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About Chau N.

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Falls Church, VA

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About Chau
I taught Vietnamese language and culture to foreigners, English and Vietnamese to Vietnamese adults and students in Vietnam for 30 years before arriving in the United States in 2008. Then, I continued to instruct Vietnamese language and culture to Americans in Virginia and Washington DC.
I got an Associate degree in Pedagogy in Vietnam in 1977. I also was trained how to instruct U.S diplomats at Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and officers from Defense Language Institute (DLI). I have had enough calm and patience to deal with hard teaching conditions.

I received awards from The Department of State (FSI) and School of Language Studies (FSI) in 2014 and 2015.
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loan September 10, 2017
· Vietnamese · Online
My 3 girls (6, 8, and 10 yrs old) are taking Vietnamese classes online with Thay Chau. He is patient and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Thay Chau for all ages.
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Andy September 5, 2017
· Vietnamese · In studio
A year ago, I didn't know a single word of Vietnamese. Today, I'm sitting in a Hanoi cafe having taken a taxi, having had a conversation about the traffic, our families, and the weather, and having shopped for an hour for gifts for friends and family back in the US - all using Vietnamese I am constantly being complimented on.

Learning Vietnamese was the hardest thing I've ever done, but I had a patient and experienced instructor in Thầy Châu. His methodical curriculum and homework assignments complemented by oral communication rounded me out perfectly. He held me accountable for my shortcomings and built me up when I made mistakes. I wouldn't be where I am today without him and while he wasn't my first instructor, but was by far my best. If I could give him 6 stars, I would.
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Ana August 15, 2017
· Vietnamese · Online
My first lesson with Mr. Chau was really interesting. He made a real focus on the vocal sounds and tones, I really liked his way of explaining and enjoy it.
In short Mr. Chau is an excellent teacher. If you want to take classes He is your best choice.
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Chau N.

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About Valentina C.

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Chesapeake, VA
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About Valentina
Accomplished watercolor artist and a photographer, who is able to create individualized lesson plans to focus on the students' needs, to inspire and to provide positive encouragement.
Native Russian, fluent English

*BA in Linguistics and Multicultural Communication, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 2010
*New York Institute of Photography, New York, USA—Professional Photography, 2016
*Proud member of Chesapeake Bay Art Association, Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists Association
*WPC Photographer
*Current VA substitute teaching certification
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Maria Bulannikova January 6, 2017
· Photography · Online
I had a great lesson with Valentina. She is a professional and a pleasant personality and gave me a very informative session on photography. As a beginner I feel very motivated to continue to study photography and highly recommend this teacher.
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Valentina C.

Valentina C.

Portsmouth, VA 23703
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About Salma R.

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Roswell, GA
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About Salma
Hi, there! My name is Salma R. and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2015 and have loved helping my student's crochet, speak Arabic and much more. I'm a loving and outgoing person and my teaching style is simple, effectve, and easy. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Kendra D. July 30, 2017
· Crocheting · Online
Salma is very professional, patient and very easy going when it comes to her teaching. She has different tactics that she uses to help you to understand quickly. You won't leave her empty handed as she is very knowledgeable. I will continue to go to her because she rocks all the way!!!
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Lura July 15, 2017
· Arabic · Online
i had a lot of fun I love learning languages and she teaches it quite well and speaks in mostly Arabic sometimes for off days we watch Arabic cartoons and really helps me see how the vocab and grammar works in context
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Salma R.

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Schererville, IN

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About Iris
Hi! I'm Iris...I love teaching the Spanish language, and I have extensive experience in teaching this beautiful and useful language.
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Iris S.

Online
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$59 / 30-min

About Yukiko D.

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Norfolk, VA
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About Yukiko
I was born and raised in Japan. I have been teaching Japanese since 2003 in Middle school, High School, and private lessons in U.S. I hold a Virginia state teaching license and I understand students have different style of learning. I am able to teach Japanese in students' learning style. I am sure of you learning a lot from me!
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Caroline September 7, 2017
· Japanese · In home
Amazing. Feel like a lot of improvement only in one hour. Looking forward to taking next lesson.
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Yukiko D.

Norfolk, VA 23509
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Pittsburgh, PA

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About Mo
If one were to ask my friends to describe me, they would describe me as a driven, passionate and inquisitive person. I think one of my most distinguishing characteristics is the diversity of experience that I have had.

I'm currently living in Pittsburgh as a grad student at The Carnegie Mellon University under the Computer Science Departement. I lived in France (Paris) for 3 years where I graduated with an MBA in Marketing from the Ecole Superieure de Gestion. I moved to San Francisco 2 years ago seeking better opportunities in the field of technology, a field that I'm passionate about since my childhood.

I had been offered a part-time job as a college student tutor at The City College of San Francisco. As a French tutor, I had to take proactive approaches to adapt to different teaching styles and play a leadership role in motivating
students in their learning process.
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Suzanne August 20, 2017
· French · In studio
very patient with correcting pronunciations and grammar. Able to learn a lot of practical conversational words not taught in class. Tailored to what I need to learn that day and review with different exercises. Great sense of humor. Always fun with each session.
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Lisa August 8, 2017
· French · In studio
Mo was the tutor that I was looking for since I have started learning French. He was very helpful and knew where my weakness and strenghs are.
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About Cecilia M.

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Virginia Beach, VA

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About Cecilia
I love to teach my native language. A little grammar and a whole lot of talking! Let's learn a new language in a fun way. We read and we talk, talk, and talk some more!
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Stephanie August 18, 2017
· Italian · In home
The best thing about Cecilia is her enthusiasm! When you have a teacher who is warm, happy, and excited to teach it certainly makes it easier to learn! You can tell she loves kids. Highly recommend.
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Amy August 14, 2017
· Italian · In home
We love Cecilia! Teaches with such passion! She was always able to find everyday uses to teach her lessons, for example counting money. Such a keeper!
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Coree August 14, 2017
· Italian · In studio
Grazie, Cecilia! For years I've wanted to learn Italian, and learning from a real Italian was not only educational, but genuinely fun as well!
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Cecilia M.

Cecilia M.

Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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