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Jay K.

UChicago/Berklee Grad for Music/Math/Writing/Reading Tutoring

UChicago/Berklee Grad for Music/Math/Writing/Reading Tutoring

$50/hour

  • 14 hours tutoring

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My name is Jay - I hold a BM from the Berklee College of Music, majoring in Music Production & Engineering and minoring in Acoustics & Electronics. Additionally, I earned an MA in Music Theory from the University of Chicago.

I have been playing and studying music for over 12 years and have been teaching theory and guitar for over 7. Additionally, I have 3 years of experience teaching at Huntington Learning Center. There, I work with students from 4th grade and above, tutoring all...

Hello!

My name is Jay - I hold a BM from the Berklee College of Music, majoring in Music Production & Engineering and minoring in Acoustics & Electronics. Additionally, I earned an MA in Music Theory from the University of Chicago.

I have been playing and studying music for over 12 years and have been teaching theory and guitar for over 7. Additionally, I have 3 years of experience teaching at Huntington Learning Center. There, I work with students from 4th grade and above, tutoring all subjects, including ACT/SAT prep and even college coursework. Whether you're feeling behind or would like more of a challenge, I'm here to help!

When it comes to Music, I am a theory nerd. Understanding the theory is an amazing tool to have as a player. It is the difference between a hobbyist and a professional, but even a hobbyist can make extensive use of the basics of theory. The real work is always done on your own time, which is why my goal as a teacher is to provide as much practical information as possible for you to use how you like.

Aside from teaching music and tutoring at Huntington, I am also a writing/proofreading tutor. If you need help with college application essays or any kind of cover letter, I'm here to help. I have been editing and assisting with writing for over 4 years and have helped students gain entrance into the likes of Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Chicago.

Hey! So! Hit me up and let's get some work done!


Education

Berklee College of Music
Music Production and Engineering
University of Chicago
Masters

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Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I have been writing music almost since I started playing roughly 10 years ago. I teach certain composition ideas on melody/form, but highly encourage experimentation. My main compositional inspiration is Frank Zappa as he wrote in just about every style and it was all very interesting.

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Proofreading

I have been proofreading, editing, and writing college entrance essays and cover letters for over 4 years. My success lies in the success of my students. The students whose work I have proofread have gotten into colleges like Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Chicago. I have edited/proofread cover letters that have lead to professional opportunities at businesses like Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, City Winery Chicago, and Music of the Baroque in Chicago.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Spelling

English

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have been proofreading, editing, and writing college entrance essays and cover letters for over 4 years. My success lies in the success of my students. The students whose work I have proofread have gotten into colleges like Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Chicago. I have edited/proofread cover letters that have lead to professional opportunities at businesses like Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, City Winery Chicago, and Music of the Baroque in Chicago.
Writing,

Writing

My students have been accepted to institutions such as Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins University, and Vanderbilt, all on full scholarships.
ACT English, English, Spelling

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

My students have been accepted to institutions such as Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins University, and Vanderbilt, all on full scholarships.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Spelling

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus

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Writing,

Writing

My students have been accepted to institutions such as Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins University, and Vanderbilt, all on full scholarships.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I have been writing music almost since I started playing roughly 10 years ago. I teach certain composition ideas on melody/form, but highly encourage experimentation. My main compositional inspiration is Frank Zappa as he wrote in just about every style and it was all very interesting.
General Music,

General Music

I have an MA in Music Theory from the University of Chicago and a BM in Music Production & Engineering from the Berklee College of Music.
Guitar,

Guitar

I have an MA in Music Theory from the University of Chicago and a BM in Music Production & Engineering from the Berklee College of Music. I have played in rock bands, jazz bands, experimental bands, and anything else you can think of.
Music Theory

Music Theory

I have an MA in Music Theory from the University of Chicago and a BM in Music Production & Engineering from the Berklee College of Music.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

My students have been accepted to institutions such as Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins University, and Vanderbilt, all on full scholarships.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Test Preparation

ACT English

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Great tutor!

Jay is very friendly and patient, taking the time to explain and help you remember difficult concepts. He has a great sense of humor and is clearly passionate about music theory. Thanks!

Liz, 3 lessons with Jay

$50/hour

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$50/hour

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