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Steve M.

Cognitive Training Specialist (+SAT / ACT / GRE prep)

Colorado Springs, CO (80920)

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The most critical aspect of learning is finding and nurturing a true passion for the material as it relates to goals and interests. This will vary from person to person, but I believe that we all have an inner desire to learn and grow.

My training style is demanding, fair, and fun. I ask for three things when working together: 1) Positive attitude 2) Good posture / body language and 3) Intensity. We should get in, get done what we need to do, and get out.

My Training Experience: trained with students age 7-73, experience training ADD / ADHD / Asperger's, Traumatic Brain Injury / Post-concussion Syndrome, Car accident / horse riding / sports-related head injury therapy.

I can help with basic short and long term memory improvement, face / name recognition + retention, retaining large data sets.

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Steve’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, Criminal Justice, German, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Proofreading, Statistics, Web Design
Baseball, Basketball, Bodybuilding, Fitness, Martial Arts, Tennis, Track & Field
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Special Needs
Career Development, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
American History, Criminal Justice, Social Studies
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physiology, Psychology
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Video Production, Web Design
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing


I earned my Master's Degree in Education from Southwest Minnesota State (2005). In the graduate program we placed special emphasis ADD / ADHD.

More recently, I have gained over five years' experience working directly with ADD / ADHD students in a one-on-one tutoring environment (2007 through 2011).


In graduate school I worked as a strength and conditioning coach for three years. I used a training philosophy built around training intensity, progressive overload, interval training, periodization, and recovery allowance to generate excellent average strength gains among over 100 collegiate athletes. I understand the importance of diet, nutrition, and supplementation within the area of bodybuilding.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master's Degree in Education from Southwest Minnesota State University and have tutored K-6 in math, reading, and cognitive development for over 5 years.


I was a strength and conditioning co-coordinator at St. Cloud State University for two years while serving as a graduate assistant football coach. I have applied the principles of periodization, progressive overload, recovery allowance and other fitness essentials. I know how to calculate target heart rate zone and am able to perform CPR.

Martial Arts

I trained at the American Black Belt Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a blue belt, I have experience on beginner and mid-level striking, self-defense, and kata. I can help with fundamental drills and conditioning exercises, as well as sparring.


I have three years' experience working as a sales associate and manager at General Nutrition Center. I gained a great deal of experience working with nutritional balance, supplementation, and weight loss. To become a manager you must complete learning modules for a wide variety of supplements and I was able to do so.

Study Skills

Over the past seven years I have trained many students in development of study skills. This centers on organization and attention skills, with additional emphasis on avoiding distractions and developing a successful routine. By fostering a love of learning and a competitive mindset, students regularly were able to improve study skills and in turn, academic performance. I also have a Master's Degree in Education.


I served as Head Men's Tennis Coach at Upper Iowa University in 2001 and am able to teach the fundamental rules, strategies, and techniques involved in singles and doubles tennis.

Including, but not limited to, basic drills ranging from how to grip the racket and how to score a match; to more advanced techniques like court positioning, serve and return of serve, the proper conditioning drills, and the best equipment to advance skills as a competitive tennis player.

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Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall (Sociology)

Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall (MEd)

Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN. (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steve will travel within 15 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80920.

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