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About Toya

I have taught acting to small children, teens, and adults in community, private, and collegiate settings. I taught acting at the legendary Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City. My love of the arts has enabled me to study and perform in various cities throughout the US; including Los Angeles, where I studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, to Europe, Mexico, South America; then back to New York City, where I earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School.

I currently work professionally as an actor, singer, and TV and radio host. I've been fortunate enough to work in film, TV, theater, musical theater, hosting, commercials, improv, and voice-overs. I am also a vocally trained mezzo-soprano. Because I am still a working artist, I can not only teach you craft

, but can assist you in making the right choices to navigate your own way in the business. I offer private coaching to actors in theater and film, and singers in the US and abroad. I would love to share my knowledge and experience with you.

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I offer private coaching to children, teens, adults who have an interest in acting or singing performance, and for those who simply have an interest in performing or speaking in front of others. In addition to coaching those who wish to better their skills in acting, voice and speech, and singing, I also offer coaching for non-actors; i.e., attorneys, business professionals, teachers, politicians, pageant participants, and other creatives, who want to improve their public speaking and communication skills.

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High definition, quality camera for video and stills
High quality lighting equipment and MAC monitor
Ideal for video auditions and on-camera classes

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Acting for film, TV, theater, and commercials
Audition Etiquette and Technique
Light Career Coaching
Agent Ready Coaching
Voice and Speech
Public Speaking
Pageant Prep
Neutral American Speech
Singing; including Musical Theater
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May 31, 2019
Olivia
Made a huge difference in my daughter’s voice in just an hour. Tangible lessons taught. Definitely doing more lessons with Toya!
May 22, 2019
Jill
Personable and affirming!
May 11, 2019
Kathryn
When I first started working with Ms. Toya, i was very apprehensive towards acting. However, she has inspired me to keep working towards my goals and instilled in me a confidence i had never known.

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Karl K.

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About Karl

Will travel further than listed by special arrangement (call take lessons to inquire) - especially via easy public transit. Professional internationally touring musician for 20+ years, Classical, Broadway, Experimental, Early music. Bachelor of Music; Norwegian State Academy, Master's of Music; Mannes College of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts; Stony Brook University (expected completion Spring 2015). Faculty positions held at Rowan University, NJ, University of Tennessee, TN, University of Akron, OH, International Festival Institute, TX, Siena Summer Music, Siena, Italy

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August 15, 2019
Susan
Excellent experience. Persistent getting through technology challenges. Enjoyable lessons. Great teacher.
July 14, 2019
Denise G.
As others have stated Karl is very patient with a new learner. His explanations are thorough and understandable. I make progress from lesson to lesson (for the most part) and look forward to the next lesson.
July 14, 2019
LYNN
Karl explained everything. It was great.

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About Jackie

Hi there! My name is Jackie, and I have nearly 20 years of experience in teaching. All of my students, meaning a perfect 100%, have improved their grades by at least one letter grade, if not more, and passed every one of their tests and exams. I help all my students reach their goals.

The feedback I often receive from my students is that I made learning an enjoyable experience—they want to work harder to advance quickly in their classes. All of my students agree that I have a lot of patience and turn even the most challenging lessons into ones of positivity and encouragement. I provide critical feedback in the most constructive of ways that help the students reach conclusions on their own. I enjoy being there to support and guide their experience.

Basically, I love teaching. I'm enthusiastic yet patient, and I absolutely adore helpi

ng kids and adults alike learn. It's such a sense of accomplishment when my students show off their terrific grades. I see the same look in my students’ eyes regardless of age—that pride that shines from within, that exuberant smile, like they can conquer anything. I want my students to keep that pride for a long, long time.

Right now, I’m working on self-publishing a Spanish conversation textbook for beginning students and am writing an intermediate-level Spanish conversation textbook. I've also written several academic articles published online. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy traveling, playing with my cat, and swimming.

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February 19, 2018
Jim G.
Jackie is an excellent teacher. I would recommend her to anyone who wishes to either learn Spanish or improve on the Spanish skills they already have
December 15, 2017
Paige
November 21, 2017
Jean Charles
Jackie is a very very good teacher. No comment!

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Jennifer V.

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Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that warm-ups are a big importance when it comes to performing. Technique is something I have been studying for a while, and I am consistently learning what new techniques work for myself too. I teach singing, acting and other subjects too, check them out!

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October 6, 2019
Gabriela
I didn't believe my voice was capable of doing certain things until she taught me! Jennifer has changed my life forever.
September 30, 2019
Kimason
GREAT COACH!!
August 19, 2019
Yarlin D.
Jennifer is amazing. The best Instructer ever. She has taught me so much and I can see myself being more comfortable when I am acting.

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About Abby

Hello! My name is Miss Yohn and I am looking forward to learning about you and helping you with your needs.

I will not text, call, or email anyone outside of this site. Please do not message me with your personal information.

