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I am a recent college grad with a bachelor's degree in Music Education and a master's in English Education.I also completed my CELTA certification in March. I also have experience tutoring ESL college students and have taught a summer school English program in Shanghai, China. I enjoy working with ESL students and learning about other cultures while I help students with English.
I also have several years of experience volunteering in various children's activities and groups. I have taught middle school general music and music appreciation in my college internship and particularly enjoy working with this age and with younger children. I have experience working with ADHD and LD children and at my last tutoring job was able to help my student raise his GPA from C-D to A-B by the end of the semester. I have a patient and permissive teaching style and have personal experience with overcoming learning disabilities.
As a learner who has struggled with and overcome the difficulties of ADHD throughout my undergraduate and graduate experience, I am a understanding and patient teacher. In my undergraduate training, I took several classes about exceptional learners and learned the leading theories and methods for dealing with special needs. I have experience working with ADHD learners in the classroom and individually. While tutoring an Elementary age boy last fall, I was able to work with him and raise his GPA from C-D to A-B.
I attended a Christian university and was required to take a number of Bible classes. These classes included Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Life of Christ, Life of Paul, Bible Doctrines I, Bible Doctrines II, Modern Cults, and Foundations of a Biblical Lifestyle. I received A's in almost all of these classes and feel that my extensive knowledge of basic Bible studies makes me an excellent candidate as a tutor in this subject.
As a music education major, I completed a practicum teaching general music to 1st through 5th grade students. I later worked at as teacher's aid, grading and working with various materials. I tutored two elementary age children (3rd grad and 4th grad) Monday through Friday in all subjects. As a result of their sessions, they were able to raise their grades (from a C-D, B-C average) and maintain an A-B average.
My undergraduate degree was in music education. I took classes in music theory, music history, music education, conducting, vocal coaching, and notation. I completed internships working in the elementary music classroom and in senior high choir. During my student teaching, I taught seventh grade general music, eighth grade music appreciation, and combined middle school handbells. I also graduated with a voice principle and a piano minor and have taken a semester each in double bass, guitar, clarinet, flute, trombone, trumpet, and percussion.
As a music major at a liberal arts university, I was required to take several music history classes. They included a basic music history class for freshmen, and three upper level classes covering music from ancient times through the twentieth century with a particular focus on the major stylistic periods. During my student teaching experience I taught eight grade music appreciating focusing on the baroque and classical periods. I enjoy music history and often led study groups for tests and listening exams.
As a student at a liberal arts university, I was required to take speech classes both in rhetoric and public address, and in my field of education. I am familiar with the principles of effective public speaking and speech writing. I have also worked as a private tutor in China with students competing in a regional speech competition.
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