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About Nina M.

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About Nina
Hello! My name is Nina and I am an Oakland University graduate with a B.A. in Japanese Language and Literature.

I started tutoring Japanese in 2013 at the Oakland University Tutoring Center, when I was a student myself, and have been freelance teaching both online and in-person ever since. It has been an incredibly fun and rewarding experience that I'm looking forward to continuing for many years to come. In addition to teaching, I also work full time at a language training company, where I help translate, interpret and conduct phone calls in Japanese.

Since I started tutoring, I've had students of all ages who often describe me as being friendly, flexible, fun and supportive (and I definitely like to think that's true)! My lessons are always customized to fit my student's needs/goals and I provide plenty of practice and exercises
to reinforce topics. My approach is all about structure mixed with fun; I use textbooks/workbooks as a base and supplement lessons with music, movies, books, articles and other media based on my student's interests.

If you would be interested in taking Japanese lessons, please feel free reach out to me anytime and I would be happy to learn about your language goals and how we can get there together. Looking forward to hearing from you! : )
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Tejas November 6, 2018
· Japanese · Online
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Donovan October 15, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Nina is one of the best teachers I've ever had. She makes learning Japanese fun but also serious. You are bound to learn a lot without realizing it. Each lesson is super fun and you will come away with more knowledge than you could have ever expected to learn on your own. Kamiterru!
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Logan P. February 12, 2018
· Japanese · Online
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Nina M.

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About Maria P.

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Knoxville, TN
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About Maria
Maria was born in Moscow, Russia. Her mother was a piano teacher and started Maria playing at 4. She studied at the legendary Moscow Conservatory with Victor Merzhanov. In the US, she won the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition and debuted with the Symphony performing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. She earned her Bachelor's of Music at the University of Houston.

For her Master's, she studied organ at Rice University with the world-famous teacher Clyde Holloway. She won many national competitions, including Gruenstein Memorial Organ Competition in Chicago and San Antonio Pipe Organ Competition.

The Russian School of Playing has produced some of the world's greatest pianists. This method is fun and lays down the foundation for a relaxed way of playing, which gives confidence and technical security, while enabling one
to produce beautiful "singing" tone on the piano. This helps students of all ages to take their piano-playing to new heights.
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Mark July 1, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I throughly enjoy the lesson time spent with Maria as a beginner. She is an accomplished musician and transmits her passion for the piano to me as her student. She is kind and patient and totally focused on my comfort level and ensuring that I understand her approach to learning to play. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in starting with the basics and having the enthusiasm for learning that she has for teaching.
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Phillip April 13, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Maria has been a joy to work with. She is kind, compassionate and patient. She is an amazing teacher and my lessons have been transformative. Every time I leave a session with Maria I am excited, rejuvenated and my skills are most certainly elevated. She makes music fun. She is also thorough and comprehensive and teaches excellent fundamentals. I would strongly recommend her to anyone interested in learning piano.
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David April 11, 2019
· Piano · Online
Having a wonderful time learning with Maria. I'm returning to the piano after a 20+ year hiatus, and after a couple months reacquainting my self with the piano I found Take Lessons. I chose Maria based on her experience and background. I'm excited to change not only my touch on the piano, but also in my approach to learning a new piece of music. Maria is very thorough in helping me dissect the music so I fully understand not just which keys to press, but how make music out of it. Thanks Maria!!
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Maria P.

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About Fabrice K.

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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About Fabrice
Bonjour, my name is Fabrice. I am a native French speaker. I have been living in the USA for 8 years.

I have been tutoring French language and culture since 2011, mostly to students online and face-to-face. I am teaching French grammar, speaking, listening and reading and I love to share the French culture with my students.

I can help you to be ready for your next trip to France, French exam, personal or professional interest. I have been tutoring from beginners to advanced students. I like to customize my lessons to help with your needs.
My goal is always to make it fun, interactive and dedicated to your success.

J'espère que nous pourrons très bientôt travailler ensemble !
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Wendy Dillon July 22, 2019
· French · Online
Merveilleux.
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Wendy Dillon July 16, 2019
· French · Online
Formidable!!!
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Natalie A. May 23, 2019
· French · Online
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Fabrice K.

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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$35 / 45-min

About Kat F.

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Woodbury, CT
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How about a relaxed, fun and natural way of learning American Sign Language? Let's try some lessons together. I teach in an interactive and empowering way where discovering the beauty of this visual language and the valuable culture cherished by Deaf and Hearing Americans is part of every lesson.

I cater lessons to match your learning style and communication needs. Your classes will also have music, role-play, games and story telling. I have taught ASL and Deaf Culture to many different students and groups: K-12 students, families with special needs children, college students, interpreting students, professionals, families with Deaf children, adults, home schoolers, choirs, and dance troops.
I am a certified Interpreter with the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and have been a professional interpreter and ASL instructor
since 1991. I am a certified teacher in the state of Connecticut and hold an MS in education, a BA in Communications Human Relations/Interpreting.
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Frances July 9, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Very nice, kind, helpful,
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Trevor July 8, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Great first lesson! Thank you!
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Amanda W May 8, 2018
· American Sign Language ·
The best teacher on this planet earth. I feel so privileged to have been taught by Professor Kathleen, she is amazing. The plus was the introduction to ASL.

P.S: it takes a big heart to help shape little minds.
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Kat F.

Southbury, CT 06488
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$37.50 / 30-min

About Jaqueline M.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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About Jaqueline
Hello. I'm Jaqueline, Brazilian, voice over actress, translator-interpreter Spanish / Portuguese. Physical Education, Portuguese and Spanish Teacher and relationship advisor.
In love with scenic and visual arts, painter, performance in dance, modeling and acting.
I love to teach, either in person or online teaching by video conference with kids or adults.

