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Elizabeth H.

Austin, TX
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Christopher M.

Seattle, WA
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Elizabeth K.

Chicago, IL
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Elizabeth H. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Abstract Painting, Acoustic Guitar, ACT, ACT English, Acting, ACT Reading, Alternative Medicine, American Government, American History, American Literature, Anthropology, AP English, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Exam Prep, AP Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Art Theory, Astronomy, Basic Math, Bible Studies, Child Acting, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, College Admissions, Composition, Contemporary Art Theory, Creative Writing, Drivers Education, Ear Training, Economics, Elementary Math, English Literature, Essay Writing, European History, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Filmmaking, Film Production, Film Scoring, Film Studies, Flexibility Training, Geography, Geology, Grammar, GRE, Guitar, History, Humanities, Improv Acting, Language, Life Science, Macroeconomics, Meditation, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Microeconomics, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Music Theory, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physiology, Piano, Pilates, Poetry, PSAT, Reading, Religious Studies, SAT, Screenwriting, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Speech, Spelling, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Test Prep, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, Voice Acting, Web Design, World History, Writing, Yoga

About Me

Hi there, and I am glad you found my profile! My name is Elizabeth, and I truly believe in progressive education as a means to help you reach your ultimate goals through learning. I strongly believe in excellence and with that comes sacrifice in areas of discipline and practice; I have such a strong belief in these principles because I truly care about you and your success. I really do, and this is why I require so much from you!

I have been singing and playing both the piano and guitar for about 15 years now. Also, I am a savvy songwriter and instructor and have been honing the craft of songwriting and melody formation for over 5 years now. Also, with a strong background in Acting and presently a faculty member at one of the premier Performing Arts colleges in Los Angeles for acting and music, I am sure that we can reach whatever aspiring goals you have set for yourself.

I look forward to working with you and being a part of your future success as a performing artist!


Elizabeth; BFA & MEd

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons: Guitar, Piano, Voice, Songwriting, Acting
Ages 6 to 106, children through adults
*Specializing with kids and/or the adult beginner*

I provide well-structured lesson plans designed to take students from beginner to advanced levels, lessons are custom tailored to the student’s interests, goals, and particular learning style. Whether you are interested in learning to play the electric or acoustic guitar, piano, or are an aspiring singer or actor, I have the perfect program that will cover all of the fundamentals and advanced skills.

And acting is, of course, one of my main specialties. I am currently an adjunct faculty member at a premier acting college here in Los Angeles and hold a BFA in Acting.

Learn to play, act, sing, do scales, arpeggios, chords, understand music theory, improvisation, ear training, read music and tab, learn songs, write songs, arrange songs for a band, composition, manage music business and marketing, and music/acting career development.

You can also combine several instruments in each lesson.

Elizabeth, BFA in Acting and MEd in Education
Adjunct Faculty Member at AMDA
Founder of Music In The Sun, LLC

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Guitar, and study/practice material

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano, Guitar, and study/practice material

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Pop, Rock, Acoustic, Folk

Christopher M. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

ACT, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, College Admissions, Creative Writing, Elementary Math, English, English Literature, ESL, GRE, Math, Music Theory, Piano, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, PSAT, Reading, SAT, Test Prep

About Me

Hello! My name is Chris. I'm a private tutor and piano teacher in and around Seattle. I have a terrific time learning about the things I enjoy in life. I would like to share this kind of fun with you or your son or daughter!

Piano lessons and tutoring. Reading, writing, math, test prep, etc. Affordable, fun, professional, effective.


Academics: B.A. from Columbia, 2370 SAT (800 Math, 800 Reading, 770 Writing), 1590 GRE (800 Verbal, 790 Math), seven years' tutoring experience, all ages, almost all abilities.

Piano: repertoire from Beethoven to Chopin to Ravel to Mussorgsky, experience as a symphony and opera critic in college, comprehensive knowledge of classical music and music theory, 15 years' experience playing, all ages, beginner to strong-intermediate abilities.


Academics: I tutor because I want to work against the worst aspects of school, and embody the best ones. I tutor to make school more worthwhile and more fun for my students. I tutor to relieve anxiety and frustration and stress. I tutor to help students cultivate their sense of curiosity. I'll raise your or your kid's grades by putting school in the right context, and giving them the skills to deal with it, emotionally and intellectually.

