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About Ilona M.

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Pompano Beach, FL

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Teaching English to Other Language Speakers

I have MA in TESOL from Florida Atlantic University (2012)

About Ilona
I am experienced (3 years) in home school tutoring. I mostly work with Florida Virtual School students. I overlook their tests and assignments, and help them with preparations for Discussion Based Assessmemts (DBA). I also help parents with required annual evaluations and how to sign up with home education department.
For my tutoring sessions I use skills that include goal-directedness, I teach how to organize learning in small steps and how to set them up; I always strive to motivate and engage my students to make them interested in learning and have fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I show how to use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as learning opportunities.

I have Masters in Education (2018) with specialization in English, Curricul
um and Education; and Masters in Arts (2012) in Teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University, as well as a degree in violin performance from Chicago.
I studied piano in Chicago for 10 years & taught both piano & violin for over 20 years. I also teach flute & cello for the past 5 years, as I studied them during my Music Education program.
I have taught music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am fan of the Essential Elements method and I Can Read Music book for string instruments, and the Alfred's Piano Library for piano. Alfred's piano library can be used for any age as they also have books especially made for adult learners. I also like their music flash cards.
For teaching music theory I mostly used Fundamentals of Piano Theory (9 levels) combined with Master Theory (6 levels) books.

I personalize every lesson, and always set goals for my students. Most of my violin students are members of the Florida Youth Orchestra as well as the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach Piano competition and the annual Piano Guild auditions.
I teach any age and any level, and always stress that learning a new instrument is very similar to learning a new language, it needs a lot of patience, persistence and repetitions. My lessons are customized to my students needs, and are work in progress as they needs may change over time. I always remind my students that music can give them instant gratification when they learn to play favorite songs.
I always encourage my students to tell me about their music preferences, so I can incorporate them in their music lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
All my tutoring sessions include reviews of previously learned material and if possible the use of technology. I use students books but often bring extra study materials if necessary.
All my lessons include technique and reading music. I like to use the Finger Power for piano students and Essential Elements for my string students, and scales for both.
Music theory: I use Master Theory and Fundamentals of Piano Theory books for younger ages, Alfred's music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.

Besides Essential Elements for strings I also use String Tunes and I Can Read Music to add more fun to the lessons as well as support reading music during the lesson. For piano students I use Holiday Treats book, which comes in 2 different levels: Beginner & Intermediate, so my students have a new songs for a specific holiday.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I always bring violin with me to be able to show what I teach.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The students need to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books, flashcards & instrument available as well as a pencil. I always stress with my students to be organized and prepared for their lesson, this way they will be able to focus better during the lesson. I always bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place be free of any distractions, such other siblings or any other noise. The quiet environment helps in faster learning.

*** Specialties ***
I tutor most K-12 subjects and prepare students to take ACT, SAT, GRE tests.
Music genres: Classical, traditional, Suzuki, Popular, Celtic, fiddle, Blues
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Robin June 18, 2018
· Piano · In home
Ilona is a wonderful teacher. She really tunes in to your level and has a vast knowledge of musical repertoire making lessons very exciting. Anyone lucky enough to get Ilona is going to be star!!she is patient and responsive to questions and a very interesting and fun gal
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Howard G. May 9, 2018
· Public Speaking · In home
extremely competent.
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Radha September 29, 2017
· Violin · In home
Experienced, knowledgable and persistent in teaching. I did not think I will be able to learn fast, but Ilona helps in every step. From holding the bow rightly, to using fingers, learning the language of music, she is patient and persistent. I recommend her without reservation..
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About Lauren A.

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Minneapolis, MN
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I am a certified (ESL) English as Second Language Teacher. I have experience teaching/tutoring children and adults. My teaching style includes both traditional and non-traditional methods(like singing songs and playing catch).There is nothing more rewarding than the look on a student's face when they "get it". Learning a new language can be exciting, yet challenging for students of all ages. Getting assistance can take the complexity out of the equation and make your experience more enjoyable. I specialize in Business English, accent reduction, and teaching English idioms (expressions).