Are you seeking to be fluent? I want you to have fun studying! Learn in a fun, easy, and relaxed way! In your own rhythm!

Each Student is Unique!!!

The classes will be personalized! You learn in your rhythm, to your specific goals! I will find out the easier, faster, most fun and better way to teach you using psychology and memorization techniques.

Learn more about Latin culture, etiquette, customs, manners and values!

Thanks for your visit!
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Mark July 12, 2019
· Spanish · In studio
Jaqueline is a pleasure to learn with. She's a great teacher who really understands each students' needs and tailors the instruction as needed.
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John June 19, 2019
· Portuguese · Online
I have been working with Jaqueline for about 8 months now, and can say that she is a very good teacher. She will focus on your strengths and use them to help you learn. She remains flexible to schedule needs and keeps good notes on your progress and what you have learned so far as well as where you are going. I need to learn Portuguese for my work and so she was very focused on keeping my lessons moving from the very basics to ultimately technical terms and meeting conversations. I don't believe I would be productive without her help.
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Kathy B. March 29, 2019
· Portuguese · Online
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Jaqueline M.

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About Xuan N.

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Gainesville, FL
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About Xuan
I am a college student of the University of Florida pursuing a degree in Music (Voice) and Mathematics. I'm passionate about the creative and human culture, especially its language. I was born and raised in Vietnam, and English was my way of exploring another world outside my own. I think there's nothing more exciting than being about to communicate with people in their own language, and I'd love to be invited to your journey in connecting with human kind!
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Xuan N.

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$20 / 30-min

About Heather E.

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About Heather
As a mom myself and I have a child with autism who has learned asl through me and a sister to a deaf sibling I can guide anyone that is wanting to learn asl or needs to learn it being a parent a child a sibling or ever aunt and uncle and grandparents children with spectrum disorders I can work with as well my oldest has aspergers
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Heather E.

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$34 / 30-min

About Marcia M.

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Danbury, CT
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Hi there!
My name is Marcia a graduate of Danbury high I’m currently a CNA who works with elders and children. I work mostly with children who have special needs and it’s a blessing! I’m also enrolled to become a US Marine and hoping to also pursue other things along the way. My goal in life is to help others in anything possible. I’ve always helped in my community, church, school and I’m beyond happy to teach my first language to who ever desires. If you only want to know basics it’s fine or advanced that’s even better because this language is just being used so much around us that I feel that we all need it. Please feel free in asking as many questions as you want and be assure that I will answer as soon as possible and I look forward in helping who ever needs it! Thanks in advance.
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Marcia M.

Danbury, CT 06810
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$42 / 30-min

About Anna M.

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Hyde Park, NY
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About Anna
Anna is a dance improviser, choreographer, and instructor. She graduated from Empire State College in June 2001 with a BA in Dance in Education. In November 2008, she received a certificate to teach yoga from Svyasa Swami Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore, India. In 2006, she was awarded a dissemination award from the Dutchess County Arts Council in Poughkeepsie, New York. Anna has been teaching, performing, and choreographing for over 15 years. She has developed two programs throughout this time period. One is teaching the Spanish language through movement, and the other is fusion dance, which centers on the incorporation of African, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Modern and Latin dance styles. She has traveled for her work to Bangalore, Pune, Lucknow, and Bombay in India. Additionally, she has taught for The National Ballet of Zimba
bwe in Africa, in England, and in the greater Boston Area. She is currently working in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Her choreographed solos, such as “Fusion,” “Flamenco Fusion,” and “Veiled” (a metaphor for the plight of women in Afghanistan) have been performed in New York City, the Mid-Hudson Valley, Boston, and India. She has had interviews about her work for The Poughkeepsie Journal, La Voz/ Radio Kingston NY, in addition to podcast interviews about her life in Chile and being bilingual. She has collaborated with artists such as Gigi Oppenheimer in choreographing duets entitled “The Wisdom Tree,” and “Inner Fire.” She has choreographed for the D’amby Project, SolesBare Dance Collective, and The National Ballet of Zimbabwe. She has danced with Kelly Donovan and Karen Brey. Currently, Anna directs her dance company, Fusion Dance, which is located in NY. She teaches, choreographs, and performs throughout the greater New York Area.
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White Lotus Ballet July 2, 2019
· Dance · In home
Anna is a unique, amazing, and outstanding teacher! She brings infectiously inspiring energy to each lesson, as she expands the base, skill, and style of movement range. I highly recommend her!
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Hyde Park, NY 12538
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About Eduardo B.

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Manchester, NH
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About Eduardo
Hi and thank you for watching my video. My name is Eduardo and I was born on the island of Cuba, so Spanish is actually my primary language. Since I was little, I was very interested in learning new languages, so I have devoted significant time to learning specifically English, French and Portuguese. About 10 years ago, I decided to share this passion with others by becoming a freelance language teacher.

I prefer to focus on customizable lessons, so that you can save time and go directly to what matters to you. In that way, you share your priorities and your goals and I put together a syllabus that encompasses the essential content to help you reach those goals.
Maybe you are planning to travel to a Spanish Speaking country or you work with Spanish speaking people and would like to communicate with them in a more efficient way. Whic
hever your goals are, I will tailor a class so that you can reach those goals faster.

If you speak either English, French, or Portuguese I would be happy to have you as a student and show you how amazing the Spanish language is, its secrets and what makes it different from other romance languages. I believe finding the right tutor can be a daunting task, for that reason I offer a free trial lesson to all students so that we can get to know each other, ask questions and allow you to make a more informed decision.
If all this sounds good to you, go ahead and schedule your free trial lesson at your convenience and I will reach out to you for more details on your specific needs.

Thank you again for watching my video and I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

See you soon!
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Eduardo B.

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$25 / 30-min

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