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Priscilla D.

51 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art + Design
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Priscilla D.

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I will encourage you to creatively and philosophically the ways in which applied visual art practice and reflective assessment of culture interrelate. Your art knowledge will not only be enhanced by understanding contemporary artistic developments but your understanding of what is art in society will most absolutely be enriched.

About Priscilla

Hello, I'm here to inspire creativity while guiding the students through interactive technique and skills so that they may find their own voice and be motivated to express it through the arts. I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I was raised in a community here in the states infused wi

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Priscilla (Ms. P) is a wonderful instructor. She is fun, engaging and enthusiastic; but also a serious motivator for my preteen. I especially appreciate the weekly lesson summary provided by Ms. P that detail what was accomplished in the lesson and emphasizing what was performed particularly well by my student. I highly recommend Ms. P to anyone interested.
Debbie
Great fund of knowledge, enthusiastic, makes it fun to learn, and meets you where you are musically with encouragement to practice and make progress towards your goal. Really appreciate her unique approach to settle and center initially to make for a better experience during the lesson. Highly recommend.
Emily Y.
Emily enjoyed the lesson and learned a lot
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Jillian V.

66 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Bachelor's of Science, Music Therapy, Classical Voice, Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz
  • Teaching since 2011
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Jillian V.

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Ever since I was a child, I absolutely loved to write. During my sessions as creative writing tutor, I hope to foster that same love for writing. My students are challenged to stay true to their own voice while simultaneously considering craft, style, syntax, structure, and the myriad elements of engaging, successful writing. My sessions can be catered to a specific goal (standardized testing), or can be an open-ended experience invaluable to academic success.

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I have a Master's degree in Music Therapy, am a nationally board certified music therapist (MT-BC); performer and vocal instructor (Bachelor's in Classical Voice); certified yoga instructor and meditation guide (200+); certified and attuned Reiki master; professional writer and editor. ...I fin

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Julie
5 stars for best instructor ever
Steven F.
Great first day.
Angie M.
Jillian taught our two 6 year-old daughters how to play the guitar! Jillian is always so patient, encouraging, and always takes the time to foster a caring friendship with each of them. Our girls adore her, and we’re sure everyone who knows her does as well. If you want a stress-free and happy learning experience with the guitar, look no further than Jillian!
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Colin S.

94 Reviews
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Starting at $250
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship from The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley
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Colin S.

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Linear algebra takes a big leap into the abstract, and this can be a bit challenging after spending years doing analytical geometry. I once had a professor tell me that linear algebra didn't really have application to the real world, and that it didn't need to, because it was beautiful in and of itself. That's a nice sentiment, but it's not true, actually. Linear algebra is vital in engineering and the sciences precisely because it has some very real applications in regards to systems and their stability. I understand this, and I can help you form a solid understanding of linear algebra as well.

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Hello there! My name is Colin, and I have five years of experience tutoring math and science. I am a PhD student in the UC Berkeley-UC San Fransisco joint bioengineering program. My strong background in STEM qualifies me to tutor math and science up through lower-division college courses. Aside fro

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Ritam R.
Colin is very knowledgeable and my son is learning with Colin. He is flexible and adjusted time due to a conflict with my son schedule.
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Liam S.
My son said he showed him a new approach to algebra that really helped him understand. My 14 year old said it was very helpful.
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Yasemin A.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Turkish, English
  • Ph.D & Philosophy from Muğla Sıtkı Kocaman University(Turkey)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Yasemin A.

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I am an expert on existentialism for more than ten years. I did my Ph.D. on Soren Kierkegaard's Concept of Anxiety. I published my Ph.D. thesis in 2015. I have several works on Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Ingmar Bergman.
I look forward to talking about meaning of existence with you!

About Yasemin

I am a professor of philosophy with a Ph.D. degree. I have been teaching more than eight years. Turkish is my native language. I can teach all level Turkish.

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Stephanie G.
Yasemin has a friendly disposition and seems to have a comprehensive approach, including culture, and history. I'm glad I picked her!!
Nada H.
my teacher is wonderful
Julie
The class goes by too quickly. Love every minute!
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Joshua F.

50 Reviews
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  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Joshua F.

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My undergraduate BS, with specialties in physical anthropology and lithics.

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Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on m

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Randy
Excellent introduction to harmonica. Taught notes and scales. Basics presented clearly.
Karthik V.
Very good instructor. Patient yet strict. My kids are making good progress.
Christa L.
Great teacher for my 6 yr. old son!
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Eric S.

10 Reviews
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  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaches High School, College
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Eric S.

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I would really love the opportunity to help you improve your English abilities. I believe in using examples, scenarios, conversation and visual aids to keep the class interesting. I listen to students needs in order to let you guide the lesson topics to where your learning needs and goals will be achieved. I am just a subject matter expert and a facilitator of your learning. I believe strongly in the value of education, self-learning and continuous learning. You will be a better learner if you approach each topic from your interests and from a discovery approach. You may find that learning English while also learning about other topics (business, careers, hobbies, interests, travel, culture, etc.) makes it more valuable.

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Hello! I am an accounting/finance/human resources specialist with 20 years experience working in government and business. I have finished a Ph.D. in finance and I enjoy teaching online part-time. I most enjoy helping students with test preparation such as IELTS/TOEFL/GMAT. I also enjoy helping you

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I am learning so much from this talented instructor.
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Excellent teacher!
Alexander
It’s been more than 2 years since I started my lessons with Eric and I suppose I was lucky to find such a professional with a strong business and PhD background. It was important for me to develop my verbal communication abilities in finance and economics and Eric was definitely the right choice. Both his personal and professional skills make the studying process smooth and efficient and I really see the results as I have become much more confident when making presentations and also I passed successfully CFA Exam Level I. Apart from relevant and coherent agendas for our well-structured lessons with intensive homework preparation materials I can also emphasize his punctuality and friendliness. He is a really good tutor and I highly recommend him!

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