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About Lisa B.

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Silver Spring, MD
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About Lisa
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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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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Mariana S. July 2, 2016
· Singing · In studio
She was very professional and she teaches very. Mariama understood every bit of the lesson and enjoyed it. She said she would like to continue with Miss Lisa for more Classes.
Thanks.
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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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About Taro
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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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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Theo June 23, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Taro is amazing! Just finished 5 lessons and I feel great about my Japanese. I will be signing up for more!
Taro is very positive and polite. He knows how to challenge me but at the same time keeps me motivated.
I highly recommend Taro to anyone who wants to learn Japanese!
Thank you!
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Taro T.

Taro T.

Washington, DC 20016
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About Aliaksandra P.

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Manassas, VA
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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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Lew August 11, 2018
· Russian · In studio
Excellent instructor. Outstanding preparation. Developed a plan for the lesson and executed it very well with attention to my level of the language. Also, set goals and a general outline for the next lesson. Very friendly and supportive throughout the lesson.
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Alexander July 26, 2018
· French · In studio
Very impressed after the first lesson with Aliaksandra. Her French is fantastic as is her ability to engage my 6 year old, in basic intro lessons. We look forward to continuing his study with her!
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Iryna October 22, 2017
· · In home
I am so sorry for misspelling the name...
Not Aleksandra, but Aliaksandra!
Good luck to everyone who is determined to learn!
She can definitely do it!
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Aliaksandra P.

Aliaksandra P.

Manassas, VA 20111
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About Florentina B.

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Alexandria, VA

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About Florentina
I am teacher since I was an adolescent. Always wanted to do everything it takes so my pupils take what they need from my lessons, understand and assimilate all the information, and also live with the desire of coming back and continuing with me the journey in the field they have selected.
Many of my students became my close friends that I go to see operas, broadway shows , concerts or other cultural and entertaining events with.
I also organize recitals and interesting meetings with the participation of my students.
For any additional information, contact me and I will answer in no time.
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Kayla P. June 16, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Great job! Kayla loved the lesson!
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Tommy B. June 8, 2018
· Piano · In home
Florentina is outstanding! She is incredible with my son, and I’m constantly amazed by how well he connects with her on the lessons. She is very professional, always on time and very communicative with regards to his homework and schedule. He’s now preformed both for family and friends, and also in front of an audience. He continues to enjoy and look forward to lessons. Florentina is highly recommended.
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Noah B. May 19, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
My Son Noah was extremely happy with his first lesson! He says Ms. Florentina was great! He is looking forward to his next lesson, he says Ms. Florentina makes it fun to learn. Something he never said about his two previous instructors...
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Florentina B.

Florentina B.

Alexandria, VA 22312
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About Patricia D.

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Woodbridge, VA
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About Patricia
Currently, I am an assistant teacher for the local public school system. I have 20+ years of experience in teaching grades k-8 and 5 years experience of teaching Spanish. Spanish students can expect to improve week to week in areas such as vocabulary, grammar, and constructive conversational skills.

I teach my students to understand and embrace the beauty of Latin culture which then creates a large appreciation for loving and learning the language. Spanish, now more than ever, has become essential in the workplace and more and more people are seeking opportunities to learn this growing language. Even children are excited to learn Spanish!
I am excited to work with grades k-12 and can help if you are a college aged+ and trying to learn Spanish!

Some of my passions are teaching, traveling, and sitting on the beach and listening to
waves! If you are someone who wants to learn a new language or want help for you children to learn, I believe that with my expertise and your dedication we could reach your goals of achieving and mastering a new language!
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Lilly L. September 7, 2017
· Spanish · In home
We really like the curriculum. Our daughter appears to be energized about it.
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Patricia D.

Woodbridge, VA 22191
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About Eliska P.

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Arlington, VA
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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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Eliska P.

Eliska P.

Arlington, VA 22201
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$24 / 30-min

About William S.

