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Ilona M.

Pompano Beach, FL
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Homestead, FL
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New York, NY
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Ilona M.

Pompano Beach, FL

Writing has many components, the most important are vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar. I will teach you how to write in academic format and how to create well design topic sentence.

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Denise L. September 15, 2016
Piano · In home
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wonderful and fulfilling! I enjoyed learning and will continue.
Ilona very patient and makes learning fun .
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Michelle W. April 15, 2016
Violin · In home
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Ilona is very nice and very knowledgeable. I look forward to learning a great deal from her.
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Sebastian October 27, 2015
Fiddle · In home
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She is very professional, helpful, thorough and efficient. Knows her stuff!
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Shellora L.

Homestead, FL

Help you become a better essay writer, focusing on cohesiveness, focus, developing support and grammar as well as formatting in students home or public building.

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Kimberly October 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Shellora is an AMAZING piano teacher! She is very sweet and when she corrects you she does it in a way that makes you feel good about yourself, unlike some of my other teachers who put you down until you finally succeed. I have recommended her to all of my friends and family! You will not regret taking private lessons with Shellora!
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Patricia Gilmore August 17, 2016
Piano · In home
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Ms Shellora, is a very patient instructor. My lessons for me seem to be hard to sink in. She just give me my lesson and I'm actually learning, yay‼️
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Michelle August 1, 2016
Piano · In home
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So patient and knowledgeable.
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Tamar M.

New York, NY

Repetition, repetition, repetition. The more you write, the better you get at it.

I give my kids example prompts- we review them. For homework, I have them do a writing on their own and we make corrections together.

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Christel July 11, 2016
English · In home
Tamar is a wonderful, dynamic and enthousiastic teacher and my 12 year old daughter had a great time with her.
Tamar knows when to slow down if her student is tired, but is also demanding so as to be sure that progress are made.
It was a pleasure seeing how fast my daughter improved her English and we both appreciated meeting Tamar, who is a great person :)
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Tamar M. April 27, 2014
Writing
TAMAR IS A GEM

Tamar is a gem!

I have been working with her for the past year and she has helped me completely transform my academic situation.

I am a freshman in high school who struggles with ADHD. Tamar's patience and diligence is completely unsurpassed. She goes above and beyond to ensure that I am not only doing my work, but she breaks down the material for me in such a way that it is easy to understand. Tamar puts in hours of her own time to create tests and study guides which has helped give me the extra advantage i need. I recommend her to anyone. She is by far one of the best tutors and individuals ever.
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Tamar M. April 22, 2014
English Literature
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Tamar is quite simply a gem. She has been working with me for the past year and has helped me completely transform my academic situation. I am a freshman in high school who struggles with ADHD. Tamar's patience and diligence in working with me is completely unsurpassed. She goes above and beyond to ensure that I not only do my work, but she breaks down the material in such a way that it caters to my unique learning needs. Tamar puts in hours of her own time, beyond active lesson time, to create tests and study guides which help give me the extra advantage I need. Tamar has been an absolute joy to work with and I would strongly recommend her to anyone. She is by far one of the most impressive tutors and individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

Susan S.

Owings Mills, MD
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH
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Salt Lake City, UT
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Susan S.

Owings Mills, MD

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Patricia October 27, 2016
Acting · In studio
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!
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Cristal M. September 21, 2016
Acting · In studio
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She's a great teacher my daughter was shy at first and once she started understanding everything she felt confident and loved the class.
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Patricia September 8, 2016
Acting · In studio
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She is very educated in the acting field and I know I will learn a lot from her!
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH

It is my grasp of foreign languages that makes me an effective English teacher. For instance, learning the complex grammar of Latin and Greek gave me a thorough understanding of English grammar and the ability to relate to other people’s native languages. I have spent many hours proofreading papers for international students. They find my instruction especially informative because I not only fix mistakes but provide an explanation. When I point out the patterns of grammar, similar mistakes show up less and less, and my students feel more confident that they are writing sentences correctly.

I learned English teaching methods through my tutoring experience. Over a span of four months, I gave a Turkish visiting scholar a systematic overview of English grammar and allowed him to apply it through conversation.

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Drew January 9, 2017
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Its all good. Knows his stuff. Loves what he does.
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Tingyang November 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very professional and nice teacher!
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Maria S. October 27, 2016
Violin · Online
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Alexandra M.

Salt Lake City, UT

I'm a writing coach and editor, and I tailor our time together to your needs. Have a tough paper to write and just don't know where to start? I'll walk you through the research, analysis, brainstorming, structure, and writing process. Have a completed piece and need an expert editor to comb through it and help you give it that extra shine? I'll crack open each sentence with you and fine tune each word. Just want improve your overall writing skills or brush up on basic rules of grammar, structure, organization, analysis, or research technique? I'll bring lesson plans, resources, and tools to help you improve your skills.

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Frank A. January 28, 2017
Writing · Online
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Jaycelyn January 20, 2017
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Great to meet Alex! Very friendly and knows what she's doing when it comes to playing the violin. Very attentive and easy to work with.
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Ashlyn W. January 6, 2017
Violin · In home
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She made my daughter feel very comfortable during her first lesson. She is excited to continue!

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Storytelling Techniques: Writing Prompts for Kids

Writing and storytelling are great skills to teach your children. Parents and teachers alike can instill the love of storytelling in children to enhance their language skills, encourage reading, and stir their imagination. The trick, though, is to understand the roadblocks that kids may face and the storytelling techniques that help them overcome these issues. Common Roadblocks Fear of public speaking: This fear is common in adults and children alike. If you can get children comfortable … Read More
Storytelling Techniques: Writing Prompts for Kids
Writing and storytelling are great skills to teach your children. Parents and teachers alike can instill the love of storytelling in children to enhance their language skills, encourage reading, and stir their imagination. The trick, though, is to understand the roadblocks that kids may face and the storytelling techniques that help them overcome these issues. Common Roadblocks Fear of public speaking: This fear is common in adults and children alike. If you can get children comfortable
4 Creative Writing Exercises to Improve Your Prose
Staring down a blank page? Getting your creativity flowing is often the most difficult part of the entire writing process. It can be so daunting for some would-be writers that they give up entirely! So what can you do to avoid that spiral of creative mishaps? Try out one of the following tried-and-true creative writing exercises - you might be surprised how much they can help! Use a Writing Prompt Many times, the problem for writers is thinking up a topic to focus on. You may know what type
Basic Email Writing Skills for Professionals
Most of us are pretty comfortable with using email as a primary tool for written communication in our personal and professional lives. But while some shorthand and a couple of typos don’t do too much harm in a friendly email, the same speaks volumes in the workplace (and not in the fun, casual way you may think). Whether you’re communicating internally with colleagues and executives, or externally with your client base, polished email writing skills will come handy in your professional arsenal.
5 Important Tips for Writing Romance Novels
Everyone enjoys a great love story -- and writing romance novels can be just as much fun as reading them! With this type of fiction, authors create an uplifting story that ends happily for the characters that readers have grown to love. Here's how to put together a fun read that shows the chemistry of the two characters and leads them toward their eventual happiness. 1. Know That Characters Come First A good romance novel is all about the two main characters. Their relationship is what the n
Writing Strategies: How Can a Writing Tutor Help My Child?
If your child is struggling with writing or reading, you may be wondering if hiring a tutor will help. Here, St. Paul, MN teacher Marilyn G. shares what to expect from a tutor, and how you can continue helping your child along the way...   I have been tutoring students periodically throughout my career. I started as an academic tutor for high school home-bound students in a local school district. Since then I have worked with students from kindergarten through adult who have wante

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