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Abby B.

Lexington, KY

$30/hour

French Language, Music Theory, and other Humanities Tutor

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$30/Hour


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Berea College
Music and French

Education

Berea College (Music and French)

About Abby

I have so many interests, and I love learning new things because it means sharing my experiences and knowledge with others, which is also something I enjoy. I graduated from Berea College in 2011 with a dual degree in Music and French. Although voice is was my primary focus, I also play piano, violin, and flute. Music theory and history are more of teaching strengths than performance skills. While in college, one of my work study positions was as a French tutor and supervisor in the Language lab. I have been to France on three separate occasions, twice for study. France is not the only place I have visited however. My studies and curiosities have also taken me to England, Scotland, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Turkey, and the Netherlands. I cannot tell whether it is my love of history that drew me to these varied places, or if it was visiting these places that has given me a love of history (music, art, architecture, and language). Alongside French tutoring, I was a freshman peer mentor while in college. I was a teaching assistant for several freshman writing classes, where I helped students with papers, study habits, and adapting to the social changes of college.
As far as tutoring methods go - I believe you can learn anything, but it is much easier to learn if you are having fun. I try to show those I mentor or teach how to find answers, not just memorize or know a set of information by rote. I feel it is very difficult to expand your knowledge with memorization, and that hands on learning will help the learner be more invested in their own expertise on the subject.
I have so many interests, and I love learning new things because it means sharing my experiences and knowledge with others, which is also something I enjoy. I graduated from Berea College in 2011 with a dual degree in Music and French. Although voice is was my primary focus, I also play piano, violin, and flute. Music theory and history are more Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Lexington, KY 40509
In-person lessons
Music:
Ear Training,
General Music, Music History,
Music Theory, Piano, Voice (Music)
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
French
History:
European History, Geography, Music History,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness

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.

Ear Training

I have been exposed to music my whole life and have been playing an instrument from age 8. I graduated from Berea College with a music degree, and formally completed 4 semesters of aural and theory training, and several classes on how music is taught. I am most comfortable teaching basic aural skills with a piano, but try to utilize as may instrumental media as possible so that knowledge gained is multi-faceted.

Fitness

I am a very active person, and lead an active, healthy lifestyle. I am currently an active dancer and horse rider/vaulter. I did Danish gymnastics through college, and even studied gymnastics in Denmark. In doing this, I helped lead warm ups, plan practices and open gyms, learned spotting, and basics of sports medicine. I believe that fitness is not only about the physical exercise you do, but other ways that you take care of yourself including eating habits, stress management, and emotional health.

Music History

I graduated from Berea College with a degree in music. Part of the requirement for graduation were 4 semesters of music history courses. I also studied opera history as part of my summer study abroad in Salzburg, Austria. I often helped my peers prepare for exams. I am very passionate about music history because I love classical music, which has been a large part of my performance repertoire in voice and piano. To understand and appreciate music history, I feel it is very important to understand the cultural and political contexts of the time period in which it was written.

Berea College
Music and French

Education

Berea College (Music and French)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Abby will travel within 25 miles of Lexington, KY 40509.