I have been tutoring and teaching for twenty years for private students as well as at academic institutions (University of Arizona, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Phoenix, Capella Online, and Pima and Gulf Coast Community Colleges).
In sessions, I find out what the student really needs and help them achieve realistic goals through evaluation, pacing and persistent challenge. No matter what level of achievement is desired, I customize a lesson plan and learning regimen and guide the student to cross transformational thresholds. I look for and draw out the potential in students and help them achieve the competency they need to be independent learners and succeed in their endeavors professionally and personally. I also utilize recording devices so that lessons can be reviewed later and I employ Skype, Google hangouts and an online Whiteboard, so screen-sharing is enabled.
*** Lesson Details ***
First 60 minutes is evaluation and introduction to principles
Subsequent sessions are training in skills with assignments. For test prep, mock exams are cheduled. For performing arts students, after five weeks, there is a performance evaluation (recital or scheduled performance).
*** Specialties ***
Logic and critical thinking
Research writing and critical analysis
Philosophy of mind
Sociology, Anthropology and Psychology
French and German, English and ESL
Creative writing, poetry and literary criticism
Film, television and stage acting
Diction and Accents
Literary and Film Criticism
Gutar and voice (bel canto)
Film, Sound and Stage Production
Unique special education service for college students with learning disabilities.
Classical guitar, songwriting and voice training for professional singers and musicians.
Coach for traditional baladhi dance troupe; prepped dancers for auditions and trained for tours.
Program Director for leadership and communication, designed curriculum, taught full credit workshop-format practicum classes for honors student and preceptors at the U of A. Taught related workshops for University of Phoenix and Pima Community College, as part of outreach initiative.
Tutor and guidance counselor for Native American students at the U of A
Coaching and management for traditional exhibition Native American women's dance troupe.
Tutored adult learners with literacy challenges; ESL and college test prep.
Conversational tutor, test prep for TOEFL, Also tutored in German and French and classical guitar.
Literacy tutor for adults with learning disabilities.
Master-level certification in special education tutoring
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What I found the greatest part of her services was her continued focus on excellence. Strangely, this became the most challenging aspect of our work together as well. Lourdes encouraged me to push the envelope in directions I had never expected, but now the world seems like a place full of opportunity. My work with her can best be described as a crucible, from which I emerged far more capable and well-rounded than I had thought possible. If you're looking for more than just another tutor or coach, I can recommend no individual more motivating, energetic, capable and all around excellent than Lourdes C.