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Mickey H.

Motivating and effective tutor: ESL, Spanish, German, Piano, Oboe+

Motivating and effective tutor: ESL, Spanish, German, Piano, Oboe+

$48/hour

  • 34 hours tutoring

  • Seattle, WA 98155

About Mickey


Bio

I see it as my job to understand YOU, as a unique learner, and help open up your potential! With years of experience under my belt, both in the USA and abroad, I treat each student as an individual and tailor my lessons to the goals and learning style of the student. My students tell me they come away motivated to study and learn on their own, and say they have never had such rapid improvement as with me. My success speaks for itself: several of my students have gone from failing to getting...

I see it as my job to understand YOU, as a unique learner, and help open up your potential! With years of experience under my belt, both in the USA and abroad, I treat each student as an individual and tailor my lessons to the goals and learning style of the student. My students tell me they come away motivated to study and learn on their own, and say they have never had such rapid improvement as with me. My success speaks for itself: several of my students have gone from failing to getting A's within several months of working with me, and all my students have seen an improvement of their grades.

For English, Writing, ESL/ESOL, Spanish, and German:
I can help with homework, study skills, tests, projects, editing, and general skills improvement. I have also tutored students in an immersion setting, ie, baking/doing art projects/daily activities- a great option for children through adults who want to learn through natural language acquisition.

For Piano, Oboe, Music Theory:
I am an active performer and just relocated to Seattle after several years performing with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. I am a passionate and high-energy music teacher and I have been the recipient of several music fellowships and have been awarded prizes throughout the USA. I can help you develop into a confident and competent artist on your instrument, with your diligent practice.

As a tutor, my goals are to:
1) Assess the student's knowledge/skill base, learning styles, and advise where I feel he/she needs the most work.
2) Help you accomplish YOUR goals.
3) Develop an individualized learning plan based on the above. No student receives the same curriculum, as I don't believe in cookie-cutter teaching.

See my experience and qualifications below.

English as a Second Language: My experience ranges from teaching ESL at Kaplan International College, English in Germany for several years in the public schools, teaching international students in Boston at the Boston Conservatory, teaching children English in Mexico, to completing a teaching internship in the English Language Learners (ELL) classrooms in the Shoreline Public Schools. I have taught both complete beginners to advanced speakers, in addition to the ages ranges of 6 to 48. I have had students from five continents of the world and I LOVE working with such diverse people! My ease with people allows shy personalities or cultures to open up and the atmosphere I aim to create is one of understanding and motivation.

German/Spanish: I started studying Spanish in immersion classes in 3rd grade, and continued through my college classes. At Whitworth University, I taught Spanish Live Labs (small classes to supplement main lecture Spanish courses) from my first semester on. In high school, I attained the highest marks (5) on the AP Spanish Exam, outperforming the native speakers due to my grasp of grammar and perfect accent. I know both what the AP test is looking for, and how to help others master those skills. I have also lived for several months in Latin America, as a translator and facilitator for Yucatan Helping Hands (Mexico), World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, Bolita (Costa Rica) and The Dreamer Hostel (Colombia).

I am fluent in German and lived in Germany for the last 2 years as an English and music teacher (I taught in the public schools IN German) and worked on several organic farms in various parts of the country. Additionally, I have tutored German grammar to elementary school children in Germany, Washington, and Texas.

English/Reading/Writing: I have been a ghost writer and editor for National Seafood Educators, where my articles have been published in mainstream journals. I have done years of book/article/media editing and LOVE working with students on writing!

In 2011, I attained my Bachelor's degree from The Boston Conservatory, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and member of Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honor Society. Currently finishing Master's Degree in Music Education.

Performed with Wichita Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Mid-Texas Symphony, and soloist with ProMusica Arizona. I was a fellowship recipient of the Britten-Pears Young Artists Contemporary Performance in the Aldeburgh (England) Music Festival in 2009 and 2010. My Carnegie Hall debut was in 2008 with the National Collegiate Wind Ensemble, and I was a soloist with the Spokane Symphony, as prize-winner of the MusicFest Northwest Concerto Competition in 2009. During my studies at the Boston Conservatory, I was a highly sought-after tutor for music theory, music history, piano skills, and ear training.

My other interests include backpacking, nature, running, ultimate Frisbee, cultures, cooking, reading, and watercolor painting.


