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About Ilona M.

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Pompano Beach, FL

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Teaching English to Other Language Speakers

I have MA in TESOL from Florida Atlantic University (2012)

About Ilona
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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I always bring violin with me to be able to show what I teach.

*** Travel Equipment ***
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 Brenda B.

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Franklin Lakes, NJ

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If English is a language you are looking to learn, come learn the basics or brush up on your grammar. For the more intermediate and advanced student, build your conversational English with multiple sessions!

About Brenda
Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you.

I have been teaching private lessons for over a decade, and have my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University. I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor, and I just completed my Masters of Music in Performance with the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Although I do work with students of all ages, I specialize in working with younger children and retired adults!

I primarily teach voice, flute, piano, music theory and history and have over 10 years of experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I also work on audition and performance preparation, do speech/accent work and more. I am constantly studying different teaching methods so I can develop a custom program that best fits your learning styles and inco
rporates what you already know, with what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you want to play flute, clarinet, sing, act, or learn to play piano, I am here to help you become the best musician you can be. Classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full lung capacity to extend phrasing length and dynamic range. I will also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams.

*** Specialties ***
Young and beginner students.
Senior & Retired students
Students with special needs.
Performance techniques.
Audition preparation
Speech techniques (public speaking/voice-overs, etc.)
Bel Canto technique.
Performance anxiety
Life coaching!

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning" ~Plato

**if you need a particular time slot or one not listed on my availability I will do my best to accommodate your needs**

**All lessons will be scheduled in advance with confirmation of both the student and instructor. If cancellation is necessary, a written notice 48 hour cancellation policy is in effect or you forfeit the lesson credit. For lessons scheduled outside of the areas provided, a surcharge for travel will be added.**

***BB Studio now has a base location! Studio lessons are now also available in addition to in-home and on-line lessons***
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Isaac M. September 12, 2018
· Piano · In home
My son is 5 1/2 year old. He just started piano lessons three weeks ago with Brenda. She is an amazing person with children. I saw her how she deals with little children which are very difficult to get their attention all the times. We are happy with her.
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Brooke A. April 12, 2018
· Piano · Online
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Patrick February 27, 2018
· Piano · Online
Highly recommend Brenda.
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About Mark G.

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Kill Devil Hills, NC

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I have been teaching English as a second language for for over 10 years and have taught over 60 students.

My love for and experience with learning new languages provides me with a unique insight into teaching English to students of all ages. I can utilize my Spanish or Mandarin to help you through beginning lessons if you're not yet confident in your English skills.

About Mark
Hola Hola! Ahora vivo en San Juan, Puerto Rico, y puedo enseñar inglés o mandarino por la isla entera.

Hey everybody! Hola and Ni Hao. My name is Mark and I'm a Language Tutor, Yoga Instructor & Organic Farmer with an International MBA and minors in both Spanish and Mandarin. With over 20 years of foreign language study, and 10 years teaching foreign languages to others, I know exactly what works and what doesn't when it comes to learning a new language.

I recently moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico and am excited to teach on the beach!

I am a certified K-12 substitute teacher in the state of Colorado, and recently taught a Spanish immersion class for 2 months in January. I have the flexibility to work with you around your schedule and will create a customized lesson plan that fits your needs and unique learning methods.

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in requirement of you as a student is to be committed and dedicated to learning the language we are studying and to work on the homework assignments I provide.

Hope to talk to you soon!

Mark
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Michael May 20, 2018
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Maresa G. January 7, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Mark is a very patient instructor. I learned a lot
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Eva S. December 29, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Mark is a great teacher who personalizes each lesson!
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About Geoff R.

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Perkasie, PA
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I have spent 10 years teaching English in China and Malaysia. Most students were from China or the Middle East. I have also spent about the last few years leading curriculum design within the university where I teach. Let's meet up and improve your English!

About Geoff
Thanks for viewing my profile. It's important to select a teacher that you are comfortable with. Allow me to give you some background information about myself. I graduated from Rider University in New Jersey where I was a student mentor to MBA students from Shanghai, China. Immediately after graduating, I travelled to China and taught there for over 5 years. I then moved to Malaysia where I oversaw all operations at a new international school. I think transferred to our university where I continued to teach English to beginner through upper intermediate level students from all over the world. A large number of our students were from China, all over the Middle East, Korea, Japan, and various countries around Southeast Asia. If you think that we could start a partnership as you learn English, feel free to contact me!
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Geoff R.

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Perkasie, PA 18944
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About Dalia R.

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Aldie, VA

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Hello!!! I am a magical and fun ESL teacher. I love teaching the English language. I have my own style of teaching. I'm fun and know how to make lessons interesting to the student. I am a cartoon/video game and commercial voice actor so understanding the proper way to speak, using the English language, and reading are my specialty and it can be yours too!!! Lets have fun and learn together :-)

About Dalia
I am a professional voice actor and teacher. I teach ESL so that beginner students have a strong foundation to be able to command the language. I bring lots of fun to my teaching style.
I also teach the fundamentals of voice acting and showing my students how to use their voices effectively because these skills are important in any field you study or work in. Proper speech and pronunciation is so important to being an effective communicator.

My background is in Theater. I love to have fun with all the lessons I teach to keep them interesting.

English and Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique and conversation abilities. After all PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS!! Let's start practicing together! :-)
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Dalia R.

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About Genesis D.

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Jonesboro, GA
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I am a native Spanish speaker. And it took 4 years to learn English but I figured out how much easier i can teach people vs how it was taught to me. I've been teaching English for 9 yrs now to friends and family.

