Joshua Blatman

Joshua B.

Seattle, WA

About Joshua B.

Background check: Last verified 06/27/2016
Joshua passed a background check on 06/27/2016 that included the following:
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Joshua teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 2000
Last sign in: Last week

Overview

I am a tutor who earned a music teaching degree and didn't want to be a school teacher. I worked professional jobs in retail and tech sales and have come back to teaching.

Whatever subject or instrument I teach, I always make sure to work with the student first. I enjoy helping learners have new aha moments.

The majority of my students take guitar, bass guitar, or Spanish lessons, though I am an educator and help my students learn other skills and knowledge sets too.

I went to Ohio State University for college, earned a BA in Music Education, and graduated Kum Laude. I also spent 4 years in the Ohio State University Marching Band, partially to rehab a brain injury.

Through my healing journey, I've developed patience, insight, and understanding for my students' learning processes.

Practice is a must in order to develop the necessary skills that demonstrate learning.

I'm excited to help you incorporate new skills into your life!

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Experience

Learning Specialist
Jun 2016 - Present
Lehman Learning Solutions

We specialize in helping students develop the basic learning skills that allow for successful academic learning to happen.

President
Apr 2015 - Present
Joshua Learning, LLC

I believe every person can realize their personal potential and live fully-expressed.

Our world is changing more rapidly than ever and our schools are incentivized to focus on testing, our students are not being taught how to adapt and think adaptively to the jobs that will exist when they graduate college.

My mission is to help students construct a mental framework of tangible academic and life skills that help them confidently and creatively engage with our increasingly changing world.

Sales Representative
Aug 2014 - Apr 2015
Teesnap

Teesnap is a revolutionary new end-to-end technology solution for golf courses. I have the opportunity to help those golf courses utilize Teesnap to optimize their revenue stream and profitability.

Retail Sales
Jun 2012 - Sep 2014
Verizon Wireless

I was responsible for achieving sales goals while providing the highest possible level of customer service.

I prided myself in helping people understand their devices, not only showing customers the basics, but also helping them understand the system so they could help themselves with future questions.

Education

Project Management
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
University of Washington
Bachelor's in Music Education
Jan 2002 - Jun 2007
Ohio State University
Spanish
Jan 2003 - Mar 2003
Ohio State University - Quito

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching Certificate
Jun 2007
State of Ohio

I received a professional Teaching Certificate from the State of Ohio. The certificate has expired as I am not a formal teacher, however my teaching strategies are built on the solid foundation of a professional educator.

4 Reviews on Joshua B.

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Carolyn Jan 17, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
I whole-heartedly recommend Joshua for anyone of any age and any skill level who wants to enrich their life learning guitar. I appreciate the fact that he makes the time and has the patience to adapt to my needs. Joshua is flexible in scheduling - especially for those unforeseen incidents - which is appreciated.

Being an adult beginner with music lessons, Joshua eases my frustration on immediately wanting to play perfect notes and chords. I look forward to continuing lessons.
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Haloe B. Jan 1, 2017
Verified Student · Acoustic Guitar · In studio
My 8 year old raved about Joshua being her favorite teacher after her first lesson. Joshua creates a lesson plan that's incredibly effective, time efficient, and focused on empowering the students passion for music. My daughter felt safe in his home and we were both impressed by his teaching tools in addition to his guitar collection. Last, he's got a great attitude and is relentlessly positive. Highly recommend!
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Irlanda G. Jun 14, 2015
Verified Student · Math · In home
I'd like to write a quick testimonial about the tutor I found here on Takelessons. Joshua has worked with my 1st grade brother for about 8 weeks and he has made impressive progress in both his reading and math skills. He has also helped discover my brothers learning condition, dyslexia, but it seems like Joshua has had no problem with that. My brother has enjoyed working with him and is demonstrating new learning, this delights me. Joshua has also developed a fun relationship with my other brothers too. I could not more strongly recommend Joshua to tutor any student.
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Geoff M. May 28, 2015
Verified Student · Spanish · In studio
Josh is good and was good at helping us set reasonable goals. It was fun!
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