Jake Botello

Jake B.

Dallas, TX

About Jake B.

Background check: Last verified 05/24/2017
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Jake teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: October 2004
Last sign in: 5 days ago

Overview

Hi!

I've been teaching all sorts of subjects all over the world for the last decade (and some change), and I'm looking forward to connecting with -you- (or your mom/dad/dogs/cats/washcloth--whomever wants to study! ^^)!

I'm very flexible in terms of what's taught and like to adjust my lessons to meet the goals, needs, and preferences of students.

I've taught:
- Ukulele Lessons
- Guitar Lessons
- Voice Lessons
- ESL Lessons (Yonsei University and Gangneung Wonju University as well as Berlitz in Korea)
- 5th through 8th grade science
- English/Grammar/Creative Writing
- Zoology for kids at a zoo!

I have a BA in Music (Vocal Performance) and am currently studying biology and en route to an MS in Evolutionary Biology!

(I also work at a zoo! ^^)

And...I used to street perform ukulele regularly abroad!

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, pies-you-want-to-throw; I'm game for all of it!

Looking forward to hearing from you!
- Jake

Photos and Videos

THIS photo was taken back in nineteen ot-seven! It was an alarming thing, at the time, because color photography didn't yet exist.

Experience

English Instructor
Jan 2014 - Feb 2016
Yonsei University Foreign Language Institute

During my time at Yonsei University, I taught a variety of subjects centered around the ultimate goal of developing English language skills for students from around the world (though chiefly Korea).

These included:
- Academic Writing
- Debate
- Discussion
- Thesis Coaching
- Editing
- Grammar
- Reading Comprehension
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Creative Writing
- And others!

Education

BA - Music
Jan 2006 - Dec 2008
University of St. Thomas

Languages Spoken

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

3 Reviews on Jake B.

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Doug May 29, 2017
· Ukulele · In studio Jake was a really involved instructor. He offered a few people a course which didn't just cover how to pay the ukulele but also the philosophy behind how to listen to music and try to play tunes accurately. He also introduced non-traditional ways to approach learning the ukulele that boosted confidence and decreased the learning time involved.
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Courtney May 26, 2017
· Ukulele · In home Jake is an amazing teacher! I have zero experience, and he is patient with all of my questions and limited background knowledge. He's fun and engaging, and I would recommend him for anyone looking to learn a new skill or practice an existing skill with an energetic and enthusiastic teacher.
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Joe May 24, 2017
· Ukulele · Online My lesson was awesome. I've been trying to teach myself ukulele for a while but had a lot of problems. I started telling Jake about it and he knew just what to do. Very knowledgeable, very clear instructions.
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