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Alaina B.
Seattle, Washington
Let's work together to reach your English goals
Whether English is your first language or you're learning English as a second or foreign language, I can help you meet your goals. As an English teacher, I have experience teaching English as a foreign language while I was living in Bogota, Colombia for six years. Being a native English speaker who learned Spanish through immersion, I have developed some unique skills to help my students master the English language and become fluent as quickly as possible. I have extensive writing experience and essay skills that enable me to help you or your child complete their English assignments and learn important linguistic techniques. For my graduate assistantship at USM, I was hired to write the program notes for the orchestra concerts and they were very well received by professors and audience members. I look forward to helping you with your English goals! One of the most important ways that I support my students is by creating a positive learning environment. In my class, I encourage students to ask questions, feel confident in their potential, and enjoy the process of learning. The teaching techniques that I use are adapted from the Self-Determination Theory by Deci and Ryan and they are beneficial to student engagement and intrinsic motivation— both important factors for student success. I create an engaging learning environment by providing positive reinforcement, encouraging student autonomy, introducing manageable learning goals, and by providing positive constructive feedback. My goal with every class is to encourage authentic student engagement, develop their intrinsic motivation, increase their confidence, and to inspire students to want to learn more.
About Alaina B.

Alaina is a violist from Seattle, Washington. After graduating high school in Seattle, she moved to Bogotá, Colombia to pursue a Maestra en Música degree in viola performance from la Fundación Universitaria Juan N. Corpas under the tutelage of Raul Garcia. While completing the required credits for her undergraduates degree, she learned Spanish through immersion. Alaina has played pieces by Colombian composers including in the premiere of the opera El Último Día de Francisco Pizarro (2017) by Colombian-Catalonian composer Moisès Bertran in the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogotá, Colombia. Alaina has also composed pieces such as Ellipse (2017) for solo viola, The Winding River (2011) for string quartet and March of the Dwarfs (2012)— a sextet for violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, and piano. After graduating from Corpas, Alaina was awarded a full tuition scholarship by the John P. and Ellen Moseley Scholarship Endowment which enabled her to graduate with a Masters of Music in viola performance from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) under the tutelage of Hsiaopei Lee. Alaina served as a student representative for the School of Music and as the Bylaws Committee Chair and Parliamentarian in the USM Graduate Student Senate. Inspired by her own experience of learning a second language while living in Colombia, Alaina has taught English as a foreign language in private classes, at the Open English learning center in Bogotá, as a volunteer at the Casa de Cultura de Sincé, and online through various companies. Alaina has performed in Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA; Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY; Alice Tully Hall in New York City, NY; Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogotá, Colombia; Auditorio León de Greiff in Bogotá, Colombia; and Museo Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia. She has participated in music festivals such as the Forte Festival in New York City, NY (2011-2012); Bogotá es Música in Bogotá, Colombia (2015); Á Tempo Bogotá Festival Internacional de Música in Bogotá, Colombia (2015); Festival Internacional de Música Esmeraldas in Quito, Ecuador (2016-2018); and the Marrowstone Summer Music Festival (2010-2012, 2017)— awarded a fellowship in 2017.

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Alaina B.
Seattle, Washington
Let's work together to reach your English goals
Whether English is your first language or you're learning English as a second or foreign language, I can help you meet your goals. As an English teacher, I have experience teaching English as a foreign language while I was living in Bogota, Colombia for six years. Being a native English speaker who learned Spanish through immersion, I have developed some unique skills to help my students master the English language and become fluent as quickly as possible. I have extensive writing experience and essay skills that enable me to help you or your child complete their English assignments and learn important linguistic techniques. For my graduate assistantship at USM, I was hired to write the program notes for the orchestra concerts and they were very well received by professors and audience members. I look forward to helping you with your English goals! One of the most important ways that I support my students is by creating a positive learning environment. In my class, I encourage students to ask questions, feel confident in their potential, and enjoy the process of learning. The teaching techniques that I use are adapted from the Self-Determination Theory by Deci and Ryan and they are beneficial to student engagement and intrinsic motivation— both important factors for student success. I create an engaging learning environment by providing positive reinforcement, encouraging student autonomy, introducing manageable learning goals, and by providing positive constructive feedback. My goal with every class is to encourage authentic student engagement, develop their intrinsic motivation, increase their confidence, and to inspire students to want to learn more.
About Alaina B.

