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Madeleine S.

I value students' success, tutoring music, math, english, & more.

I value students' success, tutoring music, math, english, & more.

$40/hour

  • 200 hours tutoring

About Madeleine


Bio

I have been passionate about teaching since I was first asked to tutor a fellow kindergartner in counting and math skills. I love to show people how things work, breaking down work into simple steps, while guiding them to utilize such processes and critical thinking in applying acquired knowledge to new problems and concepts.

My work with youth programs since 2008 and experience in tutoring, along with my studies as a psychology major (Psychology Bachelor of Arts, UCSC), have given me...

I have been passionate about teaching since I was first asked to tutor a fellow kindergartner in counting and math skills. I love to show people how things work, breaking down work into simple steps, while guiding them to utilize such processes and critical thinking in applying acquired knowledge to new problems and concepts.

My work with youth programs since 2008 and experience in tutoring, along with my studies as a psychology major (Psychology Bachelor of Arts, UCSC), have given me valuable insight and skills essential to fostering students' acquisition and utilization of knowledge. I believe we all learn in different ways and at different rates, and I aim to vary my methods of teaching based on each individual's needs while maintaining structure and cohesion to my lesson plans.

Since a young age, I have also exhibited a passion and aptitude for music, and I enjoy sharing this love and knowledge of music with persons of all ages and skill levels, offering lessons in voice, violin, theory, guitar, ukulele, and piano, while also offering tutoring in math, writing skills, and a variety of other subjects, including psychology, feminist theory, and biology.

My mother, musician, singer and songwriter with professional experience singing Jazz on Catalina Island and backup vocals for groups such as Station Braake and writing songs used by artists such as Keith Green, began my musical training including melodic memory in voice and basic rhythm on the guitar from a very young age. She also began giving me violin lessons when I showed interest around age 8. My grandfather, musician, sound engineer and record producer who was playing violin on stage at age four and who has professional experience recording and working with artists such as Ketty Lester and Sammy Smith via his studios in Bakersfield and as owner of Mega Records, gave me lessons in musicality, music business, and violin method and repair and maintenance. My grandmother taught me piano rudiments, and my aunt, long time professional singer and voice


Education

University of California, Santa Cruz
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Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have over 12 years of experience tutoring and English and other subjects including with ESL students. I have also worked as a teacher and a middle school helping many ESL students learn about writing, reading comprehension, and speech planning and delivery. I believe improving English skills is a step-by-step process that requires solid foundation before moving onto the next step. I look forward to working with any ESL students and meeting you wherever you are in this process.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have over 12 years of tutoring experience including much proofreading and have taught and substituted English at the middle school and high school level. I have a passion for helping students develop skills that can carry over to various writing assignments and give them a boost into the college level. Whether it’s reading and editing a college application essay, helping to organize a middle school or high school paper or working on English skills and self editing skills, I am happy to help. Please see more about my teaching background And résumé at aboutmaddie.com.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar

