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About Amy C.

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Weehawken, NJ
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About Amy
I have been a voice, acting, and teacher of creative arts for over 25 years. My background includes ten years of classical voice training with Maestro Julio Berrocal, as well as vocal training through the Feldenkrais approach with Marcy Lindhiemer. In acting, I have studied with renowned Stanislavsky scholar Sonia Moore and Master acting teacher of the Strasberg Method, Marcia Haufrecht. I received a B.A. For comparative literature and creative writing at the State University of New York at Purchase and have recently completed my Master's degree in social work at Walden University.
I believe, within all of us, Is the ability to express something distinctive and original. I work to help students discover their unique voice, whether it be through singing, acting, or writing. I share with my students an array of tools to gain the ability
and confidence to achieve their goals. I empathize deeply with the challenges students may face when pursuing a life in the creative and performing arts, having worked professionally in those areas for most of my adult life. I believe it is the teacher's job to respect each student's individual process of learning.
My students have gone on to become recording artists, Broadway performers, movie actors, Blues and cabaret artists, and published writers.

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice
I am an empathetic teacher, sensitive to the student's individual process of learning. My singing lessons usually start with breathing and relaxation exercises. Vocal technique exercises come next. When the student is fully warmed up, we will begin to work on songs. It is important that students be a part of the process of picking material since the more personally they respond to the material the more apt they are to become engaged in their lessons. After three to six months beginning students will have gained an understanding of the fundamentals of breathing, relaxation, and basic performance skills. With more advanced students the focus will be on range extension and the on-going development of vocal style through song interpretation and performance related exercises.
Acting
As an acting teacher and coach, I tailor my classes to the needs of each student. I utilize improvisatory and sensory techniques to help unleash spontaneity. I also encourage the students to use their personal experiences as a way to access a full range of emotions. I enjoy working with the student on script analysis, so as to discover the underlying motivations of the character the student is working on.
Creative and Lyric Writing
I use prompts as a way to get the student writing. Often, I will ask the student to write for stretches of time without editing themselves. It is important to unleash imagination before beginning the process of editing. Many times it is the unexpected that is the most compelling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
home- 10 minutes away from Manhattan with piano, seating for parents
-practice studio seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a piano, cd/mp3 player and an large library of songbooks to work from. The student should bring sheet music of songs they want to work on and a recording device.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching how to sing rock, pop, musical theater, jazz, cabaret, and blues without hurting the voice as well as method acting instruction.
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Winnie C. June 23, 2019
· Speaking Voice · In home
Amy is absolutely incredible. She showed keen interest in my concerns and challenges. She listened and knew exactly what I needed to do to get to where I want to be. She makes it easy for me to understand and she is truly a great coach. I can’t wait to see her again.
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Jessica E. February 15, 2019
· Method Acting · In studio
Very helpful! Highly recommended!
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Cheryl Brubaker July 22, 2018
· Film Acting · Online
Amy was excellent at drawing the requested responses out of my 5 year old and directing her to make adjustments. It was our first lesson and a very positive experience. Can't wait to see how the progress together as teacher and student.
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About Nicole P.

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East Meadow, NY
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Reading music is what I prefer to teach my students. It’s fun to “jam” but I feel Im especially good at teaching beginners how to learn to read their music from the beginning.

About Nicole
Hi my name is Nicole; I have over 25 years of teaching experience. (I began teaching beginner students while I was in high school) and I myself began classical piano training at the age of 8 and continued through college. I also studied music theory, ear training and sight reading.
As a student, I participated in yearly NYSSMA competitions, performed in recitals and National Music Guild competitions as well. Following my passion made my decision to major in music the obvious choice. I wound up being the recipient of the first Ralph V. Ritchie Music Memorial Scholarship at Nassau Community College (which needless to say was a huge honor). I studied under Rose Tanner, who was a member of the Juliard faculty, performing many piano solo recitals as well as singing madrigals in a quartet. I truly loved what I was doing. I went on as a perfor
mance major at West Chester University in P.A. for three semesters and it was there that I realized that I wanted to teach piano. I've always been extremely creative and patient, so I thought teaching piano would be a perfect fit for me and it turned out that I was right! I also have had many other jobs working with children, such as being a camp counselor and a nanny for several different families and now I’m a mom as well ! I decided I wanted to write and perform my own music in an original band as well. So I decided to leave West Chester and began several of my own original musical projects and solo performance acts. I've played the piano/keyboard, wrote music/lyrics, sang lead and backup vocals or did a combination of the above.
During this time I worked closely with other advanced teachers and musicians to gain other methods, styles and techniques of playing and teaching music. I found out very quickly that playing a keyboard while standing up is both stylistically and technically different then sitting at the piano,
I'm patient, creative, positive and fun to work with and I really enjoy teaching. I love working with children and I'm passionate about passing my love of music along to my students. I also love to explore improvisation with students and song writing if the student and parents(s) are interested. I myself try to always be open to change and growth. I feel that if you think you already know everything, that you’re not open to learning..and should be).
If you feel your child and I would be a good fit, please feel free to call me. I'm always open for questions and conversation. :~)

