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Priscilla D.

51 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art + Design
  • Teaching since 2004
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Priscilla D.

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I will encourage you to creatively and philosophically the ways in which applied visual art practice and reflective assessment of culture interrelate. Your art knowledge will not only be enhanced by understanding contemporary artistic developments but your understanding of what is art in society will most absolutely be enriched.

About Priscilla

Hello, I'm here to inspire creativity while guiding the students through interactive technique and skills so that they may find their own voice and be motivated to express it through the arts. I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I was raised in a community here in the states infused wi

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Emily enjoyed the lesson and learned a lot
caroline
she always tries to help me improve while also encouraging me when I do something right and it makes me feel really good!
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I’m having great time in my lessons with Ms. P. She makes it easy for me to follow along with the materials and I feel that I’m actually starting to sound like a proficient ukelele musician.
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Jillian V.

66 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Bachelor's of Science, Music Therapy, Classical Voice, Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Jillian V.

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Ever since I was a child, I absolutely loved to write. During my sessions as creative writing tutor, I hope to foster that same love for writing. My students are challenged to stay true to their own voice while simultaneously considering craft, style, syntax, structure, and the myriad elements of engaging, successful writing. My sessions can be catered to a specific goal (standardized testing), or can be an open-ended experience invaluable to academic success.

About Jillian

I have a Master's degree in Music Therapy, am a nationally board certified music therapist (MT-BC); performer and vocal instructor (Bachelor's in Classical Voice); certified yoga instructor and meditation guide (200+); certified and attuned Reiki master; professional writer and editor. ...I fin

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Julie
5 stars for best instructor ever
Steven F.
Great first day.
Angie M.
Jillian taught our two 6 year-old daughters how to play the guitar! Jillian is always so patient, encouraging, and always takes the time to foster a caring friendship with each of them. Our girls adore her, and we’re sure everyone who knows her does as well. If you want a stress-free and happy learning experience with the guitar, look no further than Jillian!
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Colin S.

94 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Middle School, High School, College
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Colin S.

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Linear algebra takes a big leap into the abstract, and this can be a bit challenging after spending years doing analytical geometry. I once had a professor tell me that linear algebra didn't really have application to the real world, and that it didn't need to, because it was beautiful in and of itself. That's a nice sentiment, but it's not true, actually. Linear algebra is vital in engineering and the sciences precisely because it has some very real applications in regards to systems and their stability. I understand this, and I can help you form a solid understanding of linear algebra as well.

About Colin

Hello there! My name is Colin, and I have five years of experience tutoring math and science. I am a PhD student in the UC Berkeley-UC San Fransisco joint bioengineering program. My strong background in STEM qualifies me to tutor math and science up through lower-division college courses. Aside fro

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Ritam R.
Colin is very knowledgeable and my son is learning with Colin. He is flexible and adjusted time due to a conflict with my son schedule.
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My son said he showed him a new approach to algebra that really helped him understand. My 14 year old said it was very helpful.
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Marwa A.

11 Reviews
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  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Middle School, High School, College
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Marwa A.

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Geometry is a branch of mathematics that studies the sizes, shapes, positions angles and dimensions of things. Flat shapes like squares, circles, and triangles are a part of flat geometry and are called 2D shapes.

About Marwa

I am Marwa Ali, I am Self-directed, enthusiastic educator with a passionate commitment to student development and the learning experience.  I have a master’s degree in education leadership from George Mason University, master’s degree in engineering management from Old Dominion University. I

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Jacki M.
Marwa has been very patient and engaging with my seventh grader who is challenged with math primarily due to dyslexia. So far, it seems to be a great student/tutor match and I’m eager to see how this propels my daughter forward towards a successful year. Thank you Marwa for your dedication and excellent work!
Laura Gatto
Marwa helped my son on very short notice understand material from his advanced 8th grade algebra class. He felt such relief after spending time with her and gaining a better grasp of the material. We will definitely be booking Marwa again!
Maheen
She's a gem. One of the best math tutors I have ever had and she is always willing to help.
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Yasemin A.

8 Reviews
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  • Speaks Turkish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Ph.D & Philosophy from Muğla Sıtkı Kocaman University(Turkey)
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Yasemin A.

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I am an expert on existentialism for more than ten years. I did my Ph.D. on Soren Kierkegaard's Concept of Anxiety. I published my Ph.D. thesis in 2015. I have several works on Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Ingmar Bergman.
I look forward to talking about meaning of existence with you!

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I am a professor of philosophy with a Ph.D. degree. I have been teaching more than eight years. Turkish is my native language. I can teach all level Turkish.

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Stephanie G.
Yasemin has a friendly disposition and seems to have a comprehensive approach, including culture, and history. I'm glad I picked her!!
Nada H.
my teacher is wonderful
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The class goes by too quickly. Love every minute!
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Jesse F.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks Hebrew (intermediate), Spanish, English, Russian (intermediate)
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University
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Jesse F.

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When you're applying to college, you only get one shot. So it's essential that you make it count.

Last year I guided struggling students to acceptance at Columbia University, University of Chicago, Emory University, New York University, Hamilton College, and the Masters in Sustainable Business program at Cambridge University.

Most of these students had test scores below the range of their target school. So how did they get in? Their applications stood out, because they wrote a stand-out essay.

With 15 years of tutoring experience, an advanced degree from Harvard, and a Fulbright scholarship, I know that a great essay can make or break an application. It's all about defining how you think, expressing what makes you unique, and following the tenets of great storytelling.

With a trusted guide, anything is possible.

I lead students through each phase of the admissions process: researching schools, organizing their timeline, crafting a resume, and writing exceptional personal and ...

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My priority is to help you grow. And everyone learns differently. That's why all of my tutoring is 100% individualized. I teach according to your goals, your learning style, and your challenges. My students get results because their learning is tailored to their needs. I'm a professional teacher

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Peter
Jesse is exactly what you would want in a tutor. He is extremely knowledgeable and has excellent intuition on how to present information in an understandable way. His lesson plans are extremely flexible to how you are learning the information. Highly recommended if you are looking for a Spanish language tutor.
Theo
I would recommend Jesse for any tutoring need without reservation. In our household, Jesse has helped amplify the Spanish learning for a middle/hs student, helped an older student with the application process for graduate work and worked with someone on writing. He’s phenomenal at all of it for the following reasons: his patience, intelligence and good nature are exceptional; he can work with all temperaments; he will meet your student where they are. Most important: he is systematic and provides real executive functioning support for each task. He is an unusually talented tutor and human being.
Charlie
Highly recommend Jesse as a Spanish tutor! Have been working with Jesse for almost 9 months (2 hrs + / weekly) and my Spanish fluency has rapidly increased over this period. Jesse's lesson plans are highly curated for my specific goals, learning style and interests. It's been a pleasure working with Jesse and appreciate his willingness to accommodate with my busy work / travel schedule.

General Note: I majored in Spanish undergrad, and have explored a number of different way to continue learning in NYC - group classes and language programs have their value but can not complete with in-person, 1v1 instruction.

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