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About Makala W.

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About Makala
I have loved music as long as I can remember. I know its cliche© to say so, but it's true! :)

For me, having parents of different ethnicity and siblings that were much older than me, I was heavily impacted by the wide variety of music to which my family members listened. The force of this crayon box of rhythms and sounds captivated and affected me so much that it is the key experience that I draw from in making my own music today.

I grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska (a small town in the center of the state) so my only option for entertainment and fun was getting involved in the arts! I started performing at a very young age as both a dancer and a musician. I studied classical ballet, modern dance, hip hop and street dance, and world dance traditions throughout my formative years, which helped me to gain rhythmical fluency. I started my
formal music training when I began to play the cello. From then on, I was hooked on the sound and I immersed myself in music as much as I could; performing, competing, working in as many musical groups and productions as possible (as both a vocalist and cellist), and even teaching.

I moved to Seattle in 2003 to study opera at Cornish College of the arts, only to later change my major to Jazz, and then again to Latin music studies. Since graduating from Cornish in 2007, with my Bachelor of Music degree, I have been actively and diligently working in the local music scene; performing and recording with artists and groups of many different styles. Everything from various Latin genres, to Rock, to R&B/Soul, to Hip Hop, and Jazz. Through my music, I aim to reach out to people of all cultures. I also aim to teach my own students with the hope that they too can discover the same continuous love of music that I have grown to feel (and still am growing to feel) over the years. :)

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88 key piano, cello, various percussion instruments, guitars, ukulele, library, computer, lessons are given in a private studio.

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As far as voice goes, I teach all genres and styles but I personally specialize in the Latin genres. I teach all aspects of the music; rhythm, harmony, theory. I even teach performance; how to work with a band in real-time communication, song communication (or story telling as I like to call it), and developing ones own personal style. I believe that there is much more to singing than just vocal technique alone, so I believe in teaching musical fundamentals and functions so that my students will not only be considered vocalists, but competent musicians.
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Kayla March 25, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Makala was very friendl, personable, knowledgeable, professional and FUN,
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Joshua N. January 7, 2018
· Cello · In studio
Makala hit it off with our third-grader right off the bat, and she was a great sport about meeting the whole family at the first lesson. She put Josh at ease, evaluated what he already knew without making him uncomfortable, and got right to work improving his fundamentals in a way that seemed to get him really motivated. We're extending our series - thanks Makala!
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Jaaziq April 12, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Makala is very seasoned at teaching music. I love that fact that she's patient but at the same time persistent. My daughter has grown tremendously from being under Makala's structured music teachings. Makala is very versatile and has a really open of mind with music. She can sing like an angel and her personality is warm and friendly. You can't go wrong with choosing her to help you with your music.
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Makala W.

Makala W.

Seattle, WA 98107
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About David L.

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Raised in largely bilingual household. B.A. in Spanish from UW (cum laude). English fluency slightly stronger. Extremely high level Spanish proficiency although the minutiae within humor can sometimes be lost. Excellent for those who need help with pronunciation, grammar (clarification of grammatical rules like the difference between a direct object and an indirect object, etc.), conjugation, and conversation.

About David
Many years of drum instruction with students who have learned best with alternative learner-centered approaches including: extreme patience, slow to fast repetition of patterns and exercises, focused breathing, as well as sight-reading, rhythm and ear training. Students with: Asperger's, Autism, Dyslexia and related states have benefited greatly.
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Jacob February 26, 2016
· Drum · In home
David is a great instructor. My son is 9 and a beginner and David is very good with him.
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Eric September 21, 2015
· Drum · In home
David is a good and patient teacher. He really helped me with honing the fundamentals.
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Steven July 8, 2015
· Drum · In home
Great teacher! David is a talented drummer, teacher, & he is great with kids! My 10 year old loves David and has been steadily improving since beginning. I have also noticed a big improvement in my son's confidence. Priceless!
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David L.

David L.

Seattle, WA 98125
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About Bryce B.

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Issaquah, WA
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I teach in a way that is as focused on the grammar as you want to be. I prefer conversational classes, but for many in traditional classes it is the grammar that they are not understanding.

About Bryce
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Ben Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Ben Franklin

The unconventional method of teaching begins here

I am a Spanish Language Consultant

I am a concierge tutor meaning that I make every meeting personalized for you. Everyone learns a language differently. For some they just want to speak. For others they want to learn to read or write. And some want to do it all. Either way I will do everything in my power to assure that happens.

