A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, I possess a wealth of experience with the English language. Whether English is your native language, or whether you are beginning to wrestle with it as your second language, I can assist you in a fun filled, yet productive, one-on-one tutoring environment.
Lawrence loves to teach music, especially piano and organ. He began studying the piano at age 5; by age 12 he was studying the pipe organ and performing at church services in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.
A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and the University of Massachusetts in Boston, he has continued his private musical studies throughout his adult life with distinguished faculty members from the Cornell College School of Music, the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and the Winthrop University Conservatory of Music.
Presently, he teaches private music lessons in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, and is the Director of Music & Liturgy at Church of the Incarnation in Rio Rancho. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists.
I teach any level reading, writing & comprehension.
I am experienced (3 years) in home school tutoring. I mostly work with Florida Virtual School students. I overlook their tests and assignments, and help them with preparations for Discussion Based Assessmemts (DBA). I also help parents with required annual evaluations and how to sign up with home education department. For my tutoring sessions I use skills that include goal-directedness, I teach how to organize learning in small steps and how to set them up; I always strive to motivate and engage my students to make them interested in learning and have fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I show how to use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as learning opportunities.
I have Masters in Education (2018) with specialization in English, Curricul
um and Education; and Masters in Arts (2012) in Teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University, as well as a degree in violin performance from Chicago. I studied piano in Chicago for 10 years & taught both piano & violin for over 20 years. I also teach flute & cello for the past 5 years, as I studied them during my Music Education program. I have taught music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am fan of the Essential Elements method and I Can Read Music book for string instruments, and the Alfred's Piano Library for piano. Alfred's piano library can be used for any age as they also have books especially made for adult learners. I also like their music flash cards. For teaching music theory I mostly used Fundamentals of Piano Theory (9 levels) combined with Master Theory (6 levels) books.
I personalize every lesson, and always set goals for my students. Most of my violin students are members of the Florida Youth Orchestra as well as the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach Piano competition and the annual Piano Guild auditions. I teach any age and any level, and always stress that learning a new instrument is very similar to learning a new language, it needs a lot of patience, persistence and repetitions. My lessons are customized to my students needs, and are work in progress as they needs may change over time. I always remind my students that music can give them instant gratification when they learn to play favorite songs. I always encourage my students to tell me about their music preferences, so I can incorporate them in their music lessons.
*** Lesson Details *** All my tutoring sessions include reviews of previously learned material and if possible the use of technology. I use students books but often bring extra study materials if necessary. All my lessons include technique and reading music. I like to use the Finger Power for piano students and Essential Elements for my string students, and scales for both. Music theory: I use Master Theory and Fundamentals of Piano Theory books for younger ages, Alfred's music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.
Besides Essential Elements for strings I also use String Tunes and I Can Read Music to add more fun to the lessons as well as support reading music during the lesson. For piano students I use Holiday Treats book, which comes in 2 different levels: Beginner & Intermediate, so my students have a new songs for a specific holiday.
*** Studio Equipment *** I always bring violin with me to be able to show what I teach.
*** Travel Equipment *** The students need to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books, flashcards & instrument available as well as a pencil. I always stress with my students to be organized and prepared for their lesson, this way they will be able to focus better during the lesson. I always bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place be free of any distractions, such other siblings or any other noise. The quiet environment helps in faster learning.
*** Specialties *** I tutor most K-12 subjects and prepare students to take ACT, SAT, GRE tests. Music genres: Classical, traditional, Suzuki, Popular, Celtic, fiddle, Blues
I'm sorry, I cannot handle this Instructor for my children. She wasn't me but she's not quite the people person I expected. Her personality is not a good match for a high school tutor. Unfortunately her English is not good enough. Her accent is entirely too strong. Also she does not know enough Geometry to help my kids.
June 18, 2018
Ilona is a wonderful teacher. She really tunes in to your level and has a vast knowledge of musical repertoire making lessons very exciting. Anyone lucky enough to get Ilona is going to be star!!she is patient and responsive to questions and a very interesting and fun gal
Being able to listen to different rates of speech, write with ease, speak with confidence, and read the nuances of the English language are all highlighted in these lessons.
