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Brenda K.

Center Valley, PA

$50/hour

I love words and finding creative ways to make learning fun.

$50/Hour


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New York University
Political Science

Education

New York University (Political Science)

About Brenda

Teaching and Tutoring Experience

I have taught reading, writing, guitar and voice lessons for over 15 years. I love words and helping students to find their own words and methods to make reading and writing a fun and meaningful experience. I believe helping people find themes they enjoy is the most successful way to excel with reading and writing. Caring about a topic is a stronger motivation than getting a good grade. Anyone who doesn't like to read, just hasn't found the right book!

I am a published songwriter (former major-label recording artist) and have also written for magazines, newspapers, grants and websites. I hold a B.A. in international relations from NYU, and spent my junior year at the London School of Economics. I enjoy working with kids and taught for a year at a children's learning center in Pennsylvania. I do professional work in communications helping businesses to define themselves through words via web content, newsletters and social media.

Availability
I am available to tutor students from elementary school age to adults in reading, academic writing, professional writing, spelling, admission essays, fiction, and creative nonfiction. I am also available daytime hours for homeschool students.

I look forward to meeting you!
Teaching and Tutoring Experience

I have taught reading, writing, guitar and voice lessons for over 15 years. I love words and helping students to find their own words and methods to make reading and writing a fun and meaningful experience. I believe helping people find themes they enjoy is the most successful way to excel with reading
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

10% sibling discount Will provide make-up lessons for cancellations as needed Group rates available

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Center Valley, PA 18034
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Music:
Guitar,
Voice (Music)
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word, Web Design
History:
Political Science, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Marketing, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts, Table Tennis, Yoga

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.

Guitar

I taught guitar lessons both privately and through a guitar school for 5 years. I teach ages 10 through adult.

I also worked as a professional musician for 18 years, was a signed recording artist to Columbia Records and wrote songs and played guitar on six full length albums.

Public Speaking

I am both a performer and a teacher. I was a Columbia Records recording artist for many years and have 20+ years of experience being on stage and speaking and singing in front of audiences as large as 6000 people. I worked as a music teacher and drama coach. I helped coach teens for musical auditions. I now work as a teacher's assistant in a public school helping children with learning challenges to engage and work to their greatest potential.

Social Studies

I hold a BA in Political Science from New York University. Much of my coursework related to the study of world politics and diverse cultures. I enjoy working with my son (11 year old) on social studies projects at school. I can often help him with a broader perspective on the subjects he is learning. For me, learning centers around bringing a subject to life through the stories that connect people to a common idea. It is easier to retain information when you care about what you are learning.

Writing

Writing Experience includes:
Editor/writer of articles, blogs, website content, term papers, and fiction
60+ published songs on iTunes
Published by Warner Chappel Music
College Level Writing Courses:
Writing Workshop I
Experimental Writing
Reporting I
Experimental Writing Poetry II
Narrative Fiction Writing

New York University
Political Science

Education

New York University (Political Science)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

10% sibling discount Will provide make-up lessons for cancellations as needed Group rates available

Travel policy

Brenda will travel within 25 miles of Center Valley, PA 18034.