About Lauren
am a certified TESOL instructor with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Spanish. I have experience teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language and studied abroad in Spain for a short period of time. In my 3 years of teaching, I have taught/tutored both children and adults. My students describe me as patient, kind, and motivating. My experience in corporate sales shapes my specialized business ESL focus. My objective is to help eager students improve their skills in grammar, listening, and expand their use of vocabulary and English expressions/idioms. Learning everyday English is essential for success. Therefore, my aim is to always teach my students language they can actually use right away. If they can use it, they will remember it and continue to build their confidence. As a foreign language student myself, I can u
nderstand and sympathize with the frustrations and challenges my students face on their ESL journey. I use 30+ methods(many of which are based on applied neuroscience research) to make learning fun and enjoyable, yet effective.
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Lauren A.

Lauren A.

Minneapolis, MN 55446
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About Abby V.

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Saint Paul, MN
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After working with all levels of ESL ( English as a Second Language) students in the Netherlands for 15 years and now back in the USA with Asian college students since 2015, I am confident in my ability to help anyone to speak, hear, read and write English in a professional manner and level optimally. My Dutch students have won regional public speaking awards to participate nationally and with an extensive performing arts background, I am most expert in boosting any student's performance as an English speaker and/or writer in whatever subject my students choose.

About Abby
IMPORTANT NOTICE: ** Because my private lessons are sporadically scheduled between other teaching, and I have found students over age 12 to need in depth lessons, the minimum time for them per session is ONE HOUR. ******

Due to my maternal grandfather's career as a Chicago vaudeville orchestra leader, from early childhood, the performing arts have been in my blood. Starting to study classical flute at age 12, then playing in the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras and taking professional jazz/classical flute workshops/master classes, I've been teaching and playing all styles of flute music professionally since my 20's.

Vocal study began at age 15 with some great artists/educators in SF, Seattle, and Europe, including Bobby McFerrin, Mark Murphy, Broadway singer Adrian West, David Tigner- SF Opera, Davida Kagan-Seattle Opera, and Rol
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Manhattan Transfer coach /NY Academy of Dramatic Arts. Through many years of teaching experience, I've developed a very successful, uniquely simple 8 part method to help cross cultural individuals/groups of all ages , styles, and levels, sing optimally from their hearts. The necessary basic vocal techniques can be taught effectively in 4 to 8 lessons, though the learning process takes longer and can continue throughout one's lifetime.

With a BA in Theater Arts from SFSU, and over 50 years directing, acting, and musical experience, including the last 15 years also working successfully as an ESL educator, I have gained the confidence to help almost any student achieve their personal and/or professional goals.
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Alida December 6, 2017
· Singing · In home
Good teaching philosophy, experienced, patient and kind.
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Jason November 8, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Excellent teacher on the subject
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Elizabeth D. July 15, 2017
· Singing · Online
Wonderfully encouraging and knowledgeable.
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Abby V.

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Saint Paul, MN 55124
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About Ghada E.

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Canyon Country, CA

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Improve their speaking, reading, writing, listening through exercises both written and spoken

About Ghada
7 years teaching English and ESL and translation English to Arabic and vice versa good personally and flexibility sense of humor and understanding. Currently teaching English and Arabic online since 2016. Also teaching Arabic and Quran in the Masjid twice a week.
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Ragheed A. June 20, 2018
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Mira and Mirna S. October 19, 2017
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Yasmeen I. April 30, 2017
· Arabic · Online
Great Experience!
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About Jenée T.

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Lexington, KY
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Becoming fluent in conversation in a new language is HARD. So let's chat! I've heard every accent out there, I'm intuitive, & we'll have so much fun practicing conversation that you won't even find it work! I've been there, so you can count on a patient instructor who wants to see you improve your language skills. We can speak verbally or practice your written skills. We can practice for specific situations, or I can develop a topic beforehand. Up to you!

About Jenée
I have been performing in one way or another since the age of 8. As a violinist & vocalist, I have participated in various musical groups as well as performed on my own for private events.

Teaching & coaching others has always been a passion of mine. I have a love for learning that I believe in developing in my students as well. I will always be a student, and I feel that helps me be a more effective teacher. Currently, a belly dance student! (Talk about a challenge!) In addition, I am committed to Zumba 100%, attending workshops to hone my world dance skills, exploring new genres of music, and learning how to best help my classes achieve the healthy results they are looking for.

