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Marshal Y.

specializes in Innovative and Experienced Piano, Math, Chess, and English tutor ·

"Drawing on my diverse background, I tutor students in Music and Chess (beginning-intermediate), Math (K-8), and English (reading and writing: K-12). I am Yale-educated with specialized training from the Grove School of Music in Jazz Piano, Harmony, and songwriting. I am also a certified Kaplan instructor in Math and English.

My teaching style is relaxed and democratic. Rather than spoon-feeding more...

"Drawing on my diverse background, I tutor students in Music and Chess (beginning-intermediate), Math (K-8), and English (reading and writing: K-12). I am Yale-educated with specialized training from the Grove School of Music in Jazz Piano, Harmony, and songwriting. I am also a certified Kaplan instructor in Math and English.

My teaching style is relaxed and democratic. Rather than spoon-feeding students answers, I help them discover the right answers (or notes) on their own, by asking them questions. This helps them better understand the concepts, while improving their self-confidence and ability to learn and think independently. To this end, I also spontaneously create exercises and, for Music students, songs that focus on areas that challenge them. My playful humor enables students to feel comfortable making mistakes so they can reach beyond their comfort zone.

Depending on students' interests, piano lessons may include note-reading, technique and harmony; improvisation; ear-training; and songwriting. Through this training, my students understand what they're playing and are able to interpret music.

For Math students, lessons can incorporate modeling, real-life examples, educational games, apps, and a touch of humor to make learning EXCITING. I have also partnered with a retired English and Math teacher who designs games that help children grasp Math concepts.

English students' lessons might include grammar, reading, comprehension, pronunciation, writing, and vocabulary. I also show students how to build their vocabulary by journaling interesting phrases they come across and reviewing word lists I used while preparing for the GRE.

Chess lessons for beginning players may cover rules, openings (including analysis of moves within them); and, for intermediate players, middle and endgame strategies.

Let's talk soon about how I can help your child or you become more proficient in your desired subject, while developing critical skills and having fun doing it." less...

Details

fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 15 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Marshal Y. is a certified tutor

Yale College, History

Purdue University, Masters

Dick Grove School of Music, Other

Oakland, CA 94612

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Vocabulary - Grammar - Prealgebra - Reading - Music Theory - Writing - English - Proofreading - Elementary Math - General Music - Piano