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Brett R.

Seattle, WA 98106

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About Brett

MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND
ENJOYMENT OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and
experienced musician available for instruction offering the following:

# In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone
recognition

# Introduction to performance skills with instruments that include:

Guitar - electric & acoustic
Drum Kit and percussion rhythms
Piano/Keyboard

# Group lessons or private instruction, depending on personal preferences and age
groups

Personal
experience includes:

1) 15 years of GUITAR: professional performance
and composition. Styles include rock, folk, blues, chord
progressions, and alternate tuning.

2) 15 years of DRUMS and PERCUSSION: Latin, swing, blues, as well as rock, funk, punk, and reduced to

p forty beats.

3) 15 years of PIANO: which utilize
several years of personal instruction in classical, popular, and some ragtime,
in addition to an intimate knowledge of Piano Proficiency (scales & modes,
chord structures & inversions, common chord progressions, intervals, circle
of 5th, and finger exercises)

4) 2 years of MUSIC THEORY and COMPOSITION at college level.

Lessons will include additional materials to the primary instrument such as sheet music for
sight reading, rhythm patterns, tabletures, and chord charts.

***Above all, I encourage students to select those pieces, tunes, or songs that have appealed to them the most; perhaps even inspiring them to learn a musical instrument in the first place. Adaptations are a common and enjoyable part of the teaching process.

*** Lesson Details ***
Expect efforts, on my part, to steer learning into areas of the students particular interest as well as conventional genres such as classical, popular, folk, blues, etc...

Moreover, I rely on ear training as a strong complement to written music theory and sight-reading; often using recorded music samples or simple patterns on a piano.

I try to balance method-type published lesson books with beginner, intermediate, or original composition sheet music to specifically selected pieces.

Ideally, with a reasonable practice schedule each week, full comprehension of the written music grand staff and an ear to catch a false note will become second nature. By then, more opportunities to learn actual pieces and styles become greater, having got the initial learning curve under the students belt.

*** Studio Equipment ***
*snare drum
*electronic keyboard/piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
lesson material/music media samples can be provided for copy
student would have own instrument

*** Specialties ***
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Music Theory
finger picking styles and chord progressions - guitar
lead and rhythm patterns - electric guitar
latin, blues, rock, jazz styles - drum kit & percussion
classical & popular tunes - piano/keyboard
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November 8, 2017
Julie
I'm into my second month of weekly guitar lessons with Brett and can't believe how well I am playing already!! I've had some basic guitar lessons in the past but still very much a beginner. Brett knew precisely where to start and what I needed next to advance my playing, and broke it down into attainable steps. So far I've learned a good handful of strum patterns; I can finally play two songs pretty well and sing along; and I am in the rudimentary stage of learning to finger pick. Really love the fact that beautiful sounds are coming from my instrument! Highly recommend if you're ready to make the commitment to becoming a capable player.
May 24, 2014
Charlie E.
What a terrible experience. I signed up for lessons for my wife from Brett as a gift because he listed times that would work for my wife given that we have a young daughter, and have a hard time making time for lessons. Brett told us 3 days before the lesson that the time wouldn't work, then simply never showed for the rescheduled first lesson. Worse, he simply refused to do scheduling via email (he would leave voicemails and failed to return my wife's call when she called back as they were playing phone tag), and then told us he had another commitment during the slot we had supposedly reserved for him. Worse, he failed to update the site as he continually cancelled lessons and never showed up for scheduled times. I now have a huge hassle of getting a refund on the money I paid for lessons as opposed to a lovely gift for my wife. Life's too short and we're too busy for such an awful experience.
March 12, 2014
Scott P.
Great teacher for my young daughter

Brett has been a great teacher for my 5 year old daughter. She is just learning the basics of piano and Brett has been great at expanding her skill sets. She really enjoys practicing with him and actually looks forward to when he comes over every week!

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Brett R.

Seattle, WA

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Layla M. H.

Seattle, WA 98116

(11)

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About Layla M.

Current Public Policy PhD candidate at George Mason's Schar School. MA in International Relations from NYU and nearly a decade worth of experience at the college and university levels. I am extremely passionate about education and am dedicated to helping my students succeed. I am excited to begin learning with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
College professor available to tutor students in a variety of social science disciplines as well as basic math. Also available for music and dance lessons both online and in person.

