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Live the life you have imagined.... Let the words of Thoreau be your inspiration! Allow me to lead you study of (classical) piano and/or French, and/or ESL. Whether you choose to study one subject or a blend of music and language, we can arrange it for you, and tailor it to your needs. I am currently an Adjunct Lecturer at Monroe College in French and Speech/Communications, English, Music Appreciation, and Geography. I have also been affiliated with Inlingua International Language Centers as an ESL instructor. Further, I ran a piano studio for a number of years, producing students who not only enjoyed playing, but consistently performed well in recital and competition. As well as being a professional musician, I have been in the music business in NYC with ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers), and then with EMI Music Publishing. As well, I have run my own theater company, for which I wrote and performed musically in all my plays. No stranger to production, I am currently working in studio production and putting together special events and shows. I am prepared to work with students of all ages, both less and more advanced in study.
I have been writing cover letters and resumes as a private consultant for over 20 years. Also, I coach students on the specifics of interviewing in the context of the contemporary job market, and prepare them for the challenges of such. In addition to my private work, I consult through CWE (Consortium for Worker Education) in NYC, and specialize in working with SEIU 1199 (healthcare union) in training people who have recently been laid off or have been displaced as a result of institutional (e.g., hospital, clinic, etc.) closings.
As an Adjunct Professor in English/Speech/Communications, I work directly with college students on English skills, interviewing and career preparation. Previously, I worked with an academic non-profit organization in which I designed and taught SAT/college prep/essay writing to students in science/bio-medical internships.
Currently, I also work as an independent educational consultant, in which I coach students in workforce training, resume writing, interviewing skills, and career development.
Ear training was a major component of my classical music degree program. Further, it was absolutely vital to my development as a pianist and musical producer. I completed more than 4 semesters of dedicated study at university, and have continued to apply this skill to ongoing piano study. I teach ear training as part of private piano/music lessons, and in music appreciation courses on the college level.
I have been a comprehensive English skills teacher since 1990. With a background as a professional writer, I work with students of all ages on their English skills -- including grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, syntax -- and specialize in working with ESL/ESOL students! My experience includes having instructed college-bound high school students in English and in preparation for the SAT (Harlem Children Society's after-school program), as well as at Monroe College, and various other educational institutions. I also currently teach English skills to healthcare professionals as part of an innovative partnership between New York Presbyterian Hospital and SEIU 1199 healthcare union.
I have been an ESL/ESOL Teacher since 1993 and affiliated with Inlingua International Language Institute, Charlotte, NC, and New York, NY: I provide multi-level intensive instruction to non-native speakers of all ages, and specialize in business English and cultural cross-training. From 1998-2000, I taught English to political refugees in the New York City Refugee Employment Project division of International Rescue Committee. Currently, I teach ESL at Monroe College, as well as privately.
Translator/Interpreter, French Consultant Freelance
Monroe College, Wyzant.com, Dialogos International, Wake County Magnet School Program
•Develop and implement creative teaching techniques tailored to educating multi-national/multi-ethnic students in urban context. Teach French & Music Appreciation courses, with focus on cultural enrichment targeted to urban and international youth.
•Collaborated and developed innovative immersion-based system-wide foreign language curriculum.
•Taught French levels K-12. Conceived, staged, directed and produced student performances (music, theater) to showcase progress in target language.
•Have translated numerous documents and served as consecutive interpreter in wide variety of assignments, including medical treatment/surgery scenarios at Duke University Hospital and inaugural Paris-Raleigh flight route escorting French guests for American Airlines.
Music is my lifelong pursuit. I am a professional musician/ pianist/ musical director with extensive teaching, administrative & production experience (including auditions, recitals, concerts, studio recording, touring/on-site theatrical performances, & event management) I am prepared to provide either a general (history, theory) or targeted (piano technique) approach to the subject, depending on the student's needs.
I have taught Geography -- especially human geography -- at Monroe College in the Bronx for over a decade. I have always designed my own courses in this discipline, and believe it is indispensable to a proper education -- especially in the 21st century.
My experience in teaching English grammar primarily includes private instruction and instruction for college-bound high school students studying for the SAT. I have taught courses privately, for the Harlem Children Society's after-school program), Monroe College, inLingua, and for other educational institutions in North Carolina and New York, Currently, I also teach grammar skills to healthcare professionals as part of an innovative partnership between New York Presbyterian Hospital and SEIU 1199 healthcare union.
I possess over 20 years of experience with Excel. This experience has not been limited to the classroom: I have been in for and non-profit business, in which I have used Excel for numerous spreadsheets, projects, and presentations (in corporate insurance, the music industry, and non-profit work).
For some 5 years, I have been teaching Excel skills as part of professional development for SEIU 1199 healthcare union workers -- and, hence, preparing them to meet the challenges they will encounter as a result of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) in the contemporary workplace.
Additionally, I teach Excel skills to New York Presbyterian Hospital healthcare employees who have been promoted to higher positions within the hospital.
