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James H.

Yuma, AZ

$50/hour

Elementary Education and Music Tutor

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Grand Canyon University
Bachelor of Music
University of Phoenix
Master's

Education

Grand Canyon University (Bachelor of Music)

University of Phoenix (Master's)

About James

Dear Student,

My name is Mr. H. I am currently a General Music Teacher Specialist at a K-5 Elementary School in AZ. This year will be my eighth year teaching music. Previously, I taught three years at a K-3 Elementary School in the Glendale Elementary School District (AZ), three years at a K-5 Elementary School in the Fowler Elementary School District (AZ) and one year at a PreK-4 Elementary School in the Harrisonburg City Public Schools District (VA). I have earned two degrees in the field of teaching. My first degree is a Bachelor of Music degree from Grand Canyon University (2001), and my second degree is a Masters Degree in Elementary Education (2008).

In a public school setting, I have taught 5th Grade After School Band, 5th Grade Strings Class, 4th Grade After School Recorder and In-class grade level choir (K-5). I have also taught individual students as well as a small class environment. Individually, I have taught Bass Guitar, Guitar, Drums, and Recorder. In a class setting of 10 students, I have taught Guitar. In all of my music classes I have an Objective for every lesson, so we all know what our goal is for that lesson and make sure we obtain that goal before the end of class. All of my music classes are based off of the National and State Standards for Music.

Academically, my teaching/tutoring experience has been in Reading, Writing and Math. This experience has come through the public school system which is titled "Intervention." My Intervention classes have been small groups (6-8 students) to this year's Math Intervention class with 17 students. The grade levels I have taught Reading, Writing and Math Intervention in are 3rd - 5th Grade. My Intervention classes have been between 40 - 50 minutes each, three days a week for the whole school year. Previously, the Intervention classes were aligned to the State Standards. Now, they are aligned to the Common Core Standards.

In an individual setting, I am able to work with a student one-on-one finding out his/her strengths and weaknesses. Whether it is Music or Academics, once the weakness is pinpointed, we can focus in that area to bring the student up to where they need to be, "Meeting" or "Exceeding" the Standards.

Whether your goal is Musical or Academic, I look forward in helping to meet your goal and "Exceeding" all possible dreams!

Sincerely,

Mr. H.

Dear Student,

My name is Mr. H. I am currently a General Music Teacher Specialist at a K-5 Elementary School in AZ. This year will be my eighth year teaching music. Previously, I taught three years at a K-3 Elementary School in the Glendale Elementary School District (AZ), three
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Yuma, AZ 85365
In-person lessons
Music:
Clarinet, Drums,
Ear Training, Flute, General Music,
Guitar,
Music Theory, Saxophone, Sight Singing, Trumpet,
Violin, Voice (Music)
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer)
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drums

I am qualified for teaching drums because I have a Bachelor of Music degree. Part of that degree included an elective class that I took on percussion so I could teach drums. I also played drums in a semi-professional group for three years. I play drums on Sundays at three different churches when needed.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor in this specific subject because I have a Masters in Elementary Education. I have subbed for most elementary classroom teachers and have taught Reading, Writing and Math Interventions for grades 3-5. My methods will be to find out where the student needs help. I will ask open-ended questions so the student will be able to find the answer which will help the student maintain the answer. I will summarize our time together making sure the student understands all we have gone over and feels confident with the lesson.

General Music

I am qualified in this area because I hold a Bachelor of Music degree. I have taught General Music in the public school system for eight years. The grade levels I have taught are PreK - 5. I have taught classroom instruments for all grade levels, Recorder for 4th Grade, and Band Instruments for 5th Grade. Music Theory is also a learning aspect of my curriculum.

Guitar

I am qualified to tutor in this specific subject because I have been playing guitar for over 40 years. I have led worship at churches using guitar for over 20 years. I have used guitar for the past eight years of teaching. I have taught individual lessons as well as small group classes of 10 students. My lessons include music theory, pitches on the guitar in relation to pitches on the piano, multiple rhythm techniques, and playing the melody and harmony of a song.

Trumpet

I am qualified to tutor in this specific subject because I have a Bachelor of Music degree. Part of my degree contains an elective class that I took for all Brass Instruments. I also played trumpet in Middle School and High School Band. I currently have my trumpet and play it when needed.

Grand Canyon University
Bachelor of Music
University of Phoenix
Master's

Education

Grand Canyon University (Bachelor of Music)

University of Phoenix (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 20 miles of Yuma, AZ 85365.