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Julie L.

Hermitage, TN
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Matthew H.

Cleveland, OH
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Homestead, FL
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Combine subjects for a price break. For example 30 minutes of Math and 45 minutes of English would cost $50 separately, but would cost $45 for 75 minutes of Combined Tutoring. Simply choose ONE subject for the amount of tutoring time desired, and notify me which subjects you'd like to cover.

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Lina May 6, 2017
· English · Online
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Rita N. April 23, 2017
· Singing · In home
a great time for my daughter,she learnd alot and really enjoyed it every week. Julie is super Nice and a lovey person who has been sharing her knowlegde of singing With my 10 year old girl. Great experience ;)
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Naomi J. March 22, 2017
· Basic Math · Online

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I teach phonics to younger children to develop their reading, writing and speech. I put a heavy emphasis on developing the child's awareness of phonemes, which are the most basic building blocks for all words in the English language. I will improve your child's ability to hear, identify, and manipulate over 40+ phonemes, and teach them how they correspond to the intricate spelling patterns that are found in our language.

I have taught all forms of English and language arts from pre-school to adults in their 50's from foreign countries. I am an expert on pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing as well as more complex mechanics such as sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, comprehension, etc.

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Phillip Nunez January 6, 2017
· Microsoft Office · Online
Excellent communication skills, very proficient with his skill set.
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Cecili November 3, 2016
· GRE · Online
He knows his math subjects and material and I have learned new tricks to make working problems quicker. He is punctual and organized and I greatly appreciate that as well.
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Stephanie May 10, 2016
· Microsoft Excel · Online
Matthew was a great instructor for Intermediate level Excel training. He was able to help me with navigational tips and shortcuts, formulas and totals between sheets within one spreadsheet, as well as understanding Vlookup functionality. I highly recommend Matthew if you are in need of Excel training.

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I teach phonics in the student's home or at a local public library

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Julion May 25, 2017
· Piano · In home
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Kimberly October 7, 2016
· Piano · In home
Shellora is an AMAZING piano teacher! She is very sweet and when she corrects you she does it in a way that makes you feel good about yourself, unlike some of my other teachers who put you down until you finally succeed. I have recommended her to all of my friends and family! You will not regret taking private lessons with Shellora!
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Patricia Gilmore August 17, 2016
· Piano · In home
Ms Shellora, is a very patient instructor. My lessons for me seem to be hard to sink in. She just give me my lesson and I'm actually learning, yay‼️

Maurice S.

Phoenix, AZ
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Saint Peters, MO
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San Francisco, CA
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Trouble reading even "simple" words? Can you or your child tell how many sounds there are in the word "cat"? Can you or your child say "cat", but change the "t" to a "sh"? If not, I can help. I have recently helped students from 3rd grade up to 11th grade who had never been fortunate enough to meet a teacher who knew how to help them... until they met me.

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Matt May 30, 2017
· Algebra · In home
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Colin M. October 24, 2016
· Hebrew · In studio
Maurice is a blessing to my life and an answer to my prayers. If you are serious about learning Hebrew this man is the man to see. He is on time, good natured, and patient. His teaching method gives quick results.
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Kim Swenson August 6, 2015
· Math · In home
I am in my second year of homeschooling and had prayed specifically for a male teacher to come alongside us and assist in our homeschooling adventure. Although my son, who is six, is not having any difficulties at the moment, homeschooling is still new to me and I was hoping I could find someone who would keep us accountable and help fill in any gaps in my son's schooling. We have found Maurice to be just what we needed. He is engaging and encouraging and has been helpful in sharing strategies and teaching techniques that foster comprehensive learning and not merely memorization.

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As a first grade teacher of 10 years, I've personally seen the benefit of learning phonics. Phonics is about the relationship between letters and their sounds. Beginning phonics includes learning basic sounds of the letters of the alphabet. In later years, children learn about the sounds created by combinations of letters. Phonics aids children in learning to read, write and spell.

One of the tools I use to assist in learning this relationship is called Making Words. I present it as a game and students love to play. We begin with a short word spelled out using letter cards. I ask the student to change one letter to create a different word (that I give). This can be played at all levels.

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During many years as a Reading Specialist, I have found that teaching too many Phonics rules and exceptions can confuse children and cause reading problems. However, by teaching only the RELIABLE Phonics facts, it covers about 90% of the Phonics information needed to read. With this RELIABLE information "at their fingertips," I guide the children how to handle the Phonics exceptions "on their own." This results in ease and enjoyment while learning to read and assures SUCCESS!

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Jolisa K. August 9, 2016
· Reading · In home
She is a wonderful teacher, and very inspiring of her passion in teaching kids of how to read and write. My kid really enjoy learning from her.
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John October 31, 2015
· Reading · Online
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Sue October 16, 2015
· Reading · In studio
I am pleased to recommend Mary to parents who are looking for special help in reading for their children. Mary is an excellent teacher and gives her students a very positive learning experience. I taught with Mary for several years and always found her excited about taking on new challenges with students. She once took three siblings from Norway, who spoke very little English, and gave them the tools to speak, read, and write in very little time. She is amazing!

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Does your child struggle with reading? Perhaps he or she is suffering the effects of dyslexia, or another learning disability. Or maybe your son or daughter just finds reading challenging. Whatever your concerns are, TakeLessons is here to help. Our phonics tutoring program is exactly what your child needs to develop great reading success.

The Benefits of Phonics Tutoring

Phonics tutoring has changed the lives of children all over the country. There are many benefits to working one on one with a phonics tutor. Children who have problems with reading really struggle in a classroom setting. They find it difficult to read out loud if they're called on by their teachers and just getting through a lesson is very challenging. Phonics tutoring with one of our excellent tutors can give your child the tools he or she needs to read and read well. Your child will enjoy working with a tutor who is dedicating time to helping him or her succeed and you'll be surprised at how quickly your child's reading improves. Phonics tutoring can help restore some of your child's confidence that might have been lost when learning to read in a classroom setting alone.

What Phonics Tutoring Consists Of

The best thing about phonics tutoring is the fact that your child's tutor will cater to his or her own reading and comprehensive skill levels. Your child will work on basic reading skills, including spelling, punctuation, pronouncing words correctly and more. Through the power of repetition, and by working with a dedicated tutor and a personalized phonics tutoring program, your child will quickly learn the fundamentals of reading and will be reading at an appropriate age level before you know it.

Making the decision to incorporate a phonics tutoring program into your child's education is a great decision for anyone who struggles with reading. At TakeLessons, we believe that every child deserves to learn how to read and how to read well. By enlisting the help and support of a phonics tutor, you're investing in your child's future, which is the most amazing gift you can give. If you'd like more information on our phonics tutoring program, contact us today.

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