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Sydney B.

Jack of All Trades, Master of a Few

Omaha, NE (68198)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$30.00
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Hello everyone,

My name is Sydney, and I'm an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Though relatively new to private tutoring, I have had several jobs in public tutoring and have discovered a love for working with students one-on-one. Professionally, I've worked at a learning center in Pearl City, HI, and spent nearly a year employed as a para-professional tutor at Wheeler Middle School. I have also taught piano lessons out of my home for a couple of years.

A little bit about me academically--In 2012 I graduated from Mililani High School in Hawaii as a valedictorian with a 4.1 cumulative GPA. I won the Golden Scholars Outstanding Language Arts Student Award with first place, and have taken challenging courses (honors and AP) all through high school. I am currently working toward a degree in Linguistics, with a career interest in teaching English abroad and possibly work in translation/interpreting. I started out in a neuroscience major, so I've done a fair amount of study in neuroscience and related fields. I have experience in a wide variety of subjects, however, a few of my specialties are English/literature, writing, psychology, piano/music, and middle school math. Additionally, I would be happy to assist with anything related to linguistics, even though it is not available to list as a subject on this website.

I've always been a very curious soul and passionate about the pursuit of knowledge. Helping others succeed in their own endeavors is such a pleasure that it hardly even feels like a job! I fully believe in fostering a love of learning and catering to individual student needs; there's little more frustrating than having something explained to you repeatedly using the same blanket format. We'll work together to pinpoint exactly where the misunderstandings are, and find a way through it in a way that is memorable and makes sense to you.

If you're in the area and need assistance with anything I have to offer, feel free to contact me. I look forward to working with you!

*I'm newly certified in WyzAnt's online tutoring initiative and am currently offering online lessons for $20 an hour instead of my usual $30.

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Sydney’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Piano, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Music:
General Music, Music Theory, Piano
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Science:
Biology, Psychology
Math:
Algebra 1, Logic, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

General Music

I have been playing piano for 15 years. I have taken many lessons, including a year-long AP Music Theory course. I have also been teaching music and piano on my own for a couple of years.

Piano

Elementary and intermediate piano instruction, from basic theory and rhythm to actual performance and technique. I have been playing the piano since I was 4 . I have taken numerous lessons from many teachers and institutions. I have also taken and passed an AP Music theory course. In addition, I have been teaching piano and general music for a few years on my own.

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Extremely patient Sydney is extremely patient and know instinctively how to connect with her students. She's developing but truly a gifted mentor. ...

— James from Mililani, HI on 2/15/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellation fees: First time: free, second: 50% of students hourly rate, third onward: full price of lesson. I try to be reliable and considerate of my students, please do the same for me!

Travel policy

Sydney will travel within 15 miles of Omaha, NE 68106.

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