Having studied Jazz at Wayne State University, I previously earned both an Associate of Arts degree, and a Music Foundations Certificate from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. I have years of experience as a professional music instructor, working with both children and adults of all ages. I am also an A+ Certified IT Technician with experience as a technical trainer.
*** Lesson Details *** My method is simple to understand, and will take you step by step through everything you need to know. I stress strong fundamentals while keeping things fun and interesting. Lessons are relaxed, yet focused.
*** Studio Equipment *** Instruments - Amps - Computer Hardware/Software
*** Specialties *** Music: Jazz, Classical, Rock, Orchestral, Electronic Technology: CompTIA A+, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Windows
Brian was very patient with my son. He made sure he was aware of his instructions. He even guided him back to the correct path when he was unsure of the information. Great teacher!
June 28, 2015
Tremendously knowledgeable and able to teach complex things very simply. Everything he taught me was so much more profound and important to understanding music that I could have imagined. Highly recommend him as a mentor if one is at all interested in music.
June 5, 2015
Brian is wonderful! He is extremely helpful and patient.
Solid understanding of Word and its uses. Experience using Word in various writing assignments, technical writing reports, and artwork.
I'm a graduate of UCLA School of Engineering with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. I have a passion for explaining how the physical world works through math and physics along with 10 years of tutoring experience in those subjects, test prep, and mentorship programs. The teaching strategy I believe in emphasizes subject fundamentals, a powerful and necessary tool for higher problem solving. This strategy has proven effective regardless of the student's educational background or mental ability. Besides being knowledgeable, I am motivating, caring, and patient in guiding your student to academic success!
Executive Functioning is a separate realm that tutoring can assist in. It deals with cognitive processes including organization, time management, and study skills. Much of the difficulty students face in academic subjects can be attribute
d to the lack of executive functioning. They either cannot keep up with the pace and workload that advanced courses demand or haven't figured out the best way to study for themselves. I am able to assess a student's shortcomings and formulate a plan for higher achievement.
I am an experienced ESL, Writing, Speech, Literacy, Accent Modification coach and teacher. I have been doing this for the past 10+ years. I offer my students a structured and comprehensive curriculum that will change your English, speech, and grammar forever.
I have a ton of resources, know which textbooks to use for the best results and will provide my students with a variety of training videos that will help reinforce learned concepts outside of the class. I assess my students throughout their learning process.
I am very comfortable working with clients and colleagues of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Most of my work has been with individuals and businesses on a private basis. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you over the phone to discuss how I can be a valuable contributor to your education.
I hold a Bachelors in Psychology from George Washington University, a Masters in Clinical Counseling from John Hopkins University and I am also certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from The Georgetown University.
***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***The standard, landmark program for creating, processing, and editing texts with dynamic visual and macro integration. I have used it for many years during my education and professional experience.
Possibly the only dedicated PhD for E-Learning on the TakeLessons server, I am member of the Association for Language Learning, located in Leicester, UK.
***ADDRESSES WITHIN REMOTE AREAS (no public transit or bicycle access) DIFFICULT TO SERVICE PHYSICALLY. Lesson cancellations and schedule changes need to be submitted through Takelessons.com student website, relieve busy teacher from multiple informal requests***
My style and attitude toward teaching is a balance between subject delivery and reflective, supportive interaction. I seek to enable current research on education for busy, yet goal-driven student interests. This is done through customized online lessons coordinating the experience with optimal resources and tools: ESL and Speech students learn to monitor their own phonological issues with dedicated software/feedback, guiding German students through conversational dialogues, and ensuring relevant resources for Excel and related productivity lessons.
Due to my limited funds
, I do not have direct experience with the Adobe suite, but I have extensive knowledge of related, free distributions that are transferable. Possibly the only PhD on Takelessons server from a regionally accredited university, I am a member of the American Council on Foreign Language Learning and the Association for Language Learning. My most popular subjects are as follows:
North American English Pronunciation Practice for ESL (NAEPP-ESL) or Accent-Reduction: *****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 recordings, and about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****
Carefully following Burkkowsky's (1969) multi-media method, I have taught this subject for over five years for public and private causes, such as library, individuals, and language schools. German Language and Culture: *****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 Recordings and about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****
Microsoft Excel: ***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
Typing: ***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
Dr. G has been able to identify and target very specific problems in my speech. His method is very effective. He is an excellent teacher!
October 5, 2019
Among the accent reduction teachers that I had before, Erol is the only one who actually could find the problems in my accent! The program he uses is very useful. The way he explains things or exaggerates the mistakes will help me to correct my accent. Overall, an awesome experience and I would totally recommend him to anyone.
I can get you started on using MS Word, then build your skills to help you provide specific needs for documents.
I enjoy helping people learn how to work with computers. I have been teaching software classes for 20+ years, and work comfortably with beginners, seniors and business clients.
