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Keith C.

Thoughtful and Patient Writer and Tutor

Thoughtful and Patient Writer and Tutor

$40/hour

  • 4 hours tutoring

About Keith


Bio

I'm a teacher/author/musician/composer with over 20 years of experience. My students have always told me how much they love my enthusiasm for teaching. My areas of expertise include writing, reading comprehension, history and music (music theory, history, composition, and guitar). I have helped students prepare for the SATs and ACTs, exams, term papers, and thesis proposals. If your student is having difficulty with any of these (or just need a fresh set of eyes to look over an essay), please...

I'm a teacher/author/musician/composer with over 20 years of experience. My students have always told me how much they love my enthusiasm for teaching. My areas of expertise include writing, reading comprehension, history and music (music theory, history, composition, and guitar). I have helped students prepare for the SATs and ACTs, exams, term papers, and thesis proposals. If your student is having difficulty with any of these (or just need a fresh set of eyes to look over an essay), please contact me!

I believe that any field can be made exciting for students if they are shown why the subject is interesting. My teaching philosophy is based upon listening to what is confusing to the student and the questions they have. Lessons and tutoring sessions end with me asking them questions in which they explain to me the method they would use to arrive at an answer. Using this method I help students think through problems themselves rather than simply looking for the right answer.

My educational credentials are: BM, Rice University; MM, University of Cincinnati; DM, Northwestern University and a certificate of study from the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau (France).

Missed lesson policy: I expect all students to keep scheduled meeting times. If a meeting cannot be kept, I require 24 hour notification. Makeup lessons will be accommodated for lessons canceled at least 24 hours in advance.

Materials policy: Students are expected to provide books, materials, etc. they will be using in their course of study.


Education

Rice University
Music
University of Cincinnati
Masters
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: If you have multiple students, my rates can be adjusted. Additionally, if you need a session longer than an hour, I can adjust rates as well.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

Professional, published composer with international commissions and performances. Music degrees from Rice University (BM), University of Cincinnati (MM), and Northwestern University (DM). I have taught composition to middle school and high school students as well as undergraduate and graduate students. My works have been performed by nationally and internationally recognized performers, throughout the US and Europe.

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Music History,

Music History

Music history of many genres: classical music, rock and pop, jazz and world music. I have over 15 years of experience teaching music history and appreciation.
American History, European History, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Most Popular

English, Reading, Writing

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

Professional, published composer with international commissions and performances. Music degrees from Rice University (BM), University of Cincinnati (MM), and Northwestern University (DM). I have taught composition to middle school and high school students as well as undergraduate and graduate students. My works have been performed by nationally and internationally recognized performers, throughout the US and Europe.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I have taught ear training at Colleges and universities for 20 years. I have experience with melodic and harmonic dictation, intervals, scales, harmonic types and solfeggio.
General Music,

General Music

I have been a university music professor since 2001. I have taught music fundamentals, introduction to music, music history and composition.
Guitar,

Guitar

I have played guitar for over 30 years and love to teach beginners. I emphasize strong rudiments and theoretical fundamentals. I can teach electric and acoustic guitar and can advise on instruments.
Music History,

Music History

Music history of many genres: classical music, rock and pop, jazz and world music. I have over 15 years of experience teaching music history and appreciation.
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

I have 20 years of experience teaching sight singing. I specialize in moveable and semi-moveable do. I emphasize sight-singing exercises as well as reading.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

I am a professional composer and can help students learn how to get their ideas written down and developed. I emphasize that students write for actual performance rather than academic exercises.
Music Theory

Other

Government & Politics

Summer

Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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$40/hour

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Keith C.

$40/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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