NOTE: ***due to my premed classes, I am temporarily on a leave of absence and won't be available to tutor until May 2013. In the meantime, feel free to read below or contact me directly with questions about future scheduling for May 2013.
My personality and approach: As a positive educator, I aim to encourage all my students to strive hard and to reach their full potential. People are individuals that learn through different media and presentations; therefore, I try to quickly understand my student's thinking process so that I can assist their learning with methods that will be of the greatest benefit to the student. Session will be interactive, comprehensive, and personalized according to the individual's needs. Extra work, practice problems, questions, and assistance can be incorporated at any time - the experience is about the student!
Teaching areas include the following: Literature, English, Grammar, Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Drawing, Sewing, Piano, Music History, Ballet/Pointe, Yoga, Pilates, French Baking, Theater/Film. Continue reading below for additional information about each of these divisions. If further information is needed, don't hesitate in contacting me!
English and Grammar: My background consists of strong literary skills. I am a children's authoress/illustrator with books sold to China and Taiwan. I currently have several other works under representation. Grammar, writing, spelling, vocabulary, literature, and editing - these are my passionate skills! Reading papers and helping with anytime of English-based homework is my game! I offer students easy-to-follow guidelines when writing papers and approaching English, enabling them to develop strong writing and analytical skills that will further assist them in other academic areas. Written papers and comprehension is a key factor in a student's academic success; I aim to help them succeed with confidence!
Art and Sewing: I have won several awards for my drawings (colored pencil/pen) along with my hand swing embroidery work. Students will have fun and learn techniques that will enrich their abilities to create! Expression will be developed through learning foundational skills and advanced through creating individualized projects of the student's choice.
Music: I hold a B.A. in music from Point Loma Nazarene University and can be a beneficial piano instructor to beginning piano students in their first 1-5 years. I teach skills, form, and sight-reading skills that will assist students in building a strong, musical foundation. I'm also able to teach chord progressions and keyboard techniques.
Dance: I have danced with the San Diego Ballet School and am a classically trained ballerina. Strong technique and physical development will enable dancers to pursue a professional career, if they desire. My approach is based on the individual and exercises will be developed according to the student/students abilities. Dancing ballet since I was 4 yrs. of age, I confidently hold 22 years of experience! Lyrical and Jazz instruction are also available.
Yoga/Pilates: Slim and Trim! These fitness mediums are life-changing for the body and mind. I incorporate new methods, such as "melt" into my instruction. A strong body starts with a strong core, and classes will focus on strengthening this central area of the body. Fun, inspiration, and a great way to shed the pounds!
Baking Professional: A Le Cordon Bleu, French Patisserie Graduate. I have won numerous awards for my baked items and preserves! Baking is fun and an excellent way to entertain friends. Whether you are a child, teen, or adult, I would love to show you my professional baking techniques. Students can bring recipes of their own, we can find recipes together, or I can provide some of my personal favorites. The sessions are guaranteed to bring enjoyment! Techniques that are learned will assist bakers of all levels. Learn the following: breads, cakes, pies, tarts, petit fours, french patisseries, creme's/sauces, chocolates, cookies, jams/preserves
Theater: As a college graduate from Point Loma Nazarene University, I was trained in theater by instructors from UCLA. Further pursuits in acting have lead me to book independent film roles and commercials. I will instruct student with monologues and scene studies that will enable them to build dynamic characters and have audition success!
Please contact me to set up a tutoring appointment; I ensure a speedy response!
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