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These Writing teachers are highly rated by students in the Windham area, including Lake Hill, Catskill, Mount Tremper, Bearsville and Alcove.

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If you or your child is struggling in writing, it can be a daunting task to write an essay or story to communicate a point, or to write a persuasive speech that wins audiences over. If you can write, you can go anywhere in life! Much of our schools are struggling with core writing standards. This requires much outside tutoring. If you or someone you know is struggling in writing, I can help with topics, essays, grammar, subject verb and sentence agreements, punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, and much more! I can also tutor in MLA format for research papers. I'm available in person and online.

About Cody

With my two Bachelor's degrees in Music Composition and Technology, I began tutoring students in piano, voice, and composition as it was part of my training. I also have experience writing and editing essays, books, and more for several independent clients. I have experience writing my own books as well. I have written two so far, but am getting ready to write a third. I am a copious editor and can catch grammatical and other errors with ease. This is why tutoring in English would be great for me.
I thought I would add basic math for those school-aged children that are having a little trouble with it in their classes.
Usually, I teach lessons in my home in Diamond Bar or online, but if the need arises, I could surely work out coming to the students' homes for one-on-one tutoring help. With me, most students click after a few lessons and

understand what they couldn't in the classroom. I help the students by teaching in innovative ways that will catch their attention more than standard teaching methods. Students should consider me for I can make learning fun and never a chore!

*** Lesson Details ***
I use a wide variety of techniques to sing, play piano and other instruments. Techniques include straight vowel singing (no words) to test how long to hold notes, using color to help people sight read, using improvisational techniques in order to play jazz, rock, classical and many other styles of music.
I use what they student has under his or her belt as a starting point to see what lessons we could start them on.
I also assist with online lessons to make transportation a thing of the past. If you've got a webcam or Skype, I can do long-distance lessons with you! So, I am here to help!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Alesis Recital Keyboard
Music sheets
Web cam
Mac computer (MacBook Pro)
Finale music notation software to help in composition and theory lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music paper for away lessons.
Finale for composition and music theory lessons.
Can use macbook for more elaborate teaching or demonstration if need be.

*** Specialties ***
I do teach classical composition with specialties in ensemble and chamber music. I also specialize in songwriting for pop and other media.
I teach voice and vocal techniques of sacred choral and vocal music.
I teach classical and jazz piano and improvisation. I also have the distinction in being able to teach students with special needs or learning disabilities as I have a mild form of cerebral palsy and understand what students with special needs go through.

Reviews from Others:
Gohar S. Said: Cody is a great teacher - my daughter loves learning piano now (it was difficult to convince her before).

Paul G. Said: Cody is a very knowledgeable teacher! He is very patient with students as well! I am looking forward to seeing what my own musical path will take with his help!!

Minna S. Said: Cody was very prompt in his response and made himself available so my son could take lessons. He was very polite and patient with my son. We look forward to seeing our son's progress with Cody's instructor.

Judene B. Said: Corey is a wonderful piano teacher! He is kind and supportive, and motivates you to work at your best. I highly recommend!

Grace C. Said: Cody is very patient and accommodating to my learning needs.

So, if you need lessons online, come take lessons with me! I'll help you!
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March 18, 2019
Chaerin
Cody has been teaching piano to my son for at least 2 years. Justin really enjoys Cody and looks forward to lessons every week. Cody is good communicating with my son who has autism
March 18, 2019
Chaerin
Cody has been teaching piano to my son for at least 2 years. Justin really enjoys Cody and looks forward to lessons every week. He’s great with kids
March 18, 2019
Quinn
Best vocal teacher ever! Learned alot from him!

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Cody W.

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About Jonathan

I have nearly thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish.

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March 8, 2018
Ian S.
Ian Really enjoyed his lesson. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and helped Ian with his basic skills and gave him great pointers. He also gave him an outline and daily practice requirements.
July 14, 2017
Jordan
Jordan really enjoyed his first lesson. Jonathan validated for him that the daily work he is putting in is helpful and gave him small steps to go forward with.
March 4, 2017
Catalina
Great first lesson! Friendly, and very easy to follow. Looking forward to our next lesson.

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I'm an Emmy Award-winning writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, having taught all levels with more than 30 years experience.

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. Both a Liberal Arts and a Science major.

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September 9, 2019
Won Jong
Good introductory class!
August 27, 2019
Shaun
August 1, 2019
AnnMarie
Er wahr sehr gut Heute. Ich lerne schnell.

