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About Vania C.

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San Diego, CA
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About Vania
I've always been attracted to the rewarding profession of teaching. I've been teaching for the last 20 years and it's been such a privilege to be a positive part of all my students' stories. As a result, I have built life-long, lasting connections with my students. My professional bio and education qualifications include:

• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

• Private and public Spanish Instructor
I teach beginning to advanced-level Spanish to persons of all ages. Books, media, dictionaries, age-appropriate games, and flash cards are the mat
erials used for instruction. Students are assessed with oral and written quizzes.

• A variety of certificates of training and teaching, in the realm of Overseas Language Instruction in English and Spanish, Teaching Orientations, and Evaluating.

*** Lesson Details ***
They will walk into a highly positive, friendly, warm environment with an instructor who is able to recognize immediately their instructional level and needs, and will be able to connect with them. They will experience immediate results and feed off of their success and be encouraged for future sessions.
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Chris S. August 13, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · In home
! Vania is an excellent teacher !
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Phil L. April 1, 2013
Verified Student · Spanish ·
Vania is an excellent Spanish instructor

I've taken many Spanish lessons that have ranged from various software programs to personal tutors. Vania is great. She knows how to relate with each person in order to convey concepts. She's the best I have worked with.

She's also very accommodating, since I tend to change my schedule around a lot. She is always flexible to accommodate. Vania is simply great.
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Vania C.

Vania C.

San Diego, CA 92119
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$40 / 30-min

About John G.

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Spring Valley, CA

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I am a 35 year old professional musician, and Instructor. I teach Trumpet, French Horn, and singing. I have 25 years experience playing trumpet, French Horn and Singing and play in several groups around the San Diego area including:
The New City Sinfonia (Chamber Orchestra)
The Amalgamated, (a Ska/Reggae Band)
Full Strength Funk Band
Heartland Brass Ensemble
Trumpets R Us
Filarmonica Portuguesa Uniao De San Diego
Tierrasanta Lutheran Church,
Elk Tones Big Band
Dim The Lights Disco Tribute Band

I am very passionate about music, from learning to teaching, practicing, performing
and recording. Every day my goal is to promote music, learn, practice and help people enjoy music either by listening or performing.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will start with good solid warm-up exercises focusing on breathing and proper technique for Brass playing.
The 2nd part of lessons will be technique, Scales and method books for trumpet and french horn.
The last part of lessons will be working on Solo repertoire and learning songs for performance, sight reading, playing duets and learning jazz improvisation if interested. Lessons will include sight reading, play along/sing along CD's Scales and technique as well as theory.

For my Trumpet Students I use Herbert L. Clarke Technical Studies Book to help improve aerobic endurance, technical and finger velocity as well as production of good tone quality. I will also use the Earl Irons Group of 27 exercises as well as the Max Schlossberg Method to help improve air flow, breathing control and fluidity of sound throughout all registers. I also use the J. B. Arban's Conservatory method for other techniques including scales, double and triple tonguing, intervals as well as duets and solo repertoire.
For jazz minded students I will start with basic fundamentals of improvisation including melodic improv, Blues forms and blues scales as well as reading through chord changes and playing in several modes and other scales used in jazz.

I also provide tailored instruction on Bugling, and the proper playing of military bugle calls for those students interested as well as those involved with Boy Scouts who wish to earn their Bugle Merit Badge.

For my French Horn Students I will use the same technique books as Trumpet but learning traditional French Horn Solo repertoire, as well as Brass quintet/choir repertoire and orchestral and concert repertoire. Focus for French Horn students will be mainly on control of partials and tuning techniques.

For my Voice students I will start with good breathing technique and warm up exercises designed to get the vocal chords warmed up and get all the other muscles relaxed in order to produce great tone quality. Focus will be on intonation, and learning to use the air and support to extend the vocalists range higher and lower as well as gain power and confidence in singing.
Each Vocal student will have a piece to practice or will bring a piece of their choosing in that they would like to learn and this will be used to apply the techniques learned at the beginning of lessons. Styles of singing that I sing and can teach are Classical, Jazz, Big Band and Standards, Oldies, Pop, Country, Soul, Rock, R&B, Christian Rock and Church Music and also harmonizing like in a duet style or choir/vocal ensemble setting. I will also teach performance techniques, showmanship, stage presence and the overall performance package every singer needs to have confidence while singing.

I am a classically trained musician on Trumpet, French Horn and Voice and reading music, articulations, dynamics and learning musical forms is an essential part to any performers success. I also have studied various jazz styles and improvisational techniques as well. I want to teach students the basics of good musicianship and help them to excel in learning, practicing and performing in their own selected styles of music, whether its classical music, or jazz/rock/pop/country and any other styles students are interested in.

For Academic students who need tutoring I have a very extensive background in history, specifically focusing on US History, Military History, and the study of different eras including major war eras. Academic tutoring can be geared towards the understanding, comprehension and critical thinking understanding of the subject matter, as well as research, essay writing, as well as public speaking and project presentation.

For Tennis Students, I focus on the basics from footwork, to basic swing mechanics as well as strategy. Tennis lessons can be geared to develop specific areas of the game of tennis, or an overall game improvement whether for those who want to be competitive, or just enjoy a friendly game more.

*** Studio Equipment ***

My main teaching location is my private studio in Spring Valley and at the Ramona Music Center in downtown Ramona for students in the area. I have all items needed including music stands, CD player for play along programs as well as an upright piano.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When traveling I can bring my own personal music stand and electric keyboard with stand as well. Technique and song repertoire and theory books I can provide when needed.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Jazz, Reggae, Ska, Pop, Rock, Hard Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B, Blues, Church/Worship.
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Gabi April 27, 2016
Verified Student · Trumpet · In home
great first lesson!
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Adam W. February 24, 2016
Verified Student · Bugle · In home
So far so good! Adam had a great first lesson! Thank you, John!
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Isabel D. February 23, 2016
Verified Student · Trumpet · In home
JR is excellent in assessing a student's skill level. Once he has determined it he immediately begins challenging the student with fun drills that focus in on improving areas where the student is struggling. Not a moment of the lesson is lost, everything is focused on moving to the next challenge - although patiently.
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John G.

