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I have studied and traveled in Mexico and Spain. My hometown and Bay Area history are full of Spanish speakers, a great way to put my language skills to use. My students have improved their grades and found joy in learning a new language. I hope my practically-minded method will appeal to you. I have written and spoken extensively in Spanish. Poetry, research papers, music . . . Thanks for your interest, and please do not hesitate to contact me personally for more information. I hope to be able to meet your educational needs. Thank you.
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I am a laid back teacher, but I definitely expect students to practice what I suggest they practice. I advise that students use method books or sheet music of some sort, and I will certainly make notes for them and create materials they can learn from. I always teach based on the goals of the student and what type of music they enjoy, but I also like to guide the student in a direction I think would benefit them. I usually introduce music to play right away, conforming of course to the skill level and interest of the student. I now play seven-string guitar, which is just a six-string guitar (same tuning and technique) with an extra low string. It will be practical to aide students by accompanying with a bass range instrument.
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I consider myself a Jazz musician, but I am happy to consider a very wide range of styles. I am focusing now on music of the Spanish Golden Age, 1500-1700.
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
· Guitar · In home
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
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I've been teaching Spanish for 7 years and my students have improved greatly with my help. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
· Algebra 1 · Online
Former member of the National Honor Society. Received high grades in high school and college courses. Graduated with honors. Currently pursuing a doctorate degree and teaching a variety of subjects I'm passionate about.
Dan has his BA in Communications and Music History & Literature from NC State University and his MPA in Public Administration & Nonprofit Management from Baruch College. He is currently working on his PhD in Integral & Transpersonal Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies. Dan excels in academia, as well as in multiple facets of the Performing Arts!
Growing up in NC, Dan trained at the Raleigh Conservatory of Music and was the youngest member of the Raleigh Oratorio Society and the North Carolina Master Chorale. He received excellent ratings in piano, vocal and a
Dan is an alum of Broadway Theatre Project and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. He has directed, music directed, choreographed and starred in several theatrical productions and benefit concerts across the country for a variety of national nonprofits. He dreams of owning his own nonprofit healing and performing arts center in San Francisco.
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Lived in: New York, NY
Current City: San Francisco, CA
Quote: “Everything starts with the decision and passion to succeed. Let’s unleash your potential and share your gift with the world!”
Top 10 artists: Luciano Pavarotti, Eva Cassidy, Samuel Barber, Jennifer Hudson, Frederic Chopin, Whitney Houston, Jason Robert Brown, Heather Headley, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim.
· Piano · In home
Matisse (8yrs old) says "he is super good because he explains the notes in a way that I will remember".
I thought Piano lesson would be a drag for Matisse but he is really excited :) Happy Mom !!!
· Dance · In home
· Singing · Online
When we started I thought that some people just can't sing and that I was one of those people. Not only did I not know how to sing, I had no idea how to *learn* to sing. Dan was super patient and I felt like he figured how I needed to learn just as much as what I needed to learn.
Singing is a life long journey, and I still have a long way to go, but the difference in my confidence and ability since working with Dan is like night and day. I recommend Dan highly.
I have been teaching Spanish since I was an undergraduate at Stanford. I tutored Stanford to fellow undergraduate students (I helped with papers, presentations, etc.).
· Spanish · Online
· Spanish · Online
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My students will learn how to read, write, and speak the language. I am fluent in the language and have tutored others in the language since I was in college. It's a wonderful and useful language to learn.
As far as teaching baseball, I played for a Division 1 team in college. I also worked in one of the largest baseball camps in the Northeast, the New York Baseball Academy, throughout my entire collegiate career. I taught children the fundamentals of hitting and fielding in a way that was fun and easy to learn.
· Physics · Online
· Arithmetic · In home
· Spanish · In home
Immersive, intensive and interactive approach to Romance languages through folk music and acting and interacting in group set up or one to one.
I believe in learning while laughing and comparing to a better and faster understanding.
We can focus in English and Spanish or included other Romance languages like French, Italian and Portuguese or even all of them at the same time.
All these languages have a very similar root, just need to learn the different approach and in few sessions you will have an understanding of the whole Romance world.
Allowing and speeding the learning and the fluidity of your conversation exponentially.
I live to compare and enrich my culture and share the knowledge with the world.
Beside comparing Romance languages to one another for better understanding and deeper learning we will be comparing between the different kind of Spanish on the globe.
So we will not only learn Castilian but a wider ranger of South American expression and idioms so we can be fully understood where ever we go!
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My name is Scott Watts, and I have been tutoring Spanish for 2 years. When taking Spanish lessons from me you can expect a customized cirriculum, including a variety of different methods best suited to your particular learning style (audio, visual, kinesthetic). I start with general vocabulary and common, useful phrases so that you can enjoy speaking SOME spanish right away! As we progress further and as you build your vocabulary, we'll introduce more about grammar, verb conjugation and other language structures so that you can get creative and start to learn how to build sentences using the vocabulary and grammatical skills that you have developed.
A variety of study aids keep Spanish fresh in your mind on a daily basis and since different students learn in different ways, lessons will not involve simply reading through a textbook, but will also include a variety of creative ways to help you learn the language quickly and help you to retain what you've learned!
A few more notes about myself and my background...
I've spent most of my life working as a musician, since 1999, when I was 13. I took to the trumpet on the suggestion of an amazing public school music teacher when I showed up asking to join the jazz band without the ability to play an instrument or even read music...(had no idea what I was doing at the time)!
However, I started taking lessons with him that summer and by the end of the school year I'd gone from bottom chair to lead in every group at school and within a couple of years started performing with my teachers and with professional musicians in the greater Seattle area, then hitting the recording studios. By 15 I was invited to be a guest musician with the Seattle Symphony.
I studied under the Principal Trumpeter of the Seattle
I have also worked as a firefighter for over five years, and recently completed my training at Creighton University and earned my license to serve as an EMT in the state of Nebraska...maybe going for paramedic as well. I love working with and helping people!
I have a number of students in the Omaha area now and I would love to meet you (whether for online for online or face to face for in-house lessons) and see if you would like me to help you become the amazing trumpeter and musician that you want to be!
Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to meeting you!
· Trumpet · In studio
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