marc harper

marc H.

Tacoma, WA
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About

marc delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2012

Hi guys!

I am both an English and music teacher who lives in America at the moment. I both work as an English teacher for refugees near Seattle as well as play as a professional musician. I have been teaching for about 5 years both in America and in Europe. My most recent teaching abroad was in Italy, where I taught Italian and English to refugees in Milan. This has allowed me to teach to people from over 50 countries and from all sorts of age groups!

I am a native-English speaker so I can help you with cultural aspects of the language as well as the basics of grammar and pronunciation. I have a TEFL certificate as well as well as a C1 language proficiency in Spanish, Italian, and German if those languages interest you as well! I have also been a professional musician since I was 14. I play bass, piano, and drums, and can teach all of these instruments as well as music theory!

I mainly want you guys to succeed and have fun learning so I try to have a fun learning environment, and I am very open to talk and teach nearly any subject that y'all are interested in!

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Experience

English Teacher
Sep 2017 - Present
Tacoma Community House

Teaching English and citizenship tests to refugees

English Teacher
Jan 2017 - Present
Centro di accoglienza a Milano

Teaching refugees Italian and English as well as providing food and basic services

Music teacher
Jan 2012 - Present
Self-Employed

I have taught a variety of music lessons to students for about 5 years, I have had a few students that have gone on to win state solo competitions as well as be awarded various music scholarships from universities such as WSU, PLU, UW, OSU, OU, IU, and others. I have been playing since 3 years of age so I can bring lots of experience to the lesson as well as proficiency in Jazz, Classical, and Pop related genres

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Music Teacher
Jan 2015 - Sep 2015
Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Taught music and computer techniques to students aged 5-12

Music Teacher
Sep 2014 - Jul 2015
Artist Mentoring Program

Taught music lessons to first and second graders after school with the AMP affiliation

Education

BA in music composition
Sep 2014 - Present
Pacific Lutheran University

Languages

German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Japanese
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

TEFL
Oct 2017
ITTT

ESL 120 hour training

Awards

Mary Baker Russell music excellence scholarship
Sep 2017
PLU
Mary Baker Russell music excellence scholarship
Sep 2016
PLU
Mary Baker Russell music excellence scholarship
Sep 2015
PLU
Mary Baker Russell music excellence scholarship
Sep 2014
PLU

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2 Reviews

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Alex Nov 9, 2017
Arrangement and Composition · Online

Marc has helped me develop my style and helped me implement my "voice" in what I am writing. He also offered several constructive suggestions that made my piece stronger as a whole.

Danielle Oct 27, 2017
Piano · In studio

Mr. Marc was an extremely enthusiastic instructor that made me excited about all of the material he taught me. He is very resourceful and uses a unique approach that I never had encountered from any other instructor. He is very kind and knowledgeable in many subject areas, and is an incredible musician. My playing improved tremendously under his instruction. I would HIGHLY recommend him to students of any age!

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