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Washington, DC
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I have been tutoring since 2014 when I worked in Spanish elementary school. Prior to that, I graduated from Exeter Univeristy with a Master's in Social and Political Philosophy and a Bachelor's degree in Politics from the University of Leicester. I also was employed by the prestigous tutoring service Titanium Tutors in London.

I teach Philosophy, Political Sciences, and History up to advanced level having covered these subjects extensivley over my college career. I can teach Spanish up to intermediate level having lived in Spain and studied at school, as well as English, Geography, and Religion. I am also happy teaching writing skills and preparing for exams.

I believe the best way for students to learn is through a dialogue, for them to show they understand. To acheive this, I avoid lecturing and rote learning. Instead, I set out cl
ear learning objectives at the start and then ask appropriate questions to ascertain the student's understanding throughout our lessons together. This way my lessons are personable, and geared towards the individual student's needs.

I also believe learning should be enjoyable. I create a fun, enthusiastic lesson environment. I have worked with students of all ages and have built good rapport with them all. I look forward to getting to know you and starting working together soon!
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William S.

William S.

Washington, DC 20015
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$42 / 30-min

About Sina S.

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Fairfax, VA
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About Sina
Learning a new language is to create a pathway to one's unacquainted cultures, to which the learner ought to be eager; and this is the only prerequisite for such purpose. Talent, attention and dedication, all, come afterwards.
An eager learner, never feels incompetent or alone; with a dedicated teacher who can make him/her relaxed, fully attentive and innovative.
We, all, have unique ways of expressing ourselves, by using the same pool of words; which is what makes the concept of language a distinctive invention.
This has been the essence of teaching Farsi for me. To make each learner use Farsi as a unique effective tool of self-expression.
I started teaching Farsi literature to my juniors when I was 10 and ever since that has been one of my pleasures, which I kept doing during all past years. Having more than 10000 verses in different
styles of Farsi classic poetry, editing books, articles, writing for amateur and professional newspapers, I have had learners of expanded range of age, education, and knowledge of Farsi, from illiterates to university students; all of whom eventually performed greatly.
The key was, to make them self-sufficient and independent by encouraging them find out, how they interpret the concept of language, and from then on, they had the joy of learning what they wanted to learn, facing challenges they loved to face, and the self-satisfaction anyone needs.
30 years of continuous learning, teaching and evaluating my students on different subjects, had shown me that whatever a human creates, can be taught, and whatever can be taught, can be learned.
In my teaching method, depending on the learner's age, goal, education, status of Farsi understanding and dedicated free time to study, different schedules will be set; and different tasks will be executed. The environment in which the learner will be trained surrounds his/her goals, and the expectations never surpass the abilities. It will be exclusively topic-related, which means learner will not be dealing with tasks outside of their functionality; so that anything taught, could be easily memorized.
The first session includes a free 15 minutes acquaintance, during which areas of interest in my teaching and learner's goals will be assessed to be sufficient, and then educational process proceeds.
At last, regardless of your choice of educator, learning Farsi is a great way of spending your time and effort to gain some valuable practical knowledge which makes you proud of knowing it.
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Sina S.

Sina S.

Fairfax, VA 22031
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$30 / 30-min

About Celeste C.

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Alexandria, VA
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About Celeste
Hi! My name is Celeste and I have been teaching English for 9 years! I love working with students and helping them find the "got it" moment. I believe each students has their own unique way of learning and that is the way that I approach my lessons. I always set high expectations for students, but pair that with the mindset that each student is able to be successful!
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Celeste C.

Celeste C.

Alexandria, VA 22302
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$42 / 30-min

About Kevin W.

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Laurel, MD
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I am a certified teacher working for Prince George's County Public Schools, one of the largest school districts in the United States. I am certified to teach all subjects K-6, as well as high school English and Social Studies. I spent 5 years living in Korea, and had the opportunity to travel to countries such as Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Kenya. I was named teacher of the year by the Asan Office of Education. I love teaching students, and adapt my lessons to fit your interests. I look forward to improving your English!
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Kevin W.

Kevin W.

Laurel, MD 20707
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$27 / 30-min

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