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Michael B.

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Brighton, MI (48116)

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Hourly fee
$60.00
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I am a college writing professor,
high school/middle school history teacher, and Spanish tutor. I have been teaching English and History for 6 years. I have a master's degree in English and bachelor's degree in Elementary education. I have worked with all types of learners including various special needs and gifted and talented students. I have taught at every grade level.

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Michael’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Career Development, Chinese, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Italian, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Career Development, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Homeschool:
Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics, Special Needs
Art:
Film, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Language:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL, Italian, Spanish, TOEFL
Science:
Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Philosophy
Computer:
Math:
ACT Math, Geometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Autism

I have worked with Autistic students in mainstream classrooms for more than ten years. Most recently I have spent several hours a week working with a few autistic students in an alternative education setting.

Bible Studies

I have been teaching Bible for two years in school and 5 years in church. I have taken Bible as Literature and other Bible classes.

Career Development

I have taught and taken courses in Career Development and other related studies.

Chinese

I have been studying Mandarin Chinese for about 2 years. I can speak conversational Chinese. I have many resources to draw from as well.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been an elementary teacher for three years. I have a bachelors degree in elementary education. I have tutored elementary students for nearly ten years. I have worked with students with various learning disabilities, including ADHD, dyslexia, downs syndrome, autism, and child schizophrenia.

ESL/ESOL

I have a masters degree in English. I have taught ESL in Albania. I have tutored ESL students. I have taught English at every grade level k-6th.

Phonics

I have taught reading using phonics at every grade level. I can effectively use phonics or whole language learning depending on the individual needs of the learner. I have taken college courses in the uses of phonics and language acquisition as well as linguistics courses in teaching reading. I have learned several languages and I have used phonics in my own learning of other languages and I have used it to teach ESL students.

Public Speaking

I have taught public speaking for five years. I have required public speaking in all of my other subjects. I have been invited as a guest speaker to schools. I have taken acting classes and I have had roles in two independent films. I have been a stage actor and choir singer for the past 10 years.

Religion

I am a Bible teacher in a private school. I have taken religion courses at the college level. I am familiar with Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and various Christian denominations. I have taken and taught courses on Church history.

Special Needs

I was a special education teacher for two years. I have substantial background with IEP's and various learning disabilities. I have worked with a number of autistic students.

Study Skills

I have taught study skills courses and test prep courses at the high school and college level. I have a number of resources. I can teach speed reading, comprehension, and other skills that will provide students the tools to become independent learners.

Video Production

I recently directed a feature length film and I am an actor in a number of independent films. I have a TV production class and I have written two screenplays.

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Education

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE

National University (Master's)

Bridgewater State College (Other)

Great overall experience! Mike was extremely responsive to our needs regarding Italian lessons. He was very flexible time wise and did a nice job tailoring the lessons to our specific needs. He was polite, patient and professional; a delight to work with on course content and on a personal level. We would highly recommend him for Italian lessons and will likely collaborate with him again in the future. ...

— Adrianne from Washington, DC on 9/10/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Brighton, MI 48114.

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