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Over 900 tutoring hours

J Michele G.

Missouri City, TX

$50/hour

Music, English, Math, Elementary Subjects, and more!!

Background check passed as of 11/12/14
4.9 average from 335 ratings
Excellent tutoring!
— Kim, Missouri City, TX on 7/21/16

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Baylor University
Bachelor of Music
Rice University
Master's
Boston Conservatory
Graduate Coursework

Education

Baylor University (Bachelor of Music)

Rice University (Master's)

Boston Conservatory (Graduate Coursework)

About J Michele

I've always had a love for learning. I graduated in the top 5% of my high-school graduating class and magna cum laude from Baylor University, so I know how much dedication and hard work can pay off. I enjoy helping others learn or understand something. I especially love seeing the look in someone's eyes when he or she finally understands something that has been difficult for him or her. Growing up, I helped classmates with understanding concepts with which they had problems.

I specialize in tutoring music subjects, math (especially upper-level math), and English. Because I have been a classical musician since I was 4 years old, I have over 30 years of school and real-world experience with violin and viola performance, music theory, music history, ear training, and other music subjects. I've also always had a love for English, and my dad has always made it a point to make sure that I know proper grammar, vocabulary, etc. In college, I almost double-majored in music and math because I've never had a difficult time with math (except for Geometry). Every student has a different learning style -- some learn by doing, others by seeing, others by hearing, and others by a combination of these. I adapt my tutoring to best suit the student. I always like to challenge students without overwhelming them.

I am always looking to improve, so I appreciate any feedback you can give me. I will also provide parents (or students) with updates after every session.

I tutor mostly at students' homes, but some students come to me at the Sienna Library or the University Branch Library. Rates may be higher depending on driving distance from my home to yours. I just ask that wherever we meet for the tutoring session is a quiet, comfortable place for studying. I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you succeed!
I've always had a love for learning. I graduated in the top 5% of my high-school graduating class and magna cum laude from Baylor University, so I know how much dedication and hard work can pay off. I enjoy helping others learn or understand something. I especially love seeing the look in someone's eyes when he or she finally understands something Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Missouri City, TX 77459
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutoring!"

- Kim, Missouri City, TX on 7/21/16

"Great Tutor"

- Charnella, Sugar Land, TX on 6/9/16

"Very helpful"

- Terri, Sugar Land, TX on 5/23/16

"Helpful"

- Tracey, Stafford, TX on 3/2/16

"Friendly and Patient"

- Hashim, Missouri City, TX on 12/10/15

"Very knowledgeable."

- Joan, Missouri City, TX on 10/8/15

"Great start!"

- Kiala, Sugar Land, TX on 9/3/15

"Great tutor"

- Kelley, Sugar Land, TX on 3/9/15

"Quick response and good communication"

- Shu, Houston, TX on 11/12/14

"Very smart tutor"

- Rita, Fresno, TX on 9/23/14

"Great Tutor!"

- LaShonda, Missouri City, TX on 9/16/14

"Great Tutor"

- Doris, Pearland, TX on 7/2/14

"Very good and patient tutor"

- Sedrick, Richmond, TX on 3/7/14

"Great with my son."

- Edith, Missouri City, TX on 2/14/14

"Prepared!"

- Christian, Sugar Land, TX on 10/16/13

"Efficient tutor"

- Lalita Jyoti, Missouri City, TX on 10/5/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
English:
Proofreading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, PSAT, SAT Math
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science

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.

Algebra 1

I have tutored over 400 hours of advanced math subjects -- from Algebra 1 through Calculus 2. I feel that I give students the tools to understand foundational concepts so they are more ready to tackle harder concepts.

Algebra 2

I have tutored over 400 hours of advanced math subjects -- from Algebra 1 through Calculus 2. I feel that I give students the tools to understand fundamental concepts so they are more ready to tackle harder material.

Ear Training

I have been a musician for most of my life. In high school and college, I had to take ear training courses, and I always got an A. As a violin and viola teacher, I have my students use ear training all the time in their lessons. As a performing musician, I have to use my ear training skills on a daily basis.

General Music

I have been a musician since I started playing violin when I was four years old. I've taught church choir classes, grou`p violin classes, and private violin and viola lessons. I know all sides of music -- from music theory and ear training, to music history, to playing stringed instruments, and more.

Music History

I have been a musician for over 30 years. During that time, I've taken many music history courses (high school and college) and always done very well. While taking those courses, I led study groups for my peers and helped them if they needed help.

Sight Singing

I have been a musician for most of my life. In high school and college, I had to take sight-singing courses, and I always got an A. As a violin and viola player who sight-reads music all the time, sight-singing comes very easily to me, and I enjoy teaching it.

Violin

I have been playing violin since I was four years old and viola since I was 10. Even though I turned my focus to viola when I was 12, I continued to play violin. I have both bachelor's and master's of music degrees in viola performance. I have taught violin and viola private lessons for over 10 years, and I perform regularly in orchestras in Lake Charles and Shreveport, Louisiana.

Baylor University
Bachelor of Music
Rice University
Master's
Boston Conservatory
Graduate Coursework

Education

Baylor University (Bachelor of Music)

Rice University (Master's)

Boston Conservatory (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent tutoring! — Michele has helped my son fill in the parts of his high school math education that are wobbly, giving him a stronger foundation for college math. Highly recommend her as a tutor! ...

— Kim, Missouri City, TX on 7/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

J Michele will travel within 15 miles of Missouri City, TX 77459.