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Robert D.

Saint Louis, MO

$35/hr

Instructor in Acting and Public Speaking.

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Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Psychology
Webster University, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Master's
Wayne State University
Other

Education

Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (Psychology)

Webster University, Webster Groves, MO 63119 (Master's)

Wayne State University (Other)

About Robert

I have been in community theatre many years and currently teach at a modeling school. My specialty there is in acting, public speaking, voice control, reading, doing commercials, and pronouncing properly. I also have sung many solos, harmonize, and can read music. I also am an acrylic artist painter, and have won several awards and cash prizes in this area. I can sometimes teach shy people to become better at public speaking, as well as non-singers and non-actors to enjoy singing and acting.
Although I am not a licensed teacher, I individualize my teaching to each student and work with their interests and use their strengths to tackle minor weaknesses. I have 4 years' experience in social work, and can work with special needs children, but may not have the proper materials that a teacher might have. However, with the proper materials, I think I can teach almost any student and make any student a little smarter or more knowledgeable.
My parents are elderly and I would be willing to work with older adults also with dementia issues. I would be patient with all my students. I do not have the resources that a teacher might already have. I can help with vocabulary, helping students memorize or learn grammar and basic math skills. I have a variety of interests myself.
I have been in community theatre many years and currently teach at a modeling school. My specialty there is in acting, public speaking, voice control, reading,… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63129
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Geology, Psychology, Sociology
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies
Music:
Sight Singing,
Voice (Music)
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness,
Swimming, Tennis
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Fitness

I was a master fitness instructor in the army and took a special class to learn about how to use weights and exercises in order to improve one's overall fitness. I also took a fitness class at First Baptist Church of Arnold where we did running drills, balancing drills, boxing drills, and certain exercises that increased strength, flexibility, and dexterity. I often use aerobic exercises for weight control and stress water drinking, breathing, and building intensity. We strive for maximum optimum heart rate, yet at a pace comfortable for the student.

Public Speaking

I had several years of Speech in High School and competed with my speeches. I did oral interpretation and read literature. I was in several toastmaster clubs where we learned to encourage each other to be effective and to the point. I was a judge at Clayton High School. I currently teach public speaking and acting at Barbizon Modeling School. I use voice control to teach projection and other subjects to help students use their emotions and feelings to improve their speech. I have learned many secrets through the years.

Sight Singing

I currently sight read at my church choir, Webster Hills United Methodist Church in Webster Groves. I have sung in numerous choirs, was a music major at the University of Michigan, sang solos in high school,and had leads in musicals while participating in community theatre here in St. Louis for many years. I consider myself a good singer and teach voice and public speaking at Barbizon Modeling Agency. I have taken voice lessons and can show some of the roles I have played.

Sociology

I had a minor in Sociology from the University of Michigan and completed 30 hours of credits in this field. Some of the classes I completed were Social Stratifications, Fields of Social Work, Intro to the Theory of Social Organizations, Complex Organizations, Social Movements, Personality and Culture, Intro to Social Psychology, Analysis of Deviant Behavior, Intro to American Sociology, and Principles of Sociology.

Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Psychology
Webster University, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Master's
Wayne State University
Other

Education

Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (Psychology)

Webster University, Webster Groves, MO 63119 (Master's)

Wayne State University (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 20 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63129.

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