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Frances N.

Bronx, NY

$65/hr

Mentored gifted and talented music students for 11 years

Mentored gifted and talented music students for 11 years

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Hello,

I am a licensed teacher in the Philippines. For eleven years, I worked as the music program coordinator and adviser at the Philippine High School for the Arts, a government-run secondary school for the gifted and talented. While there, I planned, programmed, and implemented music activities, courses and individual lessons of the music students and prepared the budget for the academic year. I assumed full responsibility of all administrative and teaching duties of the music department for one academic year, assisted students with questions before and after school, met with parents, counselors, and administrators to discuss the progress of the students every quarter. I attended all meetings, trainings, and school events, collaborating pianist of the students during lessons, master classes, competitions, and performances, acted as surrogate parent, and served as facilitator of music workshops to public secondary school teachers in the Philippines.

Moreover, I taught music courses (Choir Leadership, Chorus, and Voice) at the Baptist Bible Seminary and Institute (Rizal, Philippines), and Orff Schulwerk to kids ages four to six years at the College of Music Extension Program of the University of the Philippines.

Among others, I worked as (a) collaborating pianist to government choirs in the Philippines, such as the Department of Tourism, The Central Bank of the Philippines, and The Makati Medical Center, and (b) volunteer church pianist at Manila Baptist Church.

During my undergraduate and graduate degrees, I minored in Classical Voice (soprano). At the moment, I am finishing my dissertation with a degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano at the University of Memphis.

As a mentor, I have always believed that every student has a talent. In further developing this to its maximum potential, I encourage and motivate him/her to work hard, instill discipline, and make sure that learning is fun, i.e., likened to play in young children. I make sure that trust is developed between a student and me, as well as the parents/guardians and me. Besides, I have a high regard for the parent-student-teacher relationship, hence, the personal contact. Furthermore, I always believed that learning does not stop, regardless of age, especially when one is internally motivated to better himself/herself. Being with gifted and talented high school students in a boarding school, I made sure that whenever we are in a classroom setting, the students see me as an authority, but with mutual respect and admiration. Outside the classroom, I was their surrogate parent.

Music:
Music Theory

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Music Theory

Music theory will include lessons in aural training and sight singing, while developing mastery in the elements of music. In addition, music history will be taught vis-a-vis theory.

University of the Philippines Diliman
University of the Philippines Diliman
Master's
University of Memphis
Other

Education

University of the Philippines Diliman

University of the Philippines Diliman (Master's)

University of Memphis (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Frances will travel within 15 miles of Bronx, NY 10463.


About Frances

Hello,

I am a licensed teacher in the Philippines. For eleven years, I worked as the music program coordinator and adviser at the Philippine High School for the Arts, a government-run secondary school for the gifted and talented. While there, I planned, programmed, and implemented music activities, courses and individual lessons of the music students and prepared the budget for the academic year. I assumed full responsibility of all administrative and teaching duties of the music department for one academic year, assisted students with questions before and after school, met with parents, counselors, and administrators to discuss the progress of the students every quarter. I attended all meetings, trainings, and school events, collaborating pianist of the students during lessons, master classes, competitions, and performances, acted as surrogate parent, and served as facilitator of music workshops to public secondary school teachers in the Philippines.

Moreover, I taught music courses (Choir Leadership, Chorus, and Voice) at the Baptist Bible Seminary and Institute (Rizal, Philippines), and Orff Schulwerk to kids ages four to six years at the College of Music Extension Program of the University of the Philippines.

Among others, I worked as (a) collaborating pianist to government choirs in the Philippines, such as the Department of Tourism, The Central Bank of the Philippines, and The Makati Medical Center, and (b) volunteer church pianist at Manila Baptist Church.

During my undergraduate and graduate degrees, I minored in Classical Voice (soprano). At the moment, I am finishing my dissertation with a degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano at the University of Memphis.

As a mentor, I have always believed that every student has a talent. In further developing this to its maximum potential, I encourage and motivate him/her to work hard, instill discipline, and make sure that learning is fun, i.e., likened to play in young children. I make sure that trust is developed between a student and me, as well as the parents/guardians and me. Besides, I have a high regard for the parent-student-teacher relationship, hence, the personal contact. Furthermore, I always believed that learning does not stop, regardless of age, especially when one is internally motivated to better himself/herself. Being with gifted and talented high school students in a boarding school, I made sure that whenever we are in a classroom setting, the students see me as an authority, but with mutual respect and admiration. Outside the classroom, I was their surrogate parent.

Education

University of the Philippines Diliman
University of the Philippines Diliman
Master's
University of Memphis
Other

Education

University of the Philippines Diliman

University of the Philippines Diliman (Master's)

University of Memphis (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Bronx, NY 10463

Frances’s Subjects

Music:
Music Theory

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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