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About Ilona M.

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Pompano Beach, FL

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About Ilona
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
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Denise L. September 15, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
wonderful and fulfilling! I enjoyed learning and will continue.
Ilona very patient and makes learning fun .
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Michelle W. April 15, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Ilona is very nice and very knowledgeable. I look forward to learning a great deal from her.
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Sebastian October 27, 2015
Verified Student · Fiddle · In home
She is very professional, helpful, thorough and efficient. Knows her stuff!
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Ilona M.

Ilona M.

Pompano Beach, FL 33063
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About Allen P.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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About Allen
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
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Lauren L. February 6, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
If you are looking for an exceptional Piano teacher, look no further then Allen. From the moment I enrolled he has been nothing but professional. He came to our home and spent his undivided attention on my daughter. She was thrilled with her first lesson and is looking forward to working with Allen. I am beyond pleased with Allen and would recommend him to anyone and any age.
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Christopher G. February 23, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Great person, can't wait to have the next lesson
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Cheryl Pfeffer January 22, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Awesome.
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Allen P.

Allen P.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319
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About Charlotte U.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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About Charlotte
Hello and thank you for stopping by. My name is Charlotte, and I am here to assist in your school tutoring needs. My background/degree was in biomedical science with a minor in public health and I was along the pre-med tract taking classes needed for medical school. My speciality is to provide tutoring and academic assistance by working with students in a holistic manner addressing academic , personal and interpersonal needs. Also, to work closely with student's classroom teacher to gain insight on "problem areas".
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Chris February 17, 2016
· Vocabulary · Online
We had some bumps in the road as we were new to the program Ms Charlotte used, however once we were finally connected the lesson went well. My son Jake is 9 and is struggling with vocabulary and reading comprehension and he is not a fan of tutoring, however Ms Charlotte was able to win him over in the first lesson so that says a lot about her ability to engage children.
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Alexandra D. February 4, 2016
Verified Student · Math · In home
amazing
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Taelor B. May 7, 2015
Verified Student · Algebra · In studio
my daughter has been struggling with Algebra I for the entire year and in just a few short weeks with Charlotte, she has gained so much confidence and understanding on those difficult areas.
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Charlotte U.

Charlotte U.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
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$15 / 30-min

About Marcus Y.

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Boca Raton, FL
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Hello,

My name is Marcus Young and I am a senior at Oxbridge Academy of the West Palm Beaches. Throughout my 4 years at Oxbridge, I have been enrolled in some of the hardest classes my school has to offer and have maintained a 4.0 GPA. I completed AP Calculus my Junior year, and am currently in the highest level of Computer Science, English, and French at Oxbridge. I have a two-year history of private tutoring, specializing in Math, English, and Computer Science. This year, as the captain of Oxbridge's varsity soccer team, I led my team to a first place seed in our division, and have been
playing competitive travel soccer for 10 years. As far as college admissions, I have been accepted to the University of Maryland Scholars Program, the University of Wisconsin, and Virginia Tech. I am also waiting on responses from 4 other universities. I am a highly qualified, intelligent individual who is looking to teach great people.
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Marcus Y.

Marcus Y.

Boca Raton, FL 33433
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$25 / 30-min

About Nataliya K.

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Coral Springs, FL
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I am a patient instructor who likes to challenge her students to achieve true understanding rather than rote memorization. I specialize in tutoring all levels of math and ACT/SAT math prep but also enjoy tutoring the Sciences when the opportunity arises.

I have years of experience with private tutoring, math team coaching, as well as acting as a Teaching Assistant at the Undergraduate level.

I believe the best kind of teacher is also a learner, and I have been a learner and lover of math and science for many years. In high school I used to compete on a national level in math, placing f
requently, and as a Senior I also won the honor of being a Sunshine State Regional Scholar for Math and Science. I have since earned 2 Bachelors in Engineering and have completed the pre-clinical curriculum in Medical School.

I firmly believe anyone can learn anything and love helping other reach their academic potential.
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Nataliya K.

Nataliya K.

Coral Springs, FL 33065
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$40 / 30-min

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