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About Kevin F.

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Memphis, TN

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I have had a fairly diverse musical background, including playing with bands and orchestras, as well as participating in choral groups and opera. I have a master's degree in music performance for wind conducting, and a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on piano performance.

I have taught private lessons for several years now and I love every moment with my students! I have a real passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with others, both failures and successes. I believe everyone has creative potential, and I believe music is a real universal art form that anyone can tap into if they want. Above all, making and creating music should also be fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
I try to keep my lessons professional but comfortable too. I don't yell at students for messing up or anything like that. I usually have an agenda b
ut am willing to adjust and compromise if the situation dictates. If you don't have a curriculum in mind, I like Alfred's piano courses, but will do my best to find one that fits you as a student best. My initial goals are to make sure the basics of reading music and performing are set so that no matter what musical avenue you want to pursue, you will be successful. I do specialize in classical music but enjoy creating and playing in other genres as well.

I now also offer lessons online, as well as tutoring in most math areas!

***CANCELLATION POLICY***
I kindly ask for 24 hour notice whenever possible if a lesson is going to be missed. Generally speaking, if I don't hear from a student and their lesson time passes I will mark the lesson as missed, but I am also usually more than willing to make up the lesson at a later time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a piano keyboard at my home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect students to have their own instruments as needed, as well as music paper, pencils, etc. I may be able to provide some of those materials on occasion as well as some books/recordings, but will by and large expect students to purchase those for themselves.

*** Specialties ***
I am much more familiar with classical styles and Broadway. My music writing style tends to be somewhere between neo-classical and avant-garde.

***Blog Posts***
http://takelessons.com/blog/playing-the-piano-common-struggles
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Emily B. May 19, 2017
· Piano · In home
He is a good instructor. Easy to talk to.
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Debora May 4, 2017
· Piano · Online
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Preston Mullins April 26, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Our son has been going to Kevin for over a year now. He is nice and great with our son. He has learned a lot during with time with Kevin and continues to grow as a student of music.
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Kevin F.

Memphis, TN 38133
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About Janai H.

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Augusta, GA
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About Janai
*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to buy the books that I need them to buy and to have either a keyboard or piano. I also expect that the Spanish students will obtain the proper materials that I ask of them.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, pop, jazz, blues, R&B, soundtracks (Disney)
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Star December 21, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
I read best reviews. Can phone number of the Teacher be placed here so that I could enroll.
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Shelby February 21, 2018
· · In home
Ms. Janai was the best tutor I have ever had. No matter the day, or time she was always there to help me out. Either it was math, science, writing, etc. she'd help me with every subject no matter how long it took for me to get it right, every subject was like her first nature. She was amazing teaching in person and just as good online. I've never met another tutor like Janai, she understands what you're going wrong and what your difficulties are, but she always manages to turn those difficulties around and make you better at understanding what you need to do better in order to succeed. If you're looking for an outstanding tutor Janai is the way to go!
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Shellie S January 26, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Janai is great with older adults. She's so patient and makes me feel relaxed even when I'm saying the wrong words. She has passion! and that's exciting to see.
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Janai H.

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About Jinky B.

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Louisville, KY
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About Jinky
Bonjour!

I really enjoy teaching everything about the French and English languages. If you're looking to brush up on your French, looking for an after-school tutor for help in a French course or would like to start learning this lovely language, I am happy to personalize tutoring sessions to your goals!

I graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's of Arts in French, French Literature and Psychology. I have over 8 years of teaching experience. I have studied in Paris and lived in Tours, where I taught English to high school students preparing for the Baccalauréat. In the US, I have taught ESL courses to adults and French I-IV to high school students in the Jacksonville area.

If you're curious to read more about French or language learning in general, listed below are a few articles I have written for the TakeLessons
blog. Check them out along with all the wonderful articles written by other TakeLessons tutors!

-July 2017: 20 Insider Tips for Traveling to France http://takelessons.com/blog/tips-for-traveling-to-france-z04

-Nov 2016: 3 Helpful Tips When You're Lost in Conversation
http://takelessons.com/blog/conversational-language-tips-z14

-Oct 2016: How to Greet Someone in France
http://takelessons.com/blog/French-greetings-z04

-Aug 2016: How to Stop Wasting Your Money and Time on Language Lessons
http://takelessons.com/blog/are-language-lessons-worth-it

-May 2016: Bon Voyage: 50 Useful French Phrases for Travelers
http://takelessons.com/blog/useful-french-phrases-travelers-z04

-Apr 2016: 5 Helpful French Pronunciation Hacks for Beginners
http://takelessons.com/blog/french-pronunciation-hacks-z04

-Apr 2016: 7 Proven Strategies to Help You Ace Your Next AP French Exam http://takelessons.com/blog/ap-french-exam-strategies-z04

-Mar 2016: Language App Review: MosaLingua
http://takelessons.com/blog/french-app-review-mosalingua-z04
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Haley October 15, 2017
· French · Online
Go Jinky!
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Myriam M. May 13, 2017
· French · Online
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Sophia F. May 1, 2016
· French · Online
She is wonderful and incredibly patient with my daughter.
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About Mariela Q.

