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Benjamin K.

141 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MasterWorks Festival
  • Bachelors from Indiana Wesleyan University
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Benjamin K.

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I have worked as a tutor for several years and taught a variety of subjects. My main goal is to equip every student with tools they need to be successful. I care more about comprehension and learning, than grades. I work with each student individual to develop a personalized plan of organization, motivation, and accountability.

About Benjamin

I have extensively studied vocal performance for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have a Master of Vocal Performance Degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, where I extensively studied the anatomy of the voice. I am th

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Mariah E.
Super grateful to have picked the best instructor to teach me!! After each lesson you become more knowledgeable with singing and your voice and I can’t wait to continue to progress and become better over time!! Literally with just 5 minutes of his exercises each day you start to improve!!
Mike E.
Ben is an extremely knowledgable teacher. I've worked with several teachers in the past, but none of them were able to teach me how to sing properly like Ben has been able to. I'm very lucky to be learning from him!
Deven
Benjamin was very engaging and really knows his stuff! Our 9 year old son enjoyed his first lesson with him.’
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Amber J.

44 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, Italian, French
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaching since 1995
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Amber J.

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I have a Masters in Music and have prepared and taken many tests along the way, including the Graduate Record Exam. Whether you or your children need help with study skills or the actual testing process, let me help you prepare.

About Amber

Growing up in Denver, I had a huge desire for singing and performing. By age 14, I was taking weekly singing & piano lessons, was acting constantly in local productions-many times getting the lead role. Some of the productions I acted in: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Camelot, Anything Goes (Ren

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Great teacher. Gets you started from the first lesson!
Andrew
Amber is simply the best. She has a knack for determining my level and knows how far to push me in practices and recommending homework. Her experience serves her well. She is inspiring, motivating and blunt which goes a long way because she is very directed at her constructive criticism and points that need to be improved.
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Amber is an amazing teacher who is kind and appreciates the student. She teaches with great passion and makes the student feel the music. I could see my son progressing already and his confidence level has gone up. He shows great interest and practices more than before!
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Jasmine L.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, Tagalog
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Masters of Public Policy from UCLA
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Jasmine L.

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Session are 1-2 hours in length and will cover all subject areas as needed, including test-taking strategies.

About Jasmine

I love to teach and tutor kids and adults of all ages in many different subjects. I pride myself in customizing my lessons to suit each individual's learning style and goals. I try to keep my lessons fun and relaxed while ensuring that we still work hard and learn.

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Linda Z.
Jasmine is smart, quick and does excellent work!!! I will definitely use her again!!
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She is very patience with my daughter! Great!
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Aalok S.

7 Reviews
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  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Aalok S.

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I'm a test prep specialist. Did you know that over 90% of all standardized tests within the US are developed by one of four major test development companies? I have experience with a wide variety standardized tests and have the unique perspective of seeing how they are all predictable. You can get a better score! Let me get you there.

An integral part of academic and test-prep tutoring consists of making sure students are studying effectively. I've seen too many students study very hard but not learn anything or retain anything.

For study skills, I look to see exactly how the student seems to learn best (writing things down, visually seeing it, or simply by practicing the concept). This yields immediate results and a big boosts in confidence.

I have plenty of experience of working with high school students preparing for high school finals, SAT/ACT and AP Exams at the end of the year, in addition to working with college students prepare for exams like the GRE, MCAT,GMAT, ...

About Aalok

My name is Aalok and I am a full time professional tutor. I can help students who are struggling, students who are looking to excel, and everyone else in between. I strive for complete satisfaction and never charge for a session unless you are completely satisfied. I've even worked with other t

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Very knowledgeable and explains very well! Great teacher
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Atalia M.

130 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, German
  • Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance from University of Redlands
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Atalia M.

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I will teach you how to properly study for a test as well as tutor you in any subject you might need.

About Atalia

Everyone has a beautiful voice. Let me teach you how to make it heard. My passion for music is the most pervasive quality of my personality. Consequently, passing that passion on to others is what brings me the most joy in life. My goal is to spread the love and appreciation for this unique a

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Krystie
she explains everything so well to me
Arija G.
Atalia is amazing! She is very kind and encouraging and has really helped me improve my sound and become more confident in my singing. I always look forward to each week's lesson!
Rasheta F.
great first lesson
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Dr. D. B.

53 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Doctor of Education from University of Phoenix
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Dr. D. B.

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I provide assistance in curriculum instruction, conducting discussion groups, and clarifying course content. I train students in developing effective writing and library research skills. I have extensive counseling of students to help them establish goals, identify options, and determine plans for action in reference to their studies. I hold a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction.

About Dr. D.