Have I mentioned my love of languages? I have grown up multi-culturally & have a great respect for anyone who puts themselves out there to better their
communication skills! You will find me to be an easygoing, enthusiastic English coach dedicated to strengthening your comfort with the English language!

When you take a class with me, you can count on my being prepared to help you set & achieve your goals! As they say, "When you aim for nothing, you hit it!" Let's work together to aim for something amazing! Let's have regular class to get you somewhere you've never been before!
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Jenée T.

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About Lisa M.

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Chanhassen, MN
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My ESL lessons are fun and engaging. I focus on real life experiences for the learner.

About Lisa
Greetings! My name is Lisa. I'm a life long learner. I have been teaching ESL since 2008. I am here to help you succeed in your goals to learn English.
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Lisa M.

Lisa M.

Chanhassen, MN 55317
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About Kimberly P.

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Clermont, FL
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English is a complicated language and I love to help students master their pronunciation and vocabulary. I will focus on the conversation skills you need to improve your basic English conversation or professional vocabulary. We will use reading, writing, exercises and focused word lists to help you reach your goals.

About Kimberly
Ever since I studied Spanish in High School, I have been in love with the beauty of the language. I love the thrill of communicating with someone from a different culture.
My students love to learn Spanish with me because we have a lot of fun! I encourage movement, singing, dancing, reading and playing games. My goal is to help my students see the benefit of working towards an invaluable skill. Speaking Spanish opens up a whole new world of food, culture, traveling and amazing relationships.
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Cheryl D. July 3, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
I absolutely adored my lesson with Kimberly.
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Matt B. May 15, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Kimberley is a very passionate teacher, who cares about her students. She tailored the lesson to suit my style of learning. I'm looking forward to my next lesson with her.
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Ana May 4, 2018
· Spanish ·
She is so much fun and know her stuff. Super patient and truly cares and puts effort into learning and teaching well. I recommend her hands down!
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About Samuel A.

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Lake Villa, IL

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Since I became TEFL certified, I have taught ESL across China and online. Thanks to my education, I have learned the newest and most effective strategies for language acquisition and development in ESL students. Through my experience, I have gained a unique and personalized approach and have developed state-of-the-art methods for creating avenues to learning English. While some view it as unconventional, I find my approach very simple: use the language in real life. I encourage students to create real relationships with real, native speakers. It’s not revolutionary, but for some reason it’s not the mainstream approach. The classroom is important, but true language acquisition takes place on the ground. I give students the tools they need to do that.

About Samuel
¡Hola! Congratulations on beginning your language-learning journey, wither with Spanish or ESL. My name is Sam, and I have been teaching language for close to a decade. Ever since my first trip to Mexico all those years ago, I have been learning more and more about the importance of acquiring language through real relationships with real native speakers. I have made countless friends over the years, all across the globe, and as such I have taken my language skills to a level the classroom alone could never take me. That said, it's important to pair real-world experience with personalized language development in a classroom setting. As your instructor, I will give you the tools necessary to master Spanish or ESL grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and all things reading, writing, speaking and listening. In addition, I provide students with i
nstruction on how to speak to native speakers, develop personal relationships with people, work new material into conversation, and how to break free from the fear of making mistakes. If you're up for the challenge, let's get started!
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Samuel A.

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About Love-Darlie A.

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Miami, FL
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I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and Business from FAU and have 6 years of extensive experience tutoring students of all ages. I believe in providing tutoring sessions in which I can incorporate concepts in a fun and concise manner. I have a broad conceptual understanding of mathematics at an advanced level and strive to convey my love for math and reading onto my students. I speak both creole and english. My mission is to help you succeed in your respective endeavors, whether it is by helping you with homework or preparing for your next big test!

About Love-Darlie
I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and Business from FAU and have 6 years of extensive experience tutoring students of all ages. I believe in providing tutoring sessions in which I can incorporate concepts in a fun and concise manner. I have a broad conceptual understanding of mathematics at an advanced level and strive to convey my love for math onto my students. My mission is to help you succeed in your respective endeavors, whether it is by helping you with homework or preparing for your next big test!
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Love-Darlie A.

Love-Darlie A.

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