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Mike G.

El Cerrito, CA

$50/hr

Fun, Dynamic, Credentialed History & Language Tutor for All Ages

Usually responds after +3 days

Fun, Dynamic, Credentialed History & Language Tutor for All Ages

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Welcome! My name is Mike and I am currently a 7th and 8th grade history teacher. I am constantly improving my teaching practice through professional development. I began tutoring 14 years ago as a high school student and have tutored consistently at some capacity since 1999 around the US and world. I am also available to tutor right now.

My international education experiences, teaching, tutoring, and training teachers, has broadened my horizons to best practices in the areas of teaching and tutoring, which I continually refine today through reflective practice.

My tutoring style is dynamic and fun; rooted in the interests and experiences of my students, as well as current events. My tutoring methods are individualized and depend on each student I am working with, however, I draw from a variety of theories and best practices. Regarding curriculum, I have myriad sources in the areas I teach, however, base the sources used on the learning needs and goals defined by my student. With regards to instruction, I vary my tactics based on a student's particular interests, experiences, and learning intelligences; this also means that I like to build a healthy rapport with my students, so that we can communicate what is working well and what could be better. Lastly, I encourage student self-reflection, just as I reflect on my own tutoring/teaching practice. This will allow us both to grow and reach the student's goals.

I look forward to hearing from parents of non-adult students, as well as adult students themselves. Together we can make history, Spanish, or Portuguese more fun, while reaching your own goals!

Kind Regards,

Mike

English:
English, Literature, Reading, Writing
Language:
Portuguese,
Spanish
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Reading
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Spanish, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts
Corporate Training:
Portuguese,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Martial Arts

I have actively practiced martial arts since 1991 and taught it since 1993. I have held a black belt in TaeKwonDo since 1996 and currently teach a martial arts fusion class. I am a Capoeira student at present.

Portuguese

Got "A" on Portuguese tutoring test on WyzAnt. Lived in Portuguese speaking nation for 2 years. Practice Portuguese through martial art Capoeira.

Social Studies

I am a licensed k-12 social studies teacher in California and Vermont.

I have taught for 6 years.

I have taught social studies for 2 years in California.

Xavier University Cincinnati
Human Resources
World Learning SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT
Graduate Coursework
The Graduate Center at Marlboro College
Master's

Education

Xavier University Cincinnati (Human Resources )

World Learning SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT (Graduate Coursework)

The Graduate Center at Marlboro College (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 20 miles of El Cerrito, CA 94530.


About Mike

Welcome! My name is Mike and I am currently a 7th and 8th grade history teacher. I am constantly improving my teaching practice through professional development. I began tutoring 14 years ago as a high school student and have tutored consistently at some capacity since 1999 around the US and world. I am also available to tutor right now.

My international education experiences, teaching, tutoring, and training teachers, has broadened my horizons to best practices in the areas of teaching and tutoring, which I continually refine today through reflective practice.

My tutoring style is dynamic and fun; rooted in the interests and experiences of my students, as well as current events. My tutoring methods are individualized and depend on each student I am working with, however, I draw from a variety of theories and best practices. Regarding curriculum, I have myriad sources in the areas I teach, however, base the sources used on the learning needs and goals defined by my student. With regards to instruction, I vary my tactics based on a student's particular interests, experiences, and learning intelligences; this also means that I like to build a healthy rapport with my students, so that we can communicate what is working well and what could be better. Lastly, I encourage student self-reflection, just as I reflect on my own tutoring/teaching practice. This will allow us both to grow and reach the student's goals.

I look forward to hearing from parents of non-adult students, as well as adult students themselves. Together we can make history, Spanish, or Portuguese more fun, while reaching your own goals!

Kind Regards,

Mike

Education

Xavier University Cincinnati
Human Resources
World Learning SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT
Graduate Coursework
The Graduate Center at Marlboro College
Master's

Education

Xavier University Cincinnati (Human Resources )

World Learning SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT (Graduate Coursework)

The Graduate Center at Marlboro College (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of El Cerrito, CA 94530

Mike’s Subjects

English:
English, Literature, Reading, Writing
Language:
Portuguese,
Spanish
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Reading
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Spanish, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts
Corporate Training:
Portuguese,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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