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Paul G.

Pittsburgh, PA

$40/hour

History, Music, English composition, and Foreign languages

5.0 average from 1 ratings
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— Kamal, Akron, OH on 1/18/14

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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
History and Music
University of Akron
Master's

Education

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (History and Music)

University of Akron (Master's)

About Paul

My love of teaching comes from a lifelong love of learning. As a triple major in my undergraduate, I know that hard work and dedication to learning can pay off when you set your mind to your studies. I have been an independent tutor and music teacher for nine years, working in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Ohio with many elementary, secondary, and higher education students in many different subjects.

I specialize in tutoring History (World, U.S.); Music (Music History, Theory, Trumpet, Piano, Voice, Drums, Guitar); English composition (Proofreading), and Foreign languages (Spanish, French, German, Italian).

While I was completing three degrees in undergraduate, I was a tutor through the Department of Academic Enrichment in World History, U.S. History, Music, and Spanish. During my first Master's degree, I was a Graduate Teaching Assistant where most of my work was grading papers for fourteen sections of Intro to Music courses at the university. Now, I am living in Pittsburgh, PA as I pursue my teaching certificate!

I am flexible with time. While I do have a 12-hour cancellation policy, I offer makeup classes for those who need them.

To ensure that students have a quiet and comfortable, public place to study and work with me, I only offer private lessons and sessions in your home.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your studies!
My love of teaching comes from a lifelong love of learning. As a triple major in my undergraduate, I know that hard work and dedication to learning can pay off when you set your mind to your studies. I have been an independent tutor and music teacher for nine years, working in the states of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Rates are flexible.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15215

"Thank you"

- Kamal, Akron, OH on 1/18/14
Math:
Elementary Math
Art:
Film
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Language:
Italian, Spanish
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Music History,
Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

Drums

I have played percussion since 2002. I started playing through marching band, and concert band; but have expanded into the genres of jazz and R&B through college groups I was in. I was on the Faculty at French Woods for the Performing Arts where I played drums for a number of music theater orchestras. I have a studio, albeit small with one student.

Ear Training

I have been studying music since I was three years old. I started my studies in piano, continuing until 2006 when I started college. I am self-taught in double bass and percussion; in college, I studied trumpet and double bass within my music major.

I have performed internationally in a professional musical on drums and voice; I teach drums, voice, trumpet, and piano privately.

More so, I took Ear Training and Sight Signing classes at the University of Delaware and Kutztown University, and continue my studies in voice to this day through the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Film

When I was studying at the University of Delaware, I was a film major in my sophomore year. I took classes on Film history and Animate Cartoon physics. Unfortunately, I transferred to Kutztown University in 2008, ending my studies in film.

General Music

I have performed internationally in a professional musical on drums and voice. I teach drums, voice, trumpet, and piano privately.

Music History

I have a Master's in Music in Music History from the University of Akron.

Phonics

As a vocal musician, I have studied IPA diction of many languages. These languages, with a handful of foreign ones, include: English, French, Italian, German, and Latin. As an aspiring Speech-Language Pathologist, I am learning how the brain works in cooperation with phonetics and speech. I think that either one of these education experiences will help me further any potential students.

Piano

I studied piano from 1994-2006. After completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, I have maintained a two-student studio for piano in the Akron/Cleveland area for the past three years. As a vocalist, I have to maintain piano proficiency to maintain my ability to read music.

Religion

I was raised by a religious household; my father was a minister for over 35 years. I have six years of teaching Sunday School at the church where I was raised. If the tutee is looking for a thorough understanding of religion and how it associates with Americana, I am the guy to go to.

Sight Singing

I have studied music my entire life. I took classes on Ear Training and Sight Singing at the University of Delaware and Kutztown University. As a jazz musician, my life surrounded improvisation and sight reading in music, but my tenure with professional choirs and studying opera forces me to know how to sight sing perfectly, not only in English, but in French, Italian, German, and Latin.

Social Studies

I have an undergraduate degree in History with a specialization in International Politics and Policy, 1850-1950. I have tutored in this subject at a college level at Kutztown University. As a refresher, a couple courses in my Legal Studies Master's degree reviewed early American history as an intro to the establishment of government.

Study Skills

I have three undergraduate degrees, a Master's degree, and am working on a second Master's degree. Two of my degrees were research based (undergrad in History and master's in Music History), and the allocation of time made this possible. I graduated top in my high school class, summa cum laude in college and within the top 5% of my class in graduate school.

Trumpet

I took lessons in trumpet from 2002-2006 in high school, 2006-2011 in college and now teach and perform in the Akron/Cleveland area since 2011. I currently have a studio of three trumpet students.

Voice (Music)

I have been in choirs since elementary school. Trained through church, I have been involved in vocal music since infancy. I studied choir and choral music through college and graduate school, and am a member of a professional choir in the Akron/Cleveland area. I am currently a student of opera through Cleveland Institute of Music and hold a studio of two students.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
History and Music
University of Akron
Master's

Education

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (History and Music)

University of Akron (Master's)

Thank you — I didn't start real lesson with him, we just reviewed the syllabus and he was able to help me with history class. He is nice and understandable. ...

— Kamal, Akron, OH on 1/18/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Rates are flexible.

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 20 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15215.