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Lisa P.

Valrico, FL
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Christopher M.

Seattle, WA
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John S.

Brick, NJ
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Lisa P. Valrico, FL

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Algebra 1, Arithmetic, Arrangement and Composition, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Bible Studies, Christian Gospel, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Creative Writing, Ear Training, Elementary Math, Guitar, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Phonics, Piano, Pre Algebra, Public Speaking, Reading, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Study Skills, Test Prep, Vocal Training

About Me

My Background in Music:

My inspiration first started when I was seven years old and in second grade. I was pondering if I wanted to dedicate myself to the music field. A substitute piano teacher came in that day and played and my admiration decided me to pursue this ambition for my life work.

I studied and played guitar and auto-harp as a child because of our lack of piano. The guitar was a gift and I played it for years and studied vocal music throughout school.

When I was a young teenager I started playing with a group that I met in a barn and I was thrilled. Many other musicians have been part of my story and as a young person I studied privately with such greats as Michelle Barone Horsefield as well as with with studio musicians such as the Scott Steeleman Studio and John Sayer.

Education:

When I was a little older I started studying at the Community Music School at Capital University in Columbus Ohio. I studied with Joan Hall Huet and enjoyed her style and training as well as Steve Caricciola out of Capitol who played organ and taught me composition. Those are only two of the wonderful teachers with whom I trained.

As I was studying, there came an opportunity for me to study and work with the founding member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He was Mr. Robert Buchsbaum of Coronet Recording Studio. I came into his studio to make a demo tape and he offered me a job.

He was a fantastic engineer as well as the finest of oboists. We talked music for nine years together. He changed my life in so many countless ways that it would take a book to explain what was brought to me musically at that time.

I continued to play as well as help in the studio wherever and whenever I was needed. I recorded and wrote many original pieces and became copyrighted as well as a member of BMI and ASCAP.

I won the USO talent show in 1985 and was offered the possibility of travel, but I chose to stay in Columbus. I was very blessed to have met and worked with many of the finest professors in the country as they were a part of our Artist-In-Residence Series in the studio.

People such as Rosemary Platt, a professor of Ohio State University, Paul Droste, TBDBITL and retired OSU marching band director. I came to Florida in 2001 and have expanded my musical adventures. I continue to play musically with a few local musicians and write music. I plan to continue to be an active force in the music field as well as teach other people how to be fine musicians.

Credits:

I have been involved within the music industry for many years. My credits include working almost ten years in a classical recording studio of high reputation. I have trained with many fine teachers and have grown to love the music field more and more. My goal is to expand your knowledge into a lifetime love for the music field and not to frustrate you with seemingly impossible tasks.

Children and Adults:

I love children and have worked many years with all age groups as well as with adults. I have the patience and good disposition necessary to help you enjoy the musical experience.

The methods that I use while on a steady course with an accredited system will also include learning how to enjoy music, write music and read music. I have people who are devoted to music and who will have it in their lives always because of my guidance.

A Personal Note

My skills include many years of teaching and helping students become stronger and better equipped to face the best future that they can possibly reach. I have devoted my life to teaching people to read, study, write and perform well.

I have researched the many students that I have trained and I have developed quick and efficient ways to reach needed goals. I have tutored children in reading, writing and comprehension skills as well as contest preparation and test taking.

I have also been involved in many public speaking and performance opportunities. When I was a young child I had the privilege of training in phonics and in eighth grade was reading at a college level.

When my family moved to another community while I was in the ninth grade I was placed in twelfth grade classes and while I did not have the emotional maturity I did have the intellectual ability. I have been concentrating on teaching music for the last few years and have also addressed a need in raising the skill levels in other subjects.

I have also spent time teaching children to prepare for tests. That led me into training others how to develop study skills to help them in lifelong pursuits. I am a writer and love to use stories with a good solid moral point.

I have devoted myself to helping children and young people as well as adults and have many references and connections to my community. I have been published in syndicated newspapers and I am currently a member of the American College of Musicians.

I have been listed in various Who's Who Publications such as Who's Who for Entrepreneurs and have even been listed in European publications. I believe that I have changed lives for the better and this gives me a strong drive and purpose to equip and strengthen others.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach online with much success. You can stay in the comfort of your own home and I can teach your student as if I am right there. Give online a try and see if your student continues to grow musically.

My usual goal in a lesson is to promote thought and a natural interest in personal development.

1. I require that the students have the materials needed to get the best possible results I can suggest which ones are the best for the student. Materials are usually of minimal cost unless a student wants to do very serious training.

2. The first few minutes we go over their homework and decide if they need another week or if they are ready to move on. Most of the students can move on so I am going to give that scenario.

3. I then present a concept that will usually take some practice to master.

4. The last section is spent in going over what will be done in their own time.

I'll do my best to make sure that the student understands everything that is being presented to the best of their capacity.

Practice time is age appropriate and I am sensitive to the time constraints that are part of our society today.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha keyboard, bel canto vocal set up, computer, Luna acoustic guitar, classical guitar, lesson books.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a guitar but students need their own instrument and will need books.

*** Specialties ***
I use touch therapy and associations as well as help people overcome stage fright. I also use Bel Canto in vocal training. In guitar I can teach up to early advanced. On piano and vocal I can take children 7 and up male or female. I use positive reinforcement. I have innovative programs that stimulate and rejuvenate.

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

***VISIT MY WEBSITE AT 206TUTORING.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION***

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.

TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS

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.

PHILOSOPHY

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.

MORE SPECIFICS

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.

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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

John S. Brick, NJ

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Math, Reading, SAT, Science, Social Studies, SSAT, Test Prep

About Me

I am a NJ-licensed educator, certified in math, science, social studies, and language arts. My specialty is improving SAT scores by 200 points or more. A journalist for 25 years prior to teaching, my specialty is in essay writing. I have "cracked the secret" to taking the SAT and I can teach you how in just six weeks, two hours a week! Also expert at algebra, arithmetic, physics, astronomy, reading, language arts and literature.

Basic skills to college prep? I AM YOUR MAN!

*** Lesson Details ***
For SAT prep, I recommend two hours a week for six weeks. For academic tutoring, one hour a week is sufficient, over however long you feel you need.

*** Travel Equipment ***
SAT Prep textbook, supplemental math and essay-writing workbooks. Stopwatch.

*** Specialties ***
ACADEMICS:
Test taking strategies, essay-writing, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, introductory calculus, intermediate calculus, physics, astronomy, reading, critical reading, literary analysis, term-paper preparation and execution

About Test Prep

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