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About Ian S.

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Jersey City, NJ

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About Ian
A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on piano, Ian has studied and performed with several award-winning music artists, and has written, recorded, and produced over one hundred songs. He plays and teaches a variety of styles on both the guitar and the piano, from classical to jazz to rock. Ian is patient, friendly, and loves sharing the gift of music.

Ian was the guitarist in the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble for 3 seasons, was selected from a nationwide pool of musicians to perform at a special music event at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and was the recipient of the New Jersey Gove
rnor's Award in Arts Education for the category of Instrumental Music.

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I am very laid back and friendly, and I want you or your child to be as comfortable as possible during our lessons. You or your child will develop confidence and musical intelligence. I will make your lessons fun, enjoyable, and effective. Boredom is not an option! Music is fun... let's keep it that way.

The teaching methods I use will be custom-tailored to your individual needs, personality and specific musical goals. If it's guitar or piano you want to learn, I want to get you playing exactly what you want to be playing as soon as possible. That's what you're here for, and that's what I'm here for. I will make it happen. If it's songwriting that you want to learn, I will help you access that place inside of you that is dying to express itself creatively, and will teach you techniques to harness that energy and translate it successfully into musical expression.

You can expect to learn all the basics of music theory, proper playing techniques, improvisation and spontaneous musical expression, and I will help you develop your "ear" so you can figure out songs you like just by listening to them. This is all about you and your goals, and I want you to achieve them in a fun and engaging way.

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Living room: Upright piano, guitars, amps, keyboard, percussion

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I specialize in pop, rock, classical, jazz, blues, folk, fingerstyle (guitar), etc. I also teach improvisation and songwriting, and try to develop the student's ear for figuring out songs they like on their own.
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Richard April 26, 2018
· Meditation · In studio
Ian possesses a great understanding of meditation and a calming presence.
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Aydin March 24, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Ian is great with kids and a great instructor. Our son is really into the lessons.
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Joseph February 20, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Ian is quick to understand the areas in which his student needs direction
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Ian S.

Ian S.

Jersey City, NJ 07302
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About Julia A.

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New York, NY
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About Julia
Hi! My name is Julia A. I have been tutoring students of all ages and skill levels at learning centers, colleges, libraries and schools since 2008.

My instruction extends nationwide, with students from all corners of the US, utilizing online tutoring services such as Skype.

My main field of study is in MATH (trig, algebra, geometry, precalculus), CHEMISTRY (high school and college), and PHYSICS (high school and college).

I completed my Bachelors in Physics and Mathematics Education at Hunter University and have gained experience with both in-person and online group instruction and curriculum development.

Some examples of the students I have tutored are: Elementary school students preparing for State competitions and exams; High school and College students in preparance for entrance exams, and in subjects such as algebra, geom
etry, trig, precalc, chemistry and physics.

I do Regents and SAT/ACT prep for these subjects as well as the GRE (These are NYS based High School Preparatory Exams - do not hesitate to ask should you need assistance with the ones offered in your state/country).

In addition, I am thorough and meticulous, by paying special attention to how the student grasps information and retains it, I prepare individualized handwritten reviews, with supplemental material found online and in texts.

I assign homework to keep my students ahead of what is going on in class, and a visual and intuitive understanding of the concepts I present is important to me, so I use visual aids (diagrams and interactive models) to help my students integrate what they learn with me in real life situations.

My instruction includes:
1. Tutoring based on the school curriculum
2. Instruction on the home-schooling curriculum
3. Assisting those with a gap in going back to school/university.

I start with an assessment based on what the student has trouble with or last remembers covering in school, and prepare material going from there.

As a result, my students all have improved grades without any need for cramming before tests, and I encourage a stress-free and easygoing learning environment.

My lessons are fun and enthusiastic - these subjects are beautiful and will help open your mind to new ways of thinking - whatever your field of study!
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Elizabeth N. December 12, 2017
· Chemistry · Online
Julia was very organized and well informed about chemistry. She was so much help. I would definitely use her again.
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Oleg September 19, 2017
· Math · Online
Great help to our 9y.o., who is exploring math. Clear explanation, additional materials, and a nice memo after each lesson. Thank you! Will do again!
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Kate July 27, 2017
· Algebra · Online
Julia creates her own curriculum which is better than anything my daughters receive in their schools.
I see marked improvements in their grades for this past year, and my eldest is actually skipping fourth grade as a result of lessons. I am astounded as to my girls' progress, and greatly appreciative of our tutor's expertise.
Her patient, methodical approach to teaching is why I see us remaining with her for all of our educational instruction. She has already taught arithmetic to my youngest (3rd grade), and algebra to my eldest (starting 5th this sept!), and is proceeding with more advanced math with no issue whatsoever. I cannot recommend her enough.
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Julia A.

Julia A.

Flushing, NY 11367
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About Tammy Y.

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New York, NY

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About Tammy
I conduct group lessons for young children, which I am unable to state on my profile/list of services here. You can send me a message if you are interested in them!

