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About Kristen F.

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San Diego, CA

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I am credentialed to teach K-6 writing.

About Kristen
My name is Kristen! I am an instructor in the San Diego area. I work from my home studio with students of all ages.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Voice Primary, Piano Secondary. I also have obtained my Masters in Music Education from Boston University. I have also received my credential for elementary education and music education.

***Music Students***
I teach students not only how to sing, but also how to perform. This will benefit all students who are looking to audition for a musical, or are interested in performing in front of an audience.

I also teach students how to read music and understand basic music theory. This will benefit students who want to further their musical knowledge.

I believe that it is important for music students to learn how to be true musicians. For this reason I have created a student ce
ntered curriculum that includes a variety of learning objectives including: vocal and breathing technique, improvisation, listening and interpreting, student song selection, performance, music theory, and community musical involvement.

All students who work with me have their own personalized lesson plans. Together we work towards achieving the student's individual goals. I teach my students the skills to become successful.

***Elementary Multi Subject Tutoring***

I am credentialed to teach students K-6 with an elementary multi subject credential.

All students who work with me have their own personalized lesson plans. Together we work towards achieving the student's individual goals. I teach my students the skills to become successful.
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Sara J. March 21, 2019
· Classical Voice · In studio
This lesson was for my 15 yo daughter. Kristen was very organized and got right to work discovering my daughter's range, teaching her how to breathe properly, showing her warm-up exercises and singing a few songs they will be working on together. It was a very productive session and Kristen was very interested in keeping the lesson fun as well. A good balance of structure and play that challenges the student while keeping her engaged and eager to practice on her own. Great first lesson, and my daughter is looking forward to the next one!
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Andrew B. July 22, 2014
· Singing · In studio
Kristen is SO helpful. I've only taken a few classes so far and my vocal abilities and confidence behind a microphone have improved drastically. I started singing late -- at age 27 -- and without much instruction so it has been a difficult process on a steep learning curve so far (the past two years). Kristen punts me farther up that curve every time we meet :).

She is structured but not rigid, super knowledgeable and very professional. Highly recommend her!
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Jill E. June 1, 2014
· Opera Voice · In studio
Emily has made great strides in singing! Thanks Kristen!
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Kristen F.

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About Cody W.

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Diamond Bar, CA

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If you or your child is struggling in writing, it can be a daunting task to write an essay or story to communicate a point, or to write a persuasive speech that wins audiences over. If you can write, you can go anywhere in life! Much of our schools are struggling with core writing standards. This requires much outside tutoring. If you or someone you know is struggling in writing, I can help with topics, essays, grammar, subject verb and sentence agreements, punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, and much more! I can also tutor in MLA format for research papers. I'm available in person and online.

About Cody
With my two Bachelor's degrees in Music Composition and Technology, I began tutoring students in piano, voice, and composition as it was part of my training. I also have experience writing and editing essays, books, and more for several independent clients. I have experience writing my own books as well. I have written two so far, but am getting ready to write a third. I am a copious editor and can catch grammatical and other errors with ease. This is why tutoring in English would be great for me.
I thought I would add basic math for those school-aged children that are having a little trouble with it in their classes.
Usually, I teach lessons in my home in Diamond Bar or online, but if the need arises, I could surely work out coming to the students' homes for one-on-one tutoring help. With me, most students click after a few lessons and
understand what they couldn't in the classroom. I help the students by teaching in innovative ways that will catch their attention more than standard teaching methods. Students should consider me for I can make learning fun and never a chore!

*** Lesson Details ***
I use a wide variety of techniques to sing, play piano and other instruments. Techniques include straight vowel singing (no words) to test how long to hold notes, using color to help people sight read, using improvisational techniques in order to play jazz, rock, classical and many other styles of music.
I use what they student has under his or her belt as a starting point to see what lessons we could start them on.
I also assist with online lessons to make transportation a thing of the past. If you've got a webcam or Skype, I can do long-distance lessons with you! So, I am here to help!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Alesis Recital Keyboard
Music sheets
Web cam
Mac computer (MacBook Pro)
Finale music notation software to help in composition and theory lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music paper for away lessons.
Finale for composition and music theory lessons.
Can use macbook for more elaborate teaching or demonstration if need be.

*** Specialties ***
I do teach classical composition with specialties in ensemble and chamber music. I also specialize in songwriting for pop and other media.
I teach voice and vocal techniques of sacred choral and vocal music.
I teach classical and jazz piano and improvisation. I also have the distinction in being able to teach students with special needs or learning disabilities as I have a mild form of cerebral palsy and understand what students with special needs go through.

Reviews from Others:
Gohar S. Said: Cody is a great teacher - my daughter loves learning piano now (it was difficult to convince her before).

Paul G. Said: Cody is a very knowledgeable teacher! He is very patient with students as well! I am looking forward to seeing what my own musical path will take with his help!!

