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About Ilona M.

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I am experienced (3 years) in home school tutoring. I mostly work with Florida Virtual School students. I overlook their tests and assignments, and help them with preparations for Discussion Based Assessmemts (DBA). I also help parents with required annual evaluations and how to sign up with home education department.
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 them interested in learning and have fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I show how to use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as learning opportunities.

I have Masters in Education (2018) with specialization in English, Curricul
um and Education; and Masters in Arts (2012) in Teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University, as well as a degree in violin performance from Chicago.
I studied piano in Chicago 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.
I have taught music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am fan of the Essential Elements method and I Can Read Music book 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 Fundamentals of Piano Theory (9 levels) combined with Master Theory (6 levels) books.

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 the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach Piano 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 and reading music. 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 and Fundamentals of Piano Theory books for younger ages, Alfred's music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.

Besides Essential Elements for strings I also use String Tunes and I Can Read Music to add more fun to the lessons as well as support reading music during the lesson. 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 need to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books, flashcards & 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 always bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place 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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Robin June 18, 2018
· Piano · In home
Ilona is a wonderful teacher. She really tunes in to your level and has a vast knowledge of musical repertoire making lessons very exciting. Anyone lucky enough to get Ilona is going to be star!!she is patient and responsive to questions and a very interesting and fun gal
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Howard G. May 9, 2018
· Public Speaking · In home
extremely competent.
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Radha September 29, 2017
· Violin · In home
Experienced, knowledgable and persistent in teaching. I did not think I will be able to learn fast, but Ilona helps in every step. From holding the bow rightly, to using fingers, learning the language of music, she is patient and persistent. I recommend her without reservation..
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About Jennifer K.

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I have a Master's degree in music. My purpose as a teacher is to utilize all of my skills and education to realize my students' goals. I strive to inspire students towards musical excellence! I do this with much positive reinforcement, dialogue and critical analysis. With adults and advanced students, I include self-evaluation and discussion with the student so that they can become involved in their own development and musicianship.

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Tailoring each lesson to the individual needs of my students, I use a multi-faceted approach that includes memory, sight reading, ear-training and theory. This way students quickly build their repertoire and confidence on their instrument. Sing-a-longs train the musical ear, clapping reinforces rhythmic training, and new, exciting music strengthens reading skills. We often pla
y together, or have mini concerts to display the finished product of students' labor and encourage them towards new musical heights!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Grand Piano, Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar

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Guitar and my jeep

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When teaching piano, because I specialize in classical, I emphasize sight-reading, theory and performance from the very first lesson. As soon as possible, I have student memorize pieces appropriate to their level. I begin each lesson with memory work, move into sight-reading and analysis of the new work, or exercise. This way a student has a multi-faceted approach to music they are learning, and once they have learned it, they are continually adding to their repertoire. I work this way because many students are overwhelmed at the beginning of the learning stage. Examining the theory behind the composition helps them understand it, and approach it with less apprehension. Also, having pieces they can play from memory every week reminds them of the finished product of their labor and encourages them towards the new work.
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Doug June 12, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Jennifer is great with my high-energy seven-year-old. She's very patient and she is able to make him engage. She also takes the skills he's learned in his music class in school, and builds his skills lessons around his abilities. Finally, she gives homework in a notebook that is clear and measurable, so he knows exactly what to do on his own throughout the week.
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TomekaR October 23, 2011
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Jennifer is knowledgeable of her craft, patience, encouraging and both Elijah and I are thrill that she sharing one of her many loves with us. Even when Elijah is trying her patience she remains cool, calm and collective...very professional
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EmmanuelE September 15, 2011
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she's a good instructor that listens, understands and carries her students along just for u to learn and understand too the basic concept of being a great player.
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About Benjamin K.

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I have been teaching math for several years now and understand the need for a good foundation. I work with students to find any concepts they have missed or do not fully understand. My goal in teaching math is always comprehension not grades. After laying a good foundation, it is amazing to see the improvement and success my students have had!

About Benjamin
I have extensively studied vocal performance for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have a Master of Vocal Performance Degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I currently work for a recording studio (Sound Summit Studios in Naperville IL) where I teach voice and help singers record their music in the studio. I have previously taught at The School of Rock in Indianapolis Indiana. I have administered vocal lessons to every voice type at all different levels. Several of my students have recored albums and are currently performing all over the U.S.

I have a bachelors degree in biology with a minor in art. After graduating college, I was a full-time high school biology teacher, volleyball coach, and director of the school musical. As a high school teacher, I learned first hand the kind of pressure and expectat
ions that are placed on students in order for them to succeed. In college, I was the head student researcher on a two-year lab project. I took several upper level science courses including: biochemistry, calculus, organic chemistry, calculus based physics, cell biology, anatomy, and physiology. I studied marine biology in the Virgin Islands and am CPR certified.

