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Review by Thinh
"When my biology professor recommended me to contact Joseph for biology help, I did not know that I was about to not only meet an excellent teacher, but al
so make life-lasting frienship. He would go an extra mile just to make sure that I was thoroughly understand an object. He is patient and caring. Whenever I had a hard problem, I just needed to give him a text message and he would take the time out of his day to help me with that problem. Because of his diligence, I passed my biology classes with flying colors!! Thank you Joseph for everything man! You are awesome!!"
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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 Mia
"Mr.Y was my teacher for a class called Mathematical Problem Solving which covered Algebra 1 and 2 as well as Geometry. He was very knowledgeable in all of
these subjects and knew the concepts so well that he could teach them in several different ways and with many different methods. It always felt like there was such a long list of how to approach one concept so we would have to choose what worked for us and Mr.Y had no problem helping us in ways that worked for us. His patience makes him so very valuable. The students felt safe asking any question no matter how "dumb" they thought it was because Mr.Y didn't see it that way. He just wanted to help us learn and he was successful. He does not cut corners and that was so helpful for someone like me who needs to see every step to understand how to reach an answer. Even though we covered a lot in that class, his lessons actually stuck with me. I realized this when I could remember one of Mr.Y's methods of how to solve something even though months and months of new Pre-Calculus concepts were added to my brain. Mr.Y taught so much more than math in our classroom that felt like a home. He taught us citizenship skills, how to appreciate each other and the things we have in life, different cultures, good work ethic, some English skills, some Arabic skills, and how to finish our work on time so we could karaoke in class.
I learned so much from Mr.Y and I am so thankful I had him as a teacher. I wish he could teach every math class I'll ever take, but that's just not how it works!"
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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
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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!
Unlike some other academic skills, the ability to write well is something that follows you from elementary school all throughout your life, particularly if you work in an office environment - so it's no wonder there's such an emphasis on it in school! From creative short stories and descriptive paragraphs in elementary school to lengthier prose and argumentative essays in high school, and then implementing those skills to write research and term papers in college, students spend a great deal of …
5 Strategies for Developing Writing Skills
Unlike some other academic skills, the ability to write well is something that follows you from elementary school all throughout your life, particularly if you work in an office environment - so it's no wonder there's such an emphasis on it in school! From creative short stories and descriptive paragraphs in elementary school to lengthier prose and argumentative essays in high school, and then implementing those skills to write research and term papers in college, students spend a great deal of
Math Help: Converting From Exponential to Logarithmic Form
Struggling with exponential and logarithmic forms? Don't sweat! Read on as Tucson, AZ tutor Blake C. shares his strategies for solving the equations without pulling your hair out:
For many students first beginning to work with exponential and logarithmic forms, the translation between them becomes an area of confusion. The thing to remember is that, essentially, both of these forms are ways of writing the same thing.
Lets begin our discussion by looking at the exponential form a^x=y.
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Are your so-called creative writing exercises starting to seem a little mundane? Spice it up with these outside-the-box writing ideas and prompts
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3 Techniques for Rethinking Test Prep
Have a big test coming up? Don't fret! Rethink the way you prepare with these three helpful tips from Olympia, WA tutor Tali H...
In order to make test prep FUN, you need to - in a sense - forget that what youre learning is test prep. Its all about the outlook, distracting yourself, and actually believing (or finding a way to convince yourself) that what youre learning is worthwhile.
1. The Right Motivation is Key
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5 Writing Styles to Hook Your Reader
Successful writers know that a well-constructed story will grab the reader's attention from the very beginning. A strong beginning will hook readers and entice them to keep reading. There are a variety of writing styles that can be used to create an effective hook, and understanding which one of these writing styles best matches your unique voice is an important part of developing your craft.
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