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Mary Beth E.

Glendale, CA

$60/hr

Music, History, Reading, Literature, Math, Study Skills, Test Prep

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Music, History, Reading, Literature, Math, Study Skills, Test Prep

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With 11 years of private teaching experience under my belt, I have discovered that it is truly a love and passion of mine to aid students in reaching their best potential, creating and achieving goals, and developing a sense of self confidence so that they can independently continue in a lifelong journey of education and the pursuit of their passions. My performing history as an actress, singer, pianist, and voice over artist developed from my own passion of continuing education. Coupled with my work record in the public school district as a special needs paraprofessional, as an office manager, and the owner of my own music studio for 10 years, these experiences have given me a large skill set that I can utilize while tutoring. It is such a joy to work one on one with a student to help them develop their own set of skills that they can use for the rest of their lives, not only in the subject being studied, but in other everyday pursuits as well.

I have a master's degree in music, my two instruments being voice and piano. I specialize in music history, music theory, ear training, sight singing, technique, public speaking, and overcoming stage fright. Other non-music specialties are language diction in French, German, Italian and Latin; basic grammar and elementary conversational speaking in German and French; English reading and comprehension; vocabulary and spelling; elementary math and elementary science; organizational, study, and test prep skills. I like to challenge a student to work their hardest in each session, but I also am in tune to the needs of the student's pace and try not to overwhelm them. I do assign homework after each session and expect it to be completed by the next session. I can provide assessments and progress reports at the request of the parents when needed.

The high standards I hold my students to are the same I require of myself. I welcome feedback and have a satisfaction guaranteed policy. Please understand that learning a subject takes time so progress may not be seen "overnight", but I will say that with proper commitment, progress will be visible over time.

I try to be as flexible as possible and ask that students return the same courtesy. I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, but do offer make up lessons in emergency situations or if the student cancels before the 24 hour time period. If I ever need to cancel the student will always receive a make up session.

To ensure a quiet and comfortable study space, I tutor out of my home in Glendale near the Glendale Community College, or I am more than happy to travel to another location within 15 miles that is convenient for the student.

I am excited to get started with you and help you on your path to success in your studies!

Math:
Prealgebra
English:
ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
German
History:
American History, European History, Music History
Art:
Film,
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
Piano,
Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading
Corporate Training:
German,
Grammar, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Ear Training

I have a Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in vocal performance (classical and musical theater). I have a Master's of Music with an emphasis in Kodaly Music Education which is based on the teachings of Zoltan Kodaly and uses the sofegge ear training system as well as rhythmic syllables. I have taught private voice and piano lessons in my own studio for the past 11 years.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a teacher. I have worked in the public school system in special education and therefore know how to break down a subject so that it can be easily understood by the student. I am in tune with the pace of the student's learning and have a good knowledge of how to work with visual, auditory and kinisethic learners. I was an A student throughout my entire school education and have an excellent memory.

English

I was a straight A student all the way through my education, from kindergarten to my master's degree. I led many study groups and helped my fellow classmates learn how to take notes and study efficiently for exams.
I particularly excel in English. In school I won many writing awards and was always at the top of my class in reading, writing, vocabulary,spelling, and examining literature.
I continue to be an avid reader and write in my free time.

Film

I am a professional film and television actress in Los Angeles. I have appeared on network TV shows in both an improvisational and scripted setting. I have been on many low and high budget sets in all roles from background to co-star, guest-star, recurring role and lead. I also have appeared in numerous commercials in both speaking and non-speaking, reactionary roles. I am a contracted voiceover artist with Clear Channel Radio and have voiced over 150 commercials and several animated projects as well as industrial projects. I have performed on the stage in community, regional, and professional theater since the age of 7. I studied general theater in my undergraduate and have continued studies in the Meisner technqiue post bachelor's. I am certified in the Somatic Memorization Technique by the creators, David Dalton and Chad Schnackel of DS-Studioworks in Denver. This is a techinigue which incorporates rapid memorization of scenes while pursuing character study within a short amount of time.

General Music

I have a Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in vocal performance (classical and musical theater). I have a Master's of Music with an emphasis in Kodaly Music Education which is based on the teachings of Zoltan Kodaly and uses the sofegge ear training system as well as rhythmic syllables. I have taught private voice and piano lessons in my own studio for the past 11 years. I have studied and performed piano and voice in the classical, musical theater, jazz, blues, and contemporary genres since the age of 4.

German

I took 2 full years of college German, plus another year of college German diction. I have sung the German language and taught it in song for 15 years and 11 years respectively. I sang in a program in Graz, Austria for a summer where we were immersed in the language. I can tutor basic German including elementary grammar and vocabulary.

Music History

I have a Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in vocal performance (classical and musical theater). I have a Master's of Music with an emphasis in Kodaly Music Education which is based on the teachings of Zoltan Kodaly and uses the sofegge ear training system as well as rhythmic syllables. I have taught private voice and piano lessons in my own studio for the past 11 years. I have studied and performed piano and voice in the classical, musical theater, jazz, blues, and contemporary genres since the age of 4.

I have a passion for research and general history, but music history is truly one of my specialties. I took history in all of the musical era's in my bachelor's and also took Classical/Baroque Era and Romantic Era History in my Master's degree.

Piano

I have studied and performed piano since the age of 4. I have a Bachelor's of Music from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and a Master's of Music with an emphasis in Kodaly Music Education from Colorado State University. I studied private lessons with professors throughout my elementary, high school and college years. I have taught private piano lessons for 11 years. I continue to accompany my own voice students and perform in recitals and benefits as well.

