Wisdom And Joy

Wisdom And Joy

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16 years in business

About this tutor

I am a former elementary music teacher and offer one-on-one Math and English tutoring as well as private instrumental music lessons. 

I worked at three schools in the San Ramon Valley School district and also at The Fieldston School in New York. I have over 15 years of teaching experience. 

I am happy to work with with all students including those with learning disabilities and developmental delays. 

I enjoy witnessing students gain confidence and excell when they often have only experienced fear and stress. 

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Oakland, CA 94608
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First session I like to find out the students passions, fears, strengths and weaknesses so that we can approach our work in a way that is fun and sustainable. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I studied at UC Berkeley, Evergreen College and The Mannes College if Music and have extensive experience both as an elementary teacher and as a one on one tutor. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

At my home:

$20 20 minutes 

$25 1/2 hour

$35 45 minutes 

At student’s home:

$30 20 minutes

$40 30 minutes

$50 45 miniutes 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching in a Hebrew School as a teenager and then started substituting, prior to being hired as a band and orchestra teacher. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all kinds of students from gifted to special needs.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was part of a public performance  and afterwards a mother with a child who has “selective mutism” told me that her eleven year old son laughed all the way through my ten minute monologue. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Trust your intuition. If you want to excel and have fun while you’re learning then hire me :) 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Ask yourself what kinds of situations have brought you joy either at school or home. Were they kinetic (dancing, sports or other types of movement), emotional, visual, musical ? Which of your senses were most engaged? 

The answers to these questions will help determine your best learning styles. 

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