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Michael U.

Huntingdon Valley, PA

$50/hr

Offering tutorial services in Spanish, French and other subjects.

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Offering tutorial services in Spanish, French and other subjects.

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I have been a professional tutor for several years. I have tutored in different subjects such as Spanish, French, Hebrew and English in varied settings to different age groups. I use various techniques in my tutoring sessions such as flashcards, educational games, drills, skits and many more.

Not only have I tutored in this country, but additionally I lived in Honduras for three months, where I tutored adult students in English and Hebrew and also taught conversational French to Honduran teenagers.

Additional foreign language experiences include travel to France, Israel, Mexico and Guatemala. In my tutoring sessions I draw upon my various travels to enrich my students' learning.

Testimonials

"A lot of help!"

- Margarita, Philadelphia, PA on 6/24/14

"Very competent and professional"

- Marcia, Southampton, PA on 5/20/14

"Awesome tutor!"

- Lisa, Philadelphia, PA on 4/15/14

"Great Tutor for High School Spanish!"

- Renee, Ambler, PA on 12/23/13

"Very Accommodating and Flexible!"

- Dhirja, Belle Mead, NJ on 12/4/13

"Very helpful -- better understanding of language and improving grades."

- JD, King Of Prussia, PA on 11/10/13

"Great teacher."

- Liz, Pottstown, PA on 9/30/13

"Very patient and excellent with our six year old son!!!"

- Michael, Philadelphia, PA on 8/19/13

"Very knowledgeable and patient tutor!"

- Matthew, Bechtelsville, PA on 6/7/13

"Great Tutor"

- Joseph, Morrisville, PA on 5/27/13

"Very Professional!"

- Carol, Newtown, PA on 5/14/13

"Great Tutor!!!"

- Noelle, Blackwood, NJ on 5/3/13

"Knowledgable tutor."

- Louise, Richboro, PA on 5/1/13

"Great tutor with a patient attitude and a passion for teaching."

- Sheila, College Park, MD on 4/26/13

"Very pleased."

- Amy, Morrisville, PA on 4/16/13
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Hebrew,
Spanish
History:
American History, European History, Geography
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Spanish,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Grammar,
Hebrew,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I feel qualified to tutor in English, because English is a subject that has always been one of my fortes. When I was in Honduras, I had the privilege to teach English to Honduran natives, which was a rewarding experience for me. Some of the techniques I have used to teach English are flashcards, colorful images to reinforce grammatical concepts and charts to demonstrate a complex concept such as verb conjugations.

ESL/ESOL

I feel qualified to teach ESL because I have had some successful and rewarding experiences doing so in the past. When I was a Senior in college, I was a volunteer ESL assistant teacher for a Hispanic non-profit organization. Also, when I was in Honduras, I had some opportunities to teach English to native Hondurans. Some techniques for teaching English as a second language, which I found to be successful are using pictures to express a concept, giving a basic definition of a word using the target language rather than translating the word into the learner's native tongue and using flashcards.

French

I feel I am qualified to tutor in French because I majored in French as an undergrad at Temple University. I spent a summer studying abroad in Paris at the Sorbonne. Moreover, when I was in Honduras, I taught French conversation at the Alliance Francaise of San Pedro Sula. Finally, I have tutored in French for the past 4 years and have employed several pedagogical techniques such as flashcards, drills, skits and learning reinforcement games.

Grammar

I feel qualified to tutor grammar, because grammar is a subject that has always come naturally to me. Since grammar has been a forte for me, I have used it in four different languages: English, Spanish, French and Hebrew. When I was in Honduras, one of the aspects of the English language that I tutored was that of grammar.

Hebrew

I feel qualified to to tutor in Hebrew because I have previously taught and tutored Hebrew at a local synagogue. Also, when I was a child, I went to a Jewish day school, where I studied Hebrew everyday and as a high school student, I studied Hebrew at Gratz College. Furthermore, in previous years I have traveled to Israel, where I had the chance to converse in Hebrew with Israelis of all ages and different settings.

