Barry University (Science)
Nova University (MBA)
I have been a qualified tutor since 1997 and my specialty is tutoring elementary school students reading, writing, English and beginning piano. I earned my master's degree in business. I receive a great sense of accomplishment when my students do well on exams and go on to do better things in life.
I have learned that each person learns differently and by teaching in a style that the person understands, learning can be fun and exciting. We have all heard the expression “If a person can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” I truly believe that this is a crucial element in helping a young person succeed.
In addition to extensive skills in writing, proofreading and math, I am an editor for a blog and have many years of business and computer systems experience. I designed and wrote an entire insurance agency management and accounting software package.
I have also edited manuscripts, research papers and business plans. I prepare and edit resumes and prepare older students for such things as job interviews and a general preparation for the work force. I have been a qualified tutor since 1997 and my specialty is tutoring elementary school students reading, writing, English and beginning piano. I earned my master's degree in business. I receive a great sense of accomplishment when my students do well on exams and go on to do better things in life.
I have learned that each person
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I began piano as a student of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada when I was 7 years old. I realized quickly how much I loved playing and initially focused on traditional, classical music.
Over time, I began to prefer playing popular music that I heard on the radio. I then found a teacher who taught the chord method, which allowed me to more easily replicate familiar songs. I quickly embraced the chord method because I could use chord information to "fill in" on the melody, as well as to provide a foundation for "runs" and improvisation.
Over the years, I pursued a career in computers, but began to teach piano part-time. I have found that by teaching my students both traditional piano, which involves directly reading the notes, as well as the chord method, it allows them to become more versatile and comprehensive in their knowledge. I retired from computers several years ago, which gave me the opportunity to pursue my passion for piano, and teaching students of all ages.