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Valeria F. Los Angeles, CA

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• ACT English
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About Valeria

Some subjects can feel boring and monotonous, and that is why my teaching technique allows my students to enjoy the subject matter. I want my students to grasp the importance of an education, so I create fun and entertaining lessons for them. I engage in a friendly manner, and subtly explain the information in way that enhances their learning capability. Students should expect a manageable course load that involves concepts of their homework assignments, upcoming quizzes, and final examinations. Additionally, I tend to spontaneously create questions and problems to verify their level of comprehension and critical thinking. Over a period of time, they will incrementally learn how to deal with new ideas. My students will master their work and gain the strength and motivation to tackle their

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LYNN S. March 7, 2015
Biology · Online
Verified Student
Valeria is extremely professional and knowledgeable. She explains things completely and clearly.
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israel T. February 21, 2015
Algebra · Online
Verified Student
She's Best teacher.
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Sue A. November 29, 2014
Chemistry · Online
Verified Student
I need her help with ORGO and PHYSICS, she was able to gel me understand the material in a much "easier" perspective. I really appreciate her time and effort to help her students. I recommend her completely. Online scared me at first, but it actually is just the same so I don't suggest to let that fare you away from the idea.
Nicholas J. San Francisco, CA

Practice and Test-Prep

About Nicholas

I take great pride in ensuring my student's are successful not only in the short term, but the long term as well. *** Lesson Details *** I have never used a set curriculum. I base my lessons off of the specific needs of each particular student. By speaking, and most importantly listening, to my students, their families, and their teachers, I am able to determine how to best be of service. I have never been a strict teacher. I work hard to develop a lasting relationship with students; ensuring they feel comfortable enough to be themselves. I strive to create an open, non-judgmental environment in which students can express their concerns and work through academic issues together. I have had tremendous success with this method. After a few months, all of my students have ...

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Andrew N. July 12, 2014
Test Prep · In home
Verified Student
Nicholas has a wonderful way with our son. He is patient yet persistent. He can motivate him to focus without being overly stern or too 'rah rah'. We study math and writing together and are happy with both. However, one of best parts is the interest Nicholas takes in our son, the questions he asks, and his ability to relate. He is attentive to organization, emotional intelligence, and the 'life skills' that lead to success - regardless of the exam, audition, try out, or job interview. We look forward to working with Nicholas for a long time.
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Robert F. June 8, 2014
Language · In studio
I can not explain in a simple review how grateful we were to have Nicholas with our family. Not only was he incredibly caring, he was honest, punctual, and always prepared. I felt as though our son was one of his few select students. He took extra time to ensure my son was prepared for tests, quizzes, and even helped him with his high school applications. I think Nicholas' letter of recommendation helped my son tremendously; Nick focused on my son's strengths and helped explain the full situation to his new school. Nick was always able to make the lessons education, light hearted, and jovial. He found a way to find things my son was interested in, and cultivate that interest. My son went from having severe behavioral problems that prevented him from academic success, to acceptance into a private catholic high school, wanting to be a teacher to special needs youth. I feel Nick had a tremendous impact on my son. He was not only a tutor, but a mentor to him. He did more for us than can be explained in a simple online review. If anyone is considering working with him, if he has availability, he won't for long...TAKE IT! My only complaint was he fills up quickly, sometimes we were stuck with unfavorable times (7-9pm at night, or early afternoon on the weekend). Regardless, he found a way to make it work. I am thankful for him. God bless!
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Caroline Rea H. May 17, 2013
Elementary Math
Professional, caring, went to great lengths to help our son

Nick was amazing! He helped my son with ap physics. He was patient calm and his teaching methods were great. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher. I would definitely recommend nick!
Carlos C. Miami, FL

About Carlos

My name is Carlos, I have studied guitar for over 8 years with 3 years in the mighty electric guitar and 5 in the classical. Aside from mastering the most challenging concert pieces I am a composer with over 23 written and recorded songs, from classical to heavy metal. I am the teacher that will not only teach you guitar but will make you live and breathe the instrument. My style is design to motivate students to not only learn this beautiful instrument but also appreciate it and learn the discipline, commitment and unparalleled reward it brings to play it. Above all I I want my students to experience the immense joy of learning a new song, or making something sound cool by your own hand, or hopefully to create beautiful music that no one in the history of the earth has ever head before. ...

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Dareine "Dee" M. October 26, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
One word sums it up...AMAZING!!!!!!!
Not only is he a great instructor...his skills will blow you away!
I'm so happy I found him!
He is worth every penny...trust me!
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Stephanie S. January 7, 2014
Guitar
Great

I am not going to write much but trust the other reviews guys, this teacher is definitely one of a kind.
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Brandon A. December 16, 2013
Guitar
Chill, great instructor

Carlos really knows what he is doing, not only is he very friendly and amenable but he will floor you with his guitar skills. He really knows how to bring out the creativity in students and after just a few classes I am loving guitar like never before. Not to mention he is hilarious! Have you guys seen the horse video??? Take him!

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Patricia M.

San Pedro, CA
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Yegues S.

Lake Worth, FL
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Ilona M. Pompano Beach, FL

I teach every level.

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 ...

