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Alex R.

Dekalb, IL

$40/hour

Experienced Music and Writing Tutor

In-person lessons

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Lawrence University
Music Performance
Northern Illinois University
Other

Education

Lawrence University (Music Performance)

Northern Illinois University (Other)

About Alex

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!
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
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Dekalb, IL 60115
In-person lessons
Music:
Drums,
Ear Training,
Music History,
Music Theory, Piano
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Writing
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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

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

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

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.

Lawrence University
Music Performance
Northern Illinois University
Other

Education

Lawrence University (Music Performance)

Northern Illinois University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 40 miles of Dekalb, IL 60115.