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Tamari (Tamara) W.

Torrington, CT 06790

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Students can expect a thorough exploration and internalization of the English language alphabet, the proper pronunciation of the 18 vowel sounds, the mastery of writing simple words and phrases in the English lsnguage, the aquisition of new words (vocabulary), and the abilty to express themselves sumply in writing. Students will also acquire reading and comprehension skills.

About Tamari (Tamara)

Hi, there! I'm Tamara and I can't wait to meet you!

On social media and for those who are more familiar, I'm Tamari. We all learn in different ways; some are more visual; others, auditory; some, kinesthetic--I combine a number of different modalities in my teaching, including direct feedback-teaching--once you learn a concept or skill, teach it, as soon as you possibly can, to someone else! -- this reinforces your own knowledge of the skill or concept!
I've been teaching private lessons for many years and have loved helping my students acquire new skills, master new pieces, and prepare for concerts and performances. Over the years, my younger students have earned Blue and Gold ratings at the Young Musicians' Festival in Fairfield U., some of them earning gold cups: This is a statewide event to encourage long-term commitment

to the art, discipline and joy of music making.
I attended Indiana University's distinguished Jacob School of Music where I earned a Masters in Piano Performance, and Composition in the '90's. I sang all types of vocal music as well as prepared singers with vocal coaching and voice development techniques 20+ years.
I'm fun loving, patient, and optimistic-- these traits carry through in my teaching style,
One Size does NOT fit all--I approach the lesson plans for each student tailored to your learning style.
Over the past 23 years, my life experiences have encompassed other disciplines and compelled me to learn and acquire many other skills: my liberal arts as well as fine arts education lent itself to helping me work administrative jobs and even expanded into sales and public speaking. I have coached after school and SAT preparation to High School and College age students, helped with the preparation of legal and analytical documents, creative writing and editing assignments; and even tutored computer, social media and Microsoft Office & iWork Suite of applications to older adults. Within the 10 most recent years, I served as Music Director in Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian and Lutheran Churches, as it is my firm conviction that Music is a universal language which can help deepen the prayer experience while helping to bring comfort and joy.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals
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September 13, 2019
Rhea Farbman
I have known Tamari professionally for fifteen years.
She is an excellent music teacher for piano and voice. Her expertise is noticeable as she patiently meets her student at his/her level and guides that student to the next step.
The process is perfect for any student, even if developmentally challenged and for any age. I highly recommend Tamari.

Rhea
September 6, 2019
Justine
I've been consistent weekly taking yoga lessons from Tamari at the Y in Canaan CT. I try not to miss it. She's a compassionate and caring yoga teacher and will trailer her classes to fit your needs. Her classes are good for newbies and seniors and those who want a simple class. No athletics. Hatha Yoga are basic yoga stretches that will make you feel good after participating . My aches and pains are gone after each session. To be continued....
September 2, 2019
Jeff
Tamara is a very highly qualified, and extremely capable musician and instructor. While away on a leave from my position as music director at a local church, Tamara planned and provided the music for services, and led the congregation's music programs in my absence. While I was away, it was a great comfort to know that Tamara provided quality music for each service. In addition to demonstrating an extraordinary level of musicianship, Tamara is a dependable, and dedicated professional. I am pleased to provide my strongest recommendation!

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Tamari (Tamara) W.

Canaan, CT

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I have been teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in China for more than 8 years and as a second language in the U.S. for one semester. In my ESL class, I encourage students to be brave and to appreciate their accent and their multiple cultural backgrounds.

Speaking English with an accent is bravery. That's part of your identity. Having multiple cultural backgrounds means you are unique and you can bring that uniqueness in your writing and discussion. And think about that, you can speak language(s) other than English, you are very special!

Hence, in my class, I am very willing to help students build their confidence and strengths in their English learning. I am not a native English speaker and my English is not perfect, but I see myself as a multi-competent teacher. Over the years of language teaching experience as a teacher and learning experience (I can speak five languages) as a multi-linguistic learner, I believe I can help you achieve your goal under our mutual ...