English

English,

English

I have been passionate about teaching since I was first asked to tutor a fellow kindergartener in counting and math skills. I love to show people how things work, breaking down work into simple steps, while guiding them to utilize such processes and critical thinking in applying acquired knowledge to new problems and concepts. My work with youth programs since 2008 and experience in tutoring, along with my studies as a psychology major (Psychology Bachelor of Arts, UCSC), have given me valuable insight and skills essential to fostering students' acquisition and utilization of knowledge. I believe we all learn in different ways and at different rates, and I aim to vary my methods of teaching based on each individual's needs while maintaining structure and cohesion to my lesson plans. Since a young age, I have also exhibited a passion and aptitude for music, and I enjoy sharing this love and knowledge of music with persons of all ages and skill levels, offering lessons in voice, violin, theory, guitar, ukulele, and piano, while also offering tutoring in math, writing skills, and a variety of other subjects, including psychology, and feminist theory.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have over 12 years of experience tutoring and English and other subjects including with ESL students. I have also worked as a teacher and a middle school helping many ESL students learn about writing, reading comprehension, and speech planning and delivery. I believe improving English skills is a step-by-step process that requires solid foundation before moving onto the next step. I look forward to working with any ESL students and meeting you wherever you are in this process.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have over 12 years of tutoring experience including much proofreading and have taught and substituted English at the middle school and high school level. I have a passion for helping students develop skills that can carry over to various writing assignments and give them a boost into the college level. Whether it’s reading and editing a college application essay, helping to organize a middle school or high school paper or working on English skills and self editing skills, I am happy to help. Please see more about my teaching background And résumé at aboutmaddie.com.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I was raised Roman Catholic and also participated in bible study groups from other Christian denominations. I began attending CCD, confraternity of Christian doctrine, at 4 years old, when I entered kindergarten. This was followed by youth groups and confirmation classes in which I learned about the Bible, theology, and church doctrine. After graduating high school in 2008, I worked as a youth group leader assistant for high school and junior high youth groups, planning fun and educational games and activities and assisting in facilitating discussions on the Bible and more. For a year between community college and attending UCSC, I ran the junior high and high school youth programs for St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in San Jose. Duties included meeting with teachers and staff and organizing and approving lesson plans for the confirmation classes and planning and facilitating discussions and activities for the youth group. My own personal study of the Bible was greatly enriched through assisting with and attending such classes and groups. Aside from this work, I have been able to attend adult Bible studies, such as a women's Bible study in San Luis Obispo and a co-ed adult through Mountain Brook Community Church in San Luis Obispo, adult religious education enrichment forums at Mission San Luis Obispo, retreats, Bible studies and prayer groups through Newman Catholic groups, a college class on "The Bible as Literature", and continued meditation and study on the Bible through attendance at various churches, including Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz, where I am currently a member. My work in a "discipleship" program, in which members met one-on-one to discuss the Bible was also greatly educational. I love leading group discussions, as well as working with individuals as they grow in their knowledge of the Bible. I like to pull from supplemental sources, as well, helping to put the Bible in historical context and reflecting on teachings and interpretations from pastors, priests, scholars, e
American History, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been passionate about teaching since I was first asked to tutor a fellow kindergartener in counting and math skills. I love to show people how things work, breaking down work into simple steps, while guiding them to utilize such processes and critical thinking in applying acquired knowledge to new problems and concepts. My work with youth programs since 2008 and experience in tutoring, along with my studies as a psychology major (Psychology Bachelor of Arts, UCSC), have given me valuable insight and skills essential to fostering students' acquisition and utilization of knowledge. I believe we all learn in different ways and at different rates, and I aim to vary my methods of teaching based on each individual's needs while maintaining structure and cohesion to my lesson plans. Since a young age, I have also exhibited a passion and aptitude for music, and I enjoy sharing this love and knowledge of music with persons of all ages and skill levels, offering lessons in voice, violin, theory, guitar, ukulele, and piano, while also offering tutoring in math, writing skills, and a variety of other subjects, including psychology, and feminist theory.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a 12 years experience tutoring math and other subjects elementary school through college level. I have also taught high school geometry and algebra classes.
English,

English

I have been passionate about teaching since I was first asked to tutor a fellow kindergartener in counting and math skills. I love to show people how things work, breaking down work into simple steps, while guiding them to utilize such processes and critical thinking in applying acquired knowledge to new problems and concepts. My work with youth programs since 2008 and experience in tutoring, along with my studies as a psychology major (Psychology Bachelor of Arts, UCSC), have given me valuable insight and skills essential to fostering students' acquisition and utilization of knowledge. I believe we all learn in different ways and at different rates, and I aim to vary my methods of teaching based on each individual's needs while maintaining structure and cohesion to my lesson plans. Since a young age, I have also exhibited a passion and aptitude for music, and I enjoy sharing this love and knowledge of music with persons of all ages and skill levels, offering lessons in voice, violin, theory, guitar, ukulele, and piano, while also offering tutoring in math, writing skills, and a variety of other subjects, including psychology, and feminist theory.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have over 12 years of experience tutoring and English and other subjects including with ESL students. I have also worked as a teacher and a middle school helping many ESL students learn about writing, reading comprehension, and speech planning and delivery. I believe improving English skills is a step-by-step process that requires solid foundation before moving onto the next step. I look forward to working with any ESL students and meeting you wherever you are in this process.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored elementary through college math and have taught geometry and algebra classes.
Piano,

Piano

My grandmother and aunt began teaching me basic piano skills when I was in elementary school, and I continued such skills in musical theory courses junior high - college. Piano has also been useful in learning and teaching voice and music theory, as well, and I continue to increase my skills with help from other musicians and Alfred's Adult Course. I have worked with students as young as 4 years old but prefer to work with beginners age 8 and above and am willing to work with some intermediate level students.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored math including pre-algebra for a number of years including teaching at the high school level as a long-term sub. Math should be fun and I believe it’s also important to make sure all building blocks and steps are taken into account before moving forward.
Biology

