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Being able to change people’s lives by helping them realize their own potential for understanding concepts, and for solving problems through creative methods is why I find teaching so rewarding.
For the last 14 years, I have had the pleasure of working with students of all ages in various subjects where I have had the opportunity to help changes lives, and further refine my teaching methods. I have taught in universities, public charter schools, private learning centers, and have also done in-home tutoring.
I use a dynamic student-based teaching method, where I take a thorough evaluation of the students’ skills and interests, understand their goals, and create a learning strategy that will work and also keep them inspired.
The way I see it, they are all connected - Math, Science, Music, Dance. Being able to solve challenging problems requires creative thinking, and proper discipline. My teaching method aims at getting the desired results though dynamic understanding and creative thinking.
I take notes and report all my tutoring sessions to the parents/guardians and students. I also ask for feedback to make sure both the student and the parent are completely satisfied. If not, I will not charge for any classes.
While I do have a 24-hr cancellation policy, I offer makeup classes as I understand there can be last minute emergency situations.
I am able to tutor at my location in Arlington, VA or also at a location more convenient for the student.
I wish you success, and look forward to hearing from you!
I am a professional Ballroom and Latin dance instructor. I have been teaching for the last 8 years.
I have been certified by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), and have also worked at various dance studios in the Washington, DC Metro area.
I teach all Ballroom and Latin dances (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Samba, Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Swing, Jive) and also teach Wedding dances.
I have been teaching guitar for the last 7 years. I have been playing the instrument for 20 years.
I studied music until college, and have played in numerous bands. I play rock n roll, blues, classical, folk and country. The high point of my experience was playing with the late Johnnie Johnson (pianist for Chuck Berry) in West Virginia.
I work with people of all ages, and all levels. I use the student-based teaching method where I do a thorough analysis of the student's skills, capability, knowledge, interests, and design the lessons accordingly.
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