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About Ilona M.

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Pompano Beach, FL

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Teaching English to Other Language Speakers

I have MA in TESOL from Florida Atlantic University (2012)

About Ilona
I am experienced (3 years) in home school tutoring. I mostly work with Florida Virtual School students. I overlook their tests and assignments, and help them with preparations for Discussion Based Assessmemts (DBA). I also help parents with required annual evaluations and how to sign up with home education department.
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 them interested in learning and have fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I show how to use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as learning opportunities.

I have Masters in Education (2018) with specialization in English, Curricul
um and Education; and Masters in Arts (2012) in Teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University, as well as a degree in violin performance from Chicago.
I studied piano in Chicago for 10 years & taught both piano & violin for over 20 years. I also teach flute & cello for the past 5 years, as I studied them during my Music Education program.
I have taught music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am fan of the Essential Elements method and I Can Read Music book for string instruments, and the Alfred's Piano Library for piano. Alfred's piano library can be used for any age as they also have books especially made for adult learners. I also like their music flash cards.
For teaching music theory I mostly used Fundamentals of Piano Theory (9 levels) combined with Master Theory (6 levels) books.

I personalize every lesson, and always set goals for my students. Most of my violin students are members of the Florida Youth Orchestra as well as the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach Piano competition and the annual Piano Guild auditions.
I teach any age and any level, and always stress that learning a new instrument is very similar to learning a new language, it needs a lot of patience, persistence and repetitions. My lessons are customized to my students needs, and are work in progress as they needs may change over time. I always remind my students that music can give them instant gratification when they learn to play favorite songs.
I always encourage my students to tell me about their music preferences, so I can incorporate them in their music lessons.

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All my tutoring sessions include reviews of previously learned material and if possible the use of technology. I use students books but often bring extra study materials if necessary.
All my lessons include technique and reading music. I like to use the Finger Power for piano students and Essential Elements for my string students, and scales for both.
Music theory: I use Master Theory and Fundamentals of Piano Theory books for younger ages, Alfred's music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.

Besides Essential Elements for strings I also use String Tunes and I Can Read Music to add more fun to the lessons as well as support reading music during the lesson. For piano students I use Holiday Treats book, which comes in 2 different levels: Beginner & Intermediate, so my students have a new songs for a specific holiday.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I always bring violin with me to be able to show what I teach.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The students need to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books, flashcards & instrument available as well as a pencil. I always stress with my students to be organized and prepared for their lesson, this way they will be able to focus better during the lesson. I always bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place be free of any distractions, such other siblings or any other noise. The quiet environment helps in faster learning.

*** Specialties ***
I tutor most K-12 subjects and prepare students to take ACT, SAT, GRE tests.
Music genres: Classical, traditional, Suzuki, Popular, Celtic, fiddle, Blues
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Robin June 18, 2018
· Piano · In home
Ilona is a wonderful teacher. She really tunes in to your level and has a vast knowledge of musical repertoire making lessons very exciting. Anyone lucky enough to get Ilona is going to be star!!she is patient and responsive to questions and a very interesting and fun gal
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Howard G. May 9, 2018
· Public Speaking · In home
extremely competent.
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Radha September 29, 2017
· Violin · In home
Experienced, knowledgable and persistent in teaching. I did not think I will be able to learn fast, but Ilona helps in every step. From holding the bow rightly, to using fingers, learning the language of music, she is patient and persistent. I recommend her without reservation..
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About Altini Y.

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About Altini
Hi there! I'd love for you to consider me as your or your child’s next tutor! I've spent the past 5 years helping students mainly in the subjects of math (up to college algebra), Spanish (all levels) & English as a second language (all levels). Please view my website for a list of my education and experience, as well as more information www.lessonswithaltini.

I enjoy creating personalized classes according to your and your child's wants and needs.

I’m have a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and am currently working on several certifications. I'd love to share more information about myself.

My resume and references are available upon request.

I am located in League City but will come to you or a local library.

Apart from teaching, I enjoy reading and learning languages. I currently learn French. My other hobbies include danci
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Jenna M. October 24, 2015
· Spanish · In home
We just had our first lesson ( my daughter is 7 yrs. old.) Altini was prompt,courteous & knowledgable. My daughter was engaged & happy to meet her new teacher.
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Eduardo S. September 11, 2015
· ESL · In studio
Altini was a great teacher. She was very patient with my wife. Knew when to be direct and kind to get her teaching across. Was also flexible when it came to rescheduling lessons. All around great teacher that I highly recommend.
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Altini Y.

