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For my tutoring sessions I use skills that include goal-directedness, I teach how to organize learning in small steps and how to set them up; I always strive to motivate and engage my students to make the learning interesting and fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as a learning opportunities.

I have a Master's Degree (2012) in teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University, as well as degree in violin performance from Poland.
I studied piano in Poland for 10 years & taught both piano & violin for over 20 years. I also teach flute & cello for the past 5 years, as I studied them during my Music Education program.

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teach music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am a fan of the Essential Elements 2000 for string instruments, and the Alfred's Piano Library for piano. Alfred's piano library can be used for any age as they also have books especially made for adult learners. I also like their music flash cards.
For teaching music theory I mostly used Master Theory.

I personalize every lesson, and always set goals for my students. Most of my violin students are members of the Florida Youth Orchestra as well as Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach competition and the annual Piano Guild auditions.
I teach any age and any level, and always stress that learning a new instrument is very similar to learning a new language, it needs a lot of patience, persistence and repetitions. My lessons are customized to my students needs, and are work in progress as they needs may change over time. I always remind my students that music can give them instant gratification when they learn to play favorite songs.
I always encourage my students to tell me about their music preferences, so I can incorporate them in their music lessons.

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All my tutoring sessions include reviews of previously learned material and if possible the use of technology. I use students books but often bring extra study materials if necessary.
All my lessons include: technique: I like to use the Finger Power for piano students and Essential Elements for my string students, and scales for both.
music theory: I use Master Theory or other books such as Hal Leonard's Piano Note spellers & Piano Music Theory books for younger ages, music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.

Besides Essential Elements 2000 for strings I also use String Tunes and Fiddle Runners to add more fun to the lessons. For piano students I use Holiday Treats book, which comes in 2 different levels: Beginner & Intermediate, so my students have a new songs for a specific holiday.

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I always bring violin with me to be able to show what I teach.

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The students needs to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books & instrument available as well as a pencil. I always stress with my students to be organized and prepared for their lesson, this way they will be able to focus better during the lesson. I bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place to be free of any distractions, such other siblings or any other noise. The quiet environment helps in faster learning.

*** Specialties ***
I tutor most K-12 subjects and prepare students to take ACT, SAT, GRE tests.
Music genres: Classical, traditional, Suzuki, Popular, Celtic, fiddle, Blues
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Denise L. September 15, 2016
· Piano · In home
wonderful and fulfilling! I enjoyed learning and will continue.
Ilona very patient and makes learning fun .
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Michelle W. April 15, 2016
· Violin · In home
Ilona is very nice and very knowledgeable. I look forward to learning a great deal from her.
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Sebastian October 27, 2015
· Fiddle · In home
She is very professional, helpful, thorough and efficient. Knows her stuff!
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About Rene T.

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Informative and patient classes centered around students needs and requirements.

About Rene
Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choir and then developed into piano and music theory. At the age of 12 I began to learn classical guitar, and at 15 took on various styles like Flamenco, Jazz and Rock. I graduated from High School having played in the school band achieving recognition In national Institutions Like IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education) and state band finals. I was also composing from a very early age, and at 18 released my first album (self-titled) which can still be heard and purchased today through various music outlets, since i have released over 15
albums with various ensembles and bands. In college I already knew from my previous experience that I wanted to teach and pass on the joy that music brought to my life. I studied Music Theory and Jazz and finished my degree in Music Education. I have been teaching all in all for about 14 yrs. And I have enjoyed every minute I have spent with my students learning as much from them, as them from me. I am looking forward to meeting new and eager students who really want to bring their inner music out to share with the rest of us music aficionados! and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities.

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My teaching method ranges depending on the student. I believe in my experience that everyone learns differently, therefore everyone develops at their own pace. I try to find key strengths in each student and expose this to their advantage, using their abilities to further develop their skills, this method has shown the most promising results and students usually find themselves playing and performing just a couple of months after their first lessons. Part of my method involves a lot of performance and recital opportunities to help break any fears and inhibitions a student may bring with them. Music is about sharing, so an early exposure to this method helps to strengthen and stabilize a core acceptance of a students style and path, giving them and those close to them a very clear picture of their development and achievements.

