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About Kelvin L.

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Bolingbrook, IL

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About Kelvin
I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I str
ongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

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I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

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In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

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violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

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I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
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Noah August 11, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Very patient with my 4 year old! Kelvin is very skilled beautiful pianist !
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Anh H. July 9, 2019
· Violin · Online
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Angela A. June 25, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Kelvin is a phenomenal teacher of classical guitar. Our teenage son wanted to take classical lessons for a while, after having happily done a couple years with School of Rock. He and Kelvin meshed well, and I feel our son learned a lot over the course of a couple more years.

When one of us had a schedule conflict, we had the ability to do a lesson via Skype. Let me tell you, that came in mighty handy in the winter of 2019.

Schedule with Kelvin; I am certain you'll be glad that you did.
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Kelvin L.

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About Joy S.

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Upper Darby, PA
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About Joy
I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading, writing, and speech.

Photography has been one of my main areas of focus for over ten years. I am trained in both film and digital formats and specialize in demystifying the DSLR so that you gain a good understanding of manual settings and how to use each to improve your photos.

Caring, compassion, and understanding are essential for learning and I strive to do my best in these areas.
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ron May 10, 2019
· Photography · Online
straight up explanations for beginners..easy to understand when to use what..will continue with her....practise makes perfect!! Ron
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ron May 10, 2019
· Photography · Online
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Marietta S. April 15, 2019
· Spanish · Online
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Joy S.

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About Bryce B.

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Issaquah, WA
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About Bryce
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Ben Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Ben Franklin

The unconventional method of teaching begins here

I am a Spanish Language Consultant

I am a concierge tutor meaning that I make every meeting personalized for you. Everyone learns a language differently. For some they just want to speak. For others they want to learn to read or write. And some want to do it all. Either way I will do everything in my power to assure that happens.

Where did I learn Spanish?
I took it in high school like all of us and failed out in the second year. Then seven years later I took a class in Bellevue College and got the best grade in the class. Soon after the class finished I moved to Bogotá, Colombia for a year and half where I really improved
my level to near native status. When I was a kid in high school I did not see how cool it is to be able to speak another language nor did I care. However, now it was a defining point in my life and something that no one can take away from me.

My schedule is also very flexible giving you plenty of freedom over when to meet.

I am connected to a network of native speakers who are all my very close friends who can be included in the sessions when the time is right or whenever you may like.

I have been a Spanish Consultant since 2011 and love doing it. I really get fired up when students begin to take off on their own with the language with less and less of my help.

I don't think you will find a more passionate tutor.

Students who will succeed with me can be of any age but should have these traits if they wish to excel:
Discipline
Not afraid to make mistakes
Positive attitudes
Open mind
Willingness to think outside of the box

Thank you and have a beautiful day now
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Jessica December 30, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Bryce has a wealth of knowledge and works with my whole family, all at different levels. He has a unique way of making everyone feel included and teaching to each family member so we all make progress toward our goal of Speaking Spanish fluently.
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Kevin August 2, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Bryce use a method really effective to learn , we speak all the time in spanish , for me the best teacher in the area.
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James July 17, 2017
· Spanish · Online
now my spanish level it's really great, is patient and extremely hepful teacher.
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Bryce B.

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About Carolina F.

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About Carolina
¡Hola! My name is Caro, and I want you to learn Spanish from a native Spanish speaker!

I love cooking and listening to music, being with friends and watching TV series. I also enjoy being at home – which happens to be my office-, and I have a cat that sometimes likes to take Spanish lessons, so don’t be surprised if you see him around…

It’s always a rewarding experience meeting new students and learning about their customs. Online Spanish teaching is my way of both working and travelling virtually around the world.

Shall we meet? (ask other possible open time slots if you don't see them on my calendar)
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Daniel July 25, 2019
· Spanish · Online
The hour went by very quickly! We covered a lot of ground. I felt my comfort level in Spanish went up significantly in just 60 minutes.
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Katelyn July 19, 2019
· Spanish · Online
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Robyn June 28, 2019
· Spanish · Online
I can't say the 5 star "best instructor ever" because I don't have experience with others at this point, but I was very pleased with today's lesson.
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Carolina F.