Piano: My lessons are fun. I love music, and I can help you love it too! I want to teach you how to play what you want to play, how you want to play it, and to that end I promote a relaxed atmosphere while also gently emphasizing technical skills to bring out your musicality. This doesn't mean you won't learn --” quite the contrary! --” it means that you'll be put in a better mindset to learn, since you'll have a great time coming to lessons and you'll want to practice. I can motivate you to discover what you like most about music and enjoy the gift of musicianship well into adulthood.


Reading and writing: Everyone needs language skills. With the rise of the Internet, the increasing difficulty and subjectivity of college admissions, and the competition for scarce jobs hinging on resumes, interviews, and communication skills, a proficiency in reading and writing is more critical than ever before. I've written for, and been paid by, several different websites on topics ranging from modern TV to old literature and card games. I was an English literature student at Columbia. I read and write compulsively. I tutored writing in 2007 to students ages 9 to 18, and was a content editor and proofreader for a boutique educational-software firm in 2007, 2008, and 2011-2012.

Math: Nearly every math class could be aced by a majority of students, but math is poorly taught. I can help by teaching conceptually. In high school, I was three years ahead in math, finishing AP Calculus AB as a sophomore, AP Statistics as a junior, and AP Calculus BC as a senior. I scored a 5 on each of those AP tests. I played poker (a math-based game) professionally from 2010 to 2011.

Test prep: Test-prep is one of the easiest and cheapest investments you can make. My SAT score was 800 in Math, 800 in Reading, and 770 in Writing. My GRE scores were 800 in Verbal and 790 in Math. I got 5's on the AP US History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, and Statistics tests, and 4's on the English Language and Composition and European History tests. As a gamer, I'™m well-versed in the 'strategic' aspect of test-taking.


It's important to me that my lessons remain affordable to maintain the kind of diversity and plurality of experience in my students that makes education worthwhile.. For music or academic tutoring, my rate is well below the industry standard at expensive aggregators.

If you're interested in my services for any of these subjects, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Best, CML

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons from 30 minutes to 120 minutes, either in your home, or my warm and welcoming studio / home just off I-5 in Ravenna.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Boston grand piano, nice piano bench and couches, extensive music library; snacks, caffeine, pets, and an otherwise welcoming vibe

*** Travel Equipment ***
The works!

*** Specialties ***
Classical piano, 19th-century music, music theory, music and literature, ethnomusicology, having fun

Elizabeth K. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

ACT, Acting, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Elementary Math, English, ESL, Film Acting, GRE, History, Improv Acting, Language, Math, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Phonics, Pre Algebra, PSAT, Reading, SAT, Science, Shakespearean Acting, Speaking Voice, SSAT, Test Prep, Theater Acting

About Me

I am a passionate educator with over 25 years experience teaching in the classroom on a public and private high school level, as well as considerable experience as a college instructor; thus, I have the ability and experience to convey knowledge to my students from the unique perspective of teaching from the ground up -- elementary, middle school, high school and on to my students' college and professional endeavors.

I am consistently aware where my students are in the present moment and where they are going; I view their ongoing needs, challenges and accomplishments from a perspective of their past, present and future desires, challenges, accomplishments and requirements and am able to solidify their pursuits and prepare them for their academic and professional future.

I have taught in Inner City Schools -- The Bronx, Manhattan and Harlem in NYC for NYC Public Schools; in Gifted and Talented programs and Schools; and for the NYC Catholic Archdiocese in several of the city's finest schools, as well as NYC inner city public schools in the Bronx and Manhattan, NYC, on a full time basis from Grades 5 - 12; and as a long term substitute, from Grades K-4.

Two of the schools where I taught English Language Arts, and Test Taking Skills, graduated U.S. Supreme Court Judges Sonya Sotomayor, from Cardinal Spellman H.S. in the Bronx; and Elena Kagan, from Hunter Colege High School, a Gifted and Talented school in Manhattan (NY, NY). I also taught in innter city schools in El Paso, TX; Minneapolis, MN, and at suburban high school in New Mexico.