Shaheed is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a Master of Arts in Teaching- TESOL, a B.A. in Dramatic Arts (Jack Nicholson Award winner), and a minor in Entrepreneurship. He has taught EFL & ESL learners and teachers in China, Los Angeles, Malaysia, and South Korea, plus facilitated workshops in Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand. As an English Language Fellow with the U.S. Department of State (2014-2016), he worked directly with the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, local teachers, students, and education professionals to enact meaningful and sustainable changes in the way English was taught. In 2017, he taught at Irvine Valley College, helping adult-ESL students develop the language skills they needed in order to thrive in the United States. From 2018-2019, he was the Senior Teacher at Aidi Middl
e School in Beijing. Currently, Shaheed teaches reading and speaking to Chinese preschool-elementary school students online with VIPKid, and has taught more than 800 students over the past year.
Shaheed had the opportunity to teach Business English at University Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), the only entrepreneurship university in Malaysia. He also worked on curriculum development, facilitated over 100 workshops throughout six countries in Southeast Asia, trained teachers, coached Ministry of Education officials, and supported the U.S. Embassy’s English ACCESS Microscholarship program. During his time as a Fellow, he started the edcamp “unconference” movement in Malaysia, presented at regional TESOL conferences, and won Gold for “Best Workshop” at the International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICELT). In 20 months, he taught 3,006 students and trained 2,940 teachers in the East Asia and Pacific region.
• 8+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience. • Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects / areas. Select graduate course assistance offered as well. • Tutoring for GRE/GMAT and SAT/ACT offered with individualized gameplan/schedule. • Help with high school and middle school curriculum in math, quantitative sciences, social sciences, writing. Help with IB & AP classes and corresponding exams. • National Merit Scholar & several (10+) AP Tests in High School. • Will give personal scores upon request.
• 10+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience. • Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects / areas. Select graduate course assistance offered as well. • Tutoring for GRE/GMAT and SAT/ACT tests offered with individualized gameplan/schedule. Tutoring for SAT II, GRE II, MCAT / DAT / OAT / PCAT / NCLEX tests also offered. • Help with high school and middle school curriculum in math, quantitative sciences, social sciences, writing. Help with IB & AP classes and corresponding exams. • National Merit Scholar & several (10+) AP Tests in High School. • Will give personal scores upon request.
English lessons are for Cantonese/ Mandarin Chinese speakers only.
My name is Ying. I am from China. I was born and brought up in China. Moved to North America in 2014. My native language is Chinese, I speak both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese.
I graduated from University of International Business and Economics in Beijing China and received a Bachelor’s degree in Management. I worked for a Fortune 500 global technology company for nine and a half years. I have been working as a lead teacher at a child care center in the United States since 2016, supervising and engaging children in age appropriate activities between Newborn and 12 year old classrooms.
I have worked with students both individually and in groups to help them learn to process new content and improve study habits. I utilize various teaching materials and approaches to suit the student’s level of understanding the subject. Adjust to
the student’s learning styles and preferences. Customize lesson plans according to requirements of the student. I take pride in helping students succeed. I am patient and have a sincere love for teaching Chinese. I am flexible. I truly care about your progress and will be available for out-of-class queries.
I was an ESL students for one year and I know how important it is to have someone who can give you the right information in a simple way. I helped a lot of students with their struggles in English as a volunteer at an adult school. And I hope you can give me your trust as well to help you achieve your goals.
As a person who speaks 3 languages and trying to learn a fourth one, i do know what is like to have the passion and the desire to learn new languages. I am a native Arabic speaker, I learned French and English since I was 3 years old, and currently I’m discovering a new language which is Spanish.
As a trilingual person, I know the importance of languages, as they helped me to shape my personality and open up to new cultures.
I moved to the United States of America 5 years ago. I took one year of ESL program just to refresh my memory and then I received my instructional aid certificate. I volunteered at Chaffey Adult school as an instructional aid for beginners and intermediate classes.
I look forward to meeting you, and help you discover and learn a new language.
Zelda S. has BA Communication studies and offers English lessons. Students can expect to learn English for conversation, translation, commercial writing, essay writing and other communication applications.
Zelda has been teaching private lessons for over 11 years and is currently available to teach weekly lessons at her home studio in Nashville, TN or online.
She provides a dynamic, student-structured training curriculum for voice, speech, singing, ear training, performing, ukulele, bass and songwriting, and shares her passion for creativity and lifelong learning.
Her lessons are refreshingly different - centering on the individual student and their unique needs and has helped many students improve their abilities for professional communications, performance, auditions, media and workplace interviews, presentations and events, competitions, working in a team, joining and playing in a band, creating a dynamic set list, recording audio and video and a lot more.