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I love teaching Spanish, especially to kids. I'm very experienced and patience is one of my many virtues as a teacher. I have experience introducing Spanish Language to kids as young as 5 years old and I have equal or more experience teaching this beautiful language to adults as well. It doesn't matter how old you are. I will make sure you learn at your pace and comfort level. I offer my expertise and knowledge to help you to reach your goals and expectations. I am background checked and fingerprinted by the Child Care License Department of Human Services.
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Thomas November 28, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Marie is the first and best teacher I ever had that taught me in a way that worked for my way of learning. She focused and engaged with me at 100% Spanish is now fun for me! I look forward to each lesson and can literally see great improvement each week.
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Mariela Q.

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About Soleine T.

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Boulder, CO
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I'm a native of the south of France who loves everything that comes with learning and teaching a new language, ranging from basic grammar to literature, including oral conversations about pop culture.

My strong interest for languages oriented me towards a "Literature Baccalaureate" for which I studied - among other fields - German, English, Ancient Greek and Latin, and graduated Summa cum Laude in 2010. After high school, I went on to study for five years at Sciences Po Paris, France's elite school for social and political sciences.

Learning about the hidden history of words and the construction of sentences has always fascinated me, and I strongly believe that this is what makes the difference between a regular native speaker, and one who can actually transmit his knowledge of the language. Writing and speaking a proper french i
s not enough. When it comes to teaching, one has to be able to explain the "why" behind each word, idiom and grammatical rule, because that is how we remember best. Combined with a burning desire to understand movies, songs and books in their original version, this method makes wonders. As one of my best teachers once told me : “ We get into a culture through its language, and we get into a language through its culture.”

Grateful for francophiles' interest in my native tongue, I'd welcome the opportunity to help you sharpen your skills and clear seemingly obscure concepts. Along the way, I hope to be able to communicate with you my keen interest for the French history, its twists and turns and important figures.

But first and foremost, I will adapt the content of my lessons to reach YOUR specific goal, wether it is to chat with friends, understand the news, or even get a job !
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Christina November 11, 2018
· French · In home
Soleine is a wonderful teacher who has helped us tremendously with our very limited knowledge of French. She is a native speaker - so we learn lots of fun cultural information in our lessons too!
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Adélie February 1, 2018
· French · In home
Soleine is the best french teacher you could get ! Not only she speaks perfectly, but she also is a great pedagogue. I recommand her without a doubt. Try it, you will see how learning french can be both easy.. and a pleasure !
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About Alyssa Y.

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Memphis, TN
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Hello! My name is Alyssa. I aspire to eventually be a real English teacher, but for now i'm happy just helping people learn. I'm friendly and easy to get along with. I'm helpful because i teach in ways that will actually help you learn the criteria. I'm not set to teach in any specific way so you tell me what makes you want to learn, and i can help you achieve your goals,
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Memphis, TN 38134
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About Cameron B.

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Muncie, IN
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Hi! I began teaching English as a second language in 2015. I have extensive experience working with all ages and skill levels. In my lessons, I try to provide a focus on communication and usage of grammar and vocabulary.
For my students, being able to get over the inhibitions of speaking a foreign language is the first step. I remember when I was learning Italian the most difficult hurdle for me to surpass was being confident in my own abilities to speak with people. Because of the fear of making glaringly obvious mistakes, I seldom spoke the language while living in Italy. It wasn't until my wife and I were on either side of the ocean, and I was able to speak in Italian without fear of embarrassment, that I was able to learn.
Once I moved back to Italy, I began teaching English with Inlingua, alongside with a cultural cooperative, crea
ting curriculum and study plans for prospective students. In that time I learned that a one-size-fits-all approach to ESL is absolutely useless. What works for one student may not work for another. I hope I can help anybody, regardless of skill level, age, or background, actualize their goals of fluency and mastery!
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About Katie R.

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Collierville, TN
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My name is Katie and I am an ESL teacher. I was raised in the midwest and have lived in 3 different continents. My thirst for adventure and education is what has taken me around the globe.

I wasn't always a teacher by trait. A year abroad volunteering and teaching English quickly became my passion. I quickly knew that was what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to teach English as a second language.

Every country I have traveled to I try to stop in at local schools or centers and lend a helping hand teaching English. I have taught working professionals in China to monks in Cambodia.

All in all, I have taught over 3 years abroad in both private and public schools in the city and in rural China. My class size has ranged from 60+ students to no more than 4 students.
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Katie R.

Katie R.

Collierville, TN 38017
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