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Ouachita Baptist University (Physics, MusicTheory)
Arizona State Univeristy (Other)
Eastman School of Music (Other)
I love learning and teaching a wide variety of subjects. Music theory is my primary specialty, as I have taught such courses at the college level for the past 14 years, but my other strengths include physics, math, and any other field that requires analytical thinking. During my time as a professor, I covered the entire core music theory curriculum at Eastman School of Music (Theory 1-5, Aural Skills 1-5) and also at Oklahoma City University (Theory 1-4, Aural Skills 1-4), and will bring the same expertise I had as a university professor to our tutoring sessions. In over a decade's worth of office hours, I have seen all sorts of questions walk into my door, so you should not hesitate to bring anything into our tutoring sessions. I will give you the same attention and understanding that was previously offered to hundreds of students enrolled in my courses over the years.
Although I am most qualified to teach music theory, I feel comfortable in the math and science arenas as well. I did earn a physics degree in addition to my music degrees, but beyond that, my comfort with math and science is reflected in my near-perfect and perfect GRE scores in math and analytical sections (790/800 Math, 800/800 Analytical, 680/800 Verbal). Figuring out how to apply a new math concept is something that comes easily to me. I do not specialize in a particular field of math, and am able to quickly take what I do understand and put different pieces of together, which is why I tend to do well in exam situations like the GRE. I can help students draw connections between the new subject material and any math skills that you already feel comfortable with.
Whether it is in music theory or in math/science that you want to grow in, my goal will be your full understanding and comfort level. Depending on what your goals are, our time together might include direct instruction, working through problems together, or back-and-forth discussion to solidify your grasp of the material. While a single cram session does have its place, multiple sessions offer the benefit of my assigning homework so you can get feedback during the next meeting, not to mention my joy and encouragement by seeing your progress! During my 14 years as a college professor, my favorite aspect of teaching music theory was the one-on-one interaction during my office hours. Similarly, during our tutoring sessions, I will enjoy getting to know you, learning what your goals are, and helping you take appropriate and manageable steps to achieve them! I will look forward to hearing from you. I love learning and teaching a wide variety of subjects. Music theory is my primary specialty, as I have taught such courses at the college level for the past 14 years, but my other strengths include physics, … Read more
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