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About Amy C.

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Weehawken, NJ
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About Amy
I have been a voice, acting, and teacher of creative arts for over 25 years. My background includes ten years of classical voice training with Maestro Julio Berrocal, as well as vocal training through the Feldenkrais approach with Marcy Lindhiemer. In acting, I have studied with renowned Stanislavsky scholar Sonia Moore and Master acting teacher of the Strasberg Method, Marcia Haufrecht. I received a B.A. For comparative literature and creative writing at the State University of New York at Purchase and have recently completed my Master's degree in social work at Walden University.
I believe, within all of us, Is the ability to express something distinctive and original. I work to help students discover their unique voice, whether it be through singing, acting, or writing. I share with my students an array of tools to gain the ability
and confidence to achieve their goals. I empathize deeply with the challenges students may face when pursuing a life in the creative and performing arts, having worked professionally in those areas for most of my adult life. I believe it is the teacher's job to respect each student's individual process of learning.
My students have gone on to become recording artists, Broadway performers, movie actors, Blues and cabaret artists, and published writers.

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice
I am an empathetic teacher, sensitive to the student's individual process of learning. My singing lessons usually start with breathing and relaxation exercises. Vocal technique exercises come next. When the student is fully warmed up, we will begin to work on songs. It is important that students be a part of the process of picking material since the more personally they respond to the material the more apt they are to become engaged in their lessons. After three to six months beginning students will have gained an understanding of the fundamentals of breathing, relaxation, and basic performance skills. With more advanced students the focus will be on range extension and the on-going development of vocal style through song interpretation and performance related exercises.
Acting
As an acting teacher and coach, I tailor my classes to the needs of each student. I utilize improvisatory and sensory techniques to help unleash spontaneity. I also encourage the students to use their personal experiences as a way to access a full range of emotions. I enjoy working with the student on script analysis, so as to discover the underlying motivations of the character the student is working on.
Creative and Lyric Writing
I use prompts as a way to get the student writing. Often, I will ask the student to write for stretches of time without editing themselves. It is important to unleash imagination before beginning the process of editing. Many times it is the unexpected that is the most compelling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
home- 10 minutes away from Manhattan with piano, seating for parents
-practice studio seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a piano, cd/mp3 player and an large library of songbooks to work from. The student should bring sheet music of songs they want to work on and a recording device.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching how to sing rock, pop, musical theater, jazz, cabaret, and blues without hurting the voice as well as method acting instruction.
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Alan L. September 19, 2019
· Speaking Voice · In studio
A very good first lesson. We went over breathing exercises and scales. Also had time for Amy to critique my speaking style through a portion of a speech I will be giving in a month. Time well-spent.

She briefly went over the next lesson plan and gave me a little homework to do as well.

I got a lot out of this lesson and I can see how this will help me accomplish my goal of being a better public speaker and having a more controlled and stronger voice.

Looking forward to future lessons.
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Kenny T. September 9, 2019
· Speaking Voice · In home
Patient. Gifted Teacher!
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Winnie C. June 23, 2019
· Speaking Voice · In home
Amy is absolutely incredible. She showed keen interest in my concerns and challenges. She listened and knew exactly what I needed to do to get to where I want to be. She makes it easy for me to understand and she is truly a great coach. I can’t wait to see her again.
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Amy C.

New York, NY 10036
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About Vania C.

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Somerset, NJ

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About Vania
I've always been attracted to the rewarding profession of teaching. I've been teaching for the last 20 years and it's been such a privilege to be a positive part of all my students' stories. As a result, I have built life-long, lasting connections with my students. My professional bio and education qualifications include:

• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

• Private and public Spanish Instructor
I teach beginning to advanced-level Spanish to persons of all ages. Books, media, dictionaries, age-appropriate games, and flash cards are the materials used for instruction. Students are assessed with oral and written quizzes.

• A variety of certificates of training and teaching, in the realm of Overseas Language Instruction in English and Spanish, Teaching Orientation
s, and Evaluating.