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Has all instruments at both his home and college studio

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I provide lesson material, song charts and a progression scale. I require student to have an Instrument and recommended technique literature.

*** Specialties ***
My classical training began in High School with Influences in Segovia, and Romero I studied classical for 4 yrs. and trained in Jazz and Improvisation with performances In Big Band and group ensemble. Also sang and played in the school gospel choir.

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If you needed a reason

There is no question that music touches us instantly and activates images, emotions and memories that linger with us throughout our lives. As a casual listener or an obsessive music elitist, there are times in our lives when we get blown away by a sound so unique our entire body vibrates and resonates with the touch of something out of this world. I can honestly say when this happens to me I feel as close to a spiritual connection than anything I have experienced otherwise. I believe it is these exact events that have triggered my need to be completely involved in the making, performing and consuming of music. The creative process, to me, is the single obvious reason we exist in this world. We create and share, learn and interpret, build on previous ideas and inspire others to perfect upon this process. It is no doubt a very humbling experience to realize you are part of it all. During this process you come to realize how important you are as an Individual, how there is no other vessel like you in this world, nor has there ever been or ever will. You are here now and your voice, your talent, your gift is an instrument to the great choir of the human spirit. No one but you can relate this, a reason to be, to create, to give.
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Roxy T. April 30, 2017
· Drum · Online
Rene is a fantastic teacher! Always patient and great with my 9 year old. He understands my child and always goes the extra mile. Rene is an excellent teacher.
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Jose R. April 1, 2017
· Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Very Knowledgeable about the guitar... Shows great interest in what I want to learn.
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Miguel J. November 14, 2016
· Guitar · Online
Very good.
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Cleveland, OH

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I have taught over twenty English students from kindergarten through college graduates (research papers, policy analysis papers, etc.).

I build language arts skills in speaking, reading comprehension, listening and writing. I cover vocabulary, spelling, grammar, sentence structure, tenses, subject-verb agreement and punctuation, etc.

Let me show you how successful you or your child can be!

About Matthew
Dear Parents and Students,

May I be a personal tutor for you or your child? I have been successfully tutoring for over 12 years. I have great references, and I am one of the top tutors because I am so easy to work with. I teach in person, or via TakeLessons classroom, telephone, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Join.me, Appear.in, Screenhero (remote desktop, screen sharing) interactive whiteboards, as well as email attachments (PDF, Word, Excel, etc.) I graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University, where I made the Dean's List. I also earned a Provost Academic Scholarship for my excellent test scores, including 34 in ACT mathematics and 780 in SAT mathematics.

In addition to teaching for Cleveland schools, I currently teach 20 private sessions each week, 1st through 12th grade, as well as college stud
ents and business professionals. I have also served on the faculty at Cuyahoga Community College.

I am patient, friendly and many students tell me that I explain concepts more effectively than their teachers. I am available weekdays or weekends, days or nights, throughout the entire year. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding my experience and teaching methods. While it should go without saying, I have a clean background that has been verified by the FBI and BCII. Let me know if you would like to set up an introductory lesson to design a customized strategy. There is no obligation to continue unless a customer is 100% satisfied.

I am one of the Top Five Tutors for:
1. most diverse subject matter
2. widest student age range
3. farthest geographical regions
4. largest client base
5. most hours taught monthly

Please note: I have set up my billing in thirty minute increments. Thus, I am able to offer lessons of varying lengths. However, I would appreciate longer sessions. I thank you for your time and consideration and look forward to being at your service!

