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Alex R.

Experienced Music and Writing Tutor

Experienced Music and Writing Tutor

$40/hour

  • Dekalb, IL 60115

About Alex


Bio

My name is Alex. I'm a 25 year old educator and performer living in the Chicago-land area. I have been teaching for the past 6 years and have enjoyed a lot of success with a variety of students, from middle-school aged to college.

I've taught in the classroom, privately, and in small groups for the past 6 years. I'm very good at helping students break down problems into manageable bits that they can tackle throughout the week. My teaching style can be characterized as patient and agile. I...

My name is Alex. I'm a 25 year old educator and performer living in the Chicago-land area. I have been teaching for the past 6 years and have enjoyed a lot of success with a variety of students, from middle-school aged to college.

I've taught in the classroom, privately, and in small groups for the past 6 years. I'm very good at helping students break down problems into manageable bits that they can tackle throughout the week. My teaching style can be characterized as patient and agile. I don't get frustrated with students, and I enjoy the challenge of approaching problems in new ways to help with comprehension.

As a graduate student, I was my advisor's go-to editor for all of his grant applications. Through our work together, he won a Fulbright-Scholar Grant, a recording contract for a musical project, and several internal University grants.
I am the Director of Writing and Giving for a non-profit music group, where I write and edit grants and publicity statements on a regular basis.
I can help you clarify your writing, proofread documents for grammatical errors, and coach you on creating a stronger, more effective writing process for any projects you are undertaking.

I have two degrees in music, and I am also a proud music-nerd, constantly devouring scholarly articles, newsletters, and even re-reading my old music history textbooks!

In school, I was a tutor for the undergraduate Music Theory course, where I also filled in for my professor in his Ear Training class. I've taught private percussion lessons from middle school through college level for the past 6 years.

If you feel like you've hit a wall in your studying or you want to get a second pair of eyes on your latest paper, please be in touch. I look forward to meeting you and working with you!


Education

Lawrence University
Music Performance
Northern Illinois University
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Dekalb, IL 60115
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

Grammar

History

Music History

Music History

Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees required coursework in music history. I have taken Music History 1 (15th to 17th century); Music History 2 (17th to 20th century); Contemporary Music Survey (1945-present); Debussy: Cultural Perspectives; Jazz History; as well as a seminar on writing about music. Additionally, I work music history lessons into my private teaching of percussion.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I have passed proficiency examinations in my undergraduate coursework for piano playing. I have taken 7 years of private piano lessons, given recitals, and accompanied peers. While in graduate school, I used the piano as a teaching tool in Ear training tutoring and classes.

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Piano

Piano

I have passed proficiency examinations in my undergraduate coursework for piano playing. I have taken 7 years of private piano lessons, given recitals, and accompanied peers. While in graduate school, I used the piano as a teaching tool in Ear training tutoring and classes.

Music

Drums,

Drums

I have an undergraduate and graduate degree in percussion performance. I have taught drums privately for 7 years. I have been the Percussion Coordinator at three high schools, where I taught/teach marching percussion, percussion ensemble, and percussion techniques.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I have taken graduate coursework in Music Theory pedagogy. I was a teaching assistant to an Ear Training course while in graduate school where I taught classes and led a study group.
Music History,

Music History

Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees required coursework in music history. I have taken Music History 1 (15th to 17th century); Music History 2 (17th to 20th century); Contemporary Music Survey (1945-present); Debussy: Cultural Perspectives; Jazz History; as well as a seminar on writing about music. Additionally, I work music history lessons into my private teaching of percussion.
Piano,

Piano

I have passed proficiency examinations in my undergraduate coursework for piano playing. I have taken 7 years of private piano lessons, given recitals, and accompanied peers. While in graduate school, I used the piano as a teaching tool in Ear training tutoring and classes.
Music Theory

Summer

Piano

Piano

I have passed proficiency examinations in my undergraduate coursework for piano playing. I have taken 7 years of private piano lessons, given recitals, and accompanied peers. While in graduate school, I used the piano as a teaching tool in Ear training tutoring and classes.

$40/hour

Alex R.

$40/hour

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