Education

Boston Conservatory of Music
Music performance
Wichita State University
Masters
Koblenz Volkshochschule
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $48
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of Seattle, WA 98155
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/6/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Current ESL teacher at a college; 2 Years teaching English (grades 5-12, and adult) in Germany; 3 Months teaching internship in Shoreline Public Schools in English Language Learners classrooms; 3 Years "English Partners" tutor at The Boston Conservatory; 2 Months internship with "Yucatan Helping Hands", including children's English classes
German,

German

I am fluent in German. I taught German grammar and other subjects (music, English) in German in the German public schools. I tutored privately in Germany. I have taken German courses in Germany and the United States at the most advanced levels.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Editor (and proofreader) and ghost-writer for National Seafood Educators for many years, English as a Second Language teacher since 2011.
Spanish,

Spanish

2 Years: Whitworth University Spanish Live Lab Leader; 2 Month Internship in Mexico: translating and facilitating for Yucatan Helping Hands; 1 Month Work Exchange: Costa Rica, Bolita Organic Farm; 1 Month Work Exchange: Colombia, The Dreamer Hostel.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Current ESL teacher at a college; 2 Years teaching English (grades 5-12, and adult) in Germany; 3 Months teaching internship in Shoreline Public Schools in English Language Learners classrooms; 3 Years "English Partners" tutor at The Boston Conservatory; 2 Months internship with "Yucatan Helping Hands", including children's English classes
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Editor (and proofreader) and ghost-writer for National Seafood Educators for many years, English as a Second Language teacher since 2011.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

Previous International College English professor; professional experience teaching non-native English speakers in Germany, Mexico, and the USA. Experience in preparing students for the TOEFL test.
Writing,

Writing

5 years experience as editor and ghost-writer for National Seafood Educators; 2 Years tutor for "PASS tutoring services" in music history and theory (including writing essays) at The Boston Conservatory.
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Current ESL teacher at a college; 2 Years teaching English (grades 5-12, and adult) in Germany; 3 Months teaching internship in Shoreline Public Schools in English Language Learners classrooms; 3 Years "English Partners" tutor at The Boston Conservatory; 2 Months internship with "Yucatan Helping Hands", including children's English classes
Piano,

Piano

I attained my Bachelor's in Music with additional piano studies from the Boston Conservatory in 2011. I was a highly sought-after tutor in the "PASS" Tutoring Program at the Boston Conservatory from '09 to '11 and taught beginning piano in my lessons. My tutoring methods depend on the level of pianist: (Beginner) learning to read music and focusing on playing technique and musicality. (Intermediate-Advanced) using repertoire from the classical masters, individually matched to student's learning needs and personality.
Spanish,

Spanish

2 Years: Whitworth University Spanish Live Lab Leader; 2 Month Internship in Mexico: translating and facilitating for Yucatan Helping Hands; 1 Month Work Exchange: Costa Rica, Bolita Organic Farm; 1 Month Work Exchange: Colombia, The Dreamer Hostel.
Writing,

Writing

5 years experience as editor and ghost-writer for National Seafood Educators; 2 Years tutor for "PASS tutoring services" in music history and theory (including writing essays) at The Boston Conservatory.
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Current ESL teacher at a college; 2 Years teaching English (grades 5-12, and adult) in Germany; 3 Months teaching internship in Shoreline Public Schools in English Language Learners classrooms; 3 Years "English Partners" tutor at The Boston Conservatory; 2 Months internship with "Yucatan Helping Hands", including children's English classes
German,

German

I am fluent in German. I taught German grammar and other subjects (music, English) in German in the German public schools. I tutored privately in Germany. I have taken German courses in Germany and the United States at the most advanced levels.
Spanish,

Spanish

2 Years: Whitworth University Spanish Live Lab Leader; 2 Month Internship in Mexico: translating and facilitating for Yucatan Helping Hands; 1 Month Work Exchange: Costa Rica, Bolita Organic Farm; 1 Month Work Exchange: Colombia, The Dreamer Hostel.
TOEFL

TOEFL

Previous International College English professor; professional experience teaching non-native English speakers in Germany, Mexico, and the USA. Experience in preparing students for the TOEFL test.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Current ESL teacher at a college; 2 Years teaching English (grades 5-12, and adult) in Germany; 3 Months teaching internship in Shoreline Public Schools in English Language Learners classrooms; 3 Years "English Partners" tutor at The Boston Conservatory; 2 Months internship with "Yucatan Helping Hands", including children's English classes
Piano,

