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  • Kit Taylor
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? You'll find I'm one of the most respected Musicians in Oregon. Great personality, vast knowledge of Pop, Rock, Jazz, Soul, Latin, Gospel, and Worship Music. Great with Kids and Adults alike. I recently left a large-scale Director Of Music job to focus on Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? Bring a great attitude, a couple pieces of music you like (can be anything, not required if you don't have any), and an idea of what you want to learn. If you just want to learn how to play "Charlie Brown", I can teach that. If you want a more regimented What was the inspiration to start or run this business? I love to play Piano, write Music, and Sing. I also love being in charge of my own schedule, and being my own boss. It only made sense to teach Music. :) What do you love most about your job? Seeing the progress of students after just a few lessons, and their thrill at being able to finally play a song and impress Family and Friends. Also seeing Parents' joy at the success of their children is something that never gets old.
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    18398 SE Trolley Ln.
    Milwaukie, OR US
  • Sylvan Learning Center
    Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Center’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them to firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chest. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids to feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
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    14623 SE Mcloughlin Blvd.
    Milwaukie, OR US
  • Financial Beginnings
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Financial Beginnings is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides finance education to youth and young adults in the Pacific Northwest. The generosity of community members, volunteers, businesses and foundations enable Financial Beginnings to provide these programs at no cost to participants. Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? Financial Beginnings offers a variety of programs serving youth, educators, and the community at large. Program categories include Youth Programs, Community Education & Outreach, and Advocacy. Financial Beginnings provides curriculum for students and presenter guides for volunteers. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? This particular event seeks to provide attendees with knowledge and tools that meet the Oregon Core Social Science Standards for Personal Finance and provide additional information on money management. Participants include local educators, students pre-K through college, and community members. What do you love most about your job? The earlier we can get youth to prioritize financial education, the more opportunities they will have for success in the future. We support educators who are passionate and dedicated advocates for youth. This event is a chance for teachers and students to recommit themselves to financial success.
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    Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon Street
    Portland, OR US
  • Monk Music Lessons
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? The best words come from my students: "Bonnie is a superb piano teacher. She has an amazing amount of patience, humor, and phenomenal skill! She can draw my daughter’s little wandering mind back to the subject easily and makes learning the piano fun and interesting." Thea, mother of piano student Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? Music book requirements will be discussed at the first lesson. Voice students are expected to rehearse two to three pieces of music in a minimum of two languages (English and one additional) while piano and flute students will work through method books and then branch out into their own repertoire. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? I have always been a teacher at heart, looking at a problem to determine how best to attack it or describe it in new ways to a friend. After college graduation, I decided to focus full time on teaching in the greater Portland area. Now that I teach online, my students are from around the US! What do you love most about your job? I love reaching the "ah-hah" moment with students. It is the moment when all the background theory they've learned combines with the hard work and strong intentions to produce a great sound.
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    6529 Southeast Knight Street
    Portland, OR US
  • Learningpdx
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? My tutoring business is the exception to the competition because I am actually a certified Pre-K-6th grade teacher, as well as a K-12 Reading teacher. I have taught for over a decade and understand the learning struggles that students are facing in the classroom today. Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? I provide all course materials. Students just need to bring a positive attitude. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? My inspiration for starting Learningpdx was a decade of observing students struggling in school and receiving ineffective or limited remedial services. This bothered me as an educator. I knew that I had the ability to make education a positive experience for all students. What do you love most about your job? There are many things that I love about tutoring. The Ah- Ha! moments when students finally understand a concep,t are the most rewarding part of my job.
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    9316 North Macrum Avenue
    Portland, OR US
  • Little Engineers
    Little Engineers fosters children's natural curiosity by engaging them with age-appropriate programs that introduce youngsters to the possibilities of careers in science- and math-oriented fields such as engineering, technology, and robotics. To promote this mindset of education being cool, Little Engineers offers project-driven learning programs in technology, engineering, robotics, and the arts for children in three age categories: Pre-Engineers (3-5), Jr-Engineers (5-8), Sr-Engineers (8-12). Programs hone problem-solving skills, creative thinking, and teamwork through hands-on activities that use instructional software and building materials to explore concepts such as how forces affect motion and how to recognize patterns. Younger visitors may spend their time learning the basics of data collection or using gears, levers, and pulleys to accomplish simple tasks. For older attendees, the staff can introduce the fundamentals of software programming or even help groups design and build autonomous robots with self-aware artificial intelligence. The center also hosts birthday parties.
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    10110 SW Nimbus Ave. Suite B-8
    Portland, OR US
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