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My name is Stephen and I grew up mostly in the Seattle area. I have worked in the Theatre Arts from amateur to professional.
I have over 40 years of experience in Theatre Arts as a Director, Coach, Actor, Designer, and Writer. I tutor in all these areas for students over the age of ten. My main area of expertise is Musical Theatre, though I am experienced in all disciplines. I am a published fiction writer and award winning poet. My writing is mostly for adults, but I can also tutor young people. I had my first chef (not cook) position at 21 and tutor in both home cooking and professional restaurant styles.
I work by concentrating of the students needs and desired area of success. I am affable and friendly, a clear communicator, I try to inspire with positive feedback and encouragement. I work equally well with students of either sex and any age over ten.
I had my first chef (not cook) job at 21, many years earlier than most. I have worked in and managed many restaurants and work as a cooking tutor in private homes for several years. I am patient and supportive. I work with positive feedback and constructive criticism.
I am a native English speaker. I have an extensive background in English speaking and grammar. I am a published author, playwright, and award winning poet. I work well with students who have a need for ESL skills. I enjoy sharing English with students who have a keen will to learn. I am easy-going and always give constructive feedback.
I am a native English speaker. I work as a professional writer of fiction, and am an award winning poet. I work well with people who struggle with the nuances of English. I use a positive attitude and constructive criticism in my lessons.
I have worked with computers since the mid 1980s. I work with all programs of MS Office 2013 (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, et al) every day, and have taught and tutored on these for several years. I also work with graphics programs such as Corel, Photoshop, and PhotoPro.
I have worked as an actor, lecturer, and presenter for over 40 years. As a tutor I concentrate on traits of self-assurance, clear diction, breath support, projection, and body presentation. I am patient and supportive. I work through positive self image and positive and constructive feedback.
I have trained in NYC, Seattle, and San Francisco. I have trained users in public speaking from such diverse fields as Salesman, lawyers, priests, housewives, CEO, stock brokers, and management.
I have worked in most all areas of Theatre since I was 15 (over 40 years). I founded and ran my own theatre company as Artistic Director for many years before resigning to pursue my writing career. My work as a Director has set attendance records and as a director and actor I garnered much critical acclaim.
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