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About Jennifer V.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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About Jennifer
Hi there I’m Jen, I am a vocal coach, Pianist, Voice specialist and recently published audio book writer Who specializes in learning disabilities, ASD, singers with anxiety, and much much more. My certifications include: WVU BA of MDS 2010
Duquesne University A.D Masters Level of Opera, Jazz Performance 2013
CCM Pop, Contemporary Music Certification Shenandoah 2014
MTNA Certified Music Teaching National Association 2015
NAT National Association of Teaching Vocal Coach 2016
# Vocal Coach for Thumbtack 2016 Pittsburgh PA 2016
Certificate of Vocal Pedagogy NYU 2015
Certified in Alexander Technique 2015
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Amanda S. November 5, 2016
· Broadway Singing · In home
We were very happy with the content and style of the first lesson, and Jen is delightful. Looking forward to seeing where this goes!
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Sisi August 6, 2016
· Opera Voice ·
Jen is really nice and patient. She could quickly find out my strength and weakness. I've made great improvement in the past month and enjoy the course very much. Thanks Jen! And I'll definitely recommend Jen to anyone who wants to learn singing.
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Barry S. July 17, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Jen is awesome in her technique and her teachings! Looking forward to working with her every Sunday! It's a pleasure to work with her!😀
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Jennifer V.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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About Chau N.

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Falls Church, VA

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About Chau
I taught Vietnamese language and culture to foreigners, English and Vietnamese to Vietnamese adults and students in Vietnam for 30 years before arriving in the United States in 2008. Then, I continued to instruct Vietnamese language and culture to Americans in Virginia and Washington DC.
I got an Associate degree in Pedagogy in Vietnam in 1977. I also was trained how to instruct U.S diplomats at Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and officers from Defense Language Institute (DLI). I have had enough calm and patience to deal with hard teaching conditions.

I received awards from The Department of State (FSI) and School of Language Studies (FSI) in 2014 and 2015.
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Amanda D. September 22, 2019
· Vietnamese · Online
It was only my first lesson and he has already taught me so much! I have alot of trouble with pronunciation and the way he explains to me is very clear and helpful.
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Mike July 25, 2019
· Vietnamese · Online
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Tom S June 11, 2019
· Vietnamese · In studio
Thầy Chau is one of the best instructors I’ve had in 27 years of government service. His patience, coupled with his superior methodology, create a unique, productive, and highly enjoyable one-on-one atmosphere. He is extremely capable of preparing students for required examinations, using video, oral, written, and live interactive experiences with native speakers. Just as important, he provides the unique historical, cultural, geographic, and geopolitical aspects of Vietnam which infuse each lesson with rich discussion and dialogue. Thầy Chau is also very flexible, and will modify his instruction to meet the student’s specific personal or professional requirements. This includes creating new lessons from whole cloth if necessary. An exceptional instructor.
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Chau N.

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$20 / 30-min

About Kaya B.

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About Kaya
Hi!

I’m Kaya. I am a professional singer and entertainer, specializing in Jazz Music and Education. For five years I have played in a band singing in multiple languages such as Spanish and Portuguese, spanning genres such as Jazz, Gospel, Soul, Blues, Folk, R&B, Rock, Bossa Nova and Samba. I have a bachelor’s degree in Political Theory with a specialization in Latin languages and vocal performance. I play classical piano and classical guitar, in addition to vocal performance I have studied bossa nova rhythm guitar. I currently am teaching a residency to young students in Thailand called: "Voice and Rhythm"

I am a native New Yorker who grew up around people who spoke many languages from all over the globe. I am not a native speaker in Spanish or Portuguese, and so many of my peers would ask me: how is it you learned to speak th
ese languages so quickly and so fluently? The trick to learning a new language begins with confidence. Just like learning a new instrument, you don’t want to allow the mechanism of your tool to trip you up when you want to communicate. Through techniques of active listening, immersion, and cultural integration, I have been successful at teaching students how to blossom within a new language, culture, and music.

Paulo Freire, Brazilian author of a critically acclaimed book on pedagogy once said: “The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.” When I teach, I like my students to be able to experience their own creativity within a new context, learning more about themselves through new eyes and perspective.
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Kaya B.

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$35 / 30-min

About Maria D.

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Columbus, OH

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I teach cellists of all ages and abilities and tailor the lesson to the individual. Lessons include standard repertoire, and if requested, non-traditional styles as well. I have experience with solo repertoire, orchestra, chamber music, and folk music, and can help you develop your ear and even sing while playing. I have Suzuki certification and also focus on postural alignment (I have a Pilates teaching certification). I have traveled and performed extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, and can help you perform well, have great stage presence, and deal with nerves and stage fright.
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Todd September 1, 2019
· Italian · In studio
Maria was great. I am older; so it is more difficult for me to learn. She made it easy for me to understand. I would recommend her very highly. Thanks maria
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Zoey December 19, 2018
· Italian · In studio
My first lesson with Maria was great! I feel very motivated to keep learning.
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Kelly C. November 30, 2018
· Italian · In home
I’ve just started taking italian classes with Maria and she’s very helpful! She is good at explaining things in a way that make sense to me. You can really tell that she has a passion for her language and culture. I definitely recommend her for italian lessons!
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Maria D.