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About Consuelo

Hi, there! My name is Consuelo C. and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching mathematics classes since 19994 and have loved helping my students improve and advance to higher levels. I went to Fluminense Federal University and earned a BS degree in mathematics in 1998.
I'm a patient, committed and dependable teacher and my teaching style is encouraging, precise and meticulous. I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
When a student do not understand a mathematical concept I bring real life situations that can help the student better visualize and understand the mathematical concepts and make the problem simple.
For me there is no student who can not become better. I truly believe that all students can greatly improve and become a better. I am here to support and encourage you and help you to understand mathe

matics.
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March 23, 2019
Christina
Ms. Consuelo was very kind and patient with my daughter and helped her to understand concepts I was not able to help her with. She prepares assignments in advance to prepare the student and takes her time in explaining it in a way that they can really understand the math problems at the core. Thank you so much for helping my daughter again, Consuelo! We look forward to working with you again in the near future!!
March 23, 2019
Vanessa Rubi
Consuelo is objetive and determined to help others to learn and overcome their challenges.
March 23, 2019
Vanessa
Friendly e compentent.

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About Gerardo

My name is Gerardo M. I studied Mechanical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. I am a STEM-focused tutor that specializes in teaching all levels of math (AP included), science, academic test prep, and college level classes. One of my greatest strengths as a tutor is my ability to communicate with my students. I identify areas that need improvement and figure out where the fundamental disconnect between the material and my student's understanding of it exists. In addition to tutoring, I have 7 years of experience in technology startups in the semiconductors and consumer electronics industries.

My philosophy is to teach my students to learn by intuition and logic rather than memorization. I emphasize teaching the fundamentals to build up a strong foundation of understanding. I believe this approach produces superior l

ong-term learning and enables my students to continue succeeding later in life.
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May 5, 2019
Ana
Gerardo definitely knows a lot about Microsoft Excel. He taught me how to use pivot tables, create histograms, produce graphs of data, and he also helped me learn a few keyboard short-cuts to do my work more efficiently. Gerardo is a patient and effective tutor and I highly recommend him!
January 25, 2019
Ana
Gerardo helped me out in Calculus because I was truly struggling. I had a tough professor and I had not taken a math course in a couple of years. He did a great job at tutoring me through webcam and he was really patient with me. I would definitely recommend!
January 24, 2019
Henry
Gerardo helped me prepare for my AP Calculus AB test. I had trouble understanding certain concepts such as related rates and using integration to find volumes. He explained problems very clearly by going step-by-step, and making sure I understood the process every step of the way. I highly recommend Gerardo if you are looking for a math tutor.

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ANISOARA T.

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About ANISOARA

I am a Licensed Court Interpreter, native Romanian, and I love sharing my knowledge with students! Proper pronunciation, correct grammar, and rich vocabulary are essential elements to attaining fluency in a foreign language. Multiplication, division, the order of operations, decimals, fractions, measurements and more, will no longer be a challenge!
I have considerable experience working as a linguist for the US Army, as a translator, and substitute teacher as well.
Learning will be fun and rewarding!

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September 14, 2019
Drake W.
A very good lesson with focus on pronunciation, grammar, and spelling. Very helpful!
July 25, 2019
Drake W.
A good and promising beginning lesson.
June 7, 2019
Isabela M.
I'm biased on this tutor because of a previous opportunity to serve our nation together. Anisoara was the most reliable member of Romanian interpreters when military missions required our role in international encounters. She is patient, articulate, intelligent, and very respected in the USA interpreters community. I highly recommend her to teach you the language and culture of the old Dacia (now Romania).

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Alina
"Julia is a highly knowledgeable, professional and personable teacher. My son has been tutored by her since the age of 4 and is now 13. His MAP and PARCC
scores are off the charts and he just received his placements for Stevenson High School with the recommendations for the highest math classes offered to incoming freshmen. Julia taught him to love and be passionate about mathematics. Her primary goal is to make sure that the students learn in a stress-free environment and with that strategy she is able to accomplish brilliant results. I recommend Julia highly. She is very approachable and patient, loves children and loves what she does."
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Clarice
"He identified immediately something in my daughter's speech pattern that I couldn't put my finger on! Great help!"
jamie
"Educated me in the advanced use of language in the main streams of life. Would recommened him as a tutor."
Christina
"Ms. Consuelo was very kind and patient with my daughter and helped her to understand concepts I was not able to help her with. She prepares assignments in
advance to prepare the student and takes her time in explaining it in a way that they can really understand the math problems at the core. Thank you so much for helping my daughter again, Consuelo! We look forward to working with you again in the near future!!"
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Lesley
"Rob is knowledgeable and patient. He is able to convey the material in a manner that helps his student grasp concepts quickly."
Ngozi
"was very easy to understand and was very knowledgeable on per calculus and was able to give better explanations to make per calculus problems easy to unde
rstand, help me work thought problems step by step if i did not understand them and was patient, would recommend him to any one that needs help with per calculus."
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Julie
"As an adult student who has struggled with creative writing, Larry has been instrumental in opening a whole new world of self expression for me. I highly
recommend him for any student who wishes to either grasp fundamental skills or for the one who simply wishes to polish their own.

Additionally Larry has been able to introduce me to Shakespeare, a life long interest of mine... one which has always frustrated me do to my lack of understanding, in a non threatening, non stressful way.

Thank you Larry."
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Angela
"Milka is really helpful!! Whether I understand the problems or not, I like it when she reviews them with me."
Skylar
"Very helpful! Julia was very hands on and wrote problems on a white board. She helped me better understand what I'm struggling with. Looking forward to
my next session!"
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