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Voice lessons with me are fun and effective. You can expect to hear improved technique from day one, eventually reaching your long term goals. I begin every lesson aligning the students voice through various vocal warm ups and exercises. We then work together to pick repertoire that will suit the singer'€™s voice and they will enjoy singing. During a lesson we will also cover performance presentation, acting, diction, rhythm, musicality, style, and interpretation.

During tutoring you can expect a personalized plan based on your goals and aspirations. Since every student is different you can be assured we will come up with a plan that is designed just for you. I am a laid back tutor but will be sure to get the most out of you after our time together. Most students see at least a one letter grade improvement. My main goal for every tutoring session is student learning and comprehension.

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Piano, recording equipment, large collection of sheet music

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in helping students find their true singing voice.
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Olumide July 25, 2018
· Algebra 1 · In studio
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Henry R. July 12, 2018
· Singing · Online
Ben takes you right down to the lick-log with what he wants and expects from you. At the beginning I didn't appreciate the various directions he was taking me, like having to learn various chords, etc. on a keyboard. But I can see now that it is all coming together. Don't get the bighead, Ben, but it's all coming together now.
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Kendric July 2, 2018
· Acting · Online
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About Kevin J.

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I have been a classroom teacher for 11 years. I got my degree in elementary education. I have taught 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade. I'm best with younger grades. I can help with homework or plan a lesson over any concept you are having trouble with. I like to make learning fun. I have taught math, science, language arts, and social studies.

About Kevin
I truly enjoy teaching. I've taught in the public school classroom for 11 years. Teaching music is so so much FUN! And it should be fun for the students to learn. When I'm teaching I tell all my students that if they don't enjoy and smile about something, then we need to change something.

I would love to start lessons with you soon.
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Aidan May 7, 2017
· Guitar · In home
I was out of town when my 15-year old son had his lesson with Kevin, so I sent a text to my son to find out how it went. "He is the best guitar teacher ever!!" my son replied. I think that says it all.
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Ava Z. March 29, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
First lesson was great! On the drive home Ava said, " I'm so excited I feel like I could run a marathon!"
Haha Thank you Kevin!
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Igor March 7, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Exceptional pro - highly recommend!
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About William D.

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I have taught or tutored math for decades. My approach is different than other math teachers in that I have students first write the words for all of the steps. This method helps students see why they are they doing a step and why can they do a step. Most math teachers work example after example and expect the student to learn inductively. I teach deductively and students, especially ones who have struggled in math, do very well with this new method.

About William
I am math teacher, father and grandfather. I start tutoring when I was in high school and then graduated with a bachelor's degree in mathematics in the late seventies. Later I earned a master's degree in engineering. I have taught for decades and I also had the opportunity to work as an engineer and programmer over the course of two decades. I now teach part time at colleges and tutor part time.

I teach grade school through college and the approach I use has been very helpful for students who have had trouble in math. I have students write the steps with words instead of just working examples.

A student recently wrote:

Mr. Diss took my hardest subject and broke it down so it was easier to understand. He shows clear examples of how to the problems and if I didn’t understand something he was quick to respond to my emails. I hones
tly have to say that this is the first time in my life I felt like I could truly understand math and not just hope to scrape by.
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Beaverton, OR 97007
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About Julie O.

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If you're stuck on concepts or just feeling totally overwhelmed by math in general, let's work together to find a way for these concepts to make sense and feel relevant for YOU. Once they click, they click, and I think you'll find that understanding and solidifying some foundational concepts will make the rest of your coursework much more manageable.

About Julie
GENERAL: I enjoy getting to know my students and their specific interests and quirks, and incorporating those into lessons to help folks better connect with and get excited about the material. I specialize in confidence-building and will be with you every step of the way as you not only gain skills, but perhaps face and overcome some emotional barriers or frustrations. I like to make lessons playful, fun, and relevant to how you want to use these tools in the world.

SINGING AND MUSIC LESSONS: In addition to providing technical training, I believe that singing is about liberation and expression, and have had successes in helping students to find their unique voices through overcoming vocal anxieties. I both work with students who are preparing for auditions and who play in professional bands, and also with students who have only ev
er sung in the shower and just want to get more comfortable using their own voice for fun. I also specialize in teaching music theory (including how to read music, rhythm practice, and harmony), playing an instrument and singing at the same time, and songwriting coaching. I degree in music from Brown University, have been a professional, performing musician for 12 years, and have been teaching private lessons and classes for 8 years.

For those in bands: I specialize in harmony and can do consultation sessions with you and/or your band to help with blending, finding harmonies that work for your respective vocal ranges and for the flow of the song, and teaching skills for finding and building harmonies.

