Valerie’s current tutoring subjects are listed at the left. You
can read more about
Valerie’s qualifications in specific subjects below.
Teaching has been a huge part of my life for thirty years. I am state certified to teach Elementary Grades in Maine and Massachusetts. I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master's Degree from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Over the years I have tutored Elementary Subjects through Club Z Tutoring Company on Cape Cod and also tutored privately.
My teaching methods take into account the enjoyment of the student. Children are more inclined to learn when the lessons are fun! Stickers and flashcards are part of my teaching style. Math can be more easily understood when using manipulatives such as Base 10 materials, unifix cubes and tangrams. Counting games can accelerate understanding of numbers. Creating original mini-books can encourage reading skills. Observing, graphing and recognizing patterns in the child's environment can help with math and science skills.
I enjoy working with children and seeing the progress that they make in their academic studies. I look forward to helping your child with their academic enrichment!
I've taught piano, guitar, violin, viola, ukulele and recorders in public schools and the Cape Cod Conservatory in Massachusetts. I've given private and group lessons. I've taught general music in public schools on Cape Cod for 11 years and before that 10 years teaching music in Brooklyn, New York public schools. General music includes singing, learning how to read notes and rhythms, performances in musical shows and learning how to play instruments.
I have been giving guitar lessons for many years. I currently have Music Certification in Maine to teach Music in grades K - 12. I have given group guitar classes at the Wintergreen Arts Center in Presque Isle, Maine since 2011. When I lived in Massachusetts, I taught private and group guitar classes at the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music in Barnstable and Falmouth, Massachusetts. My guitar students participated in many recitals and performed locally on the Cape. I also taught music in the South Yarmouth and Dennis, MA. public schools from 1999 - 2010. In 2006 I applied for and received a grant to purchase guitars to assist in music composition. Guitar playing was incorporated into our music classes and my students composed songs on the guitar related to their academic studies.
Would you or your child like to learn how to play the piano or keyboard? Piano lessons can be fun! My name is Valerie Schultz. I've been playing the piano since I was 5 years old and have always loved it!
I really enjoy teaching piano too! My teaching methods take into account the enjoyment of the student. I make learning fun with positive reinforcement. Creating, composing, songwriting, duets, recitals, stickers and flashcards are all part of my teaching style. By using a variety of different styles of music, my goal is to develop in the student an appreciation and love for music!
At the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music in West Barnstable and in Falmouth, Massachusetts, I taught private and group piano and keyboard lessons for 14 years. Over those years my students have ranged in age from 4-83! They have performed in recitals and in community venues. Many of my students have taken part in auditions for The National Guild of Piano Teachers. I studied music and education in Brooklyn College of the City University of New York where I received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's Degree. I am a member of A.S.C.A.P. ( American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) for piano pieces and songs I have composed. I am a Maine and Massachusetts Certified teacher now living in Northern Maine.
It's always a great time to play the piano! I look forward to helping you learn.
Would you like to create a song? Do you have a poem we could set to music? Would you like to write a musical composition for an instrument that you can play? Songwriting can be fun! I would love to show you how to compose for any instrument or voice!
At the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music in West Barnstable and in Falmouth, Massachusetts, I taught songwriting classes for 14 years before my move to Northern Maine in 2010. While teaching music in public school on Cape Cod, I applied for and received grants to purchase guitars and ukuleles. Those instruments helped my students to compose songs related to their academic studies. I am a member of A.S.C.A.P. ( American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) for piano compositions and songs I have composed. I am certified to teach in Maine and Massachusetts and now live in Northern Maine.
I look forward to helping you unlock your imagination and create a musical treasure!
I have given violin lessons for many years. I currently have Music Certification in Maine to teach music in grades K. - 12. When I lived in Massachusetts, I taught music in the South Yarmouth and Dennis, MA. public schools from 1999 - 2010. We had an after-school strings program where I taught violin and viola to elementary school students. These students performed in school recitals and performances and then went on to join our school orchestras. I have played the violin since the age of 10 and played the violin in my high school orchestra. I enjoy seeing my students progress year after year with their violin and viola studies.