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James F.

Viola, Violin, Algebra I, Geometry, Quickbooks and MS Excel Assistance

Viola, Violin, Algebra I, Geometry, Quickbooks and MS Excel Assistance

$26/hour

  • 245 hours tutoring

  • New Braunfels, TX 78130

About James


Bio

I'm a graduate of UNT with a major in Music Theory and a minor in applied viola. I've tutored middle school students on the viola previously. For those that like theory, I'm a big fan of sight singing and ear training as a method of learning the fundamentals of interval sound distinction and contrast. Unfortunately the quality of my voice is not good; I'm not a singer. Also score reading and analysis can be a great source of learning differing theories about composition through musical...

I'm a graduate of UNT with a major in Music Theory and a minor in applied viola. I've tutored middle school students on the viola previously. For those that like theory, I'm a big fan of sight singing and ear training as a method of learning the fundamentals of interval sound distinction and contrast. Unfortunately the quality of my voice is not good; I'm not a singer. Also score reading and analysis can be a great source of learning differing theories about composition through musical history.

I also have a fascination for geometry as a way to marshal ideas, logic and concepts to prove problems.I am patient and can adapt to a variety of learning styles. I like to walk through problems slowly and systematically and then reinforce the fundamental concepts that, in turn, the student can apply and reapply to similar problems.

I come equipped with two Bachelor's Degrees: one in music and one in business and a Master's Degree in Liberal Studies.


Education

(1) UNT-Bachelor of Music Theory (2) UTD-Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Music and Business
(3) SMU - Liberal Arts
Masters

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Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Calculations, simple and complex, in defined spaces. A great aid to classification and distinctions of and between numeric values.
QuickBooks

QuickBooks

Great Software package for handling business transactions; one of the most popular. I've used this software for over 8 years and it is very good for recording and reporting transactions. It comes with predefined chart(s) of accounts for services, manufacturing, sales of goods and more. Or, a user may make their own chart of accounts. Many companies use QB and then hand off their financial statements to their tax preparers. Many accountants like this software too. QB is usually more than sufficient for recording various kinds of business transactions. Especially since many versions of QB come with prepared charts of accounts for a variety of business enterprises! Having worked as the sole company accountant for almost ten years; I’ve found QB flexible and ideal for those that aren’t “born” accountants and those who are versed in many contemporary topics of Accountancy up to and including CPA’s. My experience with QB goes back almost ten years. I have working knowledge of QB’s accounts payable, receivable, journalization, payroll, bank reconciliation and financial statement preparation and reporting. I have over 20 years of experience working as an accountant, have a B.Sc. degree in Accounting and can produce both automated and manual accounting systems.

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Calculations, simple and complex, in defined spaces. A great aid to classification and distinctions of and between numeric values.
QuickBooks

QuickBooks

Great Software package for handling business transactions; one of the most popular. I've used this software for over 8 years and it is very good for recording and reporting transactions. It comes with predefined chart(s) of accounts for services, manufacturing, sales of goods and more. Or, a user may make their own chart of accounts. Many companies use QB and then hand off their financial statements to their tax preparers. Many accountants like this software too. QB is usually more than sufficient for recording various kinds of business transactions. Especially since many versions of QB come with prepared charts of accounts for a variety of business enterprises! Having worked as the sole company accountant for almost ten years; I’ve found QB flexible and ideal for those that aren’t “born” accountants and those who are versed in many contemporary topics of Accountancy up to and including CPA’s. My experience with QB goes back almost ten years. I have working knowledge of QB’s accounts payable, receivable, journalization, payroll, bank reconciliation and financial statement preparation and reporting. I have over 20 years of experience working as an accountant, have a B.Sc. degree in Accounting and can produce both automated and manual accounting systems.

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

Calculations, simple and complex, in defined spaces. A great aid to classification and distinctions of and between numeric values.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

History

Music History

Music History

My first college degree is in Music Theory and I have studied music history off and on for most of my adult life (I'm 61). This includes formal music history classes at the university level in addition to playing historical instruments. I was a member of the Collegium Musicum at Baylor University in the 1970's, where I played the Viola da Gamba and also the University of North Texas playing the same instrument. As an organized group of musicians, a Collegium Musicum is generally devoted to playing historical music on the historical instruments themselves (I own a Viola da Gamba).