MATH: As a middle and high school student, I didn't believe I was "good" at math. It wasn't until I was an adult and was hired as a math tutor - and later promoted to Assistant Director - of a tutoring company that I realized that was a belief that had held me back. Many kids and young adults struggle with confidence around math, and having had experience with that myself I use tools that help meet students where they're at and support them in building enthusiasm for math and confidence in themselves. In addition to providing tangible math skills (I have not only been tutoring Algebra, Geometry, SAT prep, elementary and middle school math for 5 years, but have also helped run a math tutoring company in which I built year-long curricula for grades K-12), I help students feel that math is within their grasp and can be approached with curiosity rather than fear and low self-esteem.
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Rylee M. July 12, 2018
· Singing · In home
My daughter said she liked Julie and she seemed pleased with what they covered in her 1st lesson. Great review from a 14yr old.
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Shane May 31, 2018
· SAT · Online
I had no idea when we signed up for SAT prep lessons with Julie, the level of help we would get. Julie went so far above and beyond what you would expect a tutor to do. During the lessons, she was always incredibly encouraging and focused. She explained things in a way that just made more sense. And then in between lessons, she sent problems like the ones we had trouble with to help solidify what was learned. She sent links to other sample problems and communicated regularly about the progress being made. I couldn’t rave enough about Julie!
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Karla February 22, 2018
· Singing · In studio
It was such a pleasure working with Julie! I'd never taken a singing lesson before and Julie made me feel super comfortable. She encouraged me to keep trying when I felt like I was messing up, gave me tips and tricks that worked for me, and also kept it fun! :)
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To prepare for your future success unlock your true potential with math mastery. Math is learned the same way all other subjects except one thing others around you don’t like math. It’s time to end the generational curse and say I love math , and the things that math brings!

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Mathematics will allow you to build your confidence for all the other subjects you encounter. Tackle your fear and master it now. It is as simple as putting pencil to paper!
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I have a passion for explaining how the physical world works through math and physics along with 10 years of tutoring experience in those subjects, test prep, and mentorship programs. My approach is to use interactive teaching which seeks to involve the student in finding the solutions and reinforcing the concepts as long as necessary to provide the necessary tools to tackle the activities. Lessons typically start with a review of the concepts, reinforcing any areas in doubt and then proceed to exercises where we can put in practice the concepts.

About Juan
I'm a professional Civil engineer with a passion for teaching. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to teach kids, teenagers, and classmates in a friendly, simple and rewarding way.

My goal is to review the concepts needed to understand how to solve problems and then tackle them in an open way between students and I, forming some sort of discussion where we find different ways to solve the exercises and learn in the process.
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Mariandreina July 2, 2018
· Math · In studio
Juan and I met in 2008. He actually helped me pass my math classes in my last two years of high school through personal tutoring classes (2008 and 2009). He is very patient and kind to his students. He makes complex math problems seem simple. His background in civil engineering helped him have a vast understanding of different topics such as physics, and mathematics. I don't know what I would have done in high school if it was not for him.
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About Gilma R.

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Math can be hard. I have tutored dozens of students and helped them to have a deeper understanding of math. I have flexible hours and will cater to your needs.

About Gilma
I am currently a college student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I am majoring in international marketing and minoring in advertisement. I play the violin, ukulele, guitar, and trombone! I also am fluent in both English and Spanish.
My main goals with each student is to help create a sense of confidence in their school career, expand their minds, and teach them how to become independent learners. I love learning myself but I also understand that it can be hard to do it all by yourself, that's why I'm here!
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I struggled with math for many years. I still vividly remember crying in fifth grade because I really didn't understand long division.

Fast forward nine years, and with some really amazing mentors in my life, I'd managed to get myself placed in the most advanced track for mathematics. By the end of my Junior Year, I had finished college-level calculus, and didn't have to take a math my Senior year.

I learned to really understand and then enjoy the principles of math. (I even wrote a song called "Calculus“ haha).

The point is, I get what it's like to not really get math, but I also get what it's like when it clicks well. Either way, I can help you get to the next level!

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I've been teaching Mandarin for years, and my students consistently come back and tell me how uniquely I prepared them for their further studies! I am fluent in Mandarin, but I have a background in both English Literature analytics as well as Business Marketing. I've used my Chinese all around the world, from SanFran to Italy to Oxford to (of course) Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, etc.

What does this mean for you? It means that you'll have someone who has an extremely thorough understanding of BOTH languages build off what you already know (complete with personalized analogies, appropriate stories to help you remember, and specific tonal and pronunciation pointers).

I also just love the Chinese and their culture. I'm really spunky but dedicated, and I have an amazing work ethic. I'm so excited to learn with you!
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Claire August 6, 2018
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Natalie is a wonderful, caring person who will put in the effort to help the people she's working with and spend the time to get it right! She's absolutely great!
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Harrison August 3, 2018
· Business · In studio
Natalie was very patient and encouraging when it came to teaching me various business concepts. I always felt better after interacting with her. An overall great teacher because of her competency and enthusiastic personality.
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Jake July 31, 2018
· Business · In home
Natalie has an amazing mind and passion for learning! She understands difficult topics and explains them clearly. I'd highly recommend her!
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The average cost of 60-minute math lessons in Portland is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $59 and $93 per hour.

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