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Amanda W.

Experienced Educator Specializing in Students with Special Needs

Experienced Educator Specializing in Students with Special Needs

$63/hour

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Bio

Hi! I'm Mandy, a mother of three (almost) grown children and a grandmother of four. I have been an educator for over 40 years, starting when I was a teenager teaching children in my church. Since then, I have gotten two undergraduate degrees, one in Music Education and the other in Music Therapy, a Master's degree in Music Education, and am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Music Education from Temple University. I have taught students of all ages privately, in public schools, and at...

Hi! I'm Mandy, a mother of three (almost) grown children and a grandmother of four. I have been an educator for over 40 years, starting when I was a teenager teaching children in my church. Since then, I have gotten two undergraduate degrees, one in Music Education and the other in Music Therapy, a Master's degree in Music Education, and am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Music Education from Temple University. I have taught students of all ages privately, in public schools, and at the university level. I also homeschooled all three of my children for 20+ years.

All of these experiences has more than qualified me to be extremely well-versed in adapting instruction to each individual learner. My Music Therapy background also gives me special skills working with students with special needs.

I come from a long line of educators, so teaching seems second nature to me, and I believe that teaching is more about lighting a fire than filling a bucket. Teaching is fun for me, so I think it should be fun for the students as well, and I like to come up with ways to keep the students engaged.

I have been a musician my entire life. I began teaching music when I was a teenager and have three (almost four) degrees in music. I attended the prestigious Peabody Preparatory of the Johns Hopkins Institute in Baltimore, Maryland for eleven years and also studied at the world-famous Tanglewood Institute in conjunction with Boston Conservatory. I have taught everything from K-8 general music, 6-12 choral music, high school band/chorus/orchestra, collegiate level music appreciation, and have designed curricula for elementary students in opera, orchestral instruments, American folk music, and much more.

Although my degrees are in music, my many years of homeschooling have provided me with a great deal of experience in all subject areas and I am very comfortable teaching across the curriculum. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or to schedule a "getting to know you" session to see


Education

East Carolina University
Music Education
East Carolina University
MEd
Temple University
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $63
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Pitman, NJ 08071
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Homeschool,

Homeschool

I homeschooled my three children for 20+ years. Two of my three children have gone on to college (one has graduated already) and my youngest child successfully transferred to a private school where he is getting excellent grades. I also served for six years as an administrator for a 150+ family homeschool cooperative in the South Jersey area. Under my leadership, the organization grew and I successfully implemented a number of strategies that effectively supported homeschool families.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Spelling

English

English, Grammar, Spelling

History

Music History,

Music History

I have taught Music History at elementary through collegiate levels.
American History

Homeschool

Piano,

Piano

I studied piano privately from the age of 5 through my graduate college studies and have taught beginning up to advanced students. I regularly accompany ensembles and work as a church musician and audition accompanist in several local theatres.
English, Handwriting, Spelling

Most Popular

Piano,

Piano

I studied piano privately from the age of 5 through my graduate college studies and have taught beginning up to advanced students. I regularly accompany ensembles and work as a church musician and audition accompanist in several local theatres.
English

Music

French Horn,

French Horn

I am a brass specialist having studied and performed on French Horn for many years. My undergraduate degree was in K-12 Instrumental Instruction and French Horn was one of my applied instruments. I have taught beginning up to advanced level students in brass playing techniques for over twenty years.
Music History,

Music History

I have taught Music History at elementary through collegiate levels.
Piano,

Piano

I studied piano privately from the age of 5 through my graduate college studies and have taught beginning up to advanced students. I regularly accompany ensembles and work as a church musician and audition accompanist in several local theatres.
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

My background in music education and my extensive coursework at the Peabody Preparatory has prepared me well to teach sight-singing. I taught it actively when teaching choral music in the public schools for ten years.
Trombone,

Trombone

I am a brass specialist having studied and performed on French Horn for many years. My undergraduate degree was in K-12 Instrumental Instruction and French Horn was one of my applied instruments. I have taught beginning up to advanced level students in brass playing techniques for over twenty years.
Trumpet,

Trumpet

I am a brass specialist having studied and performed on French Horn for many years. My undergraduate degree was in K-12 Instrumental Instruction and French Horn was one of my applied instruments. I have taught beginning up to advanced level students in brass playing techniques for over twenty years.
Voice (Music),

Voice (Music)

I took several courses in choral music and vocal pedagogy during my undergraduate studies and had a choral music focus in my graduate work. I have done extensive study on vocal health and pedagogy and am frequently called upon as a vocal coach for individuals with pending vocal auditions.
Music Theory

Special Needs

Phonics

Summer

Piano

Piano

I studied piano privately from the age of 5 through my graduate college studies and have taught beginning up to advanced students. I regularly accompany ensembles and work as a church musician and audition accompanist in several local theatres.

$63/hour

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Amanda W.

$63/hour

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