Minna S. Said: Cody was very prompt in his response and made himself available so my son could take lessons. He was very polite and patient with my son. We look forward to seeing our son's progress with Cody's instructor.

Judene B. Said: Corey is a wonderful piano teacher! He is kind and supportive, and motivates you to work at your best. I highly recommend!

Grace C. Said: Cody is very patient and accommodating to my learning needs.

So, if you need lessons online, come take lessons with me! I'll help you!
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Chaerin March 18, 2019
· Piano · Online
Cody has been teaching piano to my son for at least 2 years. Justin really enjoys Cody and looks forward to lessons every week. Cody is good communicating with my son who has autism
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Chaerin March 18, 2019
· Piano · In home
Cody has been teaching piano to my son for at least 2 years. Justin really enjoys Cody and looks forward to lessons every week. He’s great with kids
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Quinn March 18, 2019
· Vocal Training · Online
Best vocal teacher ever! Learned alot from him!
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About Henry M.

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San Jose, CA

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I'm an Emmy Award-winning writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, having taught all levels with more than 30 years experience.

About Henry
Award winning journalist and teacher with international experience, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States. Certified teacher with experience in all levels and with all ages.
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Mercia March 13, 2019
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Toshinori February 17, 2019
· English · Online
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Samira N. February 12, 2019
· English · In studio
I was completely confused bus he very kindly learns me and no rush.
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About Alexandra W.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I have been writing for an online arts magazine for the past five years, so I believe I can provide my students with some great tools in their writing process. Whether it's creative writing or essay writing, I can help you organize and articulate your thoughts and opinions.

About Alexandra
Alexandra has a BA from the University of Southern California (Recipient of Doolittle Award: Outstanding Female Performer of graduating class) and an MFA from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Acting has taken her to Paris, London, and Moscow and has given her the opportunity to work with exceptional artists, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Neil Gaiman, Scott Zigler, and Kevin Bright. She coaches students privately and is currently teaching at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and The New York Film Academy. She is also a monthly column contributor to the popular online arts magazine, Bleep.
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Macy December 28, 2018
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Rito December 21, 2018
· Speech · Online
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Flor Kapitzky December 6, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
She is really good! :)
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About Cathryn K.

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Peoria, IL
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I want to share my love of writing with my students. The written word is still considered to be highly valued in the Unites States and it is essential in everyday life. Obviously what I teach to an elementary child would differ than a college student but reaching a high level of writing ability would be foremost.

About Cathryn
Hello! My name is Cathy and I have been teaching voice (singing) for over 30 years. But don't let that fool you into thinking I'm a stogy old girl who doesn't have a pulse on contemporary music. I teach pop, country, broadway, folk, whatever it is your interested in. I do teach with vocal exercises because without them no changes will be made and that's the whole point right to change your voice? However you do get to sing songs. I teach, so that you will change your voice and succeed in whatever avenue you want. My degree is in Vocal Performance from Northeastern Illinois University and one year of Masters work in Drama from DePaul University.

I also teach ESL, Reading, Writing, History which I have done for the past ten years. I use a variety of techniques since no two people are alike to help you learn English or the Ameri
can lifestyle. I presently teach Caterpillar employees, spouses and children. Let me teach you and see how far we can go.

Thank you.
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Isabella March 17, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Our first lesson went well.. Cathy made our daughter feel welcome and she came straight home to practice..
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Athena R. February 5, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Love the way Cathy relates to my 6 year old granddaughter...she is very hands on in a positive and upbeat manner and gets down to eye level when getting her point across. Has the child feel her jaw for example to learn the best position for a voice exercise. Then she often asks if the child understands what she is saying, asking for a return demonstration and verbal response of “yes’. And she reinforces success while repeating directions for mistakes...just a great teacher.
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Brady C. January 24, 2019
· Singing · In studio
He is learning a lot and really enjoys his time in class.
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About Strummer H.

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Brooklyn, NY
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I offer students constructive and concrete suggestions as to what will strengthen their writing. I believe that teaching writing should be no different than teaching piano, dance, or sculpture. I’ve had the privelege of studying with professors who have clear, incredibly useful beliefs (and even slogans!) regarding what makes literature “work” and how writers of ALL styles can best execute their vision.

I received fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where I received my Poetry M.F.A.

I designed and taught two undergraduate writing courses at the University of Iowa: Poetry Writing and Creative Writing and Pop Culture. My poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Fence, and Epiphany Magazine, where I was winner of the 2016 Emerging Writers Contest judged by Vijay Seshadri. I also write about music for New York magazine’s Vulture.

I have extensive experience working with students on all types of writing, from music video treatments, to op-eds, to

About Strummer
I've taught writing in higher ed since 2016. Prior to that, I worked with students on a one-on-one basis. I'm currently available to teach lessons at your home, you local coffee shop or library, or any place that works for you!

I've worked with students who write across a broad range of styles and genres. I've helped students get op-eds published in magazines; get into writing MFA programs by editing their writing samples; and get published in literary magazines.

