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About Lisa B.

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Silver Spring, MD
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Elementary school principal and music teacher for more than 10 years. BA in Music, Graduate degree UMET, Puerto Rico. Recording and performing experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
Guitar: Strum and play chords, chord progressions and songs. Singing, finger picking, basic theory, reading music, composition. Violin: technique, reading music.

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Dedicated music room, room for parents to wait.

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I teach classical violin using the Strictly Strings Music Book and Essential Elements 2000 with improvisational violin and creative composition, as well as some Suzuki methods. I also teach rock violin. Students may bring their own pieces.
I teach folk guitar and singing, playing chords and note reading, composition, music theory, history and appreciation. Students may also bring songs of their choice.
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Lismari R. September 13, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Lisa is amazing at teaching. I was looking for singing lessons since a friend of mine asked to sing at her wedding and I am grateful I found Lisa. She has help me with the song, gave me vocal and breathing techniques to reach high tones and even fix the guitar tablatures to match my voice to play it at the wedding. I will keep taking more lessons!!
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PETER A. September 25, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Lisa is an excellent teacher. She makes you feel at easy during the lesson. Looking forward to many more.
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Barbara Ann C. June 11, 2017
· Violin · In studio
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I enjoyed my lesson with Lisa. I learned so much and had fun doing so.
Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Lisa B.

Lisa B.

Silver Spring, MD 20904
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About Taro T.

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Washington, DC

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Hi. I'm a native Japanese speaker from Kobe. I was born and raised there and speak both standard Japanese and Kobe dialect. I'm an expert at bringing one's overall language level from the beginner to intermediate. I will assist you more with English first if you're a beginner and gradually transition to using only Japanese as you get closer to an intermediate level.
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Alva L. October 13, 2018
· Japanese · Online
I have been taking Japanese lessons with Taro Sensei for about 5 months. He is a very patient and organized instructor. He designs the teaching material based on my specific level and goals. I enjoy the fun conversation with him during every lesson. My Japanese skill has improved gradually as time goes by. Thank you Taro Sensei.
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Reagan August 8, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Taguchi Sensei has helped improve my Japanese tremendously! Not only is he able to accommodate my sometimes crazy schedule, but he's very patient while learning, will go in-depth on topics I don't quite understand and will provide exercises for me on those topics. He's personal, so we use real-time situations from my life to practice with (describing my day at work, where my cats are, what I ate, etc.)

When I visted Japan this year, I owe it to him that I was able to have the amazing experiences I did. Because of him, I was able to understand the language, the culture, and have the confidence in speaking with locals.

I appriciate all the help and encourgaement that he's provided.
ありがとうございます田口先生!
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Jermaine June 25, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Taro is a great Japanese instructor! He’s constantly analyzing and reevaluating the best possible learning methods for each particular student. I’ve only taken 3 lessons so far but I’m quite confident in his ability to help me reach fluency in Japanese, so long as I am patient and disciplined 🤔😅
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Taro T.

Taro T.

Washington, DC 20016
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$24 / 30-min

About JP B.

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Washington, DC
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About JP
Bonjour,

My name is Jean-Philippe and I have taught French in a variety of settings (small classrooms, larger classrooms and one-on-one) for over 15 years. I specialize in getting my students to get to speak French quickly, and I make it a point to help them accomplish their goals. I am easy-going and flexible, with an ability to adapt to my students' needs and levels.
I look forward to helping you meet your needs and developing your skills.
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JP B.

Washington, DC 20010
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$18 / 30-min

About Ivonne F.

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Stafford, VA

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About Ivonne
I began tutoring while attending university and discovered a new outlet. I find helping others achieve their learning goals very rewarding. Let me help you reach the next level on your road to mastering German.

Native speaking German tutor with experience teaching all ages. Well structured lessons designed to help you achieve your learning goals. Graduate of German Technical University specialized in Business and Tax Law.

- Standard German (Practice: reading, listening, writing and speaking. Develop every day language skills with an emphasis on grammar.)
Open to beginners and intermediate students.

- Conversational German (Utilizing modern texts from a variety of sources.)
Open to intermediate and advanced students.

- German for School Age Children
Open to beginners and to students with previous knowledge of German.
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Maura M. March 29, 2018
· German · Online
Ivonne is an excellent instructor. She is organized, patient, and thorough. She took care to assess my goals and how we could achieve them. She is committed to using our time to advance my skills as quickly as possible, by speaking almost entirely in German--when I don't understand, she repeats in German slowly before switching to English, an approach I really appreciate.
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Laith March 10, 2018
· German · Online
Wonderful, thank you!!
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Liam January 10, 2018
· German · In studio
Ivonne is excellent with young children. Very good for beginner through advanced German.
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Ivonne F.

Ivonne F.

Stafford, VA 22554
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$25 / 30-min

About Eliska P.

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Arlington, VA
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About Eliska
I am an experienced ESL teacher, qualified interpreter and translator. I am a native Czech and new to the US. Studying interpreting and translation helped me to understand differences between the languages which I then applied when teaching my husband Czech.