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About Laila B.

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About Laila
My name is Laila. I am a mother of four children ages 22,20,18&13. I have BS in Computer Science and MA in Accounting. In addition, I am a reading therapist . I run an online reading clinic for dyslexic students to help them with their literacy struggles.

I'm bilingual English/Arabic, and while I was raising up my children, I gave them Arabic private lessons for many years. They never liked the traditional methods their tutors used. Because of my experience with teaching children and my fluency in both languages, I came up with an interesting way of teaching children the language through fun activities, conversations, books, apps and many more. Learning Arabic will not be boring, but rather fun and easy.
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Katie April 21, 2019
· Arabic · Online
Laila is a great teacher!
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Myriem B. January 6, 2019
· Arabic · Online
She's really nice
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Tohfe January 4, 2019
· Arabic · Online
My teacher, Mrs. Laila, has made such an impact on my Arabic language. She provides the best technics to truly allow me to understand the language and make me more confident in my reading and talking abilities in a short amount of time. She’s efficient, caring and a great teacher!
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About Mitch H.

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San Jose, CA
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Whether you're completely lost, just need a little help, or need some test/note taking tips I can be very helpful. My patient, easy going, and positive mindset is very conducive to creating a great learning atmosphere. I can also be very useful to those that aren't motivated, I have a knack for finding the source of motivation for others.

Are you frustrated with the college application process? I can assist in this area and in aclimating to college environment. I've mentored many students through college, with great success.

Hope to work with you soon.
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Yahi C May 2, 2019
· Algebra 2 · Online
Great teacher
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About Mattia C.

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Las Vegas, NV

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About Mattia
Mattia C. has been playing the drums for more than half of his life. Starting in his town's marching band, he then went on to enroll at the Drum School Studio of Gianni Insalata in Italy. Since then he has attended a variety of masterclasses with many famous musicians, such as John Riley, Ulysses Owens, Dave Weckl, Antonio Sanchez, Peter Erskine, Virgil Donati, Mike Mangini, Christian Mayer, Keith Carlock, Lee Konitz, and Benny Golson. Mattia is an exciting player and teacher with a big love for music. He is a solid groove-player that places a strong emphasis on playing for the song and with it. Specialized in Jazz, Fusion, Funk, Pop, Rock, Blues and Latin playing, he has performed a range of musical styles with many bands and Artists such as Francesco Cicorella, Andrea Casoli, Psilocibe, Black Mamba, Mary Poliseno, Mani d'Avorio, 3B, Voc
i fuori dal Coro, Il Palpito Dell'Uno, Rocca brothers, Giuseppe Scarano, Alex Lofoco, Banda di Troia (orchestra pop,classical), Lush Life Quintet, Still live Band, Marshall Band, Renegade Band, The Voice of The Seas and has most recently been part of the party bands on board the Costa Cruise ships where he was teaching as well. Mattia is a patient and enthusiastic teacher who dedicates time and energy to his students. He puts all his effort and love to give students help and the right tools to grow up in music. The best success for him is to see his students become better musicians.
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Mattia C.

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About Ibrahim K.

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Philadelphia, PA
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About Ibrahim
I know french like my pocket so I will be able to teach you all the aspects of the language. I am nice and friendly, and I am good at keeping secrets ;) so if you do a mistake it will stay between us haha ;).
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Ibrahim K.

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$15 / 30-min

About Colette A.

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Get ready for a fun, and action-packed learning time.
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Colette A.

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About Azza A.

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About Azza
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My name is Azza. I am happy to be your teacher and work with you in a friendly environment that helps you improve your English and knowledge of the world. I have a PhD in TESL and Linguisitcs from Oklahoma State University and I wrote two books titled Developing Creative Thinking to Improve Academic Writing. I am positive that working with you will teach both of us new knowldge and life experience.
Thank you.
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Azza A.

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$25 / 30-min

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