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An hour lesson just flies by and I’ve learned so much...I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned!
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What works for you? Online lesson or local teacher? Either way, your academic tutoring lessons are live, interactive, and customized for seniors.
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Julie D.

65 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches High School, College
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Awarded Photojournalist Photographer of the Year - 2009 from Professional Photographers of California
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Julie D.

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How to Start a Business in Five Easy Steps - MENTORING AND/OR TRAINING

Mentoring

30-minute sessions can be scheduled to discuss your business startup questions. You may present specific or general questions or just bounce ideas off me. Sometimes it just helps to have someone who is impartial with whom to talk about your ideas.

Startup Milestones

In five (5) sessions you will write a business plan, choose your business structure, create and register your business name and brand, obtain your business license and any permits required, set up your bookkeeping and tax payment process.

About the Instructor

Julie possesses a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and has more than 25 years’ experience running a small business. In addition, Julie has experience in the transportation, hospitality, and aerospace industries, software development, and legal fields. Her experience includes clerical to management positions but thrives as a small business owner. ...

About Julie

How to Take an Online Class - Julie will teach you the process of signing up for and taking an online class. We will go through every step so you can be successful in today's world of online learning and work. Photography - Be the boss! Take control of your digital camera. Tutoring sessi

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Carter
I learned a great deal from working with Julie in a very short amount of time. She's extremely knowledgable and very patient. I look forward to continuing sessions with her in pursuit of achieving my goals.
Maria W.
I was a little sceptical at first how this classroom session was going to go. Julie is exactly what I have hoped for in an instructor, very thorough in teaching in a manner that helps me understand not only about my camera, but, what is expected. I believe that Julie is a good fit for me.
Aurora Hogden
I very much enjoy my lessons with Julie. She listens to what i'm interested in pursuing and guides me accordingly. She shares ideas and advice and most of all is supportive and encouraging.

Marwa A.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical engineer from Ain Shams University
  • Teaching since 2002
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Marwa A.

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I am teaching Algebra for almost 10 years

About Marwa

I am currently a math teacher. I teach Algebra I&II, Geometry and pre-calculus at the high school level. I have a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering, master degree in engineering management and master degree in education leadership. I am certified Math teacher 7-12 and Arabic language k-12.

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Donna B.
Donna3 minutes agoThank you Marwa for all you help in understanding Statistics. This is not an easy course for me as Math is my least favorite subject. It takes patience and no judgement to help others. I appreciate your guidance and encouragement during each lesson!

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Jane
My grandson was having difficulty with beginning Algebra, until Marwa began
tutoring him. Within 2 weeks, he gained confidence and his grades went from
F to A. Marwa gave him the support and skills he needed to tackle this subject
and move forward. My grandson tells me often how he appreciates Marwa and
the hours she spends with him weekly.She really cares about her students and
wants them to do well. She's very smart, considerate and patient.She
understands teens and their learning styles.
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Nick P.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded Empower Leadership from Leadership Education and Development (St. John's University)
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Nick P.

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Having to sit down and write a paper (whether it be your college thesis or a five paragraph essay for an elementary level English course) can be an intimidating and stressful if not overwhelming experience.

That's where I come in...To help you with both the assignment you are currently working on as well your writing process in general. Working on strengthening how you write will make writing easier and easier each time you do it, until you don't need my help at all.

Many people are not aware of the universal strategies and tactics that can be used in order to improve their writing at every stage in the process. Whether it be brainstorming, outlining, drafting, writing, editing, etc. Taking at look at and examining your writing process together will allow us to customize the tutoring session for your needs specifically.

Outside of helping to write papers I can assist with help in English grammar, Literature, Creative Writing, and many other related fields.

About Nick

I operate my own remote practice out of Brooklyn, NY and work with a variety of individuals and businesses. Bringing a wide range of experience in Writing, English, Communication, Language, and Business, I help to make lasting adjustments that improve writing, communication, and overall efficiency

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Hope
Nick is very engaged and has come up with a great game plan for our child.
Trishna C.
Ganiji
Nick helped me with my law school admission essay which gained me admission to the Melbourne University Law school. Nick was very patient, friendly and provided an outstanding service. I would not hesitate in recommending his services to anyone who needs help with writing.

Saad H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Charles Ives Fellowship from American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • Teaching since 2016
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Saad H.

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I am very experienced in Algebra and I'm looking forward to teaching you!

