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My name is Becca, and I am a highly creative and educated individual with a passion for inspiring students the way I was inspired by several teachers when I was growing up and attending college.
I received by Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University in 2005, where my concentration was in English Literature
and British Studies. I had the opportunity to study and live abroad in London, England during my junior year and this added a wealth of knowledge to my education.
I graduated in 2013 from BridgeTEFL online with my certification in teaching English as a foreign language
. I currently tutor students in ESL
who wish to improve their conversation, grammar
, and pronunciation skills. I tailor my lessons to the interests of the student as well as their specific difficulties and needs.
I currently music
direct and teach musical theater classes at several local children's theaters and dance studios in addition to teaching private lessons. I have 25 years of performing arts experience and over 10 years of semi-professional music and theater performing experience. In addition, I have played the piano
for over 20 years and was professionally trained for 10 years.
I tutor beginning and intermediate piano students ages 7 and up. A lot of my piano students are adults who always wanted to learn. I accept special needs
students for piano, and currently teach students with autism
, and ADHD
. I have created curriculum and methods that works with special needs students. I teach voice students of all levels beginning at age 10, 11, or 12 depending upon the maturity and focus of the student. My voice lessons are technique focused with special attention to connecting to the emotion of the music, and the material I choose for my students is selected from the musical theater and classical libraries. I teach regular weekly lessons as well as audition preparations. I am available to travel to the homes of my students to teach lessons, or conduct lessons in my own home studio.
My tutoring style is very precise but also relaxed. I believe that in order for students to fully learn, they must be given ample time to practice the lessons they are taught, so my lesson plans always allow for a beneficial practice and production period through the course of the lesson. I encourage questions and discussion, as I do not feel that anyone learns very well by just being lectured and only experiencing "teacher to student" interaction.
The most important thing you could know about me is that I am not only knowledgeable in my subject areas, but I am very excited about these fields and love sharing them with others.
I would be happy to answer any questions you may have, and I would love the opportunity to work with you.