I passed the CBEST Exam 2/10/2001, earning a 79 in Reading, 67 in Math, and 63 in Writing, with a total score of 209, considered "highest results."
I am passionate about good food and cooking, and I have many years of cooking experience. I specialize in baking from scratch and cooking natural foods. I ran a small kitchen for 30 employees of a company from 1985-1987, and was student baker and cook's help at the Humboldt State Dining Commons from 1999-2001.
As an English tutor and teacher, I have often worked one-on-one with individuals whose first language is not English. Although I do not speak other languages (other than a little Spanish), if a student can speak, read, and write some English, I can help him or her gain fluency and tackle coursework in English more effectively.
I earned a Second BA in Music (Flute) at California State University, Sacramento in 2010, earning a 3.8/4 GPA (honors). I have more than 10 years recent experience performing with CSU, Sacramento large performing ensembles, including, in various semesters: Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, flute choir, and chamber music groups. Since 2013, I have performed with American River College Orchestra. I was a member of CalCap summer chamber music festival 2011 and 2013, and am a frequent performer in Sacramento with Classical Revolution Sacramento.
I am a 2010 graduate of CSU, Sacramento with a Second Bachelors Degree in Music (Flute). My GPA is 3.85 on a 4.0 point scale, honors-level.
In my Music Degree Program, in addition to Flute lessons and Large Performance Ensemble training and performances, I studied piano, ear training, general musicianship, Music Theory (beginning, intermediate, advanced), 20th Century Music Theory, Survey of Music Literature, History of Music (from early to present day), Counterpoint, and Form and Analysis. My success in this intense training provided an excellent background to help music students as a tutor. Additionally, I am passionate about sharing my love of music with others, and thus, I am motivated to help music students learn and grow.
I studied Music History during my Second Bachelors Degree Program in Music (Flute) at CSU, Sacramento, which I completed in December 2010. The four semester-long program required History of Music classes (10 A and B, 110 A and B) thoroughly covered ancient to classical music in the West, and classical through twentieth-century in the West, respectively. Additional music history classwork was required in World Music, which taught musical styles in Asia, Africa, India, Indonesia, the Middle East, and more. I earned honors grades in the Music Degree Program, completing it with a 3.8/4 GPA.
I have always loved learning and excelled in school. Especially during college, I learned to focus and research, going after deep understanding and mastery of my lessons. My Masters Degree Program in English and Music Second Bachelors Degree Program both demanded intense investment from me, and I learned to meet those demands while also meeting my work, relationship, and health needs. I am eager to share tips to help others succeed in their own studies.
I have sung since childhood with friends and in camp, church, and school. I also trained in voice and performed in vocal ensembles at Humboldt State University and CSU, Sacramento.
I have practiced Hatha Yoga on my own and through taking classes for several decades. I completed my 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification through Fusion Yoga, Sacramento, CA in December 2012. I am registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT-200) and Insured. I teach a gentle style of yoga, tailoring it to the individual person's needs.