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Susan S.

Owings Mills, MD
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH
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Milton, VT
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Susan S.

Owings Mills, MD

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Alex S. December 10, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In home
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I loved how she taught me so much in just one session. She gave me more confidence but she was still a reality check for me.
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Laura McManus November 7, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In studio
Verified Student
My son has done very well in his lessons with Susan. She's easy to work to, varies the content to keep it interesting, and overall a wonderful teacher.
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Olivia P. September 18, 2015
Essay Writing · In studio
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I really like it. She is very easy to talk to. She is very practical and flexible with schedule.
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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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Mauricio G. January 24, 2016
Violin · In home
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very nice person, gentle and with a lot of patience to explain you the basics. I really recommend him if any of you is interested to take violin classes.
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Maria S. December 16, 2015
Violin · Online
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Ben is extremely patient with my children, very professional and explains things in a way a children understand and encourages them to work and help one another!
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Jacob S. October 8, 2015
Violin · Online
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Thank you for my kids first lesson. I was a little nervous at first as my kids if always had lessons in a studio. Online worked ok really well. We look forward to many more lessons with Ben.
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Andrew P.

Milton, VT

As I have done with my community college students for the past 35 years, I put my students at ease by saying that I know they have not received adequate grammar instruction, nor have they been shown the writing process stages in high school. So what they are about to acquire is no review but a step-by-step introduction to college writing. We work through the writing stages to develop types of essays.

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Yousef A. March 9, 2016
Writing · Online
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Great - Thanks for your time and help.
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Haya February 19, 2016
Writing · Online
Verified Student
Thanks Andrew for your time and help - My daughter is excited and learning new/different writing skills.
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Yousef February 17, 2016
Writing · Online
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Andrew is a great teacher. He is flexible. My son is enjoying the lessons and learning new writing skills after each lesson. Thanks indeed.

Paul J.

Vero Beach, FL
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Charis C.

Brooklyn, NY
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New Orleans, LA
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Paul J.

Vero Beach, FL

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Mike March 30, 2016
Statistics · Online
I chose Paul because of other reviews. We set a plan before I purchased sessions.

I had to ask for him to deliver notes a few times before our session. He asked to reschedule the first session. I accepted.

The session went well as Paul is knowledgeable about the material. He again agreed to give me notes as we initially agreed. The notes did not come in and I followed up with him. He promised them again and did not deliver.

I still scheduled another session with him. He rescheduled and I agreed. Again, I asked him for the notes and he did not deliver. It came time for the 2nd session and I hear nothing from him. At this point I returned all my sessions.

I would not recommend Paul because of his reliability and lack of follow through. The only reason I gave him two stars instead of three was because he was knowledgeable for the first session we had.
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Regan S. March 16, 2016
Geometry · Online
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WOW! We are so very impressed with Paul. As an educator myself, I had high expectations for my daughter's math tutor. He has far exceeded my expectations. He is knowledgeable, goes above and beyond to help her succeed, and knows how to reach her. Within a few sessions her grade went up multiple letter grades. Choose Paul, you'll be happy with your decision.
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Anjali March 6, 2016
AP Physics · Online
Very thorough, knowledgeable, would recommend!
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Charis C.

Brooklyn, NY

I am an award-winning, published writer of fiction and non-fiction, and have edited and coached the writing of everyone from prize-winning authors to emerging ones, as well as teaching writing to students of all ages. Over the course of thirty years, I've taught writing at every level, both one-on-one and in public and private school classrooms, as well as other settings. My students have included kindergarten, elementary, middle, high school, college, and graduate students; people with books or other projects they want to write or have written; immigrants, at-risk youth, prisoners, hospital patients, and everyone in between. I am as excellent at heightening the level of a child’s school work as I am at turning a book author into a best seller. Authors whose published books I have helped with include: Laurie Garrett, Eric Metaxas, Roya Hakakian, Ethan Watters, Suki Kim, and many of my Harper’s authors, who went on to include my early advice in the versions they later used in their ...

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Katherine April 13, 2016
Drawing · In studio
I love my drawing lesson with Charis and look forward to a lessons each week. She gives thoughtful comments that have helped me develop my drawing skills and personal creative style.
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Adrian September 22, 2015
Charis is brilliant. Her marvelous sense of humor, curiosity, and expertise with language, literature and the making of beautiful things, would make learning anything with her a pure delight, as well as a privilege. As it happens, she is a masterful writer, editor and expediter of creative dreams -in a genuinely original, even magical way- every time I see her, I find I've got five new ideas and my sense of reality feels enlivened and enlarged.
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Jarrel September 15, 2015
Writing · In studio
Charis was able to help me condense my complex ideas into something impactful and understandable; taking ideas that I couldn't quite verbalize and rephrasing them in a way that seems as if she is reading my mind. She takes into account the writers personality when helping edit. Her feedback is extraordinary, it will certainly inspire you to write more than you knew you had within you. Just a few sessions boosted my confidence in my writing ability and as a human being in general. Her belief in the writer will undoubtedly generate a higher belief in themselves.
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Grant H.

New Orleans, LA

I have earned my Creative Writing Bachelors Degree from Louisiana State University which boasts one of the top Creative Writing Programs in the country! I studied Short Story Writing as well as Poetry Writing with teachers who have been published by Norton Anthology's for decades! Let's learn how to improve your writing together!

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Willie S. May 22, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
good job very easy to work wth
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alyssa March 29, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
My first lesson was wonderful! Grant was able to aptly identify how to help me progress with my study, and challenged me in the right ways to move forward.

I'm looking forward to my next lesson!
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Trudy March 24, 2016
Ukulele · In home
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Grant was so patient and so encouraging. I am crazy excited and looking forward to our next session!

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Interested in trying your hand at journalistic writing? Here, Olympia, WA tutor Tali H. explains the seven simple steps for writing an article... Being a reporter has a number of benefits: you get to meet people, talk, find out about what’s going on in your community, and keep your writing skills in tip-top shape. However, it can also be difficult –especially if you’re trying to meet an upcoming deadline. Here’s a simple breakdown for writing a medium-length journalistic article if you’re
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