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I have had a fairly diverse musical background, including playing with bands and orchestras, as well as participating in choral groups and opera. I have a master's degree in music performance for wind conducting, and a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on piano performance. I have taught private lessons off and on for several years now but have always been successful wherever I went.
I love music, which should be obvious because if I didn't I wouldn't be writing this now! I also have a real passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with others, both failures and successes. I believe everyone has creative potential, and I believe music is a real universal art form that anyone can tap into if they want. Making and creating music should also be fun!
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I try to keep my lessons professional but comfortable too. I don't like yelling at students for messing up or anything like that. I always have an agenda but am willing to adjust and compromise if the situation dictates to. If you don't have a curriculum in mind, I will do my best to find one that fits you as a student best. My initial goals are to make sure the basics of reading music and performing are set so that no matter what musical avenue you eventually want to pursue, you can be successful at it. I do specialize in classical music but enjoy creating and playing other genres as well.
I now also offer lessons online, as well as tutoring in most math areas!
*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a piano keyboard at my home.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect students to have their own instruments as needed, as well as music paper, pencils, etc. I may be able to provide some of those materials on occasion as well as some books/recordings, but will by and large expect students to purchase those for themselves.
*** Specialties ***
I am much more familiar with classical styles and Broadway. My music writing style tends to be somewhere between neo-classical and avant-garde.
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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 --ÃÂ‚ÂÂ” quite the contrary! --ÃÂ‚ÂÂ” 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'ÂÂ™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!
*** 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 ***
*** Specialties ***
Classical piano, 19th-century music, music theory, music and literature, ethnomusicology, having fun
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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
French and German
Film, Sound and Stage Production
Research writing, critical analysis
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Teaching and tutoring has been my calling from early in life. It started with tutoring my good friend, Jenica, for ice cream, to when I was hired from my Calculus class to tutor 10th grade Geometry students.
Since then, I've taught GRE, ACT and SAT prep - with great success with all three of these tests - and I've been a classroom mathematics teacher for almost a decade.
I have two specialities that make me fairly unique in the domain of Mathematics and Test Prep teaching and tutoring: First, I help students to understand the topic on a much deeper and more interesting level, by connecting it to related topics and skills, providing historical background, and elaborating on how it's been used and how it's currently used. This makes students much more interested in the topic, and that much more likely to recall it in the future, then when it is taught in a dry and dull way.
Secondly, I am well aware of the role test-anxiety and self-doubt plays in the lack of success of some students, so I put a lot of emphasis on the emotional and psychological component of teaching. With my educational background in Psychology, I have tools to apply that help students to overcome the debilitating affects of test anxiety.
Beyond this, you will find, as all of my students find, that I am very personable and love to help students to learn. Some students are intimidated by teachers or tutors how don't know how to connect with the students on a personal level, or how to break things down in a way that connects with the students understanding breaks down, but that's where I truly excel. Instead of simply repeating myself and wondering why a students doesn't understand something, I work to grasp where the breakdown occurs, and then to build up from what they do already understand. Through this, I have had unparalleled success throughout my teaching experience, whether it is Math specifically, or Test Prep more generally.
Working with me will not only provide you immediate success, but the effects will carry over well into the future. Working with me is a lifetime investment!
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to overcome your challenges to reach the potential that you know that you have!
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First and foremost, I love tutoring/teaching and I have been doing it in some form for 7 years. I'm patient and absolutely willing to work to find strategies that will help YOU, because I know everyone learns differently!
I graduated cum laude from Boston College in 2011 with majors in English and Music. I started officially building my clientele over 2 years ago (before that I tutored as community service throughout college) with topics including: SAT prep, ACT prep, college counseling, trigonometry, chemistry, reading, writing, math, piano and much more!
My 99+% scores for the SAT/ACT in high school is what inspired me to start tutoring those subjects: I look at those tests as a game. There is only a finite number of questions they can ask you, so strategy preparation is key to being able to intercept any question before it stumps you!
As far as music lessons go, I teach beginner, intermediate, and intermediate-advanced piano lessons. I also teach beginner saxophone and music theory. I've been playing instruments since I was 5!
Please let me know if I can provide you with any other information. It would be an honor to work with you and I know we'd reach success!
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I love helping others. That is what drew me to tutoring and personal training. Both allow me to meet clients where they are and help them get to where they want to go! I have experience working with a wide age range: 1.5 - 55 years old! I have worked with students on math, reading, writing, critical thinking, fine motor skills, word and letter recognition, phonics, ACT prep, Spanish, Probability & Statistics, and High School English. I have also trained various clients for weight loss, cardiovascular and muscular endurance, flexibility training, strength, fitness competitions, hip hop and tap dance. I believe with hard work and dedication, you can achieve any goal. I would love the opportunity to help you get there!
I have been tutoring formally for 3 years, but I have informally been doing it elementary school! I've always been the go-to person when one of my peers needed help with their school work. During my sessions, I like to keep it interesting for my students. For example, I work with an autistic child 1-2 day/week on reading, writing, math, money, critical thinking, following directions, and fine motor skills. Because he has a short attention span, I like to break up the written work with games and puzzles to keep him engaged. Your sessions are all about YOU and I will tailor it to your needs.
The ACT is now a necessary part of every high school curriculum. Every student in their junior year is required to take this standardized test in order to transition to the next year, making it essentially a replacement for the SAT (though SATs can still be taken for seniors).
Being well-prepared for the ACT will alleviate much of the stress of taking the test and, of course, the less stress a student is under, the better he or she is likely to do on the test.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."