Where did I learn Spanish?
I took it in high school like all of us and failed out in the second year. Then seven years later I took a class in Bellevue College and got the best grade in the class. Soon after the class finished I moved to Bogotá, Colombia for a year and half where I really improved
my level to near native status. When I was a kid in high school I did not see how cool it is to be able to speak another language nor did I care. However, now it was a defining point in my life and something that no one can take away from me.

My schedule is also very flexible giving you plenty of freedom over when to meet.

I am connected to a network of native speakers who are all my very close friends who can be included in the sessions when the time is right or whenever you may like.

I have been a Spanish Consultant since 2011 and love doing it. I really get fired up when students begin to take off on their own with the language with less and less of my help.

I don't think you will find a more passionate tutor.

Students who will succeed with me can be of any age but should have these traits if they wish to excel:
Discipline
Not afraid to make mistakes
Positive attitudes
Open mind
Willingness to think outside of the box

Thank you and have a beautiful day now
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Kevin August 2, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Bryce use a method really effective to learn , we speak all the time in spanish , for me the best teacher in the area.
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James July 17, 2017
· Spanish · Online
now my spanish level it's really great, is patient and extremely hepful teacher.
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Amy J. July 16, 2017
· Spanish · Online
He's great. Makes you feel comfortable. Makes it specific for you.
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Bryce B.

Bryce B.

Issaquah, WA 98029
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About Jordan E.

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Arlington, TX

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Authentic. My desire is to create lessons that use authentic resources to help develop language acquisition. I want to use infographs, articles, and videos that cover today’s issues and topics in Spanish speaking countries. Less emphasis on grammar and more emphasis on communication. However, I have taught level one Spanish at junior high and high school levels going on 4 years now and will be able to help you excel in your course work.

About Jordan
When I was in high school I struggled with Spanish but through passion and determination I overcame my struggles. I am now thankful for how much I struggled because I throughly understand how others struggle and why they struggle. Those struggles have made me a better teacher.
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Jordan E.

Jordan E.

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About Alek P.

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South Pasadena, CA

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Learn how to understand and speak Spanish comfortably. We can use exercises to learn fundamentals of the language, but also conversation to gain confidence communicating in Spanish. I lived in Ecuador and Spain for 6 years, and have taught courses in Spanish at the university level.

About Alek
I’ve studied and worked as a musician, engineer, and educator in Ecuador, Spain, and the US. I got my bachelor’s degree at Berklee College of Music in Music Production and Engineering and Music Business and Management. After graduating, worked as a full-time professor of sound engineering and music production at Berklee BIN school, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), one of the highest ranked universities in South America, where I taught eight classes per semester for two years, all in Spanish. In 2014, I joined the faculty of CSU, Chico, where I teach Recording Arts and Music Industry courses. I enjoy recording and mixing regularly on music and film projects.
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Alec D. June 28, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Alek is great to work with. Very helpful. My son felt very prepared for his exams.
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Scott June 2, 2018
· Ear Training · In home
Alek is able to make learning easy. He is very patient.
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Mary May 30, 2018
· Pro Tools Software · In home
Alek is a respectful, gentle and friendly person. His experience at teaching was easy to notice right from our first lesson. He is a patient teacher when explaining concepts. He takes the time to make sure I can do/use the software by myself. He is also good at explaining trouble shooting process and answers all of my questions with a good attitude. I definitely recommend him, he is a teacher you can trust!
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About Anne B.

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Bellevue, WA
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Learn Spanish through games! I am a National Board Certified literacy and dual language Spanish teacher. This means that I have submitted lessons and have been recognized by other exceptional teachers across the country as worthy of joining their ranks. Spanish is my second language (I have taken a Spanish proficiency test and scored at advanced medium), so I know some of the pitfalls or challenges that students may experience when learning Spanish. I teach students of all ages and I am open to teaching small groups of students. I like to engage my students in guided practice and games aimed at their specific goals. I can't wait to help you meet your Spanish language goals.

