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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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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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September 20, 2019
Viviana
Very detailed oriented, and professional
March 2, 2019
Bryce G.
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.
June 18, 2018
Robin
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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Aliaksandra P.

Manassas, VA 20111

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Private ESL Teacher

I've been teaching English since 2002 and my students have gone on to develop travel abroad, participate in and win different competitions and contests, and build their careers. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to communicate in it in everyday life and as time goes on you'll be able to make new friends and study and work in it. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Aliaksandra

Hi, there! My name is Aliaksandra and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students communicate in the language they want, make new foreign friends, and travel and study abroad. I went to Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Belarus) and earned a Master degree in Philological Sciences in 2003. I'm a responsible person always ready to help and my teaching style is students’ needs oriented, cooperative, and activity-approached. My motto is Practice makes perfect. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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September 30, 2019
Gabrielle W.
Aliaksandra has been excellent with our 8 year old daughter. I’m very happy we found her and that she is close enough to come to our house. Our daughter loves her lessons and is learning so much :)
July 10, 2019
Tina
My 8 year daughter is taking one-on-one French lessons with Ms Aliaksandra. She has taken 3 lessons so far and loving it. I was invited to observe her last lesson and I am absolutely impressed with Ms Aliaksandra’s teaching. She speaks only French during the lesson, exposing my daughter to the language. She started with everyday things but is also using them in simple sentences. My daughter loves her lessons and can’t wait for the next one. She practice at home as well so she can make her teacher! We are glad to have found Ms Aliaksandra.
July 10, 2019
Lynn
Excellent! A natural teacher, gifted in her ability to establish rapport and move the learning process enjoyably forward.

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Aliaksandra P.

Chantilly, VA

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Carly A.

Burke, VA 22015


Private ESL Teacher

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish as a foreign language, Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and I am a native speaker. I have more than 3 years of experience teaching students language both as a tutor and a classroom teacher. I want to provide you with a supportive environment where you can learn and reach your potential just like I have done in the past with former students. I believe this is crucial in order for learning to happen.

I use techniques that are researched based as well as techniques I used to learn my languages. As a language learner myself, I understand how challenging it can be to learn a new language! Let's work hard together to improve!

About Carly

For Spanish:
My name is Carly and I am a Spanish teacher who has taught in private and public schools so I'm familiar with the curriculum that is offered there. I gained my first classroom teaching experience when I lived abroad in South Korea and taught English. I transferred all those skills here.

I have taught various subjects from fruits and animals to reading comprehension in the target language. I love teaching and love seeing my students progress. I will tailor the lessons to your needs and goals.

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Carly A.

Burke, VA

Leah H.

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Private ESL Teacher

I have been teaching ESL online for almost a year and I enjoy it so much! I love all of my students. There is no fear in making mistakes! That just means your brain is working. We will learn all the basics and make sure we have a strong foundation and then build upon that. I will cater to you whatever level you relate to. I am excited to get to know you and help you grow!

About Leah

Leah, a teacher, singer/songwriter, musician, entertainer and Berklee College of Music graduate.

She loves teaching and loves her students. Her main joy in teaching is watching her students grasp a new understanding and appreciation for their desired art and growing in their skills and talent. She loves seeing her students overcome obstacles. In her lessons, Leah sets the tone for care and a safe space to truly grow fearlessly. It is important to grow in confidence in your craft. In lessons, she covers setting a foundation, different genres, confidence, warm-up exercises, vocal techniques, ear training, music theory, harmony, performance techniques, audition preparation, range, improvisation, agility, freedom and more. She focusses on a few things at a time and has her students grow into other areas to work.

Musically, she provides

sounds and smooth tones of Jazz and Soul. Her latest EP entitled SonKissed is Jazz influenced music with Neo-Soul vibes and a positive message about love and life. She has been singing around Boston and New York and writing and recording new music. She has great things in store for her in the near future and much music and passion to share with the world.

Originating from Henderson, North Carolina, she grew up singing in school, church and choirs including the Raleigh Girls Choir of Raleigh, NC. Taking singing and piano lessons grew her love for music. She always had a fondness of jazz music starting at a young age, as her father would play jazz music. Studying music has led her to perform in recitals, concerts and festivals such as the Mozart Music Festival with The Capital City Girl’s Choir in Vienna, Austria, to study and perform abroad in Valencia, Spain, to graduate from Berklee College of Music and to continue writing, performing and growing as an artist. Leah also enjoys being involved in and performing in community events as she gives back. It is very important to her to help others as many have helped her.

