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Dorothy C.

Musician with strong English Language skills.

Musician with strong English Language skills.

$50/hour

  • Rudyard, MI 49780

About Dorothy


Bio

With my strong Liberal Arts background, I am qualified to help in any area of Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling and Language Arts courses,, as well as GED and ACT prep. My Bachelor's degree is in Fine Arts with concentrations in Writing and Music, and my Master's degree is in Humanities, with a Music concentration and coursework in Literature and Art History. I teach Humanities at the University level, which encompasses a broad look at history, philosophy, art history, music history, lite...

With my strong Liberal Arts background, I am qualified to help in any area of Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling and Language Arts courses,, as well as GED and ACT prep. My Bachelor's degree is in Fine Arts with concentrations in Writing and Music, and my Master's degree is in Humanities, with a Music concentration and coursework in Literature and Art History. I teach Humanities at the University level, which encompasses a broad look at history, philosophy, art history, music history, literature and civilization from prehistory to the present age.

As an avid lifelong learner, I was able to test out of 84 credits of college-level coursework in subjects ranging from Biology to Spanish to Government, Composition and Algebra, when I returned to college 25 years after my high school graduation. I graduated Magna cum Laude and went on to earn my Master's degree from California State University, where my Thesis was chosen as a finalist in the "Thesis of the Year" award.

I am an experienced teacher with a strong background in everything from one-on-one lessons to lectures of large groups of students. I prefer small groups or individual instruction, where I am able to really hone in on a student's challenges or discoveries.

While I consider myself a strong all-around academic, my strongest suit is anything involving the reading/speaking/writing or understanding of the English Language. My Bachelor's degree has a writing concentration, and my Master's thesis was on Jane Austen's works as presented in contemporary multi-media formats.

I am an Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Music at LSSU, and the Music Director for the local Fine Arts Community School. I also have had a private music studio for 20 years, where I teach violin, viola, piano and clarinet. I have been a strings specialist at a public school, and am currently the founder and director of several youth and adult community orchestras,. I have played clarinet, violin and viola semi-professionally, in pit orchestras and symphonies. With my private students, I incorporate a great deal of Music Theory and Music History into the applied lessons.

I believe that an engaged teacher gets to know his/her students, and by knowing them, can find multiple ways to present information.


Education

LSSU
Fine Arts Writing Music
CSU Dominguez Hills CA
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Rudyard, MI 49780
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Dorothy hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Music History

Music History

I have a Master's degree in Humanities which required intensive course work on Baroque Music, Opera, Beethoven, and the Classical Era. In my Bachelor's degree, I took five semesters of music history, covering early music through modern. My master's thesis was on Musical Adaptations of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. As a Professor of Humanities, I cover an overview of music history from prehistory through modern.

Homeschool

Piano,

Piano

I have been a piano teacher for 20 years. I am the Music Director for a non-profit Arts School. Additionally, I have a Music Concentration for both by BA and MA degrees.
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

Piano,

Piano

I have been a piano teacher for 20 years. I am the Music Director for a non-profit Arts School. Additionally, I have a Music Concentration for both by BA and MA degrees.
English, Reading, Writing

Music

Music History,

Music History

I have a Master's degree in Humanities which required intensive course work on Baroque Music, Opera, Beethoven, and the Classical Era. In my Bachelor's degree, I took five semesters of music history, covering early music through modern. My master's thesis was on Musical Adaptations of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. As a Professor of Humanities, I cover an overview of music history from prehistory through modern.
Piano,

Piano

I have been a piano teacher for 20 years. I am the Music Director for a non-profit Arts School. Additionally, I have a Music Concentration for both by BA and MA degrees.
Violin,

Violin

I am an experienced violin and viola teacher, with 15 years of experience in a private studio and three years as a strings specialist in a public school setting. I took applied violin lessons for my undergrad degree, and play semi-professionally with two different orchestras. I am the music director of a local arts school and a founding member of a working string quartet.
Music Theory

Summer

Piano,

Piano

I have been a piano teacher for 20 years. I am the Music Director for a non-profit Arts School. Additionally, I have a Music Concentration for both by BA and MA degrees.
GED, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

$50/hour

Dorothy C.

$50/hour

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