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About Jennifer K.

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West Chicago, IL
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Hello! My name is Jenny and I am an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified and Illinois-state licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) (also known as a speech therapist) with a Master's degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. I graduated with a 3.93/4.0 GPA while completing an elective Master's thesis. I've been a speech therapist since 2012, and one of my career areas of specialty is speech, which makes me well qualified to help you on your path to accent reduction.

I am certified in the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language (P-ESL) Program, a program created by Dr. Arthur J. Compton, and utilize this program and my years of experience as a speech-language pathologist to create your individualized accent reduction program. 

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be in a few short months? Do you want more successful communication, to feel more confident conducting a business meeting, lecturing to students, speaking to customers, or communicating with patients, to be able to joyfully converse without worrying if your accent is detracting from your message... and to save time by speeding up your results through personal, individualized instruction with a program tailored specifically to your individual speech patterns?

Here's your path:
1) You'll begin by taking an accent assessment, so I can listen to your speech/accent and determine what sounds are different than the sounds in American English and structure an individualized program for you.
2) We then work together for 13 weeks, for one hour sessions per week. All sessions will include practice work so that you can be well on your way to achieving an accent that is closer to American English.
3) Your practice work is all online for you - you'll have an online practice portal that you keep for the rest of your life to return back to and refresh as much as you'd like.

I am passionate about accent reduction because I want my clients to be able to succeed in the paths they choose in life, uncover their most promising futures, and discover what their lives can be.

I look forward to hearing from you!
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Jennifer K.

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$100 / 60-min
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About Jacob W.

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About Jacob
I am 32 years old. I am married to the love of my life for 8 years now. We have 4 lovely children. I have been signing since i was in middle school. I am starting to teach elementary Sign Language at school. I have spent most of my time with sign language learning from the Deaf Community and from taking College courses. I have recently attending the TXASLE ( Texas ASL Educators) Workshop in Denton, TX.
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Jacob W.

Online
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$25 / 30-min

About Charlotte M.

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Fuquay Varina, NC

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Hello, nice to meet you here! Charlotte is my English name that a priest pricked up for me when I traveled to Italy in the 90's, it means little and womanly which is opposites from my Chinese name(I'll tell you how to write it after you select me as your tutor). My Chinese name is very manly and positive just like my personality-- positive and a Tom boy.

I was born and grew up in a tutoring business family in Taiwan ( the free, democratic, USA-like small island next to China), Mandarin Chinese is my mother tongue. I was a TV journalist in Taiwan before I came to the USA to pursue my Master degree at Georgetown University in 2002. After the graduation I started working in American global corporations and lived between Taiwan and USA on and off due to works until I met my American husband in 2012 and I am an American citizen now .

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rrently I'm an entrepreneur after my global marketing professional careers in American globalized corporations. I guess I was born with tutoring gene so I have passions about education and feel like sharing my knowledge about Mandarin Chinese with people who are interested in learning it will be fun and rewarding. It might also help people from two different cultures understand each other better.

In my leaseiure time, I love gardening, birds watching, hiking, jogging, photographing and traveling. I never smoke, never do drugs and don't really drink. I am into healthy and organic life style. I especially love children and love being with them. I also like to make new friends and having interesting conversations about everything and the world.
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Charlotte M.

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$20 / 30-min

About Alisha M.

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About Alisha
I am pleased to be a teacher here. I believe you will find me to be a dedicated and hard working teacher who is well qualified to provide the motivation and direction students need to be successful. I have earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. I also hold a TEFL/TESOL certification. As a results, I have developed exceptional communication, organizational, interpersonal, time management and leadership skills. I have had the opportunity to volunteer at my son's school every year thus enhancing my teaching and instructional methods. I have a true passion for education and am adept in passing this on to my students. I look forward to seeing you in my class where we learn and have fun!
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Alisha M.

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$25 / 30-min

About Afrah A.

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North Bergen, NJ
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About Afrah
I' am an Arabic Teacher, I hold a Bachelor of Education (Classroom Teacher), November 24 ,2009, from Al’Bath University, Homs, Syria .Certificate of Completion: English as a Second Language Program, December 3, 2018, Hudson Community College, Department of Continuing Education, New Jersey .
Certificate of Completion of Microsoft Office Applications (Certification Training), January 9, 2019, Career Academy Inc., (e-Learning). IN TERM TO MY WORK EXPERIENCES: . Tutored students in reading and writing. evaluated performances. And addressed problems areas. Interacted with parents.
. Crated activities that stimulated the interests ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade.
. orchestrated daily lessons on reading aloud, guided reading. Mathematics .and writing.
. Maintained accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development.
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ovided lessons plans and prepared for each assigned student in accordance with the objectives of the instructional program.
. Assessed students’ progress, expectations, and goals in the bilingual program.
. Established positive learning expectation standards for students and evaluated students’ progress.
. Maintained current and accurate records of student’s achievements.
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Afrah A.

Online
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$17 / 30-min

About Ana F.

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I’m from Monterrey Mexico
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Ana F.

Online
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$34 / 30-min

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