I believe EVERYONE should have the opportunity to learn music, especially children, in a fun and enjoyable way! As someone who grew up around music (my mother is a music teacher!) I wish to give that chance to others.

I started playing the piano at around the age of four, and helped out as a substitute teacher at my mother's music school back in Singapore while in High School. I left shortly after to pursue music at Berklee College of Music, where I graduated summa cum laude in August 2013 with a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production!

My students range from as 3.5 years old, to the grandmother of a couple of my students. I wo
rk mostly with children, but have a handful of adult beginner students I work with as well.

Everyone is different - and I personally take the time and effort to develop and customize my lessons and materials for each student. I'll push you (a little!), to make you realize just how much you can do!

Music is an all-rounded experience. Not only can I offer you a chance to learn how to play different styles of piano, from jazz to pop to classical, but I can also teach you how to write your own songs, arrange them, and perhaps (if you like) record them!
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Estrella H. November 28, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Excellent teacher. Was very impressed on how well the piano classes were explained in detail. My 6 years old learned a lot in her first piano class! My daughter came out super excited and motivated!
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Estrella H. November 28, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Excellent teacher. Was very impressed on how well the piano classes were explained in detail. My 6 years old learned a lot in her first piano class! My daughter came out super excited and motivated!
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Mary S. January 8, 2015
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
We are absolutely thrilled with our experience with Tammy. My two sons meet with her online to review the Mandarin language they take at school. The extra 30 min. a week of conversation and tone work is invaluable. I would rate Tammy a 10/10 as she sends highlights, a review and suggestions of study for the week after each lesson. If a person can have teenage boys look forward to "extra" Chinese weekly, they deserve a medal!
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Tammy Y.

Tammy Y.

New York, NY 10023
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About Francesca S.

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Levittown, NY
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About Francesca
I was born and raised in Vicenza, an hour west from Venice. My husband is American, we met in Italy and after living together there for 15 years, we decided to move back to the US last Summer. We have two kids, 7 and 4, who are perfectly bilingual.
I have always enjoyed teaching English to little kids and adult friends in Italy, so I can only enjoy teaching Italian even more. Although I'm enjoying this adventure in the US, I miss my country tremendously and teaching and speaking my own language is one of the things that excites me the most. I have also travelled Italy and most of Europe extensively, and I love discussing about all the different cultural environments that I've experienced.
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Lawrence October 7, 2018
· Italian · Online
Francesca is a fantastic teacher! I highly recommend her, whether you are beginner or have some experience speaking Italian.
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Lawrence June 3, 2018
· Italian · Online
I have had 3 lessons so far with Francesca and they have been fantastic! She is an excellent and very dedicated teacher. I highly recommend her.
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Angela G. May 23, 2018
· Italian · In studio
FRANCESCA was wonderful. She was receptive to my needs and presented as a competent instructor. The first meeting with her was comfortable, informative and productive. At this point, I feel my experience will be worthwhile and I feel grateful to have found someone that will assist me in meeting my goal of enhancing Italian language skills. Thank you, FRANCESCA and TakeLessons personnel!
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Francesca S.

Francesca S.

Massapequa, NY 11758
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About Priscilla O.

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Bronx, NY

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About Priscilla
It is with great pleasure I introduce myself Priscilla. I am willing to help any and all students with concepts, methods and ways to enrich your learning journey. I have been a tutor for many subjects from Chemistry, advanced Biology and many other subjects. Teaching has been one of my strong abilities. I have taught many of my fellow colleagues and students while working as a tutor. My goal is to aid the student in understanding complex ideas and make them simple for anyone to understand. I have worked with special needs adults in a classroom setting of about 20 and helped them with spelling, grammar and math skills. I would do individual lesson planning based on their capabilities and make it fun.

My passion is seeing a student or anyone I am explaining a concept to have the face light up when they understood the idea. This is so muc
h better then any compensation I can ever receive. I look forward to have you allow me to teach you.
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Henry August 8, 2018
· English · Online
Priscilla was one of the best teachers my kids ever had. She was patiant and held high standards for them all while keeping the work light and entertaining. My kids ages 4, and 5) saw a new light in learning new things and learned to actually read within a week worth of her services. Her dedication, strategies, and bright ideas are something that you wouldnt regret exposing to your children. Take my word for it and hire this woman 😃
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Staceylee francis August 7, 2018
· Anatomy and Physiology · In home
It's not easy to get a tutor that has patience and understanding. Prissila would travel to my home and stay extra hours of tutoring for me if I needed. She is truly a dedicated individual. I would recommend her to the best because she is the best as well.
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Priscilla O.

Bronx, NY 10473
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About Melanie R.

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New York, NY
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About Melanie
I have an undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of Illinois and attended the University of Seville, Spain. I’ve taught youngsters privately and in group classes. I’ve taught elementary, JR High and High School level too.
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Melanie R.

Melanie R.

