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English tutoring encompasses creative writing, reading comprehension, grammar, syntax and idioms, as well as conversational and interview skills.

About Michelle

VOCAL COACH
Rehabilitating and strengthening voices are two of my top specialties, and each lesson will have specific exercises tailored to helping you transform your voice into the highest and best version of your instrument. I work with singers signed to labels as well as the indie artist just starting to find his/her voice, style, and signature sound. My coaching approach incorporates some of the newest technologies that have shown extraordinary results in breaking down the inner blocks of each artist. It is a tremendously joyful and fulfilling experience to watch as my students really let their instrument shine brightly, boldly, and with an aboslutely stunning groundedness as they discover how powerful they truly are.

MUSICIAN/SONGWRITER/PERFORMER

Poised, energized, and armed with unforgettable performance ability, Michelle G

. is a firework in the artistic arena. Her training began at the young age of 3 with the violin, and a few years later received classes for piano and voice. Excelling in all three, Michelle developed a very passionate and dramatic personality that eventually led her to more dramatic genres such as opera and stage acting. Her aptitude to understand human emotions and relationships gives her a wide spectrum to play in as an actress. There is an organic flow to her interpretations both as an actress and musician that leads the audience to feel her emotional current. Her honest characterizations introduce deeper perspectives on what seems like the ordinary roles and storylines. Amongst the many other leads that she has played, her participation in roles like “Susanna” in The Marriage of Figaro, or “Donna Elvira” in Don Giovanni embody much vibrancy and integrity.
Through the development of her voice as a singer and actress, she has crossed over into other media such as voice over commercial work and vocals for pop/main stream music productions. She has recently participated as a vocalist and violinist in the albums of artists such as international jazz pop artist David Longoria, Latin pop singer Erick Bolivar, Grammy-nominated percussionist Souhail Kaspar, and American Idol’s Seysha. Over the last few years she has unraveled her musical skills as a songwriter/composer/arranger and has even had some small victories acquiring music placements on TV shows (NCIS, short film “Sumtin’ Like Dat”, The Dictator) for herself and some of her colleagues. Her singing can also be heard on the hit tv show "Jane The Virgin", "Castle" and "Shameless" amongst others.

Education
Michelle completed her Associates of Arts for Music/Music Education at the age of 18, and got later graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's of Arts for Musical Theater and Music Business, as well as from Florida International University with a Master's of Music in Vocal Performance.

*** Lesson Details ***
I tailor my lessons to my student's needs, style, abilities, and goals. Learning is truly a fun and passionate adventure for me, and my enthusiasm has consistently been a contagious quality :) I love to challenge myself & my students to discover how immense their true potential is, and I create a safe and fun environment to explore such facets.

My curriculum is combination of solid tradition (Suzuki method for piano & violin, and Bel Canto technique for singing) interwoven with pop-culture, and modern influences. Within the first 3-6 months, my students will know the basic building blocks of music - which includes scales, arpeggios, triads, intervals, technique, and performance repertoire; and for my singers this will include proper breath technique, tone placement, support, very often increased vocal range (both high and low), and will feel significantly stronger vocally and more confident getting up to sing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full size Keyboard, mics, pro tools, Violin (electric, acoustic, and Chinese Ehru)

*** Specialties ***
Specialties include:
- Audition technique and prep
- Vocal Technique
- Violin Pedagogy
- Acting Audition Technique
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March 25, 2018
antonio P.
It's been a great experience to have lessons online. Although it lasted 45 minutes, I have seen that these types of lessons are very useful and practical. Thank you for providing these lessons!
February 19, 2018
Janai H.
Michelle is so patient and kind. She gives me help with my accent and the way I pronounce the words so that I sound more like a native speaker. I love her. She is so much fun. I'd recommend her to anybody.
January 29, 2018
Janai H.
Michelle is awesome!!! She is so sweet and a very good and encouraging instructor. She inspires me to be a better teacher. She helped me with where I was weak and gave me homework. I will definitely be working with her for EVERYTHING that I want to learn.

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Michelle G.

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For the last 20 years, I've taught English to both native and non-native English speakers. I teach my students how to speak, read, and write with greater ease and fluency. I work with students of all ages and experience levels.

About Douglas

I combine my two decades of experience as a professional tutor and corporate writer with my own personal understanding of the learning struggles faced by students to create unique methods for every student to learn, regardless of the subject. I use creative innovations to make learning fun and enjoyable for my students. My students quickly see how much I care for their progress and success. Many have chosen to retain me as their tutor for more than a year.