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have over 12 years of experience tutoring and English and other subjects including with ESL students. I have also worked as a teacher and a middle school helping many ESL students learn about writing, reading comprehension, and speech planning and delivery. I believe improving English skills is a step-by-step process that requires solid foundation before moving onto the next step. I look forward to working with any ESL students and meeting you wherever you are in this process.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been passionate about teaching since I was first asked to tutor a fellow kindergartener in counting and math skills. I love to show people how things work, breaking down work into simple steps, while guiding them to utilize such processes and critical thinking in applying acquired knowledge to new problems and concepts. My work with youth programs since 2008 and experience in tutoring, along with my studies as a psychology major (Psychology Bachelor of Arts, UCSC), have given me valuable insight and skills essential to fostering students' acquisition and utilization of knowledge. I believe we all learn in different ways and at different rates, and I aim to vary my methods of teaching based on each individual's needs while maintaining structure and cohesion to my lesson plans. Since a young age, I have also exhibited a passion and aptitude for music, and I enjoy sharing this love and knowledge of music with persons of all ages and skill levels, offering lessons in voice, violin, theory, guitar, ukulele, and piano, while also offering tutoring in math, writing skills, and a variety of other subjects, including psychology, and feminist theory.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a 12 years experience tutoring math and other subjects elementary school through college level. I have also taught high school geometry and algebra classes.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored elementary through college math and have taught geometry and algebra classes.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored math including pre-algebra for a number of years including teaching at the high school level as a long-term sub. Math should be fun and I believe it’s also important to make sure all building blocks and steps are taken into account before moving forward.
ACT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been passionate about teaching since I was first asked to tutor a fellow kindergartener in counting and math skills. I love to show people how things work, breaking down work into simple steps, while guiding them to utilize such processes and critical thinking in applying acquired knowledge to new problems and concepts. My work with youth programs since 2008 and experience in tutoring, along with my studies as a psychology major (Psychology Bachelor of Arts, UCSC), have given me valuable insight and skills essential to fostering students' acquisition and utilization of knowledge. I believe we all learn in different ways and at different rates, and I aim to vary my methods of teaching based on each individual's needs while maintaining structure and cohesion to my lesson plans. Since a young age, I have also exhibited a passion and aptitude for music, and I enjoy sharing this love and knowledge of music with persons of all ages and skill levels, offering lessons in voice, violin, theory, guitar, ukulele, and piano, while also offering tutoring in math, writing skills, and a variety of other subjects, including psychology, and feminist theory.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a 12 years experience tutoring math and other subjects elementary school through college level. I have also taught high school geometry and algebra classes.
English,

English

I have been passionate about teaching since I was first asked to tutor a fellow kindergartener in counting and math skills. I love to show people how things work, breaking down work into simple steps, while guiding them to utilize such processes and critical thinking in applying acquired knowledge to new problems and concepts. My work with youth programs since 2008 and experience in tutoring, along with my studies as a psychology major (Psychology Bachelor of Arts, UCSC), have given me valuable insight and skills essential to fostering students' acquisition and utilization of knowledge. I believe we all learn in different ways and at different rates, and I aim to vary my methods of teaching based on each individual's needs while maintaining structure and cohesion to my lesson plans. Since a young age, I have also exhibited a passion and aptitude for music, and I enjoy sharing this love and knowledge of music with persons of all ages and skill levels, offering lessons in voice, violin, theory, guitar, ukulele, and piano, while also offering tutoring in math, writing skills, and a variety of other subjects, including psychology, and feminist theory.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have over 12 years of experience tutoring and English and other subjects including with ESL students. I have also worked as a teacher and a middle school helping many ESL students learn about writing, reading comprehension, and speech planning and delivery. I believe improving English skills is a step-by-step process that requires solid foundation before moving onto the next step. I look forward to working with any ESL students and meeting you wherever you are in this process.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored elementary through college math and have taught geometry and algebra classes.
Piano,

Piano

My grandmother and aunt began teaching me basic piano skills when I was in elementary school, and I continued such skills in musical theory courses junior high - college. Piano has also been useful in learning and teaching voice and music theory, as well, and I continue to increase my skills with help from other musicians and Alfred's Adult Course. I have worked with students as young as 4 years old but prefer to work with beginners age 8 and above and am willing to work with some intermediate level students.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored math including pre-algebra for a number of years including teaching at the high school level as a long-term sub. Math should be fun and I believe it’s also important to make sure all building blocks and steps are taken into account before moving forward.
Biology

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

I have developed my own personal ear through years of work with various instructors, as a musician, and through courses beginning in elementary school and continuing in college at Cuesta Community College in San Luis Obispo. I utilize solfege as well numbers and interval training in assisting students on ear training. I began tutoring students in music while I was in high school, 2006, as well as leading choir sectionals, and have continued tutoring in various capacities, incorporating ear training and music theory in lessons for voice, violin, guitar, ukulele, and piano.
General Music,

