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Belinda C.

Phoenix, AZ

$35/hour

Learning and development specialist

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 22 ratings
Knowledge and patient
— Nichelle, Chandler, AZ on 1/16/17

$35/Hour


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Arizona State University
Piano performance
Northwestern University
Master's

Education

Arizona State University (Piano performance)

Northwestern University (Master's)

About Belinda

Hi! My name is Belinda and I am passionate about learning, growth, and self-development. I have an educational background in computer information systems (BS) and piano performance (BA), and more than 10 years of experience with graphic design and visual layouts. I offer tutoring in a variety of areas.

As a musician, I have more than 20 years of experience in piano, and have competed nationally and internationally. In addition to teaching students, I also perform solo and ensemble works. I also have extensive experience as a piano accompanist for singers, woodwind and string musicians. I have worked with students age 4 to adult, and started teaching when I was a teenager.

I also provide tutoring in relation to computers, data and analysis. I have more than 20 years of experience using a variety of computer software and programs. My expertise includes Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access), basic programming (HTML, CSS, R), and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).

Lastly, I also provide public speaking coaching. I joined Toastmasters more than 2 years ago and have completed my first manual, the Competent Communicator (10 speeches). I am the vice president of education for my club and have mentored several new members through their first few speeches. As a mentor, my goal is to help newer speakers grow by recognizing their strengths, identifying opportunities for growth, and giving feedback for additional learning.

Previous students and clients describe me as patient, supportive and loving. I am here to support you and your learning goals!
Hi! My name is Belinda and I am passionate about learning, growth, and self-development. I have an educational background in computer information systems (BS) and piano performance (BA), and more than 10 years of experience with graphic design and visual layouts. I offer tutoring in a variety of areas.

As a musician, I have more than
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85003

"Knowledge and patient"

- Nichelle, Chandler, AZ on 1/16/17

"Excellent Piano Instruction!!"

- Michael, Chandler, AZ on 11/5/15
Science:
Psychology
Music:
Composition (Music), Ear Training,
General Music, Music Theory, Sight Singing, Songwriting
Art:
Composition (Music), Graphic Design
English:
English, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Computer:
Adobe InDesign,
Computer Programming, General Computer, Graphic Design,
HTML, Macintosh,
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, SAS,
SQL
Language:
Speech
Business:
Career Development,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

Adobe InDesign

I have had more than 10 years of experience using multiple versions of Adobe InDesign. Primarily, I used Adobe InDesign for layout and graphic design in laying out newspapers, magazines, and articles. I am happy to submit examples of my previous work upon request.

Career Development

I have been a life and job coach for more than 3 years. I enjoy working with people on recognizing their strengths, focusing on their interests, and identifying the next steps needed to advance their career or educational goals. My coach training is through the Coaches Training Institute, an ICF-accredited training program (ICF = International Coach Federation). I used to be an editor for a local newspaper and am also happy to review and edit résumés, cover letters, and personal statements.

College Counseling

I have worked with numerous high school and college students in preparing applications and personal statements. In addition to editing the student's résumé and personal statement, I help applicants understand what criteria are most important to them when browsing schools. I also enjoy working with applicants to customize their "brand" and the message that the application communicates.

Ear Training

As a piano performance major, I took 4 music theory classes, each of which had an ear training component. My musical education (I started in 1994) also includes the Yamaha School of Music method which uses solfege and fixed "do" in its courses.

Graphic Design

My background in graphic design started with designing and laying out pages for newspapers and magazines at my university. In addition to print design, I have worked on various presentations for the companies I have been employed at (i.e. powerpoint, slideshows, Prezi). I do some logo design, and enjoy creating branded materials that have a shared theme. My predominant tools are Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. I believe a lot can also be done in Microsoft Word and Powerpoint for those who use more accessible softwares.

I would be happy to prove samples of past design projects upon request.

Macintosh

I have owned and used a Macintosh for more than 10 years. I am familiar with navigating this different operating system and customizing settings. My current MacbookPro is a dual boot (therefore it runs both Mac and PC). This allows me to be familiar with the latest Windows settings and features, and be able to work seamlessly between both platforms.

Microsoft Access

I have worked with Access in a variety of projects. I setup a database for the local police department, and also managed a volunteer database of civilians who were donating time to the police department. I have created back-end tables as well as front-end forms and reports. I am happy to submit a sample upon request.

Microsoft Excel

I have used Microsoft Excel for more than 10 years to do quantitative analysis and reports. In addition, I have created spreadsheets for the purpose of tracking data over time, calculating metrics, and summarizing data using pivot tables.

Microsoft Windows

I have been using Microsoft Windows for almost 20 years for personal, educational and professional settings. I am familiar with the operating system and use it on a regular basis for work.

Public Speaking

I am the Vice President of Education for my Toastmasters club. I have completed more than 10 speeches and have earned my Competent Communicator award. In addition to giving speeches and receiving feedback from other members on a regular basis, I have also been the go-to mentor for new members. As a mentor, I work closely with the mentee to write their speeches, coach them on delivery, and provide encouragement and feedback.

SAS

I have taken 2 courses from the SAS institute and also work with SAS on a daily basis in my current job function.

Arizona State University
Piano performance
Northwestern University
Master's

Education

Arizona State University (Piano performance)

Northwestern University (Master's)

Knowledge and patient

Belinda was very patient and helped with a problem I was having with SQL. I appreciate her willingness to listen and know exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for your help today and additional resources.

— Nichelle, Chandler, AZ on 1/16/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Belinda will travel within 40 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85003.