. These are books for students in grades 4th through 8th grades and are also interactive books. I hope you enjoy them.
I also tutor for Take Lessons Grades 1 to Grade 8 all subjects except higher level Math.

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Piano: All students start out learning both Treble and Bass Clefs, and their lines and spaces. Each student then starts to learn their major scales with both right and left hand for piano. They also learn the note values, and are able to put them together in a song. I use Michael Aaron curriculum, which takes in all of the above and their technique lessons. I use all the Michael Aaron Book One, Lessons, Theory, Technic, and Performance Books for any student that is age 6 and above and I would ask that parents would buy them from Anderson Music in Dearborn, Michigan as well as any other lesson books listed below before they come to my home for lessons.

Cello: Using String Builder and Strictly Strings, the students learn the bass clef, lines and spaces, scales, and songs. Students will learn how to hold their bow correctly.I have played cello in the Waterford New Horizons Concert Band for over six years. I have also been the only cellist they have as a member of the band.

Violin: Using String Builder and Strictly Strings, students will learn lines and spaces of the treble clef, note values, major scales, and songs. Students will learn how to hold their bow correctly.

Drums: Using Rockin’ Rhythm Raps, and using drum pads instead of drums, students will learn the correct way to hold drum sticks and the rhythms of all the notes in the treble and bass clefs. They will also learn songs to play.

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Upright piano w/ seating for parents

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I enjoy teaching beginners in any area, because then you can see how far they have come at the end of the year.
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Robert April 14, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Kathy is a kind, patient and methodical teacher. She develops your piano skills with a structured program of theory and exercises geared toward constant improvement. She has helped me improve my piano technique throughout our time together. I have been able to play increasingly challenging pieces on a regular basis with her. I look forward to steadily improving my piano skills.
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Robert Bilenchi February 15, 2017
· Piano · In studio
I have recently returned from a week long stay at the Sonatina Piano Camp in Bennington VT and would like to notify all those piano students who may read this review as to the wonderful experience attending this camp can be. The camp takes adult piano students at all piano skill levels from beginner to well accomplished. Students stay in shared rooms (2-4 persons) which includes a piano in every room. Attendance is usually 18- 27 persons. The mansion itself is home to approx. 30 pianos. All meals are provided (and are outstanding) as well as piano classes and 4 lessons with concert pianists or university piano professors. Ample time is provided to practice a performance piece for the end of week performance night. Master classes are given on several evenings for those wishing to perform a work in progress piece for the attendees and the camp owner providing a public lesson.
I have found that the attending student group to be extremely supportive to all other students especially to those experiencing performance anxiety. Repeating attendees (from all over the country) have formed lasting friendships among themselves which have endured for years. Eight week long sessions are given throughout the year. In addition there are summer sessions for school aged youth
and also 4 short week sessions for those wishing to try a sampling of the camp. This past January was my 3rd year attending the camp and I will be returning again next year. My experiences at the camp have been truly unforgettable. More information can be obtained at Sonatina.com
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Robert Bilenchi October 27, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Kathy has worked wonders with my piano lessons. In about a year and half of lessons Kathy has added scales and exercises along with musical selections designed to enhance specific skills, plus has worked with me on select piano works which I find interesting and challenging. My abilities and quality of playing been steadily improving. She is always positive and uplifting yet she still can point out areas of playing quality which require work. She gears lessons and advancement of difficulty to my specific rate of improvement. I couldn't ask for better and and am looking forward to continued progress over time for my improved musicianship.
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Kathy B.

Kathy B.

Detroit, MI 48228
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About Adriana N.

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Rochester, MI
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My name is Adriana N, I'm from Mexico, and I've living in USA since 2007.

I love to teach Spanish! I taught Spanish at a private school from September 2012 until July 2013 (I worked with kids from ages 2 1/2 to 6). I have been teaching Spanish freelance since July 2013, mostly to adults. My students have had great success learning Spanish!
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Linda W. October 21, 2014
· Spanish · Online
Adriana is a very good teacher. She is patient and explains things very well.
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Adriana N.

Adriana N.

Rochester, MI 48306
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About Bethany D.

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Trenton, MI
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I enjoy teaching and helping my students achieve their goals. I have taught for several years and like to make it an environment where students like to learn. I have a bachelors in science and graduated in 2006. Violin has been the main course of my teaching. However I have also taught piano and ESL. I love helping others discover and retain new things.
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Bethany D.

Bethany D.

Trenton, MI 48183
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About Gregorio M.

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Ann Arbor, MI

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About Gregorio
My name is Gregorio M. I am a native speaker of Spanish with a very clear pronunciation. I am a Spanish instructor at Washtenaw Community College. I have a degree in chemistry and a master degree in environmental chemistry.
I have been working as a Spanish tutor in the Ann Arbor area since 2009.
I can teach you all aspects of Spanish language: listening comprehension, pronunciation, reading capacity and analysis, writing, grammar rules, slang and colloquial Spanish, academic Spanish, conversational fluency. Additionally, I could give you, if you are interested, information about Hispanic culture and customs, and more.
You can ask me anything about Spanish and get an explanation. If you ask me "Why do people say this or that in Spanish?", you will get a reasonable answer. I'm not one of those teachers who say "It's just because it's lik
e that in Spanish".
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Sarah Beall November 6, 2018
· Spanish · Online
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Victoria &. October 22, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Excellent teacher! I am confident that after the first 15 lessons kids will already be able to speak Spanish more fluently.
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Emily C. August 29, 2018
· Spanish · Online
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Gregorio M.

Gregorio M.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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About Nina M.

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About Nina
Hello! My name is Nina and I am an Oakland University graduate with a B.A. in Japanese Language and Literature.