About Genesis
Hello all! I'm so excited to be teaching English! My first language is Spanish and I have a passion for teaching all people English because i know it is so HARD! it took me 4 yrs to be fluent when I first came to the states and it was a hard 4 years because I missed alot of other basic skills in the time it took to learn English. I have a method I now use and I believe it is much easier than how I was taught!
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About Yoonnie T.

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Philadelphia, PA

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As an ESL learner, I have first-hand experience with bridging my native tongue with English. When obtaining my Master of Education degree, I decided to specialize in ESL and my second teaching job was with a class of English language learners.

About Yoonnie
As a certified Pennsylvanian K-6 teacher, I am dedicated and committed to optimizing student success, academically and socially, in one-to-one settings. Hailing from The Sunshine State, I have obtained both a Bachelor's and Master's degree of Education from The University of Florida. Within two months of completing my Master’s internship in 2011, I was hired as a full-time 4th grade reading and math intervention teacher. Following that, I moved to New York City and became a homeroom teacher to a class of 4th grade English Language Learners and three classes of higher-ability 5th graders in a high-needs public school in the Bronx. With a desire to expand my reach to an even more diverse population, I moved to Abu Dhabi and taught students from 15 different nationalities at an international English-medium private school for these past 2 yea
rs. As a result, I possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching and mentoring children from a variety of cultural and SES backgrounds, including ESOL, underprivileged, urban, and suburban.

As I strive to ensure that all students receive an excellent education, I believe that my skills would not only be able to meet your child’s needs, but also cultivate a happy, lifelong learner. My strength lies in connecting with students and using that to motivate and challenge them with personalized, interest-based and innovative teaching methods. I also have a proven track record of helping students reach and exceed expected growth on standardized tests. One of my favorite things about teaching is getting to the “lightbulb” moment where the concept clicks with the student and he/she is able to understand something that was confusing just a moment ago. I would love the opportunity to support your child in improving his/her confidence, social skills, foundational reading, comprehension, vocabulary development, writing, and other English language skills, along with developing his/her aptitude in math, science, and social studies.

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About Chris N.

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Philadelphia, PA
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I am very easy going, encouraging, and a great conversationalist. I completely customize lessons based on each students' skills and goals, as well as favorite topics, and how they learn best. I am knowledgeable on many subjects, and more importantly, good at getting students talking, no matter what age or background.

About Chris
Hi, my name is Chris and I am a native speaker and tutor of American English. I have taught people of all ages to improve their English and I can help you too!

In January 2014, I began teaching classes and private lessons in Warsaw, Poland and later in Berlin, Germany. I have also taught in New York City and online via Skype, to people from various countries around the world. My father and his two brothers were all teachers, so I guess that is where I get my natural teaching ability.

I have a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Penn State University, where I also taught some classes. I also have business experience and can teach students to speak and write in English for any situation!

I am very easy going, encouraging, and a great conversationalist. I customize lessons based on each student's skills and goals, as well as favori
te topics, and how they learn best. I am knowledgeable on many subjects, and more importantly, good at getting students talking, no matter what age or background.

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Below are reviews by some of my former students in Poland from e-korepetycje.net/chrisnyc/jezyk-angielski (translated from Polish into English). I have also taught students from Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, South Korea, Argentina, China, Israel, France, Indonesia, Columbia and Turkey.

"A really good teacher and the great hour-long conversations with him provide guidance not drudgery. He is enthusiastic and cheerful, recommended." - Magda

"I worked with Chris for 3 months, and I'm very happy. We focused on conversation, vocabulary development (based on analysis of interrogated podcasts), and correction of pronunciation. With Chris, any subject can be interesting to talk about." - Wojtek

"He worked with my 10-year-old son Antek, inventing dialogues in English based on the boy's favorite superhero characters and their behavior. Chris is creative and always smiling, and Antek misses the lessons." - Jerzy

"Great lessons with a sense of humor. Conversations require thinking and combining vocabulary (no shortcuts and tips in Polish). Big emphasis on correct pronunciation and vocabulary. In a word, I highly recommend." - Michael

"I can recommend wholeheartedly. We have real discussions, not set topics, and discuss how certain words are challenging for us. From time to time we also have a lesson in which we process words or homophones that are difficult for us (thief/teeth). We strongly recommend to all who want to rise above the level of intermediate." - Pawel

"Chris is a really great conversationalist! He only speaks English, which forces you to think and conduct conversations only in English, which is half the battle! If I do not understand what he says, he will explain it in so many ways that I finally understand. He is a very open person, easy to talk with, problem-free, and has many interests, so you can talk about anything. I would recommend as a native speaker!" - Izabela
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Chris N.

Chris N.

Philadelphia, PA 19149
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About Michalla L.

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Philadelphia, PA
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First and foremost, I have 4 years of experience teaching ESL to students with varying backgrounds. I am a true believer in ensuring that students feel completely engaged and comfortable during each lesson. My methods of keeping students engaged include incorporating lessons that are fun and practical. I am aware that everyone learns best in different ways, so I would make it a top priority to learn about how you learn so that I can serve you in the best way possible. Learning a new language is a fun and exciting way to expand your horizons! So, whether you would like to learn English so that you can land a new job or if you would like to converse more fluently with your English-speaking friends, I am here to help you learn all you need to know.

About Michalla
Hello! My name is Michalla and I am an experienced ESL tutor who will help you to learn all that you need to know about speaking the English language! Learning an new language is fun and exciting, and I would be thrilled to join you on your journey to fluency.
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Michalla L.

Michalla L.

Philadelphia, PA 19103
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