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I enjoy working with and teaching basic Algebra. I have experience tutoring math at the middle school, high school and college level. I can assist with topics ranging from slope, slope intercept form, like terms, solving algebraic expression, inequalities and equations.
I am proficient in English grammar, reading, speaking, and writing. I am able to teach the parts of speech, plurals, and possessive. I can teach conversational English from the beginning to the advance level. I can also tutoring English writing. I can teach the English alphabet, cursive, print, and manuscript. I am also able to help with constructing paragraphs, five block essays, and the writing process.
I enjoy playing the flute and helping beginning flautist learn to play. As a performer, I have played in a variety of settings including marching band, concert band, pep bands, and orchestra. As a tutor, I am more than happy to show students how to adjust their playing to these styles. In addition to playing the flute, I am able to teach music theory as well as teach students how to read scores written for flutes.
I can help with understanding basic computer skills. I can teach on Macintosh (MAC) or Personal Computers (PC). I also teach keyboarding skills, the difference between hardware and software, how to open applications and accessing the internet.
I would like tutor Japanese to new students, students at the beginner level, or students studying for the N5. During sessions, I can teach katakana, hiragana, basic kanji, and introductory grammar. I can also teach testing strategies for the N5.
I am able to teach basic PowerPoint skills. During sessions, I am able to demonstrate how to use PowerPoint to create presentations and flash cards. I am also able to give advice on presenting. I can also show how to use Spanish and Japanese text in PowerPoint.
I have extensive experience with Microsoft Word from both my college career and personal experience. During sessions, I am able to review and teach formatting, spell check, and how to insert reference items. My specialties include writing essays in Word and creating backgrounds. I am also able to work with Word documents in Spanish and Japanese.
I can teach fundamentals of music theory. I am happy to teach music notation, rhythm, scales, and dynamics. I also incorporate music theory in flute and piano tutoring.
My skills include sight reading, reading musical scores, keyboard tablature, and basic music theory. I have performed at recitals, church devotions, and Christmas plays. During college, I participated in musical organizations, and provided piano accompaniments. I enjoy a variety of genres including classical, blues, and contemporary pieces including Beethoven and Yeager.
I enjoy reading and helping my students learn to read especially reading comprehension. I have College Reading and Learning Association certification. I can teach new readers by phonetics or recognition. I prefer to use both methods when tutoring new students.
I am interested in tutoring Spanish at the beginning levels. In high school, I completed Spanish 4 with honors. In college, I studied Spanish conversation, composition and grammar. I enjoy tutoring preterit versus imperfect, present tense conjugations, and subject verb agreement. I am especially strong at teaching ways to remember conjugations.
I have been a mentor at Randolph Macon College for three years. As a mentor I have assisted students with study skills, time management, and determining various learning styles.
I enjoy creative and academic writing. Throughout my college career, I have written for a variety of disciplines including historical papers, psychological papers, personal essays, and mathematical papers. I am familiar with APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles. I would enjoy passing on my knowledge to future writers.