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He is doing very well today. I learn quickly.

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Henry M.

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A free-writer!

About Brandon

Please contact me before making a payment! Ever since I started my studies in the United States, 5 years ago, I have been captivated by the educational system. Initially, I tutored high school students as a tool to better practice my communication skills with the English language. I continued this tutoring path by aiding other college students on a 1-to-1 basis and more recently as part of an online experience. Math is my biggest passion, ever since I discovered its full depth. While many ask themselves "how will this equation be useful in my life?" I always ask myself "how can I make this equation meaningful in my life."

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August 18, 2019
Mike
This guy is one of the best tutors I've ever had! He can break everything down and make it way easier! I can spend 2 hours with my teacher and still not get anything but Brandon will make it clear in 30 minutes!
August 17, 2019
Ana
Brandon was so communicative and his homework help was so thorough. I work crazy hours and he really helped me get concepts clearly. Thanks again!
August 17, 2019
Alan
Brandon is such a great tutor! He is dependable and will do his best to help you in anything you need. 10/10 would get tutoring again!

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This course offers insight on basic to intermediate rudiments of writing as well as advanced concepts in writing prose and poetry. It is perfect for developing outstanding essay writing. You can strengthen your skills with academic and creative writing with me.

About Randy

I am an eclectic pianist-singer with dual Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance and Jazz Studies from Shenandoah Conservatory. My skills are diverse and I enjoy using them as I teach at any level. Other than teaching, I compete in voice and piano competitions, perform as a soloist and accompanist, arrange, and compose. I also play in a funk band called Souled Out, stationed in Winchester, VA. My passion is in classical and jazz music, as well as musical theatre, but I teach all contemporary styles.

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July 11, 2019
Stephanie
Randy has helped me accomplish my goals. He is an excellent teacher and mentor. He helped me believe in myself by believing in me as well. I highly recommend him!!!!
January 9, 2019
Ethan
Interesting and funny classes
October 23, 2018
Mark R.
Was a good 1st lesson

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Randy M.

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Writing is an art and science of self-expression. It gives the writer a unique opportunity to express him/her self with power and eloquence that is difficult to use with other methods of communication.

Students will have the opportunity to improve their grades while learning about different writing styles, and developing and perfecting their own.

About Aleksander

Dear Student:
I am am an Instructor with over 10 years of experience helping students learn and do well on their tests. By utilizing unique teaching methodology, I approach each student's needs and learning styles individually and develop customized lesson plan.

To date, 100% of my students passed their exams with 90% and above.

Please reach out to learn more. I look forward to working with you.

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September 26, 2019
Matthew
Aleksander was a pleasure to work with. On time, professional, and very knowledgeable about QuickBooks. He is a great teacher - I would recommend him to anyone that needs help with QuickBooks. Thanks Aleksander!

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June 5, 2018
Marina Grekova
Aleksander helped my son prepare for Regents Exams in Math (Algebra, Geometry and Trig.), English and SAT. The results were spectacular. He graduated high school with 98% average in Math and English. He scored above 1500 on the SAT and was accepted into a school of his choice with a scholarship. Aleksander guided us through with college application process, helped fill out FAFSA, and helped my son select a major he is happy with. Great instructor! Great person!
June 4, 2018
Samantha
Alex helped me with my College English/Writing and Accounting courses. His lessons were vigorous, but fun and very engaging. Thanks to him my grade went from C to A.

I was so happy with the progress that I asked him to tutor my niece in high school math. Again, he surpassed all expectations. She ended up having one of the highest grades in her class.

I wholeheartedly recommend him!

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Aleksander R.

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Not sure where to place that comma? Having trouble finding your voice? Well, I'm here to help. I have a more than a decade of experience in writing, teaching and consulting. I have a Master of Fine Arts in Writing, and I'm currently pursuing a Ph.D. I've worked as a journalist for three major news outlets, as well as a freelance writer and editor for clients in a variety of fields. I've taught courses in business writing, journalism, and English composition. I'm passionate about helping all ages and skill levels communicate more effectively and understand writing as a process, rather than a product.

About Saria

Are you unsure about where to place that comma? Struggling to find your voice or writing style? Looking to craft a stellar essay? Whatever the case, I'm here to help. I have an MFA in writing (yes, that makes me something like an expert), and I'm currently pursuing my Ph.D. I have more than a decade of experience as a journalist, editor, writing consultant and educator. Communication is a foundational life skill. I'm passionate about helping all ages and levels use the written word to communicate effectively, with the understanding that writing is a process, NOT a product.

