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About Jesse M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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Learn how to learn English, have fun, and accomplish more than you would in a class.

About Jesse
*Disclaimer*
I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile:

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My Background

I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar cla
sses in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio.

Philosophy of Learning

Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
Younger students have opportunities to perform for friends and family at my studio every few months. Once or twice a year we'll also stage a larger event off site for more individual students and bands classes to perform.
Adult students also occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.

Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype.
(*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)

*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My studio is equipped with:

*Music Stands

*A P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, Ukulele, Banjos, etc

*Two guitar amps and a bass amp

*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set

*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set

*An electric piano console and Yamaha organ

*A MicroKorg Synthesizer

*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, Saxophone, and Flute

*An extensive physical and virtual music library

*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
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Romy R. August 2, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Dulcenea June 28, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
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Alex March 25, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Jesse M.

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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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Bryce G. March 2, 2019
· Geometry · In home
I'm sorry, I cannot handle this Instructor for my children. She wasn't me but she's not quite the people person I expected. Her personality is not a good match for a high school tutor. Unfortunately her English is not good enough. Her accent is entirely too strong. Also she does not know enough Geometry to help my kids.
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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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Ilona M.

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About Grace J.

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I can teach primary and middle school students English especially if they are from China.

About Grace
An experienced, patient, sweet and funny Chinese tutor to all levels and ages, I have been teaching and tutoring Chinese language over 10 years. I am originally from China, a native Mandarin Chinese speaker with a master degree.
I studied in a law school, got my master degree and lawyer license, also passed the Mandarin Proficiency Test, achieved the College Teacher Certificate and worked in a college to teach law and culture related subjects when I was in China.
After came to America, I had taught in a university, and a language workshop for children. At present, I teach Chinese in a summer camp of a very good private school. So you see, my students are from toddlers to adults. One parent praised me that I am a great story teller.
I can help students from primary to college improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing ab
ility, and achieve a high score in their final Chinese test.
I can help students prepare for the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam.
I can help worked people have a good understanding of this language.
I can tailor customized lessons to satisfy students’ specific requirements and levels, such as conversational Chinese, retail field Chinese, systematically beginner’s Chinese, etc…
I can teach people Business Chinese as well since I had the law background knowledge from China.
What book series I use the most is to teach high school, college students, and adults Integrated Chinese series.
What I like the most is to teach children because my personality is very active, and I like kids. I like to sing and dance (maybe it shouldn't be called dance, it is just like moving around). I can sing lots of Chinese nursery rhymes.
A committed professional to my work with a sincere, enthusiastic, easygoing, down to earth personality, I like teaching, that students improve day by day is my biggest happiness. You will have a happy time to learn Chinese very well if choosing me as your tutor.
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Isla September 26, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
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Emma B. August 20, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
She is super friendly and nice, and makes learning easy to understand. I am moving to china in a few days so I took a few lessons from Grace so that I would know enough to move out there with, even though I will be learning at college there. I feel more confident knowing even just a little bit of Chinese before I move out there.
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Nicole W. August 2, 2018
· Mandarin · Online
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About Carly A.

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Burke, VA
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I have a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish as a foreign language, Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and I am a native speaker. I have more than 3 years of experience teaching students language both as a tutor and a classroom teacher. I want to provide you with a supportive environment where you can learn and reach your potential just like I have done in the past with former students. I believe this is crucial in order for learning to happen.

I use techniques that are researched based as well as techniques I used to learn my languages. As a language learner myself, I understand how challenging it can be to learn a new language! Let's work hard together to improve!

About Carly
For Spanish:
My name is Carly and I am a Spanish teacher who has taught in private and public schools so I'm familiar with the curriculum that is offered there. I gained my first classroom teaching experience when I lived abroad in South Korea and taught English. I transferred all those skills here.

I have taught various subjects from fruits and animals to reading comprehension in the target language. I love teaching and love seeing my students progress. I will tailor the lessons to your needs and goals.
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Carly A.

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About Anna E.

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New York, NY
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Let's learn in a fun way!
In person lessons: Our classroom is New York City! We will walk around the city, talk to people, order food, discuss news, practice grammar and vocabulary. We will write at coffee tables and jump over puddles :)
Online: we will used video and it will be very similar to face to face class as we immerse into English at full speed. We will work with what is interesting to you! We will watch audio and video to improve your listening skills, we will read articles and write projects to make sure your grammar and writing skills are the best. Join for an interactive online classes that are very personal.

Online: interactive and engaging lessons to get you talking right away. Get confidence and skills to learn better.

About Anna
Teaching is a joy and I love to share my knowledge and love for learning. Join me for interactive and engaging lessons. We will learn through games and active, hands-on approach.
You will learn not by memorizing, but through experience and practice.
I have been teaching for the past 10 years and have experience with private and group classes. I have taught kids and adults as well.
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Susanne A. July 22, 2019
· ESL · In studio
Anna was helping my 11 year old improve his verbal skills while we were on vacation for 5 weeks in NYC. Instead of sitting in a class room the lessons were spent at different places in the city and Anna prepared interesting themes for every lesson that let my son both practice speaking a lot as well as hear many interesting stories of NYC. In addition to being a great teacher Anna is also an excellent guide.
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Prakash G. July 12, 2019
· Russian · Online
I enjoyed my first lesson with Anna. She is a very good teacher. She understood my goals and structured the class in the right format. I look forward to having fluent conversations in Russian by the end of these sessions.
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Lynn June 1, 2019
· English · Online
We had good lesson today. Thank you Ms. Anna
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About Robert D.