League City, TX 77573
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About Anne-Marie B.

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East Stroudsburg, PA
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Over the years I have taught English to students of all races, nationalities and ethnicities. Additionally, living in New York, an extremely diverse city, has necessitated great flexibility on my part. I teach reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and proper pronunciation, but because I work with so many "non-native speakers", I have learned to be very patient and methodical in my approach, customizing the lesson to each student and breaking the steps down as much as is necessary. I have also become quite familiar with many of the handicaps associated with specific ethnic groups when trying to learn English. Overall, as an English teacher I welcome the additional challenge and I always look forward to the opportunity for cultural exchange as well.

About Anne-Marie
Hi, I'm Anne-Marie and I love to teach! I have been teaching for over 25 years and whether the subject is English, Music, College Prep or Italian, I love helping students reach their goals. I work hard to leave my students enlightened, encouraged and empowered. I have high standards and I really like to challenge students to achieve their full potential, but I also try to make the process interesting, engaging and fun. I'm patient, easygoing and I enjoy working with students of all ages and backgrounds. I always strive to get to know my students (and their needs) very well. Then I customize lessons according to need, aptitude and goals. One of the best parts of teaching for me is meeting and connecting with new people, and making a difference in their lives, so I really look forward to meeting and working with you!
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Noel R. April 20, 2016
· Viola · In home
Excellent instructor very professional highly recommended
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About Marcelle H.

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Houston, TX
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My lessons are customized to address the specific needs and goals of the student. My first lesson starts with an combined informal ( introduction and conversation) and more formal assessment (pronunciation, grammar, writing, etc.). I also use methods to meet the specific learning style of the student and rely on a variety of sources. For example, I often start with a pronunciation drill focused on a specific area and/or address a particular grammar area before having the student give a talk, engage in a role play, or work on piece of writing. Moreover, I work with students on specific communication goals (conversational English; formal presentations; chairing meetings; resumes and cover letters; interviews; reports and all other types of writing-- including essays, research papers, and legal writing; and test preparation, such as TOEFL and IELTS.

About Marcelle
In addition to having an MA in English and a JD in law, I have had over 30 years of English teaching experience, mostly at the college level. I've taught a variety of courses and tutored students in a variety of skills, including ESL; composition and grammar; analytical writing and critical thinking; American, British, and world literature; business writing and communications; introductory courses to the American legal system, and legal writing. At present, I'm teaching ESL to international professionals and other adults to help them improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. I also help ESL students prepare for the TOEFL and IELTS exams. Throughout my career, I've helped both native and non-native speakers of English improve their language and critical thinking skills. In tutoring, I take a very customized approac
h and use a variety of tested methods and effective materials to address each student's needs.
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Hamda July 22, 2017
· English · In home
I like the way how she organized the classes. Marcelle knows which part of my English language needs to improve. She is very flexible in the timing of the classes. I strongly recommended her for whoever wants to improve and refresh their English language. Honestly, she's the best.
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Houston, TX 77007
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About Nery G.

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Tomball, TX

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I've been teaching ESL to adults for 10 years, both in face to face and on-line formats. As a former ESL student myself, I empathize with the struggle and frustration that comes when learning to communicate in a whole different language. I have accumulated several tips and strategies to facilitate practice and accelerate learning and fluency. I design my lessons to meet the goals of each student and strive to make the class fun and memorable. Let's work together to improve your written a/o spoken English!

About Nery
I am a teacher at heart. I like the language arts and the satisfaction that comes with helping others achieve their goals through learning a new language. I am a good communicator and adapt easily to new situations. I creatively customize lessons and instruction to meet the needs of the individual learner. I believe that creating a welcoming, fun and relaxing class environment fosters student’s confidence and a pleasant learning experience.

My professional life started in the corporate world, working as a Human Resources analyst before moving to the USA from my native México. I spent my first years in Texas at home, raising my kids and improving my bilingual skills. Some years later, I volunteered at my parish teaching ESL to adult immigrants. Having greatly enjoyed this activity, I started part time jobs at Harris County Department
of Education and McDonald’s, teaching ESL to a diverse body of adult students. These opportunities allowed me to gain considerable experience and confidence.