I started tutoring Japanese in 2013 at the Oakland University Tutoring Center, when I was a student myself, and have been freelance teaching both online and in-person ever since. It has been an incredibly fun and rewarding experience that I'm looking forward to continuing for many years to come. In addition to teaching, I also work full time at a language training company, where I help translate, interpret and conduct phone calls in Japanese.

Since I started tutoring, I've had students of all ages who often describe me as being friendly, flexible, fun and supportive (and I definitely like to think that's true)! My lessons are always customized to fit my student's needs/goals and I provide plenty of practice and exercises
to reinforce topics. My approach is all about structure mixed with fun; I use textbooks/workbooks as a base and supplement lessons with music, movies, books, articles and other media based on my student's interests.

If you would be interested in taking Japanese lessons, please feel free reach out to me anytime and I would be happy to learn about your language goals and how we can get there together. Looking forward to hearing from you! : )
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Tejas November 6, 2018
· Japanese · Online
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Donovan October 15, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Nina is one of the best teachers I've ever had. She makes learning Japanese fun but also serious. You are bound to learn a lot without realizing it. Each lesson is super fun and you will come away with more knowledge than you could have ever expected to learn on your own. Kamiterru!
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Logan P. February 12, 2018
· Japanese · Online
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Nina M.

Nina M.

Troy, MI 48083
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About Valentina S.

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Birmingham, MI
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Hello everyone!I am Italian mother tongue and I have been teaching Italian for the past 3 years. While in college I acquired my Master's degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Turin. Currently I live in the Detroit and I would love to continue my passion for my Italian heritage by showing it off to others that lives here as well. I am available to teach: Italian history, Language, Architecture, Document translation from Italian to English and from English to Italian as well as anything else you need to know about the Italian culture!! As far as my teaching experience goes, I have previously tutored English and Italian for young students ranging in age from elementary school to young adults. I teach in person and online as well. I like to teach using books, photographs and videos and prepare sheets with lesson of grammar and exerc
ises. I’m very open minded and according to your preference I can organize the best lessons for you.
Have a nice day!
Buona giornata!
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Stephen November 7, 2018
· Italian · Online
Great with Italia language! She is also great with working people on times and schedules... I recommend her for anybody wanting to learn, or wanting to travel to Italia...She is also well versed in Culture; which was a very big favorite for me. A big ++.../Salute! ^_^
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David & Susan H. May 20, 2018
· Italian · In studio
Valentina did a great job! As beginners, she was very patient going over the lesson with us, and she answered all of our questions. She made the experience very fun and we look forward to our next lesson!
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Tina May 8, 2018
· Italian · In studio
So far, so good for my first lesson with Valentina! I look forward to the rest of our sessions!
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Valentina S.

Valentina S.

Troy, MI 48084
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About Mirranda M.

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Taylor, MI

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I am 24 years old. I have graduated from Southeastern University with my BA in English and Intercultural Studies. I am TESOL certified and I have a Spanish Minor. I am conversationally fluent in Spanish and have had most of my experience teaching Spanish speakers. I have been teaching for 6 years and have coordinated an English school. I have worked as an ESL Citizenship instructor with the Arab and Hispanic population in Michigan. Currently I am coordinating a K12 ESL program for a charter school in Southwest Detroit, Michigan.
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Lorraine V. November 3, 2016
· ESL · Online
She is awesome!! She is so sweet, smart and knows your needs just by listening to you. She is encouraging, patient and responsible! I give her 5 stars but would definitely give her 10.
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Hannah April 4, 2016
· ESL · In studio
Mirranda is a gifted teacher and truly cares about her students!
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Lauren April 1, 2016
· · In studio
Mirranda is an incredible teacher! She is thorough in her work and genuinely cares not only about the student's progress, but about them as people. She is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, patient, and selfless. She is one of the best teachers I've ever worked with! Nothing is too much for her to do for one of her students.
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Mirranda M.

Mirranda M.

Taylor, MI 48180
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$30 / 30-min

About Nesrine A.

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Taylor, MI
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Hi, there! My name is nesrine and I can't wait to meet you! I was born and raised in tunisia, French and Arabic are both my primary languages
Im a midleschool teacher since 1990 and I've been teaching private lessons since 1995 and have loved helping my students learning French and Arabic. I'm a dynamic and very patient person who enjoy helping others learn a new language your time with me is very precious so i make sure i give you what you need to succes !
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martha kruz October 8, 2018
· Arabic · Online
at the beginning i was just looking to learn French so i been referred to her by my sister s best friend then after just few months i met my boyfriend who speaks only Arabic so decided to start Arabic with her and i thought i will never make it but guess what??? 5 months later i went from one language speaker to a trilingual lol thanks mrs nessy
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labrea October 8, 2018
· French · In studio
my french was literally under level zero when i started lessons with mrs nessrin! she took her time with me from alphabet to numbers to colors and now after just few months i can read and write i even composed a song for my girlfriend in French!! i highly recommend this teacher
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ricardo October 8, 2018
· French · In studio
mrs Nesrine is an incredible teacher ! very patient and love what she do!!
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Nesrine A.

Nesrine A.

Taylor, MI 48180
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$29 / 30-min

About Shakib M.

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Canton, MI
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lived in Germany 25 years, studied there as well.

lessons tailored specially for people that plan to go and live there for a while, have an assignment or simply want to study abroad.

Not only the language but also culture and etiquette in Germany will be part of this class.
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Shakib M.

Shakib M.

Canton, MI 48188
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About Daniel B.

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Grosse Pointe, MI
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I have experience of 20+ years in coaching and training athletes. I have coached students of age 8+ years old and trained athletes of 16+ years old. I have coached and trained individuals starting from level 1 (teaching how to run and kick the ball) to the highest level of teaching strategy and stamina on the field).
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Daniel B.

Daniel B.

Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
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