About Guifang

I have 10 years of language teaching experience. I have learned eight languages and dialects over the years in China and overseas. I started tutoring Chinese students (age 8-16) English and Chinese in 2009 and I founded my first summer camp in China in 2010. Students who had registered for my summer camp increased from 25 in 2010 to 86 in 2016. I've gained very valuable skills and perspectives in teaching, not just as a teacher, but also as a student--students are my teachers too--I've learned there are always places that I can improve and better help them learn languages. Students' "needs" and "wants" are prioritized. It helps students achieve their goals while combined with students' "lacks" in lesson planning. Students should get involved in the lesson planning process.

Interest is the best teacher. When I taught non-native Chinese

speakers (in China, South Korea and the U.S) Chinese, it seemed it stimulated their curiosity and interest to learn Chinese when cultural elements were introduced--such as characters' origin and visualization, historical contexts and cultural traditions. I hope that approach can also bring you an enjoyable experience learning a new language!

To help you be able to use Chinese, our language learning is mainly through interactive and communicative approaches. Talk! Talk! Talk! Please don't be shy. It's okay to make mistakes. Learning from mistakes is also a very effective way to learn a new language. We can make more contextualized dialogues based on whatever textbook you are using now. Or we can produce functional conversation based on everyday topics that you are interested. Lesson plans are customized and they can be flexible.

Ready to get on the boat and sail on the sea of Chinese? :)
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July 2, 2019
Ethan
My son had a great first lesson with Guifang. She is so patient and she makes the lesson fun.
June 7, 2019
Winnie A.
Guigand is excellent--a great teacherand patient!
May 12, 2019
Cheryl F.
My first lesson was very helpful. I’m looking forward to my next lessons. Very good instructor.

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Lauren L.

Ridgefield, CT 06877


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Experienced state certified teacher of 5 years, specializing in English Literature, reading, writing, SAT/ACT Prep, Spanish, and English as a Second Language. All ages and levels are welcome (grades K-12). Whether your child is working on a specific assignment or just wants to practice their literacy and language skills, I will customize my lessons to meet your child's needs. Not only do I strive to create a supportive learning environment, but an enjoyable one as well!

About Lauren

I have been a state certified English teacher for 5 years. I specialize in English Literature, reading, writing, SAT/ACT Prep, Spanish, and English as a Second Language. All ages and levels are welcome (grades K-12). Whether your child is working on a specific assignment or just wants to practice their literacy and language skills, I will customize my lessons to meet your child's needs. Not only do I strive to create a supportive learning environment, but an enjoyable one as well!

I am a full time ESL teacher during the school year. I love to read, travel and learn about different cultures. I enjoy bringing back souvenirs to use as teaching tools in my classroom! My favorite genre is historical fiction and right now I'm reading a mystery set in Victorian England.

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Lauren L.

Danbury, CT

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Hi my name is Sundus and I enjoy teaching. With English being my second language I appreciate the work of ESL teachers and that inspired me to give back. Being the eldest of eight has taught me the importance of patiences when teaching. I have worked with children and adults for two years and wish to continue gaining experience. I personally think learning should be fun and engaging.

About Sundus

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My name is Sundus. I enjoy working with people, teaching, outdoors, cats and much more. I’m passionate about changing the world one step at a time and making a difference in people’s lives. I’ve worked with children from the ages of 5-18 and adults.

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Sundus M.

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I was a teacher for 7 years. I taught Pre-K to 6th grade. I am interested in helping you learn English. I will help you prepare for doctors appointments, going to a coffee shop, or casual conversation with a friend. I can help with some of the language barriers.

About Katie

Hi, My name is Katie and I am a former elementary teacher. I have taught pre-k, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 6th grade. I have also taught all three of my kids to read before they went to kindergarten. I have stayed home with my children for the past 10 years. I have a fingerprint clearance card and I had a background check this year in order to get my Arizona Substitute License. I love working with children, and I hope I can get the opportunity to tutor your child.

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Andy M.

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I provide a fun and patient learning environment where students feel safe to explore. I am a native English speaker and read, write, and speak the language very well. I am also TEFL certified. I love to help people and want to share my knowledge with you to help you realize your dreams!

