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About Lars R.

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Petaluma, CA

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About Lars
I began to teach guitar at 16 years of age. I have taught seven- to 60-year-old students in a wide variety of styles. From age 12 to 21 I took private guitar lessons regularly. Now, I have a lesson every once in a while. I studied jazz guitar primarily with Randy Vincent, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's greatest guitar players. Aside from teaching lessons as a job, I have played guitar in many concerts and continue to do so. Before moving to San Francisco for university studies, I gained a lot of experience and valuable education with guitar. I played in the jazz bands in Junior High and High School. I went to four years of a week-long summer jazz camp called Jazz Camp West, where I took classes, played open mics and had fun with many musicians, making some good friends. I hold BA degrees in Music (Jazz Guitar) and Spanish, as well as
an MA in Music, from San Francisco State University. By now, I am confident in working with whatever musical material students offer! Thank you.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back teacher, but I definitely expect students to practice what I suggest they practice. I advise that students use method books or sheet music of some sort, and I will certainly make notes for them and create materials they can learn from. I always teach based on the goals of the student and what type of music they enjoy, but I also like to guide the student in a direction I think would benefit them. I usually introduce music to play right away, conforming of course to the skill level and interest of the student. I now a play seven-string guitar that differs from the standard six-string guitar in that it has one string lower than the low E of a six-string. It will be practical to aide students by accompanying with a bass range instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar
My guitar roots are mainly Jazz, but I am always happy to employ a very wide range of styles. I work with both modal and tonal musical styles.
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Abhi D. August 26, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Lars is an awesome instructor. Very knowledgeable and also very articulate with his instructions. I highly recommend him. I am an absolute beginner and yet he was able to share so much in the very first lesson itself! He also makes learning fun.
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Subhabrata D. July 22, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
very good!
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Subhabrata D. July 9, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Very focused lesson
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About Chris S.

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Aurora, CO

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About Chris
A short history of my experience with music and education:

The first instrument I learned to play was the guitar in 2001.

I played the guitar on the worship team at FBC of Midway in Plant City, FL from 2001 to 2005.

I began teaching private music lessons in 2003.

I played bass guitar in a Christian rock band called of Anastasis from 2003 to 2005.

I played acoustic, electric, and bass guitar on the worship team at Family Worship Center in Lakeland, FL from 2006 to 2012.

I worked as a freelance audio engineer with my in-home recording studio throughout college (and now I just do it for fun).

I played bass and sang background vocals in a worship band called Skyline from 2007 to 2009.

I taught music and trained a student led worship team at Hope Christian Academy from 2009-2010.

I began performing independently from
2009 to present.

I played guitar and sang lead vocals in a Christian Rock Band called A Story Familiar from 2010 to 2012.

From 2010 to 2012, I taught in the Polk County public school system of Florida from 2010 to 2012, where I also worked heavily with students with special needs.

In July of 2012 I moved to Aurora, CO as a volunteer musician to help plant Streams Church.

In January of 2013 I married my beautiful wife.

Upon arriving home from our honeymoon, I was hired as Worship Director for Streams church, and I have worked there since. Some of my responsibilities include developing and executing weekly music set lists, creating charts and sheet music for new songs, and training the worship team in new music.

As for me personally, I love Jesus, my wife, and music.  As I'm sure you can tell by my brief history, I do a lot of church service and ministry, if for this for any reason makes you wary, let me assure you: I play a lot more than just church music.  As a lover of music, there is not much that I don't enjoy in the world of music, and I've taught most of it.  I've taught the young and the not-so-young, and whether you're just beginning to read music, or you're just eager to learn your favorite song, I work closely with you to ensure you achieve the results you desire!

*** Lesson Details ***
Four things I focus on:
1. Creating individualized lesson plans for you
2. Teaching you new techniques and polishing old ones
3. Building your confidence
4. Both of us having a fun, rockin' time!

When taking lessons from me, students can expect an environment that is a balance between being strict and laid back.Music is something that must be learned, and as such, it must also be practiced week-to-week in between lessons.  I consider myself strict because I'll hold you accountable to doing your best to learn the best. Despite holding you accountable, I think the overall mood of the learning environment is laid back; we'll have a lot of fun learning music.  I make sure that we'll be learning at your pace, but keep in mind, this doesn't mean I won't push you to be your best! My teaching experience has taught me one thing: everyone is different. That being the case, I create lesson plans that are unique to you.  Where you will be in a month, six months, a year, largely depends on your commitment to learn, but I'll promise you this:  all of my efforts will be utilized to maximize your potentiality.

