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Abby B.

French Language, Music Theory, and other Humanities Tutor

French Language, Music Theory, and other Humanities Tutor

$30/hour

  • Lexington, KY 40509

About Abby


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Berea College
Music and French

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Lexington, KY 40509
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

History

Music History

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.

Music

Ear Training,

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.
Music History

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.

Sports/Recreation

Fitness

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.

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$30/hour

Abby B.

$30/hour

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