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About Mary S.

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Circle Pines, MN
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About Mary
I began taking piano lessons on a whim in middle school, but it didn't take long before I realized I was completely in love with music. I enjoy playing and teaching many types of music, from classical to rock to hymns and church music. I learned to play by ear at the same time I learned to sight read, and both approaches have helped me to learn and enjoy the music I play.

I graduated in December 2010 with a BA in Music Performance from North Central University, here in the Twin Cities. I have been teaching and playing piano for the last 9 years. Watching other people learn to play music is one of the greatest rewards I've received.

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I believe music has incredible educational value, but I also believe that it should be enjoyable. Every music student is different and has a different purpose for wantin
g to learn music, and I enjoy working with students to help them achieve their goals.

Being a well-rounded musician has not only helped me in my music career, but it has helped me experience and enjoy many different kinds of music. I expect students to play different types of music with a main focus on one genre. If you want to learn to play classical music only, I teach sightreading, technical skills, and with a little time and practice you or your child can be playing some of the simpler masterworks by the end of the first year. But I also encourage classical pianist to try out a rock song or improvisation.

The same goes for those who are only interested in learning how to play rock music or church music. Being able to sightread is invaluable to a musician, and after a few lessons on chords and ear-training, I like to introduce basic sight-reading.

Developing a love for the instrument you play is just as important as developing the technical skills to play it. I do my best as a teacher to learn what it is that students enjoy most about playing and incorporate that into lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home Studio--New Kawai upright

Lino Lakes--Baldwin upright, good condition, and electric piano

*** Specialties ***
I can play and teach in a variety of genres, from classical to pop to church music. I teach students to sight-read, and I can also teach students to play off a chord chart or by ear if these are things that student expresses an interest in.

I've found that the method books available to piano students are thorough and effective, especially for beginning students of elementary age. I've used different books, including Faber & Faber, Alfred, and Hal Leonard. All of these have strengths and weaknesses, and I like to pick the method depending on the personality of the student.
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Forest G. February 26, 2017
· Piano · In studio
My 5 year old son has so much fun learning piano with Mary!
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Jen W. December 14, 2015
· Piano · In home
Mary is a great piano teacher! We are on our 4ht year with her! She is patient and makes it fun for the kids (even the wiggly ones)! My kids never complain about piano lessons which makes it fun for me too!
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Jackie B. December 11, 2015
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Mary was awesome! Patient, positive, wonderful teacher. We loved her style. Not pushy but encouraging!
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About Camelia K.

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Saint Paul, MN
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I am a certified history teacher, a writer and a bookseller.
I earned my B.A. in history while in my native country, Romania. My teachers showed me that without knowing my past I cannot understand the present and prepare for the future. Maybe that’s why I ended up as a journalist for more than ten years.
I spent the last ten years in Minnesota, learning the language and meeting wonderful people. I wrote and published a book, while selling other books for readers.
History proved to be my real passion and I am here to guide you through its intricate ways.
In my spare time I write books and make bookmarks. I also work as a bookseller in a bookstore.
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Layla H. October 4, 2016
· AP World History · Online
My daughter is happy and satisfied , looking forward to have next lesson .... teacher isvery nice and my daughter was comfortable with her ! Hope it will work in the future too 😀
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Lillian A. March 24, 2016
· AP European History · Online
Very structured and motivating teacher. She has made a world of difference for my daughter. My daughter is up to speed with her AP EURO History now. A good find.
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Saint Paul, MN 55109
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About Jon H.

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Beaumont, CA

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I have taught professionally for 18 years, nine as a tutor. What began as undergraduate work-study bloomed into part time private tutoring independently, with great success. From elementary arithmetic to trigonometry, I've helped many an overwhelmed student raise their GPA!

I hold a BA with honors from CSUSB, with an English concentration. I was personally requested by my linguistics teacher for peer tutoring. My one-on-one experience has been predominantly in math and English, though I am open to other subjects because...

My teaching has taken me from museum galleries to working farms, and mountain trails to public schools. Whether I hold feldspar by a stream, a paint brush in a school room, or a salamander in an animal gallery, I see people learning best when they smile as they go. I make it a point to see that both occur. My sess
ions are always a safe, supportive environment in which mistakes are an essential, acceptable part of learning.

I learn because I love to, I teach because I'm good at it, and I tutor because it creates the greatest opportunity for success. The true payoff for me is helping my students realize they can achieve what they didn't think they could. I love that!
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Shannon B. November 30, 2017
· Math · Online
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Margaret July 3, 2016
· Geometry · In home
My daughter always had a great deal of trouble with math at all levels - arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry. Jon tutored my daughter for several years, in our home, in Arithmetic, Algebra I and II, and Geometry. He definitely shares responsibility for her graduation from Beaumont High School with a class rank of 7th out of about 575 fellow students. Jon is very flexible in his teaching, and excels at figuring out what aspect of math is causing confusion for the student. He is very patient, and is able to rephrase and express concepts in different ways to get the point across. Fantastic tutor!
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Jon H.