Reading

In every language, being able to read is essential. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to help people with their reading skills, not only in English, but also in Spanish, French and Hebrew. Some basic techniques that I have used to help people learn to read better are showing the student how to sound out the word by breaking down the syllables, recognizing vowel patterns and combinations making inferences for meaning. Additionally, I have successfully used games to strengthen reading skills.

Spanish

I feel qualified to tutor in Spanish,because firstly, I majored in Spanish in college at Temple University. Moreover, I have tutored in Spanish for about four years and I feel very comfortable tutoring in it. Also, I have traveled to various Spanish speaking countries such as Spain, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, all of which have contributed to my fluency in the language and to my Hispanic cultural awareness. Finally, when I tutor Spanish, I employ useful pedagogical methods such as flashcards, drills, readings and games,which result in the student's improvement in the subject.

Spelling

Spelling has always been a subject in which I did well when I was in school. I loved spelling tests back in elementary school. Moreover, I feel that proper spelling is important, because even though nowadays we have spellcheck, it is still a desirable skill to know how to spell correctly.

Vocabulary

I feel qualified to tutor vocabulary, because I have always had a passion for that subject. I always enjoyed increasing my English vocabulary and have liked to help other people augment their vocabulary knowledge. In fact, when I was in Honduras, I had the opportunity to tutor Honduran natives in English vocabulary, which was a very rewarding experience for me. Some techniques I use for teaching vocabulary are flashcards, using the words in a sentence and finding mnemonic devices to aid students in memorizing the words.

Michael’s Resources

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Temple University, Philadelphia
Spanish and French
LaSalle University
Other

Education

Temple University, Philadelphia (Spanish and French )

LaSalle University (Other)

A lot of help! — Michael tutored me in Spanish 2. Michael had a very flexible schedule and was almost always available when I most needed him. He always made sure to be punctual and even stayed a little later to finish an assignment with me if needed. Michael is very knowledgeable - we never wasted time looking anything up. We were able to get all the necessary work done with each tutor session. With Michael's hel ...

— Margarita, Philadelphia, PA on 6/24/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 40 miles of Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.


About Michael

I have been a professional tutor for several years. I have tutored in different subjects such as Spanish, French, Hebrew and English in varied settings to different age groups. I use various techniques in my tutoring sessions such as flashcards, educational games, drills, skits and many more.

Not only have I tutored in this country, but additionally I lived in Honduras for three months, where I tutored adult students in English and Hebrew and also taught conversational French to Honduran teenagers.

Additional foreign language experiences include travel to France, Israel, Mexico and Guatemala. In my tutoring sessions I draw upon my various travels to enrich my students' learning.

Testimonials

"A lot of help!"

- Margarita, Philadelphia, PA on 6/24/14

"Very competent and professional"

- Marcia, Southampton, PA on 5/20/14

"Awesome tutor!"

- Lisa, Philadelphia, PA on 4/15/14

"Great Tutor for High School Spanish!"

- Renee, Ambler, PA on 12/23/13

"Very Accommodating and Flexible!"

- Dhirja, Belle Mead, NJ on 12/4/13

"Very helpful -- better understanding of language and improving grades."

- JD, King Of Prussia, PA on 11/10/13

"Great teacher."

- Liz, Pottstown, PA on 9/30/13

"Very patient and excellent with our six year old son!!!"

- Michael, Philadelphia, PA on 8/19/13

"Very knowledgeable and patient tutor!"

- Matthew, Bechtelsville, PA on 6/7/13

"Great Tutor"

- Joseph, Morrisville, PA on 5/27/13

"Very Professional!"

- Carol, Newtown, PA on 5/14/13

"Great Tutor!!!"

- Noelle, Blackwood, NJ on 5/3/13

"Knowledgable tutor."

- Louise, Richboro, PA on 5/1/13

"Great tutor with a patient attitude and a passion for teaching."

- Sheila, College Park, MD on 4/26/13

"Very pleased."

- Amy, Morrisville, PA on 4/16/13

Education

Temple University, Philadelphia
Spanish and French
LaSalle University
Other

Education

Temple University, Philadelphia (Spanish and French )

LaSalle University (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Michael’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Hebrew,
Spanish
History:
American History, European History, Geography
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Spanish,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Grammar,
Hebrew,
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.


Michael’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 Michael. View all of Michael’s resources


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