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Philemon A.

New York, NY

$45/hour

Philemon Arabic, TOEFL, Music Composition, Music Theory

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$45/Hour


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University of Alabama
ethnomusicology
Wesleyan University
Master's
Ethnomusicology
Master's

Education

University of Alabama (ethnomusicology)

Wesleyan University (Master's)

Ethnomusicology (Master's)

About Philemon

Over the past 14 years of my life I have been teaching in one form or another while being a student at the same time. These 14 years taught me this absolute truth: teaching is the best tool for learning. I remember so many concepts of music theory, linguistics, or mathematics that I was not able to grasp until I began explaining them to someone else. This is why I enjoy teaching. I enjoy learning and seeing other student’s eyes enlightened with the knowledge we share.

At age 16 I began teaching children piano performance and sight singing at a cultural center in Cairo, Egypt. I tutored/taught music composition and harmony at Cairo Conservatory and Cairo Opera House. When I arrived to the US, I began studying English to pass my proficiency examination for Academic English while tutoring Arabic Language (my native language) at the Critical Language Center of the University of Alabama (2009-2012). I also worked as a translator for the Syriac Studies department (2011-2012). During my graduate studies at Wesleyan University part of my stipend assignments was teaching as an assistant teacher (TA) in various music related subjects.

Over time I created my own teaching/tutoring style. I find ways to motivate my students to pursue more knowledge. I create games and obstacles to encourage the puzzle-solving ability in their brains. I myself study and practice what I teach, I read and prepare for my lessons and learn about new ways for delivering my message. I use modern technology to provide easier understanding. Meanwhile, I borrow from the old teaching methods for their ways have created a generation of disciplined, successful, and happy people. In other words, my teaching style is rigorous and insightful--expect results!

I am a native speaker, and I have experience tutoring Arabic in an American University.

I graduated from the English Language Institute in the University of Alabama. I studied English as a Second Language, and I passed the TOEFL Examination myself.

I studied and taught at Cairo Conservatory. I began my music theory lessons at age 6 and I graduated from the Arabic Music Institute with a BA in Composition and Theory.
Over the past 14 years of my life I have been teaching in one form or another while being a student at the same time. These 14 years taught me this absolute truth: teaching is the best tool for learning. I remember so many concepts of music theory, linguistics, or mathematics that I was not able to grasp until I began explaining them to someone Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of New York, NY 10027
In-person lessons
Music:
Composition (Music), Music Theory
Art:
Composition (Music)
English:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
Arabic, ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

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.

University of Alabama
ethnomusicology
Wesleyan University
Master's
Ethnomusicology
Master's

Education

University of Alabama (ethnomusicology)

Wesleyan University (Master's)

Ethnomusicology (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Philemon will travel within 6 miles of New York, NY 10027.