- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2006
What do you WANT to learn?
Learning should always be fun, even when it is challenging. I try to find out what my student WANTS to learn and then integrate that desire into what must be mastered. I have taught at all levels in the Indianapolis Public Schools. I have taught Literature, Composition, and Sociology, to name a few subjects, at the college level.I hold a professionalized Indiana teaching license (expires 2025) and a Master’s degree in education.I have successfully taught at-risk students as they prepared for the GED and TASC high school equivalency, even setting school records for completion rates. I am currently preparing on-line learning courses for the state of Indiana. I home-schooled my own children and they have graduated college with honors.I have authored two best-selling novels, and have written for prestigious publications. I have performed magic, music, and comedy for Fortune 500 companies, festivals, clubs, and home audiences around the country.
I have taught this subject in the Indianapolis Public Schools. I have taught many college-level subjects. I hold a current, valid, professionalized teaching license in Elementary Education, which will not expire until January, 2025. Further, I hold a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Training. I have also successfully taught all subjects of the GED and TASC high school equivalency programs. I am also an award-winning photo-journalist and multiple best-selling novelist.+ Read More
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John is a great teacher who is patient and well organized.
Well, I had my very first harmonica lesson with John S. and he made me very comfortable. The pace and his teaching method was great and I am really looking forward to our next lesson.
John is great! He does really well with teaching kids!
John is an excellent teacher: patient, knowledgeable, fun and I learned a riff my first lesson! The online Skype format worked well. Two thumbs up!
I had a stroke and didn't remember much about any kind of music. John was patient, and stayed a little overtime, which made me feel guilty. I think he will actually get me playing music. He's a dear.