Central Peninsula

Including the Cities of: Soldotna, Kenai, Sterling, Kasilof, Nikiski, Cooper Landing (may include Anchorage)

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Disclaimer Notice: This list of tutors is informational only. It is provided as a service to our parents and not intended to be a recommendation or validation of persons or services.

Listed Alphabetically by Subject

Core Subjects

Business Name: Exploration LLC / Ryan Martin Location: Kenai Phone: 690-5848 E-mail: explorationsllc@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Chemistry

Synopsis: Students will learn what matter is, how it can be changed (physical changes & chemical changes) and how substances interact with one another, We will learn lab safety and study the scientific method for discovery. Lesson Description: 90 minute class 6 session, once a week Cost: $40.00

Business Name: Challenger Learning Center / Olcott, Marnie Location: Kenai Phone: 283-2000 E-mail: marnie.olcott@akchallenger.org Subjects Taught: Math, Science, Technology

Synopsis: KPBSD Grade Level Expectations for grades K-8 in Science, Technology and Math. • Methodology is hands on, inquiry based STEM instruction. • Lesson materials are adapted from or aligned with NASA, Project Wild, and other proven state, national and online curricula. • Students are given a pre-assessment at the beginning of a unit. At the conclusion, students are given the same questions as a post-assessment and the number of correct answers compared. • Assignments completed in class are reviewed for accuracy and discussed with the student. • A homework/family activity is assigned each week to compliment the lesson plan. These are returned and discussed the following week. Lesson Description: Vary in length, and times per week. Cost: Varies.

Business Name: DeVolld Consulting Location: Soldotna Phone: 260-8474 E-mail: consulting@devolld.net Subjects Taught: Language Arts

Synopsis: In-Class Course Options Option One: • “Technical Writing and Test Prep” – September 18th to October 25th • “World Literature” – January 22nd to February 28th Option Two: • “College Preparatory Writing I” – November 6th to December 13th • “College Preparatory Writing II” – March 26th to May 2nd • Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30-2:30 for six weeks. • Students will complete at least 67.5 of hours of instruction and assignments to receive one semester of high school Language Arts credit per six week session. • Students will be assigned 5-6 hours of homework each week. • Connections’ vendor direct payment form may be used for tuition. • Tuition is$390.00 per six week session. • Online Courses Available • Composition • American Literature • World Literature • These classes may be started at any time after September 18th, but must be completed by May 2nd. • Students will complete at least 67.5 of hours of instruction and assignments to receive one semester of high school Language Arts credit per class. • No special programs are needed-just Internet, Word, and email. • Connections’ vendor direct payment form may be used for the$300.00 tuition. • Allotment will be billed when the class is started. Lesson Description: Cost: See website for details.

Business Name: The Wisdom Tree / Henderson, Lisa Location: Soldotna Phone: 252-2442 E-mail: lisa.wisdomtree@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Core, Music, PE

Synopsis: • History: simulations, games, hands on • Literature: classic books, discussions, writing assignments • Physical Education: various styles and fitness activities (Zumba, self-defense games) • Science: hands on labs, experiments, basics • Math: all levels • Music: basic songs & fun movement Lesson Description: 1 hr 1-5 times a week Cost: Group $10 Individual $50

Business Name: The Study / Nelson, Kerri Location: Soldotna Phone: 262-6227 E-mail: thestudysoldotna@yahoo.com Subjects Taught: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music

Synopsis: • I will teach various concepts in a variety of subjects. • My business is all inclusive teaching and offering reading, math, writing as well as piano. • The Study offers educational workshops, private tutoring for all age levels, SAT, ACT and HSGQE prep classes, art and piano. • Please visit us on our website listed above. Lesson Description: Cost: $50.00 an hour, or $500.00 for the workshop.

Creative Arts

Business Name: The Piano Bench / Wiser, Debbie Location: Soldotna Phone: 928-499-0058 E-mail: thepianobench@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Piano & Theory Fundamentals

Synopsis: Skills/Standards Taught: • Note reading • Rhythm reading • Music symbols/language • Major/minor 5 finger patterns • Interval reading • Chord structure/progression • Music history (eras/compass) • Pedal technique • Composition • Ear training • Sight reading • Transposing Materials Used: • Faber & Faber Piano Adventures • Faber & Faber My 1st Piano Adventure • K. Snell Fundamentals of Piano Theory • Hanon/Czerny Etudes • Alfred Basic Piano • Piano Maestro iPad App • National Federation of Music Clubs Theory Testing & Festival Performance Lesson Description: 30-45 minutes weekly Cost: $25 for 30 minutes or $40 for 45 minutes