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July 9, 2015
Devorah Leah
I had the opportunity to work with Douglas a number of times during my tenure as a part-time instructor at SCORE Educational Center. What I noticed about him was that he related very well to the children he worked with - he was a very enthusiastic tutor of English and math! He was most generous with the "high fives" and praise, and he also knew how to get students back on track if their focus strayed. Also, I saw him work very well with the parents; he always took the time to patiently explain lesson plans and students' progress between sessions. I have known Douglas personally for many years. He was the one who encouraged me to work at SCORE Educational Center given my background in Education - I thank him for that because I enjoyed my time there very much while I was able to stay (unfortunately, I had to leave that position for a full-time job elsewhere). SCORE Educational Center is no longer in existence. Douglas currently works as an independent tutor, and given how long I've seen clients stick with him, I have no doubt that they are enjoying the same level of attention and enthusiasm he provided at SCORE. When he speaks about the progress of independent clients and how they respond to him, it is with enthusiasm and a glowing smile. If you are looking for a tutor that is intelligent, dedicated, enthusiastic, and simply great with kids and parents, then Douglas is your man.

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Douglas S.

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Learning English is not complicated anymore if you got a right teacher! Let's take the journey together!

About Milad

Hi! My name is Milad. I am a Ph.D candidate (Doctorate level) in teaching languages at San Diego State University in California. I'd like to help you learn Farsi with my self-invented teaching strategies! I am the author of a book entitled" What makes you motivated to learn the vocabulary of a language".

I have written and published several scientific papers in leading language teaching/learning journals. Join my class today and enjoy learning Farsi or English with an experienced teacher!

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July 19, 2019
Sarrah Y.
I am writing this review after just completing my 8th lesson with Milad, and having already begun to converse. I have studied several languages before, and tried to learn some on my own, and I can say without a doubt that Milad is the best language teacher I have ever worked with. Unlike most language classes that start with the typical 'my name is' and 'where are you from', Milad starts by teaching the grammar, conjugation, and whatever vocabulary that comes up through the class, allowing you to learn to speak as you go along. In the span of eight weeks, his approach has allowed me to adequately grasp Farsi grammar, and also to learn a very wide vocabulary. I have just begun listening to Farsi podcasts and news, and although native speakers speak very quickly I am still able to identify words, and understand sentences. I cannot recommend him enough!
July 17, 2019
Lina
Milad is a great teacher
May 29, 2019
Amber G.
Milad is a very patient and knowledgeable language instructor. He likes to break down the rules of grammar to help his students learn to make their own sentences vs. canned memorized phrases. I really enjoy working with him and highly recommend him to others!

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Milad S.

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Grew up in America for over 13 years and speak English and Mandardin Chinese.

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier in my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have! However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. This is where a tutor would come in handy.

I enjoy tutoring (doing it ever since I was in high school for my classmates) and helping other overcome problems that I have encountered myself because it enhances my own understanding and makes me happy that my self-studying is helping others. Sometimes, my students even bring up alternative ways of thinking that I have never thought of before!

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August 12, 2019
Britney N.
Good communication and best explanation
January 26, 2019
Nathan F.
Good explanations and efficient with time!
November 21, 2018
Jasmine
Had played piano when I was young, and missed playing it. Bill is an excellent motivator and helped me enjoy practicing again and playing new pieces!

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Bill L.

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Private English Teacher

Would you like to learn English while having fun? Without the stress of learning a new language? I possess the necessary competence to assist you improve your vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing in a fun environment. Book your first lesson today and start learning English from day 1!

About Junia

My name is Junia and I'm highly motivated and enthusiastic with outstanding teaching experience. Able to plan, prepare and deliver lessons that will help you learn in a fun environment. I hold an Advanced National Tutor Certificate, proficient in a plethora of teaching expertise, possess an excellent communication and lateral thinking skills as well as a clear diction and highly confident demeanor.

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March 8, 2019
Cassiana O.
Junia is very commited to teaching a content shaped to the students' needs. She helped me to increase my confidence in speaking English and to be better prepared to face the challenges of my career. She is a great teacher! Thank you, Junia, for all your support.
February 11, 2019
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February 8, 2019
Shira
I love Junia's teaching style, she is very thorough and helps you understand why you are doing and saying what! I have learned so much during the few online live classes that I have taken with her. I've tried other instructors as well but her sessions are best for me! You can tell she has the heart and passion for truly helping others succeed. She motivates me to do better!

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Ai P.

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I started my teaching career when I was a college student. In Japan, I taught both English and Japanese to middle and high school students at a private academy.
I have also taught Japanese and English to adults especially the spouses stationed in Japan and also American community college. I have a Master of Education in TESL; therefore, I’ve taught English more vigorously, but know what it takes to be successful at second language acquisition. I really find it rewarding to teach those who are interested in a foreign language and culture.

I like to get to know your learning styles and what motivates you. I will cater to your needs and make your own lesson plan just for you.

I love teaching and discovering my own culture through the eyes of the students. I love to meet new people and just love the people who want to learn a foreign language. It gives you an opportunity to widen your view of the world!

I’ve also played the piano since I was 3 years old and have the Yamaha ...

