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Joshua M.

Long Island City, NY

$125/hour

Harvard Lecturer, Cellist, Flux Factory Artist-in-Residence

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Oberlin College
Africana Studies

Education

Oberlin College (Africana Studies)

About Joshua

I'm a multidisciplinary artist, educator, curator, mathematician, and computer programmer who links technologies and traditions to speak the Afro-Atlantic to the contemporary moment. I speak Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese and would feel comfortable teaching in either of those languages. Some of my more recent achievement include teaching a course "Soundscapes of the African-American Experience," last Summer at Harvard University with the Charles Institute for Management; being shortlisted for a Fulbright scholarship to Nigeria, and curating a show "We Have Always Lived in the Future" about the representations of marginalized peoples within the global Silicon Valley.

I welcome everyone into my studio, to learn from me. Whatever I'm teaching -- be it language, music, art, mathematics, computer science -- it's important that people feel valued, welcomed, wanted, and cared for. I greatly value empathy in teaching. I want to create a space that feels safe for the student, no matter what. I find students can go far beyond their expectations when they come to view their studies as places of solace and comfort. Learning is a joy. I want to share that with all.

I have played the cello for 17 years, graduating from Oberlin College. There, in concert with the Africana Studies department, I chose to blend together a unique course of study encompassing economics, mathematics, computer science, foreign languages, cello, jazz; and the visual, ritual, and performing arts of the African Diaspora. I find it very important to view my arts practice, and the world in general from multiple diverse angles. I approach teaching from a position of depth of content, but also an appreciation of where differing lines of thought intersect to strengthen one another.

I look forward to seeing how far we can go as our paths cross.
I'm a multidisciplinary artist, educator, curator, mathematician, and computer programmer who links technologies and traditions to speak the Afro-Atlantic to the contemporary moment. I speak Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese and would feel comfortable teaching in either of those languages. Some of my more recent achievement include Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Rates on a sliding scale, but $125 is my normal ask.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Long Island City, NY 11101
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math
Science:
ACT Science
Music:
Cello,
Composition (Music), Ear Training,
Music History, Music Theory, Salsa Dancing, Sight Singing, Songwriting, Voice (Music)
Art:
Art History, Art Theory, Composition (Music), Film, Photography, Salsa Dancing
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
Geography, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
ADHD, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Salsa Dancing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Cello

I studied Africana Studies with a concentration in Fine Arts at Oberlin College where I studied under the world-traveled Ralph J. who will soon teach at Spelman. I have played cello since high school and in my last semester at Oberlin played dozens of concerts. I am a working musician and have impressed some elders in my community who have heard the likes of Coltrane.

Ear Training

I have been trained and still work with the system of theory and ear training devised by W. A. Mathieu. I have worked with this system for the past year and have found it to greatly enhance my musical perception. I was passed to me by my musical mentor Ralph J.

Oberlin College
Africana Studies

Education

Oberlin College (Africana Studies)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $125.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Rates on a sliding scale, but $125 is my normal ask.

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 30 miles of Long Island City, NY 11101.