Business Name: Last Frontier Piano Studio / Weathers, Mark Location: Nikiski Phone: 420-4559 E-mail: lastfrontierpianostudio@hotmail.com Subjects Taught: Piano

Synopsis: Note: Primarily Traveling Teacher for Kenai and Soldotna but have a home studio in Nikiski – Note Reading – Rhythm Reading – Music Vocabulary and Language – Major/Minor Finger Patterns – Interval Reading – Chord Structure and Harmonization – Music History – Identifying Patterns in Music – Rote Playing – Improvisation – Music History – Pedal Technique – Ear Training and Transposing – Sight Reading and Sight Singing – Western Music Theory – Emphasis of Classical Music Materials Used: – Faber and Faber Piano Adventures – Faber and Faber My First Piano Adventure – Piano Safari – Piano Pronto – Alfred Premier – K. Snell Fundamental of Piano Theory – Piano Maestro and Note Rush App – Hanon and Czerny Etudes – Royal Conservatory of Music: Celebration Series – Music Teacher National Association Lesson Description: Once a week Cost: $25 for half hr

Business Name: Diamond Dance Studio / Soyangco, Jesimiel Location: Soldotna Phone: 791-0732 E-mail: diamond_danceproject@yahoo.com Subjects Taught: Dance

Synopsis: • Instruction in dance, in performing arts and education • Furthering knowledge of the foundation of dance and relating it to expression and creativity • Improve self-confidence • Building on peer relationships and creating personal goals Lesson Description: 1 to 1.5 hrs weekly Cost: Varies, see website: http://www.ddpsquad.com/

Business Name: Custom Stained Glass / Stevens, Sandra Location: Sterling Phone: 262-4527 E-mail: csg2003@live.com Subjects Taught: Stained Glass

Synopsis: • Beginning copper foil – ages 8+ • Briefly explain types of glass and techniques • Practice straight cuts & familiarize w/ cutting tools • Use ‘breaking tools’ • Select pattern • Select Glass • Copy pattern, cut & layout glass & assemble using copper foil techniques after grinding • Practice soldering and solder piece • Assemble outside & attach hooks • Clean & polish Lesson Description: 2hrs once a week Cost: $25 hr

Business Name: Forever Dance Alaska / Swanson, Darcy Location: Soldotna Phone: 252-1034 E-mail: darcy@foreverdancealaska.com Subjects Taught: Dance

Synopsis: Dance instructions for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels: • Ballet • Tap • Jazz • Hip Hop • And other genres are available Lesson Description: Varies Cost: Various – Please Call

Business Name: Traveling Piano Teacher / Rothleutner, April Location: Soldotna Phone: 252-6598 E-mail: artisanaffect@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Piano

Synopsis: I teach beginner, intermediate and advanced level students and use many of the method books because I believe there is not one method for everyone as everyone learns differently. I can help those students who are new to the instrument become familiar with scales, progressions, technique, reading and musical styles. I can help intermediate students transition into more advanced piano repertoire and techniques and I can help advanced players develop their personal playing style and performance techniques. I am trained classically but I teach a wide variety of piano repertoire. Lesson Description: usually 30 minutes once per week Cost: $30 for 30 minutes or $50 for 60 minutes

Business Name: Mary Miller Art / Miller, Mary Location: Sterling Phone: 765-881-0211 E-mail: maryimiller2014@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Art Instruction

Synopsis: The skills that will be taught: 1. Creativity 2. Observation 3. Self-expression 4. Focus 5. Discipline 6. Perseverance 7. Collaboration What will be taught: 1. Color Theory 2. Symmetry 3. Perspective 4. Famous artist and their styles 5. Positive & negative space All supplies are included in fees Lesson Description: Camp: 2-3hrs a year/Private 1hr weekly & monthly Cost: $140 camp & $20 private

Business Name: Smith Road Strings / Nill, Mellisa Location: Sterling Phone: 260-8055, 252-8370 E-mail: smithrdstrings@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Violin, Viola

Synopsis: • Located 3 miles from Soldotna. • Skills taught include music theory, proper posture for instrument and tonal quality. • Instruments taught are violin, and viola. • Material used are Mark O’Connor and Suzuki for repertoire. • Progress is determined by mastery of material. Lesson Description: One 30 minute lesson per week with 3 hours practice time per week. Cost: $22.00 per lesson.

Business Name: Encore Dance Academy / Phillips, Tara Location: Kenai Phone: 252-9917 E-mail: encoredanceak@hotmail.com Subjects Taught: Dance

Synopsis: • Basic ballet, pointe, jazz and hip hop movement. • Coordination, rhythm, and presentation. • Memorization of combinations for performance Lesson Description: 1 class per week for one hour – depending upon course Cost: $60.00 per month.

