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Jay V.

Woodland Hills, CA

$60/hr

Composer with #1 TV Show Teaches All Music, English and Math

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Composer with #1 TV Show Teaches All Music, English and Math

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Hey guys! I'm Jay, and I'll make this short. I love teaching a variety of subjects because of my variety of experiences - I received a Undergraduate and Graduate music degrees from USC, wrote music for the No. 1 kid's show "LEGO Ninjago," placed 6th in the nation in Math League Press Competition, and performed music around the world. I've taught ages 4 to 72, and nothing is more rewarding than sharing what I've learned with the person who will do it next!

Testimonials

"Amazing Teacher!! Very Talented, knowledgeable and patient."

- Karissa, Studio City, CA on 4/15/12

"Amazing Jay"

- Susan, Woodland Hills, CA on 3/15/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, Geography, Music History,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
English, Geometry, Piano,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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.

Algebra 2

I was in accelerated math programs my entire academic life through high school graduation, taking AP Calculus and earning college credit as a junior. I placed 6th in the nation in the National Math League Press competition, and currently tutor many students in all levels of math through Algebra II.

Composition (Music)

I am a trained classical composer with a Bachelor's and Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. I received the Presidential Scholarship to attend, was awarded the BMI Film Scoring Scholarship upon graduating, and studied with Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe nominees and winners while there. I now work as a professional composer, writing for a series on Cartoon Network.

Ear Training

I have a Bachelor's and Graduate Certificate degree from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, majoring in Composition and Film Scoring. I tested out of all ear training classes as a freshman, and have had Perfect Pitch my entire life. I now work as a professional composer for film and television, as well as a professional choral singer.

General Music

I have a Bachelors and Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, majoring in Composition and Film Scoring. While there I became well versed in Music History, the workings of all instruments in a Western orchestra, and I have taught private lessons on many instruments to many students for the last 9 years.

Guitar

I have a Bachelor's and Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Before, I received a guitar scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music and the Berklee College of Music, both in Boston. I have taught private students for the last 9 years, age 4 to 72, in a variety of styles and abilities.

Music History

I have a Bachelor's and Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, majoring in Composition and Film Scoring. While there, I learned much about Music History, from antiquity to the present day, specializing in the evolution of harmony and ethnomusicology. I have 9 years of experience teaching private lessons to students ages 4 to 72 in a variety of musical disciplines.

Piano

I started taking piano lessons at 5, and also studies privately in college. I earned a Bachelor's and Graduate Certificate degree from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, majoring in Composition and Film Scoring. I have 9 years of experience teaching private lessons to students ages 4 to 72 in piano, guitar, bass and voice. In the last 3 years I have taught over 10 piano students.

Sight Singing

I have a Bachelor's and Graduate Certificate in Composition and Film Scoring from the USC Thornton School of Music. During my time there I tested out of all my sight singing classes, as I had years of classical singing experience, as well as perfect pitch.

Songwriting

I have a Bachelor's and Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, majoring in Composition and Film Scoring. For 2 years in college I helped lead the Afro-Caribbean Ensemble, writing and arranging songs with the bandleader, Angel Figueroa. I now work as a composer/songwriter for a television series. A music video for a song I wrote premiered at the Los Angeles Asian/Pacific Film Festival at the Director's Guild theater in May 2014.

Spelling

I was in accelerated spelling programs my entire academic life, as well as a Spelling Bee winner. I was a National Merit Scholarship winner, aiding my academic career at USC. I now work as a professional essay, resume and cover letter writer as well as a tutor in English, grammar and spelling.

Trombone

I have a Bachelor's and Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, majoring in Composition and Film Scoring. I have played trombone for 8 years, making music in concert bands, marching bands, orchestras, and jazz ensembles. I have taught private lessons on various instruments to students ages 4 to 72, spanning 9 years of teaching.

Voice (Music)

I have a Bachelor's and Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, majoring in Composition and Film Scoring. While there I sang in the USC Chamber Choir. I also have 4 years in the Iowa All State Chorus, 7 years of professional choral/cantor experience in Los Angeles, and have taught private voice lessons for several years.

Writing

During my academic career through graduate school I won several awards and honors for my writing. I was a National Merit Scholarship winner, aiding my academic career at USC. I now work as a professional essay, resume and cover letter writer as well as a tutor in English, grammar and spelling.

University of Southern California
Music Composition, Film
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Music Composition, Film)

University of Southern California (Master's)

Amazing Teacher!! Very Talented, knowledgeable and patient. — I can't say enough good things about Jay. He is an outstanding musician and coach! He is able to convey his knowledge of music so effortlessly. Keeping the student motivated and entertained at the same time! ...

— Karissa, Studio City, CA on 4/15/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jay will travel within 9 miles of Woodland Hills, CA 91367.


About Jay

Hey guys! I'm Jay, and I'll make this short. I love teaching a variety of subjects because of my variety of experiences - I received a Undergraduate and Graduate music degrees from USC, wrote music for the No. 1 kid's show "LEGO Ninjago," placed 6th in the nation in Math League Press Competition, and performed music around the world. I've taught ages 4 to 72, and nothing is more rewarding than sharing what I've learned with the person who will do it next!

Testimonials

"Amazing Teacher!! Very Talented, knowledgeable and patient."

- Karissa, Studio City, CA on 4/15/12

"Amazing Jay"

- Susan, Woodland Hills, CA on 3/15/13
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Education

University of Southern California
Music Composition, Film
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Music Composition, Film)

University of Southern California (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 9 miles of Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Jay’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, Geography, Music History,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
English, Geometry, Piano,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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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