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Samuel P.

Attentive Tutor for Classical Piano, Latin, and Programming

Attentive Tutor for Classical Piano, Latin, and Programming

$35/hour

  • 4 hours tutoring

About Samuel


Bio

Hello,

Thank you for taking a look at my profile. If you're looking to improve your classical piano, Latin grammar, or programming techniques, I can help you! Although I am seeking work as a tutor, I believe that learning is a task that must be undertaken by the pupil. As a tutor, I see it as my responsibility to understand first what the pupil knows, and then help him or her to the next step. For example, with piano, I would not use the Suzuki method to instruct a student; rather, I would...

Hello,

Thank you for taking a look at my profile. If you're looking to improve your classical piano, Latin grammar, or programming techniques, I can help you! Although I am seeking work as a tutor, I believe that learning is a task that must be undertaken by the pupil. As a tutor, I see it as my responsibility to understand first what the pupil knows, and then help him or her to the next step. For example, with piano, I would not use the Suzuki method to instruct a student; rather, I would ask him or her to play, observe the abilities, and then work with the student from that point, offering challenges, encouragement, and instruction at the appropriate times.

I've briefly outlined below my background in each subject.

I am a classically trained pianist with a degree in music from the College of the Holy Cross. I am proficient in music theory and piano technique, and I have a good understanding of piano literature and the history of classical music. I will be able to assist beginners, intermediate players, and many players who would be considered advanced. I can also help a student with theory or compositional problems.

I have studied, read, and spoken Latin for 10 years. I have read Vergil's Aeneid as well as Caesar's Gallic Wars, and I participate in bi-monthly Latin speaking meetings that are held in Boston. I have an excellent command of Latin grammar, and unlike most Latin teachers, I can also converse in Latin.

I wrote software for three years at a tech company in Boston. I have a professional's grasp of software construction, including proficiency with algorithms, data structures, and object-oriented programming and software design. If you are looking for help with a particular language, I can help with SQL, VB, PHP, and Javascript.

Thanks again for reading through this. I hope to hear from you soon!

Best,
Sam


Education

College of the Holy Cross
Economics and Music

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Travel policy: Within 2 miles of Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/19/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Latin

Latin

I taught myself Latin in highschool, and took three courses that covered Vergil's entire oeuvre while I was in college. Currently, I'm reading Caesar's Gallic Wars, and I participate in the lively Latin-speaking community of Boston.

Language

Latin

Latin

I taught myself Latin in highschool, and took three courses that covered Vergil's entire oeuvre while I was in college. Currently, I'm reading Caesar's Gallic Wars, and I participate in the lively Latin-speaking community of Boston.

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Grateful for Sam ~ SQL

Sam's help was professional, accurate, and above and beyond what I expected. The goal was to point me to the right resources on a highly visible software product and get me focused on the work needed. Being new to SQL, Sam was able to orient me and relieve a lot of frustration. Also, I was in a time crunch, and Sam was able to meet me on short notice.

Mike, 1 lesson with Samuel

Excellent first lesson!

My nine-year-old daughter received a keyboard for Christmas and was thrilled to begin lessons. Sam got back to me almost immediately and had the perfect availability to meet our needs. I was really impressed by his background and I felt confident that he would be a great teacher. One lesson in, my daughter is incredibly proud to be able to play a song and call herself a musician. Thanks, Sam!

Lindsay, 3 lessons with Samuel

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Samuel P.

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