Let me help you start or improve your ESL or Spanish skills!
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Nelly August 6, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Nery is a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who tried her hardest to adapt our class to a very diverse body of students. I was her student for 2 semesters and during that time, my conversation, grammar and pronunciation skills improved significantly. Our class was dynamic and fun, I highly recommend her services as an ESL instructor.
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Nelly August 6, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Nery is a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who tried her hardest to adapt our class to a very diverse body of students. I was her student for 2 semesters and during that time, my conversation, grammar and pronunciation skills improved significantly. Our class was dynamic and fun, I highly recommend her services as an ESL instructor.
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Leonor July 14, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Nereyda is an excellent English ‘s Teacher. She was my ESL teacher at Mueller School for two years. She had about 30 students.
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About Queeny E.

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My name is Queeny and I would be thrilled to be your ESL teacher. I have over 30 years experience tutoring and teaching English as a second language. I have taken English classes from elementary to college level. Please join me in the beginning and intermediate level of my ESL class, Thanks and have a wonderful day.

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My name is Queeny and I have a Master's Degree in Business Administration but I have always had more fun teaching others my natural gifts. I have a passion for teaching music, dance, and art. I have been teaching and tutoring for over 30 years. I started dancing, singing, and creating beautiful works of art since I was a child which is over 30 years of experience. I have experience dancing African dance, ballet, modern, hip hop dance. I also enjoy singing with a voice range from first Soprano to first Alto. I have an excellent ear for music and ways to improve singing. I enjoy painting and drawing natural scenes, people, and places. I would be so excited to be your teacher and help you achieve your passion in life.
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About Sergey T.

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The best part of my tutoring is to give a good start for beginners. It will be the easy way. Students will be led step by step to gain knowledge and skills in speaking, reading, writing, and grammar issues as well. An easy start gives an easy way to go.

About Sergey
As I speak two languages English and Russian, I can teach both. Russian is my native language, so students can learn Russian from the native speaker. And that is the best way to learn foreign languages. I've been teaching Russian since 2010 and I use my own method, which is not like in boring books. Students have to get what they need to fill the gaps and go further. Who goes, he reaches the destination.
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About Angela B.

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Tomball, TX
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Experienced teacher of 9 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate student learning level. All ages are welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be speaking English in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of communicating and understanding. With me you will learn how to speak English and have fun doing it! There is no need to feel overwhelmed, we will go step by step to learn English in a way that is creative and enjoyable.

Let's get started!

About Angela
I am a professional life coach, friend, confidant, mom, and comedian (not really but I want to be). I believe that life is best lived in context of JOY and I have plenty of it! My life story is unique and what I share about my life and life experiences are always age appropriate and relatable to my students.

I am number 6 of 14 children born to my parents. I was a phenomenal athlete and continued my athletic career at Baylor University where I majored in Business and Religion. I went on to get my Masters at Truett Theological and utilize my degrees every opportunity I get. I am a single mom and business owner, and published author.

My students range in age; I work with children and adults, males and females. Many parents hire me to help their child(ren) gain confidence and discover self worth at an early age. I work alongside pa
rents in accomplishing increased levels of confidence, performance, and self awareness. For adults, I help in a like manner but also help them to discover their narrative, find healing and wholeness, as well as acquiring confidence with a positive self image. Majority of my life work has been geared toward women but the men who hire me find great comfort in opening up to share their life story with me

It is your unique story that makes you uniquely you. I want to explore who that is in a curriculum crafted to meet your unique needs. I have a published workbook for women. The workbooks for men, teenagers, and athletes are in the works.

As a professional life coach, I travel for speaking engagements, conferences, and retreats. I make sure to communicate my traveling schedule in a timely manner. I love to mentor students who want to become effective, dynamic individuals.

My personal passion is health and wholeness for individuals helps us to build stronger families that create a better community which positively affect our city, state, nation, and world. I firmly believe that acquiring healthy body image and life skills at an early age help us to better contributors to our communities whether large or small. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better version of you!
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Laurie November 28, 2018
· Life Coaching · Online
Angela has provided coaching sessions for me several times over the last few months. Her influence and guidance has allowed me to make significant changes in the way I love and respect myself. The methods that are used helped me to recognize and heal emotional wounds that I was not aware of beforehand. I highly recommend Angela (Coach AB Williams) to anyone seeking a safe place to explore the deeper parts of themselves.
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Tomball, TX 77375
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Average Cost of ESL Lessons in Houston, TX

The average cost of 60-minute ESL lessons in Houston is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $35 and $84 per hour.

30-min $34
 
$40 average
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45-min $30
 
$48 average
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60-min $35
 
$61 average
$84

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute ESL lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute ESL lessons are 22% less expensive at $48, and 30-minute lessons cost 35% less at $40.

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