About Andy

I am an accounting professional with a passion for all things finance related. I have passed all of the CPA exams and am a very patient person. You will find me approachable and prepared to go over complex topics with you until you have mastered the concept. Whether you are seeking for one-on-one tutoring to pass the CPA exam, needing better financial knowledge for your own business, or wanting to become more financially literate for your personal wealth, I am confident I can supply lessons to suit your need!

I also give English lessons to those learning it as a second language. I am a native speaker and very proficient in reading, writing, and speaking. I can give you English grammar tips overlooked by most and have a TEFL certificate.

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October 12, 2019
Sarah M.
Good lesson
August 19, 2019
Lotus M.
Andy embodies all that a good teacher should be. He mixes the art of emotional connection to the science. After 5 hours teaching sessions with Andy, and without having any prior knowledge on accounting, I felt confident in the fundamentals. He is excellent in helping someone thoroughly understand the subject matter. He is patient, flexible and highly professional and I would highly recommend Andy to anyone seeking a tutor.

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Andy M.

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I have been speaking and writing English for over 20 years, I've helped people from many backgrounds and in particular Finance, helping new Bankers from other countries translate and understand the complexities of English, from people that just came graduated university to retiree's that have come back into the work force.

About Andrew

I'm currently enrolled in University for Accounting, I really enjoy finance, in my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and I am focused on my fitness goals.

Family is very important, I spend as much time as I can with them.

My favorite charities that I participate in, are Canadian Blood Services, Tom Bank Cancer Society, United Way and the Mustard Seed. These are important initiatives that help people, and my passion is in making the lives of others around me better.

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Andrew L.

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4 years of experience. I specialize in Business English, Conversational, and test prep for levels A1 to C2. All ages are welcome and I tailor lessons to accommodate the needs of each student.

About Anton

My name is Anton Council and I'm a native English teacher from Chicago, IL. I hold a Celta certificate and I have several years of experience teaching English to non-native speakers from different parts of the world. I have experience teaching all ages and levels. I also specialize in business, conversation; preparation for a Master's and Doctoral, along with English proficiency for travel, aviation, and international exams such as TOEFL and IELTS.

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Micheal
"She has helped my Employees learn English to an extent where they feel comfortable in talking with employees! She was able to travel to our business and w
as worth every cent! Great Teacher."
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Mehmet
"she is great teacher. she are very kind. i learned so many things from my teacher.

she has been professional her taught. i appricait her..i will defin
itely need her when i start my program to phd

thanks so much"
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Eugenia
"Erol is helping me to get rid of my RRRRRussian accent! :)
Great professor. Very patient, very knowledgeable, tons of tools, emails you the recording of
every session so you can practice on your own. And very affordable as compared to other Accent Reduction teachers."
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Won Jong
"Good introductory class!"
Chris
"Melissa is a miracle worker! My mother-in-law moved to the United States 40 years ago unable to speak english and while she has done a good job at learni
ng on her own, she had significant gaps in her ability to effectively communicate. For her 68th birthday, I bought her lessons with Melissa. My mother-in-law told me I was wasting my money because she couldn't learn anything new. Well, needless to say, she can learn and with Melissa's excellent tutelage has dramatically increased her ability to speak and comprehend english. This has enabled a new level of confidence and freedom that she did not previously have and is a game changer for her. I attribute her improvement directly to Melissa's ability to understand her student's needs and personalities and craft and deliver a quality, tailored curriculum. After our first round of classes, my mother-in-law is excited to continue the lessons and has a renewed curiosity and interest in learning. Great job and thank you Melissa!!!"
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Jo Herrera
"Amy is a great english teacher! She is the best you can ask for. Very professional and at the same time caring for her students. Had the pleasure to have
lessons with her in London while studying there. She will teach you according to your level and needs. Recommend her 100%"
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Peter
"Is the best teaching, because have a unique teaching metode really effective"
Mohammad
"He is a very good instructor, he explains the ideas in easiest ways and with a lot of valuable information. highly recommended."
Yuko
"She is very nice and I learned a lot."

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