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Peri L.

Passionate, Learner-Centered Tutor for English and Music

Passionate, Learner-Centered Tutor for English and Music

$75/hour

  • 64 hours tutoring

About Peri


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I love helping people learn more than anything else. There's nothing more empowering than gaining a new skill or understanding, nothing more energizing than helping someone reach that point. I've been lucky to have had teachers who have shared this passion, demonstrating the patience, grace, enthusiasm, and unwavering belief in learners that make these moments possible. I learned from them by example as well as formally, taking an undergraduate course about effective tutoring, "Teaching and...

I love helping people learn more than anything else. There's nothing more empowering than gaining a new skill or understanding, nothing more energizing than helping someone reach that point. I've been lucky to have had teachers who have shared this passion, demonstrating the patience, grace, enthusiasm, and unwavering belief in learners that make these moments possible. I learned from them by example as well as formally, taking an undergraduate course about effective tutoring, "Teaching and Tutoring Writing Across the Disciplines," which was a core class for many peer educators at my school. This class informed all of my work in education, and I had the privilege to help lead it years later as a college employee. My approach is learner-centered, allowing the student's needs and interests to shape the session. My learners gain an understanding of what we've done together and what their next steps are.

The bulk of my tutoring experience is in communication. As an undergraduate, I worked at my college's Writing and Speaking Centers, helping students at any stage of the process–from brainstorming to finishing touches. I offered one-on-one assistance as well as group sessions on writing and public speaking. Upon graduating, I worked as the Writing Associates Program Fellow, supervising the centers and helping to train new associates. I find that many of the lessons we teach our Writing and Speaking Associates are applicable across fields–prioritizing higher-order concerns, thinking critically about how to communicate an idea from speaker to audience, considering generic conventions–and I took these lessons into my work as a music instructor, philosophy educator, music history teaching assistant, and childcare provider.

I am excited to help all students, wherever they are in the learning process. This brief bio cannot contain the totality of my enthusiasm and experience, so don't hesitate to get in touch! I'm quick to respond, and I look forward to meeting you.


Education

Oberlin College
English, Music

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Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I worked in my college's writing and speaking centers, helping individuals and groups on their presentations of all kinds. I went on to run these centers, training the incoming tutors in public speaking and in helping others with their public speaking. I have given numerous workshops on all elements of public speaking for audiences in a variety of disciplines.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I worked in my college's writing and speaking centers, helping individuals and groups on their presentations of all kinds. I went on to run these centers, training the incoming tutors in public speaking and in helping others with their public speaking. I have given numerous workshops on all elements of public speaking for audiences in a variety of disciplines.
ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I worked in my college's writing and speaking centers, helping individuals and groups on their presentations of all kinds. I went on to run these centers, training the incoming tutors in public speaking and in helping others with their public speaking. I have given numerous workshops on all elements of public speaking for audiences in a variety of disciplines.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Music History

Music History

I attended Oberlin, where I earned a degree in music with a concentration in music education. While there, I excelled in all of my music history courses and was hired as a music history tutor, teaching assistant, and writing consultant. I worked closely with the survey course as well as the Romantic Era music history course. I also collaborated with the music history department to research and write professional historical program notes for ensembles in the greater Cleveland area.

Homeschool

English, ESL/ESOL, French, Handwriting, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, French

Most Popular

English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

I attended Oberlin, where I earned a degree in music with a concentration in music education. While there, I received perfect grades for all of my ear training and music theory courses. Outside of the classroom, I taught private instrument lessons for five years, which always included ear training for my students.
French Horn,

French Horn

I have played horn for roughly 15 years. My passion for music led me to Oberlin, where I received a BA in music with a concentration in education. I have had several horn students aged 9-14 to whom I taught the fundamentals of playing as well as lessons in reading musical notation, internalizing rhythm, and horn history.
General Music,

General Music

I attended Oberlin, where I earned a degree in music with a concentration in music education. While there, I explored music from a number of angles, including but not limited to: singing in choirs and a cappella groups, playing in orchestras, teaching private lessons, learning piano, and tutoring for music history. I have a rich sense of the history, theory, and practice of music, and 5+ years of experience teaching what I know to students ages 9-22.
Music History,

Music History

I attended Oberlin, where I earned a degree in music with a concentration in music education. While there, I excelled in all of my music history courses and was hired as a music history tutor, teaching assistant, and writing consultant. I worked closely with the survey course as well as the Romantic Era music history course. I also collaborated with the music history department to research and write professional historical program notes for ensembles in the greater Cleveland area.
Music Theory

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I ran one of the longest standing undergraduate writing centers in the country, where I helped countless students with personal statements and supplements for undergraduate and graduate schools. I've also advised a number of young people in their college search, helping them find schools that are right for them and helping to make the application process as pain-free as possible.
ESL/ESOL, Study Skills

Special Needs

Phonics, Study Skills

Sports/Recreation

Ballet

Ballet

I began my training at a very young age outside of Philadelphia and rose to be a leader and teacher at my studio. I took the most advanced ballet (and pointe), contemporary, jazz, and tap classes available, and I taught ballet, jazz, and tap to students aged 3-16. After high school, I worked multiple summers as the dance counselor at my camp and continued my dance career at the college level.

Summer

ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I ran one of the longest standing undergraduate writing centers in the country, where I helped countless students with personal statements and supplements for undergraduate and graduate schools. I've also advised a number of young people in their college search, helping them find schools that are right for them and helping to make the application process as pain-free as possible.
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Helpful and practical tutor

Peri taught me it is important to know the subject you are talking about thoroughly and to have an outline from which to speak. She said I would become more comfortable with public speaking the more I practice. In my practice, I will be able to recognize that nothing bad happened as a result of my public speaking. She taught me that mind mapping can be a useful tool for preparing a speech.

Amanda, 1 lesson with Peri
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$75/hour

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$75/hour

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Response time: 16 hours