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Michael B.

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Brighton, MI (48116)

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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
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
Film, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Chinese, ESL/ESOL, Italian, Spanish, TOEFL
Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Philosophy
ACT Math, Geometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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

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

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