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Nita D.

Santa Barbara, CA

$50/hour

Creative and Effective Independent Teacher and College Counselor

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$50/Hour


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Barnard College
Theater and English
Naropa University
Other
MFA
Master's

Education

Barnard College (Theater and English)

Naropa University (Other)

MFA (Master's)

About Nita

I spent many years of happy and successful teaching, tutoring and guidance work in New York, Colorado and California. This teaching took form first as acting and writing coach, then swiftly grew into full time teaching at private schools and Waldorf high schools in Colorado and California. I am passionate about teaching because I am passionate about learning. Originally from Boulder, CO, I then moved East to New York and then on to London, followed by a leap West to San Francisco and Santa Monica, finally settling in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.

I hold a Bachelors degree Magna Cum Laude from Barnard College, and I followed this course of study with a Master of Fine Arts in Contemporary Performance, with a focus on Teaching and Directing, from Naropa University. I have been a Waldorf high school teacher for five years, and have been teaching and guiding for twelve years in both public and private school environments. In addition to tutoring and guidance work, I am a theater director, a runner, an outdoor enthusiast, a devoted wife, and true lover of all things imaginative and creative.

I treat each and every student like the true shining light that they are; I strive to see the highest potential self in each and every one of my students. My quest as educator is to support and guide each budding soul into full, glorious bloom.


I was an English major in college, and am an excellent proofreader and editor, creative writer, savvy wordsmith, passionate reader, strong coach in public speaking, interviews and oral presentations.

I have a BA and MFA in Theater, excellent skills in directing and acting, strong foundation in design and writing as well.

I look forward to hearing from you and beginning to work together! My job as teacher, counselor and theater director is to help you to SHINE your brightest!
I spent many years of happy and successful teaching, tutoring and guidance work in New York, Colorado and California. This teaching took form first as acting and writing coach, then swiftly grew into full time teaching at private schools and Waldorf high schools in Colorado and California. I am passionate about teaching because I am passionate Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Music:
Violin
English:
English, Proofreading, 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.

Drawing

I have been drawing, painting and sculpting since I was a child in Kindergarten. Having taken classes in art up through college and continuing to create artistic projects on my own since then, I am a calm and patient teacher of the visual arts.

Painting

I have been drawing, painting and sculpting since I was a child in Kindergarten. Having taken classes in art up through college and continuing to create artistic projects on my own since then, I am a calm and patient teacher of the visual arts.

Theater

I hold an undergraduate and Master of Fine Arts in Theater. I have been teaching acting, directing and design in middle school and high school and junior college and independent acting schools for the past 8 years. I believe that these teaching experiences will continue to qualify me as teacher for Wyzant.

Violin

I have played the violin since 3rd grade. In high school I was first chair in my school's orchestra, and also played with the local Youth Symphony and the All-State Orchestra. Come college, I played in the University Orchestra for two years. Since college, I have taught a number of students, ranging in age and ability from 5 - 20 years old, beginners to intermediate.

Writing

As a high school English teacher, college counselor, and part-time editor, I am highly qualified to tutor writing. On top of being qualified, I thoroughly love writing and supporting students in their writing process and success!

Barnard College
Theater and English
Naropa University
Other
MFA
Master's

Education

Barnard College (Theater and English)

Naropa University (Other)

MFA (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nita will travel within 40 miles of Santa Barbara, CA 93105.