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Anthony I.

4 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Education (Cum Laude, High Honors) from University of Science Arts and Technology
  • Teaching since 2003
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Anthony I.

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My courses are:

★Public Speaking Leadership★
★COMPLETE ENGLISH IMMERSION★
★Functional Fitness★

My 17 years and 17,000 hours of experience, along with a Bachelor of Education (Cum Laude, High Honors), an Advanced Certificate in TESOL & IELTS Certification offer 40 brain-based teaching methods. Based on the latest red-hot research on how the brain really learns, these practical learning strategies, you keep students interested and awake, accelerating their learning. I had both public and homeschooling.

These are fun, hands-on, get out of your seat practice sessions from practical methodologies, not just theory. Students get valuable feedback to hone their new skills.

With my thorough preparation, students have passed Test/Exam Prep courses and have secured admission to top universities of their choice.

In my free time, I do long distance beach running, swimming, language learning, public speaking, volunteering, travel, and CrossFit!

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MAKE REAL PROGRESS! My 17 years of experience, along with a Bachelor of Education (Cum Laude, High Honors) & an Advanced Certificate in TESOL offers 40 unique methods that empower students to learn faster than ever before! My 40 brain-based teaching methods are from the latest red-hot research on

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Sukumar S.
Awesome, very helpful session today!
Valentina
Anthony is fantastic, really professional, nice and friendly. He really will surprise you in how fast your English will improve.
Kelvin Ho
Anthony is the best English teacher I have ever met. I have learned English from him for three years. The content of learning ranges from preparing public speeches to writing a dissertation. He knows how to communicate with students and teach in a lively and exciting way. I have benefited a lot from learning from him.
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Jeff B.

9 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1992
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Jeff B.

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Utilizo la aplicación Zoom para lecciones de inglés interactivas en vivo desde la comodidad de su hogar.

Durante cinco años en Suiza, enseñé inglés como segundo idioma a todos los niveles y todas las edades en la Escuela Internacional de Idiomas Inlingua en la ciudad bilingüe de Biel / Bienne.

Esto incluyó lecciones tanto grupales como individuales, desde principiantes hasta estudiantes avanzados que estudian para los exámenes TEFL, TOEFL y Proficiency.

Después de eso, pasé tres años en España como director de la misma franquicia de idiomas en Santa Cruz de Tenerife, donde mis deberes incluían preparar a los estudiantes para los exámenes, programas para jóvenes de la escuela de verano, lecciones privadas y grupales, coordinar la programación y trabajar con principiantes a través de los intermedios hasta los más avanzados.

El método Inlingua se basa en la inmersión total donde todos los diálogos y ejercicios se llevan a cabo únicamente en el idioma de destino. Como tal, he enseñado

About Jeff

People study subjects for a great number of reasons, consequently I customize my lessons to each individual student's needs and wants. We learn different ways. Some of us are more visual, some more tactile, some more intuitive, some more cerebral, etc. Understanding this allows me to adapt to eac

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Scott
I've played guitar off and on since my teens, but was self-taught. I had the basic skills to play along with most songs, but no understanding of how to build a song or a melody. In the year I've spent with Jeff, he opened my eyes to music theory in a way that is instantly applicable. I am much more comfortable improvising around a chord progression. I can see the patterns in songs and how and when to utilize different scales and modes.

Jeff's book with Schell Barkley, Fingering Mastery - scales and modes for the guitar fretboard, demystifies these topics with images and patterns that are different from any other theory book I've seen. His backing tracks provide the foundation to apply these patterns, and his demonstrations during lessons bring them together using examples from standards and popular songs.

Last thing - Jeff has an incredibly strong understanding of world music and music history, much of which is earned through decades of playing live music around the world. I find this adds a lot to the experience of a lesson with him.

I recommend Jeff without reservation.
Randa
The music theory that he taught me makes it easy to play along with any song!
Jeff B.
A patient and caring teacher, sensitive to the student's needs. He taught what I wanted to know by teaching me what I needed.
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Todd R.

