Michael L. has not yet had a background check. After sending a message to Michael, you will be able to order a background check for $7.99. The check will be processed by First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.
As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.
Last year I completed my Master's work at the University of Chicago. My thesis was on European piracy in the Early Modern period which gave me a great chance to study European politics, technology, economics and social organization. Although it may be easy to dismiss piracy as a trivial subject, I focused on piracy because it sits at a unique intersection of historical trends: European colonialism, state-ism, democracy, capitalism and technological progress. And perhaps most important of all, it was exciting to study and talk about pirates all day. This use of fun and unique topics is my general approach to studying and explaining historical trends.
While I was in school I worked at the Oriental Institute in Hyde Park, where I got to physically touch history everyday. I currently work in the outdoor museum of Chicago as a tour guide, which gives me a chance to share the amazing history of Chicago with locals and tourists alike. I love bringing history alive and strive to make historical inquiry exciting and accessible.
My Master's thesis was on Early Modern European activities in the Atlantic, specifically of European piracy. This required extensive knowledge of and research on European social, political and economic history. Previously as an undergrad my focus was on Early Modern France with a specific focus on the Napoleonic period. Thus, most of my academic life has been focused on European history.
My Master's work on European piracy in the eighteenth century necessitated research and study of nations around the world. I studied both prior to and after this period in order to fully understand and appreciate the causes and effects of European expansion during the eighteenth century. As such, I am quite qualified in World History.
Your first hour with any tutor is protected by our Good Fit Guarantee: You don’t pay for tutoring unless you find a good fit!
Send Michael a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Michael or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now
If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.