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Saria C.

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In 2004 I graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa (top 10% by GPA) with a BA in English Literature, receiving the Comprehensive Prize in English, an award essentially recognizing the top writer of what has often been ranked the #1 university in the nation. While at Princeton I also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Princeton Spectator newspaper for two years.

I then moved to Hollywood, where for 2 years I served as James Cameron's assistant during the writing and pre-production of Avatar, and also wrote my own screenplay, entitled Wild Child (currently in development).

I then changed course and spent 2 years taking all of the pre-med requirements to be able to apply to and then enroll in a dual MD/MBA degree (Medicine/Business) at UCLA. Now that I have completed the dual degree, I am currently writing a book to be published next year.

Since learning of it in high school, Strunk & White's The Elements of Style has truly been my secret ...

About Roland

In 2004 I graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa (top 10% GPA) with a BA in English Literature, receiving the Comprehensive Prize in English, an award recognizing the top writer of the English Department of what was ranked as the #1 university in the country that year.

I also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Princeton Spectator newspaper for two years.

I then moved to Los Angeles and served as James Cameron's assistant during the writing and pre-production of Avatar, also writing a screenplay myself, entitled Wild Child (currently in development).

Since discovering it in my high school English class, Strunk & White's classic writing style manual The Elements of Style has truly been my secret weapon, its 11 "Elementary Principles of Composition" ensuring that I never received below an A- on any

written assignment during high school or college, allowing me to graduate from Princeton with a 3.90 overall GPA and a 3.97 in the English Department.

Strunk & White's 11 simple but essential writing rules will serve as the basis of our lessons, in which we will apply them to students' work in order to cement these habits through active application.
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Rukia
"Dr. Dianala is amazing at what she does! Recently, I was having a difficult time writing an essay for a scholarship that I wanted to apply for. I had no c
lue as to what direction I wanted to go in. Dr. Dianala, helped me to organize my thoughts and helped to produce an excellent scholarship essay that greatly exceeded my expectations. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and also serves as a mentor for me. You cannot go wrong by choosing her!"
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William
"Dr. Dianala has been instrumental with helping me develop reporting documents for my church. I was impressed with her help with another church where she
helped develop fliers and letters of introduction to organizations to help with the church's soup kitchen initiatives. Overall, it seems to me that Dr. Dianala can develop writing documents for any situation...She is wonderful!"
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Eric
"Today was my first lesson with Larry. He is a awesome guy and very hopeful and caring."
Asha-Kaelyn
"Very caring, empathetic manner. Able to easily connect with my 8 year old daughter."
Rachel
"Of the different instructors I have collaborated with, Sarah is by far one of the instructors who has most consciously worked to make sure that her course
design met the goals and learning outcomes of the curricula. From the first day I met her, she already had a syllabus design that met any suggestions I might make from my previous years' experience teaching courses in our program. I know she worked actively with others in the program in designing her materials, and she took all their comments to heart, building her syllabus around their recommendations for achieving learning outcomes.
In addition to creating assignments that clearly and usefully supported the goals of the program, Sarah incorporated the community contributions elements of the program, as well. She invited speakers from the campus community and the broader community. The students responded positively to all of these speakers, and they actively incorporated the ideas they learned from them in their work for the course.
The students' final presentations are the best indication of how successful Sarah's course was. The students were asked to use their academic research paper to create a policy paper or deliverable to a stakeholder of the students' choosing. The students created such fantastic presentations, that some of them could perhaps have been sent to the intended stakeholder--if we had the right contacts--with only minor revisions. The final presentations indicated that they achieved the learning outcomes of the course."
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Rastafari
"Dr.Bernard was so helpful with helping me write and revise my resume and cover letter. I am so grateful to have gotten the chance to work with her. This s
ession with her was concise and informative."
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Mehmet
"I found great teacher in the world she is amazing teacher and coach tutor in the writing I learned a lot of stuff from dr Bernard i just say thank you so
much my lovely teacher"
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Aziz
"Sarah was very patient and gave constructive advice during our lessons. She also does her research regarding the topic or subject you are writing on befor
e the lesson."
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J Allen
"Dr. Dianala is a fantastic writing coach. I appreciated the guidance in developing research-based papers, including the implementation of APA 6th editio
n. As a college student, APA skills are very important and knowing how to apply it is critical to a successful paper. Awesome teacher/tutor/coach!"
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