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Marilda J. January 10, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ilona is a funny and patient teacher. She makes learning piano fun while making sure to learn and improve on the technique and skills. I enjoyed taking lessons with her and would recommend her to anyone else.
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Kari B. November 8, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ilona has been teaching piano to my 12 year old daughter for a few weeks now but already I can see a dramatic improvement in my daughter's playing! Ilona is a wonderful teacher who is able to not just provide piano playing instruction but also provides instruction on music theory to students to really provide a comprehensive musical education for her students!
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Maureen A. August 6, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent teacher!

As I've worked with Ilona and gotten to know her as my teacher, I realize that she really truly cares that I learn well and learn the proper way. She can be tough and gives me a good amount of work to do, but it's all because she wants me to learn and learn well. If I'm unable to complete an assignment she just laughs and says "Life happens" - she's very understanding. She's very patient and encourages me all the time. I often will make a comment such as "I stink at this" and she'll tell me I'm too hard on myself and piano is a learning experience. Obviously teaching is her calling in life and she's excellent at it! I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn the art of playing the piano.
Patricia M. San Pedro, CA

The ACT English Test consists of 75 questions to be answered in 45 minutes. The questions are multiple choice, and they measure an individual's knowledge of English grammar, usage, sentence construction, punctuation, organization, and style. I like to use the most recent guidelines available when tutoring my students for test preparation, so I will be using the Princeton Review's Crash Course for the ACT, 3rd Edition, as a main source for studies and question and answer sessions with my students. I supplement this with AP English exercises to ensure that my students have a solid base from which to answer test questions. I alternate between verbal and written exercises to keep the process interesting and relevant.

About Patricia

As a child I watched from the doorway as my older sister took her piano lessons. From that experience I taught myself to play the piano. My formal training came in college where I received my BA in Applied Music in piano and voice. I studied classical music and opera from a visiting professor from Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore MD. I graduated with honors and gave my Town Hall performance in the Spring of my Senior year. I had a passionate desire to be involved in music, to hear it and to perform it. I spent several years singing with the San Diego Opera Company, performing lead roles in Musical Theater and soloing in concerts from Monterrey to San Diego, CA. While still a student in college, I taught piano to children from the local community, so I have accumulated decades of teaching ...

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Cj R. February 12, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
i recently came out of an audition and I sang my musical pieces better than I've ever done them before! The auditioner sat me down at the end and said he loves my voice. He said, based on how much he liked my pieces and how well I did that he would like to extend an early invitation for callbacks for the program! I really have Patricia to thank for that. She has helped me improve my voice by leaps and bounds in the time that i have been working with her and its amazing to get such immediate and rewarding results. I CAN NOT THANK PATRICIA ENOUGH! SHE COULD NOT HAVE PREPARED ME ANY BETTER AND IM SO GRATEFUL THAT I GET TO WORK WITH HER!!
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Narumi N. November 24, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
She is great! It will be my 5th lesson with her tomorrow, but she has already gave me confidence in singing (at least I can get my voice out more than before without shame), being patient with me, very informative, and gives great advises.
I originally took her lesson because I had an audition for Christmas Carol, and I wanted to at least go over the song I was going to use. Instead, she gave me another song to sing for the audition. I have never been able to get in a show where singing is the main dish; however, after her advise with the new song, I was thrilled to see an email from the casting director when I was chosen to be in the show! I can never thank enough her for this. :D
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Khristen V. September 11, 2014
Audition Prep · In home
Verified Student
We are so very fortunate to have had Patricia work with our daughter. She was very helpful on many levels. Patricia was able to help my daughter decide on what roles best suit her. She picked up on her strengths and motivated her to work on her weakness. My daughter was in awe with how much experience Patricia has in Broadway and truly enjoyed working her. Patricia was always prompt and really gave her all in each session. We really enjoyed having her around while working with our daughter.
Thank you Patricia for all your help! Lauren had her audition tonight and she is very confident. We will let you know how she did next week!!
Yegues S. Lake Worth, FL

About Yegues

I have taken flute lessons from the flute professor at FSU as well as guitar lessons from Dr. Leo Welch here at FSU. I have given multiple lessons and master classes on both flute and guitar. I have also been a music theory tutor for many students. I have a lot of experience with both giving and receiving lessons, so I have learned many ways to adapt to any situation. I love laughing and making jokes, which is one of the most important aspects of any teacher. Lessons should be something to look forward to rather than dreading to spend time practicing. I do prefer being more laid back as a teacher, but still know when it's time to get more serious about the work. *** Lesson Details *** I am laid back most of the time time, but I still expect whatever we assigned to be practiced for ...

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Abdullah B. March 21, 2015
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Accommodating , friendly and well versed in the theory of music.
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Tom H. October 4, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
As always Yegues is a very patient teacher. When I feel overwhelmed he is able to assure me I am making progress and let me know what I am doing is is difficult only because I don't know it and that after awhile it will all come together. Thanks Yeagues
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Graham M. February 21, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Come Prepared

Yegues is a phenomenal multi-instrumental teacher, specializing in adaptive teaching styles. Yegues had the ability to adapt our lesson to any method that would further my individual learning goals. He and I met for several months during which time I received real results and nothing but high praise for my teacher.

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