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Michael W.

Tujunga, CA

$45/hr

Music, Special Ed Computer, and Elementary Ed teacher

Music, Special Ed Computer, and Elementary Ed teacher

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Michael received his Bachelor degree in Percussion performance from California State University Northridge.

He received his Master's Degree in Music Education and Percussion Performance at the University of Southern California.

He is active in playing drums and percussion in different musical Styles around the Los Angeles area.

He is a resident composer for Honey Rock Publication and continues to write percussion music for high schools in the southern California area as well as Peirce community college and California State University Northridge.

He has also taught special education working with dyslexic students. Michael is currently a substitute teacher for local school districts in elementary education and music.

Testimonials

"Great instructor, very knowledgeable and makes learning fun"

- Gloria, Los Angeles, CA on 7/5/12
English:
Grammar
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Special Needs
Business:
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Grammar,
Microsoft Word

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.

ADD/ADHD

I have been teaching students and adults with ADD/ADHD in the classroom for the past 15 years. I have worked as an educational therapist working with elementary, middle, and high school students who need the extra time and help with organization, time management and the feeling of empowerment for success. Look forward to working with you!

Clarinet

To whom it may concern:

I have received my teaching credential in music education and have the qualification to teach the fundamental level of clarinet.

If you have any specific questions, please email me

Many thanks in advance


Michael Wachs

Composition (Music)

To whom it may concern:

I have received my teaching credential in music education and have the qualification to teach composition from fundamental to the advance level.

If you have any specific questions, please email me

Many thanks in advance


Michael Wachs

Drums

To whom it may concern:

I have received my teaching credential in music education. I am a percussionist and drummer with over twenty years of experience teaching and performing percussion.

If you have any specific questions, please email me

Many thanks in advance


Michael Wachs

Dyslexia

I have been teaching students and adults with dyslexia in the classroom for the past 15 years. I have worked as an educational therapist working with elementary, middle, and high school students who need the extra time and help with organization, time management and the feeling of empowerment for success. Look forward to working with you!

Ear Training

To whom it may concern:

I have received my teaching credential in music education and have the qualification to teach ear training from fundamental to the advance level.

If you have any specific questions, please email me

Many thanks in advance


Michael Wachs

Elementary Math

I substitute teach k-6 in math.

General Computer

Computers can help us by getting a task done. It is not difficult, and once you get the hang of it, it can be really fun. So do not be concerned, I can help you like I have helped others run their computer.

General Music

To whom it may concern:

I have received my teaching credential in music education and have the qualification to teach general music from fundamental to the advance level.

If you have any specific questions, please email me

Many thanks in advance


Michael Wachs

Grammar

I am an engaging, energetic teacher, with classroom teaching experience in writing.

I can help you with:

Grammar and style.

Identify the parts of speech.

Recognize when and how to rewrite passive constructions.

Apply techniques for clearer writing.

Proofread efficiently.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word can be a confusing program, but once you are able to successfully maneuver through it, it can be fun. I can show you strategies and tricks to help Microsoft Word work for you.

Music History

To whom it may concern:

I have received my teaching credential in music education and have the qualification to teach Music History from fundamental to the advance level.

If you have any specific questions, please email me

Many thanks in advance


Michael Wachs

Music Theory

To whom it may concern:

I have received my teaching credential in music education and have the qualification to teach Music Theory from fundamental to the advance level.

If you have any specific questions, please email me

Many thanks in advance


Michael Wachs

Songwriting

I have received my teaching credential in music education and have the qualification to teach song writing and composition. I am a composer with a music publishing company.

Swimming

I teach swimming from beginning to advanced. I was a lifeguard in college for the Los Angeles Aquatics.

I also teach water polo and swim team.

Trombone

To whom it may concern:

I have received my teaching credential in music education and have the qualification to teach trombone at the fundamental level.

If you have any specific questions, please email me

Many thanks in advance


Michael Wachs

Voice (Music)

To whom it may concern:

I have received my teaching credential in music education and have the qualification to teach vocal music at the fundamental level.

If you have any specific questions, please email me

Many thanks in advance


Michael Wachs

California State University, Northridge
Music
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

California State University, Northridge (Music)

University of Southern California (Master's)

Great instructor, very knowledgeable and makes learning fun — Michael is a very seasoned teacher, knows his stuff and makes learning fun. I was very impressed with his approach to teaching and he made me feel so comfortable and really encouraged and motivated me. He really helped me develop an individual learning plan that would best serve my needs. No cookie cutter approach here for sure. He is a great teacher and I highly recommend him. I walked away e ...

— Gloria, Los Angeles, CA on 7/5/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Tujunga, CA 91042.


About Michael

Michael received his Bachelor degree in Percussion performance from California State University Northridge.

He received his Master's Degree in Music Education and Percussion Performance at the University of Southern California.

He is active in playing drums and percussion in different musical Styles around the Los Angeles area.

He is a resident composer for Honey Rock Publication and continues to write percussion music for high schools in the southern California area as well as Peirce community college and California State University Northridge.

He has also taught special education working with dyslexic students. Michael is currently a substitute teacher for local school districts in elementary education and music.

Testimonials

"Great instructor, very knowledgeable and makes learning fun"

- Gloria, Los Angeles, CA on 7/5/12

Education

California State University, Northridge
Music
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

California State University, Northridge (Music)

University of Southern California (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Tujunga, CA 91042

Michael’s Subjects

English:
Grammar
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Special Needs
Business:
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Grammar,
Microsoft Word

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.


Background Check Status for Michael W.

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