John G.

Spring Valley, CA 91977
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About Jackie D.

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Chula Vista, CA
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About Jackie
Hi! My name is Jackie, and I have 15+ years of experience in teaching, tutoring, and training. Currently, I am enjoying tutoring adults in passing the California teacher’s exam, as well as teaching teenagers and adults Spanish.

All of my students, meaning a perfect 100%, have improved their grades by at least one letter grade, if not more, and passed every one of their tests and exams. I help ALL my clients reach their goals!

Recently, I returned to San Diego after living in Peru where I taught English as a second language. My students ranged from adult business people and academicians
to primary and secondary school students. I really needed to utilize different teaching methods depending on each student’s needs. Some students wanted more business-related conversation, so I had be able to teach business principles in marketing, communication, logistics, interviewing, and so much more. Critical thinking was an area that I pushed my business students to improve. Other students needed to work on the basics of grammar, reading, and writing, and we had a lot of fun in class, whether going through the interactive lesson or improvising by singing the American pop songs to learn the lyrics.

The feedback I often received from my Peruvian students, as well as my students in Mexico and the U.S., was that I made learning an enjoyable experience—they wanted to work harder to advance quickly in their classes. All of my students agree that I have a lot of patience and turn even the most challenging lessons into ones of positivity and encouragement. I provide critical feedback in the most constructive of ways that helps the students reach conclusions on their own. I enjoy being there to support and guide their experience!

Before I left for Peru, I worked at St Vincent de Paul Village (part of Father Joe's Villages) in downtown San Diego. There I taught homeless and low-income adults with and without learning disabilities, as well as children from preschoolers to high school students. Teaching such a wide variety of students pushed me to think creatively and come up with memorable ways to engage the students and help them remember the lessons.

In high school, I took all AP and college prep classes. I went to a liberal arts college in Virginia where I focused on social studies and biology. I spent a few years training business people in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, InDesign, as well as presentation techniques. In grad school, I specialized in applied anthropology and public health. During that time, I tutored students in web design. In between, I've worked in Communications and Training in international health and development, so I have a lot of experience to bring to teaching.

Basically, I love teaching. I'm enthusiastic yet patient, and I absolutely adore helping kids and adults alike learn. It's such a sense of accomplishment when my students show off their terrific grades. I see the same look in my students’ eyes regardless of age—that pride that shines from within, that exuberant smile, like they can conquer anything. I want my students to keep that pride for a long, long time.
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Grace O. December 14, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
She was so happy to help. Very frustrating as I fell behind in Spanish over 2 quarters but Jackie is getting me back on track with compassion.
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Dustin E. September 13, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
Jackie was great! I showed up late but we still were able to accomplish a lot and I look forward to working with her in the future.
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Ellen August 8, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
Jackie has made learning Spanish enjoyable. I appreciate her patience and sense of humor! I highly recommend her as a teacher.
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Jackie D.

Jackie D.

Chula Vista, CA 91915
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About ANDREW Q.

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El Cajon, CA

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About ANDREW
I recently moved back to San Diego in order to finish my last year of an Applied Mathematics degree. I have been privately tutoring in math and science since I was in junior high and I really love to break down complex and difficult concepts in math and science in a way that any person can understand. I hope to pursue a profession in teaching after obtaining my BS.
I am available to start immediately; I am taking part time classes currently to finish my degree. I am also in the process of obtaining my Certification in Individual Basic Certification through the National Tutor Association b
efore applying for Intermediate and Advanced tutoring certification in specified subject areas.
Thank you in advance for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
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Nichole D. October 14, 2016
Verified Student · Algebra 2 · In home
Andrew was excellent and patient and kept in touch with any questions I had after my lesson. Will work with him again.

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ANDREW Q.

ANDREW Q.

El Cajon, CA 92019
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$15 / 30-min

About Kristen I.

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San Diego, CA

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I'm an artist and art educator. I've been making art for as long as I could hold a pencil. I studied Art Education because of my love for art making in several mediums and started teaching in 2004. My areas of interest are drawing, painting, hand lettering, book arts, and graphic design.

I help students to find inspiration, sharpen their creativity, build artistic skills, and master techniques. My lessons cover the foundations for any medium before proceeding to learn more advanced techniques so that students have a good starting point and won't feel frustrated later on. I work with teens a
nd adults for college prep, artist development, or learning a fun and rewarding hobby.

I love my students and I love helping people. Let me help you grow your passions. Click the green button on my profile to get started!
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Lisa February 20, 2017
Verified Student · Watercolor Painting · Online
I loved this lesson! I am really interested in knowing everything there is to know about watercolor, and Kristen was very knowledgeable and thorough with her explanations. I've signed up for 5 more classes!
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Melissa February 20, 2017
Verified Student · Calligraphy · Online
The class was a lot of fun. The tips and tricks were very helpful. I would recommend this class to anyone that wants to learn calligraphy.
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Cami February 18, 2017
Verified Student · Calligraphy · Online
Kristen is super awesome! Just finished my 1st class with her, she is extremely friendly and helpful. I was having trouble with my computer & she was super patient. I can not speak more highly of her! Amazing teacher. Im looking forward to many more lessons with her!
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Kristen I.

Kristen I.

San Diego, CA 92120
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$30 / 45-min

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