During my classes, you will feel encouraged and motivated to learn the language. My students feel really comfortable with me and look forward to the next class. The language is not hard, when you make it fun!
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Bill Greer October 12, 2018
· Czech · In home
Eliška is an outstanding teacher. She is always well-prepared. She tailors the instruction to my strengths and weaknesses, even adjusting the level as we work together during the class hour, so I assume she teaches each student in individually shaped lessons. And she makes each session interesting and practical! I highly recommend her.
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Sarah October 4, 2018
· Czech · In home
Eliska is a wonderful teacher! I am a beginner and she was very patient with me, I have learned so much from her in a short period of time and would highly recommend her to anyone!
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Eliska P.

Eliska P.

Arlington, VA 22201
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About Ghida A.

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Vienna, VA
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I have been a professional educator for over 30 years, having just retired from 16 years public school teaching. I graduated from Edinburgh University, Scotland with a degree in Modern Languages, & from the Catholic University of America with a PhD in Comparative Literature.

Teaching is my one great passion - I want to share my love of languages and literature with learners of all ages. I have taught elementary school children, high school students, college students and adults - including Franciscan brothers in a monastery!

My other interests include music, reading, gardening and travel. This year I hope to visit Portugal for the first time, and to also learn how to draw and do watercolors.

I am active in our local community including volunteering and mentoring in various organizations.
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Ghida A.

Ghida A.

Vienna, VA 22180
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$67 / 60-min

About Dalia R.

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Aldie, VA

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About Dalia
I am a professional voice actor and teacher. I teach ESL so that beginner students have a strong foundation to be able to command the language. I bring lots of fun to my teaching style.
I also teach the fundamentals of voice acting and showing my students how to use their voices effectively because these skills are important in any field you study or work in. Proper speech and pronunciation is so important to being an effective communicator.

My background is in Theater. I love to have fun with all the lessons I teach to keep them interesting.

English and Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique and conversation abilities. After all PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS!! Let's start practicing together! :-)
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Dalia R.

Dalia R.

Aldie, VA 20105
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$42 / 30-min

About Robinson M.

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Washington, DC

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I am a native Spanish speaker from the Dominican Republic. I have been teaching Spanish for 5 years , I have a lot experience in the classroom setting and also one on one lessons. I graduated from Southern university A&M college. I love teaching and helping students. The Spanish language is one of the most beautiful languages the world has to offer and one of the most needed in corporate America today. Get ready to learn and add Spanish to your language rolodex.

I teach students of all ages and experience, learning with me will be fun and exciting.
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Robinson M.

Robinson M.

Washington, DC 20010
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$42 / 30-min

About Leticia L.

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Silver Spring, MD
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About Leticia
Hey! I’m Leticia, from Spain. I’m a Spanish teacher and a psychologist who have been working on language process for more than 8 years! Learning a language is much more than obtain a skill, it’s a totally new world that opens for you!
I have experience teaching all ages for native English speakers and for Portuguese native speakers as well.
I’ve been teaching kids and adolescents for more than three years and it was an incredible experience.
I’m based in DC NW and class could be in meeting rooms in DC public libraries or online.
All courses are indivualy designe, that means that every single students will have a first interview with me to tell me what goals do they have and why Spanish is important for them. After this, the method will be created for helping us to achieve the target.
Spanish is an amazing language that will surprise yo
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Andrew September 10, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Letícia is the best teacher I found in the area by far.
I improved my Spanish skills a lot in a short period of time.

During my last business travel to Spain, I was able to negotiate and have conversations with locals, they understood everything that I was saying. That's something I couldn't do last year.

Totally recommended!
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Leticia L.

Leticia L.

Silver Spring, MD 20910
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$34 / 30-min

About Dror K.

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College Park, MD
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About Dror
I am from Karmiel, Israel and moved the the US about a month ago. I studied industrial engineering at Technion in Israel and now am studying at University of Maryland.

Hebrew is my mother language and I love opportunities to engage people from the US and other countries in conversation about Hebrew and the country of Israel. My fiance is American and I successfully taught her Hebrew from level 0! She also teaches ESL and together we have come up with a lot of great strategies for translating and teaching Hebrew and English.

I'm a very dependable and friendly person who you can always trust to show up on a time and prepared. My students always feel comfortable when learning with me because I let them share with me what kind of lesson style they prefer and what they'd like to focus on.
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Jacob September 28, 2018
· Hebrew · Online
Great teacher
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Abigail September 27, 2018
· Hebrew · In studio
Dror was SO helpful in helping me improve my speaking skills in Hebrew. I came to him hoping I could improve my confidence since I was always so nervous when I would want to communicate in Hebrew. He gave me a lot of good tips on how to be more sure of myself when speaking plus having conversations with a native speaker was exactly the practice I needed. Toda Dror!
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Dror K.

Dror K.

College Park, MD 20742
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$45 / 45-min

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