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They will walk into a highly positive, friendly, warm environment with an instructor who is able to recognize immediately their instructional level and needs, and will be able to connect with them. They will experience immediate results and feed off of their success and be encouraged for future sessions.
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Chris S. August 13, 2016
· Spanish · In home
! Vania is an excellent teacher !
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Phil L. April 1, 2013
· Spanish ·
Vania is an excellent Spanish instructor

I've taken many Spanish lessons that have ranged from various software programs to personal tutors. Vania is great. She knows how to relate with each person in order to convey concepts. She's the best I have worked with.

She's also very accommodating, since I tend to change my schedule around a lot. She is always flexible to accommodate. Vania is simply great.
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Vania C.

Somerset, NJ 08873
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$40 / 30-min

About Jessica H.

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New York, NY
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About Jessica
I am an experienced ESL, Writing, Speech, Literacy, Accent Modification coach and teacher. I have been doing this for the past 10+ years. I offer my students a structured and comprehensive curriculum that will change your English, speech, and grammar forever.

I have a ton of resources, know which textbooks to use for the best results and will provide my students with a variety of training videos that will help reinforce learned concepts outside of the class. I assess my students throughout their learning process.

I am very comfortable working with clients and colleagues of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Most of my work has been with individuals and businesses on a private basis.
I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you over the phone to discuss how I can be a valuable contributor to your education.

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I hold a Bachelors in Psychology from George Washington University, a Masters in Clinical Counseling from John Hopkins University and I am also certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from The Georgetown University.
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Jessica H.

New York, NY 10075
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$35 / 30-min

About Aksana P.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Aksana
PhD. in Russian Language and Literature, Immanuel Kant State University of Russia (Kaliningrad State University), Russia, 2002 Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Russian and Belarusian Languages and Literature (Diploma with honors), Belarusian State University, Belarus, 1995.

I am a native Russian tutor. Now I live in NYC and teach Russian as a foreign language in CUNY.

    I teach the Russian language from the very beginning - elementary, basic level - to higher levels.
  The most important goal of my classes is that you enjoy our meetings by keeping interest and feeling the progress.
  Individual approach to each student is the key point to success. We study the vocabulary, grammar, and situations related to the student's current activities. As a result all my students successfully use the learned skills for their professional or
private life.
  During my lessons, I'm trying to reach the best balance between speaking, listening, grammar, conversation and other aspects of the language.
  I can help you understand the system of the Russian language, so that you were not limited by phrases that you learn during the lesson, but could make your own sentences, paragraphs, express your thoughts in different ways.
  We will pay enough attention to grammar, pronunciation, reading and speaking.
  I will explain to you the way Russians talk in their everyday life because some Russian foundations and manners differ from American ones.
  As your personal instructor, I'm going to give you honest feedback on your strengths and weaknesses and design a curriculum that fits your needs.
  I'll be happy to help you learn the Russian language. Feel free to contact me and ask any questions.
  Thank you for your interest - I look forward to seeing you in my classes!

Policy: All changes in the schedule (except emergencies) should be made 24 hours before the lesson, otherwise the lesson will be marked as missed.
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Kenneth October 17, 2019
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Aksana made me feel at ease - gently guiding me through the material and kindly offering corrections when needed, helping you to feel comfortable taking risks which is necessary when learning something new. The worksheets Askana provided are helpful and she told me about a number of other good resources to use for practice between lessons. Seems like we are off to a good start!
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Christopher October 3, 2019
· Russian · Online
Aksana is a terrific instructor! After only a few lessons, I can already see a huge improvement in my speaking and listening comprehension skills. She can quickly gauge the level of each student and subsequently tailor her lessons to the student's level and goals. I believe that Aksana is one of the best Russian instructors that I have had since studying Russian in college over 30 years ago and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn Russian for the first time or to improve their skills if they have studied Russian previously.
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Crystal October 1, 2019
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Aksana is such an amazing instructor. She is patient and more than willing to work with your crazy work/life schedule. She customizes each lesson plan and you set the pace.
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Aksana P.

Brooklyn, NY 11230
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About Deirdre T.