Greetings! I am a dynamic educator with comprehensive knowledge and experience in the education and business fields. I have extensive experience mentoring and helping students develop research, writing, critical and creative thinking skills, as well as to establish goals and determine plans for

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My son just had his first lesson with Dr. D and he said he learned so much from Dr. D and is really looking forward to learning more from Dr. D. Thank you Dr. D!

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"We originally solicited Rod's support in order to help get our 8th grade daughter up to speed in math class. With high school rapidly approaching, we wanted to ensure that her footing was solid for the rigors of the high school curriculum. As the New York State testing approached, we asked Rod to take some time in the weekly sessions to work on test-taking skills and to do a bit of brushing up on skills that my daughter may run into trouble with. I had my daughter take last year's 8th grade state test (which I found a copy of online), and asked Rod to review her work and help address the learning gaps. Rod's approach was to help my daughter recognize that she actually did know how to do many of the questions that she answered correctly, and with helping her reframe some of the questions, she was able to recognize that the test was not in fact, blind siding her which did wonders for her confidence. Rod spent ample time discussion stress reduction techniques, both before and after the test. As an incredibly supportive gesture, he followed up with us after each of the test days in order to inquire as to how she did, and show she was feeling overall. Rod's contribution definitely helped alleviate her anxiety and bolstered her confidence. By the end of the test she felt confident that she had performed to the best of her ability."
Renée
Took Test Prep lessons from Rod K.
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"Daniel was able to help me quickly with a job assessment and reviewed the general topics with me. He was very communicative. I'd highly recommend!"
Fima
Took Test Prep lessons from Daniel F.
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"My family and I appreciate Natalie so much. I recently PASSED my Reading (Score:44) and Math (Score:52) section in the CBEST exam!!! She has been very patient with me throughout the entire process of reviewing for my CBEST exam. She has helped and guided me all the way. She has provided me excellent materials that I used to help me review for my exam. The first time I took the test, I did not pass, so Natalie provided me additional exercises on material covered between sessions; it is an added plus and surely accelerated my overall progress. She would always remind me to always take my time, read the test questions carefully and double check my answers! During the exam I did exactly what she said and it worked!!! Everything that was on the CBEST exam are the ones we reviewed together. Natalie, you are just THE best - thank you so much for all that you did for me! I will miss our review sessions! I highly recommend her - anyone who would hire her will be in great hands!"
Charina
Took Test Prep lessons from Natalie G.
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"Always on time. He gets very invested in his students so always do your assignments on time. Other than that he explains step by step in a very easy way."
Sadia
Took Test Prep lessons from Rod K.
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"Natalie's experience with ISEE and the various texts, apps and other studies guides and insights immediately made us feel like we had definitely made the right choice for tutoring. My daughter loved her approach and ability to personalize the session which instantly made her feel comfortable and eager to work. Highly recommend her."
Tammy
Took Test Prep lessons from Natalie G.
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"Natalie's experience with ISEE and the various texts, apps and other studies guides and insights immediately made us feel like we had definitely made the right choice for tutoring. My daughter loved her approach and ability to personalize the session which instantly made her feel comfortable and eager to work. Highly recommend her."
Tammy
Took Test Prep lessons from Natalie G.

About Test Prep

Test-taking is not fun for the average student. It's usually seen as an obstacle that takes a lot of time and effort. The experience doesn't need to be like this, however. Test prep tutoring is one way to make every test feel much simpler and less frustrating.

What Can Test Prep Tutoring Offer?

Through test prep tutoring, students of all ages can learn the value of test-taking techniques that make not only testing easier, but courses as well. Tutors recognize that different testing experiences require different needs, and depending on the topic, as well as individual students' stronger and weaker areas, every tutoring experience can be catered to meet those needs.

There are many reasons for completing test prep tutoring:
• Students will learn t

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he best thinking techniques and skills necessary for completing basic and complex problems.
• No matter the test, practice questions can be given in order to best mimic and help students prepare for the testing environment.
• Strengths will be further developed, while weaker areas will be focused on and harnessed in order to help students succeed.
• Confidence will be given to inspire students of all ages to succeed in the future and find testing not as difficult.

Do I Really Need a Tutor?

A test prep tutor can help students learn what is necessary to complete and pass tests. Having a tutor means you'll learn and build on skills that can help in everyday life, such as maneuvering around basic duties or issues you may come across. Critical thinking is always encouraged through tutoring, and does not simply adhere to test-taking.

With our help, students can connect with local tutors who have been prescreened to ensure safety and the quality of the lessons. Students have access to a personalized online account to stay organized, and there are no long-term commitments. We’re so confident you’re tutoring sessions will help, we offer all new students a 100% Money Back Guarantee.

With a qualified tutor, there's no need to avoid test prep tutoring if given the opportunity. Even if you don't find yourself having a hard time getting through tests, simply having a test prep tutor can help make testing a more efficient and easy task!

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