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Brenda Y.

Garden Valley, CA

$50/hour

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10+ Hours
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$50/Hour


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State University College @ Potsdam NY
Music Education
San Francisco State University (SFSU)
Master's

Education

State University College @ Potsdam NY (Music Education)

San Francisco State University (SFSU) (Master's)

About Brenda

I have tutored a large community of newcomers in English with ages ranging from Kindergarten through Professional workers who have relocated. I help you set clear goals that can be reached through careful sequencing of information. I am willing to drill and repeat with you until you are comfortable with material. I am expert at helping people to feel relaxed with learning difficult material.

I am a credentialed teacher K-12 and have worked in San Francisco, Daly City, Pacifica, South San Francisco, & Redwood City School Districts. In addition to music I am an excellent teacher for English Language Learners and for Elementary through College students needing help with Language Arts.

I am a writer for business and creative purposes with an emphasis on lyric writing for songs and production. I recently assisted with proofreading and editing an Anthology for the California Writers Club. My letter writing gets results as I am expert at adapting material for specific audiences. My experience in public speaking is vast since I have performed as a pianist, conductor, and teacher. I am expert at dealing with "performance nerves".

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I have tutored a large community of newcomers in English with ages ranging from Kindergarten through Professional workers who have relocated. I help you set clear goals that can be reached through careful sequencing of information. I am willing to drill and repeat with you until you are comfortable with material. I am expert at helping people to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Garden Valley, CA 95633
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

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.

Clarinet

I am trained as a music educator. I taught beginning band for 5 years and can play the clarinet to the level of a third year student.

Composition (Music)

I am a published composer of music and hold two degrees in music education. I have written music for piano students, I am an accomplished songwriter, and I continue to study music composition.

Ear Training

I hold two degrees in music education and have taught ear-training at the elementary through high school levels.

General Music

I have taught general music for more than 20 years. I have written curriculum for general music programs on the elementary and high school levels.

Music History

I am one course and one these away from having a second Master's degree in Music History.

Piano

I am a professional pianist who has been a member of Music Teachers' Association of California, taught after school piano programs, and have many private students from beginning through advanced levels.

Public Speaking

I am an arts educator and performer. I have conducted many performances in musical theater, concert, and jazz band. My concerts entail greeting the audience and informing them about the music they hear. I have been a guest speaker at my Alma Mater.

Saxophone

I taught beginning band for 5 years and am proficient on saxophone to the level of a third year student. I transpose at sight and continue to practice this instrument (my secondary one) alongside piano.

Sight Singing

In my music education training, I attained the advanced level of sight singing. I continue to use this skill in my instrumental and conducting reading of music scores. I have sight singing to choral groups I have worked with in musical theater and in high school.

Songwriting

I continue to write songs. I have a choral piece that will be performed later this year in New York. I was a member of West Coast Songwriters. I am an accomplished singer-pianist of original and cover material.

Writing

Published poet, songwriter.
400 page Masters Thesis in Music Education in APA style.
Tutor high school students' personal statements.
Grant writer
Newsletter editor for MTAC

State University College @ Potsdam NY
Music Education
San Francisco State University (SFSU)
Master's

Education

State University College @ Potsdam NY (Music Education)

San Francisco State University (SFSU) (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brenda will travel within 20 miles of Garden Valley, CA 95633.