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October 15, 2019
Peggy R.
Layla is very knowledgeable and has a ton of patience. I enjoyed her class.
November 8, 2016
Boyd Shawn
Layla has been good since when she started doing this, I really want you to contact me because kids are looking forward working with you...infodelivery.agent021@gmail.com
November 8, 2016
Boyd Shawn
Layla has been good since when she started doing this, I really want you to contact me because kids are looking forward working with you...infodelivery.agent021@gmail.com

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Layla M. H.

Seattle, WA

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Jonathan G.

Seattle, WA 98105

(5)

About Jonathan

I have nearly thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish.

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March 8, 2018
Ian S.
Ian Really enjoyed his lesson. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and helped Ian with his basic skills and gave him great pointers. He also gave him an outline and daily practice requirements.
July 14, 2017
Jordan
Jordan really enjoyed his first lesson. Jonathan validated for him that the daily work he is putting in is helpful and gave him small steps to go forward with.
March 4, 2017
Catalina
Great first lesson! Friendly, and very easy to follow. Looking forward to our next lesson.

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Jonathan G.

Seattle, WA

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Joshua B.

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

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About Joshua

I am a tutor who earned a music teaching degree, substitute taught, and didn't become a school teacher. I held professional tech retail jobs and am supplementing my life with my passion - education.

Whatever subject or instrument I teach, I celebrate students' successes; and I enjoy helping learners have new aha moments.

The majority of my students take guitar, bass guitar, or Spanish lessons. I am an educator and help my students learn other skills and knowledge sets too.

I went to Ohio State University for college, earned a BA in Music Education, and graduated Cum Laude. I also spent 4 years in the Ohio State University Marching Band.

Through my healing journey, I've developed patience, insight, and understanding for my students' learning processes.

I'm excited to help you incorporate new skills into your life!

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December 18, 2018
Dee Dee B.
My son had a wonderful lesson and was well prepared for his exam
September 16, 2018
Cameron P.
Our son first time playing bassoon. Base on my son experience, he find Joshua to be very nice, patients, and explains a lot of information. It help him understand about the instrument and the sound when he play. He do have a sense of humor which help my son to have fun and be more comfortable. He also teaches other instruments, too. Highly recommended to everyone!!!!
June 22, 2018
Torrin P.
This was my sons first guitar lesson with Joshua. Lesson went great. Because of Josh’s positive demeanor, My son is motivated to practice everyday. All good!

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Joshua B.

Seattle, WA

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Prof. Thirunavukkarasu

Bellevue, WA 98007

(9)

About Prof. Thirunavukkarasu

EXPERT/EXPERIENCED TUTORING IN MATH, CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS FOR SCHOOL/COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
STUDENTS.
NAME:
Prof. Thirunavukkarasu.C., also known as Prof.Arassu.
EDUCATION
1) Bachelor in Chemistry with Math and Physics
2) Master in Chemistry
3) Master in Organic Chemistry

TUTORING EXPERIENCE FROM SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND
UNIVERSITIES IN MATH/CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS
1}15+ years of expert tutoring experience in Math,Chemistry and Physics in USA/Canada
2) 30+ years in overseas.
TUTORING METHODS
1) Online tutoring using Classroom of TakeLessons.com,
2) Online using SKYPE
3) One-to-one in Bellevue,Seattle.
STUDENTS GAIN MONEY & TIME IN EVERY HOUR BY ABOUT 300% BY MY TUTORING!
Students save money and time by my tutoring.by about 300%!
Example: When

a student pays $30/= per hour he / she gains
about 3 hours of tutoring benefits in one hour by way of
money and time following my instructions. Therefore, student
benefits 2 to 3 hours in one hour of my tutoring.
TEACHING
!) Able to teach all levels of Chemistry / Math/Physics from the
fundamentals to advanced level in a simple and interesting
ways to achieve the goal of students.
2) Capable of clarifying doubts in any part of ChemistryMath and
Physics at any time.
3) Guiding easy techniques to solve difficult problems.
MERITS
1) Most of my students have scored high rank in their quiz and
final exams from low scores.
2) Helping students for home assignments, web assignments,
quiz and exams.
3) My teaching style will be motivating,inspiring and guiding to
learn.
4) Students will find elevation to achieve high ranking position
after my tutoring.
6) Thousands of my tutored students have joined in Medicine,
Pharmacy, Engineering, Bio-engineering,Biotechnology IT
etc.,etc. both in US and overseas.
TUTORING ALL DAYS FROM MORNING TO NIGHT.