My subjects include:
ACT, SAT, PSAT, NMSQT - undergraduate admissions
GMAT, GRE - graduate admissions
ISEE, HSPT, SSAT, TACHS, COOP - high school admissions
ASVAB, AFQT, ASTB-E, OAR - armed forces placement
TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC - English as a Second Language
PARCC, AIR AST, OAA, OGT, ITBS, STAAR, GED, HiSET, TABE - proficiency
HESI-A2, ATI TEAS V, NLN-PAX-RN, C-NET-RN, NET, DAT - nursing and dental

Mathematics: algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, pre-algebra, elementary
English: grammar, vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, ESL, ESOL
Research Papers: editing, proofreading, outlining, analyzing, citations
Computer: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, QuickBooks
Special Needs: ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Asperger's, study skills
Music: theory, ear training, sight singing, improvisation, saxophone
Job Seeking: resume writing, cover letters, T-Letters, LinkedIn, job search techniques
Professional Services: bookkeeping, AP/AR, property management, office automation

*** Studio Equipment ***
Microsoft Windows and Macintosh Laptops

*** Travel Equipment ***
Microsoft Windows and Macintosh Laptops
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Rafi August 21, 2017
· Algebra · In home
Matt was very efficient, on time, got down to the task straight away and knew his subject matter. My son really liked him. I highly recommend Matt.
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Heather August 19, 2017
· Algebra · Online
great first lesson
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Phillip Nunez January 6, 2017
· Microsoft Office · Online
Excellent communication skills, very proficient with his skill set.
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About Robin L.

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I am able to assist students in all aspects of English and Language arts including reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, listening and note taking, vocabulary, and writing.

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I am an experienced ESL instructor with a Master's degree in Education and a TESOL certificate. I have taught reading, speaking, writing, listening, grammar, and vocabulary to adult learner from Basic Literacy through Academic English. I have taught at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois since 2012. I also have experience in teaching computer literacy to English Language learners.
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San Jose, CA

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Emmy Award-winning writer with experience in all levels of English, including Literature, Phonetics, Theology, News Writing, Essays, Term Papers, Editing, Proofreading.

About Henry
Award winning journalist and teacher with international experience, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States. Certified teacher with experience in all levels and with all ages.
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Takekiyo August 19, 2017
· ESL · In studio
Thank you for your good lesson!
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Alex October 26, 2015
· ESL · In home
The best ESL teacher EVER
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Daniel October 18, 2015
· TOEFL · In home
I highly recommend, the best teacher I’ve had. Responsible! Caring!

I took TOEFL perpetration classes with Henry. He is very knowledgeable and a great teacher. Because of his experience in journalism he has amazing knowledge in writing, reading, speaking, He worked on my general English skills first because I thought I had enough proficiency in English while I didn't, and after some classes he started TOEFL, he definitely knows what area of English I was weak in so, step by step, he lead me in the right direction. He's very responsible and carrying. I got a higher score than I was expecting.
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About Madleine P.

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Hallo! Ich lebe seit über zwei Jahren im wunderschönen Florida und spreche fließend Englisch. Ich habe vor über 20 Jahren angefangen Englisch zu lernen, habe dann ein Jahr in Australien gelebt, bevor ich mit meinem amerikanischen Mann von der deutschen Ostseeküste nach Florida gezogen bin. Ich habe außerdem ein halbes Jahr Englisch an einer Schule in Ghana, Afrika unterrichtet.
Es macht mir sehr viel Spaß und ich würde mich freuen, Sie kennen zu lernen!