About Ai

I started my teaching career when I was a college student. In Japan, I taught both English and Japanese to middle and high school students at a private academy. I have also taught Japanese to adults especially the spouses stationed in Japan and also at community college. I have the Master of Education in TESL; therefore, I’ve taught English more vigorously, but know what it takes to be successful at second language acquisition. I really find it rewarding to teach those who are interested in Japanese language and culture.

I like to get to know your learning styles and what motivates you. I will cater to your needs and make your own lesson plan just for you.

I love teaching and discovering my own culture through the eyes of the students. I love to meet new people and just love the people who want to learn a foreign language. It gives y

ou an opportunity to widen your view of the world!

I’ve also played the piano since I was 3 years old and have the Yamaha certification; therefore, I teach piano too. I also love to play!!
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August 11, 2019
Kyle D.
Great lesson at a good pace. Has plenty of practice material and explains things that are easy to understand. Let me borrow a couple of books to practice with.
August 5, 2019
Eileen D.
good class - easy to ask questions with Ai!
August 3, 2019
Takao S.

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I believe that students should be given an opportunity to be shown how to practice. This is so that when the instructor is not there to guide, the student is able to know step-by-step of what they are supposed to do.

About Vivian

Vivian is violinist who has experienced teaching all ages. She is currently pursuing an Undergraduate Degree in Music Education(Instrumental) at Rowan University with the mindset of having a performance and education masters. She has recently awarded Teacher of the Month for July 2019 on Lessonface. Upcoming performances include works from Mozart, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky.

Past positions include Concertmaster of the Rowan Youth Orchestra. Occasionally plays with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, judges All South Jersey Orchestra, and volunteers for Music at Bunker Hill, a Chamber Music Venue in Southern New Jersey. She has done masterclasses with Dimitris Chandrakis, Hal Grossman, and currently studies with Timothy Schwarz at Rowan University.

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Vivian L.

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I am a copywriter by profession, that means each of my students will be learning English Language in terms of the fluent speaking, grammar plus vocabulary and writing forms, as well as advanced English lessons with an emphasis in business communications.

I know from my previous teaching experiences that people learn new things in different ways but the grasp such knowledge faster, better and more easily... in a fun, ambient and positive atmosphere.

As my student, be rest assured that My English Language Lessons will be entertaining, client-friendly..and most of all, tailored to ensure that you get the most out of each lesson.

I look forward to our very first class together.

About Phillip

Do you need a native-speaking, English Language Teacher who is vastly experienced in speaking, reading, writing and teaching the language for a living ... and can do so in a positive, fun and embracing manner, without sounding like one of your previously annoying high school teachers,?

Then I'm your guy.

I am an experienced online copy writer with a specialized background in sales content, business writing and creating advertising products, have been doing so for over 7 years.

I have also taught Business Communications in English online to non-native English speakers on numerous occasions.

What this means is that I can teach you the language as a beginner, or as an advanced speaker. Whether you need to learn because…

 You're moving to the US very soon for your higher education, studies, or you just moved there.

 You’re ti

red of being laughed at all the time by people around you due to your heavily accented English.

 You're already in the States but you need someone to freely converse with on a daily basis.

 You want to perfect your American English a whole lot better to help you get a higher-paying job.

 You or your loved one is a complete newbie who cannot read or write in English, or can speak the language, but you can't read or write very well.

Trust me, I am definitely the one you need to hire right now...

I specialize in teaching…

• Basic English Language Tutorial (Alphabet letter pronunciation and writing, Simple Word Pronunciations, Elementary Use Of English, Punctuation Marks And How To Use Them, Parts Of Speech, Sentence Construction, Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading And Comprehension, Communication Skills Etc).

• Intermediary English Language Tutorial (Advanced Word Pronunciation And Usage, Speech Communication Skills, Complex Word Communications, Complex Sentence Construction, basic Essay Writing, Improved Reading Skills etc)

• Advanced Reading tutorials (Use of English in Social Media, Business communications in English, Advanced reading skills, Basic Copy writing etc.)

All my interactive class sessions come with Educative Practical Sessions.

So, feel free to ask me any question you want to, or better yet, let's have a brief but nice conversation just to see if we can work together.

I am extremely good at my job so hire me while you still can, before my available time slots get filled up.

I look forward to working with you.
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seemed that if I just wrote a couple of ideas down I’d go back and know where I was as far as going back and studying. He asked if I needed to write this point down and basically showed how to do the job. Great work."
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advised me to read at loud, when I didn’t understand something. When I practiced that later at home, I felt the change. I am very much excited for my next class"
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ledge. I really learned a lot from her. Anna is a disciplined professional. She's a dedicated trainer, very patient and offers great techniques and great advice. Anna is a warm and caring person."
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Ayako
"She helped my with my English Exam and helped me write better in English. What I like most about her is that I felt comfortable. I'm still new to the Unit
ed States from Japan and I feel out of place here and still I don't know many people. But with her she always made me feel welcome and she speaks Japanese but never let me speak it so I can practice! She is a really good teacher and always their if you have question!"
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