Lourdes C.

Lourdes C.

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2 Reviews
Tucson, AZ

About Lourdes C.

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Lourdes teaches: Males 18 and up
Females 18 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1992
Last sign in: Yesterday
Average response time: 5 hours

Overview

I have been tutoring and teaching for twenty years for private students as well as at academic institutions (University of Arizona, Southern Mississippi, Phoenix, Capella, and Pima and Gulf Coast Community Colleges. In sessions, I find out what the student really needs and help them achieve realistic goals through thorough evaluation, pacing and persistent challenge. No matter what level of achievement is desired, I customize a lesson plan and learning regimen and guide the student to cross transformational thresholds. I look for and draw out the potential in students and help them achieve the competency they need to be independent learners and succeed in their endeavors professionally and personally.

*** Lesson Details ***
First 90 minutes is evaluation and introduction to principles
Subsequent sessions are training in skills with assignments
After six weeks, there is a performance evaluation for performing arts (recital or scheduled performance)

*** Specialties ***
Gutar and voice (bel canto)
Linguistics
Field Research, Logic and Critical Thinking
Literary and Film Criticism
French and German
Anthropology
Film, Sound and Stage Production
Songwriting
Research writing, critical analysis

Photos and Videos

Learn all guitar chord progressions without changing finger position!

Experience

SALT Master Tutor Oct 2012 - Present
SALT Center

Unique special education service for college students with learning disabilities.

Private Instructor Sep 2006 - Oct 2012
Self-employed

Classical guitar, songwriting and voice training for professional singers and musicians.

Private Instructor Sep 2003 - Sep 2004
Symbelle

Coach for traditional baladhi dance troupe; prepped dancers for auditions and trained for tours.

Instructor of Record Aug 2000 - Dec 2001
Teaching Team Program

Program Director for leadership and communication, designed curriculum, taught full credit workshop-format practicum classes for honors student and preceptors at the U of A. Taught related workshops for University of Phoenix and Pima Community College, as part of outreach initiative.

Mentor Sep 2000 - Sep 2001
Native American Resource Center

Tutor and guidance counselor for Native American students at the U of A

Coach/Manager May 2000 - May 2001
Stepping Stones

Coaching and management for traditional exhibition Native American women's dance troupe.

Literacy Tutor Sep 1999 - Dec 2000
Adult Literacy Volunteers of Tucson

Tutored adult learners with literacy challenges; ESL and college test prep.

ESL Tutor May 1994 - May 1995
University of Southern Mississippi

Conversational tutor, test prep for TOEFL, Also tutored in German and French and classical guitar.

Literacy Tutor Jan 1993 - Jan 1994
Jefferson Davis Community College

Literacy tutor for adults with learning disabilities.

Education

MA and PhD Applied Linguistics/AIS Sep 1999 - May 2005
University of Arizona

Languages Spoken

French Professional Proficiency
German Professional Proficiency

Certifications

CRLA Master Certification Mar 2014
CRLA

Master-level certification in special education tutoring

Awards

Who's Who of American College Students May 1993
Who's Who

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Apr 2003
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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Leon P. August 29, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Lourdes is great, she clearly knows what she is talking about when it comes to singing.
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Blake C. June 12, 2014
Singing · In studio
Lourdes was my singing coach for well over two years. With her, I not only learned how to sing but also a great deal about music, writing, philosophy and more. When I first started taking lessons with her, I had only wanted to sing. However, through working with her I was convinced to set my bar much higher. After working with her on the basics, I decided to go back to school to study music. With her continued tutelage and advice throughout this endeavor I have been able to not only meet expectations in an entirely new field but achieve notable academic success. Thanks in large part to her support, I am now gearing up to go to grad school and have been offered a GTA position with The University of Arizona's School of music. With Lourdes, I got so much more than just a voice coach. I ended up meeting a vibrant and brilliant individual who could help refine not only my musical abilities, but also my academic and professional skills. In whatever domain you intend to seek Lourdes' services, you will be pleasantly surprised to find yourself sitting with a true expert.

What I found the greatest part of her services was her continued focus on excellence. Strangely, this became the most challenging aspect of our work together as well. Lourdes encouraged me to push the envelope in directions I had never expected, but now the world seems like a place full of opportunity. My work with her can best be described as a crucible, from which I emerged far more capable and well-rounded than I had thought possible. If you're looking for more than just another tutor or coach, I can recommend no individual more motivating, energetic, capable and all around excellent than Lourdes C.