About Anne
Hello! I am a National Board certified literacy and language teacher. In the world of education, National Board certification is the gold standard. I have over 10 years of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities. I am fully bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish. I have taught children, adolescents and adults in the US, Mexico and the Dominican Republic in the subjects of Spanish, English, ESL, math, reading and writing. I am committed to the success of each of my students. This begins with me getting to know each student and his or her specific needs and goals. I pride myself in tailoring my lessons to meet these individual goals. No two of my lessons are the same because each student has his or her own needs, goals, interests, passions and challenges. I can't wait to guide you to success on your journe
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Anne B.

Anne B.

Bellevue, WA 98007
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$42 / 30-min

About Victoria C.

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Henrico, VA
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Experienced teacher specializing in Spanish and Latin American studies. I provide detailed and individualized tutoring programs for each of my students with formative assessments to ensure progress. Together we can track your progress and create a map to reach your language learning goals.

About Victoria
Hola! I am Victoria and I currently teach Spanish for the public school system in Virginia. I graduated from VCU with my degree in Spanish language and Latin American studies. Learning a language is challenging, but my goal is to make learning Spanish fun and rewarding. I am familiar with the Spanish curriculum and my lessons are aligned with the VA Standards of learning.
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Victoria C.

Victoria C.

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$42 / 60-min

About M Tyrel G.

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Missoula, MT
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Struggle with Spanish in school? So did I but, I so desperately wanted to learn. I moved to El Salvador, where I spent my time serving, talking, and teaching the native people. Meeting and working with people from all over Central and South America has allowed me to deeply understand the rules of Spanish grammar and speak with natives from all over the world. Learn from me, you'll understand the rules, nuances, and tricks to read, write, speak, and understand native speakers wherever you go.

About M Tyrel
Call me Tyrel. I graduated from the University of Montana with highest honors and degrees in Biology and Spanish. I struggled with Spanish in high school even though I grew up in a city with a high Latin population. I learned Spanish through self teaching and communication with the native people of El Salvador. I learned the nuances and rules of Spanish grammar and used them every day for years.

I have 4 years combined of tutoring and teaching at the high school and college levels in various subjects including Spanish, Biology, Anatomy, Math and Chemistry. Everyone learns at a different pace and in different ways. During my time teaching, I learned way to communicate and share a deep understanding of complicated subjects in a simple manner. Together we can learn and you'll be speaking Spanish in no time.
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M Tyrel G.

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About Mariana S.

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Chalfont, PA
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Hola and welcome!
Spanish won’t be any hard for you!
I will give you easy formulas for complex sentences, and if you are a visual learner, you will enjoy the multimedia practices, if learn better from hearing, I created a very fun system that matches words that you know in English with words in Spanish!

I’m a Spanish native speaker with ten years of experience as a teacher for children from four years old and up, and a tutor for adults and young adults.

I review and improve my curriculum once a month, and keep well informed of what the Real Academy for Spanish language accepts and rules.

I’m a price winner writer and poet, as well. If you already know Spanish, let’s bring out that writer living in you!

I look forward to teaming up with you,

Mariana

About Mariana
When I was growing up, we spoke English and Spanish at home.

I moved to Pennsylvania in 2010, and I started to teach Spanish in a close-by library to adults who were so engaged, that I felt motivated to create a more natural plan to help them remember the Spanish words with associations in English. In the same year, I started teaching Spanish at Lango to kids between two and six years old; I consistently used songs and puppets to reinforce my class success. I worked there for one year and two months before the Lango office moved to New York.
But my library group was growing larger.

I want to be part of my students footprint, I want them to see in knowledge the way to a good and productive life, but also to inspire in them the desire to teach others in any field where they apply their capacities.

I’m always available whenever a student
or parent needs talking to me, and I would like to team up with the formers to improve my students’ learning experience. Please feel free to reach to me at any time.

Interesting facts
I wrote for a Mexican national newspaper from 2005-2016.
In 2006 I won the poetry prize Rosario Muñoz.
I research the linguistic neural connections where language lives in our brain.

I thank you for stopping by.
I look forward to teaming up with you,

Mariana
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Joseph July 6, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Our son really came ahead beautifully with his Spanish after taking lessons from Mariana. She's an excellent teacher, encouraging our son, and keeping him interested in learning. In addition to all her skills, she is a very intelligent and friendly person. We are very pleased with her.
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Carol July 6, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Mariana is very knowledgeable. She speaks Spanish and English fluently. She has patience and kindness working with her students and is friendly and very professional in her work. I recommend her strongly.
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Mariana S.

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