The arts, and athletics are important too

We want to help your child maintain a healthy balance with school, the arts, and sports too and know these activities are important to a lot of children. Browse our experts offering art, language, music and sport lessons and coaching to help your student become the best they can be!

Language Instructors

Susan B.

7th-College

French

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Education:

PhD: French studies, The Ohio State University; MA: French studies, Auburn University;
BA:International Relations, Kent State University

Experience:

18 years as college professor

I have taught and tutored all ages, 7-adult

 

My expertise is in French language, literature, and culture. I can tutor all levels of language learning including advanced students (AP).
I can also tutor writing, English, language arts, history and related subjects at all levels. I have a sub-specialty in history; I have worked as a freelance editor/proofreader.

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Susan B.
Sheila N.

K-6th

K-adult ESL

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Education:

BA: Elementary Education,
Lakehead University in Ontario Canada

BA: Child Development Brock University

Experience:

15 years teaching/tutoring

 

I specialize in literacy, whether that be English language learners or students who are reading on grade level, maintaining grade level, and challenging with higher level work. I work with phonics, beginning readers and work to improve reading rate and recovery/retention.

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Sheila N.
Rose P.

7th-12th

Tutor

Spanish

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Education:

BA: English and creative writing, Kenyon College (2020); UAHS (2016)

Experience:

3 years teaching creative writing

1 year foreign language tutoring

 

I’m passionate about helping students excel in English, essay writing, college essays, creative writing, and 7th-10th grade Spanish. I can facilitate group or 1-on-1 lessons and provide feedback on essays/projects. For seniors, I offer college essay editing services and can help with everything from brainstorming to revising a final draft. 

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Rose P.

Art Instructors & Programs

Becca K.

9th-12th, College, Grad

Architecture, Graphic Design,

Fine Arts

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Education:

B.S: Architecture, BA: Psychology MS: City/Regional Planning, Ohio State University

Experience:

6+ years formal in-person courses, one-on-one tutoring, and formal virtual courses

 

My passion is helping students pursue careers within the design fields: architecture, graphic design, and fine arts. I have experience instructing and mentoring students in the preparation of portfolios, admission, CVs, and understanding the unique professional culture within the design industry.

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Becca K.
Mary M.

5th-12th

Art & Technology Educator

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Education:

BA: Art, Minor Sociology, Emmanuel College

IB Certified Art Teacher

Experience:

43 years teaching: grades 5-8

Art: Drawing, Painting, Design, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Technology (Photoshop, Graphic Arts,3D Printing), and Reading

I can help students with reading at the middle school level, or any arts at the middle school, high school or IB level.

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Mary M.
Sheila F.

K-12th

Art Education

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Education:

BA: Art Education, The Ohio State University

Licensed K-12 Art Education

Experience:

Highly Qualified Art Educator

I can provide step by step, age appropriate art instruction that is being directed by the art teacher or I can provide a one time or series of three or more art studio lessons incorporating a wide array of art materials. All lessons that I design are grounded in art history. I am also available to provide lessons in the history of art with or without a studio component.

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Sheila F.
Wonderment

Offering Art Kits for all ages through Wonderment that inspire, guide and cultivate creative thinking at home with high-quality re-usable supplies and guided, yet open-ended art explorations.

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Art Enrichment for Pod Learners

1.5 hour classes for ages 7+

(4 to 6 week sessions)

Day/Time/Location can be chosen by groups depending on need. (In-person or virtual)

Need at least 4 students for a group—

up to 9 total. Supplies included.

 

Classes focus on creative thinking, pushing boundaries, exploring materials, and self-expression.

 

Contact:

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Music Instructors

Jill T.

6th-Adult

Private Vocal Instructor

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Education:

Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance,

The Ohio State University

Experience:

40 years private Vocal Instructor to students in UA and surrounding areas

I teach correct singing techniques to enable students to perfect vocal skills, which can be applied to all genres of music, including: Classical repertoire, Broadway Musical selections, Folk songs, and Popular songs.
I prepare singers for school and community theatre auditions at each level, from middle school to college entrance auditions.

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Jill T.

Sports Coaches & Programs

Rob R.

9th-12th

NCAA Div 1, 2, 3

Coach/Recruitment

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Education:

BS: Education, Wilmington College '78

MA: Miami University '79

Certification: Health/PE, University of S.C.
 

Experience:

40 years: Qualified to teach 5th -12th grade

College coach NCAA Div 1, 2, 3

 

As a college coach who has coached at NCAA Div. 1, 2 and 3 I am very comfortable navigating high school athletes on the recruiting process-- especially during the
Covid pandemic.

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Rob R.