I'm the recipient of merit-based fellowships from the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop, where I received my Poetry M.F.A. in 2017. I hold a B.A. in English from N.Y.U.'s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

My poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Fence, Salt Hill, and Epiphany, where I was winner of the Emerging Writers Award judged by Pulitzer Prize winn
er Vijay Seshadri. My non-fiction has appeared in New York magazine.

Students can expect generous, thorough feedback that both supports their artistic vision and encourages them to experiment. My lessons are centered around practical--and effective--tools to improve your writing. Whether you're starting from scratch and looking for writing prompts or you want feedback on your manuscript for a graduate school application, I will tailor our lessons to meets specific needs.

I look forward to working with you!
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Aubrie March 6, 2019
· Writing · Online
I had virtually no experience with creative writing before working with Strummer. I was interested in seeing if it was possible for me to put together a somewhat interesting memoir.

Strummer was the perfect instructor for an absolute beginner. I was definitely nervous to show someone my writing, but Strummer was encouraging and enthusiastic, and her lessons were outlined in a way that made me feel like I was learning a craft, (as opposed to just winging it and seeing what she said).

Six months later I have a nice 150 pages that I’m feeling really good about. Strummer and I continue to work together and I highly recommend studying with her.
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Ashleigh March 3, 2019
· Writing · In studio
Strummer helped me edit and assemble my writing sample for my MFA applications. I found Strummer's guidance thorough, professional, and extremely useful. After several lessons, my portfolio was much stronger than when we initially met, and Strummer helped me think about my writing in a new way. She is truly a world-class editor. I'm happy to report that I was accepted into several of the schools to which I applied. Thank you Strummer!!!
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Olivia March 3, 2019
· Writing · Online
Strummer is a fantastic teacher. I had very little writing experience and she provided me with writing exercises that were really fun and helped me learn the fundamentals of storytelling. Although I'm most interested in writing short stories, Strummer offered me several poetry exercises which she said would help my prose writing--and she was right! I highly recommend working with Strummer. She ignited a passion for writing in me that will continue to grow.
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About Vivek V.

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Saratoga, CA

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As a writing tutor in college and an avid writer myself, I have experience tutoring students with works ranging from college essays and applications to speeches and scientific papers. I also regularly tutor elementary to high school level students in the various stages of writing from essay types to persuasive writing to research papers.

About Vivek
I am a graduate from the University of Rochester with a B.S in Neuroscience and the former president of a student run global health non-profit. My passion for teaching was founded by my own experience as a student. Throughout my academic career, the challenges I encountered refined my own approach to understanding subjects, and the ensuing success after overcoming such obstacles brought me further love for learning and those subjects. I want to transmit that feeling of accomplishment to students as they master their own subjects, and hopefully foster a passion for further learning and success in any of their other endeavors. As a top student in both high school, and scholarship recipient in college, I know the effort and dedication required to be successful, and the impact a good teacher and support system can have on a student.

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served as a tutor for speech and writing in college, I enjoy and thrive in tutoring English, Literature, Writing, Communication and Debate. I have honed my writing abilities and understanding to help many students on writing college application essays, even tailored for particular schools. As a neuroscience student, having taken numerous science courses in a university setting and performed well in them, I understand many of the common difficulties students face when grappling with the concepts and problems presented to them. I have used my own experience as a teaching instructor for the Department of Biology to hone my teaching abilities and help students master formerly challenging material. Ultimately, the skills I acquired throughout this process of teaching and learning have improved my own understanding and grasp on the sciences, and I pass on these acquired traits to my students as I instruct them in the various sciences.

For many students, standardized tests are the biggest challenges to obtaining college admission, earning scholarships, or placing into selective programs. As someone who self-taught and experimented his way through taking these exams and scoring well, I take students through the whole approach to exams like the SAT by breaking down each section to manageable parts and finding the most efficient and easy ways to answer questions. Through helping students individually leverage their strengths and destroy weaknesses in facing these exams, I am confident that they will have conquered yet another obstacle on the path to their goals.

I look forward to hearing from you. All the best!
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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About Kris J.

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I have a bachelor's degree in communications. I've written legal policies, procedures, desktop manuals, training guides, reports and other professional things. I would love to share my experiences with you!
Whatever you're writing, I can help you edit, rewrite, and proofread before you finalize your material.

About Kris
I'm a pretty laid back easy going guy. If you want to learn a variety of things, check out my subjects and I'd be happy to help you.

I have quite a bit of life knowledge and experience that I'm willing to share. I see myself as more of a tutor, helping students along the path to get better grades and understand their subject material better.

Some things to expect during a lesson: We will go over the material and find any areas you are struggling with. We will hone in on those areas and get to the root of the issue, then build you up so that you have a solid base of understanding and can grow from there.

I hope we can partner to enhance your education and knowledge.
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Kris J.

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