TUTORING SUBJECTS

MATH
Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Intermediate Algebra,College Algebra, CLEP Calculus IB Mathematics HL, IB Mathematics SL,
AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Calculus 1,Calculus 2, Calculus 3,DUPE, Differential Equations, Pre-Calculus,
Pre-Algebra,Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Algebra 3/4,Elementary Algebra, Elementary Math, Statistics.
PSAT Mathematics, SAT Mathematics, SAT II:
Subject Test in Mathematics – Level 1, SAT II:
Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2,
Algebra 3/4, CLEP College Algebra,Geometry, Elementary Algebra, Elementary Math,
ACT Math, COMPASS Mathematics

CHEMISTRY
LSAT,IB Chemistry SL, IB Chemistry HL GRE Subject Test in Chemistry
Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, Physical Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry, CLEP Chemistry,
SAT II: Subject Test in Chemistry, PCAT Chemistry

PHYSICS
AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2: Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Physics, AP Physics 1 – DUP
PSAT/SAT IN MATH
SAT SUBJECT IN CHEMISTRY/MATH LEVEL 1/MATH LEVEL 2
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Reviews
May 12, 2018
Vik
Very Good instructor... really works through problems and focuses on what you want to do and need.
May 2, 2018
Susan
Very helpful in reinforcing and teaching concepts
November 8, 2017
Dana
Mr T is excellent! He puts time and effort into teaching. So glad to find him. I highly recommend him.

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Prof. Thirunavukkarasu

Bellevue, WA

(9)
About Hala

Arabic Tutor Online: Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Syrian-Lebanese.
I have distinct experience teaching Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Syrian-Lebanese (experience 9 years). I teach from beginner to advanced level. I make learning Arabic fun and am able to create a relaxed atmosphere in class.

I will prepare a course for my students, after assessing their needs first, I can use the educational material that the students bring along to class if they prefer. I am flexible in this sense, my goal is to ensure that my students level improves significantly in a short time.

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October 11, 2019
william
July 29, 2019
Shari
Really patient and outgoing. Overall very satisfied with the lesson thus far. Super nice too!!!
December 6, 2018
Gayle

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Hala L.

Online

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Anna L.

Belfair, WA 98528


About Anna

Hello. I am a Chinese woman fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and English. I am looking for students to study Mandarin and/or Japanese and for ESL for Japanese and Chinese language speakers.

I grew up in China and lived and went to university in Japan. Coming from the north of China, I speak very fluent and standard Mandarin Chinese. I have great confidence in my standard (dialect free) Chinese and Japanese pronunciation. Having lived in Japan for more than five years, I am very fluent in Japanese.

I feel confident that with learning two foreign languages (That would be English and Japanese for me) I have acquired the language skills that have allowed me to understand how best to study and teach a foreign language. At present, besides teaching my 3 children Mandarin Chinese, I also have students whom I serve as their tutor for in

both Chinese and Japanese.
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Anna L.

Belfair, WA

Rahny D.

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“Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I want to tap into that part of you that is on the prowl to answer the “ how’s and why’s”. That is where our journey will unfold. I aspire to nurture a creative and inclusive culture in my sessions.

I don't teach. I LEARN! Learning is an infinitely satiating experience for me. We will laugh, ponder, explore and even pull our hair out from frustration. That's okay because we'll do it all together. Making mistakes is a beautiful test of your resilience and will help to solidify your competencies from your hands-on experiences.

Visualizing your goals as a whole is the basis of my teaching approach. I implore my resources to reconcile the challenges of online learning to foster communication, inclusion, and interaction online. I aspire to forge a rappo

rt that grants your trust and belief in your ability to express your ideas. It is always a bit sad to say goodbye to students, but them walking away with strong foundations, developed skill sets and the ability to expand on them in the future is what I support.

I’ve logged 1,000 hours online in 1-on-1 group sessions with a 9.65 average rating. For my consistency, I was selected to teach the Oxford University Press Children Series. Being inspired by and delighting in shared experiences with my students ignites my addiction to teaching.

