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Matthew H.

Pittsburgh, PA

The English language may seem super confusing with so many rules and exceptions to them. In reality, all languages share a lot of common traits. Using my experience and knowledge of linguistics, I will help you in all areas of English (speaking, reading, writing and listening). You will feel more comfortable and confident in your skills as we work together, drawing from your first language(s) to strengthen others.

About Matthew

I am a world traveler with 10 years of tutoring experience. Currently working on my PhD in sociolinguistics at the University of Pittsburgh, I received my MA in Spanish from NYU and can help you with many different areas. My experience as an editor for a publishing company, combined with other professional experience in a variety of positions, allow me to offer students a unique perspective on diverse subjects.

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Let's learn and grow together!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me are structured, yet flexible, centering around your strengths and weaknesses. Since everything is catered around your individual needs, no two students share the same exact experience. I learn what works best for you based on your study habits, interests and personality and implement any necessary assignments to help you achieve the best possible results. I adopt a very hands-on approach and provide you with additional information and avenues (both creative and technological) to continue learning beyond our sessions in a fun way.

*** Studio Equipment ***
MacBook Pro with necessary Office Suite, PRAAT software, Skype and additional recording material; keyboard and amps

*** Travel Equipment ***
Same as above: MacBook Pro with software; recording equipment as necessary.

*** Specialties ***
Languages- English, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Turkish, Aramaic.

Knowledge of historical and cultural elements of different groups of people.

Detail-oriented; strong analytical skills.

15 years experience as a vocalist, 9 Bel Canto technique (Full Lyric Tenor)
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Matthew H.

Matthew H.

Pittsburgh, PA 15224
starting at
$35 / 30-min

Gizelxanath R.

Pittsburgh, PA

About Gizelxanath

Gizelxanath was born in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. A naturally talented opera singer, she has extended her repertoire range to an almost all encompassing one which includes musical comedy, french popular songs, latin american boleros, jazz, sacred music, Afro-Peruvian-style pieces, Argentinean tango and Mexican folklore, in addition to the standard operatic repertoire. 
Her artistic qualifications include operatic studies and Masterclasses in highly prestigious universities such as: The Mozarteum Hochschule für Musik (Salzburg, Austria), The Ark Institute for the Performing Arts (San
Diego, California), The Conservatory of Music (Tijuana, México) and The University of Baja California. She has  been the recipient of many noteworthy awards including: The University of Fresno Zarzuela Scholarship, and The Metropolitan Opera Encouragement Auditions Award 2003.

The intrinsic beauty of her voice has been recognized and praised by many of today’s best opera singers, composers and musicians, including: Grace Bumbry, Francisco Araiza, Jaques d’Ambroise, Jerome Korman, Judith Lynn Stillman, Georgetta Psaros, John Bills, Pablo Zinger, Pancho Navarro and Enrique Gonzales Medina.

Among the many professional achievements throughout her musical career, it is worth to highlight her brilliant performance as Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Small Opera of San Diego, 2000), Lola, in Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (2002 - 2003), Serafina, in Enrique Medina’s Serafina and Arcangela (Los Angeles Eutrepe’s Opera Company, 2003), Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel (New York at Lincoln Center National Dance institute 2010).

Her Recording catalog includes three solo albums: Cartas de Amor (1998), Passion Tango (2009), and Piensa en mi (2010), as well as many collaborations with world-renowned artists.
Today she thrives as one of the most versatile Mexican sopranos, performing regularly throughout the United States and internationally.
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Gizelxanath R.

Gizelxanath R.

Pittsburgh, PA 15210
starting at
$30 / 30-min

Annie B.

Pittsburgh, PA

I've been teaching English as a Second Language for 8 years. My goal is to build your confidence so that you can freely express yourself! In the first few lessons, we'll do some fun activities to expand vocabulary, then practice conversation skills. I include lessons about culture that include music, food, history, technology, politics, and anything else you might be interested in! I will suggest which materials (e.g. books, worksheets, podcasts, videos, etc.) you should use with our lessons. I have experience working with students from all over the world, but have specialized experience with native speakers of Spanish and Chinese.

About Annie

Hi, there! My name is Annie and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2007 and have loved helping my students feel more confident in their English ability by improving conversation skills, pronunciation, and vocabulary. I went to Penn State and earned a degree in Political Science in 2010. I'm a patient and responsible person and my teaching style is comprehensive, focused, and fun. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Annie B.

Annie B.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206
starting at
$15 / 30-min

Sean C.

Pittsburgh, PA

I've been teaching ESL for 14 years. My students have gone on to both careers and graduate degrees. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to see real improvement in your communication skills, and as time goes on you'll excel in even difficult English environments. I specialize in reading/writing/grammar, but will help with your listening/speaking, too. I love working with students of all ages from a variety of levels, and I can't wait to meet you!

About Sean

I spent the last several years as a writing and language instructor for the ESL program at Gannon University. I developed the upper-level writing classes for the advanced ESL students. Over the past fifteen years I have taught both overseas and in the United States. Along the way I have acquired a vast array of diverse experiences which have enhanced my classroom skills. In addition to my experience as an instructor, I also bring the perspective of a published writer and professional editor to any course I teach. Much of this work has exposed me to a wide variety of approaches to students, tex
ts, and tests, giving me a better grasp of what works, and what does not. I know that each teaching opportunity will come with its own set of unique challenges, but it remains a welcome challenge.
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Sean C.

Sean C.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213
starting at
$20 / 30-min

Bishop C. K.

Pittsburgh, PA

As much as possible, lessons are couched in comfortable conversation. I will start with questions about your evening or past week - for example "How are you?" and / or "Did you do anything interesting last night?" Because I believe social fluency is as important as grammatical expertise. I really enjoy movies and music, so there may be a time during our lesson when we discuss films or current events - within the context of the material that we are practicing that day. And finally, homework!

About Bishop C.

I have been teaching ESL for the past eight years. I've taught every level and every language lesson. From advanced conversation to beginner classes with forty pupils. I am friendly and will probably ask if you want to enjoy a cup of tea or a tasty cookie during our lesson, because I believe learning should be fun.

Thanks for reading, and I truly hope that we work together in the near future. Warmly, BK
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Bishop C. K.

Bishop C. K.

Pittsburgh, PA 15201
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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