Rarity's Private Language Lessons

Rarity's Private Language Lessons

9 years in business

About this pro

Tutoring services I provide focus on the goals of the student and monitoring progress through various academic and art enrichment activities in the subject areas of (foreign language and music education). 


4 Associate of Art Degrees: 


-Language Arts

-American Sign Language


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Deaf Studies, with Honors 2017 from CSU Northridge

Tentative Fall 2017: MA in ASL Interpretation & Translation at Gallaudet University


-Languages: ASL (Fluent), Spanish (Basic conversation, grammar, reading, writing)

-Music: Flute, Piano (Only chord blocks), Vocals (Currently not active in music lessons in this specialty)

Work Experience: After-School Group Teacher (1st & 2nd grade), Tutor for various SES (Supplemental Educational Services) Providers in the subjects of English/Math. Colllege level private tutoring in Spanish, Music theory, and English composition. 

Awards: Bay Area Black Music Awards, National American Miss Teen Pageant (2nd runner-up, 1st runner-up for spokesperson, 1st runner-up for talent, and 1st place for modeling)


Thererfore, as a result of formal, academic and professional training in the tutoring industry and educational setting, I make sure the client's needs are met by inquiring about their inital goals and expectations for the lesson, in order to partner with the client in attaining those goals 

Being a partner in the educational and developmental process of the client's educational and/or professional pursuits, specificially in the areas of languages and music, has allowed me the opportunity to be able to learn the student's strength and weaknesses, as well as improve upon my own. 

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Washington, DC 20002
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

-Pre-assessment of the students skills in the first meeting. 

-Etablish goals, logitics, policies and procedures of lessons via contract.

-Diversified assignments are appointed after each lesson to prepare for the next lesson.

-Student performs or presents assigned work to instructor per lesson.

-Post-assestment will be administered upon completion of lessons.

-After an accumulation of lessons, the student will acquire a final portfolio to use for later use.

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


Associate of Arts in Music, Language Arts, Humanities, and American Sign Language from Laney College, Berkeley City College

BA in Deaf Studies from California State University, Northridge

Tentative Fall 2017: MA in ASL Interpretation at Gallaudet University

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

Standard pricing: 

Languages (Adults):

-Spanish: $40-$60/hr, contingent on level

-ASL: $60-$80/hr, contingent on level

-French (Level 1; non-conversation): $20 (Flate rate)

Prices for youth music/language lessons varies on the student's level. 

 -Language Lessons (Private): Youth

·       -English: $40-60/hr, $20-40 per half hour

·       -ASL: $40-60/hr, $20-40 per half hour

·       -Spanish: $40-60/hr, $20-$30 per half hour

·       -French: $20 (Flate rate), $10 (Half hour)

How did you get started teaching?

Working for Supplemtnal Educational Service providers, after-school program instruction, teaching assistant positions in community college settings.

What types of students have you worked with?

Elementary and community college-level.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Graduating with my Bachelor's of Art degree in Deaf Studies from CSU Northridge, performing the National Anthem in ASL at CSU Northridge's Commencement Ceremony 2017 and vocal performance at CSU Northridge's Black Graduation Commencement Ceremony 2017. 

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Research the qualifications of the instructor for the area of study you prefer, that can be a good match in the process of assiting you in meeting your personal, educational, or professional goals. 

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