Business Name: Cabin Fever Creations / Groshart, Tamra Location: Soldotna Phone: 262-2787 E-mail: cabinfevercreations@alaska.net Subjects Taught: Art – Various

Synopsis: • Ceramic: painting & glazing • Antiquing • Dry Brushing • Drawing • Ceramics • Stains • Glazes • Hands on learning Lesson Description: Varies depending on project Cost: Varies depending on project

Business Name: Steele String Studio / Grossman, Emily Location: Soldotna Phone: 953-8777 E-mail: puffintoad@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano

Synopsis: Violin lessons: • Note Reading • Technique • Improvisation • Theory • Adventures in Violinland – Shirley Givens • Emphasis on classical music Piano lessons: • Alfred’s Basic Piano Library • Note Reading • Technique • Improvisation • Theory • Ear Training Lesson Description: 30 – 60 minutes weekly Cost: $25.00 per lesson + tax

Business Name: Houglum Educational Services / Houglum, Tom Location: Soldotna Phone: 425-210-3514 E-mail: thougy@hotmail.com Subjects Taught: Piano

Synopsis: • Piano lessons will be taught on the sanctuary grand piano at Christ Lutheran Church at the “Y” in Soldotna. • All Beginning to Advanced students are welcome • Have fun learning all the basics including note reading, rhythms, melodies and chords to more advanced technique and music literature • Enjoy music through learning how to play the piano, and developing creativity and expression as a musician • Learn through a variety of piano styles and selections from folk and classical to Christian, rock, jazz and contemporary • Piano method books for beginning students include the latest from Bastien, Alfred and Faber • Intermediate/Advanced students will study from collections such as Hanon, Czerny, Burgmuller, Clementi, Bach, Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin to ragtime, jazz and contemporary composers • Twenty-five+ years of piano teaching experience in the Soldotna area • Retired KPBSD music teacher from K-Beach Elementary and Soldotna High School • Master of Music Degree, Western Washington University; Bachelor of Music Degree, Pacific Lutheran University Lesson Description: ½ hour, once a week Cost: $25 per half hour lesson weekly.

Business Name: The Teach / Ireland, Patrice G. Location: Soldotna Phone: 394-2452 E-mail: patti.firstgrade@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Piano

Synopsis: • Beginning Piano courses taught. • Materials: Alfred’s Piano books for beginners & Theory books. • Students will learn music theory and how to play songs on the piano. • Students will be able to answer questions about theory and play each song with few mistakes. Lesson Description: 30 minutes, once a week. Cost: $20 per 30 minutes

Business Name: Kincaid, Linda Location: Soldotna Phone: 262-9755 E-mail: blkincaid@hotmail.com Subjects Taught: Piano, Voice, Flute, Theory

Synopsis: • I teach Piano, Voice & Flute Lessons. • Music theory & technique will be taught. • 25 years of teaching private music lessons. Lesson Description: 30 minutes in length. Cost: Please call for more information.

Business Name: Gordon, Jeff Location: Soldotna Phone: 262-4499 E-mail: Subjects Taught: Guitar, Trumpet, Alto Sax, Electric Bass, Banjo, Harmonica, Mandolin, Ukulele

Synopsis: • Twenty-eight years of professional music experience, and fifteen years of instructional experience. • Instruction in guitar, trumpet, alto sax, electric bass, banjo, harmonica. • Students will learn the proper techniques for playing their instrument, how to read music and concepts of music theory. • Materials to be used include the latest, text books from Alfred, Hal Leonard, Mel Bay, Berkeley Press, etc. Lesson Description: ½ hour, once a week. Cost: $25 per lesson

Business Name: Alaska Music Lessons / Gattenby, Lee Location: Kenai Phone: 252-5347 E-mail: lee_gattenby@yahoo.com Subjects Taught: Theory, Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Voice

Synopsis: • Sight read, College level music theory. • Basic through advanced playing techniques. Instruments taught are guitar, bass, percussion and vocals. • Progress will be determined by performance, testing, and oral exams. Lesson Description: Lesson vary in length and frequency. Cost: Varies.

