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Review by Larry
Omaha, NE teacher:
Review by Pedro
"I enjoyed the tutoring session, Akib was very clear and he really made me understand the material of pattern making."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Roselyn
"*I have been working with Red Pen Wench for my college essays, AP test preps, speeches and debates, and general writing skills. So, ask me if you have any
Before I met Red Pen Wench, writing was never pleasant to me. However, after I met her, I found myself enjoying writing and receiving straight A's on my papers. As a national scholastic writing judge, she critiques my essays from the eyes of a grader (and it never fails). Sometimes, she catches a minor mistake in my writing even my English teachers miss. While preparing my essays for my AP exam, she taught me not only to write an excellent essay in a limited time, but also to get through the stressful time of my life. She truly made the process enjoyable.
In addition, I got help from different agencies for my college app before I met Jill and I wasn't satisfied with the services they provided. That's why I reached out RPW in the second semester of my senior year. First, unlike other agencies, she wanted to know more about me (e.g. what I like to do, what I want to do in the future, how all of hardships affected my life). She thinks everything is a part of college application; indeed, she taught me that "College app is a great opportunity to grow as an overall person". Surprisingly, I enjoy writing my college essays now.
Upon her coaching on countless essays, she advised me to have a positive attitude when I personally had a difficult time.
It is always my pleasure to work with her and I really appreciate her help."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Amelia
"I attend strayer university and I was able to achieve passing my algreba with applications class and my statistics class. I am a student who almost didnt
graduate high school because I could hardly pass the state test at the end of the school year for math. I have gotten a B in my stats class with this wonderful tutors help. Ouray is eay to learn from and understand. He really explains things out and breaks them down to your level of understanding and has NOooo issue repeating any of it until you understand it. it has been a two semesters I was tutoring with Ouray and although im happy yo no longer have anymore math classes, he will certainly be missed. I highly recommend going to Ouray for your math needs he is awesome. Dont be shy to ask what the writing on the white board says either lol TAKE NOTES HE HAS GREAT NOTES!"
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by Sharon
"If there was a six star rating Paul would have gotten that rating from me. I was amazed at the way my daughter find her route to connecting with Paul the
moment they got started. He was patient, and just an awesome teacher. every thing was presented in a crystal clear manner. She enjoyed every SAT class with Paul. If you are looking for a tutor you have come to the right place. I am glad I chose Paul. I am now happy for the circumstances that led me to chose Paul. He is definitely a "Student Favorite! REMEMBER LOOK NO FURTHER PAUL's GOT YOUR BACK!"
Vero Beach, FL teacher:
Review by Wafa
"Heidi is a very experienced tutor. She explains everything effortlessly. She teaches her students with patience. I have learned so much from her and I pas
sed my math classes because of her. I highly recommend her to all of my friends and anyone who struggles in math like I do."
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Mel, Educator
"Kristi is awesome! I feared speaking in front of a crowd, but now that trepidation is behind me. I'm now able to speak with confidence and conviction. Th
anks a million!"
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Matthew
"My son is a junior in high school. He needed help with a video project in Sociology. I contacted Matt and he came by and immediately jumped right in and h
elped him get the project done in one evening. He also was very calm and patient with my son, while helping him organize an English research paper that was due the next day. I admire his calm proficient manner and expertise in English literature and excellent assistance in writing research papers."
Cleveland, OH teacher:
Review by Sinziana
"I am a non-native English speaker who wrote a novel in this language not so long ago. And while I was working my way through re-writing the text, I had th
e incredibly good fortune of being put into contact with Charis who edited my manuscript. I have learned so much from Charis' precise and thoughtful comments, from her explanations that matched my linguistic level so well, and from her method of approaching the text layer after layer, from fine-tuning the narrative to final touches! Now, when I take that step back to re-think and to re-read (sometimes) aloud fragments of my current work, I can still feel what an eye-opening learning experience that was for me. I would be honored and delighted if Charis accepted editing my fiction writings in the future, and were I to live in NYC, I would be so lucky to be in another wonderful learning situation with Charis!"
I discovered music sifting through my Dad's record collection and soon decided that I wanted to play guitar. As a teenager I began taking lessons and building confidence in my abilities. I played in different types of bands ranging from rock, country, blues, and jazz. After completing College in 2004, I realized music was not just going to be a hobby, but a career. At age 35, I have been teaching and playing guitar professionally for the last 11 years. I believe that anybody can learn to play as long as they are patient and understand that anything worthwhile takes time and sustained effor
t to achieve. You also need a good teacher who understands how to take you where you want to go musically. I have taught hundreds of different students of all ages and abilities. I have seen many of them grow musically and gain confidence in other areas of their lives as a result. I aim to inspire every student to find their way to a rewarding life through music.
*** Lesson Details *** My lesson plans are developed on an individual basis. I want you to learn the music that inspires your passion. If the guitar is new to you, the first lessons are devoted to basic playing skills and techniques. It is important to develop a strong understanding of music fundamentals to ensure that the student is attaining the skills they need to be a complete musician. I emphasize technique with drills designed to raise my students' skills evenly across a wide range of categories, like picking, fretting, scale patterns, chord shapes, rhythm training, and ear training. I have had success with many students using this approach and most are playing songs within a couple months. For the more serious student, music theory is an important tool to understand songwriting and music in general. I am always open to discuss what we do during a lesson. I believe it is my job to balance what you want to do with what you need to do in order to succeed.
