Independent School Teachers Specializing in Summer Learning

Christopher K.
Chris is an elementary and middle school art teacher at a private co-educational school located in Southborough.  He has been teaching in the studio for the last eleven years where he enjoys working with a number of different media.  Currently, Chris serves as his school's Visual Arts Coordinator.  Much of his teaching centers on exposing students to the elements and principles of design while also improving specific techniques used in drawing and compositional development.  Chris is available to work with your son or daughter on various drawing skills, exercises aimed to increase confidence in the studio, and further understanding of the elements of art.  When Chris is not teaching, he specializes in printmaking and ceramics, and he has written two comic books over the last few years.  Passionate about the times when the fine arts and pop culture crosses over, Chris helps students find their inspiration and creativity.  Chris lives in Brighton and is willing to travel 40 minutes for a session.  

Lloyd D.
Lloyd is a graduate of Ithaca College and has worked as a band director for various schools for various levels.  While living in Vermont, Lloyd had numerous leadership experiences as the lead conductor in multiple district level festivals.  He is currently the Band/Jazz Director at an independent school in Southborough.  As a trombonist, pianist, percussionist, and vocalist, Lloyd is able to tutor beginning piano, beginning wind, brass and percussion and advanced brass and percussion. Lloyd can also tutor beginning to advanced music theory and jazz improvisation. His specialty is brass instruments and percussion.  As a drum set player, Lloyd can tutor all styles.  Beginning band students looking to get a head start before they begin instruments can study and learn the basics before starting in the fall.   Lloyd is willing to drive 30 minutes from his home in Southborough. 

Deirdre R.
Deirdre teaches 7th-12thgrade Art History, Studio Art and has taught 9thgrade Literature at an independent all-boys school in Needham where she has worked for 15 years. After earning her B.A in English at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, she went on to earn a M.A in Irish Literature & History at Boston College. Deirdre approaches courses with an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum and has worked to integrate successful organizational strategies, note-taking, study techniques and pacing to her 7thand 8thgrade curriculum. Teaching Art History has provided Deirdre with a broad and unique approach to tutoring. Over the years she has tutored English, History/Social Studies, SAT prep, and college-prep essay writing.  In recent years, she has worked with ESL students on reading and grammar and is happy to read whatever texts students may have on their school summer reading. She has worked with students challenged by learning disabilities, intellectual challenges and emotional struggles. It gives her great joy to motivate, cheerlead and empower a young person with confidence and to foster a life long joy of learning! A co-moderator of the school newspaper and literary magazine, Deirdre enjoys working with students on their creative, expository, and persuasive writing. She has taught A.P Art History and Drawing & Painting Studio Art for 13 years and is happy to work with any aspiring artist. Active in various student life activities, Deirdre is also the Varsity Alpine Skiing and Varsity Sailing coach and enjoys outdoor activities and sports, cooking, and photography. She is willing to drive an hour from her home in Brookline, MA but also within Scituate, MA where she often visits her folks in summer months.