Liebe Grüße!
Madleine

About Madleine
Willkommen! Coming from the beautiful Baltic Sea in Northern Germany, I have lived and taught German in Australia for one year and in Ghana for 4 months before I moved to Florida two years ago. I feel happy & blessed living in this paradise and I would love to share my knowledge about different languages and cultures with you. Let's talk German!
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Luisa July 27, 2017
· German · Online
She is really great and patient. Always has good material to teach.
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Peter May 17, 2017
· German · Online
Sie ist eine gute Lehrerin! My German is so much better now. It was fun learning from her, even though german can be a little tough sometimes.. Would always recommend her! Thank you Maddy
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Ute S. May 16, 2017
· English · In home
Madleine ist eine wunderbare Lehrerin! Sie bringt viele Erfahrungen an den Tisch und hat viele Tipps und Tricks, die einem sehr helfen, eine neue Sprache zu lernen. Sie hat eine tolle Persönlichkeit, und es macht Spaß mit ihr zu lernen!
Mein Englisch ist jetzt viel besser. Thank you Madleine!
Would always always recommend her.
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Clifton Park, NY
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Native English Speaker- I like my lessons to be unique, fun, and flexible!! Just like me! I am very outgoing and personable, which makes students feel comfortable during the lessons. Whatever the student feels they need to work on, or what comes up organically in the lesson, we will focus on! Language is fluid, flexible, and fun!

About Jill
Hi Everyone! Jill Here! I am a native English speaker, and a Native New Yorker! I love to travel, I am a travel/ nature/ human life photographer ( a bit of everything I suppose!), and I love to spend time outdoors with friends and family! I am the youngest of 5 children, so family is very important to me. Being the youngest of 5 has also made me have a much needed sense of humor and easy-going personality.

As I said, I am very personable and outgoing. My best and greatest skill is my ability to communicate easily and effectively with just about everyone! (I fine-tuned my communication skills while I got the blessing of traveling to over 20 countries in just 4 years!) Since communication skills come very naturally to me, when I first began teaching English in Germany, I felt very confident and secure that I was in the correct career fi
eld!

I enjoy helping people better themselves and their English skills, for personal or professional reasons, to advance their language skills! I am very flexible with times, as well structure of the lesson plans. I hope I will be able to help students from Take Lessons become the best English Speaker they can be.
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Clifton Park, NY 12065
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Villa Park, IL
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The focus is everyday conversations. Learn to speak like a local! We will discuss different ways to phrase questions and answers based on your audience. We can go as slow or as fast as you would like!

About Michael
I am avid traveler. I Have lived in Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami in the last 3 years. I went to college for music and ended up creating a career in visual merchandising.

I first started teaching guitar lessons locally on days off. While living in Miami I discovered I have a knack for teaching english as well. Upon my departure I was thanked by 3 students for the lessons but above all how much english they learned while conversing with me during lessons.

Teaching online excited me because of how many more people are available to learn during times I am available. I look forward to meeting you and helping you learn!
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Michael F.

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A professional teacher of English with 25 years of teaching experience. 17 years in California, USA, and 5 years in Riga, Latvia, after I graduated with my first university degree.
I can explain English grammar nuts and bolts in 20 minutes. I have Master's Degree in Education and over 22 self-published linguistic books. My professional profile is open on all internet platforms.

About Zoia
Over 25 years of teaching experience.
Hundreds of happy students.
I am a native Russian speaker.
I speak fluent English. I live 22 years in U S A.
I speak, read and write Spanish rather well too.
I have taught students of all nationalities of the world - all who came to classes in California and Arizona.
I have more than 23 published multilingual books. Please see my open professional profile by my name on all public platforms.
I created many good books including textbooks for Russian Language Beginners and Spanish Language for Beginners.
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Anna August 21, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Zoia Eliseyeva is a very skillful and experienced language teacher. I attended her Spanish classes where she taught students of different age. Her classes were interactive, full of practical experience, and easy to understand. The fact that Zoia speaks more than three languages, helps her students understand the comparison of grammar in English and Spanish. Ms. Eliseyeva is very professional and makes sure she has an individual approach to every student. Moreover, I observed her ESL classes where she taught various levels. Within one class, I noticed that the students were able to understand grammar rules. They have a lot of respect to Zoia. Ms. Eliseyeva can interest everyone to learn a foreign language. I also took some Spanish classes with Zoia on Skype and I liked them. Without any doubt, I recommend her as a tutor.
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Elena August 21, 2017
· English · In studio
Great teacher!!! Everyone in our class absolutely loved her lessons, she deeply cares about her students!
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Teacher zoia is very patient and helpful she always is worried about you improvement
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