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Valeria F. Los Angeles, CA

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About Valeria

Dear Parents, I’m sure you remember what it feels like to be disconnected in class, whether it was during Calculus, Latin, or Art History. This is the feeling your son or daughter is most likely experiencing. It’s not life threatening, but education is of the utmost importance in this technical era. For this reason, I've developed over time an effective approach to teaching students how to tackle their academic challenges. I create fun and entertaining lessons for them, while subtly explaining the subject matter in a way that enhances their understanding and learning capability. I strive to enlighten my students, not merely to regurgitate information. Lessons will consist of concepts of their homework assignments, upcoming quizzes, and final examinations. In addition, I tend to ...

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Brian W. April 20, 2015
Calculus · Online
Verified Student
Very helpful!!!!
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Jasmine April 19, 2015
Biology · Online
Verified Student
Ms. V is wonderful! Well communicated and well planned for lesson. She tries to get to know her students and give the best to adapt their learning capability. Super terrific to work with!!!
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Val M. April 14, 2015
Math · In home
Verified Student
My 5th grade daughter was struggling in math so before we had Valeria as a tutor, we had a non-Take Lessons tutor for 1 year. With the middle school teacher/tutor, my daughter was slowly starting to come around in math but he would dismiss her small accomplishments. The last straw was when he said that my daughter would probably not make it into algebra by the time she got to high school. Of course we left and we found Take Lessons. Through Take Lesson I am able view each tutors Education, Experience and Awards to which I found Valeria to be the best. On day one, I expressed to Valeria I would like my daughter to be tutored to enter High School at an Algebra II level and Valeria told me" Let's try for Calculus." Wow!! I was hooked. Valeria has completely turned my daughter's perspective on math in a positive direction. Her math scores have improved and her content understanding has increased significantly. To my surprise, my daughter has even noticed her Math teacher makes mistakes. Valeria has brought to her lessons more than math but confidence to my daughter.
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!!

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Cyndi E. Issaquah, WA

About Cyndi

Cyndi has been very successful as a singer/songwriter, artist developer, producer and teacher. Originally hailing from Dayton, Ohio, she has resided in Los Angeles for many years. She has performed all over the United States and the world as an artist singing on cruise lines such as The Royal Carribean, Carnival, NCL etc., and has shared the stage with The Jackson's, Barbara Striesand, Stevie Wonder, CeCe Winans and many others. Cyndi is currently music director and artist for the tribute act, "The Voices of the Supremes, which performs in various venues throughout the United States and abroad. She is also President/CEO of her own Entertainment company, Neuhaus Entertainment Group, and has produced CD projects for numerous up and coming artists. As a teacher, Cyndi has taught ...

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MichelleE May 20, 2011
We really love you Cindi. My daughter feels so comfortable with you. She's so excited when the day comes to practice her lessons. She's really learning and having so much fun!
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GlendaW March 28, 2011
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Ms. Cyndi E. is an awesome instructor. She is knowledgeable. She gives clear explanations to music. My child's voice has improved and she always looks forward to her sessions with Ms. Cyndi. Her warmth charisma, skills and patience is an added talent and benefit. I highly recommend Ms. Cyndi., she is an awesome instructor for anyone looking to enhance their singing or music skills.
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Wow. An Excellent Instructor. Patient ,Understanding and Very knowledgable. I recommend Ms. Cyndi to everyone seeking a musical Goal. She is a Blessing.
Tim K. Schertz, TX

I have been teaching for 24 years and have worked with students at every level from pre-kindergarten to university. I received six hours of college credit in English from Trinity University based upon my entrance exam scores. I have tutored students in several different subjects, including English, Math, Science, study skills and test preparation.

About Tim (William)

My name is Tim and I live in Schertz, Texas. I hold a BM and a BME from UTSA and an MM from Texas State. I also studied drama for 3 years at Trinity University. I have been a music teacher for 24 years. I have taught elementary music, secondary choir and college level music courses. I have performed in operas, musicals and plays in San Antonio and I have sung at Carnegie Hall in New York. I studied voice with Herald Stark and guitar with David Underwood. I have led a professional singing group and a professional dance troupe. I have composed choral music which has been performed in San Antonio and entered into international competitions. I have spent years learning techniques to help students sing in tune and learn how to read music. I have experience teaching students of all ages from ...

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Carol K. April 28, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Tim Williams has been teaching guitar lessons to my 9 year old grandson. He is very patient with him and after 4 months Kevin is really excited about learning more from him. We are taking a break for the summer because of vacations but will be bake in the fall after school starts! Very good teacher!
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Dina R. July 9, 2014
Verified Student
Really good teacher!! Great experience.
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Priscilla K. May 14, 2014
Verified Student
One Year

Great Teacher! I have learned more in one year than I dreamed possible. Tim is easy to work with, patient and possesses a vast amount of knowledge. He keeps it interesting with his explanations of originations. He was my right choice!
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
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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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