Piano

I attained my Bachelor's in Music with additional piano studies from the Boston Conservatory in 2011. I was a highly sought-after tutor in the "PASS" Tutoring Program at the Boston Conservatory from '09 to '11 and taught beginning piano in my lessons. My tutoring methods depend on the level of pianist: (Beginner) learning to read music and focusing on playing technique and musicality. (Intermediate-Advanced) using repertoire from the classical masters, individually matched to student's learning needs and personality.
Spanish,

Spanish

2 Years: Whitworth University Spanish Live Lab Leader; 2 Month Internship in Mexico: translating and facilitating for Yucatan Helping Hands; 1 Month Work Exchange: Costa Rica, Bolita Organic Farm; 1 Month Work Exchange: Colombia, The Dreamer Hostel.
Writing,

Writing

5 years experience as editor and ghost-writer for National Seafood Educators; 2 Years tutor for "PASS tutoring services" in music history and theory (including writing essays) at The Boston Conservatory.
English, Reading

Music

Oboe,

Oboe

I attained my Bachelor's Degree in Oboe Performance in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory of Music. In the 2009 and 2010 seasons, I was principal oboist of the Lowell House Opera in Cambridge, MA. I have received fellowships to the Britten-Pears Young Artist Contemporary Performance at Aldeburgh Music Festival in 2009 and 2010, have performed at Carnegie Hall with the National Collegiate Wind Ensemble, and have been a concerto soloist with the Spokane Symphony.
Piano,

Piano

I attained my Bachelor's in Music with additional piano studies from the Boston Conservatory in 2011. I was a highly sought-after tutor in the "PASS" Tutoring Program at the Boston Conservatory from '09 to '11 and taught beginning piano in my lessons. My tutoring methods depend on the level of pianist: (Beginner) learning to read music and focusing on playing technique and musicality. (Intermediate-Advanced) using repertoire from the classical masters, individually matched to student's learning needs and personality.
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

With a music degree from the Boston Conservatory, I entered in the conservatory and was so proficient at ear training and sight singing, that I passed through all the examinations and only took graduate coursework during my Bachelor's program. As a student, I was a faculty-appointed tutor for sight singing to other students. Since then, I have taught in several states and countries, teaching music, including sight singing!
Music Theory

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Current ESL teacher at a college; 2 Years teaching English (grades 5-12, and adult) in Germany; 3 Months teaching internship in Shoreline Public Schools in English Language Learners classrooms; 3 Years "English Partners" tutor at The Boston Conservatory; 2 Months internship with "Yucatan Helping Hands", including children's English classes

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Current ESL teacher at a college; 2 Years teaching English (grades 5-12, and adult) in Germany; 3 Months teaching internship in Shoreline Public Schools in English Language Learners classrooms; 3 Years "English Partners" tutor at The Boston Conservatory; 2 Months internship with "Yucatan Helping Hands", including children's English classes
German,

German

I am fluent in German. I taught German grammar and other subjects (music, English) in German in the German public schools. I tutored privately in Germany. I have taken German courses in Germany and the United States at the most advanced levels.
Piano,

Piano

I attained my Bachelor's in Music with additional piano studies from the Boston Conservatory in 2011. I was a highly sought-after tutor in the "PASS" Tutoring Program at the Boston Conservatory from '09 to '11 and taught beginning piano in my lessons. My tutoring methods depend on the level of pianist: (Beginner) learning to read music and focusing on playing technique and musicality. (Intermediate-Advanced) using repertoire from the classical masters, individually matched to student's learning needs and personality.
Spanish,

Spanish

2 Years: Whitworth University Spanish Live Lab Leader; 2 Month Internship in Mexico: translating and facilitating for Yucatan Helping Hands; 1 Month Work Exchange: Costa Rica, Bolita Organic Farm; 1 Month Work Exchange: Colombia, The Dreamer Hostel.
Writing,

Writing

5 years experience as editor and ghost-writer for National Seafood Educators; 2 Years tutor for "PASS tutoring services" in music history and theory (including writing essays) at The Boston Conservatory.
Reading

Test Preparation

TOEFL,

TOEFL

Previous International College English professor; professional experience teaching non-native English speakers in Germany, Mexico, and the USA. Experience in preparing students for the TOEFL test.
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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