Public Speaking

I have a BM in Vocal Performance and a MM with an emphasis in Voice and Kodaly Music Education. I am a professional film and television actress and voiceover artist. I have been the leader of many groups including within my music teacher's association. I have created and hosted recitals and benefit concerts for 10 years. I am comfortable in front of small and large crowds alike. I have done a specialized study in overcoming stagefright and the psychology behind it.

Sight Singing

I have a Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in vocal performance (classical and musical theater). I have a Master's of Music with an emphasis in Kodaly Music Education which is based on the teachings of Zoltan Kodaly and uses the sofegge ear training system as well as rhythmic syllables. I have taught private voice and piano lessons in my own studio for the past 11 years.

Songwriting

I have a Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in vocal performance (classical and musical theater). I have a Master's of Music with an emphasis in Kodaly Music Education which is based on the teachings of Zoltan Kodaly and uses the sofegge ear training system as well as rhythmic syllables. I have taught private voice and piano lessons in my own studio for the past 11 years.

I regularly aid my students in their compositions and teach all students music theory and a general understanding of chord structure and progressions.

I won a national PTA award in 8th grade for a piano composition I wrote in memory of the Oklahoma City Bombing.

Special Needs

I am a voice and piano teacher and have worked with many special needs students, ranging from those with schizophrenia to ADD/ADHD, from a rare brain disorder that slows processing times to stuttering. I worked in the Poudre School District in Fort Collins, CO as a one on one paraprofessional with a moderate needs child in a wheel chair and then as a paraprofessional working daily with a group of life skills children with special needs ranging from downs syndrome to asperger's to undiagnosed.

Study Skills

I am an excellent test taker and always have been. I know how to take notes in class and break them down so they are easy to follow and to study when preparing for a test. I am excellent at process of elimination for multiple choice exams and can aid a student in coming up with ideas for critical thinking and deciphering an introduction paragraph and creating bullet points that can easily fit into paragraphs for essay tests. I know how to manage time well and have many tools in my arsenal for how to combat test anxiety.

Theatre

I have performed on the stage in community, regional, and professional theater since the age of 7. I studied general theater in my undergraduate and have continued studies in the Meisner technqiue post bachelor's. I am certified in the Somatic Memorization Technique by the creators, David Dalton and Chad Schnackel of DS-Studioworks in Denver. This is a techinigue which incorporates rapid memorization of scenes while pursuing character study within a short amount of time.

Voice (Music)

I have a Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in vocal performance (classical and musical theater). I have a Master's of Music with an emphasis in Kodaly Music Education which is based on the teachings of Zoltan Kodaly and uses the sofegge ear training system as well as rhythmic syllables. I have taught private voice and piano lessons in my own studio for the past 11 years. I performed as a professional opera and musical theater singer all over the world for 10 years during and after my college years.

University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music
Vocal Performance
Colorado State University
Master's

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music (Vocal Performance)

Colorado State University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary Beth will travel within 10 miles of Glendale, CA 91208.


About Mary Beth

With 11 years of private teaching experience under my belt, I have discovered that it is truly a love and passion of mine to aid students in reaching their best potential, creating and achieving goals, and developing a sense of self confidence so that they can independently continue in a lifelong journey of education and the pursuit of their passions. My performing history as an actress, singer, pianist, and voice over artist developed from my own passion of continuing education. Coupled with my work record in the public school district as a special needs paraprofessional, as an office manager, and the owner of my own music studio for 10 years, these experiences have given me a large skill set that I can utilize while tutoring. It is such a joy to work one on one with a student to help them develop their own set of skills that they can use for the rest of their lives, not only in the subject being studied, but in other everyday pursuits as well.

I have a master's degree in music, my two instruments being voice and piano. I specialize in music history, music theory, ear training, sight singing, technique, public speaking, and overcoming stage fright. Other non-music specialties are language diction in French, German, Italian and Latin; basic grammar and elementary conversational speaking in German and French; English reading and comprehension; vocabulary and spelling; elementary math and elementary science; organizational, study, and test prep skills. I like to challenge a student to work their hardest in each session, but I also am in tune to the needs of the student's pace and try not to overwhelm them. I do assign homework after each session and expect it to be completed by the next session. I can provide assessments and progress reports at the request of the parents when needed.

The high standards I hold my students to are the same I require of myself. I welcome feedback and have a satisfaction guaranteed policy. Please understand that learning a subject takes time so progress may not be seen "overnight", but I will say that with proper commitment, progress will be visible over time.

I try to be as flexible as possible and ask that students return the same courtesy. I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, but do offer make up lessons in emergency situations or if the student cancels before the 24 hour time period. If I ever need to cancel the student will always receive a make up session.

To ensure a quiet and comfortable study space, I tutor out of my home in Glendale near the Glendale Community College, or I am more than happy to travel to another location within 15 miles that is convenient for the student.

I am excited to get started with you and help you on your path to success in your studies!

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music
Vocal Performance
Colorado State University
Master's

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music (Vocal Performance)

Colorado State University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Glendale, CA 91208

Mary Beth’s Subjects

Math:
Prealgebra
English:
ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
German
History:
American History, European History, Music History
Art:
Film,
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
Piano,
Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading
Corporate Training:
German,
Grammar, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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