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Michael K.

Bridgewater, CT

$65/hr

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I have completed two sessions of the CT Dept. of Higher Education's Alternative Route to Certification program in May 2010 and August 2011 and am eligible to teach History and Social Studies, Grades 4-12. My areas of expertise are English language and literature, U.S., European and World History. I am the father of three -- a magna cum laude college graduate, a college junior and an eighth grader -- and have lived in France, Italy and Belgium for a total of twenty years. I am a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, a corporate communications executive and a frequently published freelance writer, as well as a tutor and substitute teacher. I adapt my teaching style and methods to the individual needs, personality and aptitude of the student and always try to transmit my own love of learning to the relationship.

"Good tutor - never gave up!"

- Anne-Mette, Ridgefield, CT on 8/31/10
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Literature, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I spent a month helping two young European brothers with virtually no English prepare for American public school. I met with each boy for forty-five minutes, five days a week, and used a variety of techniques to raise their comfort level and to introduce them to common speech usage and patterns.

I tried to keep their interest by playing games, incorporating their immediate surroundings, and focusing on topics of interest to their age group (9-12 years). The results were quite satisfactory and according to their mother, they never once complained about having to study with me.

Social Studies

I successfully completed the Alternate Route to Certification program administered by the CT Dept. of Higher Education and, as of May 2010, I am eligible for certification to teach Social Studies to grades 4-8.

I passed the Praxis II exam in Middle School Social Studies with a score of 197 out of a possible 200.

My areas of expertise are 18th and 19th century American History and 19th century European History.

Study Skills

I am currently assisting high school students in Bridgeport CT with developing skills in forward planning, task prioritization, time management and organizational skills.

Harvard
Near Eastern History
Albertus Magnus
Graduate Coursework

Education

Harvard (Near Eastern History)

Albertus Magnus (Graduate Coursework)

Good tutor - never gave up! — Michael has done an excellent job. It is not easy to start from zero in English - one of them has a stutter problem - and move our boys to a point where they start to talk English. Especially if the boys prefer to play soccer outside. Michael did a good job and kept their focus on learning. Thanks Michael! ...

— Anne-Mette, Ridgefield, CT on 8/31/10

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Bridgewater, CT 06752.


About Michael

I have completed two sessions of the CT Dept. of Higher Education's Alternative Route to Certification program in May 2010 and August 2011 and am eligible to teach History and Social Studies, Grades 4-12. My areas of expertise are English language and literature, U.S., European and World History. I am the father of three -- a magna cum laude college graduate, a college junior and an eighth grader -- and have lived in France, Italy and Belgium for a total of twenty years. I am a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, a corporate communications executive and a frequently published freelance writer, as well as a tutor and substitute teacher. I adapt my teaching style and methods to the individual needs, personality and aptitude of the student and always try to transmit my own love of learning to the relationship.

Testimonials

"Good tutor - never gave up!"

- Anne-Mette, Ridgefield, CT on 8/31/10

Education

Harvard
Near Eastern History
Albertus Magnus
Graduate Coursework

Education

Harvard (Near Eastern History)

Albertus Magnus (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Bridgewater, CT 06752

Michael’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL,
Literature, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL

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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