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I specialize in teaching classical piano to students of all ages, including extensive experience in teaching autistic, special-needs and disabled children.
Sensitive to individual needs and abilities, I prepare students with curriculum, lesson plans and weekly assignments on a one-on-one basis.
Curriculum may include technique, sight reading, theory, ear training, scales, NYSSMA and performance/recital preparation. Working with both students and their parents together we can determine individual goals for each student.
Scheduling is maintained and coordinated to accommodate students and their families.
In the first three to six months, my intention is to instill a good practice ethic.
Students will be positive and motivated towards playing their instrument.
They will have a basic understanding of theory, scales and technique.
Additionally, students will be able to play a small repertoire of pieces.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, my lessons are organized, productive and most of all - fun!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in a recording studio. Where you have a choice of an acoustic upright piano or a digital Yamaha keyboard. I also own a farfisa organ and a moog synthesizer.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I always try to get a feeling from each individual student as to which series of beginner books will work best for them. Obviously if the student is more advanced (and already working on a specific piece) please bring that with you to the lesson. There are so many beginner books to start out with. I like to have a lesson book, a theory book and a technic book as well. Once the student has learned the basics, I like to occasionally let them choose a fun song (pop or rock) as a reward for working on the classical criteria that I prefer. I find it helps keep them motivated to plat their favorite songs to their friends and have some fun. (even though that would be work as well).

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical music for piano study. I have taught the Suzuki method with a few very young students. I have also taught other styles such as rock and roll , some Broadway songs and top 40 upon request. I also teach some students different styles of songwriting techniques.
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Jeff D. November 25, 2012
· Piano ·
Nicole is an awesome teacher!

As someone who was just starting out at piano, I have come a long way in a short time. She's VERY patient and I've never had so much fun learning!
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About Allison M.

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Indian Trail, NC
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Summer time is approaching...... how can you keep your child from loosing all they learned over the school year? I am here to help! I am a teacher and this summer (as well as the school year) I am offering reading classes to advance your readers and get them ready for the next year.

About Allison
I am fun and loves teaching and doing everything with a smile and creativity. Currently I’m enjoying my new role as being a stay at home mom.

I have a degree in education from Bob Jones University. And have taught in the school system since 2006.

I have played the piano since I was 5 years old and have been teaching since 2009.
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Allison M.

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About Jasmine L.

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La Mesa, CA

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Sessions include homework help, concept review, studying for tests, and honing skills as needed. I have years of tutoring experience and adapt my tutoring style to the student's learning style.

About Jasmine
I love to teach and tutor kids and adults of all ages in many different subjects. I pride myself in customizing my lessons to suit each individual's learning style and goals. I try to keep my lessons fun and relaxed while ensuring that we still work hard and learn.
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Nicholas July 1, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Jasmine is Awesome! She is a very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. I highly recommend her.
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Michael C. February 3, 2016
· Spanish · In home
First lesson...jasmine was very attentive and a good listener.
Looking forward to continuing the lessons!!
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Emmanuel Z. April 10, 2015
· Piano · In home
Very experienced for teaching 8 year old boy, I liked the books she provide.
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About Sara T.

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I have experience tutoring both ESL and native English speakers in reading, from ages 5 and up, in both academic reading topics and reading for pleasure. In addition to tutoring experience directly with TOEFL and SAT students in reading, I also have written preparation materials for these exams in all areas, including reading and vocabulary.

Book have always been a big part of my life and I love sharing my passion for reading with students. To begin, we identify what areas we need to work on (vocabulary, sentence structure, tenses, parts of speech, etc.) and I choose materials that are appropriate to work with during classes.

We use Google Drive for the materials so that we can both collaborate in real time, reading texts or books, doing reading exercises and answering comprehension and discussion questions, for example.

All of the classes are personalized to the individual needs of the student and his/her goals.

About Sara
I offer online classes in Spanish, English language (ESL/EFL), TOEFL exam prep and writing. I have taught students from age 3 to senior citizens. I have experience teaching in language centers, bilingual schools and in companies.

I have a TEFL diploma, TBE (Teacher of Business English) Certificate, BA in English Language Learner Studies with a minor in History and an MA in Teaching and Learning with Technology with a specialization as an online educator. Currently, I am pursuing my second MA degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

I begin with new student by identifying their priorities and then setting a SMART goal. Based on the timeline, I make an action plan that we follow so the student can see progress in each and every class. We reevaluate goals and materials as needed.

To make the online classes more interesting and effec
tive, we will use slides to collaborate on the materials together. This allows us to communicate in real time and the information is saved to the drive, so it is easily accessible from any computer, smartphone or tablet.

We can import images, verb charts, worksheets, PDF and doc files, ebooks and videos as needed. Using the tools, you and I will both be able to edit, write and draw on the materials and add any additional notes, links or resources during or between classes.