I possess over 20 years of experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). For some 5 years, I have been teaching computer literacy as part of professional development for SEIU 1199 healthcare union workers -- and prepare to meet the challenges they will encounter as a result of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) in the contemporary workplace. I am HitPro Certified (health information technology trainer)since 2013. Additionally, I teach computer skills to New York Presbyterian Hospital healthcare employees who have been promoted to higher positions within the hospital.
As a professional musician and educator, I teach music history as an integral part of piano instruction. Beyond the individual scenario, I teach Music Appreciation at Monroe College. In studying with me, you will delve into the major periods of western music, major composers of western music and their works, as well as basic music theory. I also present the composers and their works in their historical and geographic frameworks and relate developments in music to developments in other art forms such as literature and painting.
Music is my lifelong pursuit. I am a professional musician/pianist/ musical director with extensive teaching, administrative & production experience (including auditions, recitals, concerts, studio recording, touring/on-site theatrical performances, & event management) I am prepared to provide either a general (history, theory) or targeted (piano technique) approach to the subject, depending on the student's needs.
Individual piano lessons feature the following components: studying and applying classically-based piano technique - including interpretation, notation, understanding melody rhythm, harmony, and theory - developing an appreciation and enjoyment of music, and an introduction to music history. For a number of years I maintained a private piano student with an average population of 40 students or so at any given time. Students performed in workshops, recitals, and competitions, and were successful in these arenas, but more importantly, developed a love for the instrument and making music.
We live in a global community where international communication is crucial. A variety of speech communication topics will be studied with an emphasis on intercultural communication, conflict management, and small group dynamics. A major component of study is argumentation and debate. You will learn the building blocks of effective speeches, and research and prepare several oral presentations using audio and/or visual material.
The objectives of this study involve analysis of the ways in which individuals of different cultures communicate verbally and nonverbally. The student constructs and presents convincing arguments using sound reasoning and appropriate support through presentation. Another objective is improving listening habits, and learning to recognize fallacies in logical argumentation of oral presentations and debates.
I am an Adjunct Lecturer teaching Speech/Communication at Monroe College.
I have taught reading in public/private schools, privately, and in continuing education venues for over 20 years. I work with students of all ages and abilities.
I have taught reading in preparation for the SAT for over 20 years. My experience includes having instructed college-bound high school students in preparation for the reading portion of the PSAT/SAT as part of the Harlem Children Society's after-school program in New York City.
I have taught comprehensive English testing skills teacher since 1990. As a professional writer - plays, creative, technical, etc. --- I possess the skills to effectively prepare students for the PSAT/SAT. My experience includes having instructed college-bound high school students in preparation for the writing portion of the PSAT/SAT as part of the Harlem Children Society's after-school program in New York City.
I taught K-12 students in North Carolina for some 10 years, and have been teaching on the college level in New York City for 15 years. I am an educational consultant working with upper and lower division students in a number of private institutions in Manhattan. Every day I work with students, I am teaching study skills -- in one form or another!
ESL Teacher since 1993 and affiliated with Inlingua International Language Institute, Charlotte, NC, and New York, NY: I provide multi-level intensive instruction to non-native speakers, specializing in business English, cultural cross-training, and TOEFL preparation. From 1998-2000, I taught English to political refugees in the New York City Refugee Employment Project division of International Rescue Committee. I also teach English skills as part of professional development training to health care workers (1199 SIEU) in New York City.
I have been teaching English vocabulary for over 20 years -- in public school, private school, professional development venues, inLingua, as well as independently. I work with students of all ages and skills.
In addition, I have instructed college-bound high school students in vocabulary as they prepared for to take the PSAT/SAT (Harlem Children Society's after-school program), as well as in courses at Monroe College.
I currently teach vocabulary to healthcare professionals as part of an innovative partnership between New York Presbyterian Hospital and SEIU 1199 healthcare union. At Monroe College, I teach public speaking and communication -- in which vocabulary figures prominently.
I am an educator, artist and professional writer. My publications include the following:
•Original plays (1994-2000)
•Harlem Children Society (non-profit organization) Annual Reports 2006-2010 – Wrote and edited all documents for each report (75 pp avg length) consisting of all academic nonprofit organization commentary, events, annual lecture series involving broad range of topics: bio/medicine, (biochemistry, bioengineering, biology, genetics, disease, immunology, treatment & therapy), emerging field of bioinformatics, botany, chemistry, computer technology, engineering/robotics, environmental studies, green architecture/technologies, mathematics, nanotechnology, nutrition & healthy living, physics, science research/library science/science reporting, science scholarship programs, social/behavioral sciences, space exploration and zoology.
•Harlem Children Society advertising copy, fund solicitation text, grant proposal text, training manual text/layout, and press kit text
Great tutor — I had my first lesson with Jeanne and I am thrilled. She was patient, perceptive, and amazingly knowledgeable and cultured. I highly recommend her. She is an excellent instructor with a fabulous resume and a rich background, and she is a lovely person who made me feel immediately comfortable and excited about the prospect of learning piano. ...
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