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Review by Ashabi
"Paul is absolutely the BEST instructor ever. He is awesome talented tutor who just gets his student to learn. I am currently in an IB program and even tho
ugh I think I have a great aptitude for maths I continue to struggle. The truth is I love math very well but for some reason some concepts were hard for me, until I met Paul. He is patient, very good at breaking down stuff to the simplest level and does not move on until a concept is grasp. Paul is very accommodating and is a true teacher. I usually find it very hard to talk and open up to my teachers but with Paul it is the Opposite. He makes it easy to communicate and not feel intimidated. I thoroughly love working with him. I look forward to all my future classes as I always come away learning something new. I totally got every penny's worth of my mom's money. I am totally happy that after reading reviews of several other tutors, my mom went with her gut and chose Paul .
So then... if you are looking for a tutor, look no further Paul has your back. He is just the best."
Vero Beach, FL teacher:
Review by Alexander
"Megan started tutoring me in astronomy when she gave me some information informally but it was so fun it's a regular thing now. I might take astronomy cla
sses now and having her as a teacher is awesome!"
Gainesville, FL teacher:
Review by Margaret
"My daughter always had a great deal of trouble with math at all levels - arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry. Jon tutored my daughter for several years, in
our home, in Arithmetic, Algebra I and II, and Geometry. He definitely shares responsibility for her graduation from Beaumont High School with a class rank of 7th out of about 575 fellow students. Jon is very flexible in his teaching, and excels at figuring out what aspect of math is causing confusion for the student. He is very patient, and is able to rephrase and express concepts in different ways to get the point across. Fantastic tutor!"
San Bernardino, CA teacher:
Review by Ophelia
"I have 3 boys ages 7-12. Somehow Janis manages to make time to teach and read with all three before she leaves. The kids love her and more importantly res
pect her. If you can get her I highly recommend it. She covers all subjects and specializes in science by making it fun and entertaining. 5 Stars all the way!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Kelly
Pittsburgh, PA teacher:
Review by Olga
"Daniel is a great teacher, his explanations are clear and simple. I tried a couple of tutors before but no one managed to help me as good as Daniel did."
For my tutoring sessions I use skills that include goal-directedness, I teach how to organize learning in small steps and how to set them up; I always strive to motivate and engage my students to make the learning interesting and fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as a learning opportunities.
I have a Master's Degree (2012) in teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University,
as well as degree in violin performance from Poland. I studied piano in Poland for 10 years & taught both piano & violin for over 20 years. I also teach flute & cello for the past 5 years, as I studied them during my Music Education program.
I teach music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am a fan of the Essential Elements 2000 for string instruments, and the Alfred's Piano Library for piano. Alfred's piano library can be used for any age as they also have books especially made for adult learners. I also like their music flash cards. For teaching music theory I mostly used Master Theory.
I personalize every lesson, and always set goals for my students. Most of my violin students are members of the Florida Youth Orchestra as well as Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach competition and the annual Piano Guild auditions. I teach any age and any level, and always stress that learning a new instrument is very similar to learning a new language, it needs a lot of patience, persistence and repetitions. My lessons are customized to my students needs, and are work in progress as they needs may change over time. I always remind my students that music can give them instant gratification when they learn to play favorite songs. I always encourage my students to tell me about their music preferences, so I can incorporate them in their music lessons.
*** Lesson Details *** All my tutoring sessions include reviews of previously learned material and if possible the use of technology. I use students books but often bring extra study materials if necessary. All my lessons include: technique: I like to use the Finger Power for piano students and Essential Elements for my string students, and scales for both. music theory: I use Master Theory or other books such as Hal Leonard's Piano Note spellers & Piano Music Theory books for younger ages, music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.
Besides Essential Elements 2000 for strings I also use String Tunes and Fiddle Runners to add more fun to the lessons. For piano students I use Holiday Treats book, which comes in 2 different levels: Beginner & Intermediate, so my students have a new songs for a specific holiday.
*** Studio Equipment *** I always bring violin with me to be able to show what I teach.
*** Travel Equipment *** The students needs to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books & instrument available as well as a pencil. I always stress with my students to be organized and prepared for their lesson, this way they will be able to focus better during the lesson. I bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place to be free of any distractions, such other siblings or any other noise. The quiet environment helps in faster learning.
*** Specialties *** I tutor most K-12 subjects and prepare students to take ACT, SAT, GRE tests. Music genres: Classical, traditional, Suzuki, Popular, Celtic, fiddle, Blues
Denise L. September 15, 2016
In home Verified Student
wonderful and fulfilling! I enjoyed learning and will continue.
Ilona very patient and makes learning fun .
Michelle W. April 15, 2016
In home Verified Student
Ilona is very nice and very knowledgeable. I look forward to learning a great deal from her.
Sebastian October 27, 2015
In home Verified Student
She is very professional, helpful, thorough and efficient. Knows her stuff!
I am a University of Miami School of Music graduate with extensive experience in music education, theory, songwriting and arranging. As a winner of the Florida State Concerto Competition at 17, and having performed with some of South Florida's best singers and musicians, I offer a wealth of knowledge about how to connect music theory with music practice.
*** Lesson Details *** I specialize in creating individual lesson plans - no 'cookie cutter' methods, and no lectures about practicing!
My teaching style is free-flowing and relaxed. I'm very willing to adapt to any and all situations
in order to make music education work for YOU.
We offer group lessons that help young students learn socially and with fun activities. Our music reading curriculum teaches "easy success", in a one - note - at - a - time fashion.
*** Equipment *** I have a small keyboard lab of 4 - 5 pianos for group lessons and games. It is preferred that private students have a piano or full size keyboard. We also provide games, piano accompaniment tracks, and other accessories to make lessons more interactive and fun.
*** Specialties *** Jazz, Gospel, Pop, Blues, Group Piano
Christopher G. February 23, 2016
In home Verified Student
Great person, can't wait to have the next lesson
Cheryl Pfeffer January 22, 2016
In home Verified Student
Gabriel A. January 12, 2016
In home Verified Student
I hold a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and have been trained in all aspects of mathematics. I have taught both math and computer related subjects for several years, including Adjunct Instructor at Union County College for A+ Microcomputer Certification training program, MS Office professional applications. Also was Adjunct Instructor at ITT Technical Institute teaching engineering subjects.
Music background includes first French Horn at NJ Allstate orchestra, played all brass instruments from trumpet to tuba and taught French Horn to students starting in middle school.
Played in many orchestras and symphonic bands in NJ, CA and FL concentrated in French Horn, Euphonium and Bass Clarinet. Played Trombone, tuba and Bass Clarinet for the Red Rockets jazz and swing band for many years. Played trumpet in college dance band.
During the last 19 years, I have been tutoring students in Grades 7 through 12. In addition, I also taught middle and high school math in a private school for 12 of those years. My degree is in Elementary Education and I am certified in Mathematics, grades 7-12.
I am Arnaldo, tutor/counselor/mentor. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and English. I studied at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach Florida. My fexibibility, communication style, and passion for teaching are what make me a perfect candidate as a tutor. I'm also bilingual and very friendly. Can't wait to start!
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