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Elaine R.

Love of learning: English, Math, and Music

Charlotte, NC (28205)

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Learning can be a fun challenge--it's like working a puzzle to get the full picture. Everyone learns differently, and I specialize in discovering ways that work with each student. Whether it's English (writing and reading), math, or music, sometimes even using humor helps make it stick.

I've tutored math since high school, and majored in Piano Performance at UNC-Chapel Hill. I completed my Master's in English at UNC-Charlotte. I won two writing fellowships at Vermont Studio Center, am a professional copy editor, and have served as long-time Music Director for two local congregations, working with kids and adults. I can travel to you or you can come to my home, as long as you don't mind two friendly dogs and cats as understudies.

I look forward to learning with you!

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Elaine’s subjects

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Microsoft Word
English, Piano, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Ear Training

I studied dictation/ear training in my bachelor of music studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. It was an integral part of my piano performance degree's practice and application, including participation in the Carolina Choir.

I employed ear training while directing vocal choirs and improved ensembles' abilities to identify intervals, melodic shapes, rhythms and other musical elements.

Essentially, ear training is the opposite skill of sight singing, when a singer produces music as written. Ear training helps individuals identify elements of music by listening.

Music History

I earned a bachelor of music degree in piano performance at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The music history courses I've taken include Medieval, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century periods.

I play piano repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century repertoire; I continue to learn more about individual composers, styles of composition, and historical, cultural influences on both.


I majored and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree (Piano Performance) at UNC-Chapel Hill, where I took Pedagogy courses and taught both individual and class piano lessons.
I maintained a private piano studio for several years at home and also taught after-school programs for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools and Community School of the Arts in Charlotte.
I served as Music Director for two congregations in Charlotte for a combined 14 years.
Music (playing, performing, theory, teaching) is a joy to me both personally and professionally, and I love to share it with others.

Sight Singing

I studied sight singing and private voice as part of my music major degree program at UNC-Chapel Hill. I've taught intervallic recognition and note values to vocal ensembles that I've directed, coached, rehearsed and accompanied for a combined 36 years (as a youth, teenager, and adult). I've trained and practiced sight singing since age 7 as a pianist and singer - have sung in touring choirs, college choirs, been an auditioned member of both Charlotte Oratorio Singers and Youth Oratorio, and have also been a solo performer.

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UNC-Chapel Hill (Piano Performance)

UNC-Charlotte (English) (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

$50/hour $20 each additional half-hour

Travel policy

Elaine will travel within 20 miles of Charlotte, NC 28205.

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