Hi, I'm Mike. I've been a professional tutor since September of 2011, teaching English and mathematics to children from third to eighth grade and test prep, composition, comprehension, and mathematics (through pre-calculus) and organization and study skills to high school and college students. I specialize in helping academically frustrated students. Whether you are a fifth grader with a learning difference who's never excelled and can't even imagine being an A student or you're a freshman who was always at the top of your class but just can't seem to 'get' college-level composition, I'm here to help you.
My method relies on close observation and diagnosis. I'll help you identify where your strengths and weaknesses are and find any specific problems with your understanding of the material. Then, we'll break your problem areas down into simple steps and walk through their applications. Finally, we'll reinforce your new skills while challenging you to apply your skill set to ever more subtle and challenging applications. I believe that there's nothing you can't learn. After working with me, you'll believe it too.
Many of my students were referred to me through federally-funded free tutoring. To accept these funds, I was required to administer standardized tests to the students before and after tutoring. Those students who completed a 12-19 hour course of tutoring universally improved their scores, most by more than an entire grade level! That's a whole grade level of improvement over the course of 6-10 weeks! I get results.
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