I am often told I am a very patient teacher. I adapt my teaching style to each student and I can provide printed instructions for you to use after our computer lessons. I can help you learn what you need to know to use a computer expertly for work, for school or for yourself.
I have specialized in teaching QuickBooks for continuing education programs, community colleges and small businesses for more than 15 years.
I have taught Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word (for both Windows and Apple/Mac computers). I also have quite a bit of experience teaching MS Access, MS Project, MS Visio, MS Publisher, and Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML for web p
Please note: Students in Manhattan and some other New York City locations, suburbs and New Jersey, I am willing to travel farther with an added amount for bridge and tunnel fees. Please use the "Ask Liz a Question" button to send me a message, so we can discuss your location, and the price required for me to travel to you.
Enjoyed our first lesson. Feel very comfortable moving forward with my next lessons
April 23, 2019
Worst experience, complete waste of my money. I could write several paragraphs detailing all the things that occurred that frustrated me, but I will just list a few facts: Could not answer most of my process questions. Very frustrating, but Liz said she would get back to me on the 3 specific questions that I very much needed. I made sure to review the still open questions 2-3 times before the end of our waste of time session. She never got back to me, even after several follow-up requests.
No worries, TakeLessons has a Satisfaction guarantee, right? WRONG. Come to find out they will refund any unspent money. Because Liz demanded to get paid for her time, tho, I was 100% unhappy, TakeLessons refunded the $12 booking fee.
I tried and tried to get satisfaction from both Liz and TakeLessons before resorting to writing this review. I guess TakeLessona thinks it is OK for their instructors to not perform and still get paid. So disappointed in both.
March 17, 2019
As we had just started with quickbooks, Liz is a very informative instructor with a great deal of knowledge towards the program. She has an answer to any question you may ask and is very clear with her response.
You will be amazed at the things you can create in Word! I will teach you how to build a document that expresses your professionalism or artistic nature. We can start very basic for someone who has never used the program, or we can start with whatever background knowledge you have and build on that.
I have been signing since 1998, spending every chance I can among my Deaf friends and immersing myself in the language as often as possible. I received my BA in Music with a certification to teach at Lubbock Christian University in 1998. Later I attended the Interpreter Certification program at Burlington County College in New Jersey from 2009-2011, and during that time took a summer course at Gallaudet University for the Deaf in Washington DC. Then in 2014 I received my MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with Instructional Technology from Houston Baptist University. I have been teaching ASL at the high school level since 2011. I am also one of the interpreters for the Deaf at my church in Fort Bend County, TX, outside of Houston, where I am a member and actively involved in the Deaf Ministry.
Please feel free to ask me any questions y
ou have. I'm happy to get back with you, and I look forward to teaching you!
I am an experienced teacher who loves to teach basic computer skills. I will help you learn Microsoft Word step-by-step. Lessons are customized to meet the needs/goals of each student. I look forward to working with you.
I currently teach basic computer skills to older adults at a community center.
I have used Microsoft Word for 34 years, have taught Microsoft Word at two community colleges in Oregon for 19 years - in the classroom, online and one-to-one - have done numerous contract trainings and consultations on special projects utilizing MS Word for business.
In sessions with me, you can learn all the basics, special features and the tips and tricks of Microsoft Word, including: -- Creating Flyers -- Incorporating and formatting Smart Art, Images, tables and charts -- Creating resumes -- Doing Mail Merge -- Working with macros and creating templates -- Developing reports and manuals, incorporating tables of contents, citations, bibliographies, indexes, footnotes and end notes
My teaching is tailored to your level, speed and what you want to know so that you can be successful using this application for your specific needs.
I have tutored and taught from 16 to 90-years old online, one-on-one, and in classroom settings.
I have 40 years of experience teaching – preschool through college-level, credit & non-credit courses – through tutoring and in classroom, online and corporate settings. I've taught Microsoft Office applications for the past 19 years.
MY FOCUS: --YOU! You will be empowered and succeed with each lesson. -- I will help you feel successful and empowered to master new tools and concepts you may find challenging. -- With caring, humor and attention, help you achieve your goals, regardless of your experience level
MY EXPERTISE: -- I'm patient, articulate, and able to effectively explain complex subjects to a wide variety of user levels. -- I create effective learning materials to accompany my trainings, breaking complicated concepts into simple, easy-to-follow steps -- I consistently receive high ratings in my computer
classes for my teaching as well as for the learning materials created for my students.
MY EXPERIENCE: -- I have extensive experience in teaching, training, coaching (both individuals and groups) in both educational and business settings. I have professional experience in academic and business settings in computer instruction, training needs assessment, training consulting, and training materials development. -- Since 1985, I've tutored individuals and taught college classes, small businesses, and corporate employees in computer applications, specializing in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. -- For the past 19 years I have taught each of the Microsoft Office applications and Introduction to Windows for several departments at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, and for the Computer Science and Business Technology departments at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon. -- I also have experience in personal coaching, public speaking, vocal performance, book indexing and editing.