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These ESL teachers are highly rated by students in the Hillsboro area, including Scott Air Force Base, Valley Park, Freeburg, Union and Maryville.

Abby V.

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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 NOTICES: AS much as I have enjoyed my Minnesota students, PLEASE NOTE that I am moving away from Mn. winters to the Phoenix Az. area at the end of September 2019 when I will be taking students ONLINE ONLY UNTIL November 2019, then my home studio will reopen.

** Because my private lessons are sporadically scheduled between other teaching, all lessons for age 12 and over are a minimum of 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 Roland Wyatt- 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 (depending on one's previous experience), though integrating the technique into your own style can take longer and usually continues throughout one's lifetime.

With a BA in Theater Arts from San Francisco State University, 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 educational and/or professional goals.
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December 6, 2017
Alida
Good teaching philosophy, experienced, patient and kind.
November 8, 2017
Jason
Excellent teacher on the subject
July 15, 2017
Elizabeth D.
Wonderfully encouraging and knowledgeable.

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Abby V.

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Hello students! I am so excited to teach you! I have a passion to teach. I attended the university and studied Business Management. I am also TEFL Certified. I am a native English speaking teacher who is determined to see my students succeed in whatever area they desire to learn. I have been teaching for over 10 years. I enjoy having fun and want my students to have fun while learning at the same time!

About Denise

I have a passion to teach and feel learning with a native speaker is the best way to learn a new language! I will provide an excellent teaching platform that will excel students in their learning. I will provide students with 1-on-1 lessons that will allow the me the teacher to get to know the student. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

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Karen W.

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Do you want to improve your conversational and business English to advance in your career and be understood in your new community? By incorporating podcasts, sitcom and movie segments to discuss meanings of idioms, lyric review, phonics, social opportunities for conversation practice, grammar and pronunciation practice, I am able to give you the guidance and training to help you reach your goal.

About Karen

While a student at Texas Woman's University, I also pursued my TEFL certification. A part of my requirement was student teaching or tutoring. I tutored international students Ghana, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Mexico. As a teacher, I teach English online to students in China. When I was a student at TWU, I participated in the Education Abroad Program and studied German in Austria and Germany. My background in vocal training and linguistics gives me the skills and knowledge to help my students accomplish the American English oral, reading, and writing skills that they need to advance in school or career. I understand the needs of students to speak conversationally or professionally in the language of the country they are in.
I love helping students to learn to speak clearly in order to succeed in oral presentations and to be understo

od in everyday communication. I enjoy seeing their faces light up when they accomplish a task or lesson by using what they studied and practiced with me.
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July 6, 2019
Kiana L.
Karen is very helpful, she is an amazing instructor.

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Karen W.

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Greetings!
First and foremost I want to congratulate you for choosing to follow a path in the Arts!
Music is one of the most sacred skills humans possess for no other species on the planet truly comes close to mimicking this treasured ability.
My mission is to help guide you on your quest to making music. I ask very little in return but your full satisfaction in knowing you made the right decision today.
Should you accept our time together will be well spent focusing on your strengths in music and eliminating the weaknesses.
I invite you to listen to music, explore different genres and make your mind up as to what you would like to play.
Sound is everything so that is my first goal and the hardest to achieve being from a distance. My anecdotes will prove to be useful in getting you to produce the best possible tone quality on the instrument.
Technique is what truly unlocks all doors in music having the ability to play anything comes from scale practice and patterns. ...

About DAMIAN J

Greetings!

First and foremost I want to congratulate you for choosing to follow a path in the Arts! Music is one of the most sacred skills humans possess for no other species on the planet truly comes close to mimicking this treasured ability.

My mission is to help guide you on your quest to making music. I ask very little in return but your full satisfaction in knowing you made the right decision today. Should you accept our time together will be well spent focusing on your strengths in music and eliminating the weaknesses.

I invite you to listen to music, explore different genres and make your mind up as to what you would like to play. Sound is everything so that is my first goal and the hardest to achieve being from a distance. My anecdotes will prove to be useful in getting you to produce the best possible tone quality on the

instrument. Technique is what truly unlocks all doors in music having the ability to play anything comes from scale practice and patterns. Metronomes are a vital part of your success.

Finally reading and basic music theory is the essential skill that separates men from minnows in the sense of making music consistent. The discipline necessary to do this is minimal but important. I trust that you will excel in my class because my methods are tried and true. If at the end of the first lesson you feel you will not progress on your mission with me I completely understand but do think that will be unlikely as I want to share with you my deepest thoughts on how this can be done and in return you will receive the best education possible.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to providing you with some great lessons!
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June 27, 2019
Susie
Very professional! Damian taught me tricks that I could take with me. I feel much more confident after my lessons

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Damian S.

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Looking to learn english? Take lessons with me! I have 6 years of experience in teaching! I will find a way to meet the needs of each individual student. We will have lots of fun, and in no time you will be speaking english!

About Brooke

Hello! My name is Brooke Diaz! I am from a small town in Texas. I have 6 years of teaching experience! My interests include spending time with my family, traveling, and learning new languages and cultures! I love teaching people English, I find it very fulfilling! I especially love teaching children!