She's worked with speakers and vocalists of all kinds - from all over
the world with both both professional and personal learning goals. Her speakers and singers include English as a second language speakers, professional and touring artist singers, soloists, lead singers, karaoke singers, duos, choirs, singer songwriters as well as songwriters who don't call themselves singers.
Zelda S. is a voice professional performing as a speaker as well as singer songwriter, music and performance coach, author and creator of the highly effective voice warm up program 'Zelda's Voice Warm Ups' for anyone who uses their voice - teachers, coaches, actors, singers and is available on itunes for purchase to use anytime for keeping your voice in peak condition.
As an award winning songwriter Zelda and has been a performing musician for over 35 years and has enjoyed a well-rounded music career including live performing, studio performing and directing and music education. She works in recording studios with professional speakers, singers and musicians across all the pop music genres and her award winning works continue to be broadcast in television worldwide. An expert in her field, Zelda looks forward to helping new students enjoy their learning experience and prepare for the many opportunities that come.
Her students range in age and include children, tweens, teens, adults of all ages and a wide range of skill levels. She works with singers, musicians, songwriters and producers across many genres and styles.
Some of the musical styles she regularly teaches include: Pop, Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Gospel, Punk, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Classical. Broadway and theater.
Students love Zelda's fun, encouraging and systemized lesson format and enjoy reaching learning milestones and achieving their goals.
MORE Zelda S. is a professional speaker, singer, songwriter and coach with mission - to change the way people think about creative talent. She knows first-hand that when students get into the right headspace they can make amazing breakthroughs with their voice, their careers and themselves in all areas of their life.
Zelda believes it’s not just about talent you're born with - but rather passion to master easy-to-learn skills to advance to the next level.
She’s right at home with people at any level from raw beginners to shy speakers and singers to high level professionals. Her encouraging style helps speakers, singers, musicians and songwriters develop their unique voice for any situation - workplace, live performance, audio and video recording, auditions, presentations and any type of event.
If this resonates with you - then you’ll love lessons with Zelda S.
Zelda is a very attentive and knowledgeable instructor. She helps me to reduce my Russian accent.
July 13, 2019
I have really enjoyed Zelda’s class!! She is brilliant on what she does.
April 16, 2019
Zelda is a fantastic singing teacher. I felt a good vibe when I read her bio. I started out doing a half hour lessons and changed it to hour long lessons on the first lesson. She has helped me advance in my skills. She makes it relaxing, right off the bat, when you walk in and she offer's you tea. She is very patient and helpful. I've taken five lessons and signed up for five more.
"Micah is very patient and knowledgeable. She helped me with my essays and she is an excellent writer."
"Richard is a great teacher, and is patient, always ready to answer my questions. I am becoming more confident in my conversations."
"Tom is the best! I learn so much from him. He is a patient, kind and loving instructor who knows how to make learning fun."
"Tom is an excellent English teacher. He catches the student's attention and works with the student. I highly recommend Tom to everyone who is interested i
n learning English - at all levels."
"Steve is the best teacher. My co-worker told me that your English communication has really improved. It makes me very happy. I had improved my English bec
ause he helped me a lot. He is my English teacher and life coach. I have taken his lessons for 1 year, but I should have taken lessons earlier."
"It was an awesome lesson with you Rosita! I am looking forward to working with you and I am looking forward to my progress."
"Very open, pleasant and kind person. She has provided me very good material where to study."
"Mrs. Ghada E. is a well oriented and enthusiastic teacher. She gives clear verbal and written instructions to her students during class. Mrs. Ghada is v
ery organized and knowledgeable in her subject area. She is an enthusiastic, very patient and humorous sometimes. Mrs. Ghada is a self motivated and a fast learner when it comes to learning new teaching strategies. She encourages me to go the extra step in learning by sending me her written feed back notes on my submitted assignments. I liked that she always response quickly to my email questions. Mrs. Elfarra can adjusts her teaching techniques to help students with different learning styles succeed in her class by varying her assignments and assessment methods like short written or spelling quiz...etc.. She is kind and understanding teacher and capable of handling difficult situations. Mrs. Ghada is a very helpful and kind teacher, I am very please to take her class."
"I've had many English teachers but I must say Christelle is the most patient, relaxed, good tempered, helpful, encouraging, respectful, and kind teacher
there is. Christelle creates a comfortable and warm environment where you are able to learn at your pace. Christelle also had to learn the English language and it's comforting knowing that Christelle also struggled. Christelle has taught me great skills I will continue to utilize in my everyday life."