General Music

I started learning music around the age of 4, picking up various instruments throughout the years. I love explaining basic theory concepts to beginners, as well as working with more advanced students on theory and applications. Since a young age, I have exhibited a passion and aptitude for music, and I enjoy sharing this love and knowledge of music with persons of all ages and skill levels, offering lessons in voice, violin, theory, guitar, ukulele, and piano. I studied under George White in theory and violin from 1997-2001 while also performing with district honor orchestra annually, and I also studied and performed violin and French horn under Michael Stone while performing in an award winning marching band, district honor orchestra and honor band, and receiving Command Performance, the highest ranking in a musical competition for my performance with a small wind ensemble. I have performed in and soloed with, as well as leading rehearsals in directors' absences and holding the position of section leader in, numerous choirs and received high marks in choral and solo competitions, studying under such notable directors as Gary Lamprecht of the Vocal Arts Ensemble. Upon graduating high school, I received multiple fine arts scholarships and began working as a professional musician including through my employment as a cantor with the Diocese of Monterey while furthering my musical studies at Cuesta College.
Guitar,

Guitar

My mother began teaching me guitar basics, such as strum patterns, when I was in elementary school. Though I focused more on voice, violin, and piano until college, I began receiving one-on-one lessons in 2009 and was quickly able to begin performing with guitar in a singer-songwriter style. I have since expanded my skills and taught students basics such as posture, chord structures, scales, reading tabs and sheet music, rhythm, various strum and finger-picking patterns, and more. I love helping students to develop their skills and knowledge of this instrument while working on learning songs they love. I believe music theory and ear training are also very important components to guitar lessons. However, I realize some wish to read music while others simply want to learn a couple basics so they can strum along with some favorite songs, and I am able to adapt lessons to students' goals and interests. My methods have also varied depending on the students' background knowledge and learning styles. I have successfully and comfortably worked with ages 8 and up, beginning to intermediate, and seen much improvement with my students, sometimes even in just the first lesson.
Piano,

Piano

My grandmother and aunt began teaching me basic piano skills when I was in elementary school, and I continued such skills in musical theory courses junior high - college. Piano has also been useful in learning and teaching voice and music theory, as well, and I continue to increase my skills with help from other musicians and Alfred's Adult Course. I have worked with students as young as 4 years old but prefer to work with beginners age 8 and above and am willing to work with some intermediate level students.
Voice (Music),

Voice (Music)

Voice has been my main instrument since a very young age. I received private music lessons from my aunt, long-time vocalist and private music instructor and coaching from my grandfather, musician and record producer. I continued my education in school choirs, as a vocal performance music major at Cuesta College, where I took many music classes but then switched my major to Psychology. I have worked as a cantor for the Diocese of Monterey, led concerts and youth bands, and sang in recording sessions and on stages in various styles. I love helping students to unlock their own power and find their voice while incorporating important lessons on diaphragmatic breathing and ways to project without damaging vocal cords. I believe music theory and ear training are also very important components to voice lessons, along with basic piano skills. My methods throughout the years have varied depending on the students' goals, background knowledge, and learning styles, but I have successfully and comfortably worked with ages 8 and up, beginning to advanced, and seen much improvement with my students, sometimes even in just the first lesson.
Music Theory

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I was raised Roman Catholic and also participated in bible study groups from other Christian denominations. I began attending CCD, confraternity of Christian doctrine, at 4 years old, when I entered kindergarten. This was followed by youth groups and confirmation classes in which I learned about the Bible, theology, and church doctrine. After graduating high school in 2008, I worked as a youth group leader assistant for high school and junior high youth groups, planning fun and educational games and activities and assisting in facilitating discussions on the Bible and more. For a year between community college and attending UCSC, I ran the junior high and high school youth programs for St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in San Jose. Duties included meeting with teachers and staff and organizing and approving lesson plans for the confirmation classes and planning and facilitating discussions and activities for the youth group. My own personal study of the Bible was greatly enriched through assisting with and attending such classes and groups. Aside from this work, I have been able to attend adult Bible studies, such as a women's Bible study in San Luis Obispo and a co-ed adult through Mountain Brook Community Church in San Luis Obispo, adult religious education enrichment forums at Mission San Luis Obispo, retreats, Bible studies and prayer groups through Newman Catholic groups, a college class on "The Bible as Literature", and continued meditation and study on the Bible through attendance at various churches, including Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz, where I am currently a member. My work in a "discipleship" program, in which members met one-on-one to discuss the Bible was also greatly educational. I love leading group discussions, as well as working with individuals as they grow in their knowledge of the Bible. I like to pull from supplemental sources, as well, helping to put the Bible in historical context and reflecting on teachings and interpretations from pastors, priests, scholars, e
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have over 12 years of experience tutoring and English and other subjects including with ESL students. I have also worked as a teacher and a middle school helping many ESL students learn about writing, reading comprehension, and speech planning and delivery. I believe improving English skills is a step-by-step process that requires solid foundation before moving onto the next step. I look forward to working with any ESL students and meeting you wherever you are in this process.
Government & Politics