*** Attendance Policy ***
I am very flexible with attendance, but I do require a one hour notice that you will not be at the lesson. If a one hour notice is not given, the lesson will be marked as "missed" resulting in payment from your TakeLessons account for the missed lesson.

If you are simply running late, please be sure to let me know-I try to be as flexible as possible, but if the student is over 15 minutes late, I typically mark this lesson as "missed" as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I provide the following equipment for in-studio lessons:
Guitar amplifier
Bass amplifier
Drum Set
Computer
iPad
Recording equipment
Music stand
Seating area for parents/guardians to sit/listen in on the lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
When offering in-home lessons, I provide the following when traveling for in-home lessons: iPad
For in-home lessons, I expect students to have whatever equipment is necessary for learning their instrument of interest (This typically includes at least the student's instrument and a music stand, but may also include a metronome, tuner, etc.).

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Praise/Worship, Indie
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Adam C. July 31, 2019
· Music Recording · In home
Chris is a wonderful instructor. I took music recording lessons from him and it was very informative and relaxed.
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Travis May 9, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Chris is very knowledgeable, patient, and very thorough! I have had an amazing experience and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn guitar or improve their skills.
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Debbie A. January 31, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
We've only had 2 lessons so far and he is great! He is encouraging, polite, flexible, kind and takes the extra time if needed. He definitely knows how to teach and knows the natural developmental progression to build the foundation for a beginner and explains what the next goals she'll be working towards. He even learned a Justin Bieber song just to make my kid happy. Lol!
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About Nupur P.

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Portland, OR
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About Nupur
I am an expert in Biology, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, and life sciences.

I have a graduate degree in Molecular Biology (UC Irvine, Irvine, CA), a masters in Physical Chemistry, and a bachelors in science (India).
Do you want to prevent summer slide and use your time to prep for your ACT, SAT and MCAT tests, keep your knowledge of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and elementary math abreast? I have helped three students achieve near perfect scores in ACT in the past two years. Helped two student who were failing their class get As and Bs.
So what are you waiting for?
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AMM June 9, 2019
· Chemistry · In home
Dr. Nupur is the best teacher ever, we feel lucky to have found her at takelessons.

Her background is impeccable and in addition, she is a teacher who cares. She cared about my daughter, her progress (high school, chemistry) and well-being. My daughter's progress in less than 1 month was amazing: she went from 'we're a bit concerned for your grade' to the point she was helping others in class.

Dr. Nupur is the kind of teacher you wish your kids to have. I recommend her highly.
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Sharon April 12, 2018
· Biology · In home
I aced my MCATs. Thank you Dr. Pande.

Dr. Pande was punctual and flexible. She worked with my schedule. Her knowledge is encyclopedic. I will highly recommend her.
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kirsa August 5, 2016
· Science · In home
FIVE STARS: My experience with Nupur was awesome. She was kind, knowledgeable, punctual and flexible in her scheduling.She was also willing to work evenings and Saturdays in order to meet my challenging schedule. She was always present in mind and spirit. I am very happy to have found her.
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About Ally F.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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I have a bachelors in Writing and one in Legal Studies from a major private university. I started teaching as a senior in college back in 2013. I was a teachers assistant and also taught in the writing fellow program at my university. I loved teaching my students, no matter how hard the assignment they would come to me for, I always made sure my students were satisfied and felt confident in their work. My job is to help you find your voice and help you successfully complete your assignment. Writing can be so wonderful and enjoyable. Let's work together towards making you the best writer you can be!
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Ally F.

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About Anwaar K.

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About Anwaar
Hello , my name is Anwaar, I am working as a research Assistant of Chemistry in national center and teaching assistant in private university. I hold master degree in chemistry and I have 6 years experience of teaching chemistry. I always have a special treatment with my students helping them to get high degree in my subject .
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Anwaar K.

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About Sarah B.

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Toledo, OH

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I have been a professional Writing Consultant, Editor, and professor for over ten years. My training in writing consulting began at Oberlin College, where I worked in my first university writing center and studied teaching and tutoring across the disciplines. I then went on to apply my training in teaching writing across the disciplines through my teaching in the disciplines of history, religious studies, political science, and university writing programs. I have a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Denver. I am also a writer of historical fiction (my blog is available at historicalfictionfornow.wordpress.com). Finally, I also bring professional theatre experience to the table, with a focus on Shakespeare.

Writing students can expect to learn practical strategies and tools to help them become stronger writers. Throug
h lessons, students will learn not only the tools that will help them develop strong language, reasoning, and organization skills, but they will also learn to trust their own writer's voice. Good writing is about craft, persistence, attention to each stage of the process, and being authentic to one's own ideas.

