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Michelle H.

Piscataway, NJ

$50/hr

Experienced Teacher, Curriculum Developer, and Professional Tutor

Background check passed as of 3/11/12
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Experienced Teacher, Curriculum Developer, and Professional Tutor

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I am experienced in working one-on-one with students in all elementary and middle school grades - particularly math, pre-algebra, spelling, grammar, reading, phonics, and writing. I also work with high school students with algebra I, geometry, language arts, and SAT/ACT math and verbal. I can work with students on school assignments, projects, and homework - or I can provide material to help them master areas of difficulty. I can also help students find clever ways to memorize facts in any school subject.

As a former curriculum developer, I am more than familiar with the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards, Common Core Standards (NY/NJ has adopted these for math and language arts), and how to craft individual learning to best aid the student. Ultimately all students must take and pass these state assessments. While aiding your student move forward, I will also ensure that these standards are addressed.

My unique experiences include working with students in the classroom as a teacher, as a paid private tutor, and as a group and private tutor for a nationally recognized SAT prep company. Additionally, I have volunteered as a tutor for various urban schools. As an undergraduate I created a GEPA 8 (now NJ Ask 7/8) tutoring program where high risk students were tutored weekly for 6 intensive hours. There was a substantial increase - as over 80% of those students passed.

Using my technology background, I have taught classes in MS Office, including MS Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and combing programs to make maximum use of the MS Office suite.

My goal would be to make sure your child is poised for educational success by first assessing what your child knows, crafting an individualized plan, and building confidence by using a variety of educational materials and technology, as well as provide a summative progress report you.

Testimonials

"Proud Parent"

- Tahisha, Fords, NJ on 2/22/12

"Very positive and professional!"

- Susan, Somerville, NJ on 10/20/13
Michelle replied on 10/21/2013

Thank you for the review!

"Awesome Tutor"

- Denise, Plainfield, NJ on 2/1/12

"michelle is an excellent tutor, in just this short time i have known her i can tell she is going to make a difference in my daughter's education ."

- Latonya, Edison, NJ on 1/31/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Probability, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, PHP
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe InDesign

I have taught Adobe InDesign as a general class for 5 years. Additionally, I have used for over 8 years in my layout and design work in conjunction with the Adobe Master Collection on project such as yearbook design, posters, and other graphic design tasks. I have gone to many of the Adobe seminars held in NYC, as well as other InDesign specific classes/seminars throughout the years.

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra I and II for over 10 years in a high school setting. Additionally, as a college student, I tutored other college students who were placed into Algebra I and II (mainly freshmen).

I tutor Algebra I and II on a custom basis, starting with beginning concepts to make sure the student fully comprehends the foundations and then move forward to where they currently are in school. It is imperative that students do not fall behind in Algebra I and II because all of the concepts build upon the previous concept.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught elementary school grades K-3. I have also tutored extensively in grades K-6, in particular with reading, writing, mathematics, spelling, and phonics.

Tutoring has happened on a 1-to-1 basis as well as in a group setting (of no more than 8 children). Tutoring in grades 3-6 also focused on the NJ ASK and prep for that test in addition to regular classwork/homework, organization, study skills and reinforcing topics covered in the classroom environment.

Public Speaking

Professionally trained in public speaking and acting technique through the Children's Theater Workshop. On high school's Forensic Team (public speech and debate), coached high school public speaking and policy debate for 4 years.

Michelle’s Resources

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Hello and Happy Holidays!! As we approach the holiday break, make sure you keep your child engaged. Time off from school shouldn't mean time off from learning. So even if the classroom teacher does not give "homework", make sure you have your child read every day! In addition, coloring, discussing their day, and even planning what they will wear, are all ways to keep your child's... read more

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Information Tech
St. Peter's College - Education
MEd
NJ Alternate Route Program
Graduate Coursework

Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology (Information Tech)

St. Peter's College - Education (MEd)

NJ Alternate Route Program (Graduate Coursework)

Proud Parent — I am very pleased with the work Michelle has done with my son. I have as well as his teachers has seen growth and improvement! My son's confidence level has skyrocketted since working with Michelle. I know this not only from my personal observation but from his teachers being overly excited about his improvement since working one on one with Michelle. His teachers has expressed deeply the improvem ...

— Tahisha, Fords, NJ on 2/22/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 30 miles of Piscataway, NJ 08854.


About Michelle

I am experienced in working one-on-one with students in all elementary and middle school grades - particularly math, pre-algebra, spelling, grammar, reading, phonics, and writing. I also work with high school students with algebra I, geometry, language arts, and SAT/ACT math and verbal. I can work with students on school assignments, projects, and homework - or I can provide material to help them master areas of difficulty. I can also help students find clever ways to memorize facts in any school subject.

As a former curriculum developer, I am more than familiar with the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards, Common Core Standards (NY/NJ has adopted these for math and language arts), and how to craft individual learning to best aid the student. Ultimately all students must take and pass these state assessments. While aiding your student move forward, I will also ensure that these standards are addressed.

My unique experiences include working with students in the classroom as a teacher, as a paid private tutor, and as a group and private tutor for a nationally recognized SAT prep company. Additionally, I have volunteered as a tutor for various urban schools. As an undergraduate I created a GEPA 8 (now NJ Ask 7/8) tutoring program where high risk students were tutored weekly for 6 intensive hours. There was a substantial increase - as over 80% of those students passed.

Using my technology background, I have taught classes in MS Office, including MS Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and combing programs to make maximum use of the MS Office suite.

My goal would be to make sure your child is poised for educational success by first assessing what your child knows, crafting an individualized plan, and building confidence by using a variety of educational materials and technology, as well as provide a summative progress report you.

Testimonials

"Proud Parent"

- Tahisha, Fords, NJ on 2/22/12

"Very positive and professional!"

- Susan, Somerville, NJ on 10/20/13
Michelle replied on 10/21/2013

Thank you for the review!

"Awesome Tutor"

- Denise, Plainfield, NJ on 2/1/12

"michelle is an excellent tutor, in just this short time i have known her i can tell she is going to make a difference in my daughter's education ."

- Latonya, Edison, NJ on 1/31/12

Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Information Tech
St. Peter's College - Education
MEd
NJ Alternate Route Program
Graduate Coursework

Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology (Information Tech)

St. Peter's College - Education (MEd)

NJ Alternate Route Program (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Piscataway, NJ 08854

Michelle’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Probability, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, PHP
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.


Michelle’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Michelle. View all of Michelle’s resources

Hello and Happy Holidays!! As we approach the holiday break, make sure you keep your child engaged. Time off from school shouldn't mean time off from learning. So even if the classroom teacher does not give "homework", make sure you have your child read every day! In addition, coloring, discussing their day, and even planning what they will wear, are all ways to keep your child's... read more


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