Since my move to Chicago in 2012 I have worked steadily as a writer and editor in my own Editing/Writing business as discussed in my advertisement.

I have home schooled Chicago students in English Composition, where we concentrated on writing, grammar and vocabulary; and in the Humanities areas of Social Studies, History, Math and the Sciences, where I designed and created curriculum for all of these disciplines that complied with IL State Core Curriculum requirements.

Extensive professional background and years of experience in the Arts - Theatre, Film, Art. Have taught acting for many years to children and professionals, and am able to expose and educate your home school child to these fields via formal instruction and field trips to cultural and educational events.

It has been my experience to teach and tutor elementary, middle school, high school, and College Students, along with Business Professionals and Adults in English Composition and ESL, where we concentrate on the writing of essays, papers, theses, reports and ACT & ESL Exam Preparation; Speech, which includes writing and performance; Acting; ACT & ESL Test Preparation; and ESL Writing and Speaking.

For years I have been writing curriculum and reading comprehension passages, which includes assembling enough of these reading comprehension passages and their accompanying questions, which include Fiction -- classic literature, creative fictional passages, poetry and fairy/folk tales; and Non-Fiction -- Biographies, Science, History and Social Studies passages -- in order to provide my students, including home schooled students, with a reading comprehension passage and their accompanying questions 7 days a week.

Studies have shown this is the most effective method of obtaining excellent, if not superior, reading comprehension skills, because this method of acquiring this skill is learned organically and over time; thus, students do not have to be taught how to achieve excellent results in any of the reading comprehension passages they encounter on formal, entrance or qualifying examinations that they will be required to take throughout their schooling, along with those examinations they will need to pass in order to qualify and achieve certification in professional fields. Teaching to tests is unnecessary, and it has been proven that this method of teaching is largely only an exercise in learning how to test, not learning to read with excellent reading comprehension skills.

I have produced, directed and designed for my own theatrical production company for the last 14 years and, upon request, will supply a list of the productions in which I was involved, along with a list of productions in which I have been involved on a professional basis as a Performance Artist, Producer, Director and Designer.

It may be because of my theatrical training and experience, but I've been told that I am an interesting teacher with whom to study, and come to the classroom and tutorial experience with instructional methods and real-world experience that is accompanied with a highly developed sense of humor. This enables me to help make learning fun, while providing my students with a more fully rounded education.

I'm always interested in and consistently strive to find those personal connections with each one of my students that illuminates a path to personalize and activate my students' innate desire and need for learning in all subjects tutored. I

I personally love to learn as much as my profession, and get along well with students of all ages. The great thing about teaching is that those of us in this profession learn as much from our students as our students learn from us!

I look forward to hearing from you!

*** Lesson Details ***
High School, College & Professional Composition:

English - Composition - Standard American English, which includes basic Grammar rules, along with all grammar rules for upper level and advanced students, as well as vocabulary study.
Journaling and Reading every day is practiced.

In all classes, emphasis is put on presentation and articulation of thoughts, feelings and critical analysis, along with utilizing Standard American Composition and rules of Standard American grammar,

Concentration on writing the essay, with emphasis on structure, which includes organization and easy-to-follow rules of composing the essay from start to finish, which expands organically from how to write a complete sentence, to a paragraph, then an essay, and finally, a paper.

Composing, organizing and developing reports and critical analysis is also investigated, begining with research, which includes development, construction and composition of reports and critical analysis writing.

Reports - research, development, construction and composition.
How to conduct research, writing w/o plagiarizing and utilizing formal citation for research reports and papers, including MLA, Chicago, APA formats.

Acting - Meisner Method: Preparation, Character and Scene Study; Disabling Performance Anxiety.
The Audition/Monologue - Preparation/Performance.
Speech - projection/allocution/accents.
Stage directions and movement.

Theatre - Performance based, including study of Classic and Contemporary World and American Theatre.

Literature - Classic, modern, World, American and European. Read classic works, along with short stories, poetry and plays. Reading outloud, presentation-based, along with analyizing and disussing plot, literary terms and writing in response to readings.