I’ve seized volunteer opportunities as a Teaching Assistant with after-school, summer and other teaching programs. I’m a big believer in being proactive. In addition, 8 years in Home Health with adults and children with physical and mental disabilities has had an overwhelming influence on my philosophies toward communication and personal kinships.

Music is an immense passion of mine that continually lavishes me with a wealth of transferable skills to explore creative solutions. I’ve done this by appropriating IPA, vocal pedagogy and my opera background to tackle diction issues. Working with Music and Drama Therapists in Barrier Free Theater acting troupe for adults with physical and mental disabilities to brainstorm and stage a musical starring them, has given me insight into the benefits of group collaboration and preparedness. This is at the heart of my communicative approaches.

What to expect?
*Creative, Immersive, Comprehensive experience
*Customized Vocabulary Journal, Resource Portfolio

Why?
" A real conversation always involves an invitation...." -David Whyte

*Lesson Themes

- Idioms: People, Time, Age, Education, Workplace etc...
- Business English: Idioms, HR, Emails, Brands, Motivating Employees

-General/Social English: Facial Expressions, You Can't Say That!, Fear and Phobias

-Academic English: AWL, Critical Thinking/Reading, Authentic Texts, etc....

- IELTS, PTE, TOEFL Exam Prep
-Essay Unit: 5Ps, Vocabulary, Prewriting, Essay Types, Linking Words, etc...

Lesson Formats:
-Online Scavenger Hunt
-Conversational
-Grammar, Task-Based Activities

AND MORE!!

" Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats

Toss that pail! I’m ready whenever you are. :)
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January 24, 2019
Carlos
I took lessons with Rahny last year. She helped me to refine my essay writing skills. I had never written an essay before. I’d never had a portfolio before either, but it has come in handy in more ways than I ever could’ve imagined. I’ve referenced the materials on vocabulary, pronunciation and essay writing exercises a dozen times.She still takes the time to answer some of my questions.
January 24, 2019
Matthew
Thanks for all your patience even though I was running late. I was all ready to cancel my lesson, but you encouraged me to keep my goals in mind and keep moving forward. I loved that you adjusted the material accordingly and worked through the homework together with me. I look forward to our next session. :)
January 24, 2019
Natasha
Rahny is very interesting in her approach. It is great how she goes about sharing ideas, extending the discussion and engaging with me and the content. She brings so much liveliness to the class. The texts are very good, practical and related directly to my goals of wanting better communication with my colleagues.

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Alina
"Julia is a highly knowledgeable, professional and personable teacher. My son has been tutored by her since the age of 4 and is now 13. His MAP and PARCC
scores are off the charts and he just received his placements for Stevenson High School with the recommendations for the highest math classes offered to incoming freshmen. Julia taught him to love and be passionate about mathematics. Her primary goal is to make sure that the students learn in a stress-free environment and with that strategy she is able to accomplish brilliant results. I recommend Julia highly. She is very approachable and patient, loves children and loves what she does."
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Naree
"With a few painless lessons, Chris was able to raise my son's ACT scores significantly. Most impressively, he taught him a few easy strategies for the rea
ding section, which had been his weakest area, which resulted in a 34 on that section. We were very pleased - it was time and money well spent."
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Nick
"My lessons with Laurel have been fantastic! She's very patient & knows exactly how to make everything make sense & how to break things down in order give
proper analysis in whatever she teaches from piano to singing to basic music theory. She was able to answer any questions I had in full detail. She's a very warm & welcoming person that loves to teach & can do so very well. I highly recommend her as an instructor. She is with out a doubt, a genius of her craft."
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Samantha
"Alex helped me with my College English/Writing and Accounting courses. His lessons were vigorous, but fun and very engaging. Thanks to him my grade went f
rom C to A.

I was so happy with the progress that I asked him to tutor my niece in high school math. Again, he surpassed all expectations. She ended up having one of the highest grades in her class.

I wholeheartedly recommend him!"
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Jane Shepherd
"She helped my daughter with all of her exams! Thank you Ms. Milka! You are truly a gift!"
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"I have been looking for a tutor for my daughter that is knowledgeable in Algebra 2. Gerardo met the challenge, he was patient and took the time to make su
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