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Sacramento, CA

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(Hi! Check out the new videos I posted below!! Looking forward to become your new teacher!!)

Since my birth, my life was influenced by music and my father's passion to sing. My sense of music started not with understanding of lyrics, but of melodies and rhythms. As matter of fact, the first language I learned was music!! How is this possible?! Well, because of my hearing disability, I did not speak fluently and very well until I was in 9th Grade!! But with God's grace, I understood the language of music first!!

At the age of 10 months, I was hit with a deadly disease: Spinal Meningitis. But thank God, I survived. Because of the disease, I became legally deaf (profound-severed) in my left ear and hard-of-hearing (severed) in my right ear. I currently use a hearing-aide device on my right ear. Regardless of my hearing disability, I ha
ve the gift of playing music, understanding music, and living musically. I have learned and played music since I was 8 years old.

Piano was not the first instrument I learned. I started off with playing drums which is my secondary. I decided to make piano as my primary instrument and loved playing the piano ever since. My parents noticed my gift of music and agreed to take me to private piano lessons weekly.

After multiple years of private piano lessons from age of 8 to 14 and taking music classes in High School, at the age of 16, I joined the full band in a local church as the lead keyboardist. Of 19 years - and counting - with experience of performing and playing piano with a band locally and out of towns, I've had the privilege for 2 years as the Director of Worship & Music Ministry at Victory Outreach Sacramento (Spanish). Victory Outreach International granted me an opportunity to perform the instrumental piano background at the 2011 Victory Outreach International/World Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, California.

In that same year, I enrolled into the full 2 1/2 year program at Life Music Institute (Instituto Vida Musik). The Director of Life Music Institute noticed my passion for music and the desire to create a Deaf Music some day; we became very close friends. He invited me to participate with 70 member choir at a local Sacramento Festival 2012. Saving the best for last, I was honored to lead in front of 3,800 people of the final special song "En Una Sola Voz" (In One Voice) in American Sign Language.

Currently, I am excited and honored to be the Worship Leader & Music Director at Elevate Life Church in Sacramento, CA.

Not only I play piano and drums, I play guitar as well! I loved acoustic guitar and decided to pick up a guitar and starting learning. Now, the guitar is my third instrument.

Besides living and playing music, I teach also! By numerous peers, families, and friends, I've been told that I have the gift of teaching. I love teaching!!

I felt compelled to start teaching piano in 2010 at home. Loud n Clear Musik was founded. I've been hired by Southgate Recreation & Park District in Sacramento, CA as a Special Interest Instructor and taught there too.

My teaching experience did not start there however. I first started teaching at the Sacramento City Unified School District as the Teacher Assistant from 2001 to 2004 at Sacramento High School and J F Kennedy High School. It was an unforgettable experience teaching the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing, and disabled students. I returned to the Sacramento City Unified School District as an Instructional Assistant I & II in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Special Education Program and worked there making a difference from 2012 to 2016.

While seeking a way to further serve the Deaf Community at a greater scale, I received a surprise message from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from a high reputation non-profit organization called Norcal Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She has heard about me and watched me volunteered and witnessed my ASL poetries in different events. In within 20 hours, I got hired on the interview. I am now serving the greater Northern California as a Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Client Advocate. In Fall 2016, I helped launch ASL Community Classes for the community with NorCal.

NorCal has me lead the ASL Community Classes for over a year now and I’ve taught over 100 students. It is still counting!! I've taught and teach students who are therapists, audiologists, government officials, teachers, educators, college and university alumni, families and members, elders, late deafened, dancers and performers, and fellow neighbors to help them better communicate, understand, and connect with the deaf community, Deaf culture, and their peers. I communicate in ASL non-stop with all Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind. I can teach ASL effectively, fitting the students and class level with ease, and with lots of fun!! I also communicate (and speak) very well in two other languages: English and Spanish.

From time to time, I participate, volunteer, or get invited to share my unique gift of performing poetry in ASL and dance. I also volunteer to interpret for any service as needed. I have performed the National Anthem at the Sacrament Kings game and at the Democrat vs Republican in Sacramento Rivercats stadium.

I've taught, communicated, and worked with infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. I have even taught and worked with special needs students, co-workers, and clients who has cerebral palsy.

I volunteer my time and used my gifts in special and social events to share and inspire students, friends, families, and peers. Many times, I always encourage others to witness, support, and participate as well, especially at Deaf Camp Grizzly. I'm often asked to perform in different events.

I believe that music is not our life. Our life is music. You ARE a music. I'm looking forward to help you have a musical life!!

(Please note! It is important and required by law that licensed or professional services must provide an interpreter or a Certified Deaf Interpreter for their deaf clients' appointments or for deaf clients receiving professional services. Taking ASL lessons will and does help you communicate and connect with the deaf clients and culture, but by not being a fluent or native signer or are new in learning sign language - it does not excuse the requirements for obtaining professional and licensed interpreters for deaf clients. Please support, cooperate, and protect their rights for communication access. Thank you.)