Please don't hesitate to use the "Ask a question" feature to contact me with any special circumstances or concerns.
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Maurice C. July 5, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Great first session!
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Wendy & Isaac M. July 2, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Sara is very enthusiastic and it shows she loves teaching. Our first lesson was thorough and we started learning to say new things right off the bat. We look forward to our next lesson!
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Liz May 8, 2019
· Spanish · Online
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About Cindy K.

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Alpharetta, GA

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If you've ever struggled to explain to your child why a word says what it does or is spelled the way it is, please join me for a one hour seminar in Phonics for Parents.

To many emerging readers, English can seem to be a frustrating jumble of exceptions. For nearly a century, many students have been taught grossly oversimplified phonics that generate thousands of exceptions. That approach works for some students, but many struggle - especially rule-following, logical, literal students. Indeed, nearly two thirds of 4th and 8th graders read below grade level.

Thankfully, English follows a deliciously rich and robust code with remarkable consistency - and in fact, fully 98% of English words are phonetically regular. The Phonics for Parents seminar is one hour of intensive instruction designed to give literate adults the tools needed to unlock the code and become a literacy superhero. You'll come away with insights that have left many wondering "how did I not know this before

About Cindy
Students have told me they appreciate the way I make learning fun and effective. Lessons are focused on practical applications for immediate use, while layering in essential fundamentals for solid long-term growth. I teach both soft skills and technical skills, bridging art and science. It’s a very pragmatic approach, filled with patience and good humor. Lessons are customized to your learning style, pace, and goals.

My professional experience includes a 20-year career leading customer loyalty and retention efforts at a Fortune 20 company. With that background, and as a business owner today, I am passionate about delighting clients and ensuring students get the most for their time and money.

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Stacy April 23, 2019
· Microsoft Excel · Online
I chose cindy because she has a corporate background and understands real life application of excel. She was very responsive to my needs. I am looking forward to my next lesson!
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John J. January 27, 2019
· Photography · In studio
Great personality and clearly knows the photography ins and outs. I am rescheduling more lessons now.
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John J. December 22, 2018
· Photography · In studio
Great teacher makes learning pleasant and enjoyable. Taking more.
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About Kim F.

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Hi Students! I am a Supply Chain Management professional with several years of tutoring experience in English, Reading, and Math. I've tutored elementary school, high school, and adult students returning to college. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from a top 5 U.S. university, and two Masters degrees from two leading higher learning institutions.

I take my work and education seriously, but I love to have fun and some laughs along the way. So, let's have some fun learning and mastering new things together!

About Kim
Hi Students! I am a Supply Chain Management professional with several years of tutoring experience in English, Reading, and Math. I've tutored elementary school, high school, and adult students returning to college. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from a top 5 U.S. university, and two Masters degrees from two leading higher learning institutions.

I take my work and education seriously, but I love to have fun and some laughs along the way. So, let's have some fun learning and mastering new things together!
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Kim F.

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About Jillian S.

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Jackson, MS
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I offer personalized services that help clients gain insight into their own cognitive processes. The mission is to develop more independent learners in literacy, math, and science by implementing personalized lessons and supporting engagement efforts. My approach is unique in that I leverage character development to affect cognitive development.

Online and in-person services are provided based on the indisputable fact that every student can learn. Having assisted learners of all ages by overcoming challenges in subjects ranging from English to Chemistry, my experience is a useful resource for families. I enjoy teaching clients to leverage strengths.

The outcome is that clients improve performance and experience greater confidence.

About Jillian
I offer personalized services that help clients gain insight into their own cognitive processes. The mission is to develop more independent learners in literacy, math, and science by implementing personalized lessons and supporting engagement efforts. My approach is unique in that I leverage character development to affect cognitive development.

Online and in-person services are provided based on the indisputable fact that every student can learn. Having assisted learners of all ages by overcoming challenges in subjects ranging from English to Chemistry, my experience is a useful resource for families. I enjoy teaching clients to leverage strengths.

The outcome is that clients improve performance and experience greater confidence. Background check provided upon request. Let's schedule your consult today!
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Jillian S.

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About Courtney H.

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Experienced teacher in reading. I have taught reading for several years and have an 100% success rate. No matter what your reading level may be we will conduct an easy and fun learning environment to accommodate it and learn as you go.

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I am a multitalented individual who loves to read. I have assisted my sister for several years whom has down syndrome learn how to read. I have also tutored and taught several others that ages range from 5-15 years old. I'm extremely motivated and confident in what I do. I enjoy helping others and can adjust my skills in ways that would best be suitable for my student.
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About Katie S.

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Phoenix, AZ
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I have taught Pre-K, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 6th grade. I would love to help your child improve their reading comprehension, overall reading abilities or phonics. I will play fun games as well as read fun books to help your student have fun while learning. I would love to help your child with their reading abilities.

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Hi, My name is Katie and I am a former elementary teacher. I have taught pre-k, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 6th grade. I have also taught all three of my kids to read before they went to kindergarten. I have stayed home with my children for the past 10 years. I have a fingerprint clearance card and I had a background check this year in order to get my Arizona Substitute License. I love working with children, and I hope I can get the opportunity to tutor your child.
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Katie S.

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