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Michael B.

Brighton, MI

$40/hr

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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.

Testimonials

"Great overall experience!"

- Adrianne, Washington, DC on 9/10/12
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
Science:
Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Philosophy
Computer:
Video Production
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
Italian, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies, World History
Art:
Film, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism,
Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Career Development,
GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Italian, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Spanish

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.

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.

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE
National University
Master's
Bridgewater State College
Other

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, Washington, DC on 9/10/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

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


About Michael

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.


Testimonials

"Great overall experience!"

- Adrianne, Washington, DC on 9/10/12
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Education

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE
National University
Master's
Bridgewater State College
Other

Education

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE

National University (Master's)

Bridgewater State College (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brighton, MI 48114

Michael’s Subjects

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

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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