New York, NY 10034
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$25 / 30-min

About Kaylie S.

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New York, NY

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I am a second year college student at Fordham University. I'm majoring in Spanish Language and Literature with a minor in Arabic. I've been actively studying Spanish for the past five years both in and outside of school.

Spanish is the first foreign language I began studying, so I have discovered what methods I think are the most and least efficient for language acquisition. I firmly believe that the most effective way to learn another language is to speak from day one. Therefore, in tutoring with me, I will emphasis speaking practice and will also share my tips and advice for improving your language skills in easy and effective ways.

Although I am not a native speaker, I believe that this actually gives me an advantage in tutoring spanish. As a learner of the language myself, i have had to learn and understand difficult grammar co
ncepts such as the subjunctive and past tense for myself which gives me the opportunity to teach Spanish from a students perspective and explain things from the perspective of a native English speaker.
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Ashley September 9, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
My lesson with Kaylie was exceptionally helpful and personally tailored to my needs! I can't believe how easily I was able to improve! Kaylie's demeanor is incredibly warm and professional. I highly recommend taking lessons with her.
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Kaylie S.

Kaylie S.

New York, NY 10023
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$17 / 30-min

About David F.

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New York, NY

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Hebrew is my native language and I can truly help you learn how to use it. I can help with Homework, Tests or just to expand your knowledge and experience with Hebrew.
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David F.

David F.

New York, NY 10024
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$50 / 30-min

About Alisa Y.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Alisa
Translation and language teaching has always been a strong interest of mine. Teaching a difficult language like Japanese and motivating students to keep up with learning can be a challenge, but one that I find rewarding and worthwhile. In terms of tutoring experience, I was a tutor and class assistant for the Oberlin College Japanese department during my undergraduate program and have continued private Japanese tutoring since graduating. I am a professional writer and translator in English and Japanese, with bylines in The Japan Times and other media outlets. An original article of mine published in The Japan Times is currently used for the Kansai Gaidai University entrance exam. I recently moved to New York City in order to pursue a master's degree at New York University in Media, Culture and Communication.

I grew up in Tokyo, Japan wit
h a Japanese father and an American mother, so I was raised to be completely bilingual in Japanese and English. I do Japanese copywriting and translation professionally, as well as quality checking translated scripts for film directors and screenwriters.
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Anna October 14, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
Alisa is a fantastic teacher, I was able to learn a lot from her in a short period of time. Very attentive and engaging. Thanks to her I feel confident about my upcoming trip to Japan!
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Isaac October 10, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
Alisa did a great job teaching me Japanese vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and cultural context while I took Japanese 101/102! Since she has native fluency in both Japanese and English, Alisa was able to anticipate which aspects of learning Japanese might be particularly challenging for me, and gave excellent advice for handling those topics. A+!!!
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Michael September 23, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
Because of her background growing up in both Japan and the States, Alisa has an amazing ability to explain even a complex language like Japanese in a way that is easily understandable for English speakers, and making the challenge really fun in the process!
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Alisa Y.

Alisa Y.

Brooklyn, NY 11237
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About Galyna R.

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Roseland, NJ

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About Galyna
I am a flutist, pianist, instructor and accompanist in the New Jersey/New York area. My students performed in studio recitals, successfully passes Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music examinations, won competitions such as Music-Fest Rising Talents Festival, Crescendo International competition, Russian Music Festival and were awarded performance opportunities in such renowned halls as Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall of Kaufman Center, Italian Teatro of Columbia University, NY and Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia.

I earned my Master of Music degree from the National P. Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine and Bachelor of Music degree (with Honors) from R. Glier Kyiv State Higher Music College.

My performance experience includes concerts in Zurich, Basel, Bern as a winner of Switzerland Round Tab
le Club Competition; chamber appearances in Haifa (Israel), Koblenz (Germany), solo and chamber performances in Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall of Kaufman center, NY, in the Musicales of the Greater Princeton Steinway Society.

I am a co-founder and artistic director of Music-Fest Rising Talents Festival.
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Maria October 1, 2018
· Flute · In studio
My daughter took lessons with Galyna for five years. At the age of seven she was true beginner - no experience with any musical instruments. Sophia really enjoyed her lessons! She ended up playing in a band in middle school and I attribute her success to Galyna's lessons. Galyna is professional, friendly and flexible. I would highly recommend her as a music teacher.
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Larissa September 29, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Galyna is an excellent teacher: very patient, fun and supportive. My son takes piano classes with her and I can see progress each class. I am very happy to recommend her!
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Ping September 28, 2018
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I started to learn piano at my middle age. As an adult student, to have a wonderful teacher is very important. Galyna is such a nice teacher. I really enjoyed taking lessons from her for 5 years. She showed me how to play note by note, measure by measure. She also explained the feeling of the music and it made my piano playing musical. Because of Galyna’s teaching, my skills improved a lot, I also enjoy the beautiful music more and more.
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Galyna R.

Galyna R.

New York, NY 10001
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