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Rita P.

Long Beach, CA

$50/hour

Professional Educator Tutors All Elementary Subjects Including Music

In-person lessons

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USC
performance-piano
Cal State Fullerton
Graduate Coursework

Education

USC (performance-piano)

Cal State Fullerton (Graduate Coursework)

About Rita

I love teaching and believe that it is the educators' duty to assure that the material is passed on to the student in the most meaningful way. I have always taught private piano lessons to both children and adults. I have six years experience teaching all subject matter, specializing in English, math and history, at an elementary level in both public and private schools.

I have BA degrees in piano performance and in music education from USC and CalState Fullerton. I passed both the NTE and CBest tests in order to teach all elementary subject matter. I taught 7th grade for four years; 1-2 combination for one year and 4-5 combination for one year. I have always taught piano students privately. I am a writer and composer of music.

I am flexible as to scheduling tutoring sessions. I require a 24 hours notice of cancellation and will attempt to re-schedule with proper notification. There will be a free consultation in order to determine student needs and goals, proper location and time for sessions.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping students to attain a successful learning experience.
I love teaching and believe that it is the educators' duty to assure that the material is passed on to the student in the most meaningful way. I have always taught private piano lessons to both children and adults. I have six years experience teaching all subject matter, specializing in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Long Beach, CA 90805
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English
Computer:
Desktop Publishing, Macintosh,
Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Music History,
Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word

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.

Composition (Music)

I wrote the libretto and composed the music for a musical currently in progress. I have had 3 readings performed on stages throughout Los Angeles.

Ear Training

Majored in Music Education at Cal State Fullerton and piano performance at USC. Ear training was vital part of music education.

Macintosh

Currently possess Macintosh computer and have used Mac for at least 10 years. I use Finale, Final Draft, Word for Mac on my computer.

Microsoft Windows

In my avocation as a legal assistant, I used Microsoft Windows for at least 15 years.

Music History

In my studies as a performance major at USC and music education at Cal State Fullerton, music history was a requirement for both degrees. I attempt to include music history as part of my private piano practice.

Songwriting

My songs have been performed in musical theater performances at Wells Fargo, Hudson, Lillian, Ivar and Macha Theaters in Los Angeles. I have recorded demos and had songs picked up by A&R representatives of major labels in Los Angeles.

Theatre

I have written 3 musicals. Two of them have been presented in staged performances at Wells Fargo Theater, Ivar Theater, Hudson and MachaTheaters in Los Angeles. My last musical is a work in progress.

USC
performance-piano
Cal State Fullerton
Graduate Coursework

Education

USC (performance-piano)

Cal State Fullerton (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rita will travel within 20 miles of Long Beach, CA 90805.