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Ben U.

Columbus, OH
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Paul J.

Vero Beach, FL
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Charis C.

Brooklyn, NY
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH

It is my grasp of foreign languages that makes me an effective English teacher. For instance, learning the complex grammar of Latin and Greek gave me a thorough understanding of English grammar and the ability to relate to other people’s native languages. I have spent many hours proofreading papers for international students. They find my instruction especially informative because I not only fix mistakes but provide an explanation. When I point out the patterns of grammar, similar mistakes show up less and less, and my students feel more confident that they are writing sentences correctly.

I learned English teaching methods through my tutoring experience. Over a span of four months, I gave a Turkish visiting scholar a systematic overview of English grammar and allowed him to apply it through conversation.

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Mauricio G. January 24, 2016
Violin · In home
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very nice person, gentle and with a lot of patience to explain you the basics. I really recommend him if any of you is interested to take violin classes.
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Maria S. December 16, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Ben is extremely patient with my children, very professional and explains things in a way a children understand and encourages them to work and help one another!
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Jacob S. October 8, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Thank you for my kids first lesson. I was a little nervous at first as my kids if always had lessons in a studio. Online worked ok really well. We look forward to many more lessons with Ben.
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Paul J.

Vero Beach, FL

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Jeremiah Wall January 13, 2016
Algebra 2 · Online
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Paul is a very good instructor, He helped me bring my grade up from an F to a high B very quickly.I highly recommend him as an algebra 2 tutor.
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Ryan January 13, 2016
Pre Calculus · Online
Amazing tutor! He will explain the material in different ways until it clicks for you no matter how long it takes. As someone who has always struggled in math and had many math tutors from 1st grade until the present in college I would say Paul is one of if not the best tutor I have had.
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Jillian January 12, 2016
Algebra · Online
I had Paul tutor my daughter with an online session. Paul was amazing! My daughter started understanding the lesson within 10 minutes of the tutoring skype. Paul spoke so clearly and explained each step and solution very thoroughly. The next day my daughter took her math final exam and passed it with the highest grade in the class and she continues to excel in her math lessons with a weekly session from Paul. I could not be more appreciative of how he has helped my daughter not only pass math but enjoy math! He is wonderful and Prompt and I highly recommend him!
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Charis C.

Brooklyn, NY

I am an award-winning, published writer of fiction and non-fiction, and have edited and coached the writing of everyone from prize-winning authors to emerging ones, as well as teaching writing to students of all ages. Over the course of thirty years, I've taught writing at every level, both one-on-one and in public and private school classrooms, as well as other settings. My students have included kindergarten, elementary, middle, high school, college, and graduate students; people with books or other projects they want to write or have written; immigrants, at-risk youth, prisoners, hospital patients, and everyone in between. I am as excellent at heightening the level of a child’s school work as I am at turning a book author into a best seller. Authors whose published books I have helped with include: Laurie Garrett, Eric Metaxas, Roya Hakakian, Ethan Watters, Suki Kim, and many of my Harper’s authors, who went on to include my early advice in the versions they later used in their ...

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Adrian September 22, 2015
Charis is brilliant. Her marvelous sense of humor, curiosity, and expertise with language, literature and the making of beautiful things, would make learning anything with her a pure delight, as well as a privilege. As it happens, she is a masterful writer, editor and expediter of creative dreams -in a genuinely original, even magical way- every time I see her, I find I've got five new ideas and my sense of reality feels enlivened and enlarged.
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Jarrel September 15, 2015
Writing · In studio
Charis was able to help me condense my complex ideas into something impactful and understandable; taking ideas that I couldn't quite verbalize and rephrasing them in a way that seems as if she is reading my mind. She takes into account the writers personality when helping edit. Her feedback is extraordinary, it will certainly inspire you to write more than you knew you had within you. Just a few sessions boosted my confidence in my writing ability and as a human being in general. Her belief in the writer will undoubtedly generate a higher belief in themselves.
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Robert September 15, 2015
Charis is a wonderful person who is blessed with the key to open even the most reticent mind; encouraging creative, original thinking and problem-solving is not only a natural gift of hers but a joy and a passion as well. Beyond thoroughly exploring the subject at hand, she will guide you to unexpected discoveries that will strengthen both your resolve and your ability to meet challenges down the road. I speak from person experience: things I learned from Charis ten years ago are still valuable to me today.

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