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New York, NY
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About Deirdre
Languages have always fascinated me. Traveling a lot as a child, I studied French, German, and then Twi when I had a semester studying dance & music in Ghana. The other two constants have been piano and dance. Classical Spanish music is what originally hooked me on the piano and later the world of flamenco ensnared me. For 18 years, I produced the internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival, co-produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. I have been published in over 15 publications and also enjoy editing.
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Pablo May 29, 2019
· English · In studio
She is a great professional. I would recommend her to anyone interested in improving pronunciation and English fluency.
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April H. September 16, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I am a beginner, so I was skeptical at first. She seems to be patient and kind and I have just started with her, so I will be able to give a better assessment after my 5 lessons.
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Magda B. July 10, 2018
· English · In studio
Great!!!
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Deirdre T.

New York, NY 10025
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About Alfonso F.

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New York, NY
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About Alfonso
I have been teaching professionally for 10 years in different countries such as Ireland, Turkey and Spain, always at the Instituto Cervantes and several universities as well. I do love what I do and I always adapt to the students needs, I am very patient and love to teach one to one lessons as well as groups. I'm very flexible about the time and where to give them, always ready to new challenges and goals from my students. I'm online most of the time so you're more than welcome to ask me any questions or doubts, as well as corrections when you're at home.
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Alfonso F.

New York, NY 10028
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$50 / 30-min

About Sara S.

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Greenwich, CT
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About Sara
I’m a Native Speaker with over 10 years experience with tutoring. I’ve taught adults as well as kids all ages, groups and one-on-one lessons. All lessons can be tailored to the student’s needs. My lessons are fun and dynamic, they integrate grammar, conversation and culture. Students learn the language through practical examples of daily life situations, that can be conveniently applied during a trip to Italy! We learn about Italian food recipies, music, and much more.
There’s no learning a language without understanding the culture and viceverse :)
Start Your Italian Journey today!
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Yvonne M. September 20, 2019
· Italian · In studio
Lovely Italian teacher who is engaging and patient and one that makes you feel comfortable as a student who knows very little.
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Sara S.

Greenwich, CT 06830
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$84 / 60-min

About Maria Sole C.

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Hoboken, NJ
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About Maria Sole
I am a Italian girl, I live in New York, and I love my Italy!! I did babysitting for American-Italian kids and I taught Italian for people with Italian origin that have desired learn their own native language or because need to communicate with grandparents.
In addiction of Italian language and I can teach many dialects from the south and from the north of Italy!
I love Italian food, so I can teach the real italian recipes , this is a funny method to practice Italian
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Maria Sole C.

Hoboken, NJ 07030
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$67 / 45-min

About Victor D.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Victor
-- PLEASE contact me directly by clicking on 'Ask Victor a question' --

My lessons are for parents who want their children to benefit a high-end French education, and give them an opportunity to speak fluently.

Born and raised in Paris, I am a native French speaker with an education from the top-tier French institutions, and currently working in New York. For this reason I have limited time and can only teach two different students at a time on a weekly basis! I have a slot available at the moment and would love to meet motivated new young people.

I have a 3-year experience giving lessons to kids from 8 to 20 years old, and getting results with a simple method: balance fun and discipline.

Please contact me on my phone or email for information about availability and pricing, and so that I can better understand what your obje
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Aby August 14, 2019
· French · In home
Victor did such a great job with my son! He is young and dynamic, and he is very patient when it comes to teaching. I completely recommend him!
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Victor D.

Brooklyn, NY 11211
(1)
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$70 / 30-min

About Angela L.

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Syosset, NY
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About Angela
Dear future student,
Did you ever wish you could say more than nihaoma?
Does ni hao kai lan make you wish you could be fluent in Mandarin?
If so, let me know if you want to get started today in the basics of Mandarin.
Not only will you impress your mother, but you could impress your waiter and eventually tell jokes in Mandarin.
What are you waiting for?
Kuai xue ba!
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Giovanny B. September 18, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · In home
Angela is truly patient and very friendly. Her technique proves to be very helpful.
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David September 10, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · In home
Angela taught me how to speak Chinese! She is a patient and knowledgeable teacher, and made the lessons fun and easy to understand. My grandmother is so proud of me :)
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Richard August 23, 2019
· · In home
Great instructor
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Angela L.

Syosset, NY 11791
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starting at
$25 / 30-min

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