Audrey Dubois Marchionno
Teaching others how to stand out as a professional, it puts them in the top 1%
As a martial artist I’ve been a practitioner for 35 years, inducted into the American karate kung fu Federation Hall of Fame, awarded lifetime achievement, And a fifth-degree black belt, former international sport karate champion, instructor of he highly acclaimed national programs rapist beware and America in defense .
Knowing how to do something does not necessarily qualify one as a good teacher. My passion is helping others learn how to learn and know how to know, this is what builds confidence and skill. There are many facets to being good at any one thing; practice, execution, focus, intention, confidence, discipline, integrity and more...but it all starts with an instructor whom already has mastered how to do this and is qualified to teach it, I am that instructor.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Most important is to understand what the student wishes to accomplish, in what time fram and what limitations there may be. In order to understand limitations, as not to push someone too far and avoid injury, I start with a short analysis of mobility, flexibility, endurance and balance.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a master martial artsist of 35 years. I am a fifth degree black belt wlth training in karate, kung fu, boxing, weapons, fitness training, nutrition and mindfulness.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Typically, my rates are based on $20 per hour in relation to degrees. So, when I was a first degree, I charged @20 per hour, now at 5th degree my rate was $100 per hour for special training such as tournament preperation, black belt testing preperation, etc. But in order to reach a broader client base my rates are lower than mentioned for Lessons.com clients, yet still competitive. In most cases, one gets what they pay for.
How did you get started teaching?
In order to achieve my black belt, I had to pass a teaching requirement. Knowing how to do karate, does not necessarily qualify one to teach it. Later, I opened my own school.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students from the age of 4 years old to 87 years old, I have taught persons with autisim and other medical conditions.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
In 2019 I was awared a Lifetme Achievment award by the American Karate Kung Fu Federation.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Do your research. A martial arts, fitness and or life coach shoud present as such. This person should reflect confidence, stature, kindness, professionalism, consideration and abillity.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
With whom are the acrredited, how many years experience, what qualifies them to teach their skill and who are their references.