About Saad

Saad is a composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, and electroacoustic music who achieves a “remarkable fusion of idioms” (New York Times), most notably in his work exploring the disparate qualities inherent in Western art music and Middle Eastern musical tradition. His music delves into that relati

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Ethan
I started with Saad at a music camp upstate I was attending and of which he was composition faculty. Having taken plenty of music theory in the past but no formal composition, I didn’t know what to expect. First off, Saad’s manner couldn’t have been more calming or inviting from the very beginning, and that really built a great rapport between us and allowed me to do my best work. Secondly, based on my accounts of my past training, it took little time for Saad to identify what were my strengths and what we needed to study in order to ensure my best compositional outputs. We studied invertible counterpoint, a complex subject fundamental to nearly all forms of advanced classical counterpoint. Saad made the subject really approachable through intricate but understandable explanations of different concepts and provided really illustrative examples of each concept. Even a year after those several weeks of study, in which I have hardly written nearly the number of contrapuntal exercises as I did in the weeks during and after Saad’s tutelage, I still find canon and fugue writing to be doable and even fun, testament to how I was able to hold on to Saad’s teachings even long after working with him. I couldn’t recommend Saad’s abilities and qualities higher to anyone wishing to take composition lessons, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that he is an accomplished, experienced, fascinating, and highly-sought-after composer in his own right. Even after working with dozens of different teachers in different musical disciplines, I have found my studies with Saad to be among the absolute most rewarding.
Sam B.
Saad was able to guide me into directions in my compositions I wouldn’t have thought would be possible otherwise. I recommend him highly as he pushed me to work as hard as I could on my pieces, while at the same time highlighting pertinent contemporary repertoire in our lessons.
Luke
Such a patient knowledgeable tutor who really cares about his students’ progress and goes above and beyond to nurture their musical growth
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Licity C.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students Male: 20 to 70; Female: 16 to 80
  • Bachelors of Art in American Civilization (History and Literature) from Brown University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Licity C.

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Tell your story. Discover your voice.
Public Speaking • Creative Writing • Songwriting

I have been a nationally touring public speaker for over 15 years. NPR's Here & Now described me as "Writing and singing full-frontal." I am a singer-songwriter (folk layered with classic rock). The Pasadena Weekly described my the experiences I create as “Shaped by emotion, confidence and shared vulnerability ...more than a show—giving listeners a sense of uplift.” People leave my shows, my lectures feeling a deeper connection with themselves which inspires them to engage the world in creative and exciting ways.

In our Public Speaking lessons, I will teach you how to create a memorable experience for your audiences, and to have a blast doing it. I will help you feel natural in front of an audience by trusting that who you are is the most important thing. They will hear who you are, as much as what you say. Being yourself is key. I will show you how to shine!

Whatever topic you want to

About Licity

I love relating to all kinds of people. People love to tell me their stories and I love to hear them. I help you hear your story and then tell your own stories through song, writing, and speaking. I believe that creativity is a path to healing and must involve a deep connection to our emotions.

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Skabone
Do you want to learn how to put your feelings into words and sounds? To stand before an audience, undaunted, and share them with the world, warts and all? I know of no one who can show you the way better than Licity. And moreover, she will give you honest, helpful, heartfelt feedback that will most certainly guide you in the direction you were already headed, even if you didn't recognize it yourself. She is a wise and crafty wordsmith, with an amazing depth of feeling. Your time spent learning from her will push your creativity to a new level. I know this firsthand. 5 stars!
Jeff
Licity is a fantastic teacher. She knows her stuff, and she knows how to communicate and get the best out of her students. She's patient and flexible and very encouraging. I highly recommend her!
Annin
Licity is an amazing teacher and mentor as well as being a nationally-acclaimed writer, speaker and musician. I've learned so much from her!
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Daniel G.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA Liberal Arts with secondary emphasis on Theater and Musical Performance Teaching Credential from University of San Diego BA Chapman University Teaching Credential
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Daniel G.

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If you want to learn to play, sing and lead church music, I can teach you based upon my over 40 years of experience. I have a Master of Divinity, was a Catholic Priest and Completed Doctoral program in the Ministry of Supervision. No dissertation! Got married instead!

About Daniel

Music lessons should be fun and focus on what you want! I am willing to travel to you or welcome you to my studios: Reseda pr Canoga Park. I travel to homes San Diego and Los Angeles Counties. What is your goal? School or Church choir? Musical programs?Learn to Cantor or lead songs at Church/

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Stefanie
Mr. G goes over and above to help me pursue my interests. He helped me sing through a difficult time while my voice was changing. He supports me at performances and never fails to make me laugh. Working with him has been a fantastic experience and I feel that I have grown so much.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing academic tutoring teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream academic tutoring teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Academic Tutoring Lessons for Seniors

The average cost of 60-minute academic tutoring lessons is $81. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $20 and $300 per hour.
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$50 average
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$64 average
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$81 average

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