Shakespeare - Reading and comprehension. Taught by oral reading of the plays; analysis of Scenes; plot and character development and analysis.

Speech - writing and performance based, with special consideration to disable performance anxiety, including
Alexander Technique Exercises.

Journalism - We study how to write copy, interviews, commentary and criticism through research, interviews and composition.

Psychology - Lecture/notes from text, which includes professional journals/magazines/newspaper research and reports written, presented and discussed/reviewed.

Language Arts Grades 1-8 - Lessons structured as above, age and level appropriate. Reading, writing and presentation in all classes emphasized.

All subjects Grades 1-9 - Lessons structured as above, age, level and subject-appropriate. Reading, writing and presentation in all classes emphasized.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Internet Service
Video Camera
Virtual and Home Library

Classroom Areas:
Round Table for Discussion
Reading and Relaxation Areas
Exercise Area
Student desks

*** Specialties ***
Jr./Sr. H.S., College, ESL, Professionals, Homeschooling ~

English Composition, Reading, Reading Comprehension Passages/Exam Preparation; Social Studies; History; Religion; Philosophy; Latin, French; Algebra I and Geometry; Science; Psychology, Art.

Grades 1-6 - All subjects.

Nara L.

New York, NY
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Lourdes C.

Tucson, AZ
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Susie N.

Chicago, IL
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Nara L. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

ACT, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary Math, Geometry, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, Math, MCAT, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, PSAT, SAT, Science, SSAT, Test Prep, Trigonometry

About Me

I'm a 27 year old graduate of Columbia University, where I studied International Relations with a pre-medical concentration. Having taken a variety of courses and standardized tests, I'm intimately aware of what it takes to succeed in academic settings. I'm currently working towards a Master's Degree in Women & Gender Studies. Subsequently, I plan to apply to medical school.

Regarding tutoring, I have four years of experience and have several references. I've tutored all ages (elementary school students - graduate students) and specialize in math/science subjects. I also have achieved success with my students regarding the SAT, ACT, MCAT, GRE, and LSAT exams. My students have gone on to attend Ivy League undergraduate as well as graduate institutions.

As far as expectations, I expect my students to just try their hardest. I assign homework after every session and am big on giving and receiving feedback. It's important to me to that the student and/or parent is completely satisfied with my tutoring.

At the end of the day, my first priority are my students and ensuring that they understand and are comfortable with the material in question. Not only will this help with their overall self-esteem, but they'll be armed with the skills to tackle their academic obstacles.

While I do have a 36-hour cancellation policy, I offer makeup classes and try to be flexible.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you surpass your academic goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
As far as expectations, I expect my students to just try their hardest. I assign homework after every session and am big on giving and receiving feedback. It's important to me to that the student and/or parent is completely satisfied with my tutoring.

Schedule of Lessons
Weekly lessons must be a minimum of 2 hours (unless multiple sessions per week). If for any reason, the student must end the lesson earlier, the lesson shall be charged at the full rate.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Depending on the needs of the student, we'll use various study aids that I'll provide or ask the student to purchase before the start of our lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
N/A. If travel requires more than a metrocard, travel costs must be covered

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in math/science. To list a few specific subjects, I've tutored in biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. In terms of exams, I excel at tutoring for the SSAT/ISEE, SHSAT, SAT/ACT, GMAT, and MCAT exams.

Lourdes C. Tucson, AZ

Subjects Taught

ACT, Acting, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Dance, English, ESL, Film Acting, French, GRE, Guitar, History, Improv Acting, Language, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Opera Voice, Phonics, Reading, Science, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Test Prep, Theater Acting

About Me

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)
Field Research, Logic and Critical Thinking
Literary and Film Criticism
Film, Sound and Stage Production

Susie N. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

ACT, ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ACT Test Prep, Algebra, Algebra 1, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Elementary Math, English, ESL, Knitting, Math, Phonics, Pre Algebra, Reading, Science

About Me

Hello, my name is Susie N., and I have taught in elementary and middle schools for 9 years. I have also tutored in the past and currently tutor a fifth grader in math. My favorite subject to tutor is Algebra 1, Pre Algebra, and Elementary Math, but I enjoy tutoring other subjects as well.

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