*** Music & ASL Lesson Details ***
(NOTE: ASL, Piano, and Guitar lessons are available now!)

My approach is play music or sign first, then read and write music or understand ASL structure along the way. Just like an infant would speak first, then read and write later. It is more effective and smarter. Lessons are for all ages and are started off with songs based on their familiarity and strengths. Then progressively, I build on their weaknesses and expand their instrument and performance or sign language skills. The finally, when students are ready, I clearly explain and reveal on the music theory or sign language structure and grammar. There, their ‘whys’ are answered and ‘oohhhh-that-makes-sense’ are uttered. Lessons are progressive and it's not strict on my plan, but on the students' progress. Through patience and encouragement, my students enjoy succeeding learning how to sign American Sign Language or play music on their choice of instrument.

During the first lesson, I care about my students and their parents first; I want to be a friend to both of them. At the same time, they'll have a strategical, knowledgeable, and wise teacher. I start off with lots of comfortable questions about my new students, parents, and their interest. I even encourage my students to ask me questions too!! I move on in empowering my students to feel more at ease, confident, and fearless - and to enjoy!! Can a student learn without believing in themselves? Can a student have interest and passion without having fun or with a smile on their face? I encourage those important factors.

After noting down key strengths and weakness, their culture and daily environments, goals, examples of lessons, their preference of topics, needs, styles and songs, and creating a song list together, through excellence rapport and communication, I'll get the feeling of the students’ expectations, needs, and what they enjoy.

My style of teaching is very interactive and for anyone to learn. I had a 6 year old student who learn her first song, "London Bridge" on her first day. One adult student, who supposedly could never be on tempo, finally achieved this from tempo #50 to tempo #150 in 3 lessons. Other students who can play 'well' now improve their flexibility playing Major Scales with two hands with up-beat rhythms. Others can now fully understand the theory and rules of Major Scales, Minor Scales, Major and Minor Chords, Diminished and Augmented Chords, and fill out the exercise charts without hesitation. Surprisingly, another student now performs comfortably in front of their friends and family just for fun!! For sign language, students are always enjoying in learning to sign and my humors. Plenty of ASL students would be so encouraged and wants to pursue in becoming a professional interpreter or get a degree in Deaf Studies. These are just few examples of techniques, lessons, skills, theories, success, and new endeavors that students experience through my passionate teaching. I love what I'm doing!!

Each student learns in different ways. I am flexible and have access to many outside resources to ensure that my students' lessons are effective. My personality is lovely, fun, patience, peaceful, funny, kind, and friendly. From time to time, shy and timid private and group students are now confident and courageous. One very young student came up to me on his second lesson and said, "I really like you, Mr. Eddie!! I always enjoy seeing my student smile and laughing learning how to play music or learning sign language.

***Requirements***
Strong internet is required. The stronger the internet, the smoother and clearer the lessons will be.
A quiet area is required for effective teaching and learning.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in contemporary, alternative, soft pop, pop-rock, R&B and uniquely gifted signing songs in American Sign Language with dance. But I am flexible in different genres. I enjoy all kinds of styles and genres. But more importantly, I study students' preference of genres to teach them basic fundamentals and go from there to more complicated fundamentals and techniques. I focus on teaching the students thoroughly of 3 elements of music: Melody, Harmony, and Rhythms - whichever is easier and more enjoyable for students to start with. Dynamics also are taught as well to add another important dimension to the music. Students do not have to sign songs if they just want to focus on communicating in sign language. Not a problem.

To achieve in understanding and performing or signing with all these elements, I highly implement them through visual, reading, writing, listening, and playing or signing. Lessons are hands on, active, thorough, and with common-sense examples and clarifications. Also, I enjoy teaching through many life examples to 'open their eyes' to the music language. I make sure that all their 'whys' are answered in a timely manner.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Looking forward to meet you!!
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Elizabeth October 19, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
I take group lessons online. I enjoy taking classes with Eduardo! I used to get very nervous if I made a mistake. Now if I make a mistake its corrected and he encourages to make your best guess. Without that I think I wouldn't have built up my confidence in myself. He teaches you the rules of ASL but shows you how to put your personality and emotion into it. You cant go wrong learning with him. All of this from just group lessons. He's an amazing teacher!
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Amanda S. October 8, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
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· Piano · Online
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Orlando, FL