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About Kara S.

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I am a vocal and piano instructor based in Doylestown, PA! I also teach essay writing. I went to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where I obtained a masters and bachelor's in voice. I have been teaching voice and piano for 8 years. I am upbeat and excited about sharing my passion for music with my students!
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Ben Goldstein August 25, 2017
· Singing · In studio
My teenager son loves his singing lessons with Kara. He has been going for a couple months and I have noticed a rapid improvement in his singing. I highly recommend Kara she is a great teacher and very friendly. My son is always looking forward to his next lesson, it is the highlight of his week. Thank you so much Kara for the great work you do!
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Jade May 31, 2017
· Jazz Voice · In studio
I am a college level jazz musician.
My primary instruments are jazz guitar and upright bass.
Growing up I have always wanted to sing but never could find a qualified teacher.

Luckily, after extensive research online for vocal teachers I discovered Kara.
I have been taking lessons with her for a while now and she's wonderful.
I always have many questions for her in my lessons and she always has a knowledgable response.

I feel like I'm progressing and finally learning how to sing properly with someone who knows their stuff.

I would highly recommend studying with her.
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Les May 31, 2017
· Classical Voice · In studio
I enjoyed our first voice lesson last week. Kara is a gifted music professional with great teaching ability. She has the ability to pick up on things that help facilitate the learning process. Great job!
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About Guifang X.

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Durham, NH
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About Guifang
I have more than nine years of language teaching experience. I have learned five languages over the years in China and overseas. I started tutoring Chinese students (age 8-16) English and Chinese when I was 19 and I founded my first summer camp in China when I was 20. Students who had registered for my summer camp increased from 25 in 2010 to 86 in 2016. I've gained very valuable skills and perspectives in teaching, not just as a teacher, but also as a student--students are my teachers too--I've learned there are always places that I can improve and better help them learn languages. Students' "needs" and "wants" are prioritized. It helps students achieve their goals while combined with students' "lacks" in lesson planning. Students should get involved in the lesson planning process.

Interest is the best teacher. When I taught non-nativ
e Chinese speakers (in China, South Korea and the U.S) Chinese, it seemed it stimulated their curiosity and interest to learn Chinese when cultural elements were introduced--such as characters' origin and visualization, historical contexts and cultural traditions. I hope that approach can also bring you an enjoyable experience learning a new language!

To help you be able to use Chinese, our language learning is mainly through interactive and communicative approaches. Talk! Talk! Talk! Please don't be shy. It's okay to make mistakes. Learning from mistakes is also a very effective way to learn a new language. We can make more contextualized dialogues based on whatever textbook you are using now. Or we can produce functional conversation based on everyday topics that you are interested. Lesson plans are customized and they can be flexible.

Ready to get on the boat and sail on the sea of Chinese? :)
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Ryan May 13, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Very patient teacher. Great to get feedback on areas to focus so my kids can be more proficient in conversational mandarin.
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Christian May 7, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Guifang is totally awesome. Can't wait for the next lesson!
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· Mandarin Chinese · Online
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As a math major, I am very passionate about numbers and get a lot of enjoyment in watching students' confusion turn into understanding and confidence.
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Caroline July 6, 2018
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Best. Instructor. Ever. Quality experience with a quality tutor!
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Roberts, WI
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I really love to learn. And I love to share what I’ve learned with others. Learning should be fun and exciting. For more than 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with students and watching them grow and succeed. It is my passion to help others use their gifts and talents. I can help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. I use a variety of teaching methods to address various learning styles. We all learn In different ways. I’ll find a way that works for you. Don’t be discouraged. I can help. We will have fun learning together.
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Roberts, WI 54023
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About Damian R.

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I started competing in my highschool's math-team competitions since my sophomore year with a burning passion for mathematics that I didn't know I had until I came to one realization my6th grade year... Math is being taught the wrong way and can be enjoyed my almost anyone when taught correctly.
For years since then I have immersed myself in all things mathematics, and even STEM.

This passion for mathematics has gotten me so far, from getting accepted to my highschool engineering academy, winning cash prizes in STEM related competitions, and even financial literacy and how math can be a tool for wealth.

My goal is to spread this wonderful language of the universe to you so that you can see what is possible when harnessing this kind of knowledge that is power.
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Damian R.

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Olympia, WA

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Hi there! I have a Bachelors degree in Human Biology / Pre-nursing and have been tutoring American Sign Language for a little over a year now. I am currently applying to graduate programs for a Masters in Public Health. I have been an EMT for over two years now which has given me the opportunity to see my theoretical human biology knowledge come to life in the field.

When I'm not working I love doing photography and working in the darkroom! I also love going on hikes and spending time with my family and friends.

I love teaching and helping students become more confident in their studies, no matter their level. Please contact me with any questions if you think we would be a good fit!

I work with all ages and am committed to making learning as accessible as possible and will try to tailor my teaching style to fit your learning
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Sarah W.

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