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Elisa R.

Elisa R.

5(10)
Hello! I love to teach and I have devoted my life to obtaining the highest music education possible. Learning to play an instrument is fun but it is also challenging. My lessons consist of technique and general music training that include aural skills and music theory. My lessons are a lot of fun because I have high standards, but also maintain a light hearted atmosphere. In addition to music, I am also a psychology researcher and have studied and published articles on the latest experimental education practices. So my lessons tend to be very different from a typical music lesson. I teach violin and viola from beginning to advanced levels. My students have ranged in age from 3 to 65 years old and I feel that I can teach students at any age. If you want to include learning to play the violin or viola in your life then I would be a great choice for a teacher. Thank you. Elisa _______________________________________________________________________ Education: New England Conservatory Master of Music in Viola Performance, May 2013 Oberlin Conservatory of Music Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance, May 2010 Oberlin College Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 2010 West Linn High School High school diploma, May of 2005 _______________________________________________________________________ Studied with: Roger Tapping, Edward Gazouleas, Martha Katz, Peter Slowik, Hankus Netsky, Janz Castelo, and Peter Row Critiqued by: Roberto Diaz, Steven Dann, Kirsten Docter, Kim Kashkashean, Barbara Hamilton, Hillary Herndon, and George Taylor _______________________________________________________________________ Awards: Musical and Academic 2013: Master of Music with academic honors 2010: Principle of the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra in 2010 2009: Winner of the “Best of Chamber Music” 2007: Conservatory Dean's Talent Award Scholarship 2006: SUNY Buffalo Concerto Competition Winner 2005: Oregon Scholar _______________________________________________________________________ Experience: Orchestral 2019-Present: Assistant Principal for Symphony Tacoma 2018-Present: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra 2013-Present: Santa Barbara Symphony 2015-2016: Canton Symphony 2013: Banff Festival Orchestra 2012: Banff Master Classes for Strings and Winds 2011-12: American Institute of Musical Studies Opera Orchestra Graz, Austria 2012: Atlantic Symphony Orchestra 2010-13: New England Conservatory Philharmonia 2007-10: Oberlin Opera, Chamber, Symphony Orchestra and LA tour 2009: Round Top Music Festival 2008: Oberlin in Italy, Arezzo, Italy 2007: Rocky Ridge Music Center 2002-2005: The Metropolitan Youth Symphony of Portland Oregon 2004-5: Oregon All State Orchestra on violin and viola 2003-4: Mel Brown Jazz Workshop Teaching 2018-2020: Oregon Bravo Youth Orchestra: Director of Revueltas Ensemble, String Teaching Artist 2018-2019: Trinity Academy, string teacher 2016-2018: Music and English Teacher in Taiwan 2015-2016: Substitute Teacher in Ohio 2014-2015: Oxnard Music Specialist 2013-2015: Lead String Teaching Artist for Ventura Harmony Project 2011-2013: Violin and Viola teacher at Kwong Kow Chinese School, Boston, MA 2011-2013: Violin and Viola teacher for the Winnie Ip Piano School, Boston, MA 2002-2013: Private Teacher for violin and viola 2009: String Pedagogy course at Oberlin Conservatory 2002: Assistant teacher of violin class at Cedar Oak Elementary, School West Linn, OR Psychology Research 2019-Present: Project Specialist - Safety Climate Lab at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU Topics: safety climate, occupational health sciences, total worker health, dissemination and implementation, health psychology, and others 2017-2019: Research Assistant - National Chengchi University, Taiwan Topics: creativity enhancement, game-based learning, mindfulness, aesthetic training, educational psychology, fMRI, maker centered learning, and others. Please see my publications on experimental teaching methods. *** Travel Equipment *** I have a car.
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Christopher A.

Christopher A.

5(19)
I have taught Algebra for over five years and it is probably my favorite math to teach. Its foundation is a few simple rules that with repetition are easily memorized and then can be used throughout the rest of your time studying it.
$1$60
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Colin S.

Colin S.

