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Marija J.

Fort Lee, VA

$60/hour

Tutor for Languages, Music, Art

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Queens College, City University of New York
Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, Germany
Master's

Education

Queens College, City University of New York

Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, Germany (Master's)

About Marija

Dear Students and Parents,

I am an international academic and I teach multiple fields such as art, music and languages. In all these areas I have extensive educational and professional background. I have lived for ten years in Croatia, ten in Serbia, six in New York City and five in Germany. I am also fluent in all these languages, as I studied and earned various degrees in each of these countries as a developing scholar.


ABOUT TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES:

Based on my experience acquired in four different countries, I have seen that teenagers who learn languages (especially Latin) and the ones who get acquainted with art and music on a deeper level broaden their views and horizons and are likely to make conscious decisions about their own future.

In my life I learned many languages and am certified in all languages listed. I have extensive knowledge in teaching methods, which although are written by experts in the field, always need fine tuning. Thus, I make sure that I create the language plan and program in accordance with my student's needs. I cover the following fields:
preparation for exams for entrance to German universities, ESL, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Latin.


I also act as a translator and interpreter and was previously employed by the US Army as a civilian contractor for diplomatic missions.

I currently teach for companies such as Listen and Learn and Hansa One. I also work as a Latin Tutor for local schools and colleges and have considerate amount of students that need help with Latin. I am familiar with the material (i.e. Ecce Romani, etc.) and the curriculum as taught in schools. I help students get through Latin 1, 2 and 3. Because of my students' success rate, most of the Latin teachers in the area know my work and they refer me to their students.



ABOUT MY MUSIC STUDIO:

I am also an accomplished flute player. Since my arrival to Virginia beach, I have formed a small private music studio for flute and piano. Since my studio considerately grew over the past few months, there might be a waiting list. My lessons are high in quality and very affordable. The only thing that I require is an audition with the student. This means we meet for the first time and I would determine if your child is interested enough, and then if I see that we "click" we continue and establish a thriving teacher-student relationship. This first lesson is always free of charge.
Dear Students and Parents,

I am an international academic and I teach multiple fields such as art, music and languages. In all these areas I have extensive educational and professional background. I have lived for ten years in
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 24 miles of Fort Lee, VA 23801
Music:
Ear Training, Flute,
Music History,
Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing
Art:
Art History
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German, Italian, Latin, TOEFL
History:
European History, Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Study Skills
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

Flute

"The flute is the extension of the human voice", say the musicians.
I have played for 15 years and am professional. To learn to play the flute means to learn the fingering, notation, the way of producing the sound and proper breathing techniques. However, some of the most beautiful music has been written for flute.

Music History

I earned my masters in Musicology and Art History. Music history or Musicology is a science of historic and theoretic approach to development of the Western classical and non-classical music. That means that when one is listening to Bach or Haydn, one should be able not just to play and read the music, but also to establish the historic relevance of the composition to us today, and to its own period. I can help you develop and understand methodologies that relate to musicology.

Piano

Teaching piano should be administrated by someone who can not only play, but also teach notation and musicianship. My approach differs and depends on my student's needs. However, every student will learn notation, music and sight-reading and learn about performing classical music.

Study Skills

My vast academic career as a scholar and an educator allowed me to gain an immense insight into assessing organizational issues my students come across. I teach college, as well as children and young adults ages 5-14. 33% of my students are dealing with ADD or ADHD challenges as well, so I had to come up with several plans to help them understand the process of studying, receiving and processing information. My plan is different with each individual, as some struggle more and some less. Before starting the process, I conduct a consultation free of charge, which will help me to develop a plan for that specific individual.

Queens College, City University of New York
Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, Germany
Master's

Education

Queens College, City University of New York

Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, Germany (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marija will travel within 24 miles of Fort Lee, VA 23801.