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Michele B.

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Let's Achieve Your Learning Goals!

$60/hour

  • Midlothian, VA 23112

About Michele


Bio

Continuous learning is a way of life for me, whether it is sharpening abilities in an already-acquired skill, or taking on something totally new. While it can be a challenge to tackle a new subject or method of learning, it is always worthwhile. Sharing new discoveries is one of the most satisfying aspects of tutoring.

As a teacher with over 15 years' experience in public schools, I have been responsible for preparing students for musical performances and teaching the fundamentals of...

Continuous learning is a way of life for me, whether it is sharpening abilities in an already-acquired skill, or taking on something totally new. While it can be a challenge to tackle a new subject or method of learning, it is always worthwhile. Sharing new discoveries is one of the most satisfying aspects of tutoring.

As a teacher with over 15 years' experience in public schools, I have been responsible for preparing students for musical performances and teaching the fundamentals of music,such as theory and effective listening skills. I have a currently active (renewed July 1, 2013) license in music education (teaching on the master's degree level) from Virginia with the specialty area of Music Vocal/Choral PreK-12.

I specialize in reading, spelling, vocabulary, writing, and English as a Second Language. Students in every discipline acquire knowledge in various ways; therefore, I use diverse learning strategies in order to help students grasp the concepts with which they need assistance.

In order to improve the tutoring experience, I welcome feedback from students and parents. It is important to communicate on a regular basis so that we are "all on the same page."

While I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy, I try to be flexible when the student has extenuating circumstances, and in those instances, will offer a makeup time.

I prefer to meet students in a neutral location, such as a library or coffee shop. Parents/guardians are encouraged to observe the tutoring session.

I am looking forward to meeting with you and helping achieve your learning goals!


Education

Greensboro College
Music
Converse College
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Midlothian, VA 23112
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/24/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL classes, and am taking further ESL training in early June. I also have done extensive work in tutoring reading for over 10 years.

Elementary Education

Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL classes, and am taking further ESL training in early June. I also have done extensive work in tutoring reading for over 10 years.
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Music History

Music History

In order to earn both my bachelor's and master's degrees in music performance, I was required to take music history classes in all of the recognized periods of music composition (Medieval/Renaissance, Baroque/Classical, Romantic, and Modern). As a candidate for the master of music degree, I presented a "master talk/lecture" (the equivalent of a master's thesis defended in front of a jury) on a music history topic of my choice. I chose to discuss the three periods of Beethoven's piano sonatas.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL classes, and am taking further ESL training in early June. I also have done extensive work in tutoring reading for over 10 years.
Piano,

Piano

I hold bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance. I have taught piano lessons since high school. I have won awards in piano competitions and have been a featured soloist with a symphony orchestra. One of my elementary students won first place in a Federation of Music Clubs competition. In my my studio, I explore various pedagogical techniques to engage the musician and encourage them to expand their talent and love for music.
Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL classes, and am taking further ESL training in early June. I also have done extensive work in tutoring reading for over 10 years.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL classes, and am taking further ESL training in early June. I also have done extensive work in tutoring reading for over 10 years.
Piano,

Piano

I hold bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance. I have taught piano lessons since high school. I have won awards in piano competitions and have been a featured soloist with a symphony orchestra. One of my elementary students won first place in a Federation of Music Clubs competition. In my my studio, I explore various pedagogical techniques to engage the musician and encourage them to expand their talent and love for music.
Reading, Writing

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

While a candidate for the bachelor of music degree, I was able to pass the equivalent of the final exam in ear training the first week of the first semester with a 100% accuracy rate. Also, while working on my master of music degree, I taught ear training as a graduate assistant, assessing students' progress in their ability to hear isolated intervals and the intervallic structure of compositions. Note: this subject is often taught in the same class with sight-singing and dictation.
General Music,

General Music

As a teacher with over 15 years' experience in public schools, I have been responsible for preparing students for musical performances and teaching the fundamentals of music, such as theory and effective listening skills. I have a currently active (renewed July 1, 2013) license in music education (teaching on the master's degree level) from Virginia with the specialty area of music vocal/choral preK-12. I use various pedagogical methods to encourage students in strengthening their musical talents. I have participated in many types of staff development for teachers which I now use in teaching, including blended learning, critical thinking skills, multicultural studies, and instructional alignment, i.e. emphasizing the connections between various school subjects. I also am certified to teach Orff Level II music classes.
Music History,

Music History

In order to earn both my bachelor's and master's degrees in music performance, I was required to take music history classes in all of the recognized periods of music composition (Medieval/Renaissance, Baroque/Classical, Romantic, and Modern). As a candidate for the master of music degree, I presented a "master talk/lecture" (the equivalent of a master's thesis defended in front of a jury) on a music history topic of my choice. I chose to discuss the three periods of Beethoven's piano sonatas.
Piano,

Piano

I hold bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance. I have taught piano lessons since high school. I have won awards in piano competitions and have been a featured soloist with a symphony orchestra. One of my elementary students won first place in a Federation of Music Clubs competition. In my my studio, I explore various pedagogical techniques to engage the musician and encourage them to expand their talent and love for music.
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

While a candidate for the bachelor of music degree, I was able to pass the equivalent of the final exam in sight-singing/dictation the first week of the first semester with a 100% accuracy rate. Dictation of isolated intervals and simple melodies was a part of this class. Also, while working on my master of music degree, I taught sight-singing as a graduate assistant, assessing students' progress in their ability to hear and then write isolated intervals and the intervallic structure of melodies that I sang or played on the piano. Note: this subject is often taught in the same class with ear training.
Music Theory

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL classes, and am taking further ESL training in early June. I also have done extensive work in tutoring reading for over 10 years.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL classes, and am taking further ESL training in early June. I also have done extensive work in tutoring reading for over 10 years.
Piano,

Piano

I hold bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance. I have taught piano lessons since high school. I have won awards in piano competitions and have been a featured soloist with a symphony orchestra. One of my elementary students won first place in a Federation of Music Clubs competition. In my my studio, I explore various pedagogical techniques to engage the musician and encourage them to expand their talent and love for music.
Reading, Writing

$60/hour

Michele B.

$60/hour

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