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Susan Skye B.

Tutor for voice & piano, handwriting & adult computer skills

Tutor for voice & piano, handwriting & adult computer skills

$50/hour

  • 1,417 hours tutoring

About Susan Skye


Bio

Hi, my name is Susan Skye (yes, both names, lol)

Currently I am working full-time and teaching in the evenings, Central time. I am limiting my subjects at this time to voice, piano (and general musical skills), handwriting, and adult computer skills. I am willing to accept students with ADHD and mild autism/Asperger's, as long as they can sit still for at least 20 minutes.
I am NOT qualified to teach any other level or kind of learning disability!

As the pandemic continues, I would...

Hi, my name is Susan Skye (yes, both names, lol)

Currently I am working full-time and teaching in the evenings, Central time. I am limiting my subjects at this time to voice, piano (and general musical skills), handwriting, and adult computer skills. I am willing to accept students with ADHD and mild autism/Asperger's, as long as they can sit still for at least 20 minutes.
I am NOT qualified to teach any other level or kind of learning disability!

As the pandemic continues, I would prefer to meet online even if you are local, but if that is not an option we can meet at the library or a coffee shop. I request that you be vaccinated and wear a mask. (If you have a medical reason for not wearing one, please contact me.)

Also parents: please be prepared to MAKE YOUR CHILD PRACTICE!
No progress can be made unless you do. If you are an adult student, this applies to you as well - schedule regular times to practice.
I will not guarantee any results if you or your child do not put in the effort.

That said, I am happy to teach those of you who are serious about improving your skills or learning new ones, and I look forward to meeting you, whether online or in person.


Education

College of the Mainland
General Studies

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: COVID-19 PANDEMIC: I am postponing all in-person lessons until further notice. For NEW students, my online rate is $50 per hour. Existing students' rates only change upon agreement.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/26/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Needlework

Needlework

I've been sewing off and on since I was a child. I can also crochet and cross-stitch. I'm currently teaching one of my younger students sewing and crochet. I'm constantly learning new skills and enjoy helping children and beginners make things they can be proud of.

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I have been using Microsoft Windows since childhood. I have taken classes in Windows and computers in general, and I use these skills extensively every day. In previous jobs I was responsible for all computer and software management, and I can load, set up, operate and troubleshoot any Windows OS from 95 to 7.
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have taught elementary math as supplementary after-school lessons off and on for several years. I can help your child with beginning to pre-Algebra skills, whichever grade those happen to fall into for your child's school district. My methods are not the same as the school districts'. I focus on actual competency and understanding, and I use old tried and true methods such as flash cards and teaching shortcuts to basic functions (adding, subtracting, etc.)
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I was taught proper handwriting in school for both cursive and print, and penmanship was emphasized at home. I was also trained in drafting when hand-drawing was still done, so I know how to produce good lettering. I have successfully taught several children how to improve their handwriting, and as a result, their grades improved because their teachers could read their work! As a hobby, I also enjoy calligraphy, which involves use of many letter-forms.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I graduated from college with a 3.8 GPA, which would not have been possible if I didn't know how to study. I make high scores on tests, and I know how to organize my studying in order to make those high scores. I can teach someone else those same study methods that have enabled me to do so well academically. For example, the most important aspects of studying for a test are reading comprehension and memorization of facts; because a person must memorize the facts, but if they do not comprehend what they have memorized, they will be unable to extrapolate that knowledge on a test.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

1. I'm the kind of person who reads the dictionary for fun. 2. Whenever my friends don't know a word, they ask me first, because they know I'll probably know it. 3. I always score high on vocabulary tests. 4. I had a college reading level in the 4th grade.

English

Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

1. I'm the kind of person who reads the dictionary for fun. 2. Whenever my friends don't know a word, they ask me first, because they know I'll probably know it. 3. I always score high on vocabulary tests. 4. I had a college reading level in the 4th grade.
Proofreading

Homeschool

Handwriting,

Handwriting

I was taught proper handwriting in school for both cursive and print, and penmanship was emphasized at home. I was also trained in drafting when hand-drawing was still done, so I know how to produce good lettering. I have successfully taught several children how to improve their handwriting, and as a result, their grades improved because their teachers could read their work! As a hobby, I also enjoy calligraphy, which involves use of many letter-forms.
Piano,

Piano

I've been playing piano for 24 years, and I got started teaching in 2014. I've been very successful because I was trained by a master concert pianist. I now teach remotely for a nationally-recognized company as well as a local brick-and-mortar studio. In addition I have a handful of independent students. I teach beginner-to-intermediate students of all ages, although I don't normally take students under age 6 (hard to teach them if they can't sit still). Feel free to ask about my references!
Study Skills

Study Skills

I graduated from college with a 3.8 GPA, which would not have been possible if I didn't know how to study. I make high scores on tests, and I know how to organize my studying in order to make those high scores. I can teach someone else those same study methods that have enabled me to do so well academically. For example, the most important aspects of studying for a test are reading comprehension and memorization of facts; because a person must memorize the facts, but if they do not comprehend what they have memorized, they will be unable to extrapolate that knowledge on a test.

Most Popular

Piano,

Piano

I've been playing piano for 24 years, and I got started teaching in 2014. I've been very successful because I was trained by a master concert pianist. I now teach remotely for a nationally-recognized company as well as a local brick-and-mortar studio. In addition I have a handful of independent students. I teach beginner-to-intermediate students of all ages, although I don't normally take students under age 6 (hard to teach them if they can't sit still). Feel free to ask about my references!
Study Skills

Study Skills

I graduated from college with a 3.8 GPA, which would not have been possible if I didn't know how to study. I make high scores on tests, and I know how to organize my studying in order to make those high scores. I can teach someone else those same study methods that have enabled me to do so well academically. For example, the most important aspects of studying for a test are reading comprehension and memorization of facts; because a person must memorize the facts, but if they do not comprehend what they have memorized, they will be unable to extrapolate that knowledge on a test.

