Lourdes Trammell

Lourdes T.

Tucson, AZ

About Lourdes T.

Lourdes teaches: Ages 18 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1992
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

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 ***
Academic:
Applied Linguistics
Field Research
Logic and critical thinking
Research writing and critical analysis
Philosophy
Communication theory
Evolutionary theory
Gender theory
Cross-cultural communication
Philosophy of mind
Sociology, Anthropology and Psychology
French and German, English and ESL
Educational Theory
Creative writing, poetry and literary criticism

Performing Arts:
Film, television and stage acting
Diction and Accents
Literary and Film Criticism
Gutar and voice (bel canto)
Musical theater
Film, Sound and Stage Production
Songwriting

Photos and Videos

Reciprocal Identity Theory: We're not Who We Think We Are

Experience

SALT Master Tutor

Oct 2012 - Present
SALT Center

Unique special education service for college students with learning disabilities.

Private Instructor

Sep 2006 - Oct 2012
Self-employed

Classical guitar, songwriting and voice training for professional singers and musicians.

Private Instructor

Sep 2003 - Sep 2004
Symbelle

Coach for traditional baladhi dance troupe; prepped dancers for auditions and trained for tours.

Instructor of Record

Aug 2000 - Dec 2001
Teaching Team Program

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.

Mentor

Sep 2000 - Sep 2001
Native American Resource Center

Tutor and guidance counselor for Native American students at the U of A

Coach/Manager

May 2000 - May 2001
Stepping Stones

Coaching and management for traditional exhibition Native American women's dance troupe.

Literacy Tutor

Sep 1999 - Dec 2000
Adult Literacy Volunteers of Tucson

Tutored adult learners with literacy challenges; ESL and college test prep.

ESL Tutor

May 1994 - May 1995
University of Southern Mississippi

Conversational tutor, test prep for TOEFL, Also tutored in German and French and classical guitar.

Literacy Tutor

Jan 1993 - Jan 1994
Jefferson Davis Community College

Literacy tutor for adults with learning disabilities.

Education

MA Forensic Psychology

Aug 2008 - Dec 2009
Argosy University

MA and PhD Applied Linguistics/AIS

Sep 1999 - May 2005
University of Arizona

Languages Spoken

French

Professional Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

German

Professional Proficiency

German

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

CRLA Master Certification

Mar 2014
CRLA

Master-level certification in special education tutoring

Awards

Who's Who of American College Students

May 1993
Who's Who

Affiliations

National Association of Professional Women

Jul 2016
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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Apr 2003
ASCAP

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5 Reviews on Lourdes T.

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Kimberly C. Jul 6, 2015
Psychology · Online
Verified Student
Had a great experience with Lourdes as my tutor! She is fantastic! Defiantly a person who knows experimental psychology and learned so much from her on so many research aspects. She taught in a way that I could understand and when I did not understand right a way she was so patient to explain it a different way along with great examples for me to understand and know how to apply it myself. Thank you Thank you Lourdes! If I ever need help again I contact you again.
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Juliette B. Feb 2, 2015
Method Acting · Online
Verified Student
I've had a wonderful time learning from Lourdes. She draws from a vast array of knowledge to help her student achieve their goals and tailors each lesson accordingly. Lourdes also offers her students exercises as well as supplementary readings to further your education. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher!
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Juliette B. Feb 2, 2015
Method Acting · Online
Verified Student
I've had a wonderful time learning from Lourdes. She draws from a vast array of knowledge to help her student achieve their goals and tailors each lesson accordingly. Lourdes also offers her students exercises as well as supplementary readings to further your education. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher!
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Leon P. Aug 29, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Lourdes is great, she clearly knows what she is talking about when it comes to singing.
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Blake C. Jun 12, 2014
Singing · In studio
Lourdes was my singing coach for well over two years. With her, I not only learned how to sing but also a great deal about music, writing, philosophy and more. When I first started taking lessons with her, I had only wanted to sing. However, through working with her I was convinced to set my bar much higher. After working with her on the basics, I decided to go back to school to study music. With her continued tutelage and advice throughout this endeavor I have been able to not only meet expectations in an entirely new field but achieve notable academic success. Thanks in large part to her support, I am now gearing up to go to grad school and have been offered a GTA position with The University of Arizona's School of music. With Lourdes, I got so much more than just a voice coach. I ended up meeting a vibrant and brilliant individual who could help refine not only my musical abilities, but also my academic and professional skills. In whatever domain you intend to seek Lourdes' services, you will be pleasantly surprised to find yourself sitting with a true expert.

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.