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Experienced teacher for 2 years of all various of subjects but recently I have grown to love to teach English to students wanting to learn the English language. Learning the English language can and will make you more valuable in life. In my class, you will learn a great deal about the English language and we will go over things and aspects you need help with. We will have fun, learn and grow together! Let’s get you ready starting today!

About Robert
I am a professional Online ESL Teacher for students wanting to learn the English language. Currently right now I teach for 2-3 companies online with students who live in other countries: Japan and China are just a few countries to name. I have a BA Degree in Journalism from Wayne State University.

I'm a native speaker of the English language and I'm from the United States of America. I currently still live here in the U.S. in the State of Michigan where I was born and raised. Along with my BA Degree in Journalism, I also have a TESOL Certification to teach English to speakers of other languages. I have 2 years experience as a substitute teacher grades K-12 in a classroom setting of all various of school subjects.

I enjoy coaching and helping people of all ages. Also, it doesn't matter if you are a beginner or advanced English learner,
I will help and coach all levels of students. I love to have fun with my students while teaching at the same time! You will learn a lot in my class about the English language that will prepare you for the future. After leaving my class, you will have a better understanding of the English language and you will become much more valuable in life as you progress in your learning.

Lets get started today!
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Joab July 7, 2019
· ESL · Online
Robert is a great teacher. You can tell he has a passion to helps others. I highly recommend to people who are ready t learn!
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Shmuel June 30, 2019
· ESL · Online
Mr. Robert is an excellent instructor. He finds your weak areas and helps you strengthen them. You know you're learning, but it's such an approachable application.
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About Natsumi K.

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Gig Harbor, WA
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As a current EL teacher assistant serving at various middle school and elementary schools in the Peninsula School District, ESL can be challenging, but fun to teach. Embracing the students' diverse backgrounds while providing the knowledge of basic to advanced English language concepts is part of the reason why English Language instruction is rewarding. ESL lessons will be centered around student needs, whether that is learning English through academic language curriculum or through simple conversational English.

About Natsumi
I am a EL (English Language) Teacher Assistant serving various middle schools and elementary schools at Peninsula School District. I speak Japanese(日本語)and English. While I am not teaching, my interest is singing (symphonic metal, alternative, j-rock), and learning languages (Swedish/svenska, Norwegian/norsk, Danish/dansk, and Spanish/español).
Although I would like to think that I have all the answers, I would also like to learn something new from the students as well. I look forward to working with everyone!
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Natsumi K.

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About Maria K.

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I am a highly experienced online ESL teacher, with over 3 years of experience teaching online in a live, interactive format. I am equal parts patient and encouraging. I will tailor your lessons to match your desired goals and outcomes. Let's work together to establish and improve your fluency! Grammar, conversation, daily ESL vocabulary, and academic vocabulary are my specialties!

About Maria
Hello there! I am often considered to be a friendly and encouraging teacher. I am here to improve your English language comprehension, understanding, and ability to communicate fluently with others. Regardless of your reason for improving your English, my goals are your goals. Let's get started!
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Maria K.

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About Elizabeth A.

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I will teach English as a second language at a pace that is suitable for the student. I am patient and kind, I have a very fun and interactive way of teaching English. I am TEFL certified and have taught English as a second language to children and adults. So come and book a class with me I can’t wait to meet you and start teaching you English!:)

About Elizabeth
Hello Everyone!! My name is Teacher Liz! I am TEFL certified and have taught English as a second language to both children and adults!! I have a year of experience with both children and adults. I have a very fun and interactive class and can either take it slow depending on the level you are comfortable with or speak English conversational. Whatever your level I will accommodate! I am patient and kind and can’t wait to meet you! So book a class with me and let’s have fun learning English!!:)
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Elizabeth A.

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About landon L.

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I am a native English and Spanish speaker having lived half of my life in the Dominican Republic and half in the United States. My desire is to help you meet your goals and customize the lessons to your needs. I desire to make learning English more enjoyable. I understand what it is like to learn another language. I take a slow, encouraging and motivational approach with my students. I enjoy teaching, connecting with my students and helping them learn. I believe that conversation is a key component to listening, verbal and comprehension skills. I am a good communicator and find it enjoyable to relate to people of other cultural backgrounds. I work well with children, youth and students of all ages.

About landon
I am a native speaker of both Spanish and English. My father speaks to me in Spanish and my mother speaks to me in English. I lived in four countries growing up so I have developed multicultural awareness and a passion for learning. I have taught special needs students with a hands-on approach to understanding every student's learning style. I have tutored in both Spanish and English and I love to empower students to achieve their learning goals. I believe in developing conversation skills by helping the student to develop a topic of dialog in a safe environment where it is OK to make mistakes! I love to laugh and make learning fun!
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landon L.

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