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Irene K.

La Crescenta, CA

$40/hr

Music and Psychology Graduate Tutor

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Music and Psychology Graduate Tutor

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Hi, my name is Irene and I am a recent graduate of Pepperdine University. I have Bachelors of Arts in Applied Music and Psychology. Pepperdine, being a liberal arts college, has required me to take classes in a variety of fields of studies. I have worked in preschools to develop literacy skills in low-income schools. Other teaching/tutoring experiences have been in elementary schools especially from third to fifth grade.

I am also passionate about music. I love to teach flute and talk about music, especially music history. At one of the schools I volunteered at, I coached and played with the fifth grade flute players.

My teaching style is to let the student struggle with the problem in front of me so I can assess his or her weakness. Then I look at what they are struggling with and then I guide their thought towards the right answer. Then I find or create another problem to do on their own and then I teach them how to solve or answer the question. In addition to this, I give the student helpful tips in general on how to find answers and such.

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
Science:
Psychology
History:
Music History
Music:
Flute,
General Music, Music History,
Music Theory
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), Prealgebra

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Flute

As a recent graduate from Pepperdine University with a degree in Applied Music, I feel that I have gained necessary skills to teach flute. I have been playing since I was in fifth grade and since then have won numerous competitions and been in youth orchestras across Southern California. During the past four years, I have learned different styles of classical flute playing as well as some jazz. In my music classes, I have learned the importance of constant practice and motivation that I try convey to my flute students.

I believe that arts education is a critical component of a well-rounded student and music is an art that teaches not enhances problem solving skills and critical thinking skills, but teaches that dedication and hard-work is necessary to achieve goals. I have had experience with coaching my peers at my college in flute and other instruments, middle schoolers at a church, as well as fifth grade flutists in their band class. I usually coach flutists who have at least the basics, but I have taught beginners as well.

Music History

Music history is of great interest to me. It is critical to know the history behind music in order to play it in an authentic style and musicality. I have taken two semesters of music history and on top of that, my classical flute training has given me a practical avenue to apply what I have learned in class. In my music history classes, we covered music from the antiquities, all the way to modern music such as rock and roll. This includes genres such as, symphonies, operas, musicals, computer, monastic and chamber music.

Pepperdine University
Music and psychology

Education

Pepperdine University (Music and psychology)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Irene will travel within 13 miles of La Crescenta, CA 91214.


About Irene

Hi, my name is Irene and I am a recent graduate of Pepperdine University. I have Bachelors of Arts in Applied Music and Psychology. Pepperdine, being a liberal arts college, has required me to take classes in a variety of fields of studies. I have worked in preschools to develop literacy skills in low-income schools. Other teaching/tutoring experiences have been in elementary schools especially from third to fifth grade.

I am also passionate about music. I love to teach flute and talk about music, especially music history. At one of the schools I volunteered at, I coached and played with the fifth grade flute players.

My teaching style is to let the student struggle with the problem in front of me so I can assess his or her weakness. Then I look at what they are struggling with and then I guide their thought towards the right answer. Then I find or create another problem to do on their own and then I teach them how to solve or answer the question. In addition to this, I give the student helpful tips in general on how to find answers and such.

Education

Pepperdine University
Music and psychology

Education

Pepperdine University (Music and psychology)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 13 miles of La Crescenta, CA 91214

Irene’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
Science:
Psychology
History:
Music History
Music:
Flute,
General Music, Music History,
Music Theory
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), Prealgebra

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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