Science

Psychology,

Psychology

TEACHING EXPERIENCE Private Music Teacher and Tutor Since 2008 I have been passionate about teaching since I was first asked to tutor a fellow kindergartener in counting and math skills. I love to show people how things work, breaking down work into simple steps, while guiding them to utilize such processes and critical thinking in applying acquired knowledge to new problems and concepts. My work with youth programs since 2008 and experience in tutoring, along with my studies as a psychology major (Psychology Bachelor of Arts, UCSC), have given me valuable insight and skills essential to fostering students' acquisition and utilization of knowledge. I believe we all learn in different ways and at different rates, and I aim to vary my methods of teaching based on each individual's needs while maintaining structure and cohesion to my lesson plans. Since a young age, I have also exhibited a passion and aptitude for music, and I enjoy sharing this love and knowledge of music with persons of all ages and skill levels, offering lessons in voice, violin, theory, guitar, ukulele, and piano, while also offering tutoring in math, writing skills, and a variety of other subjects, including psychology, and feminist theory.
Biology, Physiology

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been passionate about teaching since I was first asked to tutor a fellow kindergartener in counting and math skills. I love to show people how things work, breaking down work into simple steps, while guiding them to utilize such processes and critical thinking in applying acquired knowledge to new problems and concepts. My work with youth programs since 2008 and experience in tutoring, along with my studies as a psychology major (Psychology Bachelor of Arts, UCSC), have given me valuable insight and skills essential to fostering students' acquisition and utilization of knowledge. I believe we all learn in different ways and at different rates, and I aim to vary my methods of teaching based on each individual's needs while maintaining structure and cohesion to my lesson plans. Since a young age, I have also exhibited a passion and aptitude for music, and I enjoy sharing this love and knowledge of music with persons of all ages and skill levels, offering lessons in voice, violin, theory, guitar, ukulele, and piano, while also offering tutoring in math, writing skills, and a variety of other subjects, including psychology, and feminist theory.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a 12 years experience tutoring math and other subjects elementary school through college level. I have also taught high school geometry and algebra classes.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have over 12 years of experience tutoring and English and other subjects including with ESL students. I have also worked as a teacher and a middle school helping many ESL students learn about writing, reading comprehension, and speech planning and delivery. I believe improving English skills is a step-by-step process that requires solid foundation before moving onto the next step. I look forward to working with any ESL students and meeting you wherever you are in this process.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored elementary through college math and have taught geometry and algebra classes.
Piano,

Piano

My grandmother and aunt began teaching me basic piano skills when I was in elementary school, and I continued such skills in musical theory courses junior high - college. Piano has also been useful in learning and teaching voice and music theory, as well, and I continue to increase my skills with help from other musicians and Alfred's Adult Course. I have worked with students as young as 4 years old but prefer to work with beginners age 8 and above and am willing to work with some intermediate level students.
Biology

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading

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Wonderful and patient tutor

Madeleine has already taught my daughter so much! She is knowledgeable in guitar and is able to meet her right where her skill level is and challenge her just enough. We are so pleased that we found her and will definitely continue with lessons.

Heather, 15 lessons with Madeleine

Excellent Lesson!

Madeleine was able to keep my very scattered 11 year old on track and assess her skills well in our first lesson. Will definitely be booking again!

Sara, 1 lesson with Madeleine

Very patient and professional

Madeline is so patient and calm with my 10 year old daughter. She keeps her on task and focused, which is impressive on its own. She also really understands how to teach, not just the subject material, but also some helpful learning tools that I feel confident will carry with my daughter throughout her schooling years. Madeline is just great!

Dominique, 6 lessons with Madeleine

Great experience

Each of our 9 th grade boys met with her. English is hard for them but they responded very well to her and she was very knowledgeable and direct at getting them to think and work. We are so hopeful that she will help them improve their skills this year.

Peggy , 28 lessons with Madeleine

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

We discussed 4.1 and 4.2, practiced solving linear inequalities, reviewed inequality sign rules and how to translate word problems, and solved and graphed linear and compound inequalities.

Randy, 20 lessons with Madeleine
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