Business Name: Biggs Media / Biggs, Sue Location: Soldotna Phone: 260-8074 E-mail: sbiggs@gci.net Subjects Taught: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Theory and Violin

Synopsis: Teaches: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Theory and Violin Instruction • Basic Germanic Theory will be taught including chord progressions and composition skills where they apply. • Basic technique and a variety of musical styles will be emphasized. • Ear training and sight reading are covered during instruction Piano/Guitar: Alfred Music Series Violin: Suzuki Voice: 25 Italian, etc… Lesson Description: 30-60 minutes dependent upon student Cost: $25 (30 min) & $35 (45 min)

Business Name: Unique Music / Brigham, Geri Location: Nikiski Phone: 776-5723 E-mail: geribrigham@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Music

Synopsis: • Students are evaluated at their weekly lesson to see if their progress is relative to their level of ability. • Students are to keep track of their practice time during the week. Some written assignment on theory. • Many of the instructional materials I use are from Alfred Publishing. Lesson Description: 1/2 hour weekly private lesson. Practice time varies from 2 – 5 hours/weekly depending on level. Cost: Please call for more information.

Business Name: Whitey’s Music Shop / Evans, Katie Location: Soldotna Phone: 262-1622 E-mail: katieeevans@icloud.com Subjects Taught: Guitar/Core Tutoring

Synopsis: Music: • Beginning Guitar Theory • Rhythm • Notes • Chords Core Tutoring: • English/Lang Arts Lesson Description: Per Month Cost: $100

Physical Education

Business Name: The Fitness Place / Skene, Callie Location: Soldotna Phone: 420-3972 E-mail: fitplaceak@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Gym Facility

Synopsis: See Facebook or website for more information Lesson Description: See Facebook or website for more information Cost: See Facebook or website for more information

Business Name: Little Puffins Discovery Playland, LLC / Williams, Michael & Patience Location: Soldotna Phone: 262-7100 E-mail: puffinsplayland@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Free Play

Synopsis: Little Puffins Discovery Playland believes in the power of play. We are dedicated to providing a year-round venue for children ages 1-12 years and their families to come and play. Our play land features a handful of play houses and play stations designed to inspire children. Whether children are serving lunch in the café, driving the fire truck, or playing at the sensory table, they will be engaging their imaginations while improving their fine motor skills. Lesson Description: See website: www.littlepuffinsdiscoveryplayland.com Cost: Kids 1-5yrs = $6; Kids 6-12 = $7

Business Name: Redemption Mixed Martial Arts / Kolesar, Isaac Location: Sterling Phone: 230-5494 E-mail: isaac.alaska@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Mixed Martial Arts

Synopsis: • Students will be taught the following: • Brazilian Ju Jitsu • Muay Thai Kick boxing • Wrestling • Boxing • Fitness/Nutritional basics. • The discipline to know when to fight as well as how to deal with bullies in an appropriate way. • Students will learn self-worth, respect, discipline, integrity, honor and how to translate and maintain these values in everyday life. • Progress is determined by class participation, application, and attitude during class. Lesson Description: 3 times a week up to 4 hours per class. Cost: $125.00 monthly.

Business Name: Red Line Sports / Redford, Vince Location: Soldotna Phone: 398-7570 E-mail: onthego@acsalaska.net Subjects Taught: Ice Skating

Synopsis: • All programs involve the development of skills to play the game of hockey. • We have 20 different programs as complex as 5 on 5 to learning how to correctly fall on the ice without injury. Lesson Description: Varies Cost: Varies

Business Name: Northern Simulators / Rothmeier, Jamey Location: Soldotna Phone: 260-1000 E-mail: northernsimsarchery@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Archery

Synopsis: The students will learn and understand: • Archery safety • Types of bows • Bow nomenclature • Safety equipment inspection • Proper bow grip • Determining eye dominance • Proper archery form • Proper anchor points • 11 steps to archery success • Proper follow through Lesson Description: 1hr a day/6 hrs total 3 days a week for 2 weeks Cost: $30 per lesson for 6 lesson = $180 total

Business Name: Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Company / Saylor, Nancy Location: Soldotna Phone: 252-3547 E-mail: nasaylor@me.com Subjects Taught: Rowing

Synopsis: Synopsis: Two types of Rowing Classes to choose from: Indoor or On-the-Water • Indoor classes on rowing machines run in 4-week sessions. • On-the-Water classes in boats run mid/late May through mid/late September. • Students must be 14 years of age by December 31st (individual exceptions can be made) See website or contact us for more details. Lesson Description: Learn the joys of the sport of Crew rowing! We instruct beginners through advanced with opportunities to compete. Cost: Varies

Business Name: Jumpin’ Junction / Miller, Kevin Location: Soldotna Phone: 420-0566 E-mail: jumpinjunctionak@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Body Movement & Physical Fitness

Synopsis: We are a movement and play based facility with indoor inflatables which allows active physical play through crawling, climbing, balancing and jumping. A complete body workout for children. Lesson Description: Open 6 days a week Cost: Daily rates and monthly membership available. Please call for more information.

