University of South Carolina (BM) (Music Education)
Columbia International University (MEd)
My name is Regina and I am currently in my second year of studying for a Master's in Education in Curriculum and Instruction (with an emphasis in Music Education). I completed my undergraduate degree in December 2011 in Music Education, so that is my main area of knowledge; however, I minored in French during my undergraduate as well.
If you have not been able to tell yet, I love languages as much as I love music. I grew up in a bilingual home (English and Arabic) and I was exposed to French as well (although I did not have a chance to formally study it until high school and college).
In general, I have always loved learning and I believe that anyone can learn, not only if they are just simply given the opportunity, but if they are given the opportunity in a patient and caring environment. My goal as a teacher, whether it's teaching music or tutoring other subjects, is to teach each student according to their own individualized needs.
I am looking forward to helping whoever I am able! Hi all!
My name is Regina and I am currently in my second year of studying for a Master's in Education in Curriculum and Instruction (with an emphasis in Music Education). I completed my undergraduate degree in December 2011 in Music Education, so that is my main area of knowledge;
I'm very satisfied with the tutoring service Regina does! She's very kind, patient and teach my son very well! After the tutoring started the grades improved!
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I am a Christian. I grew up in a Christian home where the Bible was taught, attend a church where Scripture is the foundation for worship and the sermons, and attended private Christian schools from first through twelfth grades. I have also studied theology and hermeneutics at the collegiate level. I am willing to teach any book of the Bible and to teach you how to study the Scriptures for yourself.
I have enjoyed chess since I was a young child. After my dad taught me the basics, I have always found opportunities to learn about chess and build my skills, learning from manuals and computer programs. If you want to learn about chess, I am more than willing to help.
Most of my formal teaching experiences have been working with the K-6th age group. In addition to spending half of my student teaching experience in an elementary school (teaching music), I have also worked in elementary Bible club programs. I also spent a semester doing practicums at the Child Development Center at the University of South Carolina. I believe that children at the elementary level succeed more at learning through hands-on learning activities and the use of concrete teaching aids. The use of such items is part of my educational philosophy and I will strive to use such resources as necessary.
I started flute in seventh grade and have enjoyed it ever since. I played flute, along with trumpet, in middle and high school band and took a semester of flute in college as part of my music education degree. While I am far from being a professional flautist, I am capable of starting someone on flute or helping a struggling band student. My method for instrumental teaching is to work with the needs of each individual student.
While pursuing my undergraduate degree in music education, I minored in French. My love for French came from my mom's family (over the course of the last five generations) and I heard it used as a child before studying it more formally in high school and college. I am advanced in my understanding and abilities in this beautiful language.
Since music and music education is my passion in life, along with being the subject of my undergraduate degree, I can help with any needs you may have when it comes to music as a whole. Whether you want to learn about music or obtain help for a specific topic, I can help.
I took one semester of logic at the collegiate level and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Because of my in-depth experience with algebra (including tutoring), logic was easy for me overall. In addition to understanding logic, I have also been successful at tutoring math. I believe that any student can succeed in logic if they are taught in a way that they can personally understand.
For a year, I worked for a company that specializes in choral-orchestral concert tours and music academies across Europe, the Mediterranean and the US. While my tasks were varied, one of my many titles was "Public Relations Coordinator." I worked heavily with the promotion and marketing aspect of the company through building a clientele base using telephone, email and social media. I also supervised our intern and various projects, including several promotional videos.
During my undergraduate degree, our email system was based on the Microsoft email system. I also currently have resources to find more obscure information with Outlook.
As a music education student, I was required to take an overview semester of music history, followed by three semesters of in-depth study that covered ancient music through the twentieth century. Because of this, I have a good knowledge of each of the major time periods, composers and compositions. I can teach an overview or help with studying for tests as needed.
Since graduating from my master's degree, I have worked for a company that specializes in concert tours and music academies across Europe, the Mediterranean and the US. In addition, I have worked as a church musician, both in children's music productions and for special instrumental needs. One of my goals in life is to have my own music-industry business, both for teaching and for performance.
I was a piano major while I pursued my undergraduate degree in music education. In addition to having studied classical music, I am a pianist and keyboardist at my church, proficient in hymns and contemporary music. My rule for accepting a piano student, especially those who are young, is that they have started school. While I use the Faber Piano Adventures series, I am also willing to work with any materials that you may already have. I take all levels of ability.
In addition to taking a class on world religions and how they compare to each other in high school, I did a week long "trek" that studied different religions. During this "trek," we would study the history and doctrines of different religions in the morning and would visit their sites of worship in the afternoons. As a result of that, I had a hands-on opportunity to experience more than just words on a page. My religious experiences include a Sikh gurdwara, Hindu temple, a mosque and the Jehovah's Witness community that prints The Watchtower for North America and the Caribbean. I am willing to share what I have learned through these classes and provide resources for further studies to anyone who would like more information.
Due to my own religious upbringing, I can also teach Bible studies or Christianity history classes if anyone would like to learn from this prospective as well.
Religion classes depend on each individual student and what they would like to learn.
While pursuing my undergraduate degree, one of the required classes for a degree in music education was sight singing, which was usually paired with the topics we were studying in theory class. In addition to sight singing, we also studied dictation.
I am proficient in solfege and using the different systems for both pitch and rhythmic sight singing/ sight reading. While I prefer "fixed do," I will work within any system that you are studying to aid you in becoming more confident with your sight singing and sight reading.
School has always been an area in which I have excelled as I have come up with creative ways to study that suited my needs. My study skills enabled me to take Honors and AP courses in high school, to graduate valedictorian of my class, and served me well throughout my undergraduate and graduate coursework as well. I believe that study skills should be individualized and that students should be encouraged to learn in a way that makes sense to them. If you know your learning style and can come up with strategies that help maximize your learning, success will follow suit.
Part of my coursework during my undergraduate studies was a semester of trombone. I quickly developed proficient skills due to my history in playing the trumpet. During my master's degree in education, I taught lessons at Music & Arts, including in trombone.
While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I minored in trumpet. Because of my background in band instruction, I have taught trumpet using my own curriculum, mainly materials that I feel will help that specific student develop the necessary skills. I use some of the traditional method books, such as Arban's and Clarke's, to teach the trumpet, as well as materials that correlate to band study methods in schools.
I currently work in an office where we use technology as an important element in our strategy and marketing. As a result, I have had to become diverse in my skills and was trained by our webmaster (who is outsourced) in elements of our web design. I have also worked with sites such as WordPress, Blogger and Weebly to create web pages and blogs for my personal use.