Alaina is a violist from Seattle, Washington. After graduating high school in Seattle, she moved to Bogotá, Colombia to pursue a Maestra en Música degree in viola performance from la Fundación Universitaria Juan N. Corpas under the tutelage of Raul Garcia. While completing the required credits for her undergraduates degree, she learned Spanish through immersion. Alaina has played pieces by Colombian composers including in the premiere of the opera El Último Día de Francisco Pizarro (2017) by Colombian-Catalonian composer Moisès Bertran in the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogotá, Colombia. Alaina has also composed pieces such as Ellipse (2017) for solo viola, The Winding River (2011) for string quartet and March of the Dwarfs (2012)— a sextet for violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, and piano. After graduating from Corpas, Alaina was awarded a full tuition scholarship by the John P. and Ellen Moseley Scholarship Endowment which enabled her to graduate with a Masters of Music in viola performance from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) under the tutelage of Hsiaopei Lee. Alaina served as a student representative for the School of Music and as the Bylaws Committee Chair and Parliamentarian in the USM Graduate Student Senate. Inspired by her own experience of learning a second language while living in Colombia, Alaina has taught English as a foreign language in private classes, at the Open English learning center in Bogotá, as a volunteer at the Casa de Cultura de Sincé, and online through various companies. Alaina has performed in Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA; Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY; Alice Tully Hall in New York City, NY; Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogotá, Colombia; Auditorio León de Greiff in Bogotá, Colombia; and Museo Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia. She has participated in music festivals such as the Forte Festival in New York City, NY (2011-2012); Bogotá es Música in Bogotá, Colombia (2015); Á Tempo Bogotá Festival Internacional de Música in Bogotá, Colombia (2015); Festival Internacional de Música Esmeraldas in Quito, Ecuador (2016-2018); and the Marrowstone Summer Music Festival (2010-2012, 2017)— awarded a fellowship in 2017.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2013

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Master of Music Viola Performance

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Great teacher. Very easy going and flexible! Goes at your pace and works with you on how you want the lesson to go.

Posted Mar 30, 2022
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Excellent teacher! Very precise and clear. She Inspires me to improve!

Posted Jan 21, 2022
Music Instructor
Feb 2022 - Present
Lessons in Your Home
I currently work as a music instructor teaching viola, violin, and piano to all levels and ages.
English Teacher
Mar 2019 - Present
Private Online Platform
I teach English as a foreign language online in private classes. So far, I have taught 499 individual students through their platform and I look forward to meeting many more
Graduate Assistantship
Aug 2021 - Dec 2021
University of Southern Mississippi
As a graduate assistant at the University of Southern Mississippi I completed the following projects: -Writing the program notes for the orchestra concerts -acting as event manager for recitals on campus -holding office hours at the secretary of the orchestra director office
English Tutor
Jan 2019 - Aug 2019
Open English
At the Open English Center in Bogota, Colombia; I worked full-time as an English tutor. I gave 45min one-on-one tutoring sessions and helped clients with the online platform and classes.
Master of Music Viola Performance
Aug 2019 - Dec 2021
The University of Southern Mississippi
Maestra en Musica
Aug 2013 - Dec 2018
Fundacion Universitaria Juan N. Corpas
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Full Tuition Scholarship
Aug 2019
John P. and Ellen Mosely

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Instructor details
English
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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25th Ave. SW
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$55
60 minutes
$70
90 minutes
$95
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30