Private Teacher & Learning Troubleshooter

The Language Shop

Longmont, CO

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About The Language Shop

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I work one-on-one with students to troubleshoot and fix their learning problems.

I teach all school subjects and all grades, including SAT and ACT. I teach ESL (English as a Second Language) and also teach
that online.

I'm also a composer and teach piano and songwriting. Besides that, I teach beginning Japanese.

All of these classes are here in Longmont and some are online via Skype.

I have over 25 years experience teaching these subjects.

Location

9 University Dr.
Longmont, CO 80503

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  • 5/5 stars January 23, 2011

    Debi is an amazing teacher who is great with keeping our kids inspired to play piano. She is creative and exposes them to different styles of music, has them compose pieces, teaches them theory and, according to our 11 year old son, "makes it very fun". We are impressed with the piano skills they have acquired and have yet to hear them complain about having to practice. Thank you Debi!

  • 5/5 stars January 10, 2011

    My daughter has taken piano with Debi for four years and worked with her on various subjects including math, reading comprehension and retention. I can't recommend her highly enough! Debi is a very skilled instructor who has a knack for teaching to each individual student in a way that brings out the best in them. Subjects are taught with humor and fun and activities are switched frequently so lessons aren't dull or arduous. I feel that Debi really focuses on and understands my daughter and her individual learning style. It has made a big difference in my daughter's confidence in her school work. Now she excels in subjects she used to say she was "bad" at.

  • 5/5 stars January 10, 2011

    Debi was the most respectful business-oriented ESL teacher for me when I lived in Boulder, CO; after I moved out from there, she has been a dependable person for me to ask a variety of business related English questions.
    After a while, I decided to resume our ESL lessons through video Skype; her classes are always well planed, goal-oriented, and at the same time, very flexible. I enjoy her classes every week while learning new aspects of English as well as improving my English.

  • 5/5 stars January 9, 2011

    My son was on a waiting list for a year for piano lessons with Debi Stevenson. We were just about to look for another teacher when we finally got the call, and we know now how lucky we are we waited. He's excelled far beyond our expectations, loving it from day one. Debi holds the perfect characteristics for a teacher: gracious and kind; talented and inspiring. She motivates her kids through many creative means, keeping them excited during lessons and assigning challenging, kid-focused projects that keep them inspired all year long. My son practices on his own, never having to be told. Debi provided him a foundation for learning and a love of music that has already -- in just two years -- moved him on to other instruments and to composing music on his own. She's a great teacher.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. I love all of my work. I want each person to discover
what they can be, and how great it feels to achieve.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Look for a tutor who avoids following the labels that schools have
set for your child. Look for a teacher who sees each student as unique, searches for reasons why the problem exists, and comes up with
solutions. Look for a piano teacher who teaches more
than just reading notes.
Look for someone who loves their work.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I solve individual problems of all kinds. I love learning, and
want everyone to enjoy learning.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I like that my work can help turn a person around. When they solve
their learning problems, the jewel that's inside really shines. It changes
their lives.
I also love to study and research, and I do extensive research for
each one of my students. I don't want to miss any new technique
that may help one person or another. Each person learns differently,
and I learn a lot from that experience.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. If you don't have an opening, can I get on your waiting list?
Absolutely !

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