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About Ilona M.

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Pompano Beach, FL
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World & American

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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Bryce G. March 2, 2019
· Geometry · In home
I'm sorry, I cannot handle this Instructor for my children. She wasn't me but she's not quite the people person I expected. Her personality is not a good match for a high school tutor. Unfortunately her English is not good enough. Her accent is entirely too strong. Also she does not know enough Geometry to help my kids.
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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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About John M.

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Houston, TX
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Despite what TakeLessons says about my location, I can come to you even if you don't live on the East side.

About John
I have an associates degree in music and I have been teaching lessons for 10 years now. I also have experience as a substitute teacher. As a substitute, I have taught all grades, all subjects, and I have helped out many kinds of students each with their own way of learning.

Besides teaching, I love learning too. Anytime I have a question I immediately start seeking out the answer. Learning never stops!

*** Lesson Details ***
Ever wondered how musicians write music? Why do they make the choices they make? Why do those choices work? Why does music work the way that it does? I can answer all these questions and much more.

With me as your guide, I will unlock your musical superpowers and make you capable of things you didn't know were possible. I have many different methods for teaching not only technique, but how to listen, and ho
w to think creatively so that you can unlock your full potential.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide my guitar, picks, and tuner and that's really all you will need as well.

I'll occasionally bring my laptop with me to use some music software to assist in my lessons.

I'll always have pens and paper so I can make notes or diagrams if needed. I highly recommend that my students have a spiral notebook so I can more easily cater to them.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in many musical genres including rock, ska, punk, progressive, jazz, folk, and more. Music theory is a big part of what I do as it's the universal language of music. If you learn enough theory, you can learn ANY instrument.
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Carolynn M. July 12, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Great teacher. He definitely knows music.
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RJ January 11, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
John is incredibly smart about theory and understanding the guitar having worked out his own individual way of learning that he is happy to share his trade secrets.
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Melinda A. May 18, 2016
· Guitar · In home
My son was new guitar player, he has now had several lessons with John. We have seen his skills grown exponentially. John really connects with him and keeps him engaged. He has taught him soo much in such a short span of time. John is a fantastic teacher!
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About Eric B.

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Washington, DC
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I have expertise in history.

About Eric
My name is Eric Matthew Brown I am a tutor with a four year college degree (B.A.) in math and philosophy and a sum total of thirteen years experience in professional tutoring. I love to tutor math and see students gain the knowledge necessary to succeed in their math courses and standardized tests. I put emphasis on theoretical comprehension and in tutoring I exhibit precision, clarity, and most of all patience. Frequent repetition and further explanation of theorems and definitions are necessary. I also have the ability to tutor logic, politics, and civics (American government).
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Michael P. December 8, 2015
· Algebra 1 · In studio
My son Michael is very impressed about Mr Brown first day of tutoring he can't wait to see him again next week, I am also happy 👌😃
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Marie C. December 5, 2014
· Calculus · In studio
Excellent instructor! Clear and very helpful. He makes a difficult subject understandable. Wish we'd found him sooner.
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About Cathryn K.

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Peoria, IL
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I want to share my love of American History with my students. Most students think of history as a list of memorized dates, and there is that component, but there also are living, breathing individuals who created that history. I hope my students take away at least a respect of history that they didn't have before and of course a more knowledgeable view.

About Cathryn
Hello! My name is Cathy and I have been teaching voice (singing) for over 30 years. But don't let that fool you into thinking I'm a stogy old girl who doesn't have a pulse on contemporary music. I teach pop, country, broadway, folk, whatever it is your interested in. I do teach with vocal exercises because without them no changes will be made and that's the whole point right to change your voice? However you do get to sing songs. I teach, so that you will change your voice and succeed in whatever avenue you want. My degree is in Vocal Performance from Northeastern Illinois University and one year of Masters work in Drama from DePaul University.

I also teach ESL, Reading, Writing, History which I have done for the past ten years. I use a variety of techniques since no two people are alike to help you learn English or the Ameri
can lifestyle. I presently teach Caterpillar employees, spouses and children. Let me teach you and see how far we can go.

Thank you.
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Xiuli April 3, 2019
· Writing · Online
She is the best teacher!
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Isabella March 17, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Our first lesson went well.. Cathy made our daughter feel welcome and she came straight home to practice..
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Athena R. February 5, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Love the way Cathy relates to my 6 year old granddaughter...she is very hands on in a positive and upbeat manner and gets down to eye level when getting her point across. Has the child feel her jaw for example to learn the best position for a voice exercise. Then she often asks if the child understands what she is saying, asking for a return demonstration and verbal response of “yes’. And she reinforces success while repeating directions for mistakes...just a great teacher.
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About Sergey K.

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Schenectady, NY

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I am a history major and a certified NYS 5-12 teacher in Social Studies

About Sergey
I am multitalented. At a young age I mastered the Art of Photography that was taught to me by my grandpa and Chess. I was born in Belarus and I am a native Russian Speaker.

After substitute teaching then getting my first teacher job in NY I have started to work on my business and been very successful at it. I teach nearly 150,000 students and do free lance photography for pay part time.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Education
B.A in History Major & Political Science Minor at Siena College
Master Degree in Education from College of St Rose

Teaching Certification
NYS certified Social Studies & Special Education Teacher.

Experience
Special Ed Teacher, Tutoring and Substitute teacher

Entrepreneurship
Photography self taught and experienced event photographer. Online tutorials business teacher that teachers others how to st
art your own business and be an entrepreneur.