4.9(106)
I view algebra like a game: there are simple rules that govern what you can do, and if you know and understand the rules, the game is a whole lot easier. If algebra seems to be a struggle for a student, I can help them identify the basic concepts (i.e. rules) on which they need to strengthen their understanding. Algebra is an essential tool I use to solve a myriad of problems every day as an engineer, and so I am intimately familiar with its many different topics, and perhaps because I understand its value, I genuinely enjoy teaching algebra to others. I remember what it was like to personally struggle with algebra, and I know the most common pitfalls which make it seem more difficult than it actually is. Because of this experience, I am quite adept on picking up on my students' weak points, and helping them clear up fuzzy understandings of the rules of algebra. I started teaching algebra six years ago when I first started teaching it to myself. Since that time, algebra has been the subject I have tutored the most, and I believe I have become quite good at helping students master concepts that were once most challenging for them. My goal is to help my students not only raise their algebra grades to all As, but more importantly, to help them establish a rock-solid base in algebra on which to build higher math skills. I do this by: 1. Providing each algebra student with a thorough, in-depth review of the basic concepts in which they have not yet mastered 2. Demonstrating central problem-solving techniques that are essential for all levels of math (and science) 3. Providing them with practice problems to do in between our sessions so that they have the opportunity to solidify the information and skills they learn. There are amazing careers waiting for those who are educated in higher mathematics, and everyone should have the opportunity to pursue them. It all begins with a solid foundation in algebra.
$130
/60 minutes
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Albert E.

Albert E.

5(17)
Algebra can be a struggle for students. All of a sudden, there’s letters in addition to numbers they have to worry about. With over 5 years of 1:1 tutoring experience, I have helped many others learn algebra by identifying concepts that speak most to them and allow them to more easily wrap their heads around dealing with letters and numbers together through my unique coaching framework of progressive problem sets starting with first principles. Algebra is the foundation for all higher math, which is why I take so much care ensuring students not only ace their exams, but have a full concept mastery so they’ll be prepared for geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and beyond.
$1$55
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Natalie G.

Natalie G.

4.9(23)
I know algebra like the back of my hand, and I can prove it to you! Middle school, high school, college, university, and adult students have seen me for algebra tutoring for over 10 years. I can explain the fundamentals without a textbook, and I always offer simpler ways to understand difficult concepts and solve problems. As a teacher, I try to make algebra easier for everyone. Learning how to analyze math should be interesting and helpful, not a painful memory. Whether for school, work or test prep, students discover how far their mastery of algebra can take them in life.
$1$90
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Benjamin K.

Benjamin K.

4.9(149)
I have been teaching math for several years now and understand the need for a good foundation. I work with students to find any concepts they have missed or do not fully understand. My goal in teaching math is always comprehension not grades. After laying a good foundation, it is amazing to see the improvement and success my students have had!
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Junia M.

Junia M.

4.9(77)
Experienced, professional and patient tutor! My name is Junia. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Central Florida (UCF). In college, I was in the Dean’s and President lists. I also had an honor scholarship which shows that I am driven by success at high standards. I hold an Advanced National Tutor Certificate. I have tutored many students in math, ESOL, and science over the past 10 years across all age groups with a very high success rate. My goals as a tutor are to offer an excellent and targeted learning which addresses specific learning challenges that the student is currently facing, to equip students with exam preparation strategies, and help them learn techniques that enable them to achieve and succeed in their subjects. I am very patient and attentive to the needs of the students so that they can attain their goals. My role as a tutor is to make learning enjoyable. I always keep my students engage in the learning process. I do everything I can to make learning a pleasant experience. I am willing to go the extra miles when students ask for additional help and clarification. Let me be your personal guide, so that you can become a self-sufficient learner capable of reaching and achieving far more than you ever thought possible. I'll help you get there by installing the growth mindset that you need to succeed. I'm a gifted and talented tutor. YOU are a gifted and talented student. I'll bring it out of you! Reach out and let me make learning fun for you again and let's tackle any one of those difficult subjects together. I require 24 hours notice for a cancellation. If a lesson is not cancelled, yet the student fails to show up within the first 15 minutes of the lesson, a no-show fee of 100% of that lesson will be kept. However, I completely understand that sometimes there may be an emergency. If this is the case, I am happy to reschedule the lesson for a later time if there is calendar availability, as long as the student messages me 24 hours prior to the scheduled session.
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Farobag C.

Farobag C.

4.9(44)
Includes Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and College Algebra. Lessons may also be arranged via Skype.
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