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1-on-1 Shakespeare Study

Maureen Tobin
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(181)
Students will delve into (or dabble in) Shakespeare with a passionate and experienced teacher. The pace and format is flexible, determined by the student's needs, and may range from a one-time discussion to a full-on play reading.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Beginner - Advanced Level
Students will work with the teacher to determine learning goals, format, and pace of class.
I began my journey with Shakespeare's works over 50 years ago, which will seem implausible considering my tender age. I've been teaching and learning about Shakespeare for decades, and my family has finally accepted that all of my travel is now in service of this still-growing obsession. 
As an example, last fall I saw Macbeth on three different stages. The first was the university theater department in my town, and those students did an amazing job bringing that horrifying story to life. Lady Macbeth even made me cry, which was a revelation. The second production was from a professional theater company here in town, a completely different experience and wonderful in a completely different way. The following week I was in Stratford-upon-Avon, where I experienced a mystical and awe-inspiring production at the Royal Shakespeare Theater. It was a lovely month.
This is a safe space for students who learn differently from their peers. We will go at your pace, and the one-on-one format allows for differentiation to suit your needs.
There are no prerequisites. An open mind and willingness to take on new challenges is helpful.
A notebook and something to write with is helpful if you would like to take notes. 
An optional project would require whatever materials you decide you need; this project might take the form of writing, acting, sculpture, drawing, video production, singing, memorization, etc.
It is not necessary to purchase a text, but I use the Folger Library's texts in class.
Most of Shakespeare's plays contain some sort of adult content, from bawdy humor in the comedies to violent murder in the tragedies and histories. A prior discussion between parent and teacher regarding material is recommended to be sure that it is appropriate for your student.
My main resource is the Folger Shakespeare Library, which offers free downloads of all of Shakespeare's plays in several formats. 
When we read in class, I display the text on the screen so we're literally on the same page.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(181)
A retired English teacher, I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and a bachelor's degree in Language Arts Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  I currently work as a reading and writing coach for students of all ages. (Continued below... 
1-on-1 Tutoring


per session
Meets on demand
75 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18

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