8 Reviews
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  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Todd R.

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I believe students learn English faster and more in-depth, when they are having fun.
I enjoy tailoring the exercises and activities to my student's interests and focus on improving their speaking, listening, writing,and reading skills.
There are many approaches and methods out there to teach English. I believe it's beneficial to introduce them all. Not only does this add variety but can help us discover an approach or method that really clicks with the way you learn.
The class is full-immerison, meaning from start to finish we communicate in English. This is the best way to learn English; even if you don't know any English, we will communicate only in English ( don't worry- just as a child learns a language, we will use photos, videos, music and other media to aid in learning. This will make learning English easy)
I am here for you. Whatever goals you have, we can accomplish them together.

About Todd

Hello, My name is Todd. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. So if you study with me, you would be learning English from a Native-English speaker. I'm a graduated of the International TEFL Academy where I earned my certification to teach English as a foreign language. I started teaching because o

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Soohong K.
I'm a beginner from Korea. He is a really nice teacher. I am learning a lot and always having fun in class.
Susan C.
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Mark V S.

56 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks German, English, Russian
  • B.A. in an individual major of Audio/Visual Composition from University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mark V S.

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Tired of being self-conscious speaking or writing English? Need help being understood when you communicate? Book me now, and I will coach you!

My name is Mark V, and I am an American-English native speaker who is IDELT-certified (with a 4.0 GPA).

I am a life-long English enthusiast and published writer as well as an award-winning teacher of many topics for many many years.

I am also fluent in Russian and conversational German.

When I listen to you speak, I have the unique advantage and perspective of a seasoned music producer, recording and mixing engineer, musician, sound designer, and Pro Tools editor whose detail-oriented trained ear can help you sound amazing very quickly.

When I read your writing, I can suggest improvements and show you options in word choice, flow, relevance, clarity, and direction.

As a teacher, I work with you -- the individual you are -- and adapt to your best way of learning while guiding and inspiring you to meet your goals and exceed your ...

About Mark V

Hello, welcome, and thank you for taking a moment out of your busy life to find out more about me! I appreciate you! My name is Mark V, and I have been “Specializing In Melody” since the age of 5 when I discovered my natural ability to play and create catchy tunes by teaching myself the harmo

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Ed
Mark is a very talented musician and a great instructor.
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Victoria D.
Mark was patient with and attentive to my daughter with her instrument. She enjoyed her lessons and learned new skills on her accordion, including using her own musical intuition.
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Christopher S.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish
  • Awarded Intensive Course On Basso Continuo from Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel Castillo"
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christopher S.

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I have taught ESL for over three years. I hold a TEFL teaching certificate. I have taught in multiple classrooms throughout Europe. I can teach to children or adults. I think English is a language growing in popularity and in the professional world it is a very important language to know.

About Christopher

Hello! Hola! Benvenuto! My name is Christopher S. and I am a classical guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, polyglot, and experienced language and music teacher. I hold a Doctor of Music Arts degree in Guitar Performance and a Minor in Music Theory from the University of South C

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Elizabeth
Christopher is very knowledgeable and passionate about the language he teaches. He is patient, flexible and kind with his feedback. I have truly enjoyed my time learning Spanish and can not wait to continue with lessons. I would highly recommend Christopher!
Ethan
Christopher is an extremely friendly teacher who works hard to find you a goal to work towards for your instrument. He helps you if you mainly want to self study, or he helps choose songs and methods to learn if you want to study with him mostly.

I’d definitely recommend him for beginners!
Brady
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Yekaterina K.

12 Reviews
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  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, English
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Awarded Preforming Pianist from Music College of Semey, Kazakhstan
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Yekaterina K.

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Hello!

