University of the Pacific (Music)
UCLA (Graduate Coursework)
Cal State U, Long beach (Master's)
I've lived in San Francisco for 20 years now. My undergraduate degree was in music at UOP in Stockton. I then spent two years in the graduate school of music at UCLA, before starting a family. Later, I got a Lifetime Elementary school teaching credential, I got a bachelor's degree equivalency in Speech Pathology and then a Master's degree in Audiology, and had a private practice in southern California. I taught graduate level Audiology at Cal State U Long Beach for 6 years and was head of the Clinic there. While I worked at that profession, I also began to write music and theater reviews for a Long Beach newspaper.
I moved to San Francisco and continued to write theater reviews for an Irish newspaper here, and became editor/writer/publisher of the monthly American Theatre Critics Association. I did that for five years, while still writing reviews, and proofreading and editing textbooks, newspapers, essays.
For the past 10 years or so, I've transcribed and fact-checked for numerous documentary film makers in the Bay Area, I have edited Master's degree theses for the nursing school at UCSF Medical Center. I taught adult literacy at the Main Branch of the SF Public Library for five years. I currently write book reviews and do author interviews for The Santa Barbara Independent newspaper and am a docent at the California Academy of Science. I sing in the SF Bach Choir, which puts on many concerts each year, and write and edit for their publicity committee.
I was a reading tutor with Project Read at the SF Main Library for five years, I've written for newspapers for about 12 years I edited/written for/published the American Theatre Critics Association for five years. I write book reviews and author interviews for a Santa Barbara newspaper, currently. I've proofread numerous texts, Ph.D. and Master's degree theses, newspapers. I read 3-5 books a week and am pretty familiar with American and European literature.
Simply that I have read extensively in the areas of the Renaissance, medieval era, and history in general. I also read a good deal of American history, particularly World War I and the Civil War.
I have a degree in music with graduate work in music history at UCLA. I have played piano since I was six, have taught adult piano, and have sung for decades in performing choirs, in southern California and here in San Francisco, with emphasis on composers of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, as well as early 20th century and contemporary composers.
I like teaching and tutoring very much, helping people to learn what they need to but also helping students to use their own imagination and logic to understand the meaning of things, in history and literature, for instance. I think tutoring, and learning, is best when the learner has taken what they learn and expanded on it with their own critical thinking, Learning new things, drawing new associations and conclusions, is something that never gets dull. It sustains a person throughout life. I've lived in San Francisco for 20 years now. My undergraduate degree was in music at UOP in Stockton. I then spent two years in the graduate school of music at UCLA, before starting a family. Later, I got a Lifetime Elementary school teaching credential, I got a bachelor's degree equivalency in Speech Pathology and then a Master's degree in
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