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Tzipora W.

Experienced Teacher/Tutor for Music, Math, and Hebrew

Experienced Teacher/Tutor for Music, Math, and Hebrew

$75/hour

  • 189 hours tutoring

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My most common tutoring subjects are Algebra and Praxis Core Math, but I also tutor other levels of Math, Music (Instruments and Music Theory), and Hebrew. I’ve been tutoring for over fifteen years, and I’ve been a classroom teacher in Math, Music, and Hebrew for over ten years, in Baltimore private schools, and previously in Philadelphia charter schools and in New York City public schools. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Concentration in Violin Performance and a Minor in...

My most common tutoring subjects are Algebra and Praxis Core Math, but I also tutor other levels of Math, Music (Instruments and Music Theory), and Hebrew. I’ve been tutoring for over fifteen years, and I’ve been a classroom teacher in Math, Music, and Hebrew for over ten years, in Baltimore private schools, and previously in Philadelphia charter schools and in New York City public schools. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Concentration in Violin Performance and a Minor in Mathematics from Goucher College, and I hold a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from CUNY Hunter College. I have also spent time studying in Israel, and I hold a teaching certificate from the Israeli Ministry of Education. As a math teacher and tutor, I primarily focus on upper middle school levels, especially Pre-Algebra, and Algebra 1; however I have tutored math students from elementary level through college level Calculus 1, with a heavier focus on Praxis Core Math (and its equivalent in other states). As a musician, I enjoy playing and teaching many different musical instruments, including violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, recorder, piano, flute, trumpet, and more! Music Theory combines music and math, making it twice as fun to teach! I love finding creative ways to explain concepts in a clear and relatable way that is customized to a specific student. My style includes breaking things down into smaller pieces, seeking out and building upon prior knowledge and familiar components, and favoring logic and reason over memorization. Additionally, learning a concept from several different angles allows students to understand it more thoroughly and then to choose their preferred method. When preparing for standardized tests, I find that analyzing all the answer options in multiple choice questions allows students to understand how the questions are written, and how the test writers predict common mistakes and try to trick us! These strategies help achieve the overall goals of minimizing fear of the unknown, maximizin


Education

Goucher College
music
CUNY Hunter College
Masters

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Hebrew

Hebrew

I studied Hebrew in school from kg - 12th grade. Then, before college, I went to Israel for one year on a program where two-thirds of my many classes were taught in Hebrew. That year, I also received a teaching certificate from the Ministry of Education in Israel, which says I can teach Hebrew outside of Israel. I have tutored Hebrew for the past few summers, preparing public school students to enter a Jewish day school in high school (covering years of Hebrew classes in one summer). In college, I placed out of all possible levels of Hebrew offered.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra as a classroom teacher for over ten years, and I have tutored algebra for over fifteen years. Algebra 1 is my most common course, but i also teach Algebra 2, Pre-Algebra, and other middle school and elementary school levels.
Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Language

Hebrew

Hebrew

I studied Hebrew in school from kg - 12th grade. Then, before college, I went to Israel for one year on a program where two-thirds of my many classes were taught in Hebrew. That year, I also received a teaching certificate from the Ministry of Education in Israel, which says I can teach Hebrew outside of Israel. I have tutored Hebrew for the past few summers, preparing public school students to enter a Jewish day school in high school (covering years of Hebrew classes in one summer). In college, I placed out of all possible levels of Hebrew offered.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra as a classroom teacher for over ten years, and I have tutored algebra for over fifteen years. Algebra 1 is my most common course, but i also teach Algebra 2, Pre-Algebra, and other middle school and elementary school levels.
Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra as a classroom teacher for over ten years, and I have tutored algebra for over fifteen years. Algebra 1 is my most common course, but i also teach Algebra 2, Pre-Algebra, and other middle school and elementary school levels.
Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Music

Music Theory,

Music Theory

I took 6 music theory courses in college, and I was in the top 5% in each class. I was able to take all 6 classes in 4 semesters, because of my proficiency. Theory is very math-based, and I minored in math along with my music major. I helped numerous classmates with homework and I tutored a freshman in Theory II last semester. My student said everything became very clear when I explained, and I offered more efficient methods of analysis than the teacher had. Theory comes very naturally to me, especially since I have had the opportunity to play music from many different time periods and styles, and I have a sense of what looks/feels/sounds right.
Violin

Violin

I majored in violin performance in college. I have given private lessons to students from age 6 to 85. I completed several internships in public schools where I assisted the violin teacher by helping students who were ahead of or behind the class level. I worked at a summer music camp for 7 summers in a row, working with students in all string instruments, but mostly violin. I, myself, have studied violin privately for 12 years. I am currently in a masters program for instrumental music education, where I continue to study violin privately.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra as a classroom teacher for over ten years, and I have tutored algebra for over fifteen years. Algebra 1 is my most common course, but i also teach Algebra 2, Pre-Algebra, and other middle school and elementary school levels.
Algebra 2

Test Preparation

Praxis

Praxis

While working toward my own teaching certification I scored 188 out of 190 on the Praxis Core Math test, and 195 out of 200 on the Middle School Math Teaching Praxis test. Since then, I have tutored many students in various Praxis Core Math exams, as well as the equivalent tests in states that don't use Praxis (for example, FL). I specialize in helping people remember math concepts that they haven't seen in years, sharing tricks and shortcuts, and building confidence in the formats/structures of multiple-choice, multiple selections, and free answer (enter it in the box).

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$75/hour

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$75/hour

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