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For those that like the unknown; why not get familiar with Math operations involving unknown quantities?! Then use this familiarity as a springboard to more advanced Maths.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

More adventures with the unknown; that is one, or several, illusive UNKNOWN quantities! Find out more about how numbers behave, and what that represents; when they're combined with other numbers, quasi-numbers and a bewildering variety of operations.
Geometry,

Geometry

Space and its divisions by points, lines and planes.
Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For those that like the unknown; why not get familiar with Math operations involving unknown quantities?! Then use this familiarity as a springboard to more advanced Maths.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

More adventures with the unknown; that is one, or several, illusive UNKNOWN quantities! Find out more about how numbers behave, and what that represents; when they're combined with other numbers, quasi-numbers and a bewildering variety of operations.
Geometry,

Geometry

Space and its divisions by points, lines and planes.
Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For those that like the unknown; why not get familiar with Math operations involving unknown quantities?! Then use this familiarity as a springboard to more advanced Maths.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

More adventures with the unknown; that is one, or several, illusive UNKNOWN quantities! Find out more about how numbers behave, and what that represents; when they're combined with other numbers, quasi-numbers and a bewildering variety of operations.
Geometry,

Geometry

Space and its divisions by points, lines and planes.
Prealgebra

Music

Music History,

Music History

My first college degree is in Music Theory and I have studied music history off and on for most of my adult life (I'm 61). This includes formal music history classes at the university level in addition to playing historical instruments. I was a member of the Collegium Musicum at Baylor University in the 1970's, where I played the Viola da Gamba and also the University of North Texas playing the same instrument. As an organized group of musicians, a Collegium Musicum is generally devoted to playing historical music on the historical instruments themselves (I own a Viola da Gamba).
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I take an analytical approach to the organization of time and sound through examples taken from music scores and history. I achieved my bachelor's degree in Music Theory in 1980 from a music school in Texas (NTSU, now UNT). The curricula for a bachelor's degree in Theory included music composition, instrumentation, orchestration, ear training, sight singing and playing the composed music of other student composers. There were also exercises in transcribing music for one instrument to another. An examination of historical styles helped to point out the differences in sounds actually produced by the instruments as well as how the realized music was coerced from the written page.
Violin

Violin

I began playing the violin at age 6 and took lessons from ages 8-10. I continued to play until I was in junior high; about 14 years old. By that time I had been playing in school orchestras and I played in the violin section for the musical Oklahoma when I was 15. I began my studies of the Viola in my early twenties and played in three University orchestras in Texas. My minor was applied Viola. Although I was a music theory major I played the Viola every semester for five years in the orchestra and one semester in the chamber orchestra. I was required to take a course in string pedagogy on the University level where I was involved in teaching fellow students the Violin.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For those that like the unknown; why not get familiar with Math operations involving unknown quantities?! Then use this familiarity as a springboard to more advanced Maths.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

More adventures with the unknown; that is one, or several, illusive UNKNOWN quantities! Find out more about how numbers behave, and what that represents; when they're combined with other numbers, quasi-numbers and a bewildering variety of operations.
Geometry,

Geometry

Space and its divisions by points, lines and planes.
GED

Test Preparation

GED

Ratings and Reviews


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Great Tutor

James is an excellent and kind-hearted instructor. Very knowledgeable and posses the skills of teaching materials that are age and developmental appropriate. Very brilliant in his presentation and teaching.

Justin , 13 lessons with James

The best violin tutor

Mr. Farrell has been teaching my daughter for a year now, not only he is an amazing teacher, he is also one of the nicest people you'll meet, so gentle, patient and amazing!

Harsha, 42 lessons with James

Helpful

His patience help me clarify some things I was doing wrong I would recommend him to everybody that needs some help or a lot Overall experience was great Great teacher

Luis, 1 lesson with James

Great Tutor

The information provided by James is always helpful and beneficial. His information has is always presented in a manner that is easy to understand. Thanks James.

Kelvin, 3 lessons with James

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

James has a lot patience. With my 7 year old he is working so hard. He come with lesson planned in advance. I am happy my son is his student.

Disha, 8 lessons with James

Best violin tutor

Very knowledagle, very patient, very caring, very good with kids. My 6.5 year old totally enjoyed the lessons with him. Thanks so much for everything you do.

Raami, 10 lessons with James

Knowledgeable

My daughter, so far, had two lesson with Mr. Jim for Viola. He is very knowledgeable and patient with her. She had enjoyed both lessons and we are looking forward to seeing Mr. Jim weekly. Thanks

Hoa, 119 lessons with James

Great tutor

We have two students with Mr. F and it's been a truly amazing experience. Their grades have been straight A's & they are showing more confidence in themselves as scholars & as prospective college students. Well done Sir. Thank you.

Aminat, 62 lessons with James

Professional and patient tutor!

My 11 year old daughter was interested in learning violin, so I contacted James through WyzAnt. James was prompt, professional and patient. He seemed very knowledgeable about the violin and my daughter was very excited about continuing lessons with him. He played some (it was lovely) and she also got some play time. He discussed a bit of theory and covered some instrument care and basics. He told her how much to practice and stressed its importance without discouraging her. He was kind and soft-spoken, but in complete control of the session. He was very clear about what she needed to do before the next visit and even left her some practice music and study material. We can't wait for the next session!

Etta, 18 lessons with James
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