Shakeaspearean theatre/acting students can expect to work on deep analysis of Shakespeare's texts. By starting with the language itself-- both the words, as well as their rhythm and structure--students will learn techniques that will help them delve deeply into character work and the historical context, while also finding ways to deliver their lines naturally.

I enjoy working with students of all ages, starting with high school students and moving through adults of all ages. Here are some examples of the types of writing and students I have worked with previously:

-High school students planning their college essays or preparing for the SAT or ACT (I was previously an SAT exam rater);
-High school and college students seeking support to become stronger writers in their academic classes;
-Adults in career transitions: I've helped with job searches, focusing on cover letters and resumes, graduate school applications, and writing assignments in graduate classes as students who have been in the workforce for a long time get re-acquainted with academic work;
-Graduate students working on their dissertations, from the earlier phases of their literature reviews to the final revisions before they finish their degrees;
-Creative writing coaching and mentoring for high school students seeking individual support

I would look forward to working with you!
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Rachel August 26, 2019
· Writing · In studio
Of the different instructors I have collaborated with, Sarah is by far one of the instructors who has most consciously worked to make sure that her course design met the goals and learning outcomes of the curricula. From the first day I met her, she already had a syllabus design that met any suggestions I might make from my previous years' experience teaching courses in our program. I know she worked actively with others in the program in designing her materials, and she took all their comments to heart, building her syllabus around their recommendations for achieving learning outcomes.
In addition to creating assignments that clearly and usefully supported the goals of the program, Sarah incorporated the community contributions elements of the program, as well. She invited speakers from the campus community and the broader community. The students responded positively to all of these speakers, and they actively incorporated the ideas they learned from them in their work for the course.
The students' final presentations are the best indication of how successful Sarah's course was. The students were asked to use their academic research paper to create a policy paper or deliverable to a stakeholder of the students' choosing. The students created such fantastic presentations, that some of them could perhaps have been sent to the intended stakeholder--if we had the right contacts--with only minor revisions. The final presentations indicated that they achieved the learning outcomes of the course.
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Aziz August 26, 2019
· Writing · In studio
Sarah was very patient and gave constructive advice during our lessons. She also does her research regarding the topic or subject you are writing on before the lesson.
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David August 26, 2019
· Writing · In studio
Thanks to Sarah's help with my high school daughter's writing, my daughter achieved major milestones in her work as a creative writer. Sarah helped my daughter learn how to write in genres she never had before (poetry, short stories, and drama) and to have more confidence in her ability as a writer and a person. Also, whenever I wrote Sarah with questions about her sessions with my daughter, she always took time to write thoughtful responses that showed how much she cared about my daughter's growth.
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About Elizabeth S.

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El Paso, TX
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Hi there! I'm a patient person and great teacher. I have traveled the world and have picked up many awesome things along the way. I'm an avid sports fan as well as sports player. Can hold a conversation in 14 different languages.
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Elizabeth S.

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About ali B.

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About ali
Hello , my future student, not really sure If I can call you so, because all the time I teach only my friends.It is my may way to break all professional walls between us , feel free to talk to me because I am a student like you , I loved to help my comerads from school and I want to extend that to students around the world, thats it :) .
Ps: I used to be better than them at math and physics haha
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About Vicki T.

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Kansas City, MO

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Biology is everywhere! It is much more than what is in a textbook or in a lab. I want to show you how biology impacts the world around you and how you impact biology!

I have taught college biology for eight years. I have taught Introduction to Biology, Microbiology, Physiology and Introduction to Experimental Biology. I have taught Introduction to Biology to both science majors and students who have never had biology and will have that biology course as their only science course during college. I want to teach you how to think critically and evaluate what you see.

I will make sure your foundation is strong and well understood before I add on a new concept. Biology seems scary to a lot of people. But, really, the main reason it can be scary is because it is a new language. I try to not use words without explaining what they mean. If you
understand the language, then biology is much less frightening.

I want to teach you the language of life and I hope that you will be able to see that the living world is as amazing as I think it is!
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Kansas City, MO 64119
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About Mark R.

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Kansas City, MO
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Hi there! I enjoy tutoring math one-on-one specifically because it's easier to find examples and uses for different math skills that apply to things you yourself might be interested in, be in video games, sports, cooking, baking, underwater basket weaving--whatever you think of as your "thing" or "in your wheelhouse". I like to use humor to take a little stress out of what may be a stressful topic for you. And I very much believe in helping you discover how the math is working more than I explain it to you--but I do believe in guiding you through that process, as well.
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Mark R.

Kansas City, MO 64119
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