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I got my bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in my country Colombia. Since 2006, I have been teaching. I love to be a teacher and I love Spanish. I would like to help others to learn it in an easy way and at the same time enjoy the class. I am very proud of my students specially because they want to communicate with hispanic people and they want to understand the language.
I have a lot of patience with everybody, so take your time and don’t be afraid to ask questions. As a teacher I am very passionate with my work which means I am taking this very seriously. My goal is that my students will be able to speak the language well. Most of my students have learned how to read Spanish in a month and most of my students have been able to have basic conversations
in three months. It also depends on the student’s dedication to learn Sp
anish. I will do my best for my part and the rest is you.
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Anastasia September 19, 2018
· Spanish · Online
I wrote my first review over a year ago. I would like to write another one to say that Claudia is a great teacher. I have been taking classes with her for a while now and I can see the results. She helped me improve my Spanish a lot. She is a very responsible teacher who can keep you motivated and engaged. She offers lots of learning materials so that you are able to practice different skills. I am so glad that I found her. She makes learning Spanish easy! Anastasia
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David August 28, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Claudia is such an excellent instructor, I feel very fortunate to learn from her. She works at my pace, communicates really well and provides detailed instructions in helping me understand every aspect of the language. It's only been 2 months and not only can I read Spanish well but I can also make basic conversation when I go places. I'm very pleased I highly recommend her!
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Nichollas August 13, 2018
· Spanish · Online
I had previously taken another professor and Claudia is leaps and bounds better. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to take Spanish lessons.
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Raleigh, NC
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I am here to help you with all your Latin & Greek needs. I have taught anyone and everyone, from 6th grade Texans to Cambridge university undergraduates, and would love to help you.
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Lilli December 14, 2017
· Latin · In studio
Personable and very knowledgeable about his subject...Latin. Yes, would recommend to anyone.
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Makoa June 24, 2017
· Latin · Online
My 12 year old son was hesitant to have Latin lessons based on the experience he had in a classroom setting. He just had his first lesson and immediately told me afterward, "I learned more from Jonathan than I did all year in class." He seemed to really connect with Jonathan and is actually looking forward to his next lesson.
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Parent of a high school student February 9, 2016
· Latin · Online
After searching in vain for a latin tutor for our son in our neighborhood, we reluctantly turned our search to the internet. We're so glad we did. Jonathan is an excellent latin teacher! He evaluated our son's current ability level in latin and has guided him in lessons designed to address his weak areas. Our son is a good student and will work hard when challenged, but he also needs structure and guidance from his teacher. Jonathan provided both and has inspired him to pursue latin with enthusiasm. We are very grateful to have found such a wonderful tutor, and we would highly recommend Jonathan Hills to any student serious about improving his/her latin skills.
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Raleigh, NC 27613
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Camp Lejeune, NC
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I started my teaching career when I was a college student. In Japan, I taught both English and Japanese to middle and high school students at a private academy. I have also taught Japanese to adults especially the spouses stationed in Japan and also community college. I have the Master of Education in TESL; therefore, I’ve taught English more vigorously, but know what it takes to be successful at second language acquisition. I really find it rewarding to teach those who are interested in Japanese language and culture.

I like to get to know your learning styles and what motivates you. I will cater to your needs and make your own lesson plan just for you.

I love teaching and discovering my own culture through the eyes of the students. I love to meet new people and just love the people who want to learn a foreign language. It gives you
an opportunity to widen your view of the world!

I’ve also played the piano since I was 3 years old and have the Yamaha certification; therefore, I teach piano too. I also love to play!!
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Eileen D. August 27, 2018
· Japanese · Online
When I'm feeling overwhelmed with so much material to learn, Ai helps me understand and is very supportive
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Eileen D. August 13, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Very good first lesson!!
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· Japanese · Online
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About Laurel
With a Masters in Education, Bachelors in English and 25 years of teaching & tutoring experience in English/ESL, I am an expert with English as a Second Language (ESL).

In 2010, I founded Cary Tutor, a tutoring, test prep and ESL center for children and adults in North Carolina. In addition to serving as the owner, I have worked with students of all ages and professionals from all over the world, including Russia, Africa, India, China and Martinique. I also host Meetups for former students and non-students, where they can practice ESL conversation and social skills.

I started an online academy in 2018, Laurel's Learning Lab, to help students from around the world improve their English Pronunciation and more classes are coming soon. I currently teach students from elementary - adult in Accent Reduction, Pronunciation and Conversation sk
ills, as well as reading, writing and SAT Prep English and TOEFL testing, in private sessions in Raleigh, NC area as well as online classes.

I suggest 1-3 classes a week, depending on your level and goals you want to reach with your English. Contact me today to learn more! :)
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Allison September 20, 2018
· ESL · In studio
My son has been struggling with understanding school curriculum. We have been working with Laurel for 2 months and I have seen changes in my son’s habits and abilities in progressing in Math and English. Laurel is very helpful in teaching new strategies to make learning easier for Joey. I would most definitely recommend Laurel for anyone looking for help in weak areas.
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Cary, NC 27511
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I am a certified teacher. I've been teaching Portuguese for over 10 years. I am a Portuguese speaker native. I've work with children and adults.
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Hello! :) My name is Brianna, I was born and raised in Arizona but moved here in May. I am a very kind, patient, and open-minded person, accepting of all cultures and types of people. I understand we have all been through different situations in our lives that made us who we are, and no matter what I teach my goal is to help the student turn inward and develop who they are as an individual. I work on helping the students turn into their intuition and teach them at the pace that is right and comfortable for them. I am fairly new to formal teaching, but have done a lot of informal teaching over the past several years. Outside of teaching I'm an artist, I make music, and I'm in the process of establishing my life coaching business. I'm a free spirit who loves nature, and if possible and it's a nice day, we can even sit outside and learn!
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Cary, NC 27518
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