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Monik M.

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Taking ESL lessons with me is very comforting. It is a no judgement zone. I give a lot of encouragement and most importantly I am very patient. I also like to have a family friendly classroom where my students family members are invited to say hello. Sign up with me today and you will not regret it!

About Monik

Hello everyone! It is an honor to be a teacher for Take Lessons. In my classroom you will have fun in a judgement free zone. I have experience teaching online ESL to students in China ages 4-16 years old. I also have experience with teaching children 4-12 years old the basics for understanding acting and relating those lessons to life experiences. Fortunately enough, I have the opportunity to teach adults ESL online where I have met some really interesting people and have learned so much about different cultures. I pride myself with giving the best classes possible so that my students walk away feeling proud, motivated and happy. I am confident that I can help you and you can help me too. Teaching each other is the thing that makes the world go around so book my class today and let's have some fun. See you soon!

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Sonia R.

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I have taught professionally for 16 years. I am an exciting, vibrant teacher for students of ALL ability levels. I enjoy teaching ESL. I can make the lessons fun and exciting for you.

About Sonia

I am a dynamic and results oriented teacher who can make learning fun and worthwhile for you. I have a passion for learning and for teaching the fundamentals of the English language. I do have experience with teaching students that have special learning needs as well. So I do know how to adapt and modify curriculum to meet the needs of any student.

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September 20, 2019
Rita
Sonia is so very kind to my son. He has not had a good expereince in school with learning how to read. She took his sour attitude and turned it around to something sweet. Now I have a child that loves coming to her sessions. He even asks to come on Saturdays. His grade levels have risen on the state assessments from a 1.2 to 3.1 in less than 6 months.
September 20, 2019
Daria
Sonia has instructed my daughter since 2016. My daughter has an IEP for reading and the school was not helping her improve her reading skills to grade level. In our state if one does not pass the end of grade assessment in reading, you are retained in that grade level. Sonia was able to assit my daughter in being promted to the next grade. She helped my daughter bring her scores up 2 grade levels in 1 year. I call that success!
September 19, 2019
John
My son has received instruction from Sonia for 4 years. She is ever so patient, kind, and friendly. She makes learning a boring subject like math fun. My son's math anxiety has lessened due to her methods and I hope she can continue working with him in the future.

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Sonia R.

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ESL teaching is very unique to me for many reasons. English is my native language, and I fell in love with my notice language at a very young age. I have a strong belief that many people I the world want to learn English for either a practical, or business-related reason, and I find a great deal of honor in that fact. English is spoken by almost 80% of the world's population, and I enjoy speaking this wide spread language. I greatly enjoy teaching others English, especially as a second language, because English is a beautiful language that I enjoy teaching others because they want to better themselves. Learning a second language is hard enough, but to learn a second language, and have fu with the process, makes it that much more memorable.

About Elizabeth

Hello TakeLessons Community! My name is Elizabeth and I am excited to teach you in the amazing subjects of English, and English as a second language! I can't wait to help you learn many wonderful areas of the English language from learning the letter "A", to reading Shakespeare! I have a Bachelor's Degree(BS) in Business, with a Teaching Certificate, TESOL Certifercate, to teach English as a Second Language. I am also currently working towards earning another Teaching Certificate to teach English in the state of Texas. I especially love teaching phonics, fluency, vocabulary building, reading comprehension, new spelling words, new sight words, and much much! I also love teaching with lots of fun, because when a young mind is learning while having fun, the knowledge that they retain always sticks with that student forever! I love helping

others learn so let’s have class together! I can't wait to see you in the classroom!
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Leela
"Matt is a wonderful tutor. I recommend him highly to all ESL students."
Chris
"Melissa is a miracle worker! My mother-in-law moved to the United States 40 years ago unable to speak english and while she has done a good job at learni
ng on her own, she had significant gaps in her ability to effectively communicate. For her 68th birthday, I bought her lessons with Melissa. My mother-in-law told me I was wasting my money because she couldn't learn anything new. Well, needless to say, she can learn and with Melissa's excellent tutelage has dramatically increased her ability to speak and comprehend english. This has enabled a new level of confidence and freedom that she did not previously have and is a game changer for her. I attribute her improvement directly to Melissa's ability to understand her student's needs and personalities and craft and deliver a quality, tailored curriculum. After our first round of classes, my mother-in-law is excited to continue the lessons and has a renewed curiosity and interest in learning. Great job and thank you Melissa!!!"
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Jin Ping Liu
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Yesenia
"She is a very good teacher and a really nice person. She helped me a lot with my English classes and is still doing it. I a have a lot of thing about whic
h to be grateful with her. She is the Best!!!"
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Lorraine
"She is good!"
Neel
"Bev is very professional and her drive and desire to help others compares to none."
Tomomi
"I learned with her several years ago for TOEFL. What I love her is she always tries understanding our culture and listening what and why I cannot understa
nd them."
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Martha
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Leonor
"Nereyda is an excellent English ‘s Teacher. She was my ESL teacher at Mueller School for two years. She had about 30 students."

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