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Event Photography, Chess, Tae Kwon Do, eBay, Etsy and Fiverr
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Anita May 9, 2019
· Russian · Online
I was getting ready for a trip with my friends to tour all over in Russia this Summer and I found Sergey and he taught me a great deal of what I will need to communicate enough to get a round in Russia...
He is an excellent teacher Thank you Sergey for your great help in teaching me I know this will be a trip to remember thanks to you...
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Patti C. September 30, 2018
· Photography · Online
Terrible experience. Couldn't connect online, 20 minutes after start time called him and he tried to assist, but ended up doing a "phone lesson" which consisted of a question and answer time where I had to come up with my own questions. To conclude we were told to go out and take some pictures on our own and learn from experimenting on our own taking pictures of all kinds of things. We could then download them, send to him, and he could critique.
Not what I expected. Not necessarily his fault, but Going to ask for refund
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Janet T. May 25, 2018
· Photography · In home
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour
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About Terry W.

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Natchez, MS
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American, World, Social Studies

About Terry
1987 Ms Lions All-State Band. 1988-1991 studied music at University of Southern Mississippi. Studied music 1997-1998 Copiah-Lincoln Community College, received Associates degree in music. Received Bachelors of Arts in Applied Management from Grand Canyon University in 2017. Currently working towards Masters in Elementary Education. I am a retired Staff Sergeant from the 41st Mississippi Army National Guard Band. Principal Bass trombone. Also played tenor trombone, Euphonium, and tuba. Date in band are August 1993-September 2006.
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About Guy C.

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I'm in my 11th year of teaching history and started in Special Education. Because of my early foundation in Special Education I specialize in not only teaching but helping identify opportunities to improve your chances of succeeding in school. As I teach about history, I also provide study skills and test taking strategies, as well.

About Guy
I'm a husband, dad, teacher, and coach who loves what he does! I graduated from the University of Houston where I majored in Political Science and minored in Psychology. I also played soccer collegiately and understand the challenges student athletes face.

I get so much satisfaction when I can help my students achieve a breakthrough and see them succeed. I've taught US History, World History, Government, and Special Education to all grades from 6th-12th and am passionate about all of it. I hope to be a good match for you and help you succeed in history and as a student!
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Dennis March 17, 2019
· World History · In studio
Mr Guy is a super talented and passionate teacher, he will never give up on the student until success, by success I mean 95s and above. History can be a hard class as there is a lot of timelines and events that have happened, especially world history. After having him as a teacher I have never stopped thinking about the timelines and the events, and the best part of Guy as a teacher, he will make sure that you understand both sides of the story, such as from an American side, and German side. This opens my mind up to an international viewpoint, and I have been able to have conversations with historians about for example WW2 and I have managed to surprise them with my knowledge, only because of Mr Guy.
Never have I ever met such a passionate teacher in my entire life, and I would even want him to private tutor me if I was still taking History.
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About Fauzia I.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Hello, nice to meet you! My name is Fauzia.
I received a BA in English from Smith College with a minor in Government. I also have an M.P.A. in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Besides being excellent in English, I have always found all history fascinating and love to instill that fascination in others. History is more than dates - it is events, stories, places, things - how humans interact. I am familiar with all histories - American, English, European and World. There is much to learn from history while learning history.
Most recently, I have worked with a student helping him prepare for the AP exam in American History. Last week his mother told me that he enjoyed the tutoring so much that he started thinking about becoming a history teacher! I discovered many online teaching tools that I would employ in the future. I would be glad to share other positive feedback I have received. I would love to meet you in person!

About Fauzia
I have a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts. My BA was in English from Smith College with a minor in Government. I am certified in TESOL.
I tutor students at home, in libraries or other public places, and online. I can provide a background check done by Checkr on Sept 4, 2018.
I have been tutoring for about a year now with Varsity Tutors. I have taught reading and comprehension. I do math up to third grade. I also have experience in prepping students for the English evidence-based reading and writing part of the SAT/ACT. With older students, I work best in English and Social Science.
I am approved to tutor in 20 subjects and received high scores in these areas.
I am excellent in all aspects of English - language, literature - from reading comprehension, vocabulary, essay editing and proofre
ading to writing. I also am knowledgeable in government and history - American, European and World. I am very aware of current events and how they relate to academics and the patterns of the past.
Since I began tutoring, I have explored many educational resources available online to help students. As part of my continuing education, I am working on how to best use them in my lessons. I have subscribed to at least 16 different web sites (ex. Quizlet, Readworks, etc.) at my own expense to continually improve my skills. I go over and above to find materials that helps my students. I am also a member of the National Tutoring Association.
I try to make difficult subjects accessible, easier to understand, and even fun. I do my best to always be positive, patient and supportive of the student’s challenges and efforts. This is the background of my teaching style.
I would work with the student’s existing curriculum and help them with their assignments. I strive to go beyond with related subject matter to further expand their knowledge, ease, and grasp. I design lesson plans tailored to their specific needs and likes – everyone is different. I strongly believe that teaching is best-done one-on-one and facilitated by conversation - where the student and I work as a team. I have worked with students in all levels – elementary, middle and high school.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please feel free to ask any questions.
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About David I.

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Canyon Country, CA
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History is fun!!!

About David
Hi! My name is David. I currently study Music Education and Violin Performance at The Master's University. I have had many opportunities to play in many orchestras and ensembles. And have had the tremendous opportunity to teach privately students of all ages. Not only do I teach violin. But I also teach Voice, Viola, and Music theory. I additionally teach other subject such as Math and History.

Students will learn many things such as correct posture, loving music, and learning to have fun. I always put the students first, and make sure that they sing and play healthy.
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David I.

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