She gets much of her inspiration from influences such as Jesus Christ, her parents, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dianne Reeves, Lisa Fischer, Sammy Davis Jr., Sade, Anita O’day, India Arie, Erykah Badu, Adele, Diana Ross, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Mary Mary, Robin Thicke, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Esperanza Spalding, Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, Nancy Wilson, Ledisi, Sounds of Blackness, Take 6, Gretchen Parlato, and Quincy Jones just to name a few.
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May 11, 2019
Kenyarri M.
Leah was so knowledgeable and personable! After my first lesson, I’d say that she did a great job of explaining concepts that I typically struggle with, in simple ways. Her passion for teaching and her skill at singing both show! I’m so happy I found her!!
June 26, 2018
Michael
I have worked with Leah for quite some time now for vocal training. I have heard a major improvement in my voice with regards to vocal strength and breath control. I would reccomend Leah for vocal training.
June 24, 2018
Yannick ..
Leah has ability to spot what your voice really needs to improve and she's a great vocalist .

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Leah H.

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I have more than 10 years teaching experience with several different platforms. I am a published writer and poet. I have succeeded in helping hundreds of students prepare and pass their IELTS exams. I am TESOL certified and hold numerous awards in academics and writing. I love teaching and make each and every lesson a personal and caring experience!

About Lisa

I am a patient, caring, and motivated teacher and life-coach! I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you learn English. I believe you can do ANYTHING if you work hard enough!

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July 22, 2019
Katherine
I’d like to start out by saying, I’m so proud of Lisa. She is honest, self motivated and has so much care and compassion to teach others!

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Lisa C.

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Private ESL Teacher

I can help students get a better grasp of the English language. They will be more conversational fluent.

About Theresa

I have clinical experience with kids with their speech and language skills.

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Monik M.

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Taking ESL lessons with me is very comforting. It is a no judgement zone. I give a lot of encouragement and most importantly I am very patient. I also like to have a family friendly classroom where my students family members are invited to say hello. Sign up with me today and you will not regret it!

About Monik

Hello everyone! It is an honor to be a teacher for Take Lessons. In my classroom you will have fun in a judgement free zone. I have experience teaching online ESL to students in China ages 4-16 years old. I also have experience with teaching children 4-12 years old the basics for understanding acting and relating those lessons to life experiences. Fortunately enough, I have the opportunity to teach adults ESL online where I have met some really interesting people and have learned so much about different cultures. I pride myself with giving the best classes possible so that my students walk away feeling proud, motivated and happy. I am confident that I can help you and you can help me too. Teaching each other is the thing that makes the world go around so book my class today and let's have some fun. See you soon!

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Monik M.

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My name is Tiffany Santos, i am twenty four years old am married and have a one year old daughter. My teaching style is very project based. I enjoy giving students real life situations in order to learn language better. I enjoy incorporating debates and role playing in my teaching.

About Tiffany

I am currently living in the Dominican Republic. I serve at an orphanage and spend a lot of time with my family. I am outgoing and like to have fun in the classroom. I also like to make students excited to learn.

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Shuyang
"A very good teacher, taught us not only English but also valuable skills to study in America."
Amador
"Bryce is the best option for English learning. His online relaxed method helps me to be more confident of my skills as we move forward in classes. He driv
es you to lose the fear of making mistakes. Thus, the learning process is faster."
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Renata
"I'm very excited with my teacher! <3"
Mailee
""Fui alumna de Georgina y la recomiendo como profesora porque sus clases eran re divertidas e interesantes. Si no entendíamos un tema, le buscaba miles de
vueltas para que podamos entender. Tanto para mí como para mis compañeros fue muy buena profesora". Mailén (18)"
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jinqi
"Matt is a greatest teacher that i ever met. He is very patient to me, after the package time learning, i feel like English spoken improved a lot."
Reuben
"Professor Soni has been a great help. I struggled with English. I was very nervous to talk to foreigners, but Professor Soni made me feel comfortable. My
English has improved exceptionally. I highly recommend"
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Eugenia
"Erol is helping me to get rid of my RRRRRussian accent! :)
Great professor. Very patient, very knowledgeable, tons of tools, emails you the recording of
every session so you can practice on your own. And very affordable as compared to other Accent Reduction teachers."
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Claudia
"Very sweet and patient!"
Susanne
"Anna was helping my 11 year old improve his verbal skills while we were on vacation for 5 weeks in NYC. Instead of sitting in a class room the lessons wer
e spent at different places in the city and Anna prepared interesting themes for every lesson that let my son both practice speaking a lot as well as hear many interesting stories of NYC. In addition to being a great teacher Anna is also an excellent guide."
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