Education and Experience
Hello! I'm Renee ("REE-nee") Patitucci Redmond. I have spent my life in music and language learning and have been teaching most of my adult life. I am happy to share my previous work and qualifications below.
As an English language teacher, I offer personalized lessons, workshops and materials that will help you achieve the results you seek.
I am especially excited to work with you in the areas of:
English for everyday, school and professional use.
Let's talk about your goals and make a plan to achieve them!
MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
The New School, NYC (2019)
Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance, California State University, Fullerton
Private English Tutor
June 2017 – present
Providing individualized tutoring services
English Tutorial Class Teacher, Manhattan School of Music
Summers 2019 - 2021
Provided English language tutorials to international music students accepted to the Conservatory
ESL Instructor at Fordham University Institute of American Language and Culture, Community ESL Program, Bronx NY
September 2019 – May 2021
Provided English language instruction to immigrant learners in the Bronx
Created supplemental instructional materials for the Program
ESL Tutorial Teacher at CUNY Language Immersion Program, Bronx Community College
September 2018 – May 2020
Provided Academic English language tutorials to students accepted to the College pending passing scores for the CLIP program
Music Director at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Rye, NY
August 2006 – August 2017
Planned weekly musical selections and worked with all service teams
Maintained databases, music library and music budget
Led annual Holiday concert and conducted seasonal choir
All my life, but to be more specific:
"CAKEWALK" Trio Performer, Composer and Recording Artist
Member of the original OPERA PACIFIC OVERTURE COMPANY for Education Outreach
Consultant for Music Teachers of students with special needs at CONCORDIA CONSERVATORY, Bronxville NY
I enjoyed studying opera and sang the following roles with the CSUF Opera Theatre:
Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze do Figaro
Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni (pictured here with the amazing baritone Rod Gilfry!)
Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi
Lucy in Menotti's The Telephone and others....
TESOL Academic Excellence Award, The New School University, 2020
Honorary Award, Orange County Division of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, 1984