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

I first learned ear training in choir in high school, over 20 years ago. As a voice and piano teacher for eight years, I have been teaching this skill to my students as long as I've been teaching. For serious voice students I teach the solfege and hand-signs, along with sight-singing, and for casual students I teach how to learn correct pitches and singing a song from ear/memory. For piano students I teach how to pick out the melody of a song by ear.
General Music,

General Music

I have been learning, playing and teaching music (off and on) for twenty years. I can play a variety of instruments, and I have taught private children's piano lessons. I also regularly incorporate music into my preschool class.
Piano,

Piano

I've been playing piano for 24 years, and I got started teaching in 2014. I've been very successful because I was trained by a master concert pianist. I now teach remotely for a nationally-recognized company as well as a local brick-and-mortar studio. In addition I have a handful of independent students. I teach beginner-to-intermediate students of all ages, although I don't normally take students under age 6 (hard to teach them if they can't sit still). Feel free to ask about my references!
Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

I have been singing for twenty years in choirs and solo performances. I have been privately trained as well. I also already give voice lessons privately.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I graduated from college with a 3.8 GPA, which would not have been possible if I didn't know how to study. I make high scores on tests, and I know how to organize my studying in order to make those high scores. I can teach someone else those same study methods that have enabled me to do so well academically. For example, the most important aspects of studying for a test are reading comprehension and memorization of facts; because a person must memorize the facts, but if they do not comprehend what they have memorized, they will be unable to extrapolate that knowledge on a test.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have had ADD all of my life and have learned, and continue to use, various coping skills to ensure I'm an effective person. I have also worked with ADD/ADHD preschool children and I know some of what works and what does not work in teaching them. I'm eager to teach these coping skills to others so that they, to, can be effective.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I graduated from college with a 3.8 GPA, which would not have been possible if I didn't know how to study. I make high scores on tests, and I know how to organize my studying in order to make those high scores. I can teach someone else those same study methods that have enabled me to do so well academically. For example, the most important aspects of studying for a test are reading comprehension and memorization of facts; because a person must memorize the facts, but if they do not comprehend what they have memorized, they will be unable to extrapolate that knowledge on a test.

Sports/Recreation

Needlework

Needlework

I've been sewing off and on since I was a child. I can also crochet and cross-stitch. I'm currently teaching one of my younger students sewing and crochet. I'm constantly learning new skills and enjoy helping children and beginners make things they can be proud of.

Summer

Piano,

Piano

I've been playing piano for 24 years, and I got started teaching in 2014. I've been very successful because I was trained by a master concert pianist. I now teach remotely for a nationally-recognized company as well as a local brick-and-mortar studio. In addition I have a handful of independent students. I teach beginner-to-intermediate students of all ages, although I don't normally take students under age 6 (hard to teach them if they can't sit still). Feel free to ask about my references!
Study Skills

Study Skills

I graduated from college with a 3.8 GPA, which would not have been possible if I didn't know how to study. I make high scores on tests, and I know how to organize my studying in order to make those high scores. I can teach someone else those same study methods that have enabled me to do so well academically. For example, the most important aspects of studying for a test are reading comprehension and memorization of facts; because a person must memorize the facts, but if they do not comprehend what they have memorized, they will be unable to extrapolate that knowledge on a test.

Examples of Expertise


Susan Skye has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (411 ratings)
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Reviews


Wonderful engaging tutor for the student

Susan was inspiring to the student and family. They have a little more hope! The student received targeted learning interventions that were age appropriate. The student felt more confident at the end of the session.

Adreana, 2 lessons with Susan Skye

Tutor committed to her students

Susan is very committed to her students. She has patience working with my granddaughter. She is prompt and always prepared for lessons; keeping me in the loop on progress.

Janie, 23 lessons with Susan Skye

The World’s Best Music Teacher... Ever

Susan-Skye has been teaching me piano and singing for months now. Overall, she is the best music teacher I have ever had!!! She is very patient, fun, and an excellent teacher. She is also very encouraging. She is awesome :)

Taylor, 65 lessons with Susan Skye

Piano Teacher

My son has had two lessons and he seems to have enjoyed them. Susan is a wonderful and patient teacher. She did an assessment with my son, asked him if he prefers to review fast or take his time? Very considerate of the students abilities.

Loukessa, 56 lessons with Susan Skye

amazing teacher

She is very knowledgeable and I have autism but she breaks it down to where so I can understand it way better. She will be motivation to not give up on singing.

Hayward, 3 lessons with Susan Skye

Grateful

I immediately felt so comfortable working with Susan. She is very knowledgeable and good at what she does. Also explains it in such a easy way for you to understand.

Con, 4 lessons with Susan Skye

so grateful

I’m so happy to have had Susan as my teacher shes helped me understand a lot about the basics of piano. She’s also very patient and explains whatever I feel confused about in a simply way. Thank you Susan!!

Baneen, 3 lessons with Susan Skye

Great teacher

She is patient with students and encouraged them to do better. My daughter loves her and looks forward to the singing lessons. I recommend Miss Susan as she is a fun teacher.

Anita, 61 lessons with Susan Skye

She is very Knowledgeable.

She is teaching me about Word and Excel, I'm working on a spreadsheet and some word documents. She has a great understanding of the things I need help with.

Daniel, 2 lessons with Susan Skye
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