MaryAnn M.


MaryAnn M.

Tutor

Phoenixville, PA 19460

Will travel 12 miles

$35 per hour.

4.99 99 ratings

Educating the Individual Learner in Music, Math, and Language Arts

Before teaching math and grammar in the elementary and middle school grades, I was a professional musician for 25 years. Performing and teaching music was my life until my children needed help getting through their homework. Neighbors and friends needed support too and before long I was teaching in local co-ops and home school programs. Now, 19 years later, I still find that opening the mind of my students to the love of learning is as invigorating as the stage. I have a Bachelor of Arts D... [more]


Grammar

Home Education is the path I have chosen for my 5 children from pre-K to their high school years. With other homeschooling families in Delaware, Montgomery and Chester Counties, I have provided classroom lessons in elementary math, language arts, and music enrichment. Currently providing remedial support in grammar with success through the 10th grade.


Reading

I am a trained and experienced teacher in the Spalding Method which has a strong foundation in phonograms and utilizes the Ayres' diagnostic spelling list to pinpoint specific weaknesses. I have success working with students well beneath their grade level. I am flexible and willing to use the program of your choice.


Music Theory

Music Theory is to music as grammar is to language. However you enjoy music, the study of music theory helps you understand and use it more. The study of music theory is logical and full of patterns that also helps with the study of math! As a professional musician I have taught theory during my music lessons in my privately maintained studio, at the Settlement Music School, and in co-op classes in Chester, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties.


Elementary Math

Home Education is the path I have chosen for my 5 children from pre-K to their high school years. With other homeschooling families in Delaware and Chester Counties, I have provided classroom lessons in elementary math, language arts, and music enrichment. Currently providing remedial support through the 10th grade.


Ear Training

I earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Harp Performance. Music Theory and Ear Training, Composition and Music History are all fundamental parts of the study of music. Over the past 19 years I've taught these elements of music in privately operated schools, camps, and homes.


Special Needs

Our home business of 25 years has created both software and hardware that gives accessibility to the Blind or Visually Impaired student. If you want to play in the school band or sing in the choir we can train you to use the music screen that enlarges the print music score or teach you Braille Music. My experience with the Blind and Visually Impaired includes working in international conferences and music camps. I can provide lessons in my home where the studio was created by my husband who is totally blind.


Handwriting

Home educating my 5 children has given me the opportunity to teach writing from the start. Since they've grown, I've been inspiring students to find their printing and cursive style with success by paying attention to such basics as good posture and a relaxed hand. To eliminate the tedious task of learning to write well I have the beginner student make a printing notebook with pictures and the older student a cursive journal of favorite quotes and poems. The students are proud of their work and seem to enjoy the pain-free process!


Harp

I studied with Alice Chalifoux and received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. I taught at the Settlement Music School for 10 years, was President of the Phila. Chapter of the American Harp Society for 5 years, and have performed throughout the Phila. region in orchestras and ensembles over 25 years.


Homeschool

Home Education is the path I have chosen for my 5 children from pre-K to their highschool years. With other homeschooling families in Delaware and Chester Counties, I have provided classroom lessons in elementary math, language arts, and music enrichment. Currently providing remedial support through the 10th grade.