My name is Katya. I've been teaching Spanish, English and Russian (as a Foreign Language) to adults and children for many years. I am a polyglot, a performing classical pianist, singer, professional educator and a digital nomad :-) I received my degree in piano performance and pedagogy in 1992, and have been teaching since then. I have lived (and taught) all over the world, and I love what I do.
I speak and write fluently in English and Spanish, and Russian, as well as a few other languages (Portuguese, French, Italian and some Mandarin), so I understand very well the challenges of learning a language. I have structured a specific approach that incorporates tricks and shortcuts. Little things you can do to bring the language into your everyday life... these little things that accumulate and make the whole experience of learning a language much easier and more natural. I consider myself a language specialist, as I have vast experience not only teaching, but also learning ...

About Yekaterina

Learn from a performing concert pianist, an international educator, and an expert in pedagogical expertise on subjects including effective practising, piano technique, repertoire, teaching the piano, sight-reading, healthy practice structuring and more. Yekaterina was born and raised in Soviet U

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Brendan
Yekaterina is fantastic! She is very talented and makes learning piano fun and enjoyable. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to become a great piano player!
Leah English
She's always very clear with instructions and takes time to explain things to you when you need help. She is also very patient when you need help understanding grammar and learning to pronounce things correctly.
Sabrina
Yekaterina can hear and point out a wrong note in a chord without even seeing what I am playing. Her hearing ability is very impressive. Apart from that she is very structured, and and gives very clear instructions on what needs to be done in every peice. She types it all in a chat after every lesson, so one knows exactly what to do to from lesson to lesson, and keep track on what has been hapenning and the progress.

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"Thank you, Jan!

We would like to thank Jan for her professionalism and her kindness. My wife and I had great English lessons with Jan for one month in LA. Jan managed to make the lessons very interesting, mixing general conversations and specific grammar rules, idioms, and vocabulary teaching. We were so happy with our experience with Jan that once back home, we decided to continue our lessons remotely via Skype, a way to benefit from Jan's great teaching experience anywhere in the world. We strongly recommend Jan."
Janice
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"I learned so much from Stephanie. She was very helpful."
Lucia
Took ESL lessons from Stephanie C.
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"One and for all you became MY KIND OF TEACHER .
When I found you , you HAVE GIVEN ME WINGS to look over English and improve it.
Our lessons are always easygoing .👍👍👍I'm looking forward our next classes.
I APPRECIATE YOU my outstanding and absolutely great teacher !!!!!! 👏👏👏👍😊"
Dennis
Took ESL lessons from Zhenya M.
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"Good introductory class!"
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Took ESL lessons from Henry M.
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"Mrs. Sherman was very helpful with my pageant prep and getting my platform ready for doing public speaking and the pageant interview. I will soon be working with her again for my upcoming pageant. Her coaching and lessons gave me the confidence to pursue my current career path and this pageant which was delayed due to Covid."
Lizzie
Took ESL lessons from Bernette S.
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"Marta is terrific! She's a retired teacher, and that background shows through her patient and effective instruction. She has a great sense of humor, she's flexible, and she loves bridge and wants you to love it, too. We are beginners, and Marta's approach is perfect for us. Enthusiastically recommend her."
Greg
Took ESL lessons from Marta B.
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"Great with kids! David is excellent at understanding kids' pace and knows how to connect with them. He did that with my 6yro. Highly recommended."
Sonia
Took ESL lessons from David M.
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"Bryce has a casual yet effective teaching style that made me feel relaxed and comfortable from the beginning. I already had an advanced level of English, however I still needed to work on some of the nuances and prepositions in the language. Bryce has helped me immensely. I have started to teach English to others as my level has improved even more. I now feel confident teaching others English as a second language."
Anja
Took ESL lessons from Bryce B.
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"Bryce is patient and dedicated. I learned a lot with him and enjoyed our classes very much.
No BS, he goes directly to the point! Great teacher"
Laura
Took ESL lessons from Bryce B.
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"She is fantastic with young children! I highly recommend her!"
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Took ESL lessons from Rosita R.
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