Business Name: River City Cheer / Dobbs, Jessica Location: Soldotna Phone: 260-9990 E-mail: frontdesk@rivercitycheer.net Subjects Taught: Gymnastics

Synopsis: • Skills taught are floor tumbling, body awareness, flexibility and balance. • We follow levels created by two main companies in the gymnastics industry, “The Tumble bear Program” and “Fun and Fit Program”. • As students pass certain skills in levels, they pass the levels progressing further in the sport. Lesson Description: Please see website Cost: Please see website

Business Name: Crossfit Certitude / Dixon, Nikki Location: Soldotna Phone: 953-2439 E-mail: nikkidixon83@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Crossfit

Synopsis: Please see website : www.crossfitcertitude.com Lesson Description: Please see website Cost: Please see website

Business Name: Nikiski Community Rec Center / Parra, Rachel Location: Nikiski Phone: 776-8800 E-mail: rparra@kpb.us Subjects Taught: Various

Synopsis: Please see website Lesson Description: Please see website Cost: Please see website

Business Name: Challege Martial Arts / Fritsche, Heather Location: Nikiski Phone: 513-9381 E-mail: onfo@challengema.com Subjects Taught: Martial Arts

Synopsis: The program includes numerous hand strike & blocks, Kicks, board breaks, self-defense, sparring, open hand and weapons forms, and fitness skills such as agility, balance, reaction speed, core strength, cardio workouts, etc. It also includes character components such as integrity, peace, self-control, truth, compassion, etc. Materials include ssang jeol bongs, jahng bongs, wavemasters, hand targets, body shields, medicine balls, agility ladder and many other fitness-related aids. Also, rebreakable boards of various degrees of difficulty and wood boards. Students are required to read essays written by myself on each of the character components. Lesson Description: 1hr 15minutes 3-5 times per week Cost: $110 per month

Practical Arts

Business Name: Lesly D Gordon Location: Soldotna Phone: 395-2470 E-mail: dicamgordon@alska.net Subjects Taught: Crash Course Basic Cooking Survival

Synopsis: Kitchen Safety/Tools and Measuring Techniques, 4 Food Groups/Pyramid, Food Handing/Safety, Shopping/Grocery List, All kinds of Eggs, Puddings and Thickenings, Planning a Menu, Table Settings/Entertaining. There will be a demonstration of a recipe during each class. Then, the students will follow a recipe and make the following over the course of the 9 weeks: Biscuits and Scones, Muffins, Pie Crust and Fillings, Egg Rolls and fried Rice, all kinds of Eggs, Puddings and Parfaits, Whipped Cream, Butter and Meringue, Breads. Lesson Description: 3 hours once a week for 9 weeks. Cost: $300

Business Name: Kenai Peninsula Driving Instruction / Douthit, Alexander Location: Kenai Phone: 398-2080 E-mail: kpdrivinginstruction@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Driving Instruction

Synopsis: • 8 hrs classroom instruction • 8 hrs one-on-one driving (behind the wheel) instruction Lesson Description: 16hrs Cost: $550

Business Name: AKFrozen1 / Boutwell, Jeremy Location: Keani Phone: 394-5504 E-mail: jhboutwellak49@gmail.com Subjects Taught: Auto Repair Level 1

Synopsis: Auto repair level 1 will teach basic and routine repairs of cars and light trucks. Some of the things we will cover, but not limited too are cooling systems, basic engine repair, electrical systems, suspension systems of Automobiles. Plan to have 12 weeks of instruction plus one week for finals. Lesson Description: 3 hours/week twice a week Cost: $25 per lesson

Business Name: Alaska Driving Academy / Lisenby & Bowen Location: Soldotna Phone: 260-3900 E-mail: alaskadrivingacademy@yahoo.com Subjects Taught: Drivers Education

Synopsis: Classroom instructor using AAA Learn to Drive program, DVD’s and power point presentation. Behind the wheel instructor will be using those same ideas and applying them to actual use in the vehicle as students’ progress through the class. The goal of the class is to instruct students into becoming safe drivers with an Alaska State Driver’s license at the end of the course. Lesson Description: 4hr 6 days a week Cost: $495.00

Business Name: Manny’s Drivers Education / Mannausau, Daryl Location: Kenai Phone: 283-9518 E-mail: cumman@alaska.net Subjects Taught: Drivers Education

Synopsis: Please see website Lesson Description: Please see website Cost: Please see website

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