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Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Helena and I am an incoming Senior,who is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Theatre, and also in Religious and Theological Studies at Merrimack College. My three areas of expertise are in writing, voice coaching, and all aspects regarding Political Science such as United States and European History and Government and Politics. I am a personable tutor and enjoy teaching. I have tutored as a student in High School and have recently started to actually get paid to tutor at Merrimack College's Writing Center. Before coming to Merrimack, I volunteered to tutor; hence, it is clear that tutoring is something that I truly am passionate about. In regards to voice coaching, I have studied voice all throughout High School and College and it is something that I have a connection to. I am primarily classically trained, but have recently received musical theatre/Speech Level Singing training. Although I have not graduated, I believe that this does not hinder me. I have an extreme passion for teaching and I have the necessary education to administer guidance in each of my areas of study.
Thank you for looking at my page! Below are parts of my resume that correspond with each of my categories of expertise.
-High School Graduate
-Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with minors in Theatre and Religious and Theological Studies(pending)
-High School GPA: 4.022/Summa Cum Laude Graduate
-College GPA: 3.832/Deans List/Honors Program
Volunteer Tutor Experience:
-Volunteer Generalist Tutor at Lake Howell High School
-Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence Tutor (Children ages 6-14) - 2009-2010
-Merrimack College Writing Center Peer Tutor (Undergraduate-Graduate Level Tutoring)
-Former AP Language/Literature Tutor
-Pi Sigma Alpha Member (Political Science Honor Society)
-Political Science Major (Next semester, major will be complete)
Voice Coaching/Music/Theatre/Performing Experience:
-4 years classically trained by Novie Greene
-1 year trained by Speech Level Certified Instructor Melanie Galiardo
-Piano Trained by Artemis Otaiza
-Theatre Minor (90% completed)
-Rogers Center for the Arts Box Office Employee
-High School: Show Choir President/Alto Section Leader, Silver Lining (A cappella group) Alto Section Leader, General Member of Concert Choir
-College: Concert Choir Vice President, On-Stagers Dramatic Society Treasurer, Mackapella A cappella group) Secretary, Coat Vendor/Ensemble in Rent, and Jack's Mom in Into the Woods
-Superior Rated by the Florida Vocal Association at the Seminole County and State Level for Vocal Solo (2 years)
-Theatre Minor (Possible Major) - 8 credits/2 classes shy of completing minor
-Classes Taken thus far for Minor
- Foundations of Visual Arts
-Theatre History II
- Acting I
- American Musical Theatre
Not only have I taken these classes, but I have experienced theatre in action. I have worked on and acted in several productions. I believe receiving and the fact that I am almost done with my minor, qualifies me for certification.
-Four years of classical voice training with Novie Greene
-One year of Speech Level Singing Training with Melanie Galiardo
-One year student teacher for Lake Howell Singers
-4+ years free lance voice coaching
Teaching voice doesn't require a degree, it requires experience in coaching. I have been coaching since High School and have learned music theory since the age of 7 (having learned piano). I have taken Chorus classes all throughout High School and even student taught. I was accepted into several Voice Major programs, only to decline in favor of a "formal education."
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