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Having been educated in private schools throughout elementary and high schools, I attended a small private college in Indiana. I graduated magna cum laude in 2003 with a major in History and a minor in Chemistry.
I am currently in the Army Reserves, and I a firm believer in a disciplined style of teaching and learning. Using the maxim, "Repetition is the key to learning", I will incorporate plenty of practice not just to cram for a test but actually learn the material. Cramming for a test is only a short-term solution.
I took the ASVAB less than two years ago as a pre-requisite to joining the US Army Reserves. Studying for two weeks was all of the time that I had at my disposal before I scored the highest GT score for the Duluth Army Recruiting Station. With a score of 128, I currently have the 2nd highest GT score of anyone in my Reserve unit.
In junior and senior high school, I played basketball for my school. I was known for my high free-throw and three pointer percentage shots. Defense was also a strong point that was stressed by my coaches all throughout my years of playing, as well.
My summers were reinforced by summer basketball camp, running drills with other teammates, etc. Outside of school time, we constantly practiced and trained.
As an active member of Christian denomination of church for 20 years, I have attended many supplementary Biblical studies classes. In college, some of the courses which I used as elective were Biblical studies courses which I easily passed due to the intensive Biblical studies training in my church.
With a lifelong love of chess, I have participated in numerous chess tournaments in which I placed quite well.
While I admit that I probably could not beat Gary Kasparov or Bobby Fischer (or even Deep Blue), I can certainly provide the strategy that I have acquired through years of study and watching films of great chess matches.
As a parent of a 2nd grader, my wife and I have homeschooled our son for the past three years, and he is well-above his grade-level in every subject in standardized testing.
I also have tutored/mentored elementary age students in academics as part of a church youth program.
As a life-long lover of college football, I have studied the game in addition to watching and playing the sport. I played in high school and in college as defensive end, wide receiver, and safety.
Knowing the rules of the game and how they are evolving over time has been a hobby of mine for the past twenty years.
Having taken this course in college, I excelled in this subject in addition to having tutored this subject to numerous students since college. I have also substitute taught this subject in high school when I was a teacher.
Great Teacher with a Great Personality — Michael is a great tutor. He has passion for chemistry and was very helpful to me. He was on time, courteous, approachable, and very easy to get along with. I highly recommend him. ...
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