*** Travel Equipment *** I have amps, guitars, 1/4 inch cables, tuners, metronomes, paper and pens. Would like students to have all these things but can accommodate based on need.
*** Specialties *** Rock, Pop, Blues, Country, flat-picking, finger-style
Keith M. March 25, 2016
In studio Verified Student
I must say that Benjamin was great. I come from no musical background and had zero knowledge. Benjamin made me feel relaxed and broke down the sessions in an easy way so that I could understand the concept of what we were trying to accomplish. I look forward to future lessons and learning how to play the guitar
Kevin L. January 19, 2015
In home Verified Student
Ben is an amazing guitar teacher who is patient and always willing to work with a busy schedule. As a senior in high school, many things pop up and we are always able to work around it. His lessons are based around what the students want to learn and he always finds a way to accomplish it. He has a great deal of knowledge in music theory and has helped me many times stay ahead in my music theory class in school and more importantly how to tie it in musically. As a performing musician as well, he has experience and other bits of wisdom about music and beyond that he can/will share and has which I feel is important as well.
Monica A. June 15, 2013
Guitar Verified Student
Excellent Experience-Very Happy
Ben is a great teacher! I am very happy with Ben and with Take Lessons. Ben is knowledgeable, patient, and kind. He knows how to challenge me and bring my skills to the next level without making the lessons too difficult. I would highly recommend Ben as a teacher!
Acting – I have taught all kinds of acting, including Audition Skills, Shakespeare, Stage, Film & TV, Dramatic, Comedic, whatever. I also have quite a bit of experience performing in all those arenas. Also, I have a relationship with one of the best management agencies in the area. She takes my referrals very seriously because she knows I know what I'm doing.
Voice – Anyone can sing. If you want to and have always thought you couldn't, you will be delighted when I prove you wrong. If you're a serious singer, no matter what style of singing you do, you should train classically. It's just th
e best way to train the delicate muscles used in singing.
I am an excellent coach, at any level. I will teach you how to OWN the song. That's what keeps people coming back. However, as an instructor, I am better with beginners.
Speaking – Ever lost your voice because you were talking too much? Every professional speaker I know of has. YOU DON'T HAVE TO. It's simply a matter of knowing the correct way to produce the sound. That's easy for me to teach.
Writing – I have been a professional writer and editor for over eight years; I have books, articles, posts, newsletters, etc. published. The point of grammar is to facilitate communication, NOT to be right. I can teach you practical grammar, not just correct grammar. I can show you how to make your words flow and be easily read. If there are typos in here, please understand you should never proofread your own work.
Nutrition/Alternative Medicine – I have been in this field for over 25 years. I am certified as a Sports Massage Therapist and most of my experience is in that area, but over the years, I have garnered quite a bit of usable knowledge.
Meditation – There is no one right way to meditate. You don't even have to be still to meditate, although it's a good place to start. We'll find a way(s) that's right for you.
Patricia October 27, 2016
Susan is a very educated acted teacher, she has helped me trumendously with my acting and is very kind! I couldn't ask for a better acting teacher!
Cristal M. September 21, 2016
In studio Verified Student
She's a great teacher my daughter was shy at first and once she started understanding everything she felt confident and loved the class.
Patricia September 8, 2016
In studio Verified Student
She is very educated in the acting field and I know I will learn a lot from her!
Korean native speaker experienced in teaching Korean to English speakers. I can recommend a text book or we can work from one you already have, the choice is yours. Reading, writing, listening and speaking tutoring available conveniently online from the comfort of your own home to save you transportation costs! I also specialize in one-on-one conversation practice to improve your fluency and confidence!
Liah K. September 14, 2016
Online Verified Student
The best lesson! My sister and I felt so comfortable and we had so much fun!
Taylor M. June 15, 2016
Very good lesson!
maia chapman May 8, 2016
Online Verified Student
I am a freelance tutor and translator. I have been tutoring for more than 8 years. I am very friendly, patient and professional. I tutor college students and children. I got my Associate in Arts and Sciences - Psychology from Union County College in NJ. On my sessions I apply constructivist teaching techniques which have proven excellent results. I am an avid observer of details which helps me determine the student's strengths. My classes are fun as playing a game! I am also a Therapeutic Mentor in Catholic Charities. In order to be accepted I had to get a full background check because I deal
with very special and unique children.
Demerris J. July 15, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Julissa is a wonderful teacher who meets me at my level but also challenges me beyond my limitations.
Bertillia June 9, 2016
Online Verified Student
Our experience with Ms. Julissa was wonderful! Ms. Julissa stepped and corrected my daughter's mistakes but make the correction in a way that helped my daughter see her mistakes. Ms. Julissa ability to engage our daughter, gave her the drive and ambition to reactivate. My daughter is now on the right track. Thank you Ms. Julissa for your skills and willingness to help our child!!!
If we need you again we will reach out to you! Be blessed!!!!
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